Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United already in talks about him becoming manager - Paper Talk

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


Manchester United have already opened talks with Mauricio Pochettino about a mid-season move to Old Trafford and further discussions are expected when he is in the city this week with PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain players believe Zinedine Zidane's arrival as the club's next head coach is "imminent".

AP - Mauricio Pochettino
Image: Mauricio Pochettino could talk further with Manchester United this week while in the city with PSG

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher is reportedly keen to go back to his parent club at the end of the season.

Chelsea are reportedly now confident Mason Mount will stay at the club after making a 'breakthrough' in talks over a new contract.


Manchester United are said to be lining up a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as a replacement for Paul Pogba.

Arsenal risk losing Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer after putting talks over a new contract on hold until May.

Arsenal are on the trail of Romania U21 attacking midfielder Ianis Stoica, who plies his trade at home with FCSB.

Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin stunned a lifetime Magpies fan by randomly giving him a £2,000 watch before Saturday's draw with Brentford.

Diogo Dalot is keen to take whatever chance he can to impress Michael Carrick while he remains in charge of Manchester United's first team.

Lille midfielder Renato Sanches has confirmed he is ready for another big-club move amid links with Liverpool and Arsenal.

Newcastle and Burnley are set to compete with Leeds for the signature of Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley.

Frank Lampard's former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris has described his dismissal from the club as "super harsh".

Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui has slammed rumours linking him with the Manchester United job as 'absurd'.

Alexandre Lacazette
Image: Arsenal risk losing Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer

Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to break the bank to sign whizkid Pedri from Barcelona.

Gareth Southgate has promised he will prove wrong the doubters who continue to brand him as a failure in club management.

Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to keep all four of Chelsea's out-of-contract defenders this summer.


Tottenham are lining up a move for West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as a replacement for Hugo Lloris, whose contract expires in the summer.

Conor Gallagher is keen to return to Chelsea once his loan spell with Crystal Palace - impressive enough to lift him into the England squad - is over and is not putting himself in the shop window.

Everton legend Tony Hibbert is set to return to football by turning out for French 10th-tier side ES Louzy, near where the 40-year-old now runs a successful carp fishery.

Manchester United face paying out millions after they handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's coaching staff new three-year contracts only weeks before sacking him.

Sam Johnstone's West Bromwich Albion deal is set to expire at the end of the season
Image: Sam Johnstone is a target for Tottenham

Slovakian cycling great Peter Sagan was fined £4,000 for injuring a policeman while he was being arrested in Monaco last year for breaking a lockdown curfew.

Cricket's newly formed equality commission has received complaints about racism involving every first-class county over the last fortnight in another stark illustration of the problems facing the sport.


Growing friction between Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo could open the door for Manchester United to swoop for the former Tottenham boss.

Roman Abramovich will not end his three-year run of non-attendance at Chelsea games, despite being in London when the Blues face Juventus on Tuesday.

Fizzy drinks, sauces and puddings have all been banished from the canteen menu at Aston Villa since Steven Gerrard's arrival as manager.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich received almost 3,000 social media messages of abuse in May
Image: Roman Abramovich will not attend Chelsea's Champions League clash with Juventus despite being in London

A drunken rugby fan left a six-year-old boy in tears after vomiting on him during Wales' victory over Australia on Saturday, with authorities now pondering an alcohol clampdown at the Principality Stadium.


Real Madrid are targeting a surprise move for Chelsea and England attacking midfielder Mason Mount after reports he is feeling "unappreciated" at Stamford Bridge.

Lionel Messi is eager to stay at Paris Saint-Germain despite reports in the past week suggesting the Argentine was eyeing a return to Barcelona.


Manchester United will have to pay Paris Saint-Germain around £10m in compensation to secure an immediate deal to make Mauricio Pochettino their next manager, a figure which would half by the summer of 2022.

Old Trafford chiefs also face another set of payouts, potentially running into the millions, to get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's backroom team.

Fenway Sports Group are set to take their empire to above £6bn of net worth by securing a deal to buy the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Mason Mount gestures after scoring his hat-trick (AP)
Image: Mason Mount could be a target for Real Madrid

Roma youngster Felix Afena-Gyan has insisted he was not offended by a remark, initially taken to be racist by some, made towards him in a video in which he received a gift of shoes from Jose Mourinho.

Teenage Barcelona star Ansu Fati had his house broken into and robbed while he watched Xavi Hernandez's first match as manager at the Camp Nou, it has been claimed.


Gareth Southgate will not receive a pay rise as part of his new contract unless he delivers on-field success with England.

Australia's cricket chiefs are agonising over whether to give disgraced former captain Steve Smith the vice-captaincy for the forthcoming Ashes series.

Robbie Dunne will face a disciplinary panel next Tuesday having been charged with the bullying and harassment of his fellow jockey, Bryony Frost.


Rangers great Richard Gough has slammed current skipper James Tavernier for leaving post-match duties after the Premier Sport Cup semi-final defeat by Hibs to fellow defender Connor Goldson.

Australia's Steve Smith points as his team warms up for their one day international cricket match against England in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)..
Image: Steve Smith might be about to return to Australia's leadership team ahead of The Ashes


Aberdeen's Funso Ojo will have to serve a suspension for his controversial red card at Dundee United because rules will not allow the Scottish FA to overturn it.

John Souttar could be on his way out of Hearts at the end of the season with prolonged talks over a new deal seemingly not coming to a positive conclusion - he will be free to speak to other clubs from December 1.


Portuguese authorities investigating the payment of commissions exceeding €20m related to football transfers searched the headquarters of FC Porto and its president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa on Monday as part of "Operation Red Card".

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