Paper Talk: all the latest football gossip
Paper Talk: all the latest football gossip

Transfer rumours and football gossip: Gerhard Struber, Edouard Mendy, Pep Guardiola

Read the latest football gossip and transfer rumours from the national newspapers with Sporting Life's Paper Talk.


  • Manchester United want current NY Red Bulls boss Gerhard Struber, previously manager of Barnsley, to become Ralf Rangnick's assistant.
  • Chelsea are set to offer goalkeeper Edouard Mendy a bumper new contract which will see him pocket £100,000 per week.
  • Bacary Sagna has revealed he only quit Arsenal for Manchester City back in 2014 because he did not feel wanted at The Emirates.
  • Deontay Wilder is sure the best moments of his career are still to come despite his brutal defeats at the hands of Tyson Fury.
  • Pep Guardiola is reportedly being lined up to take over at New York City FC whenever his time as Manchester City manager comes to an end.
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  • Yorkshire players are threatening to quit the county in protest at the dismissal of Martyn Moxon, Andrew Gale and the remaining coaching staff.


  • Everton supporters are planning a walkout protest against Rafa Benitez's management during the Monday Night Football clash with Arsenal.
  • Brest midfielder Romain Faivre believes he would cost Newcastle around £15m should they turn their interest in him into an actual offer.
  • Real Madrid are pondering making an offer to Jesse Lingard when he can speak to foreign clubs about a pre-contract agreement in January, leaving Manchester United fearing they will lose him for nothing.
  • A report in Italy claims Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, a target for multiple Premier League clubs, does not want to leave the Serie A club in January.
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  • Premier League clubs are on red alert after Paris Saint-Germain placed seven players on the transfer list, including full-back Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Alcantara's brother Rafinha.


  • Newcastle are looking to find a loan club for striker Dwight Gayle, who is surplus to requirements at St James' Park.
  • The Football Association has asked Amnesty International to discuss Qatar's human rights record with England's players ahead of the World Cup finals.


  • Everton will hold an emergency board meeting this weekend when owner Farhad Moshiri is in the UK, with Rafa Benitez's Goodison Park future top of the agenda.
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  • UEFA will change the format of European qualification for the Women's World Cup and European Championship from 2023 to try and avoid so many one-sided encounters.


  • Hibs midfielder Josh Campbell has admitted it came as a surprise to him when he was offered a new long-term contract after being out of the first-team picture for more than two years.

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