Football transfer rumours – Tuesday, October 9

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TRANSFER rumours and gossip in the football world continue and on Tuesday, October 9, they involve Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Ajax, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was in Spain to watch £45m-rated Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 26, just hours after striker Mario Balotelli’s latest strop – Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are emerging as serious contenders for the signature of Crystal Palace’s forward Wilfried Zaha. Former assistant manager Pat Rice, who still works for the club, watched the 19-year-old score twice in Palace’s 4-3 win over Burnley on Saturday – Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool have earmarked Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen, 20, as a long-term replacement for 32-year-old Steven Gerrard as manager Brendan Rodgers looks for youthful additions to form the nucleus of his team – Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Juventus are interested in Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski, 24, scorer of 30 goals for Borussia Dortmund last season as the German club won the league and cup double – Full story: talkSPORT

England manager Roy Hodgson will have the freedom to decide whether Ashley Cole plays for England in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino after the Football Association ruled out the possibility of banning the full-back for criticising the governing body on Twitter – Full story: Guardian

Birmingham want to send former Manchester United forward Ravel Morrison, 19, back to West Ham just three months into a 12-month loan deal because of his unacceptable attitude – Full story: Daily Mirror