Nottingham Forest are set to appoint former Wolves and Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo in the next few days, with the Portuguese 49-year-old replacing current manager Steve Cooper. 

Manchester UnitedFulham, West Ham and AC Milan had scouts at Allianz Arena on Sunday to watch Stuttgart’s 27-year-old Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy in his side’s 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich. (90min)

Manchester United football director John Murtough was in Saudi Arabia for transfer talks this month with the club willing to sell England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, French forward Anthony Martial, 28, and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31. (Mail)

But Varane is hopeful Manchester United will trigger the one-year extension in his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona are ready to listen to offers for Brazil winger Raphinha, 27, with Manchester United considering proposing a swap deal involving the former Leeds United player and Sancho. (Sport – in Spanish) 

Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth is the Ineos Group’s prime choice to assume the role at Manchester United, although they remain open to retaining Murtough. (Manchester Evening News)

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