Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini wants Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 26, to be his new number one and Joe Hart, 26, could head the other way on loan in January.
Wilfried Zaha's chances of getting a loan away from Manchester United this January are not being helped by suggestions that the 21-year-old winger is struggling to adapt to the mental challenges of life at a big club.
Benfica have put a £20m price tag on Manchester United target Nemanja Matic. The 25-year-old Serbia midfielder spent two years at Chelsea but did not start a game for the London club.
Wolfsburg's Brazil midfielder Diego, 28, claims Arsenal and Southampton are interested in signing him on a free transfer next summer.
Brazilian winger Everton Ribeiro, 24, has admitted he would like to secure a 'dream' £7m move to Manchester United.
Tottenham will consider a loan move for Real Madrid's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 21, in January. Morata has started just once in the league for Real this season.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is facing increasing pressure from the club's board after Sunday's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, 30, has said he is confident of winning the World Player of the Year award because he "made the difference" and "set defences on fire".
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, has no regrets about playing 90 minutes for England against Germany while carrying a thigh injury even though it infuriated his club manager Brendan Rodgers.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was encouraged to consider dropping 22-year-old midfielder Aaron Ramsey from home matches last season because of the impatience of fans at the Emirates.
Manchester City are still paying Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor £40,000 a week. The 29-year-old, who joined Tottenham in 2012 after spending the previous season on loan at White Hart Lane, came off the bench for his first appearance of the season in Spurs' 6-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he 'tried to kill' one of his players during his tenure at Stamford Bridge, saying: "One player didn't show respect and I tried to kill him but it wasn't possible."