Sunday's gossip column
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is lining up a January move for 32-year-old Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero after Joe Hart's recent errors.
Mark Hughes's Stoke have beaten his former club Manchester United to the signature of 15-year-old Belgian striker Julien Ngoy.
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 22, is set for new deal following his goalscoring England debut.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy hopes to extend the loan deal of Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, 20.
Sheffield United are set to open talks with former Derby boss Nigel Clough, 47, about their vacant managerial position.
New Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 24, almost became a Barcelona player before a 2010 transfer from Werder Bremen broke down.
Manchester United have been scouting 23-year-old Marseille playmaker Remy Cabella - valued by his club at £100m - ahead of potential January transfer.
United manager David Moyes is also looking at a cut-price deal to bring Porto's 26-year-old defensive midfielder Fernando - known as "The Squid" - to Old Trafford in January.
Newcastle are favourites to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old winger Wilfried Zaha on loan in January.
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 25, has warned England his side will not roll over when the two teams meet in their final World Cup Group H qualifier on Tuesday.
West Ham must pay Manchester United £25,000 every time they pick midfielder Ravel Morrison, 20.
Striker Wayne Rooney, 27, thought England might have to wait until the final 10 minutes to score against Montenegro.
Newcastle United's Shola Ameobi, 32, is dreaming of playing in the World Cup for Nigeria and expects to be a substitute in the play-off against Ethiopia.
Australia want Guus Hiddink, 66, to coach the national side for the second time following the sacking of Holger Osieck.
England are hoping to persuade Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, 16, to play for them instead of Wales.
The Scottish Football Association has been given encouragement that Hampden will be one of the venues for Euro 2020.
The Football Association's decision to boost the away allocation for England's final World Cup qualifier, against Poland, means almost one in three supporters at Wembley will be Polish.
The FA's new commission could convene next week, with England players Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to be asked for their thoughts.
Manchester United manager David Moyes spent the international break checking out the talent on display in League Two - at Fleetwood v Chesterfield.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has refused to confirm or deny he deliberately got himself booked against Israel.