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TRANSFER GOSSIP

French striker Loic Remy, 26, could complete a permanent £6m switch to Newcastle in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal will be offered Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema, 25, at a bargain £20m in January as the Spanish club step up their bid to sign Luis Suarez, 26, from Liverpool.

Full story: Evening Standard

Wilfried Zaha, 20, is seeking a loan move away from Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Loic Remy
Loic Remy joined Newcastle on loan from QPR in August

Tottenham are keen to sign Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, 25, and will fund a move with the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor, 29.

Full story: Evening Standard

Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, who is in fresh contract talks at Barcelona.

Full story: Daily Express

Italian side Lazio are ready to compete with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United for Aston Villa's Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 22.

Full story: Daily Star

Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen, 27, says he would consider leaving Arsenal in January to improve his chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup finals.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Juventus have told Chelsea that they will have to pay around £40m for midfielder Paul Pogba, 20 if they want to sign him in January.

Full story: Daily Express

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, will snub a summer move to Arsenal and instead hopes to finish his career in the French league with big-spenders Monaco.

Full story: Metro

Stoke City have been linked with a January move for Portsmouth midfielder Jed Wallace, 19.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

OTHER GOSSIP

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 24, will struggle for form this year, according to Wales manager Chris Coleman.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, has warned Chelsea that he is not prepared to be a back-up to Petr Cech, 31, when his loan spell at Atletico Madrid ends next year.

Full story: London's Evening Standard

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has told his replacement David Moyes that harmony among his backroom staff is the key to success.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has 42 caps for Wales

England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate believes in a cap on foreign talent playing below the Premier League, but has "no idea" whether such a proposal is legally enforceable.

Full story: Daily Express

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 20, who recently joined Barnsley on loan until January, believes young English talent is being helped by the loan system.

Full story: Daily Star

Fulham owner Shahid Khan says is prepared to exercise patience with manager Martin Jol amid growing pressure following the club's disappointing start to the Premier League season.

Full story: London's Evening Standard

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC monitoring)

Real Madrid have set their sights on Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 26. Porto have previously rejected offers for the Colombian from Manchester United and Naples.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Manchester United and Barcelona are eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 21, who has been described as the "new Xavi" because of his "enormous capabilities".

Full story: Bild (in German)

Germany striker Miroslav Klose, 35, says he could return to FC Kaiserslautercan after his contract with Italian side Lazio expires in 2014.

Full story: Die Welt (in German)

WORLD CUP GOSSIP

An injury to Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 22, will prompt Roy Hodgson to change his England line-up for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Poland.

Full story: the Independent

England captain Steven Gerrard, 33, has praised Roy Hodgson for eradicating his side's fear factor.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard says he will be proudest man in the country if England qualifying for Brazil 2014

Gerrard says he will be the proudest man in the country if he can lead England to the 2014 World Cup finals with victory over Poland.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 21, is poised for a shock recall to the England team - with Chelsea's Frank Lampard, 35, set to miss out.

Full story: Daily Star

Winger Jakub Blaszczykowski, 27, says the extra fans inside Wembley could lift Poland out of the doldrums and help them deliver a famous result to match their draw in 1973.

Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, 41, has urged his old manager Sir Alex Ferguson to take charge of the Australian national side.

Full story: Metro

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