Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 31, has agreed a £90,000-a-week January switch to Major League Soccer side FC Toronto.

Full story: Daily Mirror external-link

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe
Jermain Defoe has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side FC Toronto

Midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27 has opened the door for a move to Liverpool or Arsenal by saying he will assess his Newcastle United future in the summer.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Manchester United and Liverpool are preparing bids for £33m-rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan, 26, in January.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis wants Cardiff defender Mark Hudson, 31, to help his side's fight against relegation.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Manchester United have switched their attention to Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 25, and Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 21, after learning Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, is not interested in a move to Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye is apparently ready to assess his options in the summer

Fulham are monitoring 28-year-old Phil Bardsley's contract situation at Sunderland as the Cottagers prepare a January bid.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Luis Suarez has recommended fellow Uruguay striker Kevin Mendez, 17, to Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Napoli are interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia, 26.

Full Story: Talksportexternal-link

Bradford are willing to sell striker Nahki Wells, 23, to QPR for £3m in January.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Andre Villas-Boas is on the brink of losing his job as manager of Tottenham Hotspur after spending big in the summer but making an less than impressive start to the season.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Mike Phelan, 51, says he was effectively the manager of Manchester United during his and Sir Alex Ferguson's final five years together at Old Trafford.

Full Story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Out-of-work Phelan is being lined up as a replacement for Norwich manager Chris Hughton, 54.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Alloa manager Paul Hartley, 37, is to hold talks with Inverness Caledonian Thistle chairman Kenny Cameron today over taking charge at SPL club.

Full story Daily Record

West Bromwich Albion are no closer to agreeing a new contract with striker Shane Long, 26, whose deal is due to expire in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Notts County boss Shaun Derry, 35, is lining up a loan move for West Ham midfielder George Moncur, 20.

Kolo Toure
Kolo Toure has started ten of Liverpool's 14 games this season

Full story: Daily Star

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne says the club are in good health - despite sitting on debts of £15m.

Full story: Daily Record

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, 32, has told Manchester City they will "regret" letting him go.

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GLOBAL GOSSIP from BBC Monitoring

Everton could be about to sign French midfielder Yann M'Vila, 23, from Russian side Rubin Kazan. The Frenchman was spotted at the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

Full story: L'Equipeexternal-link

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose, 35, is close to signing an agreement to play for LA Galaxy next season.

Full story: Suedeutscheexternal-link

Barcelona are tracking Paris St-Germain's midfield duo Marco Verratti, 21, and Blaise Matuidi, 26.

Full story: L'Equipe.external-link

AND FINALLY

Havant & Waterlooville manager Lee Bradbury has emerged as a contender for the Portsmouth job after Guy Whittingham was sacked.

Full Story: Daily Starexternal-link