Football transfer and news: Friday, October 26

Newcastle United, Manchester United, Chelsea, Celtic and West Ham are among the clubs in the news today.

Steven Taylor proud to captain Newcastle United – and relieved to put derby row behind him. Taylor told of pride after skippering Newcastle United to victory over Club Brugge – just four days after being at the centre of a Wear-Tyne storm – Full story: Shields Gazette

West Ham could offer Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, 33, a return to London when his contract at Old Trafford ends next summer – Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are also interested in signing Lokomotiva striker Andrej Kramaric, 21, who has scored eight goals in just 12 league starts while on loan from Dinamo Zagreb – Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea have declared that speculation suggesting they are negotiating the sale of John Terry to Valencia are ‘nonsense’ – Sky Sports

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has rejected an improved contract offer from the club, according to his agent – Sky Sports