Thursday's gossip column: Ozil, Lewandowski, Mourinho

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 26, could be in line for a new deal, as boss Arsene Wenger prepares for a major review of first-team contracts. (Mirror)external-link

But Ozil could join Turkish club Fenerbahce in the summer, according the Germany international's agent. (Radyospor - in Turkish)external-link

Arsenal will make a £13m bid for Juventus' Italy defender Daniele Rugani, 21, in January. (Calciomercato via Independent)external-link

Daily Star
Daily Star concentrates on Newcastle's shock defeat by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday

The agent of Bayern Munich's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, was asked about the player's future after his five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg. "Manchester? It always rains there. Barcelona or Madrid? They are nice places," said Cezary Kucharsk. (TVN24 via AS)external-link

Arsenal made discreet enquiries about signing Lewandowski in the summer but were told he was not for sale. (Mail)external-link

Former Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton has urged Reds manager Brendan Rodgers to stop changing his starting XI. (Talksport)external-link

Women in Football says it will be "extremely surprised" if Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is not charged after sending the Football Association video footage of his touchline disagreement with team doctor Eva Carneiro.(Express)external-link

Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray, 19, has a contract clause allowing him to leave for £3m in the January transfer window, with Liverpool interested. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool's Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 24, is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time to face former side Aston Villa on Saturday. (Times - subscription)external-link

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 25, is happy at Old Trafford, according to his agent. (Radio Kiss Kiss)external-link

Arsenal could face a Football Association investigation after fans pulled down hoardings at White Hart Lane during their 2-1 League Cup win over Tottenham. (Mail)external-link

The Sun back page
The Sun also focuses on Steve McClaren's struggle at Newcastle

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, has been backed by team-mate Gareth Barry to be as big for England as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. (Guardian)external-link

Sunderland defender John O'Shea, 34, has told team-mates to cut out schoolboy errors or they will stay rooted at the bottom of the Premier League. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, believes the attacking power of new signings Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne allow him to concentrate on a more defensive role. (Daily Star)external-link

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren is under "immense pressure", according to former Magpies striker Mick Quinn. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel, 28, says he is constantly asked about team-mate Jamie Vardy in his native Denmark. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Manchester City full-back Bacary Sagna, 32, says he never considered quitting the club, despite a difficult first season.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

The £2.5m Reading paid to sign Watford striker Matej Vydra, 23, on loan was "too much", according to his agent. (Brighton Argus, via Watford Observer)external-link

Best of social media

Tottenham tweet to Wayne GretzkyWayne Gretzky tweet

Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was presented with a Tottenham shirt at White Hart Lane on Wednesday - but the London club spelt his name wrong. Spurs tweeted 'The Great One' to apologise, which he accepted.

Fabian Delph doing some tattoo work
Manchester City and England midfielder Fabian Delph has been getting inky, posting an Instagram picture of him trying out some tattoo artistry

And finally...

Cardiff City are giving fans the chance to select the songs played at games by introducing a 'Bluebirds Jukebox'. (Wales Online)external-link

Tottenham forward Christian Eriksen upset a young fan - by showing him a few tricks. (La Gazzetta)external-link

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