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Manchester City are ready to make a £70m bid for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, but Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in the France international. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

England interim manager Gareth Southgate is expected to be given the job permanently if his side beat Scotland in Friday's World Cup qualifier. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

French champions Paris St-Germain want to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 28. (Sunday Express)external-link

Arsenal are considering a move for 21-year-old Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez. The Uruguay international could cost the Gunners £54m. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Wayne Rooney, 31, is determined to remain at Manchester United until the end of his contract in 2019, and the England captain believes he can secure a starting spot under Jose Mourinho. (Observer)external-link

Liverpool have made Borussia Dortmund's American winger Christian Pulisic, 18, a January transfer target. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

The Star on Sunday says Everton are interested in Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 22, says Manchester United should have shown his former Germany team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, more respect. (Mail on Sunday) external-link

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is attracting interest from two Chinese clubs, who are prepared to pay the 27-year-old £300,000 a week. (Sunday Express)external-link

Manchester United want to sign Ajax's 19-year-old Danish forward Kasper Dolberg. (Sunday People)external-link

Southampton manager Claude Puel says the club's 25-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk can become "one of the best in the world". (Southampton Echo)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has made signing £30m-rated Van Dijk a priority as he looks to strengthen his defence. (Sunday People)external-link

Daryl Horgan, a star of Dundalk's Europa League run, could be set for a move to England, with Newcastle and Aston Villa interested in the 24-year-old winger. (Irish Independent)external-link

Chelsea hope to convince 15-year-old French striker Louis Guebbels to leave Lyon and join their academy. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Sunday Express
The Sunday Express claims Andy Carroll can earn £300,000 a week in China

Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes he "needs more players" with the "mentality" of Idrissa Gueye, after his side lost 5-0 at Chelsea in the 27-year-old Senegal midfielder's absence. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Spanish giants Barcelona could move for ex-Stoke midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, to act as back-up to Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, 28. The 27-year-old French player is currently at Sevilla. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Real Madrid's 17-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard could be on his way to Rennes in January, after the French club failed to take the Norway international on loan in the summer. (Ouest France, via AS)external-link

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is confident striker Jamie Vardy, 29, will end his goal drought. Vardy, who scored 19 times last season, has been goalless for two months. (Sunday Times)external-link

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris, 29, has told the side they must stop "pretending" they are among the elite of English football and instead prove they deserve their place. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Juventus want to sign Paris St-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 29, as a replacement for Paul Pogba, 23, who joined Manchester United in the summer. (Tuttosport, via Calciomercato)external-link

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A pub in Ghanaian capital Accra has created a menu of Premier League-themed burgers.

Burgers in Accra
Claudio Ranieri didn't make the cut, despite leading Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2015-16

Victor Anichebe's first goal for Sunderland was not enough to prevent the club from mocking the striker's Twitter gaffe.external-link

Sunderland Anichebe tweet
Anichebe tweeted a message which appeared to have been drafted by a third party, forgetting to remove the line "can we just tweet something like", in October

Southampton striker Charlie Austin has made the rise from non-league to Premier League as a player, and now wants to do it as a virtual manager...

Charlie Austin

Everton manager Ronald Koeman was not making any excuses after his side's 5-0 loss to Chelsea.

Ronald Koeman
Everton have won just one of their last six league fixtures

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka was understandably delighted with his side's 1-1 draw at Manchester City. He tweeted:external-link "Really happy to gain a deserved point at a very difficult ground. The team's commitment and confidence continue to see us grow."

And finally...

A PE teacher has published a book detailing his applications to manage 92 professional British football clubs. (Coventry Telegraph)external-link

Barcelona women player Barbara Latorre drew comparisons to Lionel Messi by beating six players on her way to a stunning solo goal. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona - the "self-appointed commissioner of football" - has sent a message to Jose Mourinho. (Eurosport)external-link

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