Gossip column: Ronaldo, Redknapp, Rodgers, Valero, Vardy, Nolito

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has given his word to Paris St-Germain that they are the only club for whom he would quit the Bernabeu. The Portugal international has been linked with a return to Manchester United. (Sun)external-link

Daily Star back page
The Daily Star leads on Chelsea striker Diego Costa's bib-throwing after not being brought on against Tottenham

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 68, could take charge at Newcastle United if Steve McClaren is sacked, but 42-year-old former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is favourite to get the job. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Newcastle are not expected to sack McClaren, 54, but owner Mike Ashley will turn to his football board and PR chief Keith Bishop for answers after the Magpies returned to the Premier League relegation zone. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal are set to make an offer for Celta Vigo forward Nolito, but the 29-year-old would prefer a move to Barcelona. (Fichajes - in Spanish) external-link

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he turned down several loan offers for forward Joel Campbell, 23, in the summer. (Daily Star)external-link

Former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville, 38, could take temporary charge of Valencia after first-team coach Nuno Espirito Santo quit on Sunday. Neville was the 41-year-old's assistant manager. (Daily Mail)external-link

Serie A sides AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Bologna are interested in Leicester City forward Andrej Kramaric, 24. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, 56, will take over at Bayern Munich should Pep Guardiola quit the German club at the end of the season to move to the Premier League. (Sun)external-link

Daily Express back page on Monday
The Daily Express also make mention of Diego Costa on their back page

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he would not swap striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, for Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, 28, who has broken the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games. (Daily Mail)external-link

Barcelona do not have a clause allowing them to buy back winger Adama Traore, 19, who signed for Aston Villa for £7m in August. (Daily Mirror)external-link

West Ham and Chelsea are both interested in Genoa midfielder Rolando Mandragora, 18, who is on loan at Serie B side Pescara. (Calcio Mercato)external-link

Manchester United are tracking Fiorentina's former West Brom midfielder Borja Valero, 30, and his 18-year-old team-mate Breel Embolo. (Blick - in Swiss)external-link

Atletico Madrid will seek a replacement for injured midfielder Tiago in January, with Monaco's Jeremy Toulalan, 32, top of their list. (Marca)external-link

Watford forward Troy Deeney, 27, who scored against Aston Villa on Saturday, said he failed a trial at Villa Park as a youngster because he was "more interested in chasing girls".(Daily Express)external-link

Brighton loan signing Rajiv van La Parra has no idea why he has fallen out of favour at Wolves. The 24-year-old joined the Seagulls on Thursday. (The Argus)external-link

QPR plan to name their new manager this week from a shortlist of three - with Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 43, favourite for the job ahead of former Charlton and Huddersfield manager Chris Powell, 46, and Walsall's Dean Smith, 44. (Daily Star)external-link

Best of social media

Crystal Palace's players enjoyed a Christmas party after Saturday's win over Newcastle, with winger Wilfried Zaha posting this pictureexternal-link of the team in fancy dress.

One fan is proving a social media hit after a tweetexternal-link he posted about Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in 2012 was retweeted more than 24,000 times.

@SamTikaTaka tweet

Vardy posted on Twitterexternal-link that there is still work to be done after scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games. He said: "Thanks to everyone for all the congratulation messages! Over the moon to have achieved this, but there is still lots of work to be done!"

Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett said he did not mean to push Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez during their 1-1 draw on Sunday, tweeting:external-link "Genuinely was trying to stop, not push Sanchez, just to clear that up."

And finally

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has been photographed partying again - but this time he was at a junior fan-club Christmas party at Dudley Zoo after a change to the training schedule prevented his team-mates from attending. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Jamie Vardy's record-breaking goalscoring run has caught the eye of Adrian Butchart, the man behind the Goal! films, who believes the Leicester striker's journey could be a Hollywood hit. (Sun)external-link