Gossip column: Falcao, Morata, Lavezzi, Chelsea, Bacca

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Valencia could sign £46m-rated Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao next summer once the 29-year-old's season-long loan ends at Old Trafford. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Falcao's agent Jorge Mendes will hold talks with the United board this week to see if the club want to sign the Colombia international on a permanent basis. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool and Arsenal are both keen on signing Juventus and former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 22.(Express)external-link

Manchester United hope to beat Liverpool to the signing of Paris St-Germain's Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29. (Fichajes - in Spanish)external-link

Newcastle are hoping to sign Sevilla's Columbian striker Carlos Bacca, 28.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips says he is happy at Loftus Road after turning down "offers and opportunities" to move in the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)external-link


Jose Mourinho allowed his Chelsea players only 20 minutes to celebrate their League Cup victory, before they focus their attentions on Wednesday's Premier League London derby against West Ham. (Independent)external-link

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Monday's Daily Star back page

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is adamant that his side will reach more finals after losing to Chelsea at Wembley.(Daily Mail)external-link

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says his side need six wins from their remaining 11 games to ensure their Premier League survival.(Guardian)external-link

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer claims there "is no excitement, no anticipation" and a "lack of hope" at St James' Park under current owner Mike Ashley because of their attitude to cup competitions.(Telegraph)external-link

Manchester City could turn to Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola next season with current City boss Manuel Pellegrini facing the prospect of a season without silverware and under increasing pressure to save his job.(Express)external-link

FA chairman Greg Dyke has called for a public debate between the four candidates for the Fifa presidency and offered to host the event at Wembley.(Daily Mail)external-link

Swansea manager Garry Monk has led his side to 40 points faster than in any of their other Premier League campaigns.(Wales Online)external-link

Monk says midfielder Jonjo Shelvey deserves a recall to the England squad based on the 23-year-old's recent performances.(Mirror)external-link

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 24, has praised team-mate Philippe Coutinho after the 22-year-old's winner against Manchester City.(Liverpool Echo)external-link


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Cesc Fabregas set up Diego Costa for Chelsea's second goal as they beat Tottenham 2-0 at Wembley in the League Cup final

Chelsea players Cesc Fabregas,external-linkPetr Cech, and external-linkGary Cahill,external-link have been showing off their League Cup selfies on Twitter, while Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta ‏swapped shirtsexternal-link to celebrate the win.

Former England batsman and Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen has tweetedexternal-link he would "love" to be managed by Jose Mourinho following the Blues' League Cup triumph.

Former England striker Gary Lineker tweetedexternal-link that Jose Mourinho had won the 'Double' after his League Cup win followed Manchester City's 2-1 Premier League loss to Liverpool, which left the champions five points behind Chelsea, who have a game in hand.

Striker Wayne Rooney celebrated Manchester United's 2-0 win over Sunderland by taking wife Coleen to watch American singer Lionel Richie in Manchester, posting a picture on his Instagramexternal-link account.


Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 26, who missed the final through suspension, emulated his captain John Terry and put on a full kit, including boots and shin pads, to celebrate the League Cup triumph with his team-mates. Terry famously donned a full kit to join Chelsea's Champions League celebrations in 2012. (Metro)external-link

Jack Jones, aged 107, was West Brom's guest of honour at the Hawthorns as they beat Southampton 1-0. Club captain Darren Fletcher presented Jones with his own personalised shirt with 'Jack 107' on the back. (Express and Star)external-link

Real Madrid's Pepe and Marcelo enjoyed a game of 'paper, scissors, stone' during training. (Marca)external-link

Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell has hinted that he may consider becoming a Tory MP for Kensington following Sir Malcolm Rifkind's decision not to stand at the General Election. (Sky News)external-link