Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Manchester City and Chelsea have been told they can have Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old striker Radamel Falcao next summer - but the bidding starts at £48m.
Arsene Wenger, 62, has £35m to spend in January and the Arsenal manager will attempt to buy a striker with Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez, 24, and Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente, 27, his leading targets.
Sunderland are ready to compete with Everton for the signature of Belgium striker Jelle Vossen, 23.
Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has told Wilfried Zaha, 19, to snub Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City and stay at Selhurst Park.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked his network of scouts to search for another new striker for the January transfer window.
Nemanja Vidic's agent has ruled out any possibility of the 30-year-old Manchester United defender joining Serie A champions Juventus in January.
Leeds United are close to completing a move for Southend United's 24-year-old winger Ryan Hall.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 27, has returned to training for the first time since injuring his knee in August.
Arsenal are planning to arrange extra matches for midfielder Jack Wilshere, 20, in a bid to speed up his return to full fitness after 14 months on the sidelines through injury.
Key Swansea players have held a series of secret meetings with chairman Huw Jenkins about the management methods of new boss Michael Laudrup.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes Arsenal are the perfect model to follow as Premier League clubs prepare for financial regulation.
Blackburn are to launch a second bid to make Tim Sherwood, who is currently technical co-ordinator at Tottenham, their new manager.
The president of the Spanish FA has claimed racism does not exist in his country's game. "There is no racism in Spanish football," said Angel Villa Llona.
Defender Daniel Agger, 27, claims he proved his loyalty to Liverpool before signing a new deal - by having the letters YNWA, standing for You'll Never Walk Alone, tattooed on the knuckles of his right hand.