Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool are on alert after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger indicated he could sell winger Theo Walcott, 23, in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are preparing a £5m move for Ajax striker Viktor Fischer, 18, who was top scorer in last season's NextGen Series.

Full story: Metro

Sergio Ramos
Chelsea target Sergio Ramos joined Real Madrid in 2005

Chelsea are ready to make a January move for unsettled Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 26.

Full story: Daily Star

QPR manager Mark Hughes is hoping he can persuade Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, 28, to move to Loftus Road in January after a £9m summer move fell through.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham have joined Fulham in the race to sign Anderlecht's Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani, 26.

Full story: talkSPORT

Reading midfielder Jem Karacan, 23, has set his sights on a move to Turkey - just days after pledging his future to the Royals.

Full story: Daily Star

Injured full-back Luke Young, 33, will stay at QPR until January despite being left out of their 25-man Premier League squad.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle

Newcastle striker Demba Ba, 27, will keep his place for Sunday's Premier League game against Norwich despite an ongoing contract dispute.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

OTHER GOSSIP

Emile Heskey is convinced former Liverpool and England strike partner Michael Owen, 32, still has plenty to offer his country.

Full story: talkSPORT

Premier League clubs will meet next week to discuss spending controls.

Full story: skysports.com

Valencia boss Manuel Llorente admits he is "green with envy" after the debt-ridden club lost midfielders David Silva, 26, to Manchester City and Juan Mata, 24, to Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Express

Jack Collison
West Ham's Jack Collison has struggled with injury

West Ham defender Jack Collison, 23, has been told he has a knee injury as serious as the one that plagued Tottenham centre-back Ledley King's career.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Reading manager Brian McDermott has threatened to punish his players if they step out of line on Twitter - after he was criticised by goalkeeper Adam Federici's girlfriend on the site.

Full story: Reading Post

Midfielder Alejandro Faurlin, 26, has taken inspiration from a tattoo on his right arm as he bids to make his mark at QPR.

Full story: London Evening Standard

David Moyes has urged his Everton side to take the next step to glory by kicking their habit of near misses.

Full story: the Guardian

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne, 33, faces missing the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands next month due to a groin injury.

Full story: Irish Times

West Brom midfielder James Morrison, 26, has revealed how the players' fear of being axed is driving the club up the Premier League table.

Full story: Express and Star

Draft Hampden documents show that Rangers were asked this summer to accept the loss of five titles and four Scottish Cups won between 2001 and 2011 in return for being parachuted into Division One, a deal rejected by the Ibrox club's chief executive, Charles Green.

Full story: The Sun

Lord Nimmo Smith, the Scottish High Court judge in charge of the investigation into the claim that Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trust payments to players breached rules, has issued a strongly-worded defence of the impartiality of his panel and its ability to take sanctions against the club despite them no longer playing in the Scottish Premier League.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says midfielder Scott Brown will be fit for Scotland's World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Belgium.

Full story: Daily Record

New Hibernian signing Tom Taiwo, the former Chelsea midfielder who left Carlisle United in the summer, says the Edinburgh club can challenge for the Scottish Premier League title this season.

Full story: Daily Record

AND FINALLY

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is fining his players if they break his ban on using mobile phones, slapping a £500 penalty on young reserve Samir Carruthers, 19.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Computer games giant EA Sports has included Rangers as a "rest of the world" team in Fifa 13, the latest version of its popular video game, despite the real team now playing in Scotland's Division Three.

Full story: Daily Star