Football transfer rumours – Sunday, October 7

TRANSFER rumours and gossip in the football world continue and on Sunday, October 7, they involve Sunderland, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, QPR and Marseille.

Scotland striker James McFadden will this week sign a contract that will keep him at Sunderland until the summer – Full story: The Sun

While Connor Wickham could be heading away from the Stadium of Light on loan, with the Black Cats still open to offers – Full story: The People

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 62, has been told he has at least £35m to spend in the January transfer window and could try to sign Atletico Madrid striker Falcao, 26 – Full story: Sunday Mirror

Brazil forward Neymar, 20, says international team-mate and Chelsea midfielder Oscar has pleaded with him to join the Blues – Full story: The Sun

Manchester City plan to be busy in the new year, and will make another attempt to buy Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, 22. The Montenegro international is valued at £25m, and is also being tracked by Juventus – Full story:

Serie A champions Juve also hope to bring in former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, on a three-year contract if he is released from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua because of ongoing disputes within the club’s hierarchy – Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

QPR chief executive Philip Beard says midfielder Joey Barton can turn his loan spell at Marseille into a permanent deal – Full story: Sunday Express