Saturday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Arsenal are to make a move for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, 27, after the apparent failure of their pursuit of Liverpool's Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has apologised to his Anfield team-mates for trying to leave the club.
Chelsea are set to focus on Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, if their own interest in Rooney comes to nothing.
However, another alternative to Rooney for the Stamford Bridge outfit could be Jackson Martinez, 26, of Porto.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will not allow defender David Luiz to leave the club despite Barcelona tracking the 26-year-old.
Swansea are set to join Tottenham in pursuit of Ante Rebic, 19, who plays for Croatian side RNK Split.
Chelsea are still keen on Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, but face competition from Barcelona.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is increasingly confident of signing midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, from his former club Everton.
QPR are stepping up their interest in Tottenham's Jermaine Defoe, 30, after ending a possible move for Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, 22.
Harry Redknapp is also still interested in signing West Brom outcast Peter Odemwingie, 32, despite the Nigerian striker appearing to be heading to Napoli.
Everton have made a move for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, and his club have said they won't stand in his way.
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is aiming for one or two more signings, despite a summer of big spending.
Roma's Pablo Osvaldo, 27, has rejected overtures from Southampton in favour of a move to Spurs.
Chelsea could be back in for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, who could be sold after playing just two games following his £51m move from Atletico Madrid in the summer.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has turned down interest from Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid in the summer to stay at White Hart Lane.
Jose Mourinho feels that Manchester City and Manchester United had easy runs to the Premier League title in the last two seasons.
Norwich City's Scotland international midfielder Robert Snodgrass has called for England v Scotland to make a return as an annual fixture following Wednesday night's meeting at Wembley.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that if Sir Alex Ferguson had been Manchester City manager last season the title would not have left Etihad Stadium.
The brother of Manchester City winger Jesus Navas has joined nearby League Two club Bury. Marco Navas, 30, has signed a one-year contract and the move could help his younger brother, who has suffered from homesickness in the past.
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway says he is not a comedian and is no longer going to be funny.