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Mauricio Pochettino remains as Manchester United's number one choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Norwegian be relieved of his duties.


Newcastle are willing to make Erik ten Hag one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League but the Dutchman is reluctant to leave Ajax.

Tottenham star Dele Alli's position in Nuno Espirito Santo's plans has been thrown into uncertainty with the midfielder set to be omitted from the squad to face Burnley on Wednesday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Jose Mourinho did not like him at Manchester United because he 'played under Pep Guardiola' and that Zlatan Ibrahimovic quit Old Trafford over the Special One's style of play.

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Image: Mauricio Pochettino remains Manchester United's No 1 choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the Daily Star

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has insisted that there is 'no update' in regards to the midfielder's ongoing contract situation at Manchester United.

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is still set to go ahead in January 2022 despite some parts of the Cameroon tournament needing 'urgent attention' just months ahead of its kick-off.

Eden Hazard has been told to 'put up' with the reality that Carlo Ancelotti 'prefers other players' as the Real Madrid coach issued a warning to the Belgian amid his limited playing time at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale is set to return to training in a boost for Wales.


Barcelona retain hope of snaring Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a replacement for doomed boss Ronald Koeman.

Manchester City have been linked with a transfer move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong next summer.


Furious Paul Pogba snubbed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United's loss against Liverpool and has shelved contract talks.

Jude Bellingham's brother Jobe could follow the England star to Borussia Dortmund as the Germans eye a transfer raid on Birmingham.

Liverpool legend John Barnes has named Mo Salah as the best player in the world... but still warned Liverpool to be careful offering him a new contract.

Arsenal and Tottenham have received a boost in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti after Torino boss Ivan Juric announced he will not sign a new deal.

Arsenal are struggling to convince William Saliba that his future is at the Emirates and could be forced to cash in on the young defender in the summer.

PSG must do more to get the best out of 'isolated' Lionel Messi, says Thierry Henry.

Phil Neville has admitted David Beckham is frustrated with Inter Miami's MLS struggles.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has effectively been given three games to save his job as Manchester United manager.


The firm Hawk-Eye has told FIFA that its technology to detect offsides automatically is "ready to go" and it is on course to be used at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next year.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday September 11, 2021.
Image: Paul Pogba has reportedly shelved contract talks with Manchester United

The former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says that allowing officials to wear body cameras could help to deter coaches, parents and players from abusing them, which can result in some quitting the game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain in charge of Manchester United for Saturday's match away to Tottenham Hotspur but the Norwegian knows that his long-term future at the club is still under threat following last weekend's thrashing by Liverpool.


Two organisations at the heart of European football have broken ranks with UEFA, calling for complete reform of governance to prevent the recurring threat of a Super League.


Rangers coach Michael Beale is reportedly wanted by Cardiff City as their next boss.


Tony Ralston is on course for a new Celtic contract.

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