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Football rumours from the media

Luke Shaw, Vincent Kompany and Toby Alderweireld fuel the back-page gossip on Tuesday.

What the papers say

Luke Shaw looks to be in negotiations to commit his long-term future to Manchester United, the Mail reports. It reports talks with the left-back are near completion that will see the 23-year-old become one of the highest-paid defenders in the world. It is rumoured his wages will jump to £150,000 a week if a new deal is agreed.

Meanwhile, at rivals Manchester City, captain Vincent Kompany looks to want to stay at the Etihad beyond his current deal. The Mail says the 32-year-old – whose current deal runs out next summer – wants to continue with the reigning Premier League champions for three more years after overcoming a spate of injuries during the latter part of his career.

With less than a year remaining on his Tottenham contract, Toby Alderweireld is attracting interest from overseas, the Mirror report. Barcelona are said to be keeping tabs on the former Atletico Madrid centre-back as injury woes force them to consider adding to their defensive line-up, the paper says, and the Belgium international, 29, could be an attractive option for a move in January.

Toby Alderweireld
Could Toby Alderweireld be on his way out of Tottenham? (Simon Galloway/PA)

At Arsenal, boss Unai Emery is said to have eyes on Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. The Sun reports that the Gunners manager has been impressed with the 25-year-old Ghana international, who has fallen down the pecking order under Diego Simeone and could be swayed by the prospect of more playing time in the Premier League.

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Players to watch

Usain Bolt: The eight-time Olympic sprint champion has reportedly been offered the chance to play with Valletta FC. The 32-year-old is currently on trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners, but Valletta said they would welcome the “champion” to the Maltese club, their managing director told ESPN.

Edin Dzeko: After suggestions the Roma and former Manchester City star is open to a return to the Premier League, a number of top-flight clubs are said to be interested in making a swoop for the 32-year-old. The Mirror says Southampton, Crystal Palace and Cardiff are all prepared to do battle for the striker.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Watford2711793935440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham27106113540-536
10Everton2796123639-333
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2774162552-2725
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2745182661-3517
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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