Press Gossip - 2018

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  1. Jan 20, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    • Alexis Sanchez is in the Arsenal squad for Crystal Palace and could still bid the Emirates farewell from the pitch.
    i'm sure they'll all be throwing him confetti and kisses!!
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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  3. Jan 21, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Sunday's Newspapers:

    SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

    • Manchester City have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over the transfer of £40m-rated midfielder Fred.
    MAIL ON SUNDAY

    • Samir Nasri is set for a swift return to the Premier League as West Ham eye a move for the Antalyaspor midfielder.
    • Manchester City bosses held a transfer meeting before the win over Newcastle with the club tracking Fred and Jonny Evans.
    • Leeds have had a £4m bid rejected for West Brom forward Tyler Roberts, who could now join Rangers or Marseille.
    • Liverpool are planning for Daniel Sturridge's departure to Inter Milan this month by blocking loan moves for Danny Ings and Ben Woodburn.
    • Andre Schurrle has been made available for loan by Borussia Dortmund with the Bundesliga club accepting they will have to continue paying half his £150,000-a-week wages.
    • Everton have made further enquiries for Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman and Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt.
    • Newcastle United have asked to take Everton striker Sandro Ramirez on loan.
    SUNDAY MIRROR

    • Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a huge transfer blow as Monaco's Thomas Lemar only has eyes for a move to Barcelona.
    • Paul Pogba will demand his Manchester United wages are doubled to £400k-a-week to match new arrival Alexis Sanchez.
    • Roma have joined AC Milan and Valencia in the race to sign Manchester United's Matteo Darmian - but only if they can take him on loan.
    • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has told boss Rafa Benitez to spend what it takes to help keep the club in the Premier League.


    SUNDAY EXPRESS

    • Arsenal can sign Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - if they are prepared to pay a club-record fee of £55m.
    • Daniel Sturridge's hopes of joining Inter Milan are under threat after Liverpool demanded a £30m fee.
    • Carlos Carvalhal insists his Swansea squad is good enough to stay in the Premier League without any new signings.
    • Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney is in the middle of a tug of war between West Brom and Newcastle.
    DAILY STAR SUNDAY

    • Valencia are planning to swoop for Manchester United's Juan Mata this summer when his contract runs out.
    • Arsenal are plotting a move for PSG star Lucas Moura as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.
    • Arsenal could be about to launch a raid for Jonny Evans because West Brom could lose £20m if they do not sell him this month.
    • Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has not given up on his desire to land Liverpool's Ben Woodburn on loan this month.


    SUN ON SUNDAY

    • Arsenal's secret move for Luke Shaw has been rejected by Manchester United during the Alexis Sanchez transfer talks.
    • Tottenham are plotting a last-minute swoop for Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro.
    • Sunderland have their eyes on a loan move for Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu.
    • Tottenham and Arsenal are competing to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
    • Juventus want to sign Jack Wilshere on a free transfer this summer.
    • Burton are looking to land veteran striker Darren Bent on loan from neighbours Derby.
    SUNDAY TIMES

    • Tottenham are determined to resist a world-record bid from Real Madrid for striker Harry Kane.
  4. Jan 21, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    • Paul Pogba will demand his Manchester United wages are doubled to £400k-a-week to match new arrival Alexis Sanchez.
    Really!!??
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    I'll never be rid of bloody Nasri!
    *cries a lot*
  6. Jan 21, 2018

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    Doubt it tbh. It's just following the trend of putting a negative spin on this Sanchez transfer, by making it out that there's unrest within United players. The article also says that Pogba is on £200k a week. I thought he was on £290k a week.
  7. Jan 21, 2018

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    Yeah he is on £290K a week but i would say he would likey demand parity with your top earner.
  8. Jan 21, 2018

