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Manchester United are willing to spend a world record £135m to sign 29-year-old Uruguay forward Luis Suarez from Barcelona. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)external-link

Jose Mourinho is plotting a revamp of his defence and is targeting Roma's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger. The 23-year-old is valued at £35m by the Serie A club. Defenders Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian, both 26, could be sold in January, while Chris Smalling, 26, and Daley Blind, 26, face uncertain futures at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has laughed off speculation that Spurs are interested in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 28. (Sky Sports)external-link

Chelsea are preparing to submit an offer for 27-year-old Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore in January. (Get French Football News, via Daily Star)external-link

Daily Star
The Daily Star's backpage on Saturday

Former England manager Sam Allardyce is understood to have rejected an early return to management with Wolves. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 29, wants to make his loan spell at Sevilla permanent in the summer. (Sun)external-link

Fiorentina midfielder Josip Ilicic wants to leave the Italian club and the 28-year-old is a target for Leicester City. (Calciomercato)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says contract negotiations with midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, are "moving along". (London Evening Standard)external-link

French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 27, is ready to snub a Premier League return and sign a new deal with Spanish side Sevilla. (Mirror)external-link

On-loan Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, says being dropped by England prompted his decision to leave Arsenal. (Daily Mail)external-link

Italian side Roma are interested in signing 22-year-old Manchester United winger Memphis Depay in January. (Corriere dello Sport, via Talksport)external-link

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher, 32, says the Baggies will be able to attract better players to the club now manager Tony Pulis has signed a new deal. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Everton outcast Oumar Niasse could be on his way to Galatasaray. The 26-year-old Senegal striker has been linked with a January move to the Turkish club. (Mirror)external-link

Former Liverpool academy coach Karl Robinson says the Anfield club "kidnapped" 18-year-old full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold from rivals Everton. (5Times, via Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Ham will give stewards hand-held video cameras as part of increased security measures at the London Stadium. (Telegraph)external-link

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes wants to sign goalkeeper Lee Grant, 33, who is on loan at the club from Derby County, on a permanent deal in January. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United was two years in the making, according to the 23-year-old France midfielder's agent Mino Raiola. (Financial Times)external-link

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 35, wants to stay at Porto for "a long time". (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

Ex-Manchester United winger and assistant manager Ryan Giggs says he fears bitter rivals Liverpool could win the title this year. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United coach Warren Joyce will meet Wigan about becoming their new manager this weekend. (Sun)external-link

Best of social media

Peter Crouch made this offer to fans on Friday...

Peter Crouch

Which prompted this response from Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam...

Charlie Adam

Juventus left-back Patrice Evra has posted a video of himself dressed as a panda, in a stand against racism. (Instagram)external-link

LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard has announced his wife Alex is pregnant with the couple's fourth child. (Instagram)external-link

Tottenham midfielders Christian Eriksen and Victor Wanyama were introduced to former NBA star Steve Nash at the club's training ground. (Instagram)external-link

Christian Eriksen

Believe it or not, this is Southampton defender Oriol Romeu on the front of the matchday programme for Sunday's game against Chelsea. (Instagram)external-link

Southampton
Romeu posted this picture on Instagram

And finally...

Marouane Fellaini has dyed his afro ginger. He was spotted in Manchester city centre with his twin brother, who had a matching haircut. (Daily Express)external-link

Countdown's Susie Dent has revealed her celebrity crush is Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. (RowZed)external-link

Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar has spent £7.2m on a new house in Rio de Janeiro that boasts six suites, a helipad, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a gymnasium, a subterranean cave and its own pier. (O Globo, via AS)external-link

Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama does not like to watch scary movies. (Four Four Two)external-link

Under-pressure Sunderland manager David Moyes has joked he may be soon looking for a job at the city's Nissan factory. (Guardian)external-link

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