Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Juventus are keen to force through a deal to sign Manchester United winger Nani, 27.
Hull still want to sign West Brom striker Shane Long, 26, despite a move falling through on transfer deadline day in September.
Everton will listen to offers for Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic, 28, and Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga, 30, in January, in order to boost the World Cup chances for the pair.
Bolivian champions Bolivar are trying to tempt former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham, 38, out of retirement.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will look at Reading left-back Wayne Bridge's fitness before deciding whether to try to sign the 33-year-old who played under him at Brighton.
Tottenham are poised to make a move for Roma defender Dodo, 21, when the transfer window re-opens next month.
Stoke will finance a move for Hannover striker Mame Biram Diouf, 26, in the new year by granting Peter Crouch, 32, a transfer to QPR.
Manchester City will go head-to-head with Reading to sign highly-rated Malmo defender Miiko Albornoz, 23.
Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy, 34, has made it clear he does not want to take the manager's job on a temporary basis if Malky Mackay leaves the club.
Uefa has confirmed the qualifying process for Euro 2016, with one third-placed team in the group stages to qualify automatically.
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor, 27, has vowed to fight for his place at the club after being blocked from moving out on loan
Former Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz, 60, has revealed he wants to become the new Tottenham manager.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, 44, insists his Christmas will not be ruined this year after his side conceded 15 goals in three festive games last season.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart, 26, will get his first Premier League appearance in eight weeks in Manchester City's game against Fulham.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has criticised a member of the club's board after suggesting that the 26-year-old Argentina striker does not deserve a new deal.
Wales are set to play warm-up matches against Uruguay and Italy ahead of this summer's World Cup before both sides take on England in the tournament.
Manchester City's Spanish duo Jesus Navas, 28, and Alvaro Negredo, 28, struggled to sing a traditional Christmas song from their native country.