Thursday’s Football Gossip

Mourinho wants Arsenal’s management job

Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan manager, Jose Mourinho is keen on a return to English Football especially as Arsenal’s coach because the ‘Special One’ wants to win a third champions league with a different club. ESPN reports Mourinho will be interested in an Arsenal management job if it became open. Manchester United sacked Mourinho in December 2018 after spending 400 million Pounds on new players with nothing to show for it. His management of controversial players came under scrutiny and he fell short. He was replaced by Ex-United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.  (Sky Sports)

Bring him Home

Jordan Sancho to Manchester City
Jordan Sancho

Manchester City lost a gem when they let go of Jordan Sancho but are now looking to correct that fault. Rumour has it that City wants to bring back their academy graduate but it would cost them around 100 million Pounds. (Sport Bild, via Sport Witness)

A Spurs Raid

Tottenham: Spurs eyeing a bounce-back against Southampton
Mauricio Pochettino

Bayern Munich wants Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement for manager Niko Kovac. (Sport1, via Sun)

Brotherhood of the Nou

Neymar Jr.

Barcelona and Spain National Team Defender, Gerald Pique said some of the club’s players have offered to restructure their salaries to enable the club to bring back former Messi and Suarez strike partner, Neymar Jr. from Paris Saint Germain. (AS)

Cashing In

Mario Mandzukic

Juventus are ready to let go of Mario Mandzukic, 33, to Manchester United or Sevilla in January, but want £4.6m. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)

Thug of War


Manchester City and Arsenal are vying to sign Real Madrid and Spain playmaker Isco, 27. (Mundo Deportivo, via Manchester Evening News). Arsenal and Man United are obviously in desperate need of a creative midfielder, maybe Arsenal a little more and both clubs have set sight on the Spaniard.

Over the hurdle

Joao Pedro

Brazilian teenager, Joao Pedro, has been granted a work permit and will now be eligible to join Watford in January. The Hornets agreed a £2m deal with Fluminense in October 2018, but have been waiting on his work permit application. (Standard)

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