Saturday's gossip column
Aston Villa have become the first Premier League club to try to snap up ex-Rangers winger Gregg Wylde, 20, who agreed to leave the financially-stricken SPL club this week. And they could soon be joined in the race by Bolton Wanderers.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reported to be lining up a bid to sign Dynamo Kiev's Ukraine striker Andriy Yarmolenko, 22.
Chelsea could be beaten by Barcelona in the battle for Valencia defender Jordi Alba. The uncertainty over the Blues' managerial position could persuade the 22-year-old to remain in Spain.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean is hopeful of adding former Netherlands midfielder Bolo Zenden, 35, to his squad for the end-of-season run-in.
Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to land Werder Bremen's 22-year-old midfielder Marko Marin, according to German media reports.
Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa, 22 is likely to disappoint Liverpool and Manchester United by signing a new deal with the German club.
Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with a return to Chelsea in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas's dismissal, has promised to stay on as manager at Real Madrid.
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa, who guided the La Liga side to a famous victory over Manchester United on Thursday, has rejected two approaches from Roman Abramovich's staff over the Chelsea vacancy - because he will only talk to the owner himself.
Germany coach Joachim Loew has refused to be drawn on speculation that he is Chelsea's top managerial target, saying he is focused on anything Euro 2012.
United goalkeeper David de Gea has accused his team-mates of "falling asleep" during their shock Europa League defeat by Athletic Bilbao.
Cesc Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain who moved to Barcelona in August 2011, has backed manager Arsene Wenger to return the Gunners to the top of the English game.
"I am sure he will find the means to bring Arsenal back to where they belong," he said.
Harry Redknapp's son Jamie, the former England midfielder turned television pundit, is worried about his dad becoming England manager because of the stress and pressure of the job.
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson will only extend his contract at the Hawthorns once it expires in June if he is assured there are funds to spend on strengthening his squad.
Full story: Daily Telegraph
Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, 42, could be heading for a third Arsenal spell after being offered a temporary coaching role at Emirates Stadium.
Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant has used his Twitter account to angrily deny he had been fined by manager Tony Pulis after claims he had broken club rules.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes insists he will stand by the club and continue with plans for a new stadium, training ground and academy, even if they lose their fight against relegation from the Premier League.
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo abandoned his £200,000 black Lamborghini on the streets of Madrid - after it broke down.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has vowed to keep growing his beard until his club win the Premier League or Spain win the London 2012 Olympic football tournament.
Blackpool's players were almost locked out of their team hotel rooms ahead of today's match against Peterbrough after the club's corporate credit card was turned down by the reception desk.