Friday’s managerial and football stories from the papers and web
Daily Mail: Sam Allardyce is the frontrunner to replace Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace.
The Sun: West Ham United are considering a £6m move for Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe.
Daily Mirror: Brentford want £15m for Scott Hogan amid interest from West Ham, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion.
Marca: Real Madrid are close to agreeing a deal to sign Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois for next season.
The Sun: Madrid midfielder James Rodgriguez could move the other way but Chelsea won’t match Real’s £60m valuation of the midfielder.
Daily Star: Julian Draxler says he is ready to leave Wolfsburg as Liverpool consider a January move for the Germany midfielder.
Daily Express: Stoke City keeper Jack Butland could miss the rest of the season after a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.