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Football rumours: Everton closing in on new long-term deal with Anthony Gordon

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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.

Mauricio Pochettino is not interested in a move to the south of France (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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.

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