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Friday September 26

Manchester City have an option to keep ex-Chelsea star Frank Lampard for the rest of the season.
Manchester United would have to fork out around £79m to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sam Allardyce insists David Moyes was given a raw deal at Manchester United because the club didn't sign his top targets.
Louis van Gaal has just one fit centre-back for Manchester United's clash with West Ham and plans to hand 19-year-old Paddy McNair a debut.

The full cost to Manchester United of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid - including transfer fee and wages for a 4-year contract is a staggering £200million.
Frank Lampard has hinted he is willing to extend his loan spell at Manchester City with the champions set to lose Yaya Toure to Africa Cup of Nations duty in January.
Jan Vertonghen will not sign new Tottenham deal despite insisting he's ''very happy'' at the club.
Liverpool are plotting a £31million Gonzalo Higuain move in January.

Manchester United will have to pay an astonishing £160million to bring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are preparing to battle for the signature of Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot after the 19-year-old rejected a new £50,000-a-week contract.
Indian club Pune want to sign Manchester United midfielder Anderson before the start of the Indian Super League in less than three weeks' time.

Louis van Gaal admits an on-going injury crisis has made the Manchester United job the toughest of his managerial career.
Manchester Untied are keen on signing former Chelsea target Miranda from Spanish Champions Atletico Madrid and could offer Juan Mata in part exchange.
Rio Ferdinand has all the qualities to be 'another Michel Platini' and take up a role running the game, according to Harry Redknapp.
Filipe Luis insists he is happy with his decision to join Chelsea this summer despite limited opportunities at the club so far.
Jose Angel Pozo dismissed comparisons with Lionel Messi as 'crazy' after marking his Manchester City debut with a goal.
Arsenal want talks with PSG about midfielder Adrien Rabiot who is out of contract this summer and can speak to foreign clubs from January.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed transfer speculation linking Raheem Sterling with a move to Real Madrid.
Roberto Martinez has revealed that Everton have received no enquiries from either Manchester City or Chelsea for coveted starlet Ross Barkley.

New York City FC will oppose any move from Manchester City to keep Frank Lampard at the Etihad Stadium for longer than his agreed loan spell.
Brendan Rodgers has dismissed rumours linking Raheem Sterling with a move away from Liverpool stating the talented midfielder could be linked with every club in the world.
The true cost of trying to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Premier League can be revealed to be more than £140million after it emerged that the former Manchester United star's advisors have been asking for astonishing wages of £20m a year.
Liverpool are expected to turn a near-£50million loss reported in 2013 into a profit last season - figures that the club are confident will mean they avoid any sanctions from UEFA.

Manchester United would need to pay out a total package of £140m to get Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford
Frank Lampard has said it is up to Manchester City's owners as to whether he continues playing for them.
Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has said some of his players hid $100,000 bonuses in their dressing room.
Brendan Rodgers admits "broken" Liverpool need rapid repairs ahead of Merseyside derby.

Manchester United's hopes of resigning Cristiano Ronaldo have suffered a blow after it emerged that a deal for the World Player of the Year would cost an English club £80m In wages alone.
UEFA president wants publication of an investigation into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals bidding process.


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Saturday September 27

Arsenal are preparing to make a move in January for Malaga's left back Vitorino Antunes, who has a buy-out clause of only £2.5m.
Manchester United will have to pay £40million for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi.
Samir Nasri will be out for at least a month for Manchester City following groin surgery.
Andre Schurrle has warned teams intent on poaching him from Chelsea that he is fully committed to the Blues.
Nile Ranger is being paid a basic wage of £150 a week at Blackpool.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reignited his feud with Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini by claiming he "killed" referee Mark Clattenburg.
Louis van Gaal has revealed he is grooming Ryan Giggs to replace him as boss at Manchester United.
Mike Ashley's lawyers have insisted the Newcastle owner had been joking when he told a journalist he was ready to sack manager Alan Pardew.

Liverpool are keen to bolster their attacking options and are set to offer £40m for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in January.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has labelled the critics saying striker Luis Suarez is fat and chubby as silly.

Details have emerged that Chelsea tried to sign Lionel Messi during the transfer window with Jose Mourinho's club wanting to pay up to £118m for the Barcelona and Argentina forward.

Everton manger Roberto Martinez has rubbished claims that Manchester City will sign Ross Barkley.
Jose Mourinho says it is out of his powers to prevent Spain from calling on Diego Costa for next month's internationals, despite the injury niggles that have troubled the striker this season.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley insists comments about manager Alan Pardew being sacked if he loses Monday' Premier League game at Stoke were a joke.

West Ham's Stewart Downing is delighted to be at Upton Park and says he would be good enough to get into Liverpool's current team.


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Sunday September 28

David Moyes is being lined up as the frontrunner to take over the top jop at Newcastle if results don't improve and owner Mike Ashley sacks Alan Pardew.
Arsenal and Everton are closely watching Fabian Delph who has yet to sign a new bumper contract at Aston Villa and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino has been watching Valencia hitman Paco Alcacer as he scours Europe to bring a new frontline striker to Tottenham.
Manchester United will only bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford if Real Madrid and the Portugal star drop their asking price.
Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne looks set for an England call-up this week as Roy Hodgson sends Arsenal's Calum Chambers and Manchester United's Luke Shaw to beef up the Under-21s.

Paris Saint-Germain's highly-rated midfielder Adrien Rabiot is set to disappoint a clutch of English admirers - and move to Serie A. The French star has been on the radar of the Premier League's top clubs, with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, champions Manchester City and current league leaders Chelsea all linked with a big-money bid for the 19-year-old.
Arsenal are monitoring Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Marcelo Brozovic.

