Paper Talk: Zidane wants Chelsea job, but only on three conditions

Zinedine Zidane wants the Chelsea job, biut only if three conditions are met, while Arsenal are chasing an English goalkeeper and Man Utd sale talk is hotting up, all in the papers.



France legend Zinedine Zidane has thrown his hat into the ring for the Chelsea job, report The Sun.

The former Real Madrid boss, who stepped down five days after leading them to a third straight Champions League triumph last May, wants to succeed the under-pressure Maurizio Sarri.

The report claims Zidane “is keen to talk seriously about taking over as boss” after being out of the game since last summer, however, it’s not that simple because the 46-year-old wants assurances before agreeing to a deal with Roman Abramovich.

Apparently he wants to keep Eden Hazard and offer him a huge new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge. He Also wants £200million to spend on new players, and more if they sell players, and he wants a major say, alongside Blues director Marina Granovskaia, who those players will be.

Simple then…

Get the latest personalised Blues products on our new TEAMtalk Chelsea shop!



Anthony Martial, 23, and English forward Jesse Lingard, 26, could return for Manchester United’s Premier League match against Liverpool next Sunday, despite being ruled out for “two to three weeks” by caretaker-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Mirror)

Cardiff City’s top executives are furious about football agent Willie McKay’s admission that he deliberately inflated Emiliano Sala’s transfer price and are gathering information that could lead to them suing him or trying to avoid paying the £15m fee. (Daily Mail)

Saudi interest in buying out the Glazer family at Manchester United is heating up and that Champions League qualification could lead to the Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, spending £3.8 billion on a takeover bid (The Sun)

David Ospina will depart Arsenal at the end of the season after Napoli appeared to confirm that they would exercise their option to purchase the goalkeeper (TuttoMercato)

Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara insists that there is no plan for the forward to leave Inter (Mediaset)

Bayern Munich are preparing a move for Paulo Dybala (Focus)

West Ham are planning a bid for Manchester United’s Ecuadorian wing-back Antonio Valencia, 33, if Argentine right-back Pablo Zabaleta, 34, opts to retire at the end of the season. (Mail)

Chelsea’s Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 22, has denied he wants to leave Stamford Bridge, after seeing his playing time limited under Maurizio Sarri. (Bold via Football London)

Brazil forward Neymar, 27, is not looking to leave Paris St-Germain according to his father – who added that “football can change at any moment”, though. (Le Parisien)

Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Birmingham City’s English striker Che Adams, 22. (Mirror)

Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes that young coaches after not given enough chances in the UK game. (Guardian)

Arsenal are preparing a move for Burnley’s England goalkeeper Nick Pope, 26, who has been unable to regain his starting place at Turf Moor after injury. (Sun)

German midfielder Mezut Ozil, 30, has left London to stay in Turkey for a few days after being left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad in midweek. (Mirror)

Former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho could be open to managing a club in France’s Ligue 1. (BeIN Sports)

The opening of Tottenham’s new stadium has been delayed until at least April because of the FA Cup schedule. (Sun)

Mauricio Pochettino TEAMtalk

Manchester United are willing to pay Tottenham a £34m compensation fee for Mauricio Pochettino if they sign him as their permanent manager in the summer. (Standard)

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, is not popular among his team-mates at the Bernabeu, and is known as ‘The Golfer’, according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Mail)