Tuesday's gossip column
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French striker Loic Remy, 26, could complete a permanent £6m switch to Newcastle in January.
Arsenal will be offered Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema, 25, at a bargain £20m in January as the Spanish club step up their bid to sign Luis Suarez, 26, from Liverpool.
Wilfried Zaha, 20, is seeking a loan move away from Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Tottenham are keen to sign Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, 25, and will fund a move with the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor, 29.
Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, who is in fresh contract talks at Barcelona.
Italian side Lazio are ready to compete with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United for Aston Villa's Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 22.
Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen, 27, says he would consider leaving Arsenal in January to improve his chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup finals.
Juventus have told Chelsea that they will have to pay around £40m for midfielder Paul Pogba, 20 if they want to sign him in January.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, will snub a summer move to Arsenal and instead hopes to finish his career in the French league with big-spenders Monaco.
Stoke City have been linked with a January move for Portsmouth midfielder Jed Wallace, 19.
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 24, will struggle for form this year, according to Wales manager Chris Coleman.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, has warned Chelsea that he is not prepared to be a back-up to Petr Cech, 31, when his loan spell at Atletico Madrid ends next year.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has told his replacement David Moyes that harmony among his backroom staff is the key to success.
England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate believes in a cap on foreign talent playing below the Premier League, but has "no idea" whether such a proposal is legally enforceable.
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 20, who recently joined Barnsley on loan until January, believes young English talent is being helped by the loan system.
Fulham owner Shahid Khan says is prepared to exercise patience with manager Martin Jol amid growing pressure following the club's disappointing start to the Premier League season.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC monitoring)
Real Madrid have set their sights on Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 26. Porto have previously rejected offers for the Colombian from Manchester United and Naples.
Manchester United and Barcelona are eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 21, who has been described as the "new Xavi" because of his "enormous capabilities".
Germany striker Miroslav Klose, 35, says he could return to FC Kaiserslautercan after his contract with Italian side Lazio expires in 2014.
WORLD CUP GOSSIP
An injury to Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 22, will prompt Roy Hodgson to change his England line-up for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Poland.
England captain Steven Gerrard, 33, has praised Roy Hodgson for eradicating his side's fear factor.
Gerrard says he will be the proudest man in the country if he can lead England to the 2014 World Cup finals with victory over Poland.
Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 21, is poised for a shock recall to the England team - with Chelsea's Frank Lampard, 35, set to miss out.
Winger Jakub Blaszczykowski, 27, says the extra fans inside Wembley could lift Poland out of the doldrums and help them deliver a famous result to match their draw in 1973.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, 41, has urged his old manager Sir Alex Ferguson to take charge of the Australian national side.