Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Newcastle are battling Italian clubs Lazio and Napoli for CSKA Moscow's Ivory Coast international striker Seydou Doumbia, 24, who could cost as much as £16m.
Seydou Doumbia
Doumbia was linked with Arsenal in the summer
Nottingham Forest agreed to pay a third of Jermaine Jenas's £45,000-a-week wages to beat Championship rivals to the one-month loan signing of the former England midfielder, 29, who started his career at the City Ground.
Former QPR midfielder and Hungary international Akos Buzsaky, 30, is training with Portsmouth but is still considering his options, according to his agent.


Some black players are threatening not to back the FA endorsed "Kick It Out" campaign as an expression of anger against John Terry's punishment.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood, who has been linked with the Blackburn manager's job, being promoted to a director of football role at White Hart Lane.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has threatened that his players may start diving after failing to get the "rub of the green" from referees.
Tim Sherwood
Sherwood will not be promoted by Spurs
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 25, has demanded talks with manager Andre Villas-Boas after Brad Friedel, 41, started in Wednesday's 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Carlisle.
Barcelona's France defender Eric Abidal, 33, could return to action before the end of the year following a liver transplant in April, according to team-mate Xavi, 32.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Jay Bothroyd, 30, who is on loan from QPR, has apologised for arguing with fans on Twitter after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Bolton.


Lazio striker Miroslav Klose successfully asked for his "goal" to be disallowed for handball with the score at 0-0 in his team's 3-0 defeat at Napoli.