Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
GARETH SOUTHGATE has already been offered the England job by the Football Association, according to both the Sun and the Daily Telegraph.
TOTTENHAM will consider returning to White Hart Lane from Wembley if they go into the Europa League after Christmas, writes the Daily Mail.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea duo DIEGO COSTA and THIBAUT COURTOIS are close to agreeing new deals at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United will not try and tempt LIONEL MESSI to the Premier League, with boss Jose Mourinho suggesting he should see out his career at Barcelona, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger is planning a swoop for Wolfsburg's JULIAN DRAXLER this January.