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Football rumours: Southampton to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl

The 55-year-old has been at the club since December 2018.

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The Telegraph reports Southampton will sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after the team’s disappointing start to the season (Andrew Matthews/PA).

The Telegraph reports Southampton will sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after the team’s disappointing start to the season (Andrew Matthews/PA).

The Telegraph reports Southampton will sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after the team’s disappointing start to the season (Andrew Matthews/PA).

The Telegraph reports Southampton will sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after the side’s disappointing start to the season. The 55-year-old has been at the club since December 2018 but a change has reportedly been under consideration for a while.

What the papers say

The Mail adds that under-fire Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper could replace Hasenhuttl and is looked upon favourably due to his success with coaching young talent.

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Germany’s Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala, according to the Mirror. The paper writes the Reds are considering the 19-year-old should they miss out on England international Jude Bellingham.

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Liverpool are weighing up a move for Germany midfielder Jamal Musiala, according to the Mirror (John Walton/PA)

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Germany midfielder Jamal Musiala, according to the Mirror (John Walton/PA)

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Germany midfielder Jamal Musiala, according to the Mirror (John Walton/PA)

And the Telegraph reports Everton will pay £4.5 million for Wolves defender Conor Coady next summer. The 29-year-old is on a season-long loan at Goodison Park this term.

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Players to watch

Lionel Messi: Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports the 33-year-old Paris St Germain striker is yet to receive any contract offers in anticipation of the expiration of his deal at the end of the season.

Declan Rice: 90min reports the 23-year-old West Ham midfielder will be Chelsea’s top transfer target next year.

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