Football rumours and news: Thursday, September 27

Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal make the headlines today.

Chelsea and Everton target Oscar Cardozo, 29, is set to extend his contract at Benfica - and the Paraguay striker will have a £47.7m buy-out clause - talkSPORT

PSV Eindhoven’s Kevin Strootman, 22, has put Manchester United on alert after the Dutch midfielder revealed he intends to quit the club in the January transfer window - Metro

The agent of AGF Aarhus forward Aron Johannsson has insisted Arsenal have not been in touch regarding a possible move for the 21-year-old Iceland striker - Sky Sports

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini can match United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s infamous “hairdryer” for blasting his players, insists Brazil defender Maicon, 31 - Daily Express

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 23, says he misses playing alongside Robin van Persie following the Dutch striker’s summer transfer to Manchester United - Metro

A bronze statue of former France forward Zinedine Zidane’s infamous headbutt on Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final has been erected in front of Paris’ Pompidou Centre.

Le Figaro