Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Everton are considering a move for former Manchester City and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves, 31, after his proposed switch to French side Lille collapsed.
QPR want to sign City striker John Guidetti on loan to replace the injured Andy Johnson, 31. The 20-year-old scored 20 goals during 23 games during a similar spell at Dutch club Feyenoord last season.
According to reports in Spain, Manchester United are keeping tabs on Valencia's 22-year-old playmaker Sofiane Feghouli.
Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock, 30, could be set for a loan move to Bolton after falling out of favour with Villa boss Paul Lambert, 43.
The representatives of Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin, 31, have been told the Russia international is surplus to requirements at the Emirates.
Newcastle are not prepared to break their wage structure in order to keep striker Demba Ba, 27, at the club.
Striker Mario Balotelli, 22, was left out of the Manchester City squad which lost in the Champions League to Real Madrid on Tuesday night after an argument with manager Roberto Mancini, 47.
City could be without midfielder Samir Nasri, 25, for three weeks after he suffered a suspected hamstring tear at the Bernabeu.
Following that defeat, goalkeeper Joe Hart, 25, criticised the City players, which angered Mancini, but now his team-mates have come out in support of the England keeper.
The Football Association are determined to continue with disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea defender John Terry for alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, 27, despite the fact the 31-year-old was cleared of the charge in court.
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez could be set for a return to management with AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, 34, has been told he does have a future at Anfield beyond this season, despite failing to start a Premier League match so far under manager Brendan Rodgers.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle, 46, will be given two games to save his job after the club slipped to 15th in the Championship following Tuesday's defeat by Birmingham City.
Tottenham striker Moussa Dembele, 25, has revealed the secret to his success - his mum's spinach pancakes.
Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton, 22, trained for a week with a broken foot in the summer before realising the extent of the injury.