Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Everton manager David Moyes has pulled off another coup by signing 17-year-old French wonderkid M'Baye Niang for £2m from Caen.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge if Andy Carroll leaves Anfield over the next few days.
Chelsea have told Barcelona that defender David Luiz, 25, is not for sale at any price.
Reading are in talks with West Ham about buying Hammers striker Carlton Cole for £5m.
Juventus are back in talks with Manchester City over a deal for Edin Dzeko after their move for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente collapsed.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis will attempt to resurrect his loan move for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 25, next week.
Brazilian striker Willian, 24, has begged his Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk not to block his £20m move to Tottenham.
Bolton have been reportedly asked to pay £3m if they want to sign Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing.
Arsenal frontman Theo Walcott has reportedly began discussing a new five-year deal at the club that will make him one of the Gunners' top earners.
Middlesbrough's Marvin Emnes and Blackpool's Tom Ince have emerged as leading targets for Swansea City.
Norwich are believed to be closing in on the capture of Argentine international midfielder Lucas Biglia, 25.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists he has a nice side despite admitting he gets angry on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Suarez is believed to be using Manchester City frontman Carlos Tevez as an unlikely role model to rebuild his own reputation.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel believes the Premier League title race will be the toughest ever this season - but insists the Blues can clinch the crown.
Blackburn are poised to agree a loan deal for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 19.
AIK Stockholm fans took their "12th man" role to the extreme when they travelled to the hotel of their club's Europa League opponents, CSKA Moscow, and set off fireworks in the middle of the night.