Gossip column: Pelle, Oscar, Cavani, Lingard, Ritchie

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Serie A side Juventus are considering moves for Southampton's Italian striker Graziano Pelle, 30, and Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Oscar, 24, but will struggle to meet the financial demands for both deals. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 22, is poised to earn a £50,000 bonus following his England call-up, in line with a clause in his contract. (Daily Star)external-link

Tuesday's Independent back page
Tuesday's Independent back page

Chelsea are monitoring Paris St-Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 28, before the January transfer window. (Le10sport - in French)external-link

Aston Villa want to sign 26-year-old QPR striker Charlie Austin in January. (The Daily Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants blood testing to become the norm in football. (Bein Sports)external-link

Bournemouth's 26-year-old winger Matt Ritchie is being watched by Manchester United. (Daily Mail)external-link

Out-of-favour Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, 21, is being linked with a move to the Premier League with both Arsenal and Manchester United considering January moves for the Italian centre-back. (Independent)external-link

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi says he initially thought Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was an "idiot" when he first encountered the Dutchman at the Nou Camp. (Espnfc.com)external-link

West Ham have been given minor fitness boosts after France midfielder Dimitri Payet, 28, and Ecuador forward Enner Valencia, 26, saw specialists, who revealed the former will not need an operation on his injured ankle and the latter will be back in January. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Sun
Tuesday's Sun backpage

New Villa boss Remi Garde is set to appoint David Moyes' former Manchester United assistant, Steve Round, to his backroom staff at Villa Park. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Barcelona are considering a move for Italy forward Sebastian Giovinco, 28, who plays for Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. (Rai Sport via Marca)external-link

Newcastle's 20-year-old winger Rolando Aarons needs to gain experience on loan before he is ready for Premier League football, according to boss Steve McClaren. (Shields Gazette)external-link

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, says France will play their friendly with England in memory of the Paris attack victims. (Daily Express)external-link

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen, 24, says he is struggling for form after the Norwegian media labelled him a failure. (Daily Record)external-link

Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 25, on loan at AC Milan from Liverpool, might miss Euro 2016 following reports he will have groin surgery. (The Times)external-link

Best of social media

Following the Republic of Ireland's 2-0 play-off second-leg victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, which sent them through to the Euro 2016 finals, the official Ireland FA twitter feed posted a picture of the team celebratingexternal-link in the changing room (along with Superman/kitman Dick Redmond).

Republic of Ireland celebrate
Ireland's 2-0 win gave them a 3-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina on aggregate

Stoke striker Jonathan Walters, 32, was paid the ultimate compliment after scoring twice against Bosnia-Herzegovina to send his country through to Euro 2016 by having his Wikipedia pageexternal-link briefly altered to describe him as a "god amongst men".external-link

On Monday it was reported that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was open to a move to Arsenal. Some Gunners fans have taken to Twitterexternal-link to suggest starting a fund to help pay his £600,000-a-week wage demands.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has posted pictures of himself on Twitterexternal-link at Oxford University, where he gave a talk to the debating society.

Rio Ferdinand Twitter

And finally

Liverpool and Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel, 30, channelled his 'inner Simon Cowell' by making an appearance as a judge on Czech and Slovak talent show Superstar, before his country's friendly match with Iceland on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)external-link

One of 17 pairs of football boots designed for the final games of midfielder Steven Gerrard's Liverpool career have sold on eBay, raising £40,000 for the British Red Cross Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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