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Swansea are set to sack manager Francesco Guidolin after Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Liverpool, with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs one of the leading contenders to succeed him. (Sunday Telegraph)

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 36, could return to English football when his LA Galaxy contract expires next month. (Sunday Mirror)

German coach Ralf Rangnick says he has not been approached by the Football Association over the England manager's job. The 58-year-old was interviewed before Allardyce's appointment in the summer. (Sky Germany, via Sky Sports)

Manchester City and Manchester United both want Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, 26. (El Chiringuito, via Metro)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been told he must sell a player before moving for Southampton's £10m-rated defender Jose Fonte, 32. (Sun on Sunday)

Hull caretaker manager Mike Phelan is confident his future will be resolved during the international break. (Mail on Sunday)

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The back page of the Daily Star Sunday

West Ham are considering replacing manager Slaven Bilic with former Roma boss Rudi Garcia. (Sunday Express)

Derby County manager Nigel Pearson is on the verge of being sacked after an argument with owner Mel Morris, who used a drone to watch training sessions.(Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in signing Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams, 22. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are moving towards a deal for Italy and Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, 26. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail on Sunday)

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The back page of Sunday's Daily Express

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent says the 34-year-old rejected a big-money move to China before moving to Old Trafford. (Il Giornale, via ESPN)

Chief executive Martin Glenn says the Football Association will co-operate with any parliamentary inquiry in to the recent allegations of corruption in the game.(Observer)

Sunderland manager David Moyes hopes transfers can be made wholly transparent following the recent revelations in the Daily Telegraph. (Northern Echo)

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 29, who is on loan at Sevilla is keen to join City's sister club in New York. (Star)

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 24, is disappointed the club could not persuade 27-year-old Chelsea striker Diego Costa to move back to Spain. (Radio Marca, via London Evening Standard)

Manchester United sounded out Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as a replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scot first considered retirement in 2002. (Sunday Star)

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, 31, faces up to four weeks out with a knee injury, which would rule him out of Croatia's next international fixtures. (Marca - in Spanish)

Best of social media

For all his powers of termination, Arnold Schwarzenegger was unable to inspire Bayern Munich to a win against Cologne - the teams drew 1-1.

Bayern Munich tweet

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis took his son Everly along to Barcelona's training session, with Neymar handing over a personalised shirt.


Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero posted this snap of the players on their way to London for Sunday's game against Tottenham:

Willy Caballero

Preston's police force had a cheeky dig at Championship side Aston Villa after their 2-0 defeat on Saturday.

PNE Police tweet

And finally

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 29, entertained his team-mates by managing to score a goal despite a 20ft fence being in the way. (Mirror)

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