Monday's gossip column: Klopp, Vieira, Thiago Alcantara, Sagna

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Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, 48, will only consider replacing Brendan Rodgers, 42, at Liverpool if he is given full control over future signings at Anfield - meaning an end to the club's transfer committee. (Mail)

Sunderland are considering whether to replace boss Dick Advocaat, 68, with 39-year-old former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is head of the elite development squad at Manchester City. (Mirror)

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The back page of Monday's Sun

Manchester City could move for 24-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara - a former target for Manchester United. (Star)

Manchester City full-back Bacary Sagna, 32, believes his team's 4-1 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday came because they were too cocky as a result of their five-match unbeaten run. (Sun - subscription required)

While City manager Manuel Pellegrini walked out of a post-match press conference, telling reporters: "If you want to talk about stupid things then I do not answer stupid things."(Times - subscription required)

Stoke forward Jonathan Walters, 32, said after scoring in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth that his future remains unresolved. He is out of contract next summer. (Telegraph)

Tottenham are set to offer £345,000 for Brondby teenager Armend Aslani. The 17-year-old forward can play on either wing or as a central striker. (Mail)

West Bromwich Albion will make a £3.5m bid for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, 19, in the January transfer window. (Telegraph)

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Monday's Daily Star back page

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 27, says a heated exchange took place between the players after their League Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday, which resulted in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday. (Mirror)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side is capable of challenging for a top-four place in the Premier League, as long as his squad continues to develop.(Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea and Manchester United both want Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 15, who plays for Feyenoord.(Star)

West Brom winger Callum McManaman, 24, remains a die-hard Everton fan despite being released as a youngster, and hopes to watch next weekend's derby from the Gwladys Street stand.(Independent)

Toffees midfielder Gerard Deulofeu, 21, has told manager Roberto Martinez he wants to start more games.(Express)

Best of social media

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 20, is facing at least six months out after suffering a double fracture to his right leg in United's Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven earlier this month. However, he revealed via his Instagram account that he is making progress. Shaw said: "Long road ahead but so happy to be able to put weight on my leg again!"

And finally...

A flat at Arsenal's former Highbury home has gone up for sale. Fans can enjoy the communal garden that was once the Gunners' pitch for a mere £660,000. (Mirror)