FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Rodgers lined up by Chelsea, United chase Kane, City and Blues battle for Pogba

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Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is being lined up as an interim manager at Chelsea - should they fire under-pressure Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho is under pressure at Chelsea after a disastrous start to the season. (Express)

Manchester United will step up their bid to sign Harry Kane after firing blanks against Middlesbrough, although Louis van Gaal knows it would take a British record transfer fee to land the Tottenham and England striker. (Sun)

Chelsea and Manchester City will compete with Barcelona and Bayern Munich for 22-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who is valued at £72m. (Express)

Chelsea are planning a January move for 25-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira, who has scored more goals than Robert Lewandowski this season. (Mail)

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino claims he feels shame when he goes to the shops following a defeat for the struggling Championship club.

United lost again on Thursday, 2-0 at home to Blackburn (Times)