Football gossip: Cole, Wenger, Fabinho, Dembele, Steffen, Pochettino

Football gossip

Ex-England left-back Ashley Cole, 37, has been offered a new deal by LA Galaxy - just days after being released by the club. (Sun)

But former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Cole is interested in a return to English football and has received offers from numerous Championship clubs. (Mirror)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would prefer an executive role for his next job, rather than a return to management. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain will use their Champions League match against Liverpool to open talks over a move for Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 25. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is eyeing 20-year-old Porto and Brazil centre-back Eder Militao. (Daily Record)

France forward Ousmane Dembele, 21, has told Barcelona he does not want to leave in January. (ESPN)

Eric Abidal, the Catalan club's sporting director, had dinner with Ajax's 19-year-old Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt last week. (Catalunya Radio via Sport)

Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Columbus Crew and USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 23. (Sky Sports)

Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic, 29 is not ruling out moving to a Premier League side, as his Inter Milan side prepare for their match against Tottenham on Wednesday. (Mirror)

A number of scouts from Football League clubs are set to watch Wolves defensive duo Dominic Iorfa, 23, and Ethan Ebanks-Landell, 25, in training with both players apparently surplus to requirements at Molineux. (Birmingham Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to manage in Italy's Serie A. (Standard)

Barcelona are set to rename the Nou Camp in a £355m deal. (RAC1 - in Spanish)

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba says he learned a lot from former Blues team-mate Frank Lampard, who now manages Derby. (Goal)

Ex-Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff is in talks to coach Celtic Under-20s. (Sun)

Bradford City joint-chairman Edin Rahic wants to leave the club. (Telegraph)

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes Liverpool's front three - Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino - is the best in the world. (Mirror)

Derby fans will take inflatable snakes to Stoke's Bet 365 Stadium on Wednesday to wave at Potters manager Gary Rowett, who walked out on the Rams in May. (Telegraph)

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