Football gossip: Benitez, Pellegrini, Pochettino, Willian, Neymar

Football gossip

West Ham United will turn to Rafael Benitez if they decide to part company with manager Manuel Pellegrini. (Mirror)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has held talks with chairman Daniel Levy over his future at the club. (Telegraph)

Spurs are considering RB Leipzig's 32-year-old German manager Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Pochettino. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian, 31, is set to reject a two-year contract extension and run down his deal in order to secure a move to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brazil forward Neymar, 27, has turned down the chance to renew his Paris St-Germain contract, which expires in 2022. (Sport)

The Spanish Federation has offered Luis Enrique the chance to return as national team boss. (AS)

England women's manager Phil Neville will be backed through to the 2021 European Championship, despite the team's poor run of results. He will also continue to prepare a British team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, would prefer a return to Juventus than a move to Real Madrid. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland's father - former Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland - has visited Manchester United's training ground. Norway forward Haaland, 19, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. (The Athletic - subscription required)

United could sign Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, in January, with Sporting Lisbon needing to raise funds to clear debts of about £57m. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's agent has not ruled out the possibility that the Spaniard may soon return to Bayern Munich. (AS)

Qatar Sports Investments, the Qatar state investment company that owns French champions PSG, has moved a step closer to a takeover of Championship club Leeds United. (ESPN)

Chelsea are monitoring Genk's 21-year-old Norway midfielder Sander Berge, who is also interesting Liverpool and Napoli. (Goal)

Arsenal are planning to send scouts to watch Red Bull Salzburg's Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 19. (Football Insider)

Juventus and Inter Milan have expressed interest in Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling. The 29-year-old is on loan at Roma, who are haggling over his £15m valuation. (Sun, via Corriere della Sera)

Juventus' 25-year-old Germany midfielder Emre Can, who has been linked with a move away from the club, says he is not happy at his lack of playing time at the Italian champions. (Mail)

West Bromwich Albion will consider selling England Under-20 defender Nathan Ferguson in January, if the 19-year-old does not agree an extension to his present deal, which expires this summer. (Express and Star)

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Patrick Cutrone's agent says rumours the 21-year-old Italian could be about to quit Molineux are false. (Samp News - in Italian)

Manchester United are one of a number of Premier League clubs monitoring the progress of 19-year-old English forward Danny Loader, who plays for Championship side Reading. (Mail)

Leeds are ready to sell 21-year-old English defender Lewie Coyle, who is on loan at Fleetwood Town, in January. (Football Insider)

West Brom are assessing whether to make English striker Chris Willock's loan move permanent - with the club having the option to buy the 21-year-old from Benfica in January. (Express and Star)

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