Tuesday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours
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The Glazer family will give manager David Moyes substantial money to spend in the January transfer window to save Manchester United's season.
Man Utd's owners are thought to share Moyes's view that United's squad needs strengthening in key areas and will not balk at spending well in excess of £100m to ensure they remain successful in the coming years.
Meanwhile, Man Utd are closing in on Austria Under-21 centre-back Martin Hinteregger. The 21-year-old Red Bull Salzburg player is also being monitored by Arsenal, Liverpool and Lazio.
Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 22, is set for a January exit from Chelsea after being axed from their Champions League squad.
West Bromwich Albion can seal the signing of on-loan Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 28, for just £1.7m.
Fulham manager Martin Jol, 57, privately believes it is just a matter of time before his two-year reign at Craven Cottage comes to an end. The Cottagers are 18th in the Premier League table after losing four of the last five games.
Manchester United's Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 24, says he is fighting for his future at Old Trafford and battling to convince manager David Moyes of his worth to the team.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, 38, says 26-year-old Luis Suarez and 24-year-old Daniel Sturridge have the potential to become one of the great strike partnerships in the club's history.
Sunderland's Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar, 32, has criticised Paolo Di Canio's reign at the Stadium of Light, claiming it "fractured" the club.
Stoke owner Peter Coates has stepped in to heal a dressing-room rift by ordering Stoke's players to end public criticism of former manager Tony Pulis.
Cardiff's 21-year-old defender Steven Caulker, who signed from Tottenham in the summer, wants more goals after opening his account in the win against Fulham on Saturday.
Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington, 25, says stories that manager Chris Hughton could leave the club are "crazy".
Winger Andros Townsend, 22, believes his battle to retain a place in Tottenham's team is helping his chances of being in the England squad.
Former LA Galaxy, Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham, 38, is set to return to America as owner of a new MLS franchise in Miami.
Manchester United are considering whether to follow Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool and launch a women's team for the first time since 2005.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, 52, says his relationship with Roy Hodgson is "fine" after a phone conversation with the England manager in the wake of his Twitter remarks during and following the goalless draw with Ukraine last month.