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The Football Association sees Roy Hodgson as a "better fit" than Spurs boss Harry Redknapp for the England manager's job.

Full story: Daily Mirror

One of the reasons Hodgson is holding talks about the position is because he will have met with support from the Football Association's chairman David Bernstein.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

But Spurs and Redknapp have been damaged by the hunt for the new England manager.

Full story: the Guardian

Bernstein approached West Brom yesterday and Redknapp admits: "I can't see it coming up for me now."

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson will meet the FA today

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Hodgson will appeal for the backing of England's fans once he is given the national job.

Full story: the Sun

The negative outcry over the prospect of appointment could disrupt the process with Hodgson keen to avoid a repeat of his miserable Liverpool experience.

Full story: Daily Mail

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool have agreed an £8m fee for AZ Alkmaar's Swedish midfielder Rasmus Elm, 24.

Full story: the Sun

The Reds have also joined the list of clubs showing interest in Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, 25, with manager Kenny Dalglish attending the French club's win at Toulouse on Friday. Arsenal are also believed to be keen on signing him.

Full story: Daily Mail

The Anfield club will also have to find at least £12.5m if they are serious about signing FC Twente's Dutch international striker Luuk de Jong.

Steven Pienaar
Pienaar is in his second spell at Goodison Park

Full story: Metro

Everton will make re-signing South African playmaker Steven Pienaar a priority at the end of the Premier League season

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Sir Alex Ferguson could recall Ji-Sung Park at the expense of Danny Welbeck as Manchester United look to contain City.

Full story: the Sun

Manchester United winger Nani has revealed he has opened negotiations with the Old Trafford club about a new long-term contract.

Full story: Metro

Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United should have already sealed their 20th league title.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United midfielder Ji-Sung Park
Ji-Sung Park could return to the United side

Jonny Evans feels Manchester City could fall away like Liverpool if they fail to win the title.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland will only keep goalkeeper Craig Gordon, 29, if he takes a major pay cut.

Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes striker Carlos Tevez is "destined" to score the winner in Monday's crucial derby against city rivals Manchester United.

Full story: the Guardian

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