Thursday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Sevilla are monitoring Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata with a view to a January move for the 26-year-old – (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool’s players have joined forces to plead with captain Steven Gerrard, 34, not to leave at the end of this season – (Guardian)
AC Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini, 30, is being offered to Premier League clubs – with Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland and Aston Villa all interested – (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Porto’s Colombian striker Jackson Martinez, 28, by offering Spanish forward Roberto Soldado, 29, in part-exchange – (Metro)
Liverpool are considering a move for Stromsgodset’s 15-year-old Norway international midfielder Martin Odegaard, who was shown round the club’s training ground on Wednesday – (Daily Mail)