The latest rumors and gossip from Wednesday’s back page, including news of Chelsea’s plans to hijack Spurs’ bid for the Spanish star.
Chelsea are looking to hijack Tottenham’s move for Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Polo (The Sun).
But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may leave Stamford Bridge. The Blues striker has drawn interest from several Spanish teams as the arrival of João Felix could push him further down the pecking order (Daily Mail).
Mauricio Pochettino is waiting to become Chelsea’s new manager if Graham Potter is sacked, and the Argentinian would be happy to take over if the club asks (The Sun).
Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement for the acquisition of Wout Weghorst. They basically have a deal to pay Besiktas around £2.7m to terminate the striker’s loan early and take him from his parent club Burnley for the rest of the season (the Guardian). .
Meanwhile, former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay has been targeted by Atletico Madrid, who are looking to replace Chelsea-bound Joao Felix (Daily Mail).
Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopminers has insisted he is “100% focused” on the Italian club despite being flattered by reports of a move to Liverpool (Daily Mail).
Al Nasr are considering a move for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets after signing Cristiano Ronaldo for £175m a year (Daily Mail).
Steven Gerrard is being considered for a shocking new role as Poland’s head coach after being sacked from Aston Villa (The Sun).
Paris Saint-Germain are eager for Lionel Messi to confirm his career in the French capital (Daily Mail) and are also considering whether to offer Sergio Ramos a contract extension at the end of the season. (The Athletic).
Leicester City are reportedly ahead of their Premier League rivals in the race to sign Harry Suter.
Newcastle have denied making a verbal approach to Borussia Dortmund teenager Youssoufa Moukoko (Daily Mail).
Mexican side Tigres have reportedly set their sights on Rangers star Alfredo Morelos as an option in January after making a final bid for Eintracht Frankfurt star Rafael Santos Bollé. (Daily Records).