Gossip column: Jovetic, Fabregas, Van Persie, Graham, Vidal, Salah

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Sunderland hope two of their "misfit" players - striker Danny Graham, 29, and midfielder Cabral, 25 - will leave the club during the emergency loan window. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

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Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock will send defenders Paddy McCarthy, 31, and Peter Ramage, 30, and midfielders Jimmy Kebe, 30, and Owen Garvan, 26, out on loan to balance the books. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Wolves, who made a £1.25m bid for Leicester's Premier League striker Chris Wood, 22, last month, are now making a fresh move to sign the striker on loan. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United and Manchester City attempted to sign Benfica's highly-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, 21, for £14m during the summer. (Daily Express)external-link

Paris St-Germain are poised to offer cash plus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, in a bid to sign Roma's defensive midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, who is also a target for Manchester United. (Daily Express)external-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (Sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Christoph Kramer
Borussia Monchengladbach's Christoph Kramer is a target for Manchester United and Real Madrid

Manchester United have not abandoned the idea of signing Juventus's Arturo Vidal and will make another effort in the winter transfer window for the 27-year-old Chile midfielder. (Tuttosport (in Italian)external-link

Several European clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus are keen to recruit 23-year-old German midfielder Christoph Kramer, currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach from Bayer Leverkusen. (Bild (in German)external-link

Sergio Ramos has reminded Cristiano Ronaldo that Real Madrid players must respect the rules of the club, after the Portuguese forward criticised Real's summer spending. (L'Equipe (in French)external-link

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set to start Spain's opening game of Euro 2016 qualification against Macedonia, despite making some high-profile errors during the World Cup. (Marca (in Spanish)external-link


Manchester City's decision to let Alvaro Negredo go to Valencia on transfer deadline day could already be coming back to haunt them after striker Stevan Jovetic, 24, picked up a hamstring injury on international duty with Montenegro.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, has admitted that playing for the Chelsea was unthinkable in the past. (Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie, 31, wants to appear at a fourth World Cup in 2018 - and has the desire to play until he is 40.(Goal.com)external-link

Mo Salah's lack of games at Chelsea means the 22-year-old midfielder is not fit enough to impress at international level, according to Egypt coach Shawky Gharib. (Daily Mail)external-link

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao has had to fend off claims he lied about his age

Manchester United have rubbished claims that new signing Radamel Falcao, 28, lied about his age, after reports surfaced that the Colombian striker was actually 30. (Daily Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, former Manchester coach Rene Meulensteen says he holds reservations over the club's signing of Falcao. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, 22, says he is working hard to be handed a chance by Arsene Wenger this season. (Inside Futbol)external-link

Former Blackburn striker DJ Campbell admits he considered quitting football after being charged with match-fixing. (Daily Express)external-link

Captain Wayne Rooney, 28, reveals he showed England team-mate Raheem Sterling, 19, videos of Dutch legend Marc Overmars because the Liverpool player "reminds me of him". (Guardian)external-link

Striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, is facing a race against time to be fit for Liverpool's return to the Champions League next week after sustaining a thigh injury while on England duty. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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Former Tottenham and England star Darren Anderton, 42, has told Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, not to let injury ruin his career. (Daily Star)external-link

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, 59, may lose his number two Neil McDonald, who is set to become the new manager at League Two outfit Carlisle. (Daily Star)external-link

Captain Vincent Kompany, 28, believes Manchester City have made a huge statement this summer, both in the transfer market and by agreeing new deals with key players. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Uefa president Michel Platini has threatened now-retired former France playmaker Franck Ribery, 31, with a suspension if he is selected for his country and refuses to play. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith believes his old club have no chance of competing with Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.(Talksport)external-link


Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley
Gareth Bale posted this photo of himself and Joe Ledley, with the message: "En route to Andorra with the Welsh boys".

Injured Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass, 27, makes his feelings clear after the narrow Euro 2016 qualifier at the hands of Germany, posting:external-link "Some poor decisions from the ref, but great effort from the lads, ran the World Cup champions close."

Hull and Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler, 25, was smiling after the 2-1 win in Georgia and paid tribute to the man who secured it, tweeting:external-link "Fantastic three points away in Georgia. Took a moment of magic from McGeady to win it but fully deserved!"


Fantasy football managers have been spooked by Wayne Rooney's loss of form - with more players of the Sun's Dream Team game picking Stoke's Mame Biram Diouf than the Manchester United captain. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27, has beaten arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo to another coveted prize ... this time in the new Fifa 15 game. (Metro)external-link

Chelsea's 2014 calendar is starting to look a bit out of date - Mr October is Juan Mata (now at Manchester United), Mr November is Fernando Torres (AC Milan), while Mr December is Manchester City's Frank Lampard. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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