Gossip column: Sterling, Moyes, Reus, Di Maria, Berahino

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United's hopes of signing Mats Hummels, 25, have been dented with the Borussia Dortmund defender saying he would prefer a move to Arsenal. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool are desperate to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Fulham's 17-year-old winger Patrick Roberts, who has made 14 first-team appearances. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Telegraph
Monday's Daily Telegraph

In addition, Liverpool and Chelsea look set to battle it out for CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia, 26, in January.(Metro)external-link

Everton striker Arouna Kone, 30, is wanted by Levante, the Spanish club he left to join Wigan in August 2012. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Crystal Palace are weighing up a £5m bid for Celtic midfielder and captain Scott Brown, 29, in the January transfer window. (The Scotsman)external-link

Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal to the January signing of Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus, 25, by using winger Andre Schurrle, 24, in a swap deal. (Daily Express)external-link

Crystal Palace defenders Joel Ward, 25, and Damien Delaney, 33, have not yet signed new contracts with the club, leading to fears they will leave. (Daily Mail)external-link

David Beckham's eldest son, Brooklyn, has been signed by Arsenal on a short-term contract, with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in the 15-year-old. (Daily Star)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Raheem Sterling's new £100,000-a-week Liverpool contract will have a £60m buy-out clause to try and discourage the 19-year-old's admirers, including Real Madrid, from making a bid for the England forward. (Daily Star)external-link

Manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Liverpool's transfer policy will pay dividends and claims it is necessary to sign players of potential because established stars are reluctant to move to Merseyside. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat says Alan Pardew is as good a manager as Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal and his Southampton counterpart Ronald Koeman.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Joey Barton says his in-form QPR team-mate Charlie Austin, 25, deserves a call-up to the England team.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Mirror
Monday's Daily Mirror

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes will decide in the next 24 hours whether or not to accept an offer to become the manager at La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad. (The Guardian)external-link

Angel Di Maria's wife has been on social media to refute claims that the 26-year-old Manchester United winger is unhappy at the English club. (Metro)external-link

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, 21, is close to agreeing a new five-year contract at the Hawthorns which would see his wages rise to around £40,000-a-week. (Evening Standard)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accepted Arsenal cannot win the Premier League and has tipped Chelsea to get 100 points. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Luton Town have offered a contract to ex-Sunderland youngster Lewis Gibbons, who was sacked by the Black Cats two years ago for failing a drugs test. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he still does not know which formation best suits his players. (Daily Mirror)external-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (Sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, 51, is set to become the new boss of Spanish side Real Sociedad. (AS.com)external-link

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is considering bringing Real Madrid's 28 year-old defender Sergio Ramos to the Allianz Arena. (Bild)external-link

QPR will try to recruit Toronto FC's 32-year-old forward Jermain Defoe in the January transfer window. (L'Equipe)external-link

Arsenal have not yet given up on signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and are preparing a new transfer offer for the 33-year-old Spain international. (Bild)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw, 19, reveals on Twitterexternal-link that he was turned away from Sunday's X Factor live show in London. "All the way to London to watch X Factor then get there 5 minutes late and not being allowed in."

A bit of cheeky work from Swansea defender Angel Rangel. After Swansea's 2-1 win over the Gunners, the Spaniard retweeted a message posted by Alexis Sanchezexternal-link before kick off, which read: "Those three points are coming to London!". Rangel then responded:external-link "Seems like three points stay in Swansea".

Angel Rangel
'What's the score, Alexis?' - Swansea's Angel Rangel enjoys that winning feeling

A more profound post from Arsenal's Lukas Podolski,external-link who tweeted: "25 years ago today the wall came down that separated Germany until 1989. Germany, for better, United."

AND FINALLY

Worcester City's goal hero Sean Geddes, whose two goals helped knock Coventry City out of the FA Cup, works in a factory that makes Formula 1 parts for Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes car. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Christoph Kramer scored an astonishing own goal from 45 metres in Borussia Monchengladbach's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.(Independent)external-link

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