Monday's gossip column
Aston Villa want to bring in Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 24, at the end of the season to shore up their back-line.
In-form French striker Olivier Giroud, 25, wants a move to the Premier League and specifically Arsenal, having scored 16 goals already this campaign for current club Montpellier.
Arsenal and Tottenham are both in the hunt for Sunderland midfield sensation Stephane Sessegnon, 27, who has been resurgent since Martin O'Neill took over at the Stadium of Light.
Fulham are set to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, 30, for the rest of the season.
Manchester City's Spanish 18-year-old midfielder Juan Roman is set to move to Dougie Freedman's Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season.
Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez will play his first game for the club since September when he appears in a reserve team cup match against Preston. The game will be played behind closed doors to allow Roberto Mancini to assess the Argentine's fitness.
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been warned by Belgium assistant manager Marc Wilmots that his place in the national team will be under threat if he does not play more games at Stamford Bridge.
Former England manager Fabio Capello insists he will return to the dugout and not the boardroom.
Steven Gerrard has admitted he will have to make a decision about whether to retire from the England team and focus on Liverpool after Euro 2012.
David Beckham remains a transfer target of Paris Saint-Germain, the club's sporting director Leonardo has revealed.
Manager Tony Pulis says he could not ask Stoke City to play the Swansea way because Potters fans would not put up with it.
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has revealed that away from the beautiful game he chooses to spend time playing Scrabble with his glamorous pop star girlfriend Shakira.