Tottenham must improve against the lower lights in the Premier League next season, according to midfielder Mousa Dembele. Spurs missed out on the Champions League by a single point to arch rivals Arsenal and the Belgium midfielder believes it was their results against the lesser lights in the league that cost them.
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that every player has his price but says he is convinced Luis Suarez will be at the club next season. Suarez looked to have shaken off at least part of his bad boy reputation last season until he inexplicably took a bite out of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic which sees him banned for the opening six games of next season
West Brom have told Jerome Thomas and Gonzalo Jara Reyes they can leave the club as they are not in the plans of Steve Clarke. Free agent Thomas has struggled for first-team football at the Hawthorns in the past season under Steve Clarke and even spent time away on loan at Championship side Leeds United
QPR midfielder Joey Barton would much prefer to stay in France but has indicated that he is wanted back at Loftus Road. Barton has enjoyed a successful year with Marseille after being sent there on loan following his lengthy ban in England but he has regularly tweeted his affection for the club and wants to stay with them on a permanent basis.
Phil Neville has told Bill Kenwright that he wants to be considered for the manager's job at Everton. Neville is coming to the end of his playing career, although he has yet to make a cast-iron decision on that and is waiting to have his knee injury looked at, and has already moved into coaching helping out Stuart Pearce at England under-21 level whilst working towards his Uefa pro-licence
West Brom's hopes of signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan for a second season could be scuppered by West Ham's interest. Lukaku has just ended an excellent season on loan at the Hawthorns, finishing with a hat-trick against Champions Manchester United to take his tally to 17 goals for the campaign, and there are plenty of clubs willing to sign him