Football gossip: Lopetegui, Jokanovic, Mourinho, Benitez, Martial

Football gossip

Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is close to being sacked and the Spanish giants' B team coach Santiago Solari has appeared to suggest he is on standby to take over on a caretaker basis. (Mail)external-link

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has been given two games to save his job after the Cottagers slipped into the bottom three of the Premier League following a 4-2 defeat by Cardiff City. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is to carry out an internal investigation into how his line-up was leaked before Saturday's draw with Chelsea. (Mail)external-link

Mourinho could face a touchline ban following his altercation with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni at Stamford Bridge. (Express)external-link

Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 22, has denied ever having a tense working relationship with Mourinho. (Evening Standard)external-link

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez, whose side are bottom of the Premier League, admits time is running out for him at St James' Park. (Mirror)external-link

Former Magpies manager Alan Pardew says Benitez is suffering similar problems to ones he had while in charge. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Wolves are considering a move for Sheffield Wednesday's English winger Adam Reach, 25, in January. (Sun)external-link

Borussia Dortmund, who took 18-year-old forward Jadon Sancho to the Bundesliga, are watching three other young English players - Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 18, Chelsea's 17-year-old forward Callum Hudson-Odoi and Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan, 17. (Mirror)external-link

Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, who has been linked with Liverpool and Juventus, is close to renewing his contract with the French club. (Calciomercato)external-link

Leicester City boss Claude Puel says it is not on his list of January window priorities to recall England Under-21 midfielder Harvey Barnes, 20, who is on a season-long loan at Championship side West Brom. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil's retirement from international football will help the 30-year-old adapt to his style of play quicker. (Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham could open their new shop, set to be the biggest football club store in Europe, at their new stadium on Tuesday. (Football London)external-link

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has backed Austria striker Marko Arnautovic to return to the form he showed to finish as the Hammers' top scorer last season. The 29-year-old is battling a knee injury that has left him on a limited training schedule. (Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 24, has spent the past couple of years getting the tattoos on his left arm removed after admitting he went into getting them "too quick". (Times - subscription required)external-link

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