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Nou_Camp99

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If Poch signs with us in next few weeks he will get £15m a season for 3 1/2 years at the least. He won't give two craps about the spurs compo. It's about getting back in for top level managers.
 

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Because he didn't want to leave, to get him out of his position, they had to pay out the remainder of his contract. I dont see how if he didn't want to leave, why he should lose out financially for getting a new job. Like if Chris hughton got the Watford job, should he pay back his Brighton pay out?

That being said, you might be right having something in the contract, but if you've basically rescinded it, how can they enforce that at all? POch would have had to have signed some competition clause upon leaving, which would be fecking retarded of him if he did.
He won’t lose out financially, that’s the whole point.
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
2nd December 2019



DAILY MIRROR

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out a move for Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.
  • Manchester United have reportedly made contact over a possible January transfer for Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal.
  • LiVARpool are reportedly ready to rival Tottenham for Lyon and Holland star Memphis Depay.

DAILY MAIL
  • Watford's players want club chiefs to appoint a homegrown manager next.
  • The linesman did not follow protocol for Leicester's winning goal against Everton, according to Mark Clattenburg.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could follow Unai Emery out of Arsenal.
  • Marco Silva may be the next Premier League manager facing the axe after Leicester defeat.
  • Barcelona could look to Julian Weigl to help strengthen their midfield in the summer, with the Catalans weighing-up a move for the £21m-rated Borussia Dortmund man.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Marco Silva is on the brink of losing his job after Everton's dramatic defeat at Leicester.
  • David Martin says he was embarrassed by his tears after his West Ham debut aged 33.
  • James Ward-Prowse is targeting two more free-kick goals to match the tally reached by club legend Matt Le Tissier.

THE SUN
  • Eberechi Eze's hopes of landing a dream £20m move to Tottenham could be scuppered by the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.
  • If Arsenal fail to sort boardroom shambles it could be years until they challenge for top four, says Alan Shearer.
  • Marco Silva's future at Everton will be discussed today after a last-gasp defeat at Leicester was decided by VAR.
  • Neil Warnock could make a shock return to management with Middlesbrough.

OTHER

  • Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a January transfer target for Inter Milan (Daily Star)
  • Philippe Coutinho says he would 'love to stay' at Bayern Munich after an enjoyable loan spell. (Marca)
  • Jonjo Shelvey wants to finish his top-flight career at Newcastle United and has revealed his desire for a new deal. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • Ryan Giggs will stop Gareth Bale from playing golf during Euro 2020 because he wants the Wales forward to be focused on football. (The Times)
  • Jorginho has taken a swipe at Chelsea's strikers after their 1-0 loss to West Ham. (Daily Star)
  • Celtic are tracking £3m-rated Ivory Coast youngster Ismaila Soro. (Daily Record)
  • Odsonne Edouard is facing an Old Firm Betfred Cup final fitness sweat. (Scottish Sun)
  • Joe Aribo insists Rangers are more than ready for the 10 crucial days that could define their season. (Scottish Sun)

Brendan Rodgers, linked with the vacant Arsenal manager's job, has suggested there is a exit clause in his contract at Leicester City. (Mirror)

Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is a January transfer target for Inter Milan. (Star)

Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, the 27-year-old Brazil international on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, hopes to remain with the German club. (Marca)

Watford's players want the club to appoint a British manager following the sacking of Quique Sanchez Flores, with ex-Brighton boss Chris Hughton and former Reading manager Paul Clement being linked with the post. (Mail)

QPR's England Under-21 midfielder Eberechi Eze's dream move to Tottenham could be off following the departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino. Chelsea, Leicester City and West Ham have also been watching the 21-year-old. (Sun)

Tottenham and Argentina international midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 23, on loan from Real Betis, is considering another move. (Marca)

Liverpool have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in tracking Lyon's French forward Mathis Rayan Cherki, 16, who has already made his Ligue 1 and Champions League debuts. (90 Min)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Jack Grealish for his performance in Aston Villa's draw against Manchester United but remained coy over a potential move for the 24-year-old English midfielder. (Metro)

Juventus director Fabio Paratici has revealed that his side are not interested in signing Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (Mail)

Juventus have yet to decide whether to sell Turkey defender Merih Demiral, 21 - linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal - or Italy midfielder Daniele Rugani, 25, thought to be a target for Arsenal, Wolves and West Ham. (Calciomercato)

Leicester City's Turkey international defender Caglar Soyuncu, 23, linked with Manchester City, is not leaving the King Power Stadium any time soon, his agent has said. (Leicester Mercury)

Barcelona could look to Germany midfielder Julian Weigl to help strengthen their midfield in the summer, with the Catalans weighing up a move for the £21m-rated Borussia Dortmund man. (Mail)

Newcastle United's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27, wants to finish his top-flight career with the Magpies and has revealed his desire for a new deal. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Aston Villa have been linked with a move for LA Galaxy's French winger Romain Alessandrini, 30. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has paid a visit to Newell's Old Boys in Argentina - the first club he ever played for between 1989 and 1994 - as he considers his next move. (Mail)

Atalanta's Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, on loan at Parma this season but linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham, has revealed he is a Chelsea fan. (Talksport)

The British and Irish football associations are set to go ahead with a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. (Times - subscription required)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
3rd December 2019



THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed a deal with AC Milan that will see him reject a return to the Premier League.
  • Christian Eriksen has made it clear he will not sign a new deal at Tottenham, and the midfielder will reject any attempts made by Spurs to persuade him to stay.
  • Newcastle will only consider allowing Dwight Gayle to leave in January if they receive bids of more than £15m for the striker, following interest from Championship clubs.
  • Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri is facing further scrutiny after being charged with misconduct by the English Football League.
  • Derby County are close to agreeing a new investment deal - with negotiations expected to be concluded this month.

DAILY MIRROR
  • The Merseyside derby will be Marco Silva's final shot to save his Everton career.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho says he is happy to play second fiddle to Jamie Vardy at Leicester.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Liverpool's belief has them heading towards a first Premier League title.
  • UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he will finally bring black members and women onto the body's disciplinary panel to help try and tackle racism in European football.
  • Under-pressure Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate will be allowed more time to recover their form, with his side hovering above the Championship relegation zone.

DAILY MAIL
  • Jose Mourinho plans to meet up with Manchester United staff he considers friends on his return to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
  • Watford are considering making a stop-gap appointment to see them through to the end of the season.
  • Manuel Pellegrini has bought himself time after inspiring West Ham to their shock win at Chelsea.
  • Nike has made Raheem Sterling a world-record-breaking £100m offer to retain the forward as one of their global ambassadors.

THE GUARDIAN
  • Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City's squad will need regenerating next summer following the departures of Vincent Kompany and David Silva, but the Spaniard has ruled out signing new players in January.

THE SUN
  • Neil Warnock could make a shock return to management with Middlesbrough.
  • Brescia chief Massimo Cellino has told Mario Balotelli that he is free to leave the Serie A club in the January transfer window.
  • Jan Vertonghen admits Spurs' players feel responsible for Mauricio Pochettino's sacking.
  • Macclesfield's players are boycotting the club's training sessions amid missed payments.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players he could be sacked depending on his side's results against Tottenham and Manchester City in their next two games. (Sun)

Former Manchester United and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, is set to reject a return to the Premier League and agree a deal with another of his old clubs AC Milan. (Telegraph)

AC Milan have also been offered Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 33. (Calciomercato)

Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, has made it clear he will not sign a new contract and will reject any attempts to persuade him to stay. (Telegraph)

Arsenal's board want former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta, currently Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City, to replace Unai Emery as manager. (Mirror)

Arsenal are ready to assess as many as 12 contenders for the managerial vacancy. (Mirror)

However, Arsenal will offer interim boss Freddie Ljungberg, 42, the job on a permanent basis if he instigates a sufficient turnaround in fortunes. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal and Everton, whose manager Marco Silva is under pressure after his side's struggle this season, are both interested in recruiting former Valencia coach Marcelino. (Mail)

Watford have held talks with former Athletic Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda but it is understood he is no longer under consideration to succeed Quique Sanchez Flores. (Sky Sports)

Watford are considering making a stop-gap appointment to see them through to the end of the season. (Mail)

Everton are set to stick with Marco Silva as their manager before the derby match with Liverpool on Wednesday. (Express)

Newcastle United will only consider bids of more than £15m for English striker Dwight Gayle, with a number of Championship clubs interested in the 29-year-old. (Telegraph)
Veteran Neil Warnock, 71, could make a shock return to management at Middlesbrough, with Jonathan Woodgate facing the sack. (Sun)

Manuel Pellegrini has bought himself time as West Ham boss after his team's win at Chelsea. (Mail)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has opened the door on an instant return to the Premier League, declaring himself ready to dive straight back into management. (Fox Sports, via Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is counting on having Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, at the club for the duration of his contract, which runs until 2023. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid are preparing to make an offer for Napoli's 28-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly - a long-term target for Manchester United - next summer. (Calciomercato)

Roma are planning an improved offer to buy Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, with the 30-year-old currently on loan at the Serie A club. (Il Romanista, via Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool have again sent scouts to watch Trabzonspor's Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23. (Mirror)

Former Manchester United and West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, the 31-year-old Mexico international now with Sevilla, has hinted he is open to moving to the MLS. (Mail)

Golf fanatic Gareth Bale, 30, could be banned from the links during Wales' Euro 2020 campaign as Ryan Giggs bids to keep his star player fit. (Sky Sports)

Juventus, having already been linked with Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, and left-sided Italian Emerson Palmieri, 25, are now interested in another Chelsea player, Spanish winger Pedro, 32. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool could bring forward plans to bid for 21-year-old Norway midfielder Sander Berge from Belgian club Genk and the Reds see him as cover for injured midfielder Fabinho. (Mirror)

Inter Milan are ready to offer Fiorentina money as well as two of their players for Italy international forward Federico Chiesa, 22, who has been linked with Liverpool. (Calciomercato)

Fulham have made an enquiry about signing Leicester's England Under-21 defender James Justin, 21, on loan in January. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has refused to rule his old team out of the Premier League title race despite falling 11 points behind leaders Liverpool. (Sky Sports)

Everton Soares, a 23-year-old Brazil forward who plays for Gremio, is a 35m euro (£29.9m) transfer target for Everton. (Sport Witness)
Turkish side Besiktas have been linked with a move for Aston Villa's French striker Jonathan Kodjia, 30. Besiktas are willing to pay £2.5m, but Villa want up to £7m. (Sporx, via Birmingham Mail)

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, believes Mauricio Pochettino was a victim of his own success at the club and says all the players feel responsible for the Argentine's sacking. (Evening Standard)

West Ham are looking to sign a goalkeeper, a midfielder and a striker in January. (Star)

Manager Gareth Southgate says England have a fantastic opportunity to rectify an "appalling" record at the European Championship next summer that has seen them reach only one semi-final in almost 60 years. (Guardian)

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 30, is looking to return to the Premier League in January and move from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. Everton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Southampton have all expressed an interest in the Nigerian, as have the Hornets. (Team Talk)

Nineteen-year-old Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, who plays for Parma on loan from fellow Italian side Atalanta, is wanted by Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal but has revealed he is a Chelsea supporter. (Team Talk)

Aston Villa have been linked with a £10m January move for Millwall's English winger Jed Wallace, 25. (Birmingham Mail)

Southampton, Newcastle and Rangers are interested in signing 17-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, who plays for League Two side Carlisle. (Chronicle)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has clamped down on the matchday dress of his players after they started wearing additional items to their club suit. (Times - subscription required)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
4th December 2019



THE SUN
  • Joe Gomez' second cousin Muhammadu Faal is on course to become the next Jamie Vardy with Premier League clubs eyeing up the Enfield Town striker.
  • Football is making a mockery of Financial Fair Play rules with Manchester City set to avoid punishment from lawmakers.


THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • A defiant Marco Silva has urged Everton to embrace the 'special' Anfield challenge on Wedneday.

EVENING STANDARD
  • Tottenham are willing to listen to offers of less than £40m for Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.
  • Chelsea's France striker Olivier Giroud will hold talks with the Stamford Bridge club as the 33-year-old considers a January exit.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
  • Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United boss.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn on interest in Jadon Sancho as he revealed Liverpool are ready to spend in the January transfer window.
  • Aleksander Ceferin has once more defended UEFA's decision to hold last season's Europa League final in Baku.
  • Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the video assistant referee system is a "mess" and that there is "no way back".

DAILY MAIL
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will star in a forthcoming documentary on the modern day coach.
  • Mourinho has ended links to Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes because of the £85m release clause in the Portugal international's contract.

THE GUARDIAN
  • Manager Brendan Rodgers has told Leicester fans to stop leaving matches early.


Tottenham Hotspur are willing to listen to offers of less than £40m for Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Evening Standard)

Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss. (Manchester Evening News)

Meanwhile, Tottenham have no intention of making a move for Manchester United's 31-year-old Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Manchester Evening News)

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has ended links to Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, because of the £85m release clause in the Portugal international's contract. (Mail)

Arsenal have made contact with former Valencia boss Marcelino as they continue their search for a new manager. (Goal - in Spanish)

Manchester City have joined the race for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez. Barcelona are also interested in the 22-year-old. (Sky Sports Italia, via Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United boss Solskjaer says he wants the club to be quicker in the transfer market, hinting that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward left deals late last summer. (Evening Standard)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the video assistant referee system is a "mess" and that there is "no way back". (Mirror)

Chelsea's France striker Olivier Giroud will hold talks with the Stamford Bridge club as the 33-year-old considers a January exit. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are targeting Norwich City's English defender Ben Godfrey, 21, in January. (Football Insider)

Premier League clubs wanting to hire former Newcastle United,Chelsea and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez would have to pay more than £20m in compensation to his current side, Dalian Yifang. (Mail)

LiVARpool will only allow England Under-21s striker Rhian Brewster join another club if the 19-year-old is guaranteed playing time. (Football Insider)

Everton want to sign 16-year-old Portuguese winger Matchoi Bobo Djalo from Pacos de Ferreira in January. (Football Insider)

Norwich, Watford and Crystal Palace are monitoring 22-year-old Enfield forward Muhammadu Faal, who is related to Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid want to sign 23-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany forward Timo Werner. (COPE - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 32, AC Milan's 24-year-old Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek and Torino and Italy frontman Andrea Belotti, 25, are also options for the La Liga side. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, says he will be coming to Italy after leaving Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy.(GQ Italia - in Italian)

Barcelona and Juventus are both keen to sign 16-year-old French defender Lenny Lacroix from Metz.(Calciomercato)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
5th December 2019



DAILY MIRROR
  • Marco Silva said goodbye to his Everton players in the away dressing room at Anfield following their 5-2 defeat in the Merseyside derby.
  • Real Betis vice-chairman Jose Catalan has revealed that Tottenham can make Giovani Lo Celso's move permanent for a cut-price deal.
  • Phil Foden may have to follow Jadon Sancho out of Manchester City to kickstart his career, according to Shaun Wright-Phillips.

THE SUN
  • Manchester United could turn to England boss Gareth Southgate to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after previously blocking the Three Lions gaffer's route into management.
  • Tottenham are reportedly ready to cut their losses with Christian Eriksen and sell him in January - for less than £40m.
  • Freddie Ljungberg is planning talks with £72m winger Nicolas Pepe who is still struggling to cope with life in England four months after his record-breaking move to Arsenal.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor could make a return to English football after walking out on Turkish club Kayserispor.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is willing to pay a massive £119m to sign Jadon Sancho in the January window, according to reports
  • Arsenal have been linked with Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri but now they have an ideal chance to go for Carlo Ancelotti.
  • Atalanta are set to sign Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic on a permanent basis.
  • Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is wanted by Everton if Marco Silva is sacked following the 5-2 defeat to Liverpool.

THE INDEPENDENT
  • Chelsea are considering recalling defender Jake Clarke-Salter who has enjoyed a successful loan spell at Birmingham.
DAILY STAR
  • Manchester Utd have launched a £21m offer for Liverpool transfer target Dejan Kulusevski of Parma.

DAILY MAIL
  • Chelsea are prepared to set a new transfer record in order to bring England international Jadon Sancho to the club from Borussia Dortmund.
  • Everton are lining up a new contract for left-back Lucas Digne after tying down Richarlison until 2024.
  • Jose Mourinho could make £25m-rated Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey his first signing as manager of Tottenham.
  • Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson says Lionel Messi and Ederson are two major influences on his career.
  • The Premier League are facing calls from clubs to appoint Richard Masters as chief executive on a permanent basis following their decision to dispense with David Pemsel last week.

DAILY RECORD
  • Leicester City are looking to offer Brendan Rodgers a bumper new deal that would give the Northern Irishman significant financial reward to remain at the King Power Stadium.
  • Celtic will have to splash the cash to sign Ismaila Soro as his club in Israel, Bnei Yehunda, sent a firm message over his future.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Referee John Beaton apologised to Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for denying Alfredo Morelos a penalty against Aberdeen.


Manchester United could turn to England manager Gareth Southgate if they decide to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season. (Sun)

United assistant manager Mike Phelan says the club still want "superstar signings". (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are willing to break their transfer record in order to sign Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 19. (Goal)

Sancho, who joined Dortmund from Manchester City, has no intention of leaving the Bundesliga side in January. (Bild, via Mirror)

Chelsea will learn on Thursday whether their transfer ban, set to expire in February, will be repealed to allow them to do business in January. (Telegraph)

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is manager of French club Nice, is a leading candidate to become the new Gunners boss following the sacking of Unai Emery. (Nice-Matin, via Mail)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane still wants to bring Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to the Bernabeu. (Marca)

Manchester United could offer Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, as part of a deal to sign Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 27, from Tottenham. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City are confident England forward Raheem Sterling, 24, will sign a new deal that will make him the club's highest-ever earner. (Metro)

Liverpool and Arsenal have joined Barcelona in the race for 17-year-old German striker Karim Adeyemi, who is on loan at Austrian second-tier side Liefering from RB Salzburg. (Sport via Mirror)

Everton are preparing a new long-term deal for France left-back Lucas Digne, 26. (Mail)

West Ham are leading Wolves in the battle to sign AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 22. (Milan Live)

Tottenham are planning a move for £25m-rated Norwich centre back Ben Godfrey, 21. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid have agreed a £25.4m deal to sign 21-year-old midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense. (UOL, in Portuguese)

Tottenham can sign Giovani lo Celso - on loan from Real Betis - on a permanent deal in January if they pay £27.3m for the 23-year-old Argentine midfielder. (ABC de Sevilla via Football London)

Leeds United are planning an approach for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, 29, before the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Leeds United and fellow Championship club Swansea City are interested in taking Liverpool and England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 19, on loan in January. (Times - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, previously a target for Everton, is close to leaving the Spanish club. (Marca via Sport Witness)
 

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Why on earth would Spurs be interested in a finished Matic? Jose has his big lumps for that position, more mobile and useful versions too. Matic won't be going there and to be honest, I don't know if Eriksen is what we need.....I suspect he'd only come for a final payday.
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
6th December 2019


Manchester United still hope to persuade Christian Eriksen to join them after he rejected them in the summer according to the Daily Mirror.




DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United still hope to persuade Christian Eriksen to join them after he rejected them in the summer.
  • West Ham director of football Mario Husillos is feeling the heat with the club unimpressed with his work so far.
  • Atlanta United are braced for a transfer battle for £19m-rated forward Ezequiel Barco with Arsenal and Manchester United keen.
  • Manchester United have spoken to the agent of Parma's Dejan Kulusevski as they prepare another bid amid interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.

THE SUN
  • David Moyes has told Everton he wants a long-term commitment from them before he agrees to return to the club.
  • Erling Haaland can leave Red Bull Salzburg for £17m in January and Borussia Dortmund are leading the race, according to reports.
  • Napoli will sell the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne in a summer purge, according to reports.
  • Olivier Giroud's hopes of finding a way out of Chelsea next month are fading - because no-one wants to pay for him when he will be available for nothing in the summer.
  • Chelsea have been handed a huge boost ahead of this weekend's trip to Everton with Antonio Rudiger fit for selection.
  • Pep Guardiola is interested in bringing back Domenec Torrent as Manchester City's assistant manager if Mikel Arteta quits for Arsenal.
  • Wilfried Zaha's new agent has held talks with Chelsea over a potential move next summer, according to reports.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to get rid of Paul Pogba in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid and Juventus both keen.
  • Sadio Mane was approached by Manchester United in August 2015, but decided against the move because he didn't want to play under Louis van Gaal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Brendan Rodgers is in talks over a new contract with Leicester as the Champions League chasers move to tie down their manager.
  • Arsenal have stepped up the process of identifying a permanent replacement for the sacked Unai Emery by holding their first interviews with candidates for the role.

DAILY MAIL
  • Massimiliano Allegri has broken the hearts of a handful of Premier League fans after he ruled out a move to Arsenal or Manchester United this season.
  • Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet insists they will do all they can to keep on-loan Jake Clarke-Salter from going back to Chelsea in January.
  • The FIA have made an embarrassing U-turn by reinstating the waved chequered flag to mark the end of an F1 race.

DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal star Mesut Ozil was seen storming off the pitch shouting as he went down the tunnel following a shock defeat to Brighton.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Rangers are tracking Portsmouth keeper Craig MacGillivray and could make a January bid.
Leicester City have opened talks with manager Brendan Rodgers over a lucrative new contact in a bid to fend off interest from Arsenal.(Telegraph)


Arsenal have held their first interviews with candidates for their vacant manager's job, with the focus on candidates who are out of work. (Telegraph)

Shanghai SIPG coach Vitor Pereira is one of the leading contenders to replace the sacked Marco Silva at Everton.(Mail)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not become manager of Bayern Munich. (Bild - in German - subscription required)

Ex-Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he will not return to management until the summer but has been taking English lessons amid links with Premier League jobs. (ESPN)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could bring back Domenec Torrent as his assistant if Mikel Arteta leaves his coaching staff to join Arsenal.(Sun)

Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January after the Denmark international rejected them in the summer. (Mirror)

Prior to the win over Tottenham in midweek, Manchester United players told the club's hierarchy that they should not sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Times - subscription required)

Red Bull Salzburg and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, has a £17m January release clause in his contract. (Manchester Evening News via Bild)

Chelsea are interested in signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, next summer. (Independent)

Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, 33, is unlikely to leave the club in January with clubs preferring to wait until the French international is available in the summer on a free transfer. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are determined to keep England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, until the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been interviewed for the vacant manager's job at Watford. (Times - subscription required)

Former West Ham, Newcastle and West Brom manager Alan Pardew says he is interested in the vacant Everton manager's job but says ex-Toffees boss David Moyes would be a "good fit". (Mail)

The agent of France and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, has met with executives from both Chelsea and Manchester City. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

West Ham will try to sell 33-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Roberto in January and part ways with the director of football who brought him to the club in the summer.(Guardian)

Barcelona's 17-year-old forward Ansu Fati has signed a new contract with a release clause that will rise to 400m euros (£337.5m) when he becomes a first-team player. (FC Barcelona)

Premier League champions Manchester City are set to sign a long-term eight-figure training kit deal. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
7th December 2019



DAILY MAIL
  • The FA have decided not to take any England games to Anfield because of Liverpool's ban on journalists from The Sun, despite struggling to find a suitable ground in the north to host the side's final Euro 2020 warm-up game against Romania next summer.
  • Ousmane Dembele has spoken to Chelsea and Manchester City as he looks for an exit route out of Barcelona.

THE SUN
  • Frank Lampard is plotting a £150m January spending spree with Leicester's Ben Chilwell a target.
  • Phil Foden has been urged to follow Jadon Sancho and leave Manchester City by ex-Sky Blue Shaun Wright-Phillips.
  • Brazilian goal machine Gabriel Barbosa wants to prove himself in the Premier League and link up with Roberto Firmino.
  • Brendan Rodgers' bumper new contract has catapulted him up the list of the Prem's highest-paid managers.

THE TIMES
  • FIFA has no plans to reopen the investigation into Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid despite taking the intriguing decision to publish court testimony stating three notorious South Americans were bribed to vote for the tournament.

DAILY STAR
  • Nathan Ake has revealed Virgil van Dijk is giving him a helping hand in his bid to be a defensive giant for club and country.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is determined to leave the club in the summer, with Real Madrid confident they can negotiate a reduction on United's £126.4m asking price for the France playmaker as he enters the last 12 months of his contract. (L'Equipe via AS)

Tottenham retain an interest in Ajax playmaker Donny van de Beek, but the 22-year-old Netherlands international reportedly favours a move to Real Madrid, who are preparing a £46.2m bid. (De Telegraaf via FourFourTwo)

Manchester City and Chelsea have had talks with representatives of Barcelona's 22-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele, 22. (Eldesmarque via Sun)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could have as much as £150m to spend after the club's transfer ban was reduced, with Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 27, and Leicester City's England left-back Ben Chilwell, 22, two of the club's leading targets. (Mail)

Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has 18 months left on his contract, has pulled out of talks about extending his contract and is ready to leave next summer. (Mirror)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hopes the new deal he has signed persuades the club's star players to stay. (Times - subscription required)

LiVARpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the club would have sold Wales midfielder Harry Wilson, who is on loan at Bournemouth, if they did not believe 22-year-old had a future with them. (Guardian)

Klopp says LiVARpool could sign a striker if 19-year-old English forward Rhian Brewster leaves on loan in January. (Liverpool Echo)

England manager Gareth Southgate travelled to Italy to watch Manchester United's on-loan centre-back Chris Smalling, 30, play for Roma in Friday's goalless draw with Inter Milan. (Mail)

Crystal Palace have contacted AC Milan about the possibility of signing 28-year-old former Liverpool striker Fabio Borini on loan. (Evening Standard)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is close to signing a new contract to extend his stay until 2024. (Sky Sports)

Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti and former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are among those under consideration to succeed Marco Silva at Everton. (Times - subscription required)

Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa, 23, who has scored 43 goals in 56 games on loan at Flamengo from Inter Milan, says he would like to play for Liverpool. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid are planning a move for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani after the 32-year-old Uruguay forward fell out of favour in the French capital. (ESPN
 

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why exactly do Chelsea think Chilwell would want to leave to join them, we are a much better side...
 

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Money and London? Also it's not like Chelsea are a midtable team.
for foreign players London is a big draw, not so much for brits
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
8th December 2019

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their Jadon Sancho pursuit according to Sunday's papers - get all the latest transfer rumours here.



SUNDAY MIRROR
  • Manchester United have been handed a boost in their Jadon Sancho pursuit as Manchester City have decided not to exercise their transfer option.
  • Qatar Sports Investments, who are the owners of PSG, are on the verge of securing a stake in Leeds United.
  • Arsenal are leading a clutch of Premier League clubs who want to bring on loan Roma star Chris Smalling back to English football next summer.
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has ordered scouts to give him the lowdown on Roma's Edin Dzeko.
  • Everton managerial target Marcelo Gallardo is refusing to say whether he will stay on as boss of South American giants River Plate after this week's Argentina Cup final.
  • Southampton are prepared to listen to loan offers for defender Jannik Vestergaard.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • Mikel Arteta is emerging as the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery as the manager of Arsenal.
  • Newcastle United are planning at least one new signing in the January transfer window, despite Steve Bruce claiming it is too hard for the club to bring in the 'right' player.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY
  • Chelsea are eyeing a £40m move for Nathan Ake after their transfer ban was lifted.
  • Former Leicester City manager Claude Puel says striker Jamie Vardy can sometimes be "like a child" and "needs attention".

MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • Arsenal's executives met for a dinner party last week to decide their next manager after already losing faith in Freddie Ljungberg.
  • Jadon Sancho will be Chelsea's principal target now their transfer ban has been lifted and he is increasingly expected to choose Stamford Bridge next summer.
  • Knocking out Liverpool then joining Manchester United is on Erling Haaland's Christmas wishlist.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Tottenham are refusing to give up on the chase for West Brom's right-back Nathan Ferguson.
  • Gareth Southgate watched Chris Smalling for Roma against Inter Milan as he considers handing the defender a shock international recall.
  • Oxford United star Anthony Forde was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties during Saturday's draw with Shrewsbury.

SUNDAY TIMES
  • Patrick Vieira's candidacy to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal head coach is being championed by his former team-mate Edu.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • Reece James is set to be rewarded for his breakthrough into the Chelsea first team with a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
  • Teemu Pukki believes leading Finland to their first major finals has boosted his goalscoring form in the Premier League.

Real Madrid are preparing to offer Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 28, and Wales winger Gareth Bale, 30, as part of a swap deal for 26-year-old Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Eldesmarque via Sunday Express)

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta will have to go through a lengthy interview process if he wants to become the next permanent Arsenal manager. (Sunday Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says England forward Jadon Sancho will not be leaving the club in January, despite Manchester United being heavily linked with the 19-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City have first refusal on signing Jadon Sancho because of a clause they negotiated as part of the deal which saw them sell him to the German club. But the Premier League champions will not take up the option to match any offers for the winger. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has hinted that midfielder Arturo Vidal could move to Manchester United, with £13m on the table for the 32-year-old Chilean. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid must raise £84m in January transfer sales to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. (Sunday Mirror)

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has denied he is in the running for the vacant manager's job at Everton, despite being at Goodison Park to watch the 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday. (Goal)

Manager Jose Mourinho wants to make Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral his first signing at Tottenham, and has joined Arsenal and Manchester United in chasing the 21-year-old. (Sun)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out taking the vacant manager's job at Arsenal. (TYC Sports via Mail)

Chelsea are lining up a £40m offer for Bournemouth's Nathan Ake, 24, with the Blues keen to trigger a buy-back clause in their former defender's contract. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are interested in 20-year-old Fluminese striker Evanilson, who will be available on a free transfer in February. (Netflu via Sun)

Newcastle Unitted are preparing to make at least one January signing, with Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen, 22, on manager Steve Bruce's radar. (Telegraph)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he wants Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, to sign a contract extension. (Marca)

Crystal Palace have put Burnley's England Under-21 winger Dwight McNeil, 20, top of their list of replacements if Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, leaves. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are interested in signing Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic, with the 32-year-old Bosnia international's loan deal at Qarabag ending on 31 December. (Sun on Sunday)

Olympiacos defender Omar Elabdellaoui is a target for Aston Villa and Celtic. The 28-year-old Norway international says he has "decisions" to make. (Birmingham Live)

Former Leicester City manager Claude Puel says he "did not have a problem" with Jamie Vardy during his spell in charge, but the 32-year-old England striker sometimes "is like a child" and "needs attention". (Mail on Sunday)

Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that his then team-mate Wayne Rooney gifted him a Lamborghini after the Argentina international was mocked by the squad for driving an Audi. (Mail on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
9th December 2019



DAILY MAIL
  • Vitor Pereira is the leading candidate to be Everton's new manager as the club step up their search for Marco Silva's successor.
  • England will have to convince Jamie Vardy to return if they are to achieve success at Euro 2020, says Chris Sutton.
  • The Premier League has summoned the operators of the giant screens at each club to London this week in the latest efforts to end the VAR chaos.
  • Gareth Southgate will be in Qatar next week to combine watching Liverpool in the Club World Cup with a first recce of the country before the next World Cup.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Everton are keen on Leonardo Jardim but Duncan Ferguson is set to extend his stay as caretaker manager.
  • Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are playing from "memory" as they simply do not have time to think.

THE SUN
  • Patrick Vieira has admitted he can never ignore the call of Arsenal as former team-mate Edu looks to secure the Nice boss' services.
  • Harry Kane will remain at home for Tottenham's Champions League trip to Bayern Munich, with boss Jose Mourinho set to make mass changes.
  • Niko Kovac wants the Arsenal job and his team have made contact with the club, according to reports.
  • Mauricio Pochettino dropped in on his old friend Diego Maradona and watch his Gimnasia side as he continued his holiday in Argentina.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Etienne Capoue says Nigel Pearson came into Watford's dressing room before Saturday's crunch clash and ordered his new players to show some passion.
  • Eric Dier hinted spending too long under the charge of Mauricio Pochettino had left Tottenham's players feeling trapped.
  • Everton will step up their search for a permanent manager this week with Duncan Ferguson's instant success giving them some breathing space.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • The Manchester City fan arrested over claims he made monkey gestures at Manchester United's midfielder Fred has defended himself against accusations of racism by saying he was "putting my hands in my pants".
  • Celtic's 17-year-old winger Armstrong Okoflex is on England's radar despite having played for the Republic of Ireland's U19s last month.
  • Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley is leading the chase for New Zealand centre-back Tommy Smith.

