Gossip: Transfer and rumour - 14 October, 2013

Crystal Palace will make another attempt to sign Manchester City's Abdisalam Ibrahim when the transfer window reopens in January. The 22-year-old midfielder's loan at Norwegian side Stromsgodset is due to end in December.
Micah Richards
Richards is yet to appear in the Premier League for Manchester City this season
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is considering a bid for Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 25, to provide competition for right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Full story: talkSPORT 
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, has hinted he will turn down Arsenal and instead join Monaco at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Manchester City plan to give right-back Reece Wabara, 21, a new long-term contract - and a chance to play in the Premier League.
Full story: Daily Mirror 


Peter Taylor
Taylor previously had a spell as Gillingham manager from 1999-2000
Former England caretaker boss Peter Taylor is set to take over from Martin Allen at Gillingham.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has called for the introduction of a club quota to limit the number of foreign players in the Championship and the lower tiers of English football.
Full story: The Times (subscription required) 
Former England boss Glenn Hoddle, recently appointed to the FA commission to help the national team, says the thought of managing his country again "hasn't crossed my mind. I don't see that arising at the moment." Hoddle says of the current England squad: "If we don't change things there will be a problem - getting 11 good players out there isn't too bad at the moment but I fear in three years' time we're going to be struggling big time."
Full story: The Guardian 
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has admitted the Magpies have "too many" foreign players.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
But Pardew insists he is "comfortable" with the presence of former Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear as the club's director of football.
Full story: The Times 
For Saturday's home match against Liverpool, a group of Newcastle fans have organised a march under the banner 'Time 4 Change'. They are angry about the way owner Mike Ashley is running the club.
Full story: Evening Chronicle 


The Football Association have earmarked a 418-room five-star Rio hotel for England's base at next summer's World Cup finals. It is little more than a mile away from the notorious Rocinha favela [shanty town] where a German tourist was shot earlier this year.
Full story: The Sun (subscription required) 
Liverpool's hopes of redeveloping Anfield are under threat because bats, a protected species whose habitat must not be "adversely affected" by building work, have been seen flying around the stadium.
Full story: Metro 
Ireland Under-19 manager Paul Doolin said he "instantly thought of David Beckham" after Reading youngster Liam Kelly's remarkable halfway line effort against Sweden at the weekend.
Full story: Metro 

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