Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is chasing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, but faces competition from Arsenal.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a move for 31-year-old Barcelona forward David Villa in January.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, could replace David Beckham at LA Galaxy.
Marseille president Vincent Labrune has told Newcastle they will have to pay £15m for 25-year-old striker Loic Remy.
Inter Milan are ready to battle it out with West Ham in the race to sign Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, 28.
Tottenham are poised to make a £10m offer for Montpellier attacker Younes Belhanda, 22, in January.
Sunderland are eyeing up a move for Everton's 35-year-old defender Sylvain Distin.
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez is facing an internal battle with Chelsea's senior officials to get transfer funds in January.
Chelsea are planning to open contract talks with defender John Terry, 32, despite his current deal running until 2014.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is confident his side will win a trophy this season.
Striker Papiss Cisse, 27, has been given two games to find the net or he will be dropped from Newcastle's squad.
Neil Warnock wants six new signings at Leeds United following the club's £52m takeover.
Despite interest from China, the Middle East and United States, Rio Ferdinand, 34, will extend his Manchester United career into a 12th season with a 12-month contract extension.
Diego Maradona's chances of becoming Iraq's national team coach are in the balance after their football chiefs weighed up the option of appointing former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson instead.
Full story: Daily Telegraph
A brave Liverpool supporter allowed defender Martin Skrtel, 28, to tattoo him to raise funds for the Justice for the 96 campaign.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists the Old Firm will never be the same again when Rangers rise back to the top flight - because they have become weaker as Celtic have grown stronger.
Full story: Daily Record
Jose Mourinho, 49, tells Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez to concentrate on his own job after the Spaniard made comments about the Real Madrid manager and his possible availability in the summer.
"As a Chelsea fan all I can say is that I hope he wasn't thinking about Real Madrid during the Corinthians game," said Mourinho.