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The Football Association is expected to make an approach for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 66, with a view to him becoming the new England boss. (Evening Standard)

Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves says the players would benefit from the management of 38-year-old Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe. (BT Sport)

Arsenal and Chelsea would be ready to bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 23, if he asks to leave the Bernabeu. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Arsenal's Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 27, is hoping for a move back to Real Madrid. (Bild - in German)

Striker Jesper Karlsson, 18, who plays for Swedish club Falkenberg, says it's "fun" to be linked with a move to Manchester United. (Aftonbladet - in Swedish)

Meanwhile, United have taken 16-year-old Brazilian Matheus Marcosi on trial. The teenager, a defender and midfielder, plays for Desportivo Brasil. (Daily Mail)

Charlton defender Ezri Konsa, 18, is attracting interest from Premier League clubs with the January window three months away. (Daily Mirror)

Former Newcastle and Aston Villa midfielder Charles N'Zogbia, 30, might see his career come to a premature end because of a heart condition. (L'Equipe - in French)

Derby County want to talk to former player Gary Rowett, 42, about taking over as manager having suspended Nigel Pearson. (Sun)

Neil Warnock, Steve Bruce, Harry Redknapp and former Rams boss Steve McClaren are all in the frame for the Championship club's vacancy. (Daily Mirror)

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Former manager Louis van Gaal considered introducing virtual reality headsets to Manchester United training. (Daily Mail)

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