Monday's gossip column: Costa, Debuchy, Mahrez, Yarmolenko

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Southampton have rejected an £8m offer from Liverpool for their 29-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy says he regrets moving to the club and plans to leave this transfer window. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required)external-link

Debuchy says he has already spoken to Aston Villa manager Remi Garde about a potential move to Villa Park. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Sun back page

Arsenal have appointed the Leicester scout who helped the club sign players such as Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Atletico Madrid want to bring Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club. The 26-year-old Spain international left Atletico for Stamford Bridge for £32m in July 2014.(Fichajes.net - in Spanish)external-link

Costa's bruised shin, sustained against Everton on Saturday, may prompt Chelsea to speed up a move for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato, 26. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign former AC Milan playmaker Pato and Swansea's 30-year-old French forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 30.(Evening Chronicle)external-link

Gomis is unlikely to join Newcastle because Swansea do not want to sell to a relegation rival. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says that, if it were down to him, he would give a new contract to captain John Terry, 35. (Independent)external-link

Terry, meanwhile, is confident he will earn a one-year contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season. (Guardian)external-link

Tottenham plan to step up their pursuit of Fulham's 19-year-old striker Moussa Dembele, but Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic is unwilling to sell. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Former Chelsea and Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole, 35, has agreed a deal to join MLS club LA Galaxy from Roma. (Daily Mail)external-link

FC Porto are not planning to sell forward Yacine Brahimi to Crystal Palace. Reports had linked the 25-year-old Algeria forward with the Premier League club. (A Bola - in Portuguese)external-link

Leicester City have agreed a £5m deal with FC Copenhagen for their 21-year-old defensive midfielder Daniel Amartey. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Leeds United's 22-year-old full-back Sam Byram has passed a medical at Goodison Park and will be presented as an Everton player on Monday. (Daily Star)external-link

Everton's Steven Naismith has agreed to join Norwich in an £8m deal. Selling the 29-year-old Scottish forward will free up funds to bid for Dynamo Kiev's 26-year-old winger Andriy Yarmolenko. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Star back page

Southampton's Italian striker Graziano Pelle, 30, is set to leave the club following the signing of Charlie Austin, 26, from QPR. (ESPN)external-link

Sunderland remain in talks with Lorient over the signing of their 26-year-old defender Lamine Kone. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

A former Barcelona sporting director says the Spanish club had wanted to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, but had to settle for Luis Suarez instead. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

West Ham joint-chairman David Gold has suggested Southampton's signing of striker Charlie Austin for £4m should not be considered a bargain "if his wages are £100,000 per week". (Daily Mail)external-link

Real Betis want to appoint former Real Madrid and Tottenham manager Juande Ramos as their new manager, after firing former West Brom coach Pepe Mel. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta, 31, has indicated he could leave at the end of the season, with Italy a potential destination. (Sun)external-link

City are ready to bid for West Ham's 17-year-old defensive midfielder Reece Oxford. (Sun)external-link

Social media

Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield was short on quality but rich on drama as Wayne Rooney scored the winner. Guess who was in the stands celebrating with the away fans? United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Michael Carrick tweet

Carrick was joined by United team-mates Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, who tweeted a videoexternal-link that captured him celebrating Rooney's winner.

United forward Anthony Martial was on the pitch, but after the game posted on Instagram:external-link "Thanks for all your support!! A surprise will come very soon..."

Mesut Ozil in his living room

The other Premier League game on Sunday was a 0-0 draw between Stoke and Arsenal - the best performers there were the goalkeepers. But equally impressive is the state of Mesut Ozil's living room - that's where the Gunners midfielder was watching what drama did unfold.

And finally

Former Stoke, York and Macclesfield full-back Graham Potter - now the manager of Swedish side Ostersunds - led his players in a performance of the ballet Swan Lake as part of an end-of-season team bonding exercise. (Times - subscription required)external-link

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