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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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David Silva
David Silva has been in talks over a new contract

Manchester City are on the verge of agreeing a £200,000-a-week contract to keep forward David Silva, 26, who has been interesting Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea could be lining up a £30m bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 24.

Full story: the Metro

Everton manager David Moyes is planning a move for former Celtic keeper Artur Boruc, 32, who is a free agent after leaving Fiorentina.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United chief executive David Gill will hold talks with Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre to calm tensions between the clubs before they meet at Anfield on Sunday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

And Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has been ordered to make peace with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra following last season's racism row.

Full story: Daily Mail

Former England captain Alan Shearer says it is time to "do away with this ridiculous handshake ritual before games" after Anton Ferdinand declined to shake John Terry's hand before the QPR and Chelsea game.

Full story: the Sun

Tottenham's Brad Friedel has played down reports new signing and goalkeeping rival Hugo Lloris is set for talks with Andre Villas-Boas about his lack of first-team opportunities.

Full story: Talksport

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Nick Powell, 18, can be a long-term replacement for veteran midfielder Paul Scholes.

Full story: the Sun

But Manchester United youngsters Alex Buttner, 23 and Nick Powell may make way for the seniors against Galatasaray on Wednesday as the club seek to repair their Champions League reputation.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Ally McCoist
Ally McCoist's Rangers have drawn all of their away league games this season

Ferguson has vowed he will never let his players ease off in games again after losing the Premier League title on goal difference last season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Rangers boss Ally McCoist insists he is not embarrassed despite his side failing to win any of their away matches in the Scottish Third Division this season.

Full story: Daily Record

Peter Crouch has admitted he handled the ball in the build-up to his goal against Manchester City on Saturday.

Full story: the Guardian

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 20, is set to return to training this week after a year out with foot and knee injuries.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says striker Emmanuel Adebayor may struggle to get into the Tottenham team after Jermain Defoe's fine display against Reading.

Full story: Sky Sports

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is considering recalling Sergio Agüero for the Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday. The striker has been out with a knee ligament injury since the opening day of the season.

Full story: the Guardian

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has threatened sweeping changes for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Benfica after defeat at St Johnstone.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Liverpool defender Alan Kennedy reckons the club will struggle to finish in the Premier League's top six this season.

Full story: talkSPORT

Former Blackburn boss Paul Ince has emerged as the favourite to land the vacant Coventry City manager's job.

Full story: the Sun

Reading manager Brian McDermott says the "unheard of" 25-day break from Premier League action had left his side looking a shadow of their usual selves during their 3-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.

Full story: the Times

AND FINALLY

New Stoke striker Michael Owen took to Twitter to provide live commentary on a burglar trying to break into his house.

Full story: Metro

Everton mascots and ballboys will wear 96 on their backs during the club's match against Newcastle to show solidarity with neighbours Liverpool following the publication of the independent Hillsborough report. Ninety-six is the number of fans who died in the disaster.

Full story: the Times

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