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Harry Kane has urged Tottenham to sort out his contract, with Manchester United among the big clubs monitoring the 23-year-old striker's situation after talks over a new deal were put on hold last week. (Mirror)

AC Milan will make a move for Jack Wilshere, who is on loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal, in the summer when the 24-year-old midfielder will have one year left on his Gunners contract. (Daily Star)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says 31-year-old striker Wayne Rooney's lack of pace was the reason he was left out of the starting line-up for Saturday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)

Gareth Southgate, 46, plans to keep Rooney as England captain if he is appointed permanent manager of the national team. (Daily Star)

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, 19, but could miss out to Paris St-Germain.(Calciomercato via Daily Express)

West Ham hope defender Reece Oxford, 20, will finally sign a new five-year deal within the next 10 days - after interest from Manchester United and Manchester City. (Sun)

Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are eyeing a move for 16-year-old South American striker Gustavo Viera. (Sun)

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is considering dropping 25-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez to help the reigning PFA Player of the Year rediscover his best form.(Telegraph)

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has not ruled out former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, returning to the club in a coaching capacity if the ex-England international decides to quit playing. (Daily Mail)

Manager Jose Mourinho is set to hand 35-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick a one-year contract to extend his Manchester United career into a 12th season. (Daily Express)

Southampton held Liverpool to a goalless draw on Saturday and Saints midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 21, says the Reds are "maybe the best team I have ever played against". (Times - subscription required)

Defender Jon Flanagan, 23, has his sights set on regaining a place in Liverpool's starting XI when he returns from his loan spell at Burnley. (Liverpool Echo)

Hull striker Abel Hernandez, 26, is ready to quit the club in January to be reunited with ex-Tigers boss Steve Bruce at Aston Villa. (TuttoMercatoWeb via Hull Daily Mail)

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is targeting Olympiakos' Serbia international midfielder Luka Milivojevic, 25. (Mirror)

Ranieri has admitted he is looking over his shoulder at the relegation places after the Premier League champions were left two points from the bottom three after being beaten by Watford. (Times - subscription required)

Everton will not hesitate in sending their young players out on loan in January - despite having to recall 21-year-old Conor Grant from Ipswich this week because of a lack of game time. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are keen on Dundee teenager James Cowan. The 18-year-old is a target for several other English clubs including Derby and Oxford, with the Scottish Premiership club ready to let the midfield prospect move south. (Mirror)

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann is "1,000% sure" his side will reach the 2018 World Cup, despite losing their opening two qualifiers. (Reuters via Guardian)

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A group of children, including his son, mocked Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration from the 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid. "The boys make fun of me," wrote the Real Madrid forward on Instagram.

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Premier League footballers took to Twitter en masse after seeing Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in London on Sunday to end 2016 as world number one tennis player, with Stoke's Charlie Adam and Leicester's Robert Huth even calling for a knighthood for the Scot.

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Lionel Messi has stepped in to cover the unpaid wages of the Argentina national team's security staff. (Sport via Daily Mail)

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