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    really? its actually quite a common clause
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    He could, but that's firstly not anywhere near doubling his wages. He'd also be fully aware that Sanchez is older and in his peak (corresponds to when players earn the most) and also aware of the fact that Sanchez ran down his contract and hence is compensated accordingly in both signing on fee and elevated wages.
    Not sure what you mean tbh.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Is this a new comedy double act. Like the Chuckle Brothers?
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    It’s fairly common for top players to have an highest earner clause in their contract, so if someone comes in on more the get an automatic pay rise
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    I was unaware of this, but fair enough. If there's such a clause in Pogba's contract, then there's no need for him to "demand his wages are doubled" as it should be done automatically.
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    That's probably for a basic wage, Pogba can't expect to have a signing on fee again, image tights are also built in as a % so you can't give someone the same exact wage, same basic salary yeah (Sanchez may be on the same basic wage as Pogba, but with a significant on bonus etc).
  14. Jan 21, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    What do you mean exactly please?
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    Solid work as usual Christinaa. Nice that someone takes time and effort to do this.
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    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Thanks - really appreciate your kind words - you're so handsome! :D
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    How’s that work with two players with the same clause? Would they just have joint top earners?
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    Jimmy Skitz Full Member

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    yes, the clause means no one can be paid more
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    I imagined a silly situation where two players would keep beating each other’s wage by a £1 :lol:
  20. Jan 22, 2018

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    Monday's Newspapers:
    January 22 2018



    DAILY STAR

    Manchester United face competition from several clubs in the battle to sign Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

    DAILY EXPRESS

    David Moyes says West Ham's scattergun transfer policy must not descend into a "lucky dip".

    Everton boss Sam Allardyce has admitted relegation is still a possibility this season.

    THE GUARDIAN

    Arsene Wenger has admitted the uncertainty surrounding Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal has affected his team's morale.

    Sam Allardyce has admitted that Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson cannot be accommodated in the same team for a lack of pace.


    DAILY MIRROR

    Daniel Sturridge has told Liverpool he wants to join Sevilla after Reds bosses turned down a loan approach.

    Arsene Wenger has insisted Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United is all about money.

    Everton, Newcastle and Brighton are lining up a £7m move for Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan.

    Paul Ince insists the Alexis Sanchez signing proves Manchester United are "miles bigger" than Man City.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Rafael Benitez has told Newcastle United he will not discuss a contract extension until after January.

    THE INDEPENDENT

    Chelsea could yet secure Peter Crouch's signature despite Stoke manager Paul Lambert insisting the striker is not for sale.

    THE SUN

    Kevin De Bruyne has agreed a new six-year Manchester City contract that could be announced on Monday.

    VAR is to be officially adopted by FIFA for the World Cup in Russia.

    Everton boss Sam Allardyce is chasing Lille centre-back Adama Soumaoro.

    Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is in Dortmund to complete a deal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Birmingham and Hull have both registered an interest in signing Carlton Cole to help boost their Championship survival hopes.



    THE TIMES

    Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez will put on hold discussions over a new contract until the end of the transfer window.

    Steve McClaren says he wants to get back into management as soon as possible.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Arsenal's focus has now turned to landing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Alexis Sanchez-Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap deal close.

    Swansea will have to break their transfer record to re-sign Andre Ayew after a £14m bid was rejected by West Ham.

    An investigation is underway after claims that some Russian footballers were protected by the state-sponsored doping programme.

    DAILY RECORD

    Sunderland are set to make a move for Rangers' David Bates.

    Alfredo Morelos is happy to stay at Rangers, according to his adviser.
  21. Jan 23, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Tuesday's Newspapers:
    January 23 2018

    THE SUN

    Manchester City want Aymeric Laporte and are considering meeting the Athletic Bilbao star's £60m release clause.

    Southampton would consider former Watford boss Marco Silva as a replacement should they decide to remove Mauricio Pellegrino, whose side has won just one of 15 league games.

    Lassana Diarra is on the brink of a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    Leeds and Millwall want Aston Villa centre-back Tommy Elphick to boost their defensive options.

    Jason Lowe is in talks with Birmingham to end his contract and return to Blackburn.

    DAILY MIRROR

    Chelsea have agreed a £50m double transfer deal for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri of Roma.

    Borussia Dortmund are demanding Olivier Giroud in part exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - or they will put the deal off until the summer.

    Oxford United could turn to Frank Lampard as they look to replace Pep Clotet, sacked as manager on Monday.

    West Ham will not allow Javier Hernandez to leave in January after learning Andy Carroll will be out for three months and Manuel Lanzini will miss six weeks.

    Islam Slimani's possible move to Besiktas could mean Leonardo Ulloa staying at Leicester as the club as Claude Puel is reluctant to lose two strikers.

