Mauricio Pochettino, Christian Pulisic, Federico Chiesa

07:22 · THU November 25, 2021

Read the latest football gossip and transfer rumours from the national newspapers with Sporting Life’s Paper Talk.


  • Manchester United have had an approach for Mauricio Pochettino knocked back by PSG.
  • Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel wants to see Steve Bruce as the interim manager of the club.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a whopping £26m during his trophyless reign as Manchester United manager.
  • Chelsea have put a £42m price tag on their out-of-favour winger Christian Pulisic.
  • Jack Grealish kindly offered free tickets to Manchester City fans ahead of the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
  • England legend John Barnes has been banned from driving after being caught speeding in his BMW with an expired licence.


  • Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell is set to miss the rest of this year as he waits to find out whether or not he has suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament damage.
  • Manchester United will appoint an interim manager as soon as possible from a five-man shortlist featuring Ralf Rangnick, Ernesto Valverde, Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia as they bid to save their season.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are adamant that Mauricio Pochettino will not be allowed to leave the club before the end of this season.
  • Steven Gerrard is utilising the power of social media to build team spirit at Aston Villa by setting up an Instagram account for his players.


  • Chelsea are set to make a ‘monster’ £84m bid to sign Juventus forward Federico Chiesa according to reports.
  • Eddie Howe has not given up hope of leading Newcastle for the first time at Arsenal on Saturday.
  • Erling Haaland would be ‘devastating’ in Liverpool’s attack but is still most likely to end up at Manchester City, according to Rio Ferdinand.
  • Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich – one of five unvaccinated players at the club whose wages have been docked – has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Kylian Mbappe ‘could easily’ sign for Newcastle following their Saudi-led takeover last month.


  • Paris Saint-Germain are unwilling to allow Mauricio Pochettino to join Manchester United in the middle of the season.


  • Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has held discussions with the club about signing Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, reports say.
  • Chelsea are apparently refusing to panic over Mason Mount’s future amid reports that he could quit Stamford Bridge to sign for rivals Liverpool.


  • Mauricio Pochettino will have to wait at least six months to land his dream job as Manchester United boss.


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at loggerheads with his own coaches, including Michael Carrick, over the formation he insisted on using at Manchester United, according to reports.
  • Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has criticised the way Real Madrid fans have treated his client after more than eight years of service in the Spanish capital.
  • Rugby League coach Kevin Sinfield has quashed talks of a knighthood following his exceptional efforts to raise money for research into motor neurone disease – and called on the Government to fund research into the condition.


  • Cameron Carter-Vickers has told Celtic he is up for talks over a permanent move.