Gossip column: Casillas, Michu, Rodgers, Aguero, Bolasie, Vlaar

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas could be heading to the Premier League in January, with Arsenal and Liverpool interested in signing the 33-year-old Spaniard. (Daily Express)external-link

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants to sign Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, for his new club Inter Milan. (Telegraph)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock says midfielder Yannick Bolasie will not be sold in January. Liverpool are reportedly keen to buy the 25-year-old. (Sky Sports)external-link

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Manchester United are preparing to bid for 22-year-old Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa in January.(Talksport)external-link

United will be forced to find a new buyer for winger Nani, 28, as loan club Sporting Lisbon are unable to pay his wages. (Independent)external-link

Arsenal are monitoring Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, 21, but may wait until the summer to make a move as the Italian side want £31m for the Argentine. (Daily Star)external-link

QPR want to sign Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas, 21, on a loan deal in January. The Czech is currently on loan at German side Cologne, but will be recalled as he is not in their first team. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants striker Connor Wickham, 21, to sign a new contract, but 25-year-old Jozy Altidore could be sold to Lille. (the Sun - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal will bid £8m for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar, 29, in January, although Manchester United also want to sign the Netherlands international. (Daily Express)external-link

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has dismissed suggestions Spanish striker Michu, 28, will end a season-long loan spell at Italian side Napoli in January and return to the Welsh club. (Wales Online)external-link

Everton and Leicester City want to sign 29-year-old Galatasaray captain Selcuk Inan. The Turkey international midfielder is also a target for Italian side Inter Milan. (Talksport)external-link

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he would like to see West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 25, rejoin the St James' Park side. (Daily Mail)external-link

Eidur Gudjohnsen, the 36-year-old Iceland striker, is "very close" to a return to English football with former club Bolton. (Daily Mirror)external-link


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is now the joint favourite with bookmakers - along with Aston Villa's Paul Lambert and QPR's Harry Redknapp - to become the next Premier League boss to be sacked. (Daily Express)external-link

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has defended his decision to send striker Darren Bent, 30, out on loan to Brighton, despite Villa being the Premier League's lowest scorers. (Sky Sports)external-link

Tranmere chairman Mark Palios claims his club have rejected the chance to sign striker Ched Evans. The 25-year-old wants to return to football after serving two and a half years of a five-year prison sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman. (Guardian)external-link

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero has scored 17 goals in 18 appearances for Manchester City so far this season

Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 29, believes his side can still win the Premier League title, despite being 13 points behind leaders Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City's Frank Lampard, 36, says team-mate Sergio Aguero, 26, is "the best striker in world football" - but not as good as Chelsea's Didier Drogba was at his peak. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Tottenham's players have the potential to win the Premier League in future seasons, says 24-year-old Spurs midfielder Benjamin Stambouli. (London Evening Standard)external-link

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned defender James Tomkins that his play-acting against Everton was unacceptable. (the Times - subscription required)external-link

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 23, is desperate to recover his most treasured football mementos, after they were stolen from his home while he played for the Saints against Aston Villa on Monday night.(Southern Daily Echo)external-link

Manchester United defenders Tyler Blackett, 20, and Paddy McNair, 19, can be as good as Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, 28, and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels, 25, according to Old Trafford legend Paul McGrath. (Daily Star)external-link

Liverpool are prepared to drop goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 26, after his recent mistakes. (the Sun - subscription required)external-link


Bakary Sako
Bakary Sako joined Wolves in August 2012

Wolves midfielder Bakary Sako, 26, is planning to mark a landmark game by wearing football boots covered in crystals. He posted a picture on Instagram and says:external-link "I will be playing my 100th game for Wolves this weekend so a special day deserves a special pair of boots."

Everton defender Luke Garbutt, 21, could not hide his excitement at making his Europa League debut after playing the full 90 minutes in his side's 2-0 away win against Wolfsburg. He wrote on Twitter: "Words can't describe the feeling I have now. To get a win and a clean sheet is unbelievable, what a team performance. Buzzing is an understatement."

Injured Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has praised his team-mates for their 2-2 draw in their Champions League game away at Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad. Sturridge wrote on Twitter:external-link "Well done boys. Unlucky to concede late on. Keeping my dream alive."


Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock is having to be on his best behaviour because he has to pay his wife Sharon 'a fine' if he gets in trouble with the Football Association. (the Sun - subscription required)external-link