Monday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours
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Manchester United are determined not to let Belgian forward Adnan Januzaj, 18, leave the club for free. Januzaj is out of contract at the end of this season and both Manchester City and Juventus are interested, but United will offer him a four-year deal worth around £50,000-a-week.
West Brom defender Jonas Olsson, 30, says he never got distracted by rumours linking him to Arsenal before he signed a new contract at The Hawthorns.
Striker Dani Osvaldo, 27, signed for Southampton for £15m in the summer but is already considering leaving because of the physical nature of the Premier League.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp claims the Football Association 'haven't got a clue' and that senior England players texted him to say they wanted him to become the national team's manager before he missed out on the job to Roy Hodgson.
England striker Wayne Rooney says it is 'unthinkable' for the side to fail to qualify for the World Cup next year, with manager Roy Hodgson's team needing to beat Montenegro and Poland to guarantee their place at the tournament in Brazil.
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is a doubt for England's two crucial games after being substituted in the win over Norwich because of a rib injury, with a scan on Monday set to reveal the extent of the problem.
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, 27, has backed Adnan Januzaj to become a top player at Old Trafford.
Rooney has also shown some support for Manchester United manager David Moyes by saying the Old Trafford players 'need to do better for him than we have been'.
Former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini is on the verge of buying Birmingham City. Paladini left the London club in 2011.
Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson, 25, says the Canaries will learn from their defeat by Chelsea.
Fulham have offered former Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen a backroom staff position at Craven Cottage.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, could be out for several weeks because of a wrist injury.
League Two side Burton Albion were forced to call up veteran goalkeeper Kevin Poole, 50, for the 2-1 win at Wycombe after an injury to Dean Lyness. Poole retired at the end of last season and joined the coaching staff but was an unused substitute on Saturday.
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola enjoyed some Bavarian culture with a beer as his team took part in a bonding session at Octoberfest.