Gossip column: Reus, Pogba, Sterling, Reid, Duda

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Borussia Dortmund are preparing to sell 25-year-old Germany midfielder Marco Reus, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool ready to swoop. (Daily Star)external-link

Arsenal are ready to take on Manchester City and Chelsea in order to sign £40m-rated Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21. (Express)external-link

Meanwhile, the Gunners' hopes of signing Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner, 30, have taken a hit after Juventus offered the defender a new contract.(Express)external-link

The agent of Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic, 33, has described reports that the Serb could rejoin Manchester United as "lies". (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)external-link

Real Madrid are preparing a bid for 19-year-old Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling after his contract talks with the Reds stalled.(Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City have held talks with Estudiantes over a possible £8m deal for Argentine defender Joaquin Correa, 20, amid interest from Chelsea and Paris St-Germain. (Daily Mail)external-link

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he will not sell New Zealand defender Winston Reid for less than £20m. The 26-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Queens Park Rangers are interested in signing Ireland youth international Ryan Manning, 18, from Galway. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool target Martin Montoya wants to leave Barcelona in January, according to the 23-year-old full-back's agent. (Independent)external-link

Spanish striker Fernando Torres, 30, will be offered for free around Premier League clubs this January as AC Milan seek to cancel his loan move from Chelsea.(Mirror)external-link

Palermo are hoping to thwart Arsenal and Liverpool's interest in Argentine striker Paulo Dybala by tying the 21-year-old to a new contract. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle, Everton and Serie A side Napoli are all tracking £5m-rated Legia Warsaw midfielder Ondrej Duda, 20.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is eager to play Champions League football

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, is "nowhere near any agreement" over a new deal with the club, despite a contract offer worth £70,000-a-week. (Telegraph)external-link

Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, is willing to play with two broken ribs to face fierce rivals Manchester United on Sunday. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Diego Maradona was caught fast asleep at an event in Venezuela after being introduced by president Nicolas Maduro as a "rebel and revolutionary".(Independent)external-link

Stuttgart Kickers striker Daniel Engelbrecht, 24, scored a late winner in a German league match while wearing a heart defibrillator - his first goal since collapsing on the pitch in July. (Guardian)external-link

Former Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand revealed the club's staff used to tell Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele, 27, he could follow in Gareth Bale's footsteps and join Real Madrid. (101 Great Goals)external-link

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, and midfielder James Milner, 28, are set to sign new deals at Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

City midfielder Samir Nasri, 27, believes the Premier League champions can go on to become one of the best teams in the world.(Telegraph)external-link

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his nomination for Premier League manager of the month is more "a marker for the team" than a reflection of his own achievements. (Lancashire Evening Telegraph)external-link

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes captain Ryan Shawcross, 27, deserves an England recall. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says midfielder Remy Cabella, 24, is not yet ready for the demands of the Premier League. (Chronicle)external-link

The Football Association says players should regard the national team as a "shop window" to advance careers that have become blocked at club level. (Times - subscription required)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Ben Foster and his wax work
There's only two Ben Fosters

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster, 31, has tweetedexternal-link a video of him being introduced to a waxwork model of himself.

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, 22, has tweetedexternal-link to hail his "unforgettable" goal for Costa Rica against Uruguay at the World Cup after it was nominated for Concacaf Goal of the Year.

AND FINALLY

One in five children think Jesus Christ is a footballer who plays for Chelsea, according to a survey. (Telegraph)external-link

Fourteen Krasnodar fans who drove the 3,830km to Liverpool to watch Thursday's Europa League match against Everton received an upgrade to the hospitality suite following their 44-hour journey.(Eurosport)external-link