Press Gossip - 2019

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  1. Sep 1, 2019

    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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  2. Sep 1, 2019

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  3. Sep 2, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Monday's Newspapers:
    2nd September 2019


    the sun

    Real Madrid are set to complete a deadline day deal for Manchester United and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes.
    Manchester United will play in Juventus-style black and white stripes next season for the first time since 1979.
    Manchester City have snubbed loan bids from Rangers and Roma for midfielder Phil Foden.
    England youngster and Manchester United target Arvin Appiah has agreed a stunning £8m deal to join Spanish club Almeria from Nottingham Forest.
    Fuming Aston Villa fans slammed Crystal Palace and the police over the Selhurst Park crowd chaos.


    daily mail

    Neymar has accepted defeat in his bid to force through a return to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain.
    Manchester City are hoping to beat rivals Manchester United to the signing of Norwegian teen Hakon Evjen in the January transfer window.
    Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has terminated his contract with Atalanta just weeks after signing for the club.
    Everton flop Yannick Bolasie has hit out at boss Marco Silva after the winger was left out of his side's matchday squad for Sunday's visit of Wolves.
    The Headingley-based team for cricket's new Hundred competition are leaning towards taking Ben Stokes as their contracted Test player, leaving Yorkshire captain Joe Root to go into October's auction.


    daily mirror

    Huddersfield have made Charlton boss Lee Bowyer their No 1 managerial target.
    Gary Neville is leading the charge to secure a new training base for Salford City and has identified Manchester City's former complex as the ideal location.
    Rodri is sure Manchester City can cope with a defensive crisis which deepened on Saturday with the loss of Aymeric Laporte to a potentially long-term knee injury.
    Former Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan from La Liga side Sevilla.


    daily star

    Arsenal new boy Kieran Tierney told a fan he will be ready to make his Premier League debut in two weeks' time.


    the times

    Kyle Langford could be omitted from Britain's Athletics World Championship team after a formal complaint about his behaviour towards an 800m rival at a meeting last month.


    daily record

    Celtic are interested in bringing Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama back to Parkhead with his anticipated move to Club Bruges now unlikely to take place.
    Motherwell defender Adam Livingstone is being chased by four Championship clubs before the transfer window closes.
    Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty was sent off on his debut for Norwegian side Sarpsborg after being booked in the opening minute.


    Barcelona have ended their attempts to sign Brazil forward Neymar from Paris St-Germain and will return for the 27-year-old next summer instead. (ESPN)

    Talks broke down between the clubs after French champions PSG refused to lower their demands - despite Neymar's offer to pay £17.7m towards a deal. (Sky Sports)

    Real Madrid are lining up a £64m deadline-day deal for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24. (Mail)

    Real will also sign France goalkeeper Alphonso Areola, 26, from Paris St-Germain on Monday, with 32-year-old Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas moving the other way. (Mirror)

    Roma are hopeful of signing Arsenal's 30-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan. (Sky Italy - in Italian)


    Bayern Munich's Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 30, is close to joining Italian champions Juventus. (Bild - in German)

    Meanwhile, Juve have not given up on signing Barcelona's 31-year-old Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic - and could offer Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, in exchange. (Sport - in Spanish)

    Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Liverpool's 18-year-old forward Bobby Duncan should the Premier League side decide to end his contract. (Mirror)

    PSG are interested in signing Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, on loan from Inter Milan. (RMC Sport - in French)

    Frankfurt's 25-year-old Croatia striker Ante Rebic is set to join AC Milan,with 23-year-old Portugal forward Andre Silva heading in the opposite direction. (Goal)

    Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has terminated his contract with Serie A side Atalanta just weeks after signing for the club. (Mail)

    Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti says he would be open to signing Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, from LA Galaxy. (Sun)

    Manchester United are to compete with Manchester City for FK Bodo/Glimt's Norway Under-20 midfielder Hakon Evjen, 19, in January. (Mirror)
  4. Sep 3, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Tuesday's Newspapers:
    3rd September 2019



    daily mail

    Phil Neville is the shock No 1 target to become the new manager of the United States women's team.
    Gareth Southgate's backroom team is being streamlined as part of a major restructure of the performance and technical departments at St George's Park.
    Liverpool will give Adrian a series of intense training sessions to ensure their number two goalkeeper is up to speed for when their season resumes in two weeks.
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is growing increasingly frustrated with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for their lack of killer instinct in front of goal.


    daily telegraph

    A crowd-funded salvage operation could be launched for the plane on which Emiliano Sala was killed after his family took the step of publicly criticising the air accident investigation into his death.


    the sun

    Paul Pogba has leaped to Romelu Lukaku's defence on Instagram after the Inter Milan star was racially abused by Cagliari fans.
    Premier League clubs will have until September 1 to do their transfer business next summer.
    Juventus have completed the signing of North Koran starlet Kwang Song Han from Cagliari.


    daily star

    Cesar Azpilicueta will be axed from the Chelsea first XI by Frank Lampard when Reece James returns to full fitness after the international break.


    daily mirror

    Jan Vertonghen has launched an attack on English football for unsettling players this summer.
    Michael Owen says his £16.8m move to Newcastle in 2005 was one of his biggest regrets as a player.
    Aymeric Laporte has flown to Barcelona to have his knee injury assessed by Dr Ramon Cugat - with the Manchester City defender facing surgery.
    Lincoln manager Danny Cowley is Huddersfield's top target - but they may struggle to persuade him to takeover.


    the times

    Arsenal have now saved £45m on their annual wage bill after Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the latest player to leave the club this summer.
    Steve Dale, the Bury owner, has received payments of more than £115,000 from the club's accounts this year.


    England women's manager Phil Neville is the USA's number one target to replace their World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis. (Mail)

    A text message from Lionel Messi may have sparked the transfer saga of the summer, with Barcelona's attempt to re-sign Brazil forward Neymar, 27, from Paris St-Germain ultimately failing to come off. (L'Equipe - in French)

    PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi would only have let Neymar leave this summer if a world record 300m euros (£272m) bid had arrived. (Le Parisien, via Sport)

    Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, has left the door open for a move to Manchester United by saying he "wouldn't mind" a return to his homeland. (Mirror)

    Manchester United sent scouts to Benfica's match against Braga on Sunday to watch two Portuguese players - defender Ruben Dias, 22, and 20-year-old midfielder Florentino Luis. (Mirror)

    Atletico Madrid's Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, 31, has joined Roma on a season-long loan deal, with the Serie A side sending Czech forward Patrik Schick, 23, on loan to RB Leipzig. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

    Croatia striker Ante Rebic, 25, has left Eintracht Frankfurt to join AC Milanon a two-year loan deal, with Portuguese forward Andre Silva, 23, heading the other way. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

    Premier League clubs are almost certain to vote in favour of realigning next summer's transfer window with Europe. (Telegraph)


    A Liverpool fan site has urged the Reds to sell Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, 27, in order to fund the purchase of 20-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe from Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund'sSancho or Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 20, of Bayer Leverkusen. (Mirror)

