10 of the biggest football stories of the day:
1. Frank Lampard looks set to extend his loan spell at Manchester City beyond January.
2. Jose Mourinho has claimed that Sam Allardyce should get Manager of the Year if West Ham finishes in the top 4.
3. Everton Manager Roberto Martinez is looking to spend this January to improve in the second half of the season.
4. Pablo Zabaleta has claimed the Manchester City players were not fit enough for the start of the season.
5. Gianfranco Zola has been appointed as the new boss of Cagliari in Italy.
6. Nile Ranger has gone missing from Blackpool as manager Lee Clark is unable to get in touch with the striker. (BBC Sport)
7. Louis Van Gaal has suggested Premier League managers would do better if they just sat back and were quiet. (Mirror)
8. A fan received a Borussia Dortmund toaster for Christmas but the product makes FC Barcelona toast. (Metro)
9. Higher ups at Stamford Bridge have held meetings with fan groups in an attempt to improve the atmosphere during home games. (Daily Mail)
10. Robert Huth clearly takes no joy from the Christmas holidays after sending out this simple tweet. (Twitter)
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