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Senior Manchester United sources have indicated manager Jose Mourinho will be sacked this weekend, regardless of their result against Newcastle on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)
Roy Hodgson confirmed Crystal Palace would be interested in signing Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek, if he becomes available.
The midfielder shone at Selhurst Park last season, scoring two goals and grabbing three assists as the Eagles avoided relegation.
His form in south London convinced Gareth Southgate to take the 22-year-old to Russia as part of the England World Cup squad.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri finally gave Loftus-Cheek a start in the Europa League victory over Vidi FC (his first for the club in 18 months) but speculation about him leaving the club have only intensified.
And former Three Lions boss Hodgson admitted he would be more than happy to have the midfielder back, if he were to become available.
Hodgson said: “We admire him.
“Like a lot of other clubs I’m sure when the day comes when he becomes available for transfer, we will be sticking our noses into that. But whether we will get him again that’s another matter.
“He did an outstanding job for us when he came here and really for us answered all the questions that we hoped he would answer.”
Although Southgate left the starlet out of his most recent England squad, his decision to select Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Maddison suggest youth will be the way forward.
Fiorentina’s Argentine striker Giovanni Simeone, 23, says he hopes to be managed in the future by his father, Diego – who is boss of La Liga side Atletico Madrid.(Goal)
West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta, 33, has said he would like to play in Italy with the Argentine’s Hammers contract up at the end of the season. (Sky Italia, via Football.London)
Swansea manager Graham Potter has urged Welsh defender Joe Rodon, 20, to ignore interest from Manchester City and sign a new deal with the Championship club. (Mirror)
Here’s the top transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s newspapers and online…
Speculation over Jose Mourinho’s future at Manchester United continues to swirl ahead of this weekend’s crunch game against Newcastle United…
It is claimed a growing number of players have lost faith in Mourinho and expect he will leave the club soon, with some angry by the manager’s criticism of individuals while refusing to accept responsibility for the Red Devils’ dismal start to the season. (Daily Mirror)
Meanwhile, it is claimed Mourinho could be sacked as early as next week if his side lose to Newcastle on Saturday. (The Sun)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is United CEO Ed Woodward’s preferred candidate to take over at Old Trafford, if Mourinho is sacked. (The Independent)
Arsenal are trying to secure the services of Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta, who is leaving the club, but Inter Milan are also keen. (Tuttosport)
Tottenham are monitoring PSV Eindhoven’s Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 23, who impressed at the World Cup. (The Sun)
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has promised to take his players on holiday if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are interested in signing 20-year-old Swansea defender Joe Rodon, who is out of contract next summer. However, the Swansea-born youngster – currently on loan at Cheltenham – has been urged to stay at the Welsh club, who are working to tie him down to a new deal. (Daily Mirror)
David Moyes is a leading contender for the Aston Villa job following Steve Bruce’s departure this week, according to reports. The Scotsman has been touted along with Brentford manager Dean Smith, Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca, Premier League legends John Terry and Thierry Henry, plus former England boss Sam Allardyce. (Daily Express)
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Tottenham are interesting in signing PSV Eindhoven’s Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 23, (Mirror)