Second choice Sam becomes the Lions' King

Thursday's managerial and transfer stories from the newspapers and web

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 7:43 am
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 9:49 am
Sam Allardyce was the FA's second choice as England boss

Daily Telegraph: Sam Allardyce was the FA’s second choice for the England job after Arsene Wenger – and Gareth Southgate is unlikely to accept a job as Allardyce’s assistant.

The Guardian: Sunderland are in advanced talks with David Moyes to succeed Allardyce at the Stadium of Light.

Daily Mail: Manchester United have agreed a contract worht £220,000 per week with Paul Pogba.

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Daily Mirror: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has bid £50m for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

Daily Star: Chelsea believe they have won the battle to keep Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.

Daily Mail: Blues’ boss Antonio Conte won’t rule out a further attempt to sign Alvaro Morata despite seeing a £62.7m bid turned down by Real Madrid.

The Times: Swansea City have bid in excess of £10m for Spurs’ winger Nacer Chadli.