Thursday's gossip column: Ronaldo, Shaw, Aguero, Klopp
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Manchester United, Paris St-Germain and Major League Soccer will battle to sign Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the season with the 30-year-old Portugal forward unhappy with his treatment at the Bernabeu. (Le10Sport - in French)
Manchester United hope left-back Luke Shaw, 20, will only miss six months after the England international broke his leg against PSV Eindhoven. (Daily Mirror)
PSV defender Hector Moreno, whose tackle injured Shaw, was awarded Uefa's man of the match award after their Champions League game - a decision United find "strange and disappointing". (Independent)
Meanwhile, United are keen on signing Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor after the 21-year-old's superb start to the season. (Daily Star)
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero should be available to start Saturday's match against West Ham after a knee injury. The Argentina international, 27, was only fit enough to play the final seven minutes of City's defeat by Juventus. (Manchester Evening News)
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, 48, will turn down any Premier League clubs as he wants to replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. (Daily Mail)
Porto's 18-year-old defensive midfielder Rueben Neves is being lined up a January transfer target for Chelsea. (HITC)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has denied there is any rift between himself and captain John Terry after former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard claimed there were signs of "friction behind the scenes". (Sun - subscription required)
Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill says rivals Manchester City will never be as big as United or Liverpool in the Asian market. (Manchester Evening News)
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, says he remains happy at White Hart Lane despite constant speculation linking the France international with a move away. (Talksport)
A number of England's key backroom staff will have to reapply for their roles after Euro 2016. (Telegraph)
Gareth Bale should be available for Wales' crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers next month with the 26-year-old Real Madrid forward set to return to action in the next two weeks after picking up a calf strain.(Sun - subscription required)
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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has not undergone surgery on a heel injury in the United States - but the 25-year-old England midfielder has been given a series of injections.(Liverpool Echo)
Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela, 26, says he could leave Real Sociedad in January. The Mexican was the subject of summer interest from Major League Soccer and other European sides but decided to stay with David Moyes's team.(Sport)
European football bosses have discussed the possibility of creating a third club competition behind the Champions League and Europa League. (Associated Press)
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Newcastle made light of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic's disciplinary record as the Serbia international celebrated his 21st birthday. Mitrovic has been shown two yellow cards and a red card in four Premier League appearances since his summer arrival.
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony went on live streaming app Periscope to tell supporters that a manager of a current Championship club has applied for the vacancy at London Road, while ruling out former Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough and ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler.
Stoke City reacted to Alessandro Florenzi's stunning goal from the halfway line against Barcelona by reminding fans of midfielder Charlie Adam's similar effort against Chelsea last season.
Juventus's France midfielder Paul Pogba - formerly of Manchester United - poked fun at Manchester City's foreign owners after Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League win at the Etihad Stadium, posting a caption on Facebook that referred to the Premier League leaders as "Qatar City".
BT Sport's coverage of Arsenal's Champions League defeat by Dinamo Zagreb was interrupted by someone behind the scenes mistakenly playing out a famous and sweary training ground rant by former Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp. (Daily Mail)
And Celtic have written to fans asking them to clean their act up as a smell was "impacting on the experience" of the match for other supporters. (Daily Record)