Gossip column: Simeone, Mata, Slimani, Jovetic, Ings, Allardyce

Football gossip

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is Everton owner Farhad Moshiri's top target to become the club's new manager. (Sky Sports)external-link

Sam Allardyce says that he has received no contact from Everton about the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park, but has suggested he would be willing to speak with the Merseyside club. (Talksport) external-link

Real Madrid are planning to bid for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in January. The 29-year old Spaniard, omitted from United's team against Chelsea at the weekend, is out of contract next summer. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, is wanted by Turkish side Besiktas, who could make a move to sign him in January. (Daily Star)external-link

West Ham may have to sell some of their younger players, including defender Reece Oxford, 18, and midfielder Josh Cullen, 21, in order to free up January funds for new manager David Moyes. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil, 29, has suggested that he could sign a new contract, if the club give him Jack Wilshere's number 10 shirt. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal are trying to re-sign 25-year-old Turkey midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup from Besiktas, five years after selling him to the Turkish side for just £400,000. (Fotomac, via Metro)external-link

Paris St-Germain hope to sell Lucas Moura, 25, and fellow winger Angel Di Maria, 29, as they seek to comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham are preparing an £8.8m bid for 27-year-old Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan. (Fotomac via This is Futbol)external-link

French champions Paris St-Germain are keen to appoint Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to improve their chances of keeping striker Neymar. The Brazil international, 25, has been linked with Real Madrid. (Don Balon via Daily Express)external-link

Newcastle United are interested in signing Liverpool striker Danny Ings, 25, on loan in January, regardless of whether or not owner Mike Ashley achieves his aim of selling the club by Christmas. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal's hopes of signing midfielder Arda Turan, 30, have been boosted after he was told he could leave Barcelona in January. (Sport, via Daily Mail)external-link

Leicester City striker Islam Slimani wants to leave the club in January. Crystal Palace and French club Rennes have been linked with the 29-year old. (L'Expression via Sport Witness)external-link

Bristol City want to extend midfielder midfielder Bobby Reid's contract amid interest in the 24-year-old from Leicester, Brighton, Burnley and Middlesbrough. (Team Talk)external-link

Nottingham Forest's 23-year-old midfielder Jorge Grant is a target for Brentford, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic after impressing on loan at Notts County. (Football Insider)external-link

Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, 26, who Crystal Palace tried to sign in August, says he is "very happy" the move to the Eagles did not go through. (Croydon Guardian)external-link

Southampton are lining up a January move for Monaco striker Stevan Jovetic. The Montenegro striker, 27, has already played in England with Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Roma forward Patrik Schick, 21, says he dreams of a transfer move to Manchester United. (Reporter Magazin, via Metro)external-link

Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake hope to turn Brooks Lennon's loan move from Liverpool into a permanent transfer. The 20-year-old forward has been with the American side since January. (ESPN FC)external-link

Meanwhile...

Liverpool and England midfielder Adam Lallana, 29, will play for the first time this season in a behind-closed-doors match next week after suffering a thigh injury in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

West Brom owner Guochuan Lai will fly in from China to assess their form as manager Tony Pulis fights for his job. (Times - subscription required)external-link

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan admits that David Moyes' appointment as manager is a gamble. (Sun)external-link

Former West Ham striker Tony Cottee has criticised the decision to only give the club's new manager David Moyes a short-term contract until the end of the season. (Express)external-link

Sacked Hammers manager Slaven Bilic rang his players to ask where he went wrong - and was told he had not been tough enough on them. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Roman Abramovich is set to adopt a more hands-on approach at Chelsea following the departure of technical director Michael Emenalo. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Emenalo's successor at Chelsea is likely to answer to director Marina Granovskaia rather than Abramovich. (Guardian)external-link

Premier League players have taken to social media to pay tribute to Andrea Pirlo, who announced his retirement on Monday.

Ogbonna tweet
"In my career I was lucky. I met a master."
Kayal tweet Pirlo
The Guardian back page includes Gareth Southgate's dilemma after three more England players withdraw
The Guardian's sports pullout features Gareth Southgate's dilemma as three more England players withdraw from the squad

The best of Tuesday's gossip

Manchester City are furious over Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims that their winger Raheem Sterling "dives very well", especially as the Gunners tried to sign the 22-year-old England international in the summer. (Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal want to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The 30-year-old Costa Rica international has also been linked with Liverpool. (Diario Gol via Team Talk)external-link

Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, says he is "happy" and "giving 100%" for the club - despite handing in a transfer request in the summer after being linked with Liverpool. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

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