Wednesday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours
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Malmo and Sweden midfielder Jiloan Hamad, 22, is wanted by four Premier League clubs, according to the player's agent.
Liverpool face competition from AC Milan as they pursue Paris St-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, 24.
Tottenham are lining up a move for Leyton Orient winger Moses Odubajo, 20, ahead of the January transfer window.
Long-time Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic, 23, has hinted he will look to extend his stay at Roma as the attacking midfielder enters the final 18 months of his current deal at the Stadio Olimpico.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, 52, believes he is on "borrowed time" and it is "inevitable" director of football Joe Kinnear will take over as Magpies boss, according to a fans' spokesman.
Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 31, admits he tries to steer clear of team-mate Romelu Lukaku, 20, during training because the on-loan striker is such a handful.
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has urged his old club not to offer striker Luis Suarez, 26, a new contract.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is excited by the potential of Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo and claims the 22-year-old can make the same impact as Philippe Coutinho has at Liverpool.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates has banned his players from publicly criticising former manager Tony Pulis.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 27, has firmly denied suggestions he was close to leaving the club in the summer.
A cafe on the outskirts of Paris has created a £25 burger in homage to Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Jean-Phillipe Grandin, manager of Doddy's Cafe, has created 'Le Zlatan' burger, which apparently has the 'power and strength' of the 31-year-old Swedish forward.