Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Sporting Lisbon have placed a £6m price-tag on Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham target Diego Capel, 25.

Full story: Daily Express

Cesar Azpilicueta
Cesar Azpilicueta has featured just three times for Chelsea in the Premier League this season under new manager Jose Mourinho

Everton, Hull and Crystal Palace have joined Newcastle in the race for Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim, 22.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United are lining up Sevilla's Alberto Moreno, 21, as a replacement for left-back Patrice Evra, 32.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City are considering a bid for FC Groningen's Richairo Zivkovic, 17, who has been dubbed the "new Arjen Robben".

Full story: Daily Mirror

Valencia midfielder Ever Banega, 25, has confirmed he wants to move in the January transfer window, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Southampton all believed to be interested in the Argentina international.

Full story: Daily Express

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is eyeing up a raid on his former club Chelsea for Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 24.

Full story: Daily Star

Benitez is also planning to ask another of his ex-clubs Liverpool to open talks on a deal for midfielder Lucas, 26.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Nathan Dyer, 25, has called on Austrian referee Robert Schorgenhofer to deal with any racist chants when Swansea City take on Kuban Krasnodar in Russia on Thursday night.

Full story: Daily Mail

Robert Pires
Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will join Hernan Crespo, Freddie Ljungberg, Dwight Yorke and Louis Saha on the shortlist for the Indian Super League next year

Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor, 27, is keen to sign a new deal beyond his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2015.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Celtic supporters were reportedly attacked by hooligans armed with pickaxes while drinking in Amsterdam's Red Light district on Wednesday ahead of the club's Champions League game against Ajax.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United manager David Moyes is likely to tell winger Ashley Young, 28, to curb his tendency to dive.

Full story: The Guardian

Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires, 40, says he is on a shortlist to take part in the planned Indian Super League next year.

Full story: ESPN

Spartak Moscow are lining up a lucrative new contract for Everton target Aiden McGeady, 27, in a bid to keep him in Russia.

Full story: talkSPORT

Hibernian's players will enjoy working under new manager Terry Butcher, 54, says Eric Black - who once made the former England defender his number two at Motherwell.

Full story: Daily Record

Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 32, is confident new manager Mark Hughes will be a success at the Britannia Stadium.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

AND FINALLY

Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, 26, says his time at Tottenham was a failure because he could not deal with his new-found wealth.

Full story: Metro

Third division Brazilian side Madureira's decision to release a new kit featuring the face of Che Guevara has resulted in record replica shirt sales.

Full story: Daily Mirror