Friday's gossip column
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Manchester City are targeting Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 25, as doubts continue to grow over Joe Hart's future.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is determined to hold onto Juan Mata, 25, despite rumours that Paris Saint-Germain could be about to bid £35m for the Spanish midfielder.
Manchester United have ended their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 25, who has also been strongly linked with Bayern Munich.
Cardiff City have asked Manchester United about the possibility of signing winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, on loan in January.
Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 22, will wait one more month before deciding if he will have to leave the club on loan to protect his hopes of representing Belgium at next summer's World Cup.
Manchester United are ready to battle AC Milan to sign Saint Etienne left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, 22, as they prepare for life without Patrice Evra.
Liverpool's Iago Aspas is looking to secure a loan move away from Anfield only three months after the 26-year-old forward joined the club from Celta Vigo.
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 20, is set to head back to Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday on loan.
Crystal Palace will hold talks with Wales manager Chris Coleman this week about the possibility of the 43-year-old becoming their new manager.
Palace chairman Steve Parish has admitted the club may not replace Ian Holloway until the next international break in mid-November.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, 43, is in no rush to discuss extending his contract beyond the end of next season.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta regrets the Gunners' failure to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the summer. During his time at Everton Arteta lived near Suarez and faces his former neighbour at the Emirates on Saturday.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is worried about doing more damage to his ongoing toe and groin problems if he does not receive rest over the weeks ahead. The Dutchman, 30, has been struggling with the injuries for several weeks.
French defender Patrice Evra, 32, believes Manchester United need to win their next 10 matches to kick-start their season.
Manchester United are close to signing David Beckham's son Brooklyn as the 14-year-old is undergoing a trial with club ahead of signing a contract with them in the new year.