Gareth Southgate all but sealed the role of England boss on a permanent basis with a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland on Friday. (Independent)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is weighing up a £26m move for Benfica and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22. (A Bola via Daily Star)

Meanwhile, United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, wants to move to Major League Soccer in January after being frozen out at Old Trafford. (Squawka)

Chelsea want striker Diego Costa, 28, to sign a lucrative new contract to prevent Atletico Madrid from re-signing the player. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool need to give Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, a new contract and pay rise to fend off Barcelona. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 23, is wanted by Championship side Aston Villa on loan. (Birmingham Mail)

Sunderland boss David Moyes says he rejected the chance to sign Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, as he did not want to stall Jordan Pickford’s progress. Hart has since joined Torino in Italy on a season-long loan. (The Shields Gazette)

Newcastle United will not sell £14m-rated striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 22, in January despite interest from Napoli. (Northern Echo)