Friday's gossip column
New Manchester United manager David Moyes wants to make 25-year-old Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini his first signing at Old Trafford.
Moyes wants to sign Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines, 28, from Everton in a potential £39m double deal.
Everton will block any attempts from Moyes to sign Baines but Fellaini's contract contains a release clause.
Moyes faces an uphill battle to sign 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, who is being lined up for a £21m move to Champions League rivals Bayern Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo is continuing to resist renewing his contract at Real Madrid but Manchester United may face a struggle to re-sign the 28-year-old forward.
Lokomotiv Moscow are believed to have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the queue to sign Getafe's 23-year-old Moroccan international midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada.
West Ham look set to open talks with Liverpool over a permanent move for loan striker Andy Carroll, 24.
Carroll is making plans to return to Liverpool, with his advisors looking for a property on a one-year lease in the north west.
Tottenham are hopeful of making 21-year-old Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto their first summer signing.
Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal all want Roma's £20m-rated Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 23.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to make a £12.6m move for Barcelona's Spain striker David Villa, 31.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has hinted that he would like to sign on-loan Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 22, on a permanent deal.
Everton have made Cardiff manager Malky Mackay their number one target to replace Moyes at Goodison Park.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez looks set to pick Ali Al Habsi in goal for Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City. Al Habsi played in the 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Millwall but that was his only appearance since 2 March.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is reportedly hoping to persuade Stiliyan Petrov to join his backroom staff following the midfielder's retirement from football.
Striker Edin Dzeko, 27, says that he will only discuss his Manchester City future at the end of the season.
Celtic forward Georgios Samaras, 28, insists he is keen to extend his five-year stay at Parkhead beyond the end of next season.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, has reportedly held a 10-minute "secret meeting" with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez when the German side visited the Bernabau for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final last week.
Full story: Bild (in German)
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Mohamed Sissoko, 28, has said he wants to return to the French league leaders when his current loan period with Fiorentina expires.
Full story: Sport24.com (in French)
West Brom fans are believed to be cashing in on Sir Alex Ferguson's farewell by selling their tickets for the final game of the season to Manchester United supporters for upwards of £2,500.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes could turn pre-season training into a boot camp with the introduction of his infamous "Horseshoe Run" sprint sessions.