Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City will have to pay at least £20m if they want to sign Crystal Palace's 19-year-old winger Wilfried Zaha.

Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi is back on Manchester City's wanted list. City boss Roberto Mancini has had two approaches for the 29-year-old rejected in recent years but a £30m bid in January could prove third time lucky.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Out-of-favour Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is set to leave the club. The 21-year-old striker's agent said: "He wants to play and if he cannot do so by January then we'll try to find an alternative solution."

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Birmingham could have to sell Jack Butland, 19, and Nathan Redmond, 18, unless they quickly find a new owner. Everton and Southampton have been linked with keeper Butland, while winger Redmond may be a target for Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Brazilian team Corinthians do not want to sell 24-year-old holding midfielder Paulinho - and will try to resist big-money bids from interested clubs like Chelsea.

Full story: skysports.comexternal-link

Serie A champions Juventus are set to join AC Milan in the race to sign out-of-favour Manchester United winger Nani. Juve are looking to pay around £12m for the 25-year-old Portugal international.

Full story: Goal.comexternal-link


Some of England's players needed sleeping pills after their World Cup qualifier in Poland was delayed by 20 hours because of heavy rain.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

The Football Association's report into the England Under-21 match against Serbia says trouble started even before the match kicked off.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Former Aston Villa striker and technical director of the Serbia Under-21 team, Savo Milosevic, says the country needs help to sort out its problems following claims that fans racially abused England defender Danny Rose.

Full story: talkSportexternal-link

Manchester City playmaker David Silva, 26, could be out of action for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury picked up in Spain's World Cup qualifier against France.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, 73, has been told his job is safe by the Football Association of Ireland. The Irish were beaten 6-1 at home by Germany in a World Cup qualifier on Friday but then beat the Faroe Islands 4-1.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Blackburn are expected to continue their pursuit of Tim Sherwood despite Tottenham rejecting the Championship club's attempt to make him their manager. Sherwood captained Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.

Full story: Evening Standardexternal-link

The Scottish Football Association faces a £700,000 bill if it sacks Craig Levein, Scotland's highest-paid national boss in history, after deciding against releasing him for nothing following the failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Scotland could benefit in World Cup qualifying Group A should Uefa impose a ban on Serbia following allegations of racial abuse aimed at England's Under-21 side - if European football's governing body asks world rulers Fifa to extend the suspension worldwide.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Hearts are poised to be hit with a Scottish Premier League points deduction after failing to pay manager John McGlynn and several first-team players for a second month running.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says striker Nile Ranger, 21, cannot return to the first team set-up until he turns up for work on time for six weeks.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

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