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Paris St-Germain will make a move for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho if his second spell at Stamford Bridge comes to a premature end.

Chelsea will make a £20m January bid for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, in an effort to beat Tottenham to the signature of the former Celtic player.

Manchester United are considering a £36 million move for Valencia left-back Jose Luis Gaya, who is also wanted by Chelsea, or £15m January move for West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell, 25, after Luke Shaw broke his leg

United are considering Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola as a possible replacement for Louis van Gaal when he eventually leaves Old Trafford.

Van Gaal says the team he is building with young signings like Anthony Martial, 19, and Memphis Depay, 21, is for the new manager when he retires at the end of his three-year contract.

Manchester United have allayed the fears of attacker Adnan Januzaj that he is no longer in their plans after being shipped out to Dortmund on loan.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says a possible move for Sadio Mane, 23, to Manchester United was never discussed and the winger could get a new contract at St Mary’s.

Southampton have targeted 16-year-old Swedish prospect Rafael York who is already a regular for Sandviken in the Swedish second division.

Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the chase for Senegal striker Moussa Konate, 22, who plays for Sion in Switzerland.

Jose Mourinho has told captain John Terry, 34, who was on the bench against Arsenal on Saturday, that he is still his number one player.

Arsenal are also keen on Marseille’s Belgium international Michy Batshuayi, 21, to supplement their strikeforce.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi will be sent out on loan in January if Daniel Sturridge can remain fit. The Reds feel the young Belgium forward needs more regular game time.

Liverpool’s signing of striker Mario Balotelli, 25, who is currently on loan at AC Milan, could end up costing them £30m.

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic made his first start since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in January as Stoke drew 2-2 at home to Leicester on Saturday. “Mixed feelings,” the Spaniard wrote on Twitter.”Even though I scored, we didn’t win, which was the most important thing. We learn and go again!”

Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr watched Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti in Lyon’s draw with Gent in the Champions League in midweek.

Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial posed for selfies with a traffic warden during a night out.

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says Manchester United have lost their “fear factor” under Van Gaal.

Former Bolton and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has said he does not know whether he will return to management.

Liverpool’s decision to award a five-year contract to 25-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho has been met with bemusement by former Reds player Mark Lawrenson.

Fifa vice-president and Uefa executive committee member David Gill, the former Manchester United chief executive, wants the summer transfer window to close before the start of the season instead of at the end of August.

Chris Smalling says Van Gaal’s training methods have improved him as a player.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa tweeted a photo of the celebratory scenes in the Chelsea dressing room after their 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. “Great win today, thanks for the support,” he added.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touretweeted his reaction to Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against West Ham. “We are frustrated and disappointed with the result,” the 32-year-old wrote. “But there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We must bounce back. We will.”

Arsenal’s French connection was again in evidence as TV channel Canal voted referee Mike Dean their man of the match in the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat at Chelsea following his dismissal of Arsenal defender Gabriel.

Bayern Munich’s Germany World Cup winner Mario Goetze plans to help refugees by auctioning his boots embroidered with the hashtag #refugeeswelcome.


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