Monday's gossip column
Manchester United have agreed a staggering £26m deal to sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura, 19, from Sao Paulo.
United are also reportedly ready to make a bid for Fulham's Moussa Dembele, 25, as their busy transfer summer looks set to continue.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie wants £10m-a-year deal at his new club - Manchester United, City and Juventus are all chasing the Dutchman.
Manchester City have set their sights on Daniele De Rossi, 28, again after they failed to bring the Italian to the club last summer.
Holland international Ron Vlaar, 26, has accused Aston Villa of messing him about after pulling out of a £3.2m move from Feyenoord.
Tottenham are lining up a bid for Roma striker Marco Borriello, 30, after being told they have no chance of signing Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists defender Martin Skrtel, 27, is not for sale.
Blackburn Rovers contract rebel Junior Hoilett, 22, will not be joining Queens Park Rangers unless the London club pay a fee of £6m - or propose a swap involving Jamie Mackie.
Premier League new-boys Southampton want to sign Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 25.
Fulham have swooped for Chelsea's £18m-rated striker Romelu Lukaku, 19, on a season-long loan.
Crystal Palace could land a summer bargain as they set up deal for French striker Alexis Allart, 25, that will cost just £300,000
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has told England manager Roy Hodgson he is ready to come out of international retirement.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has slammed midfielder Luka Modric after the Croatian reportedly failed to show up for training.
A furious Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will block any move for Modric after his training no-show at the weekend and he will fine the Croatian for the third time in four days if he fails to attend training on Monday.
Gareth Southgate is a surprise contender to become the next manager of League One newcomers Crawley Town.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez switched sports to caddy for Argentinian golfer Andres Romero at The Open.
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a coffee table in frustration after they lost the Premier League title to neighbours City on the final day of last season, according to his son Raphael.
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 21, has been breaking records during his holiday in Ibiza as he racks up a bar's biggest-ever bill.