What the newspapers say
Everton are closing in on a new long-term deal for Anthony Gordon. According to the i newspaper, talks with the 21-year-old striker are “progressing well” and both sides are keen to reach an agreement which represents the player’s new status as one of the Premier League’s “most exciting young prospects”. . It comes after the youngster was linked with a move to Chelsea.
The Daily Express says Leicester are ready to give their beleaguered boss Brendan Rodgers more time to turn his career around after a dismal start to the Premier League season. Citing The Athletic, the newspaper reports that the Foxes will give the 49-year-old at least the next game against East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest to try to save himself from the sack.
Elsewhere, The Evening Standard says the former PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has extinguished rumors that he is set to move to French club Nice. The 50-year-old would prefer to wait for a job in England, Spain or Italy.
And, remaining on the subject of Nice, The Sun adds, via Foot Mercato, that the former Bournemouth coach and English midfielder Scott Parker41, has emerged as a potential candidate to take the managerial job at the southern French club.
Players to watch
Kasper Schmeichel: RMC Sport report, via The Sun, that the 35-year-old Danish goalkeeper has made a poor first impression at Nice since his summer move from Leicester City.
Gerard pricks: Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona will have the option to terminate the 35-year-old centre-back’s contract a year earlier, in June 2023, if he appears in less than 35% of games this season.