Sunday's gossip column
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Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 22, has a "good chance" of signing for Manchester United this week for about £17m on a five-year deal.
Arsenal and Chelsea remain interested in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, while both have also made enquiries about Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26.
Tottenham are planning to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke for £20m and are prepared to wait until after the new season has started before completing the deal for the 22-year-old.
Manchester United winger Nani, 26, could join Roma this summer, his agent Jorge Mendes has revealed.
Liverpool's no over-30s policy could scupper a move for Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, 31, but manager Brendan Rodgers may bend the rules to land the former Reds midfielder for £10m.
Sunderland have agreed a fee with Velez Sarsfield for defender Gino Peruzzi, 21, according to the Argentine club's chairman.
Stoke City are interested in Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 30, as Mark Hughes looks to reunite the England striker with Peter Crouch.
Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, is expected to complete his £20m move to Manchester City this week but manager Manuel Pellegrini has missed out on Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, 26.
Norwich City want to sign Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell, 19, on loan.
Crystal Palace are set to offer former Chelsea and West Ham United striker Carlton Cole, 29, a chance to stay in the Premier League following his release by the Hammers.
Arsenal have begun talks with manager Arsene Wenger, 63, over a new contract as the board look to secure the Frenchman's long-term future.
Midfielder Darren Fletcher, 29, has undergone a final make-or-break operation that will determine whether he plays for Manchester United again. The Scotland international has bowel disease ulcerative colitis.
Manchester City are confident that defender Micah Richards, 25, will sign a new contract despite the England international requiring assurances about regular playing time.
West Brom's new striker Nicolas Anelka, 34, has two targets for his West Brom career - to get them into Europe and then quit playing.
Manager Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea were unknown to the rest of the world before he first arrived at Stamford Bridge.
Between the end of last season and the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign, Manchester United's 29-year-old striker Robin van Persie will have clocked up 50,000 miles in flights playing exhibition games.
Borussia Dortmund have launched their new kit in spectacular style - by revealing the chosen design in a huge plantation of over 80,000 flowers.