Gossip column: Eto'o, Evra, Arnautovic, Ferguson, Poyet
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Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, has opened talks with Turkish club Besiktas. His contract at Stamford Bridge expires this summer.
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, 30, expects the squad to be overhauled this summer following a disappointing season at home and in Europe.
France left-back Patrice Evra, 32, is one of 10 players set to leave Old Trafford this summer as manager David Moyes rebuilds his squad.
Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic, 24, insists he wants to stay with Stoke City despite being linked with a move away from England.
Newcastle United are said to be plotting a move for Arsenal's 21-year-old Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell, who recently scored against Manchester United in the Champions League for Olympiakos, where he is spending the season on loan.
West Ham and Hull City are looking at Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 28, although Genoa are thought to be interested in taking the Italy international back to his home country.
Newcastle United tried to hire Sir Alex Ferguson as manager when Kevin Keegan resigned in January 1997, former chairman Freddy Shepherd has revealed.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, could miss the rest of the season with a chipped bone in his toe.
Chelsea fans are to start a collection to pay the £8,000 fine handed to manager Jose Mourinho by the Football Association for improper conduct in his side's recent defeat by Aston Villa.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told other clubs that psychiatrist Steve Peters, who has also worked with snooker world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, is "very, very happy" at Anfield.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 26, says facing Liverpool's 52-goal twin strikeforce of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in their Premier League title showdown at Anfield on Sunday will be "fun".
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Sturridge, 24, reckons he would still be on the bench if he had stayed at City instead of leaving for Chelsea in 2009.
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel will only discuss his future with the club if he secures their Premier League status.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet insists he does not care what his critics think as he battles relegation from the Premier League.
Former Hull City manager Phil Brown says current boss Steve Bruce's big-game experience will help them beat Sheffield United in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Wigan manager Uwe Rosler is preparing for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal by taking inspiration from Roberto Martinez, who guided the club to the trophy last season.
Full story: Manchester Evening News
Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has told winger Jason Puncheon, 27, to back up his two-goal performance in last Saturday's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace by being more consistent.
Full story: Croydon Advertiser
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Spain midfielder Koke, 22, has ruled out an end-of-season exit from La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta says they do not want to sell former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, despite an "attractive" £58m offer from French champions Paris St-Germain.
Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)
Wales midfielder Gareth Bale, 24, wants to stay at Real Madrid for as long as possible.
Full story: Marca (in Spanish)
Manchester United have installed beds to allow players to sleep at their training ground - so they are not kept awake by their children before big games.
Full story: Sun (subscription required)
Tickets for Sunday's key Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City are selling online for more than £1,000.
New Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has compared the club to a Cinquecento - but says they could become a Ferrari.
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