Gossip column: Sterling, Khedira, Carrick, Toure, Di Maria

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Raheem Sterling
Sterling has scored three goals in 10 appearances for Liverpool this season

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is "adamant" that forward Raheem Sterling, 19, will stay at the club despite reported interest from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (Daily Mail)external-link

Sterling is set to sign a contract extension with the Reds which will see him earn around £100,000-a-week. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid's 27-year-old midfielder Sami Khedira, whose contract with the Spanish club runs out next summer, is keen to complete a move to Arsenal in January. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City will consider the future of midfielder Yaya Toure in the January transfer window after his poor start to the season, with Paris St-Germain likely to offer the 31-year-old Ivory Coast international one last bumper pay day. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, has hinted he could extend his loan at Manchester City from New York City FC beyond his current deal, which ends on 1 January. (Manchester Evening News) external-link

Manchester United will offer injured midfielder Michael Carrick, 33, a new contract, keeping him at the Old Trafford club until 2016.(Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool may move for Roma striker Keita Balde Diao, 19, after he indicated he is ready to quit the Serie A club. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Tottenham are lining up a bid for £4m Anderlecht winger Andy Najar after the 21-year-old impressed for Honduras in the World Cup in Brazil. (Daily Star)external-link


Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed he dropped striker Steven Fletcher, 27, a few weeks ago to fire him up. The Scot scored his first goals in 10 months as the Wearsiders beat Stoke to win their first league game of the season on Saturday. (Guardian)external-link

Daily Star
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England legend Alan Shearer says that midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, has proved he is good enough for Liverpool and he must prove he is good enough for England, too. (Sun - subscription only)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned £16m summer signing Mario Balotelli to forget his ego or the striker's short career at Liverpool will be over. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea have defended their medical team after claims that they did not carry out sufficient checks in allowing Thibaut Courtois, 22, to play on for 13 minutes against Arsenal before the goalkeeper was sent to hospital following a head injury. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

New Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria, 26, says that leaving Real Madrid for Old Trafford this summer has been a boost to his career. (Goal.com)external-link

Manchester United were stupid for ever appointing David Moyes as manager, says Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff. (Daily Telegraph)external-link


Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 19, thanked goalkeeper David De Gea on Twitterexternal-link after his goalkeeper bailed him out with a penalty save after the defender fouled Everton's Tony Hibbert in the box during United's 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.


Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba says that he has seen the footage of his collapse at White Hart Lane only once, declaring: "For now once is enough." He suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match between the Trotters and Tottenham two years ago. (Birmingham Mail)external-link