Football gossip: Pochettino, Ferguson, Giroud, Eriksen, Abraham, Fred

Football gossip

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he fears being sacked after his side's poor run of form. (Mirror)external-link

Juventus and Atletico Madrid are chasing West Brom's 19-year-old defender Nathan Ferguson. (Sun)external-link

Ferguson is also target for Leeds, who plan to scout him regularly. (Football Insider)external-link

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, is wanted by Crystal Palace - and could make the move across London as early as January. (Sun)external-link

Real Madrid will not try to sign Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January unless they can sell fringe players first. (AS)external-link

Real will offer Spurs their Spain midfielder Isco, 27, and Dominican Republic forward Mariano Diaz, 26, in an attempt to secure Eriksen's signature. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham, 22, is close to signing a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge after scoring eight Premier League goals this season. (Star)external-link

Tottenham are "seriously thinking" about making a move for Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24. (Calciomercato via Sport Witness)external-link

Crystal Palace are preparing a £20m bid for Rangers and Colombia forward Alfredo Morelos. The 23-year-old is also a target for Aston Villa. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Barcelona have ended their dispute with Atletico Madrid over summer signing Antoine Griezmann, 28, by paying an extra 15m euros for the France forward. (El Mundo - in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United's 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred - who cost £47m from Shakhtar Donetsk in June 2018 - believes he is slowly adapting to English football. (Telegraph) external-link

Derby will give former England captain Wayne Rooney, 33, a strict training regime to make sure he is ready for the Championship when he joins from DC United.(Mail)external-link

Leeds reportedly have no plans to offer Switzerland defender Gaetano Berardi a new contract. The 31-year-old's current deal will expire in the summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he wants to stay at the club forever. (Marca)external-link

Arsenal are leading the chase for RB Leipzig's France Under-21 defender Dayot Upamecano, 20, who is valued at £50m. (Mail)external-link

Italy manager Roberto Mancini could include Juventus' veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 41, and Boca Juniors' 36-year-old midfielder Daniele de Rossi in his squad for Euro 2020. (Rai Sport via Mail)external-link

Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell, 45, is in talks to become manager of League One Southend - two months after leaving League Two Macclesfield. (Sky Sports)external-link

Football chiefs are considering introducing new concussion substitutes after research found former players are more than three times more likely to die of dementia. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the focus of several back pages
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the focus of several back pages