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@pjoyceexpress  It is understood some of Liverpool senior players mentioned Minamino to the club’s coaching staff having recognised his technical ability and workrate. Minamino covered 66.8kilometres in six appearances in Group E

Pogba will sit out United’s final Europa League group game as his globetrotting injury rehabilitation continues but Solskjaer insists he still has a role to play in the club’s future

Jürgen Klopp was thrilled by Takumi Minamino's performances in the Champions League and is now ready to move for the forward in January and try to exploit a release clause of just £7.25m, reports @pjoyceexpr  #LFCs #UCLs

Exclusive: Andy Murray has cancelled his off-season training block in Miami because of a lingering groin injury that has left him presently unable to practise on the court. By @stu_fraser 

Ferrari have confirmed that they have met with Lewis Hamilton and would not rule him out as a driver for 2021, reports @becclancy 

Women’s football is preparing for a winter break — but with fixtures becoming increasingly congested, it may be a subject likely to be revisited. By @M0lly_Writes 

Moeen Ali has confirmed he will continue to take a break from playing Test cricket for England in order to prolong his career. By @legsidelizzy 

Danny Rose believes Tottenham Hotspur are capable of finishing in the Premier League’s top four this season despite that feat being “impossible” a few weeks ago. By @TomRoddy_  #THFC 

Gabriel Jesus may have scored a hat-trick against Dynamo Zagrev but Phil Foden was the real star of the show as Manchester City ended their #UCL  group stage on a high. By @hirstclass  #UCL  #MCFC 


EXCLUSIVE: He doesn't get on with his team-mates, has been badly affected by a break-up and doesn't like Mourinho's management style. Alexis Sánchez wants to leave Manchester United for PSG — has the details #MUFC 

Southampton have accepted improved offer from Liverpool for @Nathaniel_Clyne , worth up to £12.5m, @TonyBarretTimes  reports. Link to follow

In 11 years Newcastle have managed to increase their annual commercial revenue by a mere £600,000. Everton's is £30.1m from £6.7m, Spurs' £103m from £38m To put it politely, they have bucked the trend, writes of Mike Ashley's failed regime

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Martial set to sign new five-year contract at in belief he can outlast José Mourinho at the club. By and #MUFC 

Pushed Klopp to sign Salah, negotiated Barcelona surcharge and tied up Liverpool’s best players until 2023-24 with no buy-out clauses takes an in-depth look at Michael Edwards, Anfield’s transfer guru who must be the envy of Man Utd#LFC 

Exclusive from @Matt_Lawton_DM : The EFL has ordered an independent valuation of Pride Park amid accusations that Derby exploited a loophole in the rules to buy their own stadium for financial reasons. #DCFC 

Manchester United's players will take a 25 per cent pay-cut if they miss out on the Champions League and Pogba and De Gea are demanding huge rises to compensate for it | by