Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Arsenal are set to make an ambitious bid to sign midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, from Newcastle.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup insists that 23-year-old winger Scott Sinclair's potential move to Manchester City is far from a done deal.
Tottenham are on alert as Manchester United prepare to offload Nani and Anderson to offset a busy summer of spending in the transfer market.
Newcastle will make a third and final offer of around £6m to French side Lille later this week for 27-year-old French right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Manchester United are plotting a £9m swoop for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, 17.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew does not expect the club to make another bid for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, before the end of the transfer window.
Stoke will have to pay £500,000 for Rangers' United States international midfielder Maurice Edu, 26.
Arsenal and Spurs are set to renew their interest in Barcelona's Dutch international midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, but Liverpool will not be in the market for the 26-year-old having had a bid rejected several weeks ago.
Sunderland are weighing up a move for Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, 28, who has rejected a move to QPR.
Tottenham are set to press ahead with a move for Birmingham City's England international goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19, who is also thought to be interesting Liverpool and Manchester City.
Fulham manager Martin Jol and striker Clint Dempsey, 29, are no longer on speaking terms over the American's desire to move to Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the Cottagers have stepped up their chase for £3m-rated Ivory Coast striker Yannick Sagbo, 24.
Blackburn Rovers are looking at Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, 30, and forward Luke Moore of Swansea, 26, after giving up their chase for Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes.
Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson hopes to land Dundee United striker Johnny Russell, despite the £2m price tag, with the Tannadice club keen to cash in before the 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer. Grayson also wants United winger Gary Mackay-Steven but might have to settle for one of his two targets.
Celtic have initiated talks with Auxerre over the transfer of Willy Boly as manager Neil Lennon seeks a dominant centre-half.
Celtic will this week sign Maya Yoshida from Dutch club VVV Venlo, the Japanese defender having missed out on a move to Aston Villa and attracted interest from Southampton this summer.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has asked chief executive Peter Lawwell if he can spend some of the money from the sale to Swansea City of Ki Sung-Yeung on Rosenborg midfielder Markus Henriksen.
Hibernian have targeted former Chelsea midfielder Tom Taiwo, who has turned down a new contract with Carlisle United, but are likely to fail in a bid to land Watford winger Craig Forsyth on loan.
The state of Sunderland's pitch after a series of summer pop concerts could be questioned following the postponement of their game against Reading due to heavy rain.
Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg feels that Arsene Wenger's current squad lacks a winning mentality.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals that he rejected the chance to be Roberto Mancini's assistant at Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Mancini could quit as Manchester City boss inside a year if he does not receive the backing he requires from the board.
Midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 33, claims he will cut off his long hair and opt for a Mohican like fellow Italian Mario Balotelli if his Juventus side win the Champions League this season.