Papers: Real Madrid still keen on making Mauricio Pochettino their next manager

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Real Madrid are making a last-ditch attempt to make Mauricio Pochettino their manager as pressure grows on current incumbent Julen Lopetegui.

Manchester United fear losing goalkeeper David de Gea to Juventus on a free transfer at the end of his contract.

Chelsea are being lined up for a "partial takeover" by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, a friend of current Blues owner Roman Abramovich.

Ousmane Dembele was axed from Barcelona's Champions League squad to face Inter Milan on Wednesday after turning up 25 minutes late for a pre-game meeting.

Gary Cahill could decide to stay at Chelsea in January despite having only appeared once in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea face a fight with Juventus to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, an 18-year-old who has been dubbed 'the new Andrea Pirlo'.

Aaron Tshibola has vowed to fight for his Aston Villa future and is open to returning from a loan spell with Kilmarnock in January to try and impress new boss Dean Smith.

Mousa Dembele tops a list of stars Tottenham plan to offload.

Jose Mourinho fears he is not getting full support from bosses at Manchester United.


Tottenham are weighing up a move for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as they look for a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.

Ashley Young wants a new two-year deal from Manchester United to take him past the age of 35.

Tottenham are set to beat rivals Arsenal to the signing of Atlanta United sensation Miguel Almiron, according to reports in his homeland of Paraguay.

Claude Puel insists Leicester are playing to Jamie Vardy's strengths - despite the striker's wife suggesting otherwise on social media.


Alexis Sanchez hopes Paris Saint-Germain will offer him a way out of Manchester United in January but fears his lofty wages will cost him the chance of a move.

A group of Manchester United players have refused to carry out sponsorship activities in protest at recent transport issues that have plagued the club.

Sam Vokes is set to commit his long-term future to Burnley with talks over a new deal at Turf Moor now at an advanced stage.

Chelsea insist Roman Abramovich is not interested in selling the club despite fresh speculation of a possible takeover bid by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner.

Wolves supremo Kevin Thelwell is set to be a candidate for the Football Association's soon-to-be vacant role as technical director.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will be given significant funds to solve his team's goalscoring woes in January.


The Football Association wants to raise income from the lucrative football betting market as an alternative grassroots football funding plan after the collapse of the sale of Wembley Stadium to Shahid Khan.

Wembley Stadium will mount its biggest security operation when England play the United States in a friendly on November 15, with a total ban on supporters taking in bags.


Liverpool have opened talks with Joe Gomez and his representatives over a new contract.

Owen Farrell says there is no risk of mixed messages when he and fellow England co-captain Dylan Hartley start their new job-sharing arrangement at Twickenham next week.


Chelsea are considering a move for PSV Eindhoven striker Hirving Lozano as Maurizio Sarri looks to freshen up his attacking options.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen on a reunion with Athletic Bilbao's Ibai Gomez in January.


Substitutions during injury time could be banned under measures being considered by football's lawmakers to increase the amount of actual playing time during matches.


Hibs boss Neil Lennon is not ruling out a January move for Celtic's Scott Allan.

Liam Boyce insists Rangers hitman Kyle Lafferty would be welcomed back into the Northern Ireland international fold with open arms.


Rangers star Lassana Coulibaly is confident Steven Gerrard's men will still go on to top their Europa League group despite the 0-0 stalemate with Spartak Moscow.

Celtic face a defensive crisis after Jozo Simunovic was carted off on a stretcher in the 2-0 defeat to RB Leipzig.

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