It's fascinating to see Manchester United linked with a great midfielder like Cesc Fabregas. And frankly it's about time.
You look at their midfield over the last two or three years, and the only recognised top quality midfielder they've had is Michael Carrick. But even he lacks something: he's not a goalscorer, for example, and hasn't had enough presence to be the centre of the team.
Simply put, United have lacked what other top teams have in the centre of the park, and David Moyes will have been desperate - absolutely desperate - to get someone in.
And Fabregas would be absolutely idea. He's a super player, he's got everything, and best of all he knows the Premier League backwards.
It was a huge story when he left Arsenal to back to Barcelona a few years ago, and at the time it looked like he was going back to a club where he would spend the rest of his career.
But despite all that, I'm not surprised to hear that a move could be on the cards for him. He's always comes across as someone who wants to play, and he's young - still only 26 - and knows that he still has his best years ahead of him and has a huge amount to give.
So while he be disappointed things haven't worked out the way he'd hoped at Barca I imagine he's happy to swallow his pride and come back to England. He'd be at a huge team who will be challenging for four trophies, and in a league where he knows he can thrive. It makes a lot of sense for him.
For Arsenal, though, it would be a massive blow. Having lost Robin van Persie to United last summer, to see their other best player of the last decade ending up at Old Trafford would be too much.
There was a lot of talk at the time he moved about Arsenal having some sort of buyback clause in place; from what's being said it looks as if that probably isn't the case after all, and to see Fabregas at United would be a nightmare for the Gunners.
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It's great news for Liverpool that Steven Gerrard has signed a new deal to keep him at Anfield for another two years - but there's no reason his career with the Reds shouldn't carry on even beyond that.
He's a player who had his fitness problems early on in his career, while he was still growing and filling out. He missed a lot of football in his early 20s, but between him and the club they've found a way of managing his body very well these days.
Sure, he's not the player he was five years ago, but that's to be expected.
How long can he carry on? Well, it all depends on what drives you. I really don't see him doing a Ryan Giggs and playing until he's 40, not because he couldn't keep playing at a decent level but because he would never be happy accepting a supporting role in the squad the way Giggs has.
He wants to play every game, to be at the centre of everything, be the first name on the team sheet every week. As long as that's the case he'll stay, but he won't hang around for years as a bit part player.
I've no idea if he'll stay on at the club in a coaching role either. We all thought Jamie Carragher would, but look what happened to him.
Personally, I always like people like that to stay in the game. I feel like they've got a lot they can still give.
Playing is always going to be the best thing you can do, but coaching or managing will always be second rather than media work. As I say, I've not got a clue what Gerrard's plans are, but I hope he'll stay.
Incidentally, I can't help thinking we've not seen the last of Jamie Carragher either. He'll miss the smell of the grass sooner or later. And there's just no way he'll want to leave football without ever knowing if he could have made it as a manager.