Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have all been put on alert after Russia captain Igor Denisov, 28, was relegated to the club's youth team by Zenit St Petersburg. The midfielder criticised the signings of Hulk and Axel Witsel for a combined fee of £72m, saying they were not justified.
Sergio Ramos
Ramos has won three La Liga titles with Real
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 26, will not be joining Manchester City any time soon after he settled his row with Real manager Jose Mourinho.


After it was revealed Nemanja Vidic will miss eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery, winger Antonio Valencia, 27, left the club's Carrington training ground on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.
The Football Association have moved a significant step closer to changing their rules to allow David Bernstein to stay on as chairman beyond his 70th birthday.
Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, 31, has admitted none of the players at Old Trafford are safe from getting dropped this season.


Dinamo Zagreb defender Domagoj Vida, 23, has been fined £80,000 by the club for opening a can of beer on the team coach en route to a game.
Frickley Athletic have signed an X Factor hopeful who has reached the final 24 of the TV show. Frickley will now be hoping he does not go too far in the competition, with the show running on a Saturday night.