Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Manchester City are interested in signing Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, 19, to provide more competition for Joe Hart.
Manchester United are hoping to tempt Real Madrid into offloading some of their top stars by offering striker Javier Hernandez, 24, in return.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke is hopeful that defender Jonas Olsson, 29, will perform a U-turn and sign a new contract just months after the club feared they would lose the Swede to Tottenham.
Former Everton forward James McFadden, 29, is set to earn a one-year deal at Sunderland after impressing during a trial.
Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke, 19, has extended his loan spell at Crewe for another month.
Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson, 20, is set for his first England cap in the friendly against Sweden in Stockholm next month.
Rio Ferdinand is furious with Roy Hodgson for his Tube gaffe - and believes their fall-out has become personal.
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has likened midfielder Leon Britton, 30, to real Madrid legend Raul.
Roberto Mancini thinks his Manchester City players can learn from the success of Britain's cyclists after meeting several of the Team GB squad and manager Dave Brailsford at the Manchester Velodrome.
Danny Guthrie has apologised to Reading manager Brian McDermott following an outburst on Twitter after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.
QPR bosses fear the team have become strangers, with too many new players a major factor in the club's poor start to the season.
France manager Didier Deschamps has criticised Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager sparked a club v country row over Abou Diaby's recent selection for the national side.
Chris Smalling is closing in on a return to full fitness to help ease Manchester United's defensive worries. The 22-year-old England defender has been absent since breaking his foot last season.
Leeds chairman Ken Bates will leave Elland Road if GFH Capital's takeover of the Yorkshire club goes through.
Chris Coleman is set to relieve 21-year-old Aaron Ramsey of the Welsh captaincy in favour of Ashley Williams, 28, as he looks to impose his authority on the squad.
Striker Olivier Giroud, 26, says he is not under pressure to score his first Premier League goal for Arsenal, despite manager Arsene Wenger saying he is lacking in confidence.
Centre-half Scott Wootton, 21, claims he is ready to answer Sir Alex Ferguson's defensive SOS after his rapid rise from the stands to the first team.
Scotland full-back Phil Bardsley brokered the peace deal with Scotland coach Craig Levein that led to Sunderland team-mate Steven Fletcher returning to the international squad.
Vancouver Whitecaps manager Martin Rennie does not think the hamstring injury that forced Kenny Miller out of the 4-0 win over Chivas USA after 18 minutes will lead the striker to miss Scotland's World Cup double-header against Wales and Belgium.
Reading manager McDermott has been told his side have had several refereeing decisions go against them because they have not appealed enough to match officials.