Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Manchester United will seal a £16m move for Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines, 28, in January after failing to sign him during the summer.
Juventus have proposed a swap deal to take striker Luis Suarez, 26, after learning that his club Liverpool want midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 27, and defender Leonardo Bonucci, 26.
Arsenal and Chelsea are on alert after West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 20, saw talks stall over a new contract.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been given hope in their chase for Real Madrid's former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31.
Tottenham representatives are in Brazil attempting to strike a deal for Santos winger Neilton, 19, who has been dubbed "the new Neymar".
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is believed to be targeting a January move for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, 26.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will try to beat Schalke to the signature of 26-year-old Hamburg left-back Dennis Aogo who has won 12 caps for Germany.
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Galatasaray will try to tempt Chelsea captain John Terry, 32, away from Stamford Bridge with a multi-million-pound three-year deal.
Manchester United are tracking Sporting Lisbon defender Mauricio, 25, with a view to making a formal move next summer.
Winger Ashkan Dejagah fears his chances of making Iran's World Cup squad will be wrecked if he fails to win a regular spot in the Fulham side.
Former England winger Chris Waddle has warned that the national side's chances of success are being harmed by an excess of foreign players in the Premier League.
Iain Dowie could return to manage Crystal Palace - seven years after leaving the club - after emerging as favourite to pip Dan Petrescu and Tony Pulis to the job.
Dynamo Moscow boss Petrescu is set to snub the Palace job, according to the Russian club's president Gennady Solovev.
And Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is also believed to have turned down the chance to replace Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park.
Palace are set to appoint Pulis within the next 48 hours after missing out on Aitor Karanka and Rene Meulensteen in the past fortnight.
Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale, 24, insists that Wales must respond to manager Chris Coleman's new contract by qualifying for Euro 2016.
And Coleman is adamant that he never wanted to leave the Wales job to take charge at Crystal Palace.
Manchester United will delay contract talks with striker Wayne Rooney, 28, until next year - even though his current deal runs out in 2015.
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan admits to being mystified by the fact that full-back Alan Hutton has not been selected for a competitive Aston Villa game in 18 months.
A Crystal Palace fan has taken out a cheeky newspaper advert seeking a replacement for former boss Ian Holloway - asking for a "captain for a sinking ship".
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has shown his support for League One side Wolves by paying defender Jody Craddock, 38, to play in his testimonial next year.