Saturday's gossip column
Barcelona are preparing a £35m offer for Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz, 25, but the Stamford Bridge club will ask for £40m.
Jose Mourinho wants to keep both Frank Lampard, 34, and John Terry, 32, at Chelsea next season. However, he has ruled out a move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 27, and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31.
Manchester City have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Napoli's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 26, with the Italian club willing to include City forward Edin Dzeko, 27, in the deal.
Agent Jorge Mendes says Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is 80% sure to rejoin Chelsea in the summer and has refused to rule out the possibility of Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, joining Paris Saint-Germain.
Bayern Munich are set to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of Borussia Dortmund's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 24.
Southampton have joined Liverpool in the pursuit of Celtic's Kenya international midfielder Victor Wanyama, 21, who has also been linked with Manchester United.
Barcelona and Real Madrid both want Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez. The 21-year-old Spaniard only signed a new contract, which includes a £25.2m release clause, three months ago.
Israel international midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 32, has confirmed will leave Chelsea when his contract expires this summer.
Real Madrid could allow as many as eight players, including Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, 25, and striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, to leave the Bernabeu this summer in a move that will take £25m off the club's wage bill. Only 11 players are certain of their futures at Real.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to undergo hip surgery in the summer and could miss the start of next season.
Manager Roberto Mancini admits he is uncertain about his future at Manchester City and has no idea why the club's sporting director Txiki Begiristain met Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini's agent in Madrid earlier this week.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has revealed that manager Harry Redknapp will have to take a pay cut following QPR's relegation.
Arsene Wenger has revealed he wants to stay as Arsenal manager beyond his current contract, which expires in 2014. The Frenchman joined the club in 1996 and has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will sign a new contract this summer. Gerrard turns 33 later this month and has a year left on his current deal.
Sir Alex Ferguson is still frustrated at Manchester United's failure to sign Gareth Bale from Southampton in 2007. Ferguson repeated his claims from January that Southampton did not respond to their offer and Bale, who was named the PFA player of the year at the weekend, joined Tottenham soon after.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions his side's run to the FA Cup final has ruined their chances of avoiding relegation.
David Beckham's Paris Saint-Germain team-mates have been teasing the former England captain after Zlatan Ibrahimovic found songs by Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on the veteran's iPod.