Gossip column: Balotelli, Reus, Brozovic, Gary Neville

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is under pressure
Tuesday's Daily Star back page

Mario Balotelli's agent says that the Liverpool striker, 24, will not be making a return to Italy. (Daily Mail)

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 24, who has been a target of Manchester United is open to a move to the Premier League after recovering from injury. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are the trio of clubs who now want to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus, 25, after Chelsea pulled out of the race. (Metro)

Real Madrid are stepping up interest in Liverpool midfield prospect and Spain Under-18 captain Pedro Chirivella, 17, who has been training with the Reds first team this season. (Daily Mail)

Dinamo Zagreb have told Arsenal and Tottenham that they will have to spend big if they want to sign their defensive midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 22. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Eidur Gudjohnsen playing for Bolton
Is Eidur Gudjohnsen set to roll back the years with a comeback?

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that Liverpool's recent slump in form is a result of the squad's mental and physical shape. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace are to travel to Indian sides Mumbai City FC and Star Sports to look for the best 16-19 year-olds, one of whom will get the chance to train at the club's academy. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have decided against lodging a complaint over an incident at Emirates Stadium on Saturday in which a supporter threw red wine at the visiting team's bench during the Premier League match. (Times - subscription required)

Former Bolton, Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, 36, will bid to play his way back into a shock comeback for the Trotters when he takes part in a private match on Tuesday. (the Sun - subscription required)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Chelsea players en route to Germany
Chelsea players en route to Germany

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is full of admiration for the spectacular one-handed catch that New York Jets Odell Beckham Jr took for a touchdown in the NFL on Sunday. "That #BeckhamCatch was the best catch I have ever seen in the @nfl," he tweeted.

And there were happy faces on the Chelsea bus as the team made their way to Germany for Tuesday's Champions League game against Schalke. "Parceria forte!! Good Friends!!! #comeonchelsea" tweeted Oscar.

AND FINALLY

Daniel Cordone and Claudio Caniggia
Will the real Claudio Caniggia please stand up?

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has followed in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham by unveiling his own range of underwear which will be branded J10. (Daily Mirror)

Former Newcastle striker Daniel Cordone impersonated ex-Argentine star Claudio Caniggia in a bid to fool spectators at a Masters friendly international between Argentina and Brazil in Natal. (Sunderland Echo)

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