Football gossip column: Carrasco, Henderson, De Bruyne, Willian, Hernandez

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Atletico Madrid are planning to offer Yannick Carrasco a new deal to increase the 23-year-old Belgium forward's £35m buyout clause and fend off interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Valencia are set to make a £40m move for 28-year-old Mexico striker Javier Hernandez. The former Manchester United forward now plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen. (AS via Daily Express)external-link

Chelsea forward Willian, 28, has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, but the Brazil international says he is willing to finish his career at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City forward Kevin de Bruyne's hamstring injury is healing faster than thought, and the 25-year-old could face Everton on Saturday and be fit for the trip to Barcelona in the Champions League the following Wednesday. (Guardian)external-link

The appointment of Manchester-based referee Anthony Taylor for the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on Monday is "grossly unfair" on him, according to former referees' chief Keith Hackett. (You are the ref)external-link

But ex-referee Graham Poll says Taylor is a "senior" official and his appointment for the game "should certainly not raise any eyebrows despite him living and working in the Manchester area". (Daily Mail)external-link

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Manchester United midfielders Juan Mata, 28, Ander Herrera, 27, and Marouane Fellaini, 28, and defenders Daley Blind, 26, and Luke Shaw, 21, are entering the last 18 months of their deals, but the club are in no rush to discuss new ones as each contains an option to extend. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Liverpool's former director of football strategy Damien Comolli helped sign midfielder Jordan Henderson, 26, for the Merseysiders but says that on the day he was sacked, the club's owners told him he "had made a big mistake on Jordan and he was a waste of money". (Talksport)external-link

Germany and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 22, says he has not seen "such a good penalty taker" as Reds team-mate James Milner, 30. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea must be prepared to pay at least £50m if they hope to sign AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, 21, in January. (Sun)external-link

Sevilla are looking to open contract extension talks with former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 27, amid interest from Leicester and Everton. (Daily Mail)external-link

The brother and agent of Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 25, has refused to rule out a January switch to Roma. (Corriere dello Sport via Talksport)external-link

Juventus are keen on signing 31-year-old Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla when his contract expires next summer. (Calcio Mercato via Daily Star)external-link

Best of social media

England keeper Joe Hart pulled off some key saves against Slovenia in their 0-0 draw in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier, and his performance certainly impressed West Ham counterpart Adrian.external-link

Adrian on Twitter

Former England keeper David Seaman tweeted one of Hart's saves was a "worldie"external-link before saying he had put in a "great performance".

David Seaman on Twitter

West Ham defender Winston Reid took time out during New Zealand's preparations for a game against the United States to put a picture on Instagramexternal-link of him visiting the White House.

Winston Reid on Instagram

And finally...

Belgium and Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who appears to have dropped to second choice for club and country, has opened a coffee shop in his home town Sint-Truiden. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has made a new signing - treating himself to an £11m yacht. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Tottenham want to rename White Hart Lane train station after the club, but may have to pay Transport for London £12m to do so. (Squawka)external-link

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