Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours


Liverpool are on alert after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger indicated he could sell winger Theo Walcott, 23, in January.
Manchester United are preparing a £5m move for Ajax striker Viktor Fischer, 18, after he finished as top scorer in last season's NextGen Series.
Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos joined Real Madrid in 2005
Chelsea are ready to make a January move for unsettled Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 26.
QPR manager Mark Hughes is hoping he can persuade Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, 28, to move to Loftus Road in January after a £9m summer move fell through.
Tottenham have joined Fulham in the race to sign Anderlecht's Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani, 26.
Reading midfielder Jem Karacan, 23, has set his sights on a move to Turkey - just days after pledging his future to the Royals.
Injured full-back Luke Young, 33, is set to stay at QPR until January despite being left out of their 25-man Premier League squad.
Newcastle striker Demba Ba, 27, will keep his place for Sunday's Premier League game against Norwich despite an ongoing contract dispute.


Emile Heskey is convinced his former Liverpool and England strike partner Michael Owen, 32, still has plenty to offer his country.
Premier League clubs will meet next week to discuss spending controls.
Valencia boss Manuel Llorente admits he is "green with envy" after the debt-ridden club lost midfielders David Silva, 26, to Manchester City and Juan Mata, 24, to Chelsea.
Jack Collison
West Ham's Jack Collison has struggled with injury
West Ham defender Jack Collison, 23, has been told he has a knee injury as serious as the one that plagued Tottenham's Ledley King throughout his career.
Reading manager Brian McDermott has threatened to punish his players if they step out of line on Twitter - after he was criticised by goalkeeper Adam Federici's girlfriend on the site.
Midfielder Alejandro Faurlin, 26, has taken inspiration from a tattoo on his right arm as he bids to make his mark at QPR.
David Moyes has urged his Everton side to take the next step to glory by kicking their habit of near misses.
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne, 33, faces missing the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands next month due to a groin injury.
West Brom midfielder James Morrison, 26, has revealed how a fear of being axed is driving the club up the Premier League table.


Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is fining his players if they break his ban on using mobile phones - slapping a £500 penalty on young reserve Samir Carruthers, 19.