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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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