Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Reading manager Brian McDermott is targeting a January move for Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin, 31, but says signing too many players in the New Year will be "disrespectful" to the ones he already has.
Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole, 31, has spoken to Paris St-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti about a summer switch to the Ligue 1 club.
QPR boss Mark Hughes has told Arsenal to forget about signing Adel Taarabt, 23, who has been tipped for a switch across London after a fine run of form.
Former Manchester United player Paul Pogba, 19, has been dropped by Juventus for Saturday's away match against Pescara after turning up late for training twice.
England defender Gary Cahill, 26, claims Chelsea are a lot more attractive to watch - even if the European champions are conceding more goals than they would like.
Liverpool's owner John W Henry is closing his Florida investment firm after a period of "poor performance".
Sir Alex Ferguson, 70, has set Manchester United a target of scoring 100 Premier League goals this season after finding the net 26 times with a quarter of the season gone.
Portpin has suspended its bid to buy Portsmouth and has warned there is a "very real risk" of the League One club being liquidated unless there is a resolution soon.
Everton manager David Moyes says Leon Osman, who has received an England call at the age of 31, can be an asset for his country.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton believes England goalkeeper John Ruddy, 26, still has further potential to fulfil.
Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama says he is happy at the Scottish champions despite being linked with Manchester United after his starring role in the Champions League win over Barcelona.
St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin plans to report David Wotherspoon to players' union PFA Scotland, accusing the Hibernian midfielder of getting him sent off for a second yellow card and claiming TV pictures showed there was no contact between his elbow and his opponent's face last weekend.
Rangers striker Fran Sandaza says he was one centimetre from losing an eye after a collision with Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson in September left him with a broken jaw, cheekbone, nose and eye socket.
The head of Scotland's referees, John Fleming, has accused Kilmarnock's Kenny Shiels of undermining relations between managers and officials after last week accusing in the media referee Euan Norris of making a sarcastic remark but failing to report the matter officially.
Dunfermline Athletic are the latest Scottish club to have problems with the tax man, the First Division outfit being given 12 days to find £81,000 owed to HMRC.
Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas says the club may have to ask fans for more donations even if they meet the £2m target set to prevent them going into liquidation before the end of the season.
Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas says Hearts would have gone out of business seven years ago if it had not been for owner Vladimir Romanov.
Aberdeen defender Gary Naysmith is ready to put his own money into saving Hearts, his former club and the team he supported as a boy.
Motherwell assistant Kenny Black, who was on Craig Levein's backroom team, rejected the chance to take the Scotland squad for next week's friendly against Luxembourg out of loyalty to the "unfairly treated" sacked national coach.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has ruled himself out of the running to be Scotland's new national coach.
The days of earning £30,000-a-week are well and truly over for 38-year-old former Leicester, Blackburn and Birmingham midfielder Robbie Savage, who has bought a ten-year-old Hyundai for £300 at a car auction.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has asked his assistant Aitor Karanka to give one-to-one tuition to ex-Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 27, in a bid to improve the Croatian's performances.