Football rumours from the media Oct 10, 2018

What the papers say

The race for the Villa Park hot seat is warming up with the Daily Mail reporting that Aston Villa will face competition from Monaco to bring in Thierry Henry. The Ligue 1 club sit 18th having won only once in their opening nine games and are interested in bringing in the former France striker, the paper says.

But the Daily Mirror reports that the players’ favourite for the job is John Terry, while Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Rui Faria are still in the frame.

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Jose Mourinho and coach Rui Faria worked together at Old Trafford (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Continuing with the managerial merry-go-round, Mourinho is set to hold clear-the-air talks with the Old Trafford hierarchy after questions were raised about his future at the club following a poor run of results.

Tottenham are mulling over a bid for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in January having had a £40million offer rejected in the summer, the Daily Mirror suggests. Manchester City are also interested in the Frenchman, but are more interested in Ruben Neves at Wolves and Frenkie de Jong at Ajax.

Manchester City are planning on holding talks with Leroy Sane about an extension to his contract, the Sun reports.

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Players to watch

Alberto Moreno: The Liverpool left-back is being watched by Barcelona who are looking for back-up to Jordi Alba, Mundo Deportivo says.

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Nikola Milenkovic: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will scout the Fiorentina defender during the international break, according to Telegraf.

David de Gea: United are relaxed about the future of the Spain goalkeeper but contract talks with the 27-year-old have stalled, ESPN says.

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