Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 31, could leave the club after only being offered a one-year extension to his current contract, which is in its final year.
Zenit St Petersburg are hoping to complete the £25m signing of Manchester United winger Nani, 25, before the Russian transfer window closes on Thursday.
Tottenham are ready to let England midfielder Jermaine Jenas, 29, go out on loan to a Championship club to ensure he gets matches.
Hull City and Huddersfield are both interested in signing Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell on loan. The 24-year-old secured promotion to the Premier League while on loan with Hull in 2008.
Manchester United striker Josh King, 20, has warned the club he is ready to leave in January unless he gets to play more matches.
Carlos Bocanegra could be back with Rangers next week because an administrative error by Racing Santander has forced the Spanish FA to make an appeal to Fifa to allow the United States defender's loan move to go ahead.
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Manchester City offered Real Madrid 200 million euros for Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, this summer and were willing to pay the former Manchester United forward 20 million euros a year.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, turned down a written offer from Juventus during the final hours of the summer transfer window in favour of remaining at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Manchester United want to bring financial fair play rules into the Premier League, similar to regulations set to govern European competitions run by Uefa, to help them compete on a more equal footing with Manchester City.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers spoke to the Football Association before winger Raheem Sterling, 17, was picked for the England Under-19s rather than the U21 squad.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has put Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, on an intensive fitness regime in the hope he can kick-start Tottenham's stuttering start to the season.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 26, says he relived the agony of losing the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day of last season by watching Match of the Day.
Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone, 24, has warned Gunners regular Wojciech Szczesny, 22, to expect a challenge from him for the number one shirt.
French side Lyon have revealed they tried to hijack 30-year-old midfielder Joey Barton's move from QPR to Marseille - but their sponsors blocked the bid.
Manchester United are to open a £13m medical centre to help improve their injury problems.
Striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24, who signed for Juventus on a season-long loan from Arsenal last week, has been told he is too out of condition to play for them.