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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th October 2015

last updated Thursday 08th October 2015, 10:26 AM


  • Incoming Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, 48, will give the club's players a chance to prove themselves - rather than planning significant changes straight away.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Klopp's first big task at Liverpool will be to keep Philippe Coutinho after Manchester City targeted the 23-year-old Brazil playmaker as a long-term replacement for David Silva, who turns 30 in January.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • LA Galaxy are bracing themselves for Klopp to try to tempt midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, back to Liverpool as part of his backroom staff in the future.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Tottenham are interested in signing Gent striker Laurent Depoitre, 26, in January and will also make a new bid for West Bromwich Albion's England Under-21 forward Saido Berahino, 22.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Aston Villa are planning to make a January bid for Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, 22, as doubts remain over the form of 31-year-old American Brad Guzan.
    ( Daily Telegraph )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is sure that Klopp will be a success at Liverpool - having first encountered him during a Uefa coaching course in Germany in 2004.
    ( Sky Sports)


  • Dietmar Hamann, the former Liverpool and Germany midfielder, says his compatriot Klopp will bring a more direct style to Anfield.
    ( Talksport )


  • Klopp plans to hold a number of personal meetings with the agents of Liverpool players to ensure a smooth relationship with his squad.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has reached a verbal agreement with Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain to take over at the Etihad Stadium next season.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be among the candidates should the FA look to replace Roy Hodgson as England boss after Euro 2016.
    (Times)


  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes are also on a shortlist of potential replacements.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Sunderland will let Sam Allardyce name his terms in a final bid to make him their new manager.
    (Sun)


  • Ex-Sunderland striker and chairman Niall Quinn says the club need a new manager who will "revolutionise" the club.
    (Sunderland Echo)


  • David Beckham has been unable to reconcile the rift between ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and former skipper Roy Keane to enable the latter to appear in a charity match at Old Trafford in November.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 29, will miss England's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania because of injury.
    (Guardian)


  • La Liga president Javier Tebas says English football should allow reserve teams to play within its league system - as happens in Spain - in order to produce better players.
    (Times)


  • Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, 22, nearly quit football after becoming disillusioned with the game while at West Ham.
    (Sun)




  • AND FINALLY

  • Manchester United centre-back Regan Poole, 17, has been unable to play a competitive game more than a month after his transfer from Newport County - because he still has not had international clearance to move from Wales to England.
    (South Wales Argus)


  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is to bring out a new book - six days after saying he was going through the most difficult period of his career.
    (Sun)


  • West Ham chairman David Gold hopes moving to the Olympic Stadium will boost the club's female fan base because it is based close to a shopping centre.
    (Daily Mail)
























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