GERRARD COULD YET PLAY FOR LIVERPOOL AGAIN
Jurgen Klopp will reassess Steven Gerrard’s playing situation if he makes an impression in training, according to The Independent.
The newspaper was the first to reveal on Wednesday that Gerrard would be returning to Liverpool, but Klopp stressed later in the day that he had not discussed the possibility of the 35-year-old turning out in Red again.
The Independent insists it could happen if all parties are happy, but ‘Gerrard is more likely to feature in the club’s off-field long-term strategy’, the newspaper adds.
CHELSEA STARLET ATTRACTING BIG-MONEY INTERESTChelsea could sell an Academy star for in excess of £10million, claims the Daily Mirror.
Charly Musonda, a Belgium Under-21 midfielder, is regarded as one of the Blues’ best young prospects but does not appear close to breaking into Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans.
With that in mind, Monaco are ready to try again for the 19-year-old in January having apparently had a £10million bid rejected by Chelsea in the summer. If the west London club refuse to sell Musonda, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Monaco will ask to take him on loan for the rest of the season.
UNITED AND LIVERPOOL TRACK TEEN STARManchester United and Liverpool are ready to go head-to-head for Danish wonderkid Emre Mor, claims the Daily Mail.
The 18-year-old’s performances for FC Nordsjaelland Under-19s have earned ‘rave reviews’ from scouts across Europe, according to the newspaper, with the two Premier League clubs among the clubs considering approaches.
However, Borussia Dortmund are said to be ‘long-term admirers’ of the forward, while Ajax are also keen.
AND THE RESTTottenham sent scouts to watch Gent striker Laurent Depoitre last night in the Champions League game against Valencia (Daily Mail)
Andros Townsend believes his Tottenham career is effectively over after being exiled indefinitely from the first team (The Times)
Liverpool have handed a trial to 15-year-old Belgian keeper Jonathan de Bie, who plays for Mechelen U19s (Daily Mail)
Bayern Munich are desperately trying to convince Pep Guardiola to sign a new contract (The Sun)
Roy Hodgson is considering sending Dele Alli to play for the England Under-21s when he announces his squad for the prestigious senior friendlies against Spain and France (Daily Telegraph)
Roy Hodgson plans to field his strongest possible team for the upcoming friendlies but is considering calling up Leicester’s Marc Albrighton, Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace and West Brom’s Saido Berahino (Daily Star)
Former Borussia Dortmund assistant David Wagner is expected to be confirmed as the new manager of Huddersfield Town in the next 48 hours after turning down the chance to work with Jurgen Klopp again at Liverpool (various)