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Liverpool could bring in Napoli's Slovakian playmaker Marek Hamsik, 27, following a difficult start to their Premier League campaign. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Marek Hamsik
Marek Hamsik helped Napoli win the Italian Cup last season

The Reds could also move for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, but face competition from Arsenal for the 28-year-old. (Evening Standard)external-link

Hull will let 21-year-old defender Harry Maguire go out on loan in January - but not to Sheffield United, the club he joined from in the summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 23, has ruled out any chance of leaving Chelsea for Paris St-Germain, despite continued interest from the French champions. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has emerged as a transfer target for former club Valencia, with the Spanish club keen to sign the 26-year-old on loan in January with a view to a £30m deal next summer. (Daily Star)external-link

Eden Hazard
Hazard has been at Chelsea since the summer of 2012

Stoke manager Mark Hughes says striker Emmanuel Riviere, 24, turned down a move to the Potters in the summer in favour of joining Newcastle.(The Times - subscription required)external-link

Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are set to battle it out for the signature of Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 29.(Daily Express)external-link

Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand, 25, whose loan stint at Southampton is his ninth with seven different clubs, is hoping to make his latest escape from Stamford Bridge in January.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce says his injury problems could force him to dip into the loan transfer market.(Daily Star)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says the Gunners will attack Chelsea when the sides meet on Sunday, despite suffering a 6-0 hammering at Stamford Bridge last season.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Jose Fonte
Jose Fonte could be in line to win his first Portugal cap

But Arsene Wenger's side are facing an injury crisis ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game with Galatasaray, with midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta both ruled out through injury. (Independent)external-link

Juan Mata says Manchester United team-mate Paddy McNair, 19, who made his debut at centre-back against West Ham on Saturday, will be a star at Old Trafford for many years to come.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Southampton defender Jose Fonte, 30, could win his first cap for Portugal in the upcoming matches against France and Denmark after being named in the national team's preliminary squad list for the first time. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gave up his free Sunday to join striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, in a training session to test his fitness ahead of this week's Champions League match in Basel. (Daily Mail)external-link

West Brom manager Alan Irvine believes striker Saido Berahino should be in England manager Roy Hodgson's thoughts for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Saido Berahino
Berahino has scored nine goals in 11 games for England's Under-21s

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ordered his players in for extra practice at taking corners. The Gunners had 15 corners in Saturday's north London derby draw with Spurs but created only one chance from them. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he will continue to rotate his squad, including goalkeepers Joe Hart and Willy Caballero. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has praised the performance of winger Jason Puncheon, 28, after criticising him last season. (The Guardian)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell revealed his childhood allegiances on his Instagram account by posting a picture of himselfexternal-link as a youngster wearing an Aston Villa shirt.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is facing a spell out after having groin surgery but the Frenchman is hoping for a quick recovery after tweeting a picture of himselfexternal-link from his hospital bed. "Thanks for the support!" he wrote. "Surgery went well! Now time for recovery!"

Not surprisingly, Europe's win in the Ryder Cup has captured interest from plenty of Premier League footballers. "Yes, well played #TeamEurope totally deserved, and for Donaldson to clinch it in his first Ryder Cup too!" wrote Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.external-link Manchester United's Michael Carrick added:external-link "There you go!! What a shot to win it @DonaldsonJamie Well done boys, top drawer."

AND FINALLY

A campaign has been launched calling for former Stoke City kit man Neil Baldwin to be given a knighthood after his story was told in the BBC film Marvellous last week. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

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