Today's newspaper gossip: Leicester chase Nigel de Jong; Crystal Palace lead Zaza race

Published on: 14 December 2015
Today's newspaper gossip: Leicester chase Nigel de Jong; Crystal Palace lead Zaza race

Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 23, could move in the opposite direction to enable the French champions to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish) 

Monday's Daily Mail

The Daily Mail lead on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's touchline antics in their 2-2 draw with West Brom

Swansea are monitoring Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli's dispute with the country's football federation, but former Brighton and Sunderland manager Gus Poyet remains the frontrunner for the Swans' vacant managerial post.(WalesOnline) 

Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling, 31, has suggested he may have played his last game for the club, increasing speculation that he could be on his way to Liverpool in January. (Sky Sport Deutschland via Metro) 

Crystal Palace are leading the way in the chase for 24-year-old Juventus striker Simone Zaza, who is also wanted by Watford and Norwich.(Sun) 

Leicester are considering a £2m bid for AC Milan's Dutch anchorman Nigel de Jong, 31.(Sunday People)  

Ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam - currently an assistant coach at Dutch side Ajax- is keen to take his first step into management with Fulham. (Daily Mirror) 

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes says he has had several job offers since being sacked by Real Sociedad in November. (Sky Sports via FourFourTwo) 

Best of social media

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi settles into first class

Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi is on his way to Japan with his team for the Club World Cup, but has found the in-flight pyjamas a little baggy for his five-foot-seven-inch frame.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane is not mincing his words in the wake of his side's defeat by Newcastle on Sunday. "Very bad result. We need to learn to keep our foot on the pedal when 1-0 up and kill teams off," he wrote on Twitter. 

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini congratulated ex-team-mate Petr Cech as the now-Arsenal stopper matched David James' record of 169 Premier League clean sheets. "Many congratulations for such a great achievement. Many more to come for the best GK ever in PL. #Topclass," he tweeted. 

Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie joined new British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua following his win over Dillian Whyte on Saturday night.

Anthony Joshua and Peter Odemwingie

Odemwingie (right) poses with new British heavyweight champion Joshua (centre)

And finally

Arsenal's official Twitter feed got a little over-excited after Aaron Ramsey put them 2-0 up against Aston Villa on Sunday, wrongly awarding him a second and third goal inside a minute. (London Evening Standard) 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his squad join him and his staff at the coaches' Christmas lunch after their own festive meal was cancelled for fear it would interfere with their preparation for a busy period of games. (Daily Mirror) 

A crisp manufacturer has made limited edition packs to "honour" Leicester striker Jamie Vardy's recent good form. (NBC Sports) 

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been compared to controversial Republican presidential candidacy frontrunner Donald Trump in a critical newspaper editorial in the city. (Manchester Evening News)