Gossip column: Moyes, Stones, Aubameyang, Morata, Carroll

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Former Manchester United manager David Moyes would be interested in taking over at Championship side Leeds following his sacking by Spanish side Real Sociedad. The 52-year-old is wanted by prospective owner Steve Parkin - who is in talks to buy the club from Massimo Cellino. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea fear they will fail with another bid for Everton defender John Stones in January. The 21-year-old centre-back is settled at Goodison Park and is unwilling to move halfway through the season as he focuses on a place in Roy Hodgson's England team at Euro 2016. (Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Spanish giants Barcelona are the latest club to show an interest in Stones, after they sent scouts to watch him in action for England against France on Tuesday.(Telegraph)external-link

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Thursday's Sun back page

Real Madrid are ready to bring Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, 23, back to the Bernabeu if they sell 30-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo next summer and fail to sign Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard, 24.(Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Tottenham are set to lose highly rated Milos Veljkovic in January after talks between the 20-year-old defensive midfielder and the club over a new contract broke down. (Independent)external-link

Fulham are close to appointing Reading boss Steve Clarke, 52, as their new manager after agreeing compensation with the Royals. (Mail)external-link

Reading will appoint 52-year-old former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson - who was a contender for the job at Craven Cottage - as Clarke's replacement.(Sun)external-link

Sam Allardyce wants to make West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 26, his first signing as Sunderland manager. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester are tracking 15-year-old Dundee United goalkeeper Josh Donaldson.(Daily Record)external-link

Striker Papiss Cisse, 30, has been assured he still has a future at Newcastle despite losing his first-team place to summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic.(Star)external-link

Former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, 46, is set to be offered a route back into football by a Spanish top-flight side. (Mail)external-link

West Brom are preparing to lose striker Saido Berahino in January, with QPR duo Charlie Austin, 26, and Matt Phillips, 24, lined up as replacements. Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham are all keen on 22-year-old Berahino. (Express)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are willing to sell striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, for offers over £42m, but he has a 'pact' he will not leave as long as forward Marco Reus, 26, remains at the club. (Bild - in German)external-link

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Thursday's Daily Mirror back page

Norwich City are considering a loan move for Juventus' Italy forward Simone Zaza, 24. (Tuttosport, via Gazetta World)external-link

Bolton Wanderers owner Eddie Davies is prepared to write off up to £170m in loans to the Championship side and sell his controlling stake for as little as £20m in an effort to save the club from financial crisis. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool have offloaded about 15% of their academy players in a bid to focus on quality rather than quantity. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Tottenham target Sofiane Boufal, 22, says he will only leave French club Lille for Champions League football. (Express)external-link

Premier League clubs could play the French national anthem before kick-offs this weekend in solidarity with France after the Paris attacks. (Sun)external-link

Best of social media

Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra
Wayne Rooney tweeted this photo of him with former team-mates Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra after England's 2-0 win over France on Tuesday
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Argentina on their way home from beating Colombia in a World Cup qualifier

Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela tweetedexternal-link the above photo of his Argentina team-mates after their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign win over Colombia.

England cricketer Steven Finn has thanked Watford on Twitterexternal-link for allowing him to train at the club as he continues his rehabilitation from a foot injury.

And finally

Australian side Newcastle Jets have honoured the work of the Royal Australian Air Force by unveiling a new kit covered in pictures fighter planes.(Metro)external-link

Leyton Orient's players have been punished for a poor run of form in League Two by being made to stay in a hotel all week - at the orders of owner Francesco Becchetti.(Mail)external-link