MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Liverpool want Jude Bellingham – while Manchester United and Newcastle are eyeing Ajax chief Erik ten Hag.
The mega-rich, managerless Magpies are reportedly willing to pay the 51-year-odl £6million AFTER TAX.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola (£21m) and Liverpool chief Jurgen Klopp (£15m) are the only Premier League bosses to currently earn more.
Under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is tipped to take charge for United at Tottenham.
But the Norwegian remains the bookies’ overwhelming favourite to be the next Prem boss sacked.
And although Ten Hag is reluctant to leave Ajax, United are said to be highly-impressed with his four-year reign in Holland.
On the transfer front, Dortmund admit there is a “lot of interest” in England midfielder Bellingham – but will fight to keep him.
Chelsea are pondering a double swoop for centre-backs Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde.
That’s in case Antonio Rudiger and/or Andreas Christensen depart when their contracts run out next summer.
Finally, in the Carabao Cup last night, West Ham KO’d holders Manchester City on penalties and Leicester also reached the last eight in a shootout – against visitors Brighton.
Superb second-half finishes from Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi sunk Preston 2-0 for much-changed Liverpool.
Sub Lucas Moura headed the only goal as Tottenham triumphed 1-0 at Burnley.
And Brentford won 2-1 away to Stoke, in-form striker Ivan Toney notching an assist and a goal.