Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Ten Hag, Mount, Messi, Barisic

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Ten Hag, Mount, Messi, Barisic

  • Paris St-Germain’s Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino is Manchester United’s number one choice to take over as manager next season. Ajax head coach, Dutchman Erik ten Hag, is said to be second choice. (Sky Sports)

 

  • And former Tottenham boss Pochettino is open to joining the Red Devils next summer. (Telegraph)

 

  • Ten Hag responded to rumours that he will replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United by saying that he has heard “nothing” about the club’s interest in him. (Manchester Evening News)

 

  • Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes is pushing Manchester United to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui. The Spaniard is contracted at Sevilla until 2024 but Mendes, who represents Cristiano Ronaldo, wants him to take over at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

 

  • Celtic are ready to sign loan star Jota on a permanent deal by exercising the £6.5m option which was part of the transfer agreement with Benfica last summer.(Daily record)

 

  • Sparta Prague are in turmoil ahead of their crucial Europa League clash with Rangers on Thursday after an overwhelming 4-0 domestic defeat at the hands of Slovacko.(Daily record)

 

  • Spain head coach Luis Enrique has denied rumours linking him to Manchester United. (Goal)

 

  • Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount. The 22-year-old is in talks with the club over a new deal, though it is said he “does not feel appreciated” and could be prepared to leave. Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also interested. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

 

  • New Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard wants to sign Croatia left-back Borna Barisic, 29, from former club Rangers. (Daily Record)

 

  • Everton manager Rafael Benitez says the club will look to sign players in January as English winger Demarai Gray, 25, became the latest addition to their injury list in defeat by Manchester City. (Liverpool Echo)

 

  • Manchester United have contacted Brendan Rodgers about becoming their new boss and are prepared to pay £8m in compensation to land the Leicester chief.(The sun)

 

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  • Zinedine Zidane has rejected the chance to become Manchester United manager and could take over at Paris Saint-Germain if Mauricio Pochettino quits for Old Trafford.(The sun)

 

  • Crisis club Derby County are a staggering £83m in debt and anxiously awaiting a saviour with their bank accounts at worryingly low levels.(The sun)

 

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure from Manchester United means the club has now spent £38m on sacking managers since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013.(The sun)

 

  • Tyson Fury has given Dillian Whyte a three-month deadline to get his legal row with the WBC sorted and secure their big domestic showdown.(The sun)

 

  • Old Trafford icon Sir Alex Ferguson is “leading the charge” for Mauricio Pochettino to be appointed as Manchester United’s next manager despite Zinedine Zidane being favourite for the role.(Daily mirror)

 

  • Mauricio Pochettino is ready to quit Paris Saint-Germain straight away and take over as Manchester United boss.(Daily mail)

 

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to have rejected the chance to revamp his coaching staff before being sacked by Manchester United.(Daily mail)

 

  • Manchester United want to bring James McAtee, who spent part of his youth career with the club, back from Manchester City, while Everton are also keen on the teenager.(Daily mail)

 

  • Newcastle want to make Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks one of their key signings in January.(Daily mail)

 

  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle all want Aaron Ramsey, with the Wales midfielder seemingly on his way out of Juventus in January.(Daily mail)

 

  • PSG forward Lionel Messi, 34, is not planning on returning to Barcelona after president Joan Laporta suggested the Spanish club could re-sign the Argentina captain in the future. (AS)

 

  • New Barcelona boss Xavi is interested in signing Algeria striker Baghdad Bounedjah, 29, from former club Al-Sadd in Qatar. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Laurent Blanc could be handed the managerial reins at Manchester United on a temporary basis while they wait to secure one of their main targets next summer.(Daily express)

 

  • Brendan Rodgers called a meeting with Leicester City players to discuss links with the vacancy at Manchester United and is said to have reiterated his commitment to the Foxes.(Daily express)

 

  • Manchester United players are reported to be “furious” with the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking was dealt with by the club.(Daily express

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