Wednesday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Malmo and Sweden midfielder Jiloan Hamad, 22, is wanted by four Premier League clubs, according to the player's agent.

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool face competition from AC Milan as they pursue Paris St-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, 24.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are lining up a move for Leyton Orient winger Moses Odubajo, 20, ahead of the January transfer window.

Full story: Metro

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.

Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

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.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew has said financial constraints were behind Newcastle's lack of summer signings

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has urged his old club not to offer striker Luis Suarez, 26, a new contract.

Full story: Metro

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.

Full story: Wales Online

Stoke chairman Peter Coates has banned his players from publicly criticising former manager Tony Pulis.

Full story: the Sentinel

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 27, has firmly denied suggestions he was close to leaving the club in the summer.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

AND FINALLY

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.

Full story: Daily Mail