Gossip column: Mourinho, Kane, Lloris, Moyes, Wanyama

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Chelsea could sack manager Jose Mourinho whether or not they beat Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Owner Roman Abramovich may act if the Blues lose to Porto and then against leaders Leicester in the Premier League next weekend. (Sun)external-link

Daily Mail
The Daily Mail is reporting that Craig Bellamy is set to replace Gary Neville as a TV pundit

Manchester United are planning to make a £50m move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 22, in the summer transfer window. (Daily Star)external-link

Red Devils midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, could face a three-match ban for his clash with West Ham defender Winston Reid, 27, on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)external-link

United boss Louis van Gaal's job is not under threat should they exit the Champions League on Tuesday. (Daily Express)external-link

However, United will start their search for Van Gaal's successor at the end of the season if, as expected, the Dutchman confirms he will retire at the end of his contract in 18 months. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

However, the club will sit down with the Dutch manager in the new year to determine whether the 64-year-old wishes to depart in the summer of 2017 or sign a fresh contract. (Guardian)external-link

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola could be prepared to take a 12-month break from football to make sure he lands the Manchester United job. (Sun)external-link

Swansea have opened talks with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes about taking over from Garry Monk, who will be sacked after a run of seven defeats in 11 league games. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Alternatively, if Swansea decide to sack Monk, they could turn to former manager Brendan Rodgers, who has been out of work since his October departure from Liverpool. (Sun) external-link

Monday's Sun back page
The Sun report on a potential Swansea return for Brendan Rodgers

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires feels the Gunners should sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, who is "world-class material". (Evening Standard)external-link

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned off any potential interest for Hugo Lloris, 28, by saying the goalkeeper is key to the future of the club. (Express)external-link

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the Eagles - who are set for American investment - can win the Premier League in the next 10 years. (Sun)external-link

Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, 21, is taking intensive English lessons in order to conduct all media interviews in his adopted language. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot, 20, has requested a loan move away from Paris St-Germain as he struggles to get game time at the Ligue 1 leaders. (Telefoot, via L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Watford striker Odion Ighalo almost joined Chinese side Hebei China Fortune for £10m in the summer, but is delighted that he instead stayed with the Hornets, for whom he has scored nine goals this season. (Daily Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Leicester City players

The Leicester City players seem to be enjoying their time as Premier League leaders, dressing up as characters such as Spiderman, Iron Man and Batman, with striker Andrej Kramaric posting a picture on Instagram.external-link

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal performed a trick shot in his kitchen to get an orange back in the fridge. He posted a video on his neat footwork on Twitter.external-link

And finally

Tottenham's plans to build a new 61,000-capacity stadium have been described as "an act of pure vandalism" because of the planned demolition of three Victorian and Edwardian heritage buildings. (Evening Standard)external-link

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