Monday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Manchester United are considering a January move for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. Old Trafford boss David Moyes - who had the 22-year-old watched in Belgium's victory over Scotland on Friday - is interested in adding more height and strength to his striking options.
Celtic plan to make another offer for Peterborough playmaker Lee Tomlin, 24, after having three bids rejected for him in the summer.
Newcastle are set to move for Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason when the transfer window reopens in January. The 24-year-old Iceland international scored 24 goals in the Dutch top flight last season.
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will miss England's World Cup 2014 qualifier in Ukraine on Tuesday because he has a private business meeting, arranged before he took the job. The FA has emphasised that his role is "part time", and that either the chairman or the chief executive/general secretary represents the organisation at internationals.
James Milner, 27, may not have started a game for Manchester City so far this season but the midfielder is set to replace the suspended Danny Welbeck for England's game against Ukraine.
England boss Roy Hodgson could spring a surprise and opt for the more defensive-minded Chris Smalling at right-back ahead of Kyle Walker.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and Football Association general secretary Alex Horne have held a secret meeting to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter.
Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy, 34, is ready to retire from playing international football for Wales.
Bellamy, 34, plans to travel to Argentina and Spain to learn about the coaching techniques used in those countries when he retires as a player.
Former Aston Villa and Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is understood to be the first choice to replace Giovanni Trapattoni as manager of the Republic of Ireland.
Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio has been left furious after his senior side lost a friendly against the club's Under-21s. He was also angered that details of the match were leaked.
Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor, 26, says he will apologise to One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson after his forceful challenge saw the 21-year-old limp off the field in a charity football match.