Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Rivals Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are preparing bids of around £17m for Barcelona's 21-year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, says he knows nothing of any interest from Real Madrid and insists he is "comfortable and happy" at Anfield.
Newcastle United's France midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, is wanted by Serie A leaders Roma.
Monaco want to sign 20-year-old West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, heavily tipped to make it into Roy Hodgson's next England squad yet currently on just £850 a week at the Baggies.
Everton's hopes of completing a move for Porto's 26-year-old midfielder Fernando, who they tried to sign in the summer, is under threat from Napoli.
Crystal Palace are confident of appointing a manager before Saturday's home game against Everton, with Wales boss Chris Coleman, 43, a clear favourite to succeed Ian Holloway.
But 40-year-old former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka, Jose Mourinho's ex-assistant at the Bernabeu, is the latest manager to hold talks over the vacant Palace job.
Manager Arsene Wenger, who is currently on a £7.5m a year contract, will delay signing a new improved deal until Arsenal have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Chelsea defender David Luiz, 26, is set to be axed by Jose Mourinho after senior Chelsea players criticised his attitude in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Blues striker Fernando Torres, 29, is set to miss his team's Champions League game with Schalke on Wednesday after limping out of training.
The Premier League's expert group of doctors are to examine the rules around concussion and head injuries after Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris was allowed to stay on the field despite a blow to the head following a collision with Everton's Romelu Lukaku in Sunday's goalless draw at Goodison Park.
Meanwhile, FA representatives spoke directly with Spurs on Monday and left with "no concerns" about the club's involvement in the incident.
Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said he advised Roman Abramovich to choose Chelsea over Tottenham when the Russian was looking for an English club to buy in 2003.
Norwich City are in the Premier League's relegation zone after spending £13.5m on three strikers who have managed just six shots all season.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 31, admits he still loves West Ham, and says he made a "massive mistake" when he asked for a transfer when they were relegated from the Premier League in 2003.
West Ham's England striker Andy Carroll, 24, who has not played since May because of two different heel injuries, has had his recovery delayed by a viral infection in his stomach.
Julian Jeanvier, 21, could find himself playing for German side Hamburg for next season after having not played a single game for French side Lille since arriving last summer. French side Sochaux are also in the fray to recruit the young defender.
Valencia have set their sights on Ruben Vezo, 19, to fill in their central defender position after the departure of Adil Rami.
Former Barcelona player Ludovic Giuly says Victor Valdés would be very happy at AS Monaco after the French Ligue 1 side expressed an interest in signing the 31-year-old goalkeeper.
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez says he has nothing to envy about Ronaldo ahead of his team's encounter against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Arsenal's new signing Mesut Ozil, 25, says he left Real Madrid because he did not feel the confidence of the coach.
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp says Arsenal play like an orchestra, but he is a heavy metal fan, as his team takes on the Gunners on Tuesday.
Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography was spotted in the suitcase of his successor David Moyes on his trip to Real Sociedad for Manchester United's Champions League match this week.
A flight carrying CSKA Moscow fans to Manchester for the Champions League game with Manchester City had to divert to Denmark to eject drunken passengers.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, 26, is using Chelsea's state-of-the-art training facilities in Cobham to get over his back problems.
A film - 'The Class of '92' - chronicling Manchester United's famous young side of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil and Gary Neville is to be released next month.