Gossip column: Hazard, Neves, Markovic, Moura, Navas, Kane
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Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 24, is seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid. (Independent via L'Equipe)
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is increasingly concerned about Hazard burning out at Chelsea and would welcome him moving to the Bernabeu. (Daily Mirror)
Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho "looks like he's begging for the sack". (Talksport)
Chelsea captain John Terry, 34, believes the club have "the best manager in the world" in Mourinho despite their difficult start to the season under the Portuguese. (Sky Sports)
Liverpool are leading the chase to sign 18-year-old Porto midfielder Ruben Neves having again sent scouts to Portugal to monitor his progress. (Daily Mirror)
Reds owner John Henry will get his first glimpse of life under new manager Jurgen Klopp when he attends Thursday's Europa League tie with Rubin Kazan at Anfield. (Daily Telegraph)
Liverpool and Serbia winger Lazar Markovic says he "did not have a good relationship" with former manager Brendan Rodgers although the 21-year-old is unable to cut short his loan spell with Fenerbahce and return to Anfield. (Liverpool Echo via A Bola)
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, is set to be offered the chance to end his career in America's Major League Soccer - with their sister club New York City. (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, Manchester City are in discussions over a potential deal for 15-year-old midfielder Victor Moura from Brazilian club Corinthians.(Daily Mail)
Manchester City and Spain winger Jesus Navas, 29, has played down the possibility of a return to his former club Sevilla.(Talksport)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino plans to rest 22-year-old England striker Harry Kane during a hectic run of fixtures to avoid adding to his injury list.(Daily Telegraph)
New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says he holds no grudge against Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley - despite being sacked after just eight months in the job at St James' Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)
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Swansea City responded to speculation that manager Garry Monk had not turned up to training by joking on Twitter that the 36-year-old's doppelganger must have been working with the players instead.
Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish took time out from the club's difficult start to the season to attend Disney On Ice in Birmingham. He posted a picture of the action on his Twitter account with the message "At Disney On Ice with my little sister and cousin."
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was a late substitute in their 2-1 victory over Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday and praised the commitment of his team-mates. He posted on Twitter: "The team believed until the end and that's what's made the difference today. Well done to the lads."
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho took his children to an indoor play centre along with the families of team-mates Lucas and Philippe Coutinho. Sakho posted a picture of himself on Twitter as he went down a slide.
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that his brother is likely to be working as a policeman at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Thursday where Spurs face Anderlecht in the Europa League. (London Evening Standard)
Liverpool have parodied American President Barack Obama's 'Hope' poster from his 2008 election campaign with their programme cover for Jurgen Klopp's first home game in charge against Rubin Kazan. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has expressed a desire to go in the away end with the club's supporters for a match in the future.(Manchester Evening News)