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Chelsea FC to sack Mourinho? Guardiola to Man Utd? Brozovic to Arsenal FC? Monday’s back pages

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The top stories making Monday’s back pages in the UK…

The Sun: Jose Mourinho must lift ‘depressed’ Chelsea for a week which could define his future.

Also: Pep Guardiola could be prepared to take a 12-month break to make sure he lands the Manchester United job.

And: Steve Parish has made the jaw-dropping claim that Crystal Palace can challenge for a Premier League title in the next decade.


Daily Mirror: Chelsea could sack Jose Mourinho whether or not they beat Porto this week to stay in the Champions League.

Also: Bastian Schweinsteiger could face a three-match ban for his clash with Winston Reid in Manchester United’s goalless draw with West Ham.

And: Santi Cazorla has undergone surgery on his knee injury – and that could rule him out for the rest of the season.


Daily Star: Manchester United are planning a £50 million summer swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.


Daily Mail: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left bemoaning a ‘clear goal’ after Alberto Moreno had a stunning strike ruled out for offside in defeat by Newcastle on Sunday.

Also: Craig Bellamy is being lined up by Sky to step into Gary Neville’s boots.


Daily Express: Louis van Gaal will not be under threat if Manchester United crash out of the Champions League tomorrow.

Also: Mauricio Pochettino has warned off any potential suitors for Hugo Lloris by claiming he is at the heart of Tottenham’s future plans.


Metro: Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic is interested in a transfer move to Arsenal, according to reports.

Also: Louis van Gaal is set for crunch talks with Manchester United officials regarding his future, according to reports.


Daily Telegraph: Manchester United will start their search for Louis van Gaal’s successor at the end of the current season if, as expected, the Dutchman confirms he will retire at the end of his contract in 18 months.

Also: Jurgen Klopp has used Liverpool’s shock defeat at Newcastle United as evidence to support his view they remain short of being title contenders.


The Times: José Mourinho has been told that he must guide Chelsea into the knockout stages of the Champions League this week to safeguard his position as manager.

Also: Sometimes it just comes down to the basics, to desire, hard work and pride in the shirt. Newcastle United supporters do not demand total football from their players but they do expect total commitment.


The Guardian: Manchester United will sit down with Louis van Gaal in the new year to determine whether the manager wishes to depart in the summer of 2017 or sign a fresh contract.

Henry Bown
Henry Bown is a UK-based sportswriter with a particular passion for soccer. Henry has been writing a range of sports content for several years, but has more recently decided to focus on soccer specifically. When he's not writing, you'll usually find him watching a match - or two!

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