Press Gossip - 2020


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday's Newspapers:
8th October 2019

daily mail

Wilfried Zaha is taking legal action against his agent, Will Salthouse of Unique Sports Management, due to anger at the agency's failure to secure him a transfer from Crystal Palace last summer.
England medics will closely monitor Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's fitness ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying clash against Czech Republic.
Paul Pogba has arrived in the UAE to complete a warm weather recovery program on his injured right foot.
Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo has become the latest England prospect to be targeted by Nigeria.
Lucy Bronze admits she nearly chose to play for Portugal instead of England as she prepares to face them with the Lionesses.

the sun

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer told his Manchester United flops after Sunday's defeat at Newcastle: "You're going to get me the sack".
Ederson says Aymeric Laporte's injury is costing Manchester City in the title race.
The Manchester United legends sticking the boot into the current crop are right, says midfielder Fred.
Daniel Stendel is close to being axed by Championship club Barnsley after failing to win in 11 games.
Dario Gradi has retired as Crewe's director of football after 36 years at the club.
Dillian Whyte remains hopeful of beating his doping charge and make a comeback before the end of 2019.

daily mirror

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is fighting to save his job and is losing the confidence of the Manchester United hierarchy.
Gareth Southgate has rejected the chance to pick Dele Alli for England in the wake of Fabian Delph's injury.
llkay Gundogan admits Liverpool's lead over Manchester City in the Premier League could grow further.
Michael Carrick has hailed Sean Longstaff after Manchester United's defeat to Newcastle
Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt has hit back at claims that Maurizio Sarri told him to lose weight.
Italy want Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli to switch allegiance from Brazil.

the times

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears that a rout at the hands of Liverpool after the international break could cost him his job.
Eric Dier is among several Tottenham players made available in January as Mauricio Pochettino accelerates plans for a clear-out of his under performing players.
English referees have been told not to order substituted players to leave by the nearest touchline if they are concerned that it could lead to potential clashes with opposition fans.

daily telegraph

One of Chris Silverwood's first steps as England head coach will be to appoint Paul Collingwood as a full-time member of a backroom team with a strong English identity.
One of the key whistleblowers in football's child abuse scandal says it is a 'joke' that Dario Gradi has been able to leave Crewe on his own terms.
Phil Neville insists he does not feel vulnerable in the England Women's head coach job.

daily record

Ex-England star Steven Caulker has told Steve Clarke he's ready to answer the Scotland defensive SOS.
Livingston's Lyndon Dykes insists he would jump at the chance of playing for Scotland - but only if his native Australia doesn't come calling.

scottish sun

Scotland bosses are locked in talks to hand ex-England defender Steven Caulker a shock call-up.
Steven Reid has nothing but sympathy for Ryan Christie over his Celtic red-card hell.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears that a heavy defeat in Manchester United's next game at home to Liverpool could put his job as manager in jeopardy. (Mail)

A number of United players have lost faith in the Norwegian and he believes some of them have stopped listening to him. (Sun)

Solskjaer needs £300m to spend in the transfer window and to buy a striker such as Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, 26, says ex-United winger Lee Sharpe. (Talksport)

Kane should leave Tottenham and sign for Manchester City, according to former England international defender Glen Johnson. (Betdaq, via Independent)

Liverpool could receive only £4.5m of the £84m they are still owed by Barcelona for Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 27, who moved to the Nou Camp in 2018. (Mirror)

Manchester United are set to invest heavily in new players in January in a bid to turn their faltering season around. (Express)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is set for talks with owner Daniel Levy regarding the club's January transfer plans, including deciding the futures of England midfielder Eric Dier, 25, and Denmark's Christian Erisken, 27, who is wanted by Real Madrid. (Star)

Everton are weighing up a January move for Manchester United target Moussa Dembele. The French striker, 23, could cost £40m to prise from Lyon. (Star)

Chelsea and United States forward Christian Pulisic, 21, has admitted his frustration at not playing more since his £58m move from Borussia Dortmund. (Guardian)

Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli, 18, faces a choice over his international future as he is wanted by both Brazil and Italy. He was born in Brazil but has an Italian father so could represent either country. (Mirror)

Former Aston Villa striker Julian Joachim, 45, had a successful debut playing for 10th-tier side Bourne Town as he made all four goals in his side's 4-3 win over Raunds Town in the United Counties League Division One on Saturday. (Birmingham Mail)

Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 30, has admitted he would have liked to have signed permanently for Newcastle United but said he was not given the opportunity to turn last season's loan move into a permanent deal - and so ended up at Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manager Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace must sign a new striker in January if they want to challenge for a top-six finish, while he is also targeting two new full-backs when the transfer window opens. (Standard)

English referees have been told not to order substituted players to leave by the nearest touchline if they are concerned it could lead to potential clashes with opposition fans. (Times, subscription required)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Blues midfielder David Silva had a falling out following the club's home defeat by Wolves on Sunday. (Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday's Newspapers:
9th October 2019

daily mail

Jose Mourinho is monitoring Tottenham's situation as he looks for a route back into management.
Failings by Manchester United contributed directly to the death of a lifelong fan at Old Trafford during a match in 2017.
Manchester United have earmarked Julian Nagelsmann as a future Old Trafford manager.
Newcastle want to bring England youth international Lewis Gibson back to St James' Park from Everton.
Marco Silva is expected to remain in charge of Everton for their next Premier League game with West Ham.
Chelsea's reaction to back-to-back defeats by Valencia then Liverpool comes after Frank Lampard and his assistant Jody Morris strategically put pressure on their senior players.
Pep Guardiola locked himself in his office after a 1-1 draw with Everton in August 2017 that was one of the lowest moments of his Manchester City reign.
Championship strugglers Reading are expected to sack manager Jose Gomes over the next 24 hours.

the sun

Manchester United are set to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if he loses to Norwich at the end of the month - unless he gets hammered by Liverpool first.
Pep Guardiola will step down if it all goes wrong at Manchester City and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak knows it.
Three Brighton fans face lengthy bans and potential criminal charges after two incidents of racism during games against Spurs.
Axed Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel could be in line to take over from Jack Ross at Sunderland.
Reading look ready to hand Mark Hughes a return to management.

daily mirror

David Moyes is open to a return to Everton with struggling manager Marco Silva under pressure.
Tottenham's Dele Alli has hired a nutritionist and taken up yoga in a bid to get him back to peak fitness.
Christian Eriksen does not believe his refusal to sign a new deal is contributing to his poor form.
Dele Alli has hired his own personal nutritionist to try as he tries to stop the muscle injuries which have plagued his last 18 months.

daily telegraph

Ben Stokes' wife has denied claims the cricketer put a 'choke hold' on her at a recent cricket awards event.
Bournemouth and Watford have been warned they face financial disaster if a Saudi Arabia-backed broadcaster continues to steal hundreds of millions of pounds in Premier League TV rights.
Manchester United remain committed to giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time to revive the club's fortunes.
Gareth Bale remains 'badly hurt' by the way he has been treated by Real Madrid.

the times

Gareth Bale is still seeking a way out of Real Madrid despite playing seven matches so far this season.
Saido Berahino's lawyers have written to magistrates asking that a warrant for his arrest over a court no-show be withdrawn.

daily record

Celtic have fallen foul of UEFA again after fans set off fireworks against Cluj.
Steven Reid has confirmed Hibs keeper Chris Maxwell is on Scotland's radar.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes expects Craig Bryson to make a timely return to ease his midfield crisis at Fir Park.

