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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Patrice Evra, 32, has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester United. The French left-back claims he was misunderstood in a recent interview in his home country which led to reports that he was not signing a new deal for personal reasons.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona forward Antonio Sanabria
Antonio Sanabria has yet to make an appearance for the Barcelona first team

Barcelona want to tie down striker Antonio Sanabria, 17, to a new deal in a bid to keep Arsenal from signing the Paraguayan. Sanabria, who is also being tracked by Manchester City and Juventus, currently has a £2.5m release clause.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are set to step up their interest in promising Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey, 18, who plays for Swedish side Djurgarden.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United manager David Moyes has dismissed talk that striker Robin van Persie, 30, is unhappy at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Norwich have been boosted in their bid to sign Sweden striker Ola Toivonen, 27, from PSV Eindhoven, who say they will not smash their wage ceiling to keep him.

Full story: Talksport

Leeds United are in talks over a contract for Marius Zaliukas after the 29-year-old former Hearts defender impressed manager Brian McDermott while on trial.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham are set to offer a three-year deal to veteran Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 34, who is out of contract at Juventus next summer.

Full story: Daily Star

OTHER GOSSIP

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, says leaving the Nou Camp to join Manchester United last summer was never going to happen.

Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has scored 13 times in 86 caps for Spain

Full story: The Guardian

Former Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway had a dressing room row with midfielder Jose Campana, 20, during his final half-time team talk when his side lost to Fulham on Monday.

Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, 25, has revealed former manager Paolo Di Canio tried to break his spirit and force him out of the club.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool director Kenny Dalglish could quit the club just weeks after returning to Anfield. The former Reds manager has been linked to a new role managing a team in the new Indian Super League, which is set to begin in January.

Full story: Metro

Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton, 23, is currently out of action as he recovers from surgery on a throat problem.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

AND FINALLY

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor, 27, has been banned from wearing specially made boots with the words 'The stamp collector' stitched on them for the north-east derby with Sunderland for fear of inciting Black Cats fans.

Full story: Daily Express

Steven Taylor
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor made his first-team debut against Real Mallorca in March 2004

Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 26, says he will not cut his hair until he next scores as he helps to raise money for charity.

Full story: Daily Mail

A referee in the Kuwaiti Premier League caused a stir after punching, kicking and then sending off at least two players in a league match after awarding a controversial penalty.

Full story: Metro

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