Arsenal are leading Everton and Leicester in the chase to sign Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, 30, once his season-long loan at Roma ends. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Pedro in January, with the Spain winger, 32, out of favour at Chelsea. (Telegraph)

Juventus have offered Erling Braut Haaland 3m euros (£2.5m) a year in salary after finding out the 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Norway striker has a release clause of 30m euros (£25.3m). (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Former boss David Moyes and Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira lead Everton's list of possible replacements for Marco Silva, while Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim is also of interest. (Mirror)

Moyes and Chris Hughton are being considered for the manager's job at West Ham if Manuel Pellegrini is sacked. (Express)

Manchester City assistant boss Mikel Arteta is now top of Arsenal's list to replace Unai Emery after Brendan Rodgers committed himself to Leicester and former Gunners captain Patrick Vieira did the same at Nice. (Express)

But Vieira says he is not unmoved by the situation at Emirates Stadium. (Canal+, via Mail)

And the former France midfielder has told friends he is interested in taking the Arsenal job. (Star)

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac also wants to take over at Arsenal and will attend their Premier League match against West Ham on Monday. (Goal)

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who currently plays for Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan, could be set for a Premier League return. The 32-year-old Belgium international is a target for Tottenham. (DH Net - in French)

Despite being linked with AC Milan, Bologna and Napoli, former Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, may not return to Serie A after leaving LA Galaxy, says his agent Mino Raiola. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

AC Milan director of football Frederic Massara says his club are waiting for Ibrahimovic to decide his next move. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The owners of Paris St-Germain are close to securing a stake in Leeds that could lead to a £120m takeover if the club reach the Premier League. (Star)

West Ham have contacted Middlesbrough about a potential move to re-sign Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph, 32. (90min)

Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea and Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 28, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

After starting his third game in a row, Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, says Barcelona is the perfect place for him, despite being linked with Juventus and Inter Milan. (Goal)

Arsenal will not cut short Eddie Nketiah's season-long loan at Leeds even though the 20-year-old English striker has not started a Championship game since moving to Elland Road. (Sun)

Australia captain Mark Milligan - who plays for Southend - has announced his international retirement. The 34-year-old midfielder won 80 caps for the Socceroos. (ABC)
 

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Fellaini and Matic at Spurs, Smalling at Arsenal. You couldn't make that up. Please let it be true.
 

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Eric Dier hinted spending too long under the charge of Mauricio Pochettino had left Tottenham's players feeling trapped.

:lol: What a prick. That's down to Levy for fecks sake, i'm pretty sure Poch would have no issues with Dier leaving and replacing him with a capable CM.
 

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Smalling would improve Arsenal massively. They have literally been chasing him for 10 years now.
Smalling would greatly improve Arsenals defence
That's not saying much to be fair. Playing in a slower, less competitive league has made him look a world beater. He'd just be their next Sokratis or Mustafi. Wouldn't be long before the Arsenal faithful turned on him. Good luck to him.
 

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That's not saying much to be fair. Playing in a slower, less competitive league has made him look a world beater. He'd just be their next Sokratis or Mustafi. Wouldn't be long before the Arsenal faithful turned on him. Good luck to him.
He’s played in this league before.
 

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He’s played in this league before.
I'm not going to dig up the old Smalling for President debate but there's a reason he ended up in Italy in the first place and why he wasn't playing for England. But if Arsenal want to go down that road, let them crack on.
 

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Eric Dier hinted spending too long under the charge of Mauricio Pochettino had left Tottenham's players feeling trapped.

:lol: What a prick. That's down to Levy for fecks sake, i'm pretty sure Poch would have no issues with Dier leaving and replacing him with a capable CM.
Sure, let’s continue to ignore what the Spurs squad are saying and continue to blindly worship Pochettino. Think about what you’re saying!
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
10th December 2019



DAILY MIRROR
  • Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has launched a Pep Guardiola charm offensive amid reports Manchester City are preparing for life after their boss.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United have told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job is safe and they won't be going for ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also been promised the money to chase Saul Niguez and Erling Haaland.
  • Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has been ruled out until 2020 after falling at home and suffering a serious facial injury.
  • Bologna director Walter Sabatini has ruled out a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic after revealing the 38-year-old Swedish striker has already decided on his next destination.

THE SUN
  • Bournemouth have suffered a big blow with David Brooks undergoing another ankle operation, ruling him out for at least three months.
  • Manchester United are planning to hand Scott McTominay a double-your-money new £60,000-a-week contract.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Everton face a tough task trying to convince Vitor Pereira to become their next manager because his current club Shanghai SIPG want to keep him.
  • Manchester United have again been linked with Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes ahead of the January transfer window.

DAILY RECORD
  • Neil Lennon will ask the Celtic board to do everything in its power to secure cup final hero Fraser Forster on a permanent deal from Southampton.
  • Lennon insists Leigh Griffiths failed to make the bench on Sunday because Odsonne Edouard didn't start.
SCOTTISH SUN
  • Former Celtic defender Stephen Crainey has accused Rangers of a lack of sportsmanship during yesterday's Betfred Cup final.
OTHER
  • Former Valencia manager Marcelino is the new favourite for the permanent manager's job at Arsenal. (London Evening Standard)
  • West Ham are considering moves for Darren Randolph and Asmir Begovic next month as they target a new No 2 goalkeeper. (London Evening Standard)
  • Charlie Wyke insists the Sunderland players are 100 per cent behind manager Phil Parkinson, as the Black Cats boss comes under increasing pressure from supporters. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • Tottenham Hotspur are still keeping an eye on West Brom youngster Nathan Ferguson despite the change in management at the club. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Pep Clotet is not concerned about Birmingham City losing Jude Bellingham, with reports suggesting Chelsea are watching the 16-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)
  • West Brom have been left waiting by Barcelona for their Louie Barry money - and now Albion intend to raise the issue with FIFA because of the delay. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Nottingham Forest have been linked with Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor - but Addicks boss Lee Bowyer has previously said he is hopeful of keeping his star man. (Nottingham Post)
Paris St-Germain could move for Liverpool's Senegal winger Sadio Mane, 27, in the summer if Brazil forward Neymar leaves. (France Football via Sport Witness)

Manchester United are planning to give Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 23, a new £60,000-a-week contract. (Sun)

Everton approached former Arsenal boss Unai Emery about the vacant manager's job at Goodison Park. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United retain their longstanding interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January, but face competition for the Denmark player. (90min)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the door is always open should Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wish to return to his former club. (La Repubblica, via Goal)

The Spanish champions have contacted Inter Milan about their Argentina striker Lautaro Martínez, 22, who has a release clause of 111m euros (£93.4m). (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told his job is safe by the club's owners and they will not move for former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Mail)

Arsenal face competition from Inter Milan and Juventus for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, who is on loan at Roma. (Mirror)

Manchester City are interested in signing Bournemouth's Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 24, in January. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle and Bournemouth are monitoring Hull City's 22-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen. (90min)

Bologna have contacted two Premier League clubs about their Italian strikers - Wolves' Patrick Cutrone, 21, and 19-year-old Everton forward Moise Kean. (Le Repubblica - in Italian)

Burnley, Sheffield United and Norwich are all interested in Charlton and Montserrat striker Lyle Taylor, 29. (Team Talk)

Bologna director Walter Sabatini has ruled out a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic after revealing the 38-year-old Swedish striker has already decided on his next destination. (Mail)

Dalian Yifang boss Rafael Benitez has ruled himself out of a return to the Premier League for the time being. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is wary about launching a spending spree in January after the Blues' transfer ban was lifted. (Evening Standard)

LiVARpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the club does not need to spend in January despite mounting injuries in defensive positions. (Mirror)

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has ruled out a potential move for Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 28. (Hayatta Besiktas Radio station, via Liverpool Echo)

Red Bull Salzburg's 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland says he is not finding it hard to deal with the transfer speculation surrounding him. (Goal)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
11th December 2019



DAILY MIRROR
  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing his former player Marouane Fellaini to the club in January.
  • Arsenal are preparing to interview up to 10 candidates for Unai Emery's replacement with former captain Patrick Vieira emerging as a serious contender despite a difficult season at Nice.
  • West Ham are lining up replacements for Manuel Pellegrini in case they lose to Southampton on Saturday.
  • Manchester United have suffered a James Maddison transfer blow with Leicester close to tying him to new deal.

THE TELEGRAPH
  • Carlo Ancelotti is Everton's new top choice to replace Marco Silva as manager after the Italian was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday night.
  • Roman Abramovich has turned down an offer from the LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly to buy Chelsea.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United might struggle to snap up RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland in the January transfer window, according to reports.
  • Barcelona's clash with Real Madrid on December 18 could be thrown into chaos by pro-Catalan independence protestors.
  • Wolves striker Raul Jimenez says he fancies a move to a bigger club and would like to return to La Liga in the future.
  • Watford need organisation and belief to get out of the Premier League relegation zone, according to their new manager Nigel Pearson.
  • The rearranged El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid could be postponed again with more than 18,000 demonstrators planning to cause disruption.

THE SUN
  • Manchester United stepped up their interest in RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland by sending their head scout to watch the teenager trouble Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
  • Arsene Wenger has revealed his "beloved" Arsenal slipped away from him after the club increased to an "inhuman" size.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • LiVARpool are looking to sign PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
  • Manchester City will raid Bournemouth for Nathan Ake, 24, but could face competition from the Dutchman's former club Chelsea.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make a shock return to the Premier League after Everton offered the 38-year-old Swede's agent a £4m-a-season deal.

DAILY STAR
  • Everton forward Moise Kean may return to Italy just six months after joining from Juventus following an ill-fated spell on Merseyside.

DAILY RECORD
  • Rangers striker Jermain Defoe is set to sign a permanent deal with the club, extending his stay beyond his current loan deal.
  • The SFA has announced that ticket prices have been slashed for the crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Israel with prices starting from £5.
  • Niklas Dorcsh has appeared to rule out a move to Celtic after insisting he only wants to play in the Bundesliga.

