Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Arsenal will have to break their transfer record to buy £17m-rated Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila. The France midfielder, 21, is also being tracked by Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Paris Saint-Germain are considering a £7m move for Newcastle's 16-goal striker Demba Ba, 26.
Manchester United are prepared to spend £28m to sign Athletic Bilbao's Spain international midfielder Javi Martinez, 23.
Lyon's France international left-back Aly Cissokho, 24, who has been linked with Newcastle, AC Milan and Juventus, is confident of earning a summer move to Manchester United.
Roberto Mancini's Manchester City future is not guaranteed beyond the end of the season and his "abrasive management style" will be reviewed if they lose the Premier League title race to Manchester United.
Liverpool's owners will demand answers from manager Kenny Dalglish when they carry out a "strategic review" of the club's season.
Dalglish will have to submit a written report, detailing his account of why Liverpool have fallen short in the Premier League.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's future depends on the way his squad behaves - as well as performs - in the final weeks of the season.
Andy Carroll is running out of chances at Liverpool after the striker, 23, showed his frustration at being substituted in Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.
West Brom will offer manager Roy Hodgson £3m a year to extend his contract beyond the end of the season.
Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo still does not know whether he has a chance of being appointed on a permanent basis.
Martin Allen, 46, who was sacked by League One Notts County in February, is set to take over at Conference side Luton.
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock plans to tell chairman Ken Bates that his squad needs telling investment if the Elland Road club is to win promotion back to the Premier League.
Brazilian defender Alex, 29, who left Chelsea for PSG in January, claims he is happy to be away from the "egoism" of life at Stamford Bridge.
Benfica's Oscar Cardozo believes the Portuguese side will give Chelsea another chapter of Champions League misery at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool could turn to Australian Brad Jones, rather than Alexander Doni, as goalkeeper Pepe Reina prepares for a three-match suspension.
Doni admits he is unsure whether he will be at Anfield next season as he gets ready to replace Reina.
Midfielder Cheick Tiote believes Alan Pardew is wrong to dismiss Newcastle's chances of a Champions League place.
Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has angered manager Arsene Wenger after being pictured smoking a shisha pipe in the wake of the Gunners' 2-1 defeat at QPR.