Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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West Bromwich Albion have told Birmingham City they want to sign on-loan goalkeeper Ben Foster, 28, on a permanent deal.
Chelsea will look to lure Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, 26, to Stamford Bridge this summer in an effort to give themselves more options up front.
Juventus winger Milos Krasic, 27, has admitted he was wrong to snub a move to Tottenham, and claims there was never any possibility of him joining Chelsea.
Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Chelsea target Douglas Baggio, the 17-year-old striker who plays for Flamengo in Brazil.
Blackburn's Junior Hoilett, 21, has been warned by manager Steve Kean that he might not be as big a star at another club, as Arsenal, Newcastle and Bayern Munich track him.
Norwich are set for a summer clearout, with Zak Whitbread, Elliott Ward and Aaron Wilbraham unlikely to be offered new deals.
Thierry Henry made a flying visit from the United States to see former Arsenal team-mate and close friend Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton midfielder who remains in hospital.
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are chasing the services of former Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain.
Charles N'Zogbia says he is happy at Aston Villa, having been quoted in L'Equipe as saying he was "disgusted" after a meeting with boss Alex McLeish.
Paul Robinson insists he has no desire to return to the England fold despite Fabio Capello's departure as manager.
Manchester City are under intense scrutiny from the European Commission as it clamps down on the unsustainable financing of football clubs.
Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt says team-mate Luis Suarez is getting back to his best.
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has revealed he was in an early version of boy band JLS, having been childhood friends with one of the group's singers, Marvin Humes.