Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal want Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, 30, in the January transfer window and are confident the Reds will sell if the Anfield club sign Birmingham's 19-year-old England international Jack Butland.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are interested in taking Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, 28, on loan, while the Gunners are keen on making a move for Hammers midfielder Mohamed Diame, 25.

Full story: Daily Mail

Frank Lampard is poised to accept QPR manager Harry Redknapp's offer of a two-and-a-half year deal if he does not land a new contract with Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Star

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen does not turn 21 until February but has already made 30 senior appearances for Denmark

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has admitted he is worried about on-loan Yossi Benayoun's latest injury and could decide against signing the 32-year-old permanently from Chelsea.

Full story: talkSPORT

Everton manager David Moyes insists he will not sell players in order to fund the transfer business he wants to do in January.

Full story: Independent

Tottenham are weighing up a move for Ajax's £20m-rated Denmark international Christian Eriksen, 20, during the January transfer window.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson will fight a £15m battle for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, 18.

Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are trying to get Sterling signed to a new contract, possibly before January, after Arsenal joined Chelsea and Manchester City in tracking the England winger.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan insist they will not be forced into selling key players like Franco di Santo and James McCarthy in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mail

Samir Nasri is facing a battle to save his Manchester City career following a bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini.

Full story: Daily Star

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants to sign Southampton striker Rickie Lambert.

Full story: the Sun

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will take a first-hand look at Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet on Saturday as he weighs up a move for a new number one.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, 23, and manager Andre Villas-Boas have met with referee Andre Marriner after the player's recent bookings for diving.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Jack Colback
Jack Colback has scored one goal in 62 Premier League appearances for Sunderland

Stoke manager Tony Pulis says he is "surprised" Everton manager David Moyes, who will be in the opposition dug-out at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, has not been poached by one of the Premier League's top-four clubs.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has accused manager Arsene Wenger of failing to address the club's current plight and believes any other manager would have been sacked for going so long without a trophy.

Full story: Independent

Gianni Paladini says he is set to meet Birmingham officials on Monday, with the Italian hopeful of finally wrapping up a deal for the club.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback, 23, says he is not a player who is likely to "light up the crowd", but would like to score more goals to lift the Black Cats up the table.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Striker Emile Heskey, 34, faces an uncertain future after his Australian side Newcastle Jets were issued with a winding-up order.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is battling a severe migraine problem, which can leave him bedridden.

Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Harry Redknapp, manager of Queens Park Rangers, has revealed that golfing partner and former Blackburn Rovers boss Graeme Souness called him "mad" for taking charge of the Premier League's bottom club, who have yet to win this season.

Full story: London Evening Standard

A 73-year-old official at Bastia has started a hunger strike after the French club were barred from playing at home until further notice because of a series of violent incidents. Jo Bonavita is responsible for logistics at the club.

Full story: the Guardian