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Monaco are poised to make a £35m offer for Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 25, and forward Carlos Tevez, 29.

Manchester City are lining up a £20m bid for 22-year-old Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Full story: The Sunday Peopleexternal-link

Villa boss Paul Lambert is thought to be monitoring Watford striker Troy Deeney, 24, who is yet to agree a new contract at Vicarage Road.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link


Everton manager David Moyes is being targeted by Manchester City - if the club part ways with Roberto Mancini. Moyes is also said to be on Chelsea's managerial short-list.

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link

Everton manager David Moyes
Moyes has a contract at Everton until the end of the season

Moyes has, however, been ruled out as a potential successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Full story: Sunday Expressexternal-link

The 49-year-old Everton boss says he had talks with fellow Glaswegian Ferguson over becoming assistant at Old Trafford in 1999.

Full story: Mail on Sundayexternal-link

Sir Bobby Charlton says Ferguson will not stand down at the end of the season, even if he leads Man Utd to another Premier League title.

Full story: Daily Star on Sundayexternal-link

Young referees across Europe are being targeted by criminal gangs intent on fixing matches.

Full story: Sunday Mirrorexternal-link

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says England manager Roy Hodgson went back on an understanding not to play Jack Wilshere for 90 minutes in the midweek friendly against Brazil. Wilshere limped off in the second half of Arsenal's 1-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

West Ham are in no hurry to hand manager Sam Allardyce a new contract and are already eyeing up Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio as a potential replacement.

Full story: Sunday Mirrorexternal-link

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo could return to management with German club Schalke next season.

Full story: Sunday Expressexternal-link


Wayne Rooney has sent a message of support to his childhood hero Paul Gascoigne as the former England and Everton star continues his battle with addiction. "I used to dream of being like him," said the Manchester United striker. "I hope he can get himself out of this."

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link

Brighton boss Gus Poyet hit back at Hull counterpart Steve Bruce, who said his Hull team - beaten 1-0 at the Amex - should have won comfortably given their second-half chances. "Well he didn't watch the first half, that's for sure. I thought games in England are 90 minutes," the Seagulls manager said.

Full story: The Argusexternal-link

The Labour Party is trying to recruit ­Liverpool's Jamie Carragher after the Liverpool defender announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link