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Man Utd won’t be Phillips’ only option

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Manchester United will not be Kalvin Phillips’ only option when the day comes to leave Leeds.

A switch to Old Trafford is considered to be unlikely for the England international midfielder, given the fierce rivalry between the Whites and Red Devils.

Tielemans wants to test himself

Youri Tielemans could be lured away from Leicester at some point in the near future, reports The Athletic.

The Belgium international, who has been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid, is yet to sign a new contract with the Foxes and wants to test himself at the highest level.

Fati has Barcelona contract offer

Barcelona have, according to Mundo Deportivo, put an offer of a new contract to Ansu Fati.

The Liga giants are desperate to tie a prized asset down on fresh terms and are now waiting on a response from his agent, Jorge Mendes.

Real Madrid keen on Man Utd star Cavani (El Nacional)

Blancos mulling over Red Devils raid

Real Madrid are considering a move for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, claims El Nacional.

The experienced Uruguayan is competing with Cristiano Ronaldo for minutes at Old Trafford and may push for the exits during the January transfer window.

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Has Koeman reached the end at Barcelona?

Pellegrini’s Roma release clause to be removed

Vlahovic uncertainty for Fiorentina

Bruce informs friends he could quit Newcastle

Steve Bruce is privately talking about quitting Newcastle, claims Football Insider.

The Magpies have yet to win a match in the Premier League through their first six games and could be in for a stressful bottom-of-the-table fight.

Arsenal after Sevilla star En-Nesyri (La Razon)

The Gunners hope the 24-year-old can be a long-term attacking partner for Bukayo Saka

Arsenal are after Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri and hope he can liven their inconsistent attack, according to La Razon.

The Morocco international scored 18 goals in La Liga during a breakout season last term.

Alexandre Lacazette could reportedly head to Spain in a swap deal for En-Nesyri.

De Jong insists Barcelona should not sack Koeman despite abysmal form

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Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has warned against sacking manager Ronald Koeman, despite Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Benfica in Europe putting more pressure on the already troubled organisation.

De Jong suggested Koeman was not the reason the Blaugrana have won just one of their past five matches and slumped to their worst-ever Champions League start.

Koeman, meanwhile, acknowledged the support of his players after the Benfica loss as he struggles to come to terms with the extent of the recent downfall.

What has been said?

“I can’t talk about Koeman, it’s not for me to say,” De Jong told reporters. “I don’t think changing the coach can solve anything.

“We are trying everything, working hard in training, we are trying our best on the field but today was not our day, that is clear.”

Sergio Busquets agreed with his team-mate, saying: “In the end the easy thing is to [sack Koeman]. But we all have a responsibility. We are in a critical situation.”

Koeman, meanwhile, hailed the attitude of his players while admitting uncertainty about how club executives view his status.

Said Koeman: “I feel supported by my players and their attitude. I don’t know about the rest. I don’t know about the club.”

Who could replace Koeman at Camp Nou?

If Barcelona do dismiss their head coach, Roberto Martinez would be a leading candidate to take over right away.

Goal reported this week that the sides have been in discussions, though no concrete deal for the Belgium manager has been agreed upon.

The Blaugrana are believed to want a replacement lined up before sacking Koeman.

Rice affirms West Ham loyalty

Declan Rice has affirmed his loyalty to West Ham amid rumours he would soon push for a departure.

“Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and [how] I feel about playing under the manager and what it’s like playing with the group of players I’m playing with,” Rice said on Wednesday night (via The Guardian).

“I feel you can see in my performances nothing’s up, nothing’s concerning me.”

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