Saturday's gossip column
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Manager David Moyes admits there is no guarantee Wayne Rooney will sign a new contract if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season. The 28-year-old striker will enter the final year of his £250,000-a-week deal in the summer.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has made a £1.5m bid to sign Norwich's Republic of Ireland international midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 31.
French side Paris St-Germain are ready to make a bid to sign Chelsea's Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard, 22, at the end of the season.
Liverpool are working to finalise a £9m bid for Mohamed Salah, 21, after a host of other European clubs joined the race for the Basle winger.
Stoke City are in talks to sign midfielder Stephen Ireland, 27, on a permanent deal from Aston Villa during the January transfer window.
Arsenal are considering a move for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic but any deal for the 27-year-old Croatia forward is unlikely to be completed in the January transfer window.
But Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is not considering a move for Fulham's former Tottenham forward Dimitar Berbatov, 32.
And Wenger has joked that Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa - linked with the north London club and reported to have a £32m buy-out clause - would cost more like £145m.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out signing strikers Jermain Defoe, 31, and Harry Kane, 20 from former club Tottenham.
Manager David Moyes believes 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj can become one of Manchester United's greatest players.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it hurts him to leave Juan Mata out of his starting XI and wants the 25-year-old Spain midfielder to stay.
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is keen to add former team-mate Jamie Redknapp to his coaching staff.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is happy with his side's performances over the first half of the season but has played down speculation they can win all four major trophies.
Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant, 30, has been criticised for going to a fancy dress party dressed as Osama Bin Laden.
Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Sofia have sacked 26-year-old midfielder Martin Dimitrov after he allegedly skipped a match against champions Ludogorets to go and have a mud bath.