Football rumours from the media

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What the papers say

Watford are gearing up for contract talks with head coach Javi Gracia following a perfect start to the season, the Daily Mail reports. The paper says the club are keen to reward the Spaniard, whose contract runs out at the end of this season, and want to resolve any uncertainty surrounding his future. The club fear interest in the 48-year-old may intensify after the side’s impressive start to the campaign, the paper adds.

Javi Gracia
Javi Gracia’s Watford have won four out of four this season (Dave Howarth/PA)

John Terry
John Terry could be set for a dramatic return to Aston Villa (Nigel French/PA)

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera
Manchester United’s Ander Herrera (Nick Potts/PA)

Players to watch

Danny Drinkwater: The 28-year-old is reportedly being tracked by his former club Leicester, with the Foxes said to be interested in bringing him back in a January loan. The Daily Express reports that Southampton are also interested in the midfielder, who has struggled to get in the Chelsea side since his move last summer.

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