Sunday's soccer grapevine gossip

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What this morning's papers are saying, today, October 11.


New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bring his former Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski to Anfield.

Tim Sherwood has to win one of his next two matches for Aston Villa - or he will be sacked.

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Chelsea are looking at Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone as a replacement for Jose Mourinho but will have to pay £15m to land him.

Manchester United winger Memphis has been warned over his lifestyle by Ryan Giggs after his shocker in the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.


Arsenal are eyeing a swoop for Brazilian youngster Luis Henrique. The Gunners are one of several European giants looking at the 17-year-old, who has a release clause of £10.5m built into his contract.

Nathaniel Chalobah could be heading back to Chelsea in January. The midfielder was sent on loan to Italian club Napoli on a season-long deal on deadline day. He's been given just five minutes of game-time in Italy.

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Jurgen Klopp is set to return to his homeland for a replacement Liverpool No.1. Loris Karius at Mainz 05 and Bernd Leno of Bayer Leverkusen are his main candidates to replace Simon Mignolet between the posts.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is eager to offload Marcus Rojo and replace him with Netherlands international Bruno Martins Indi.

United are also tracking one of England's best young goalkeepers - Sunderland stopper Jordan Pickford, currently on loan at Preston.

Meanwhile Barcelona are plotting a £24m raid for United midfielder Ander Herrera.

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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will make West Ham defender James Tomkins a January transfer target.


Premier League flop Roberto Soldado has put his underwhelming spell at Tottenham down to former manager Andre Villas-Boas' dismissal in December 2013.

Everton are showing an interest in Auxerre's promising midfielder Brahim Konate. The 19-year-old has started the Ligue Two side's last three games to spark an upturn in the club's form.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught speeding at 110mph, over twice the local legal limit of 50mph near Cobham, Surrey.

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The FA expect to pull off a £55m cash bonanza by negotiating deals that would see Chelsea and Tottenham ground share Wembley from 2017-18.


Jose Mourinho will be backed by Chelsea with transfer funds in January, and will make a £36m move for Everton defender John Stones.

Morgan Schneiderlin says he has to get used to rotation at Manchester United after being left on the bench in the heavy defeat to Arsenal.

Barcelona are plotting a stunning raid for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera. The Nou Camp club are keen to bolster their midfield ranks and view the Spanish playmaker as an ideal candidate.

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Jurgen Klopp is looking to make 21-year-old Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi his first Liverpool signing.


Wayne Rooney's move from Everton to Manchester United was a bitter affair but a return to Goodison Park could make sense for both parties in the next year or two, says Daniel Taylor.


Sam Allardyce is considering a move for trusted dressing room lieutenant Kevin Nolan, even though his former West Ham captain has been taunted by Sunderland supporters relentlessly over the last few years.

Tim Sherwood is fighting for his job after a miserable start to the season for Aston Villa.


Victor Wanyama will reject a new contract at Southampton in order to secure a move to Tottenham in January.