Transfer news and football gossip: Real Madrid target Mauricio Pochettino, Loris Karius set for Liverpool return, Arsenal linked with Barcelona star

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Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Tuesday’s newspapers and online…

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s son Aiyawatt is likely to lead Leicester City forward after his father’s tragic death in a the helicopter crash on Saturday. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid want to appoint Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager by the end of November, after sacking Julen Lopetegui after just four and a half months in charge. (The Sun)

Those reports come after claims that talks with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte have stalled over his potential move to the Bernabeu. (Marca)

It is also claimed former Everton and Wigan boss Roberto Martinez – the current Belgian national coach – is also a contender for the job. (Marca)

Pochettinho is said to be Real Madrid’s first choice replacement for Julen Lopetegui

Pochettinho is said to be Real Madrid’s first choice replacement for Julen Lopetegui

Loris Karius could be set to return to Liverpool, with Besiktas reportedly keen to terminate his two-year loan contract and swap the much maligned goalkeeper with Belgian forward Divock Origi – FULL STORY

Jose Mourinho will be given £100million to strengthen his Manchester United squad in January, but only if the right deal is possible. (The Guardian)

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with an interest in Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, who could be allowed the leave the club in January, according to reports. (The Sun)

Juventus have joined Tottenham and Manchester United in the race to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, 21. (Calciomercato)

Besiktas are apparently unconvinced by Karius and want to send him back to Liverpool

Besiktas are apparently unconvinced by Karius and want to send him back to Liverpool

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is planning an £8m bid to bring 28-year-old Scottish midfielder Barry Bannan back to the club from Sheffield Wednesday. (Daily Mirror)

Former Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been linked with the Reading job, with the Royals 22nd in the Championship under Paul Clement. (Birmingham Mail)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has assured Jermain Defoe he still has a future at the club, despite the 36-year-old striker making only three late Premier League appearances so far this season. (Daily Mirror)

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