Football gossip: Eriksen, Defoe, Rice, Kane, Rashford, Fernandinho

Football gossip

Bayern Munich could rival Real Madrid for Tottenham Hotspur's 27-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen in January. (Sport1, via Sunday Mirror)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says 37-year-old former England striker Jermain Defoe - on loan at Ibrox from Bournemouth - could be given a player-coach role at the Scottish Premiership club next season. (Daily Record)

Manchester United could spend £70m to sign West Ham United's England midfielder Declan Rice, 20, in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Two England internationals - Spurs' Harry Kane, 26, and Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, 21 - are on Spanish champions Barcelona's list of centre-forward targets. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City's 34-year-old Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, out of contract at the end of the season, is in line for a new 12-month deal at Etihad Stadium. (Sun on Sunday)

Former Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson is the leading candidate to become the new manager of League One side Sunderland.(Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United are expected to have up to £300m to spend over the next two summers - but former captain Bryan Robson says it was a mistake to lose big names including Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, without replacing them. (Daily Star Sunday)

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the club to use a Spanish consultancy service to help with their recruitment drive. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle United are monitoring Queens Park Rangers' Republic of Ireland midfielder Ryan Manning, 23. (Football Insider)

Wolves have been linked with Galatasaray's DR Congo defender Christian Luyindama, 25 - a former transfer target of Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, now chief executive at Dutch club Ajax, has revealed he would like to one day return to Old Trafford - if he gets the same role with the Red Devils. (Sunday Mirror)

Derby County owner Mel Morris is holding out for £60m before he sells the Championship club, having already received a £50m offer from an American consortium. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham's Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 34, is expected to be sidelined for three months after surgery on his hip injury. (London Evening Standard)

Newcastle plan to support manager Steve Bruce in the January transfer window, with recruitment planning already under way at St James' Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson says he still struggles to deal with the part the media played in his dismissal from the national team. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

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