Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Liverpool are monitoring Southampton's Jay Rodriguez, 24, but Arsenal are also said to be impressed by the striker, who was called into the England squad this week.

Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring for Southampton
Jay Rodriguez has scored three goals in the Premier League so far this season

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham will make a move for Manchester United's 25-year-old striker Javier Hernandez in January if they can transfer 29-year-old Emmanuel Adebayor.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Arsenal are considering making a £22m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 25, after fears that the Spanish giants will pip them to the £50m signing of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Belgian side Anderlecht are considering a loan move for Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 22, in the January transfer window.

Full story: Sky Sports

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is keen to reunite with Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, who he signed while he was manager at the Etihad Stadium in 2009.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Newcastle are keen on PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ola Toivonen and could make a cut-price £2.5m bid if the 27-year-old Swede fails to sign a new deal for the Dutch side.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has lost patience with Joe Hart, 26, after a series of mistakes and want to replace him with Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31.

Full story: Sunday Mirror


Fulham manager Martin Jol is set for talks with the club's owner Shahid Khan following his side's 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, with Roberto Di Matteo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer potential replacements for the Dutchman.

Sylvain Distin confronted Everton supporters following the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park
Sylvain Distin confronted Everton supporters following the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park

Full story: Mail on Sunday

England manager Roy Hodgson has set Joe Hart, 26, a deadline of three months to return to the Manchester City team if he wants to remain as his country's first-choice goalkeeper. Costel Pantilimon, 26, has recently played instead of Hart for his club side.

Full story: The Sunday Telegraph

Hodgson is also keen to persuade Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, 34, to continue as an England player beyond the World Cup finals in Brazil next year.

Full story: The Observer

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has reiterated his commitment to the club amid rumours linking him with the vacant managerial post at Crystal Palace.

Full story: Wales Online

Mackay has refused to deny rumours that he could quit Cardiff and link up again with the South Wales club's former sporting director Iain Moody, who has been appointed to the same position at managerless Crystal Palace.

Full story: The Sun (subscription only)

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, is back doing his coaching badges after a two-year absence and wants to become a top manager.

Full story: Sunday Express

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has criticised Arsenal for relegating him to the reserves and training with the youngsters and the Dane, 25, says he is training "more seriously than ever" to get a move out of the Emirates club.

Full story: Observer


Roy Hodgson hopes to solve England's penalty problems by turning to the sports scientist Dave Reddin, whose expertise helped make Jonny Wilkinson rugby's best penalty-taker.

Full story Sunday Times (subscription only)

Everton defender Sylvain Distin used his Twitter account to explain why he confronted fans who were unhappy with their team's performance in the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

Full story: Metro

Meanwhile, West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster also went on the micro-blogging website to vent his frustration after the controversial late penalty awarded to Chelsea that denied the Baggies a win at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: London Evening Standard

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