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Friday's Newspapers:
20th December 2019


Manchester United players and officials are convinced Paul Pogba has played his last game for the club - get all the latest from Friday's back pages.



THE SUN
  • Mauricio Pochettino will not commit to Real Madrid - because he is waiting to see if Manchester City come calling next summer.
  • Riyad Mahrez has vowed to recapture the form that made him the PFA Player of the Year.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United players and officials are convinced Paul Pogba has played his last game for the club.
  • Virgil van Dijk is a major fitness worry for Liverpool's Club World Cup final clash against Flamengo.
  • Liverpool might have to recall centre-back Nat Phillips from his loan spell with Stuttgart to ease their defensive worries.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is desperate to leave Arsenal and is one of a few Gunners stars considering their futures.

DAILY MAIL
  • Mesut Ozil is closing in on a January loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce, as the Arsenal midfielder looks to get his career back on track.
  • Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is a target for Burnley, whose manager Sean Dyche is also interested in Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill and Derby County full-back Jayden Bogle.
  • Joe Allen could be on his way out of Stoke City in January with West Ham potentially offering the Wales midfielder a chance to return to the Premier League.
  • Wolves have reported Sporting Braga to UEFA over the treatment of their fans during last month's Europa League group match.
  • Chelsea hope Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back in action next month, news which could affect their January transfer plans.

THE TIMES
  • Carlo Ancelotti will earn £9m per season from his deal to take over as manager of Everton.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be interested in joining Everton once Carlo Ancelotti's appointment as manager is confirmed.
  • Aston Villa are ready to reject the Brazilian Football Association's move to call up £15m midfielder Douglas Luiz for international duty next year.

DAILY RECORD
  • Hearts midfielder Loic Damour has hit out at Celtic captain Scott Brown - claiming he runs roughshod over referees and has licence to do what he wants.
  • Steven Gerrard has fired a warning to Neil Lennon and told him Rangers players have the bottle for the battle.
  • Queen's Park teenage midfielder Reagan Thompson is set to complete a dream move to Premier League side Newcastle United next month.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Peter Lovenkrands has emerged as a candidate to replace Angelo Alessio as Kilmarnock boss.
  • Celtic have been told transfer target Andraz Sporar could cost them £7m by his club Slovan Bratislava.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window. (Fotomac, via Football.London)

Manchester United will not allow France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to leave for Real Madrid in January. (Mail)

United players and officials are convinced Pogba has played his last game for the club and will leave in January. (Mirror)

If Carlo Ancelotti becomes the Everton manager his first transfer move will be an attempt to sign former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38. The Swede becomes a free agent on 1 January when his contract with LA Galaxy expires. (Calcio Mercato)

Former Everton defender Alan Stubbs has paid tribute to Duncan Ferguson, saying he has given everyone at Goodison Park an incredible lift as interim manager and the appointment of Ancelotti would not be possible without him. (Talksport)

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is holding off agreeing a deal with Spanish giants Real Madrid in case either Manchester City or Manchester United want him in the summer. (Sun)

Both City and United have held "concrete talks" to sign 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are among a number of Premier League clubs looking to sign Real Madrid and Brazil winger Vinicius Junior, 19, in January. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is among a number of players who are considering their futures at the club. (Independent)

Belgian side Club Bruges want 30m euros (£25.6m) for 22-year-old striker Emmanuel Dennis, with Leicester, Brighton and Southampton among the clubs interested in the Nigerian. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has set a world record £25m-a-year naming-rights price on the club's £1bn stadium. (Telegraph)

Levy has also left the door open for former boss Pochettino to return to the north London side in the future. (Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace are interesting in signing AC Milan's 28-year-old Italian former Liverpool forward Fabio Borini.(Corriere Dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United could have to pay a £12m agent fee to Mino Raiola on top of the transfer fee to complete the signing of Red Bull Salzburg and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 19. (Sun)

Tottenham and Brazil midfielder Lucas Moura, 27, has admitted he was close to joining Manchester United in 2012 before eventually opting for Paris St-Germain. (ESPN Brasil - in Portuguese)

Rangers are set to end the season-long loan deal of midfielder Andy King, 31, early and let the Wales international return to Leicester. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is considering another move for Liverpool youngster Herbie Kane in the January transfer window after the Scottish club were unable to agree a move for the midfielder last summer. (Football Insider, via Express)

