Monday's gossip column
The agent of Chilean midfielder Cristian Cuevas has said the 17-year-old, who is rated at £3.4m by his club O'Higgins, is in "advanced negotiations" with Chelsea and could be moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer if everything goes to plan.
Lazio and Sevilla both want West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long, 26, who will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season.
Arsenal full-back Andre Santos, 29, says he is joining Gremio to "be a champion" after flying to Brazil to finalise a loan move.
Vasco da Gama midfielder Indio, 16, has been given a brief trial with Arsenal.
French side Monaco are interested in signing Manchester City pair Samir Nasri, 25, and Carlos Tevez, 29, in the summer.
Ajax director of football Marc Overmars says the club's highly-rated Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 20, does not want to sign a new contract.
Tottenham boss Andre-Villas Boas says the club will punish striker Emmanuel Adebayor after missing his deadline to return from the Africa Cup of Nations. Spurs were forced to send a private jet to bring the 28-year-old Togo international back for Saturday's win over Newcastle.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has claimed Wednesday's Champions League showdown between his side and Manchester United in Spain is the "match the world is waiting for".
Winger Stewart Downing, 28, still fears for his Liverpool future, despite finally nailing down a place in Brendan Rodgers's first-team plans.
Aston Villa central defender Richard Dunne, 33, has been told he could get a new contract - even though he has yet to play a game this season.
Celtic winger Kris Commons says he is not bothered that Rangers have offered Juventus use of their Murray Park training ground ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game. "If they want to prepare at a Division Three training ground, let them get on with it," he said.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard tried to persuade Jamie Carragher to delay retirement and continue playing for another 12 months.
Southampton midfielder Steven Davis says the Saints players are enjoying new manager Mauricio Pochettino's style of play - even if it means they have to work exceptionally hard.
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Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has voiced some frustration with the club over continued speculation that they are looking to sign Polish centre forward Robert Lewandowski, 24, from rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona will sign a new goalkeeper next season, irrespective of whether Victor Valdes, 31, chooses to leave. The club are not looking to sign an established keeper, instead preferring a young player with the potential to grow and develop within the team.
Manchester United, 12 points clear at the top of the table with 12 games remaining, have won the title according to bookmakers Paddy Power, who have started to pay out on winning the Premier League.