Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Manchester City want to sign Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, 26, in January, according to the Premier League champions' chief scout Carlo Cancellieri.
Unhappy striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, has held crisis talks over his Tottenham future with manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Sunderland have agreed a short-term deal to sign 29-year-old ex-Everton striker James McFadden, who is a free agent, until the new year.
John Terry, 31, will remain Chelsea's captain despite his four-match ban for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand.
And Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes the Terry race row started a chain of events that led to him being sacked as Chelsea manager in March.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he is glad that Joe Hart, 25, is "cocky", after the England keeper was criticised by former Manchester United captain and television pundit Roy Keane over the goal he conceded against Poland on Wednesday.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has dismissed claims that the club have made a video compilation of Real Madrid centre-back Pepe's foul play on the field.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says the Tyne-Wear derby matches rival the Old Firm clashes in Scotland for intensity.
Former Wigan and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard says boredom will be his main problem in retirement, not alcohol.
Former Queens Park Rangers star Rodney Marsh insists it would be "insane" to sack manager Mark Hughes as the club bid to lift themselves of the bottom of the Premier League.
And Hughes has defended QPR captain Park Ji-Sung, who has come in for criticism over his early-season form.
Former Blackburn boss Paul Ince is a surprise contender for the manager's job at Burnley.
Brendan Rodgers has warned that there will be no "quick fix" at Liverpool after a difficult start to the season.
Swansea defender Angel Rangel, 29, insists that contrary to reports, there has been no disunity among the squad against manager Michael Laudrup.
Norwich midfielder Elliott Bennett, 23, insists the squad's self-belief will drag them away from the wrong end of the Premier League.
Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz, 30, could return from a groin injury within the next fortnight.
Michael Appleton has not ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Burnley post, but admits it would take "one hell of an offer" to make him leave Portsmouth.
El-Hadji Diouf has made an astonishing attack on former teammate Steven Gerrard, claiming: "nobody can stand him at Liverpool."
A women's high school football match in the United States turned violent when one player kneed another in the face as she lay on the floor.