Football Rumours on Monday 1st October 2018
Scouts for Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham watched Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 23, during the 4-1 victory over Genoa.
AC Milan, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer before the 33-year-old Portugal forward joined Juventus from Real Madrid.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, is not looking to turn his loan move to Valencia into a permanent deal because the Belgium international wants to return to Stamford Bridge "a better player".
Newcastle are eyeing a January swoop for Italian defender Francesco Vicari.
Northampton Town have parted company with manager Dean Austin after Saturday's defeat at Mansfield left them 21st in League Two.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned the club's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 22, not to lose focus.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock praised Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart following Cardiff's 2-1 defeat by the Clarets on Sunday - but added the 31-year-old should forget about an England recall.
Csaba Laszlo has left Dundee United following Saturday's 5-1 loss to Ross County.
Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 29, is hoping to be named as Chelsea's permanent captain, although 27-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard is also a candidate.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is worried about his future at Old Trafford, and is convinced club officials have sounded out Zinedine Zidane after receiving a phone call from the former Real Madrid boss.
However, former France international Zidane is in contention to become the new chief executive of Juventus.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with United's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he has sympathy for Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, and that the 26-year-old is working hard to find his best form.
England's management staff are impressed with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 19. Rice, who has Irish grandparents, has played three times for the Republic of Ireland but can switch allegiance.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, said he wanted the team to attack more following a draw with Wolves, but when asked to comment after the defeat at West Ham the France international said: "You want me dead?"
The uncertainty around Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's position at United means 12 players are unsure of their futures as they enter the final year of their contracts.
Chelsea believe Maurizio Sarri's relaxed management style will be crucial in persuading Hazard and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, both 27, to sign new contracts.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will take the entire squad and manager Rafael Benitez out for a meal in an attempt to rebuild relationships.