    Charlton have agreed to sell England U20 defender Ezri Konsa for £5m with both Liverpool and Everton interested.

    Alex McLeish fancies a return to the Scotland job after Michael O'Neill snubbed the SFA.



    DAILY EXPRESS

    Newcastle are working on a deal to bring Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro to St James' Park.

    Arsenal and Tottenham were last night locked in a £35m battle for PSG winger Lucas Moura.

    Chelsea have offered Edin Dzeko a £7m-a-year contract to return to the Premier League.

    Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is closing on a £12m move to West Ham.

    Moussa Dembele is eyeing a move away from Celtic this month.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    The president of UEFA has revealed talks will begin on plans to curb financial excesses in football, which could lead to a form of salary cap being introduced across the European game and strict limits placed on agents' fees.

    THE TIMES

    The FA is allowing Peter Beardsley to study for his UEFA A licence despite his suspension by Newcastle United over allegations of bullying and racism.

    THE GUARDIAN

    West Ham will be without Andy Carroll for three months after the striker underwent surgery on a foot injury.

    Another four former Chelsea academy players are set to take legal action against the club over racist abuse they allege they were subjected to by coaches Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams.

    DAILY STAR

    Roma director of football Monchi has hinted that a raid for Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge might still be on the cards if Edin Dzeko is sold.

    Wolves have joined West Brom in the race to sign Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe.

    West Brom will call time on their efforts to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney if Jonny Evans stays put this month.

    Leeds are planning a £7m move for Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack.

    Charlton are set to sign Crystal Palace winger Sullay Kaikai and Wolves midfielder Michael Zyro on loan.

    DAILY MAIL

    Newcastle are set to secure the loan signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy in the next 24 hours.

    Eric Dier has welcomed Tottenham's determination to resist even world-record bids for their prize asset Harry Kane.

    Crystal Palace are closing on a £2m deal to sign Zaglebie Lubin defender Jaroslaw Jach.

    Rotherham midfielder Will Vaulks is a target for Championship high-flyers Cardiff City.

    INDEPENDENT

    England U21 international Jack Harrison is ready to swap New York City FC for Stoke City this month, but has insisted that no deal is done yet to take him back to his hometown club.

    DAILY RECORD

    Wigan Athletic are preparing to make an offer for highly-rated Rangers youngster Jordan Rossiter.

    Barrie McKay has been assured he has a future at Nottingham Forest despite being left out of their 18-man squad by new boss Aitor Karanka.
  22. Jan 24, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Wednesday's Newspapers:
    January 24 2018

    DAILY TELEGRAPH
    Arsenal are in pole position to sign Jonny Evans as well as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a combined £75million.

    West Ham are considering making a bid for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz after David Moyes watched him play against Barcelona.

    Paul Lambert has introduced a strict code of conduct at Stoke City as he prepares to fight for Premier League survival.

    DAILY MAIL

    Arsenal have increased their offer for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to £50.9million.

    West Ham have held further talks with Inter Milan's Portugal international Joao Mario.

    West Brom have lined up a deal to sign centre-back Ali Gabr on loan from Egyptian side Zamalek.

    Newcastle have made further enquiries for Leicester City's £20million-rated striker Islam Slimani.

    Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has also asked about a loan deal for Everton's Sandro Ramirez.

    DAILY STAR


    Chelsea are ready to thrust Edin Dzeko straight into their team amid concerns about the form of record-signing Alvaro Morata.

    West Ham have been forced to tear up their transfer plans after Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini suffered hamstring injuries.


    THE SUN

    Norwich and Sunderland head the queue to sign West Brom's Sam Field on loan.

    DAILY MIRROR

    Raheem Sterling will become the latest Manchester City player to be handed a new deal to cement his future with the runaway Premier League leaders.

    Louis van Gaal has been short-listed for the job of leading Australia to the World Cup.

    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is targeting a return to match action next year as he recovers from a 10th operation on a troublesome ankle injury.
  23. Jan 25, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Thursday's Newspapers:
    January 25 2018

    THE SUN


    • Liverpool and Everton could go head-to-head for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon this month in a £15m deal.
    • David Beckham is set to launch his long-awaited Miami MLS team next week.
    • Leicester assistant manager Michael Appleton has ruled himself out of a return to Oxford United.
    • West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang is a surprise target for Inter Milan.
    • Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna could be linking up Serie A bottom side Benevento.

