Gossip column: Vidic, Strootman, Torres, Bolasie, Adam, Sterling

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Inter Milan central defender Nemanja Vidic, 33, is on the verge of making a shock return to Manchester United. (Daily Star)external-link

Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic left Manchester United for Inter Milan at the end of last season

Roma's Champions League exit could also clear the way for United to snap up long-term target Kevin Strootman, the 24-year-old Netherlands midfielder. (Independent)external-link

Sunderland and Leicester are interested in signing Hull City defender Curtis Davies, 29. (Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea winger Thorgan Hazard, 21 is open to a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge after impressing during his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach. (Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United are set to compete with Real Madrid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, 23. (Talksport)external-link

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, 29, is open to the possibility of a move abroad and could join up with David Moyes at Real Sociedad. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has made a cheeky offer to take Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 28, on loan. (Sunderland Echo) external-link

Chelsea are monitoring the progress of AFC Wimbledon's prolific 17-year-old striker Daniel Agyei. (Daily Mirror)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Forward Raheem Sterling, 20, is set to turn down a new Liverpool deal worth £70,000 a week. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

The Sun back page
The back page of Thursday's Sun

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club do not know when Emmanuel Adebayor will return after the 30-year-old striker was granted leave to fly to Togo on a personal matter. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the entire club is to blame for the Reds' Champions League exit. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker, 24, has set his sights on winning back his England place after finally overcoming an abdominal injury.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 25, is set to be sidelined for two weeks with a groin injury. (Guardian)external-link

Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons, 19, returned to training on Tuesday after a month out with a hamstring injury. (Daily Star)external-link

Newcastle's Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez, 31, was moved to tears by the fans' support during his battle with testicular cancer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, says Manchester City showed great character to defeat Roma and qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh, 18, wants more Premier League action after making his debut in Sunday's defeat by Manchester United. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic, 46, is eyeing a move to a Premier League club. (Daily Express)external-link

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward, 25, is close to agreeing new contract terms with the Premier League club. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 23, says the Arsenal squad back manager Arsene Wenger even if the club's supporters do not. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Fernandinho
Manchester City's Fernandinho posted this selfie, with team-mate Fernando in the background

Injured Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 26, said on Twitterexternal-link that watching City's crucial Champions League match against Roma from the sidelines was "nerve-wrecking".

Hull City striker Sone Aluko, 25, tweetedexternal-link that Chelsea midfielder and Nigeria team-mate John Obi Mikel, 27, is "massively underrated" following his goal against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.

AND FINALLY

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 27, sparked much mirth on social media after turning up to Barcelona's Champions League match wearing a bizarre hooded sweater. (Daily Mail)external-link

Millwall have condemned a sixth-form college's plan to bring sociology students to a match to teach them about working-class habits, masculinity, homophobia and racism.(The Times - subscription required)external-link