Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Manchester City are set to launch a £20m bid for Roma's Italian international midfielder Daniele De Rossi, 29.
Jose Mourinho has told Arsenal he will not stand in their way as they look to take midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, on loan from Real Madrid.
Manchester United are intent on finishing off a £30m move for Brazil's Lucas Moura, 19, from Sao Paulo.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are both looking at 20-year-old FC Porto winger Christian Atsu, who scored on his debut for Ghana in June.
Newcastle have made an enquiry for French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan, 28, currently with financially troubled Malaga.
Tottenham look to have missed out on Malaga's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon after Russian club Rubin Kazan made an offer of £10m.
Cardiff City have opened talks about signing 33-year-old Craig Bellamy from Liverpool, just over a year after his loan spell in south Wales ended.
Steven Pienaar, 30, wants Everton to resist advances from Manchester United for left-back Leighton Baines.
Wigan want to take Arsenal's Japanese striker Ryo Miyaichi, 19, on loan as a replacement for Victor Moses, who looks set to join Chelsea.
Manchester United appear to have beaten Chelsea and Juventus to the signature of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 23.
Wolves defender Christophe Berra, 27, is a £3m target for Southampton, Stoke City and Leicester City.
Cardiff City have rejected bids from Leicester City and Bristol City for defender Anthony Gerrard, 26.
Robin van Persie is set for an uncomfortable return to the Arsenal line-up after Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus all cooled their interest in the 28-year-old striker.
Edin Dzeko, 26, is not happy with being used mainly as a substitute by Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.
Lee Barnard, Ryan Dickson and Jonathan Forte have all been transfer-listed by Southampton.
Martin O'Neill wants to ease the burden on Stephane Sessegnon's shoulders by signing more creative players for Sunderland.
Brendan Rodgers has written an open letter to Liverpool fans after his first competitive match in charge, thanking them for their support against Gomel.