Football rumours and news: Saturday, October 13

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Newcastle, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Bolton, Charlton and Manchester City are among the clubs making today’s headlines.

Liverpool are ready to activate the £7million get-out clause in Demba Ba’s contract to buy the Senegal striker from Newcastle in January. The Reds have made Ba their top target after being told South Korea frontman Son Heung-min is not for sale by Hamburg - Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, 45, has agreed to bid £46million for Atletico Madrid striker Falcao, 26, in January - Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are interested in buying a new striker in the new year, and may take advantage of the breakdown in contract talks between Gary Hooper, 24, and Celtic - Full story: talkSPORT

Bordeaux want to buy or loan back struggling striker Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal - Full story: The Sun

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman, 38, has warned Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City that he values winger Wilfried Zaha, 19, at more than £11million - Full story:

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias has said the club does not regret not buying a centre-back during the summer - Full story: The Journal

Luis Suarez has hit back at a Fifa official who has accused the Uruguayan of “cheating” football by trying to con referees. Suarez said of Jim Boyce: “This guy I have no idea who he is. He certainly can’t be well known and he wanted to get publicity.” - Full story: The Sun

Bolton have revived their interest in Mick McCarthy after seeing their chances of landing first-choice managerial candidate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer diminish - Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Championship side Charlton Athletic want to make former defender Paul Elliott, 48, the first black chairman in English football - Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool and Italy are set for a compensation battle over striker Fabio Borini, 21, after he fractured a bone in his right foot during a training session with his country’s Under-21s on Thursday - Full story: Daily Mail