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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is set to rival Tottenham for the signature of Basel winger Mohamed Salah.

Spurs have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old Egyptian star, but Rodgers reportedly personally scouted him earlier this week ahead of a potential £12m January bid. [Daily Mail]

Barcelona teenager Toni Sanabria is set for a move to Arsenal after informing the Catalan giants he wants to leave the club.

His agent, Raul Verdu, confirmed he's been in contact with Arsenal over a move, with a £300,000 compensation fee likely for the 17-year-old. He's expected to sign a five-year deal. [Daily Mirror]

Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj has claimed he wants to spend the rest of his career at Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old signed a five year deal earlier this season after an impressive start to the campaign, and he says he intends to spend "all his life" at Manchester United. [Daily Mail]

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has revealed he's been urged to dive in the penalty box more often - but doesn't do it because he's so terrible at play-acting. [Daily Telegraph]

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has seemingly blamed predecessor Rafael Benitez for the Blues' troubles this season.

Mourinho insisted he was not criticising the former-Chelsea manager, but said he walked into a difficult situation at Stamford Bridge because the previous boss had not been building for the future. [ESPN]

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