Football gossip column: Griezmann, Pickford, Sturridge, Lukaku, Depay

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Manchester United have held more talks with Atletico Madrid about a move for £80m-rated France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, who they see as a replacement for 30-year-old captain Wayne Rooney. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Everton want to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22, as a long-term replacement for 34-year-old Maarten Stekelenburg. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

However, Pickford is to be handed a wage increase by the Black Cats in an attempt to keep him at the club. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Manchester United's Netherlands winger Memphis Depay, 22, is set to move to AC Milan in January. (Sunday Express)external-link

Tottenham are monitoring Lazio's 22-year-old Belgium left-back Jordan Lukaku, who is the younger brother of Everton striker Romelu. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool are preparing a £19.5m move for Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 22. (CalcioMercatoWeb, via Daily Star)external-link

Daily Star Sunday
The back page of the Daily Star Sunday looks ahead to Monday's game between Liverpool and Manchester United

England keeper Joe Hart, 29, who is on loan at Torino, has played his last game for Manchester City and will leave the club permanently next summer because he feels let down by boss Pep Guardiola. (Sunday Express)external-link

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has cast doubt on the long-term Anfield future of England striker Daniel Sturridge, 27.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Newcastle United are keen on Partizan Belgrade's 19-year-old defender Nikola Milenkovic and could make a move in January. (Chronicle)external-link

Everton boss Ronald Koeman, 53, is shaping his career to manage Barcelona, according to Telegraph chief football writer Sam Wallace. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Mail on Sunday
Former Valencia boss Gary Neville tells the Mail on Sunday he has no plans to coach again

Southampton's club record £16m signing Sofiane Boufal, 23, will have to wait to make his first start for the club as boss Claude Puel eases the Morocco midfielder back after a knee injury. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

League One Bolton Wanderers have decided against signing former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, 35. (Bolton News) external-link

Brighton boss Chris Hughton wants managers to be given more time after a spate of sackings in the Championship. (The Argus)external-link

Frustrated Manchester City fans claimed thousands missed the start of their team's 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday because turnstiles were not working properly. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Valencia and England coach Gary Neville says he will not coach again. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

MPs will demand the Football Association sets up an inquiry into claims of widespread corruption in football. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku was not too unhappy with a point and a goal against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. (Twitter)external-link

Romelu Lukaku

Despite a busy day of Premier League action, Southampton striker Charlie Austin was enjoying other forms of entertainment. (Twitter)external-link

Charlie Austin

Former Bournemouth midfielder Ian Bishop is delighted to see the club in the Premier League's top 10 following a thumping 6-1 home win over Hull City. (Twitter)external-link

Ian Bishop

And how about this for a gesture? Stewart Donald, chairman of National League Eastleigh, donated his club's share of the gate receipts to opponents North Leigh - his former club - after a 6-0 win in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round. (Twitter)external-link

Eastleigh FC

And finally...

West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli, 27, owes Tony Pulis dinner - after the Baggies manager bet he would get his £13m signing back into the Belgium squad. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Hull City boss Mike Phelan has been unable able to park in the manager's space at the club's training ground since his appointment was confirmed - because it's been occupied by a white van. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

A Manchester United fan has had the Liverpool crest tattooed on to his leg to raise money for charity. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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