Thursday's gossip column
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, will never play for the club again after being given a 10-match ban and will try to force a summer exit from Anfield.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has agreed to return to Chelsea and will be joined at Stamford Bridge by Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 27.
Neymar's father and agent says the Brazilian forward will head for Europe next year with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea leading the £50m chase for the 21-year-old.
Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, 24, will seek a loan move next season unless manager Roberto Mancini is sacked.
Meanwhile, West Brom have joined a host of clubs interested in signing Sinclair, who has started just two Premier League games this season.
Fulham are set to sanction the £4m sale of goalkeeper David Stockdale, 27, to either West Ham or Hull, to fund the Cottagers' move for Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg, 30.
Arsenal have revived their interest in Sevilla's 26-year-old Argentine defender Federico Fazio.
The Gunners are also interested in Hamburg's 28-year-old goalkeeper Rene Adler after being priced out of moves for Sunderland's Simon Mignolet and Asmir Begovic of Stoke.
FC Basel's Austrian defender Aleksander Dragovic, 22, is ready to snub a move to Arsenal and German side Borussia Dortmund to join Everton.
Everton boss David Moyes will battle Manchester City for the £10m capture of Leeds defender Sam Byram, 19.
Newcastle are hopeful of fending off interest from Arsenal to secure a summer deal for Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona, 23.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 29, insists he will be at club next season and claims he would welcome the arrival of another big-name striker.
Carlos Tevez, 29, is happy to see out the last year of his Manchester City deal and would give serious thought to extending his stay at the Etihad if a new deal was put on the table.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is set to leave the Potters at the end of the season although his departure could be announced as soon as they clinch mathematical Premier League safety.
Chelsea defender John Terry, 32, is relaxed about his future at Stamford Bridge, despite a lack of movement on contract talks.
Phil Jones's injury-interrupted season at Manchester United has seen former club Blackburn Rovers miss out on a £2m windfall - despite the 21-year-old's contribution to United's Premier League title success.
World player of the year Lionel Messi, 25, says Barcelona will "try" to achieve what seems like an almost impossible comeback when Bayern Munich visit the Nou Camp next week.
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has warned rivals Manchester City that Sir Alex Ferguson intends to strengthen his squad when the transfer window opens.
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar, 28, says his team-mates know they are under severe pressure but insists they will not be relegated from the Premier League.
Reading chairman Sir John Madejski says that Royals are in a much stronger position financially compared to fellow Premier League struggler Queens Park Rangers.
Brazil, the 2014 World Cup hosts, have unveiled the caxirolas - a new infuriating instrument for fans, which is even more annoying than the vuvuzelas played at the World Cup in South Africa.
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