Football rumours and news: Thursday, November 8

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Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City are in the news today

Newcastle United are in a race with Italian champions Juventus for the signature of 23-year-old Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko – talkSPORT

Arsenal are lining up a bid for QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, 23, if their £7m pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 19, fails – Daily Mirror

Liverpool have had to end their reported pursuit of Didier Drogba, 34, after the former Chelsea striker pledged his future to Chinese employers Shanghai Shenhua – Metro

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will ask director of football Txiki Begiristain to sign 29-year-old Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi in January – Daily Mail

Long-term Manchester United target Filip Djuricic, a 20-year-old Serb attacking midfielder playing at Dutch side Heerenveen, might instead be heading to Liverpool – Daily Star