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Emery future in doubt, Sterling, Arteta, Mourinho, Pellegrini, Silva, Mbappe news—–According to BBC football news.


Arsenal chiefs fear their top players will be forced to consider their futures if manager Unai Emery remains in charge next season. (Mail)

Emery has cut Arsenal‘s live scouting of opposition teams in favour of presiding over a video-led approach himself. (Mail)

England forward Raheem Sterling, 24, is waiting to see if Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola commits to the club before signing a new contract. (FourFourTwo)

Guardiola has warned interested clubs that his assistant coach Mikel Arteta, who has emerged as a leading candidate for both Arsenal and Everton, will stay at City for at least the rest of the season. (Times – subscription required)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has asked agent Jorge Mendes to keep him informed on Benfica’s Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 22, and midfield compatriot Bruno Fernandes, 25, of Sporting Lisbon. (90min)

West Ham are considering Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder as their next manager, should they decide to sack current boss Manuel Pellegrini. (Mirror)

Pellegrini has been warned that results must improve during talks with the Hammers board. (Telegraph)

Everton manager Marco Silva could be given two more games in charge while major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright discuss alternatives. (Mail)

Former Toffees boss Sam Allardyce says it is clear the players are no longer playing for Silva. (Talksport)

Everton director of football Marcel Brands and manager Silva have held talks about recalling 20-year-old Portugal goalkeeper Joao Virginia from his loan spell at Reading. (Liverpool Echo)

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Manchester United are closing in on a world record £70m-a-year shirt sponsorship deal with Chinese company Haier. (Sun)

Watford are worried they will be forced to make a second managerial change of the season to avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Telegraph)

Leicester City are planning a £20m move for Celtic’s 21-year-old Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer in January. (90min)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he is “in love” with France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, as his side prepare to host Paris St-Germain in the Champions League. (ESPN)

Chelsea’s 28-year-old France midfielder N’Golo Kante says his decision not to move to French champions PSG was because of a “sporting choice”. (Canal Plus, via Mirror)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has issued fines totalling more than £2.1m to the first team following an “internal mutiny”. (ESPN)

The agent of Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling has travelled to Italy to begin talks over a permanent transfer with Roma, after the 30-year-old’s impressive start to his season-long loan. (Corriere della Sera via Mail)

Nice‘s 23-year-old Algeria full-back Youcef Atal, who is reportedly a target for Chelsea, says he can play at a “big club”. (Canal Plus – in French)


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