Gossip column: Sterling, Soldado, Vlaar, Barkley, Romero, Milner

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

Real Madrid are stepping up their efforts to sign England winger Raheem Sterling, 19, next summer as a new Liverpool deal fails to materialise. (Daily Mirror) 

Manchester United are preparing a £35m bid for Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27. (Daily Star) 

United are also lining up a return for Barcelona and Spain centre-back Gerard Pique, 27, in January. (Daily Express) 

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid will make another attempt to sign Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 29, in January. (London Evening Standard) 

Manchester United and Arsenal target Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar, 29, has told Aston Villa he is finally ready to start contract negotiations. (Daily Mirror) 

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling's £30,000-a-week deal makes him one of the lowest paid in the Liverpool squad

Everton insist midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, is not for sale amid fresh rumours Manchester City have made him a £30m summer transfer target. (Liverpool Echo) 

Argentina and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 27, has dismissed suggestions that he turned down a summer move to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News) 

Midfielder James Milner, 28, has reiterated he will only commit his future to Manchester City if he is getting enough match time. (Daily Mirror) 

Paris St-Germain are ready to sell midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, in January and Arsenal intend to approach the French club. (Talksport) 

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United's defensive mistakes have prompted manager Louis van Gaal to consider using Michael Carrick, 33, as an emergency centre-back. (Daily Mail) 

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick has yet to play under new manager Louis van Gaal as he recovers from an ankle injury

Liverpool's plans for an expanded Anfield stadium will include a 'Memorial Garden' as a tribute to Hillsborough disaster victims. (Liverpool Echo) 

Arsenal's majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, has taken a payment of £3m out of the club according to the latest company accounts. (Guardian) 

Uefa is poised to introduce new rules to tackle what it sees as the scourge of third-party ownership of players in Europe as early as next season. (Guardian) 

Liverpool are 'very relaxed' amid suggestions they may have almost £7m of Champions League prize money withheld due to breaches of Uefa financial fair play regulations. (Daily Mail) 

Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor, 27, is excited about Christian Benteke's return to the fold - even though it could cost him his place in the side. Birmingham Mail 

AND FINALLY

A Norwich City fan commissioned a £299 replica of Carrow Road made from more than 2,000 Lego bricks. (Norwich Advertiser)