Saturday's gossip column
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Chelsea want to sign Dutch international midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 29, from Galatasaray during the January transfer window, according to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal.
Arsenal and Barcelona goalkeeping target Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 21, could extend his stay with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Manchester City are sending their scouts to watch West Brom's England Under-21 forward Saido Berahino, 20, for the Premier League home game against Stoke.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke has promised that Berahino will be rewarded for his remarkable rise.
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has dismissed Newcastle United's interest in 20-year-old defender Liam Moore.
Manager Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea are not worried about the prospect of goalkeeper Thibault Courtois competing with Petr Cech for a first-team spot next season, and says the club will not be bullied into selling the Belgian to Barcelona or Atletico Madrid.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert confirmed Tottenham enquired about signing striker Christian Benteke, 22, but stopped short of making a bid.
Derby manager Steve McClaren is keen to sign striker Simon Dawkins, 25, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
Montpellier manager Jean Fernandez says the club would not turn down a £15m offer for midfielder Remy Cabella, 23, who is said to be a target for Manchester United.
Manchester United manager David Moyes says striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for Saturday's Premier League game against Southampton.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini challenges Edin Dzeko to produce his best form for the club now the striker has led Bosnia to the World Cup finals.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes dull coaches are holding back English players.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he tried to get Reds striker Wayne Rooney to play for Scotland when he was the manager of Everton.
Giampaolo Mazza quits his role as San Marino coach after his side won just a single point during his 15-year tenure.