Sunday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Paris St-Germain are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye by offering £17m for the 27-year-old.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a £10m bid for Newcastle's 25-year-old keeper Tim Krul.
Wenger is also set to increase his bid to £17m for Krul's team mate, Cabaye, while the Arsenal boss is also eyeing Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 25.
The Gunners could also make a new bid for Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita after the La Liga club rejected an opening £4m offer for the 26-year-old.
Karim Benzema's agent says the 25-year-old France striker will not be joining Arsenal from Real Madrid in this transfer window.
Gareth Bale, 24, has arrived in Spain while Tottenham and Real Madrid continue to discuss the forward's proposed move to the Bernabeu.
Welshman Bale has agreed a £97m six-year contract to join Spanish club Real Madrid.
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has informed former club Manchester United he would like to return to the club to end his career.
Stoke, Cardiff and Swansea are all believed to have made offers to sign West Brom's Nigeria international striker Peter Odemwingie, 32.
Chelsea will make a final £40m bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, after Monday's match between the two sides.
Chelsea have turned their attentions away from Rooney and have instead agreed a deal to sign 32-year-old striker Samuel Eto'o as part of the negotiations to acquire Willian for £30m from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Spurs are set to sign £25m striker Erik Lamela from Roma this week as soon as the Italian club sign a replacement for the 21-year-old, who will be reunited with his former director of football Franco Baldini at White Hart Lane.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is hoping to sign 21-year old striker John Guidetti for about £5.5m from former club Manchester City.
West Ham will switch their attention to Porto striker Silvestre Varela, 28, if they fail to agree a deal for Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella.
Barcelona are preparing a £10m move for Liverpool's 27-year-old central defender Daniel Agger.
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is already fighting for his job at Crystal Palace with the newly promoted Premier League club eyeing up a move for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.
Shakhter Karagandy have been reported to Uefa by animal rights group Peta after they sacrificed a sheep before the first leg of their Champions League qualifier last week.
Robin van Persie's artist father Bob is to exhibit his artworks in Manchester next month - inspired by the crowds of fans who cheer on his son. One of his recent works features a sea of paper dolls wearing United red.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has revealed he had to call police after being confronted by three men on Friday night at the team's hotel in Whiteley ahead of Saturday's game against Southampton.