Gossip column: Gerrard, Koke, Hummels, Pique, Destro, Rodgers

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

New Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is lining up a January move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United have been told Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 25, will cost them £47m. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

Koke
Koke scored six goals as Atletico Madrid won La Liga last season

Chelsea and Manchester City are set to go head to head for the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, with both clubs prepared to meet the 22-year-old's £48m release clause. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool are ready to rival Arsenal for the signature of 19-year-old Lazio striker Keita Balde Diao. (Sunday Express)

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 27, has scotched talk of a move to Manchester United by reaffirming his commitment to the Catalan club. (Mail on Sunday)

Forward Lukas Podolski, 29, looks set to leave Arsenal in January after bemoaning his lack of first-team opportunities at the Emirates. (Evening Standard)

Atletico Madrid have made Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 26, their top January transfer target. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 29, will make his loan move to Valencia permanent next summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are lining up a move for Arsenal misfit Joel Campbell, 22, and are prepared to pay £7m for the Costa Rica striker. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

The back page of the Sunday Express

Cardiff City could terminate Ravel Morrison's loan spell after the 21-year-old West Ham midfielder disappointed manager Russell Slade. (Independent on Sunday)

David De Gea's broken finger will not prompt Manchester United to sign 32-year-old free agent Victor Valdes, with reserve goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard set to play against Arsenal instead. (Sunday Telegraph)

Roma striker Mattia Destro, 23, has welcomed rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal. (Evening Standard)

Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson, 35, is eyeing a January move after admitting his career at Ewood Park is over. (Talksport)

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, will not be returning to former club Inter Milan in January after Roberto Mancini ruled out a move. (Goal.com)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool are considering whether to sack manager Brendan Rodgers after an underwhelming start to the season. (Metro)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says midfielder Ross Barkley can become the best England player ever. (Daily Star Sunday)

Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley has won nine caps for England

Captain Wayne Rooney says England can win every match of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after defeating Slovenia. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Rooney has also pledged that he will never retire from international football. (Sunday Telegraph)

The president of the German Football League, Reinhard Rauball, says European football's governing body Uefa could leave Fifa if the global governing body fails to publish Michael Garcia's report into World Cup corruption. (Observer)

An official of the England 2018 bid claims the £35,000 spent on a gala dinner was approved by Fifa, despite world football's governing body criticising the payment in it World Cup bidding report. (Sunday Telegraph)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Novak Djokovic and members of the Colombia football team
Novak Djokovic tweeted this picture of himself with Real Madrid's James Rodriguez and other members of the Colombia football team

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has shared photos of his new tattoo marking his battle against cancer on Twitter.

Wayne Rooney took to Twitter to share his pride at reaching 100 England caps.

AND FINALLY

Wayne Rooney has predicted his son Klay could follow in his footsteps and says the youngster already has 'unbelievable technique'. (Sunday Mirror)

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente showed off his vocal talents on a Spanish chat show. (Metro)

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