Gossip column: Hummels, Godin, Kane, Cech

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are prepared to spend another £100m next summer with defenders Mats Hummels, 25, of Borussia Dortmund, Aymeric Laporte, 20, of Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin, 28, on their radar. (Independent)

Manchester United are set to sell three unwanted players in January - goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, 30, and midfielders Nani, 28, and 26-year-old Anderson - to finance a £200m assault on the transfer market. (Daily Star)

Andrej Kramaric
Kramaric: Wanted by Leicester, Chelsea and Tottenham

Leicester City have made a bid for in-demand HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric, 23, who is also reportedly a target for Chelsea and Tottenham. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool could sign a replacement for Glen Johnson in January, with top target Martin Montoya's agent insisting that the 23-year-old will "100%" leave Barcelona this winter. (Daily Mirror)

Arsene Wenger is reportedly weighing up a move for Lyon's in-demand midfielder Nabil Fekir, 21. (Metro)

Manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham have never considered letting in-form striker Harry Kane, 21, leave the club. (Independent)

DeAndre Yedlin, 21, has been granted a work permit this week and the right-back is expected to complete his move to Tottenham Hotspur next month. (Times - subscription required)

Petr Cech's agent has confirmed the Czech international goalkeeper, 32, will definitely not be leaving Chelsea next month, despite being behind Thibaut Courtois in the Stamford Bridge pecking order.(Evening Standard)

Genoa captain and left-back Luca Antonelli, 27, says he's dreaming of a switch to Liverpool. (Daily Star)

Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants to cut short Hatem Ben Arfa's season-long loan spell, with the winger having failed to impress during his time at the Yorkshire club. (Sun - Subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Joe Hart will be the world's highest-paid keeper when he signs his new five-year Manchester City deal, which is reportedly worth £31m. (Daily Mirror)

Saturday's Daily Mirror back page
Saturday's Daily Mirror back page

Midfielder Angel Di Maria, who joined Manchester United this summer after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League last season, admits he misses playing in Europe's top club competition. (Sport magazine)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has accused Lionel Messi and many of Barcelona's stars of being 'bored' with their tiki-taka playing style and not putting in the same effort as they did when Pep Guardiola was coach. (Independent)

Manchester United Under-21 coach Warren Joyce admits that young players have a better chance of breaking through at 'mid-table' sides. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea midfielder Oscar, 23, says the summer arrivals of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis are the key behind Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season.(Daily Star)

Fraser Forster, 26, says that moving to Southampton from Celtic has given him the platform and profile to dislodge Joe Hart as England goalkeeper. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed plans to give injury-prone midfielder Abou Diaby a new contract at the club. (Metro)

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is likely to plead not guilty after the Football Association charged him with misconduct over an inflammatory social media message, which contained an anti-Semitic stereotype. (Independent)

Former Burnley and Bolton manager Owen Coyle is set to make his return to the dugout. Coyle, 48, is finalising a move to America to become coach of the Houston Dynamos. (Sun - Subscription required)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Reading manager Nigel Adkins (right) with Miss Thailand
Adkins (right) with Miss Thailand in London

Reading boss Nigel Adkins attended the King of Thailand's birthday celebration in London on Friday and took to Twitter to share a photo he had taken with Miss Thailand.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge posted pictures of himself on Instagram having a heavy work-out in the gym as he continues his latest comeback from injury, along with the message, "Working on me...."

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney took to social media to post pictures of himself singing at the club's Christmas party. "Great Christmas night out with all team, staff and partners. Really enjoyed it!" he tweeted.

AND FINALLY

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, has become the first player to clock up more than 100 miles during Premier League games this season.(Daily Mail)

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