Wales midfielder Joe Allen, 29, could leave Championship side Stoke City in January, although West Ham and Burnley have been put off by the £15m asking price. (Mail)

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 29, could see his loan spell at Burnley cut short, with Turkish club Besiktas considering a move for the Englishman. (Burnley Express)

Real Betis expect Tottenham to complete the permanent signing of Giovani lo Celso in January. The 23-year-old Argentina midfielder, on loan at Spurs, will cost 32m euros (£27.3m). (Evening Standard)

Former Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, could hand in a transfer request at Juventus as he continues to struggle to get in the first team. (Goal)

Brentford, Belgian side Zulte Waregem, Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart and Dutch team Utrecht are interested in signing Aston Villa's 21-year-old English forward Andre Green, who is on loan at Preston. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
21st December 2019


Manchester United have been urged to go all out to sign Jadon Sancho by one former player.




DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United have been urged to go all out to sign Jadon Sancho and Saul Niguez by their former midfielder Kleberson.
  • Freddie Ljungberg looks set to remain at Arsenal after hinting he will be part of Mikel Arteta's coaching staff.
  • Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has told Tottenham to lay off Adama Traore - on and off the pitch.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Hertha Berlin manager Jurgen Klinsmann is considering a move for Tottenham's Victor Wanyama.
  • The Football Association has taken a significant step towards limiting heading across all levels of football training following landmark research which showed that former professionals are 3.5 times more likely to die of brain disease.

DAILY MAIL
  • The Premier League are considering following the EFL by introducing fixed points deductions for clubs that breach financial fair play regulations.
  • The ongoing battle for control of Sheffield United is hindering attempts to tie manager Chris Wilder and key players such as John Lundstram to new contracts.
  • Brendan Rodgers has revealed he will rest Jamie Vardy for at least one game over Christmas as the Leicester boss urged English football chiefs to bring in a 'proper' winter break.
  • Roy Hodgson says he is facing the worst injury crisis of his Crystal Palace tenure after Scott Dann became the latest defender to pick up a problem on Friday.
  • Swansea are confident of securing the loan signing of Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster next month.

THE SUN
  • Danny Simpson says Leicester will believe they can win the title if they win at Manchester City on Saturday - just like he did in 2016.
  • Mikel Arteta needs to sign 10 players and must be ruthless with Arsenal's squad, according to ex-Gunner Kevin Campbell.

DAILY RECORD
  • Queen's Park Rangers are weighing up a renewed bid for Scotland star Scott McKenna.
  • Motherwell are resigned to losing Devante Cole next month leaving Stephen Robinson targeting a new striker as a January priority.

Manchester City and Manchester United face competition from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona to sign 20-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen. (Sun)

Manchester City were shocked by Arsenal's official announcement of their appointment of Mikel Arteta as manager after finding out via TV and social media. (Mail)

Manchester City's Germany midfielder Leroy Sane, 23, has decided he wants to join Bayern Munich.(Bild - in German)

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola says the France midfielder, 26, wants to stay at Manchester United and "win prizes", but needs more support from the club. (Telegraph)

Raiola said he was "sorry" he had been unable to unite Pogba with Real Madrid's French manager Zinedine Zidane in the summer window. (Star)

Meanwhile, United will refuse to allow Pogba's future to be linked to any negotiations for RB Salzburg's Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 19, by Raiola, who represents both players. (Standard)

Pep Guardiola's future as Manchester City manager depends on whether he receives backing in the Champions League. (The Athletic, via Mirror)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the club will bring in reinforcements in January. (Manchester Evening News)

United expect two new players to join them next month. (Goal)

Arsenal's Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, is in talks with Hertha Berlin over a January move to the Bundesliga side. (ESPN)

Hertha boss Jurgen Klinsmann wants a defensive midfielder and is also considering Tottenham's Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28. (Telegraph)

Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is desperate to leave Arsenal. (Mirror)

Wolves will not sell Spanish winger Adama Traore, 23, who is attracting interest from Tottenham. Traore became Wolves' club record signing in August 2018 after the club met the £18m release clause in his Middlesbrough contract. (Sun)

Bordeaux are interested in a January move for Chelsea's Olivier Giroud, but the 33-year-old France forward is hoping to join Inter Milan. (Goal)

Former Manchester United and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, is open to a move to Everton once Carlo Ancelotti's appointment as manager is confirmed. (Talksport)

Serie A clubs Juventus and Inter Milan are set to battle it out for Sweden and Atalanta midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, 19, Italy and Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 19, and Italy and Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa, 22. (Calciomercato)

