Football gossip column: Pochettino, Zaza, Gabbiadini, Pepe, Mikel, Dembele, Toure

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, 44, is on Real Madrid's managerial wanted list. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

West Ham have offered striker Simone Zaza, 25, to Napoli as a makeweight in their pursuit of 24-year-old forward Manolo Gabbiadini. (Rai Sport, Sunday Express)external-link

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is blocking Yaya Toure's move away from the club to "humiliate" the midfielder, according to the 33-year-old's agent. (Sunday Mirror) external-link

Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea will go head-to-head for highly rated Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, 20, who the Scottish club value at £40m. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea are also planning an £18m move for 22-year-old Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles. (The Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United and Juventus are watching Real Madrid defender Pepe, 33, who is yet to agree a new contract with the La Liga side. (AS via Calciomercato)external-link

Marseille are looking at Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel, with a view to signing the 29-year-old in January. (TuttoMercato via Goal)external-link

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, 42, is in contention to become the next manager of League One side MK Dons. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson says Reds midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, is good enough to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. (Sky Sports)external-link

Barcelona are interested in 28-year-old winger Juan Cuadrado, who is on loan at Juventus from Chelsea, but want to use the Colombia international as a full-back. (Goal)external-link

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 29, is set to sign a new deal that will keep him at the Nou Camp until 2021. (Mundo Deportivo via AS)external-link

Ruben Hayrapetyan, the president of the Armenian FA, claims Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, "doesn't know what manager Jose Mourinho is thinking". (Armenpress via Metro)external-link

United fear Mourinho, 53, could face further punishment after being sent to the stands during the 0-0 home draw with Burnley. (Sunday Express)external-link

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Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 30, says a shot from Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, "nearly broke" his arm at Old Trafford. (Metro)external-link

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Arsene Wenger's side finally have a "plan B" with 30-year-old forward Olivier Giroud, who scored twice with his first two touches in the win over Sunderland. (BT Sport)external-link

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, 27, has been set a 10-goal target this season by team-mate Romelu Lukaku. (Everton FC)external-link

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, 22, says Manchester City were "more English" when he was with the club between 2011 and 2013. (Observer)external-link

Ex-England international Steve McManaman says former Real Madrid team-mate and current Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka, 43, can be a "top manager". (BT Sport)external-link

Barcelona have confirmed a long-term contract extension with American kit manufacturers Nike worth at least £140m a season from 2018. (AFP via Sky Sports)external-link

Best of social media

Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin had a message for whoever threw a coin at him during the Championship win at Preston on Saturday...

DeAndre tweet

Premier League goalkeepers have been reacting to Saturday's results on Twitter...

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Liverpool's Simon Mignolet reacts to the 4-2 win at Crystal Palace
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Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel after the 1-1 draw at Tottenham
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David de Gea, whose Manchester United side were held by Burnley

Middlesbrough beat Bournemouth 2-0 on Saturday, to the delight of defender Calum Chambers and striker Alvaro Negredo...

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And finally...

West Brom fans were forced to be creative with their chants to keep themselves entertained during their side's 4-0 defeat by Manchester City on Saturday. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

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