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Manchester United are considering a January move for Real Madrid's 24-year-old Spain midfielder Isco. (Daily Mirror)external-link

United boss Jose Mourinho is set to drop captain Wayne Rooney, 30, after the England forward failed to impress against Watford. (Sun)external-link

Left-back Luke Shaw, 21, is not happy Mourinho publicly criticised him after the 3-1 defeat at Vicarage Road. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Mourinho is ready to sell defender Phil Jones in January, with Liverpool and Arsenal both interested in the 24-year-old. (Sun)external-link

The Red Devils are not planning any new arrivals in the January transfer window unless an exceptional target becomes available. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 28, admits the club are in a "little crisis" after losing three games in a row and says they must win their EFL Cup tie at Northampton on Wednesday. (Daily Express)external-link

Tottenham fear England striker Harry Kane, 23, will be out for up to two months with an ankle injury. (Daily Express)external-link

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The Daily Express back page leads with the story that Antonio Conte is already under pressure at Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could already be under pressure after owner Roman Abramovich held a meeting with club executives following the defeat by Liverpool. (Daily Star)external-link

Rangers midfielder Joey Barton, 34, believes he would do a better job as England manager than Sam Allardyce or Roy Hodgson. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City and Barcelona will move for Arsenal's Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 21, in the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton have initiated contract talks with 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku as they try to secure the Belgium international's long-term future. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Sunderland say there was nothing sinister about defender Patrick van Aanholt's late withdrawal from Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Tottenham, but have yet to clarify the exact nature of the "medical reasons" behind the 26-year-old's absence. (Northern Echo)external-link

West Ham have postponed contract talks with manager Slaven Bilic until he is able to turn around the club's poor form. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Napoli have confirmed Chelsea summer target Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, has signed a new long-term contract with the Italian club until 2021. (Evening Standard)external-link

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin's position is under threat. The 60-year-old's side have failed to win in the league since the opening day of the season and face Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in their next three league games. (Daily Mirror) external-link

Stoke are bottom of the Premier League, but chairman Peter Coates says manager Mark Hughes has the club's "full support". (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he does not have a number one goalkeeper as he prepares to give summer signing Loris Karius, 23, his competitive debut at Derby County in the EFL Cup. (Guardian)external-link

Best of social media

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hoping to get the nod from Antonio Conte to start in the EFL Cup against Leicester on Tuesday, tweeting:external-link "It was an honour to play my 100th game for this great club against Liverpool. I sincerely hope I can play 100 more starting from tomorrow."

Dedicated followers of fashion? Roberto Firmino showed off his questionable wardrobe as he relaxed with Liverpool team-mates Philippe Coutinho, Alberto Moreno and Lucas Leiva after a weekend off
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He ain't heavy... Southampton striker Charlie Austin was a big fan of Alistair Brownlee's selfless display of helping his exhausted brother Jonny over the line in a triathlon in Mexico

And finally

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg has suggested he may try to entice Dele Alli into becoming an action hero when the 20-year-old Tottenham midfielder's playing days are over. (Evening Standard)external-link

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