Gossip column: Klopp, Gotze, Mane, Costa, Kuyt

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Jurgen Klopp's £7m-a-year contract at Liverpool could make the 48-year-old the third-highest paid manager in the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Klopp will make every Liverpool game a special occasion, says the Anfield club's former assistant manager Phil Thompson. (Sky Sports)

The German's arrival at Liverpool could see the club's training set for a futuristic overhaul with the introduction of the Footbonaut. (Liverpool Echo)

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A smiling Jurgen Klopp dominates the back page of The Daily Telegraph

Mario Gotze, the 23-year-old Germany forward thought to be a target for Arsenal, says he has no intention of leaving Bayern Munich. (Daily Star)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is determined to add Southampton's Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 23, to his squad. (Fichajes, via Metro)

Having failed with bids for West Brom's Saido Berahino, Tottenham are considering a move for Gent's 26-year-old Belgian forward Laurent Depoitre. (Het Laaste Nieuws, via talksport)

Former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce, 60, has been offered the job of replacing Dick Advocaat at Sunderland - and the Black Cats are confident he will join them. (Daily Mirror)

One of Allardyce's first acts as Sunderland boss will be to bring in midfielder Kevin Nolan - who he managed at both Bolton and West Ham - on a free transfer. (Sun - subscription required).

Arsenal made a loan bid for striker Aleksandr Kokorin in the summer but his club Dynamo Moscow rejected the offer as they felt the player deserved a permanent transfer. (Daily Star)

Manchester United have been dealt an injury blow with Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, an injury doubt for the upcoming game with Everton. (Daily Express)

Barcelona are considering a surprise move for Feyenoord's former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt, 35. (Sport, via Metro)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, has admitted his poor start to the season is down to the fact he returned to Stamford Bridge overweight this summer. (Telegraph)

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Borussia Dortmund acknowledged Liverpool's appointment of their former boss with this tweet

After Liverpool confirmed Klopp as their new manager, Borussia Dortmund wished their former boss good luck with a Beatles-inspired tweet.

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted a message of congratulations after Northern Ireland secured their place at Euro 2016, posting: "Huge congratulations to Northern Ireland on qualifying for the European Championship for the first time."

Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, 26, was at the game as Northern Ireland beat Greece 3-1 and tweeted this message: "Anyone for France next year?"

Former England striker Alan Shearer reacted to Scotland conceding a last-minute equaliser by tweeting: "Wow Scotland. Last kick of the game! Congrats to Northern Ireland & ROI. Great results."

And finally

World and Olympic sprint champion - and Manchester United fan - Usain Bolt was forced to wear a personalised Arsenal shirt after losing a bet with a Mexican TV presenter. (Metro)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has ordered a screen to be installed around the first-team training pitch at the club's training ground to prevent anyone spying on their tactics. (Daily Mail)

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