Gossip column: Mourinho, Garde, Sherwood, Pogba, Moyes, Vieira

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Chelsea are preparing for Jose Mourinho's departure following Saturday's loss at West Ham, during which the manager was sent to the stands. (Daily Mail)external-link

Mourinho will be given one more chance to save his job, but defeat to Liverpool next Saturday will result in his sacking. (Daily Star)external-link

The Guardian
The Guardian lead on Remi Garde being in line to manage Aston Villa

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, 44, is Chelsea's first-choice replacement for Mourinho if the Portuguese cannot find a solution to the Premier League champions' poor form. (Telegraph)external-link

Alternatively, Mourinho retains the backing of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, despite his sending off and the defeat at West Ham. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Lyon boss Remi Garde, 49, is the front-runner to succeed Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa, after the 46-year-old's dismissal on Sunday. (Guardian)external-link

But Villa are also keen to interview Real Sociedad manager David Moyes, 52, while Sherwood could be in line to manage Swindon Town. (Daily Express)external-link

Sherwood is set to collect around £2m in compensation after his sacking following the home defeat by Swansea. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal want to bring former captain Patrick Vieira back to the club with a view to making the 39-year-old manager in the future. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea captain John Terry is a target for Qatari club Al Arabi, whose manager is the defender's former Blues team-mate Gianfranco Zola. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is "sick" of talking about Wayne Rooney and the 30-year-old England forward's struggle for form. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 23, believes the club do not need to add to the squad in January in order to maintain their push for the Premier League title.(London Evening Standard)external-link

The Mirror says defeat to Liverpool will see Jose Mourinho sacked at Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis wants countries to pay the wages of players when they are away on international duty. (Telegraph)external-link

The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has denied there is an agreement in place for the 22-year-old France international to move to Spain at the end of the season. (Tuttosport - in Italian)external-link

Real Madrid are lining up a move for Leicester City's England forward Jamie Vardy, 28, in the January transfer window.(Fichajes, via Metro)external-link

Vardy, who has scored 10 goals already this season, is also wanted by Liverpool and Tottenham. (ESPN)external-link

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the club's new manager Jurgen Klopp may need to sign a winger in January in order to add balance to a squad. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

The form of Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, 36, has prompted 84% of respondents to a vote to state he should be dropped from the starting XI. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Best of social media

Injured Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was clearly happy with the point his side picked up at Old Trafford in the Manchester derby to top the Premier League. The 27-year-old tweeted:external-link "Very serious match for all the squad, with a lot of attitude. A point that matters, and much, to hold the top. C'mon, City!"

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez struck a hat-trick against Eibar

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 26, tweeted a photo collageexternal-link of the goalless draw, adding: "We got a point in a very tough derby. The atmosphere at Old Trafford was top."

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 29, tweeted:external-link "We always go for the win but a draw was a good result today. I'm sure the next derby at the Etihad will be a great one."

Luis Suarez posted on Instagramexternal-link to show off the match ball he picked up after netting three for Barcelona in their defeat of Eibar. The 28-year-old Uruguay striker wrote: "Very happy Catalans to celebrate my first year with a very important victory ... Thank you all for your support!!!"

It would appear Harry Kane has been granted a holiday after his hat-trick in Tottenham's win at Bournemouth. The 22-year-old England striker tweeted:external-link "Great result today! Buzzing with the hat-trick!⚽️ Nice little break away with Kate Goodland now."

Sunderland striker Ola Toivonen is clearly enjoying his loan spell on Wearside, as his tweet after Sunday's 3-0 winexternal-link over local rivals Newcastle - their sixth successive Tyne-Wear derby victory - attests: "Wow! What an atmosphere today! 3-0 and first win of the season. Fans and teammates were amazing! 6 in a row!! #Hawaythelads"

And finally

A Barnsley fan who had to be rescued by police at the club's Oakwell ground late on Saturday night claims he was trapped in the stadium after falling asleep on the toilet during their defeat by Fleetwood seven hours earlier.(Yorkshire Post)external-link

A player in this season's Fantasy Football League is defying the odds by being placed 18th out of over 3.5 million participants despite appearing to have not made any substitutions or transfers to their team since the start of the campaign.(Bleacher Report)external-link