The FIFA transfer ban prevents the Catalan giants from moving this summer, but interest in the French star remains as strong as ever.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has revealed what's impressed him most about his side's passing play.
Essien made his name with Chelsea, and Watford are looking to bring him back to the Premier League.
Pardew has named one Crystal Palace star as the most important member of his team - and similar to Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has some words of wisdom for AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
With the Championship season drawing to a close on Saturday, there may be yet more surprises in store for disbelieving Leeds United fans.
There are talks that John Carver will be kept on as an assistant manager, regardless of who Newcastle’s next manager is.
West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell says hard work has been the key to his progress this season.
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat believes his side have a lot of quality in their ranks.
Arsenal legend Liam Brady has suggested why current midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered so many injuries.
West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac this summer.
BP and Shell will this week report a collapse in first-quarter profits of around 60% on the same period of 2014 underlining the financial damage being inflicted by low oil and gas prices.
Nabil Bentaleb, Alex Pritchard and Christian Eriksen should be Tottenham Hotspur’s regular midfield three next season.