Manchester United are considering moves for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 20, and Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, regardless of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future. (Goal)

Manchester United remain committed to giving Solskjaer more time to turn around the club's fortunes, despite their worst start to a season for 30 years. (Telegraph)

But, according to another report, the board will sack the Norwegian if the Red Devils lose to Norwich at the end of the month. (Sun)

Manchester United have earmarked RB Leipzig's highly-rated young German boss Julian Nagelsmann, 32, as a future Old Trafford manager. (Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is planning to sell English midfielder Eric Dier, 25, 27-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, Ivorian defender Serge Aurier, 26, Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28, and 29-year-old English defender Danny Rose in January after his side's poor start to the season. (Times - subscription required)

Jose Mourinho is monitoring the situation at Tottenham as he looks for a route back into management after being sacked by Manchester United in 2019. (Mail)

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 23, has hired his own nutritionist to try to prevent muscle injuries after damaging his hamstring four times in the last 18 months. (Mirror)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will 'step aside' if things don't go to plan with champions eight points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race. (Sun)

David Moyes is open to a return to former club Everton, with manager Marco Silva under increasing pressure after dropping into the relegation zone. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace will have to pay £22m to sign 26-year-old Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park. (Express)

Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, says he made the right decision to join the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid after regaining his place in the Spain squad. (Goal)

Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips wants to take over at the Stadium of Light after the sacking of Jack Ross. (Star)

However, former Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel could be in line to replace Ross in the north-east of England. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund have joined Arsenal, Juventus and Paris St-Germain in tracking 16-year-old Celtic winger Karamoko Dembele. (Bild - in German)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, says he never wanted to leave Juventus this summer despite being linked with moves to Manchester United and Tottenham. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Former England manager Sam Allardyce says it is possible that Manchester United could be relegated from the Premier League this season. (Talksport)

Lyon will meet with former France and Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc after sacking Sylvinho. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 27, has hit back at a poll by Spanish newspaper Marca that saw readers vote him the second worst defender in the world after Manchester United's Phil Jones. (Der Spiegel - in German)

Championship side Reading are set to sack Jose Gomes after a run of five defeats in their past six games. (Telegraph)

Premier League clubs could see the number of automatic Champions League spots reduced from four to three, under new proposals. (Mail)

Barcelona will offer Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen a new contract to secure the long-term services of the 27-year-old. (Marca)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's Newspapers:
10th October 2019

•Mesut Ozil fears he could have played his last game for Arsenal.

•Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in the new year, according to a report in Italy.
•Manchester United may renew their interest in Ivan Rakitic after the midfielder admitted he may have to quit Barcelona in search of regular first-team football.


•Gareth Southgate has been picking the brains of England's Cricket World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan as he plots how to turn the country's footballers into European champions.
•Undercover racism spotters have been commissioned by UEFA amid heightened abuse fears during England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.


•Gareth Southgate is considering handing Mason Mount his full England debut on Friday at the expense of Chelsea team-mate Ross Barkley.
•Manchester United released Dwight McNeil at 14 because his set-pieces were deemed not good enough.
•Arsenal are monitoring Feyenoord's teenage midfielder Orkun Kokcu.
•Jose Mourinho has rejected an opportunity to take the vacant Lyon job, according to reports in France.
•A number of Manchester United's senior players are reportedly 'unconvinced' by first-team coach Kieran McKenna after the club's dreadful start to the season.
•Arsenal and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs keeping a close eye on Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-chan.


• Pep Guardiola claims Phil Foden is the only player Manchester City will never sell - even for €500m.


•Dani Ceballos missed Spain training with a hamstring problem on Tuesday in a worrying injury update for Arsenal boss Unai Emery.


•Oli Burke will lead the line for Scotland against Russia in Moscow - as Steve Clarke targets 12 points from the final four qualifiers.
•Steve Clarke has failed in a bid to persuade Southampton 'keeper Angus Gunn to play for Scotland.

•Paul Heckingbottom will discover his fate over his SFA charge at a Hampden hearing on Thursday.
•Rangers star Jermain Defoe is the fourth most popular footballer in the UK, according to a survey.

Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, from Juventus in the new year. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future at the club is safe, even if his side suffer a heavy defeat in their next game against rivals Liverpool. (Times - subscription required)

Lyon have failed with an approach to hire former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as their new manager, with the 56-year-old Portuguese determined to secure a return to the Premier League. (Mirror)

Fenerbahce are believed to have opened talks with Arsenal about bringing out-of-favour former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, to Turkey on loan in January. (Takvim, via Sun)

Ozil fears he could have played his last game for Arsenal. (Mirror)

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi says criticism of him "escalated and became irrational" and the 27-year-old Germany defender is open to leaving the club, including a moving to the Bundesliga. (Der Speigel , via Guardian)

Manchester United are interested in Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias but the 26-year-old Portugal international set to be offered an improved contract which will see his release clause rise to £79m. (Express)

Real Madrid will enter talks with Tottenham to try to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January. (Marca)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says England Under-21 midfielder Phil Foden, 19, is the one player at the club who will not be sold - even for 500m euros (£450m). (Sun)

Germany forward Thomas Muller, 30, is unhappy with his reduced role at Bayern Munich and admits he could seek a move in January. (Kicker, via Mail)

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 32, and Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35, could leave Paris St-Germain for free at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, linked with Manchester United last summer, has suggested he may seek a change of club to gain first-team football. (Mail)

There will be spotters at England's games against Bulgaria and Czech Republic to pick up on any incidents of racism in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. (Star)

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, 20, has impressed England's coaching staff and he could take 25-year-old club team-mate Ross Barkley's place in the starting XI for the game in Bulgaria. (Telegraph)

Leeds will target Rangers boss Steven Gerrard if Marcelo Bielsa leaves the club. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are considering a move for midfielder Francisco Sebastian Cordova, who plays for America in the top tier of the Mexican league. The 22-year-old, who won his first Mexico cap last week, is also wanted by Sevilla and Benfica. (Mail)

A senior Manchester United player arranged a meal for the squad in a city centre restaurant last month, but only five chose to attend. (ESPN)

Juventus and Napoli are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 19, son of former Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester City have a buyback clause for Sporting Gijon's Spain midfielder Man Utd Garcia, 21, but only if they activate it in the next two years. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham are likely to send former Everton youth team midfielder Nathan Holland, 21, out on loan in January. (Football Insider)

Arsene Wenger believes Bayern Munich "manipulated" Germany forward Serge Gnabry, 24, into leaving Arsenal in 2016. (

Wales winger Rabbi Matondo, 19, said Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, advised him on life in Germany after he quit Manchester City for Schalke this year. (Talksport)

England defender Harry Maguire, 26, believes his £80m transfer represented "a good deal" for Manchester United and Leicester. (Leicester Mercury)

Brighton are in contact with Ecuadorian top-flight side Barcelona SC regarding their on-loan forward Billy Arce, 21, who has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for drink driving in his native Ecuador. (Argus)

Former EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey says there were plans to hold the Carabao Cup draw in space. (Telegraph)


The Gatekeeper
Jun 5, 2010
Manchester City have a buyback clause for Sporting Gijon's Spain midfielder Man Utd Garcia, 21, but only if they activate it in the next two years.
Is that his name? Or do they just put United in City stories so somebody will click it?


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday's Newspapers:
11th October 2019

daily telegraph

Manchester United will make up to four signings in each of the next two summer transfer windows with the realisation that they are around six players short of challenging for major honours.
England's players were not briefed on how to respond to monkey chants by Montenegro fans before their match there.
Sunderland want Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth to be their new manager after making a formal approach to his club.

daily mail

Chelsea have emerged as frontrunners for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has admitted the club's owners are seeking fresh investment in the club.
Newcastle hero Matty Longstaff is on the radar of England U21s after his heroics against Manchester United.
Chevrolet are highly unlikely to renew their kit sponsorship deal with Manchester United.
Aston Villa are hopeful Tom Heaton and Bjorn Engels will fit for their next Premier League clash with Brighton.
Tottenham chief scout Steve Hitchen has been dispatched to Mauricio Pochettino's home country Argentina to look for talent.

daily mirror

Everton boss Marco Silva will be given three games to save his job as manager.
Manchester City are lining up a January move for Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias.
Gerard Pique held talks over an incredible £20million package to rescue troubled Notts County.
Spurs hope to sell Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid in January to prevent him leaving for free next summer.
Raheem Sterling admits England are already dreaming about winning Euro 2020 next summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping tabs on Rostov's Norwegian star Mathias Normann as the under-fire Manchester United manager looks to bolster his midfield ranks.

the sun

England fans travelling to watch the side take on Czech Republic have been warned they will not be allowed to watch the game if they smell of booze.

daily record

Celtic fans may get a second chance to purchase tickets for the Europa League game with Lazio, as the Italian club admit they're struggling to sell their allocation.

scottish sun

A sports facility at the centre of a huge fan zone row last year has been leased to the Rangers Charity Foundation.
Glenn Middleton has restored his Hibs pictures to social media just two days after they mysteriously vanished.

