Here’s the top transfer news and football gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online…
Manchester City plotting a world-record £200million move for Kylian Mbappe in January, according to reports. Pep Guardiola believes the 19-year-old World Cup winner can take City to Champions League glory. However, the Paris Saint-Germain star has also been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona. (The Sun)
Jose Mourinho’s future at Manchester United continues to be the topic of speculation following the team’s poor start to the season…
It is claimed the under-fire coach is resigned to his fate and is convinced United officials have sounded out former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to replace him. (The Sun)
Meanwhile, it is also suggested that Mourinho’s precarious position has left 12 players unsure of their futures, with the likes of David De Gea, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw all in the final year of their deals. (Daily Mirror)
Alexis Sanchez’s future at Manchester United is also said to be in serious doubt, with reports the 29-year-old forward was stunned to have been left out of the squad for this weekend’s disastrous defeat at West Ham. It is also suggested the Chilean forward regrets his move to Old Trafford in January. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool will lead the chase for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in January, according to reports. Jurgen Klopp attempted to sign the 27-year-old during the summer and return for the Welshman when the transfer window reopens, after he ended talks over a new contract with the Gunners. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden will be kept waiting before being offered a new five-year contract. Etihad bosses are willing to draw up new terms believed to be worth £25,000 per week, but want to keep the 18-year-old’s feet firmly on the ground and are in no rush to sign off on the deal. (Daily Star)
Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 23, is reportedly being eyed up by three Premier League clubs. Scouts from Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool were present last Sunday to see him score in his side’s 4-1 victory over Genoa. The Serb has previously been linked with Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham defender/midfielder Declan Rice has impressed England with his recent displays and Gareth Southgate will be given a glowing appraisal of the 19-year-old this week. It is claimed the Football Association has been given significant encouragement that Rice wants to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England. (Daily Mail)
It is claimed Newcastle Unitedowner Mike Ashley will take the entire squad and manager Rafael Benitez out for a meal in an attempt to rebuild relationships. (Daily Mail)
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