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Football gossip

Arsenal sack Emery

Arsenal are ready to see if they can tempt Brendan Rodgers from Leicester after drawing up a managerial shortlist to replace Unai Emery. (Mirror)external-link

Leicester will demand a £14m compensation fee if any Premier League club lures Rodgers away. (Telegraph)external-link

The Gunners have made contact with ex-Valencia boss Marcelino to become their new manager. (Sun)external-link

Mauricio Pochettino, Nuno Espirito Santo, Massimiliano Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti are all contenders for the vacancy at Emirates Stadium. (Telegraph)external-link

Wolves' owners are prepared to fight to keep hold of Nuno, whose contract expires at the end of next season. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal will again make a pitch to former player Mikel Arteta as they seek to replace Emery. (Independent)external-link

The decision to sack Emery was made at a meeting in the United States on Monday. (Mirror)external-link

Former Arsenal favourite Patrick Vieira has ruled out leaving Nice in the foreseeable future - despite being linked with replacing Emery at the Emirates. (Mirror)external-link

Caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg's message was to play the Arsenal way as he addressed the squad for the first time. (ESPN)external-link

Ljungberg could have a prolonged spell in the dugout, as the club are prepared to take their time in the search for a successor. (Times)external-link

Other gossip

England winger Jadon Sancho's issues at Borussia Dortmund have been dealt with and a January departure for the 19-year-old is not expected, insists sporting director Michael Zorc. (

Manager Frank Lampard is urging Chelsea to break the impasse with Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, before the January transfer window opens. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea and Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Real Madrid are considering offering Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 28, to Arsenal in exchange for unsettled Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30. (El Desmarque via Calciomercato)external-link

Inter Milan are favourites to sign Chelsea's France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, in January. (Tuttosport, via Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Manchester City are in negotiations with the agent of River Plate's Uruguay midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz, 22. (Ole, via Sport Witness)external-link

Brazil forward Richarlison, 22, is close to signing a new deal with Everton to keep him at the club until 2024. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Barcelona and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 32, has praised Chelsea and England forward Tammy Abraham, hinting the 22-year-old could be his potential replacement at the Nou Camp. (One Football - in Spanish)external-link

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says Ryan Sessegnon can emulate former England left-back Ashley Cole but says the 19-year-old is not yet ready to play at the back, despite a long-term injury to Wales international Ben Davies, 26. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham's Englishcentral midfielder Jamie Bowden, 18, is close to agreeing a new contract with the club. (Football Insider)external-link

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has English striker Dwight Gayle that he will get the chance to impress this season - but the 29-year-old has been told to wait his turn. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Brighton have no "burning desire" to strengthen in January, manager Graham Potter insists. (Argus)external-link

West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady has given her backing to Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini. (Sun)external-link

Aston Villa's English midfielder Callum O'Hare, 21, on loan at Coventry, has hinted he wants to stay with the Sky Blues for the rest of the season. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Diego Maradona is being lined up for the manager's job at Spanish second division side Elche by the club's prospective new owners. (Marca, via Mail)external-link

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