Friday's gossip column
Real Madrid are prepared to offer Luis Suarez a £140,000-a-week, four-year contract and are confident they will be able to sign the Liverpool forward, 27, for £20m plus Spanish striker Jose Callejon, 26.
The Spanish club have already agreed terms on a four-year deal with Suarez but accept they may have to pay as much as £40m to sign the Uruguay international.
David Bentley, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and Heurelho Gomes could all leave Tottenham this summer as the club look to cut their wage bill to fund a new deal for star player Gareth Bale, 23, who is wanted by Real Madrid.
But Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas will make a fresh plea for chairman Daniel Levy to give Bale a new contract.
Carlos Tevez will meet Manchester City bosses next week to discover whether he has a future at the Etihad Stadium. The Argentina striker, 29, has a year remaining on his contract and has been linked with Monaco and Juventus.
Incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to make Porto central defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, the first signing of his second spell at Stamford Bridge - but not at the £30m asking price.
Mourinho, meanwhile, wants to sell Brazilian defender David Luiz, 26, to boost his transfer budget.
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, will be staying at Barcelona this summer despite reported interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
Alternatively, Fabregas will make a decision on his future next week and wants to return to former club Arsenal, who he left for the Nou Camp in 2011.
Porto's Ghana international defender Christian Atsu, 21, has rejected a new contract, increasing his chances of a £3m move to Liverpool.
Fulham are on the verge of signing Netherlands international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 30, in a £3m deal from Roma as they move to replace Mark Schwarzer.
Sunderland are weighing up a move for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 25, if current first choice Simon Mignolet, also 25, leaves this summer.
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Manager Paolo Di Canio has agreed a deal to sign Lazio centre-back Modibo Diakite, 26.
Bayern Munich's Germany striker Mario Gomez, 27, is a target for Italian clubs Napoli and Fiorentina.
Saint Etienne's French defender Kurt Zouma, 18, is set to move to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala despite interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Roberto Martinez is set for a second round of talks with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright on Friday as the Blues search for a replacement for departing manager David Moyes.
Porto coach Vitor Pereira and Red Bull Salzburg sports director Ralf Rangnick are also being considered for the Everton job.
German coach Rangnick was interviewed by Kenwright in London on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho's first job when he returns to Chelsea will be to make a decision over the future of captain John Terry, 32.
Bayern Munich's Ukrainian midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 34, says there is a "99% chance" that outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes will take over at Real Madrid if Carlo Ancelotti stays at Paris St-Germain.
Kenny Jackett, who left Millwall earlier this month, is set to take over as Wolves manager.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 19, hopes to emulate his dad - former Stoke winger Mark Chamberlain - by helping England beat Brazil in the Maracana stadium on Sunday, despite admitting that he has never seen any footage of that famous 2-0 win in 1984.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club has no plans to sell forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, even for €1bn (around £856m).
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has offered striker Edinson Cavani, 26, a new contract of €7m (around £6m) per season to stop him from leaving for Chelsea.
New Napoli coach Rafael Benitez wants to sign Liverpool defenders Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger, both 28, plus midfielder Lucas Leiva, 26, along with Barcelona star Javier Mascherano, 28.
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski will remain with the club next season, according to coach Jurgen Klopp.
Oldham manager Lee Johnson will either provide a motivational speech, training session or hand out awards for businesses prepared to sponsor the League One club's training kit.