Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
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Italy centre-back Angelo Ogbonna, 24, interests Sir Alex Ferguson, but Torino have told Manchester United any offer of less than £16m will be rejected.
Manchester United are targeting Valencia's Algerian midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, 22, as they seek a long-term replacement for veteran Paul Scholes.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez still wants Crystal Palace's England Under-21 winger Wilfried Zaha, 19, but is put off by the £6m asking price.
Martinez is also considering a move for Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza, 25, who will be available on a free transfer from Sporting Kansas when the MLS season finishes next month.
Roma have not given up hope of signing Newcastle's Italian full-back Davide Santon, 21, and may make a move in January.
Fulham manager Martin Jol has revealed he might be forced to sign a replacement for Mahamadou Diarra, 31, who could have cruciate ligament damage.
Newcastle are refusing to give in to the wage demands of Senegal forward Demba Ba, after talks with the 27-year-old broke down.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle says he could make a move for Aston Villa full-back Stephen Warnock, 30, who has been frozen out by new Villa boss Paul Lambert.
Michael Laudrup hopes rumours linking goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 28, with a move away from Swansea City will stop when the goalkeeper signs a new contract.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich demanded answers from players and coaching staff at the club's training ground the day after they blew a two-goal lead against Juventus in the Champions League.
Chelsea's 28-year-old defender Branislav Ivanovic says the Blues are playing a much more exciting style than they did for much of last season under former boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Nemanja Vidic has called on Manchester United supporters to set an example at Anfield on Sunday by being on their best behaviour and paying respect to the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives at Hillsborough 23 years ago.
Former Manchester United defender Henning Berg says Old Trafford strikers are wasting the chances created by Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 23.
Gareth Barry says Manchester City need to improve their defensive record if they want to retain their Premier League crown.
Andy Carroll is expected to be fit for England next month, but West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has pleaded with Roy Hodgson to be careful with the on-loan 23-year-old striker.
West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst says leaving Upton Park will be tough but the fans should be excited about a move to the Olympic Stadium.
Manager Paul Lambert has inspired a turnaround in Aston Villa's form by making his players sit through replays of their mistakes according to full-back Matthew Lowton.
Germany striker Lukas Podolski, 27, wants to get an Arsenal tattoo on his left arm to go with the one of Cologne he already has on his right, after just five games with the club.
AFC Wimbledon have advertised their vacant manager's post on their official club website following the sacking of Terry Brown.