Today’s Football Titbits Across The Papers

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Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth has been placed on gardening leave after asking to depart the club amid interest from Manchester United. (Athletic – subscription required)

Manchester United must pay significant compensation if they want to appoint Ashworth now, or wait for him to serve two years of gardening leave written into his Newcastle contract. (Mail)

Chelsea are monitoring Harry Kane’s situation at Bayern Munich amid reports the 30-year-old England striker is not completely happy in Germany. (Football Insider)

Kylian Mbappe held talks with Manchester City the day before the 25-year-old France striker announced he was leaving Paris St-Germain at the end of the season. (Cadena Ser – in Spanish)

Liverpool are hoping to lure Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso and the club’s sporting director Simon Rolfes to replace the outgoing Jurgen Klopp and Jorg Schmadtke this summer. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are planning a summer move for Everton’s 22-year-old English midfielder James Garner. (Teamtalk)

Oliver Glasner has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal to succeed Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal scouted Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Oscar Gloukh on Saturday as they consider an approach for the 19-year-old Israel international. (Football Transfers)

Former Wales manager Chris Coleman has emerged as a contender for the Republic of Ireland job after talks with England Under-21s manager Lee Carsley stalled. (The Independent)

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel will not be sacked despite the Bundesliga side suffering a third defeat in nine days against Bochum on Sunday. (Sky Germany)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has asked for more scouting reports on Roberto de Zerbi as he considers approaching the Brighton boss to succeed Xavi as manager at the end of the season. (Sport – in Spanish)

Birmingham’s 33-year-old Republic of Ireland defender Kevin Long is close to completing a move to MLS side Toronto FC. (Birmingham Mail).

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