Tuesday's gossip column
Manchester United will have to battle Paris St-Germain to recapture Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, after the Ligue 1 leaders made Real Madrid a "substantial offer" for the forward.
Tottenham plan to offer £6.5m for 21-year-old Blackpool winger Thomas Ince, who has scored 18 Championship goals this season.
Bayern Munich want Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, because target Robert Lewandowski, 24, is expected to join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City want Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, 21, but face competition from Juventus for the Spain Under-21 international.
West Ham will try to buy Everton striker Nikica Jelavic, 27, after deciding the £17m fee to make 24-year-old Andy Carroll's loan move from Liverpool permanent is too high.
Arsenal are preparing a £10m bid for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 23, to replace the injury-prone Abou Diaby.
Liverpool want 20-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, who is valued at £1.2m by his club. The Portugal Under-19 international was born in London.
West Ham are set to sign Romania defender Razvan Rat, 31, on a free transfer this summer.
Galatasaray want Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy, 27, and the Turkish club are also lining up a £12m bid for Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben, 29.
Manchester City are preparing to offload up to 12 players this summer as part of an extensive overhaul of their squad that could involve as many as six signings.
Paris St-Germain are confident of hiring Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as their new manager this summer with Carlo Ancelotti expected to become Real Madrid boss.
Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City's director of football, has met the agent of Manuel Pellegrini, the Malaga coach who is a favoured option to replace Roberto Mancini should the Italian leave the club.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to dump John Terry, 32, as the club's captain and replace him with defender David Luiz, 26.
Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners are preparing a £65m deal to buy a New York Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise.
Former QPR boss Neil Warnock says the club's bunch of mercenaries have let them down following their relegation from the Premier League.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, 29, thinks he has been priced out of a dream move to Boca Juniors.
Reading owner Anton Zingarevich insists he has no regrets about sacking Brian McDermott.
Barnsley have cancelled their end-of-season awards dinner after only 57 fans bought tickets for the event. The Tykes are in the Championship relegation zone going into the final day.
Rosenborg striker Nicki Bille Nielsen, 25, ripped his shirt off in anger after not getting a penalty when fouled by Sandnes goalkeeper Sean McDermott.