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Saturday's Bets of the Day

We compile the Sporting Life team's best best for Saturday February 16.

Our best bets for the latest FA Cup round2

FA Cup betting preview

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Javi Gracia: The Spaniard's Watford side are in the last eight of the FA Cup4

Watford book quarter-final place

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Get all the football gossip from the National Papers5

Paper Talk: Rice at the price?

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Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages

A look at the best football stories from Wednesday's back pages...

The Sun

Jose Mourinho: The Portuguese has been discussing his three-and-a-half year spell at Manchester United
Jose Mourinho: The Portuguese has been out of work since leaving Manchester United in December
  • Real Madrid are lining up a £90m summer move for Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala - dealing a huge blow to Manchester City.
  • Jose Mourinho has put himself in the frame for the Paris Saint-Germain job after meeting with the club's Qatari president.
  • Arsenal are considering a swoop for Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi but they won't be able to afford the Algerian's £27m release clause until the summer.
  • Arsenal are close to promoting former youth star Francis Cagigao as their new head of recruitment following Sven Mislintat's departure from the club.
  • Manchester United want to sign Leeds star Jack Clarke - but Marcelo Bielsa and Co are confident he will stay.
Jack Clarke
Leeds' Jack Clarke

Daily Mail

Eric Bailly
Manchester United's Eric Bailly
  • Arsenal have made an enquiry to take Eric Bailly on loan until the end of the season but Manchester United have rejected the move.
  • Rafael Benitez is ready to leave Newcastle at the end of the season if he is not backed with two new signings before the transfer window closes.
  • Atletico Mineiro right-back and Brazil under-20 international Emerson has attracted interest from clubs in Europe, including Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus.
  • Newcastle are speaking to Monaco about Italian defender Antonio Barreca.

Daily Mirror

Maurizio Sarri: Unhappy with his Chelsea players after defeat at Arsenal
Maurizio Sarri: Unhappy with his Chelsea players after defeat at Arsenal
  • Liverpool's title charge could receive a massive boost as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to return to full training in early March.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta is facing being axed by Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea boss wants the club to back him by bringing in £45m-rated Elseid Hysaj from Napoli.
  • Bayern Munich want to bring Benjamin Pavard to the club this window, and they're willing to pay Stuttgart an extra €10million to make the deal happen.
  • RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick says he expects Timo Werner to remain with the Bundesliga club for the next two or three years.
  • Sporting Lisbon defender and Manchester United target Tiago Djalo is set to complete a transfer to AC Milan.

The Independent

Aaron Ramsey: Welsh midfielder set to wave goodbye to Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey: Set for early Juve switch?
  • Roma sporting director Monchi is at the top of Arsenal's list to become their new technical director.
  • Arsenal could be willing to let Aaron Ramsey go to Juventus for £10m in January if they can complete a pair of loan deals for Barcelona's Denis Suarez and Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez.

Daily Express

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli: Wanted by West Ham
  • Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola will meet with Manchester United's board in February to discuss a new contract for the player.
  • Newcastle have launched a £4.3m bid to sign Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid on loan as Rafael Benitez could finally land a new recruit.
  • West Ham have launched an audacious late bid to sign Mario Balotelli from under the noses of Marseille.
  • Leeds want to sign Polish midfielder Mateusz Bogusz as his current club Ruch Chorzow confirmed that a formal offer has been made.

Daily Telegraph

  • Pep Guardiola will show Burton Albion no mercy on Wednesday night and has confirmed Kevin De Bruyne will be in the starting line-up for the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.

Daily Star

Malcom celebrates his goal for Barcelona at Inter in the Champions League
Malcom celebrates his goal for Barcelona at Inter in the Champions League
  • Tottenham are hoping to sign Malcom from Barcelona as they identified him as a replacement for injured Harry Kane.
  • Atletico Madrid want Gelson Martins and Nikola Kalinic to leave the club to free up space for the incoming Alvaro Morata.

Scottish Sun

  • Ex-Rangers ace Lee McCulloch is set to be appointed as Dundee United's first-team technical coach.
  • Hibernian don't have any plans to make Efe Ambrose an improved contract offer despite the defender attending the Scottish Cup clash with Elgin City and wearing a club jacket.
  • Celtic and Chelsea flop Islam Feruz is trying to win a deal with Belgium amateur team RFC Seraing.
  • Vakoun Issouf Bayo has vowed to score the goals to help Celtic retain their Premiership title as the £2m signing flew into Edinburgh from Paris on Tuesday night.

Daily Record

  • Aberdeen have written off £150,000 by releasing summer signing Chris Forrester.
  • Ayr boss Ian McCall has revealed that clubs from Scotland, England and Holland all want to sign Lawrence Shankland.
  • Manager Gary Caldwell has revealed Partick Thistle have turned down a bid for Aidan Fitzpatrick.

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