England have not contacted U.S. about Jurgen Klinsmann - source

U.S. Soccer has had no approach yet from the English FA about U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his potential candidacy for the England manager job, a source told ESPN FC.

A second source close to Klinsmann had no comment on whether the German would replace Roy Hodgson, who stepped down on Monday immediately after England lost to Iceland in the Euro 2016 round of 16.

English tabloid The Sun reported on their back page on Friday that Klinsmann "would jump" at the chance to take over England.

Citing an unnamed source, The Sun said that Klinsmann would approve a move to England because he "loves" London after playing at Tottenham, and his children already speak English.

Klinsmann's son, Jonathan, is a goalkeeper for Cal and is currently playing with the U.S. under-20 team, while his teenage daughter, Laila, is also a goalkeeper.

"What Jurgen wants is a project where he can work and build something up from zero," the Sun reported.

The U.S. manager is under contract through the 2018 World Cup but has been under pressure since a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and a loss at Guatemala in World Cup qualifying in March.

But Klinsmann followed that with a crucial 4-0 home win over Guatemala later that month, then guided the U.S. to top a difficult group and into the semifinals at the Copa America Centenario.

England begin qualifying for the World Cup in September, though the FA has said they would be willing to appoint an interim manager if no permanent solution can be found before then.

Former England defender Jamie Carragher said he "wouldn't knock the idea of appointing" Klinsmann, who led Germany to third place at the 2006 World Cup.

After the Sun's story was revealed, Klinsmann became the consensus favorite as England's next boss among British bookmakers, with odds as low as 7-2 after opening as high as 33-1.

Former Chelsea manager and player Glenn Hoddle is next at around 7-1, followed by Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce at around 8-1.

In June, Klinsmann was also the bookmakers' favorite to take over Southampton, with odds as low as 3-1, but the Saints hired Lyon's Claude Puel instead.

ESPN FC's Doug McIntyre and ESPN Chalk's David Purdum contributed to this report.