Manchester United's hopes of signing Mats Hummels, 25, have been dented with the Borussia Dortmund defender saying he would prefer a move to Arsenal. (Daily Express)

Liverpool and Chelsea look set to battle it out for CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia, 26, in January. (Metro)

Crystal Palace are weighing up a £5m bid for Celtic midfielder and captain Scott Brown, 29, in the January transfer window. (The Scotsman)

Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal to the January signing of Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus, 25, by using winger Andre Schurrle, 24, in a swap deal. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace defenders Joel Ward, 25, and Damien Delaney, 33, have not yet signed new contracts with the club, leading to fears they will leave. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham's eldest son, Brooklyn, has been signed by Arsenal on a short-term contract, with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in the 15-year-old. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Raheem Sterling's new £100,000-a-year Liverpool contract will have a £60m buy-out clause to try and discourage the 19-year-old's admirers, including Real Madrid, from making a bid for the England forward. (Daily Star)

Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat says Alan Pardew is as good a manager as Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman. (The Sun – subscription required)

Joey Barton says his in-form QPR team-mate Charlie Austin, 25, deserves a call-up to the England team. (Daily Mirror)

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes will decide in the next 24 hours whether or not to accept an offer to become the manager at La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad. (The Guardian)

Angel Di Maria's wife has posted on social media to refute claims that the 26-year-old Manchester United winger is unhappy at the English club. (Metro)

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, 21, is close to agreeing a new five-year contract at the Hawthorns which would see his wages rise to around £40,000-a-week. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accepted Arsenal cannot win the Premier League and has tipped Chelsea to get 100 points. (The Sun – subscription required)

Luton Town have offered a contract to ex-Sunderland youngster Lewis Gibbons, who was sacked by the Black Cats two years ago for failing a drugs test. (Sunderland Echo)

Louis van Gaal has admitted he still does not know which formation best suits his Manchester United players. (Daily Mirror)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

A bit of cheeky work from Swansea defender Angel Rangel. After Swansea's 2-1 win over the Gunners, the Spaniard retweeted a message posted by Alexis Sanchez  before kick off, which read: "Those three points are coming to London!". Rangel then responded:  "Seems like three points stay in Swansea".

A more profound post from Arsenal's Lukas Podolski,  who tweeted: "25 years ago today the wall came down that separated Germany until 1989. Germany, For better, United."

Meanwhile, it sounds like Manchester United's Luke Shaw has had a truly shattering experience, revealing:  "All the way to London to watch X-Factor, got there five minutes late, and not allowed in." Heartbreaking.

AND FINALLY

Christoph Kramer scored an astonishing own goal from 45 metres in Borussia Monchengladbach's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. (Independent)

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