Sunday's gossip: Robin van Persie and David Silva feature
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Spanish giants Barcelona want to replace influential midfielder Xavi with Manchester City's David Silva, 28, when their 34-year-old captain retires.
Dutch striker Robin van Persie, 30, could return to Arsenal at the end of the season after being left disillusioned following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United.
Sunderland's 25-year-old midfielder Lee Cattermole, who was the subject of a deadline-day bid from Stoke City, also interested Napoli coach Rafa Benitez.
Arsenal are trying to send deadline-day signing Kim Kallstrom back to Spartak Moscow after discovering that the 31-year-old Swedish midfielder will be out for six weeks with a back injury.
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt says 20-year-old attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, a target for Arsenal, was the subject of a number of bids in the January transfer window.
Roberto Mancini received a £10m pay-off - the highest in British football history - when he was sacked by Manchester City.
Manchester United are closing in on a world-record $1bn kit sponsorship deal with Nike that could earn the club £70m per year.
Randy Lerner wants to sell Aston Villa, and is hoping to receive as much as £200m for the club from a wealthy US investor.
Everton assistant manager Graeme Jones, 43, has been lined up by Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins as a replacement for manager Michael Laudrup, 49.
Fulham have identified former Charlton and West Ham boss Alan Curbishley, 56 as a possible replacement for struggling manager Rene Meulensteen, 49.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is losing patience with Tim Sherwood as head coach and has lined up Dutchman Louis van Gaal, 62, to replace the 44-year-old.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool may challenge Manchester City's right to play in the Champions League next season by questioning their adherence to Financial Fair Play regulations.
West Brom boss Pepe Mel, 50, allowed his players to air their views on the team's tactics after the 4-3 defeat by Aston Villa.
Ross Barkley is ready to sign a new long-term contract at Everton that will land the 20-year-old midfielder a significant rise on his £15,000 per week wages.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, 66, intends to create a football team called the Los Angeles Gunners on the west coast of America.
Eintracht Braunschweig found an innovative way to deal with a waterlogged pitch - calling in a helicopter to blow water off the surface.
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