Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Roman Abramovich is still set to wield the axe this summer, with stars including striker Didier Drogba, 34, and defenders Ashley Cole and John Terry, both 31, likely to be under threat.
Tottenham will do everything possible to bring in Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho as manager if Harry Redknapp takes the England job.
Italian giants Juventus have set aside a £30m transfer war-chest to acquire a world-class striker, with Liverpool's Luis Suarez, 25, and Arsenal's Robin van Persie, 28, topping their wanted list.
Fulham manager Martin Jol has ruled out any chance of making a move for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, because he believes he will only leave for another top side.
Sheffield Wednesday want former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, 36, to spearhead their League One promotion push.
Alessandro del Piero's agent says the 37-year-old striker could be set for a summer move away from Juventus, with Arsenal reportedly interested.
Manchester United face a battle with Bayern Munich and mega-rich Russian club Anzhi to land 23-year-old Brazilian defender Dede from Vasco da Gama.
Tottenham are ready to meet a reported £35m buyout clause to sign Lille's 21-year-old playmaker Eden Hazard and help their bid to stay in the top four over the coming seasons.
Southampton and Derby County are tracking Everton striker Conor McAleny, 19, who is available on a free transfer at the end of the season after failing to agree new terms with the Merseysiders.
World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, 24, says he has no ambitions to move to the Premier League because he wants to stay at Barcelona for the rest of his career.
Tottenham's Gareth Bale, 22, misses playing in the Champions League but believes Spurs will qualify as their losing run is just a blip.
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, 30, "can't wait" for controversial striker Carlos Tevez, 28, to return to action.
Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse, 26, has told Newcastle fans and manager Alan Pardew that he can handle the pressure of wearing the number nine shirt after he was dropped for their last game at Arsenal.
Michael Essien's future at Chelsea depends on who they appoint as the next Stamford Bridge manager, according to the 29-year-old midfielder's agent.
Wolves players will be shown a 'secret' exit door out of Molineux - if there is another hostile reaction from fans.
Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young, 26, will not have to join the South Korean army to complete his compulsory military service.
West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson has revealed he has turned down a job at Euro 2012 - after promising his wife a holiday.