Liverpool are finally set to open wage rise contract talks with Raheem Sterling despite boss Brendan Rodgers' wariness of paying young stars too much too soon.
Chelsea are plotting to bring Everton's Seamus Coleman to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season as their next number one right-back.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has opened the door on a £100,000-a-week new contract being offered to goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Valencia are to test Manchester United's resolve by making a January loan bid tied to a £30million summer transfer package to bring former playmaker Juan Mata back.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has told fans to just sit back and wait for Barcelona signing Bojan Krkic to sparkle.
Teddy Sheringham says he is ready to go into management after helping West Ham as part-time attacking coach and transforming their style of play.
Richard Allen has quit as QPR's academy boss - opening the door for Les Ferdinand to make a Loftus Road return.

Chelsea are having talks with rugby chiefs about playing for a season at Twickenham while the Stamford Bridge stadium is redeveloped.

Liverpool are poised to make a £40m offer for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Juan Cuadrado.
Arsenal are weighing-up a move for Valencia outcast Vitorino Antunes.

West Ham will put Andy Carroll up for sale in January.
Liverpool are analysing the strange situation with regard to Joe Hart and Manchester City and coul make a bid in January.


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Monday September 29

Alan Pardew has delivered more bad news to Newcastle fans by admitting Cheick Tiote is unsettled and could quit the club.
Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand has set the stage for a permanent transfer to Southampton following a dig at 'dishonest' Blues.
West Ham's Diafra Sakho is at the centre of a headbutt bust-up with Luke Shaw after the Manchester United defender ended Saturday's game with a black eye.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to return from a six-month knee injury lay-off against Manchester City on Saturday.

Eden Hazard has ruled out any chance of leaving Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain, despite continued interest from the French champions.
Eliaquim Mangala's calamitous display at the KC Stadium has left Manuel Pellegrini with a dilemma for Manchester City's Champions League clash with Roma tomorrow night.
Christian Benteke is close to ending his injury nightmare and could make a long-awaited return against Manchester City on Saturday.

Arsenal fear midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be out for up to six weeks after pulling his hamstring in Saturday's clash with Tottenham.

Valencia are hoping to bring Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata back to the club.
Wayne Rooney has apologised to his Manchester United team-mates for getting sent off against West Ham.
Manchester City midfielder has warned their fellow title contenders that the best is yet to come from the Premier League champions.

Wayne Rooney has admitted that he is braced for a debate about whether he has the temperament to captain Manchester United and England in the wake of his "crazy" red card against West Ham United.
Newcastle United hope to open talks with Cheik Tiote in an effort to extend the Ivory Coast player's contract at St James' Park.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes had hoped Newcastle's French striker Emmanuel Riviere would be turning out for his side this season, instead of their opponents tonight.

Liverpool are set to offer star midfielder Raheem Sterling a new deal to fend off interest from Real Madrid.
Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are queueing up to sign Manchester United outcast Ashley Young.


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Tuesday September 30

Olivier Giroud has signed a new Arsenal contract to keep him at the Emirates until 2018.
Jose Mourinho hints that he would join another English club if Chelsea ever dispose of him.
Embattled Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has vowed to fight for his job after seeing his side lose 1-0 to Stoke.
Steve Bruce has ruled out Harry Maguire returning to Sheffield United - but says the England Under-21 defender can go out on loan.

Olivier Giroud has signed a new four-year deal at Arsenal.
Alan Pardew is set for crunch talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley in the next 48 hours after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke City on Monday night.
Diego Costa will start for Chelsea against Sporting Lisbon as Jose Mourinho gambles with his star striker's fitness.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has challenged striker Sergio Aguero to prove he is the best footballer in the world and win the Ballon d'Or trophy.

Frank Lampard is to be offered an ambassadorial role with the FA as part of a strategy to keep former England players involved with the national team.
Manchester United is looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit.
Christian Benteke scored for the club's U21's on Monday night in his first match since rupturing his Achilles six months ago. He could be back for this weekend's game against Manchester City.
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has been offered a new one-year deal and is keen to extend his career at the club.
Ryan Bertrand has hit out at the way he has been treated at Chelsea, which could pave the way for a permanent move to Southampton.

Chelsea are lining up a summer bid for Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca.
England manager Roy Hodgson is set to call up Swansea winger Wayne Routledge to his squad for next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

Louis van Gaal has asked two members of his Manchester United backroom staff - fitness coach Tony Strudwick and masseur Rod Thornley - to put club before country and withdraw their services to England.
Liverpool are poised to move for 32-year-old former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes, a free agent, to replace underperforming number one Simon Mignolet.
Chelsea are leading Manchester City in the race for £50m Everton star Ross Barkley.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has dismissed concerns over his inconsistent start to the season.

Nani has made a positive impact since he returned to Sporting Lisbon on loan from Manchester United. It suggests he is thriving back at his old club who face Chelsea in the Champions League tonight.
Spain midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to accept a new one-year deal with Arsenal.


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Wednesday October 1

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew may remain in the dugout this weekend - but Cheick Tiote wants out.
Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract with Arsenal. The club captain has penned a one-year extension which will be announced by the club during next week's international break.
Young Aston Villa prospect Jack Grealish, who's been tipped to play for England, has been offered free flights by the boss of a leading budget airline if he commits his future to play for the Republic of Ireland. Grealish has dual nationality, but already plays for the Republic's U21s.

