Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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West Ham are planning a fresh bid for their former striker Demba Ba, 28, who is out of favour at Chelsea. The Hammers tried to sign Ba in January.
Chelsea are willing to allow defender David Luiz, 26, to leave for Barcelona in January.
Meanwhile, Chelsea, along with Manchester City, have been alerted to the possibility that Sergio Ramos could leave Real Madrid after the 27-year-old defender was criticised by Real coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton are considering a move to bring Los Angeles Galaxy striker Landon Donovan, 31, back to Goodison Park for a third loan spell in the new year.
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, who is in the final year of his contract, claims he is not being given a chance by Manuel Pellegrini and could seek a move in January.
Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie, 24, thinks that fellow winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, would love to return to his former club on loan from Manchester United in January, six months after leaving for Old Trafford.
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke insists he has no plans to sell 26-year-old striker Shane Long in January.
Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 22, on loan in the January transfer window, which could open up a move to Manchester United for Atletico playmaker Koke, 21.
However, Manchester United appear to have been thwarted in their bid to sign defender Ezequiel Garay, 27, from Benfica after the Argentine said he was happy with life at the Portuguese club.
Turkish side Trabzonspor are eyeing a move for Fulham's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, 32, when the January transfer window opens.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has criticised striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, who reportedly requested a transfer hours after his decisive penalty miss in the Uefa Super Cup final against Bayern Munich in August. Lukaku is currently on loan at Everton.
Retired former Manchester United stars Gary Neville and Paul Scholes have revealed that they still harbour regrets over England's lack of success during their playing days.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is "relaxed" about his contract situation, despite his current deal expiring at the end of this season and no new arrangement in place yet.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is adamant that the injury to Leighton Baines, 28, will not bring forward any contract negotiations with the left-back, who was subject of a transfer bid from Manchester United last summer.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, has called on Spurs fans to be patient with manager Andre Villas-Boas following the side's indifferent start to the season.
A Tromso fan has claimed that he was moved from his seat by security guards for chanting "you're getting sacked in the morning" at Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas during their Europa League tie in Norway on Thursday.