Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal have agreed to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 21, on a six-month loan deal in January.

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Arsenal and Manchester United look set to miss out on Real Madrid's Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, 25, who is keen on a move to Monaco after finding himself on the sidelines at the Bernabeu.

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Giuseppe Rossi
Giuseppe Rossi made one Premier League start for Manchester United and also played for Newcastle

Brazilian club Corinthians have rejected a £6m bid from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Pato, 26, who is also said to have been a target for north London rivals Tottenham.

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says striker Edin Dzeko will be staying at the club as he ended Arsenal's hopes of signing the 27-year-old.

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Tottenham are looking at strengthening their forward line by considering a £30m move for Fiorentina's former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi, 26.

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Ashley Cole, 32, has no intention of leaving Chelsea in January and the left-back is determined to fight for his first-team place and earn a new contract with the Stamford Bridge club.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hinted he may sell 30-year-old defender Johnny Heitinga.

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OTHER GOSSIP

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is an early favourite to succeed Owen Coyle as Wigan manager.

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However, ex-Blackpool and Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is also a front runner to replace Coyle at the DW Stadium.

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Former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has emerged as a shock candidate for the vacant post at Sheffield Wednesday following the sacking of Dave Jones.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock was sacked by Sheffield United in 2007 after eight years in charge.

England manager Roy Hodgson has praised Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge for playing in a recent international despite club boss Brendan Rodgers deeming the 24-year-old to be unfit.

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QPR midfielder Joey Barton, 31, says his good relationship with Newcastle fans, after he played for the Magpies for four years, means he will not join their north-east rivals Sunderland.

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The wife of Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has posted a series of emotional tweets following her return to the couple's native Argentina, leading to speculation that the 31-year-old defender could leave Tyneside.

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GLOBAL GOSSIP from BBC Monitoring

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, 25, Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye, 27, and 20-year-old Paul Pogba of Juventus are favourites to join French side Paris Saint-Germain after club manager Laurent Blanc hinted at hiring new talent in the January transfer window.

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Barcelona could yet again make a move for David Luiz, 26, if Chelsea decide to sell the defender.

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he will not sell Sergio Ramos as the younger team members still have a lot to learn from the 27-year-old defender.

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AND FINALLY

Hull manager Steve Bruce wants the dubious goals committee to award Tom Huddlestone with a goal from Sunday's win over Liverpool, so the 26-year-old midfielder can get his hair cut. The former Spurs player had pledged to grow his locks until the next time he scores.

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