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England captain Wayne Rooney has been cleared by a Football Association inquiry after pictures of him with wedding guests while on international duty appeared in a national newspaper. It means the 31-year-old Manchester United forward will not face disciplinary action or be stripped of the captaincy. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will try to sign midfielder Willian, 28, from Chelsea in January. (Daily Star)

Mourinho has warned French forward Anthony Martial, 20, his chances are running out. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona are preparing to move for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 32. (Goal)

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The front page of Saturday's Times Sport section

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in two Fiorentina players - midfielder Milan Badelj, 27, and defender Nenad Tomovic, 29. (Calciomercato.com)

Former Blues manager Roberto di Matteo is wanted by 1860 Munich, despite lasting just 124 days in charge of Aston Villa. Another former Chelsea boss, Avram Grant, also interests the German second division side. (Bild - in German)

Arsenal are monitoring 17-year-old Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara, who is yet to sign a professional deal at the French club. (L'Equipe, via Daily Express)

Former Premier League official Howard Webb has been offered a job as head of referees in America's MLS after being interviewed for the job twice. (Sun)

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Saturday's Mirror back page

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says a clause in forward Simone Zaza's contract will not influence his selection. Zaza, 25, is yet to score in eight Premier League games since joining on a season-long loan from Juventus in the summer, and a £17.5m permanent move would be triggered after 10 appearances. (Squawka)

Hammers goalkeeper Adrian, 29, faces an uncertain future as boss Bilic is looking for a new number one. (Daily Mail)

Stoke hope to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 23, for £12m in January despite having had a £20m bid rejected in the summer. (Sun)

West Brom manager Tony Pulis wants to sign Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, 27, in January. (Daily Telegraph)

But Rodriguez is Hull City's number one target in January. (Hull Daily Mail)

Sunderland manager David Moyes admits goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22, could leave in January if the Black Cats receive a big offer. (Daily Mail)

Tigers boss Mike Phelan is also interested in 24-year-old Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan, who is available on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he would not have a problem signing players from his former club Southampton. (Daily Star)

Best of social media

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso looked relaxed as he thanked fans for their good wishes on his birthday. (Instagram)

Xabi Alonso Instagram

England captain Wayne Rooney paid tribute to former international team-mate Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement on Thursday. Rooney said: "One of the best players I've played with. One of the best players I've played against. One of the best players there has ever been! Enjoy your retirement Steven Gerrard #Legend." (Instagram)

Wayne Rooney Instagram picture with Steven Gerrard

Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale said he will be "doing everything" to return from an ankle injury "as soon as possible" after he was ruled out for an expected four months.(Instagram)

Gareth Bale instagram

And finally...

Liverpool owner John W Henry has spent £68m on a yacht, which includes a pool, spa, gym and helipad. (Liverpool Echo)

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