Gossip column: Cahill, Defoe, Vlaar, Hart & Sterling

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke does not expect Jermain Defoe to play for the club again, increasing the likelihood that the 31-year-old striker will return to the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Gary Cahill of Chelsea
Gary Cahill looks set to extend his stay at Chelsea

England centre-half Gary Cahill is expected to commit his long-term future to Chelsea, with the 28-year-old in talks over a new deal. (Evening Standard)external-link

Aston Villa face a battle to keep Dutch captain Ron Vlaar, 29, as the defender, who is in the final year of his contract, has not begun detailed negotiations to extend his current deal. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are set to face competition from Roma to sign 19-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot from Paris St-Germain in January. (Evening Standard)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

West Ham United have the power to prevent their Olympic Stadium home being shared with Tottenham Hotspur for the 2017-18 season. (Guardian)external-link

Raheem Sterling
Sterling won his ninth England cap on Monday when facing Switzerland

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has encouraged any British player to take the opportunity to play abroad. (Independent)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says integrating his new signings Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind into his side will be "easy". (Daily Mirror)external-link

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says restrictions forced by Financial Fair Play regulations mean his side will never be able to compete with the seven clubs who are on "another planet". (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Joe Hart's place as Manchester City's first-choice goalkeeper could be under threat as manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is prepared to give Willy Caballero, 32, a chance. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Saturday's Daily Mail back page
Saturday's Daily Mail back page

Lazar Markovic, 20, is ready to show why Liverpool paid £20m for his services as the winger prepares to make his home debut against Aston Villa. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former European Footballer of the Year Marco van Basten, 49, is to step down as coach of AZ Alkmaar as his health issues persist. (Independent)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said he will safeguard Raheem Sterling's long-term career despite the growing importance of the 19-year-old for the Reds and England. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, is a great player but he left Old Trafford at the right time. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic announce a pre-tax profit of £11.17m for the year ending June 2014, but tells supporters they will not spend money they do not have. (Daily Record)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Tom Cleverley impressed his new Aston Villa team-mates by giving them a rendition of "Stand By Me" as part of his initiation. Fabian Delph shared the momentexternal-link on his Instagram page.

AND FINALLY

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 26, stunned an eight-year-old fan by joining his birthday celebrations at a Chinese restaurant. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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