Trending: Wenger unsure of Alexis Sanchez mindset after Chile blow

Trending: Wenger unsure of Alexis Sanchez mindset after Chile blow
From ESPN - October 13, 2017

Friday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger has admitted that Alexis Sanchez may not be in the right mindset to play this weekend after the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup.

Mesut Ozil remains open to staying at Arsenal but is keeping all options on the table as the club have yet to re-open contract talks with the playmaker, a source told ESPN FC.

- Arsene Wenger has said the club could cash in on Alexis Sanchez and Ozil in January.

-Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out until the next international break, while Laurent Koscielny faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's game at Watford.

MAN UNITED:Jurgen Klopp had once hoped of becoming Manchester United manager, his former boss Eckhard Krautzun has said.

- MidfielderPaul Pogba is back in light traininga month after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

-Sir Alex Ferguson broke a promise to take over at Tottenhamtwo years before joining Manchester United, according to former Spurs chairman Irving Scholar.

- Jose Mourinho saysManchester United do not need to prove anything at Anfieldon Saturday but has warned Liverpool his team are better equipped to win there than they were last season.

-Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is a candidate to become the next manager of Oldham Athletic, sources have told ESPN FC.

LIVERPOOL: Kenny Dalglish insists there was never any bad blood between him and Sir Alex Ferguson as the former Manchester United manager will attend a ceremony honouring the Liverpool legend on Friday.

- Sadio Mane's injury forces Jurgen Klopp into finding right Liverpool mix as they prepare to face Manchester United, Steven Kelly writes.

-Liverpool are one of several Premier League clubs tracking Rosenborg midfielder Olaus Jair Skarsem, sources in Norway have told ESPN FC.

PSG: Swiss federal prosecutors have announced a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

-Kylian Mbappe is "more professional" than Lionel Messi was at the same age, Messi's former Barcelona teammate Ludovic Giuly has said.

-The Celtic fan who tried to kick Kylian Mbappe during last month's Champions League clash at Celtic Park will not be jailed.

BARCELONA:Barcelona have said they are in a position to pursue their interest in Philippe Coutinho in January after having bids for the Liverpool playmaker rejected in the summer.

-The specialist who operated on Ousmane Dembele's knee last month says the pressure on the player to justify his price tag following a 105 million move to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund could have led to the injury.

PREMIER LEAGUE:The average ticket price across the Premier League this season is 32 and more than half of all fans are paying less than 30 per match, according to the league's second annual pricing survey.

MAN CITY:Sergio Aguero has said he would "love" Lionel Messi to join him at Manchester City but acknowledged that it would be difficult for his compatriot to leave Barcelona.


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