Monday's gossip column
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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is keen to sign Blackburn's Junior Hoilett, 21, in a cut-price deal.
Arsenal are also interested in the Canadian winger.
Ipswich are interested in a loan move for Aston Villa's unsettled American keeper Brad Guzan, 27.
Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal "will do anything possible" to ensure star striker Robin van Persie does not leave the club.
Liverpool are ready to bid £15m for French international striker Olivier Giroud, 25, who has scored 16 goals in 23 games for Montpellier this season.
New Leeds boss Neil Warnock is prepared to offer forward Luke Varney, 29, an escape route from troubled Portsmouth.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to replace Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge.
The Russian has also targeted a reunion with ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, as rumours persist the 49-year-old is planning a summer exit from Real Madrid.
Chelsea caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo is even more unpopular with the club's players than Villas-Boas.
The former Porto manager's brief eight-month reign could cost the Stamford Bridge club £27.3m.
Villas-Boas had a training ground row with striker Fernando Torres in the days prior to getting sacked.
Former Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli has questioned Chelsea's appointment of Roberto Di Matteo - but wishes his former Blues team-mate luck.
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has revealed the club have begun a search to land the best players available on free transfers, but insisted money is still available from owner Randy Lerner to spend.
Fulham manager Martin Jol wants to extend on-loan striker Pavel Pogrebnyak's stay at Craven Cottage after the Russian's hat-trick against Wolves.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has fined Mario Balotelli £250,000 and advised him to get married after he was pictured on a night out in Liverpool in the early hours of Friday morning.