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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.

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 Telegraphexternal-link

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

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

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

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

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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 Mailexternal-link

TRANSFER GOSSIP

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

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

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 Mailexternal-link

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

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

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OTHER GOSSIP

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

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

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

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

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 Mirrorexternal-link

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

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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.

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