Second choice Sam becomes the Lions’ King

Sam Allardyce was the FA's second choice as England boss
Sam Allardyce was the FA's second choice as England boss

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.