Football gossip: Mourinho, Mbappe, Lookman, Rakitic, Abraham

Football gossip

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told friends he would have quit any other club by now. The Portuguese is said to be deeply frustrated by what he sees as a lack of backing from vice-chairman Ed Woodward. (Mirror)external-link

Despite his frustration, Mourinho remains committed to the Old Trafford club. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on the Manchester United job should Mourinho leave. (Mail)external-link

Mourinho will be backed in the January transfer window, with Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, on United's agenda again. (Sun)external-link

Spurs' Danny Rose is a target for Paris St-Germain, who want to sign the 28-year-old England full-back before the European transfer window closes. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid are still working on a marquee signing to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and believe they have a shot at signing Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 19. (Marca - via Metro)external-link

The Spanish club now feel it is "almost impossible" to sign one of the Premier League's top strikers in this window, and are turning their attention to Valencia's Spanish forward Rodrigo, 27, in addition to Mbappe. (Independent)external-link

Barcelona are preparing themselves for an £81m opening offer from Paris St-Germain for Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30. (Sport - via Express)external-link

Former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas, 31, is wanted by Real Madrid and the Spaniard could leave Celta Vigo in a £35m deal. (Super Deporte - via HITC)external-link

Real Betis have made an official approach to take Manchester City's versatile 21-year-old Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko on a season-long loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer. (Mundo Deportivo - via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manager Marco Silva says Everton winger Ademola Lookman is "the present and the future of the club" in an attempt to dissuade RB Leipzig from continuing their chase for the 20-year-old Englishman. (Independent)external-link

Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio says French attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, 25, has found it hard to accept his summer move to Liverpool falling through. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 25, has had his two-year loan move to Besiktas delayed by national public holidays in Turkey. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed looks set to leave the club on loan, with Blackburn showing interest in the 23-year-old Englishman. (Daily Echo)external-link

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is hopeful he will be named Bordeaux manager after holding talks with the Ligue 1 club. (Guardian)external-link

Tottenham made a £25m offer to sign Chelsea's English striker Tammy Abraham, 20, in the final hours of the summer transfer window. (Goal)external-link

Aston Villa will look to finalise a loan deal for Abraham when they have concluded the signing of 29-year-old DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie from Everton. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Middlesbrough look set to sign Huddersfield's Dutch winger Rajiv van la Parra, 27, on loan after missing out on Bolasie. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United do not have any players who would get into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team, says former Reds striker Dean Saunders. (Talksport)external-link

United look set to beat local rivals Manchester City to the signing of Polish teenager Lukasz Bejger, 16, from Lech Poznan. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

AC Milan are trying to sign Paris St-Germain's France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says manager Jurgen Klopp asked him to improve by being "more involved" and offering versatility this season. (Liverpool FC)external-link

The Mirror leads on a story stating Jose Mourinho would have walked out on any other club other than Manchester United
The Mirror leads on a story stating Jose Mourinho would have walked out on any other club than Manchester United

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