Gossip column: Mourinho, Pogba, McClaren, Lescott

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Manchester United could appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager before their next league game at home to Arsenal on 28 February. (Sun)

Current Old Trafford manager Louis van Gaal has taken a short-term lease on a house over fears he might be sacked. (Sun)

Manchester City's chances of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, have been boosted after financial restrictions forced Barcelona to pull out of an £85m deal to sign the France international. (Daily Mirror)

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Monday's Sun back page focuses on north London title rivals Arsenal and Spurs

Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has denied claims that the player had his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp. (Daily Express)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said he had to convince the club's board to sign 31-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger last summer. (Manchester United website)

David Moyes has warned his successor as Manchester United boss Van Gaal that failure to qualify for the Champions League will not be accepted by the club. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea skipper John Terry has refused to be ruled out of the club's Champions League tie at Paris St-Germain on Tuesday despite limping off with a hamstring injury in the 5-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. (Sun)

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, could face a Football Association charge after an off-the-ball kick at Everton midfielder James McCarthy in the Baggies' 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle might sack manager Steve McClaren because owner Mike Ashley does not want to risk being relegated. (Bleacher Report)

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the current Aston Villa side are the worst Premier League team he has ever seen. (Sky Sports)

Xherdan Shaqiri has compared his Stoke team-mate Giannelli Imbula, 23, to former France midfielder Patrick Vieira. (Daily Telegraph)

Best of social media

Joleon Lescott enraged Aston Villa fans by tweeting a picture of a Mercedes car after the 6-0 defeat to Liverpool. He later apologised and said the tweet was sent by accident while he was driving.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi, 20, laughed about his close encounter with a fan after scoring in the 6-0 win over Aston Villa.

Divock Origi mentioned his close encounter with a Liverpool fan on Twitter
Divock Origi gets a kiss from a Liverpool fan after scoring for Liverpool

Manchester United forward Memphis Depay took his devotion to his girlfriend to another level and wore a jacket with a portrait of her on the back. (Instagram)

Alexis Sanchez shared a picture from the victorious Arsenal dressing room after the Gunners' victory over Leicester, calling his team-mates "my family". (Instagram)

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen posted on Instagram to say scoring the winner against Manchester City was the "best birthday present".

You can't help but feel sorry for this Aston Villa fan who tweeted to say he had travelled from Australia to see his side get thrashed on Sunday.

Steve Ladgrove
At least he saw a lot of goals...

And finally

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and his brother Mansour were abused by revellers at a London night club.(Manchester Evening News)

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