OTHER
  • Jurgen Klopp insists he will not be turning to the transfer window to help solve a defensive injury problem in his Liverpool squad. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Allan Rodrigues de Souza is travelling back to Merseyside to sort out his future after his loan deal with Fluminense came to an end at the end of the Brazilian league season yesterday. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has ruled out a potential swoop for Everton striker Cenk Tosun among other rumoured targets. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Chelsea face a test of Roman Abramovich's desire to remain as owner, with American financier Todd Boehly continuing to pursue a deal for a Premier League club. (London Evening Standard)
  • AFC Wimbledon have received an offer from investors of £7.5m for 30 per cent of the club as they look to find a way of financing their move back to Plough Lane. (London Evening Standard)
  • Bournemouth midfielder Gavin Kilkenny is set to agree a new long-term deal with the club. (Bournemouth Echo)

LiVARpool, Manchester City and Chelsea are among six teams interested in Paris St-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar, 27, and Kylian Mbappe, 20. (Le Parisien, via Mirror)

France forward Mbappe has no intention of renewing his PSG contract, which ends in 2022. (Marca)

Manchester United are preparing for Paul Pogba, 26, to leave the club by signing two replacement central midfielders before next season. Ajax's Donny van de Beek and

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez are among the possibilities. (Daily Mail)

Italian Carlo Ancelotti, sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening, is Everton's new top choice to replace Marco Silva as manager. (Telegraph)

Arsenal will also seek formal talks with Ancelotti as they search for a replacement Unai Emery, who was sacked last month. (Daily Mail)

The Gunners' recruitment process could see 10 candidates interviewed for their manager's role. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City need a new defender and head the queue to sign French star Samuel Umtiti, 26, from Barcelona. (L’Equipe, via TEAMtalk)

If they miss out on Umtiti, Manchester City will raid Bournemouth for Nathan Ake, 24, but could face competition from the Dutchman's former club Chelsea. (Express)

Juventus have tabled an opening offer for Chelsea attacker Willian, 31, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

England defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, is close to renewing his contract at Chelsea. (Goal)

The West Ham board are to consult the first-team squad over manager Manuel Pellegrini's future. (Daily Mail)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make a shock return to the Premier League after Everton offered the 38-year-old Swede a £4m-a-season deal. (Express)

Manchester United may miss out on England midfielder James Maddison, 23, who is close to signing a bumper new contract at Leicester City. (Mirror)

Roman Abramovich has turned down an offer from the LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly to buy Chelsea. (Telegraph)

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez says he fancies a move to a bigger club and would like to return to La Liga in the future. (Mail)

Inter boss Antonio Conte wants Chelsea's out-of-favour Spanish left back Marcos Alonso, 28, to join him in Italy with winger Pedro, 32, and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, also likely to leave Stamford Bridge. (Goal.com)

England manager Gareth Southgate has told Leicester striker Jamie Vardy that the "door is open" to a return if he re-thinks his international retirement. (BeinSports via the Sun)

Barcelona have been put off by the 100m euro (£84.6m) price tag put on Inter Milan and Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22. (ESPN)

LiVARpool and Manchester City have submitted offers for Inter's highly rated 17-year-old Italian forward Sebastiano Esposito. (FCInterNews, via Sporting Witness)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits it will be tough for the Clarets to keep hold of 20-year-old winger Dwight McNeil, who is a possible target for Manchester United and Crystal Palace.(The Sun)

The rearranged El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid could be postponed again with more than 18,000 demonstrators planning to cause disruption. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
12th December 2019



THE SUN
  • Mikel Arteta wants to become Arsenal's new boss - but not until he is given guarantees by the club's hierarchy.
  • Chelsea reportedly sent scouts to watch strikers Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner in Champions League action on Tuesday night.
  • Everton are ready to slug it out with Arsenal for Carlo Ancelotti - and the Gunners need to make their move quickly.
  • West Ham have been hit by a dressing room split ahead of the game Manuel Pellegrini needs to win to save his job.
  • Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Thomas Lemar after both the coaching staff and the board have given up on him, according to reports.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • US billionaire Todd Boehly will submit a new bid for Chelsea, despite the club insisting Roman Abramovich will not sell.
  • Wolves have joined the Premier League race for Hwang Hee-chan, the Red Bull Salzburg forward.
  • Borussia Dortmund have joined the clubs monitoring Mauricio Pochettino, who will be one of the most in-demand managers in football when he decides to return to the game.
  • The Fifa Club World Cup next week in Qatar will be the first football competition to include an extra doctor in the stands - a so-called 'spotter' - to help identify injuries, particularly suspected concussions.
  • Bournemouth are confident they can hang on to manager Eddie Howe - at least until the end of the season.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Chelsea are ready to make a big-money move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.
  • Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has ruled out making a move for Paul Pogba in the January transfer window.
  • Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has left the door ajar for Manchester United to sign Lautaro Martinez in January.
  • Manchester United have been told that they can sign Saul Niguez in January - if they splashed an 'astronomical transfer fee'.

DAILY MAIL
  • The FA are running out of options to host England's final Euro 2020 warm-up match against Romania, with St James' Park now ruled out due to fears over the pitch.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was left irate at a pitch invader who grabbed him by the neck following Juventus' win over Bayern Leverkusen on Wednesday night.
  • Violent clashes in the centre of Paris marred the build-up to Wednesday night's Champions League clash between PSG and Galatasaray.
  • The Football Association of Wales could lose money at Euro 2020 after being drawn to play fixtures in Azerbaijan, its chief executive Jonathan Ford has warned.

DAILY STAR
  • Former Newcastle and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has rejected an approach from West Ham to become their new manager.
  • Manchester City are considering a January move for Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti as they aim to get their faltering season back on track.

THE GUARDIAN
  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has £150m to spend on strikers in January.
  • West Ham's shock win against Chelsea last month was masterminded by Enzo Maresca, with the club's second assistant coach taking over training from Manuel Pellegrini in the lead-up to the game.
  • Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha next month, with Frank Lampard keen to strengthen his attacking options, and are also expected to move for Bournemouth's Nathan Ake.

THE TIMES
  • The FA and the other British football associations will spearhead a bid by Uefa to eradicate marginal VAR offside calls from next season.
  • The Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is in the advanced stages of finalising a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • St Mirren's 14-year-old starlet Dylan Reid is being targeted by Benfica and Bayern Munich.
  • Steven Gerrard has revealed he's got a queue of players begging to take Rangers penalties.

DAILY RECORD
  • Rangers will demand an explanation from Fare over an offensive online post that outraged supporters.
  • Steven Gerrard says Ryan Jack's Betfred Cup tears show Rangers fans how much he cares.
  • Dean Campbell is set to give Aberdeen a boost by signing a new long-term contract.

Everton have talked with agent Mino Raiola to see if former Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, would be open to a move to Goodison Park, although AC Milan remain favourites to sign the ex-Manchester United striker. (Arena Napoli, via Sport Witness)

Interim boss Duncan Ferguson, 47, does not want the Everton manager's job on a full-time basis, despite beating Chelsea 3-1 in his first game in charge. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta would relish a return to his former club Arsenal to become their new manager - but wants assurances from the hierarchy. (Sun)

Arsenal and Everton are set to meet with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, after his dismissal by Napoli on Tuesday night. (Evening Standard)

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring the situation of former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, with current boss Lucien Favre under pressure at the German club. (Telegraph)

American billionaire Todd Boehly, a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is considering making a fresh approach for Chelsea, despite the club's insistence that it is not for sale. (Telegraph)

Leicester City are moving closer to securing 23-year-old England midfielder James Maddison, who has been linked with Manchester United, to a new long-term deal. (Mirror)

Manchester United are showing the most interest in a transfer for Bayer Leverkusen's Germany playmaker Kai Havertz, 20. However, they will face competition from Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. (Bild, via Express)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is set to make a move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 27, in January. (Mirror)

Lampard could also make a move to bring Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake back to Chelsea, with the Blues having inserted a £40m buy-back clause in the 24-year-old Netherlands defender's deal when selling him to the Cherries in 2017. (Guardian)

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs targeting Olivier Giroud, with the 33-year-old France forward ready to leave Chelsea in January. (Football.London)

West Ham will sack manager Manuel Pellegrini, 66, if the Hammers lose away at fellow strugglers Southampton on Saturday. (Sun)

Chelsea sent scouts to watch Lyon's French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, and RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 23, on Tuesday evening. (Mail)

Wolves are interested in signing South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 23, from Red Bull Salzburg. (Telegraph)

Juventus are reportedly interested in buying Chelsea and Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25, next summer. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Rangers face a battle to hold on to 17-year-old Scottish winger Kai Kennedy, with Bayern Munich and Manchester City among the clubs looking to sign him. (Daily Record)

Former Arsenal and West Brom striker Carlos Vela, 30, is wanted by Barcelona. The Mexico striker currently plays in the Major League Soccer for Los Angeles FC. (Goal)

Manchester United head scout Marcel Bout was watching Red Bull Salzburg's Champions League game against Liverpool on Tuesday, with Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, the focus of his attention. (Sky Sports)

Everton's Italy striker Moise Kean, 19, may return home just six months after joining from Juventus with Bologna interested in a loan deal. (Star)

English midfielder Phil Foden, 19, is good enough to replace David Silva, 33, in Manchester City's team next season after the Spaniard has left the club, says boss Pep Guardiola. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle United and Argentina defender Federico Fernandez, 30, wants to hold contract talks before the end of January, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season. (Northern Echo)

Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet, 25, has dismissed rumours he will make an immediate return to Italy after being linked with a move to Fiorentina. (Leicester Mercury)

England defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, is set to commit his future to Chelsea after a fine start to his first season in the Premier League. (Star)

Aston Villa are one of a number of clubs in contact with Besiktas over a potential move for Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, 30. (Turkish Football, via Birmingham Mail)

Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, 28, says he is happy at Wolves but has not ruled out a return to Spanish football in future. (Express and Star)

Burnley are after Derby County's 19-year-old right-back Jayden Bogle, a player who has represented England at Under-20 level. (The Athletic - subscription required)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
13th December 2019



DAILY MAIL
  • Pep Guardiola has a break clause in his contract which could see him leave Manchester City at the end of this season.
  • The Premier League faces a battle to prevent an overhaul of the Champions League which they fear could lead to the creation of a European Super League.
  • The EFL is debating introducing a salary cap, amid fears Bury might not be the last club to be kicked out of the Football League.
  • Manchester United believe they are favourites to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund - and are eyeing up a move for Christian Eriksen.
  • Marouane Fellaini has ruled out a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham by insisting he is happy in China.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's hopes of a swift return to management have been boosted by news that his new club will not have to pay compensation to Napoli.

THE SUN
  • Real Madrid plan to offer former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino £10m to turn down other job offers in favour of joining the Spanish giants.
  • Carlo Ancelotti will fly into London in the next 24 hours to hold face-to-face talks with Everton over becoming their new manager.
  • Olivier Giroud is reportedly wanted by Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan as they look to lure the Chelsea striker in January.
  • Ashley Cole has urged Chelsea to go all-out to try and sign LeicesterCity left-back Ben Chilwell.
DAILY STAR
  • West Ham have sought out Mauricio Pochettino as they look to find the man to replace Manuel Pellegrini.
  • Chelsea will have to pay £80m if they want to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace in January.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Carlo Ancelotti has joined a London-based agency as speculation surrounding a potential move to Arsenal gathers pace.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested Manchester United could add to their squad in January after reaching the knockout stages of the Europa League.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester City players have decided against a Christmas party as the champions aim to get their league campaign back on course.
  • Eniola Aluko reveals she quit Juventus after feeling frustrated by racism in Italy, as well as the club's refusal to modernise.
  • England's national rugby team are expected to name sevens coach Simon Amor as the new attack coach.
  • The chair of the British Athletes Commission has quit her role at WADA in protest at its refusal to exile Russia completely from global sport.
SCOTTISH SUN
  • Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has been told he can leave Sunderland following a training ground incident.

