Gossip column: Vidal, Subotic, Khedira, Higuain, Alli, Pardew

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are set to launch a £51m double bid for the Juventus pair of midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, and defender Angelo Ogbonna, 26. (Metro)external-link

Neven Subotic
Man Utd could turn to Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic after missing out on Mats Hummels

Meanwhile, the Red Devils look certain to miss out on Germany defender Mats Hummels, 25, but could turn their attentions to his fellow Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic, also 25. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, could move to Arsenal or Liverpool at the end of the season on a free transfer. (Daily Star)external-link

However, another Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 22, has ruled out a January move to Liverpool or Arsenal. (Daily Express)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, says he wants to leave because he needs "a new challenge". (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Meanwhile, Newcastle are close to agreeing a permanent deal to sell 25-year-old defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma, where he is currently on loan. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Liverpool are weighing up a £30m move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, 26 - a deal which could scupper Arsenal's hopes of signing 27-year-old Porto striker Jackson Martinez, who Napoli may target as Higuain's replacement.(Daily Express)external-link

Dele Alli
Dele Alli was part of the MK Dons that beat Manchester United 4-0 in the League Cup

Southampton forward Dani Osvaldo, 28, says he wants to make his loan switch to Inter Milan permanent.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Fiorentina midfielder Juan Cuadrado's agent says the 26-year-old is set to agree a contract extension at the Italian club after summer offers from "two top European clubs" failed to match Fiorentina's valuation. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool are close to completing an £8m deal for Milton Keynes Dons midfielder Dele Alli, 18. (Caught Offside)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew needs a significant upturn in results if he is to survive until the clocks go back later this month. (Guardian)external-link

Should Pardew lose his job, former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes is the clear favourite to replace him. (Daily Star)external-link

David Moyes
David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United in April

Hull City owner Assem Allam has begun his appeal to the Football Association to rebrand the club's playing name as Hull Tigers - after his initial bid was rejected in April. (Hull Daily Mail) external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to rest midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, for Wednesday's Champions League game with Galatasaray.(Daily Telegraph) external-link

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, says manager Louis van Gaal wants the team to "be more Dutch" to improve their form.(Independent)external-link

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says Manchester City fans are failing to offer their team the necessary support on big European nights. (Daily Mail)external-link

Swansea have held discussions with a group of wealthy Americans, as well as parties from Russia and Asia, about investment in the club. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, 26, says he wants to end his career at Argentine club Rosario Central - along with international team-mates Javier Mascherano and Ezequiel Lavezzi. (Independent)external-link

Daily Telegraph Wednesday back page
Daily Telegraph back page

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock says he is worried about how the team will cope when captain Mile Jedinak departs in January to represent Australia in the Asia Cup. (Sky Sports)external-link

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, 21, says he is striving to earn an England call-up. (Talksport)external-link

Basel manager Paulo Sousa has warned Liverpool that the Swiss side are in the mood to do some damage in their Champions League meeting on Wednesday. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

A five-man committee in charge of appointing managerless Fulham's next boss could take as long as three weeks to make a decision. (Fulham Chronicle)external-link

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has hailed new manager Ronald Koeman as a "revelation" after their strong start to the season. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Tim Howard
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard tweeted this photo of himself hard at work in the gym

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand took to Twitterexternal-link to accuse Manchester City fans of staying away from Tuesday night's Champions League game to watch cookery programmes at home.

Ferdinand's QPR team-mate Joey Barton hailed the performance of Paris St-Germain duo David Luiz and Javier Pastore against Barcelona on Twitter.external-link

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany suggested that they underperformed in drawing 1-1 at home to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday, posting the message:external-link "We're better than that, no doubt about it. Back to work and back to playing the game our way."

Norwich striker Cameron Jerome called for calm after the Championship leaders lost 1-0 at home to Charlton on Tuesday - tweeting:external-link "No need for panic. Sometimes football goes like that - but Saturday is a great chance to put it right. Keep on supporting the lads as normal."

AND FINALLY

An Irish airline has offered Jack Grealish and his family free flights if the Aston Villa winger, 19, opts to represent the Republic of Ireland at international level. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Some live Champions League matches could stay on terrestrial television next season after BT Sport - who are set to take over the exclusive live rights - opened talks with ITV. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane earns more than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls. (Daily Mail)external-link

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