Manchester City in pole position to sign Benfica midfielder

Benfica midfielder Victor Andrade has been linked with a move to Manchester City. 

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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…

Brendan Rodgers is facing D-Day in the Merseyside derby, with Liverpool’s owners ready to pull the trigger if they lose at Everton.

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is a January target for Zenit St Petersburg. Argentina international Rojo fell out of favour with manager Louis van Gaal in the summer after failing to report for the club’s pre-season tour of the United States over problems with his passport.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has stepped up his interest in £12m-rated Swiss sensation Breel Embolo.

Manchester City are leading the chase for Benfica midfielder Victor Andrade.

Newcastle are weighing up a January move for Wolves striker Benik Afobe.

Brendan Rodgers faces the axe if Liverpool lose the Merseyside derby to Everton.

Emotional Dick Advocaat shed a tear on the touchline during his last match as Sunderland boss.

Jose Mourinho told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that he will have to sack him if he wants to make another managerial change after watching the club slump to a 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

Sunderland sporting director Lee Congerton has handed in his notice and is set to follow Dick Advocaat out of the Stadium of Light.

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos are fit to return for Sunday’s derby at Atletico Madrid but James Rodriguez has been ruled out.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney claims it is harder to win the Premier League now than in any of his five championship-winning seasons.

West Ham have refused to allow Reece Oxford to represent England at the U17 World Cup. They fear their 16-year-old midfielder risks burnout if he plays too much football at a tender age.

Bayern Munich are more confident that Pep Guardiola will agree to extend his time at the club though they have yet to hold detailed contract talks with the Catalan coach.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is urging Roy Hodgson to rest Wayne Rooney.

Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson are the favourites for the Sunderland job if Dick Advocaat finally quits.

Newcastle are considering a move to buy back defender Mathieu Debuchy from Arsenal.

Chris Smalling has revealed he could have been playing against Manchestere United at The Emirates today. The England centre-half, 25, was an Arsenal target when he joined United from Fulham for £11m five years ago.

Liverpool are keen on Portsmouth’s highly-rated striker Conor Chaplin. The 18-year-old has just signed a new three-year contract with Portsmouth, who want to protect their asset as big clubs circle.

Arsenal are ready to offer Alexis Sanchez a five-year, £130,000-a-week new contract. Chile international Sanchez – who helped the Gunners win the FA Cup last season and scored the winner for his country in the summer’s Copa America final – has proved to be an outstanding buy for manager Arsene Wenger.

Dick Advocaat is expected to leave Sunderland on Sunday after saying farewell to his players after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham. The veteran Dutch coach is believed to have quit after sporting director Lee Congerton’s departure.

Sean Dyche will be back in the frame to become Sunderland manager if Dick Advocaat quits – having come within minutes of landing the job in the summer.

Philippe Coutinho has told his big mate Neymar that he is staying put at Liverpool – the grandeur and riches of Barcelona will have to wait.

Juventus’ fresh pursuit of Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is the result of a sudden injury problem within Massimiliano Allegri’s squad.

Barcelona will not pursue their interest in Celta Viga star Nolito after hearing his transfer fee.