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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Blackpool forward Tom Ince, 20, has seen his dream return to Liverpool put on hold - because the Seasiders are refusing to take Reds manager Brendan Rodgers' calls.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Striker Theo Walcott, 23, has agreed the framework of a new three-and-half-year, £100,000-a-week deal and Arsenal are expecting him to sign it next week.

Full story: London's Evening Standard

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert may hijack Fulham's bid for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Derek Boateng, 29.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackpool forward Tom Ince
Ince left Liverpool for the Seasiders in 2011

Arsenal are set to miss out on a deal for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, 27, with Juventus said to be in advanced talks over a transfer.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United will make a formal bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, 20, in the next 48 hours - but will play hardball with the Championship club by making a cash offer as low as £6m.

Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has rejected a £3m offer from Swansea City for striker Kenwyne Jones, 28.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Stoke midfielder Maurice Edu, 26, is wanted on loan by Turkish side Bursaspor to replace Sunderland's new signing Alfred N'Diaye.

Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are yet to receive a single enquiry about midfielder Florent Malouda, 32, even though he has no future at the club.

Full story: the Sun

Fulham manager Martin Jol is hopeful of completing at least two signings in the coming days after lodging an offer of about £4.5m with Belgian side Zulte Waregem for midfielder Junior Malanda.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has attempted to bring forward the signing of Lewis Holtby, 22, from Schalke to this month's transfer window after losing the key midfielder Sandro to a long-term knee injury.

Full story: The Guardian

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha, 34, is ready to cut short his stint at Sunderland, with an unnamed South African club prepared to offer him an escape route.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Wolverhampton boss Dean Saunders is planning a double swoop for 25-year-old Norwich striker Simeon Jackson and Doncaster winger David Cotterill, also 25.

Full story: the Sun

TRANSFER GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadni, 21, is resisting attempts by his club Juventus to recall him from a loan to Bologna, saying he would rather stay and gain some "consistency".

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas says Juventus need to up their offer if they want to sign Argentine forward Lisandro Lopez, 29.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

Veteran forward Rivaldo, 40, has finalised a deal which will see him play second division football with Sao Caetano in his native Brazil.

Full story: L'equipe (in French)

OTHER GOSSIP

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho
Mourinho has been out of English football since departing Chelsea in 2007

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has become football's most-wanted man, after old foe Pep Guardiola left Manchester City and Chelsea in the lurch by agreeing to become Bayern Munich manager in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Luis Suarez has admitted that he dived to win Liverpool a penalty against Stoke this season.

Full story: Metro

Liverpool have adopted a new approach to players' contracts with lower basic salaries and more performance-related bonuses.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer says his old club Newcastle United are in a "relegation battle" and urgently need to strengthen a "thin" squad.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

AND FINALLY

Former Aston Villa striker John Carew is embarking upon a new career, as an actor.

Full story: The Sun

Arsenal fans were tricked when a rogue supporter posted old Theo Walcott contract news on Twitter.

Full story: Metro

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