    Brazil midfielder Rafinha Alcantara, 26, signed a contract extension with Barcelona before joining La Liga rivals Celta Vigo on a season-long loan deal. (Marca)

    Royal Antwerp sign Belgian midfielder Steven Defour, 31, two days after his contract with Burnley was cancelled by mutual consent. (Het Laatste Nieuws - in Dutch)

    Atalanta replaced 34-year-old former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel - whose contract was terminated after just 24 days with the Serie A club - with Denmark centre-back Simon Kjaer, 30, from Sevilla. (Goal)

    Tottenham's 20-year-old English winger Marcus Edwards - once dubbed "mini Messi" - has left the north London side for Portuguese top-flight club Vitoria on a permanent deal. (Sun)

    Spanish second division side Almeria trolled Manchester United on social media after beating them to the £8m signing of England Under-19 winger Arvin Appiah, 18, from Nottingham Forest. (Sun)

    Leeds' Belgian left-back Laurens de Bock, 26, said that watching the Netflix series Sunderland 'Til I Die helped convince him to join the League One side on loan. (Sun)
  5. Sep 4, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Wednesday's Newspapers:
    4th September 2019


    DAILY EXPRESS

    • Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Christian Eriksen if the Tottenham playmaker does not sign a new deal.
    • Chelsea winger Willian is wanted by his old boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with the player in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
    • Nigeria want Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to play for them rather than England and say the 21-year-old expects to give them a decision by April 2020. Abraham has played for England at friendly level but can switch allegiance as he is yet to play a competitive game.

    DAILY MAIL
    • Lincoln manager Danny Cowley has turned down Huddersfield over the vacant manager's role at the Sky Bet Championship club, but remains in talks with Sheffield Wednesday.
    • Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is facing charges of aggravated assault against his former partner.
    • Free-agent Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed he turned down lots of clubs this summer because they did not "excite him".
    • Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor's £14m-rated goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The Reds watched the 23-year-old Turkey international during a 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce last weekend.
    • Manchester United are keeping tabs on young Benfica duo Ruben Dias and Florentino Luis.

    THE SUN
    • Manchester United will make an approach for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in January, in the hope of signing the midfielder for a cut price fee.
    • Tottenham are trying to sign Fulham's rising star Steven Sessegnon - less than a month after signing his twin brother.
    • Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who turns 70 in October, wants to return to management - 16 months after the Frenchman ended a near 22-year reign as Gunners boss.
    • Manchester United centre-half Lee O'Connor has moved to Celtic on a four-year deal.
    DAILY MIRROR

    • Michael Owen has claimed that former Three Lions manager Fabio Capello "finished my England career".
    • Owen also says former international team-mate David Beckham let the national team down by being sent off against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.
    • Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing Wigan's 17-year-old English forward Joe Gelhardt, who has made three first-team appearances.
    • Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham faces a tricky decision over his international future after Nigeria made an ambitious bid to lure him away from England.
    DAILY RECORD

    • Freed Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans will take time to weigh up his options before he decides his next move.

    Manchester United will attempt to sign Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, for a cut-price fee in January as the player is in the final year of his contract. (Sun)

    United will face competition from Inter Milan for Eriksen's signature. (Express)

    Tottenham want to sign Fulham's 19-year-old England Under-20 player Steven Sessegnon, who can play at full-back, centre-half and in midfield - a month after signing his twin brother Ryan for £25m. (Sun)

    Chelsea's Brazil winger Willian, 31, is wanted by his old boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with the player in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge. (Express)

    Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor's £14m-rated goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The Reds watched the 23-year-old Turkey international during a 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce last weekend. (Mail)

    Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who turns 70 in October, wants to return to management - 16 months after the Frenchman ended a near 22-year reign as Gunners boss. (Sun)

    Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing Wigan Athletic's 17-year-old English forward Joe Gelhardt, who has made three first-team appearances. (Mirror)

    Bayern Munich's attempt to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, 23, during the summer failed over the player's wage demands. (Manchester Evening News)

    England right-back Kieran Trippier, 28, says joining Atletico Madrid from Tottenham in July is a "step forward". (Diario AS - in Spanish)


    Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, who has joined Roma initially on loan for the rest of the season, could stay at the Italian club beyond this season. (Manchester Evening News)

    Former Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 32, remains a free agent with the France international claiming he turned down several clubs in the summer. (Mail)

    Juventus have omitted Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, former Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic, 33, and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, 35, from their squad for the 2019-20 Champions League group stage. (Football Italia)

    Real Madrid have mutually agreed with midfielder Lucas Silva to terminate the 26-year-old's contract, meaning the Brazilian is now a free agent. (Marca)

    Nigeria want Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to play for them rather than England and say the 21-year-old expects to give them a decision by April 2020. Abraham has played for England at friendly level but can switch allegiance as he is yet to play a competitive game. (Express)

    Former England striker Michel Owen says former international team-mate David Beckham let the national team down by being sent off against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup. (Mirror)

    Wolves are set to honour their Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, 28, by unveiling a new Mexico-inspired green third strip. (Express & Star)
  6. Sep 5, 2019

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  7. Sep 5, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Thursday's Newspapers:
    5th September 2019


    DAILY MAIL

    • Pep Guardiola will look at signing a new centre-back in the January transfer window after Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte was ruled out for the rest of the year.
    • Chelsea's army of players out on loan has been slashed by more than a third as a result of the club's transfer ban, Frank Lampard's policy shift and with an eye on FIFA's plans to introduce new limits.
    • Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Real Madrid made more than one attempt to sign him while playing for Arsenal in the Premier League.
    • Manchester United must manage Aaron Wan-Bissaka's fitness over the coming weeks as it emerged he was already carrying the back injury that ruled him out of England contention.
    • Juventus are reportedly eyeing a triple swoop on Manchester United with the Italian champions 'considering moves for David de Gea, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic' next summer.

    DAILY MIRROR
    • Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has returned to the club to take training after recovering from pneumonia.
    • West Ham are lining up a move for Croatia international Mandzukic in the January transfer window.

    THE SUN

    • Cesar Azpilicueta's struggle to stay top dog at Chelsea has put two Spanish clubs on alert with a view to luring him home.
    • Bayern Munich are set to renew their interest in Leroy Sane in January - despite his serious knee injury.

    THE GUARDIAN

    • The NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club's expulsion from the football league.

    DAILY EXPRESS
    • Rangers winger Jordan Jones has not suffered knee ligament damage.
    • Spanish sides Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao are set to pounce on Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, if he becomes available.

    THE TIMES

    • Derby County could yet face sanctions for possible breaches of financial regulations after the English Football League ordered an independent valuation of their Pride Park stadium.
    • Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be the person who "bears the responsibility" if the club do not challenge for the Premier League title.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    • Tammy Abraham could be given the chance to commit himself to England and end Nigeria's hopes of convincing him to switch his international allegiance as early as next month.

