Man Utd signing Telles backed to have Robertson impact
Red Devils legend Giggs told the Webby & O’Neill Podcast: “With Telles, that’s something we’ve been missing
“You look at Trent, Robertson, the goals they provide. Now, full-backs have to have that in their armour. They have to be like that, if the wingers are coming in, the full-backs have to create the width and make goals.
“It looks like he might have that extra dimension as well with creating goals.”
‘Liverpool need Koulibaly’
Man Utd won’t break bank to keep Pogba
ESPN reports that Manchester United have informed Paul Pogba that they will not sanction a bumper pay rise to keep him at Old Trafford.
Having finally got Alexis Sanchez off their books, the Red Devils will not be handing out any more big-money wage packets such as the £400,000 per week the Chilean was making.
It is said that United are ‘relaxed’ about Pogba’s contract situation, with his current deal running until 2022, while the player himself faces a fight to re-establish himself in the starting XI.
Inter are said to be keeping tabs on Massimiliano Allegri, Libero reports, with Antonio Conte’s future in the San Siro dugout seemingly uncertain.
It is said that those in charge of the Nerazzurri expect better results from Conte and Allegri – who is allegedly being courted by both Chelsea and Barcelona – is being looked at as a possible replacement.
Milenkovic renewal ‘complicated’
Fiorentina and defender Nikola Milenjovic are struggling to come to an agreement over a contract renewal, Corriere dello Sport reports.
The Italian outlet claims that interested clubs – including AC Milan – will continue to monitor the situation and could return in January to pursue a deal.
Juve won’t join race for Adama
Juventus will not be joining the race for Wolves winger Adama Traore, according to Calciomercato.
The Bianconeri have been monitoring the jet-heeled forward, but will leave others to battle it out for his signature amid talk of rival interest from the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool.
Lucas Torreira has no desire to return to Arsenal when his loan spell at Atletico Madrid ends, reports The Sun.
The midfielder is due to spend the 2020-21 campaign in Spain, with a permanent transfer set to be sought at the end of that agreement.
Romero seeks showdown talks at Man Utd
Sergio Romero is preparing to hold showdown talks at Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.
The Argentine goalkeeper is still angry at being denied a move in the summer transfer window and wants to know where he stands when it comes to his future.
Gunners looking to bring Malen back
Arsenal are looking into taking Donyell Malen back to Emirates Stadium, claims Dutch media outlet Soccernews.
The Gunners sold the promising forward to PSV in 2017 and have seen him net 33 goals in 78 appearances, with a possible return to north London now on the cards.
Bielsa open to longer Leeds spell
Marcelo Bielsa says he could stay at Leeds beyond the end of his current contract as he is ‘comfortable’ at the club.
Bielsa insisted on a one-year contract when he extended his old deal, but he insists this doesn’t mean he is considering an exit.
“I’m very comfortable living and managing in England,” Bielsa said in a press conference. “Annual contracts does not mean I am not open to staying here longer.”
Wellington to join W-League
Wellington Phoenix are set to be included in the W-League next season, claims ESPN.
While negotiations over a licence fee are ongoing, expectations are that an announcement on their addition to the competition is imminent.
USWNT star Dunn joins Thorns in blockbuster three-team trade
U.S. women’s national team star Crystal Dunn has joined the Portland Thorns in a blockbuster three-team trade.
Rooney set for first coaching job
Forward to replace Cocu as Derby manager
Wayne Rooney could be set to take on his first job in coaching.
According to the Daily Mail, Derby boss Phillip Cocu’s time at the club is coming to an end, and a bad result against Nottingham Forest on Friday could see him sacked.
Rooney has apparently been groomed as his successor and could be given the reins even though he is yet to complete his UEFA coaching badges.
LA Galaxy isn’t giving up on Javier Hernandez despite his bad form, Goal understands, and they won’t accept a loan bid from former club Chivas.
‘Nunez sale will eclipse €126m Joao Felix’
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus says Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez will eventually become the club’s record sale.
Jesus told SportTV: “We must not forget that he is a kid, he is 21 years old, there is a lot about the game that he does not know yet. He will learn with me and Benfica.
“He was Benfica’s most expensive purchase, and when there is no pandemic, he will be the most expensive sale. He will be a world-class player.”
Benfica’s biggest sale to date was the €126 million (£113m/$142m) Atletico Madrid paid to sign Joao Felix last summer.
Lazio defender Bastos joins Al Ain
Barnsley draw up shortlist to replace Struber
Barnsley have drawn up a three-man shortlist of potential replacements for former head coach Gerhard Struber, according to Sky Sports.
Struber left the Championship club to take over at New York Red Bulls in early October.
It is claimed former Crystal Palace defender Valerien Ismael and current interim manager Adam Murray are in the mix for the job.
Zidane facing Real Madrid axe
Clasico result could be crucial
Zinedine Zidane is facing the axe at Real Madrid if his side’s fortunes don’t improve in their next two games, reports l’Equipe.
Madrid are only a point off the top of La Liga with a game in hand, but have suffered embarrassing back-to-back defeats against Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Their next game is a Clasico in Barcelona, followed by a Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach.