Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Brendan Rodgers will ask Liverpool's owners for two big January signings to deliver Champions League football with Greek forward Konstantinos Mitroglou, 25, high on the list of targets.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Striker Javier Hernandez, 25, could leave Manchester United in search of first-team football and head to Arsenal, believes former United coach Rene Meulensteen.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Zenit forward Hulk, 27, has opened the door on a January transfer to Tottenham by admitting he wants to play under his former Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas once again.

Wilfried Zaha
Manchester United winger Zaha has been tipped for a loan move away from Old Trafford

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Manchester United boss David Moyes has claimed that he was close to signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 22, during his time as manager at Everton.

Full story: Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to take Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha on loan and has asked David Moyes to let him have the 20-year-old winger.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Fiorentina and Inter Milan are both plotting January moves for unsettled Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Real Madrid are reported to have reached a first refusal agreement for Arsenal and Manchester United target German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 23.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Or, both Arsenal and United have been handed a boost in the race to sign Gundogan after the player's father revealed there is no agreement in place between his current club Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Tottenham and Crystal Palace midfielder John Bostock is open to playing for Scotland as the exiled 21-year-old Royal Antwerp midfielder considers closing the door on England.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Sepp Blatter has admitted he is open to the possibility of staging the 2022 World Cup in more than one Gulf nation after revealing several countries have offered to co-host the tournament with Qatar.

Full story: Independentexternal-link

Former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka is in pole position to succeed Ian Holloway as manager of Crystal Palace with the Premier League's basement club hoping to make the appointment next week.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Wayne Rooney has been preparing for Manchester United's clash against Arsenal on Sunday with a trip to see teenage singer-songwriter Jake Bugg in concert in Manchester.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

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