    DAILY MIRROR

    • New Wales boss Ryan Giggs has confirmed he has spoken to Paul Scholes about joining his coaching staff.
    • Gareth Southgate is ready to give Jack Wilshere an England recall for the World Cup.
    • Arsenal are eyeing up Mainz defender Abdou Diallo as Arsene Wenger vows to carry on spending.
    • The Football Association have been accused of double standards as the row over Phil Neville's appointment as England Women head coach turned toxic.
    • Michael O'Neill will sign a new £700,000-a-year deal with Northern Ireland to keep him in charge until 2024.
    • Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony says it will take more than £4m to prise in-form striker Jack Marriott away from the League One club.
    • Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis wants to sign Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke, who was born in the town and failed to make the grade at the Sky Bet Championship club as a youngster.
    • Ipswich have told Cardiff they want £500,000 for striker David McGoldrick.


    DAILY MAIL

    • Kevin De Bruyne insists Manchester City do not need Alexis Sanchez as they look to complete an historic Quadruple.
    • Aymeric Laporte has told Athletic Bilbao he wants to join Manchester City in a deal worth £57m.
    • Newcastle United have been told to improve their £14m offer for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
    • Bordeaux want Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite on loan, with a £7m option to buy.
    • Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman is set to rejoin Schalke on loan.
    • New Watford boss Javi Gracia could make Sweden U21 goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg his first signing.
    • Stoke are among the clubs showing an interest in Hertha Berlin striker David Selke.
    • Norwich are closing on a deal to bring Eintracht Braunschweig winger Onel Hernandez to the club.

    DAILY EXPRESS

    • Manchester United and Manchester City will go head-to-head again, this time trying to force a transfer for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri over the line.
    • Edin Dzeko's proposed moved to Chelsea is being held up by his agent, who needs a visa before flying to London.
    DAILY STAR

    • Leicester striker Islam Slimani, who has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, attended Chelsea's Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal.
    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    • Liverpool outcast Lazar Markovic is a target for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
    • Alberto Moreno should be back in Liverpool's plans soon after returning to training - he has been out since December with an ankle injury.


    GUARDIAN

    • Chelsea have started to explore other options to bolster their attack should a deal for Edin Dzeko prove impossible to complete.
    DAILY RECORD

    • Celtic chiefs are furious that Stewart Regan has signed Scotland up to play away friendlies against Peru and Mexico because the club faces an early June return to training should they win the title and enter Champions League qualifying.
    • Leigh Griffiths has no interest in leaving Celtic, despite the striker's recent struggles to earn a regular start.
  24. Jan 26, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Friday's Newspapers:
    January 26 2018

    DAILY MIRROR
    Chelsea are considering a move to bring Olivier Giroud to Stamford Bridge from Arsenal.

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan's Armenia coach has welcomed his move to Arsenal and away from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

    Inter Milan target Danny Ings is set for his first start under Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after over two years wrecked by injuries.

    Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney is set to join Barnsley on loan.

    THE SUN
    Borussia Dortmund have offered Arsenal just £1.3million to take Olivier Giroud on loan for the rest of the season, which could ruin Arsene Wenger's plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Newcastle hope to sign Danish star Nicolai Jorgensen for a club-record £18million within 48 hours.

    Watford boss Javi Gracia admits he has no idea if Troy Deeney will stay this winter.

    West Ham are considering making a late bid to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on loan.


    Diafra Sakho has told West Ham he wants to leave and join French side Rennes having hardly featured this season.

    Stoke look set to turn down the opportunity bring back Bojan early from his loan spell at Alaves.

    Brighton are plotting an £8million move for highly-rated Charlton defender Ezri Konsa.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH
    Paris Saint-Germain have insisted it will be "impossible" for Real Madrid to sign Neymar this summer which will raise fears at Chelsea that the European champions may turn their attention more fully to Eden Hazard.


    Tottenham have shown Lucas Moura around their training ground as they bid to sign him from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window shuts next week.

    DAILY STAR
    Sergio Ramos says he's still backing Zinedine Zidane, despite Real Madrid's shocking season.

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is angry with Antonio Conte, after he claimed that the club's signings this season were nothing to do with him.

