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Manchester United are willing to spend a world record £135m to sign 29-year-old Uruguay forward Luis Suarez from Barcelona. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho is plotting a revamp of his defence and is targeting Roma's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger. The 23-year-old is valued at £35m by the Serie A club. Defenders Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian, both 26, could be sold in January, while Chris Smalling, 26, and Daley Blind, 26, face uncertain futures at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has laughed off speculation that Spurs are interested in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 28. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are preparing to submit an offer for 27-year-old Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore in January. (Get French Football News, via Daily Star)

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The Daily Star's backpage on Saturday

Former England manager Sam Allardyce is understood to have rejected an early return to management with Wolves. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 29, wants to make his loan spell at Sevilla permanent in the summer. (Sun)

Fiorentina midfielder Josip Ilicic wants to leave the Italian club and the 28-year-old is a target for Leicester City. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says contract negotiations with midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, are "moving along". (London Evening Standard)

French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 27, is ready to snub a Premier League return and sign a new deal with Spanish side Sevilla. (Mirror)

On-loan Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, says being dropped by England prompted his decision to leave Arsenal. (Daily Mail)

Italian side Roma are interested in signing 22-year-old Manchester United winger Memphis Depay in January. (Corriere dello Sport, via Talksport)

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher, 32, says the Baggies will be able to attract better players to the club now manager Tony Pulis has signed a new deal. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton outcast Oumar Niasse could be on his way to Galatasaray. The 26-year-old Senegal striker has been linked with a January move to the Turkish club. (Mirror)

Former Liverpool academy coach Karl Robinson says the Anfield club "kidnapped" 18-year-old full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold from rivals Everton. (5Times, via Liverpool Echo)

West Ham will give stewards hand-held video cameras as part of increased security measures at the London Stadium. (Telegraph)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes wants to sign goalkeeper Lee Grant, 33, who is on loan at the club from Derby County, on a permanent deal in January. (Stoke Sentinel)

Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United was two years in the making, according to the 23-year-old France midfielder's agent Mino Raiola. (Financial Times)

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 35, wants to stay at Porto for "a long time". (Marca - in Spanish)

Ex-Manchester United winger and assistant manager Ryan Giggs says he fears bitter rivals Liverpool could win the title this year. (Telegraph)

Manchester United coach Warren Joyce will meet Wigan about becoming their new manager this weekend. (Sun)

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Peter Crouch made this offer to fans on Friday...

Peter Crouch

Which prompted this response from Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam...

Charlie Adam

Juventus left-back Patrice Evra has posted a video of himself dressed as a panda, in a stand against racism. (Instagram)

LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard has announced his wife Alex is pregnant with the couple's fourth child. (Instagram)

Tottenham midfielders Christian Eriksen and Victor Wanyama were introduced to former NBA star Steve Nash at the club's training ground. (Instagram)

Christian Eriksen

Believe it or not, this is Southampton defender Oriol Romeu on the front of the matchday programme for Sunday's game against Chelsea. (Instagram)

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Romeu posted this picture on Instagram

And finally...

Marouane Fellaini has dyed his afro ginger. He was spotted in Manchester city centre with his twin brother, who had a matching haircut. (Daily Express)

Countdown's Susie Dent has revealed her celebrity crush is Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. (RowZed)

Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar has spent £7.2m on a new house in Rio de Janeiro that boasts six suites, a helipad, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a gymnasium, a subterranean cave and its own pier. (O Globo, via AS)

Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama does not like to watch scary movies. (Four Four Two)

Under-pressure Sunderland manager David Moyes has joked he may be soon looking for a job at the city's Nissan factory. (Guardian)

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