Gossip column: Allardyce, Klopp, Lewandowski, Rodgers, Muller

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Monday's Sun back page

Sam Allardyce, 60, who became Sunderland's latest manager last week, says he would still like to manage England. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Allardyce is planning a return to one of his former clubs to sign West Ham centre-back James Tomkins, 26. (Daily Star)external-link

Southend say they have had no contact with Sunderland regarding their manager Phil Brown, despite reports that Allardyce would like a reunion with his former assistant on Wearside. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is being linked with a rapid return to management, by replacing Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Sherwood only has a few games to save his job - and Real Sociedad manager David Moyes is another in the frame to replace him if he goes. (Daily Mail)external-link

New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could seek a reunion with striker Robert Lewandowski, 27 - who he coached at Borussia Dortmund. (Independent)external-link

Klopp has informed Liverpool that he wants to sign Porto midfielder Ruben Neves, 18. (Metro)external-link

The German says he faces a "huge challenge" at Liverpool, but that the only target the club's owners have set him this season is to develop a "recognisable brand of football". (Guardian via Bild)external-link

However, veteran Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has backed Klopp to restore Liverpool to the English game's "elite". (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham, already monitoring the progress of Gent's Belgium international forward Laurent Depoitre, 26, who started and scored against Andorra on Saturday, are now monitoring the club's winger Moses Simon, 20. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Dele Alli, 19, is set to be handed a first international start as England take on Lithuania in their final Euro 2016 qualifier. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller, 26, has hinted the Premier League's money might eventually lure him to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Daily Mirror
Monday's Daily Mirror back page

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should adopt a more attacking mentality - like his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger. (Daily Express)external-link

Barcelona defender Dani Alves, 32, believes former team-mate Pedro should have stayed at the Nou Camp rather than join Chelsea. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 27, has expressed his desire to play under Pep Guardiola, who has been tipped to become their new manager at the end of the season if he leaves Bayern Munich. (Daily Mirror)external-link

America's Major League Soccer is planning to launch live video referee trials. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Meanwhile, former England captain David Beckham says his new club in Miami should be up and running within six weeks - and plans to model it on Manchester United. (Daily Star)external-link

Best of social media

Following the Republic of Ireland's defeat in Poland, injured goalkeeper Shay Given tweeted:external-link "Wasn't meant to be tonight, got to stay positive for next months play offs #IREvPOL #COYBIG"

David De Gea with Juan Mata
Club and country team-mates David De Gea and Juan Mata

Manchester United's Spain international goalkeeper David De Gea is in Kiev to play for his country against Ukraine on Monday, at the stadium where Spain won the 2012 European Championships. "Looking forward to play in a stadium that's part of the history of @sefutbol Last official game before the #Euro2016," he tweeted.external-link

Following news that Tim Krul will miss the rest of the season with ruptured knee ligaments, his Newcastle team-mate Paul Dummett tweeted:external-link "Sorry to hear the news @TimKrul hopefully we will be playing together again soon."

Swansea boss Garry Monk, one of only two Premier League managers on Twitter, took advantage of the international break with a trip to Chepstow races. He tweeted: "Great hospitality, enjoyed thanks!"

Garry Monk
Did Swansea boss Gary Monk win any money at the races?

And finally

Having replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp is moving into his predecessor's former apartment, a £1.2m penthouse in Sefton Park for which he will pay £4,000 a month. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool fan DJ Spoony annoyed most of the 76,000 spectators gathered at Old Trafford for the Super League Grand Final on Saturday - by playing the club's famous anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone' over the public address system. (Metro)external-link

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