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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew, 55, faces the sack if his team loses to Swansea City on Saturday, with former England manager Sam Allardyce and Wales boss Chris Coleman candidates to replace him. (Sun)

Liverpool are lining up deals for Southampton's Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, and English midfielder Sam McQueen, 21. The pair will cost the Reds £40m in January.(Daily Star)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 36, wants to coaching role at Anfield after rejecting the chance to manage League One MK Dons.(Daily Mirror)

Daily Mirror
Tuesday's Daily Mirror features Steven Gerrard rejecting the chance to manage MK Dons

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic's future is in doubt after the club's poor start to the season and the Hammers could consider Eddie Howe, Roberto Mancini, Rudi Garcia and Rafael Benitez as options to replace the 48-year-old.(Telegraph)

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, are both seeking a wage well in excess of £200,000 a week to stay at Arsenal.(Evening Standard)

Meanwhile, Sanchez will be given a winter break by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger so he is fully fit for the club's end-of-season run-in. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool and Tottenham will compete to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Ante Coric, 19, in the January transfer window. (Squawka)

Leicester City have made a £15.5m offer for Genk's 19-year-old Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.(Het Laatste Nieuws - in Flemish)

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Hull City's 17-year-old left-back Josh Tymon, who has also caught the attention of Everton and Liverpool. (ESPN)

Valencia are keen on signing West Ham striker Simone Zaza on loan during the January transfer window. The 25-year-old Italy international joined the Hammers on loan from Juventus in the summer. (Gazza Mercato, via Daily Express)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will send scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, 21, when the Portuguese side play Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Sun)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is concerned about France forward Anthony Martial's state of mind with the 20-year-old having scored only one Premier League goal this season.(Telegraph)

Mourinho also left £26.3m summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, out of the side to play Arsenal last weekend as the game carried too much pressure for the Armenia midfielder. (Times - subscription required)

United's former England midfielder Michael Carrick, 35, is to be offered a new one-year contract by the club. (Daily Mail)

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Scotland winger Oliver Burke, 19, says RB Leipzig's rise to the top of the Bundesliga table has helped justify his decision to move to Germany.(thesetpieces.com)

Swansea City's Gambia winger Modou Barrow, 24, is a target for Premier League rivals Leicester City and Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

Huddersfield Town will seek £8m for 26-year-old Nahki Wells in January after the Bermuda forward turned down a new contract to stay at the Championship club. (Telegraph)

Brighton, Bristol City, Norwich, Wolves and Brentford are all interested in signing Watford striker Jerome Sinclair, 20, in January.(Watford Observer)

Defender Nathan Ake, 21, says he is concentrating on doing well for Bournemouth despite being linked with a return to Chelsea. The Netherlands Under-21 international joined the Cherries on a season-long loan in June. (Daily Echo)

Former Cardiff City boss Paul Trollope, 44, is close to being appointed assistant manager at Brighton and Hove Albion. It will be the third time Trollope has linked up with Chris Hughton, the Brighton boss.(The Argus)

Bruce Arena, 65, is expected to be named head coach of the United States again - 10 years after leaving the post - following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann on Monday. (USA Today)

Nottingham Forest must be sold soon to stop the sale of in-form 23-year-old Congolese striker Britt Assombalonga, says club legend Kenny Burns. (Nottingham Post)

Aston Villa will consider recruiting a new back-up goalkeeper in January after Jed Steer, 24, had surgery on an Achilles injury. (Birmingham Mail)

Ex-Leeds United midfielder Lee Bowyer, 39, wants the vacant manager's job at his former club Charlton Athletic. (Talksport)

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh, 46, has praised the League One club's chairman for not sacking him. (Kent Online)

League One Bury have received more than 70 applications for the vacant manager's job since David Flitcroft was dismissed last week. (Bury Times)

Best of social media

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes might have been on the losing side when Chelsea visited the Riverside on Sunday. However, the former Barcelona man, 34, was cheered up by the sight of his son at the game.


Singer Justin Bieber poses with Barcelona trio Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi after popping in to the club before their Champions League game against Celtic on Wednesday.


Watch out Stoke City! Striker Troy Deeney enjoyed a knockout boxing session before Watford's home game against the Potters next Sunday. Deeney, 28, was in the ring with former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin.


Former Norwich forward Darren Huckerby enjoyed some memorable times at the club as a player - but things appear to have taken a downturn after he tweeted about his new role as the "mini-bus driver".

Darren Huckerby on Twitter

And finally...

Midfielder Michael Bostwick, 28, thought he had picked out a team-mate wearing Peterborough's second-choice hi-vis shirt - only to discover his pass had landed at the feet of a steward during a League One game. (Telegraph)

Birmingham City's former Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak, 34, broke his nose for the fifth time in his career during his team's 1-0 Championship win over Bristol City on Saturday. (Birmingham Mail)

The Swedish FA plans to erect a 2.7-metre statue of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrhimovic, 35, outside the country's national stadium in Stockholm in honour of its former international. (Daily Star)

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