What the papers say
Atletico Madrid contacted Mesut Ozil and offered the Arsenal star a return to Spain next summer, the Sun reports. Atletico boss Diego Simeone is looking to offer the Germany international – a former Real Madrid player – a deal of around £200,000 a week, with a huge signing-on fee as a free agent at the end of the season, the paper says.
West Brom have revived their interest in Fenerbahce midfielder Josef de Souza, the Daily Mail says. Albion had offered £10.6million for the 28-year-old Brazilian in the summer, but the deal stalled. The paper claims De Souza could still be a target for Tony Pulis, who is under pressure following a disappointing start to the season.
Real Madrid have lost patience with injury-prone Gareth Bale, according to reports in Spain. Newspaper AS reports the European champions are looking to replace him next season, with Kylian Mbappe top of their wish list.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is reportedly being eyed up for the vacant Scotland manager’s job, as well as the top job at Rangers. Following the disappointment of Northern Ireland missing out on next summer’s World Cup, the Telegraph claims that O’Neill has apparently sparked interest among both sides.
Watford have told Everton they will not entertain any approach for manager Marco Silva, according to the Mirror. The paper says the Toffees made contact with Watford on Monday, but were told owner Gino Pozzo had no interest in considering any offer.
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