Football gossip: Sanchez, Martinez, Pochettino, Bale, Karius, Neymar, Mbappe

Football gossip

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, next summer. (Sun)external-link

Belgium manager and former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is the favourite to become the next Real Madrid manager. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham players fear manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United, could leave the club next summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid will double Pochettino's wages to £17m a year if they move for the 46-year-old Argentine, but are prepared to wait until the summer. (Sun)external-link

Former Real Madrid player Michael Laudrup has turned down the chance to become manager of the Spanish club. (AS)external-link

Wales winger Gareth Bale, 29, came top of a poll of Real Madrid fans asked who the team's worst performing player has been this season. (Marca)external-link

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 19, will commit to playing for England, rather than the Republic of Ireland. (Star)external-link

Chelsea are interested in signing AC Milan's 24-year-old Spanish forward Suso in January. (Tutto Mercato Web via Express)external-link

Newcastle United could face a struggle to keep English defender Jamaal Lascelles in January with Tottenham and Chelsea continuing to monitor the 24-year-old. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal are being priced out of signing British players and will have to look overseas if they are to strengthen their squad in the next two transfer windows. (Mail)external-link

Hoffenheim's on-loan Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson, 18, has played down the chances of leaving the Gunners on a permanent basis to move to the Bundesliga. (Independent)external-link

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius' two-year loan move to Besiktas will not be cut short in January. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects the club to sign a central defender in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Juventus would be keen to sign Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez in January if Bayern Munich are willing to cut short the 27-year-old's loan deal from Real Madrid. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 29, "skipped team meetings before games or refused to run during the final training" to force through a move from Borussia Dortmund to the Gunners, according to the German club's former manager Peter Stoger. (Bulinews via Mirror)external-link

Neymar, 26, says Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel was right to drop striker Kylian Mbappe, 19, and Adrien Rabiot, 23, for the win against Marseille after they were late for a team meeting. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United will not hire a director of football unless manager Jose Mourinho approves the appointment. (ESPN)external-link

RB Leipzig head of recruitment and development Paul Mitchell says there has been no contact with Manchester United about a possible director of football role at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Mitchell also says RB Leipzig would be interested in signing Everton forward Ademola Lookman, who spent a stint on loan with the German club last season, if the 21-year-old ever leaves Goodison Park. (Sun)external-link

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