Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been targeted by Bayern Munich to be the eventual successor to Carlo Ancelotti, while Arsenal and Man City are tracking the same striker.
KLOPP WANTED IN GERMANY
Both the Daily Star Sunday and Sunday Express have the same exclusive regarding Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
German champions Bayern Munich apparently want Klopp to be their next manager.
The papers quote a Bayern ‘source’: “Jurgen is very highly thought of there. He will top the list of candidates to be the next coach.”
Current Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti only arrived in the summer and the report goes on to inform us the Liverpool fans are not going to lose the German any time soon as Bayern “expect him (Ancelotti) to say until the end of the 2017-18 season at least”.
Ancelotti, 57, signed a three-year deal in July and he will be hoping to see out that contract before the German powerhouses look to replace him.
Klopp though “is now regarded by the German giants as the ideal successor” to Ancelotti and that will have alarm bells ringing at Anfield.
Klopp, 49, took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers last October but such has been his impact at Melwood the club have already tied him down to a new six-year contract.
The report claims the German “is clearly loving life in Liverpool and is in no rush to return home to the Bundesliga”.
Bayern, by all accounts are quite happy to wait for their man though and are currently delighted at the progress under Ancelotti as they sit top of the Bundesluga table with five wins from five after winning 1-0 at Hamburg on Saturday.
AND THE REST
West Ham will offer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, the chance to stay in the Premier League if he cannot break into Blues boss Antonio Conte’s first team on a regular basis. (Sunday Mirror)
Stoke City are considering appointing Steve Bruce as manager if their fortunes under Mark Hughes do not improve. (Sunday Express)
Bruce is ready to step in at Aston Villa if Roberto Di Matteo fails to get his expensive side going – despite once managing arch-rivals Birmingham. (Sun on Sunday)
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he sent Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, 21, a letter in the summer after his difficult Euro 2016. City visit Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Mail on Sunday)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has targeted Atlanta’s Franck Kessie to replace frozen-out midfielder Yaya Toure. (Express)
Arsenal are one of several clubs tracking Ivorian striker Kessie, 19. (Goal)
Manchester City attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 25, is set to miss Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Celtic after limping out of Saturday’s 3-1 win at Swansea. (Sun on Sunday)
Tottenham are poised to offer England striker Harry Kane, 23, a new contract worth £120,000 a week. (Sunday Express)
Mario Balotelli is set to earn a sensational Italy recall after a fine start to the season for Nice. (Sun on Sunday)
Spurs are preparing a move for Fiorentina and Croatia midfielder Milan Badelj, 27, in January. (Sunday People)
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, jokingly threatened to break the legs of his agent Mino Raiola if he allowed midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, to join another team in the summer. (De Volkstrant)
Leicester will ask for Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin as part of any move by Jose Mourinho for £20m-rated Danny Drinkwater. (Sunday People)
Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte will battle it out for the signature of Juventus’ £50m defender Leonardo Bonucci in January. (Star on Sunday).
Jurgen Klopp has promised to deal with an outburst on social media from Mamadou Sakho that has cast fresh doubt on the defender’s future at Liverpool. (Observer)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will have to cast his eyes away from Italy for defensive cover in the New Year – after Lazio slapped a £50m price-tag on Stefan de Vrij. (Sunday People)
Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 30, will be offered a new deal by Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 25, turned down the chance to hold talks with Paris St-Germain this summer. (Le Parisien)
The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has urged the club’s hierarchy to tell manager Pep Guardiola his client is “family”. (Sun on Sunday)
Meanwhile, Toure’s agent is believed to think that Guardiola’s treatment of the Ivory Coast international is “illegal”. (Sunday Mirror)
Former Manchester United player and coach Ryan Giggs and Wales boss Chris Coleman are top of Swansea’s five-man shortlist to replace under-fire manager Francesco Guidolin. (Sunday Mirror)
Paris St-Germain are considering a January move for AC Milan’s Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, 30. (Tuttosport)