Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has warned their Premier League title rivals that he intends to keep spending in the transfer market.
Tottenham and Liverpool are leading the chase for Malaga striker Isco, but Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus are also tracking the 20-year-old.
Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Chelsea in the race to sign Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, 27, after the Spaniard stalled over agreeing a new deal.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 26, has vowed never to swap City for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Juventus keen on bringing Man City striker Mario Balotelli, 22, back to Italy in a £25m deal next January.
Manager Nigel Adkins has refused to give Kelvin Davis any assurances about his Southampton future after dropping the 35-year-old goalkeeper for Saturday's 4-1 win against Aston Villa.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants to bring out-of-favour Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling, 22, to Villa Park for around £2m in the January transfer window.
Arsenal have been put on alert as 31-year-old Fulham and Norway defender Brede Hangeland's contract talks continue to stall.
Real Madrid manager - and former Chelsea boss - Jose Mourinho says it is only a matter of time until he returns to manage in the Premier League.
Liverpool's American owners will end the club's 10-year stadium saga by committing to develop Anfield as a refurbished 60,000-capacity venue.
Tottenham hope to appoint Franco Baldini, former number two to then England boss Fabio Capello, as director of football to work alongside Andre Villas-Boas.
Meanwhile, former France and Tottenham winger David Ginola, 45, has opened the door to a return to Spurs as manager.
Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long, 25, claims West Brom have shed their "little West Brom" image thanks to Steve Clarke's impact since taking over as manager.
However, Clarke defended his decision to drop West Brom's leading scorer Long after seeing his replacement, Romelu Lukaku, score the winner against Reading on Saturday.
Boss Darren Ferguson has vowed not to walk away from Peterborough United despite falling to the bottom of the Championship after losing to Wolves, their seventh successive defeat.
A Scottish Football League source has revealed that the body rejected proposals from the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football Association to strip Rangers of titles this summer because the proposal came before the club had been found guilty following allegations of using dual contracts to pay players under the previous owners.
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has made a public apology after the humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to Barnsley.