Paris St-Germain are in talks with Juventus over a swap deal for Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, which could see Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 25, move in the opposite direction. (Mail)

Manchester City and Real Madrid are ready to battle for PSG's 25-year-old Brazil defender Marquinhos. (Le10sport - in French)

Steve Bruce wants to have 27-year-old England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey's future at Newcastle decided before focusing on January signings. (Telegraph)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is targeting "two or three" new signings in the January transfer window. (BBC Sheffield)

Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg is close to agreeing to become the new head coach of Swedish club Malmo. (Sportal - in Swedish)

Rangers manager 'Slippy' Gerrard wants England striker Jermain Defoe, 37, to remain at Ibrox for another season. (Times)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
22nd December 2019


SUN ON SUNDAY

Chelsea are close to signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £120m after edging out Manchester United and Liverpool.
Bordeaux have entered the race to sign Olivier Giroud - but the Chelsea striker has his heart set on Inter Milan.
Chelsea have signed their first player since their transfer ban was lifted after they snapped up 16-year-old striker Bryan Fiabema from Tromso in Norway.
Chelsea have reportedly launched a £44m swoop for Real Madrid attacker Isco.
Manchester United have joined the race to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports.


sunday mirror

Mikel Arteta took the Arsenal job after failing to get assurances from Manchester City that he would be Pep Guardiola's successor.
New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been tasked with finishing in the Champions League spots by Emirates chief Raul Sanllehi.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United are willing to work with controversial agent Mino Raiola in a bid to land £75m-rated Erling Braut Haaland.


mail on sunday

Real Madrid have told Paul Pogba that they will not buy him in January due to the emergence of midfielder Fede Valverde.
Inter Milan are reportedly pushing for a move to sign Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal in January.
Manchester City and Real Madrid have made contract with Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos after contract renewal talks stalled.



OBSERVER

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has insisted he has final say on Manchester United transfers.


sunday mail

Neil Lennon has warned title rivals Rangers he's ready to add four new players to his Celtic squad next month.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY

Celtic are looking to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes on loan in January.



Chelsea will beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, because they are willing to meet Borussia Dortmund's £120m asking price. (Sun on Sunday)

Mikel Arteta agreed to become Arsenal head coach after failing to get assurances from Manchester City that he would be Pep Guardiola's successor as manager at Etihad Stadium. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur have held talks to sign Flamengo midfielder Gerson and want to sign the 22-year-old Brazilian before the January transfer window opens. (90min)

Spurs also want to bring in French defender Issa Diop, 22, who is valued at £50m by West Ham United.(Sky Sports)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the club are willing to work with agent Mino Raiola to land 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg.(Sunday Mirror)

Raiola also represents United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, and has been told by Real Madrid that they will not be making a bid to sign the France international in January. (Marca)

Tottenham's 27-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to turn down a move to Manchester United in January, despite being out of contract in the summer. (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Norway Under-17 forward Bryan Fiabema from Tromso and the 16-year-old will go into the academy at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)

Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing 32-year-old Belgium forward Dries Mertens from Napoli for £8.5m. (Calciomercato)

Sheffield United want to sign Norwegian midfielder Emil Bohinen from Stabaek. The 20-year-old - who is the son of former Nottingham Forest, Derby and Blackburn midfielder Lars Bohinen - has also held talks with Leeds United.(Teamtalk)

Blades manager Chris Wilder says he is targeting "two or three" new signings in the January transfer window. (BBC Sheffield)

Manchester United, Everton and Southampton are among the clubs interested in signing Barcelona's 19-year-old French defender Jean-Clair Todibo for £17m. (Sport)

AC Milan and Atletico Madrid want to sign Manchester United's Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Championship club West Bromwich Albion have rejected a £3.5m bid from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad for 28-year-old Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi. (Sky Sports)

Galatasaray have offered Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa, 32, an 18-month deal after the former Newcastle midfielder left Rennesin the summer. (Goal)

West Ham sent scouts to Qatar to watch Brazilian strikers Gabriel Barbosa, 23, and Bruno Henrique, 28, playing for Flamengo at the Club World Cup. (90min)

LiVARpool and Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 28, says he was "slightly disappointed" to miss out on the Ballon d'Or to Barcelona's 32-year-old forward Lionel Messi - but he added that he has the respect of the Argentine international. (Sunday Mirror)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
23rd December 2019