Everton boss Marco Silva has three games to save his job following his side's poor start to the season, with the Goodison Park club in the bottom three of the Premier League after gaining seven points from eight matches. (Star)

Manchester United are prepared to pay £130m Leicester City's English midfielder James Maddison and defender Ben Chilwell, both 22. (Sun)

Alternatively, Chelsea are favourites to land England left-back Chilwell once their transfer ban ends. (Mail)

Manchester United want to sign eight players over the next two summer transfer windows and have already drawn up a list of targets. (Telegraph)

Juventus are to offer Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, and 25-year-old Germany midfielder Emre Can in exchange for United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26. (Sun)

Real Madrid do not want to risk leaving signing Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen until the end of the season, in case he renews his Tottenham contract. (Marca)

And Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sell 27-year-old Eriksen in January to prevent losing him for free next summer. (Mirror)

However, though Real president Florentino Perez is keen on Eriksen, manager Zinedine Zidane's priority remains Manchester United's Pogba, 26. (ESPN)

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri wants to sign Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25, from former club Chelsea. (Express)

Arsenal are in talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce over a loan deal for German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30. (Takvim - in Turkish)

The Gunners are tracking 18-year-old Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, who is valued at £20m. (Mail)

Manchester City are considering a January move for 22-year-old Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias, who has also been linked with Manchester United. (Mirror)

However, United would prefer to sign 28-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.(Express)

Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique, 32, was close to putting together a deal to buy National League club Notts County this summer. (ESPN)

Bournemouth's former England striker Jermain Defoe wants to stay with Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers beyond the 18-month loan deal the 37-year-old signed in January and wants to play into his forties. (Sky Sports)

Sampdoria are close to appointing former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri as their manager. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Chelsea want to challenge Tottenham for Linfield's 15-year-old Northern Irish attacking midfielder Charlie Allen, who has already had a trial at Spurs and held talks over a move to north London. (Football Insider)

Jose Mourinho turned down Lyon's approach to become their new manager because the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has already found another club, according to the Ligue 1 side's president Jean-Michel Aulas. (Goal)

Ex-France and Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc, former Marseille manager Rudi Garcia and Santos boss Jorge Sampaoli are in the frame to take over at Lyon. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is also in contention. (Birmingham Mail)

Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos, 33, wants to play for Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (El Mundo - in Spanish)

But the Spanish football federation want to send the side that won last summer's European Under-21 Championship to Japan. (Marca)

Manchester United are searching for a new shirt sponsor as they fear Chevrolet will not renew its deal with them because of their poor form. (Times - subscription required)


Full Member
Jul 13, 2014
Some solid maths from the Telegraph there.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's Newspapers:
12th October 2019

daily mail

Paul Pogba looks certain to miss next Sunday's crunch clash against Liverpool, with Manchester United medics fearing he could be sidelined until at least the end of October.
David Beckham is targeting Kylian Mbappe as his first blue-chip client as he starts his career as an agent.
Liverpool have received assurances that Mo Salah's presence in Qatar during December's Club World Cup will not be used for propaganda purposes, amid fears that the Egyptian striker could be pressured into withdrawing from the tournament for political reasons.
Complaints over the standard of stewarding at football matches are on the rise, according to the leading fans' group.
Former Wales international David Cotterill is facing legal action from at least seven former team-mates after being accused of cheating them out of a combined total of almost £400k.
Serge Aurier has opened up about wanting to leave Tottenham during the summer - but admits that he isn't sure what his future holds now.

daily express

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, have a plan to revamp Old Trafford in the coming years.

daily mirror

Didier Deschamps has moved to reassure Chelsea fans over N'Golo Kante's injury, saying the Chelsea midfielder was pulled out of the France line-up to face Iceland as a precaution.
Alexandre Lacazette could provide a welcome boost to Arsenal as he looks set to return to training next week.
Jamie Vardy has been "distressed" over Rebekah Vardy's public spat with Coleen Rooney.
Kevin Phillips says Arsene Wenger admitted to regrets over not signing him for Arsenal.

daily telegraph

The Scottish Rugby Union will hit World Rugby with a multi-million-pound claim for damages if Sunday's final World Cup pool-stage game against Japan is cancelled.

the sun

Phil Parkinson has been added to Sunderland's list of targets to replace Jack Ross as boss.
Newcastle's newest hero Matty Longstaff earns just £850 a week at St James' Park.
Besiktas are interested in a shock move for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, according to reports in Turkey.
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is still not allowed into the first-team dressing room at the club's training ground, despite making five senior appearances for the Gunners this season.
Chelsea could recall midfielder Ethan Ampadu from his RB Leipzig loan after a lack of playing time so far this season.

the times

Eddie Jones has turned to Australian rugby league coach Ricky Stuart to help England prepare for their expected World Cup quarter-final against the Wallabies.

scottish sun

Steve Clarke says he'd quit as Scotland boss if he didn't believe he could turn things around.
Ryan Christie has admitted his red card lunge at Livingston was a shocker.

Real Madrid will look to sign Tottenham's Denmark international midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January. (Marca)

Real Madrid are also keen on Red Bull Salzburg's 19-year-old Leeds-born Norway international forward Erling Haaland, who has been linked with Manchester United. (AS)

Tottenham's Ivory Coast international full-back Serge Aurier, 26, has revealed he wanted to leave in the summer transfer window and admits he is still unsure what the future holds. (Football.London)

Aston Villa have been linked with Tottenham's England international midfielder Eric Dier, 25. (Birmingham Mail)

Unai Emery's job as Arsenal boss could be at risk if his side do not qualify for the Champions League this season. (Times - subscription required)

Former England captain David Beckham is targeting Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, as his first client in his new career as an agent. (Mail)

Former Bolton boss Phil Parkinson will hold talks with Sunderland this weekend over their managerial vacancy. (Sun)

Sunderland have also been given permission to talk to Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth about taking over. (Guardian)

Former Manchester United forward Mark Robins said he found it easy to turn down the opportunity to become Sunderland manager and sign a new contract with Coventry. (Talksport)

A Russian football agent has claimed he offered Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit St-Petersburg over the summer and suggested that the 28-year-old France international forward has a £61m release clause. (Mirror)

Manchester United's France international midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is winning his race to be fit to face Liverpool on 20 October, despite reports of a fractured toe. (Sun)

Manchester United can expect to top their £450m shirt sponsor deal as they search for a new contract. (ESPN)

Newcastle's English midfielder Matty Longstaff, 19, who scored the winner on his Premier League debut against Manchester United this month, currently earns £850 per week with the Magpies. (Sun)

Wolves and Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho, 33, is expected to agree a new contract at Molineux. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolves plan to strengthen in central defence and central midfield during the January transfer window. (The Athletic, via Inside Futbol)

Norwegian goalkeeper Orjan Nyland, 29, insists he has not given up hope of getting back into the frame at Aston Villa after returning from long-term injury. (Express and Star)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told Kevin Phillips he should have signed the former Sunderland striker instead of Francis Jeffers. (Mirror)

Ex-Liverpool and Tottenham forward Ronny Rosenthal says he recommended Cristiano Ronaldo to Tottenham and Arsenal while working as a talent scout in 2002. (Express)

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, the 31-year-old former Belgium international now in China with Shandong Luneng, says Jose Mourinho was not given enough time as manager at Old Trafford. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's Newspapers:
13th October 2019

mail on sunday

Jose Mourinho 'never wanted Fred' at Manchester United and only accepted the £52m midfielder out of fear the club would not sign anyone else.
Hendrik Larsson is ready to take charge at Southend United with Dirk Kuyt set to be appointed as his assistant.
Inter Milan could complete a hat-trick of Manchester United signings as Antonio Conte weighs up a swoop for midfielder Nemanja Matic.
Mesut Ozil has cost Arsenal an incredible £19,718 a minute this season as the £350,000-a-week forgotten midfielder is now struggling for gametime for club and country.
West Ham have ruled out selling naming rights for the London Stadium to "inappropriate" alcohol, gambling and tobacco companies despite £25m a year losses.
Manchester United have ruled out binge spending in the January transfer window with a strict policy not to panic buy.

