Chelsea could sack their technical director and may loan out Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Liverpool, Sunderland and Newcastle have been linked with players.
EMENALO FACES CHELSEA AXE
Chelsea transfer guru Michael Emenalo is the latest senior figure to feel the heat of the club’s disastrous season, claims The Sun.
Chelsea failed to secure their top target, John Stones, over the summer and also had to ship out Mohamed Salah, Juan Cuadrado and Filipe Luis after they failed to nail down places in Jose Mourinho’s side.
It means Emenalo, along with Mourinho, is now fighting to save his job.
LOFTUS-CHEEK TO DISCUSS CHELSEA LOAN MOVE
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is keen to explore the possibility of a loan move away from Chelsea in January, reports The Times, after growing disillusioned with the amount of game time he has been given this season.
Loftus-Cheek is said to have attracted interest from Premier League, Championship and European clubs in recent months, but Jose Mourinho has previously said that the 19-year-old’s best chance of progress is to stay with the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.
However, Loftus-Cheek has played only 62 minutes in the Premier League this season, as well as one appearance in each the Champions League and League Cup. He has not appeared in any competition since the win against Aston Villa almost a month ago.
GUARDIOLA TO BE OFFERED BUMPER BAYERN DEAL
Bayern Munich are to offer Pep Guardiola a staggering £17million to snub a move to the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.
The tabloid says Chelsea head the queue of English clubs that want to appoint Guardiola next summer but adds both Manchester clubs and Arsenal are also ‘watching developments’.
Bayern want Guardiola, who is out of contract in the summer, to commit to a two-year extension until 2018, but Guardiola may prefer a one-year deal to keep his options open.
Arsenal are said to view him as a potential long-term successor to Arsene Wenger, while the Manchester United job could also be available at the end of next season. Guardiola is also Roman Abramovich’s first choice should Jose Mourinho leave Chelsea, but Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is a more realistic option for the Blues, the tabloid adds.
AND THE REST
Liverpool are preparing a bid for highly-rated Empoli attacker Riccardo Saponara (Tuttosport)
Sam Allardyce wants to be reunited with West Ham defender James Collins at Sunderland (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle and Norwich are in a £7million fight for Sheffield Wednesday centre-back Tom Lees (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has been told to forget about a new contract – for now (Daily Star)
Chelsea whizz-kid Charly Musonda is a target for Juventus (The Sun)
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is set to be called as a star witness by the club’s former doctor Eva Carneiro as she sues for constructive dismissal (Daily Mail)
Jose Mourinho is annoyed with the League Managers Association over their lack of public support for him this season (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace have re-opened negotiations with an American consortium over investment in the south London club (Daily Mirror)
Blackburn Rovers are ready to give Paul Lambert a return to management after sacking Gary Bowyer and his backroom team yesterday (Daily Telegraph/Daily Mail/The Sun)
Former Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic tops Blackburn’s list to succeed the sacked Gary Bowyer (Daily Mirror)
Bournemouth striker Yann Kermorgant is wanted on loan by Charlton, Bolton and Bristol City (Daily Mirror)
Cardiff, Leeds and Reading are in a three-way battle to sign Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt on loan (Daily Mirror/The Sun)
QPR are prepared to risk Charlie Austin for nothing next summer unless they get at least £8million for him in January (Daily Mirror)
Bolton are bidding to sign Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra to boost their battle against relegation (Daily Mirror)