Sunday's gossip column
Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben, 28, is considering a return to English football and could join Chelsea, Tottenham or Arsenal for as little as £10m.
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 23, has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Manchester City.
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is planning an £8m summer bid for 24-year-old Leeds midfielder Robert Snodgrass.
Tottenham's Kyle Walker, 21, and Liverpool's Glen Johnson, 27, are on a list of full-back targets drawn up by Real Madrid.
Cardiff have started a scramble for former Manchester United trainee Tom Heaton's signature by not offering the 25-year-old goalkeeper a new deal.
Arsenal will break the bank in a bid to persuade 28-year-old striker Robin van Persie to sign a new contract.
Alex McLeish is in pole position to sign Peterborough's 24-year-old goalkeeper Joe Lewis - with Brad Guzan, 27, set to quit Aston Villa this summer.
Arsenal will look to lure Barcelona youngster Cristian Tello to the Emirates Stadium this summer after a series of scouting missions on the 20-year-old attacker.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 23, has been advised that he should take any chance he gets to sign for Real Madrid - by his father-in-law Diego Maradona.
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is on the brink of replacing Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea manager and could be in place for Tuesday's FA Cup fifth-round replay against Birmingham.
The Chelsea boss is "doomed" and Benitez could be a viable short-term replacement, but owner Roman Abramovich is poised to turn to Barcelona's Pep Guardiola in the summer.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will reject any approach from the Football Association to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager as he is only interested in taking on a Premier League job.
Mourinho has emerged as Harry Redknapp's most serious rival for the job of the next England boss and both men have strong support within the FA.
Everton manager David Moyes says that everyone in the Premier League should take a 20% cut to make fotball more affordable for fans and put football finances in order.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is to give Stephane Sessegnon a free role in Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby.
Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has said he is determined to be the next Magpies captain to get his hands on silverware.
Wolves midfielder Karl Henry has revealed that a summit held by players after Mick McCarthy's sacking has galvanised players for a survival fight.
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 30, has revealed Arsene Wenger gave him a Arsenal number nine shirt with his name on to try and tempt him to London in 2000, but the Swede refused a trial and instead chose Ajax.
Former England and Manchester United full-back Gary Neville has picked his "winning England squad" and named Kyle Walker at hs old position of right back.
Tottenham striker Louis Saha coped with restless nights in his London Docklands apartment caused by noisy trains by wrapping bandages around his head and eyes to get some sleep.