Football transfer rumours – Monday, October 1

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TRANSFER rumours and gossip in the football world continue and on Monday, October 1, they involve former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer, Reading, Manchester United, Fulham and Real Madrid.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer, 42, plans to open talks with Blackburn Rovers – the club with whom he won the Premier League title as a player – about returning as manager – Daily Mirror

However, the Championship side have identified another former player, 43-year-old Barnsley boss Keith Hill, as an alternative target – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Reading’s Russian part-owner Anton Zingarevich wants his side to buy compatriot Denis Cheryshev from Real Madrid’s second side, the Castilla. Scouts were impressed by the 21-year-old winger when they watched him in action against Barcelona B – Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham have handed a trial to ADO Den Haag midfielder Hadil Tihouna, the Dutch club have announced – Sky Sports

Dinamo Zagreb teenager Alen Halilovic has played down suggestions he is a target for Manchester United and Real Madrid, and also brushed off comparisons to Lionel Messi – Sky Sports