Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Solskjaer, Jones, Smith, Hasenhuttl, Vlahovic, Saul, Maitland-Niles

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Solskjaer, Jones, Smith, Hasenhuttl, Vlahovic, Saul, Maitland-Niles

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects he will still be in charge of Manchester United for their next match after the international break, at Watford. (Guardian)

 

  • Rio Ferdinand, six times a Premier League winner with Manchester United, has urged his old club to sack Solskjaer after a poor run of form. (YouTube, via Mirror)

 

  • Manchester United players and staff were surprised to be given a week off after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flew back to Norway with his family on Monday.(Daily mail)

 

  • Watford and Newcastle are keen on taking Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones on loan, with a host of Championship clubs also interested in the 29-year-old. (Sun)

 

  • Dean Smith, sacked as Aston Villa boss at the weekend, could be handed an immediate return to football with Norwich City interested in him becoming their next manager. (Telegraph, subscription required)

 

  • Aston Villa will make a formal approach to Rangers to speak to Steven Gerrard this week and are determined to make him their next manager.(Daily mail)

 

  • Ed Woodward is in talks over taking a consultancy role at Manchester United following his departure.(Daily mail)

 

  • New Genoa boss Andriy Shevchenko is eyeing a move for Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Manchester City ace Oleksandr Zinchenko, according to reports.(Daily mail)

 

  • Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is also in the frame for the Norwich job, along with Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Tottenham will have to pay Fiorentina £60m to beat north London rivals Arsenal to the signing of Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (La Nazione, via Express)

 

  • Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, is prepared to stay with Chelsea for the full duration of his season-long loan from Atletico Madrid, despite only playing for two minutes in the Premier League since the deal began in August. (Telegraph, subscription required)

 

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  • Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, says he is now happy to stay at the club after trying to leave during the summer transfer window. (PA Media, via Mail)

 

  • Newcastle United want to sign Lazio and Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 26, when the winter window opens. (Sun)

 

  • Southampton, Brighton and Brentford are all interested in Chelsea’s English midfielder Ben Elliott, 19. (Sun)

 

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer headed to Norway on Monday for a short break with his family with Rio Ferdinand calling for the Manchester United manager to “hand over the baton” and leave Old Trafford.(Daily telegraph)

 

  • Former Chelsea technical director and ex-Nigeria international Michael Emenalo has emerged as the leading contender to become Newcastle United’s new director of football. (Telegraph, subscription required)

 

  • Craig Shakespeare could join Claudio Ranieri’s coaching team at Watford following his exit from Aston Villa. Shakespeare was Ranieri’s assistant at Leicester when they won the Premier League in 2016. (Football Insider)

 

  • Roberto Martinez is keen on taking the Aston Villa job but Steven Gerrard has emerged as the club’s leading candidate to replace Dean Smith. (The sun)

 

  • Manchester United’s pampered stars have a team of technicians to tune in their TVs and fix their computers when they crash.(The sun)

 

  • Thomas Tuchel is facing his first test of man-management at Chelsea with Saul Niguez frustrated at a lack of first-team games.(The sun)

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