Gossip column: Mourinho, Kuyt, Costa, Kane, Messi, Grealish

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Real Madrid are willing to bring Jose Mourinho back to the Bernabeu if he is sacked by Chelsea, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon. (Bein Sports)

Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff, 36, says Mourinho should stay another 10 years at Stamford Bridge to "build a dynasty" at the club. (Daily Telegraph)

Mourinho, 52, says his mood has been improved by the recovery of his father Jose Snr, who had been seriously ill over the summer. (Sun - subscription required)

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, is a transfer target for Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. (Don Balon via Daily Express)

Barca are also considering a move for Feyenoord's former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, 35, in January. (Sport)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants more of the club's youngsters to stay at the academy rather than going out on loan. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says it is "now or never" for Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell - and thinks the 23-year-old can be "very important" for the Gunners over the next few months. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, 28, has been told by manager Sam Allardyce to keep them in the Premier League to earn a new contract. (Sunderland Echo)

Allardyce says Sunderland cannot afford £10m signing Jack Rodwell, 24, to be a "bit-part player" at the Stadium of Light. (Chronicle)

Black Cats defender Wes Brown, 36, is "ready to go" after a five-month injury lay-off. (Sunderland Echo)

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean, 26, will continue his stance against wearing a poppy on his shirt when West Bromwich Albion face Leicester. (Daily Star)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed fresh speculation linking England striker Harry Kane, 22, with a January move to Manchester United. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 28, is learning English and "preparing for the possibility" of a Premier League move, says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. (Talksport)

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Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira, 25, claims that Chelsea have made an offer for him. (Metro)

Real Madrid's 16-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard wants a loan move in January, with a number of Championship clubs interested. (Daily Mail)

Brazil legend Pele has implied his compatriot and Barcelona forward Neymar, 23, is lazy. (Sun - subscription required)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 22, says he was "depressed" at Manchester United - and was angry about lies and rumours about his personal life. (Daily Mirror)

Former England goalkeeper David James says Manchester United's David de Gea, 24, would not have been Real Madrid's number one had he moved to the Bernabeu in the summer. (Daily Express)

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 20, faces a wait for his first England call-up after it emerged that Fifa is still investigating his request to switch countries from the Republic of Ireland. (Daily Mail)

Former FA vice-chairman David Dein says Fifa should be "dissolved" and replaced by a new organisation to govern world football. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 27, is making changes to his training regime to try to avoid injuries. (Guardian)

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez and former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini are among 1,500 wealthy investors being investigated by HMRC over a possible tax avoidance scheme. (Daily Telegraph)

Best of social media

Lucas Leiva

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva posted the picture above on Instagram with the message: "Thanks all the coaches at the academy for looking after my son and teaching him The Liverpool Way. He loves it."

Stoke City and Arsenal
Footballers have been getting in the rugby spirit

The Premier League tweeted a picture of Arsenal's players and manager playing some rugby before Saturday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand. (pictured above right)

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic is also looking forward to the World Cup finale, as shown by the picture of the Stoke players throwing a rugby ball around on Twitter. (pictured above left)

And finally

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, defenders Jordi Amat and Kyle Naughton and ex-player Lee Trundle donned frightening masks and costumes for Halloween fun. (Wales Online)

Golfer Rory McIlroy says he would "pay big money" to watch former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson knock out former Red Devils' captain Roy Keane. (101 Great Goals)

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