Football Highlights For Saturday, September 17 2016

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has offered Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez, 24, a “major role” at Old Trafford. (Don Balon via Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is wanted by Juventus, who are preparing a cash-plus-player swap deal for the 25-year-old Chilean. (Calcio Mercato via Daily Star)

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to battle it out for the signature of 22-year-old Torino striker Andrea Belotti. (Talksport)

Hull caretaker boss Mike Phelan has criticised the club’s owners for the wages they have offered him to become the club’s permanent manager and could quit if they are not willing to negotiate after this weekend’s game against Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)

Saturday's Daily Mirror back page
Saturday’s Daily Mirror back page

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has pleaded for supporters to show patience with 23-year-old midfielder Granit Xhaka, who cost the club £35m.(Independent)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez believes England manager Sam Allardyce should look at the Championship for players to call up including 24-year-old Magpies midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. (Daily Mirror)

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry, 35, said his agent is fielding calls from clubs in Major League Soccer and the Chinese Super League but he is not ready to leave the Premier League yet as he prepares to make his 600th top-flight appearance. (Liverpool Echo)

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri said he has nothing but respect for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, despite a tense relationship in Serie A that led to the Portuguese describing him as a “hard-working donkey”. (Guardian)

Manchester United will face competition from Barcelona for the signature of Paris St-Germain’s 22-year-old Brazilian defender Marquinhos.(L’Equipe via Bleacher Report)

The Football League will resign themselves to not having a sponsor for the EFL Cup if a backer is not found by the end of next month. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland came close to signing 19-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Frank Kessie – dubbed the ‘new Yaya Toure’ – from Atalanta in the summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)

West Brom manager Tony Pulis will not leave The Hawthorns unless the club sack him. (Express & Star)

Ex-Manchester United defender and pundit Gary Neville en route to London for Chelsea’s match with Liverpool gave up his seat on a train and joked on his Instagram about it as his “Jeremy Corbyn selfie”.

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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hailed successor Jordan Henderson’s goal against Chelsea on his Instagram account as he put his feet up in Los Angeles to watch the Reds.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants a bed installed in at the club’s Cobham training ground because he is spending so much time there.(Sky Sports)

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 18, was less than impressed with his depiction on a football computer game. (Metro)

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