Sunday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to make a hat-trick of signings, with the Reds targeting midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, and 24-year-old centre-back Toby Alderweireld of Ajax as well as Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand, 23.
Manchester City are close to completing the £27m signing of forward Stevan Jovetic, 23 from Fiorentina, with only personal terms needing to be agreed.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini's buy-out clause of £23.5m expires on 14 August and, if Arsenal and Manchester United want to sign the 25-year-old Belgium international for that amount, they have one month left to do so.
Tottenham are struggling to offload striker Emmanuel Adebayor as they seek to find the funds to make a bid for Aston Villa's 22-year-old striker Christian Benteke.
Jose Mourinho wants former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 35, to return to Stamford Bridge from Galatasaray.
Arsenal have told Gonzalo Higuain, 25, to hurry up and decide if he wants to join them after growing frustrated with the Real Madrid striker delaying his proposed move to north London.
Chelsea are now favourites to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United this summer but the battle for the 27-year-old striker's signature could run until the end of the transfer window, with the England forward costing £25m.
However, Manchester United themselves have no plans to sit down with Rooney over a new contract and want to assess the England international's form and fitness before discussing his future.
Striker Edin Dzeko, 27, will stay at Manchester City and be a "very important player", according to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Everton and Newcastle have been told they will have to pay £5m for Porto defender Rolando, 27, if they want to sign the Portugal international.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 25, is being lined up for a move to Premier League newcomers Hull and a reunion with Tigers boss Steve Bruce, who signed the Denmark international when in charge at Birmingham and Sunderland.
Harry Redknapp is set to beat Premier League opposition in the race to sign £5m-rated Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 25, for Queens Park Rangers.
Papiss Cisse is being forced to train on his own after Newcastle got tough with the 28-year-old striker, who is reported to have refused to wear a shirt bearing the logo of their new sponsor, a pay-day loans company, on religious grounds.
Former Liverpool forward Robbie Keane, now with Los Angeles Galaxy, says Luis Suarez's position at the Anfield club is untenable after comments the 26-year-old striker made earlier in the summer.
Defender Rio Ferdinand says David Moyes has injected intensity into training at Manchester United as the new manager's approach begins to take hold on the club's Far East tour.
Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker says the Gunners need to show the consistency of Manchester United and Manchester City to challenge for the title and have a chance of ending the club's eight-year trophy drought.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 28, has suffered an injury setback after picking up an ankle knock during training.
Mohamed Al Fayed has told new Fulham owner Shahid Khan that the controversial statue of Michael Jackson must stay at Craven Cottage - or the Pakistan-born businessman's moustache will get the chop. "You can't change. Otherwise I will come and take your moustache in public," said Al Fayed.
Gary White is one of the world's 16 highest qualified football coaches - but he cannot get a job in England.