Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Striker Daniel Sturridge is believed to be considering his future at Chelsea. The 22-year-old has just over a year left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge.
Fabio Aurelio looks set to leave Liverpool in the summer. The 32-year-old left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and there have been no talks about a new deal.
Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka, 21, is being targeted by a number of Premier League sides, with Arsenal, Newcastle and Fulham all monitoring his progress.
Midfielder Keith Andrews, 31, says he wants to extend his stay at West Brom following his short-term move from Blackburn.
Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia, 24, has issued a 'come and get me' call to Manchester United. The Udinese centre-back is believed to be being monitored by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Meanwhile, Ferguson will get his own players' assessment before deciding whether to move for summer target Christian Eriksen. United will get a first-hand look at the 19-year-old Danish midfielder when they face Ajax in the Europa League.
Newcastle are waiting to see if Bolton are successful in their fight against relegation before making a move for 23-year-old playmaker Mark Davies.
Liverpool target - Japan international playmaker Shinji Kagawa, 22 - insists he has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea are considering a £22m bid for 22-year-old Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are once again showing interest in 25-year-old CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says he is happy for his loan players to stay out on loan now they can be recalled to Wearside at any time.
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers will not allow out-of-favour striker Stephen Dobbie to leave the Liberty Stadium, despite interest from a number of Championship clubs.
Internacional striker Leandro Damiao's agent has put both Liverpool and Tottenham on red alert by admitting the 22-year-old could be ready to head for Europe in the summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes 38-year-old veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs could one day succeed him as Manchester United manager.
Striker Carlos Tevez will apparently have to grovel to boss Roberto Mancini if he wants a Manchester City lifeline. The Argentinian has flown back to Manchester determined to get fit and win back his place in Mancini's side.
Mancini has also ordered maverick Mario Balotelli to keep his temper in check as he returns from his latest suspension, in a bid to help the club stay on course for a Premier and Europa League double.
Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have offered Guus Hiddink an extraordinary £8.3m-a-year contract to become their new coach and want a decision this week.
Senior Chelsea players want Hiddink to return to Stamford Bridge as manager and save the club's season.
Businessman Wayne Wild has declared his ambition to lead a supporters' trust takeover of Blackburn - but current owners Venky's continue to insist they will not sell.
Huddersfield want to give Neil Warnock a rapid return to the game as their manager following Lee Clark's shock sacking. Warnock previously managed the Terriers from 1993 to 1995.
Wayne Rooney broke his own pre-arranged media embargo by revealing 'Switcharooney' to be the name of his £63,000 racehorse on Twitter.
Manchester United's Europa League adventure got off to a bad start when Danny Welbeck and Nani forgot to bring their passports for the flight to Amsterdam.