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Paris St-Germain will make a move for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho if his second spell at Stamford Bridge comes to a premature end. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea will make a £20m January bid for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, in an effort to beat Tottenham to the signature of the former Celtic player. (Star on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are considering Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola as a possible replacement for Louis van Gaal when he eventually leaves Old Trafford. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool's signing of striker Mario Balotelli, 25, who is currently on loan at AC Milan, could end up costing them £30m. (The People)external-link

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The Sunday Star back page

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says a possible move for Sadio Mane, 23, to Manchester United was never discussed and the winger could get a new contract at St Mary's. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the chase for Senegal striker Moussa Konate, 22, who plays for Sion in Switzerland. (The People)external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told captain John Terry, 34, who was on the bench against Arsenal on Saturday, that he is still his number one player. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal are also keen on Marseille's Belgium international Michy Batshuayi, 21, to supplement their strikeforce. (Star on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is considering a £15m January move for West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell, 25, after Luke Shaw broke his leg.(Sun)external-link

Van Gaal says the team he is building with young signings like Anthony Martial, 19, and Memphis Depay, 21, is for the new manager when he retires at the end of his three-year contract. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Southampton have targeted 16-year-old Swedish prospect Rafael York who is already a regular for Sandviken in the Swedish second division.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says Manchester United have lost their "fear factor" under Van Gaal. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Former Bolton and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has said he does not know whether he will return to management. (Star on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool's decision to award a five-year contract to 25-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho has been met with bemusement by former Reds player Mark Lawrenson. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, is hopeful of a good reception on his return to Southampton on Sunday afternoon.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Fifa vice-president and Uefa executive committee member David Gill, the former Manchester United chief executive, wants the summer transfer window to close before the start of the season instead of at the end of August. (Sunday Express)external-link

Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling says Van Gaal's training methods have improved him as a player. (

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson says manager Brendan Rodgers deserves criticism but must be given more time to turn things round at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Best of social media

Chelsea striker Diego Costaexternal-link tweeted a photo of the celebratory scenes in the Chelsea dressing room after their 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. "Great win today, thanks for the support," he added.

Diego Costa
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Football Association should look into how Chelsea striker Diego Costa escaped a red card at Stamford Bridge

But how Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger must wish he could turn back the clock to pick some of his former players.

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Former Arsenal defender and BBC 5 live pundit Martin Keown wasn't one to duck a physical challenge

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toureexternal-link tweeted his reaction to Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against West Ham. "We are frustrated and disappointed with the result," the 32-year-old wrote. "But there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We must bounce back. We will."

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic made his first start since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in January as Stoke drew 2-2 at home to Leicester on Saturday. "Mixed feelings," the Spaniard wrote on Twitter.external-link "Even though I scored, we didn't win, which was the most important thing. We learn and go again!"

And finally...

Arsenal's French connection was again in evidence as TV channel Canal+ voted referee Mike Dean their man of the match in the Gunners' 2-0 defeat at Chelsea following his dismissal of Arsenal defender Gabriel. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial posed for selfies with a traffic warden during a night out. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Bayern Munich's Germany World Cup winner Mario Goetze plans to help refugees by auctioning his boots embroidered with the hashtag #refugeeswelcome. (Sunday Times - subscription)external-link

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