DAILY MAIL

  • Mikel Arteta is reportedly lining up Napoli star Dries Mertens as his first signing as Arsenal head coach.
  • Diego Costa has set a target of knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League at Anfield as he battles for fitness ahead of last-16 tie.
  • Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City supporters to create more noise at the Etihad and believes his players deserve a better atmosphere.
  • Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have been left angered by FIFA preventing them celebrating their Club World Cup with fans.
THE SUN
  • David Beckham has offered his old England team-mate Joe Hart a career lifeline with a transfer to Inter Miami.
  • West Ham are weighing up a £15m move for Hull City star Jarrod Bowen with Leicester and Tottenham also keen on the winger.
Empower the players - Neville
Gary Neville has reiterated the call for direct action against racism by players walking off the pitch - and admitted he was "ashamed" not to have done so in support of former team-mate Ashley Cole. Click the image below to read more...
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wrote to the Premier League to voice his anger at his team being asked to play twice in 48 hours over Christmas.
  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes his side are in their most real relegation battle since promotion in 2015.
  • Wolves striker Raul Jimenez believes the club can secure a Champions League finish this season.

OTHER
Paul Pogba
  • Real Madrid have informed Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola that they are not thinking about signing the Frenchman in the January transfer window. (DAILY EXPRESS)
  • Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen is reportedly set to snub a move to Manchester United in January. (DAILY MIRROR)
  • Arsenal are considering a January move for Bayer Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland. (Sky Sports)
  • Mario Mandzukic has arrived in Qatar ahead of completing a move from Juventus to Al-Duhail. (Sky Sports)
  • Manchester City may look to take advantage of a breakdown in contract talks between PSG and Marquinhos. (Sky Sports)
  • Lionel Messi is keen on Barcelona to splash the cash in the transfer window and Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is in his sights. (DAILY STAR)
  • Andy Robertson believes victory in the Club World Cup can propel Liverpool towards further honours in 2020. (THE GUARDIAN)
  • Leeds have joined Derby and Middlesbrough in the race to land Aberdeen front man Sam Cosgrove. (SCOTTISH SUN)
  • Celtic have not made an official £3m bid for Fabricio Bruno. The Cruzeiro player is due to meet Hoops officials in London. (SCOTTISH SUN)
  • Celtic and Scotland physio Tim Williamson has told wannabe employers Manchester United to forget it. (SCOTTISH SUN)
Mourinho unhappy with Son dismissal
Jose Mourinho delivered a withering assessment of Antonio Rudiger's role in Son Heung-min's red card during Tottenham's defeat to Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho

Solskjaer fury at Man Utd display
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accused his Manchester United players of treating their game at Watford as a testimonial after they slipped to a shock defeat against the Premier League's bottom side.

Ancelotti targets Champions League
Carlo Ancelotti has targeted Champions League football with Everton, who he described as "one of the greatest clubs in England".
New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants Napoli winger Dries Mertens, 32, with the Belgium international into the final year of his contract. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are also considering a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's 27-year-old German forward Kevin Volland. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United and a number of Bundesliga clubs have targeted Birmingham City and England youth midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, after this first-team breakthrough. (Telegraph)

Manchester United will not offer Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, a new contract runs out in June 2020. (Express)

West Ham target Gabriel Barbosa refused to discuss his future after Flamengo's Club World Cup final defeat by Liverpool. The 23-year-old Brazil forward is on loan in his homeland from Inter Milan. (Goal)

Everton have promised new manager Carlo Ancelotti he will have money to spend in January as the Italian prepares to begin work at Goodison Park. (Star)


Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would add "determination and character" to AC Milan, says boss Stefano Pioli, but a deal for the free agent is yet to be agreed. (DAZN, via Goal)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says the club need to strengthen in January to maintain their promising start in the Premier League. (Sheffield Star)

Paris St-Germain want to sign AC Milan's 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta. (RMC Sport - French)

Schalke goalkeeper and captain Alexander Nubel will leave the club at the end of the season with the 23-year-old wanted by some of Europe's top clubs. (Mail)

West Brom's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi, 28, was dropped by boss Slaven Bilic over a training ground incident. (Express & Star)

Juventus' former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, has arrived in Qatar before a move to Al-Duhail, having previously been a target for Manchester United. (Sky Italia)

Brescia and Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants to stay at the club provided owner Massimo Cellino is keen to keep the 29-year-old. (Football Italia)

