Update – Football transfer rumours – Tuesday, October 2

TRANSFER rumours and gossip in the football world continue, and updates on Tuesday, October 2, involve Sunderland’s move for a former Rangers and Evetron striker, Darren Bent’s ‘crappy couple of weeks’ at Aston Villa, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s future and Swansea manager Michael Laudrup’s son, who is set to play against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Sunderland are poised to sign 29-year-old Scotland forward James McFadden, a free agent since being released by Everton at the end of last season, after he impressed during a trial with the Black Cats – Full story: Daily Mirror

Martin Jol wants to bring in French-born Senegal midfielder Mickael Tavares to shore up Fulham’s midfield. The 29-year-old, who had a loan spell at Middlesbrough, is a free agent – Full story: The Sun

Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady, 26, has revealed he dreams of ending his career with a return to former club Celtic – Full story: Scottish Sun

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has expressed his disappointment with boss Paul Lambert for dropping him without offering any explanation to complete what the international described as a “crappy couple of weeks” at the club – Full story: the Guardian England

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he hopes to prolong his playing career with the club beyond the end of his current contract, which expires in 2014 – Full story: Liverpool Echo

QPR striker Bobby Zamora, 31, is refusing to give up hope of returning to the England set-up under boss Roy Hodgson – Full story: Evening Standard

Andreas Laudrup, the 21-year-old youngest son of Swansea manager Michael, is set to play on the wing for FC Nordsjaelland against Chelsea on Tuesday – Full story: Daily Mail