Gossip column: Gerrard, Schar, Shaqiri, Simeone, Moyes, Downing

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, could move to the United States to join New York Cosmos if he fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Metro)

But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists he wants to keep Gerrard at Anfield and the decision is based on the qualities of the veteran midfielder and not sentiment. (Daily Telegraph)

Fabian Schar
Liverpool target Fabian Schar played in Basel's recent Champions League win over the Reds

Arsenal's hopes of signing Basel defender Fabian Schar have been boosted after the 22-year-old admitted he is ready to leave the Swiss club. (Daily Express)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have been put on alert with 15-year-old West Ham starlet Reece Oxford no closer to agreeing a permanent deal at Upton Park. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham will make a concerted effort to sign out-of-favour Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, in January. (Goal.com)

Manchester City will battle it out with local rivals Manchester United in the race to sign 20-year-old Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo. (Daily Express)


Manchester City could replace manager Manuel Pellegrini with Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, 44, if the club decide to sack the 61-year-old at the end of the season. (Metro)

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes, 51, is in contention to take charge of Spanish side Real Sociedad after they parted company with 36-year-old coach Jagoba Arrasate. (Daily Mirror)

Pellegrini says Man City should have had three penalties during Sunday's win over Manchester United, bemoaning the performance of referee Michael Oliver as "unbelievable". (Daily Telegraph)

But City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, was fortunate to escape unpunished after he appeared to square up to Michael Oliver during the Manchester derby. (Daily Mail)

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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has told 21-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino to "keep his mouth shut" after he accused Foxes defender Marcin Wasilewski, 34, of elbowing him. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is backing in-form winger Stewart Downing, 30, for an England recall. (Daily Star)

Manchester City have sold out Etihad Stadium for Wednesday's vital Champions League encounter with CSKA Moscow by offering fans two seats for the price of one. (Guardian)

Germany coach Joachim Low, 54, is set to beat Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, 55, and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini to the Fifa Coach of the Year award. (The Sun - subscription required)

Hull City midfielder Stephen Quinn, 28, has backed 30-year-old Tigers keeper Eldin Jakupovic to bounce back from his error against Southampton. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 28, believes the pressure on unbeaten Chelsea could play into City's hands in the Premier League title race. (Talksport)

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, 24, says the Reds need to show more creativity after their 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Saturday. (Liverpool Echo)

New Birmingham boss Gary Rowett, 40, says he is not concerned about relegation and is focused on leading the Blues up the Championship table. (Birmingham Mail)


Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Tim Howard and Leighton Baines
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard tweeted this photo from Leon Osman's testimonial dinner

Joey Barton has tweeted to defend the controversial performance of referee Michael Oliver in the Manchester derby, saying he "got the big calls right".

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted that it "hurt" to see former Manchester United assistant Brian Kidd celebrating Sergio Aguero's goal in his current role as assistant at Manchester City.


Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff says he is "open to offers" from football clubs after saving a penalty from James Corden during a half-time challenge at the Manchester derby. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair, 19, has enjoyed such a meteoric rise to first-team action that he did not even have a Wikipedia page until last month. (Daily Star)

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