Promising Norwegian striker Bryan Fiabema is set to join Chelsea from Tromso after the 16-year-old impressed on trial. (Star)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga side are not in the market for a striker in January. (Goal)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
24th December 2019



THE SUN
  • Manchester United are to offer Erling Haaland a £200k-a-week deal after RB Leipzig confirmed United are in pole position for the striker.
  • Arsenal are set to offer Granit Xhaka plus £40m in a bid to tempt Leicester into selling midfield star Wilfred Ndidi.
  • Chelsea have reportedly launched a £44m swoop for Real Madrid attacker Isco.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is the 'priority' for Valencia in the January transfer window.
  • Espanyol are hoping to sign former Brazil international Hulk on loan from Shanghai SIPG until the end of the season.
  • RB Leipzig's head of football Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed they are struggling to compete with Manchester United in the race to sign Norway striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg.
  • Real Madrid have told Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola that they will not be signing the 26-year-old in January.
  • Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has put Inter Milan on red alert as he insists his agent is currently sorting out his future.
  • Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo warned him of the difficulties of playing in Serie A.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Patrick Vieira has revealed he was never contacted by Arsenal before the north Londoners appointed Mikel Arteta as their new boss.
  • Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Isco, 27, in a £44m deal by Real Madrid, which would pave the way for the Spanish giants to make a move for Tottenham's 27-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen.
  • Fulham and Brentford are both considering a move for Jack Clarke, if the youngster is recalled from Leeds by Tottenham.

DAILY STAR
  • £35m Lokomotiv Moscow star Aleksey Miranchuk is being 'directed towards' Manchester United over Juventus', according to reports in Italy.
  • Manchester United have told Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo they can leave the club.
  • Andy Carroll is closing in on a new one-year contract at hometown club Newcastle.
  • Atletico have also reached an agreement to sign Paris Saint Germain an Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester United face a battle to keep Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong at the club, with the pair both open to moves away next year.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Real Madrid are trying to offload players to make way for a £50m move for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in January.
  • Tottenham will need to pay £50m to sign French central defender Issa Diop from West Ham.

DAILY RECORD
  • Slovan Bratislava chief Ivan Kmotrik has revealed talks have taken place with Celtic over striker Andraz Sporar.
  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted that Filip Benkovic could be allowed to leave in January if "the right team" can be found.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Rangers have announced a 'strategic partnership' with American club Orange County.
  • Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has no intention of allowing striker Jordan Rhodes to leave for Celtic next month.

OTHER
  • Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with a move to Arsenal. The Gunners will offer City £40m plus Granit Xhaka for their defensive midfielder. (Leicester Mercury)
  • Leicester City are likely to have an offer accepted for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani. (Leicester Mercury)
  • Red Bull Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has given an update on Erling Haaland's future and says the Salzburg forward wants to move by the summer. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Dean Smith has dismissed claims Aston Villa may have to sell players to meet financial fair play rules - and also rejected claims Jack Grealish has a £45m escape clause in his contract. (Express & Star)

Barcelona are already planning for next season and want to bring Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar back to the club. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

RB Leipzig's head of football Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed they are struggling to compete with Manchester United in the race to sign Norway striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg. (Mail)

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Isco, 27, in a £44m deal by Real Madrid, which would pave the way for the Spanish giants to make a move for Tottenham's 27-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac, 26, is a transfer target for Napoli and Roma. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid have told Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola that they will not be signing the 26-year-old in January. (Mail)

Tottenham will need to pay £50m to sign French central defender Issa Diop, 22, from West Ham. (Express)

Spurs are keen on Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare. The 20-year-old has also been considered by Manchester United. (L'Equipe - via Football 365)

Borussia Dortmund will not sanction the sale of England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, in January. (Bild)

Manchester United have told Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29, they can leave the club. (Star)

AC Milan have placed a £26m price tag on midfielder Franck Kessie, with Wolves keen on signing the 23-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Lyon have identified Atletico Madrid and France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 24, as a primary transfer target. (L'Equipe - in French)

Atletico have also reached an agreement to sign Paris Saint Germain an Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32. (Star)

Fulham and Brentford are considering moving for Jack Clarke, 19, in January if Tottenham recall the winger from his loan spell at Leeds. (Mail)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been backed to sign Juventus' Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, on a short-term deal. (Express)

Everton have been encouraged to sign Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 28, as well as Southampton front man Danny Ings, 27. (Talksport - via Star)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic, 23, could go on loan in January amid reported interest from Championship side Derby. (Leicester Mercury)

Forward Andy Carroll, 30, is set to earn a new-one year deal at Newcastle United with boss Steve Bruce impressed by the Englishman since his return. (Mirror)

A joke eBay sale of Stoke City has been pulled after bids for the club reached £65,000. (Stoke Sentinel)
 

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A Happy Christmas to everyone here on Redcafe and especially to those of you who enjoy reading this Press Gossip.

