Football rumours and news: Friday, October 19

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Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal make the headlines today.

Manchester United are interested in re-signing centre-back Ryan Shawcross, but will face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham. The 25-year-old began his career at Old Trafford before making the permanent switch to Stoke in 2008 –

Juventus hope to beat Arsenal to the signature of Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente by offering the 27-year-old a deal which would make him the highest paid player at the Serie A leaders – Daily Mail

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 24, is an £8m summer transfer target for Italian Serie A side Fiorentina – Daily Star

Liverpool hope to take advantage of the breakdown in contract negotiations between Birmingham City and 18-year-old winger Nathan Redmond. The England youth international has a year-and-a-half left on his current deal and has grown frustrated with the Championship side’s failure to offer him terms – Daily Telegraph

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has seven centre-backs on his shortlist ahead of the January transfer window. First choice pair Steven Taylor, 26, and Fabricio Coloccini, 30, have both suffered injuries this season – Evening Chronicle