Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Manchester United have ordered midfielder Nani, 26, to stop talking about his uncertain future at Old Trafford and focus on his football.
Chelsea are fighting a battle to avoid losing 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu, who is wanted by Spanish side Valencia.
Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris, 25, is ready for clear-the-air talks with manager Andre Villas-Boas - even though the Frenchman has only just joined the club.
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 24, admits he thought news of his England call-up was a joke by manager Nigel Adkins.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is facing an Africa Cup of Nations nightmare if Senegal beat Ivory Coast next month to qualify for January's finals.
Former Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann may make a comeback - at the next Paralympics in Rio. Germany's Disabled Sports Association is considering drafting in retired keepers and Lehmann, 42, told Bild the idea was "very interesting, if I'm still fit by that point".
Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has banned his players from watching videos of World Cup qualifier opponents England's 5-0 win over Moldova - in case they are intimidated.