Football gossip: Mourinho, Matic, Nasri, Conte, De Bruyne, Dembele, Solari, Alves

Football gossip

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faces the sack if he fails to guide them to Champions League qualification this season. (Sun)external-link

Mourinho's continued selection of 30-year-old Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic has been questioned by some of his Manchester United team-mates. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Former France midfielder Samir Nasri's move to West Ham is at risk of breaking down because of concerns over the 31-year-old's fitness. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The deal could also break down because of Nasri's pay demands, with West Ham not keen to match his £95,000-a-week pay demands. (Mail)external-link

Santiago Solari will be appointed Real Madrid manager until the end of next season. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he will wait until the summer before taking a new job in management. (Rai Sport via Goal)external-link

Conte's decision to wait means Chelsea face the prospect of paying him £11m in compensation - the full amount owed for what would have been the final year of his contract. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Anti-racism charity Kick It Out has asked for an explanation from West Ham after the club reinstated Under-18s coach Mark Phillips, who was suspended after attending a Democratic Football Lads Alliance march. (Telegraph)external-link

Uefa may reopen FFP investigations against Manchester City after German magazine Der Spiegel published a series of articles accusing the club's Abu Dhabi owners of flouting the rules. (Telegraph)external-link

Premier League clubs would be allowed a maximum of 12 overseas players in their 25-man squads under new Football Association plans preparing for Brexit. (Times)external-link

Paris St-Germain's 35-year-old Brazil full-back Dani Alves says he plans to play in the Premier League before retiring. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Borussia Dortmund and Marseille are keen to sign Arsenal's 17-year-old English midfielder Ben Cottrell. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal manager Unai Emery and his players spoke to injured England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, in a video message before Sunday's 1-1 draw with Wolves. (Guardian)external-link

Bets placed on Daniel Sturridge's January loan move to West Brom will form part of the Football Association's investigation into the 29-year-old Liverpool striker's alleged breach of betting rules. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Tottenham's Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, has flown to Qatar for specialist treatment on an ankle injury. (Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester City's Belgium attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 27, is set to return earlier than expected from a knee injury. (Guardian)external-link

Brighton will not appeal against English 29-year-old midfielder Dale Stephens' red card during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Cardiff. (Argus)external-link

UAE club Al-Jazira want to appoint Michael Reiziger as coach. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Middlesbrough defender, 45, is currently in charge of Ajax's reserve side. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)external-link

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