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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Barcelona's Brazil right-back Dani Alves, 31, has agreed to join Manchester United on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (Daily Express)

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has warned potential suitors, including Tottenham, that England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino, 21, is worth more than £15m. (Daily Mail)

Dani Alves of Barcelona
Alves has been at Barcelona since 2008

Galatasary's Turkey international defender Semih Kaya, 23, will opt for a move to Manchester United over fellow suitors Atletico Madrid. The Spanish club have stepped up their attempts to complete an £8m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj, 19, is determined to establish himself at the heart of Louis van Gaal's side despite being marginalised under the new manager. (Daily Mail)

Stoke have warned Manchester United that their captain Ryan Shawcross, 27, a former United youth team player, is not for sale.(Manchester Evening News)

New Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has confirmed he would be interested in raiding old club Celtic to sign Kris Commons.(Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Ched Evans has been offered a two-year deal by Sheffield United following his release from prison after serving half of a five-year sentence for rape. (The Sun - subscription required)

England manager Roy Hodgson must fight to regain 19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling's trust, according to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.(Daily Star)

Rodgers believes Hodgson betrayed Sterling over the 'too tired to play' saga. (The Sun - subscription required)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa may need three weeks rest to recover from a hamstring problem. The 26-year-old Spain striker aggravated the injury in training this week. (Daily Telegraph)

Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph features an interview with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claims watching fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero, 26, play for Manchester City is like hearing classical music in his head. "It's like Mozart. Seriously. It is positive. Not Beethoven. Beethoven is too crazy," Pochettino said. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who says he would like to sign a new six-year deal at Stamford Bridge, claims his team used the motivation of not being "clowns in the circus" when they picked up a 2-0 win at Anfield in April that went a long way to denying Liverpool the title. (Daily Telegraph)

Mourinho says he would have been given a stadium ban by the Football Association if he had shoved Arsene Wenger in the way the Arsenal manager pushed him during Chelsea's 2-0 win on 5 October. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, who has been out for three weeks with a cracked rib, could return against West Brom on Monday wearing a special protective corset. (Daily Express)

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Les Ferdinand's appointment as director of football operations is "a stupid title" but insists he does not feel threatened by the former England striker's new role. (Independent)

Swansea are the first Premier League club to consider banning players from travelling to the African Nations Cup over fears of contracting Ebola. They may prevent striker Wilfried Bony playing in qualifiers for Ivory Coast in Zambia next week and against Sierra Leone in November. (Daily Express)

Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits he tried to sign Danny Welbeck on loan from Manchester United before the 23-year-old England striker joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day. (Hull Daily Mail)

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 28, is likely to be held back for next Saturday's La Liga match against Barcelona, rather than face Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, as he looks to return from a calf problem.(Marca - Spanish)

Former Tottenham midfielder Chris Waddle says the club have not had a successful centre-back pairing since Ledley King's retirement. (Evening Standard)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Lazio players
The Lazio tweet included '#together'

Lazio's five Albanian and Serbian players were photographed together by the club's official television station in the wake of Tuesday's abandoned match between the two nations. Goalkeeper Etrit Berisha and former Sunderland midfielder Lorik Cana started for Albania, while Filip Djordjevic was on the bench for Serbia for the game in Belgrade that was called off after 41 minutes following a mass brawl. Albanian Thomas Strakosha and Serbian Dusan Basta were also in the photo.

AND FINALLY

Southampton's Italy striker Graziano Pelle, 29, turned his back on a career as a professional ballroom dancer in order to become a footballer. (Daily Mirror)

Derry City's pre-FAI Cup final team photo went wrong when a bench holding seven players and manager Peter Hutton snapped. (Derry Journal)

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