the sun on sunday

Fernandinho is in line for a new 12-month deal at Manchester City and will discuss fresh terms after their Christmas fixtures this season.
James Maddison visited a casino after he was omitted from England's squad due to an illness before their loss to Czech Republic.
Alexandre Lacazette was offered to Zenit St-Petersburg over the summer and has a £61m release clause, according to Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov.
Aston Villa are considering a January transfer swoop for Eric Dier, according to the bookmakers.
Manchester United can reportedly expect a world-record shirt deal - despite seeing their £450m Chevrolet agreement axed.
Newcastle have reportedly joined Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal in the race to sign £17m-rated Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.
Liverpool are targeting Leeds' on-loan Brighton star Ben White in a £20m deal to replace Dejan Lovren, according to reports.
Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is ready to have a second crack at signing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah with the forward struggling for games at Elland Road.
Derby County owner Mel Morris is holding out for a stunning £60m before he sells the Championship club.

sunday times

Sam Warburton says he would rather Wales play France than Japan in the knockout phase of the Rugby World Cup because they "don't know what they are doing".
Sven Goran-Eriksson says the current England side are at an equal level to his 2006 Three Lions team which missed out on winning the World Cup.

sunday mirror

Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and could make a move for the player in January.

sunday express

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward could sign PSG star Edinson Cavani on a free transfer next summer.
Manchester United are set to make a £130m offer to sign James Maddison and Ben Chilwell from Leicester.

scottish sun

Southampton recruitment chief Ross Wilson has agreed to join Rangers as their new director of football.

sunday mail

SFA chiefs have been branded 'jokers' over £30 ticket prices for the San Marino game which have left Scotland facing a record low attendance at Hampden Park.

Bayern Munich could rival Real Madrid for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and make a move for the 27-year-old Denmark international in January. (Sport1, via Mirror)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed that on-loan former England striker Jermain Defoe, 37, could be given a player-coach role at Ibrox next term. (Daily Record)

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 34, out of contract at the end of the season, is in line for a new 12-month deal. (Sun)

Former Bolton boss Phil Parkinson is in pole position to become the new Sunderland manager. (Star)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to use a Spanish consultancy service to help with the club's recruitment drive. (Mail)

Manchester United are expected to have up to £300m to spend over the next two summers but former captain Bryan Robson says it was a mistake to lose big names including Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, and Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, without replacing them. (Star)

Mel Morris is holding out for a stunning £60m before he sells Derby, having already received a £50m offer from an American consortium. (Sun)

Newcastle are monitoring QPR's Republic of Ireland midfielder Ryan Manning, 23. (Football Insider)

West Ham's Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 34, is expected to be sidelined for three months after having surgery on his hip injury. (London Evening Standard)

Wolves have been linked with Galatasaray's Congo defender Christian Luyindama, 25 - a former transfer target of Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle plan to support Steve Bruce in the January transfer window, with recruitment planning already under way at St James' Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson says he still struggles to deal with the part the media played in his dismissal from the national team. (Times - subscription required)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, currently chief executive at Ajax, has revealed that would like to one day return to Old Trafford - if he gets the same role with the Red Devils. (Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's Newspapers:
14th October 2019


•Sven-Goran Eriksson swayed Roman Abramovich to buy Chelsea instead of Tottenham - after mistakenly thinking the billionaire was a chauffeur at their first meeting.
•Arsenal are keen to snap up Scunthorpe's teenage midfielder Joey Dawson in a surprise deal.
•Arsene Wenger turned down numerous offers from Real Madrid during his time at Arsenal and admitted if he had moved, it would have certainly meant more trophies.


•Manchester United and Juventus have reportedly come to a verbal agreement over a £10m deal for striker Mario Mandzukic.
•Barcelona have reportedly included Roberto Firmino on a shortlist of forwards to replace Luis Suarez.
•Spurs star Christian Eriksen would prefer to join Real Madrid in the summer instead of January because he could then request a higher signing-on bonus.


•Wales manager Ryan Giggs has claimed Daniel James was 'acting' despite TV cameras appearing to show the winger knocked unconscious against Croatia on Sunday night.
•Manchester United could make a £70m move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the January transfer window, according to reports.
•Arsenal have reportedly moved ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea in the race to sign Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres.
•Tottenham are set to renew their interests in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes when the transfer window reopens.


•Southampton's director of football operations, Ross Wilson, the key figure in the club's recruitment and the man who brought manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to St Mary's, has quit to join Rangers.


•Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has deleted Wayne Rooney from his social media accounts as he stands by his wife Rebekah during her public falling out with Rooney's wife Coleen.
•Manchester United and Liverpool target Kai Havertz is considering a move from Bayer Leverkusen - but he'll speak to Germany boss Joachim Low first.
•Manchester United's wage bill is the highest ever reported by a Premier League club.


•Wales manager Ryan Giggs called Daniel James "streetwise" to stay down after a heavy collision and insisted the Manchester United winger had passed concussion protocols to continue playing in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia. (Press Association)
•Gareth Southgate believes James Maddison has learned a valuable lesson about being an England player after being pictured in a casino following his withdrawal from the squad through illness. (Press Association)
•Tyrone Mings will make his England debut against Bulgaria on Monday night. (Sky Sports)
•Phil Foden has been urged to go out on loan in January by former Manchester City player and manager Stuart Pearce. (talkSPORT)
•Barcelona may be willing to sell 31-year-old midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January, with Manchester United believed to have opened talks over a move for the Croatian. (Sport)

Tottenham Hotspur are set to renew their interest in Sporting Lisbon's Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, when the transfer window reopens in January. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Manchester United will have to spend £10m if they want to sign Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, 33, from Juventus in January, but the player has reached a verbal agreement with the Red Devils. (Express)

Barcelona would prefer Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, and Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 26, over 28-year-old Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho's agent has not ruled out the 27-year-old Italy international returning to Serie A. (Radio Sportiva - in Italian)

Meanwihle, Olivier Giroud has refused to criticise Blues manager Frank Lampard, but the 33-year-old France striker says he "cannot accept" his lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge. (Le Pelerin, via Star)

Barcelona may be willing to sell 31-year-old midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January, with Manchester United believed to have opened talks over a move for the Croatia international. (Sport - in Spanish)

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says he is considering selling a stake in the club to three bidders, including Qatari Sports Investment - which is run by Paris St-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi. (Times - subscription required)

A Real Madrid bid for Spurs' Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is likely to depend on how the team is performing and if there are long-term injuries. (AS)

Eriksen would prefer to join Real Madrid in the summer instead of January because he could then request a higher signing-on bonus. (Express)

England midfielder Declan Rice, 19, insists he is happy at West Ham United, describing reports of a move to Manchester United as "all talk until something happens - and nothing has". (Mirror)

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he "cannot imagine" forward Thomas Muller, 30, leaving the club, despite the German being unhappy at a reduced role with the Bundesliga champions. (Express)

Bristol City want to bring in Arsenal's England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah on loan. The Championship side tried to sign the 20-year-old in the summer before he opted for Leeds. (Sun)

Ex-Rangers and Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish will take his time to consider his next job after turning down offers from England and abroad since leaving his position as Scotland boss earlier this year. (Scottish Herald)

Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce says 19-year-old English winger has to leave the club on loan in January. (Talksport)

Arsenal are keen to recruit Scunthorpe United's 16-year-old English midfielder Joey Dawson, the League Two club's youngest first-team player and the nephew of former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson. (Sun)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Mauricio Pochettino will not be sacked, claiming the Argentine has as good as squad as Liverpool or Manchester City. (Mail)

Tottenham's 28-year-old Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, linked with a return to Celtic, is still hopeful of a first-team return after his summer move to Club Bruges fell through. (Football.London)

