The telephone line will be warming up between wherever Roman Abramovich is in the world and the apartment on Central Park West in New York where Pep Guardiola is spending his sabbatical from football.
José Mourinho has questioned Roberto Mancini's record with Manchester City in the Champions League, claiming it is "not normal" for a club with the potential to win the competition to be eliminated in the group stage.
Arsène Wenger says he will consider re-signing Thierry Henry on a short-term loan in January for the second successive season.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman strongly defended the company's response to a brewing accounting scandal in a recently acquired software unit, saying that Autonomy's executives engaged in a "willful effort" to mislead HP's shareholders and management.
Autonomy founder Mike Lynch told CNBC Tuesday he was "shocked" by allegations of accounting fraud, which caused HP to post an $8.8 billion charge and sent its stock reeling.
The guy is said to have netted as much as $276m.
Anna Gristina, the so-called "Manhattan Madam", is no longer tabloid fodder in a case that sent tongues wagging across the financial world.
You will pay a heavy price if found out.