Monday's gossip column: Klopp, Vieira, Thiago Alcantara, Sagna

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Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, 48, will only consider replacing Brendan Rodgers, 42, at Liverpool if he is given full control over future signings at Anfield - meaning an end to the club's transfer committee. (Mail)external-link

Sunderland are considering whether to replace boss Dick Advocaat, 68, with 39-year-old former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is head of the elite development squad at Manchester City. (Mirror)external-link

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The back page of Monday's Sun

Manchester City could move for 24-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara - a former target for Manchester United. (Star)external-link

Manchester City full-back Bacary Sagna, 32, believes his team's 4-1 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday came because they were too cocky as a result of their five-match unbeaten run. (Sun - subscription required) external-link

While City manager Manuel Pellegrini walked out of a post-match press conference, telling reporters: "If you want to talk about stupid things then I do not answer stupid things."(Times - subscription required)external-link

Stoke forward Jonathan Walters, 32, said after scoring in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth that his future remains unresolved. He is out of contract next summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham are set to offer £345,000 for Brondby teenager Armend Aslani. The 17-year-old forward can play on either wing or as a central striker. (Mail)external-link

West Bromwich Albion will make a £3.5m bid for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, 19, in the January transfer window. (Telegraph)external-link

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Monday's Daily Star back page

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 27, says a heated exchange took place between the players after their League Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday, which resulted in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday. (Mirror)external-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side is capable of challenging for a top-four place in the Premier League, as long as his squad continues to develop.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea and Manchester United both want Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 15, who plays for Feyenoord.(Star)external-link

West Brom winger Callum McManaman, 24, remains a die-hard Everton fan despite being released as a youngster, and hopes to watch next weekend's derby from the Gwladys Street stand.(Independent)external-link

Toffees midfielder Gerard Deulofeu, 21, has told manager Roberto Martinez he wants to start more games.(Express)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 20, is facing at least six months out after suffering a double fracture to his right leg in United's Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven earlier this month. However, he revealed via his Instagramexternal-link account that he is making progress. Shaw said: "Long road ahead but so happy to be able to put weight on my leg again!"

And finally...

A flat at Arsenal's former Highbury home has gone up for sale. Fans can enjoy the communal garden that was once the Gunners' pitch for a mere £660,000. (Mirror)external-link