Saturday's gossip column
Luis Suarez does not, contrary to some reports, have a £40m buyout clause in his Liverpool contract and the club are determined to hang on to their 26-year-old striker.
If the Uruguayan wants to leave the Reds, he must hand in a written transfer request and - according to those other reports - any club must trigger a £40m activation clause to begin negotiations.
Liverpool say Suarez is not for sale but the Anfield club will consider selling the striker if they can get more than the £50m they received from Chelsea for Fernando Torres.
Real Madrid want Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, 23, to hand in a written transfer request to force through a move to the Bernabeu. The Spanish club, along with Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Manchester City and Manchester United are prepared to pay £80m for the Wales international.
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, 27, has been told by Paris St-Germain that he can name his own terms for a £30m move to France.
David Villa, 31, is definitely coming to the Premier League this summer - Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are all keen on the Barcelona striker.
Italian champions Juventus want to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, if they fail to land Real Madrid's 25-year-old Argentine Gonzalo Higuain.
Newcastle United are ready to pay £10m to sign Derby midfielder Will Hughes, 18.
Promising Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott, 15, is wanted by Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes could make 20-year-old Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Valera of Penarol his first summer signing.
Chelsea are set to demand a £1m fee for Thibaut Courtois, 21, if Spanish side Atletico Madrid want to take the goalkeeper on loan for a third successive season.
West Ham have their sights set on 26-year-old Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian, although they face competition from Espanyol and Getafe.
Serbian winger Milos Krasic, 28, says that Sunderland are interested in signing him from Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Everton captain Phil Neville, 36, is being lined up by Brighton as a possible replacement for manager Gus Poyet.
Controversial QPR midfielder Joey Barton, who spent this season on loan at Marseille, has taken his first steps on the path to becoming a coach by enrolling in a Uefa A licence course being run by the Irish FA in Belfast.
Football Association chairman David Bernstein has hit back at Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand's claims that English football needs a new coaching strategy.
Brazilian forward Neymar does not believe England will be a threat at the 2014 World Cup.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has blundered again with some off-the-cuff comments following the election of a woman to the executive committee of world football's governing body for the first time.
Manchester United are to replace their pitch at Old Trafford with one that has an artificial element to the grass surface, similar to Wembley.
Jose Mourinho goes into his last game as manager of Real Madrid against Osasuna on Saturday with ex-Bernabeu midfielder Guti claiming the Portuguese was a "let-down for all Madrid fans".
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been measured up so a model of him can be made for the Madrid waxworks museum.