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The odds on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho leaving the club before the end of the year have been shortened following his side's loss to Everton on Saturday.(Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to start talks about extending his contract at Old Trafford beyond 2017. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Ex-Liverpool captains Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher have criticised Reds boss Brendan Rodgers' tactics and selection after his side's 3-1 defeat by Manchester United.(Sky Sports)external-link

Van Gaal does not want United fans to expect too much of Anthony Martial just yet, despite the 19-year-old's goalscoring debut against Liverpool.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, says he felt insulted by then-England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce when he was told he was being replaced as captain by Scott Parker in a toilet before a training session.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Ex-England and Manchester United midfielder David Beckham wants current United captain Wayne Rooney, 29, to sign for his planned new Miami team in Major League Soccer. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Manchester City are set to miss out on summer transfer target Paul Pogba with the French midfielder, 22, poised to join Barcelona when the Catalan club's transfer embargo comes to an end.(Sunday Express)external-link

But Tuesday's Champions League tie with the Italian club could give Manchester City a chance to further assess Pogba's talents with another bid for his services possibly in the offing. (Independent)external-link

This despite City boss Manuel Pellegrini saying that Pogba has a long way to go to match current City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, has a £30m buy-out clause in the new four-year contract he signed at Old Trafford. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, is determined to leave the Hawthorns and will turn down a lucrative new offer from the West Midlands club following his near-departure at the end of the summer transfer window.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Free agent Kevin Nolan could re-join Bolton as the midfielder, 33, looks for a new club following his departure from West Ham in August. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Newcastle have dismissed reports linking striker Papiss Cisse, 30, with a move to the Middle East in January.(Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

England manager Roy Hodgson says he will not give Liverpool midfielder Jordon Ibe, 19, an England debut just to keep him from playing for Nigeria. (Sunday People)external-link

Burnley defender Michael Keane, 22, is interesting Newcastle and Everton.(Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Bayern Munich are among the clubs watching Birmingham's England Under-20 international winger Demarai Gray, 19. (The People)external-link

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will renew his interest in Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, during the January transfer window.(Sunday Telegraph)external-link

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Ex-Man United striker Andrew Coleexternal-link was deeply impressed by the impact made by Martial in his debut for the Red Devils.

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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling,external-link who sat out his side's narrow win over Crystal Palace, saluted match-winner Kelechi Iheanacho by dubbing him 'Uncle Kelechi'.

And finally...

Jose Mourinho evaded a question about Everton defender John Stones, a summer transfer target for the Stamford Bridge club, by cutting short his pre-match television interview before his side's loss to the Toffees. (Independent)external-link

Arsenal and Everton were among a number of clubs who showed their support for refugees caught up in the current crisis in Syria by unveiling 'refugees welcome' banners at their home games on Saturday.(Daily Mirror)external-link

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