Football gossip column: Gerrard, Fabregas, Lukaku, Wilshere

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says former captain Steven Gerrard is "always welcome" at the club, after the midfielder suggested he might leave American side LA Galaxy at the end of the season. (Observer)external-link

Manchester City could make a £20m move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29. Guardiola brought the Spain midfielder to former club Barcelona in 2011. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Bayern Munich are planning to make a £65m bid for Everton's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 23. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Gareth Bale is set to sign a new contract with Real Madrid. The Wales forward, 27, will sign a deal worth £350,000 a week, with a £420m buy-out clause. (Sunday Express)external-link

Jack Wilshere's Arsenal career is over after the 24-year-old midfielder was sent on loan to Bournemouth, according to former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp.(Sky Sports)external-link

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is the subject of the Star's back page

Former Roma and Lille manager Rudi Garcia claims he was approached to take over from Slaven Bilic as West Ham boss, before taking a job at Marseille this week.(L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Arsenal could remove the season tickets of fans who regularly fail to attend games after the board became concerned over the number of empty seats at Emirates Stadium.(Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Shanghai SIPG and former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is attempting to bring Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, 30, to the Chinese Super League. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Juventus want to sign Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 32, from French champions Paris St-Germain on a free transfer.(Rai, via Goal)external-link

Tottenham's Netherlands forward Vincent Janssen, 22, consulted former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy before making his £17m switch from AZ Alkmaar in the summer. (Helden - in Dutch)external-link

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been given "unprecedented levels of control" at the club after threatening to get rid of underperforming players.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United could recall 21-year-old left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from his loan spell at Wolves, with the defender struggling for first-team football at the Championship side.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Chelsea are set to offer the England Under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 21, a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Former Brazil forward and two-time world player of the year Ronaldinho, 36, is considering three offers to continue his career.(O Jogo - in Portuguese)external-link

Best of social media

It was a special day for 27-year-old DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, who scored his first goal for new club Everton.

Yannick Bolasie
Bolasie was a £25m summer signing from Crystal Palace

Ex-Barcelona striker Thierry Henry was among the well-wishers for former team-mate Andres Iniesta, who suffered a knee injury in his team's 3-2 victory at Valencia. (Twitter)

Thierry Henry
Iniesta left the field on a stretcher in tears after suffering a "lateral collateral ligament injury in his right knee"

Former England striker Peter Crouch saw the funny side of his lack of playing time for Stoke while speaking to a fan on Twitter.

Peter Crouch

And finally...

Manchester United's home-grown stars Marcus Rashford, 18, and Jesse Lingard, 23, prepared for Sunday's match against Chelsea by choreographing a new handshake routine. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

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