Thursday's Gossip column
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has made a shock swoop for David Bentley, 28, with Tottenham midfielders Jermaine Jenas, 29, and Andros Townsend, 21, also in his radar.
Anzhi Makhachkala defender Christopher Samba, 28, is set for a £100,000-a-week wage at QPR if a deal goes through.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to send defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 28, to Inter Milan in a swap deal which would bring his former Porto defender Alvaro Pereira, 27, to White Hart Lane.
However, Villas-Boas has admitted that the club is unlikely to buy a striker before the transfer window closes.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is mulling over a move for Kenwyne Jones, 28, after the Stoke striker priced himself out of a move to Swansea.
Tottenham have made an inquiry for Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 27.
Wigan Athletic, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion are ready to offer full-back Danny Simpson, 26, an escape route from Newcastle United.
Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone is in talks with Fulham over a £5m switch to Craven Cottage.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is ready to pull off a transfer coup by signing Republic of Ireland and Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady, 26, for £5m.
Sunderland will complete the £5.5m transfer of striker Danny Graham, 27, from Swansea on Thursday.
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, 20, is reportedly set for a surprise loan move to Stoke.
Newcastle are lining up a bid for Standard Liege midfielder William Vanqueur, 24.
QPR, Everton and West Ham have received a transfer blow after Toulouse ruled out selling midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, during the current window.
Coventry City are considering a loan move for Manchester City winger Alex Henshall, 18.
Sourced by BBC Monitoring
Toulouse coach Alain Casanova has denied that Etienne Capoue, 24, will leave the club, despite reports that the midfielder is keen to move on. QPR and Tottenham have shown interest.
French-Moroccan midfielder Adil Hermach has been loaned to Toulouse from Saudi side Al-Hilal Riyadh until the end of the season.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Europe's top leagues are considering changing the calendar so clubs can play in the summer.
England manager Roy Hodgson has decided Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, 18, should play in this summer's European Under-21s Championship in June but wants to keep Jack Wilshere, 21, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 19, with the senior team as he prepares for the next World Cup.
Bookmakers Coral suspended betting on Brighton's Gus Poyet becoming the next Chelsea manager yesterday after an avalanche of online bets cut his odds from 25-1 to 3-1.
Midfielder Lewis Holtby, 22, believes his decision to join Tottenham six months ahead of schedule will make it easier for him to reach his peak next season.
Former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp is set for a sensational return to the Gunners as Liam Brady's replacement as head of the club's youth academy.
BBC Radio 5 live's 606 newsletter reports that the Greek amateur leagues have come up with a way of rewarding players and coaches for good sportsmanship, particularly if they own up to handling the ball, by showing the blue card.