What the papers say After three years in charge, Pep Guardiola‘s tenure as Manchester City manager could end much sooner than expected. The Daily Mail reports that Guardiola has a break clause in his contract which would allow him to leave the club at the end of this season. Although City bosses are confident that the Spaniard will see out his contract, which runs until 2021, they are reportedly eyeing former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as a potential contingency.
What the papers say Arsenal are reportedly joining Everton in the race for manager Carlo Ancelotti following his dismissal by Napoli on Tuesday. The Daily Mail says both Premier League clubs are keen to meet with the three-time Champions League winning boss, however some concerns remain around the circumstances of the 60-year-old’s departure from his former club and whether or not his services would come with a compensation fee.
Dimitri Payet inspired 10-man Marseille to a 2-1 victory in the Choc des Olympiques against Lyon at the Stade Velodrome.
What the papers say Real Madrid have revived their interest in Jadon Sancho in a blow to Manchester United’s hopes of landing the England star, with Borussia Dortmund ready to sell the 19-year-old for more than £100m, according to the Daily Mail.
FOOTBALL GOSSIP: Celtic star tempts Chelsea and Dortmund, Arsenal’s huge Mbappe bid and Manchester United’s striker issue
Vive la France! Allons, and 'mon Macron - today's football gossip involves a tale of two Frenchmen. Or maybe three Frenchmen. Hang on, four.
Dundee are still in the hunt for a top-six finish in the Premiership but face the toughest test of all as runaway leaders Celtic visit Dens Park on Sunday.