Saturday's Gossip Column: Football transfers and rumours
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Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, 25, is at the top of Tottenham's January shopping list as manager Andre Villas-Boas looks to further strengthen his squad.
Arsenal face a fight with Juventus to land Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler with the Serie A side ready to offer £34m for the 20-year-old German.
Liverpool are looking at Uruguay international striker Abel Hernandez, 23, who is keen to get away from Palermo following their relegation from Serie A.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he would like to sign Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, but doubts whether the Togo international would want to drop down to the Championship.
Redknapp is also hoping to sign England U21 striker Harry Kane, 20, on loan from Tottenham after missing out on Southampton's Billy Sharp.
West Ham are interested in Rapid Vienna's German-born US international striker Terrence Boyd. The 22-year-old scored 17 goals for the Austrian outfit last season.
Carlton Cole, 29, is set to join QPR after a potential return to West Ham fell through when the Upton Park club felt the striker was not fit enough.
Wayne Rooney feels that Manchester United's games against Liverpool are more important than the Premier League champions' meetings with local rivals Man City.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's claims that Mesut Ozil, recently sold to the Gunners by Real, lacks mental strength.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has accepted criticism for his team's below-par start to the season, but says he should be judged at the end of the campaign.
Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson, 21, believes he can nail down a place at right-back in the England team.
Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard thinks 19-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley would continue to improve his career by staying with Everton.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says the lingering acrimony over his departure from Norwich City in 2012 means he will not enter the boardroom at Carrow Road when his current and former sides meet on Saturday.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio insists he is happy to be the centre of attention to help his team find form away from the spotlight.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, 29, has yet to accept the new contract - worth 12m euros (£10.14m) - recently offered to him by the La Liga champions.
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli risked incurring the wrath of colleague Stephan El Shaarawy by pulling his hair during the recent team photoshoot.
Perm-haired Marouane Fellaini, 25, says that Manchester United fans who have sported Afro wigs have made him feel welcome with the gesture and the midfielder hopes to reward their support for him.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Wayne Rooney is as good as Kenny Dalglish and reveals that a then 15-year-old Rooney cheekily introduced himself in a Liverpool street one day by saying: 'I'll be playing against you soon!'