Gossip: Mourinho, Costa, Van Dijk, Schweinsteiger, Mikel
Senior figures at Manchester United are becoming increasingly frustrated by manager Jose Mourinho's conduct after he was sent to the stand during the home draw against West Ham. (Daily Mail)
Mourinho faces a touchline ban of up to three matches after his dismissal on Sunday. (Times - subscription required)
The United manager is being let down by his players at Old Trafford, according to former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness. (Daily Star)
Inter Milan are preparing a £50m bid for Chelsea's Spain striker Diego Costa, 28. (Don Balon, via Calciomercato)
Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to sign Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, despite the Saints' £40m asking price for the 25-year-old Netherlands defender.(Daily Mirror)
Liverpool are ready to move for Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old USA midfielder Christian Pulisic following the injury to Philippe Coutinho, 24. (Daily Mail)
Manager Jurgen Klopp says that the absence of Brazil midfielder Coutinho should not be used as an excuse for the Reds' form to falter.(Guardian)
Chelsea coach Steve Holland will join Gareth Southgate's England set-up on a permanent basis at the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)
Manchester United will make a surprise move to sign John Mikel Obi, 29, from Chelsea, with the Nigeria midfielder out of favour at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he tried to bring Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 29, and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 25, to White Hart Lane during his time in charge. (Talksport)
Leicester City's recruitment strategy is under growing scrutiny after manager Claudio Ranieri said Poland winger Bartosz Kapustka, 19, is still not ready to play in the Premier League. (Telegraph)
West Ham are in talks with Simone Zaza's advisers and are hoping to remove the substantial appearance clause in the 25-year-old Italy striker's contract. (Sun)
Paris St-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert wants to meet Lionel Messi's father on a more regular basis in a bid to encourage the 29-year-old Argentina forward to move from Barcelona. (Marca)
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hinted that Manchester United's 32-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could be on the verge of retirement. (ESPN)
Manchester United have warned fans travelling to next week's Europa League match against Zorya Luhanskin in Ukraine that they are at risk of attack because of the ongoing conflict in the country. (Daily Mirror)
Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 31, is set to sign a new deal at Hertha Berlin in January. (DW Sport)
Hull City are ready to boost their Premier League survival chances with a move for Boavista's Portuguese winger Renato Santos, 25. (Desporto Ao Minuto)
West Ham's Senegal forward Diafra Sakho, 26, is facing four weeks out with a hamstring problem - having only just returned after three months out with a back injury. (Daily Express)
Ex-West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Mowbray is favourite to take the Rotherham United job following the departure of Kenny Jackett. (Birmingham Mail)
Newcastle's Senegal midfielder Mo Diame, 29, says he has no regrets about leaving Hull City to play in the Championship.(Newcastle Chronicle)
Manchester United's players are beginning to believe that they are "cursed" after drawing four successive home games, says their France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23. (Daily Express)
Stoke midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 24, believes he can be their equivalent of Manchester City's Yaya Toure - having returned to first-team football after a long period out of favour. (Daily Star)
Vincent Kompany's brother says the 30-year-old Manchester City captain is not suffering a recurrence of his muscular injury. (Manchester Evening News)
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The great and good of the sporting world were out in London on Monday for the premiere of sprinter Usain Bolt's film I Am Bolt. Among them was Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, who is out with an ankle injury but posted on Instagram after his appearance on the red carpet.
Christmas Day might not be for another 26 days but the England women's football team have been getting into the festive spirit. The team are preparing to face the Netherlands in a friendly international on Tuesday and enjoyed a Christmas dinner on Monday night.
"Secret Santa, Christmas songs and festive cheer," was the verdict of defender Alex Scott on Instagram.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, was feeling very cheery as he got a kiss from film star Julia Roberts - who attended Sunday's 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford.
Nine-time Olympic champion and Manchester United fan Usain Bolt says he is waiting for boss Jose Mourinho to give him a call to change careers and become a professional footballer. (ESPN)