Gossip column: Deulofeu, Ronaldo, Pardew, Mourinho

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Manchester United have the money in place to bring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, back to Old Trafford.(Sky Sports)external-link

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is "flirting with a move" to the Premier League and has demanded 630,000 euros (£501,000) per week.(Bild)external-link

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Everton have been given renewed hope of bringing back their former loanee winger Gerard Deulofeu, 20, who has become frustrated by a lack of game time at Barcelona. (Daily Express)external-link

Wolfsburg's Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo, 27, has ruled out a January move to Arsenal or Manchester United.(Daily Star)external-link

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says none of his players wanted to join Manchester United in the summer, despite the Red Devils being linked with 25-year-old forward Thomas Muller, winger Arjen Robben, 30, plus midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30, and Toni Kroos, 24.(Guardian)external-link

Juventus are considering a move for Barcelona's 27 year-old striker Pedro in the January transfer window. (Tuttosport)external-link

Southampton made more money from selling players than any other club in Europe during the summer. The Saints offloaded Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers, both 19, their fellow defender Dejan Lovren, 25, midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, and 32-year-old forward Rickie Lambert for a combined total of £97m. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former West Brom defender Diego Lugano, 33, has received two offers from clubs based in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.(L'Equipe)external-link


A group of Newcastle United fans are planning a large-scale protest at Saturday's Premier League match against Hull City to demand the sacking of manager Alan Pardew, 53.(Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013

Chelsea want manager Jose Mourinho, 51, to stay for another 10 years to turn them into the biggest club in world football.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has asked his players to win the Champions League, according to captain Vincent Kompany, 28.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, has called former boss Sir Alex Ferguson "incredible".(Daily Mail)external-link

The Football Association will insist former West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka, 35, serves the five-match ban imposed for his "quenelle" gesture before he plays for new club Mumbai City.(Times - subscription required)external-link

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Barcelona are to name their training ground after former coach Tito Vilanova, who died in April at the age of 45.(Independent)external-link

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino wants 46-year-old Slovenian coach Darko Milanic - the boss of Austrian side Sturm Graz - to take over at Elland Road.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Academy manager Neil Redfearn, 49, has no problem with Cellino's decision to rule him out of the running for the Leeds job.(Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Former Manchester United youngster Keith Gillespie believes Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, may have to leave Old Trafford to fulfil his potential.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Regular users of a park earmarked as the site for Everton's new stadium have mixed views about plans to build it there.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie is confident Scotland will be successful in their quest to host matches at Euro 2020, despite Uefa describing the bid as inadequate.(Daily Record)external-link

Rangers manager Ally McCoist can understand why so many supporters stayed away from his side's 1-0 League Cup second-round win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a day during which talks over an Ibrox boycott escalated and pressure mounted on director Sandy Easdale.(The Herald)external-link

Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 41, admits he is under pressure as he prepares for talks with club owner Vincent Tan.(Wales Online)external-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Ivory Coast striker Gervinho, 27, has renewed his contract with Roma until 2018. (As.com)external-link

Midfielder Xavi, 34, who came close to leaving Barcelona in the summer, says he never wanted to leave Nou Camp. (Marca)external-link


Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, 31, has been inundated with support on Twitter after revealing he has cancer - with former team-mate Peter Ramage, now at Crystal Palace, tweeting:external-link "Sure the fighting spirit @elgalgojonasexternal-link possesses will help him beat cancer!"

Mario Balotelli and Steven Gerrard
Mario Balotelli and Steven Gerrard scored in Liverpool's win

Mario Balotelli posted a photo of himself with fellow goalscorer Steven Gerrard after Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League win over Ludogorets with the message: "Yes! Good start guys! Thanks supporters! YOU WERE AMAZING!"

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was thrilled to meet Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at the Invictus Games for injured soldiers in London - and got him to pose for a photo.external-link

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott showed off his new tattooexternal-link - featuring images of a bowman and a goblin.

Taylor Hawkins and Petr Cech
Petr Cech catches up with Taylor Hawkins in London

"Wonder whether Louis van Gaal was mentioned," asked Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter on Twitterexternal-link as he took a picture of former Manchester United players Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck - both moved out of Old Trafford by Van Gaal - before Borussia Dortmund's Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Gunners fans enjoyed themselves in Dortmund ahead of Tuesday's Champions League defeat by pouring bubble bath into a fountainexternal-link to create masses of foam.

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Johnny Giles and Eamon Dunphy showed acting is not as easy as it looks in an Irish television advertexternal-link for a chocolate brand.


An Arsenal fan tried to transform his old Robin van Persie shirt to show support for current number 10 Jack Wilshere with a bizarre do-it-yourself effort - using a black marker.(Metro)external-link

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke cheekily gave manager Paul Lambert's ear a quick flick as they prepared for the annual team photo.(Birmingham Mail)external-link

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