Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

 

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Everton will step up the search for a new goalkeeper after manager David Moyes reveals a lack of competition is harming 33-year-old Tim Howard's form.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Ryan Shawcross

Ryan Shawcross joined Stoke permanently in January 2008 after a loan spell at the club

Liverpool and Stoke are both chasing Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, 25, with Malaga and Spartak Moscow also interested in the Argentine.

Full story: Metro 

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has dismissed reports suggesting striker Alexandre Pato, 23 might be swapped for Manchester City's Mario Balotelli, 22.

Full story: skysports.com 

Veteran Reading left-back Ian Harte, 35, could join Championship side Millwall when the transfer window re-opens.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin, 31, could head back to his old club Zenit St Petersburg in January for £3m.

Full story: Metro 

OTHER GOSSIP

Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross, 25, has been offered a new six-year deal to stay with the Potters worth £45,000-a-week. If the newly capped England international signs, it will be the most expensive contract in the club's history.

Full story: Daily Mail 

The release of Tottenham's annual financial figures will reveal the club spend £1m less per week on wages than north London rivals Arsenal.

Full story: the Sun 

Black Cats' captain Cattermole was injured putting in a cross during the 4-2 loss to West Brom

Black Cats' captain Cattermole was injured putting in a cross during the 4-2 loss to West Brom

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, 26, played through the pain of a knee injury during the Premier League champions' goalless draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Full story; Manchester Evening News 

West Ham could face a Football Association probe following allegations that their fans sang anti-Semitic chants at Tottenham on Sunday.

Full story: the Guardian 

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has told striker Darren Bent, 28, he has to accept being a squad player, possibly signalling the end of the England international's career at Villa Park.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, 24, and defender John O'Shea, 31, are facing lengthy lay-offs with knee and calf injuries respectively.

Full story: Sunderland Echo 

AND FINALLY

Joey Barton, 30, could have been sent off on his Ligue 1 debut for Marseille after a hard tackle on Lille's Florent Balmont saw him earn a yellow card. However, the controversial English midfielder, who was banned for 12 games by the FA for a number of incident's in QPR's final-day clash last season with Manchester City, showed he can be calm as he stayed out of a brawl later on which saw Balmont red carded. Marseille went on to beat Lille 1-0.

Full story: Reuters