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Transfer news and gossip: Liverpool’s Milner contract shock, Arsenal tracking Germany starlet, Pochettino ‘facing the sack’ as Tottenham boss?

Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Friday’s national newspapers and online…

Liverpool midfielder James Milner is yet to be offered a contract extension by the Merseyside club, with the 32-year-old’s current deal set to expire and the end of next season. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella – the 21-year-old Italy Under-21 star who has been lauded by Andrea Pirlo  – after Juventus dropped out of the race to sign him. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Arsenal are both tracking 19-year-old Hertha Berlin midfielder Arne Maier,  who plays for the Germany U21 side. (Sport Bild)

United have also joined Tottenham in the pursuit of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Red Devils sending scouts to watch the 22-year-old Netherlands international against France earlier this month. (The Sun)

Liverpool FC transfer news: Jurgen Klopp to ramp up interest in Nicolo Barella ahead of summer window
Italian legends Pirlo and Del Piero apparently can’t stop talking about Liverpool target Nicolo Barella – who scored six league goals last season

Mauricio Pochettino has said he is facing the sack as Tottenham manager after his side’s run of poor form – suffering three straight defeats for the first time under his tenure. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ thigh injury is down to the stress of the World Cup winner’s drink-drive conviction, according to Pochettino. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha says he was “living in hell” during his time at Manchester United under David Moyes. The 25-year-old made just two league appearances for United in a two-year spell at Old Trafford – FULL STORY

Arsenal have a keen eye on Germany U21 starlet Arne Maier

Former West Ham defender James Collins has been invited to train with Aston Villa as manager Steve Bruce considers a move for the Welsh free agent. (Daily Telegraph)

Italy legend Francesco Totti has revealed he attempted to persuade Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join him at Roma during his playing career. (La Repubblica)

Latest exclusives and transfer headlines:

Joey Barton does not believe Liverpool fans are excited for normal games as they are for European games

The Fleetwood Town boss also labelled Neymar a ‘disgrace’ for his performance against the Reds in the Champions League

Stuart Pearce has shared a brilliant story about how legendary coach Brian Clough could be absolutely brutal with his players

Adrian Clarke thinks Pep Guardiola was to blame for Man City’s poor performance in the Champions League, not the fans

However, Jason Cundy believes City fans are a ‘disgrace’ and Wednesday night proves they are in United’s shadow

Inter Milan want to sign Spurs man Serge Aurier in January


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