Tuesday's Paper Talk: Latest football gossip and transfer rumours including Pochettino, Maguire, Zakaria and Benitez

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip and transfer rumours
Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip and transfer rumours

The future of Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino and West Ham's Manuel Pellegrini dominate Wednesday's football rumour mill, with is all summed up in Paper Talk.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Mauricio Pochettino has held talks with chairman Daniel Levy over his Tottenham future as players at the club brace themselves for a managerial change.

DAILY STAR

  • Everton turned down the chance to sign Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson in a double deal, as well as rejecting RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland.

DAILY MIRROR

  • West Ham will turn to Rafael Benitez if they decide to part company with Manuel Pellegrini.
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DAILY MAIL

  • Manchester United expect to bring in up to £67m less than they did last year after failing to qualify for the Champions League.
  • Gareth Southgate will embark on a fact-finding mission to Qatar next month - a move signalling the England manager's intention to remain in charge beyond Euro 2020.
  • Manchester City are ready to draw level financially with rivals United thanks to a £650m Puma kit deal.
  • Manchester United could land Bruno Fernandes in January with Sporting Lisbon needing to raise funds to clear debts of around £57m.
  • Denis Zakaria's agent says his client will not be leaving Borussia Monchengladbach in January after interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.
  • Chelsea missed out on Sergio Aguero before Manchester City signed him after Roman Abramovich baulked at spending £40m...months before buying Fernando Torres for £50m.
  • Barcelona are planning a double swoop for Chelsea winger Willian and Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz when their contracts expire this summer.

THE SUN

  • Emre Can has expressed his frustrations over a lack of playing time at Juventus amid talks of a move away from the club.
  • Barcelona have rejected a £13m bid from a Premier League side for playmaker Ivan Rakitic, Spanish reports claim.
  • Juventus and Inter have joined race for on-loan Manchester United ace Chris Smalling as Roma haggle over his £15m transfer fee.
  • Chelsea will battle Liverpool for Genk midfielder Sander Berge if their transfer ban is lifted.
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DAILY EXPRESS

  • Arsenal will not look to recruit a centre-back in the January transfer window despite their defensive woes under Unai Emery.
  • Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to pass on Mario Mandzukic in order to pursue a January deal for Erling Braut Haaland.

THE TIMES

  • Manchester United will target the Europa League in earnest this season with the ambition of qualifying for Fifa's new Club World Cup.

SCOTTISH SUN

  • Swansea and Stoke City want Celtic ace Jonny Hayes as his Parkhead contract ends in the summer.

DAILY RECORD

  • Alan Irvine is a contender to become Hearts' new manager or sporting director after being recommended by Steven Naismith.
  • John Potter could become Jack Ross' assistant after Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson admitted there had been contact with Hibs.
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OTHER

  • Ed Woodward has reaffirmed that Manchester United have a clear recruitment vision ahead of the January transfer window opening. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Pep Guardiola is happy in Manchester and under contract at Manchester City until 2021, his agent has reiterated. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is not a 'key target' for Manchester United, according to reports. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • West Brom are assessing whether to make Chris Willock's loan move permanent - with the club having the option to buy the winger in January. (Express & Star)
  • West Brom will consider selling England Under-20 defender Nathan Ferguson in January if the 19-year-old does not agree an extension to his present deal, which expires this summer. (Express and Star)

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