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Arsenal's £130,000-a-week forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, has reached a stalemate with the Gunners over a new deal. Manchester City and Juventus are monitoring the situation. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United want to sign Galatasaray's £8m-rated winger Bruma, 22, in the January transfer window. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool are preparing a £26m deal to sign midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 20, from German club Borussia Monchengladbach. (Express via Liverpool Echo)

The Reds and Arsenal are monitoring 26-year-old defender Chris Smalling's situation at Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

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England's interim boss Gareth Southgate features on the back page of the Mail on Sunday

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, wants to stay at Anfield despite reported interest from Barcelona, says his former youth coach. (Sunday Telegraph)

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, 25, is wanted by AC Milan. (Calciomercato)

Interim manager Gareth Southgate says the England job holds no fears for him as he prepares to formally announce he wants the role full-time. (Sunday Telegraph)

The former Middlesbrough boss wants his defenders - Manchester City's 22-year-old centre-back John Stones in particular - to cut out "stupid mistakes". (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj, 21, has not given up on forcing his way into manager Jose Mourinho's plans despite being going out on loan out to Sunderland for the season. (HLN Sport via Manchester Evening News)

Paul Scholes, an eleven-time Premier League winner with Manchester United, is to be offered a coaching position at Wigan Athletic. (Sun on Sunday)

Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates, 26, is close to turning his loan at Sporting Lisbon into a permanent move. (Record via Sunderland Echo)

Nottingham Forest, Ipswich Town and Brighton and Hove Albion are chasing Pisa's 29-year-old former Derby County striker Arturo Lupoli. (Gazza Mercato via Derby Telegraph)

Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, 26, is good enough to play for England, says Magpies boss Rafael Benitez. Gayle has scored 11 Championship goals this season. (Chronicle)

Championship Reading want to sign Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan in January following the 24-year-old's performances in the Europa League. Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Ipswich Town are also interested. (Reading Chronicle)

Sacking manager Gordon Strachan will not solve Scotland's problems, says Celtic's 26-year-old forward Leigh Griffiths. (The Scotsman)

Manchester United have the highest wage bill in world football, according to this year's Global Sports Salaries survey. (Daily Mail)

The tactical trends of the Premier League season so far include the return of playing three at the back, more false nines and a greater emphasis on pressing. (Guardian)

Newcastle are considering making a bid for Genk's 19-year-old defender Wilfred Ndidi. (Evening Chronicle)

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England captain Wayne Rooney thanked fans on Twitter the morning after the 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland.

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Injured Stoke City and England keeper Jack Butland spent Saturday cheering England's rugby union team to a 37-21 victory over South Africa at Twickenham.

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Thousands of Kerala Blasters fans wore Zinedine Zidane masks as their team played Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League. Chennaiyin are managed by former Italy defender Marco Materazzi, who was headbutted by ex-France midfielder Zidane in the 2006 World Cup final.

Zinedine Zidane masks on Indian Super League fans

And finally

Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, 30, has expressed a genuine desire to play for Manchester United and says he will soon train with German club Borussia Dortmund. (Guardian)

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