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The latest football gossip from your Sunday newspapers, November 29.


Pep Guardiola would prefer to manage Manchester United when he eventually comes to the Premier League.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for the next Robert Lewandowski-style bargain in the January transfer window.

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Kevin Phillips believes record-breaker Jamie Vardy should definitely be part of England's plans for Euro 2016 because of his raw pace.


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to make a sensational return to Manchester United.

Bayern Munich fear they have failed to keep Pep Guardiola out of the clutches of Manchester City.

Arsenal are set to join the race to sign Everton and England defender John Stones.

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Bordeaux star Henri Saivet was watched by the likes of Everton, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Swansea and Bournemouth as his side played Liverpool in the Europa League.

Chelsea are ready to sign Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Calleri.


Jurgen Klopp wants £20million Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland as Simon Mignolet's Liverpool replacement.

Everton centre-half John Stones is taking Spanish lessons in news sure to alert Barcelona.

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Toby Alderweireld says Chelsea striker Diego Costa was his mentor when they were at Atletico Madrid together.

Newcastle are planning a £10million January raid for Tottenham outcast Andros Townsend.

Aston Villa want Burnley centre-half Michael Keane to boost their defence.


Rafa Benitez will abide by any decision Real Madrid president Florentino Perez makes over Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Louis van Gaal went ‘berserk’ with his Manchester United players at half-time in their recent 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.

Liverpool and Everton are ready for a transfer tug-of-war over Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Jack Grealish’s exile from Aston Villa’s first-team squad will end tomorrow.

Barcelona are trying to increase Sergi Roberto’s buyout clause amid interest from Chelsea.

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Fulham are one of five clubs set to be penalised by the Football League this week for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has told Eden Hazard he will never be his perfect number 10.

West Ham and Stoke are keeping an eye on Burnley's Tendayi Darikwa.

Tottenham are leading the race for Morecambe's £2million-rated forward Tom Barkhuizen.

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Emmanuel Adebayor is considering a return to the Premier League.


Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says he is firmly against any idea of the Premier League introducing a winter's break.

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that there is no agreement in place prohibiting the Liverpool boss from raiding former club Borussia Dortmund.

FA chairman Greg Dyke is angry with the Premier League over plans to cut England's top flight from 20 clubs to 18.

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Liverpool have joined the chase for £7m-rated German goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz.


Manchester City have revealed they were interested in signing Neymar two years ago.

Tottenham are ready to offer Andros Townsend plus cash in a £25million bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

Jurgen Klopp is considering going back to Borussia Dortmund with a £56million bid for Marco Reus and Mats Hummels.

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Sam Allardyce says Sunderland have been poor in developing young players.

QPR plan to name their new manager this week from a shortlist of three – with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink favourite for the job.


The FA dismissed reports it was to ask the Premier League to reduce the number of teams in the division from 20 to 18 to help improve England performances.

Cristiano Ronaldo is open to the possibility of a move away from Real Madrid at the end of the season.