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A Happy Christmas to everyone here on Redcafe and especially to those of you who enjoy reading this Press Gossip.

May you all have a wonderful day with your families and friends. :):):)
Thank you for all your efforts. Very much appreciated. Hope you have a BRILLIANT festive period! :):devil:
 

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A Happy Christmas to everyone here on Redcafe and especially to those of you who enjoy reading this Press Gossip.

May you all have a wonderful day with your families and friends. :):):)
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Christmas Day 2019

the sun

Manchester United are to offer Erling Haaland a £200k-a-week deal after RB Leipzig confirmed United are in pole position for the striker.
Arsenal are set to offer Granit Xhaka plus £40m in a bid to tempt Leicester into selling midfield star Wilfred Ndidi.
Chelsea have reportedly launched a £44m swoop for Real Madrid attacker Isco.
Vincent Kompany has urged Manchester City to give Pep Guardiola a new contract as boss.


daily mail

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is the 'priority' for Valencia in the January transfer window.
Espanyol are hoping to sign former Brazil international Hulk on loan from Shanghai SIPG until the end of the season.
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has put Inter Milan on red alert as he insists his agent is currently sorting out his future.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo warned him of the difficulties of playing in Serie A.
Charles Leclerc's new Ferrari contract is reportedly worth £7.7m per year.


daily mirror

Patrick Vieira has revealed he was never contacted by Arsenal before the north Londoners appointed Mikel Arteta as their new boss.
Fulham and Brentford are both considering a move for Jack Clarke, if the youngster is recalled from Leeds by Tottenham.
Real Madrid are trying to offload players to make way for a £50m move for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in January.
Andy Carroll is closing in on a new one-year contract at hometown club Newcastle.


the times

Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Nemanja Matic and Marcos Rojo when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
PFA chairman Ben Purkiss says captains should be backed to lead their teams off the field in the face of discrimination.
Andy Carroll is on a one-year contract at Newcastle that will extend if certain mystery conditions are met.
England are giving serious thought to fielding an all-seam attack for the first Test against South Africa.
The ECB has confirmed it has had initial discussions with the Indian and Australian cricket boards about creating a new four-nations ODI tournament.
Charles Leclerc's new contract suggests he is now Ferrari's number one driver over Sebastian Vettel.


daily telegraph

Manchester United face a battle to keep Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong at the club, with the pair both open to moves away next year.


daily record

Slovan Bratislava chief Ivan Kmotrik has revealed talks have taken place with Celtic over striker Andraz Sporar.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted Filip Benkovic could be allowed to leave in January if "the right team" can be found.


scottish sun

Rangers have announced a 'strategic partnership' with American club Orange County.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has no intention of allowing striker Jordan Rhodes to leave for Celtic next month.


Chelsea are plotting a January move for RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 23. (Express)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, wants to leave Manchester United and rejoin former side Juventus. (Calicomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona will try to re-sign Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 27, in the summer window. (Goal)

Mario Mandzukic ends speculation over his future as he completes a move to Qatari outfit Al-Duhail despite interest from Manchester United. (Mail)

Manchester United are willing to offer 19-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Haaland a £200,00-a-week contract to join them from Red Bull Salzburg. (Sun)

Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, 28, is a target for Inter Milan. (Calciomercato)

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, is close to sealing a January move to Atletico Madrid. (Marca)


Arsenal are expected to sell one of their forwards and move for Lyon's 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele. (Le10Sport - in French)

Everton and Atletico Madrid are battling to sign River Plate's Colombian forward Rafael Santos Borre, 24. (AS)

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, wants to stay at Roma when his loan deal ends at the end of the season. (Roma Press)

AC Milan are confident of sealing a deal to bring Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, back to the club in January. (Mail)

West Ham are keen on signing Spanish central defender Unai Nunez, 22, from Athletic Bilbao. (AS in Spanish)

Aston Villa are likely to be priced out of a move for Werder Bremen's 23-year-old Kosovo winger Milot Rashica during the January transfer window. (Birmingham Mail)

Juan Sebastian Veron says there are talks between Estudiantes and Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta over the Spaniard, 35, joining the Argentine club. (La Oral Deportivo, via Marca)

Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus says he will honour his contract with the Brazilian side after leading them to the final of the Club World Cup. (Record - in Portuguese)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is giving his players Christmas Day off to spend with their families before Friday's game against Manchester City. (FourFourTwo)

LiVARpool will appeal to the Premier League for the right to wear the Fifa world champions badge on their shirts in domestic matches
- but do they have a God - given right to wear this?! Happy Christmas. :D


 

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You too, cheers and thanks for all your efforts in this thread!
 

