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Rafael Benitez in frame to replace Steve Cooper as Nottingham Forest manager - Paper Talk

Plus: Arsenal have stepped up efforts to tie down William Saliba to a new contract after a string of stellar performances; Chelsea have reportedly joined Dusan Vlahovic's growing list of suitors; Graham Potter has also been tipped to make a move for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday's newspapers...


Former Liverpool and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is in the frame for the top job at Nottingham Forest as East Midlands derby defeat pushes Steve Cooper to the brink.

Chelsea hope to sign Josko Gvardiol as well as Christopher Nkunku.

Julen Lopetegui and Bo Svensson have emerged as Wolves' top targets to replace Bruno Lage.

Rob Edwards is in line to be next Middlesbrough manager after Chris Wilder's sacking.


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Arsenal have stepped up efforts to tie down William Saliba to a new contact until 2027 after his performances this season.

Willaim Saliba celebrates his opener
Image: Willaim Saliba's current Arsenal contract expires in 2024

Manchester United held a clear-the-air meeting into their shambolic derby day performance at their Carrington training base.

Arsene Wenger thinks the summer departure of "big-game player" Sadio Mane has been the main factor in Liverpool's slow start to the season.

Nottingham Forest have been sounding out potential replacements for the under-pressure manager Steve Cooper and one of the names under consideration is Rafa Benítez.


Chelsea have reportedly joined Dusan Vlahovic's growing list of suitors.

Liverpool want to sign Youri Tielemans in the next transfer window, according to sources.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes slammed Jadon Sancho and Antony's performance in the derby against Manchester City.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Manchester United in January and Erik ten Hag "will not stand in his way".

Wolves have suffered an early setback with sources in Portugal claiming one of their key targets Ruben Amorim has no desire to quit his current club Sporting Lisbon.

Mesut Ozil has revealed his back surgery "went well" as he now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The former Arsenal star went under the knife on Monday in order to cure the long-standing problem.

Erik ten Hag has not been picking Manchester United's new £70 million star Casemiro because he did not want to change a winning formula.


Gary O'Neil and Rob Edwards top Middlesbrough's shortlist after Chris Wilder's sacking on Monday morning.


Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been tipped to make a move for his former player Moises Caicedo, who he managed during his time at Brighton.

Moises Caicedo celebrates after putting Brighton 2-1 up
Image: Moises Caicedo has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Man United

Antonio Conte has hit back at Tottenham fans calling for Djed Spence to start by claiming he is 'not stupid' and adding that the player is 'not ready' for match action.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly sent a demand to the Glazers and told them they aren't to hand out any new contracts before he has decided which players warrant them.

AC Milan and England centre-back Fikayo Tomori has admitted that he felt the need to move on from Stamford Bridge in order to progress with his career after getting limited playing opportunities in west London.

Bukayo Saka has dropped a major hint he is happy to stay at Arsenal - by buying his own executive box at the Emirates.


Paris Saint-Germain advisor Luis Campos has claimed the Ligue 1 side made a mistake by buying Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Manchester United had once sent scouts to watch a 17-year-old Erling Haaland - but ended up on the end of a masterclass from the Norwegian.

William Saliba has confirmed that talks are ongoing with Arsenal over a new contract after admitting he is "so happy" in north London.


Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Manchester United in January after his status at the club was again brought up following Sunday's embarrassing 6-3 derby defeat against Manchester City.

Steve Cooper is fighting to keep his job as Nottingham Forest boss after the thumping loss to Leicester. It is understood Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has started the process of identifying candidates to replace Cooper.

Wolves are monitoring the position of former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui with his role at Sevilla under increasing pressure.


Merseyside cops say officers will flood the city to make sure Rangers' Champions League clash with Liverpool "goes ahead smoothly".

Israeli Liel Abada will miss Celtic's Champions League tie at RB Leipzig to mark Yom Kippur. The holiest date of the Jewish calendar begins tomorrow, and includes a 25-hour fast.


Ange Postecoglou has challenged his Celtic team to begin stamping their Champions League authority after a bright reintroduction to the tournament which has delivered limited rewards.

VAR's introduction into Scottish football is said to be "imminent" with the technology set to be in place before the World Cup. Two former top referees say that it will be brought in within a matter of weeks to the Scottish Premiership after weeks of trialling.

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