Friday’s gossip column
Chelsea plot a move for Sergio Ramos, plus other rumours

Phone that a ban? Sir Alex Ferguson still capable to have his say in spite of currently being absent from the touchline
The 5-match touchline ban imposed by the Football Association on Sir Alex Ferguson was rightly highlighted as farcical on Saturday. Television showed Ferguson in standard make contact with with his assistant supervisor via an amusingly old-fashioned white phone.

Fabio Capello faces England fury: Rio Ferdinand leads anger as John Terry back again as captain
England manager Fabio Capello faces a credibility crisis between his gamers soon after he confirmed that John Terry is to be restored permanently to the position of captain.