Former Nottingham Forest striker Pierre van Hooijdonk says he called manager Ron Atkinson a "pub manager" during his brief spell at the City Ground. (Guardian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday's Newspapers:
15th October 2019

daily mirror

Inter Milan and AC Milan have joined the transfer race for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil.
Jamie Carragher has tipped Steven Gerrard to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss.
The Premier League has confirmed that Martin Atkinson will be the referee for Manchester United's clash with Liverpool on Sunday.
Luka Modric has begged unhappy Gareth Bale not to quit Real Madrid after insisting he plays a vital role for the Spanish giants.

the sun

Tottenham are reportedly ready to make an approach for £65m-rated Bruno Fernandes in January to replace Christian Eriksen.
Manchester United co-owner Kevin Glazer is set to sell his 13 per cent stake in the club.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has admitted Mauricio Pochettino has been left with players he does not want at the club.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani is considering selling the club to PSG's Qatar Sports Investments who could transform them into the next Manchester City.

daily mail

Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny has reportedly been targeted by AC Milan for a £13m move in January.
Leicester and Aston Villa are among five Premier League clubs plotting a move for former Manchester City defender Omar Elabdellaoui on a free transfer from Olympiacos.

daily express

Arsenal would have signed Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann in 2017 had they finished in the Champions League qualifying slots, it has been claimed.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is not planning any January transfers to fix the defence amid links with RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano.

daily record

Mauricio Pochettino has decided he wants out of Tottenham - and has set his sights on the Manchester United job.
New Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson will reportedly spearhead a move for Hearts defender Aaron Hickey.

scottish sun

Celtic look set to name Nick Hammond as their new full-time head of recruitment.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke is set to step up his interest in former England star Steven Caulker.

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would want ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra - who he coached in Turin - to join his backroom staff at Old Trafford if he is appointed manager. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United co-owner Kevin Glazer, one of the six Glazer siblings who run the club, is set to sell his 13% stake in the Red Devils. (The Sun)

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 25, and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 28, to leave Stamford Bridge for Juventus. (Daily Express)

Sarri also wants to bring Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, and Juventus could offer Spurs their French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, in exchange for the Dutchman. (Le 10 Sport via Mirror)

AC Milan are considering a January move for Arsenal's out-of-favour Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 27, currently on loan at Besiktas. (Gazzetta - in Italian)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery does not have a break clause at the end of the season in the contract he signed in 2018. (The Athletic, via Express)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says Mauricio Pochettino would be "silly" to quit the club for Manchester United, who he believes "could take years" to rebuild. (Mirror)

Manchester United are hopeful Juventus will accept £9m for 33-year-old Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic. (

Chelsea are one of a host of Premier League clubs chasing 15-year-old attacking midfielder Charlie Allen, who has broken into the first team at Northern Irish champions Linfield. (Daily Express)

Victor Lindelof, 25, claims to have paid no attention to the transfer talk which linked him with Barcelona over the summer, with the Sweden defender "loyal" to Manchester United's pursuit of silverware. (

Manchester United are prepared to back manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the January transfer window but are warning that they will not overpay for players just to save their season. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain have confirmed that Brazil forward Neymar, 27, will be ruled out for four weeks with a hamstring injury. (Mirror)

Scotland manager Steve Clarke is set to start the process of switching 27-year-old Alanyaspor defender Steven Caulker's eligibility from England as he desperately seeks options at centre-half. (The Scotsman)

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has extended his contract as Italy coach until 2022 after honouring a clause in his deal, having sealed Euro 2020 qualification. (Mail)

Bournemouth youth team manager Carl Fletcher is in talks to become Leyton Orient boss. (Bournemouth Echo)

Arsene Wenger will lift the lid on his managerial career at Arsenal next year when his autobiography is released. (London Evening Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday's Newspapers:
16th October 2019


•Tottenham have upped their pursuit of Jose Mourinho amid uncertainty over the position of Manchester United target Mauricio Pochettino.
•Manchester United have been linked with a January move for former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
•Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly passed on the chance to sign Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Llorente after Romelu Lukaku's move to Inter Milan.


•Arsenal youth coach Freddie Ljungberg is in line to take over as manager should Unai Emery get sacked.
•Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann wanted to join Arsenal over the Reds.
•Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has dismissed speculation Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, could retire and says he is happy at the Serie A club.


•Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell Ivan Rakitic but the Croatia midfielder is not thought to be keen on a move to Manchester United.
•Jermaine Jenas says he can recall 12 occasions where "racism was rife" when he played for England.
•Bournemouth are lining up Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi as a potential replacement for Manchester United target Callum Wilson.
•Liverpool's Champions League triumph could be the catalyst for them winning a very first Premier League title this season, according to former midfielder Paul Ince.


•Olivier Giroud has warned Chelsea he will not think twice about leaving unless he gets more game time. Inter Milan and Canadian Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps are among the teams interested.
•Chelsea are keen on Linfield teenager Charlie Allen but face a battle with Spurs and Southampton to sign the midfielder.
•Barcelona are interested in Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford as they search for Luis Suarez replacement.
•PSG striker Edinson Cavani is reportedly being lined up for a free transfer to Juventus despite interest from Manchester United.
•FIFA are likely to delay the selection process to decide which country hosts the 2030 World Cup until 2023.
•Leicester will open a memorial garden to mark the anniversary of their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's death in a helicopter crash last year.
•Gary Rowett, Adam Barrett, and Gareth Ainsworth are on the shortlist for the Millwall manager's job.
•Claudio Ranieri has accused Fulham of using algorithms to conduct their transfer business.


•Far-right ultras could be seen disguised as match stewards in the Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia as racist incidents marred England's win against Bulgaria.
•Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson is on the verge of signing a new deal within 48 hours.
•Manchester United are considering letting English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 19, and English midfielder James Garner, 18, leave on loan in January.


•Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is planning to raid the Premier League for N'Golo Kante, Christian Eriksen and Emerson Palmieri.
•Barcelona are set 'to make January swoop' for 17-year-old Salzburg starlet Karim Adeyemi to continue their youth revolution.
•Neymar wanted to join Real Madrid in the summer and only considered a return to Barcelona when Madrid pulled out of the race to sign him.


•Aston Villa will pay Bournemouth an extra £250,000 as a result defender Tyrone Mings making his England debut. The clause was agreed between the two clubs when Villa signed the 26-year-old from the south coast club in July.


•Celtic fans can breathe a sigh of relief after Lazio reportedly escaped a full stadium ban for next month's Europa League showdown.


•Daniel Levy has admitted Tottenham's summer rebuild was hampered by an inability to get unwanted players off the club's wage bill. (Evening Standard)
•Olivier Giroud is considering leaving Chelsea if he continues to be involved as a substitute in games. (Evening Standard)
•Leyton Orient are set to appoint Carl Fletcher as their new permanent boss. (Evening Standard)
•Millwall are considering Gareth Ainsworth, Gary Rowett and caretaker boss Adam Barrett to replace Neil Harris as manager. (Evening Standard)
•Watford have reportedly rejected a request from Brazilian side Fluminense to keep starlet Joao Pedro at the club until mid-2020. The 18-year-old has scored 10 goals for the club but will move to Vicarage Road in January. (Watford Observer)
•Brighton are ready to resist any offers to sell highly-rated defender Ben White, who has impressed in a loan spell with Leeds. (The Argus)

Real Madrid are prepared to offer £86m and 28-year-old Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez to sign Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Juventus and Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, is wanted by Manchester United but has been warned he will need to lower his wage demands. (ESPN)

However, Manchester United are concerned about the difficulties of signing any new players in the January transfer window. (Metro)

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has dismissed speculation Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, could retire and says he is happy at the Serie A club. (Star)

Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic is considering a move to Juventus or Manchester United, with the 31-year-old having fallen down the pecking order at the Spanish club. (Marca)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is not looking to add to his squad in the January transfer window. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham have upped their pursuit of Jose Mourinho amid uncertainty over the position of Manchester United target Mauricio Pochettino. (Express)

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, is prepared to leave the club in January if he does not play more. Inter Milan and Canadian Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps are among the teams interested. (Sun)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has pleaded with his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale, 30, to stay at the club after the Wales forward almost left the club last summer. (Independent)

