Saturday's gossip column
Arsenal are monitoring Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's situation, with the club ready to alter their wage structure to bring in a big name. The 27-year-old is also being linked with Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Chelsea.
Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes wants to bring Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, with him to Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho, who is leaving Real Madrid, wants Luka Modric, 27, to follow him to Stamford Bridge if the Portuguese is appointed manager of Chelsea. Mourinho's first job back at the Blues will be to make a £30m offer for former Tottenham playmaker Modric.
Santos have accepted two bids for Brazil forward Neymar, 21, widely assumed to be Barcelona and Real Madrid. Neymar's contract expires at the end of next season and some reports had suggested an agreement with Barcelona was as good as signed.
Liverpool have made a £3m offer for Porto's 21-year-old Ghana international left winger Christian Atsu.
Real Madrid are poised to test Liverpool's resolve over striker Luis Suarez, 26, with a bid for the Uruguayan, who is also said to be a target for Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Manchester City are in a £60m battle with Real Madrid for the signature of 26-year-old Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
Sergio Aguero, who is attracting interest from Real Madrid, says he has no reason to leave Manchester City this summer. "I've got four more years on my contract, I'm going to work hard for City and everything else is just rumours," the 24-year-old forward said.
Fulham are preparing to make a £4m move for Aston Villa's 29-year-old striker Darren Bent, while the Cottagers next week expect to complete the signing of Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 30, in a £2m deal.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has urged striker Christian Benteke, 22, to ignore interest from Tottenham and Arsenal and further his football education with his current club.
West Ham are pondering a move for Liverpool's 21-year-old midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
Swansea City insist they have had no contact from Arsenal over a possible move by the Gunners for 28-year-old defender Ashley Williams.
Stoke City have rubbished reports linking goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, with a move to Liverpool.
Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, 24, has said he wants to stay at the Nou Camp following reports of interest from Manchester City and Juventus.
Rafael Benitez, who is about to end his time as Chelsea's interim manager, will join Serie A runners-up Napoli on a two-year contract next week.
Roberto Martinez has flown to Spain to consider his future, with Everton believed to be considering an approach for the Wigan manager.
Uefa president Michel Platini has warned of the threat from mafia-type organisations involved in alleged match-fixing.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp's status as a cult figure has been underlined with a music video celebrating his popularity ahead of the Champions League final.
German tennis great and Bayern Munich fan Boris Becker, 45, says the Champions League final is "a wonderful chance to show the world what the German game is about, what the country is like."