Gossip column: Lingard, Sturridge, Diawara, Sneijder & Campbell

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West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, is a £20m transfer target for Chelsea. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

Aston Villa midfielder Joe Cole, 34, is set to extend his loan spell with Coventry City until January, after which there could be further discussions to stay on at the Ricoh Arena. (Coventry Telegraph)external-link

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Chelsea are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Valencia's Algeria winger Sofiane Feghouli, 25. (Fichajes - in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, 22, says Liverpool made an offer for his services before he arrived at Old Trafford as a youngster. (Sky Sports)external-link

AC Milan's Italy striker Mario Balotelli will be out until the New Year as the 25-year-old, on loan from Liverpool, is sent to Germany for a groin operation. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Bolton Wanderers striker Dean Holdsworth and boxer Amir Khan are set to complete a £15m takeover of the Trotters this week. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea are favourites to sign Bologna's Guinean midfielder Amadou Diawara, 18, after the player's representative reached an agreement with an agent close to owner Roman Abramovich.(Di Marzio via Metro)external-link

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Celtic have joined clubs in England, Italy and Belgium in tracking the progress of Slovakia Under-21 midfielder Matus Bero, 20, who could leave domestic champions Trencin in January despite recently signing a new three-year contract.(The Sun)external-link

Striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, has returned to full training with Liverpool - but boss Jurgen Klopp has still to decide if he can face Manchester City on Saturday.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea and Valencia are among "the top 15" clubs in the world chasing Lyon's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, 22. (le10sport via Daily Express)external-link

England scout Alan Cork, who was in Hannover last night, found himself at the centre of a terrorist incident for the second time in five days.(Sun)external-link

Chelsea are ready to sign Galatasaray's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 31, in January by paying his release clause.(Fanatik - in Turkish)external-link

Liverpool have made an offer for Lazio captain and Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia, 29. (Gazetta World)external-link

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell's Arsenal future is in doubt as Fenerbahce and Galatasaray track the 23-year-old.(Talksport)external-link

Hull defender Curtis Davies, 30, is a £3m target for Premier League strugglers Bournemouth.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid v Barcelona on Saturday is set for extra security after the Paris attacks, with even sandwiches to be examined before El Clasico. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 19, left Wembley on crutches after France's friendly against England.(Evening Standard)external-link

Dundee United take former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker Florent Sinama Pongolle, 31, on trial.(Daily Record)external-link

Swansea City defend their boss Garry Monk following comments in the media attributed to midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 26, which appear to criticise the maligned manager.(Wales Online)external-link

Best of social media

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Joey Barton tweeted about Spurs midfielder Dele Alli

Burnley midfielder Joey Bartonexternal-link tweeted his praise of Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli after his opener in England's 2-0 win over France.

Former England striker Gary Lineker tweetedexternal-link following the 2-0 win over France: "Next summer in France will probably be a little too soon for this young side, but England could be very competitive in Russia."

Jack Butland
The Stoke and England keeper pays tribute to New Zealand rugby union great Jonah Lomu, who died at the age of 40

And finally

Liverpool are running a unique competition to allow one fan to become the club's official number five for a day. (Metro)external-link

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney and Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton are included in French paper L'Equipe's Great Britain XI. (Talksport)external-link

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