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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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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

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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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

Best of social media

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

Bayern Munich tweet

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


Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero postedexternal-link 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 digexternal-link 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)external-link

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