Football rumours: Manchester United will continue to spend big, Klopp wasn’t Liverpool first choice, Gutierrez sues Newcastle

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There’s good news for newspaper football gossip columns, with the confirmation that Manchester United will continue to spend big on new players.

The Daily Mail says that Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the Red Devils won’t tighten their belts, despite splashing more than £250, on stars since Louis van Gaal took over as boss last summer.

In the Daily Mirror, former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp claims that Jurgen Klopp was not Liverpool’s first choice to replace Brendan Rodgers.

Redknapp says that Carlo Ancelotti, once of Chelsea and Real Madrid, was the man they wanted at Anfield.

The Sun says former Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez is taking legal action against Newcastle United.

The 32-year-old is said to be suing the club for £2m over the way they treated him after a year-long battle against cancer.

AC Milan midfielder is a target for both Tottenham and Everton, reports the Daily Express.

The 29-year-old Japan international could be on his way to England in the January transfer window.