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Former Arsenal and Netherlands forward Dennis Bergkamp, 46, is a contender for the Reading manager's job after the sacking of Steve Clarke. (Daily Mirror) external-link

Leicester City are ready to offer striker Jamie Vardy, 28, a new £90,000-a-week contract, even though he still has two and a half years left on his current deal. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United have been told they can sign Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, 28, for £32m. (L'Equipe via Metro) external-link

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out ever coaching Real Madrid after speculation linking the 44-year-old former Barcelona manager with the club. (AS) external-link

Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc says striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, could leave the club at the end of the season. (Guardian)external-link

Former West Ham and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 68, has dismissed reports linking him with the vacant managerial position at Al Jazira in Dubai. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Alexandre Pato's agent says two or three Serie A clubs want to sign the 26-year-old forward in January. The Brazilian has also been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool. (Calciomercato via ESPN) external-link

Kevin-Prince Boateng's agent says the 28-year-old midfielder is close to a deal that will allow him to rejoin AC Milan from Schalke. (Milan News via FourFourTwo)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his side are attacking "70% of the time". (The Sun) external-link

The Dutchman says he will quit the job if he ever judges that the Manchester United players have lost faith in his methods. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 26, says working with a sports psychologist has helped "unclutter his mind" and improve his on-field decision-making. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

New Valencia head coach Gary Neville has described Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere as a "challenge", but says the 23-year-old is one of the best players he has ever coached. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has not ruled out the possibility of an unprecedented quadruple this season for the Premier League leaders. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

The Chilean, 62, says City will not be active in the January transfer window despite injuries to Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero this season. (Guardian)external-link

Kevin de Bruyne, 24, says he did not expect to be such a key player for Manchester City so soon after his club record £54.5m summer move from Wolfsburg. (Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez, 26, could have been killed when Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett, 25, pushed him into a camera pit at Carrow Road last weekend. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea captain John Terry, 34, says the club were close to selling him to Division One side Huddersfield in 2000.(Daily Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech shows off his drumming skills, posting on YouTubeexternal-link a video of him covering System of a Down's Toxicity.

Petr Cech

Injured Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand is enjoying a break in Dubai, posting a pictureexternal-link on Instagram while on holiday with his daughter.

Ryan Bertrand

And finally

Royal Ballet doctors have helped Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, 25, recover from a chronic heel problem. (The Sun)external-link

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have found a home in a Russian zoo, with three new-born pumas there named after the Barcelona forwards. (Daily Mirror) external-link

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 23, says he used to play the computer game "Football Manager" when he was a teenager at Ajax Amsterdam, and would sign himself at every club he managed.(Daily Mail)external-link

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