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Inter Miami head coach Tata Martino has said “I don’t know anything” about rumours linking Argentina legend Lionel Messi, 36, with a loan move to Barcelona during the Major League Soccer close season, which runs from the end of October to February.
Wayne Rooney, 37, is in the running to become the manager of Championship side Birmingham City after leaving his role as head coach of DC United in the MLS.
Rooney will take former England team-mate Ashley Cole and fellow ex-Manchester United player John O’Shea with him to Birmingham City if the club decide to replace current head coach John Eustace.
Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 26, could be used as part of a swap deal with Napoli for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24.
Ajax will discuss the future of head coach Maurice Steijn after the Dutch side dropped into the top-flight’s bottom three with a third straight defeat in the Eredivisie.
(Fabrizio Romano)
Former Ajax manager Louis van Gaal, who recently joined the club’s supervisory board, was in the stands to watch their latest defeat – 2-1 at home to AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
Manchester United are tracking Palmeiras midfielder Luis Guilherme and Flamengo winger Lorran, both 17, but could be forced to spend up to £100m to land the Brazilian teenagers.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag’s job could have been at risk if his side had not managed to secure victory over Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Sevilla hope to find a quick replacement after sacking manager Jose Luis Mendilibar on Sunday. The Basque coach helped Sevilla win a seventh Europa League title last season but has led them to just two wins from eight games in the current La Liga campaign.
(AS – in Spanish)
AC Milan have added France striker Olivier Giroud to their official squad list of goalkeepers following his stoppage-time save in Saturday’s victory over Genoa. The 37-year-old took the gloves following a 97th-minute red card for goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Brentford are considering a £15m January move for Sunderland’s 22-year-old English winger Jack Clarke.
(Alan Nixon via Chronicle)
German Danny Rohl, 34, who has had coaching roles with RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and the Germany national team, is emerging as favourite to become the next manager at Sheffield Wednesday.
Former Chelsea, Newcastle and Crystal Palace forward Loic Remy has announced his retirement, aged 36. The Frenchman has been a free agent since being released by Brest over the summer.
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