Saturday's gossip column
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Manchester United's management are considering a valuation for striker Wayne Rooney. The 27-year-old is expected to tell new manager David Moyes he still plans to leave the Premier League champions when they meet next week.
United have formally scheduled talks with Rooney for an unspecified date next week through his agent Paul Stretford.
Italian club AC Milan are ready to make a move for Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic, 31, if he is not a part of new manager David Moyes' plans.
Brazil and Corinthians midfielder Paulinho, 24, says he was told by Tottenham when speaking to them about a move to the Premier League that they will not be selling forward Gareth Bale, 23, this summer.
Arsenal will sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, but are unwilling to meet the wage demands and transfer valuations for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, and Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams, 28.
Manchester City want to pair captain Vincent Kompany with 30-year-old Real Madrid centre-back Pepe next season.
Sunderland have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone, 25.
Patrice Evra, 32, is prepared to move back to former club Monaco if Manchester United sign 28-year-old Everton left-back Leighton Baines.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino does not expect to sell record signing Gaston Ramirez this summer. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has attracted interest from Champions League qualifiers Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham want to beat Liverpool to the sign of Shakhtar Donetsk's goalscoring attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The 24-year-old's advisors have held initial talks with the north London club about the £25m Armenia international.
Spurs also want to buy striker David Villa, 31, but are not prepared to meet Barcelona's £12m asking price as the Spain international has only a year left on his contract.
Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 26, is courting interest from Sunderland and a possible £5m move to the Stadium of Light could be the start of a Spurs clearout that also sees 29-year-old left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 32-year-old midfielder Scott Parker and striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 29, leave.
French clubs Lille, Lyon and Marseille plan to challenge Fulham for the £4m signing of Wolves winger Bakary Sako, 25.
Everton are competing with Newcastle and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala to buy £15m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international, 24, excelled for Saint Etienne last season, scoring 19 Ligue 1 goals.
Chelsea plan to improve on their £5m bid, which was rejected by Norwich, for 26-year-old goalkeeper John Ruddy.
Cardiff City have made an improved offer for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama after a previous bid of £10m was rejected.
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 27, has agreed to wear next season's shirt, despite it being sponsored by a money lending company. There were fears Tiote, a Muslim, would refuse to do so.
West Brom plan to discuss an improved contract with head coach Steve Clarke after the 49-year-old led the club to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League during his first season in charge.
Assistant Graeme Jones, 43, is to follow manager Roberto Martinez, 39, from Wigan to Everton.
Rangers have reduced their wage bill by £2m by cancelling the contracts of defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian, both of whom were sent out on loan last season.
A football manager in Peru is facing a lengthy ban after being sent off for tripping an opposition player as he raced clear to score.
Spain and Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta shelled out more than £200,000 of his own money to pay former club Albacete's outstanding wages and stop them being relegated.