Manchester United are confident of signing Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, next month and could also move for Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Mirror)

Pep Guardiola has a break clause in his contract which could see him leave Manchester City at the end of this season. (Mail)

West Ham have ambitions to appoint former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as a replacement for Manuel Pellegrini. (Star)

Former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp has also emerged as a contender to become the next Hammers manager. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Everton will not have to pay Napoli any compensation if they appoint Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked by the Italian club earlier this week, as their next manager. (Mail)

Everton have held talks with ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery but are unlikely to appoint the Spaniard, who is keen on managing in the Premier League again. (ESPN)

Red Bull Salzburg's Leeds-born Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, is considering offers from Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig but is expected to hold talks with
Manchester United and Juventus before deciding on his future. (Guardian)

Crystal Palace will demand £80m for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, who has been linked with Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Napoli are considering a £21m offer to Arsenal for Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira if the Gunners do not allow the 23-year-old to leave on loan during the January transfer window. (Il Mattino - in Italian)

Brazil forward Neymar, 27, has promised he is "happy" at Paris St-Germain, having wanted to leave the French club earlier in the season. (AS)

Former England midfielder Jack Rodwell, 28, is training with Sheffield United as he tries to convince the Blades to sign him. (Telegraph)

Shandong Luneng's Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 32, has ruled out a January move to Tottenham following transfer links with his former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. (Eleven Sports via Evening Standard)

Tottenham are ready to open talks with Argentina goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 27, over a new contract. (Football Insider)

Chelsea's Spain winger Pedro Rodriguez, 32, out of contract at the end of the season, would welcome the chance of playing for Barcelona again. (Sport)

Chelsea could use their buyback option for Sassuolo's Ivory Coast winger Jeremie Boga, 22. (Mail)

Barcelona have sent officials to Milan to discuss a deal for Boga. (Sport)

Manchester United will not sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, in the January transfer window. (Goal.com)

Rangers have told Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos, 23, they will not let him leave in January. (Football Insider)

England defender Danny Rose, 29, says he does not need to discuss his future with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and that he will still be running his contract down. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Besiktas and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, 30, in January. (Takvim, via Sport Witness)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce may make loan signings in January. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Leicester City and Ajax are monitoring 16-year-old striker Wahid Faghir, who plays for Danish club Vejle Boldklub. (BT - in Danish)

Football League clubs have discussed introducing a salary cap following the fine and docked points punishment given to rugby union side Saracens for going over their wage limit. (Telegraph)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
14th December 2019



daily mail

Manchester City have intensified their interest in trying to re-sign Jadon Sancho and are actively pursuing a deal for the England starlet.
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he struggles to see why England's biggest clubs would leave the top flight for a potential World Super League.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed a hostile dressing room environment was paramount to the club's success in the 2003-04 season.
Chapecoense defender Neto, a survivor of the club's tragic plane crash in 2016 that claimed the lives of 71 people, has announced his retirement.
Real Madrid are already looking into the prospect of loaning striker Luka Jovic out in the January transfer window, just six months after he arrived.


the times
Pep Guardiola does have a release clause in his contract which can be activated next summer but does not plan to activate it. The Times claims Guardiola was talking about speculation he may leave at the end of the season when he said: "No. It is not true. I spoke a few weeks ago about my intentions with the club."


the sun

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on £42m-rated Parma star Dejan Kulusevski.
Wayne Rooney believes Duncan Ferguson will land the Everton manager's job on a permanent basis if he can guide them to victory over Manchester United on Sunday.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has revealed Giovani Lo Celso is not yet at a level where he can expect to start matches.
Dimitar Berbatov believes Tottenham have a better chance of winning the Champions League than Manchester City this season.
Neymar is suing Barcelona for £3m over unpaid salary and issues around his 2017 transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester City are set to hand 18-year-old Eric Garcia a new five-year deal in the coming weeks.
Vandals in Malmo have tried to topple a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic by sawing off its feet.


daily mirror

Arsenal caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg has pleaded with the board for help as he feels he doesn't have enough support in the dugout.
Conor McGregor could rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov as soon as next summer if he beats Donald Cerrone.
Martin Odegaard has revealed that Barcelona were interested in signing him before he joined Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid are preparing to make a loan-to-buy offer for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.


daily star

Everton have been rebuffed in their attempts to persuade Unai Emery to make the move to Goodison Park, with the former Arsenal boss also rejecting the chance to speak to two Chinese Super League clubs.
Napoli are interested in bringing Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira back to Italy in the January transfer window.
Chelsea are ready to derail Barcelona's transfer plans with a swoop for Sassuolo forward Jeremie Boga.
Aston Villa transfer plans include an ambitious swoop for Chelsea attacker Pedro - but he fancies a return to Barcelona.


daily telegraph

West Ham United have already made moves to sound out potential candidates to replace Manuel Pellegrini in readiness to sack the Chilean if his team lose to Southampton.
Atletico Madrid are prepared to lower Saul Niguez's asking price to £85m, putting Manchester United and other Premier League clubs on alert.
Jose Mourinho has admitted it will not be his call whether or not Luis Campos joins him at Tottenham Hotspur as director of football.


the independent

Former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir will be honoured with the Helen Rollason award at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony for his remarkable charity work in fighting Motor Neuron Disease (MND).


daily record

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis is facing a race against time to be fit for their game against Celtic after picking up a foot injury in the recent 2-2 draw at Aberdeen.
Daniel Stendel has opened the door for Hearts' young stars to stake their claim for first-team places.
MLS side Houston Dynamo will make an improved offer of £300,000 to land St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky, who is out of contract at the end of the season.


scottish sun

Neil Lennon has told his Celtic stars to chase the dream of a place in the Europa League final as he targets a place in the quarter-finals.



Atletico Madrid are prepared to lower their asking price for Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 25, to £85m, putting Manchester United on alert. (Telegraph)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has held transfer talks with Red Bull Salzburg's Norway international striker Erling Haaland, 19, linked with a January move to Manchester United. (Mail)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flew to Salzburg to meet Haaland on Friday as the club pursues its top target. (Mail)

Meanwhile, Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund believes it is "too soon" for Haaland to leave the Austrian club. (Mirror)

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 23, could leave Arsenal for Napoli in a £21m transfer, but the Serie A club want to negotiate a loan deal first. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Manchester United are set to battle for Sweden midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, 19, who is on loan at Parma from Atalanta and is valued at £42m. (Mirror)
Bordeaux boss Paulo Sousa, who had brief spells in charge at QPR, Swansea and Leicester, says he is trying not to think too much about his future after a surprise link with the Arsenal managerial vacancy. (Goal.com)

Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool could be back in the market for more Red Bull Salzburg players after landing Japan winger Takumi Minamino, 24, before the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has already turned down job offers from Everton and two Chinese sides. (Marca)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea's Spain international left-back Marcos Alonso, 28. (Star)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will not speak to France forward Olivier Giroud, 33, Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, or Spain winger Pedro, 32 - all out of contract at the end of the season - about their futures until next month. (Independent)

Lampard insists Chelsea are only in the market for players of "top calibre" in the January transfer window. (Express)

Crystal Palace could move for Chelsea's France international striker Olivier Giroud, 33. (Mirror)

Sheffield United are planning to open new contract talks with Republic of Ireland defender Enda Stevens, 29. (Football Insider)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho would prefer more time to work on the training ground than buy new players. (Football.London)

Mourinho has ruled out allowing 21-year-old Argentina defender Juan Foyth to leave on loan in the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 26, opened up to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after off-field issues impacted his form at the start of the season. (Mail)

Rangers are monitoring Charlton's Montserrat striker Lyle Taylor, 29, who has also attracted interest from Championship rivals including Swansea, West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday. (Sky Sports)

 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
15th December 2019



SUN ON SUNDAY


Manchester City chiefs have identified Brendan Rodgers as a potential successor to Pep Guardiola.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be handed a staggering £250m next year to rebuild Manchester United.
Manchester City are preparing to do battle with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea in the race for Jadon Sancho.
Chelsea have put Ben White on their wanted list for a shock January swoop, with the defender currently on loan at Leeds from Brighton.
Newcastle, Sheffield United and Bournemouth are in a race to sign £14m Everton defender Mason Holgate.
Swansea are a target for a Middle East consortium who are putting together a bid worth around £50m.


mail on sunday

Manchester United have reportedly established contact with the representatives of Napoli forward Dries Mertens ahead of the end of his contract at the Serie A club.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is a serious doubt for the upcoming Club World Cup after picking up an injury.
Mauro Icardi could be staying in France, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly wanting to make the Argentinian's loan deal permanent in January.
Preston North End are keen on signing 23-year-old Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy.
Kleberson has revealed he was tricked by Ronaldinho to join Manchester United.


sunday express

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Pep Guardiola and will look to bring him back to the Nou Camp if he quits Manchester City this summer.
Manchester United could miss out on signing Juventus star Mario Mandzukic after Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang joined the race to sign him.
Adam Lallana will leave Liverpool next summer when his contract expires, with Red Bull Salzburg's midfielder Takumi Minamino set to join the Reds, according to reports.
West Ham are keeping tabs on three managers in case they decide to sack Manuel Pellegrini.


sunday telegraph

Atletico Madrid are willing to accept £85m for Saul Niguez, with Manchester United interested in the defensive midfielder.


daily mirror

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho refused to deny that midfielder Christian Eriksen wants to leave the club in the January transfer window.
Takumi Minamino's final game for Red Bull Salzburg looks to have been against his soon-to-be employers Liverpool after he was left out of his side's matchday squad on Saturday.


sunday mail


Scotland are set to use Rangers' Hummel Training Centre as their base for Euro 2020 if they qualify, rather than their own Oriam complex in Edinburgh.
Mohamed Elyounoussi insists Celtic will destroy Rangers in the crunch New Year Old Firm derby.


