Transfer gossip: Ronaldo, Mata, Borini, Kramer, Defoe

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Daily Mirror
Saturday's Daily Mirror

French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, is set for a January move to Arsenal or Chelsea after being left out of Paris St-Germain's Champions League squad. (Daily Express) external-link

Italian champions Juventus are lining up a January move for Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 26. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Inter Milan failed with a deadline-day move for Liverpool forward Fabio Borini, 23, after offering to take him on loan for the season. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester United and Liverpool want Bayer Leverkusen's £10m-rated Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer, 23, but face competition from Borussia Monchengladbach. (Daily Express)external-link

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 31, is looking to quit Major League Soccer side Toronto FC after interest from Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City ahead of the transfer deadline. (Daily Mail)external-link

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is planning to make a January loan move for Barcelona's Ivorian winger Adama Traore, 18.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid are weighing up a January move for Inter Milan's 28-year-old Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin, also a target for Chelsea and Spurs. (Talksport)external-link


Daily Telegraph
The Telegraph says David Beckham is prepared to help the England team

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, is to be offered a new £80,000-a-week deal as a reward for replacing Petr Cech in the team.(Times - subscription only)external-link

Meanwhile, Courtois has admitted he feels uncomfortable taking Cech's number one spot at Stamford Bridge.(Daily Star)external-link

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has welcomed the loan signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, 28, but is not sure how manager Louis van Gaal will fit all his big-name players into his team. (Independent) external-link

Meanwhile, Falcao has spoken about the stress he suffered as he waited for his deadline-day loan move to be completed. (Sun - subscription only)external-link

West Ham have defended themselves against accusations that the club's women's team is not being properly financially supported, after a fundraising web page was set up to help pay for kit and pitch hire. (Guardian)external-link

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo is "perfect" following the 29-year-old forward's criticism of the club's transfer policy over the £59.7m sale of Angel Di Maria to Manchester United.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Joe Hart
Manchester City's Joe Hart is poised to sign a new contract

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, is close to signing a five-year contract extension at the Premier League champions.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Meanwhile, City believe they may have found the next David Silva - but say Japanese youngster Masashi Wada still has a lot to learn. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

QPR owner Tony Fernandes says he was in awe of Harry Redknapp the first time they met, and adds he wants Rangers to be a Premier League club for 20 consecutive seasons.(Guardian)external-link

France defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, 25, has called Alan Pardew's Newcastle a team of long-ball merchants after leaving St James' Park to join Roma on a season-long loan.(Sun - subscription only)external-link

France's main commercial TV channel has decided it will not be renewing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's contract as a match commentator for the national side's games. (Independent)external-link


Harry Kane
Harry Kane scores against Lithuania for England Under-21s

Harry Kane reflects on a job well done after he scored the winner in England Under 21s' Euro 2015 qualifier against Lithuania. He tweeted:external-link "Good win for the lads. Another game Tuesday, hopefully we can finish the group off with another win. Glad to be on the scoresheet."

Manchester City defender Micah Richards ‏may be in Italy now - on loan at Fiorentina - but he has not forgotten his mates back home, posting:external-link "Gutted to hear about Daniel Sturridge injury. Your country needs you. Get back soon x."

Seems Hull winger Robert Snodgrass is as a fan of a legendary Scottish comedian Billy Connolly. He posted:external-link "Got to give him it, he's one funny guy, and a hell of a banjo player."


An amateur player in Austria has been given a 70-match ban after headbutting a referee. (ESPN)external-link

Mario Balotelli
Why always me? Liverpool's Mario Balotelli hit the headlines after a friendly against Wolves

Wolves found themselves at the centre of a Twitter storm after Liverpool's £16m signing, striker Mario Balotelli was accused of stamping on an opponent during a behind-closed-doors game between the clubs. (Express and Star)external-link

A Kenyan couple themed their wedding around Manchester United, from the groom wearing a United shirt to a wedding cake featuring Red Devils branding. (Daily Mail)external-link

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