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, could still return to Liverpool - if Bayern Munich decide not to sign him permanently next summer. He is currently on loan at the German champions from Barcelona. (AS)

Paul Ince, England's first black captain, says he would have led his team-mates off the pitch had he been playing in the Bulgaria v England match on Monday amid racist abuse from fans. (Times - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are interested in Inter Milan forward Gabriel Barbosa, 23, currently on loan at Flamengo in his homeland Brazil. (PassionInter, via TeamTalk)

Manchester United are considering letting English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 19, and English midfielder James Garner, 18, leave on loan in January. (Mail)

Arsenal's failure to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the 2016-17 campaign cost them the chance to sign France forward Antoine Griezmann, who was then with Atletico Madrid. The 28-year-old joined Barcelona this summer. (Star)

Inter Milan want to increase the £96m release clause of striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, in a bid to ward off interest from Barcelona. (Tuttosport, via Mail)

Aston Villa will pay Bournemouth an extra £250,000 as a result defender Tyrone Mings making his England debut. The clause was agreed between the two clubs when Villa signed the 26-year-old from the south coast club in July. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel says he told Brazil forward Neymar he would have to "face the truth and deal with the consequences" of a fan backlash after the 27-year-old said he wanted to leave the French champions in the summer. (Guardian


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's Newspapers:
17th October 2019

Manchester United want to make six major signings over the next two Transfer Windows

  • Manchester United opted against a big-money move for Neymar this summer due to fears over a lack of dedication and his father's 'money-obsessed' personality.
  • Manchester United want six new signings over the next two transfer windows to halt an unrelenting slide away from their rivals.
  • Newcastle will offer a new contract to Matty Longstaff in the coming days but remain at an impasse over a deal for his brother Sean, a Manchester United target.
  • Massimiliano Allegri is 'very close' to agreeing a deal to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United's manager, according to reports.
  • Real Madrid are keen on landing Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante in a player-plus-cash deal involving James Rodriguez.
  • UEFA are considering stripping Istanbul of this season's Champions League final over Turkey's military conflict with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
  • Tottenham hope Ryan Sessegnon will be fit to make his debut by the start of next month, after a hamstring injury has ruled the 19-year-old out at the start of the season.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho is a January loan target for Turkish club Besiktas after struggling for games at Leicester.
  • Crystal Palace have identified 19-year-old West Brom full-back Nathan Ferguson as a potential replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  • The EFL has appointed leading QCs at Blackstone Chambers as they step up their investigation into the stadium sales of Championship clubs Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading.


  • Former Toffees forward Tony Cottee says Marco Silva will be facing "serious questions" about his future if Everton lose to West Ham on Saturday.
  • The upcoming Spanish Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is increasingly likely to be postponed amid worries over the political unrest in Catalonia.
  • Mesut Ozil featured in Arsenal's behind-closed-doors friendly against Reading over the international break, leading to suggestions he could be named in the squad to face Sheffield United on Monday.
  • Manchester United have reportedly taken the remarkable step of hiring "spying firms" to monitor potential signings.
  • Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny could be handed an escape route from his Besiktas loan nightmare as AC Milan plot a January move.

  • Kieran Tierney is set to make his first league start for Arsenal against Sheffield United after struggling with injuries.
  • Tottenham are interested in Spain star Isco if Christian Eriksen leaves the club for Real Madrid in January.
  • Arsenal are reportedly set to try and sign Lucas Vazquez in January as the Real Madrid star becomes increasingly frustrated in Spain.
  • Billy Gilmour has revealed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard turned down his request for a loan move before the start of the season.
  • Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon returned to training with Tottenham ahead of the match against Watford.


  • Celtic are braced for a January bidding war for red-hot hitman Odsonne Edouard, with interest coming from Roma, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon and Lazio.


  • 16-year-old Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele has chosen to play for England instead of Scotland - for now.
  • Scotland's top referees are set to be snubbed for major European and international games because they don't use VAR.

Tottenham could replace Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, with Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco, 27, in the January transfer window. (El Desmarque, via Express)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, insists he will not be leaving the club, with the former Germany international's contract with the Gunners running until 2021. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have reportedly made an offer to Real Madrid for Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez, 28, before a potential January move. (El Desmarque, via Football.London)

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri could bring Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, with him to Manchester United if he replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United boss. (Tuttosport, via Express)

Alternatively, United will sign six players over the next two transfer windows including Moussa Dembele from Lyon, Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez and Leicester City's James Maddison. (Mail)

Manchester United want to sign Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 29, from Real Madrid, who could try negotiate France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, moving the other way as part of any deal. (Bild, via Sun)

Inter Milan are considering a move for Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, now that 30-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, on loan at the Italian club from Manchester United, faces a lengthy absence because of an ankle injury. (Calciomercato, via Express)

Anderlecht have been fined £4,300 by the Belgian FA for appointing former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, 33, as head coach when he did not have the required qualifications. (Sun)

Manchester City's Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 31, crashed his £150,000 Range Rover Sport on the way to training - but walked away unscathed. (Mail)

Newcastle will offer a new five-year deal to English midfielder Matty Longstaff. The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer. (Mail)

Leicester, West Ham and Valencia all tried to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny over the summer before the 27-year-old Egyptian went on loan to Turkish side Besiktas. (Leicester Mercury)

Ex-Manchester United captain Paul Ince says he "doesn't know what they're doing at the club" and that United could finish in the bottom half of the Premier League this year. (Talksport)

Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen has revealed he was stopped from punching then-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger by goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini. (Mail)

Chelsea have been officially revealed as the Premier League side with the worst disciplinary record, with no club receiving more cards in the top flight since 1992. (Star)

The Premier League will oppose efforts to reduce automatic spots for the Champions League in a meeting this week with more than 150 clubs across Europe. (Telegraph)

Leeds United are monitoring Chelsea defender Reece James, 19, and hope to be able to take him on loan in January. (Football Insider)

Turkish side Galatasaray are prepared to end their season-long loan deal for Southampton and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 26, in January. (Fotomac, via Sport Witness)

Chelsea's Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 18, asked to go out on loan but had his request rejected by boss Frank Lampard. (Sun)

Forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, says his hat-trick for England U21s on Tuesday shows he deserves to be starting for Leeds during his loan spell from Arsenal. (Independent)

Everton are scouting Bolton's English midfielder Ronan Darcy, 18, and Romanian midfielder Dennis Politic, 19. (Football Insider)

Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic, 21, was reduced to tears after being substituted in the United States' 2-0 loss to Canada. (Mirror)

Watford-owned Colombian defender Jorge Segura, 22, will return to the club in January as Mexican side Atlas do not want to make his loan deal permanent. (Futbol Total, via Sport Witness)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday's Newspapers:
18th October 2019

Paul Pogba's meeting with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane...


  • Aurelio De Laurentiis, chairman of Napoli, has admitted that the club will soon be forced to listen to offers for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
  • The Premier League has brought a panel made up of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) members to advise the organisation on racism issues.
  • Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he is not planning on signing any players in January.
  • Massimiliano Allegri has intensified speculation he is primed to take over at Manchester United after revealing he is learning English.
  • La Liga have suggested El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona should be moved to December 7.
  • Paul Pogba was spotted meeting with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane - fuelling fresh speculation over the Manchester United star's future.
  • Manchester United are facing competition from Manchester City in the race to land Norwegian hotshot Erling Braut Haaland from RB Salzburg.
  • Christian Benteke has vowed to win over the doubters after being handed a new contract at Crystal Palace.
  • Four Bulgaria fans arrested for subjecting England players to racism have been fined £440 and banned from sports events for two years.
  • Leeds have revealed plans to expand Elland Road to 50,000, should they win promotion back to the Premier League.

  • Manchester United were interested in signing former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny before David de Gea committed his future to the club.
  • Manchester United and Tottenham are expected to challenge for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria.


  • West Bromwich Albion are in talks with highly-rated defender Nathan Ferguson over a new five-year deal.


  • David de Gea says he is still hopeful of featuring for Manchester United against Liverpool, despite picking up a groin injury whilst on international duty for Spain.


