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German champions Bayern Munich want Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to be their next manager. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

West Ham will offer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, the chance to stay in the Premier League if he cannot break into Blues boss Antonio Conte's first team on a regular basis. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Stoke City are considering appointing Steve Bruce as manager if their fortunes under Mark Hughes do not improve. (Sunday Express)external-link

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he sent Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, 21, a letter in the summer after his difficult Euro 2016. City visit Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester City attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 25, is set to miss Wednesday's Champions League trip to Celtic after limping out of Saturday's 3-1 win at Swansea. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Tottenham are poised to offer England striker Harry Kane, 23, a new contract worth £120,000 a week. (Sunday Express)external-link

And Spurs are preparing a move for Fiorentina and Croatia midfielder Milan Badelj, 27, in January. (Sunday People)external-link

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The Mail on Sunday contrasts the fortunes of Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, jokingly threatened to break the legs of his agent Mino Raiola if he allowed midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, to join another team in the summer. (De Volkstrant - in Dutch, subscription required)external-link

Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 30, will be offered a new deal by Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 25, turned down the chance to hold talks with Paris St-Germain this summer. (Le Parisien - in French)external-link

The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has urged the club's hierarchy to tell manager Pep Guardiola his client is "family". (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Meanwhile, Toure's agent is believed to think that Guardiola's treatment of the Ivory Coast international is "illegal". (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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The Daily Star Sunday lead on Jose Mourinho backing Wayne Rooney

Former Manchester United player and coach Ryan Giggs and Wales boss Chris Coleman are top of Swansea's five-man shortlist to replace under-fire manager Francesco Guidolin. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are one of several clubs tracking Atalanta's Ivorian striker Franck Kessie, 19. (

Paris St-Germain are considering a January move for AC Milan's Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, 30. (Tuttosport - in Italian)external-link

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Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt signalled his approval of Paul Pogba's goalscoring contribution to Manchester United's 4-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday:

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United's fastest supporter gives his congratulations to Pogba

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey missed Saturday's 3-0 win over Chelsea through injury - but watched the game from the stand:

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Ramsey injured a hamstring in Arsenal's opening Premier League game of the season against Liverpool

The Gunners' north London rivals Tottenham went second in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough - and midfielder Dele Alli praised the club's fans:

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Dele Alli played the full 90 minutes of Spurs' win at Middlesbrough

Christian Benteke also left the north east happy, having scored the winner for Crystal Palace as they came from 2-0 down to beat Sunderland 3-2 at the Stadium of Light:

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Benteke scored his second goal for Palace in the win over Sunderland

And finally

Paul Pogba gave expensive watches to his former Juventus team-mates and club staff when he returned to the club to clear out his locker before joining Manchester United. (Tuttosport - in Italian)external-link

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