Wednesday's gossip column

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, 30, is set to join Championship side Brighton on loan with the club's record signing unable to get playing time under manager Paul Lambert. (Daily Express) (external)

Wednesday's back page of The Sun

Wesley Sneijder's agent has revealed he will hold talks with Galatasaray chiefs following the 30-year-old Dutch midfielder's recent omission from the Turkish side's squad, and Manchester United could be ready to make a move. (Daily Star) (external)

Hull City are looking to sign Spurs winger Aaron Lennon, 27, in January. A move to the KC Stadium would see him link up with former Tottenham team-mates Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson. (Daily Mirror) (external)

Tottenham have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in the battle to sign Inter Milan's 21-year-old striker Mauro Icardi. (Daily Express) (external)

Liverpool are ready to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 28, and Norwich winger Nathan Redmond, 20, in a £47m triple deal in the January transfer window. (Metro) (external)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has received a major injury boost after midfielder Ander Herrera and defender Jonny Evans came through a reserve match unscathed on Tuesday night as they come back from injury. (Daily Mail) (external)

Perez has impressed since moving from Tenerife this season

Newcastle's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez, 21, says he is enjoying life at St James' Park but that his rise to stardom has come as a surprise. (Daily Mirror) (external)

Alan Curbishley has turned down an approach to make a return to Fulham as director of football after the two parties were unable to agree on a financial package. (Daily Mail) (external)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

After his win over Nathan Cleverly last weekend in their cruiserweight title bout in Liverpool, boxer Tony Bellew is pleased to swap boxing gloves for football boots.

Tony Bellew's new boots

"Time to get these on again tonight!" he tweeted. (external) "I've missed playing footy with the lads so much! Thanks to @RomeluLukaku9."