Friday's gossip column
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, 27, has emerged as a surprise target for Italian side Napoli.
French club Monaco are considering a £26m move for Manchester City's 27-year-old captain Vincent Kompany.
Christian Benteke insists that he - and not Aston Villa - will decide his future, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all tracking the Belgium striker, 22.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, could be set for a summer move to Manchester City or Chelsea.
Chelsea are weighing up a move for Galatasaray's 27-year-old striker Burak Yilmaz, who has scored 32 goals this season.
Stoke's Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, is set for a £15m move to Liverpool.
Stoke are lining up FC Twente's Dutch goalkeeper Timo Plattel, 19, as competition for Jack Butland, 20, ahead of Begovic's anticipated departure from the Britannia Stadium.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 24, is staying at Manchester City this summer - despite efforts from Real Madrid to lure him to Spain.
Cardiff want to sign Danny Graham in a £4m deal just four months after the striker, 27, joined Sunderland from Swansea.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a cut-price move for 25-year-old Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Monaco have signed Porto midfielders Joao Moutinho, 26 and James Rodriguez, 21, for a combined fee of £60m.
Arsenal target Serge Aurier, 20, says he will not leave Toulouse "unless something crazy happens". Several French clubs are also believed to be interested in the Ivorian defender.
AC Milan supporters' group Curva Sud strongly oppose the rumoured appointment of former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf, 37, as manager, on account of his lack of experience.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has denied the club has made contact with former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri.
Napoli have made an approach for Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas as they search for a replacement for Walter Mazzarri.
Manchester City's manager-in-waiting Manuel Pellegrini, 59, has been set a target of five trophies in as many years - including the Champions League.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano says contract talks are planned with Carlos Tevez, 29, and Gareth Barry, 32, who have one year remaining on their current deals.
Fulham boss Martin Jol could join former club Hamburg as general manager after the German side sacked manager Frank Arnesen.
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, has told how his furious Everton manager David Moyes gave all the other players and staff the day off and had him in for a one-on-one training session after he headbutted Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in December.
Midfielder Kevin Nolan, 30, has urged West Ham to bring in some big-name signings during the summer to give them a chance of challenging for a European spot.
Tickets for the Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley are selling for up to £14,000 each on the black market.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, 40, says he is only interested in bringing "winners" to Anfield this summer.
Pop band One Direction have followed up their recent hijacking of Newcastle's training session by interrupting a Real Madrid workout - in order to meet star defender Sergio Ramos.