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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho appears to have overcome the opposition of Sir Alex Ferguson and will replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager. (Manchester Evening News)

The former Chelsea boss has told friends he is confident of succeeding Van Gaal at Old Trafford this summer. (Telegraph)

Hull boss Steve Bruce is a leading candidate to be the next Aston Villa manager - as is former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson. (Independent)

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy could be suspended for more than one match after being sent off against West Ham if referee Jon Moss reports the 29-year-old as being verbally abusive before leaving the pitch. (Guardian)

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 27, could face a Football Association charge for questioning the integrity of a match official by suggesting Moss had attempted to "even things up" by awarding Leicester a stoppage-time penalty in Sunday's 2-2 draw. (Independent)

Italy striker Mario Balotelli, who is on loan at AC Milan, says he does not want to return to Liverpool at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Barcelona forward Neymar, 24, allegedly threw a water bottle at an opposition player in the tunnel after Sunday's 2-1 home defeat by Valencia. (Marca in Spanish)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the club's announcement he will be replaced by Pep Guardiola in the summer could have played a part in the poor form that has left their title hopes all but over. (Mirror)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen's recent form has prompted Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to say the 26-year-old Wales international deserves a new deal. (Star)

Klopp, meanwhile, has denied he fell out with 20-year-old midfielder Jordon Ibe earlier this season. (Express)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has hinted Tottenham are in front of the Potters in the race to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22. (Sun)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revived his interest in Leicester's 19-year-old left-back Ben Chilwell, who is yet to sign a new deal offered to him by the Foxes. (Mirror)

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says 18-year-old forward Marcus Rashford can go on to "make history" at Old Trafford. (manutd.com)

Leeds are lining up World Cup-winning former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro, 42, as their next manager. (Mail)

However, Leeds owner Massimo Cellino insists he is not looking to appoint Cannavaro and has no intention of walking away from the club. (Telegraph)

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Tottenham are trying to hunt leaders Leicester down in the race for the Premier League title and Spurs striker Harry Kane posted a picture on Instagram of a pride of lions shortly after the Foxes drew 2-2 with West Ham on Sunday.

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Will Harry Kane and his Tottenham team-mates be lions when they play at Stoke on Monday and try to narrow the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester?

But Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic had a message for Kane and his Spurs team-mates, who visit the Britannia Stadium on Monday: "We know Tottenham will come here really up for it tomorrow, but we'll be ready."

And finally...

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere posted an image on social media following his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace with the words 'This is our club - today and forever' overlaid on the silhouette of three players. The only problem was - as people were quick to tell him - the image was actually a statue of Manchester United legends George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law. Wilshere promptly deleted the post. (Express)

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