Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Chelsea want Everton's midfield duo Marouane Fellaini and Ross Barkley. The Blues are prepared to pay £22m for 24-year-old Fellaini and £10m for Barkley, 18, who they would loan straight back to Everton.
Brazilian side Sao Paulo have set a £40m asking price for Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Lucas Moura. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder, who is also wanted by Real Madrid, has a £65m buyout clause in his contract.
Manchester United are planning a £10m deal to sign Swansea's on-loan midfield star Gylfi Sigurdsson, 22, of Hoffenheim.
Chelsea's hopes of signing Gonzalo Higuain look to have improved after the 24-year-old's agent asked for discussions with Real Madrid about the striker's future.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, 23, is being tracked by Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. Lewandowski has scored 20 goals and helped Borussia Dortmund to retain their Bundesliga title.
QPR will make an attempt to sign Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett, 21, if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. Hoilett has refused to sign a new contract at Rovers, who will demand £5m compensation.
Paris Saint-Germain have made Liverpool's 25-year-old forward Luis Suarez - plus Real Madrid pair Kaka, 30, and Gonzalo Higuain, 24 - their primary summer transfer targets.
Aston Villa are setting up the £7m recruitment of giant Brazilian centre-back Douglas from Dutch side FC Twente. Newcastle have had a £5m bid for the 24-year-old, who has an EU passport, turned down.
Inter Milan's Andrea Ranocchia, 24, is the man Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to strengthen his defence, according to reports in Italy.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon is plotting a summer move for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.
The FA's head of elite development, Gareth Southgate, says Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck could be the key man for England at Euro 2012
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez tops Tottenham's list of replacements if Harry Redknapp is appointed England manager at the end of the season.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who has one year left on his current deal, wants to stay at the club and will open talks at the end of the season.
Everton manager David Moyes believes his side have been the top team in the Premier League since January, with the Toffees losing only four of their last 18 league matches.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he has Incredible Hulk-like qualities that mean he plays better when he is in a bad mood.
After scoring a late equaliser for Roma against Napoli, Fabio Simplicio celebrated by running to his son and wife in the crowd before planting kisses on both of them. On his return the Brazilian midfielder was duly booked.