Gossip column: Cabaye, Henry, Falcao, Delph, Isco, Cech

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Arsenal are leading the chase for former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 28, who has struggled to make an impact since moving to Paris Saint-Germain.(Daily Express)external-link

West Ham and Swansea are monitoring the progress of Barcelona's 19-year-old Spanish starlet Munir El Haddadi.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United will abandon a move for on-loan striker Radamel Falcao, 28, and instead go for former Monaco team-mate Edinson Cavani, 27. (Metro)external-link

Edinson Cavani
Cavani has scored 24 goals for Uruguay in 69 appearances

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert fears Fabian Delph could leave Villa Park in January as the 25-year-old England midfielder is yet to sign a new deal. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be heading to AC Milan for £7m after Arsenal hinted they were not going to pursue their interest in the 32-year-old in January. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid say £64m will be enough to prise Isco away from the Bernabeu, prompting interest in the 22-year-old from Arsenal and Liverpool.(Daily Express)external-link

Malaga will make an offer to take 27-year-old West Ham striker Mauro Zarate on loan in January. (Evening Standard)external-link

Thierry Henry wants to return to Arsenal and help them win the Champions League - but as a coach. (the Sun - subscription required)external-link


Saturday's Independent
Saturday's Independent Sport leads with an interview with Rio Ferdinand, discussing his recent ban for comments on social media

Roy Keane offered to stay on as Aston Villa assistant manager until a replacement was found after resigning because he wanted to spend more time with his family. (Sun- subscription required)external-link

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, 33, says there are more similarities between manager Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger than meets the eye. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United's 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera is to be the subject of a probe into alleged match-fixing and illegal payments in Spain.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea will finalise the second largest sponsorship deal in Premier League history by Christmas. (Daily Mail)external-link

Jose Mourinho will grant his Chelsea side a Christmas party this season, after cancelling last year's because of results. (Guardian)external-link

Iconic Italian defender Alessandro Nesta has come out of retirement aged 38 to join Chennaiyin for the final throes of the Indian Premier League season. (FourFourTwo)external-link

QPR boss Harry Redknapp tips veteran defender Rio Ferdinand, 36, to be a successful manager when he retires from playing.(Daily Express)external-link

Celtic manager Ronny Deila admits he has compromised his ideals of good football in order to get results, saying: "I have ditched those principles a lot this season." (Daily Express)external-link


Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere posted this picture of Paddy McNair's tackle

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere hit back at critics in the media on Friday by posting a picture of the tackle by Manchester United's Paddy McNair that led to his injury on Instagram.external-link

"As this picture clearly shows most people/players would have broken their ankle if someone tackled them like this," Wilshere, 22, wrote.


A Manchester City supporter had his back signed by in-form striker Sergio Aguero, so he rushed to a tattoo parlour on Friday to have the mark immortalised. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 23, received advice from his team-mates on burglar alarms after having his Hampshire house burgled and his car stolen while playing at Aston Villa on Monday. (Daily Telegraph)external-link