Wednesday's gossip column
Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, 25, is being offered around Europe to top clubs including Manchester United and Paris St-Germain.
Liverpool are considering a summer move for Lyon defender Dejan Lovren. Chelsea and Everton are also keen on the 23-year-old Croatia centre-back.
Chelsea are weighing up a £10m move for Hamburg's 20-year-old South Korean striker Heung-Min Son.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is chasing Levante's former Liverpool winger Nabil El Zhar, 26, as he looks to reform his partnership with striker Arouna Kone, 29.
Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Anderson, 24, says he will stay at Old Trafford and fight for his future with the club.
Sunderland's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 24, is attracting interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Chelsea are considering a surprise move for Manchester United's 22-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, says he would be interested in a move to Bayern Munich after his present spell at Paris St-Germain.
Barcelona's 34-year-old defender Carles Puyol, speaking ahead of Wednesday's Champions League tie with AC Milan, says that the Italian club is his second favourite team, behind Barcelona. "If I had to leave the club I would like to go to Milan, but I'm older and want to retire at my club," he says.
Rafael Benitez, whose long-term future at Chelsea is uncertain, has confessed his lifelong love of Real Madrid in an interview with a Spanish radio station and says he "can't rule out one day becoming national coach" of Spain.
Defender Angel Rangel, 30, says Swansea will win the Capital One Cup final against Bradford if the fans make the same noise as they did at the 2011 Wembley play-off final.
Swansea defender Chico Flores, 25, is losing his battle to be fit to face Bradford in Sunday's Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, 36, says his former club's trophy drought in recent seasons is down to a lack of belief.
Swindon's assistant manager, Fabrizio Piccareta, and all the backroom staff are set to resign on Wednesday. Paolo Di Canio quit as manager of the club on Monday, citing off-the-field problems.
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton, 30, says he is not afraid of playing against David Beckham, 37, who could make his debut for Paris St-Germain against Marseille on Sunday.
David Beckham's 13-year-old son, Brooklyn, has taken advantage of the half-term holidays by joining his dad in training at Paris St-Germain.
A controversial goal caused uproar in the Peruvian League game between Cesar Vallejo and Union Comerico and sparked a nationwide debate about sportsmanship.