    SCOTTISH SUN

    • Ross McCrorie admits he had to be selfish and leave Rangers after a chat with Steven Gerrard.
    • Northern Ireland are set to pinch St Johnstone winger Matty Kennedy from Scotland.

    Barcelona could have signed Tottenham striker Lucas Moura, 27, this summer but were unable to meet the £45m asking price. (Mundo Deportivo)

    Juventus will try to sell both striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, and midfielder Emre Can, 25, in the January transfer window. (Goal)

    West Ham are lining up a move for Croatia international Mandzukic in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

    Bayern Munich will relaunch their attempts to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane in January, despite the 23-year-old Germany international being out with a long-term knee injury. (Sun)

    Atletico Madrid remain interested in Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, and are willing to make a big offer in January. (AS - Spanish)

    Juventus are also keeping tabs on Manchester United trio David de Gea, 28, Eric Bailly, 25, and Nemanja Matic, 31, before next summer's transfer window. (Daily Mirror via Gazzetta Dello Sport)

    Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 30, says he considered moves to both AC Milan and Roma this summer. (Sportske Novosti via Liverpool Echo)

    Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 27, cried after being told he would not be returning to former club Barcelona. (El Chiringuito radio via Esporte - Portuguese)

    And Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 32, said Neymar had done everything to try and leave Paris St-Germain. (Fox Sports Radio via Barca Blaugranes)

    West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 20, says the timing was not right for him to leave the Hammers after being linked with Manchester United in the summer, but the England international added that he believed he had the "ability to play for a club like that". (FourFourTwo, via Mail)

    League One side Bolton have submitted a contract offer to forward Joe Dodoo, 24, after his Rangers contract was terminated this week. (Football Insider)


    Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, is ready to commit to his long-term future with the club. (Football.london)

    Former Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 22, says ex-Reds duo Steven Gerrard and Michael Beale, now in charge at Rangers, were integral to him completing a move to the Glasgow club. (Express)

    Manchester United midfield target Bruno Fernandes, 24, is set to sign a new contract at Sporting Lisbon. (Record via Manchester Evening News)

    Nottingham Forest were interested in former Tottenham midfielder Marcus Edwards, 20, this summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

    Aston Villa made a £9m bid for Celta Vigo forward Pione Sisto, 24, in the summer. (Faro de Vigo - Spain)

    Spanish sides Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao are set to pounce on Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 30, if he becomes available. (Express)

    Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus, 30, says he's ready to go to extreme lengths to ensure Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, 20, joins him at the club. (Sport1 via Lancashire Live)

    The brother of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba insists the 26-year-old will focus on his time at Old Trafford after failing to secure a move away this summer. (El Chiringuito via Metro)

    Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be the person who "bears the responsibility" if the club do not challenge for the Premier League title. (Times
  8. Sep 6, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Friday's Newspapers:
    6th September 2019


    daily mirror

    Arsene Wenger is set for a return to football as a technical director for FIFA.
    Kyle Walker fears that he has no England future under Gareth Southgate.
    Real Madrid are not expected to pursue Christian Eriksen on a free transfer next summer.
    The FA stands accused of not taking racism seriously after fining Huddersfield more for their kit stunt than Millwall for fans' racist chanting.
    David de Gea was told last month that he was no longer Spain's No 1.
    CJ Ujah is out of the British squad for World Athletics Championships with a back injury.


    daily mail

    Manchester City's owners have moved closer to adding an Indian team to their global stable of seven clubs.
    The Premier League's proposed takeover of the Women's Super League is set to be delayed for three years amid ambitious plans for the competition to be aligned with the men's game.
    Cardiff liaison officer Callum Davies who formed the closest relationship to Emiliano Sala has left the club.
    The comeback hopes of Danny Drinkwater have taken another hit after he sustained an unspecified injury while away from his club.
    The FA will investigate accusations of biting levelled at Crystal Palace youngster Ryan Innis on a West Ham player.
    Former Charlton defender Richard Rufus will return to court on October 3 over accusations of defrauding victims in an investment scam.
    Agent Willie Mackay says he is the victim of a witch hunt after denying charges of fraud in court on Thursday.
    Britain's top male tennis players are waiting on Andy Murray to find out if they will be able to play in the ATP Cup.


    the times

    England are likely to play two more games on the road in preparation for Euro 2020 should they fail to qualify for next summer's tournament.
    A confidential UEFA report has that that Europe's top five leagues led by the Premier League are destabilising football.
    Athletes at the World Championships in Doha could have their preparations hampered by gender-segregated gyms.
    Lando Norris says the accident that killed Formula Two driver Antoine Hubert last week made his dad sick.
    Caster Semenya appears ready to turn her back on athletics and launch a football career.


    the sun

    West Ham have embarked on a policy of recruiting local youth talent and are devising a pathway into the first team.
    The England rugby team's arrival in Japan could be hit by a typhoon.


    the guardian

    A tropical cyclone heading for Tokyo has brought into focus the potential for causing havoc at the Rugby World Cup.


    daily express

    Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is now being targeted by Atletico Madrid as his contract runs down.


    daily telegraph

    Aston Villa's sale of Villa Park is to be probed by the Premier League to check if it breached financial fair play regulations.
    Joe Root read the riot act to his players before Thursday's play and told them to stop blaming the conditions.
    Future England rugby union matches are unlikely to be staged outside Twickenham due to financial constraints.


    daily star

    Comeback-man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is convinced he can play a big role in England's bid for Euro glory.
    Manchester City star Ederson has confessed he sees himself behind Alisson in the pecking order of world's best goalkeepers.


    daily record

    Former Juventus star Claudio Marchisio has turned down an offer to play for Rangers - according to a report.
    Scotland boss Steve Clarke has urged the Tartan Army not to torch Oli McBurnie if the striker leads his attack against Russia at Hampden.


    Tottenham will again be offered the chance to sign £65m-rated Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, when the transfer window reopens in January after failing to complete a deal in the summer. (Star)

    Atletico Madrid are set to move for Spurs and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January. (Express)

    Manchester United have contacted Paul Pogba's agent to discuss extending the France midfielder's contract beyond 2021. The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will target a new centre-back in January even if injured France defender Aymeric Laporte, 25, is close to a return. (Mail)

    City right-back Kyle Walker, 29, is worried about his England future after being left out of manager Gareth Southgate's squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. (Star)

    Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, 27, has refused to rule out a January transfer. the Belgium international is out of contract next summer and has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United. (RTBF - in French)

    Juventus are interested in three Manchester United players - 28-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly, 25, and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31 - and could bid for the players next summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Team Talk)

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is delighted with forward Gareth Bale's change of attitude and believes the 30-year-old Wales international could, along with Belgium winger Eden Hazard, become a key part of his new Bernabeu project. (ESPN)

    Bale says he expects "plenty more turbulence" before there is a "conclusion" on his future at Real. (Sky Sports)


    Chelsea's 32-year-old France striker Olivier Giroud has opened the door for a potential move to Major League Soccer in the United States. (Mail)

