Manchester United begin to ponder a new manager as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces increasing pressure, while three Everton transfer targets emerge – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
CONTE ON MAN UTD RADAR
Manchester United are ‘thinking seriously’ about Antonio Conte becoming their new manager amid doubt over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future, according to a report.
United’s current boss is under mounting pressure following Sunday’s 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool. The Red Devils suffered one of the worst defeats in their history against one of their biggest rivals.
The aftermath of the result has seen pundits slam Solskjaer’s tactics. Indeed, the lack of organisation around the press – which Liverpool cut through easily – has been criticised.
Defensive mistakes have also been called out and the verdict is falling on Solskjaer. As such, calls for him to get the sack have increased.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feeling the pressure at Old Trafford with Antonio Conte lurking
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is feeling the pressure in the Old Trafford hot-seat, especially with Antonio Conte lurking.
As for who could step in, Antonio Conte is available. He remains out of work since leaving Inter after their Serie A title triumph last season.
What’s more, reports have revealed his demands for his next job, where his key aim will be to win the first Champions League of his managerial career.
According to SportMediaset, United are ‘thinking seriously’ about Conte as a new manager. The report notes that Zinedine Zidane is also out of work and is a candidate for the Old Trafford role.
Solskjaer insisted after the 5-0 defeat that he had heard nothing else from the owners, the Glazer family, other than that he still has their full support.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Everton and Leicester are leading the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco. (Fichajes)
The Toffees are also in the hunt alongside West Ham for Inter forward Ivan Perisic. (Goal)
Sassuolo attacking midfielder Filip Djuricic is a further target for the Premier League duo, but Southampton are also keen on the Serbian. (Calciomercato)
Roma have transfer interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, but Manchester City are also in the race. (Calciomercato)
The Glazer family, who own Manchester United, are attempting to add a cricket team in India’s IPL to their portfolio. (ANI Digital)
HOPE FOR BARCELONA’S OUSMANE DEMBELE
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has travelled to Finland to get approval to play from a doctor following his injury. (Sport)
Indeed, Barcelona hope that the Frenchman can feature in Saturday’s clash with Alaves. (Sport)
However, Pedri suffered an injury setback in his latest training session before Sunday’s El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid. (AS)
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag “will make another jump” in his career, but he should wait for the likes of Manchester United or Manchester City instead of moving to Newcastle. (NOS)
SAINT-MAXIMIN DOUBLES DOWN
Meanwhile, Allan Saint-Maximin has doubled down on his regrets at seeing Steve Bruce get the sack at St James’ Park. (Foot Mercato)
Wolves sent a scout to Porto’s 3-1 win over Tondela on Saturday and had eyes on former loanee Vitinha. (Record)
Mohamed Salah is likely to sign a new contract at Liverpool because of the lack of clubs who could buy him. (Gianluca di Marzio)
Paulo Dybala has warned that Juventus must improve in attack following their 1-1 draw with Inter. (DAZN)
Marco Verratti suffered a suspected hip injury during Paris Saint-Germain’s 0-0 draw with Marseille. (Football Italia)