  • Ralf Rangnick is not ruling out taking up a director of football role at Manchester United in the near future, but says the club are making a mistake in changing managers too often.
  • Manchester City are frontrunners in the race for Hearts defender Aaron Hickey's signature


  • Sir Alex Ferguson allegedly fixed a Manchester United game with a football agent who rewarded him with a £30,000 gold Rolex, a court has heard.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is demanding that secret documents related to his Las Vegas rape case be "stricken" from court records.
  • Son Heung-Min says he is lucky to return injury-free from South Korea's "war-like" derby against North Korea over the international break.
  • Dimitar Berbatov says he wants racist supporters who marred Bulgaria's clash with England banned for life.
  • Manchester City are furious that they will have to play twice in just 48 hours over Christmas.
  • Liverpool have leapt to the front of the race for Exeter City youngster Ben Chrisene - after bringing him up to Merseyside.
  • Frank Lampard's Chelsea have their eyes on Emanuel Vignato, but they are one of four clubs scouting the 19-year-old.
  • Leeds United are reportedly plotting a January move for Chelsea starlet Reece James.
  • Arsenal have reportedly tabled a bid of around £17.3m for Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez.
  • Jurgen Klinsmann is being lined up for a shock return to management with Ecuador.
  • Manchester United star Nemanja Matic is wanted by Inter Milan during the January transfer window.


  • Hibs gaffer Paul Heckingbottom has ruled out an emotional return to Barnsley - despite his struggles at Easter Road.
  • Celtic fans face having their tickets and passports checked three times between the turnstiles and seats for the crunch Europa League clash against Lazio.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, met Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane in Dubai during the international break, fuelling more speculation around the France international's future. (Mirror)

United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, is wanted by Inter Milan. (Sun)

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, has ruled out a January move to Manchester United as the Croat's family do not want to move to Manchester. (Mail)

La Liga has suggested to the Spanish Football Federation that the El Clasico scheduled for 26 October in Barcelona takes place instead on 7 December. It has already asked to switch the game to Madrid over fears of civil unrest. (AS)

Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland is a target for Manchester City. The 19-year-old Norwegian is the son of former City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland. (Sun)

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele wants to return to English football amid reported interest from Everton and Manchester United. The 23-year-old former France Under-21 international previously played for Fulham. (Football Insider)

Manchester United enquired about the availability of Juventus' Poland and former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 29, during the summer before David de Gea signed a new long-term deal at Old Trafford last month. (Goal)

Wolves have made a bid to sign 22-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan in January. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Calciomercato)

Tottenham and Manchester United are among a number of clubs to have approached Borussia Monchengladbach over the availability of 22-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, "is not good enough" for Bayern Munich, says club legend Lothar Matthaus. (Sport 1, via Standard)

Tottenham will target Real Madrid's Spain forward Isco, 27, if they sell Eriksen in January (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Liverpool are willing to sell England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, at the end of the season if he remains on the fringes of the side. (Football Insider)

Liverpool's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, 32, says the Reds have two number one stoppers - himself and injured Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, 27. (Telegraph)

The Reds are interested in signing 15-year-old Exeter City midfielder Ben Chrisene. (Sun)

Watford have rejected a request from Fluminense to keep Joao Pedro in Brazil until mid-2020. The Hornets have agreed a deal to sign the 18-year-old forward on 1 January. (Watford Observer)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, donates 10% of his salary to good causes in his native Ivory Coast, including an orphanage run by his sister.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's Newspapers:
19th October 2019


  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped a huge hint that he could retire from football after LA Galaxy's play-off game this Sunday.
  • West Brom will honour the England fan who passed away in Sofia, Rob Spray, by placing a Baggies shirt on his seat for Tuesday night's match with Barnsley.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo earns £37m from Instagram posts - more than he does playing for Juventus.
  • Manchester United have been given a huge boost after Napoli confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly will be sold - despite them rejecting a world-record £91m bid in the summer.
  • Thieves stole more than £85,000 worth of jewellery from the home of Villarreal midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa while he was away with Cameroon.

  • Mario Mandzukic is not training with his Juventus team-mates as per an agreement with the club, manager Maurizio Sarri has announced.
  • Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano with the Bundesliga side ready to sell him for a cut-price fee next summer.
  • Wolves' Europa League clash at Slovan Bratislava is set to take place in front of a near-capacity crowd - even though the game is officially being played behind closed doors

  • Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook with a view to a potential move.
  • Raheem Sterling has become the most commercially sought after player in the Premier League.
  • A Chinese court in Beijing has sensationally issued an arrest warrant and wanted posters for Aston Villa's former owner Dr Tony Xia.


  • An agent has approached former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri over possibly taking over at Everton.
  • Tottenham and Manchester United are set to battle it out for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria.

  • Steven Gerrard has revealed Rangers pair Ryan Jack and Allan McGregor are on the verge of penning new deals at the club.
  • Youssouf Mulumbu is reportedly suing an agent after he allegedly "stole €1m" from the former Celtic man.
  • Kilmarnock have been forced to delay the opening of Rugby Park's new safe-standing section.


  • Florian Kamberi claims he could quit Hibs to chase his Euro 2020 dream.

  • Manchester City want to give England forward Raheem Sterling a new contract - less than 12 months after the 24-year-old signed his current deal. (Metro)

    Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, says some people at the club do not want Brazil forward Neymar, 27, to re-sign. (Metro 95.1 via Sun)

    Manchester United are considering making a January move for former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. The 25-year-old Germany international joined Juventus in 2018. (Sky Sports)

    United are also interested in Leicester City's English midfielder James Maddison, 22, and Lyon's 23-year-old France forward Moussa Dembele. (ESPN)

    Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in 22-year-old Bournemouth and England midfielder Lewis Cook. (Mail)

    Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, has rejected an offer to join David Beckham's Inter Miami side. (L'Equipe via Calciomercato - in Italian)

    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil believes he has been made a scapegoat at the club. The German, 31, says he will stay at the club until the end of his contract in 2021. (Times via The Athletic - subscription required)

    Newcastle are in talks with Sean Longstaff, 21, and his brother Matty, 19, in a bid to agree deals to keep the siblings at St James' Park amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

    Crystal Palace's former England defender Gary Cahill, 33, says "quitting was never an option" after falling out of favour at Chelsea last season. (Times - subscription required)

    Former USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann is in line for a return to management with Ecuador. (Sun)

    Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says the club could be forced to sell midfielder Kalidou Koulibaly. Manchester United are interested in the 28-year-old Senegal international. (Talksport)

    Manchester United made a bid for Juventus' 21-year-old Turkey defender Merih Demiral before signing 26-year-old England centre-back Harry Maguire. (Sky Italia via Sporx - in Turkish)

    Leicester City and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 23, is a transfer target for Besiktas. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

    Al-Sadd and Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah, 27, is being monitored by Leeds, Lille and Marseille. (Le Buteur - in French)

    Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says there is nobody more desperate to see Arsenal's loanee forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, succeed at Elland Road than him. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

    Everton defender Lewis Gibson wants to rejoin Newcastle. The 19-year-old is an academy product of the Magpies. (Football Insider)

    Former Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has hinted he will retire after LA Galaxy's play-off game at the weekend. (Sun)

    Wolves have taken out a £50m loan to fund future operational costs. (Express and Star)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's Newspapers:
20th October 2019

sunday express

Manchester City plan to make Raheem Sterling the Premier League's best-paid player to ward off Real Madrid.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign long-time Liverpool target Timo Werner, though is unlikely to land his man in January.
Chelsea have added Ukraine international Ruslan Malinovskyi to Frank Lampard's list of potential summer transfer targets.

sunday mirror

Manchester United are bracing themselves for a third takeover bid from Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman after a £3bn offer was rejected.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has revealed he came close to joining Everton this summer but insists he wants to remain with the French club.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea arrived at the Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad amid reports he has not given up hope of playing against Liverpool on Sunday.
An Aston Villa fan was ejected from their Premier League game against Brighton after directing homophobic gestures at away fans.
Manchester United have 'cooled their interest' in Mario Mandzukic ahead of the January transfer window as the club won't panic after poor start.


