Manchester United are looking at the possibility of bringing in Adama Traore, while Wayne Rooney looks set for his first managerial role and Zinedine Zidane is set for the sack, all in the papers.
OLE IN FOR TRAORE
Manchester United are seriously exploring the possibility of signings Wolves star Adama Traore, claims a report.
According to Calciomercato via AS Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is tracking the explosive winger as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
The 24-year-old has developed into one of the Premier League’s most feared wingers and Barcelona have registered their interest in the player.
His form has seen him called up by Spain and Liverpool and Man City are also aware of the player’s capabilities.
Juventus have apparently withdrawn their interest in Traore leaving Barcelona at the front of the queue. However, United’s interest has been logged.
Traore is though to have a £100,000-a-week double-your-money, four-year deal on the table at Molineux, say The Sun.
He has yet to pen that deal and is just two years into a five-year contract after joining from Middlesbrough in 2018 for £22m.
If he doesn’t sign, Wolves will want £90m for the former Barcelona starlet, per the tabloid.
ZIDANE FACING SACK
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and current Real Madrid reserve team boss Raul are contenders to take over at the Spanish giants if they decide to sack under pressure Zinedine Zidane. (AS)
Zidane is facing the axe at Real Madrid if his side’s fortunes don’t improve in their next two games (l’Equipe)
Arsenal’s out-of-favour ex-Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil could move to the American MLS with DC United interested in the 32-year-old. (Sun)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hopeful he can “seduce” Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, into extending his contract. (Independent)
ROONEY SET FOR DERBY GIG
Wayne Rooney could be set to take on his first job in coaching with Derby boss Philip Cocu close the the sack (Daily Mail)
Liverpool could turn their attentions to Schalke’s Turkey international defender Ozan Kabak, 20, as the search to find a replacement for the injured Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 29, continues. (Sport Media Set)
Everton’s deal to sign England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 23, from Sheffield United in 2016 was “a lot less” than the reported £1.5m, according to Toffees under-23 boss David Unsworth. (Sky Sports)
Tottenham pushed down the price of Wales defender Joe Rodon, 23, by £5m after refusing to meet Swansea’s asking price on EFL deadline day. (Football Insider)
Everton’s unsettled Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic, 28, will not push for a move to Portugal – the last major European league with an open transfer window – and will wait until January to decide his next club. (Liverpool Echo)
Barcelona’s Catalan defender Gerard Pique, 33, agreed to lower his pay by 50% for the rest of this season, because of the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis. (Sport)
Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, 23, says ex-Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho was a key factor in his move to Tottenham. (Sky Sports)
ARSENAL TAKE BERGKAMP JNR ON TRIAL
Arsenal have handed a trial to the son of their former Netherlands forward Dennis Bergkamp. Mitchel Bergkamp, 22, has spent the week training at London Colney with Steve Bould’s under-23 side. (Goal)
Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants to regain a place in the England squad and will resist switching countries to represent DR Congo. (Telegraph)
Newcastle have offered French triallist striker Florent Indalecio, 23, a contract until the end of the season. (Newcastle Chronicle)
Chelsea summer arrival Hakim Ziyech, the 27-year-old Morocco midfielder, says the chance to win trophies by playing “beautiful football” was the reason for his move to Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)
Former Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, 36, is back at Manchester United in a temporary coaching role to help his development. (Manchester Evening News)
Aston Villa’s Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 26, says he is feeling back to full fitness after a difficult opening season in the Premier League. (Birmingham Mail)
Fans will be able to watch West Ham’s match against Manchester City this weekend in a cinema just a stone’s throw from where the game will be taking place in an empty stadium. (Times)
BENFICA TALK UP NUNEZ
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus says Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez will eventually become the club’s record sale. (Sport TV)
Football’s lawmakers have agreed to January trials for concussion substitutes ahead of them potentially being introduced from the start of next season. (Mirror)
The controversial decision not to red card Jordan Pickford during last week’s Merseyside derby is to be scrutinised at the next referees half-term summit. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is close to a return from injury and could be back for the West Ham game next week. (Daily Express)
Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly set to slug it out for Borussia Monchengladbach’s highly-rated defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria. (Daily Express)