Arsene Wenger has had scouts watch 15-year-old West Ham defender Reece Oxford. Reports suggest West Ham have offered the youngster one of their biggest contracts for his age group.
Adel Taarabt, who spent last season on loan with Milan, has been given the green light to quit QPR in January.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has ruled out a January move to Manchester United.
Mikel Arteta has signed a new one-year contract extension to stay at Arsenal until 2016.
Swindon want to sign Norwich striker Jamar Loza on loan to replace injured Jonathan Obika
Manchester United's Luke Shaw has admitted the pressure is on him to live up to his £27million transfer fee.

Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira could make a stunning move to the Premier League for free at the end of the season.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be informed he's in the last chance saloon when he holds talks with owner Mike Ashley over the next 48 hours.
Manchester United new boy Angel Di Maria is already planning his next move.
Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels says he is flattered by the interest in him.
West Brom have handed a new three-year deal to defender Craig Dawson - just six weeks after he appeared certain to leave.

Mats Hummels has said he is not tempted to move to Manchester United or any other club, adding that what he has at Borussia Dortmund "is truly unique".

World Cup wining defender Mats Hummels has dealt Manchester United a blow in their attempt to sign him by insisting he is happy at Borussia Dortmund.
Alan Pardew has admitted he is lucky not to have been sacked by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley - but will continue to fight for his future by axing senior players at Swansea.

West Brom have rewarded defender Craig Dawson for his good form with a new three-year contract just six weeks after he appeared set to depart the Hawthorns.
Wolves have signed Hull striker Yannick Sagbo on loan until January.
Real Madrid playmaker Isco is adamant he won't be on the move to either Liverpool or Arsenal this January after committing his future to the Spanish club.
Liverpool's planned move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is likely to see Arsenal miss out on Porto hitman Jackson Martinez.

Stoke City are set to open contract talks with Peter Crouch as they attempt to avoid the prospect of losing him in January. Crouch's present deal expires in the summer.


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Thursday October 2

Manuel Pellegrini is in danger of failing to meet Manchester City's Champions League demands this season - but won't be sacked.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract.
Cheick Tiote has added to Newcastle's woes by admitting he wants to quit the club.
Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is ready to try to force a move to the Premier League in January, rather than wait to be a free agent in the summer. That is likely to alert Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Daniel Sturridge is set to sign a new, incentivised, deal that will double his pay to beyond £150,000 a week - as long as he's scoring regularly for Liverpool.
Fired-up Ronny Deila last night warned he will quit Celtic if his demands for better professionalism fall on deaf ears.

Southampton are to lose another key member of their squad - their top physio Matt Radcliffe is joining Manchester United as Louis van Gaal bids to overcome a burgeoning injury list.
Daniel Sturridge is close to signing a new deal that could net the Liverpool striker £150,000 per week.
Neymar's father has told a Spanish court that the Brazilian star rejected a more lucrative move to Real Madrid to join Barcelona instead. According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Real Madrid offered Santos £116m for Neymar, but he instead joined Barcelona in a £50m deal.

Manuel Pellegrini has been told he must take Manchester City further in the Champions League than last year by at least reaching the quarter-finals.
Cheick Tiote can have his dream move to Arsenal - if the Gunners stump-up £15m.
Stoke will offer Peter Crouch a new contract to fend off expected interest from QPR in January.

Daniel Sturridge is expected to sign a new £150k-a-week five-year deal this week
Cardiff owner Vincent Tan seems set to add part-ownership of an MLS club in Los Angeles to his portfolio which already includes Bosnian side FK Sarajevo.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has doubled his stake in Rangers to about nine per cent despite fans threatening to boycott his Sports Direct stores over him gaining the Ibrox naming rights.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has doubled his stake in Rangers to 9%.


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Friday October 3

Liverpool face a massive battle to persuade Raheem Sterling to sign an extension to his £30,000-a-week contract at Anfield.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers also has an issue with Mario Balotelli. He says the striker needs to start scoring and fast.
Manchester United have agreed the personal terms of a proposed summer transfer for loan signing Radamel Falcao in a bid to avoid a repeat of the wage wrangle they had with Carlos Tevez five years ago.
United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is fit and ready to play, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed.
Alan Pardew has admitted that he is worried about his family after fans on the street made their feelings known to the under-fire Newcastle boss.
Dougie Freedman will remain in charge at Bolton, for the weekend at least, despite increasing pressure for him to be sacked.

England boss Roy Hodgson has taken a swipe at Brendan Rodgers over Daniel Sturridge.
Danny Welbeck has blasted Louis van Gaal for criticising him over his scoring record at Manchester United.
West Brom boss Alan Irvine admits he would not stand in Saido Berahino's way if rival clubs came calling.
Luke Shaw has been assured his England Under-21 call-up is not a punishment for his poor start to life at Manchester United.
Neil Lennon is considering a £2million-a-year deal to take over as coach of Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad.
Lukas Podolski is even more determined to leave Arsenal following Danny Welbeck's arrival.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has bluntly told Mario Balotelli he must do better.
Barcelona star Dani Alves insists he wants to move to the Premier League next season.
Libor Kozak looks set to be out of action until 2015 as his Aston Villa nightmare continues.
West Brom boss Alan Irvine insists he will not stand in Saido Berahino's way if a big club comes calling.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson is a contender for the vacant manager's job at Leyton Orient.
Crystal Palace full-back Joel Ward is to be rewarded for his good form with a new deal.

Dani Alves wants to quit Barcelona for Manchester City next season.
Roy Hodgson has told Brendan Rodgers to stay out of picking his England squad.
Danny Welbeck has hit back at Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal and critics of his finishing.
Sir Alex Ferguson is bracing himself for a mixed reception from Manchester United fans when he returns to Old Trafford this weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford when Portugal face Argentina in a friendly on November 18.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to feature against Manchester City on Saturday after six months out with an Achilles injury.

Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli to prove he was a gamble worth taking.
Roy Hodgson will maintain a watching brief on Daniel Sturridge's fitness this weekend after insisting there is no conflict with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers over the striker's omission from the England squad.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew revealed his gratitude to owner Mike Ashley despite a shocking run of just five wins from 25 matches in 2014.
James Milner believes Manchester City can challenge for four trophies again this season.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes is amazed centre-back Ryan Shawcross continues to be ignored by England.

Roy Hodgson has warned Daniel Sturridge that his status as England's first-choice centre forward is at risk as club-versus-country tensions linger over his absence from the latest squad.
Jonjo Shelvey was recalled to the England squad despite Hodgson's admission that the Swansea City midfielder had been "reticent" to represent his country at Under-21 level.

Leading clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal are furious that Liverpool appear to have been given preferential treatment by England manager Roy Hodgson over Daniel Sturridge.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is likely to be out for six to eight weeks with the injury he sustained against Tottenham last weekend.


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Saturday October 4

Louis van Gaal has told his Manchester United attackers: forget glory-hunting, start grafting.
Tim Howard believes Everton can capitalise on Wayne Rooney's absence - because no-one fears Manchester United's new stars.
Brendan Rodgers is ready to give striker Mario Balotelli the chop after some disappointing displays for Liverpool.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has revealed how widespread support from his home country of Belgium has helped him through his injury nightmare.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has warned forward Adel Taarabt he won't be sold in January unless someone meets the club's asking price.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned fans to prepare for even more "pain" this season.
Arsene Wenger has promised that Arsenal will gain revenge against Chelsea after the worst defeat of his Gunners career.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that Cesc Fabregas has traded his Arsenal heart for his role at the centre of Chelsea's "Blue village".
West Brom striker Saido Berahino admits Liverpool's Raheem Sterling has become an inspiration to every young player in England.

Manchester United are planning on bidding for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale after their prospects of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo became increasingly unlikely.
Daniel Sturridge's new five-year Liverpool deal will see him pocket up to £150,000 a week.
Arsene Wenger claims Cesc Fabregas only joined Chelsea because his Barcelona dream turned sour.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman insists Morgan Schneiderlin will not be using tomorrow's trip to Tottenham as a job interview.

Daniel Sturridge has agreed a new five-year contract with Liverpool which will keep the striker at Anfield until at least 2019.
Manchester United believe an Old Trafford return for Cristiano Ronaldo next summer will prove almost impossible.
Manchester City will offer Martin Demichelis a new deal to stay at the Etihad for another season.
West Ham's former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was "the one manager I had problems with".
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has goaded his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino by claiming midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is glad he did not follow him to White Hart Lane.

Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier says ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken a massive gamble with his reputation by joining Tottenham.
Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, Malky Mackay, Brian McDermott and former manager Owen Coyle are among those linked with the managerial vacancy at Bolton following the departure of Dougie Freedman.

Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has come out in defence of his former manager Alan Pardew, suggesting that Newcastle players should share the blame for the team's predicament.


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Sunday October 5

Manchester United are favourites to sign Barcelona's 31-year-old Brazilian full-back Dani Alves who is keen to play in the Premier League.
Liverpool are prepared to meet Raheem Sterling's salary demands of £100k per week - he is currently earning £35k a week.
Manchester City are keeping an eye on Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus who is stalling on signing a new deal with the German giants.

Harry Redknapp has described England's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia as 'pointless.' He says: "I'd rather watch Coronation Street with my missus Sandra than England against San Marino."
Cheick Tiote has had a change of heart and would like to remain at Newcastle despite comments to the contrary earlier in the week.
Celtic could lose their talisman Kris Commons whose contract talks with the club are apparently stalling. West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Derby could swoop for the midfielder during January's transfer window.

Louis van Gaal has upped the level of training for Manchester United's stumbling superstars, tripling the number of weekly sessions at Carrington.
Ex-Manchester United skipper and defender Nemanja Vidic claims that the team's shaky defence would benefit from the tactical input of former assistant-boss Carlos Queiroz who the Serbian says "was a big influence on us."
Everton manager Roberto Martinez claims new signing Samuel Eto'o is already a big hit in the dressing room saying 'when he talks everyone listens.'
Tottenham are keen to sign Anderlecht winger Andy Najar who is rated at £4m.

England manager Roy Hodgson hails the influence of Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill saying: "He has a quiet authority. We rely on him quite heavily as one of our senior players."

Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan are chasing the signature of out-of-favour Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski who could leave The Emirates in January.
Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has called Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 'a control freak.'


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Monday October 6

Summer Liverpool target Keite Balde Diao has indicated he is now willing to leave Lazio.
Bolton are considering Phil Brown, Mixu Paatelainen and Tony Mowbray as their manager search continues.
Brendan Rodgers has warned Mario Balotelli: Park your ego or you're finished at Liverpool.
Nottingham Forest want to turn Jack Hunt's loan into a permanent transfer.
Barnsley are interested in taking Fulham striker Marcello Trotta on loan.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman slammed his own fans after they abused former boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling will sign a new contract at Anfield, according to boss Brendan Rodgers.
Swansea boss Garry Monk reckons Gylfi Sigurdsson has returned from Spurs a better player.

Arsene Wenger has no regrets about shoving Jose Mourinho during Arsenal's defeat at Chelsea on Sunday.
Liverpool are keen on signing German goalkeeper Loris Karius, who is currently playing for Bundesliga side Mainz.
Leeds full-back Stephen Warnock has complained to the PFA after losing his place in the team. The 32-year-ols suspects owner Massimo Cellino is behind the decision.
Malky Mackay is on the shortlist to become Bolton's new manager.

