Paper gossip: Morata Chelsea U-turn, Mourinho swipe at Man Utd fans, Allardyce to Everton
Tue, October 31, 2017
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Alvaro Morata has made an astonishing U-turn regarding his Chelsea future, claiming he would stay at Stamford Bridge for another 10 years if asked.
The Spanish striker had admitted he couldn’t see himself living in London for too long due to the stress, but has now assured fans he is in for the long haul.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United fans that Romelu Lukaku is ‘untouchable’ and should be appreciated more.
The Portuguese boss believes Lukaku deserves more respect from supporters, with some booing Mourinho’s decision to replace Marcus Rashford instead of the Belgian striker against Tottenham last weekend.
The Times report that Mourinho has also been warned off any pursuit of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabrgeas, with the Blues set to offer the Spaniard a new deal.
Fabregas has 18 months left on his current deal, and Mourinho is said to be monitoring the situation surrounding his former player closely.
Finally, Sam Allardyce has emerged as one of the leading candidates to take over as Everton manager following Ronald Koeman’s sacking.
The former England boss has thrown his hat in the ring for the top job at Goodison Park, and has a proven track record at getting the best from under-performing squads.
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