Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, October 19: Barca eyeing shock Woodburn deal, Everton want Wolves star? :-: talkSPORT

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday's newspapers…

Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn is the subject of transfer interest from Barcelona. The 18-year-old Wales international, who only made his senior breakthrough last season, has been on Barca's radar since he was just 12 years old and the Catalans could make a move for him in the coming months. (Don Balon)

Everton are among the clubs to have checked on Wolves left-back Ruben Vinagre. The 18-year-old has been impressing this season while on loan from Monaco. Arsenal and Manchester City have also followed Vinagre in recent years. (Daily Mail)

Leicester are prepared to wait for a big name to become their new manager. The club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha wants to make a high-profile appointment to replace Craig Shakespeare after his sacking on Monday, but it is understood no immediate successor has been lined up. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City face paying significant compensation for Sean Dyche should the club appoint him as Craig Shakespeare's successor, because he secretly signed an improved Burnley contract earlier this year. Around £2.5million is required to prise Dyche from his deal at Turf Moor. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is set to step up his interest in Cenk Tosun, after another impressive display by the Besiktas striker this week. Turkey international Tosun netted twice against Monaco in the Champions League on Tuesday night. (Daily Mirror)

Amanda Staveley is expected to launch a bid for Newcastle United after the British businesswoman held a constructive meeting with the club’s hierarchy. (The Times)

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel is looking for a move away from the club having lost his place to Joe Hart. (Marca)

Manchester United have opened contract talks with defender Phil Jones. (ESPN)

Jaap Stam has confirmed Reading were eyeing Manchester United’s James Wilson in the summer and that transfer funds are available to spend in January. (Reading Chronicle)

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has dismissed rumours that Benik Afobe may be allowed to leave the club in January by insisting that the striker remains part of his plans. Afobe has been linked with both West Brom and Wolverhampton Wanderers since the closure of the transfer window and hasn’t started a Premier League game since August. (Birmingham Mail)

Stoke and Newcastle have sent scouts to France to watch whizz-kid Nordine Ibouroi. The 19-year-old striker has got many European clubs heading to non-League stadiums to try to snap up the teenager from fourth-tier side FC Martigues. (The Sun)

And here are the latest headlines…​

David Ginola says Bernardo Silva is BETTER than namesake David and will soon usurp him as Manchester City’s star playmaker

Sam Allardyce has ruled out becoming Leicester City's new boss

Liverpool are still nowhere near challenging for major titles, despite displaying their attacking might with a 7-0 thrashing over Maribor, according to former defender Stephane Henchoz

Michael O'Neill is confident Northern Ireland can overcome Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs and reach next summer's finals

Arsenal and Chelsea target Rafinha has no interest in leaving Barcelona

Barcelona are preparing a January swoop for Tottenham target Max Meyer

Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen were being closely watched by Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, according to reports in Spain

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