    Tottenham's summer attempt to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes failed because of the "difficult" structure of the offer, says the Portuguese club's president. Spurs were willing to pay £40m up front for the 24-year-old, with another £18m if they had won the Premier League and Champions League. (Evening Standard)

    Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, says he left Arsenal to join Roma on loan because of a lack of playing time with the Gunners. (Mirror)

    Manchester United sent scouts to watch defender Ruben Dias, 22, during Benfica's 4-0 win over Braga last weekend. The Portugal international is also wanted by Wolves. (Birmingham Mail)

    Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 19, says he is in talks with Manchester United over a new contract at Old Trafford. (Star)

    Liverpool are among the clubs scouting 20-year-old Villarreal and Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze. (Goal)

    Inter Milan enquired about Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfielder Mario Gotze in August and could move for the 27-year-old in January. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

    Derby's Polish defender Krystian Bielik, 21, says AC Milan wanted to sign him before he moved from Arsenal to the Rams in the summer. (Derby Telegraph)
  9. Sep 7, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Saturday's Newspapers:
    7th September 2019



    daily star

    Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri is plotting a summer 2020 swoop on Premier League talent, with as many as five free agent targets including Manchester United 'keeper David de Gea and Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen.


    daily mail

    Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is determined to repay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's faith in him.
    Wolves defender Willy Boly did not join up with Ivory Coast despite being called up for the first time, instead spending the international break with family in France.


    the sun

    Former Leicester defender Danny Simpson is training with West Brom as he looks to find a new club.
    Kieran Trippier has stunned Atletico Madrid team-mates with his quality since arriving in Spain and is set to re-establish himself as an England regular.
    Eden Hazard could be fit to make his belated Real Madrid debut straight after the international break.
    John Obi Mikel was trolled on social media after posting a response to a fake Ruben Neves quote about him by a Chelsea fan account on Instagram.


    daily mirror

    Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud would be open to moving to MLS at the end of his contract next summer.


    daily telegraph

    British wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewitt is in danger of being barred from the sport at the end of 2020 because of tightened regulations being introduced by the International Tennis Federation.


    the times

    Former Wales captain Sam Warburton is concerned that a rugby player will die on the pitch during a televised game if protective measures are not taken to make the sport safer.
    Increasing numbers of English football clubs are handing over rights to future transfer fees worth tens of millions to Macquarie - an Australian investment bank - in exchange for up-front cash sums.


    the guardian

    A sports bookshop in Newcastle is refusing to stock Michael Owen's new autobiography because of his scathing criticism of Newcastle United and their supporters.



    THE SCOTSMAN

    Borna Barisic will get an extended chance in the Rangers first-team after impressing Steven Gerrard while covering for Jon Flanagan, who has undergone a second hernia operation.


    daily record

    Chris Sutton believes Rangers made a "panic signing" when they finally secured the return of Ryan Kent for £7m from Liverpool on deadline day.


    Lionel Messi will be allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer next summer, should the 32-year-old Argentina forward desire, owing to a clause in his contract. (El Pais, via L'Equipe)

    Messi will be allowed to negotiate his future with any club from 1 January. (Marca - in Spanish)

    Real Madrid will move for Paris St-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, next summer. The French champions warned Barcelona of Real's intentions during the clubs' failed negotiations for Neymar, 27, over the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

    Brazil international Neymar will be forced to stay at PSG unless he lowers his wage demands, says La Liga president Javier Tebas. (Mail)

    Chris Smalling is ready to turn his back on Manchester United for good after the 29-year-old England defender joined Serie A side Roma on loan. (Mirror)

    And United's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 29, is ready to push for a January move away from the club if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise. (Ole - in Spanish)

    Italian giants Juventus are considering moves for Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. Inter Milan are also interested in Alderweireld. (Mail)

    Spanish champions Barcelona wanted to sign 25-year-old Italy winger Federico Bernardeschi from Juventus in the summer transfer window. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

    West Ham will be voting to keep the transfer window as it is - closing before the start of the Premier League season - rather than reverting to the old system and aligning it with the rest of Europe, says Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady. (Sun)


    Manchester City have agreed a deal with Serbian side FK Cukaricki to sign Montenegro-born 19-year-old forward Slobodan Tedic in January. (Manchester Evening News)

    The 17-year-old son of former Manchester City and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, D'Margio, has signed his first professional contract with the club. (Manchester Evening News)

    City manager Pep Guardiola rejected the opportunity to sign Barcelona's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho before the 27-year-old secured a loan move to Bayern Munich. (Marca - in Spanish)

    Chelsea are set to offer Brazil-born Italy international Emerson Palmieri a new contract which will see the 25-year-old defender's current deal until 2022 extended by a year. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)

    Burnley failed in a bid for 17-year-old Middlesbrough's English defender Nathan Wood in the summer but will try to sign him again in January. (Sun)

    Armenia winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, is unsure if he will return to Arsenal after joining Roma on loan until the end of the season. (Sun)

    Sir Alex Ferguson tried to persuade former England striker Michael Owen to sign for Manchester United as a teenager before he joined Liverpool. (Mail)

    Juventus have entered the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old German midfielder Kai Havertz, with talks likely to begin when the clubs meet in the Champions League group stages. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

    Former Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan turned down Manchester United before the English 18-year-old accepted a move to Serie A side Fiorentina. (Mail)

    Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel still keeps in contact with Barcelona's France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, despite a prospective Parc des Princes switch failing to materialise.
  10. Sep 8, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    sunday mirror

    Virgil van Dijk has agreed a massive new six-year contract with Liverpool.
    Juventus are ready to open contract talks with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and sign him for free next summer.
    Edwin van der Sar is on Manchester United's most-wanted list as they search for a director of football.
    Barcelona legend Carles Puyol is in talks to make a stunning return to the Nou Camp, the club's president has revealed.


    sunday express

    Tottenham's plan to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala in January could be scuppered by Paris Saint-Germain.
    Southampton and Newcastle are targeting £20m rated Hull forward Jarrod Bowen ahead of the January window.


    the sun on sunday

    Real Madrid are set to finally launch an all-out offence to land Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe next summer.
    Cristiano Ronaldo is paid a staggering £147m by Nike, according to leaked contract details.
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche is lining up a stunning £9m deal for Middlesbrough youngster Nathan Wood.


    the observer

    Manchester United are reportedly lining up Jan Oblak to replace Juventus-bound David de Gea next summer.


    sunday mail
    Former Liverpool physio Matt Konopinski has left his role with the FA to join Steven Gerrard at Rangers.


    scottish sun

    SFA president Rod Petrie has insisted the governing body were inspired, not embarrassed by UEFA's Rangers rap.



