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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen to sign Everton and Republic of Ireland right-back Seamus Coleman, 27, in a £16m deal three years after former boss David Moyes tried to bring him to Old Trafford. (Sunday People)external-link

United are also interested in Toffees striker Romelu Lukaku after the 23-year-old Belgium international was watched by club scouts during Everton's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace. (Star on Sunday)external-link

United defender Matteo Darmian, 26, is closing in on a return to his native Italy with a move to Inter Milan set to be finalised. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Talksport)external-link

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England caretaker boss Gareth Southgate's reaction to the booing of captain Wayne Rooney leads the Mail on Sunday back page

New York Red Bulls are not interested in signing United's out-of-favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger despite rumours linking the 32-year-old German with a move to Major League Soccer. (Bild via

Chelsea's £20m-rated Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 20, is wanted by Barcelona.(Sun on Sunday)external-link

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are prepared to pay 27-year-old Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil £250,000 a week if talks over a new deal with the Gunners break down. (Sunday Express) external-link

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, 51, is a surprise contender for the England manager's job.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

City are targeting up to four new full-backs - including Arsenal's £40m-rated Spain international Hector Bellerin, 21. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool are ready to offer Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 24, a new contract to fend off interest from Barcelona. (Sunday People)external-link

Derby caretaker boss Chris Powell is the leading candidate to replace Nigel Pearson as the club's manager. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City and Spain forward Nolito, 29, said he came close to joining Barcelona before deciding his future was in the Premier League. (Mundo Deportivo via Manchester Evening News)external-link

The back page of the Daily Star Sunday leads on reaction from England's win over Malta

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, said he "only wants the Chelsea job" if he moves into management when his playing days are over.(Sky Sports)external-link

England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate said the booing of 30-year-old captain Wayne Rooney at Wembley during Saturday's 2-0 win over Malta in a World Cup qualifier was "unfair". (Observer)external-link

West Ham United players not on international duty were called into training every day last week following the club's poor start to the season. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, says he was short of options before joining Torino on loan from Manchester City in an effort to play regularly. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

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West Ham co-chairman David Gold revealed on Twitter just how much the club tried to sign 30-year-old Colombia striker Carlos Bacca from AC Milan.

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was in the stands at Old Trafford to see Wigan beat Warrington in the Super League Grand Final.

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard and brother Thorgan, who plays for Borussia Monchengladbach, celebrate Belgium's 4-0 win over Bosnia

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated scoring four goals in Portugal's 6-0 win over Andorra by attempting to get the Spanish phrase for such a feat to catch on in English.

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And finally...

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi selected various emojis to reflect his team-mates at Stamford Bridge. He picked himself and Gary Cahill as the "cool ones" with sunglasses. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Norwich's goalkeepers have improved their reflexes with a special volleyball game involving a trampoline. (

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has launched a range of winter hats which look like his trademark protective headgear. (Metro)external-link

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