Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Liverpool are keen to re-sign Thomas Ince from Blackpool in a £6m move. The Reds sold Ince, 20, to Blackpool just 18 months ago for £250,000.
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has criticised Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger after he admitted his interest in England new boy Wilfried Zaha, 20.
Inter Milan club president Massimo Moratti says the club have no interest in re-signing Mario Balotelli, 22, from Manchester City in the January transfer window.
Midfielder Wesley Sneijder has admitted he does not know if he will stay at Inter Milan due to a contract dispute. The 28-year-old Dutch star has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Schalke and Russian side Anzhi.
Malaga insist that Isco, 20, is on course to sign a long-term deal with the Spanish club despite interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
Manchester United could make a move for Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 24, who is reportedly considering his future at Real Madrid after losing his place to Luka Modric.
New QPR manager Harry Redknapp is considering making a January move for out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, 28.
Chelsea are lining up a move for Bayern Munich's 28-year-old striker Mario Gomez as owner Roman Abramovich looks to strengthen Rafa Benitez's squad in January.
Benitez is also keen to bring in German forward Andre Schurrle, 22, from Bayer Leverkusen. The German international was also a target for Benitez's predecessor at Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo.
Brazilian full-back Wallace, 18, claims he will move to Chelsea from Fluminense either in January or in next summer's transfer window.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says that Jermain Defoe is not for sale after rumours claimed Harry Redknapp was keen to link up with the 30-year-old striker at QPR.
Daniele De Rossi, 29, will ignore interest from Manchester City and Chelsea and opt for either Paris St-Germain or Real Madrid if he decides to leave Roma.
Manchester United are keen on Chelsea's teenage midfielder Conor Hunte. The 16-year-old is yet to sign a professional contract at Stamford Bridge and has already attracted interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.
Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady is ready to quit Spartak Moscow when the transfer window opens, with Fulham leading the chase for the £6m-rated Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland international.
Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United are poised to battle it out with Rangers, whose signing ban ends in September, to sign Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy when his contract ends in the summer.
Goalkeeper Mark Brown has agreed a contract extension with Ross County until the end of the season.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is understood to be in negotiations with Scottish Third Division side Rangers for naming rights to the Ibrox Stadium. The ground will be renamed the Sports Direct Arena if the deal goes through.
Harry Redknapp is to give Rob Green, 32, another chance to establish himself as QPR's first-choice goalkeeper following an injury to 33-year-old team-mate Julio Cesar.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Steven Gerrard has not been told to curb his attacking instincts this season, and that the 32-year-old is just as effective as ever.
Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong, 20, can join Ghana's bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals after Fifa switched his national eligibility from England.
The prospect of Joe Jordan becoming the new Scotland manager look set to diminish today, when he is expected to sign a contract to become first-team coach at Queens Park Rangers and renew his partnership with manager Harry Redknapp.
Scotland will today table two bids to host Euro 2020 - one as co-hosts with Ireland and Wales and the other as part of Uefa president Michel Platini's vision to involve 13 different European cities.
London-based liquidator BDO has officially launched a full-scale probe into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of Rangers and it could lead to criminal prosecutions and legal cases worth tens of millions of pounds.
Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, has threatened to quit playing for Togo if the country's football federation refuses to pay the players the money it owes them.
Conference sponsors Blue Square Bet will give non-League club Hereford United £500 for every fan who finds the top corner of the net in a recreation of Ronnie Radford's 1972 FA Cup goal against Newcastle at Edgar Street on Friday.