Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Italian giants Juventus are the latest side to plan a move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 23, in the January transfer window.
The agent of goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 30, has denied claims the Spaniard is seeking an exit from Liverpool.
Real Madrid would be willing to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, for a 200m euros (£160.15m) fee if they cannot resolve his current situation at the club.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is looking at Belgian international Anthony vanden Borre, 24, as he checks out three free agents.
Arsenal are to offer manager Arsene Wenger a new contract, according to Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, 27, is ready to refuse to shake hands with Ashley Cole before Saturday's game against Chelsea at Loftus Road.
Cesc Fabregas, 25, will not be leaving Barcelona on loan in January, according to his team-mate Gerard Pique.
Every Premier League captain is to hold talks with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) regarding player behaviour.
Swansea are to give left-back Neil Taylor, 23, who is sidelined for the season after breaking his ankle against Sunderland, a new four-year deal.
The Football Association is understood to be in negotiations to secure England home games against Germany and Argentina in November 2013.
American broadcaster ESPN took its patriotism to new levels as they confused Georgia, the eastern European country, with Georgia, the state in the south-eastern United States, during their showing of the World Cup qualifier against Spain.