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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is interested in a January move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25, a former Liverpool target.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Turkish side Fenerbahce are lining up a new year move to sign Tottenham and Manchester United target Mirko Vucinic, 30, from Juventus.

Full story: Talksport

Javier Hernandez
Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has started just two games for Manchester United this season

Arsenal and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot, 18, says he will not hesitate to leave Paris St-Germain if he feels his progress is being hampered by a lack of first-team football.

Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Jorginho, 21, says he is happy to see out the season at Italian Serie A side Hellas Verona.

Full story: Daily Star

Manager David Moyes insists striker Javier Hernandez, 25, will not be allowed to leave Manchester United when the transfer window opens in January.

Full story: Metro

Shane Long's future at West Brom is uncertain after it was revealed he has not opened talks on a new deal despite the 26-year-old striker being out of contract in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are considering a loan move for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, 28, who is struggling for first-team action after switching to Serie A from Athletic Bilbao.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are planning to offer Aston Villa £28m for 22-year-old striker Christian Benteke.

Full story: Daily Star

Juventus are considering a move for Fulham's 21-year-old Pajtim Kasami after the midfielder scored his wonder goal against Crystal Palace.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Russia manager Fabio Capello claims Manchester United offered Tottenham £100m to sign Gareth Bale, 24, before the Welsh winger's eventual transfer to Real Madrid.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Borussia Dortmund for £11m in the summer from St Etienne

Full story: Daily Express

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen says in-form winger Andros Townsend, 22, has the potential to become "the new Gareth Bale".

Full story: ESPN

Outgoing Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle, 34, has continued the attack on the diversity of the Football Association's commission despite the inclusion of Rio Ferdinand. Carlisle has called for female, Asian and schools representation.

Full story: International Business Times

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 24, says will never forgive "weird" Tottenham for scuppering his potential transfer to White Hart Lane.

Full story: Metro

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell, 30, believes his team-mate Pajtim Kasami's strike against Crystal Palace on Monday will go down as one of the greatest goals in football history.

Full story: Talksport

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, 23, is keen on spending the rest of his career with the club.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle have allowed captain Fabricio Coloccini, 31, to return to Argentina while the defender recovers from a groin injury.

Full story: the Journal

Sheffield United expect to name ex-Derby boss Nigel Clough, 47, as their new manager on Thursday.

Full story: Sheffield Star

AND FINALLY

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has installed a £45,000 cryotherapy ice chamber in his house to help him improve his fitness.

Full story: Metro

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