Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Kevin Strootman's agent has confirmed Manchester United have enquired about the 22-year-old Dutch star - and revealed the PSV Eindhoven midfielder has set his sights on a move to the Premier League.
Liverpool are hopeful the managerial chaos at Chelsea will not impact on their efforts to sign Daniel Sturridge, 23, in January.
Chelsea are said to be ready to test Feyenoord's resolve in January by making a £5m bid for their 20-year-old captain Stefan de Vrij.
Bacary Sagna and Theo Walcott
Bacary Sagna and Theo Walcott set for Arsenal departure?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Crystal Palace's 20-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha.
Theo Walcott, 23, and Bacary Sagna, 29, have both been left out of the club's new 2013 calendar - but Wenger claims their omission is not a signal Arsenal are about to sell the pair.
West Ham are poised to sign young Irish striker Sean Maguire, 18, after he impressed on trial.


David Moyes has given the first definitive answer about his future plans by revealing he expects to begin discussions over a new contract in the New Year.
David Moyes
David Moyes to discuss new Everton contract?
Arsene Wenger has vowed to blank out unhappy Arsenal fans as he made a staunch defence of his managerial record.
Ramires remains adamant that he heard Mark Clattenburg make a racist comment despite Chelsea resolving their differences with the referee in a public statement on Tuesday.
Uefa president Michel Platini has admitted that his organisation is considering scrapping the Europa League in favour of extending the Champions League.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is pleased to see Christian Benteke, 21, becoming a hit with the Aston Villa fans, with the striker again leading the line against Reading on Tuesday as Darren Bent's controversial absence from Paul Lambert's team-sheet continued.


If you think you've ever had a tough day at work, spare a thought for Japanese football reporter Daisuke Nakajima who travelled 6,000 miles to cover a match - only for it to be called off before a ball was even kicked.