Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United target, 21-year-old Spanish midfielder Koke, is unwilling to leave Atletico Madrid in January.

Full story: Inside futbol

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay wants three new players in January. He is looking for a defender, midfielder and an attacking player to improve the spine of his team.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Clint Dempsey
Dempsey spent six seasons at Fulham after joining from New England in 2006.

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 30, is not ready to commit to a new deal at the Emirates.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz wants to join Anderlecht in January to improve his chances of regular football ahead of the World Cup. The Costa Rican, 28, has started just seven league games this season.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Fulham are hoping to sign former forward Clint Dempsey on loan during the MLS close season. West Ham and Stoke also want the American, 32, who left Tottenham for the Seattle Sounders in August.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is already sounding out replacements for coach Andre Villas-Boas after his team's humiliating 5-0 defeat by Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mail

West Brom will target Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they look to replace Steve Clarke.

Paul Clement
Clement has worked under Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Express

The Baggies could also move for Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is also on West Brom's shortlist, along with Solskjaer, Clement, ex-Baggies player Martin Jol and Michael Appleton.

Full story: the Guardian

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola is on the brink of parting company with the club after losing their last five games at home.

Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto posted a picture of him and Spurs forward Emmanuel Adebayor on Twitter in apparently good spirits after watching their side lose to Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mail

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