Gossip column: Guardiola, Gray, Teixeira, Donnarumma
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Bayern Munich are prepared to fight for Pep Guardiola amid reports the Spanish boss has agreed to join Manchester City next season. (Daily Mail)
AC Milan's 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is understood to have impressed Manchester United and Chelsea, is worth £119m, according to his agent Mino Raiola. (Mediaset Premium - in Italian)
Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis, 34, could leave the club in January, with Rosario Central interested in taking the veteran Argentine back to his homeland. (Daily Mirror)
Shakhtar Donetsk's £30m-rated Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, 25, has revealed Chelsea are in "deep" talks to sign him. (Sun)
Everton and Aston Villa are monitoring £15m-rated Burnley striker Andre Gray, 24, who began the season at Brentford and has scored 11 goals this term. (Daily Mirror)
Aston Villa captain Micah Richards, 27, says his bottom of the table team have "too many nice players" and are "too easy to play against". (Daily Telegraph)
Salford City's Gareth Seddon, a former team-mate of Vardy, says the England international has become a "working-class hero" and "a footballing version of Rocky". (Daily Star)
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says he will stand by his 33-year-old captain Fabricio Coloccini, despite a training ground clash this week. (Newcastle Chronicle)
Former Magpies manager Chris Hughton, now in charge at unbeaten Championship side Brighton, insists McClaren is the right man for Newcastle. (Talksport)
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 25, says he's on course to make his comeback from his knee injury over the festive period. (Liverpool Echo)
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has some advice for Aston Villa's 20-year-old Jack Grealish, who has been dropped after his partying antics were criticised. Carragher says ex-Reds boss Gerard Houllier told him: "Don't go to the nightclubs now. Buy a nightclub when you have finished playing." (Daily Mail)
Stoke summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri, 24, says displaying his trademark 'flip-flap' trickery against Chelsea proves he is getting back to his best. (Daily Telegraph)
Lee Carsley will take charge of Brentford's trip to Bolton on Monday, despite saying last Saturday's win over Nottingham Forest was his last in charge. (GetWestLondon)
Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic, 22, says he cannot take any risks after the longest lay-off of his career since aggravating a hamstring problem against Chelsea in September. (Liverpool Echo)
Manchester United's 19-year-old striker James Wilson says it was an easy decision for him to join Brighton on loan for the rest of the season. (The Argus)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says loaning Wilson is 'not so good' for the club in the short-term. (Manchester Evening News)
Best of social media
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku posted an Instagram picture of his team's trip to the south coast to play Bournemouth this weekend, with the reassuring message "Off to Bournemouth! #GodIsInControl."
West Ham gave their Black Friday club shop sales a push with the help of midfielder Alex Song, who recorded a message on Twitter urging fans to make their purchases.
Arsenal's decision to take a 14-minute flight to Norwich before Sunday's match at Carrow Road has been criticised by environmental campaigners. (London Evening Standard)
BBC Homes Under the Hammer presenter and ex-Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin has given his assessment on the current state of his former club. "Their defence needs major plumbing repairs, the midfield is like a kitchen without a gas supply, no one's cooking up a storm in there. Up front there's just no electricity, the strikers are short-circuiting and need a spark." BBC Radio 5 live