Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Italy centre-back Angelo Ogbonna,external-link 24, interests Sir Alex Ferguson, but Torino have told Manchester United any offer of less than £16m will be rejected.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Manchester United are targeting Valencia's Algerian midfielder Sofiane Feghouli,external-link 22, as they seek a long-term replacement for veteran Paul Scholes.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Wilfried Zaha
Zaha was voted the Football League's Young Player of the Year last season

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez still wants Crystal Palace's England Under-21 winger Wilfried Zaha, 19, but is put off by the £6m asking price.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Martinez is also considering a move for Honduran midfielder Roger Espinozaexternal-link, 25, who will be available on a free transfer from Sporting Kansas when the MLS season finishes next month.

Full story: Daily Star external-link

Liverpool are targeting Spanish midfielder Isco, external-link20, from Malaga, and Ander Herrera, external-link23, from Athletic Bilbao as possible long-term replacements for captain Steven Gerrard.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Roma have not given up hope of signing Newcastle's Italian full-back Davide Santon, 21, and may make a move in January.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Fulham manager Martin Jol has revealed he might be forced to sign a replacement for Mahamadou Diarra, 31, who could have cruciate ligament damage.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Newcastle are refusing to give in to the wage demands of Senegal forward Demba Ba, after talks with the 27-year-old broke down.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link

Bolton manager Owen Coyle says he could make a move for Aston Villa full-back Stephen Warnock, 30, who has been frozen out by new Villa boss Paul Lambert.

Full story: Bolton Evening Newsexternal-link

Michael Laudrup hopes rumours linking goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 28, with a move away from Swansea City will stop when the goalkeeper signs a new contract.

Full story: South Wales Evening Postexternal-link


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich demanded answers from players and coaching staff at the club's training ground the day after they blew a two-goal lead against Juventus in the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Chelsea's 28-year-old defender Branislav Ivanovic says the Blues are playing a much more exciting style than they did for much of last season under former boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Nemanja Vidic has called on Manchester United supporters to set an example at Anfield on Sunday by being on their best behaviour and paying respect to the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives at Hillsborough 23 years ago.

Full story: The Guardianexternal-link

Shinji Kagawa
Japan midfielder Kagawa moved to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in the summer

Former Manchester United defender Henning Berg says Old Trafford strikers are wasting the chances created by Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 23.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Gareth Barry says Manchester City need to improve their defensive record if they want to retain their Premier League crown.

Full story: skysports.comexternal-link

Andy Carroll is expected to be fit for England next month, but West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has pleaded with Roy Hodgson to be careful with the on-loan 23-year-old striker.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst says leaving Upton Park will be tough but the fans should be excited about a move to the Olympic Stadium.

Full story: Evening Standardexternal-link

Manager Paul Lambert has inspired a turnaround in Aston Villa's form by making his players sit through replays of their mistakes according to full-back Matthew Lowton.

Full story: Birmingham Post external-link


Germany striker Lukas Podolski, 27, wants to get an Arsenal tattoo on his left arm to go with the one of Cologne he already has on his right, after just five games with the club.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

AFC Wimbledon have advertised their vacant manager's post on their official club website following the sacking of Terry Brown.

Full story: The Independentexternal-link

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