What the papers say
Rafa Benitez is hoping to land Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron, although questions remain over whether Newcastle chiefs will sanction the deal, the Daily Mirror reports. The Paraguay international is said to be high on Benitez’s wish list and could come to England on loan before a permanent £15million deal.
Mauricio Pochettino has been rumoured as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho at the end of the season. The Daily Mirror says Old Trafford chiefs are considering swapping the Portuguese for the Argentinian – but it could cost them £40million. According to the paper, Mourinho would have to forgo a severance package if United, who currently sit eighth in the table, miss out on Champions League football this season.
Chelsea and Arsenal are said to be closely following Denis Suarez’s position at Barcelona amid speculation he could be on the market in the new year. The 24-year-old Spain midfielder added to the uncertainty on Thursday after suggesting his future is open after falling down the pecking order. As well as the English clubs AC Milan have been tipped a suitors, the Metro reports.
Siriki Dembele: Peterborough’s 22-year-old winger has shown exciting progression since joining from Grimsby Town, the Daily Mail says.
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