    Juventus will open talks with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in January, with the Premier League club having already lined up the 28-year-old Spain international's successor. (Sunday Express)

    United are close to finalising the appointment of their former Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar as director of football. (Sunday Mirror)

    Real Madrid will try to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20, from Paris St-Germain next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

    Some Barcelona players offered their own money to help fund a move for PSG's 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar this summer. (Marca)

    Football agents have been told to be ready for Chelsea - under a two-window transfer ban - to do business in January. (Sunday Mirror)

    Manchester City will bid for 24-year-old Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar in January, with manager Pep Guardiola needing to solve the Premier League champions' defensive injury problems. (Sunday Express)

    Virgil van Dijk, 28, has agreed a new six-year deal at Liverpool after the club moved to keep the Netherlands defender in the wake of Harry Maguire's £80m move to Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

    Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 30, would have stayed at West Ham for the remainder of his contract if Sevilla had not bid for him in the last week of the summer transfer window. (Football.London)

    Tottenham's France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 22, has been taking English lessons in an effort to integrate himself fully into life in London after his summer move from Lyon. (Football. London)

    Roma forward Edin Dzeko is looking forward to working with new team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, after the 30-year-old Armenia midfielder joined the Serie A side from Arsenal on loan for the season. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

    Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, 31, will hold contract talks with the Italian champions. The 31-year-old's playing time has been limited under new manager Maurizio Sarri. (Goal)

    England Under-21 forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, chose to move to Leeds United on loan from Arsenal to give himself a better chance to break into the Gunners' first team in the future. (Mail on Sunday)

    Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui wanted to sign Spain defender Nacho Fernandez, 29, from La Liga rivals Real Madrid in the summer. (Marca)

    Serie A side Napoli plan to extend Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz's contract. The 23-year-old is a target for Real, who had a £40.7m offer rejected in the summer. (Football Italia)

    Former France midfielder and Lyon women manager Reynald Pedros is in discussions to become the head coach of South Korea. (L'Equipe - in French)
  11. Sep 9, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    daily express

    Liverpool could be boosted by the return of Naby Keita next weekend once the international break is over.
    Newcastle were interested in making Quique Sanchez Flores the successor to Rafa Benitez during the 2016/17 season.
    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants Inter defender Milan Skriniar to solve his injury crisis in January.
    Chelsea hope to be able to sign players again in January after appealing their transfer window ban.


    the sun

    Danny Rose claims he has no point to prove to Spurs despite the club wanting to sell him in the summer.
    FA chief Greg Clarke has slammed social media companies over racist abuse aimed at players.
    Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe decided against buying Chelsea because the stadium problems would take too long to resolve.
    Floyd Mayweather is being linked with another boxing comeback at the age of 42.
    Conor McGregor has been given the green light for a rematch with arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov - if Tony Ferguson snubs a world-title bout.
    Granit Xhaka is planning to take time off from playing for Arsenal next month around the birth of his first child.
    Alan Shearer says Harry Kane has the ability to break Wayne Rooney's goalscoring record for England.


    the times

    England's rugby squad would receive almost £7m in match fees and bonuses - over £200,000 per player - if they can win the World Cup in Japan.
    Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to start at right-back for England against Kosovo.
    Old Trafford stewards have been accused of failing to act upon racist chanting towards Jofra Archer.


    the guardian

    Lewis Hamilton wants a "talk" with Charles Leclerc after their Monza F1 incident on Sunday.


    daily telegraph

    Harry Kane has set his sights on scoring 30 England goals before targeting Wayne Rooney's record.
    Watford sacked Javi Gracia as their head coach because they feared the team had "gone flat" under him and would struggle to climb up the Premier League table.


    daily star

    Liverpool have no plans to offer Virgil van Dijk a new contract, despite reports to the contrary.


    daily mirror

    Barcelona are plotting to offer a "life contract" to Lionel Messi.
    Gareth Southgate is keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest's Brennan Johnson who made his debut for Wales U21s last week, after previously playing for England U16s & U17s.


    daily mail

    Andrew Robertson has revealed the Scotland squad held a crisis summit in the wake of the home European Qualifier defeat to Russia.
    Javi Gracia's fate was sealed on Thursday after Watford's owners called a meeting to axe the beleaguered Spaniard.
    Roy Keane insists there are still questions marks over Harry Maguire's defensive capabilities following his record-breaking £80m move to Manchester United.


    daily record

    Manchester United and Manchester City will both try and sign Benfica's Florentino Luis next summer.


    scottish sun

    Rangers' Ryan Jack has been sent home early from international duty with Scotland with a knee injury.


    Barcelona are preparing a new contract for forward Lionel Messi that will keep the 32-year-old Argentina international at the Nou Camp for the rest of his career. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

    Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 28, is bemused by talk he is to be offered a new £200,000-per-weekdeal at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

    Chelsea have been forced to bring forward contract talks with left-back Emerson Palmieri, with former Blues boss Maurizo Sarri interested in taking the 25-year-old Brazil international to Juventus. (Express)

    Manchester United and Manchester City are set to compete for the signing of 20-year-old Benfica and Portugal Under-20 midfielder Florentino Luis. (Star)

    France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, stayed at Manchester United instead of moving to Real Madrid because of a £150m sports sponsorship deal. (Sun)

    Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 24, is on the verge of signing a new contract, despite interest in the Serbia international from Manchester United, Paris St-Germain and Juventus. (Mail)

    Former Leicester City manager Claude Puel is a candidate for the vacant position at Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon. (L'Equipe - in French)

    Manchester United's 29-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, who was linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer, will push for a transfer to Aston Villa in January. (Birmingham Live)

    Kelechi Nwakali, the 21-year-old Nigerian midfielder who moved to Spanish second division side Huesca from Arsenal in the summer, wants to go back to Emirates Stadium in future. (Score Nigeria)

    Left-back Danny Rose, 29, wants to stay and fight for his place at Tottenham Hotspur despite interest from other clubs and the arrival of fellow Englishman Ryan Sessegnon, 19, from Fulham over the summer. (Mirror)

    Real Madrid will reignite their interest in Ajax's Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 22, next summer. (Mail)

    England manager Gareth Southgate says Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 21, is not a number nine and remains "a work in progress". (Sun)

    Southgate is also monitoring Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson, 18, who scored on his debut for Wales Under-21s. (Mirror)

    Leeds United are close to securing a five-year extension to 23-year-old English midfielder Kalvin Phillips' contract, after the player was the subject of interest from Aston Villa and Burnley in the summer. (Telegraph)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche is considering a January bid for Middlesbrough's 17-year-old English defender Nathan Wood. (Northern Echo)

    Italy full-back Matteo Darmian, 29, has "no regrets" over his move to Manchester United, after joining Parma following four seasons at Old Trafford. (Football Italia)

    Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 33, has no plans to retire. (Mirror)

    Albanian Prime Minister Edvin Rama says his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, offered a sincere apology after the wrong national anthem was played at their Euro 2020 qualifier with France in Paris.
  12. Sep 10, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Tuesday's Newspapers:
    10th September 2019



    the guardian

    David de Gea is close to finally agreeing a new £290k-a-week contract with Manchester United.
    Alastair Cook admits that Australia's Steve Smith is "redefining what is possible as a batsman" following his Ashes heroics.


    daily express

    Paul Pogba has been told the "door is open" for a move to the Bernabeu by Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos.
    Real Madrid are keen to tempt Liverpool into selling their star defender Virgil van Dijk as his contract talks continue.


