Conte emerges as candidate to replace Chelsea’s Mourinho

Antonio Conte is currently in charge of the Italian national team.

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Every day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Liverpool are looking to sign former Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi and are prepared to pay Fiorentina £18million ($27m) for his services.

Arsenal are preparing a move for Napoli midfielder Lorenzo Insigne, who has been involved in 12 goals in 15 appearances this season, scoring seven and providing five assists.

Sam Byram, 22, has triggered an £8m ($12m) tug-of-war between Everton and Sunderland after snubbing a new deal at Leeds.

Italy manager Antonio Conte, 46, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Swansea want Brendan Rodgers to make a return to the club to help rescue their season with manager Garry Monk heading for the exit door.

West Ham and Stoke have joined Southampton in weighing up a move for Brighton’s 21-year-old winger Solly March.

Former Reading boss Brian McDermott could return to the Madejski Stadium to replace Steve Clarke, who was sacked last Friday.

Romeo Beckham won’t be following dad David into football. Beckham’s oldest son Brooklyn also tried his luck in the footballing world but was released by Arsenal earlier this year.


Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for Celta Vigo’s star forward Nolito. The Arsenal boss has been a long-term admirer of the 29-year-old and is keen to bolster his attacking options.

Manchester United are set to hand boss Louis van Gaal a transfer kitty of £70m ($105m) this summer, with the aim of attracting a world superstar to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is ready to wait with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola for the Old Trafford job.

Garry Monk is set to be axed as Swansea City manager today – with a £3m ($4.5m) pay off.

Italy manager Antonio Conte has emerged as the leading contender to become Chelsea manager – if Roman Abramovich finally loses patience with Jose Mourinho.

Columbus Crew are one of the MLS clubs interested in signing Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao, who has started just two games for the Blues.

Former Fulham boss Kit Symons wants the vacant manager’s job at Sky Bet League One side Colchester.


Everton and Sunderland are set to make a move for Leeds United’s £8m-rated ($12m) right-back Sam Byram after the 22-year-old refused a new contract.

Robert Pires has urged former club Arsenal to make a move for 24-year-old Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Liverpool have entered the chase for Charlton’s 18-year-old striker Ademola Lookman. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all sent scouts to run the rule over the talented youngster.

Manchester United are keen on Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda. The 19-year-old has emerged as a target for United and rivals Manchester City after being left in the cold by the Blues.

Watford are favorites to sign Juventus and Italy striker Simone Zaza, 24, on loan in January.


Manchester United are hopeful of closing a deal for highly-rated Ajax prospect Juan Familia-Castillo. The teenager – who turns 16 in January – has been closely followed by United for over a year.

Liverpool have checked on Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic but look set to miss out to Bundesliga side Stuttgart. Grujic has been followed by Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City.

Leicester are braced for offers for striker Andrej Kramaric, who has struggled to escape from the twin shadows of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Kramaric cost Leicester £9m ($13.5m) from Rijeka last January.

Bournemouth are interested in Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook.

Tottenham scouts were present at Marseille’s game against Rennes last week as they monitor Belgium international striker Michy Batshuayi.

Former Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray is set to take charge of managerless Championship side Fulham for their west London derby against Brentford.


Manchester United defender Donald Love has extended his stay at Wigan. The 21-year-old initially joined Wigan in October on a two-month loan deal, but will now remain at the League One outfit until January.

Arsenal and Liverpool will go head-to-head for Leicester’s England youngster Ben Chilwell, who is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town.

Charlie Austin could walk out of QPR as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink walks in to the managerial hot-seat.

Ron Vlaar has signed a contract running to the end of the season with his first club AZ Alkmaar. The 30-year-old had been training with AZ after seeing out his contract at Aston Villa in the summer.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, 42, is set for a return to Swansea with Garry Monk on the brink of losing his job.


Swansea could turn to Rangers manager Mark Warburton or former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri if under-pressure Garry Monk is sacked.

Alexis Sanchez, the Arsenal forward, has won the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Player of the Year award for his outstanding form in the 2015 calendar year.


Former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, 56, says he is prepared to wait until 2017 for a return to management – leaving open a move to Manchester United.