Jordi Alba is being targeted by both Manchester City and Manchester United but Barcelona are unlikely to want to sell.
Manchester United are planning on bidding for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale after their prospects of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo became increasingly unlikely.
Tottenham are keeping tabs on young Anderlecht winger Andy Najar and could make a bid in the region of £4million for the Honduran star.
Arsenal target Adrian Rabiot is now a target for Roma as well and the Paris Saint-Germain striker could be tempted with a move to Italy.

Arsene Wenger could look to strengthen his midfield by signing Sebastian Giovinco, whose Juventus deal expires in June.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal target Dani Alves is set to be offered a new contract at Barcelona.
Louis van Gaal believes Radamel Falcao's Manchester United career will take off after the striker claimed his first Premier League goal on Sunday.
Sean Dyche revealed he uses the popular view that Burnley are doomed to relegation as a way of inspiring his players.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed he dropped Steven Fletcher a few weeks ago to fire him up - a strategy that paid off on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers is adamant that Raheem Sterling will stay at the club for the long term, despite reported interest from some of Europe's top clubs.

Paris Saint-Germain could be set to swoop if Liverpool drag out Raheem Sterling's contract talks any longer. The Ligue 1 champions could triple the youngster's current salary.

Scott Brown warned his Celtic team-mates to stop hiding after Sunday's home defeat to Hamilton.


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Harry Redknapp may quit football at the end of the season and is refusing to sign a new QPR deal.

Roy Keane has lifted the lid on the final bust-up with Sir Alex Ferguson which led to his Manchester United exit.

Manchester United want Roy Hodgson to intervene so Luke Shaw does not go to next summer's European U21 Championship.

QPR have taken Harry Redknapp's contract offer off the table following the club's poor start to the Premier League season.

Glen Johnson is moving closer towards the Anfield exit after failing to agree a new deal with the club. Johnson is out of contract next summer.

Arsenal and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Benfica's Brazil U20 forward Anderson Talisca, and Liverpool are vying with Manchester United for Heerenveen midfielder Daley Sinkgraven.

Torquay's prolific striker Luke Young is a target for Cardiff and Bristol City.
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Wilfried Bony has committed himself to Swansea until next summer despite interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Roma.

Wigan want to sign Hull defender Harry Maguire on loan.


Liverpool have opened contract talks with Jordan Henderson, who has 20 months still to run on his current deal.


Former Reading and Leeds boss Brian McDermott is to take up a scouting role for Arsenal, where he was a player in the 1980s.


Les Ferdinand is set to be given a senior role at QPR as a go-between for the coaching staff and the board.


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Wednesday October 8

Liverpool and Arsenal are both tracking 33-year-old Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas who has hinted he wants to play in England.
Meanwhile, Liverpool plus Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in 31-year-old Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, whose contract with the Spanish club runs out next summer.
Club Brugge's Australia keeper Mat Ryan is a £2.75m target for Premier League rivals Hull City and West Brom, while the Tigers are also interested in Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong.
Morgan Schneiderlin has launched a fresh attack on Southampton, claiming he was treated 'like cattle' during a summer of transfer speculation.
Alf-Inge Haaland hits back at Roy Keane's latest revelations by likening him to tyrant Saddam Hussein.
Gareth Southgate has hinted that Calum Chambers call up to the senior England side will include him starting against San Marino.
Ander Herrera is on a mission to become the 'next Paul Scholes' at Manchester United.
Stoke forward Victor Moses could be out for a month after injuring his thigh against Sunderland.

Juventus will let Manchester Unied target Arturo Vidal leave in January after an alleged nightclub brawl.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe in January.
Steve Clarke is in talks with Bolton about taking over as their new manager.
Steve Parish will give Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock money to spend in the January transfer window.
Richard Scudamore is set to revive his plan to play Premier League games abroad.

Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea if he continues to be benched in favour of Thibaut Courtois.
Sebastien Bassong is set to join Watford after being made an outcast at Norwich by manager Neil Adams.
Manchester United's teenage defender Paddy McNair, 19, has picked up a hamstring injury that will rule him out for three weeks.
Gus Poyet says he is only halfway through his Sunderland squad rebuild and says he will need a few more transfer windows to complete his business.
Liverpool would be champions today if Jamie Carragher hadn't decided to retire at the end of the 2012-13 season, says former Reds star Jimmy Case.

Gareth Bale has urged Cristiano Ronaldo not to quit Real Madrid for Manchester United.
Liverpool midfielder Suso, 20, is set to join AC Milan either in January or for free during the summer.

Daryl Janmaat insists the entire Newcastle United dressing room is behind manager Alan Pardew.
Everton fear John Stones could miss two months with the ankle injury he suffered against Manchester United.
Roy Keane has revealed he didn't sign Robbie Savage when he was Sunderland manager because the midfielder's voicemail message was 'Hi, it's Robbie - whazzup!'.

A nudge from UEFA president Michel Platini helped David Gill change his mind about standing for Britain's FIFA vice-presidency next year.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, has rejected suggestions he would have refused to play for Southampton if they had blocked his £25m summer move to Anfield.

England coach Roy Hodgson has cleared the air with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal and defused their row over the fitness of 19-year-old defender Luke Shaw.
Meanwhile, Malcolm Glazer's 2005 takeover of United was the subject of an FBI investigation following threats of violence against his family.

Dave King is spearheading a fresh attempt to bail out cash-strapped Rangers.


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Thursday October 9

Manchester United have been told they have no chance of landing top target Kevin Strootman, with Roma owner James Pallotta saying 'It is just not happening'.
Neil Lennon will fly out to Saudi Arabia for talks over becoming Al Ittihad's new manager in a £2m deal.
Wayne Rooney vows he will become England's all-time leading goalscorer - he could match second-placed Jimmy Greaves with a hat-trick against San Marino this evening.
Northampton boss Chris Wilder is the top target for Scunthorpe, who parted company with manager Russ Wilcox on Wednesday.

Striker Wilfried Bony is ready to stave off interest from other clubs and sign a new deal with Swansea City.
Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 32, could return to English football in January, according to the boss of the Toronto MLS franchise.
Roy Hodgson is targetting a 10/10 performance in the European Qualifiers after starting out with an away win over chief group rivals Switzerland last month.
Luiz Suarez could make his international return in Uruguay's friendly with Saudi Arabia on Friday, having not played for his national team since his World Cup bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.
Jordan Henderson is ready to commit his club future to Liverpool for 'many years' as talks continue over a new deal.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is loving the rough and tumble of the Premier League.
Charles N'Zogbia credits Roy Keane for bringing a new intensity to Aston Villa this season.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs believed to be strongly against the idea of playing an extra game in the season abroad.
Fabio Borini will snub a move away from Liverpool in January with the club not interested in loaning him out again.
CONCACAF president Jeremy Webb feels Jose Mourinho is out of touch for thinking there is no racism in football.
Robert Huth is staggered that England coach Roy Hodgson continues to ignore the claims of Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross.
Bringing more NFL games to Wembley could see England return to their nomadic ways, with the Football Association considering using other stadia for international matches.

Everton have denied stories that Sylvain Distin has been suspended by the club following a bust-up, but he has been given some time off to recharge during the international break.
Liverpool's summer signing Lazar Markovic, 20, has asked fans to give him more time after struggling to impress since joining from Benfica.
Nathaniel Chalobah has been cleared to return to training after suffering a freak windpipe injury during a Burnley U21 game last week.

Alan Pardew has challenged Gabriel Obertan and Sammy Ameobi to start showing their promise on a regular basis after praising their performances in the 2-2 draw with Swansea.

Sir Alex Ferguson says Louis van Gaal was right to clear the decks at Manchester United and supports the way the Dutchman is going about rebuilding his squad.

Roy Hodgson says he is learning from England's cricketing shambles as he tries to keep bullying out of his dressing room.
Paolo di Canio and Neil Lennon are thought to be on the shortlist for the Bolton managerial vacancy.
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes Wales have one of their best chances of qualifying for a major tournament with a squad led by Gareth Bale.

Former Ipswich striker Pablo Counago has branded Roy Keane 'a coward' and 'a complete mess as a football manager' after being criticised in the Irishman's new autobiography.

Paul Murray and George Letham have teamed up with Dave King to offer cash-strapped Rangers a multi-million pound bailout.


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Reports claim Chelsea are preparing a stunning £48m bid for Liverpool and England star Raheem Sterling.
Inter Milan want to sign out-of-favour Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado - but would not be able to match his reported £60,000-a-week wages.

Inter Milan are hoping to sign Spurs striker Roberto Soldado in January, and Schalke frontman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could replace him for just £3m.
West Brom have been given the green light to sign Porto defender Rolando, who has been made available for around £1m after being frozen out of first-team plans.
Bournemouth are set to sign Southampton striker Sam Gallagher on loan.
Roy Keane has laid into Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese tried to shake hands with him and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert before the end of Chelsea's 3-0 win a fortnight ago.
The Football League will consider introducing the Rooney Rule to ensure BAME candidates are interviewed for every managerial vacancy.
Keeper Joe Hart won the official man of the match award after England's 5-0 win over San Marino - despite not having a save to make.

Juventus and Roma are battling to sign Manchester City defender Matija Nastastic.
Ross Barkley is set to return to training with Everton next week to bolster Roberto Martinez's injury-hit squad.
Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is reportedly set to take over at Bolton having turned down offers to manage in the Middle East.
Arsenal could lose their Champions League seeding next season as UEFA ponder a shake-up of the process.
Manchester United's massive debt will be on the agenda when UEFA meet to talk about a clampdown on Financial Fair Play.
Striker Jozy Altidore is ready to quit Sunderland in January.
Mark Robins has joined the race to replace Russell Wilcox as Scunthorpe United boss.
Leyton Orient will have to pay Rotherham £350,000 if they want to make Steve Evans their next manager.
Gareth Southgate has urged Wolves fans not to boo West Brom's Saido Berahino when he turns out for England Under-21s against Croatia at Molineux tonight.
A Dutch language teacher says 'there is nothing good' about the standard of English Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal uses - Bram van Welie uses videos of the United manager to show students how not to pronounce words.

Liverpool have started negotiations with former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, who is now a free agent.
Manchester United have received a boost in their bid to tempt midfielder Arturo Vidal to Old Trafford, with the 27-year-old set to hold talks with Juventus bosses who are unhappy with his recent behaviour.
Southend boss Phil Brown is set to sign a new deal amid interest from his former club Bolton.
Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta faces a month out with a knee injury.

Manchester United are ready to give defender Tyler Blackett a new deal that could increase his wage 25-fold.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor says Ched Evans should be allowed to play football again when he is released from prison. The striker was jailed for five years for rape in 2012 but is due to be released later this month.

Aston Villa assistant boss Roy Keane says Jose Mourinho is a "disgrace" and the Chelsea manager was lucky he did not punch him when he attempted to shake his hand before the end of Villa's 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge last month.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants a rethink on the away goals rule.

Rangers fans want the Scottish FA to block Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's power grab at Ibrox.
Hibs defender Jordon Forster insists there will be no bad blood between him and Kris Boyd after the Rangers player dodged a ban for an alleged headbutt.


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Tottenham want West Brom striker Saido Berahino, who is rated at £15m after a fine start to the Premier League season.
Danny Welbeck is unsure if he is one of England's first-choice centre forwards despite his 11th goal in 29 international appearances against San Marino.
Marcos Rojo says he cannot stop laughing at new Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney although he has no idea what the England skipper is actually saying.
Milan have sparked controversy by demanding wildcards for 'important' teams who fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Nicolas Anelka's five-match 'quennelle' ban has been cut by two games. The Frenchman is one of the biggest names ready to kick-off the Indian Super League season.
Leyton Orient are interested in making Dougie Freedman their new manager less than a week after Bolton removed the Scot from his role at the Macron Stadium.

Tottenham could bring forward their deal to bring DeAndre Yedlin to the club from Seattle Sounders. The move could now be completed in January.
Hamburg are poised to make their move for Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby permanent. He is currently with the Bundesliga side on loan.

Roma could launch an £11m bid to sign James Milner from Manchester City.
Michael Carrick is closing on a return to action with Manchester United - he has been out since August with an ankle complaint.

Craig Bryson has backed Derby teammate Jonny Russell to join him in the Scotland set-up sooner rather than later.
Highland League side Lossiemouth are keen to bring Rangers legends Andy Goram and Lorenzo Amoruso to the club as their new management team.

Kenny Dalglish will present Luis Suarez with his European Golden Shoe award in Barcelona on Wednesday. Steven Gerrard had hoped to be part of the ceremony as well, but he will be staying in England.
Arsene Wenger says his side's medical team will decide when injured Mesut Ozil is ready to return after learning of the 10-to-12 week absence diagnosis from Germany's specialists.

Manchester City are pondering a big-money move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in January.
Glen Johnson is determined to fight his way back into the Liverpool side after recovering from a hip injury.
The FA Cup draw is returning to its traditional Monday date.
West Ham are open to sharing the Olympic Stadium with Tottenham despite previous denials.

Manchester United's plan to put sponsorship on the back of replica shirts has been blocked by other Premier League teams.

Chelsea have blocked a bid from Fulham to sign keeper Mark Schwarzer on loan with doubts over Petr Cech's future at Stamford Bridge.
Vincent Kompany has allayed fears of another injury absence after limping out of Belgium's win over Andorra.
The Football League is set to charge Leeds owner Massimo Cellino with misconduct, a charge that could end his stay at Elland Road.

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is refusing to rule out joining Manchester United in January or next summer.


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Real Madrid are lining up a £25m move to make Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea their new long-term number one.
Roy Hodgson leapt to the defence of Raheem Sterling after the Liverpool teenager claimed he was too tired to play for England.
England captain Wayne Rooney insisted he proved it would have been the wrong decision to substitute him before his winner against Estonia.
Jose Mourinho has revealed he has twice turned down the manager's job at PSG - and admitted he could yet go to the French champions when he is sacked at Chelsea.
Liverpool hope to sign starlet Fabio Sturgeon from Portuguese side Belenenses.
Tottenham are looking at Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder to bolster their attacking options.
Arsenal target Pedro is set to be offered a new contract by Barcelona despite slipping down the pecking order.

Mesut Ozil wants to quit Arsenal as soon as January and the Gunners are ready to do business.
Raheem Sterling has appeared to hit back at those criticising him after England manager Roy Hodgson revealed the 19-year-old said he was too tired to start against Estonia.
Jose Mourinho claims he was approached to take over as Paris Saint-Germain manager twice - including being the 'first choice' for the job ahead of Carlo Ancelotti in December 2011.
Arsenal face a nervous wait to see if their growing injury crisis has deepened even further after Danny Welbeck hobbled off during England's 1-0 win over Estonia.

Wayne Rooney saved sleepy England after Raheem Sterling claimed he was too tired to play in the 1-0 victory over Estonia.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally apologised to Jose Mourinho - a week after shoving the Chelsea boss on the Stamford Bridge touchline.
Roy Keane has refused to rule out a return to Manchester United as a future boss.
Chris Coleman has told Gareth Bale to play through the pain barrier and keep Wales on the road towards Euro 2016.

Roy Hodgson launched a stout defence of Raheem Sterling after the teenager complained of tiredness and was left out of England's starting line-up for the Euro 2016 win over Estonia.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has defended his club's handling of his head injury during the Premier League game against Arsenal eight days ago.
Liverpool are closing in on MK Dons wonderkid Dele Alli with a £9million deal nearly agreed.

Manchester United will need to fend off competition from Real Madrid in their bid to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no regrets over his decision not to bring Cesc Fabregas back to the club this summer.
Roy Hodgson last night revealed he left Raheem Sterling out of his England team after the 19-year-old complained of feeling tired.


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Roy Hodgson has blamed Brendan Rodgers' training methods for the Raheem Sterling too-tired-to-play storm after claiming players do not need two days of recovery after a game.
Dougie Freedman has turned down the chance of a quick return to management with Leyton Orient.

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has hit out at former striker Mario Balotelli, declaring himself pleased that the "rotten apple" is no longer in the Rossoneri dressing room.
Manchester United are poised to offer goalkeeper David De Gea a new £30million deal in an attempt to discourage interest from Real Madrid.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Olivier Giroud could be back in action for Arsenal sooner than expected.
Aston Villa have made a formal new contract offer to Fabian Delph as they try to keep the England midfielder.

Roy Hodgson has placed England on a fresh collision course with Liverpool as the furore over Raheem Sterling's fitness exposed the widening rifts in their respective fitness regimes.
Neill Lennon made an early impression as Bolton manager by banning players from wearing hats in training.
Real Madrid want Petr Cech and will offer Chelsea Sami Khedira in return as part of the deal.
Michael Carrick appears to be edging closer to a comeback after Manchester United arranged a friendly for the 33-year-old to step up his fitness.

Arsenal will bid £8million for Celtic's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk in January.
Aston Villa will have to double defender Ron Vlaar's wages to stop him moving to Manchester United in January.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says he rejected a move to Manchester United in 2011 because they had just signed Phil Jones.
Former Manchester United forward Bebe has been tipped by Benfica boss Jorge Jesus to return to England and be a star.

Arsenal shareholders will use Thursday's Annual General Meeting to challenge Arsene Wenger about his summer transfer strategy.
Neil Lennon has accused Premier League chairmen of looking down on his achievements at Celtic.

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to turn Manchester United around despite the team's slow start.
Arsenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke is to face tough questions from minority shareholders at Thursday's AGM.


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Crystal Palace are ready to move Neil Warnock upstairs - if they can find the right man to replace him.
Rio Ferdinand could face a massive fine after being charged with Twitter abuse by the FA for the second time.
Sunderland are ready to snap up French right-back Anthony Reveillere.
Kit Symons has told Fulham he is prepared to work with a director of football if he becomes boss.
Russ Wilcox has been lined up for a quick return to management at York.
Neil Lennon wants Hull's Stephen Quinn as his first signing at Bolton.
New Leeds boss Darko Milanic is plotting a £1.5million raid for his former Maribor favourite Agim Ibraimi.

Luis Suarez says Liverpool would not have made a title bid last season or booked a Champions League place without him.
Real Madrid were forced to sell Angel di Maria to Manchester United as they could not afford to pay him.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is eyeing Manchester City's James Milner and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson.
Stoke striker Peter Crouch reckons he could still do the business for England.
Southampton are facing another raid on their boss after Ronald Koeman was touted for the Holland job.
Chelsea have struck a deal to sign a 13-year-old French keeper who is already over six foot tall.
Ipswich's ace young full-back Tyrone Mings has caught the eye of Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

Roy Hodgson was last night branded a dinosaur for his handling of Raheem Sterling.
Arsenal have stepped up the chase for £17million-rated Samba star Talisca in case Lukas Podolski quits in January.
Luis Suarez still insists he did nothing wrong in his race row with Patrice Evra.

Juventus and Valencia are lining up January bids for Manchester United's out-of-favour midfielder Juan Mata.
Dietmar Hamann believes that the main reason England will not win another World Cup in the near future is that "player power" is too strong in this country.
Yaya Toure is set to be rested for Manchester City's clash with Tottenham on Saturday as Manuel Pellegrini faces a juggling act with his jetlagged stars after the international break.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a boost ahead of his side's trip to Crystal Palace by the return to fitness of Didier Drogba.

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has run the Buenos Aires Marathon to raise money for a cancer charity back home in Argentina.
West Ham are hoping to hold talks with defender winston Reid over a new contract next week.
Tottenham are sweating on the fitness of Nacer Chadli and Hugh Lloris after the pair picked up injuries while on international duty.

Sean Dyche insists he is not worried about the sack despite Burnley still searching for their first win of the Premier League season.


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Pep Guardiola wants to manage Manchester United when he leaves Bayern Munich.
Frank Lampard insists Raheem Sterling was "brave" to say he was too tired for England.
Gareth Southgate will land a new £10,000-a-week deal from the FA after leading his England kids to their Euro finals.

Gareth Southgate is being lined up to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager.
Sami Khedira could be moving closer to the Premier League with Cruzeiro starlet Lucas Silva targeted as his replacement by Real Madrid.
Wales striker Sam Vokes is hoping to return to Burnley duty in time for the busy festive period after being out since March with a serious knee injury.
Louis van Gaal's injury crisis at Manchester United is finally easing, with Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all set to return soon - perhaps as early as Monday's game against West Brom.
Eden Hazard claims public criticism from his Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is making him a better player.

Arsenal are preparing to launch a £32million bid for Borussia Dortmund star and Manchester United target Mats Hummels.
Brendan Rodgers will ask Lille to terminate Divock Origi's loan so the 19-year-old striker can return to Liverpool in January and boost their stuttering forward line.
Roy Hodgson is planning to hold talks with Brendan Rodgers this weekend in attempt to reconcile their differences over the treatment of Liverpool players while on England duty.

Arsenal will look to snap up Benfica midfielder Talisca in January after Lukas Podolski expressed his desire to quit the club.
Podolski insists his situation at Arsenal must change or he will leave the club in January.
Gary Neville reckons the Premier League will see what Manchester United are really made of in the next few weeks.

Pep Guardiola admits that he could see himself managing Manchester United one day.
Tottenham are edging closer to agreeing a groundshare with MK Dons while work is carried out on their new stadium and are also considering the prospect of playing up to three Premier League games at Wembley.
Chelsea have discussed a proposed partnership with Besiktas, in a move that could see Blues players sent to Turkey on loan.
Monaco are keeping in close contact with Arsene Wenger and the French club are still keen to tempt him away from Arsenal.
Eden Hazard is having his best ever start to a season - but the Chelsea playmaker still doesn't even rank himself among the top five players in world football today.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mesut Ozil heard a crack in his ruptured left knee before half-time in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, and is now ruled out until 2015.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be handed a transfer budget of about £20m in the January transfer window.

QPR are torn between two possible replacements if they decide to dismiss Harry Redknapp as manager, which could happen as early as Monday. The board at Loftus Road is split between Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis.
Tottenham are willing to reopen talks with Jan Vertonghen over a contract extension if he is committed to the club.

Theo Walcott is in line to play his first match in more than nine months for the Arsenal Under-21s against Blackburn Rovers on Friday.