FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Changes at Old Trafford?, Chelsea target Pep, Grujic to Anfield

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The latest rumours doing the rounds in the world of football on Tuesday...

The Manchester United hotseat continues to be an uncomfortable one for Louis van Gaal and that isn’t helped by talk about who could be in line to replace him should United opt to part company.

Jose Mourinho’s sudden availability has set the rumour mill into full spin and he could be willing to take a £16 million pay cut to go to Old Trafford. - Daily Star

Favourites to replace Mourinho at Chelsea, meanwhile, continue to be headed by Pep Guardiola, with owner Roman Abramovich apparently willing to offer the Spaniard whatever he desires in an attempt to lure him to Stamford Bridge - The Sun

On the playing front, Manchester United are willing to pay £51m for Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski - Daily Star

Liverpool, meanwhile, have reportedly agreed a £5 million deal with Red Star Belgrade for 19-year-old midfielder Marko Grujic - Liverpool Echo

Saido Berahino was left frustrated in the summer when a move from West Brom to Tottenham failed to materialise, but he may still get his chance to move to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window with a big money bid still on the table - Daily Telegraph

Should that move fail, Spurs might instead aim to bring in former Man City man Alfredo Negredo - Daily Mail

Watford’s remarkable return to the Premier League could be poised to take another surprising turn after a sensational January transfer swoop for Roma’s Juan Manuel Iturbe edged nearer - The Independent

Meanwhile, Disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter has once again pleaded his innocence and insists he will ‘fight’ his eight-year ban from football - TalkSport