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The managerial merry-go-round is in full swing as Arsenal, West Ham and Everton eye changes.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has been linked to Arsenal (Nick Potts/PA)
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has been linked to Arsenal (Nick Potts/PA)

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is favourite to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal, according to The Daily Mail. While former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked to the Gunners, Nuno has reportedly impressed the Arsenal hierarchy with the job he has done at Wolves and his agent, Jorge Mendes, is said to have a close relationship with the Londoners’ head of football Raul Sanllehi.

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Emery will be out of a job if Arsenal fail to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday night and Norwich at the weekend, The Daily Telegraph reports. The Gunners board have been determined to stand by Emery but are believed to be ready to give him two more chances to save his position.

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s job is on the line (Yui Mok/PA)

Everton are eyeing Jorge Jesus as a replacement for their beleaguered boss Marco Silva, The Daily Telegraph reports. Jesus put his credentials on display with impeccable timing as Flamengo this week sealed a memorable victory in the Copa Libertadores.

Manchester United are said to be front-runners to sign England forward Jadon Sancho next year, according to The Daily Telegraph. The 19-year-old has come under heavy scrutiny of late, with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund appearing increasingly unlikely to hold onto him. Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona have also shown interest in Sancho.

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England’s Jadon Sancho could be lured to Manchester United (Mike Egerton/PA)

United, Tottenham and Liverpool are leading the chase to sign 17-year-old Ricky-Jade Jones, The Daily Mail reports. The teenager has played four times for Sky Bet League One Peterborough and has caught the eye of other clubs including Leicester, Arsenal and Manchester City.

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Erling Haaland: The 19-year-old looks set to stay at Red Bull Salzburg until at least the end of the season despite interest from Manchester United and several other top European clubs, says the Manchester Evening News.

Alexander Nubel: Schalke’s 23-year-old goalkeeper is a target for Tottenham, according to talkSPORT.

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa are under no pressure to sell the midfielder, the Daily Mail says.

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