Football gossip: Rashford, Southgate, Cahill, Rabiot, Terry, Fabinho

Football gossip

England boss Gareth Southgate is in no rush to sign a new contract despite the Football Association's willingness to give him a significant pay rise. Southgate's existing deal expires in 2020. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Southgate is considering selecting Marcus Rashford for Saturday's Nations League match against Spain - despite the Manchester United forward, 20, starting just one league game so far this season. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea's 32-year-old English defender Gary Cahill could leave the club in January unless he gets more more first-team football. (Sun) external-link

Liverpool have no interest in signing France and Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, despite reports linking the Reds with the four-time Ligue 1 winner. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 31, is set to sign a one-year extension to his deal, which is due to expire at the end of the season. (Sun) external-link

The reason Manchester City's 22-year-old winger Leroy Sane has left Germany's squad before Sunday's friendly with Peru is because his partner is due to give birth. (Bild, via Mirror)external-link

Former Chelsea and England defender John Terry, 37, says he wants to carry on playing and has got "three or four offers on the table - domestically or abroad". Terry, who played for Aston Villa last season, will make a decision in the next two weeks. (Mail)external-link

Barcelona and Chelsea are tracking Fulham's 15-year-old English midfielder Harvey Elliott, who has been training with the first team during the international break. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Birmingham City, who are 20th in the Championship with four points, are facing a 12-point deduction for breaking rules on spending, in a landmark case for the English Football League. (Telegraph) external-link

Manchester City have beaten Chelsea and Tottenham to the signing of 16-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Shamrock Rovers. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain and France keeper Alphonse Areola, 25, wanted to move to Chelsea in the summer to replace outgoing Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, 26. (Le Figaro, via Express)external-link

Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 32, said he did not mean to injure Liverpool's 26-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final and his "conscience is really clear about what I did that night". (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 24, says he is ready to make his first Premier League appearance after failing to play a match since signing for £44m from Monaco. (Sky Sports)external-link

Leicester City fans want a stand to be named after Claudio Ranieri, the Italian who led them to the Premier League title in 2016, as well as a statue to be built. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Stoke City's Spanish forward Bojan Krkic, 28, is wanted by Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade, who are in Liverpool's Champions League group. (Sport)external-link

Birmingham City want to sign 30-year-old Bulgarian Nikolay Mihaylov, a former Liverpool back-up goalkeeper who is available after leaving Omonia in Cyprus. (24 Hours)external-link

Notts County manager Harry Kewell says he has ambitions to manage former club Liverpool but his "biggest challenger would probably be Steven [Gerrard]".

Former Derby County captain Michael Johnson started his international managerial career by guiding Guyana to a 2-2 draw with Barbados in a Concacaf Nations League fixture. (Derby Telegraph)external-link

Fans of Blackpool and Charlton Athletic are to take their protests against their respective clubs' owners directly to the EFL, with street demonstrations planned outside the league's offices in London and Preston. (Times)external-link

A Coventry City fans' group is relaunching its campaign to help secure the club's future, with the League One side in danger of becoming homeless at the end of this season. (Coventry Telegraph)external-link

West Bromwich Albion players are taking it in turns to pick the music before each home game this season. (Express & Star)external-link

Girona have accepted the proposal to play their scheduled home La Liga match against Barcelona in Miami in January. (Football Espana)external-link

Fans of Girona will be offered free flights to the game, set to take place at Miami Dolphins' 65,000-capacity Hard Rock Stadium. (Guardian)external-link

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