Monday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including Unai Emery's Arsenal future, Manuel Pellegrini and Marco Silva

Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours
Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours

A look at the latest news and gossip from Monday's back pages.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Unai Emery: Arsenal boss pictured in the Premier League draw with Southampton
Unai Emery: Arsenal boss pictured in the Premier League draw with Southampton
  • Arsenal players have lost faith in head coach Unai Emery and do not believe he is the man to salvage their season.
  • West Ham are considering how much longer they can give Manuel Pellegrini to turn around a disastrous sequence of results which has seen the club drop to 16th in the Premier League.

THE TIMES

  • Arsenal would be interested in talking to Mikel Arteta and Massimiliano Allegri as potential replacements for Unai Emery, who looks increasingly likely to leave the club.

DAILY MAIL

Manuel Pellegrini: The Chilean has been well backed by West Ham in the summer transfer window
Manuel Pellegrini: The Chilean is under pressure at West Ham
  • Manuel Pellegrini is likely to be given the chance to turn West Ham's season around, but there is growing concern in the West Ham boardroom that he isn't up to the job.
  • Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Leeds and Swansea have all joined the race to loan Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster this January.
  • Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage has come out of retirement at the age of 45 after signing for non-league side Stockport Town, who play in the 10th tier of English football.
  • Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed Lucien Favre will remain in charge against Barcelona, but has given the under-fire manager an ultimatum.
  • Former Barcelona attacker Malcom claims he has been contacted about a potential return to the La Liga club at the end of the season.
  • Mario Balotelli will only regain his place in the Brescia team if he shows more determination and enthusiasm, coach Fabio Grosso said after dropping the maverick forward for Sunday's 3-0 Serie A defeat by AS Roma.

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Alex Keble looks back at the weekend's tactical talking points
Alex Keble looks back at the weekend's tactical talking points


THE SUN

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino to Arsenal?
  • Mauricio Pochettino is a shock contender to replace Unai Emery as Arsenal boss.
  • Wolves youngster Owen Otasowie has Europe's top clubs looking at snapping him up on the cheap.

DAILY MIRROR

  • West Ham have Chris Wilder in their crosshairs as they consider Manuel Pellegrini's future.
  • Marco Silva has been handed a temporary Goodison reprieve - but his Everton fate is sealed and that has seen former boss David Moyes emerge as the most likely candidate to replace him.

THE GUARDIAN

  • Roman Abramovich has rejected bidders who think they can buy Chelsea at a "bargain" price and remains just as involved in the club as he has ever been, the chairman Bruce Buck says.
  • Celebrations of Flamengo's Copa Libertadores victory came to an abrupt end in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday when clashes erupted between a group of supporters and police.

Sack race hotting up

We take a look at the Premier League sack race, as Everton manager Marco Silva heads the betting from Arsenal's Unai Emery.

Who will be the next manager to lose their job?
Who will be the next manager to lose their job?

Monday night goals at Villa

Steve Bruce returns to one of his former clubs and there should be plenty of action on and off the field as Paul Higham previews Monday Night Football.

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