Tuesday's gossip column
Monaco are lining up sacked Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, 48, to take over at the newly-promoted French club.
Paris St-Germain and Napoli are also interested in recruiting the Italian.
Manuel Pellegrini, 59, is expected to take over and his first signing as Manchester City boss could be 27-year-old Sevilla winger Jesus Navas.
Manchester City's senior players told the club's hierarchy they no longer wanted Mancini in charge.
Striker Wayne Rooney, 27, was booed by Manchester United fans during their victory parade.
Out-going Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, his successor David Moyes and Old Trafford midfielder Ryan Giggs met at a Cheshire hotel to discuss Rooney's future.
Moyes has called Rooney "one of the best players in the world" and will meet the forward next week to sort out the player's future.
Rooney is holding peace talks with Manchester United after making a U-turn over his decision to ask for a transfer.
Manchester United are interested in signing former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, from Barcelona for £20m.
David Moyes, who will take over as Manchester united manager on 1 July, wants to take central defender Phil Jagielka, 30, to Old Trafford with him for £10m.
Both Manchester clubs are keen to sign Udinese wonderkid Piotr Zielinski, 18.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, will be targeted by Borussia Dortmund to replace 24-year-old striker Robert Lewandowski if the Pole quits the Bundesliga side in the summer.
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, insists he wants to stay at Stoke despite interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Italian side Napoli are interested in signing Sunderland's 25-year-old goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Relegated QPR want Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, 32, to help them win promotion back to the Premier League.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew secured his club's Premier League survival with a game to spare and is expected to be allowed to keep his job.
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has targeted returning for pre-season following surgery to cure a chronic bowel condition.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Manchester City have offered Bayern Munich around £17m for 29-year-old Dutch winger Arjen Robben.
The parade celebrating Paris St-Germain's victory in the French league was marred by chaos and violence on Monday, forcing the team to cancel a planned cruise down the River Seine.
Cesc Fabregas earned former club Arsenal £2m by helping Barcelona to the Spanish league title this season. When Fabregas joined the Catalan club, The Gunners inserted a clause into the deal which meant they would earn the windfall if he won a La Liga medal.