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Newcastle are planning to offer £6m for QPR's England striker Charlie Austin, 26, in the January transfer window. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are considering making a £14m bid in January for Anderlecht's 18-year-old Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is also a target for Chelsea. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood believes former Tottenham and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, is willing to play for nothing and would be a welcome addition.(Evening Standard)

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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren will block loan moves for defender Mike Williamson, 31, and winger Yoan Gouffran, 29.(Shields Gazette)

West Ham's new £7m winger Michail Antonio, 25, says his mum stopped him signing for Tottenham as a teenager.(Mirror)

Midfielder Ander Herrera, 26, says the penalty he scored during Manchester United's 3-1 win over Liverpool was the first he had ever taken in a competitive match. (MUTV)

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France striker Anthony Martial, 19, is set to be handed his first start for Manchester United against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, following his debut goal against Liverpool.(Mirror)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says ex-Reds manager Rafael Benitez was "stupid" to sell midfielder Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid in 2009. The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder, 35, describes El-Hadji Diouf as the worst signing of his time at Anfield and says there was a rivalry between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.(Mail)

Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal, 29, says the Gunners have the mental strength to win Wednesday's Champions League match against a Dinamo Zagreb side who went through last season's Croatian league season unbeaten.(Independent)

Chelsea staff and the players' wives and partners are rumoured to be upset by manager Jose Mourinho's treatment of first-team doctor Eva Carneiro, who has not worked since he criticised her for treating Eden Hazard during the 2-2 draw with Swansea in August. (Mail)

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West Ham had to fend off interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal to keep 16-year-old English midfielder Reece Oxford, according to Hammers chairman David Gold.

Former Birmingham City midfielder Robbie Savage mocked Aston Villa after they squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Leicester on Sunday. Villa play the Blues in the League Cup on 22 September.

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Robbie Savage had a cheeky dig at Aston Villa ahead of their League Cup tie with his former club Birmingham

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero tweeted to say he should find out the extent of his injury on Monday. The Argentine limped off with a knee injury during City's win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Arsenal pair Calum Chambers and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain posed with Anthony Joshua after watching the Briton win the Commonwealth heavyweight title.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who is on loan at Roma, says he almost got a hole in one on the golf course, posting a picture of the evidence on Instagram.

Meanwhile, current Gunners number one Petr Cech tweeted to say he has 167 Premier League clean sheets, after it was reported he had equalled David James's record of 169 in Saturday's 2-0 win against Stoke.

And finally...

Cardiff City's new third kit will cost £699, as it is only available to fans who sponsor a player for the season. (Wales Online)

A second division match in Brazil was allowed to go ahead despite a heavily waterlogged pitch, with players visibly struggling to run and pass the ball. (Bleacher Report)

A fan was seen wearing a half-Sunderland, half-Arsenal shirt during Tottenham's 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light on Sunday. (Telegraph)

Chelsea emailed fans with details of "a hat-trick of offers", hours after Steven Naismith's three goals consigned the Blues to a 3-1 defeat at Everton on Saturday. (Metro)

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