Second choice Sam becomes the Lions' King
Thursday's managerial and transfer stories from the newspapers and web
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.
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.