Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Salah, Lacazette, Pedri, Sanches

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Salah, Lacazette, Pedri, Sanches

  • Paris St-Germain players believe manager Mauricio Pochettino will leave for Manchester United and expect Frenchman Zinedine Zidane to replace him. (Marca, in Spanish)


  • United will have to pay 10m euros (£8.4m) if they want to prise Argentine Pochettino, 49, away from PSG.(Mirror)


  • Real Madrid are targeting a surprise move for Chelsea and England attacking midfielder Mason Mount after reports that he is feeling “unappreciated” at Stamford Bridge.(Daily star)


  • Rangers great Richard Gough has slammed current skipper James Tavernier for leaving post-match duties after the Premier Sport Cup semi-final defeat by Hibs to fellow defender Connor Goldson.(Daily record)


  • Aberdeen’s Funso Ojo will have to serve a suspension for his controversial red card at Dundee United because rules will not allow the Scottish FA to overturn it.(The scottish sun)


  • John Souttar could be on his way out of Hearts at the end of the season with prolonged talks over a new deal seemingly not coming to a positive conclusion – he will be free to speak to other clubs from December 1.(The scottish sun)


  • Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui, 55, has branded rumours linking him with Manchester United as “absurd”. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward is considering delaying his Old Trafford departure to help find Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor. The 50-year-old is due to leave his role at the club at the end of this year. (Sky Sports)


  • Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is said to be “very keen” on the short-term managerial role at Manchester United. The 60-year-old Englishman made more than 300 appearances for United as a player. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Liverpool striker Mo Salah is close to signing a new long-term contract at the club. The 29-year-old Egyptian will enter the final year of his current contract next summer, with the club keen to finalise terms. (Team Talk)


  • Arsenal will not discuss a new contract with 30-year-old French forward Alexandre Lacazette until the end of the season, despite knowing they risk losing him for nothing in the summer. Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Marseille and Newcastle are all interested in the striker. (Sun)


  • Bayern Munich want to sign 18-year-old Barcelona wonderkid Pedri, despite the Spanish midfielder having a 1bn euro release clause. (AS, in Spanish)


  • West Ham are working on a deal to sign Sparta Prague and Czech Republic striker Adam Hlozek, 19. (Football Insider)


  • Lille midfielder Renato Sanches says he is “ready” to leave the club for a fresh challenge. Arsenal and AC Milan are among the clubs interested in the 24-year-old Portugal star, who was close to signing for Barcelona in the summer. (L’Equipe, in French)


  • Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is said to be a target for multiple clubs in January, with Villarreal’s Unai Emery looking into a potential move for the striker. The 27-year-old Serbia international has scored 21 goals in 18 games this season. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United are said to be lining up a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as a replacement for Paul Pogba. (The sun)


  • Arsenal are on the trail of Romania U21 attacking midfielder Ianis Stoica, who plies his trade at home with FCSB.(The sun)


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  • Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin stunned a lifetime Magpies fan by randomly giving him a £2,000 watch before Saturday’s draw with Brentford. (The sun)


  • Diogo Dalot is keen to take whatever chance he can to impress Michael Carrick while he remains in charge of Manchester United’s first team.(The sun)


  • Lille midfielder Renato Sanches has confirmed he is ready for another big-club move amid links with Liverpool and Arsenal. (The sun)


  • Newcastle and Burnley are set to compete with Leeds for the signature of Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley. (The sun)


  • Tottenham are lining up a move for West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as a replacement for Hugo Lloris, whose contract expires in the summer.(Daily mail)


  • Conor Gallagher is keen to return to Chelsea once his loan spell with Crystal Palace – impressive enough to lift him into the England squad – is over and is not putting himself in the shop window.(Daily mail)


  • Everton legend Tony Hibbert is set to return to football by turning out for French 10th-tier side ES Louzy, near where the 40-year-old now runs a successful carp fishery.(Daily mail)


  • Slovakian cycling great Peter Sagan was fined £4,000 for injuring a policeman while he was being arrested in Monaco last year for breaking a lockdown curfew.(Daily mail)


  • Barcelona could terminate Samuel Umtiti’s contract. The French defender, 28, has failed to agree a cut to his £208,000-per-week salary amid the club’s financial struggles. (Sport, in Spanish)


  • Bayern Munich are set to offer Germany defender Niklas Sule a new contract, scuppering the hopes of top Premier League clubs who planned to sign the 26-year-old on a free transfer. (TZ, in German)


  • Roman Abramovich will not end his three-year run of non-attendance at Chelsea games, despite being in London when the Blues face Juventus on Tuesday. (The daily telegraph)


  • Fizzy drinks, sauces and puddings have all been banished from the canteen menu at Aston Villa since Steve Gerrard’s arrival as manager.(The daily telegraph)


  • A drunken rugby fan left a six-year-old boy in tears after vomiting on him during Wales’ victory over Australia on Saturday, with authorities now pondering an alcohol clampdown at the Principality Stadium.(The daily telegraph)

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