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11pm Transfer news LIVE: Guardiola and Silva in Man City bust-up, Messi could be banned from UK, Schweinsteiger announces retirement

Paul Abina

Oct. 08, 2019

THE transfer window is drawing ever closer and a number of teams will be looking to make sweeping changes to their squads.
Chelsea will hope to make up for lost time if their ban is overturned, while underachievers Tottenham and Man Utd will also be keen to dip into the market.
Joe Brophy 17 minutes ago October 8, 2019 EXCLUSIVE by Martin Blackburn: PEP GUARDIOLA will step down if it all goes wrong at Manchester City — and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak knows it. The champions tough start to the season continued with a 2-0 home defeat by Wolves on Sunday, which leaves them eight points behind leaders Liverpool. Discussing his close relationship with Khaldoon in new book ‘Pep’s City: The  Making  of a Superteam’, Guardiola said: “He knows I’d step aside if things weren’t going to plan. “I’ll give everything to avoid that and make every effort to move things forward. No coasting.” Joe Brophy 50 minutes ago October 8, 2019 PEP GUARDIOLA reportedly lost his cool with captain David Silva earlier this season following Manchester City's sluggish start to the season. The champions are eight points behind leaders Liverpool after their 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves on Sunday. But cracks begun to show during the clash with Tottenham back in August, with Guardiola giving Silva a rollicking for his 12-minute cameo in the 2-2 draw, according to the Daily Mail. The publication claims that the Spaniard had decided to alter his famed perfectionist rants at his players over the summer for a more relaxed approach. But after his side dropped points for the first time of the season against Spurs, Guardiola reportedly said: “David, you didn’t give us enough running. Where were the legs?” Joe Brophy 2 hours ago October 8, 2019 TOTTENHAM may have no choice but to sell Harry Kane if things at the club do not improve, according to former defender Alan Hutton. He told Football Insider: “I think a lot of the boys’ heads have been turned. They got to the Champions League final which was great, expectations were big for this season, a lot of stuff’s going on behind the scenes. “I know there’s a lot of talk about Harry Kane and moving on and wanting to win things, I do think as a player you do want to win things. It’s going to be a massive talking point in the next six months or so depending on how things end up at Tottenham. “As a player, you obviously always want to win, these questions are going to crop up more and more depending on how results go over the next few weeks.” Joe Brophy 2 hours ago October 8, 2019 OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER would get a £7million pay-off, compared to Jose Mourinho's £19.6m, if Manchester United sack him after their worst start in 30 years. Reports say the Old Trafford boss, who hosts leaders Liverpool on October 20 in a Premier League game crucial to his future, would pick up little more than a year's wages. Norwegian Solskjaer (7/4) is behind only Everton chief Marco Silva (evens) as the bookies' favourite to be the next Prem manager axed. The United board were cautious over contract details when they appointed the Norwegian – as they are wary of the growing list of failed successors to Alex Ferguson's outstanding reign from 1986 to 2013. And The Metro claim Solskjaer agreed his severance pay-off would be around his annual wages of £6m, whereas Mourinho earned £15m a year. Joe Brophy 3 hours ago October 8, 2019 MARCO GIAMPAOLO has been sacked as AC Milan boss just four months after taking charge of the club. The Serie A side languish in 13th spot in the table – winning three and losing four of their seven opening games. A statement from the Italian outfit said: “AC Milan announces that it has relieved Marco Giampaolo of his role as coach of the first team. “The club intends to thank Marco for the activity carried out so far and wishes him the best professional successes.”
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