Football gossip: Sterling, Pochettino, Parrott, Haaland, Moreno

Football gossip

Manchester City have opened talks over a new contract with England international forward Raheem Sterling, 24. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur's compensation for sacking manager Mauricio Pochettino and his staff could reach the £19.6m figure that Manchester United had to pay Jose Mourinho and his team in December 2018. (Mirror)

Pochettino was dismissed on Tuesday after losing the dressing room, with a growing disconnect between the players and manager. (Mail)

The 47-year-old Argentine refused a request from Daniel Levy to quit last week, which forced the decision from the Spurs chairman on Tuesday. (Telegraph)

Bayern Munich are monitoring the progress of 17-year-old Tottenham and Republic or Ireland forward Troy Parrott. (Mail)

Chelsea go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to try to overturn their transfer ban - but may not find out the verdict until just before the January transfer window opens. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United could have to pay up to £85m to sign Red Bull Salzburg's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19. (Standard)

United players have been told they should not go outside for more than 10 minutes at a time when they travel to play FC Astana in the Europa League because of freezing conditions in Kazakhstan. (ESPN)

Former Chelsea captain John Terry has dismissed claims he urged the Blues not to sign Argentina striker Sergio Aguero before his move to Manchester City.(Mirror)

Swansea City and Stoke City want Celtic's 32-year-old Republic or Ireland winger Jonny Hayes when his contract comes to an end. (Scottish Sun)

Robert Moreno will make his views known on being replaced as head coach of Spain after his contract is terminated. (AS - in Spanish)

Newcastle United's St James' Park is being considered as a possible venue to host one of England's warm-up games for Euro 2020. (Times - subscription required)

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