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Boxing Day 2019


daily telegraph

Manchester City have started identifying potential defensive reinforcements, despite manager Pep Guardiola's claim he does not want to make any January signings.
Liverpool have been granted permission by the Premier League to wear the FIFA golden badge of Club World Cup winners for one game over the holiday period.


daily mirror

Mikel Arteta faces a Gabriel Martinelli row after the striker was called up to Brazil U23s.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he is currently confused over how Takumi Minamino will fit into his side in the short-term.
Philippe Coutinho has reportedly opened the door to a Premier League return - if Bayern Munich do not activate their purchase option on the Brazil international at the end of his loan spell.
Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says people writing them off is the motivation they need to beat relegation this season.


daily star

Tottenham are convinced Jose Mourinho has already helped to secure Harry Kane's future at the club.


the guardian

Michail Antonio has said English football's racism problem will be eradicated only if clubs are hit with points deductions when supporters abuse players.


the sun

Jesse Lingard says Manchester United have got to sort their mentality out if they want to challenge for the title in the future.


scottish sun


Rangers' Europa League opponents Braga are having to battle red tape to officially appoint their new manager because Ruben Amorim does not have the necessary coaching badges.
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
27th December 2019



the times

Manuel Pellegrini's future as the West Ham United manager hinges on the outcome of the club's next two matches with David Moyes the leading contender to succeed him.


daily star

Liverpool are keen on a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho - but any January raid for the England star is unlikely.
Manchester United have put England trio Tyrone Mings, James Maddison and Jadon Sancho on their transfer shopping list.


daily mirror

Everton forward Richarlison is reportedly on a list of five attacking targets in Manchester United's sights as the January transfer window looms.


the sun

Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol has joined Alan Pardew at Dutch club ADO Den Haag as their new technical director.


daily mail

Roy Hodgson has pleaded with the Crystal Palace board to back him with new signings in the January transfer window following a late win over West Ham United.


daily record

Livingston want to land Motherwell keeper Trevor Carson in January.


Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka's agent says the 27-year-old Switzerland international has agreed a move to German club Hertha Berlin. (Blick, via Mirror)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to sign France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, on loan from Serie A side Juventus in January. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are interested in Paris St-Germain's Germany winger Julian Draxler, 26, and 30-year-old Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye. (Star)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Brazilian winger Willian, 31, is in talks with the club about extending his contract, which runs out in the summer. (Mail)

Bayer Leverkusen will block any attempt from Arsenal to try to sign German winger Kevin Volland, 27, from them. (Mail)

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, 23, will stay at the club until the end of the season but the Germany international is expected to move to Bayern Munich in an £85m deal in the summer. (Star)

City are monitoring the situations of Villarreal's Spanish centre-back Pau Torres, 22, and Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 22. (Telegraph)

Dinamo Zagreb and Spain midfielder Dani Olmo, 21, has been linked to Manchester City and Manchester United and says he wants to take the "next step" in his career. (Manchester Evening News)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he wants to sign "four or five new players" in the January transfer window. (Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny's father says the 27-year-old Egypt international, who is on loan at Besiktas, is in talks over a move to AC Milan. (Express)

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, 28, could be out until the end of January or start of February with the ankle injury the Belgium international suffered at the end of November. (Marca)

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, who joined Real Sociedad on loan for two years in the summer, is set to be recalled by the Bernabeu club in June 2020. (AS)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
28th December 2019


THE SUN


Manchester United are to offer Erling Haaland a £200k-a-week deal after RB Leipzig confirmed United are in pole position for the striker.
Arsenal are set to offer Granit Xhaka plus £40m in a bid to tempt Leicester into selling midfield star Wilfred Ndidi.

Chelsea have reportedly launched a £44m swoop for Real Madrid attacker Isco.

