Tuesday's gossip column
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, 29, could be offered the chance to join former club Boca Juniors in Argentina.
Napoli have told Manchester City they can have Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 26, for £60m but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed they would be "nutters" to pay it.
Santos forward Neymar did not mention Manchester City when talking about big European clubs it would be a dream to play for, despite interest from the Premier League champions in the 21-year-old.
Stoke are ready to demand £15m for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, with the Bosnia international a target for Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 30, is the surprise name on Arsenal's six-man shortlist to replace Wojciech Szczesny next season.
Paris St-Germain are favourites to beat English clubs Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle to the signing of highly rated Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23.
Newcastle and West Ham are ready to battle Barcelona in their attempts to sign Toulouse defender Aymen Abdennour, 23.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez says he wants Arsenal's Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi to stay on next season despite a limited number of opportunities for the 20-year-old.
Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has refused to comment on whether he will remain with Real Madrid.
Schalke 04 are determined to keep 19-year-old German midfielder Julian Draxler despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Former Spain star Luis Enrique, 42, has emerged as a shock contender to become Reading's new manager.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 23, is scheduled to have surgery this week on a shoulder injury that will sideline the Wales international for the rest of the season.
Allen's team-mate Jordan Henderson, 22, insists Liverpool can still land a place in Europe.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini branded his players "gutless" as his temper boiled over in the dressing room following Saturday's defeat at Everton.
Tony Pulis will consider his position as Stoke manager in the summer following a disappointing season that has seen him come under fire from angry fans.
Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, 26, could miss the rest of the season after breaking his hand during a dressing-room confrontation with manager Dean Saunders.
Former referee Graham Poll has urged 51-year-old official Mark Halsey to consider hanging up his whistle after his performance in Wigan's win over Newcastle.
England coach Gary Neville believes the national team's strikeforce is the envy of a host of countries across the world.
Tottenham's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 23, says he is still confident that Tottenham can claim a top-four Premier League finish despite back-to-back defeats.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Paris St-Germain midfielder David Beckham, 37, is the highest-paid player in world football, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City targets Marco Reus, 23, and Ilkay Gundogan, 22, are unlikely to want to leave Borussia Dortmund as they are both on long-term contracts, and may not see the Etihad as a step upwards in their careers.
Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy, 27, has withdrawn from the French squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain following the injury he picked up in the defeat by Wigan on Sunday. He will be replaced by Rod Fanni, 31, of Marseille.
Italian coach Cesare Prandelli says that Francesco Totti, 36, and Antonio Cassano, 30, could play in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if they maintain their form.
Former Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder could not hide his delight at seeing former manager Jose Mourinho for the first since their Champions League in the crowd at a recent Galatasaray game.
Barnet player-manager Edgar Davids rescued 36 Bees fans stranded on the hard shoulder of the M6 after their coach broke down on their way home from watching a defeat at Accrington.
Former Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano says he may have played street football with the new Pope, Francis, when they were youngsters growing up in Argentina.
A 10-year-old schoolgirl is being tipped as the next England football star after scoring 101 goals in just 31 games. Hannah Jamieson's success came in her first season playing the game, in midfield, for Stoke Town Ladies Under-10s.