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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are targeting Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 25, as doubts continue to grow over Joe Hart's future.

Full story: Metro

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha won his second England cap against Scotland in August

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is determined to hold onto Juan Mata, 25, despite rumours that Paris Saint-Germain could be about to bid £35m for the Spanish midfielder.

Full Story: Daily Express

Manchester United have ended their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 25, who has also been strongly linked with Bayern Munich.

Full story: Daily Star

Cardiff City have asked Manchester United about the possibility of signing winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, on loan in January.

Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 22, will wait one more month before deciding if he will have to leave the club on loan to protect his hopes of representing Belgium at next summer's World Cup.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Manchester United are ready to battle AC Milan to sign Saint Etienne left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, 22, as they prepare for life without Patrice Evra.

Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool's Iago Aspas is looking to secure a loan move away from Anfield only three months after the 26-year-old forward joined the club from Celta Vigo.

Full story: Daily Star

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 20, is set to head back to Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman, whose contract with Wales expires in November, could succeed Ian Holloway at Palace

Crystal Palace will hold talks with Wales manager Chris Coleman this week about the possibility of the 43-year-old becoming their new manager.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Palace chairman Steve Parish has admitted the club may not replace Ian Holloway until the next international break in mid-November.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, 43, is in no rush to discuss extending his contract beyond the end of next season.

Full Story: Birmingham Mail

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta regrets the Gunners' failure to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the summer. During his time at Everton Arteta lived near Suarez and faces his former neighbour at the Emirates on Saturday.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is worried about doing more damage to his ongoing toe and groin problems if he does not receive rest over the weeks ahead. The Dutchman, 30, has been struggling with the injuries for several weeks.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

French defender Patrice Evra, 32, believes Manchester United need to win their next 10 matches to kick-start their season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Manchester United are close to signing David Beckham's son Brooklyn as the 14-year-old is undergoing a trial with club ahead of signing a contract with them in the new year.

Full story: Metro

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