Gossip column: Mourinho, Hazard, Bale, Kane & Guardiola

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is facing the sack as the club's owner Roman Abramovich prepares a £9.5m pay-off. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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The back page of the Daily Star on Sunday focuses on the future of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Mourinho has insisted that the club is united behind his management and he is prepared to stay and fight to keep his job. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea will give Mourinho two more games to save his job. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have held talks with Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 24, and the Belgium international is likely to move to the Bernabeu if Mourinho is sacked.(Don Balon - in Spanish)external-link

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, 44, is in talks with Manchester City about taking over from Manuel Pellegrini next season. (Sunday Express)external-link

Bayern want to sign Tottenham Hotspur's £50m-rated striker Harry Kane, 22, at the end of the season. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are set to make a move for Real Madrid's £90m-rated winger Gareth Bale, 26, in January, with the prospect of trading him for goalkeeper David de Gea, 24. (Sunday People)external-link

The Old Trafford club are also preparing to make a £40m bid for Lazio's 22-year-old midfielder Felipe Anderson.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 40, has damaged his chances of returning to Old Trafford in a coaching role after criticising manager Louis van Gaal's methods. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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The future of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho also dominates the back page of the Sunday Express

Paris St-Germain captain Thiago Silva hopes to persuade Real Madrid playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, to move to the French club next summer. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Juventus's former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, 34, wants to become a manager in England when he retires from playing. (Sunday Times)external-link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino feels Aston Villa's owners had "no patience" over the sacking of Tim Sherwood.(Daily Star on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged Remi Garde to take the vacant Villa managerial post even if the 49-year-old Frenchman, who played under Wenger at Arsenal, cannot bring his own assistants with him. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been linked with a move to the Premier League and, after helping the Spanish side to a win over Las Palmas on Saturday, the 23-year-old said: "I'm comfortable anywhere, as long as it's on the pitch." (Marca)external-link

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes English managers will continue to be outnumbered in the Premier League - there are currently only five - because it is where every foreign coach wants to be. (Daily Star on Sunday)external-link

Best of social media

After Liverpool increased the pressure on Jose Mourinho by beating his Chelsea side 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, Reds defender Mamadou Sakho tweeted this picture along with the message: "Great victory today."

Mamadou Sakho on Twitter
Liverpool players celebrate in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge after their 3-1 victory over Chelsea

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 24, came off the bench to score the third goal in that game. He tweeted:external-link "Hard Work Pay Off!!! Thank you to all the fans all your Great support!! YNWA."

And finally

Manchester United legend George Best's boots are to be given the same treatment ancient artefacts dug up at archaeological digs get - in a bid to preserve them for future generations at the National Football Museum. (Sunday People)external-link

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