Tuesday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Real Madrid will use the £42.4m from the sale of 24-year-old Mesut Ozil to Arsenal to make a move for either Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, or Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, 27, when the transfer window reopens in January.
Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis says he had agreed a move to Newcastle but that the switch fell through when the Tyneside club asked him to lower his wage demands.
Former Reading and Hull midfielder Stephen Hunt, 32, who has been without a club since leaving Wolves in the summer, is on the verge of being offered a deal at Blackpool.
Fiorentina have again insisted that the club made no late contact to try to sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 34, before the transfer deadline.
Martin Montoya's agent has left the door open for the Barcelona defender, 22, to make a move to Arsenal or Liverpool with a new contract at the club seemingly far from agreed.
Sheffield Wednesday want Stoke and England Under-21 goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan.
Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 33, is poised to sign for Getafe. The Israel international is a free agent after Chelsea failed to renew his contract when it expired back in June.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is ready to shake up his scouting system after being stung by criticism following the club's failure to make a big impact in the summer transfer window, and is ready to bring in his own tried and trusted talent spotters.
England manager Roy Hodgson believes that people have misjudged Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, including him.
England captain Steven Gerrard has emphasised the importance of his team's players keeping their discipline in the World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine on Tuesday.
Barcelona club president Sandro Rosell has revealed that, in a poll conducted amongst fans, 2% said they did not want Lionel Messi in their team.