Everton ‘making progress’ towards new contract deal with Anthony Gordon


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 has said Leicester are ready to give embattled boss Brendan Rodgers more time to turn their 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 and save himself from the sack.

Elsewhere, The Evening Standard claims former PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has shut down rumors 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, sticking to the subject of Nice, Foot Mercato adds, former Bournemouth boss and England midfielder Scott Parker, 41, has emerged as a potential candidate to take the managerial job at the southern French club. .

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Kasper Schmeichel would have made a bad first impression at his new club (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Kasper Schmeichel: RMC Sport report that the 35-year-old Danish goalkeeper has made a poor first impression at Nice since his summer move from Leicester City.

Gerard Pique: Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo have claimed 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.


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