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A SNIFF OF LEWANDOWSKI
We all thought that Robert Lewandowski would see out his contract and move to Bayern Munich at the end of this season, because that's pretty much what he has said he plans to do.
The Daily Express quote his agent, Raffaelle Auriemma, as telling Italian radio station CRC: "Napoli on Lewandowski? I can not tell you how long I spoke with Aurelio De Laurentiis. It must remain between us.
"But I can tell you that we have recently had contact.
"What do I think of Napoli? They are a tough team to handle.
"Nobody thinks they can win the Champions League, but they have a very good coach in Rafael Benitez, good management and very competitive players."
The Express interprets this as representing some wiggle room in Lewandowski's position, and thus they anticipate moves from Chelsea and Manchester United for the Polish striker.
ARSENAL IN FOR PAPADOPOULOS
The Express is the place to be for gossip this morn, for they report that Arsenal could duke it out with Liverpool for a certain defender.
And the name of that defender is Kyriakos Papadopoulos.
Quite why Liverpool would still be in for him when they have five centre-backs already is not really explained, but the paper does claim Arsenal may make a move for the Greek international come January.
However, Manchester City, Chelsea, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Zenit St Petersburg are also keen, so says the Express.
CITY TO NICK JANUZAJ
David Moyes said on Monday that he expects Adnan Januzaj to sign a new deal at Manchester United - BUT WAIT!
The Daily Mail reports that a snag in the negotiations means Manchester City could swoop for the young Belgian.
However, don't get too worked up United fans - it all seems rather spurious.
The Mail claims: 'Alarm bells started ringing for Belgium's latest discovery when it was suggested he may wish to consider going out on loan, after interest from Blackburn.
'He feels he has already reached the stage where he can challenge for a place in United's first team, as he showed against Palace, and the idea of a loan has now been shelved. Even so, there is more work to be done by United's negotiating team after Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager at the end of last season, with Januzaj's future still up in the air.
'Talks are continuing, and Januzaj is looking not only for personal terms that reflect his potential but a promise of at least some involvement as the season unfolds.'
DIARRA TO EARN FULHAM DEAL
As seems fairly typical in the gossip pages in non-window time, there's quite a drop-off as we reach item four of our daily round-up.
Of course, if you can get excited about the prospect of Mahamadou Diarra potentially earning a contract at Fulham after completing a development game on Monday, then we're delighted for you.
Diarra hasn't played in nine months after suffering a knee injury.
Thanks for slipping in that Fergie had retired.....i'd totally forgotten!- colinhunt