Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea skipper John Terry, 32, is wanted by Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini and is willing to match his current wages of £150,000 a week.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Manchester City plan to buy a new defender in January. Manuel Pellegrini's side have struggled without injured captain Vincent Kompany in recent weeks.

Full story: Daily Mail

Malaga have told former boss Pellegrini that they are not interested in selling goalkeeper Willy Caballero, 32, and midfielder Sergi Darder, 19, to City.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 26, says he has little interest in a proposed transfer to Real Madrid.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Borussia Dortmund are still keen on signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 27, but do not want to spend more than £15m in replacing Bayern Munich-bound forward Robert Lewandowski.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Midfielder Michael Carrick, 32, is close to signing a two-year contract extension with Manchester United.

Full story: the Guardian

But Carrick could be sidelined until Christmas after receiving an injection to resolve a persistent Achilles tendon injury.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

England boss Roy Hodgson thinks an African team has more chance of winning next year's World Cup in Brazil than a European side because of the climate.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling's senior England debut last year against Sweden came too early. The 18-year-old is currently in Gareth Southgate's Under-21 squad.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 23, and forward Jay Rodriguez, 24, could make their England debuts against Chile on Friday after an injury to Michael Carrick and an agreement that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will used in one of England's two games. Roy Hodgson's side also face Germany on Tuesday.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona and Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, 24, says England's footballers are too soft and that Roy Hodgson's side have no chance of winning the World Cup in Brazil next year.

Full story: Daily Express

Dan Petrescu played for Sheffield Wednesday, Chelsea, Bradford and Southampton in England
Petrescu played for Sheffield Wednesday, Chelsea, Bradford and Southampton in England

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish flew out to Russia on Tuesday to hold talks with Dinamo Moscow head coach and former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu about becoming the Eagles boss.

Full story: Daily Mirror

But former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen is also in negotiations with Palace after the Dutchman turned down an opportunity to work in Qatar.

Full story: Independent

Roberto Di Matteo, 43, is still being paid £130,000 a week by Chelsea, despite being sacked as manager 12 months ago. The Italian was unable to reach a settlement after being dismissed last November, and will continue to receive the money until June 2014 unless he takes another job.

Full story: Daily Mail

The Premier League is close to agreeing that the 2022 World Cup could be switched to November and December, according to Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

German coach Jochim Loew, 52, says his country's best young players gained confidence and trust by receiving more playing time at Bundesliga clubs.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley, 28, hopes to sign a new contract with the club after being reintegrated into the first team under new head coach Gus Poyet.

Full story: The Journal

AND FINALLY

West Bromwich Albion's kit man joked that he is considering sending the team out for their next match against Chelsea in Mickey Mouse ears after Blue boss Jose Mourinho allegedly called Baggies defender Jonas Olsson a "Mickey Mouse player".

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Brooklyn Beckham's ongoing trial at Fulham was set up by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's son is already at the club as a goalkeeper, and he helped former England captain David Beckham organise the trial for his 14-year-old son.

Full story: Daily Mail

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