Gossip column: Hazard, Wenger, Vardy, Sherwood, Klopp

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Sunday's Daily Star backpage

Struggling champions Chelsea fear playmaker Eden Hazard, 24, could be tempted by a £75m move to Paris Saint-Germain. (Sun on Sunday- subscription required)external-link

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United could all join the race to sign Belgium international Hazard. (Daily Star on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal are preparing a new two-year contract extension for manager Arsene Wenger to keep him at the Emirates until 2019. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has given Chelsea and Manchester City hope of signing the Juventus midfielder by saying the 22-year-old France international does not have an agreement to join Barcelona in place. (Le10 Sport via Sunday Express)external-link

Tottenham are plotting a surprise January swoop for Leicester's in-form England striker Jamie Vardy, 28. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Spurs are also leading the chase for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, although Everton and Leicester are also interested in the 19-year-old. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal are monitoring German prospect Leroy Sane after seeing the 19-year-old winger play for Schalke in a Europa League tie against Sparta Prague. (Sunday People)external-link

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood, whose side suffered a sixth successive defeat on Saturday, will discover whether he remains in a job before the start of next week. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to discuss Mario Balotelli's future with the Italian striker's agent Mino Raiola. The 25-year-old is on loan at AC Milan but sources close to him say Klopp wants to find out how he sees his future. (Daily Star on Sunday)external-link

Aston Villa and Swansea City may face a Football Association investigation after what appeared to be a heated tunnel bust-up involving Villa skipper Micah Richards and opposing defender Federico Fernandez at the end of their match at Villa Park. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could be set for a confrontation featuring "Bosman-like repercussions" with the FA as he appeals against a £50,000 fine and a potential stadium ban imposed for criticising referees. (Sunday Express)external-link

Daily Telegraph
Sunday's Daily Telegraph sport supplement

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his side playing the "right way" is the sign of a successful season rather than winning trophies. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Everton Manager Roberto Martinez is unhappy over the "needless" challenge by Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that has left Everton skipper Phil Jagielka facing a spell on the sidelines. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, has been anonymously reported to police for drinking champagne on the pitch while celebrating his country qualifying for Euro 2016. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Jurgen Klopp believes many of his Liverpool players have become too anxious about scoring. (Guardian)external-link

QPR hope striker Charlie Austin could be close to a recall against Brentford in the Championship next Friday after nearly a month out with hamstring trouble. (GetWestLondon)external-link

Former Newcastle interim head coach John Carver said his "heart sank" when Sunderland appointed Sam Allardyce - who he describes as the 'Premier League's number one firefighter' - because he feared for the Magpies' chances in the Wear-Tyne derby as a result. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Best of social media

There was jubilation at West Ham after they beat champions Chelsea and moved up to third in the Premier League.

West Ham
West Ham celebrate their victory over Chelsea

Fit-again Hammers striker Andy Carroll, who scored the winner at Upton Park, shares the same picture on Instagramexternal-link with the catchy slogan: "Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!!"

Jack Grealishexternal-link takes to Twitter to apologise for another Aston Villa defeat that keeps his team only one place off the bottom of the table: "Absolutely gutted again with the result. Can't fault the fans once again, you guys were brilliant! Hopefully it will turn our way soon!!"

Manchester United's Ashley Young with some consolation for Wayne Rooney as he enters his fourth decade, commenting:external-link "Happy birthday Skipper, @WayneRooney. Welcome to the '30s Club'."

Manchester United face neighbours City in Sunday's Manchester derby but Rooney still had time to celebrate his birthday, with wife Coleen posting pictures of him on Instagramexternal-link with many presents.

There was despair for Ryman League Bognor Regis Town, AKA The Rocks, who saw captain Jason Prior miss two penalties as their FA Cup run ended at the final qualifying round against Wealdstone. Bognor striker Ollie Pearceexternal-link tweeted his thanks to the travelling fans and looked forward to Tuesday's home league match with Staines.

Ollie Pearce on Twitter
Bognor are only five points off the Ryman Premier lead with three games in hand

And finally

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands against West Ham and celebrity Hammers fan Danny Dyer got involved in taunting the Portuguese boss - by filming him in the directors' box. (Metro)external-link