Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Mesut Ozil is back on Manchester United's radar amid claims that the playmaker, 24, is considering his Real Madrid future.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Chelsea have given Fernando Torres a month to prove himself - and are planning a bid for Metalist Kharkiv's Brazilian striker Taison, 24, if he fails.

Miralem Sulejmani
Miralem Sulejmani joined Ajax in 2008

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

West Ham are planning a move for Ajax winger Miralem Sulejmani, 23, after missing out on him in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Roma are lining up a shock bid for Newcastle defender Danny Simpson, 25.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

The agent of Brazilian prospect Bernard has dismissed claims that Chelsea are in talks to sign the 20-year-old midfielder from Atletico Mineiro.

Full story: Globo Esporto (in Portuguese)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged winger Raheem Sterling, 17, to sign a new contract, with Chelsea and Manchester City ready to move for the England international.

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

QPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign Marseille forward Loic Remy - but the 25-year-old is only interested in Champions League football.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has criticised Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger over plans to sign the Eagles' England attacker Wilfried Zaha, 20.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Joleon Lescott, 30, will fight for his future at Manchester City after falling out of favour with manager Roberto Mancini.

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager is secure despite a run of three wins from 13 games since he signed an eight-year contract.

Robert Snodgrass
Robert Snodgrass has scored twice for Norwich this season

Full story: the Independentexternal-link

Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass, 25, insists their failure to win away in the Premier League this season is not putting pressure on their home form.

Full story: Eastern Daily Pressexternal-link

Swansea defender Neil Taylor, 23, is using the FA's new rehabilitation centre at St George's Park to help him recover from a serious ankle injury.

Full story: South Wales Evening Postexternal-link

Sunderland defender Matt Kilgallon is determined to take his chance after being given a rare Premier League start against QPR.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link

Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 22, is out for the rest of the season after being told he needs shoulder surgery.

Full story: Reading Chronicleexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini are 'stripping off' for a novelty calendar - featuring suggestive cartoons of 12 top Premier League managers.

Full story: Metroexternal-link