Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Manchester United have ended their interest in Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski, 25, with manager David Moyes saying he does not need another striker.
United's hopes of offloading Anderson, 25, to Porto look to be over after the Portuguese club said they cannot afford either a transfer fee or his wages.
Valencia are looking to buy out-of-favour Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 28, in January and are preparing an offer of £7m.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is determined not to sell left-back Leighton Baines, 28, in January despite interest in the England international from Manchester United.
Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay insists he has the final say on transfers following the recent departures of head of recruitment Iain Moody and his interim replacement Alisher Apsalyamov, a friend of club owner Vincent Tan's son.
Liverpool are weighing up a move for FC Porto's 20-year-old Argentine midfielder Juan Iturbe, currently on a season-long loan to Serie A side Verona.
Turkish club Galatasaray have told Manchester City they must pay £25m for goalkeeper Fernando Muslera if they want to buy the 27-year-old in January.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says their pursuit of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez might have been 'provocative' but it was not meant to be the case.
Arsenal have given keeper Wojciech Szczesny a new four-year deal worth £20.8m.
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will miss Saturday's game at Fulham and could also be sidelined for the matches against Real Sociedad and Arsenal next week.
Wales manager Chris Coleman is the new favourite to become the next Crystal Palace manager, although Alex McLeish has also joined the running.
Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, 26, has been omitted from Romania's squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifying play-off against Greece.
Martin O'Neill is close to being named as the next manager of the Republic of Ireland and he wants former Irish international Roy Keane as his number two.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany looks set to miss at least three more games as he struggles to recover from a groin injury he picked up against Everton in early October.
Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush is to grow back his famous moustache in support of Movember, the annual movement which sees men sport hair on their upper lips every November to raise money to combat prostate cancer.
Newcastle Chronicle editor Mike Thwaites has tweeted Saturday's front page, containing a message to Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, in the latest stage of a dispute which has seen the paper banned by the club.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has joked that Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho will "get a slap" if he celebrates any goals in Saturday's Premier League game. The Special One jumped into the crowd to celebrate Chelsea's injury-time winner against Manchester City last weekend.