Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Manchester United have made Lille playmaker Eden Hazard their top summer target. The 21-year-old is also wanted by Manchester City and Arsenal.
Arsenal are likely to bid for Ajax pair Jan Vertonghen, 24, and Christian Eriksen, 20, after Arsene Wenger was assured by the club's board that funds will be made available to him for a significant bid.
The Gunners are also thought to be interested in 26-year-old Valencia defender Adil Rami, who is allegedly wanted by AC Milan.
West Bromwich Albion are expected to sell Peter Odemwingie, 30, in order to fund a bid for Fulham striker Andy Johnson, 31.
Fenerbahce are thought to have made a £10m bid for Milos Krasic, 27, of Juventus, a long-term target for Spurs and Chelsea.
Fulham boss Martin Jol has reportedly been given permission to begin a move for Trabzonspor forward Burak Yilmaz, 26.
Wolfsburg are lining up a £8m move for QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt, 22.
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has slapped a £2m price tag on striker Paul Taylor. The 24-year-old has refused to sign a new contract with the Championship outfit.
Gael Givet is to demand he is given a summer exit from Blackburn Rovers after the defender was frozen out by manager Steve Kean. The 30-year-old last featured in the 7-1 defeat by Arsenal on 4 February.
Aston Villa's Stephen Ireland, who is set to face Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday, has revealed he is a fan of the club, and that Eric Cantona was his boyhood hero.
Newcastle's Danny Simpson, who failed to agree a new contract in January, insists he wants to stay with the Magpies.
Former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal, 60, is interested in the vacant director of football post at Liverpool.
Bolton boss Owen Coyle believes the club have enough quality in their forward line to escape relegation this term.
Taxpayers could face costs in excess of £1m after Port Vale's creditors revealed their intention to recoup three pence for every £1 they are owed.
Former Manchester United winger Mickey Thomas insists Sir Alex Ferguson's team will retain their Premier League title this season.
Ex-Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray says the club's board are to blame for their Premier League plight, not current manager Terry Connor.
The average cost of going to football has risen by 45% over the last six years to £112, according to a new survey.