Gossip column: Gerrard, Schar, Shaqiri, Simeone, Moyes, Downing

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, could move to the United States to join New York Cosmos if he fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Metro)external-link

But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists he wants to keep Gerrard at Anfield and the decision is based on the qualities of the veteran midfielder and not sentiment. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Fabian Schar
Liverpool target Fabian Schar played in Basel's recent Champions League win over the Reds

Arsenal's hopes of signing Basel defender Fabian Schar have been boosted after the 22-year-old admitted he is ready to leave the Swiss club. (Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have been put on alert with 15-year-old West Ham starlet Reece Oxford no closer to agreeing a permanent deal at Upton Park. (Sky Sports)external-link

Tottenham will make a concerted effort to sign out-of-favour Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, in January. (Goal.com)external-link

Manchester City will battle it out with local rivals Manchester United in the race to sign 20-year-old Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo. (Daily Express)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City could replace manager Manuel Pellegrini with Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, 44, if the club decide to sack the 61-year-old at the end of the season. (Metro)external-link

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes, 51, is in contention to take charge of Spanish side Real Sociedad after they parted company with 36-year-old coach Jagoba Arrasate. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Pellegrini says Man City should have had three penalties during Sunday's win over Manchester United, bemoaning the performance of referee Michael Oliver as "unbelievable". (Daily Telegraph)external-link

But City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, was fortunate to escape unpunished after he appeared to square up to Michael Oliver during the Manchester derby. (Daily Mail)external-link

Daily Mirror back page
Daily Mirror back page

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has told 21-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino to "keep his mouth shut" after he accused Foxes defender Marcin Wasilewski, 34, of elbowing him. (Daily Mirror)external-link

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is backing in-form winger Stewart Downing, 30, for an England recall. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City have sold out Etihad Stadium for Wednesday's vital Champions League encounter with CSKA Moscow by offering fans two seats for the price of one. (Guardian)external-link

Germany coach Joachim Low, 54, is set to beat Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, 55, and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini to the Fifa Coach of the Year award. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Hull City midfielder Stephen Quinn, 28, has backed 30-year-old Tigers keeper Eldin Jakupovic to bounce back from his error against Southampton. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 28, believes the pressure on unbeaten Chelsea could play into City's hands in the Premier League title race. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, 24, says the Reds need to show more creativity after their 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Saturday. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

New Birmingham boss Gary Rowett, 40, says he is not concerned about relegation and is focused on leading the Blues up the Championship table. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Tim Howard and Leighton Baines
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard tweeted this photo from Leon Osman's testimonial dinner

Joey Barton has tweetedexternal-link to defend the controversial performance of referee Michael Oliver in the Manchester derby, saying he "got the big calls right".

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand tweetedexternal-link that it "hurt" to see former Manchester United assistant Brian Kidd celebrating Sergio Aguero's goal in his current role as assistant at Manchester City.

AND FINALLY

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff says he is "open to offers" from football clubs after saving a penalty from James Corden during a half-time challenge at the Manchester derby. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair, 19, has enjoyed such a meteoric rise to first-team action that he did not even have a Wikipedia page until last month. (Daily Star)external-link

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