    Javi Gracia has admitted he has no idea how long he will be Watford manager for.

    Arsenal have been told by Borussia Dortmund to break their transfer record to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Newcastle target Sandro Ramirez has told his club Everton that he wants to join Sevilla.
  25. Jan 27, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Saturday's Newspapers:
    January 27 2018

    DAILY MAIL


    Real Madrid are planning a £500m summer raid on the Premier League, with Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and David de Gea all in their sights.

    Tottenham are facing a fight to keep hold of Mauricio Pochettino after Real Madrid made initial contact with his representatives.

    Alan Pardew says Salomon Rondon is not for sale despite interest from Chelsea.

    David Moyes says he is targeting "durable" players in the transfer window as too many of his current squad are injured.

    THE SUN

    Arsenal will have to increase their offer to £25m if they want to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom in January.

    West Ham are interested in signing Troy Deeney if a deal for Daniel Sturridge falls through, although they could face competition from Stoke and Brighton for the Watford striker.

    Juventus want to sign Matteo Darmian on loan with an obligation to buy him in the summer, and Jose Mourinho is willing to let the Italian leave.

    DAILY EXPRESS

    Brendan Rodgers believes the development of young Scottish players is being hindered by poor pitches.

    Leeds are set to complete the signing of Ajax defender Pascal Struijk, with the 18-year-old expected to link-up with their U23 side.

    DAILY MIRROR

    Jurgen Klopp has refused to promise Daniel Sturridge game-time at Liverpool if he chooses to remain at the club beyond January.

    PSG manager Unai Emery says Neymar will become the best player in the world and that he will do it at the French side.

    Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has described Jesse Lingard as the "English Andres Iniesta".

    Rafa Benitez insists he has good memories of his time at Stamford Bridge as he prepares to return to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday.

    DAILY STAR

    Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger has admitted the club plan to sell Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Alan Pardew is facing up to the prospect of losing Jonny Evans on deadline day amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.

    Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's congested fixture schedule will not cause him to sacrifice the club's FA Cup ambitions

    THE GUARDIAN

    Antonio Conte has suggested being a long-term manager at Chelsea is impossible.

    DAILY RECORD

    Neil Lennon is willing to speak to the SFA about taking the Scotland job, if Hibernian grant him permission.

    Scotland's leading international players are set to hold crunch talks with the SFA over a possible boycott of the national team's summer friendlies in Peru and Mexico.

    Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty is a target for Championship side Sunderland as Chris Coleman searches for a new striker.
  26. Jan 28, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Sunday's papers.
    January 28 2018


    SUNDAY MIRROR


    • Manchester City are ready to make a £150m move for Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
    • Manchester United are on red alert with Borussia Dortmund considering selling centre-back Marc Bartra.
    • Mauricio Pochettino is top of Real Madrid 's wanted list - because of his Tottenham side's sparkling Champions League displays.
    • Daniel Sturridge is set for an Inter Milan transfer - after Liverpool more than halved the fee.
    • Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino's job is hanging by a thread, with Mark Hughes being touted as the Argentine's successor.


    THE SUN ON SUNDAY

    • Chelsea are planning to replace under-fire Antonio Conte with ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.
    • Burnley want defender Rob Holding from Arsenal in a loan deal until the end of the season.
    • Michael Keane's Everton future is in doubt as boss Sam Allardyce looks to move him out in this window or the summer.
    • Newcastle have the chance to snatch Brazil forward Luan under the nose of Liverpool.
    • Fulham want a whopping £30m for skipper Tom Cairney after turning down West Ham's £15m bid.
    • Benik Afobe's time at Bournemouth could be up after he was drawn into a row with Eddie Howe over a pen.


    SUNDAY EXPRESS

    • Liverpool have reportedly had a bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson rejected.
    • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is set to reject bids from AS Roma and Juventus to take Italian international full-back Matteo Darmian on loan.
    DAILY STAR SUNDAY

    • Chelsea have rejected Real Madrid's offer to swap Eden Hazard for Cristiano Ronaldo.
    • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is considering a transfer swoop for Monaco winger Keita Balde with Arsenal also interested.
    • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out making a late move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    • Manchester rivals United and City are squaring up for another transfer scrap this week - over Brazil midfielder Fred.
    • Tottenham are confident they can beat Bayern Munich to the signing of Brazil international Lucas Moura.
    • Middlesbrough are leading the chase for New York City winger Jack Harrison.


    SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

    • Aleksander Ceferin will consider a ban on heading in youth football if a Uefa study shows it causes brain damage.
    • Gareth Southgate will attend the Super Bowl in Minnesota next Sunday to join a convention of coaches from across the world to exchange ideas.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    I hope not he is not great.
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    Why on earth would be need another CB. We are stacked in that position. Nonsense.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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  30. Jan 29, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Monday's newspapers:
    January 29 2018

    DAILY MAIL

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's pending arrival means Arsenal will allow Olivier Giroud to move to Chelsea should their London neighbours meet the 31-year-old's £35m valuation.

    West Bromwich Albion are lining up an £18m bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney.

    Arsenal are reluctant to let defender Rob Holding leave on loan following an enquiry from Burnley.

    THE SUN

    Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed he wants to keep striker Michy Batshuayi at the club until the summer

    Dele Alli was branded "selfish" and Erik Lamela "ineffective" in an incredible Newport County scouting report on Spurs.

    Stoke will have to stump up the full £16m asking price for Galatasaray's Badou Ndiaye.

    Swansea hope to seal an £18m deal to re-sign Andre Ayew from West Ham.


    THE INDEPENDENT

    Chelsea's move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko is on the verge of collapsing after talks proved unsuccessful.

    DAILY MIRROR

    Manchester United have joined the race for Arturo Vidal with Bayern Munich ready to cash in on the midfielder.

    Referees' bosses want to make use of big screens at stadiums in an attempt to help solve the VAR shambles.

    DAILY STAR

    Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all interested in signing Inter defender Milan Skriniar.

    Arsenal are interested in signing West Brom defender Jonny Evans - and believe a deal can be done on the cheap.

    Angelo Ogbonna admits he was left baffled by Arthur Masuaku's spitting shame.



    THE TIMES

    Newcastle have upped their bid for Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen but have failed to meet the club's £20m valuation.

    DAILY RECORD

    Celtic target Charly Musonda is set to land in Glasgow tomorrow to tie up an 18-month loan deal at Celtic Park.
  31. Jan 30, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

    • Chelsea will refuse any Manchester City bid for Eden Hazard - even if the Premier League leaders offer to break the world-record fee of £200m.
    • Chelsea are hoping to clinch a shock move for Olivier Giroud and complete a transfer merry-go-round that will see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang join Arsenal and Michy Batshuayi move to Borussia Dortmund.
    DAILY MAIL
    • Chelsea will attempt to complete a shock swoop for Olivier Giroud on Tuesday in a move that will allow Arsenal to seal a £55m deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    • Newcastle had hoped Daniel Sturridge could become a permanent signing beyond this season before he defected to West Brom.
    • Newcastle have enquired about a loan move for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.
    • Pep Guardiola will take his spending at Manchester City beyond £450m on Tuesday with the arrival of Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee.
    • Manchester City are set to sign Jack Harrison from New York City and loan him out to Middlesbrough.
    • Manchester City have agreed a £2.6m fee with PEC Zwollo for Holland U20 defender Philippe Sandler.
    • Middlesbrough are talking to Everton over a loan deal for Mo Besic and Leicester for Andy King.
    • Watford have rejected a proposal from Malaga to sign Isaac Success on loan.
    • Watford's Stefano Okaka is discussing a return to Fulham on loan.
    • Swansea are targeting a loan deal for Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic.
    THE TIMES
    • Borussia Dortmund look set to make Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi the replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    • Arsenal's chances of signing Jonny Evans has receded with West Brom keen to keep the player until the summer.
    • Joe Hart has been told he must stay at West Ham at finish his loan spell from Manchester City.



