Paper Talk: Friday's football news and gossip including Christian Eriksen to Manchester United

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

Manchester United still hope to persuade Christian Eriksen to join them after he rejected them in the summer according to the Daily Mirror.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Manchester United still hope to persuade Christian Eriksen to join them after he rejected them in the summer.
  • West Ham director of football Mario Husillos is feeling the heat with the club unimpressed with his work so far.
  • Atlanta United are braced for a transfer battle for £19m-rated forward Ezequiel Barco with Arsenal and Manchester United keen.
  • Manchester United have spoken to the agent of Parma's Dejan Kulusevski as they prepare another bid amid interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
Alex Keble goes behind the tactics for Saturday's Manchester derby
Alex Keble goes behind the tactics for Saturday's Manchester derby

THE SUN

  • David Moyes has told Everton he wants a long-term commitment from them before he agrees to return to the club.
  • Erling Haaland can leave Red Bull Salzburg for £17m in January and Borussia Dortmund are leading the race, according to reports.
  • Napoli will sell the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne in a summer purge, according to reports.
  • Olivier Giroud's hopes of finding a way out of Chelsea next month are fading - because no-one wants to pay for him when he will be available for nothing in the summer.
  • Chelsea have been handed a huge boost ahead of this weekend's trip to Everton with Antonio Rudiger fit for selection.
  • Pep Guardiola is interested in bringing back Domenec Torrent as Manchester City's assistant manager if Mikel Arteta quits for Arsenal.
  • Wilfried Zaha's new agent has held talks with Chelsea over a potential move next summer, according to reports.
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Dale Tempest: Our Sporting Life columnist is going for goalscorers in the Manchester derby

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to get rid of Paul Pogba in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid and Juventus both keen.
  • Sadio Mane was approached by Manchester United in August 2015, but decided against the move because he didn't want to play under Louis van Gaal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Brendan Rodgers is in talks over a new contract with Leicester as the Champions League chasers move to tie down their manager.
  • Arsenal have stepped up the process of identifying a permanent replacement for the sacked Unai Emery by holding their first interviews with candidates for the role.
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DAILY MAIL

  • Massimiliano Allegri has broken the hearts of a handful of Premier League fans after he ruled out a move to Arsenal or Manchester United this season.
  • Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet insists they will do all they can to keep on-loan Jake Clarke-Salter from going back to Chelsea in January.
  • The FIA have made an embarrassing U-turn by reinstating the waved chequered flag to mark the end of an F1 race.

DAILY STAR

  • Arsenal star Mesut Ozil was seen storming off the pitch shouting as he went down the tunnel following a shock defeat to Brighton.

SCOTTISH SUN

  • Rangers are tracking Portsmouth keeper Craig MacGillivray and could make a January bid.

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