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Football rumours from the media: PSG interested in Alexis Sanchez

New names are appearing in the race to replace Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid.

Alexis Sanchez is on the radar of Paris St Germain for a move next summer, the Sun says. The 29-year-old attracted interest from the Ligue 1 champions before he joined Manchester United from Arsenal. The paper claims PSG are expected to lose one of Neymar or Kylian Mbappe next year and Chile international Sanchez is an option to be the replacement.

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With speculation mounting over a replacement for Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid, the Mail says Roberto Martinez is among the top candidates. The former Everton boss is thought to be in high regard after taking Belgium to third place at the World Cup, and could overtake Antonio Conte as favourite for the job.

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Could Mauricio Pochettino’s time at Spurs be nearing an end? (John Walton/PA)

Doubts are emerging over whether Mauricio Pochettino will be at Tottenham past the end of the season, according to the Telegraph. Some players, it says, are concerned their boss could leave the club if offers emerge from Manchester United or Real Madrid, but it is suggested the 46-year-old will not be ready to depart mid-season.

Chelsea are eyeing a deal for AC Milan’s Suso, the Express reports. The paper claims Maurizio Sarri is looking to strengthen his squad as the Blues push for the Premier League title, and the Italian is thought to already be making moves to bring the former Liverpool midfielder back to the Premier League.

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James Rodriguez played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid (Nick Potts/PA)

James Rodriguez: Real Madrid’s attacking midfielder could find himself back playing with Cristiano Ronaldo after a spell on loan at Bayern Munich. The Mail says Juventus are looking to swoop for Rodriguez in January.

Loris Karius: The Liverpool Echo says there is no prospect of the goalkeeper’s loan in Turkey ending sooner than expected. Reports suggested Besiktas wanted to offload the 25-year-old Liverpool player, but the papers says no such option exists in the deal and there has been no talks on the matter between the clubs.

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