Football gossip: Nuno, Pellegrini, White, Maja, Coutinho, Brewster

Football gossip: Nuno, Pellegrini, White, Maja, Coutinho, Brewster

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Candidates to become the next Arsenal boss are being put off the role as they do not believe they will be given the backing they need to overhaul the squad. (Mirror)

Arsenal have not approached Wolves for permission to speak to Nuno Espirito Santo about their managerial vacancy. (Express and Star)

Under-pressure manager Manuel Pellegrini is expected to still be in charge of West Ham for their next game against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. (Guardian)

Chelsea are contemplating a January move for Bordeaux’s Nigeria forward Josh Maja, 20, who was formerly with Sunderland. (

Chelsea have also put Brighton‘s English defender Ben White, 22, who has impressed on loan at Leeds United, on their wanted list for a £25m move when the transfer window opens. (Sun)

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Bayern Munich players have urged the club to sign former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan from Barcelona, on a permanent basis after the 27-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder’s match-winning display against Werder Bremen on Saturday. (Mirror)

Everton interim boss Duncan Ferguson will hold talks with Moise Kean, 19, after taking off his substitute within 19 minutes of bringing him on – claiming the Italy striker struggled with the pace of the draw at Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are set win the race to sign Coventry‘s English left-back Sam McCallum, 19, in January ahead of a number of Premier League rivals – and loan him back to the Sky Blues for the rest of the season. (

Swansea City are favourites to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, 19, on loan thanks to manager Steve Cooper’s relationship with the forward. Brewster was part of the England Under-17 team that won the World Cup under Cooper in 2017. (Telegraph)

France boss Didier Deschamps has urged his striker Olivier Giroud, 33, to quit Chelsea this January – but talks with Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan have stalled. Giroud will be out of contract in the summer. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are continuing to monitor Valencia‘s Spanish winger Ferran Torres, 19. (AS)

Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll, who was booked in the 1-0 defeat by Burnley on Saturday, believes he is singled out for punishment by referees. (Mail)

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