Gossip column: Aguero, Klopp, Tiote, Sanchez, Neymar

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Manchester City plan to extend the contract of Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 27, before new boss Pep Guardiola takes over in the summer. (Sun)external-link

City defender and Aguero's Argentina team-mate Pablo Zabaleta, 31, says the players expect there will be changes when Guardiola replaces Manuel Pellegrini. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to return to work on Monday after discharging himself from hospital, following an emergency operation after a bout of appendicitis. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are considering a review of their ticket prices after a walkout by thousands of supporters during Saturday's draw with Sunderland at Anfield. (Daily Express)external-link

But Reds' fans' group The Spirit of Shankly has warned there will be further demonstrations during the matches against Manchester City and Chelsea. (Independent)external-link

Arsenal have opened negotiations with Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, 27, on a new five-and-a-half year contract worth £51.5m. (Football Insider)external-link

Leicester City are monitoring Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele, 18, who has also interested Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton. (Daily Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, the Foxes are preparing a £23m summer move for CSKA Moscow and Nigeria's 23-year-old striker Ahmed Musa. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Leicester boss Clauduio Ranieri has compared his side to mountain climbers and told his players "don't look down" as they try to pull off one of the most unlikely title wins in history. (Daily Express)external-link

Italian Ranieri says his side are "enjoying" their rise and that the pressure is "on the other teams who have spent a lot of money to win the Premier League and the Champions League". (Guardian) external-link

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Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says the Foxes dynamic does change slightly now that so many people see Leicester as favourites, but he added: "I do not expect that to bother them." (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren wants Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote, 29, to stay after he was tipped for a move to the United Arab Emirates or China. (Guardian)external-link

The Football Leaks website claims to have details of bonuses that were available to Manchester United's squad in the 2009-10 season, reportedly including £2.5m for winning the Premier League and £5.25m for the Champions League. (Daily Mail)external-link

Barcelona's technical director Robert Fernandez insists Neymar, 24, is happy in Spain, after he was linked with Manchester City.(Sun)external-link

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, is in talks with Bayern Munich over a new contract, according to his agent. (Polstat Sport, in Polish)external-link

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is going to use Leicester City's rise from Premier League strugglers last season to title contenders this season as inspiration for Villa's survival battle. (Daily Mail)external-link

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says Arsenal and France midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 31, should have been sent off for a two-footed challenge when the score was 0-0 in his side's 2-0 defeat by the Gunners on Sunday. (Guardian)external-link

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores says Tottenham "have everything one team needs to try to be champions". (Times - subscription required)external-link

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Yohan Cabaye has made 25 appearances for Crystal Palace this season

Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 30, tweetedexternal-link to say he was excited about Sunday's Super Bowl 50 between Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 20, who has been sidelined since September after suffering a double leg break, sent best wishes to Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, 21, after he picked up a nasty knee injury against United on Sunday. He tweeted:external-link Best wishes to @KurtZouma. Get well soon!"

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And finally

A Leicester City fan has tempted fate by amending defender Robert Huth's Wikipedia page to claim that the German's goal in the 3-1 victory at Manchester City on Saturday will help the Foxes win the Premier League title. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was involved in a famous clash with Martin Keown in their playing days and, when told the ex-Arsenal defender lived in Oxford when giving a talk in the city, the Dutchman quipped: "I thought you had to be clever to live around here". (Independent)external-link

Southampton defender Victor Wanyama will be expected to pay back his team-mates with doughnuts after his third red card this season, according to team-mate Maya Yoshida. (Daily Star)external-link

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