Gossip column: Shaw, Courtois, Coutinho, Lukaku, Aubameyang

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Manchester United have offered left-back Luke Shaw, 22, to a host of Premier League clubs as manager Jose Mourinho looks to raise funds for the January transfer window. (Daily Record)

Chelsea fear goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, could reject a new deal amid interest from Real Madrid. (Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is open to the prospect of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 28, returning to the club. (Express)

Arsenal target Steven N'Zonzi has been left out of Sevilla's squad for their match against Real Madrid this weekend as speculation over the 28-year-old midfielder's future intensifies. (Metro)

The Gunners have yet to offer midfielder Jack Wilshere a new deal, despite the 25-year-old England international's contract expiring at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Arsenal's 28-year-old England forward Theo Walcott, who said he was frustrated at not starting a Premier League game this season, has postponed talks over a new deal at the club until the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has told Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26, not to get distracted by speculation over his future. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton boss Sam Allardyce will not rule out an audacious bid for Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28. (Four Four Two)

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says the Hammers passed up the chance to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £10m. The 24-year-old Belgium international joined Manchester United for £75m in the summer. (Guardian)

Hammers boss David Moyes says he will not allow Joe Hart to cut his season-long loan from Manchester City short in January even if the 30-year-old England goalkeeper is unhappy with a lack of Premier League game time. (Mail)

Meanwhile, Sullivan has banned West Ham from signing older players - but did not tell Moyes. (Sun)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has warned owner Mike Ashley that the club's value will fall unless he is given transfer funds in January. (Guardian)

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, 31, has returned to fitness and been challenged to prove he deserves a new deal at the Championship club by manager Steve Bruce. (Daily Star)

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England manager Gareth Southgate is considering call-ups for Burnley centre-backs Ben Mee, 28, and James Tarkowski, 25. (Times - subscription required)

The suitability of Fifa's ethics investigator, Maria Claudia Rojas, has been called into question by a report from the Council of Europe. (Guardian)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his players questioned his tactics in their 3-1 defeat by Manchester United during a post-match training ground. He said: "Everybody has a little bit of his own analysis - but mine counts." (Mirror)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says defensive midfielder N'Golo Kante, 26, would have won the Ballon d'Or instead of 32-year-old Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo if the coaches had their way. (Express)

Former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is moving back to London - and wants to manage in the Premier League again. (Sun)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan fans have bombarded Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's Instagram page with comments demanding the playmaker's return to the squad. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno could miss the club's Christmas fixtures because of an ankle injury. (Telegraph)

Championship club Sheffield United could be forced to recall some of their 2018 official club calendars - after they spelt their name wrong. (Mirror)

Robert Snodgrass sarcastically thanked West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan after he revealed his kids 'begged' him not to sign the winger. (Mail)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club must get next summer's transfer business done before the World Cup. (Mirror)

Best of Friday's gossip

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is planning a £60m move for Borussia Dortmund's 28-year-old striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (Mirror)

Manchester United are ready to hijack Chelsea's move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro. It is believed the Italian side will want around £60m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Record)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 28, will be allowed to leave the Bernabeu next summer, with Manchester United keen on the former Tottenham player. (Diario Gol, via Express)

Chelsea will rival Barcelona for the signing of 21-year-old Gremio midfielder Arthur, who is seen by the Blues as the long-term successor to Cesc Fabregas. (Mirror)

The Blues are lining up a January bid of around £20m for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, 20. (Sun)

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