Tottenham have lined-up a free transfer replacement for Hugo Lloris, while Spurs and Man Utd look to have been handed a January target blow, according to Thursday’s newspapers.
MOURINHO EYES NEW TOTTENHAM NO 1
Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on Schalke captain Alexander Nubel as a potential signing to replace both Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga as the club’s No 1.
TalkSPORT claims that the 23-year-old, whose current contract with the Bundesliga side expires at the end of this season, is being eyed by Spurs as a possible signing due to the long-term injury to Lloris, while the quality of Gazzaniga as back-up has often been questioned.
Nubel has been labelled as ‘a new generation-goalkeeper’ by former Paderborn coach Markus Krosche and has had an impressive start to the season as Schalke currently sit 5th in the Bundesliga table.
The young stopper has often been compared to Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer report and has even been linked with a move to Bavaria as the Germany keeper’s long-term replacement.
However, the report states that Tottenham could have the edge in the pursuit for Nubel.
There have already been reports that new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is unimpressed with club skipper Lloris and is looking for a replacement, with Nubel being deemed a worthy successor.
AND THE REST
Jadon Sancho is ready to deal Manchester United a significant transfer blow as he would prefer a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona over a return to England (Daily Star)
Caglar Soyuncu’s agent has poured cold water on the possibility of the Leicester City defender leaving for Arsenal or Manchester City (Daily Star)
Paul Pogba could be back in the Manchester United squad in time for the derby clash with Manchester City on December 7 (Daily Star)
Luke Shaw is again fighting to save his Manchester United career after being told he has fallen behind impressive teenager Brandon Williams in the pecking order at left-back (Daily Star)
Tottenham boss Mourinho is hopeful of a new deal for another Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld (Football.London)
N’Golo Kante’s agent faced a death threat from a previous advisor during the midfielder’s lucrative move from Leicester City to Chelsea in 2016 (The Sun)
David Moyes is demanding a long-term stay as both Everton and West Ham ponder offering him a return to Premier League management (The Sun)
Work on Leicester City’s new training complex was delayed as owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha wanted steel being used in its construction to be blessed in a ceremony, while the club also had to relocate 348 crested newts from the site (The Sun)
Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool all want to sign Peterborough’s teenage striker Ricky Jade-Jones (The Sun)
Manchester United and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes, the 25-year-old Portugal midfielder, has signed a new contract with Sporting Lisbon that contains a release clause increased by £20m to £85m (Daily Mirror)
Lukasz Fabianski could return for West Ham in just over two weeks’ time (Daily Express)
Phil Jones has turned down the chance of a Manchester United testimonial amid claims he said “apart from my Mum and Dad, who else would turn up?” (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United will not wait until the summer to make their move for RB Salzburg hotshot Erling Braut Haaland (Daily Mirror)
Leeds United are looking at replacements for Eddie Nketiah in case Arsenal recall the striker in January (Daily Mirror)
David Beckham wants Patrick Vieira to become the first head coach of his MLS franchise Inter Miami (Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal have begun drawing up a list of possible replacements for Unai Emery despite the Spaniard claiming he has their backing, with Max Allegri and Nuno Espirito Santo at the top of it (Daily Telegraph)
Tottenham stars have called on Jose Mourinho to put a greater emphasis on success in the FA Cup (Daily Mail)
Wolves players are growing increasingly concerned at the prospect of Nuno Espirito Santo leaving for Arsenal (Daily Mail)
Hearts are locked in talks with former Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel over their managerial vacancy (Scottish Sun)
Steven Gerrard has paid an emotional tribute to Dave King, claiming he is the reason he left Liverpool for Rangers (Daily Record)