Gossip column: Sterling, Januzaj, Carroll, Guardiola, Johnson

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool and England forward Raheem Sterling is set to sign a new £100,000-a-week contract, which will be a blow to Real Madrid's hopes of signing the 19-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

However, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists the club do not need to sign Sterling because they already have some of the best young players in Europe. (Sun on Sunday)

Real are preparing a January bid for Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, with the Spanish giants ready to offer as much as £23m. (Caughtoffside.com)

Andy Carroll
Carroll has scored two goals in 15 Premier League games for West Ham

Newcastle United could offer striker Andy Carroll, 25, an end to his West Ham misery by moving to re-sign him in January. (Daily Star)

Newcastle want to cut short summer signing Jamaal Lascelles' loan to Nottingham Forest as they continue to leak goals. The 20-year-old defender signed for the Magpies in the summer before he rejoined Forest.(Sunday Express)

Arsenal have opened discussions over a £6.4m deal for 21-year-old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal are also tracking the progress of Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings, 21, who was playing non-league football two years ago.(Sunday Express)

Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, is ready to see out his contract and leave Turf Moor in the summer, with Newcastle, Stoke and Aston Villa all interested in the former Bournemouth player. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson, 30, is prepared to move abroad after rejecting a one-year extension to his contract. The England full-back would have had to take a significant cut in his £120,000-per-week wages. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 22, is set for contract talks as he prepares to commit his future to White Hart Lane.(Sunday Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay appears unlikely to face any charge of misconduct from the Football Association as the investigation into former head of recruitment Iain Moody nears its conclusion. (Telegraph)

Daily Star back page
Daily Star back page

Louis van Gaal says he will encourage youngsters such as Luke Shaw and Phil Jones to play in the European Under-21 Championships in the Czech Republic next summer. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson, 30, believes team-mate Raheem Sterling is being punished for being honest over his fitness after England boss Roy Hodgson said the forward told him he was "tired". (Sunday Mirror)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, 43, is still wanted by Manchester City, despite admitting he would love to manage Manchester United. (Daily Star)

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, 67, has been told he needs to make some "big calls" to save his job at Loftus Road. (Telegraph)

Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind, 24, says his world has gone "crazy" since moving to Old Trafford. (Sun on Sunday)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Steve Bruce
Hull City boss Steve Bruce on public transport

Hull City manager Steve Bruce, 53, might have been disappointed after his side conceded a late equaliser at Arsenal, but that didn't stop him hopping on public transport as he travelled to Manchester to celebrate West Ham boss Sam Allardyce's 60th birthday.

AND FINALLY

Jose Mourinho needed only two words to sum up why his Chelsea side did not succumb to defeat at Crystal Palace - as they did in March - scribbling "big balls" on a pad of paper. (Daily Mail)

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