Saturday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool are planning a January move for Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore, 24, after his agent said he is unhappy at the French club.

Full story: Metro

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has made Valencia winger Andres Guardado, 26, his priority target signing during the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Star

Striker Saido Berahino, 20, is striving for a new deal at West Brom after impressing in their midweek cup tie against Arsenal.His current contract expires at the end of the season.

Javier Pastore
Pastore joined PSG from Palermo in 2011

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are preparing a £15m offer for Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay. The 26-year-old has been tracked by United scouts for years.

Full story: Metro

Tottenham are believed to be lining up a £1m deal for 16-year-old Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Inter Milan will compete with Tottenham to sign Zenit St Petersburg full-back Domenico Criscito, 26, this winter.

Full story: Talksport

Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Willian, 25, was so close to becoming a Spurs player that he had reportedly signed a contract with the north London club.

Full story: The Times (subscription needed)

Fulham are tracking Olympiakos centre-back Kostas Manolas, 22, who came close to joining Everton last year.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, 25, has insisted that Chelsea players and fans love him - even if his manager Jose Mourinho does not.

Full story: The Sun (subscription needed)

Manchester United boss David Moyes wants to sign 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj to a long-term contract at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Adnan Januzaj
Januzaj started his career at Belgian side Anderlecht before joining Manchester Unittd aged 16

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told 26-year-old midfielder Samir Nasri he must maintain his good start to the season or face the axe.

Full story: Daily Express

Sunderland owner Ellis Short has reportedly spoken to former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen about becoming the club's new manager.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup says Spanish striker Michu is his best ever signing. The 27-year-old Spaniard has scored 27 goals in 53 appearances since costing only £2m from Rayo Vallecano.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, says he does not expect to return to Liverpool after learning that he was being loaned out to Napoli while he was on holiday.

Full story: Daily Mail

Atletico Mineiro forward Ronaldinho, 33, is in a race against time to be fit for the Club World Cup in December after suffering a serious groin injury.

Full story: Atletico Mineiro official website (in Portuguese)

Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne has been targeted by hackers who drained his bank account of up to £50,000.

Full story: The Sun (subscription needed)

AND FINALLY

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has written to the Miami police in an effort to persuade them to drop charges against a fan who hugged him during a pre-season game.

Full story: Metro

Former England captain David Beckham is 50-1 to be named as a godparent to Prince George.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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