Gossip column: Shaqiri, Herrera, Lambert, Coleman, Messi, De Gea

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Manchester United have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich which would see Spanish summer signing Ander Herrera, 25, depart for Germany in exchange for £7m and another midfielder - Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri, 23. (Express)external-link

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are willing to accept a £20m offer from Manchester United for 30-year-old Brazil centre-back Miranda. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Everton are set to offer £10m for Basel striker Breel Embolo, 17, who came to their attention in the Swiss club's win against Liverpool in the Champions League in October. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea are lining up a £20m summer move for Everton's 26-year-old Republic of Ireland right-back Seamus Coleman. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool's 32-year-old England striker Rickie Lambert, a £4m signing in the summer, could return to his old club Southampton on a six-month loan deal in January. (Express)external-link

And the Reds are preparing a £10m bid to sign England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond, 20, from Norwich in January. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Tottenham and Aston Villa are working on a swap deal involving midfielder Fabian Delph, 25, going to White Hart Lane with Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby, 24, making the move in the opposite direction. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says top clubs are already sniffing around £12m-rated Scotland full-back Andy Robertson, 20, who joined the Tigers from Dundee United in the summer. (Sunday People)external-link


Five officials with connections to Fifa who were involved in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups are at the centre of a Swiss criminal investigation, according to Jerome Champagne, who is currently the only rival to Sepp Blatter for next year's Fifa presidential election. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Meanwhile, Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce says world football's governing body must make the full findings of its World Cup corruption inquiry available to its executives. (Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal are set to offer England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, a new five-year deal that will put him among the club's top earners with wages of around £150,000 a week. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has urged Reds boss Brendan Rodgers to give midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, a run of games "to get his Anfield career off the ground". (Daily Star)external-link

Meanwhile, some senior Liverpool players are frustrated with Rodgers for his perceived favouritism towards Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 24, who has scored only twice in 14 appearances for the Reds this season. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, 34, is eager to see German midfielder Emre Can, 20, make his mark at Anfield following his summer move from Bayer Leverkusen.(Guardian)external-link

Neil Warnock's job as Crystal Palace manager is already under threat after a five-game winless run, amid claims that a number of players are unimpressed by the 65-year-old's methods. (Sunday People)external-link

England manager Roy Hodgson wants to hold an informal get-together of his squad over the winter to build on the feel-good factor ahead of the next round of Euro 2016 qualifiers. (Telegraph)external-link


Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi
Suarez tweeted: "Congratulations Leo, you keep on making history!"

Barcelona new boy Luis Suarez, 27, was quick to get in the action after team-mate Lionel Messi set a new La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick against Sevilla on Saturday. The Uruguayan tweetedexternal-link a picture of himself alongside the 27-year-old.

Meanwhile, MessiStats tweetedexternal-link a handy goal map plotting all of the Barcelona forward's league goals.

Goalkeeper David De Gea tweetedexternal-link how he managed to cap a man-of-the-match performance in Manchester United's first away win of the Premier League season - 2-1 at Arsenal - writing: "Getting out of the dressing room and meeting @JimCarrey and @Jeff_Daniels was just icing on the cake. Idols."


Perth Glory's Australia international Ruben Zadkovich, 28, was sent off only 17 seconds after coming on as a substitute in the A-League leaders 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix, following a studs up challenge on 29-year-old midfielder Vince Lia. (Independent)external-link

Manchester United's out-of-sorts Dutch striker Robin van Persie, 31, completed fewer passes (two) in the first half against his former club Arsenal on Saturday than even his goalkeeper, David De Gea (seven).(Metro)external-link

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