Perhaps the most interesting Manchester United rumour flying around today is that linking Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez with a move to Old Trafford. It's being reported by the Daily Mail among others, with Tottenham Hotspur also said to be chasing the 24-year-old Algerian.
Needless to say, Mahrez isn't a Championship clogger on a freak run of form: he's a very good player who should be snapped up at the earliest opportunity. However, the Foxes are apparently insistent that he's not for sale, and it does seem like this could be a deal for the summer rather than January.
Elsewhere in United news is further suggestion that José Mourinho is a serious contender to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. According to the Guardian's chief football man Daniel Taylor United "will want assurances" that the Portuguese coach "understands the club’s traditions and is willing to fall into line" if he's to be handed the job that he's apparently coveted ever since the departure of Alex Ferguson.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports have been nattering to David Moyes' assistant manager during his short spell at United, Steve Round. On the possibility that Ryan Giggs could one day take charge of United, Round says: "I think that is only right and proper - he needs and deserves to have that opportunity." Hmm.
Finally, our very own Alex Netherton has been tracing a day in the life of Van Gaal over on Eurosport.