    daily mail

    Chelsea will not discipline Danny Drinkwater amid allegations he was injured on a night out.
    Andy Carroll is set to miss a return to Liverpool as the Newcastle striker continues his recovery from ankle surgery.
    Manchester United are considering hosting a women's game at Old Trafford.


    the sun

    Premier League clubs have helped kill off the European expansion plans that threatened to KO the League Cup.
    Jurgen Klopp told Philippe Coutinho to join Bayern Munich - despite it being bad news for his former club Borussia Dortmund.
    Arsenal could be in with a chance of signing long-term target Yannick Carrasco with reports suggesting Dalian Yifang are lining up a replacement.
    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is facing a massive injury crisis as eight players could miss the Wolves clash following the international break.
    Kevin Pietersen says Jack Leach is becoming a joke figure rather than doing his job as England's main spin bowler.


    the times

    Steve Smith has claimed the glasses he wore as Australia celebrated retaining the Ashes were not a mocking reference to the England off-spinner Jack Leach.


    scottish sun

    Former Rangers player Giovanni van Bronckhorst has reportedly accepted a backroom role with Manchester City.


    Manchester United are lining up a £90m bid for West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 20, in January. (Express)

    Real Madrid will make an approach for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen next summer if Paul Pogba renews his contract at Manchester United. Eriksen, 27, is out of contract in 2020. (Sky Sports)

    Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has advised Pogba, 26, to move from United to the Spanish club. (Express)

    Juventus refused to sell 28-year-old winger Douglas Costa despite strong interest from Manchester United after Juve boss Maurizio Sarri blocked the Brazilian's transfer. (Mail)

    Chelsea have opened talks with Italian full-back Emerson, 25, over a new contract. England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, is also close to finalising a new £180,000-a-week five-year contract. (Express)

    Tottenham sent representatives to watch Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi, 25, in action for Kosovo over the weekend. Scouts from Lazio, Fiorentina and Napoli were also present as Muriqi scored in Kosovo's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic. (Sabah, via Four Four Two)

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is close to agreeing a new contract which will be worth close to the £290,000-a-week basic earned by United midfielder Paul Pogba. (Guardian)

    Italy Under-21 boss Paolo Nicolato has told Everton striker Moise Kean to "learn from mistakes" after he turned up late to a team meeting before an Under-21 match with Belgium in the summer. Kean, 19, was left out of the Italian senior squad for their latest internationals. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

    Kylian Mbappe, 20, is wanted by Juventus after the Serie A side failed to sign the France forward's Paris St-Germain Brazil team-mate Neymar, 27 in the summer. (Express)

    Manchester City have assembled the first billion-euro squad, says a study

    Real Betis attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, 26, has denied claims his proposed 2018 move to Liverpool from Lyon fell through because the France international failed a medical. (Mail)

    Tottenham wanted to sign Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 20, before they signed Giovani lo Celso on loan instead, according to Zaniolo's agent. (Mail)

    Wolves tried to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the summer before the 23-year-old signed a new deal at the Championship club. (Football Insider)

    Chelsea have told leading agents they believe their transfer ban, which stopped them buying players in the summer, will be reduced, meaning they can buy players again in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

    Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27, has described some of the criticism directed at Steve Bruce and the club as "stupid and embarrassing". (Chronicle)

    Bundesliga side Paderborn could be willing to make a second attempt to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Jairo Riedewald, 23, in January after failing with a loan move in the summer. (Football.London)

    Defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, who joined Wolves on loan in the summer transfer window, could be sold by parent club Real Madrid next summer. (Birmingham Mail)

    A Cirque du Soleil show based on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will start in the Catalan city in October. (Standard)
  13. Sep 10, 2019

    Lash Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    I know, can you imagine?
  15. Sep 10, 2019

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    That was my reaction as well. It's also so nice of Sergio Ramos to tell Pogba the door is open for a transfer Real. What would the world do without Sergio Ramos?
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    Lash Full Member

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    I shamefully actually read the article and it's a horrendously misleading title. If Declan Rice goes for anywhere close to £90m, I will genuinely sack off top flight football and just start watching lower leagues.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    You worry that we might be stupid enough, just to show the fans we are backing Ole. I understand where he wants to go, but don't let other clubs rip you off. It has happened far too often.
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    Lash Full Member

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    I actually don't, I reckon we inquired - for sure, but switched to Longstaff pretty quickly.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Don't think we will get him cheap either. The match against Liverpool, if he plays, will show if the Manchester City was just a flash in the pan.
  20. Sep 10, 2019

    Nevilles.Wear.Prada Full Member

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    Yes madrid. Push liverpool to offer VVD a 300k pw. He is worth it.
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    Lash Full Member

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    Yeah, that's true too. I hope he does well!
  22. Sep 10, 2019

    poleglass red Full Member

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    I like the lad Rice, think he's an excellent player, but 90 million is surely pundits taking the proverbial piss. He's an effective player in a role we are screaming out for, but surely no more than 50 for him, and even that is generous. World has gone nuts.
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    Its ridiculous, not an ounce of fact to the story, just Noel Whelan saying Rice could could move because he has huge potential and will atttract big clubs, he could go for 90 mil because Maguire went for 80 mil and United could be interested because they are lacking in midfield. How the feck that translates to United lining up a 90 mil bid I will never know!
  24. Sep 10, 2019

    poleglass red Full Member

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    Haha just read the source of this "rumour" Noel Fecking Whelan, slow news day and not a chance anyone pays 90 mill for Rice. Must be his mate or something or Noel has been on the piss when he got interviewed.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    As you might imagine this has not entirely gone down well.
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    because - The Express!
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    Jimmy Skitz Full Member

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    does Jesse Lingard have dirt on Woodward or something?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    He's a trier. That appears to be all it takes.
  29. Sep 10, 2019

    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    With you, this forum, or the outside world?
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    I'd actually like us to sign Rice, I think he's an excellent young player with great potential in an area that's not easy to find good players. Having said that, 90m? Yeah, that's bollocks. I wouldn't surprise if they held out for 75m though.
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    Extending Lingard for another 5yrs, based on ZERO GOALS OR ASSISTS in this calendar year?