Red Bull Salzburg's 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland has made it clear to compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester United are his first choice should he move in January. (Star on Sunday)

Barcelona are waiting in the wings if Pep Guardiola decides to leave Premier League champions Manchester City at the end of the season. (Sunday Express)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is among the favourites to replace Guardiola if the Spaniard does leave Etihad Stadium. (Sun on Sunday)

Potential suitors for the vacant manager's job at Arsenal are being put off by the club's previous failures in the transfer market. (Express)

Manchester City are prepared to rival Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to re-sign £90m-rated England winger Jadon Sancho, 19. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is still set for the sack despite Saturday's win at Southampton, with former boss David Moyes a candidate to replace him. (Star on Sunday)

Chelsea have set a price tag of 30m euros (£25m) for Spain full-back Marcos Alonso, 28. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United are considering a move for Napoli's Belgium forward Dries Mertens, 32. (Tuttomercato)

The Old Trafford side are also weighing up a £120m deal for two Argentina internationals - Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, and Paris St-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes, 25. (Mirror)

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, 28, wants to leave the west London club but will ignore the wishes of France team-mate Ousmane Dembele, 22, and seek a move to
Juventus or Real Madrid rather than Barcelona. (Eldesmarque)

Former Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 28, has promised to return to Stamford Bridge once his spell at Real Madrid ends. (Sun on Sunday)

Genk's Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 21, has insisted his head is in the right place, despite the consistent rumours surrounding a move to Liverpool. (Sport Witness)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he will not disclose details of conversations with Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen about the 27-year-old's future. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has vowed to respect Paris St-Germain's relationship with Kylian Mbappe, 20, amid rumours the France striker is not happy at the club. (Goal.com)

Leicester's Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 22, has revealed he had intended to return to Monaco in the summer before the Foxes convinced him otherwise. (Sport Witness)

Jose Mourinho insists it will not be up to him if Luis Campos, who worked with him at Real Madrid and is currently at Lille, arrives at Tottenham as director of football. (Football.London)

Manchester City's Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 22, says assistant boss Mikel Arteta, linked with the vacancies at Arsenal and Everton, is already a "fantastic" manager. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will send a formal complaint to the Spanish Football Federation about the use of VAR after his team were denied a penalty in the 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday. (Sport)

Premier League clubs could continue signing the best teenage players in Europe after Britain's departure from the European Union is confirmed. (Sunday Telegraph)

Brighton's Jose Izquierdo, 27, has been recovering from a knee injury in his homeland and his agent has revealed hopes the Colombia winger will be back playing in January or February. (Argus)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce insists he has not written off South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, 30, and does not think it is a bad thing that so many players are entering the final months of their contracts with the Magpies. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Leeds will not "gamble" on January signings because continuity remains the key priority at Elland Road, according to managing director Angus Kinnear. (Yorkshire Post)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
16th December 2019


THE SUN

  • Manchester United are hopeful of landing Erling Haaland after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a personal trip to meet the Red Bull Salzburg striker.
  • Leicester City are now in the hunt for Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen.
  • AC Milan sent scouts to watch West Brom full-back Nathan Ferguson just a matter of weeks before the summer free-agent can sign a pre-contract.
  • Norwich will go head to head with Celtic in an attempt to sign Dundee United forward Louis Appere.
  • Premier League clubs are beginning to embrace plans to extend the Champions League which would include additional games and could begin in 2024.


DAILY MAIL
  • Premier League clubs are concerned at losing millions in sponsorship and television revenue from the Chinese market over comments made by Arsenal's Mesut Ozil last week about the treatment of the country's Muslim Uighur population.
  • Didier Deschamps has urged Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea to secure a spot in France's Euro 2020 squad.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered the chance to cement his legacy by helping Serie C side Monza reach Serie A in the next two years.
  • Celtic are weighing up a January move for £5m-rated Slovenia international striker Andraz Sporar.

THE TELEGRAPH
  • Rhian Brewster's relationship with Swansea manager Steve Cooper has put the Championship side at the front of the queue to sign the Liverpool striker on loan.
  • Newcastle full-back Javier Manquillo is wanted by Crystal Palace, Brighton and West Ham.
  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers wants a centre-back in the January transfer window as cover for Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu.
  • Andy Carroll says he was treated unfairly after Burnley manager Sean Dyche claimed he should have been sent off in Newcastle United's 1-0 defeat.

THE TIMES
  • The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is to seek government support for a refinancing plan, as concerns grow about the association's ability to deal with its financial crisis.

DAILY RECORD
  • Scott Sinclair insists he needs more game-time having been relegated to cameo appearances at Celtic so far this season.
  • Celtic have rebuffed an approach from Stoke City for Lewis Morgan.
  • Rangers outcast Eros Grezda has been told he will not be considered for the Albania national under current coach Edoardo Reja despite apologising to him for walking out on a training camp in June.

Candidates to become the next Arsenal boss are being put off the role as they do not believe they will be given the backing they need to overhaul the squad. (Mirror)

Arsenal have not approached Wolves for permission to speak to Nuno Espirito Santo about their managerial vacancy. (Express and Star)

Under-pressure manager Manuel Pellegrini is expected to still be in charge of West Ham for their next game against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. (Guardian)

Chelsea are contemplating a January move for Bordeaux's Nigeria forward Josh Maja, 20, who was formerly with Sunderland. (90min.com)

Chelsea have also put Brighton's English defender Ben White, 22, who has impressed on loan at Leeds United, on their wanted list for a £25m move when the transfer window opens. (Sun)

Bayern Munich players have urged the club to sign former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan from Barcelona, on a permanent basis after the 27-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder's match-winning display against Werder Bremen on Saturday. (Mirror)

Everton interim boss Duncan Ferguson will hold talks with Moise Kean, 19, after taking off his substitute within 19 minutes of bringing him on - claiming the Italy striker struggled with the pace of the draw at Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are set win the race to sign Coventry's English left-back Sam McCallum, 19, in January ahead of a number of Premier League rivals - and loan him back to the Sky Blues for the rest of the season. (90min.com)

Swansea City are favourites to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, 19, on loan thanks to manager Steve Cooper's relationship with the forward. Brewster was part of the England Under-17 team that won the World Cup under Cooper in 2017. (Telegraph)

France boss Didier Deschamps has urged his striker Olivier Giroud, 33, to quit Chelsea this January - but talks with Antonio Conte's Inter Milan have stalled. Giroud will be out of contract in the summer. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are continuing to monitor Valencia's Spanish winger Ferran Torres, 19. (AS)

Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll, who was booked in the 1-0 defeat by Burnley on Saturday, believes he is singled out for punishment by referees. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
17th December 2019



THE SUN
  • Mikel Arteta is set to sign a £5m Arsenal deal as he holds final talks with non-executive director Josh Kroenke.
  • Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit to get Jadon Sancho back from Borussia Dortmund.
  • Sunderland have shown an interest in Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly.
  • Chelsea will have to move fast if they want to re-sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, with his buy-back clause expiring soon.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Chelsea scouts are compiling a list of attacking targets including Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha and Timo Werner, as head coach Frank Lampard prepares to start spending his £150m transfer budget.
  • Nemanja Matic is the latest player that Inter Milan are prepared to offer an escape route from Manchester United, with Antonio Conte keen on bringing the midfielder to Serie A.

THE TIMES
  • Neil Critchley will take a good luck call from Jurgen Klopp as he prepares himself for the biggest game of his career and those of the youngsters who will feature for Liverpool against Aston Villa.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester City are fuming with Arsenal for their pursuit of Mikel Arteta and have told the Gunners it will cost them a seven-figure sum to land him.
  • Robin van Persie has tipped Mason Greenwood to reach the top at Manchester United, stating that the youngster tries to play like he did.
  • Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is being lined up for a move to Italy with Roma as well as both Milan clubs all keen on the Argentina international.
  • Liverpool target Sander Berge has opened the door to a January move by stating he would be open to leaving Genk.
  • Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has urged the club not to stand in Mikel Arteta's way if he wants the Arsenal job.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be joining Napoli next month, according to the Italian club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

DAILY MAIL
  • Napoli have stepped up their efforts to bring Lucas Torreira back to Serie A by offering £25m for the Arsenal midfielder.
  • Chelsea have added strikers RB Leipzig's German forward Timo Werner and Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele to their list of January transfer targets.

DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic are monitoring Stoke striker Tyrese Campbell, with a number of clubs also interested in the England U20 international.

OTHER
  • A clause allowing Chelsea to re-sign Cherries star Nathan Ake is reportedly set to expire in the summer of 2020. (Bournemouth Echo)
  • Eddie Howe revealed winger Harry Wilson would be sent for assessment at parent club Liverpool this week after suffering a "strange" injury to his leg. (Bournemouth Echo)
  • Ashley Young expects to be released by Manchester United at the end of the season. (London Evening Standard)
  • Liverpool club doctor Andrew Massey could be set to leave Anfield to take on a new role at FIFA next year. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Leicester City are said to be at the front of the line to sign highly-rated Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen. (Leicester Mercury)
  • Leicester are said to be "really interested" in making a £25m move for Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral during January's transfer window. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester City are fuming with Arsenal for their pursuit of assistant boss Mikel Arteta and have told the Gunners it will cost them a seven-figure sum to prise him away. (Mirror)

Arteta will meet Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke on Monday night for his third and final interview as he closes in on the manager's job. (Mail)

Former Chelsea, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has reached an agreement in principle to become the next Everton manager. (Sky Sports)

Unai Emery rejected an approach from the Toffees to replace Marco Silva because he thought it was too early to take another Premier League job after being sacked by Arsenal in November. (Marca)

English defender Ashley Young, 34, expects to leave Manchester United in the summer and is ready to talk to other clubs in January. (ESPN)

Chelsea have added strikers RB Leipzig's German forward Timo Werner and Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele, both 23, to their list of January transfer targets. (Mail)

Leicester City are said to be "really interested" in making a £25m move for Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral, 21, during January's transfer window. (Leicester Mercury)

Tottenham Hotspur's senior players urged manager Jose Mourinho to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore after the 23-year-old Spaniard impressed against them at Molineux on Sunday. (Football Insider)

Manchester City's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 23, says he has returned to the football pitch as he edges closer to recovering from knee injury picked up in the Community Shield in August. (Manchester Evening News)

NewcastleUnited are hoping to sign Everton defenders Mason Holgate, 23, and 19-year-old Lewis Gibson, both of whom have been capped by England at youth level. (Northern Echo)

Sheffield United are also keen on Holgate, who is valued at £14m by the Toffees. (Yorkshire Post)

Ipswich Town want to make 26-year-old English left-back Luke Garbutt's loan move from Everton a permanent one in January. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Liverpool are interested in signing Coventry City's 19-year-old English left-back Sam McCallum. (90min.com)

Liverpool and Aston Villa have been monitoring the form of League Two side Swindon Town's 21-year-old German goalkeeper Steven Benda.(Football League World)

Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis says he has "other priorities" than signing Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, on a free transfer. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are interested in signing 17-year-old Angola-born French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes. (L'Equipe - in French)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
18th December 2019



THE SUN
  • Manchester United are confident of agreeing a £76m deal to sign Erling Braut Haaland next month - before loaning him back to RB Salzburg until the end of the season.
  • Manchester United will not let Paul Pogba force his way out of the club in January despite his latest antics.
  • Tottenham have increased the capacity of their new stadium for the second time since its April opening to 62,303 with 89 new seats added.
  • Chelsea have added wingers Leon Bailey and Samuel Chukwueze to the list of forwards the club are set to target in the January transfer window.
  • Chelsea have reportedly offered Bayern Munich prospect Torben Rhein a contract starting in 2020.
  • Carlo Ancelotti will pocket a £2.5m bonus if he keeps relegation-threatened Everton in the Premier League.
  • Ancelotti's son, Davide, was his assistant at Napoli and the Italian will appoint the 30-year-old to his coaching set-up at Everton.
  • Mikel Arteta gave Arsenal fans a glimpse of his managerial vision when he spoke to their club magazine in 2014.
  • Nicklas Bendtner may hang up his boots after FC Copenhagen ruled out extending his contract.
  • Borussia Dortmund are reportedly chasing Sao Paulo youngster Antony, as they seek a long-term replacement for Jadon Sancho.
  • Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants AC Milan to double their £1.7m offer over 18 months to sign him. The ex-Manchester United forward has been linked with Everton and is a free agent.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Mikel Arteta has agreed to sign a three-and-a-half year deal to become the next manager of Arsenal with the club hoping he will be in charge for Saturday's trip to Everton.
  • Real Madrid have jumped ahead of Manchester United in the race for teenage wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Leroy Sane has stepped up his recovery from his serious knee injury and is on course to play this season.
  • Chelsea are no closer to agreeing contracts with Tammy Abraham or Reece James, having negotiated new deals with the rest of their first-team Academy graduates.
  • Carlo Ancelotti will keep Everton interim manager Duncan Ferguson on his coaching staff if he is made Toffees boss
  • Stoke manager Michael O'Neill will move to slash the club's £50m wage bill next month, with £14m signing Badou Ndiaye poised to become the first departure.

