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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United will have to pay Real Madrid about £80m to sign former winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, who would also demand close to £20m in wages. (Daily Star)external-link

Marco Reus
Reus scored five goals to help Germany qualify for 2014 World Cup

Manchester City have made an official enquiry for Borussia Dortmund's German midfielder Marco Reus, 25, and have asked for updates over his availability. (Daily Express)external-link

Monaco are still interested in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, despite missing out on the 28-year-old during last year's summer transfer window. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33, has disagreed with Arsene Wenger's suggestion that he was close to joining Arsenal. (Guardian)external-link

PSG and Real Madrid are both monitoring the contract talks of Liverpool's 19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool have started talks over extending midfielder Jordan Henderson's contract beyond the end of next season. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, and centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, when the transfer window opens in January, with both players out of contract at the end of the season. (Caughtoffside.com) external-link

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, 30, could leave the Anfield club as he seeks a longer term contract and talks reach deadlock. (Guardian)external-link

Newcastle are still planning to sell French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, 25, even though he is starring for Roma on loan. (Daily Mirror) external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

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Watford manager Billy McKinlay is set to leave his job on Tuesday, just eight days after replacing Oscar Garcia. (Daily Mail)external-link

Queens Park Rangers have shelved a new contract for manager Harry Redknapp after the club's poor start to the season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United keeper David De Gea, 23, has admitted that a difficult start to his career at Old Trafford had him considering returning to his native Spain.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 35, has been called up to the Italy squad after reversing his decision to retire from international football. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United do not want left-back Luke Shaw, 19, to go next summer's European Under-21 championships in the Czech Republic. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced from BBC Monitoring)

Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri could he heading to Spain as Atletico Madrid are preparing a £12m bid for the 22-year-old Swiss midfielder. (Bild - in German)external-link

Real Madrid's 26-year-old French striker Karim Benzema could join Liverpool in a £40m transfer deal. (Le Figaro - in French)external-link

Juventus managing director Beppe Marotta says the club were unable to sign 21-year-old forward Juan Iturbe as rival club AS Roma had more disposable income at the time. (Tuttosport - in Italian)external-link

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 33, has said that he felt isolated by club president Florentino Perez during the tenure of Jose Mourinho as manager of the Bernabeu outfit. (AS.com - in Spanish)external-link

Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos, 28, has sustained a leg injury which will make him unavailable for Spain's match against Luxembourg on Sunday. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Sulley Muntari has copied former AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli by giving his Lamborghini a camouflage makeover, as Michael Essien revealed on his Instagram account. external-link

AND FINALLY

Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is back playing football with Solihull-based Wychall Wanderers over-35s, two years after he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. (Daily Star)external-link

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