Gossip column: Toure, Messi, Varane, Mane, Lukaku, Xavi, Mahrez
Midfielder Yaya Toure, 33, will consider signing a pre-contract deal with another European club in January after being left out of Manchester City's Champions League squad. (Independent)
Real Madrid's France defender Raphael Varane, 23, has revealed he turned down a transfer to Manchester United this summer. (Canal+ via Talksport)
Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Inter Milan want to sign Benfica's Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22, in January. (Football Italia)
AC Milan will give Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 17, a new contract to repel interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid.(Sporting Mediaset - in Italian)
Everton's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, turned down Italian champions Juventus to stay at Goodison Park during the summer transfer window. (Het Niewsblad - in Flemish)
Meanwhile, the Toffees are set to offer midfielder Ross Barkley, 22 a new long-term deal.(Daily Mail)
Barcelona legend Xavi believes Leicester's Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, is good enough to play for the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror)
Portugal international Jose Fonte, 32, says he remains committed to Southampton. Manchester United tried to sign the defender in the summer.(Daily Mirror)
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, 24, will be fit for Saturday's Premier League match against Leicester despite getting injured on international duty. (Sun)
Agent Mino Raiola, who works with new Manchester United signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba among others, says a player will soon be transferred for £200m. (Talksport)
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 29, has been told to "lighten his training load" because of a hamstring injury. (Barcelona's website)
Manchester City loanee Jason Denayer, 21, is in line for his first start for Sunderland in Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy game against Rochdale, while midfielder Jan Kirchoff, 25, is set to return from injury in the game.(Sunderland Echo)
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has approached Eduardo Macia to replace former head of recruitment Steve Walsh, who joined Everton in July. (Daily Telegraph)
Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign former Netherlands left-back Urby Emanuelson, 30.(The Star)
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Real Madrid's Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training and posted a picture for his fans to "enjoy".
Stoke's England keeper Jack Butland has had an ankle operation and hopes he will soon be back playing.
Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil shared a video of him playing football with his dog. (Twitter)
Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish said he was "gutted" to be missing Tuesday's England Under-21 match against Norway.
Younes Kaboul has thanked the Sunderland fans following his move from the Stadium of Light to Watford last month.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says he finds non-league football more entertaining than the Premier League. (Guardian)