Gossip column: Blatter, Platini Sherwood, Rodgers, Lewandowski

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Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa counterpart Michel Platini face being banned from football for years after new evidence was provided to the ethics committee of world football's governing body. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, 46, is under increasing pressure as he prepares for important matches against Chelsea and Swansea. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Daily Mirror
The Sunday Mirror's Welsh edition leads its front page with the nation's qualification for Euro 2016

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, 42, could be a contender to replace Sherwood if Villa's poor form continues. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bring striker Robert Lewandowski, who played for him at Borussia Dortmund, to Anfield. Klopp will move for the 27-year-old if Bayern Munich consider selling. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool only made contact with Klopp, 48, after sacking predecessor Rodgers, according to the German's agent. (Bild via Mail on Sunday)external-link

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he is concerned Klopp will "do very well" at Liverpool. (ESPN)external-link

Former Liverpool winger John Barnes says the arrival of Klopp will not be enough on its own to transform the Reds into Premier League title challengers, and that the team needs more "star quality" to compete at the top. (Talksport)external-link

Chelsea are considering Diego Simeone as a replacement for Jose Mourinho, 52, but will have to pay £15m to get the 45-year-old Atletico Madrid coach out of his contract. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Mourinho will be backed by Chelsea with transfer funds in January, and will make a £36m move for 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones. (Sunday Express)external-link

Mail on Sunday
Uefa president Michel Platini's future is the big sports story in the Mail on Sunday

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Mourinho's seven-minute outburst after losing to Southampton was an indirect message to club owner Roman Abramovich to support him. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is considering a move for his former West Ham captain Kevin Nolan, 33. The midfielder had his contract terminated last month and is able to move outside of the transfer window. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, will reject a new contract in order to secure a move to Tottenham in January. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, is being closely monitored by La Liga side Getafe. (Tutto Mercato via Metro)external-link

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 27, and Spain playmaker David Silva, 29, could both be absent with injuries when Manchester City face Manchester United on 25 October.(Observer)external-link

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 27, was injured during the Netherlands' 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan after falling awkwardly. Magpies deputy Karl Darlow, 25, is already out with a foot injury. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 30, said the sacking of former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas sparked his loss of confidence.(London Evening Standard)external-link

Best of social media

Liverpool Echo Twitter
New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pictured with some new fans as he experiences the nightlife in the city

Wales secured qualification for Euro 2016 despite losing 2-0 to Bosnia-Herzegovina - and their former midfielder turned pundit Robbie Savage tweeted:external-link "What a proud night for our small nation Wales, great performance in rugby and qualified for a major tournament."

Swansea defender Daniel Alfei posted:external-link "Unbelievable scenes in Bosnia! Amazing achievement."

Swansea team-mate Wayne Routledge wrote:external-link "Forget the result tonight, incredible achievement for everyone involved with the Welsh FA! France awaits..."

Republic of Ireland of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given tweeted:external-link "Congrats to the Wales team that qualified for #EURO2016 #GreatAchievement."

Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick was at Old Trafford for Saturday's rugby league Super League Grand Final. He was supporting Wigan Warriors, who lost 22-20 to Leeds Rhinos.

Michael Carrick on Twitter
Manchester United's Michael Carrick plays the role of spectator at Old Trafford

Carrick's team-mate Wayne Rooney was rooting for the Rhinos, tweeting: "Great to watch @leedsrhinos win today. Buzzing."

Joey Barton was also at the Grand Final, where he met union players Steffon and Delon Armitage - left out of England's Rugby World Cup squad because they play for clubs in France. Barton tweeted:external-link "Good to see you both tonight, although if you'd been at Twickenham we'd still be in the WC."

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam was watching the other code, rugby union, and hailed Scotland's 36-33 victory over Samoa that put them in the World Cup quarter-finals, writing: "Well done lads today after another win."

Saturday was Non-League Day across England - and Ryman League Premier side Bognor Regis Town - nicknamed the Rocks - marked the occasion with victory over Oxford City in the FA Cup, coming from 2-1 down at half-time to win 4-2 in the third qualifying round. It prompted Bognor striker Ollie Pearce to tweet: "No better feeling than that!"

Bognor striker Ollie Pearce
Bognor Regis Town striker Ollie Pearce on the magic of the FA Cup

And finally

A Jurgen Klopp lookalike was swamped for selfies in Liverpool city centre. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

One optimistic fan applied for the Liverpool job before Klopp was hired - and actually got a response from chief executive Ian Ayre. (Metro)external-link