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Iker Casillas
Is Iker Casillas set to swap the Bernabeu for Anfield?

Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has revealed he wants to play in the Premier League. Manchester United are favourites to sign the 31-year-old Brazil international, although he is thought to favour a move to Manchester City. (Mirror)external-link

City are said to be concerned that Yaya Toure, 31, who scored their opening goal at Aston Villa on Saturday, wants to the leave the club. (Independent)external-link

Meanwhile, United want to complete a £95m double deal for current loanee Radamel Falcao and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, in January.(Daily Star)external-link

But Vidal himself has rubbished the rumours suggesting he will swap Turin for Manchester in the new year. (Daily Mail)external-link

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are ready to triple Raheem Sterling's wages in a bid to secure the services of Liverpool's 19-year-old England international.(Independent)external-link

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, has finally agreed to join Arsenal in January with the Gunners now just needing to agree a fee.(Metro)external-link

Arsenal have also held talks with Marseille and Juventus respectively to tempt strikers Andre Pierre Gignac, 28, and 27-year-old Sebastian Giovinco to Emirates Stadium. (Daily Express)external-link

Louis van Gaal and Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of 26-year-old Juan Cuadrado as the midfielder has become frustrated with lengthy contract negotiations at Fiorentina. (Daily Star)external-link

Liverpool could move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 33, if a deal for ex-Barcelona star Victor Valdes, 32, fails to materialise. (Daily Express)external-link

Southampton are ready to offer midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin a new contract to ward off interest from Tottenham, who were poised to sign the 24-year-old France international midfielder in the summer. (Mirror)external-link


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The Mail On Sunday back page

Liverpool have employed a round-the-clock minder to ensure striker Mario Ballotelli stays out of trouble when not on the pitch or at the training ground. (Sunday People)external-link

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has introduced a string of changes at the club's Carrington training HQ, including triple training sessions. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he cancelled a trip to watch his son Jose Jnr play football to ensure he could complete the summer signing of midfielder Cesc Fabregas.(Telegraph)external-link

England manager Roy Hodgson suggested captain Wayne Rooney would not be able to stand up and lecture a room full of people because of his 'Liverpool accent'.(Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool are set to meet Raheem Sterling's £100,000-a-week wage demands by handing the England international a contract extension which will triple his existing salary. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to remain in charge for his side's next game after Papiss Cisse's two goals rescued a draw at Swansea.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

The takeover at Leeds by Bahraini bankers Gulf Finance House in 2012 may have been partly financed by a fund co-owned by the Iranian government.(Daily Mail)external-link

Winger Angel Di Maria feels moving from Real Madrid to Manchester United is a step up in his career - and he plans to stay at Old Trafford for many years to come.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bales is to fly straight to the Wales camp in Cardiff on a private jet after Sunday's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao. Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen are both out of next week's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia and Cyprus.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock was not happy with referee Mike Dean's failure to spot an alleged elbow from Hull's Michael Dawson on Fraizer Campbell in Palace's 2-0 defeat on Saturday.(Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Stoke winger Victor Moses will be sent for more tests during the international break after pulling up injured in the early stages of the 3-1 defeat at Sunderland.(Stoke Sentinel)external-link


Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski gets up close with Bayern fans

A banner put together by Newcastle United fans and displayed during their Premier League trip to Swansea on Saturday was widely shared on Twitter.external-link Drawing inspiration from Welsh places beginning with a double-L, it spelt out the club's form during 2014.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski celebrated his two first-half goals against Hannover on Saturday by posing for a selfie with fansexternal-link behind the goal.

A disgruntled West Brom fan took to Twitterexternal-link after he discovered his £46 restricted view seat at Liverpool meant he could not even see the Kop End goal at Anfield.


After learning Kaka was recalled to Brazil manager Dunga's squad, Sao Paulo team-mate Alexandre Pato decided to celebrate the news by smashing an egg on the playmaker's head. (Talksport)external-link

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