Saturday's football gossip
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has suffered a setback in his hopes to get back to playing football for Marseille.
Louis van Gaal has challenged Wayne Rooney to improve on his poor goal scoring record against Everton.
Tony Pulis has left FA bosses fuming after demanding answers over how they spend managers' fines.
West Ham chief Slaven Bilic has told Dimitri Payet to ignore his France snub.
Gary Neville says it's time for Liverpool to stop the love-in with Jurgen Klopp and get down to business.
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has been lamenting the sales of key players in the summer, saying: "Christian (Benteke) wasn't worth selling for any money. No money can guarantee you Premier survival - but that player could."
Swansea boss Garry Monk has rubbished claims that Andre Ayew returned to Ghana for herbal treatment on a knee injury.
Ronald Koeman is backing Southampton's Italian assassin Graziano Pelle to kill off compatriot Claudio Ranieri's dream start to life as Leicester boss.
Claudio Ranieri, meanwhile, is concerned Leicester may struggle to hold on to Jamie Vardy after his latest heroics for England.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says even the club's canteen chef Mike has an influence on how the team performs.
Co-owner David Sullivan believes West Ham are benefitting from overhauling their transfer policy.
Jurgen Klopp can end Liverpool 's long wait for a league title, according to one of his former players. Mats Hummels, a key member of Klopp's Bundesliga winning team at Borussia Dortmund, has no doubt the new man in the Anfield hot-seat can steer the club to its 19th title.
Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be drafted in against Aston Villa to try to ignite the defending champions' season.
Jamie Carragher says Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will become crucial to England's creativity.
Alan Pardew has warned his Crystal Palace defenders that they will be counting the bruises if they confront 'unplayable' Andy Carroll on Saturday afternoon.
Everton could be set for a £225m takeover approach from an American consortium led by the owner of MLS side Sporting Kansas City.
Jurgen Klopp's pressing game will be hard to adapt to, but Liverpool's youth will have no problem buying into it, says his friend Paul Lambert.