Monday's gossip column
Barcelona's Spanish striker David Villa, 31, will try to force a move to save his chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup but may have missed a chance to join Arsenal.
Sunderland will offer Tottenham £8m to sign full-back Danny Rose, 22, permanently.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign Sevilla's £17m-rated Geoffrey Kondogbia, although the France Under-20 midfielder is also on Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid's radar.
West Brom striker Shane Long, 26, is prepared to turn down the chance to move to Germany to stay at the Hawthorns.
Defender Joleon Lescott, 30, admits he may have to leave Manchester City in the summer to safeguard his World Cup ambitions.
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray wants to sign Real Madrid striker Javier Acuna, 24. The Paraguayan is currently on loan at Girona and available on a free transfer this summer.
Harry Redknapp fears QPR will never get back in the Premier League after their relegation was confirmed on Sunday.
Liverpool could strike a deal with Qatari company Ooredoo to rename Anfield.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew claims his future is out of his hands after his side lost 6-0 at home to Liverpool on Saturday.
Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen says Newcastle will finish in the top half of the Premier League table next season - if they survive.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has promised that he will not allow Sir Alex Ferguson to sign any more players from the club.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC monitoring)
Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, 19, has pledged his immediate future to the club, ending rumours he will move to Borussia Dortmund to replace Mario Gotze, 20, who is joining Bayern Munich next season.
Full story: Kicker (in German)
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, has clarified his refusal to assume the captaincy after the substitution of Xavi, 33, in Saturday's game against Malaga, saying the armband was too small for him to wear comfortably.
Full story: Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish)
Coldplay singer Chris Martin and American rapper Jay-Z watched Arsenal v Manchester United on Sunday.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says he improved his English by using a karaoke machine and listening to Oasis.