Dani Ceballos has reportedly held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about potentially staying at Arsenal.

mail on sunday

Manchester United pan to splash a £300m transfer kitty in a bid to rebuild the squad as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes a big summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are set to hijack Real Madrid's move for Christian Eriksen next summer.
Massimiliano Allegri would deliver the Premier League title within two years if he took over at Manchester United, says Luciano Moggi.

sunday telegraph

Unai Emery is not worried that Eddie Nketiah will miss out on Arsenal's youthful revolution.

the sun on sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'says he would RESIGN' as Manchester United manager if their shocking form continues.
Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan refused to show his players any footage of Liverpool's matches because it will terrify them.
Dan James is on a special muscle-building  programme to increase his strength.
Tottenham will make West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson their top target for the problem right-back slot.
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has made a personal check on Ecuador's rising star Jose Cifuentes.
Savo Milosevic has urged Partizan Belgrade fans: Don't shame our club with racism when Manchester United come to town.
Crystal Palace want Scottish starlet Scott Banks in January - despite his troubles for club and country.

scottish sun

Jamie Murphy admits he did think about walking away from Rangers after Steven Gerrard suggested a loan move.
QPR are 'weighing up' a £1.5m transfer swoop for Hearts starlet Aaron Hickey.

sunday mail

Rangers boss Slippy Gerrard says it will be impossible to find better players than he already has in January

Manchester City are preparing a £450,000-a-week deal for Raheem Sterling in a bid to fend off interest from Real Madrid in the 24-year-old England forward. (Star)

Paris St-Germain are to rival Real Madrid in trying to sign Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would consider his future at the club if the Norwegian thought he was damaging the Old Trafford outfit. (Metro)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was seen chatting to Solskjaer at the club's training ground in the build up to the side's match against Liverpool on Sunday. (Manchester Evening News)

Meanwhile Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to heal his rift with former right-back Gary Neville, 44. (Mirror)

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted "there will come a time" when the club have to sell 28-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Sky Sports Italia, via Sunday Express)

Manchester United are bracing themselves for a third bid for the club by Saudi royals, who have already had two offers turned down. (Star on Sunday)

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, has held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about turning his loan move with Arsenal into a permanent switch. (El Desmarque, via Mail on Sunday)

Tottenham are to target West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson, while Crystal Palace are also interested in the 19-year-old English full-back. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says the club have no intention of selling Scotland international John McGinn, 25. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City and Barcelona are both interested in Anderlecht's 19-year-old midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, who has been linked with a move to Sevilla. (Marca)

Manchester United are considering triggering a one-year contract extension in Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic's contract to avoid losing the 31-year-old, who is a target for Inter Milan, on a free transfer next summer. (Corriere dello Sport, via Sunday Express)

Newcastle fans are turning away from St James' Park, as new figures show a drop in home home attendance. (Mirror)


Full Member
Jan 15, 2007
Manchester United are considering triggering a one-year contract extension in Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic's contract to avoid losing the 31-year-old, who is a target for Inter Milan, on a free transfer next summer. (Corriere dello Sport, via Sunday Express)
We would still lose money by just paying his wages for another season and him stinking up the place. This club is stupid.

M Bison

Full Member
Oct 26, 2015
In the Wilderness
York City
Love the reaction to the gossip in the Express about Matic - do you think there’s any chance it’s untrue?!


Full Member
Jun 8, 2006
Love the reaction to the gossip in the Express about Matic - do you think there’s any chance it’s untrue?!
Much depend on whether we manage to get a replacement in January.
If he decides to run out his contract,his performances from January onwards will be even worse (I know that will get difficult :)).


Full Member
Jul 28, 2019
The Matic news is exactly why Woodward and the Glazers have got to go, the man offer precious little in this league and at the level we want to operate at but they are more concerned about losing him on a free instead of investing in a replacement. The manager is clearly done with him, he doesn't trust or rate him anymore but he will be forced on him or the new manager. Shambles.


Full Member
Jun 8, 2006
Definitely true looking at the comments.
Do you really think the comments here will impact on whether news is true or not?

Don't forget that roughly 80 per cent of news you hear about MU is fake. Otherwise we would have signed 60 players in summer :)


Full Member
Jan 15, 2007
Aye, we demonstrated in the last window just how reluctant we are to let unwanted players go.
Sick and tired of this and can’t believe we have to see Mata and Matic on the pitch every week.

If we are to accept the dark days then play the youth but this is just bullshit.


Ole's at the wheel!
Mar 10, 2013
Do you really think the comments here will impact on whether news is true or not?

Don't forget that roughly 80 per cent of news you hear about MU is fake. Otherwise we would have signed 60 players in summer :)
Thought it was obvious sarcasm.


The one and only
Nov 28, 2006
“Shit. They’ve played their Darmian card. We’d better offer them £40m”


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's Newspapers:
21st October 2019

daily mail

Real Madrid are reportedly set for a big push in the transfer market and are targeting both Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland.
Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract that would let him depart the Oranje after Euro 2020 - but only if Barcelona come calling.
Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix is to be sidelined for up to three weeks after the 19-year-old suffered an ankle knock on Saturday.

daily telegraph

Millwall are in advanced talks with Gary Rowett over becoming the Championship club's new manager.
Frank Lampard says he would be prepared to discuss Olivier Giroud's future in January after the forward admitted he could be forced to consider his options if he remains on the fringes of the Chelsea line-up.
Toby Alderweireld says Tottenham are still 'fighting' for the manager.
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal's teenage winger, has said he is ready to challenge Alexandre Lacazette for a place in Unai Emery's attack.

the sun

Mike Phelan has admitted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he needs to spend big if he is going to turn things around at Manchester United.
Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to be involved in a row with a pair of Manchester United fans after full-time at Old Trafford.

daily mirror

Frank Lampard will have crunch talks with unhappy Olivier Giroud ahead of the January transfer window - and will tell him: "I want you here."
Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has suffered a heart attack scare during training.

daily express

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has declared he is ready to challenge French forward Alexandre Lacazette for his place in the team.

the guardian

Marco Silva has claimed he never worried about the pressure mounting on his job at Everton because his conscience was clear that he was giving everything to correct the team's faltering campaign.

daily record

Lazio have appealed to UEFA to overturn their partial stadium closure for their Europa League clash with Celtic next month after banning 20 of their own fans.
Crystalk Palace midfielder James McCarthy admits he's always wanted to play for Celtic as he reminisced over derby day trips to Parkhead as a kid.

scottish sun

Hearts captain Christophe Berra has warned Rangers they'll face another scrap in the Betfred Cup semi-final.
Boli Bolingoli believes Celtic team-mate Odsonne Edouard can be as good as cousin Romelu Lukaku.

Real Madrid are monitoring Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, as well as Norway's 19-year-old forward Erling Braut Haaland, who plays for Red Bull Salzburg. (El Desmarque, via Mail)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing RB Leipzig's 23-year-old German striker Timo Werner, who has previously been linked with Liverpool. (Express)

Manchester United are set to offer a new contract to English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, amid interest from Barcelona. (Sun)

Newcastle United scouts are monitoring 20-year-old Lille and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Chronicle)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he wants 33-year-old France striker Olivier Giroud, who is unhappy with his lack of first-team football, to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have added Atalanta and Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, 26, to their list of possible transfer targets for next summer. (Express)

Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, 28, says he could have moved to Everton in the summer but the Belgium international was put off by the lack of European football on offer at Goodison Park. (Het Laatste Nieuws, via Mirror)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is not worried about England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah's lack of action on loan at Leeds United. The 20-year-old has still not started a Championship game for the club. (Mirror)

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman would like to manage Barcelona one day and has a clause in his contract allowing clubs to hire him after the 2020 European Championships, according to Dutch Football Federation sporting director Nico-Jan Hoogma. (Fox Sports, via Marca)

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, 28, is aiming to make his return from an ankle injury in the Premier League game at Sheffield United on Monday. (Mail)

Millwall are in advanced talks with Gary Rowett which could see the former Birmingham City, Derby County and Stoke City boss become their new manager. (Telegraph)