Wednesday's gossip column
Manuel Pellegrini will take Malaga midfielder Isco, 21, with him to Manchester City if he gets the job vacated by Roberto Mancini.
But Pellegrini could face a battle to keep striker Sergio Aguero, 24, who has told team-mates he wants to leave Etihad Stadium.
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer insist the Bundesliga champions have no interest in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27.
However, Rooney is set to perform another dramatic U-turn by committing his future to the Premier League champions under new manager David Moyes.
Chelsea are ready to fight Manchester City for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, who has a £52m buyout clause in his contract with the Italian club.
Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca has hinted that he wants to beat Tottenham to the signing of Spain forward Alvaro Negredo, 27, from Sevilla.
Liverpool want Spain Under-21 international striker Cristian Tello, 21, from Barcelona as part of any exchange deal involving keeper Pepe Reina, 30.
West Bromwich Albion are chasing Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani, 27, as a replacement for on-loan Chelsea frontman Romelu Lukaku next season.
Aston Villa are ready to make a £4m move to sign former Essex League striker Dwight Gayle, 22, from Peterborough, who are understood to want a bigger offer.
Fulham have agreed a deal to sign Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng, 29, from Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Tottenham and Fulham are on standby to battle it out for Udinese-owned striker Matej Vydra, 21, if Watford fail to win promotion from the Championship.
Injured Chelsea captain John Terry will not be fit enough to be named as a substitute in Wednesday's Europa League final - despite trying to convince boss Rafael Benitez otherwise.
But Terry, who injured his ankle at Aston Villa on Saturday, will lift the trophy if the Blues beat Benfica in Amsterdam.
Midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea have not practised penalties ahead of the final.
Manchester City's new manager will not be given the same powers as predecessor Roberto Mancini, who held command of the Blues' medical department.
Former City kit man Stephen Aziz accused Mancini of being "arrogant, vain and self-centred" on social networking site Twitter following the Italian's sacking.
Paris St-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti - and not David Moyes - was Sir Alex Ferguson's first choice to take over at Manchester United, a French journalist has claimed on Twitter.
Midfield veteran Ryan Giggs, 39, will be offered a coaching role at Manchester United by new boss David Moyes.
Fulham are considering a bid to bring in Gus Poyet from Championship side Brighton as a replacement for boss Martin Jol.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists he has had no approach from Everton for boss Roberto Martinez.
Out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent admits he gets angry at being unable to force his way into Paul Lambert's side.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes is prepared for the club to spend two seasons in the Championship to correct mistakes after relegation from the Premier League.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Recently promoted French league side Monaco will aim to tempt striker Carlos Tevez, 29, away from Manchester City over the summer.
Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Porto's Colombian forward Jackson, 26.
Interim Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez would consider a move to Napoli next season to replace Walter Mazzarri.
Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery, 30, was left fuming after team-mate Jerome Boateng showered him with beer following Saturday's match against Augsburg. Ribery's Muslim beliefs forbid him from any contact with alcohol.
A group of Everton players heading to Phil Neville's leaving do were left red-faced - when they turned up at Manchester United's end-of-season squad party instead.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has told striker Connor Wickham, 20, to stop acting like "a Playboy model" and has threatened to slap him to ensure he realises his potential.