Rafael Benitez in frame to replace Steve Cooper as manager of Nottingham Forest – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

All the top stories and transfer rumors from Tuesday’s papers…


Former Liverpool and Newcastle manager Rafael Benítez is in the draw for the top spot at Nottingham Forest as East Midlands derby defeat pushes Steve Cooper to the brink of the abyss.

Chelsea hope to sign Josko Gvardiol and Christopher Nkunku.

Julen Lopetegui and Bo Svensson have become Wolves’ main targets to replace Bruno Lage.

Rob Edwards is in line to be Middlesbrough’s next manager after the sacking of Chris Wilder.


Arsenal have redoubled efforts to tie William Saliba to a new contact until 2027 after his performances this season.

Willaim Saliba celebrates its premiere
Willaim Saliba’s current contract with Arsenal expires in 2024

Manchester United held a clear meeting about their chaotic performance on derby day at their Carrington training base.

Arsene Wenger believes the summer departure of “great player” Sadio Mane has been the main factor in Liverpool’s slow start to the season.

Nottingham Forest have been looking at possible replacements for under pressure manager Steve Cooper and one of the names being considered is Rafa Benitez.


Chelsea have reportedly joined Dusan Vlahovic’s growing list of suitors.

Liverpool want to sign Youri Tielemans in the next transfer window, according to sources.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes criticized the performance of Jadon Sancho and Antony in the derby against Manchester City.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Manchester United in January and Erik ten Hag “will not stand in his way”.

Wolves have suffered an early setback with sources in Portugal claiming that one of their key targets, Rubén Amorim, does not wish to leave his current club Sporting Lisbon.

Mesut Ozil has revealed that his back surgery “went well” as he now faces a long spell on the sidelines. The former Arsenal star underwent surgery on Monday to cure the long-standing problem.

Erik ten Hag hasn’t chosen Casemiro, Manchester United’s new £70m star, because he didn’t want to change a winning formula.


Gary O’Neil and Rob Edwards top Middlesbrough’s shortlist following the sacking of Chris Wilder on Monday morning.


Chelsea boss Graham Potter was tipped to make a move by his former player Moises Caicedo, whom he managed during his time at Brighton.

Moises Caicedo celebrates after putting Brighton 2-1 up
Moises Caicedo has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Man United.

Antonio Conte has responded to Tottenham fans calling for Djed Spence to start by saying he’s “not stupid” and adds that the player is “not ready” for match action.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly sent a lawsuit to the Glazers, telling them they must not award new contracts before deciding which players to guarantee them.

AC Milan and England centre-back Fikayo Tomori has admitted he felt the need to move from Stamford Bridge to progress his career after having limited playing opportunities in west London.

Bukayo Saka has dropped an important hint that he is happy to stay at Arsenal, by buying his own executive box in the Emirates.


Paris Saint-Germain adviser Luis Campos has claimed that the Ligue 1 side made a mistake buying Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Manchester United once sent scouts to watch 17-year-old Erling Haaland but ended up at the end of a masterclass from the Norwegian.

William Saliba has confirmed talks with Arsenal over a new contract are underway after admitting he is “very happy” in north London.


Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Manchester United in January after his status at the club was brought up again following Sunday’s embarrassing 6-3 derby defeat against Manchester City.

Steve Cooper is struggling to keep his job as Nottingham Forest boss after the resounding loss to Leicester. Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is understood to have started the process of identifying candidates to replace Cooper.

Wolves are monitoring the position of former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui with his role at Sevilla under increasing pressure.


Merseyside Police say officers will flood the city to ensure Rangers’ Champions League clash with Liverpool “runs smoothly”.

Israeli Liel Abada will miss Celtic’s Champions League tie at RB Leipzig to mark Yom Kippur. The holiest date in the Jewish calendar begins tomorrow and includes a 25-hour fast.


Ange Postecoglou has challenged her Celtic side to start stamping their Champions League authority after a brilliant reintroduction to the tournament that has brought limited rewards.

The introduction of VAR to Scottish football is said to be “imminent” with the technology established before the World Cup. Two former top referees say he will be ushered into the Scottish Premiership in a matter of weeks after weeks of testing.

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