Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Zenit St Petersburg have launched a bid for Manchester United winger Nani, 25.
West Ham are ready to try to steal in ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal to sign Fulham striker Clint Dempsey, 29.
Meanwhile, the Craven Cottage club have rejected a "very low" bid from Manchester United for midfielder Moussa Dembele, 25.
Toulouse defender Cheikh M'Bengue, 24, has revealed he is wanted by Arsenal.
Stoke have joined Everton in the hunt for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26.
Everton will loan midfielder Ross Barkley, 18, to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday so he can gain first-team experience.
Blackburn have increased their offer for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes, 22.
Striker Kevin Mirallas, 24, will have a medical at Everton this weekend before completing a £5.3m move from Olympiacos.
Tottenham have enquired about signing Man City and England winger Adam Johnson, but face competition from Sunderland and West Ham.
Full story: The Times
Theo Walcott has still not signed a new Arsenal contract, sparking fears he could follow Robin van Persie out of the door.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is considering making a fourth bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Wigan striker Conor Sammon is on his way to Derby for £1.2m.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis says he may have to sell two strikers in order to clinch the signing of Michael Owen on a free.
Bologna have ruled out winger Gaston Ramirez moving to Southampton for £11.8m, saying it will take £16m to prise him away.
Full story: the Times
New Chelsea signing Oscar insists he feels no pressure at Stamford Bridge - because he has already worn the Brazil number 10 shirt.
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he has become exasperated by his Manchester United players' use of Twitter after Rio Ferdinand was fined £45,000 by the FA.
Retired Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba will make a success of his future career - whatever direction he takes - according to captain Kevin Davies.
Celtic keeper Fraser Forster aims to force his way into the England squad by impressing in the Champions League.
Former Newcastle player and manager Kevin Keegan has hailed the man he believes is the Magpies' best signing of the summer - chief scout Graham Carr.
Former trainee chef Ben Foster reckons he has found the recipe for success at West Brom - by designing the kitchen in his purpose-built new home.