Wednesday's Paper Talk: Football rumours and transfer gossip including Kane, Rooney, Lingard and Moyes

Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages
Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages

Nuno Espirito Santo is Arsenal's number one target for Arsenal, should they sack Unai Emery. That's one of Wednesday's rumours in the national newspapers.

DAILY MAIL

  • Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has emerged as the leading candidate to be Arsenal's next manager.
  • Wayne Rooney is due to attend his first Derby game since signing for the club when they take on Queens Park Rangers on Saturday - and he could be alongside boss Phillip Cocu in the dugout.
  • Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool are among the clubs in a race for Peterborough's Ricky-Jade Jones, who is valued at over £2m.
  • Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says the club are under no pressure to sell England midfielder Jack Grealish.
Nuno Espirito Santo speaks ahead of Wolves' clash with Braga
Nuno Espirito Santo is Arsenal's number one target, should they need a new manager

THE TIMES

  • Manchester United are expected to launch their bid to sign Erling Haaland when the transfer window reopens in January.
  • Liverpool Under-23 coach Neil Critchley will take charge of the club's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa while manager Jurgen Klopp travels to Qatar for the Club World Cup.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Jesse Lingard has revealed he turned down Liverpool, Manchester City and Everton to join boyhood club Manchester United as a youngster.
  • Everton face a fight from West Ham for David Moyes.
  • Barcelona and Real Madrid are ready to move for Arsenal's 30-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

DAILY STAR

  • Barcelona and Real Madrid would both consider a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he decides to quit Arsenal.
  • FC Astana have been besieged with more than 300,000 ticket requests for their Europa League dead rubber with Manchester United.
  • Rangers have ruled out selling Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos, 23, in the January transfer window amid interest from Leicester City.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Manchester United believe they remain the frontrunners to sign Jadon Sancho next year, despite interest from a host of Europe's top clubs in the Borussia Dortmund and England winger.
  • Everton could look to replace manager Marco Silva with Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus, who led the Brazilian club to Copa Libertadores victory.

THE SUN

  • West Ham are ready to challenge Everton for David Moyes as the managerial sack race hots up.
  • Manchester United are set to trigger 21-year-old Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah's one-year contract extension.

SCOTTISH SUN

  • Hundreds of Rangers fans have snapped up tickets for the home end of their Euro clash in Holland - sparking fears of attacks from notorious Feyenoord hooligans.
  • SPFL bosses last night promised to fight a Home Office plan which could see England's FA decide how many foreign stars can play in Scotland after Brexit.

DAILY RECORD

  • Kilmarnock icon Kenny Shiels has thrown his hat into the ring to become Falkirk's next manager after Ray McKinnon's departure.

OTHER

  • AFC Wimbledon are facing a financial crisis and a race against time to raise the £11m they need to build their new stadium at Plough Lane. (London Evening Standard)
  • Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu, represented by Juan Mata's father, is reportedly a January transfer target for Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Flamengo have opened talks to sign on-loan Gabriel Barbosa in a permanent deal from Inter Milan amid interest from a host of Premier League sides including Everton and West Ham. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Blackpool boss Simon Grayson says he has not heard from Derby County over potential interest in striker Armand Gnanduillet. (Derby Telegraph)
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