Gossip column: Sterling, Neymar, Coutinho, Van Persie, Lamela

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Raheem Sterling's agent Aidy Ward says the 20-year-old forward should "probably" still be a Liverpool player, but adds there was an "underhandedness" and "sly remarks" during contract negotiations before his summer move to Manchester City. (Daily Mail)external-link

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Barcelona have no intention of selling Brazil forward Neymar, 23, to Manchester United even if they bring in Paris St-Germain frontman Ezequiel Lavezzi, 30. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's hopes of adding to his squad in January could be helped by Juventus's desire to sign on-loan Blues winger Juan Cuadrado, 27, for £16m. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is considering whether to recall winger Lazar Markovic, 21, in January from his season-long loan at Fenerbahce. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Barcelona are sending a scout to watch Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie, 32, and five Ajax youngsters in their Europa League meeting on Thursday. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United are watching 19-year-old Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic, who is also being monitored by Chelsea. (Daily Mail)external-link

Bournemouth failed to land Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe in the summer but a loan move for the 33-year-old in January could be a possibility.(Daily Mirror)external-link

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Former Brazil international Lucio has told "good friend" and fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho, 23, to stay at Liverpool and reject Barcelona. (IBT Times) external-link

Tottenham playmaker Erik Lamela, 23, says he has never wanted to leave the club, despite being consistently being linked with a move away. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would be keen to bring in Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola if the Blues part company with current boss Jose Mourinho.(Bild, via Metro)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his side will be at a disadvantage for Sunday's derby with Manchester City as they are in Moscow in the Champions League, with their rivals at home.(Guardian)external-link

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is considering making Paul Bracewell his assistant after failing to persuade Southend boss Phil Brown to take the role. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

QPR's Loftus Road costs more than 30% more to run than neighbours Fulham's Craven Cottage.(Get West London)external-link

Football Association CEO Martin Glenn has not ruled out the possibility of Chelsea and Tottenham sharing Wembley while both clubs' new stadiums are under development. (Talksport)external-link

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Mesut Ozil scored as Arsenal beat Bayern Munich in their Champions League group game on Tuesday and he did not take long to show his delight, tweeting within minutes of the final whistle.

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And finally

Bayern Munich's team bus was involved in a minor crash when it reversed into a parked vehicle at their London hotel during their preparations for the Arsenal game. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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