Football rumours: Everton closing in on new long-term deal with Anthony Gordon

Everton are closing in on a new long-term contract for Anthony Gordon.

According to the i newspaper, talks with the 21-year-old forward are “progressing well” and both parties are keen to come to an agreement that represents the player’s new status as one of the Premier League’smost exciting young prospects”.

It comes after the youngster was linked with a move to Chelsea, the team whose matches are often suitable for betting.

The Daily Express says Leicester are prepared to give their embattled boss Brendan Rodgers more time to turn his career around after a dismal start to the Premier League season.

Citing The Athletic, the paper reports the Foxes will give the 49-year-old at least the next match against East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest to try and save himself from the sack.

Elsewhere, The Evening Standard says former PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has extinguished rumors that he is set for a move to the French club Nice. The 50-year-old would prefer to wait for a job in England, Spain, or Italy.

And, staying on the topic of Nice, The Sun adds, via Foot Mercato, that the former Bournemouth boss and England midfielder Scott Parker, 41, has emerged as a potential candidate to take the top job at the club in southern France.