    Sounds like exactly the sort of thing we're capable of and fits perfectly with our settling for abject mediocrity.
  32. Sep 11, 2019 at 04:55

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    If we're looking at taking a gamble on young midfielders then kalvin Phillips at Leeds would probably be cheaper. His passing and tackling stats are terrific. I don't see the point in spending crazy money on lads like longstaff who are far from proven when there's lads in the championship.
  33. Sep 11, 2019 at 08:58

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Wednesday's Newspapers:
    11th September 2019



    daily mail

    Chelsea could launch a £35m bid for Nice defender Youcef Atal if their two-window transfer ban is lifted in January.
    The son of former Liverpool owner George Gillett is in negotiations to buy Derby County.
    Paul Pogba's brother insists the Manchester United midfielder did not speak to Sergio Ramos over a possible Real Madrid move, but he did make contact with Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
    Cristiano Ronaldo earns three times more than any other player in Serie A with team-mate Matthijs de Ligt a huge £21m behind the Juventus forward
    Cricket Australia is considering releasing a behind-the-scenes documentary which chronicles the baggy greens' road to redemption following the ball-tampering scandal which rocked the nation.


    daily star

    Manchester United are in talks with Jesse Lingard over a new contract.


    daily express

    Liverpool are working hard to tie down a number of their stars to new contracts after it was claimed they are in talks with Virgil van Dijk over an extension.
    Paris Saint-Germain chief Leonardo still wants to sell Barcelona transfer target Neymar, according to reports.


    the sun

    Kevin De Bruyne has promised Vincent Kompany he will go to play for him at Anderlecht - when he finishes at Manchester City.
    Alexis Sanchez has had to pay the price for a poor season with Manchester United in more ways than one - this time, with a spectacular drop in his FIFA rating


    daily mirror

    Sadio Mane has warned potential suitors they are wasting their time trying to tempt him away from Liverpool.
    Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of five players ahead of their clash with Leicester this weekend.
    Tammy Abraham has revealed he is inspired by his childhood hero Didier Drogba.


    the guardian

    Captain Joe Root is getting "better all the time" according to outgoing England coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of the final Ashes Test


    daily record

    Celtic star Odsonne Edouard could deal a blow to his club after revealing his aim to play for France at the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
    Romelu Lukaku has insisted his former boss Steve Clarke will haul Scotland out of their slump.
    Kilmarnock have sealed a deal to sign Jan Koprivec deal in a move that could see Jamie MacDonald leave Rugby Park.


    David Beckham has "made contact" with Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, about joining his new MLS franchise in Miami. (Mirror)

    Chelsea will try to sign £35m-rated Nice defender Youcef Atal, the 23-year-old Algeria full-back, in January if they manage to get their transfer ban lifted by the start of 2020. (Sun)

    Manchester United have scouted Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis, 21, but could face competition from Manchester City. (A Bola via Sport Witness - in Portuguese)

    Manchester City failed with a bid in the summer to sign Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 24, but could try again in January. (Tuttosport, via Sport Witness)

    Armenia's former Manchester United and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, who is now at Roma, has said his spell in the Premier League made him "fall out of love" with football. (Manchester Evening News)


    Manchester City are trying to convince winger Leroy Sane, 23, to sign a new deal before Bayern Munich have another chance to bid for the German. (Standard)

    Chelsea will try to sign Valencia and Spain left-back Jose Gaya, 24, when their transfer ban ends next summer. (Soccer Link, via Talk Sport)

    Brazilian midfielder Lucas Piazon, 25, says he is ready to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis because he is fed up with being sent on loan every year. (A Bola, via Goal)

    Former Arsenal and Germany defender Per Mertesacker believes the club's players failed to justify Arsene Wenger's faith in them in the latter days of the Frenchman's reign at Emirates Stadium. (Standard)

    Wenger says one of his biggest regrets as Arsenal boss was missing out on signing Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. (beIN Sports)


    • Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, has promised former Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany he will one day play for him at Anderlecht. (Sun)

    Crystal Palace academy coach Shaun Derry has revealed how a four-day spell at League Two Cambridge United inspired England Under-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka to begin his journey to Manchester United. (Standard)

    The son of former Liverpool owner George Gillett is in negotiations to buy Championship side Derby County. (Mail)

    Police want officials to ignore new Fifa rules on where substituted players leave the pitch to help avoid any potential crowd trouble when Portsmouth take on local rivals Southampton in the third round of the Carabao Cup on 24 September. (Sun)

    Former England and Luton midfielder Ricky Hill has demanded an apology from the Premier League after alleging they 'stole' his idea about an academy for players released by club academies.
  34. Sep 11, 2019 at 09:03

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    ''Manchester United have scouted Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis, 21, but could face competition from Manchester City.''

    It is the policy of Man City to buy a number of players that United show interest in and then buy them with their mega oil money rendering us helpless.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    City have been linked with Luis well before us from my recollection. Also, I think it’s been more the other way round, with us signing players who had been expected to join them.
  36. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:59

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    the last few years the tables have been turned imho.
  37. Sep 12, 2019 at 08:16

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    daily telegraph

    England players will discuss whether or not to walk off the pitch in Bulgaria next month if any members of Gareth Southgate's team are subjected to racism.
    Two people have been arrested as part of an investigation by Belgian police into alleged football corruption, following the sale of several players to Premier League clubs.
    Vincent Kompany is convinced Aymeric Laporte's injury will not derail Manchester City's title chances.


    the sun

    Romelu Lukaku has been asked by the Italian FA to lead the campaign against racism after being targeted by Cagliari fans playing for Inter Milan.
    Patrice Evra is back at Manchester United to complete his coaching badges.


    the times

    Wilfried Zaha has told his agent that he wants to terminate their contract after failing to secure a move away from Crystal Palace in the transfer window.
    UEFA's Financial Fair Play case against Manchester City may not be resolved until the end of the season.
    Wolves' signing of Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht last season is part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in Belgium.


    daily mirror

    Roy Hodgson says an offer from the sort of club Wilfried Zaha wanted did not materialise in the summer and caused his stay at Crystal Palace.
    Roy Hodgson is to hold crunch talks with Crystal Palace over his contract and transfer budget.
    Gareth Southgate insists Tammy Abraham will commit his international future to England, despite being eligible to play for Nigeria.
    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is back in training and could return to first-team action by the end of the month.


    daily mail

    Referees chief Mike Riley is under pressure to increase the use of VAR after being called in front of the Premier League to discuss the early-season controversies.
    A complaint has been made to the FA about former England women's coach Mark Sampson, following an incident involving alleged offensive comments at Stevenage.
    John Stones is set to overcome his thigh injury to return for Manchester City against Norwich.
    Per Mertesacker admits he understands Arsenal fans' frustration at inconsistent Mesut Ozil.
    Gareth Southgate says the England door is still open for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.


    daily record

    Celtic and Rangers could have a pathway to a revamped Champions League protected, as part of plans to overhaul the competition.
    Rangers starlet Murray Miller is set to be at the centre of an international tug of war with Scotland and Australia.
    Dundee have launched an ambitious move to try and land Graham Dorrans.


