Football rumours from the media

By PA Sport Staff

What the papers say

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers of less than £40million for Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, the Evening Standard says.

West Ham have been dealt a blow in their hopes of landing former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez as it emerges he has a world-record buyout clause of £20million at Dalian Yifang, according to the Daily Mail.

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Mauricio Pochettino could replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford(Mike Egerton/PA)
Mauricio Pochettino could replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford(Mike Egerton/PA)

Ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to become the next Manchester United manager as pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester Evening News reports.

But matters at United would have to turn “catastrophic” for Solskjaer to lose his job, according to the Daily Star.

Norwich, Watford and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Enfield forward Muhammadu Faal, 22, who is related to Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez, The Sun says.

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Rhian Brewster: Liverpool will only allow England Under-21s striker Brewster to join another club if the 19-year-old is guaranteed playing time, says Football Insider.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: The Arsenal striker is being “closely followed” by Inter Milan, talksport.com reports.

Olivier Giroud: The France forward will hold showdown talks with Chelsea as the 33-year-old eyes a January exit, according to the Evening Standard.

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