Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Luka Modric wants to talk to Andre Villas-Boas over his future, with the 26-year-old worried that his dream move to Real Madrid may fall through.
Liverpool are lining up Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, 26, as a replacement for Daniel Agger if the Dane joins Manchester City.
Manchester City and Tottenham target Fernando Llorente, 27, is wanted by Juventus, who have had a bid of £14m rejected by Athletic Bilbao.
Brendan Rodgers is considering moves for Adam Johnson, Nuri Sahin and Clint Dempsey in the wake of Joe Allen's arrival at Liverpool from Swansea City.
Manchester City are keen on bringing in South Korean left-back Yun Suk-Young, 22, as back-up for Gael Clichy, with Aleks Kolarov expected to leave the Blues.
Meanwhile, City have rejected a £40m bid for Mario Balotelli, 21, from Paris St-Germain after Roberto Mancini threatened to quit if the striker were sold.
West Ham will have to pay Wolves around £10m for winger Matt Jarvis after their initial offer of £6m for the 26-year-old winger was rejected.
Jermain Defoe, 29, is being lined up for a move to Sunderland after Martin O'Neill's attempts to sign Steven Fletcher, 25, from Wolves appeared to have stalled.
The Black Cats are also prepared to offer 19-year-old Connor Wickham to Wolves in a last-ditch bid to land Fletcher.
Ian Holloway wants to take QPR's Joey Barton, 29, on a season-long loan after the midfielder was all set to join Blackpool's neighbours Fleetwood Town.
Fiorentina are interested in signing Giovani dos Santos, 23, from Tottenham. The Mexican has less than a year left on his current contract.
Tottenham are eyeing a move for Inter keeper Julio Cesar and could pick up the 32-year-old on a free because the Italian club want him off their wage bill.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley could be set to invest in fallen Scottish giants Rangers.
Stephen Warnock has been left out of Aston Villa's trip to Germany with the left-back's future at the club still uncertain.
Port Vale fans have been helping out with maintenance work at Vale Park to help the cash-strapped club get ready for the new season.
Arsenal Ladies are being linked with a high-profile transfer move for Ireland's Olympic boxing gold medallist Katie Taylor, 26, who is also a talented footballer.