Mauricio Pochettino set to become Chelsea’s new manager if Graham Potter is sacked – Paper Talk

All the top stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s papers…

the sun

Mauricio Pochettino is waiting to become Chelsea’s new manager if Graham Potter is sacked and the Argentine wants to take over if the club calls.

Steven Gerrard is being considered for a new role as Poland head coach after being sacked by Aston Villa.

Chelsea could hijack Tottenham’s move for Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Porro, according to reports.

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes the club’s fans have lost patience with boss Graham Potter following a recent run of poor form.

West Ham are keeping tabs on Carlos Corberan with increasing pressure on manager David Moyes.

Barcelona are reportedly ready to fire-sale stars as they look to balance the books.

David Beckham made a bizarre escape after braving the elements to watch son Romeo make his debut for Brentford’s second string.

the time

Pep Guardiola hinted he could go with a left-field team selection for Saturday’s Manchester derby after admitting some “ridiculous” thoughts about his starting XI have occupied his mind over the past few days.

Daily Mail

Manchester United are closing in on signing Wot Weghurst until the end of the season after Besiktas agreed to accept a £2.5m release clause for the Holland striker.

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Good Morning Transfer Team discuss whether to sign Burnley striker Wot Weghurst for Manchester United

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has attracted interest from Spain as the imminent arrival of Joao Felix poses a further hurdle to the Chelsea striker’s chances of regular football.

Atletico Madrid can sign former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay to replace Joao Felix, who will leave Chelsea.

Atlanta midfielder Teun Koopmaners insists he is ‘100 per cent focused’ on the Italian club despite being flattered by reports of a move to Liverpool.

Al-Nasser are eyeing Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets as part of their £175m-a-year bid to capture Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

Paris Saint-Germain (Paris Saint-Germain) are keen to see Lionel Messi continue his career in the French capital and have made it clear they are against rejoining Barcelona.

Gareth Bale will be offered a roving role by the Welsh FA following his retirement from football on Monday.

Leicester City have reportedly moved ahead of their Premier League rivals in the race for Harry Souter, with the Stoke City defender seemingly aiming for a move to England’s top flight.

Newcastle have rejected a verbal approach for Borussia Dortmund teenager Yusufah Mokoko.

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Athletic journalist David Arnstein reviews his takeover of Newcastle United and Eddie Howe’s journey so far since becoming manager of The Magpies as they reach their first semi-final since 2005.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Julian Alvarez ahead of the Argentine forward’s move to rivals Man City.

Daily Mirror

Paris Saint-Germain are set to honor Lionel Messi’s World Cup success at the Parc des Princes, but Kylian Mbappe will not be attending the event.


Manchester United have entered into a verbal agreement to sign Wot Weghurst. They have an agreement in principle to pay Besiktas around €3m (£2.7m) to end the striker’s loan early and take him from his parent club Burnley for the rest of the season.

Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have instructed county coaches on how to guide their bold new approach to Test cricket as England try to spread the so-called ‘baseball’ revolution through the domestic game.


Paris Saint-Germain plan to monitor Sergio Ramos between now and the end of the season before deciding whether to offer him a contract extension.

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PSG are ‘quietly confident’ Lionel Messi will sign a new contract, but do they have competition from MLS side Inter Miami?

The Daily Telegraph

Aston Villa have signed a three-year deal with a controversial gambling sponsor who was sacked by Norwich City over sexually suggestive advertising.

The MCC has apologized and admitted it “hurt many members” by canceling the Eton-Harrow and Oxford-Cambridge games at Lord’s.

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Joao Felix has flown to London to undergo a medical with Chelsea before going on loan until the end of the season.

A more than 100-year-old cricket club may be forced to fold after neighbors complained of flying cricket balls.

Daily Record

Mexican side Tigres have reportedly made a final bid for Eintracht Frankfurt star Rafael Santos before turning to Rangers star Alfredo Morelos as a January substitute.

Robbie McCrory’s hopes of making an early impression on new Rangers boss Michael Bale have been dashed by injury.

The Scottish Sun

Rangers transfer target Todd Cantwell has been seen visiting another club amid growing speculation over his future.

Celtic star Josip Juranovic is at the center of a major bust-up between his former clubs in Croatia which is set to go to FIFA to resolve… before he completes his big-money transfer.

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