Gossip column: Herrera, Schar, Robertson, Shaqiri, Rodgers

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Manchester United may seek to swap 25-year-old midfielder Ander Herrera, their £29m summer signing from Athletic Bilbao, for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 23. (Bild - in German)external-link

United are unsure about exercising the purchase option on Radamel Falcao because of the 28-year-old Colombian striker's lingering injury concerns, while fellow forward Robin van Persie, 31, could also leave the Red Devils this summer. (Le Figaro - in French)external-link

Arsenal are interested in Basel centre-half Fabian Schar, 22, and could make a move for him in January. (Daily Star)external-link

Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson has made 10 Premier League appearances

Manchester United and Arsenal are competing for the £12m signature of 20-year-old Hull left-back Andy Robertson, who cost the Tigers just £2.85m from Dundee United in the summer. (Daily Express)external-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to sign Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney, 31, who he managed during his time as boss of the Latics. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, 27, could leave Anfield to join up with former Reds boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli in January. (Daily Star)external-link

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, 21, dubbed the new "Ronaldo", is being linked with a £28m summer move to Liverpool or Chelsea. (Daily Express)external-link


Liverpool are planning for life after Brendan Rodgers after lining up Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp as his potential replacement. (Daily Express)external-link

And Rodgers admits his position is under threat after his side's poor start to the season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Mirror
Monday's Daily Mirror back page

Meanwhile, Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, has given himself a rating of seven out of 10 for this season, despite not yet scoring a league goal, because he believes he is running more than when he played for Manchester City. (Fox Sports Australia)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says their impressive start reminds him of the season his Real Madrid side clocked up 100 points.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola should manage in the Premier League one day. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, is unlikely to be fit enough to play for Manchester United until December at the earliest. (Daily Star)external-link

Hull manager Steve Bruce fears the integrity of the Premier League is being ruined by player behaviour - claiming his midfielder Gaston Ramirez was sent off during Sunday's 2-1 home defeat against Tottenham because of centre-back Jan Vertonghen's melodramatic reaction. (Times - subscription only)external-link

Former England captain Alan Shearer says Arsenal are "a soft touch" and claims "this could be the year they finally lose their Champions League place". (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Everton's Romelu Lukaku, 21, has the potential to be the best striker in the world, says manager Roberto Martinez. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

On-loan midfielder Niko Kranjcar, 30, plans to earn a permanent move to QPR from Dynamo Kiev, despite having not started any of their last six games.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes said of his opening game as Real Sociedad manager - a goalless draw at Deportivo La Coruna: "I really enjoyed it. It is quite a British stadium. The facilities were quite similar. Then there was the rain, the game itself, a few tackles flying in. It could have been a game in England."(Times - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits his squad is stronger than he first thought. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link


Swedish defender Pierre Bengtsson, 26, is leaving FC Copenhagen to join Mainz on a two-year contract. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are chasing Dinamo Zagreb's 22-year-old Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, who has also been linked with AC Milan and Arsenal. (Bild - in German)external-link

Bayern Munich have already signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Real Madrid's 27-year-old German midfielder Sami Khedira. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Inter Milan have joined a long list of Italian teams interested in Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, 28. (Le Figaro - in French)external-link


Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski hit the target here, but he is yet to score for Arsenal in the Premier League this season

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has posted a videoexternal-link of himself hurling a basketball through a hoop at a funfair, along with the message:external-link "He shoots... He scores! I can find the net no matter what the sport."

We know how Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick spent his Sunday afternoon, tweeting:external-link "Quiet finish to F1, glad the double points didn't play a part in deciding the champ. Lewis Hamilton has been immense since Spa. Congrats."

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand also enjoyed the Grand Prix, posting:external-link "Well happy for Lewis Hamilton. Aggressive and efficient sportsman. Nico Rosberg showed admirable class in defeat. I'm a terrible loser."

Harry Kane showed his delight after Tottenham's late show at Hull. "Buzzing with that comeback. Once again we showed great spirit. Need to build some momentum now. Fans were different class," he tweeted.external-link

Burnley defender Michael Duff turned his hand to social comment on Twitter, posting:external-link "Seriously who votes for Stevi on X-Factor 2014. In fact come to think of it, who votes at all?"


David Moyes's first match in charge of Real Sociedad may have been a 'great experience', but the Scot may want to forget the wardrobe malfunction that went with it - after he split his trousers on his debut. (Metro)external-link

An Arsenal supporter has been arrested after red wine was thrown at the Manchester United bench during Saturday's Premier League match. (Guardian)external-link