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Wednesday's papers: Mauricio Pochettino, N'Golo Kante, Marcus Rashford

Wednesday's papers: Mauricio Pochettino, N'Golo Kante, Marcus Rashford
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Mourinho could be set for a Premier League return.

What the papers say

Tottenham have contacted Jose Mourinho over potentially becoming their new manager amid speculation Mauricio Pochettino could head to Manchester United, the Daily Express reports. The paper says United have been keen on Pochettino for several years and considered approaching him in 2014 before appointing Louis Van Gaal. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side struggling, Pochettino is said to be the club's main target should they decide to look for a new boss, with Spurs looking at Mourinho, who has been out of work since being sacked by United last December.

Jose Mourinho, left, has been linked with replacing Mauricio Pochettino, right, at Tottenham
Jose Mourinho, left, has been linked with replacing Mauricio Pochettino, right, at Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

Real Madrid are the latest club trying to sign Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, with the Spanish giants prepared to offer £86 million plus James Rodriguez for the midfielder, according to website El Desmarque. Having failed to sign Paul Pogba last summer, Real are eyeing Kante as they look to boost their midfield. Pogba is still their preferred target, El Desmarque says, but Kante would be their back-up option.

Barcelona are contemplating a bid for Marcus Rashford as a replacement for Luis Suarez, according to the Sun. The Catalan side has other targets in mind, such as Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe, Tottenham's Harry Kane and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, but Rashford is said to be on their radar too.

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford could be a target for Barcelona (Nick Potts/PA)

United look set to miss out on a reported move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The Croatian is believed to be available for around £35 million. However, ESPN has reported Rakitic does not want to move from Barcelona to Manchester for family reasons.

Olivier Giroud could leave Chelsea due to his lack of playing time, according to the Sun. The World Cup-winning striker, who scored twice in as many games for France this international break, has started just one Premier League game for the Blues this season.

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Players to watch

Mario Mandzukic: Manchester United still want the Juventus striker, but he's been told to lower his wage demands, according to ESPN.

Gareth Bale: The Welshman may stay put at Real Madrid if he listens to the advice of team-mate Luka Modric, the Independent reports.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

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