Transfer gossip: Conte, Ozil, Herrera, Dyche, Bale, Robben, Scolari

Football gossip

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, has told his team-mates he will sign for Manchester United. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are prepared to offer forward Karim Benzema, 29, to help push through a deal to sign Tottenham's 24-year-old striker Harry Kane. (Daily Express - via El Gol Digital)

Manchester United are expected to extend 28-year-old midfielder Ander Herrera's contract and also remain hopeful of persuading midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, to stay. (Express)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has not ruled himself out of the running for the Leicester job. (Mirror)

Chelsea's pursuit of Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been boosted after the 29-year old talked favourably about the English game. (Star)

Real Madrid regret not selling forward Gareth Bale, 28, to Manchester United in the summer. (Diario Gol via Star)

Inter Milan are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 30, in January after agreeing a loan deal with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.(Gazetta dello Sport via Mail)

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, 33, is in no rush to discuss a new contract despite his existing deal coming to an end next year. (Sky via FourFourTwo)

Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is set to leave Guangzhou Evergrande after three years in charge of the Chinese Super League club. (Mail)

Liverpool will resist any moves for the versatile James Milner in January as the 31-year-old remains part of manager Jurgen Klopp's plans. (Telegraph)

Manchester United and Arsenal are keen on Germany forward Marco Reus, 28, but Borussia Dortmund want him to stay. (Star)

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 23, says he has rejected both Manchester City and Chelsea in the summer because he is happy at the Spanish club. (L'Equipe via Talksport)

Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica's 17-year-old teen starlet Umaro Embalo. (Press Association - via Sun)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says midfielder Davy Klaassen, 24, is struggling to make an impact since his £25m move during the summer. (Liverpool Echo)

The Times report Chelsea players are unhappy with manager Antonio Conte
The Times reports Chelsea players are unhappy with manager Antonio Conte

Meanwhile...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been replaced as the world's best paid celebrity by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. (Forbes - via Goal)

Chelsea's players are unhappy with the intensity of Antonio Conte's training schedule, and have concerns the high workload is hampering their title defence and exacerbating the club's injury problems. (Times)

British businesswoman Amanda Staveley has become the fifth potential buyer of Newcastle United to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the club but any sale is understood to be months rather than weeks away. (Guardian)

Watford midfielder Richarlison has opened up about his youth in Brazil and says he was once held at gunpoint. (Telegraph)

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says Jose Mourinho is the best coach he has worked with, and described him as a "brand". (Elevate via Manchester Evening News)

Leicester City's players are "cheesed off" and need answers from the board regarding Craig Shakespeare's sacking, says caretaker boss Michael Appleton. (Guardian)

A Coventry City fan whose pitch invasion went viral has revealed why he ran on - and what he told the Sky Blues players. (Coventry Telegraph)

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi appeared to take a glucose tablet during his side's victory over Olympiakos on Wednesday. (Mail)

Southampton forward Nathan Redmond will donate to charity for every goal and assist he produces this season. (Talksport)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere once again hit out at Watford striker Troy Deeney after the Gunners' Europa League win...

Jack Wilshere
Wilshere wrote on Instagram: "Great character, I told you we have some. Another 3 points at a difficult place. Shout out to the fans who travelled over, unbelievable support!"

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has turned down the offer of a luxury villa as a reward for helping Egypt to the 2018 World Cup. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City have taken out a trespass injunction after seven youngsters broke into Etihad Stadium and climbed on the roof. (Mail)

Former jockey AP McCoy says Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is "not worth feeding, never mind paying a contract". (Goal)

The best of Thursday's gossip

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, and playmaker Christian Eriksen, 25, were being watched by Barcelona during Spurs' Champions League match against Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo via TalkSport)

Manager Jose Mourinho has held talks with Manchester United about a new contract but is in no rush to sign a new deal. (ESPN)

Leicester City will not rush to appoint a new manager as they seek a big name to succeed Craig Shakespeare who was sacked on Tuesday. (Daily Mirror)

Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Leicester job but is interested in taking charge of the USA team. (TalkSport)

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