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Mauricio Pochettino

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Despite a busy deadline day, Manchester United chiefs have reportedly already taken the first steps to prepare for a potential switch of manager. According to the Daily Star, the club have sounded out Mauricio Pochettino‘s camp about his interest in taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The paper says Solskjaer has been put on notice about the need for quick and drastic improvement, with the Red Devils prepared to bring Pochettino on board during the next international break in November if there is no significant turnaround in the club’s fortunes.

Watford v Southampton – Premier League – Vicarage Road

West Ham have enquired about Watford’s Craig Dawson (Richard Heathcote/NMC Pool/PA)

West Ham have reportedly engaged in talks with Watford over defender Craig Dawson. The Daily Mail says the Hammers turned their attention to the 30-year-old after being priced out of a move for for Burnley centre back James Tarkowski.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Eric Garcia is set to see out the final year of his contract with Manchester City after Barcelona were unable to meet the club’s valuation for the 19-year-old defender.

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Xherdan Shaqiri: The Daily Mirror says the 28-year-old winger will stay at Liverpool until at least January after ruling out a loan move amid interest from the likes of Roma and Lazio.

Everton v West Ham United – Carabao Cup – Fourth Round – Goodison Park

Porto could be on the verge of making a move for Felipe Anderson (Alex Livesey/PA)

Felipe Anderson: Porto are weighing up a loan move for the West Ham midfielder, according to Sky Sports.