Thursday's gossip column
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Napoli's former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is planning to move for the Reds' Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 26, as a replacement for Edinson Cavani, also 26.
Juventus are interested in signing Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 27, as well as striker Carlos Tevez, 29, who has already held talks with the Italian side.
But Tevez is moving closer to a £10m move to Juve's Italian rivals AC Milan.
Hulk's agent has hinted the striker could leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer, with Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Monaco all keen on the 26-year-old Brazilian.
Steve Bruce has agreed a £2.25m deal to take Birmingham defender Curtis Davies, 28, to Hull City. He is also interested in signing Leicester's 26-year-old goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Bruce is also offering striker Carlton Cole, 29, a Premier League lifeline following his release by West Ham.
New Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to sign Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond, 19, in a £3m move.
QPR forward Jay Bothroyd, 31, wants to leave Harry Redknapp's side after invoking a relegation clause in his contract.
Real Madrid frontman Gonzalo Higuain, 25, agrees personal terms in excess of £130,000 a week with Arsenal ahead of a club-record £22m move.
Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr is considering his position at the club after managing director Derek Llambias quit following the return to St James' Park of Joe Kinnear.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says striker Luis Suarez will not sulk like Fernando Torres did when he was unhappy at Liverpool.
Sheffield United manager David Weir, 43, wants his ex-Everton team-mate Scott Gemmill, 42, to be his assistant at Bramall Lane.
Full story: Daily Express
Cardiff will pay Blackpool £8m for winger Tom Ince, 21, although his former club Liverpool have an option to match the bid.
St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin, 31, says it is 'ridiculous' their game with Celtic has been postponed so the SPL giants can play Liverpool in a friendly.
Henrik Larsson came out of retirement at the age of 41 to play alongside his 15-year-old son Jordan for Swedish fourth division side Hogaborg. The younger Larsson was among the scorers as his side beat Tenhult 4-2.