Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
Manchester United defender CHRIS SMALLING, subject to criticism from Jose Mourinho last week, could have a broken toe according to the Daily Mail.
The Sun is reporting that United are interested in Arsenal playmaker MESUT OZIL and would be willing to pay him £250,000 per week.
GLEN JOHNSON is on Barcelona's wanted list, with the Catalan giants preparing a January move, according to the Daily Mail.
A number of clubs, including AC Milan and Napoli, are monitoring OLIVIER GIROUD'S lack of football at Arsenal in recent times, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror also claims that Derby are the favourites to sign JOEY BARTON following his release from Rangers.