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Pep Guardiola has made Barcelona’s ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 29, his main target when he takes over at Manchester City.(Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona striker Neymar, 24, and midfielder Sergio Busquets, 27, are both in Guardiola’s sights as he plans a £150m double swoop.(Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that he does not believe that the club are in talks with Jose Mourinho to replace him.(Sunday Telegraph)

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is “confident” he will be Manchester United manager by the start of next season.(Independent on Sunday)

Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 29, is a target for Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune.(Daily Star on Sunday via Football Insider)

Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has revealed that the club did consider a deal for Remy in the January transfer window.(Croydon Advertiser)

Meanwhile, Remy’s Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard, 25, has admitted he would like to play under the Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane at some stage of his career.(London Evening Standard)

Inter Milan have turned down a £23m bid from Manchester United for 22-year-old striker Mauro Icardi.(Sunday Express via Corriere dello Sport)

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi, 30, is set to turn down Chelsea and join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.(Sun on Sunday)

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Pep Guardiola’s dad has branded the Premier League as “boring” and 84-year-old Valenti Guardiola added that it was little more than constant “long balls and running”. (Sunday Mirror)

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, 30, has rejected several offers to move to China.(ESPN)

Former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes will turn down the opportunity to manage in the Chinese Super League.(Sun on Sunday)

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper and Liverpool target Bernd Leno, 23, has hinted that he might be willing to move to the Premier League.(Metro via Sport1)

Under-fire Valencia coach Gary Neville has denied that the last few days have been the worst experience of his football career and says he is confident he can turn things around at the La Liga club.(ESPN)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is being considered by Chelsea to replacement Guus Hiddink.(Mail on Sunday)

Best of social media

Leicester City defender Danny Simpson paid tribute to team-mates Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan after an impressive 3-1 win at title rivals Manchester City. A photograph posted on Twitter was accompanied by the simple message: “These boys!”

Simpson’s team-mate Riyad Mahrez was speechless after the win that took unfancied Leicester six points clear at the top of the Premier League. He wrote on Instagram: “I have no words.”

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted his admiration for the way Leicester are dealing with the pressure of being on top of the table.

Bastian Schweinsteiger was one of many Manchester United players on Twitter marking the 58th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, when eight ‘Busby Babes’ were among 23 passengers who lost their lives coming back from a European Cup game in Belgrade.

And finally

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher joined Reds supporters in mass walkout protest at Anfield over an increase in ticket prices.(Metro)

Leicester-born Kev Nakeshree was smiling after the Foxes beat Manchester City on Saturday. He is on course to win £33,000 from a £5 bet he placed on them to win the Premier League.(Gloucester Citizen)

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