Wednesday's gossip column

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Everton have been given renewed hope of bringing back their former loanee winger Gerard Deulofeu, 20, who has become frustrated by a lack of game time at Barcelona. (Daily Express) (external)

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Manchester United have the money in place to bring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, back to Old Trafford. (Sky Sports) (external)

Wolfsburg's Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo, 27, has ruled out a January move to Arsenal or Manchester United. (Daily Star) (external)

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says that none of his players wanted to join Manchester United in the summer, despite reported interest in Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Toni Kroos. (Guardian) (external)

Southampton made more money from selling players than any other club in Europe during the summer, after moving out Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert for a combined total of £97m. (Daily Mail) (external)


A group of Newcastle United fans are planning a large-scale protest at Saturday's Premier League match against Hull City to demand the sacking of manager Alan Pardew.(Newcastle Chronicle) (external)

Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013

Chelsea want manager Jose Mourinho to stay for another 10 years to turn them into the biggest club in world football.(Sun - subscription required) (external)

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has ordered them to win the Champions League, according to defender Vincent Kompany, 28. (Daily Mirror) (external)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, has patched up his differences with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson by calling him "incredible".(Daily Mail) (external)

The Football Association will insist that former West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka, 35, serves the five-match ban imposed for his "quenelle" gesture last December before he plays for new club Mumbai City. (Times - subscription required) (external)

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Barcelona are to name their training ground after former coach Tito Vilanova, who died in April at the age of 45 after suffering with cancer.(Independent) (external)

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino wants Slovenian coach Darko Milanic - the boss of Austrian side Sturm Graz - to take over at Elland Road.(Sun - subscription required) (external)

Academy manager Neil Redfearn insists he is fine with Cellino's decision to rule him out of the running for the Leeds job.(Yorkshire Evening Post) (external)

Former Manchester United youngster Keith Gillespie believes that Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, may have to leave Old Trafford to fulfil his potential. (Manchester Evening News) (external)

Regular users of a park earmarked as the site for Everton's new stadium have mixed views about the plans to build it there.(Liverpool Echo) (external)


Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has been inundated with support on Twitter after revealing he has cancer - with his former team-mate Peter Ramage, now at Crystal Palace, tweeting: (external)"Sure the fighting spirit @elgalgojonas (external)possesses will help him beat cancer!"

Mario Balotelli and Steven Gerrard scored in Liverpool's win

Mario Balotelli posted a photo of himself with fellow goalscorer Steven Gerrard after Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League win over Ludogorets with the message: "Yes! Good start guys! Thanks supporters! YOU WERE AMAZING!"

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was thrilled to meet Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at the Invictus Games for injured soldiers in London - and got him to pose for a photo. (external)

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott took to Instagram to show off his new tattoo (external) - featuring images of a bowman and a goblin.

Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass has figured out how to decide the Scottish independence referendum. The Scotland international tweeted: (external) "Tell you what, would be carnage in the big vote if it was a draw... Salmond and Cameron would need to sort it with a best-of-three arm wrestle."

Petr Cech catches up with Taylor Hawkins in London

"Wonder whether Louis van Gaal was mentioned," asked Daily Telegraph football correspondentHenry Winter on Twitter (external)as he took a picture of former Manchester United players Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck - both moved out of Old Trafford by boss Van Gaal - before Borussia Dortmund's Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Gunners fans enjoyed themselves in Dortmund ahead of last night's Champions League defeat bypouring bubble bath into a fountain (external)to create masses of foam.

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Johnny Giles and Eamon Dunphy showed that acting is not as easy as it looks in anIrish television advert (external)for a chocolate brand.


An Arsenal fan tried to transform his old Robin van Persie shirt to show support for their current number 10 Jack Wilshere with a bizarre do-it-yourself effort - using a black marker. (Metro) (external)

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke cheekily gave manager Paul Lambert's ear a quick flick as they prepared for the annual team photo. (Birmingham Mail) (external)