    THE SUN
    • Chelsea have got Fernando Llorente back in their sights - if they cannot land No1 target Olivier Giroud.
    • Arsenal are sweating on Borussia Dortmund finding a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    • Roy Hodgson has made an offer for Norway striker Alexander Sorloth.
    • Sam Allardyce has told Everton midfielder Davy Klaasen he needs to go out on loan to revive his career.
    • Burnley boss Sean Dyche has slapped in a stunning bid for Nottingham Forest centre-half Joe Worrall worth up to £10m.
    • Aston Villa are interested in Dynamo Dresden's Haris Duljevic.
    • Leeds have made an £8m move for Preston striker Jordan Hugill.
    DAILY MIRROR
    • Arsene Wenger could be forced to let Olivier Giroud join Chelsea to make the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal happen.
    • Sam Allardyce has told £25m midfielder Davy Klaassen he needs to go out on loan to have any chance of reviving his Everton career.
    DAILY STAR
    • Chelsea star David Luiz has been offered to Arsenal in a shock Olivier Giroud swap deal.
    • West Ham hope to wrap up deals for Everton's Morgan Schneirderlin and Russia captain Fedor Smolov before Wednesday's deadline.
    • Stoke are close to finalising a fee of £15m for Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye.
    • Burnley are considering a loan move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding.
    • Southampton have ruled out selling Manolo Gabbiadini to Bologna.
    • Reading and Hull are chasing Portsmouth's Matt Clarke.
    • Brentford will sign Limerick's Chiedozie Ogbene to replace China-bound Lasse Vibe.
    • Wolves want to take former forward Benik Afobe on loan from Bournemouth.
    • Southend and Fleetwood are fighting to sign Millwall's Tony Craig until the end of the season.
    THE INDEPENDENT
    • Chelsea are considering hiring former defender Juliano Belletti as their director of football to work alongside Antonio Conte's possible replacement Luis Enrique.
    DAILY EXPRESS
    • Watford are holding out for £20m before they think about selling Troy Deeney to West Brom.
    DAILY RECORD
    • Motherwell have rejected a £200,000 bid from Celtic for goalkeeper Trevor Carson.
  32. Jan 31, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Deadline Day's transfer rumours:
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    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Chelsea are on the verge of clinching the £18million signing of Olivier Giroud that will trigger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal and Michy Batshuayi's loan switch to Borussia Dortmund.

    Jose Mourinho fears Alexis Sanchez's huge salary at Manchester United will make him a target for opposition supporters.

    Swansea City are breaking their transfer record to re-sign Andre Ayew in a deal worth up to £18million.

    Newcastle are moving for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala and Leicester striker Islam Slimani.

    DAILY MAIL

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind is a deadline day target for Roma.

    Napoli have made a request to take Everton midfielder Davy Klaasen on loan for the rest of the season.

    Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Costel Pantilimon from Watford.

    Newcastle are hopeful of signing goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on loan.

    THE SUN

    Mauricio Pochettino believes signing Lucas Moura is too good an opportunity to turn down.

    Neymar has been urged to return to Spain by LaLiga president Javier Tebas.

    DAILY STAR

    Manchester City will have to stump up £70million to land Riyad Mahrez before tonight's transfer deadline.


    DAILY EXPRESS

    Rafa Benitez held crisis talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley yesterday as the clock ticked on yet another bungled transfer window.

    Celtic could land Scott Bain and solve their keeper crisis after a bid for Motherwell's Trevor Carson ran into trouble.

    DAILY RECORD

    Celtic remain keen on Arsenal kgoaleeper Emiliano Martinez as they desperately attempt to strengthen their options.

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  33. Feb 1, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Thursday's transfer rumours:

    Arsenal offered just £12 million for West Brom defender Jonny Evans in a late failed bid, according to reports. Albion had valued Evans at £30million in the last window and it would have taken a bid of over £20million to even bring them to the table this time.

    The Daily Telegraph reports that both Manchester City and Everton were rumoured to be eyeing up the Northen Ireland international as well, but the 30-year-old will be staying at The Hawthorns until the summer at least.

    The Gunners may not have been able to spend more due to the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's £56million price tag. Should Evans go in the summer he may cost a new side just £3million due to a reported relegation release clause in his contract.

    Wantaway Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez is said to have been left "depressed" after Man City walked away from a deal, having been quoted a price of £95million for the Algeria international, according to reports.

    A friend of the 26-year-old commented: "By my calculations, Leicester would have made £59.8million profit on the player they bought from Le Havre for £350,000." Pep Guardiola was said to have earmarked Mahrez as a potential late target for the Premier League leaders after the blow of losing Leroy Sane to injury. City made bids of £50million and £60million, but the Foxes bosses would not budge, according to The Sun.

