Football rumours and news: Tuesday, October 2

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Sunderland, Liverpool, Celtic and Chelsea are among the clubs making the news today.

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 England international described as a ‘crappy couple of weeks’ at the club – Full story: the Guardian

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