Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, could still quit the club for Real Madrid or Barcelona next summer despite signing a lucrative contract to stay at Anfield until 2018.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Real Madrid want striker Wayne Rooney, 28, to hold back on signing a new Manchester United contract so they can sign him for a bargain price next summer.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has signed a Liverpool deal through to 2018

Full story: Sun on Sunday (subscription required)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring six targets - including Rooney - as he bids to strengthen the Blues' title challenge in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is plotting January moves for Real Madrid's Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 32, and striker Alvara Morata, 21.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner is nearing the exit door, with Italian sides Genoa and AS Roma interested in signing the Dutchman.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is being lined up to replace Malky Mackay as manager of Cardiff City by the club's owner, Vincent Tan.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal is top of Tottenham's wanted list to replace Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager.

Sven-Goran Eriksson
Former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been linked with a return to the Premier League

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Spurs rejected an offer from technical director Franco Baldini to resign following Villas-Boas's exit.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he made contact with Villas-Boas following the former Tottenham manager's sacking.

Full story: Belfast Telegraph

And Mourinho has reopened a long-running feud with Manuel Pellegrini by mocking the Chilean's Manchester City side for not being Premier League runaway leaders.

Full story: Sunday Express

Barcelona are keeping an eye on Roberto Martinez as a potential future boss after an impressive start to his reign at Everton.

Full story: Sun on Sunday (subscription required)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Uefa to scrap the away goals rule from European club competitions.

Full story: Observer

Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole, 33, could call time on his 14-year career after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Southampton's Adam Lallana, 25, believes team-mate and fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, should be picked to play for England after the latter was overlooked by France.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

AND FINALLY

BBC Radio 5 live announcer Charlotte Green says that one of her dreams when reading the classified football results would be to read out the scoreline 'Forfar 4 East Fife 5'.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

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