Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to make a fresh £24m bid for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho, 26, after watching him play against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday.
Arsenal are believed to have revived their interest in Montpellier captain and defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, 23, following the French side's elimination from the Champions League.
Liverpool have been linked with a £12m January move for CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda, 26.
Russian club Zenit St Petersburg are considering a move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, in the January transfer window.
Chelsea have been alerted after Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk, 26, revealed he is ready to walk out on the club after a touchline row with coach Luciano Spalletti.
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 29, looks set to leave the club in the summer, as he is unhappy with the Gunners' offer of a 12-month extension to his current deal.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill wants Manchester City striker John Guidetti, 20, to join his strugglers on loan.
Everton are set to fight Liverpool for the signature of England keeper Jack Butland, 19.
Aston Villa have put an £18m price tag on striker Darren Bent, 28, as they try to recover most of the £24m they paid for him.
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka, 30, has admitted he may be on his way out in January after failing to force his way into Jose Mourinho's starting XI, with LA Galaxy understood to be interested.
Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich are all battling it out to sign Cluj winger Modou Sougou, 27.
Arsenal chief commercial officer Tom Fox says not winning a trophy in seven years has not hurt the club's brand as it is "defined by more than winning".
Brentford sporting director Mark Warburton has emerged as the latest candidate in the race to replace Dan Ashworth in the same role at West Bromwich Albion. Ashworth is the FA's new director of elite development.
Roberto Mancini has been told by the Manchester City board that he must win the league to keep his job, after the club went out of Europe this week.
Manchester City have ruled out a summer move for Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, even if Roberto Mancini is sacked.
Swansea are preparing to submit plans to expand Liberty Stadium by 12,000 seats.
Sunderland defender Wes Brown, 33, is hoping his chronic injury problems are finally nearing an end as he closes in on another comeback attempt.
Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola does not believe any Italian club could afford to buy the Manchester City striker, 22, adding the Italian is "as valuable as the Mona Lisa".
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, 23, has been showing off his golf skills as he's caught on camera playing a trick shot.