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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, 64, is on the brink of resigning after admitting he has let the fans down. (Sun)

The Dutchman will hold talks with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to discuss his potential exit from his contract, which runs until 2017. (Star)

Woodward has spoken to senior United players about Van Gaal's methods and is considering putting assistant coach Ryan Giggs, 42, in charge until the end of the season. (Mail)

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, 52, is increasingly confident about his chances of being the next United manager. (Times - subscription required)

Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes United would have appointed Mourinho already had they wanted him and thinks the club will wait until the summer to try to bring in Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, 45, or Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, also 45. (Telegraph)

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Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Shakhtar Donetsk striker Alex Teixeira, 26. (Futbol Ukraine via Daily Star)

But there is still a big gap between what the Reds are willing to pay for the Brazilian and his club's valuation. (Liverpool Echo)

Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez is considering a move to Watford after the 28-year-old initially rejected a move to Vicarage Road. (Mirror)

Roma have confirmed they are in negotiations with Chinese side Jiangsu Suning over the sale of former Arsenal forward Gervinho, 28. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid's France international forward Antoine Griezmann, 24, says he has no desire to leave Spain and join Chelsea in a £75m deal. (Telefoot via Express)

Chelsea have been finalising a deal to bring in forward Alexandre Pato, 26, from Corinthians on loan with a view to a permanent move. (Mail)

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Louis van Gaal's future and Diego Costa feature on the back page of the Daily Mail

Newcastle have cooled their interest in Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 24, with Spurs understood to want close to £14m for the England international. (Sky Sports)

The St James' Park club look set to keep French midfielder Moussa Sissoko this month, but the 26-year-old has hinted he could leave in the summer. (Sun)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25, is likely to leave the club after Euro 2016. (Bleacher Report)

Manchester City youngster Bersant Celina, 19, who made his debut in the FA Cup win over Norwich, is ready to leave the club on loan to continue his development. (Manchester Evening News)

City captain Vincent Kompany, 29, faces another month on the sidelines with a calf injury. (Star)

West Ham midfielder Alex Song, 28, says he took off his protective glasses during Saturday's draw with Manchester City because he could not see properly, even though not wearing them is a risk. (Times - subscription required)

Magpies captain Fabricio Coloccini, 34, believes he and his team-mates are being "too nice" on the pitch - and their lack of nastiness is costing them. (Newcastle Chronicle)

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 30, had reason to celebrate just a day after his side lost to Southampton as wife Coleen gave birth to the couple's third son.

Wayne Rooney on Twitter

And finally

Under pressure Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was spotted at Manchester Airport on Sunday. But he was not leaving the club - just travelling back to the Netherlands to celebrate his daughter's birthday. (Independent)

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce wants the transfer window to close so he can go back to watching his favourite television programmes, including Eastenders. (Mirror)

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