Tuesday's gossip column
New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned the Anfield board to forget about selling striker Luis Suarez, 25.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has reiterated to Manchester City that defender Thiago Silva, 27, is not for sale.
Tottenham's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, 29, has refused to rule out the prospect of joining Schalke, in a bid to be closer to his wife who works for a German TV channel.
Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong is a wanted man, with both Monaco and Russian side Rubin Kazan interested in signing the 25-year-old.
Chelsea target Lucas Moura, 19, won't be leaving Sao Paulo until 2014 at the earliest. The striker has already reportedly been the subject of a £30m bid from the Blues.
Tottenham are planning a double raid on West Ham to sign goalkeeper Robert Green, 32, and defender James Tomkins, 23.
Wigan and Fulham are both chasing Derby striker Theo Robinson, 23, who scored 12 goals last season.
West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, 25, claims he is wanted by Newcastle and Tottenham. "We have already started talking to teams like Newcastle and Tottenham," he said. "I'm leaving it all in the hands of my agent."
Arsenal are in talks with Anderlecht's Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia, 26. However, they face stiff competition from Real Madrid.
QPR boss Mark Hughes is eyeing Fraser Forster, 24, as a potential new number one. The goalkeeper has spent the last two seasons on loan at Celtic from Newcastle.
Sunderland want to sign Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, 26, who is halfway through a four-year deal at Spartak Moscow.
Turkish side Eskisehirspor want Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky, 31, despite him only recently signing a new deal at the Emirates.
Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly has emerged as the new favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers at Swansea.
After being forced to pull out of Euro 2012 through injury, Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard, 33, could be in line for a call-up to represent Team GB at this summer's Olympics.
Harry Redknapp's future as manager of Tottenham Hotspur appears increasingly uncertain before he heads into contract discussions with the club's hierarchy this week.
Rio Ferdinand is refusing to quit playing for England, despite his latest snub by manager Roy Hodgson. The Manchester United defender has told friends he has no intention of retiring from international football.
Hodgson does not want Ferdinand to quit England and has texted the player to assure him he wants him to be part of his future plans.
Hodgson is under mounting pressure to justify the omission of Ferdinand after the Manchester United central defender told friends he considered the decision to be "morally very suspect" and fears increased about its capacity to unsettle the team ahead of Euro 2012.
Hodgson has cracked down on his England players' sponsor appearances, telling five of his squad to cancel a proposed Nike event in London yesterday in order to rest ahead of the squad's trip to Poland tomorrow for their Euro 2012 base camp.
Wayne Rooney and Elton John discussed all things from hair transplants to the singer's belief his 17-month old son Zachary is a budding football star when they recently met backstage at his Million Dollar Piano show in Las Vegas.