DAILY MAIL
  • Arsenal are raiding Manchester City for another key member of their backroom team with talent-spotter Sam Fagbemi set to move to the Emirates.
  • Colombia's hopes of hosting 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup may be over after the bid they submitted to the international governing body - along with three other member associations - identified harrowing risks to teams, spectators and journalists.
  • Liverpool are looking at a potential bid for 18-year-old Toulouse left-back Mathieu Goncalves in January.
  • Manchester United will have given 30,000 free tickets to groups of children ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash against Colchester United at Old Trafford.
  • Crystal Palace will hold firm on their £80m valuation of Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, during the January transfer window
  • Milan's football clubs and the city municipality are in talks to try to resolve a dispute over plans for a new stadium to replace the nearly century-old San Siro.

DAILY STAR
  • Everton are breaking the bank to lure Carlo Ancelotti to Merseyside as they prepare to make him one of the highest paid managers in world football.
  • Chelsea are under pressure to complete a deal for Bournemouth's Nathan Ake with his buy-back clause expiring in the summer.
  • West Ham are looking to land Luka Jovic on loan from Real Madrid and are hoping a reunion with Sebastian Haller could improve the striker's goal haul.
  • Manchester United are in talks over a £51m transfer for Lille rising star Boubakary Soumare.
  • Jermain Defoe could be set to join Rangers on a permanent basis.

DAILY RECORD
  • Scott Brown has backed Jeremie Frimpong to follow in the footsteps of Celtic's £25m man Kieran Tierney.
  • Ann Budge has admitted she regrets not sacking Craig Levein as Hearts manager last summer.

THE TIMES
  • Mesut Ozil has found an unlikely high-powered ally in US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in his war of words with China.
  • Pep Guardiola has criticised Arsenal for the manner of their pursuit of MIkel Arteta.
  • Clubs have been knocked back in their plans to reform the Champions League.
  • Ashley Giles believes the ECB should dramatically revamp the County Championship to one division.
    The RFU will not rush into agreeing a new contract with England head coach Eddie Jones.SCOTTISH SUN
  • Atlanta United president Darren Eales is keen to tie up an agreement to keep Jon Gallagher at Aberdeen.
  • Dunfermline and Partick Thistle are fighting it out to land Rangers kid Jamie Barjonas on loan.on loan.

OTHER
  • Kevin De Bruyne is aiming to start taking his coaching badges next year as he considers a future beyond his playing career. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Sunderland are targeting a move for Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly in the January transfer window. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United will not allow France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to leave the club in January. (Mail)

United are confident they can sign Red Bull Salzburg and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland in a £76m deal in January - if they agree to loan him back to the Austrian side until the end of the season. (Sun)

But RB Leipzig have also made an offer for 19-year-old Haaland. (Kicker, via Mail)

Carlo Ancelotti will keep Everton interim manager Duncan Ferguson on his coaching staff if he is made Toffees boss. (Telegraph)

Ancelotti's son, Davide, was his assistant at Napoli and the Italian will appoint the 30-year-old to his coaching set-up at Everton. (Mirror)

Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old Germany winger Kai Havertz - a target for Chelsea,Liverpool and Manchester United - wants to stay at the Bundesliga side. (Sky Sports)

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, wants AC Milan to double their £1.7m offer over 18 months to sign him. The ex-Manchester United forward has been linked with Everton and is a free agent. (Sun)

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has suggested the 34-year-old Portugal forward could finish his career at Juventus. (Sky Sports, via Goal)

Chelsea want to agree new deals with two of their young English players - striker Tammy Abraham, 22, and 20-year-old defender Reece James - but have made limited progress. (Telegraph)

Manchester City have outbid Manchester United in order to sign Barcelona's 16-year-old Spanish left-back Juan Larios in January. (Record)

Real Betis expect Tottenham Hotspur to take up the purchase option in Giovani lo Celso's loan contract. The 23-year-old Argentina midfielder joined Spurs from the Spanish club in August. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona have no intention of signing Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 28. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace will hold firm on their £80m valuation of Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, during the January transfer window. (Mail)

Former Newcastle United and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, who is now manager of Chinese side Dalian Yifang, says he will return to the Premier League one day. (The Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham United and Switzerland striker Albian Ajeti, 22, says he is open to a loan move away from the Hammers in January. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United are interested in signing Everton's 23-year-old English defender Mason Holgate on loan. (The Star)

Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill is ready to offload a number of players in January to help reduce the Championship club's £50m wage bill. (Telegraph)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
19th December 2019




DAILY MAIL
  • Tottenham will provide Jose Mourinho with transfer funds next month as Nathan Ferguson of West Bromwich Albion and Max Aarons at Norwich have been scouted.
  • Manchester United captain Ashley Young could leave Old Trafford as early as next month.
  • Southampton are determined to stick with Ralph Hasenhuttl, who has received a ringing endorsement ahead of the club's huge basement battle against Aston Villa.
  • Aston Villa are in danger of becoming the first Premier League club to breach Financial Fair Play rules and may need to sell to ensure they comply with regulations this season.
  • Watford and Burnley have put 29-year-old Ghana right-back Daniel Opare on their watchlist for the January transfer window.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester City are furious with Arsenal over the Gunners' move for Mikel Arteta - with one club insider describing their conduct as "shambolic".
  • James Chester admits fearing he may never play for Aston Villa again following 11 months on the sidelines.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester City are furious over a lack of a formal approach for Mikel Arteta from Arsenal.
  • Daniel Levy has set a world record £25m-a-year naming-rights price on Tottenham Hotspur's £1bn stadium, for which he has so far failed to find a buyer.
  • Jose Mourinho wants to trim his squad in the January transfer window to his preferred size of 21 outfield players plus goalkeepers.
  • The Abu Dhabi consortium set to take over at Charlton Athletic was questioned by the English Football League over the extent of its links with the owners of Manchester City.
DAILY EXPRESS
  • Ryan Bertrand says Southampton are suffering from a Ronald Koeman hangover three years after he quit as manager at St Mary's.

THE SUN
  • Manchester United could face a £12m agent fee to complete the signing of Erling Haaland.
  • Arsenal are hoping Mikel Arteta's imminent arrival as manager will persuade skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contract.
  • Manchester United and Tottenham are both in talks with Lille for midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
  • Tottenham star Lucas Moura has hailed Jose Mourinho for helping him regain 'confidence' and a new lease of life.
  • Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready to sign Leicester wonder kid Sidnei Tavares.
  • Mesut Ozil has been removed from the Pro Evolution Soccer game in China, following his criticism of the country's treatment of Uighur Muslims.
  • Bury supporters have applied for a phoenix club to join the bottom of the football league pyramid after they were kicked out of the EFL earlier this year.


THE TIMES
  • Manchester City want more than £2m for Mikel Arteta, with Pep Guardiola set to lose his assistant to Arsenal midway through the season.

DAILY RECORD
  • Rangers are planning a January clearout with up to five top-team stars set to be punted by boss Steven Gerrard.
  • Alex Dyer is in pole position to become the next Kilmarnock manager - if he wants the job.

Manchester City are demanding £1m from Arsenal to release assistant Mikel Arteta from his contract, with the Gunners wanting to name their former Spanish midfielder as their new manager. (Mail)

Carlo Ancelotti is set to be named Everton manager after signing an £11.5m-a-year deal. (Mirror)

The Italian, 60, will start work as Toffees boss on Monday. (Sun)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says the club are not "scared" of selling Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, 27, to a domestic rival in January. (Evening Standard)

Spurs will provide boss Jose Mourinho with transfer funds but the Portuguese is not expected to spend big in January, with West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson and Norwich right-back Max Aarons, both 19, among the targets. (Mail)

Liverpool are set to snub a January swoop for German RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 23, after agreeing a deal to sign Japanese Red Bull Salzburg forward Takumi Minamino, 24. (Star)


Paris St-Germain will line up a move to bring Pep Guardiola to the Parc des Princes to replace Thomas Tuchel. (Le 10 Sport via Daily Mail)

German winger Leroy Sane, 23, wants a move to Bayern Munich and is contemplating leaving Manchester City in January. (Bild via Mirror)

The Abu Dhabi consortium set to take over at Charlton Athletic was questioned by the English Football League over the extent of its links with the owners of Manchester City. (Telegraph)

Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are among a host of clubs monitoring Lille's 20-year-old Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. (Sky Sports)

Juventus are set to keep hold of Turkish defender Merih Demiral, 21, amid interest from multiple Premier League clubs as well as AC Milan. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo's house was burgled as he prepared for Wednesday's El Clasico. (Cadena SER via Marca)

Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente, 24, is wanted by clubs this January but Atletico Madrid do not want to sell him. (AS - in Spanish)

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Toulouse's French left-back Mathieu Goncalves, 18. (L'Equipe via Talksport)

Rangers target Mostafa Mohamed has been the subject of two offers from European clubs, but Zamalek want £5m to secure the 22-year-old Egyptian's services. (Daily Record)

Speculation surrounding 29-year-old Welsh midfielder Joe Allen's future at Stoke is expected to intensify as the January window approaches. (Wales Online)

Mikel Arteta would make Sevilla midfielder Antonio Zarzana, 17, his first signing if he becomes Arsenal boss. (Estadio Deportivo via Mirror)

Aston Villa are in danger of becoming the first Premier League club to breach Financial Fair Play rules and may need to sell to ensure they comply with regulations this season. (Mail)