United or City? Pep in demand: Sunday's soccer gossop

What today's newspapers are saying

Saturday, 19th December 2015, 8:43 am
Soccer news


Jamie Carragher says it would be "madness" if Manchester United don't compete with Manchester City for Pep Guardiola.


Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Pep Guardiola wants his next club to make his dream signing - £100m-rated Luis Suarez.

Newcastle United striker Emmanuel Riviere could be rescued from St James' Park by Lille.

Tottenham will use Andros Townsend as bait in a new bid to lure Victor Wanyama from Southampton next month.


Chelsea are eyeing up a January move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke to lift the gloom at Stamford Bridge.

Watford boss Quique Sanches Flores might have brought in 16 new signings during the summer - but he wants more players to maintain the Hornets' superb form.

Roy Hodgson has cautioned Jamie Vardy against quitting Leicester before England head off to next summer's European Championship.

Schalke defender Joel Matip tops Sam Allardyce's New Year wish list at Sunderland.

Chelsea and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Karim Benzema's situation at Real Madrid, with him indicating a willingness to leave the Bernabeu next month.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman sent his brother Erwin to make a personal check on Birmingham hotshot Demarai Gray in the 1-1 draw at Preston in midweek.


Manuel Pellegrini fears Pep Guardiola will replace him at Manchester City this summer.

Jose Mourinho has sent a clear come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United.

Roman Abramovich is trying to convince Didier Drogba to end his playing career and return to Stamford Bridge as part of the Chelsea coaching staff.


Chelsea have been in talks with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone for the past month after targeting the Argentinian as Jose Mourinho's successor.

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has warned predators they will be wasting their time trying to poach Odion Ighalo or Troy Deeney in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United and Tottenham are in a race to try and sign Marseille's Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi.