Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Everton are ready to make a triple swoop for Manchester City and England defender Joleon Lescott, 30, on loan, Paris Saint-Germain striker Kevin Gameiro, 25, and Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder, 22.
Juventus are lining up a £90,000-a-week deal to persuade Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott, 23, to join them in January.
The Italian giants also want to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Sunderland and Italian side Palermo are both keen on signing Manchester City striker John Guidetti, 20, on loan in January.
Liverpool may try to keep Nuri Sahin, 24, at the end of his loan spell from Real Madrid but face competition from the Turkey midfielder's former club Borussia Dortmund.
Former Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, 31, could return to the Premier League to help Reading stay in the top flight, a year after the Russian's transfer to Spartak Moscow.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is going to use the sale of Portuguese winger Nani, 26, to fund the transfers of Porto's Colombian winger James Rodriguez , 21, and Celtic's 21-year-old Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill wants to sell striker Fraizer Campbell, 25, and defender Titus Bramble, 31, in the January transfer window.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says DJ Campbell, 31, who has scored eight goals in 12 games at Ipswich, could be recalled from his loan spell at the Championship club.
Sir Alex Ferguson will spend next week in New York - raising the intriguing possibility of fresh talks with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 26, will see a specialist about the hamstring injury that forced him out of last Sunday's Premier League derby defeat against Manchester United.
QPR winger Adel Taarabt wants to join up with the Morocco squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations, despite new manager Harry Redknapp's request for the 23-year-old to stay and help in the club's fight against relegation.
Arsenal's players, including Germany forward Lukas Podolski, 27, and Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla, 27, who both joined the club in the summer, are losing faith with the methods of manager Arsene Wenger.
Bradford City captain Gary Jones believes Arsenal's stars ought to be embarrassed by their Capital One Cup quarter-final exit at Valley Parade on Tuesday and said that 10-man Torquay United had put up more of a fight in League Two on Saturday.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to award reserve goalkeeper Brad Jones, 30, an extension on his contract, which ends at the end of the season.
Everton forward Steven Naismith says he has no intention of taking former club Rangers to an industrial tribunal as part of a PFA Scotland action against the Ibrox outfit over the transfer of contracts to Charles Green's ruling consortium during the summer.
Steven Naismith says he will continue to battle against Rangers' action to sue him for breach of contract after the Scotland forward left for Everton after the Ibrox club was sold to Charles Green's consortium.
Rangers chief executive Charles Green says the Ibrox club will not join a second division of the Scottish Premier League while it continues its investigation into alleged dual contracts by the previous administration and threatens to withdraw titles.
Magician and Bradford fan Dynamo claims he helped his side to a shock victory over Arsenal by having a hand in Gunners defender Thomas Vermaelen's missed penalty.
Former England captain David Beckham, 37, is likely to base his family in London even if he moves to a club in France next year. Beckham's wife Victoria has visited two different west London schools in the last two weeks.