Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours


Arsene Wenger is hoping the fact that he sold striker Robin van Persie, 29, to Manchester United last summer will help him land 26-year-old winger Nani from Sir Alex Ferguson's side.
Nani has made onlyseven Premier League appearances this term for Manchester United
Manchester United are to make a new £15m bid for Everton's 28-year-old left-back Leighton Baines.
Birmingham's financial situation could force them into selling goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19, to Liverpool.
Arsenal are still chasing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22, despite a deal collapsing in the summer.
Sunderland will discuss a permanent move for defender Danny Rose, 22, who is on loan at the club, when parent side Tottenham visit the Stadium of Light on Saturday.


Blackburn's managing director Derek Shaw has called for the club's global advisor Shebby Singh to be sacked.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is "under pressure" to deliver in the Champions League as he fights for his future at the Bernabeu with Manchester United waiting in the last 16.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, 31, will ask for a £3.6m pay-off to quit the club in January.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his inconsistent players to toughen up or leave Anfield.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will hold a meeting with Danny Graham, 27, to sort out the striker's future.


Blackburn's owners Venky's have signed up Ronaldinho, 32, but unfortunately for Rovers supporters the Atletico Mineiro forward will only be starring in a movie.