Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
ALAN PARDEW will be sacked as Crystal Palace manager and replaced with Sam Allardyce if his side lose to Swansea on Saturday, report the Sun.
The Daily Mirror reports that STEVEN GERRARD wants a coaching role at Liverpool rather than the manager's job at League One MK Dons.
Manchester United are on the verge of offering Michael Carrick a one-year deal, according to the Daily Mail.
VIRGIN VAN DIJK and SAM MCQUEEN are the latest Southampton players to be eyed up by Liverpool, as the Sun reports a potential £40million January swoop.
The Evening Standard write that Arsenal duo ALEXIS SANCHEZ and MESUT OZIL are demanding over £200,000 per week to sign new deals.