Transfer rumours: Pochettino, Benrahma, Butland, Watkins, Rodon


Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is being considered by both Manchester United and Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)external-linkUnited executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will have no hesitation sacking manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if their season continues to disappoint. (Sunday Mirror)external-linkWest Ham United have made an offer of £17m plus add-ons for Brentford’s Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 25. (90 Min)external-linkTottenham’s on-loan forward Gareth Bale could be key to a Spurs move for his Wales team-mate and Swansea defender Joe Rodon, 22, this week. (Star on Sunday)external-linkLeicester City also want Rodon but would prefer a move in January or next summer. (Sun on Sunday)external-linkLiverpool are lining up a move for Stoke City’s 27-year-old English goalkeeper Jack Butland. (Sunday Mirror)external-linkTottenham held summer talks with English striker Ollie Watkins, who was keen to join but chairman Daniel Levy was put off by Brentford’s £28m fee for the 24-year-old, who recently scored a hat-trick for Aston Villa against Liverpool. (Football Insider)external-linkChelsea’s Germany attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, says the intensity in the Premier League is “very exhausting” compared with the Bundesliga. (Evening Standard)external-linkEverton’s Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, has revealed he is “not particularly upset” to have left English football after making a loan move to Paris St-Germain for the remainder of the season and says he could have returned to Juventus. (Mail on Sunday)external-linkManchester City’s Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, says there are enough good players at the club if a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, does not materialise next summer and insists: “I don’t really care.” (Manchester Evening News)external-linkNew Leicester signing Wesley Fofana, the 19-year-old France Under-21 defender, says he “did not want to start a war” with Saint-Etienne, managed by former Foxes boss Claude Puel, but pleaded to be allowed a move. (L’Equipe, via Leicester Mercury)external-linkBelgium forward Romelu Lukaku warned Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and English utility man Ashley Young to quit Manchester United and join him at Inter Milan because of the “divided” Old Trafford dressing room. (La Repubblica, via Mail on Sunday)external-linkFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, could still be effective for the Gunners. (Goal)external-linkBrighton chief executive Paul Barber has told season ticket holders they will not be left out of pocket if they buy pay-per-view matches. (Argus)external-linkFormer Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas said Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was one of the first people to call him after he suffered a heart attack while training with Porto. (ESPN)external-linkManchester United could have signed Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg in January, but decided against the deal because of agents’ fees, before the 20-year-old eventually joined Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)external-linkLeeds United and Northern Ireland defender Stuart Dallas has revealed that Haaland – who is the son of former Elland Road player Alfe-Inge – was desperate for his shirt when they met at international level, and even sang Leeds anthem Marching On Together as they swapped. (Talksport)external-linkSaturday’s gossip columnSunday’s Scottish gossip Sunday’s Express sports pages Top Gear is back: Freddy, Chris and Paddy visit Paddy’s home town of BoltonSurgeons: Meet the world-leading surgeons pushing the boundaries of science
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