Allardyce flying to Eagles’ rescue?

Sam Allardyce is the favourite to become Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce is the favourite to become Crystal Palace manager

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.