Saturday's gossip: Vardy, Muto, Costa, Van Gaal, Benteke
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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 28, will be offered a new £80,000-a-week contract to keep him at the Foxes amid interest from Chelsea. (Mirror)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has agreed to relax the strict regime that has proved so unpopular among his players. (Daily Mail)
The Old Trafford side are lining up a £10m January transfer bid for Mainz's Japanese international striker Yoshinori Muto, 23. (Mirror)
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink believes he can sort out temperamental striker Diego Costa, 27, because he too once showed frustration at his manager in his younger days. (Express)
Former Manchester United striker and now Stoke manager Mark Hughes has questioned whether his old club's current players have the leadership skills needed to lift them out of their current crisis. (Telegraph)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a £33m bid for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 25, in the January transfer window. (Sun)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he had a heart-to-heart with striker Christian Benteke in a bid to kick-start the 25-year-old's career at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)
West Brom manager Tony Pulis has urged striker Saido Berahino, 22, to get back on track by doing the thing he does best - scoring goals. (Star)
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 27, is set to get a new five-year deal, worth about £60,000 a week. (Sun)
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes captain Vincent Kompany's injury problems are behind him and the 29-year-old can lead them to the Premier League title. (Manchester Evening News)
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, 33, will be offered a role on the club's coaching staff when he retires. (Daily Mail)
Roy Hodgson has tipped Gary Neville to succeed him as England manager at some point in the future. (Star)
Best of social media
Plenty of footballers took to social media to share their Christmas experiences with the rest of the world.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on Instagram: "Merry Christmas peeps! Caribbean brekky. Ackee n saltfish ,Callaloo, plantain, Irish moss n Sturr crazy sauce #blessed #grateful #theysayitsgonebeeasy"
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on Twitter: "Wishing everyone around the world a merry Christmas! #christmas #christmasjumper
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on Instagram on Christmas Eve: "Merry Christmas to all my followers have a great day tomorrow .. thank you for your incredible support."
Boca Juniors and Argentina forward Carlos Tevez on Twitter: "Happy Christmas everyone!!! I love family."
Victoria Beckham on Instagram: "Best Santa ever!"
New York City midfielder Andrea Pirlo on Instagram: "I wish you joy, love and happiness... Merry Christmas!!!"
Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas on Instagram: "Merry Christmas everyone!"
Manchester United winger Ashley Young on Twitter: "Merry Christmas to you all, have a great day."
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker is not having the best of fortunes with sharp objects at the moment. He cut his finger on the Sports Personality of the Year trophy on Sunday night and on Christmas Day, wife Danielle tweeted a photo of his bloodied hand after he injured himself again while preparing dinner.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits he has been getting inspiration from the lyrics of Britney Spears and will.i.am.(Express)