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Chelsea want striker Diego Costa, 28, to sign a lucrative new contract to prevent Atletico Madrid from re-signing the player. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool need to give playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 24, a new contract and pay rise to fend off interest from Barcelona. (Liverpool Echo)

The Reds are confident of keeping the Brazilian as the player does not have an buy-out clause in his contract. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is weighing up a £26m move for Benfica and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22. (A Bola, in Portuguese)

Meanwhile, United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, wants to move to Major League Soccer in January after being frozen out at Old Trafford. (Squawka)

Saturday's Guardian features England's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland
Saturday's Guardian features England's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland

Interim England boss Gareth Southgate, 46, all but sealed the role on a permanent basis with a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland on Friday. (Independent)

Ex-England and Manchester United defender Phil Neville, 39, could become manager of the Under-21 side if Southgate gets the job with the senior side. (Times - subscription required)

Sunderland boss David Moyes says he rejected the chance to sign Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, as he did not want to stall Jordan Pickford's progress. Hart has since joined Torino in Italy on a season-long loan. (The Shields Gazette)

Juventus are considering a move for Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, with Everton, AC Milan and Roma also being linked with the 22-year-old. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, Everton boss Ronald Koeman watched fellow Dutchman Depay when he came on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Belgium on Wednesday and could sign the player on loan in January. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham's 25-year-old striker Simone Zaza, who is on loan at the club from Juventus, has been linked with a swap deal for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini, 24. (Corriere dello Sport via Daily Mirror)

Newcastle United will not sell £14m-rated striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 22, in January despite interest from Napoli. (Northern Echo)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants France to rest defender Laurent Koscielny, 31, for the friendly against Ivory Coast on Tuesday with his side scheduled to face Manchester United and Paris St-Germain after the international break. (BeIN Sports via Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 28, is an injury doubt for their next game, against Arsenal on Saturday, 19 November. (Daily Mail)

Forward Alex Iwobi's father, who is also a lawyer, says the 20-year-old would stay at Arsenal even if Barcelona tried to sign him. (AfricanFootball.com)

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 23, is wanted by Championship side Aston Villa on loan. (Birmingham Mail)

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Watford's Ecuador defender Juan Carlos Paredes, 29, is attracting interest from clubs in Europe after falling out of favour at Vicarage Road. (Watford Observer)

Brighton's Israel striker Tomer Hemed, 29, says he could end his playing career back in Spain. He has already had spells in the country with Mallorca and Almeria. (The Argus)

Wolves are to decide whether their five loan signings - including 19-year-old Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson - will stay at the Championship club until the end of the season. (Express & Star)

Hull City are refusing to comment on reports that former Blackburn Rovers keeper Bobby Mimms, 53, has been appointed as goalkeeping coach. (Hull Daily Mail)

Bolton's 21-year-old striker Zach Clough, who has scored five goals in his last four League One appearances, has been urged to stay when the January transfer window opens by his manager Phil Parkinson. (Bolton News)

Former Leicester and Blackburn defender Bruno Berner, 38, has been named manager of Swiss club FC Tuggen, who are bottom of the third tier.(FC Tuggen, in German)

Former Wigan and West Brom striker Nathan Ellington, 35, is training with North West Counties Premier Division side Nelson.(Wigan Today)

Fans of Leyton Orient and Blackpool, who are unhappy with the way their clubs are being run, will stage a joint demonstration ahead of the League Two match at Brisbane Road on 19 November.(Guardian)

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Southampton's former QPR striker Charlie Austin welcomed the news his old club reappointed Ian Holloway as manager on Friday

And finally

Scotland fans mocked England before Friday's World Cup qualifier by standing outside an Iceland supermarket and repeating the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists' famous 'Thunderclap'. (Sun)

Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given's name has been typed into search engines more than any other Premier League player this season, says search engine Bing. (Sentinel)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will team up to share the £120,000 cost to charter a private jet to get their Brazil players back from international duty as soon as possible after a game against Peru on Tuesday. (Sun)

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