Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Asmir Begovic
Manchester City are reportedly ready to offer Stoke £15m for Asmir Begovic.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini wants Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 26, to be his new number one and Joe Hart, 26, could head the other way on loan in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Wilfried Zaha's chances of getting a loan away from Manchester United this January are not being helped by suggestions that the 21-year-old winger is struggling to adapt to the mental challenges of life at a big club.

Full story: Daily Mail

Benfica have put a £20m price tag on Manchester United target Nemanja Matic. The 25-year-old Serbia midfielder spent two years at Chelsea but did not start a game for the London club.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Nemanja Matic
Matic made three substitute appearances for Chelsea.

Wolfsburg's Brazil midfielder Diego, 28, claims Arsenal and Southampton are interested in signing him on a free transfer next summer.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Brazilian winger Everton Ribeiro, 24, has admitted he would like to secure a 'dream' £7m move to Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham will consider a loan move for Real Madrid's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 21, in January. Morata has started just once in the league for Real this season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is facing increasing pressure from the club's board after Sunday's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge has scored 11 goals in 14 appearances this season.

Full story: Daily Mail

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, 30, has said he is confident of winning the World Player of the Year award because he "made the difference" and "set defences on fire".

Full story: Evening Standard

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, has no regrets about playing 90 minutes for England against Germany while carrying a thigh injury even though it infuriated his club manager Brendan Rodgers.

Full story: Guardian

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was encouraged to consider dropping 22-year-old midfielder Aaron Ramsey from home matches last season because of the impatience of fans at the Emirates.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester City are still paying Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor £40,000 a week. The 29-year-old, who joined Tottenham in 2012 after spending the previous season on loan at White Hart Lane, came off the bench for his first appearance of the season in Spurs' 6-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he 'tried to kill' one of his players during his tenure at Stamford Bridge, saying: "One player didn't show respect and I tried to kill him but it wasn't possible."

Full story: Metro

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