Saturday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Juan Mata, 25, insists he is happy to be at Chelsea after speculation linking the midfielder with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.
The signing of 23-year-old centre-half Mamadou Sakho has left Martin Skrtel's future at Liverpool in doubt.
Championship side Blackburn want to take 20-year-old Manchester United defender Michael Keane on loan.
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, may have played his last game for Liverpool after reportedly agreeing to join Barcelona at the end of the season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Ilkay Gundogan, 22, of Borussia Dortmund and 24-year-old Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen.
And the Gunners boss has also requested a scouting report on Borussia Dortmund's 24-year-old Germany forward Marco Reus.
Sunderland's new Italian left-back, Andrea Dossena, is reported to have agreed a 50% wage cut in order to press home a move to Wearside.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 20, is a loan target for Championship side Birmingham City.
West Ham are considering a move for Romania international Ciprian Marica, 27, as their search to add another striker to their squad continues.
Reading may revive their interest in former Fulham striker Mladen Petric, 32, who is a free agent.
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky's handed over £3.5m to agents last season - nearly double the £1.8m Championship winners Cardiff City paid.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 27, could be ruled out until October due to his recovery from a groin injury taking longer than first hoped.
Two overly keen supporters 'grabbed' Real Madrid's £85m-signing Gareth Bale as he warmed up at half-time during Wales' match against Macedonia.