Gossip column: Falcao, Vlaar, Reid, Defoe, Moyes & Di Maria

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Manchester United are still debating whether to turn Colombia striker Radamel Falcao's loan move into a permanent deal. The Red Devils could sign the 28-year-old, who has scored one goal in five matches since arriving from Monaco, for £46m in the summer. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Meanwhile, the Old Trafford club are ready to pay midfielder Anderson £1.4m to terminate his contract if they are unable to find a new club for the 26-year-old Brazilian in January. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Anderson has started just one match for Man Utd this season - a 4-0 League Cup defeat at MK Dons

Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, in January to help solve his defensive problems. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Southampton must pay more than their club-record £15m fee - spent on Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo in 2013 - if they want to sign Palermo's 20-year-old forward Paulo Dybala.(Daily Star)external-link

West Ham fear defender Winston Reid, 26, may leave despite them preparing to offer him a new £23m contract. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Unsettled Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, will join Queens Park Rangers in January as Harry Redknapp moves to sign the former Tottenham striker for the third time. (Daily Mail)external-link


Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, 27, admits he is surprised to be left out of Fifa's 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or - the annual award given to the world's best player. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho concedes he may have been unfair when he criticised Blues fans for being too quiet at home matches. (Daily Star)external-link

The Sun back page
Wednesday's Sun back page

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, 31, wants to return to the Premier League club next month to discuss his future. The Argentina international announced on Monday that he had received a 'medical discharge' after having treatment for testicular cancer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Newcastle legend Kevin Keegan has praised the club's board for standing by under-fire manager Alan Pardew when some fans were calling for his sacking. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, has decided not to appeal against the three-match ban given to him by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho, 29, insists his recent omission from the Blues team is not because he is struggling to put Brazil's World Cup nightmare behind him. (Daily Express)external-link

Talks between Real Sociedad and David Moyes about the La Liga club's vacant coaching position have hit a snag, with the former Everton and Manchester United manager's wage demands considered too high. (Goal)external-link

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 26, says he has realised a dream by joining Real Madrid and is determined to prove he deserves to stay at the Bernabeu when his season-long loan deal from Manchester United ends. (ESPN)external-link

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says midfielder Joey Barton, 32, faces a fight to regain his place after being out with a hamstring injury since September. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Paris St-Germain did try to sign Angel Di Maria, 26, from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, despite the Argentina winger saying Manchester United were the only side to come in for him. (LeSport10 - in French)external-link


Dejan Lovren's daughter
Dejan Lovren's daughter watches Tuesday's game at the Bernabeu

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 25, was one of seven regulars 'rested' for the Champions League match at Real Madrid on Tuesday, much to the disappointment of one-year-old daughter Elena,external-link who travelled to the Bernabeu to watch her dad.

Apoel Nicosia defender John Arne Riise, 34, has voiced his frustration on Instagramexternal-link at having to miss the Champions League game against Paris St-Germain on Wednesday through injury.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, showcased his skills by posting a videoexternal-link on Twitter of him drumming along to the Foo Fighters' hit Walk.

Chat show host Piers Morgan pleadedexternal-link with Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany, 28, to join his beloved Arsenal - if he pays him £70m, two Ferraris and the use of his Beverly Hills home whenever he likes.


Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli, 25, has posed naked for the December edition of Cosmopolitan, to help raise awareness of male cancer. (London Evening Standardexternal-link)

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