Gossip column: Ronaldo, Hummels, Alcacer, Pardew, Milner

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels is reportedly wanted by Louis van Gaal to strengthen the Manchester United defence

Manchester United will get Angel Di Maria, 26, to try to convince close friend Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, to leave Real Madrid and return to Old Trafford next summer. (Daily Express)

And Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is also keen to add Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, 25, to his squad. (Daily Express)

Arsenal and Chelsea are set to battle for the signature of Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, 21, when the transfer window reopens in January. (Daily Mirror)

Roma are preparing to launch a £2m bid for Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson, 30. (Daily Star)

Manchester City face losing England midfielder James Milner, 28, in January - and they are lining up Southampton's James Ward-Prowse, 19, or Jay Rodriguez, 25, to replace him. (Daily Star)

Striker Danny Graham, 29, who has failed to score in 13 appearances for Sunderland since joining them for £5m in January 2013, is set to go out on loan. Championship sides Charlton, Middlesbrough and Wolves are all interested. (Daily Mirror)

German giants Bayern Munich are lining up a £32m bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 25. (Caughtoffside.com)

Bolton Wanderers look set to claim the signature of highly rated Crewe Alexandra striker Max Clayton, 20. (Stoke Sentinel)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle are considering former Manchester United boss David Moyes, ex-Crystal Palace coach Tony Pulis and Southampton's Ronald Koeman to replace current manager Alan Pardew after a poor start to the season. (Daily Star)

The Guardian
Monday's Guardian Sport front page

Pardew will be sacked as Newcastle manager if his side lose their home game against Hull City on Saturday. (Sun - subscription required)

Alternatively, Pardew is set to be given time to turn things around at St James' Park. (Guardian)

Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling "will be one of the stars of Europe," says team-mate Philippe Coutinho. Sterling, 19, is set to make his Champions League debut against Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres played a key role in convincing Sterling to join the Reds.(Daily Mail)

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he is keen for midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, to sign a new deal following his impressive start to his England career. (Sky Sports)

Former Villa striker John Carew says they could contend for a Champions League spot after their superb opening to the season. (Birmingham Mail)

Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror back page

Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, criticises former Red Devils boss David Moyes for his "embarrassing" tactics and "amateurish" preparation before big matches. (Sun - subscription required)

Striker Abel Hernandez, 24, could make his debut for Hull City against West Ham in Monday's Premier League match after receiving his visa in time. (Hull Daily Mail)

West Ham midfielder Alex Song, 27, who is on loan from Barcelona, is a world-class player and will inspire his new team-mates, according to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce. (Independent)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho praises Diego Costa's "fantastic character" after the 25-year-old striker scored a hat-trick against Swansea after coming through a fitness test before the match. Costa had also been an injury doubt before the game against Everton, in which he netted twice. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 29, could be out for up to three months after sustaining an ankle injury in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City. (Sun - subscription required)

Cardiff City fans want former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis to replace current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Bluebirds are 15th in the Championship and lost 4-2 at home to Norwich on Saturday, despite taking a 2-0 lead.(Wales Online)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Daley Blind (right)
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind (right) tweeted his delight after his winning debut

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, 28, caused amusement by mistakenly referring to Manchester United's opponents as 'Qeens Park Rogers' on Twitter ahead of Sunday's game against Harry Redknapp's London side.

Falcao's team-mate Daley Blind was delighted to make his first appearance for the Old Trafford side, commenting: "A very nice debut, a top atmosphere and a great team performance."

Juan Mata thanked Angel Di Maria for his "great assist" after the Argentine's scuffed shot set him up for an easy goal against QPR.

AND FINALLY

QPR had to make a 194-mile coach trip back to London after their defeat at Manchester United because they couldn't book out a train carriage - and Harry Redknapp cheekily blamed United supporters travelling back to the capital. (Daily Mail)

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