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind saw his hopes of a move to Roma scuppered after Reds bosses demanded a permanent deal, the Daily Express reports.

    The Serie A side were reportedly only prepared to take the 27-year-old Holland international on loan. Roma ultimately went for Sporting Lisbon's Argentinian left-back Jonathan Silva, 23, who will be in Italy for the rest of season.

    Crystal Palace offered Lille up to £16m for captain Ibrahim Amadou, although the French side pulled the defender off the market. Amadou, 24, was reportedly keen to move to Selhurst Park, where bosses had offered to take him on loan until the end of the season for an initial £2m fee, with a £14m obligation to buy at the end of the campaign.

    Mesut Ozil is said to have turned down a £435,000-a-week contract with a Chinese club before signing a new deal with Arsenal, The Sun reports. The Germany midifielder, 29, is rumoured to have been a target for Guangzhou Evergrande, who were prepared to pay him around £22m-per-year. The deal would have far exceeded his new contract at the Emirates said to be worth £350k-a-week.

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  34. Feb 2, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Friday's Newspapers:
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    Manchester United are confident they will be able to land Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the summer, according to today's back pages.

    DAILY MIRROR

    Riyad Mahrez faces a £200,000 fine from Leicester City and is expected to miss training again on Friday, which could bring further concerns with the Football Association's drug testing team.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will only wear No 14 for the rest of his first season as an Arsenal player and hopes to take over Alex Iwobi's No 17 in 2018-19.

    Chelsea hope that tensions surrounding manager Antonio Conte will lift now the transfer window has closed as the club tries to see out the season positively.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini faces two months on the sidelines after aggravating a knee injury against Tottenham.

    Man City captain Vincent Kompany is considering his international future with Belgium in order to prolong his club career.

    The FA is still investigating claims of racist abuse brought by Everton's Mason Holgate against Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino.

    DAILY EXPRESS

    Jose Mourinho was furious with Anthony Martial's performance in Manchester United's 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.

    Real Madrid are set to recall James Rodriguez from his two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich at the end of his first season in Germany.

    DAILY STAR

    Manchester United are confident they will be able to land Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the summer, according to reports in Spain.

    THE SUN

    Italy are ready to offer Antonio Conte and Chelsea an easy way to a quickie divorce.

    Manchester City are demanding a showdown with referees' chief Mike Riley to stop the horror tackles on their players.

    England's planned 2030 World Cup bid has been given a massive stamp of approval by UEFA.

    Leicester refused to loan Islam Slimani to West Ham after comments made by Karren Brady over the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri last season.

    Leicester's players have turned against Riyad Mahrez after he missed training again on Thursday.

    Roma say they could not afford a January move for Manchester United defender Daley Blind.

    Diego Maradona's agent claims the Argentina great was denied entry to the United States after making disparaging comments about President Donald Trump.

    Chris Coleman has questioned Jack Rodwell's desire to play after the midfielder snubbed a move away from Sunderland.

    DAILY MAIL

    Blackpool owner Owen Oyston faces another court date after missing deadline to pay a £10m instalment to former director Valeri Belokon.

    THE GUARDIAN

    Antonio Conte's frustration over Chelsea's transfer policy stems back to failed summer moves for Alexis Sanchez, Alex Sandro and Virgil van Dijk.
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  35. Feb 2, 2018

    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Thanks Christinaa.

    No offence but the text hurts my eyes :)
  36. Feb 2, 2018

    golden_blunder I hate football. Getting grumpier by the second Staff

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    @christinaa why are you supersizing the text since deadline day? Have you gone full muppet?

    Whatever the reason it makes it unreadable
  37. Feb 2, 2018

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    My husband is in hospital and i just had the time to compose and post very quickly before i leave.

    I'm sorry but some things in life are more important!
    Cheers:):o:confused::angel:
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  38. Feb 2, 2018

    golden_blunder I hate football. Getting grumpier by the second Staff

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    I’m very sorry to hear about your husband, I hope he recovers soon.
    Don’t feel obligated to keep this thread updated in such circumstances!
    Best wishes
  39. Feb 2, 2018

    Handsome Devil Full Member

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    Thanks Christinaa, best wishes to Hubbie.
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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