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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 25, says he has no intention of making a £90m move to Manchester United. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Manchester City would be keen to move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, if the midfielder fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Pedro Rodriguez
Reported Liverpool target Pedro played in Spain's 2010 World Cup final victory

Liverpool are ready to outbid Arsenal in the race to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, 27, in the January transfer window.(Metro)external-link

Arsenal also face competition from Manchester United in their attempts to sign 21-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke. (Sunday Express)external-link

Heerenveen midfielder Daley Sinkgraven, 19, has dealt a blow to Manchester United's hopes of signing him after revealing he would prefer to remain in his native country, with Ajax a possible destination. (IB Times)external-link

Newcastle are trying to beat Celtic to the signing of 29-year-old midfielder Lassana Diarra, who is a free agent after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow. (Sunday People) external-link

Liverpool are also set to replace Simon Mignolet with Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto, 25, in January. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, could be in line for a £12m January move to Rafa Benitez's Napoli. (The Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has pleaded with skipper Steven Gerrard, 34, to extend his contract at Anfield. (The Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

And Rodgers has criticised the decision to exclude former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez from the Ballon D'Or shortlist. (Sunday Express)external-link

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo have become embroiled in a row over Aguero's girlfriend ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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And Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has stoked the local rivalry further by claiming that Manchester City are still "years behind" United. (Observer)external-link

Formula 1 giants Red Bull are in talks to buy Leeds United from Massimo Cellino. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Professional Footballers' Association research has shown that those from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities (BAME) backgrounds are being excluded from backroom roles in football. (Observer)external-link

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has revealed team-mate Alexis Sanchez's training secret - no rest days. (Talksport)external-link

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman admits he is "surprised" at how well the second-placed club's new signings have adapted to the Premier League. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 29, currently on loan at Valencia, has hit out at his treatment by manager Manuel Pellegrini. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has laughed off claims by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce that he is too set in his ways.(Liverpool Echo)external-link


Joey Barton was unable to get a ticket to watch his club QPR take on Chelsea, but ended up enjoying his second-choice match of Brentford v Derby, which he described on Twitterexternal-link as "a terrific game of football".

Peter Crouch's wife Abbey Clancy shared a pictureexternal-link of the lanky Stoke striker dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween.


Injured Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been nominated in the British Fashion Awards. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard accidentally referred to the Blues' League Cup opponents Shrewsbury Town as 'Strawberry Town' during an interview with the club's in-house TV channel. (Daily Star)external-link

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