TRANSFER RUMOURS: Oct 1 - Shearer, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Man Utd, Messi

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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