Football gossip

president Florentino Perez is considering former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso as a potential replacement for manager Zinedine Zidane. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Wolves are in advanced talks with 33-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho over a new two-year contract at Molineux. (Telegraph)

Watford hope to beat Hull to the signing of Malmo’s 19-year-old Swedish striker Kevin Harletun, who will be available for a compensation fee of around £140,000 when his contract expires in November. (Sun)

Liverpool are monitoring the progress of 20-year-old Netherlands striker Donyell Malen, who has scored 10 goals in 12 appearances for this season (Calciomercato – in Italian)

have opened talks with 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes over a new deal at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists a refinancing deal on the £637m debt on their new stadium will have no impact on the club’s transfer activity. (Standard)

Belgium defender Thomas Meunier admits he is frustrated at his lack of game time at Paris Saint-Germain. The 28-year-old was linked with and over the summer. (RMC Sport via Mirror)

boss Marco Silva says the club are exploring the possibility of signing a central defender in the January transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Former boss Arsene Wenger will take on a technical role at Fifa in the coming weeks but still has a desire to return to management. (ESPN)

Aston Villa have set aside £20m to spend on a new striker in January after missing out on a number of targets over the summer. (Football Insider)

Former boss Santiago Solari is in contention to become the first manager of David Beckham’s MLS expansion side Inter . (BeINSports)

need to raise an additional 100m euros (£88m) of player sales in order to balance the books and comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. (Marca)

’s Etihad Stadium has been ranked as the best in the world, beating the likes of ’s Nou Camp and ’s Allianz Arena. (Mail)

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