    Tottenham could swap Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, for Juventus' Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, in the January transfer window. (Tuttosport, via Express)

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, agreed a £429,000-a-week deal with Paris St-Germain before deadline day but the transfer broke down because Neymar did not complete his move back to Barcelona. (Calciomercato, via Sun)

    Real Madrid and Chelsea have a transfer agreement regarding N'Golo Kante, 28, whereby the Blues will inform the Spanish club if they receive any bids for the France midfielder. (Defensa Central, via Express)

    Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes, 25, could be available, with Sporting Lisbon willing to sell the midfielder for £62m. (A Bola, via Sport Witness)

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says there was no offer for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, from "the sort of club that he would want" in the summer. (Mirror)

    Zaha has told his agents that he wants to terminate his contract with them after his failure to leave Crystal Palace during the summer. (Times - subscription required)


    Hodgson has warned Palace fans there is likely to be a bit of "suffering and heartache" at Selhurst Park this season. (Standard)

    Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he tried to sign Jadon Sancho, 19, when the England winger was at Manchester City, before he moved to Borussia Dortmund. (Express)

    Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc admitted during a documentary series about the club that a transfer meeting over Sancho took place with Manchester United but that the England international had no intention of leaving the Bundesliga side. (Mirror)

    Chelsea's Victor Moses, 28, is highly unlikely to turn his loan deal at Fenerbahce into a permanent move, despite the Turkish club having the option to buy the Nigeria wing-back. (Star)

    Manchester United could allow manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to move for a midfielder in the January transfer window, with the board making funds available for a mid-season reinforcement. (Manchester Evening News)

    Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, says he was "distracted by the outside noise" during the summer when he was linked with a move to Manchester United. (Mail)

    Former England winger Trevor Sinclair says Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling's current form is as good as Lionel Messi's and Cristiano Ronaldo's. (Talksport)

    Sterling, 24, is poised to join the top tier of commercial earners among footballers with a Pepsi endorsement that sees him starring in an advert with Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba. (Telegraph)

    Spain forward Inaki Williams, 25, has revealed he had contact with Manchester United before signing a new deal at Athletic Bilbao. (Cadena Ser, via Independent)

    Uefa's financial fair play case against Manchester City may not be resolved until the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

    Everton rejected an offer in the summer from Borussia Dortmund for 18-year-old attacking midfielder Anthony Gordon, who has played for England Under-19s. (Football Insider)

    The Premier League has spoken to referees' chief Mike Riley about the use of VAR during the four rounds of matches in the top flight so far this season. (Mail)
  38. Sep 13, 2019 at 09:03

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Manchester United will offer Victor Lindelof a new contract to keep the club's back four together for the next five years


    THE SUN

    •Manchester United will offer Victor Lindelof a new contract to keep the club's back four together for the next five years.
    •Mauricio Pochettino held crisis talks with Tottenham's wantaway stars in a bid to get their title challenge back on track.
    •The Premier League's integrity has been called into question after refs' boss Mike Riley revealed VAR use will change.
    •Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku claims he was overweight at Manchester United due to a digestive problem.
    •Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will be reviewing their contracts after word spread about Diego Simeone's reported £22m-a-year deal at Atletico Madrid.
    •Wayne Rooney believes Harry Kane can overtake him as England's top scorer within three years.
    •Andy Carroll must play 20-25 games for Newcastle this season to trigger a contract extension on his one-year-deal.



    THE TIMES

    •Middlesbrough are set to sue the English Football League alleging that it failed to enforce financial rules over Derby County's purchase of their own stadium.
    •Former Team GB cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford has revealed that he is recovering from prostate cancer.

    DAILY MAIL

    •Edwin van der Sar says 'we will see' over a possible return to Manchester United as technical director.
    •Manchester City have tabled plans for a 'best of both' transfer deadline for Premier League clubs.
    •Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer could all be rested from the Twenty20 series in New Zealand in November.


    DAILY MIRROR

    •Sol Campbell says he is ready for a big job after his managerial baptism of fire at League Two Macclesfield.
    •Edwin van der Sar has warned David de Gea he is not irreplaceable at Manchester United.
    •Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck is under increasing pressure to find a new Premier League chief executive, after being tasked with finding a replacement for Richard Scudamore.
    •Jonny Evans says United's £80m signing of Harry Maguire will prove a bargain over time.



    THE GUARDIAN

    •Football League clubs should be docked points or fined if they fail to take steps to appoint a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) manager, according to a report.
    •Eniola Aluko says legal action must be the next step which should be taken by players to combat online racist abuse.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    •Chris Froome says he wants to be ready to race before the end of the year following his horrific Tour de France crash.
    •Stevenage have defended their caretaker manager Mark Sampson after allegations of racism were made against him by a former member of their coaching staff.


    DAILY RECORD

    •Scott Brown reveals he has had to deal with sickening abuse about his late sister throughout his career after an incident outside Ibrox last weekend.


    Manchester United are monitoring Leicester City midfielder James Maddison with a view to making a move for the 22-year-old Englishman next summer. (Manchester Evening News)

    Manchester City have proposed a change to transfer deadline day whereby domestic deals still have to be done before the start of the Premier League season but top-flight clubs can still buy and sell from European sides until the end of August. (Mail)

    Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in signing Napoli and Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 23. (Calciomercato, via Mail)

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 28. (The Athletic - subscription required)

    Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has refused to rule out a return to Manchester United, where he played as a goalkeeper, after being linked with a possible technical director's role at Old Trafford. (Times - subscription required)
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    United are willing to sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to Real Madrid in January but only if the Spanish club include Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 29, in any deal. (Diario Madridista - in Spanish)

    Ex-Chelsea captain John Terry has been backed by former manager Roberto di Matteo to one day become the Blues' boss. (The Athletic, via Birmingham Mail)

    Brazil forward Willian, 31, believes Chelsea are still capable of winning silverware this season despite new head coach Frank Lampard taking charge in difficult circumstances. (Standard)

    Manchester United are prepared to double the wages of 25-year-old Sweden defender Victor Lindelof and offer him a contract worth £150,000 a week. (Sun)

    England boss Gareth Southgate says Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy could still return to the national team, despite the 32-year-old announcing his retirement from international football last year. (Times - subscription required)

    Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has urged Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, to "step up and deliver" again for Arsenal, saying he has gifts no other Gunners player has. (Talksport)

    Tottenham's 26-year-old Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier admits he wanted to leave the club in the summer. (Football.London)

    Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has no regrets over the way the club handled 28-year-old England right-back Kieran Trippier's move to Atletico Madrid. (Guardian)

    Everton's 30-year-old DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie hopes his loan move to Sporting Lisbon will be made permanent next summer. (Record, via Sport Witness)

    Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley says he has been portrayed as a "pantomime villain" and laughed off suggestions he had previously picked the team. (Newcastle Chronicle)

    Manchester United have scouted Reading's 16-year-old goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke. (Mirror)

    Crystal Palace midfielder Jadan Raymond, 15, is a shock target for Valencia and Benfica after impressing for England Under-17s. (Mail)

    Former Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 22, says he was "lied to" over his future before moving to Scottish club Rangers in the summer. (Mirror)

    Inter Milan and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, says he was overweight at former club Manchester United because of a problem with his digestive system. (Sun)
  39. Sep 13, 2019 at 10:59

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Pogba won't be leaving in January but will be out the door next summer, 100%.

    Maddison I reckon will be his replacement. While he's a good player, he isn't on Pogba's level. It would be a step down, but, my only positive slant is that Maddison is at least consistent in terms of PL performances.
  40. Sep 13, 2019 at 21:16

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    Schweinsteiger Mk. II?