Here is a roundup of todays transfer rumors, Gossip and speculation from all todays papers….
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is considering ending his playing career abroad although boss Brendan Rodgers is confident the club legend will sign a new contract to stay on Merseyside.
Manuel Pellegrini says talks will be held next month to extend Frank Lampard’s loan spell at Manchester City rather than see the former Chelsea ace start playing for New York City in mid-January.
The Manchester City manager has also pledged the club will not be cashing in by selling Sergio Aguero even though any deal for the Argentina striker would probably smash the world record £86million fee paid for Gareth Bale.
Leicester City are planning an audacious swoop to bring Jermain Defoe back to Britain by snatching the Toronto striker from under QPR manager Harry Redknapp’s nose.
West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine has made an informal approach to Arsenal for out-of-favour Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell who has also interested Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
Manchester City have made a £17million swoop for Monaco’s 22-year-old France international left-back Layvin Kurzawa who flew to England last week to discuss a January transfer.
Manchester United will target Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris next summer if they lose David de Gea to Real Madrid.
Liverpool are considering making a £7million bid in January for unsettled Chelsea keeper Peter Cech but manager Brendan Rodgers may first have to generate the cash through offloading some of his squad.
Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is attracting interest from Manchester City who may may make a January move to bring the Ivory Coast striker to join countryman Yaya Toure at the Etihad.
Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira who is out of contract in the summer but they could face competition from Chelsea for the Germany midfielder in January.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho could also clash over Real defender Raphael Varane. The Arsenal boss is considering signing a new central defender and Varane is reported to be the latest name on his wanted list but Mourinho is also keen.
Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has just four months to prove himself to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal who is having doubts about converting the player’s loan deal from Monaco into a permanent transfer.
Brendan Rodgers has told his 34-year-old Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard that his time on the pitch will be carefully managed and that he will no longer play every minute fo every game.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is tracking Everton’s Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy as a possible January transfer to bolster his injury-ravaged squad.
Manchester United face a difficult decision whether to offer Javier Hernandez a new contract after learning Real Madrid will decline making his loan move permanent, while Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are among those believed to be interested in the Mexican.
Porto have told Arsenal and Liverpool they must shell out £40million of they want to sign Colombian star Jackson Martinez.
Arsenal are, however, reportedly not in the market for a centre back with Arsene Wenger saying he is happy with Nacho Monreal.
Fears are growing at Anfield that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may leave when his contract expires next summer with the club’s American owners unwilling to match his currrent £140,000-a-week pay in any new deal.
The Anfield side are monitoring events at QPR where the news is that Charlie Austin is not being rushed into signing a new deal with Tottenham also interested.
Arsenal are willing to open the bidding at £16million for Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy.
The Gunners will also switch their attentions to making an £8m move for Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings in January if they are beaten to the signing of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels by Manchester United.