Today's newspaper gossip: No January signings for Klopp; Van Gaal slams United

Published on: 12 December 2015
Today's newspaper gossip: No January signings for Klopp; Van Gaal slams United
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he does not intend to make any new signings in January as he wants to give his existing players a chance. (Telegraph) 

Barcelona sent scouts to watch 15-year-old Arsenal winger Emile Smith-Rowe play for England Under-16s in the United States last week. (Mail) 

Daily Telegraph backpage

Louis van Gaal told the media on Friday that expectations at Manchester United are a "problem" and the club should not be compared with 10 years ago

Norwich winger Kyle Lafferty could be set for a return to Palermo. The 28-year-old scored 11 goals for the Italian club during the 2013-14 season. (Sky Italia via Talksport) 

Watford are in talks with Roma over the loan signing of 22-year-old forward Juan Iturbe. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian) 

Tottenham are preparing a January transfer bid for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, but face competition from north London rivals Arsenal.(Mail) 

Everton have begun legal action against a farm shop over the use of their name. The shop is based in a Nottinghamshire village called Everton. (Guardian) 

What now for Swansea and Monk?

Swansea are keen to speak to Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs, 42, about his plans before deciding who will succeed sacked manager Garry Monk. (Independent) 

John Hartson says former Wales team-mate Giggs would be a great appointment and would be "nailed on" to take the number one job at Old Trafford should he prove to be a success. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes, 52, says he does not want the Swansea job but is ready to return to management when the right job becomes available.(Talksport) 

Swansea are confident they will have a new boss in place for next weekend's Premier League match against West Ham. (South Wales Evening Post) 

Fulham want to appoint Monk, 36, as their new manager, and are prepared to wait until the New Year for him to agree a compensation package with the Swans. (Telegraph) 

The Sun back page

The Sun also lead their back page with Louis van Gaal's comments

Best of social media

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi isn't worried about his Christmas shopping. "Waiting for Father Christmas with my family!" heposted on Instagram. 

Lionel Messi and his family

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was spotted with the man himself. "Plenty of festive cheer," Spurs posted on their Instagram account. 

Hugo Lloris and Father Christmas

Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo was enjoying the simpler things in life, posting an Instagram picture  of him eating a plate of tinned sardines. "Do you want some?" he asked his 40 million followers.

Cristiano Ronaldo eats a plate of sardines

And finally

Sporting Lisbon striker Teofilo Gutierrez did not enjoy his finest hour as he pinched a referee's vanishing spray for a goal celebration, but then failed to use it properly and was promptly booked for his troubles. (Metro) 

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