Sunday's gossip column
Manchester City have entered the race for Gareth Bale but Tottenham want a world-record fee of £100m for the Wales international. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain are also chasing Bale.
Alternatively, Tottenham will consider letting winger Bale leave for a fee of £65m.
Arsenal have turned their goalkeeper search towards QPR's Brazilian international Julio Cesar, 33.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is set to start a summer of spending with a move for Schalke's Germany midfielder Julian Draxler, 19, who could cost £15m.
Manchester City value 24-year-old England defender Micah Richards at £15m.
AC Milan want to sign Richards following a recommendation from Mario Balotelli, who made the move from City to the San Siro in January.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski to join Bayern Munich in the summer. The Poland international, 24, has been a long-term target for Ferguson.
Everton are powerless to stop Marouane Fellaini leaving Goodison Park if they receive an offer of £23m for the Belgium midfielder, 25, from a Champions League club this summer, with Chelsea, Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg all interested. Manager David Moyes is also set to leave.
Luis Suarez insists he will be at Liverpool for another four seasons despite the Uruguay striker, 26, being linked with Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, says he would welcome the offer of a new contract from the club.
Arsenal coach Steve Bould is a surprise candidate to replace Tony Pulis as Stoke manager. The former Gunners defender also played for the Potters.
Germany manager Joachim Loew is in the running to be Arsenal's next manager, with Arsene Wenger's current deal expiring next summer.
England boss Roy Hodgson will give Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, 34, another chance to represent his country despite withdrawing from the squad after being called up for the recent World Cup qualifiers.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is certain that David de Gea, 22, has what it takes to become the club's long-term number one goalkeeper.
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is the favourite to take over at Sheffield United.
Valencia's French international defender Adil Rami, 27, is in trouble with supporters after picking up a nasty foot injury - when dancing to Psy hit Gangnam Style.