Sunday's gossip column
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Wayne Rooney, 27, is set to tell incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes that he wants to stay at the club as the striker prepares to hold talks with his new boss this week.
Manchester United are ready to offer Rooney as part of a swap deal to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, from Real Madrid.
Arsenal are prepared to make a £20m bid for Rooney and £22m offer to Real Madrid for 25-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Tottenham are preparing a £20m deal for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, and Spurs could offer 29-year-old forward Emmanuel Adebayor as part of any move.
Manchester City's attentions could turn to signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, after City refused to pay £53m for Napoli's 26-year-old forward Edinson Cavani.
However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool are in full control of Uruguayan international Luis Suarez's future at the club.
Liverpool are fearing that Real Madrid may wait until the end of the summer to make a move for Suarez but are prepared to hold out for £40m.
The expected arrival of Simon Mignolet, 24, at Anfield could leave Reds goalkeeper Pepe Reina on the bench if the 30-year-old's move to Barcelona fails to materialise.
Wigan striker Arouna Kone says he wants to leave the relegated Latics with Liverpool, Everton and Crystal Palace trying to sign the 29-year-old Ivory Coast forward.
Arsenal and Liverpool are in competition to buy 21-year-old Greece centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who plays for German side Schalke 04.
Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 28, wants to leave the Welsh club and move to Arsenal.
Chelsea are nearing the completion of a £9m deal for Vitesse Arnhem's Marco van Ginkel, 20, after manager Jose Mourinho assured the Netherlands midfielder of regular football.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants to bring Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland, 26, to the Britannia Stadium.
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway wants to sign striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, 27, who has been released by Wolves and will be out injured until October.
Real Madrid are close to signing Manchester City target Isco after agreeing a fee with fellow La Liga club Malaga for the 21-year-old winger.
Arsenal are ready to offer Arsene Wenger a new contract as they fear French side Paris St-Germain are interested in taking their manager.
Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams does not believe the Gunners are contenders for the Premier League crown as he says they are "miles off the title".
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will bring in suspended Brighton boss Gus Poyet as manager if Alan Pardew decides he cannot work with director of football Joe Kinnear.
Kinnear has hit back at criticism over his appointment from Alan Shearer by saying the former Newcastle striker "hasn't got a clue about coaching", while he has apologised for comments he made which may have offended the club's fans.
Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 26, will begin contract talks with the Magpies this week.
Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi's 15-year-old son Ianis shows he might be a special talent like his father as he displays his skills with a stunning free-kick.