Vincent Kompany has urged Manchester City to give Pep Guardiola a new contract as boss.


DAILY MAIL

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is the 'priority' for Valencia in the January transfer window.
Espanyol are hoping to sign former Brazil international Hulk on loan from Shanghai SIPG until the end of the season.
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has put Inter Milan on red alert as he insists his agent is currently sorting out his future.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo warned him of the difficulties of playing in Serie A.


DAILY MIRROR

Patrick Vieira has revealed he was never contacted by Arsenal before the north Londoners appointed Mikel Arteta as their new boss.
Fulham and Brentford are both considering a move for Jack Clarke, if the youngster is recalled from Leeds by Tottenham.
Real Madrid are trying to offload players to make way for a £50m move for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in January.
Andy Carroll is closing in on a new one-year contract at hometown club Newcastle.


THE TIMES
Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Nemanja Matic and Marcos Rojo when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
PFA chairman Ben Purkiss says captains should be backed to lead their teams off the field in the face of discrimination.
Andy Carroll is on a one-year contract at Newcastle that will extend if certain mystery conditions are met.



DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United face a battle to keep Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong at the club, with the pair both open to moves away next year.


DAILY RECORD

Slovan Bratislava chief Ivan Kmotrik has revealed talks have taken place with Celtic over striker Andraz Sporar.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted Filip Benkovic could be allowed to leave in January if "the right team" can be found.


SCOTTISH SUN

Rangers have announced a 'strategic partnership' with American club Orange County.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has no intention of allowing striker Jordan Rhodes to leave for Celtic next month.


Manchester United have suffered a blow with Red Bull Salzburg and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, agreeing to join Italian side Juventus. (Tuttosport, via Express)

Arsenal, Newcastle United and Paris St-Germain have failed with an initial approach to sign Brazil forward Everton Soares, 23, from Gremio. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Wolves are closing in on the signing of Red Bull Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-chan, with a £23m fee having been agreed for the 23-year-old South Korea international. (Hamburger Morgenpost, via Birmingham Mail)

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini's position is under threat and ex-Hammers boss David Moyes is a leading contender to replace him. (Telegraph)

Moyes will only consider returning to West Ham is he is offered the manager's job on a permanent basis. (Times - subscription required)


Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is weighing up whether to return to former club Napoli to try to sign Italy playmaker Lorenzo Insigne, 28. (Le10 Sport, via Star)

Chelsea's 32-year-old Spanish winger Pedro, who has struggled for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season, wants to return to former club Barcelona.(L'Esportiu, via Mail)

Manchester United and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira but will have to wait until the summer to do any deal for the 26-year-old Portugal international. (Le10 Sport, via Star)

Watford have rejected an approach by French club Lyon for 31-year-old French midfielder Etienne Capoue. (HITC)

Arsenal have been linked with RB Leipzig central defender Dayot Upamecano and the 21-year-old could be allowed to leave the German club if they can sign fellow Frenchman Tanguy Kouassi, 17, from Paris St-Germain. (Le Parisien, via Mirror)

Hertha Berlin hope they can sign Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, by the end of next week. (Daily Mail)

Burnley and Brighton are considering making a move for Hamilton Academical's defender Jamie Hamilton, with the Scottish club wanting £1.5m for the 17-year-old Scotland Under-19 international. (Mail)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder wants to extend the contracts of Republic of Ireland defenders John Egan, 27, and Enda Stevens, 29, as well as English midfielder John Lundstram, 25. (Sheffield Star)

Leeds United are trying to convince Arsenal not to recall England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 20, from his loan spell at Elland Road. (Mirror)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
29th December 2019

Christian Eriksen will join Manchester United on a free transfer in the summer



THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester United are ready to wait until the end of the season to land Tottenham's Christian Eriksen on a free transfer.
  • David Moyes and Tony Pulis head the managerial shortlist to succeed Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham.

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • David Moyes will meet with West Ham's owners on Sunday to finalise the deal to succeed Manuel Pellegrini.
  • Arsenal and Chelsea have revived interest in Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes of Athletico Paranaense.
  • Liverpool and Chelsea are monitoring the development of Carlisle United teenager Jarrad Branthwaite.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Brighton have their eyes on CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov, as well as Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters.
  • Fernandinho admits Manchester City are in serious danger of blowing their Champions League spot.
  • Manchester United aim to stay on the trail of 16-year-old Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham.
  • Chris Wilder is looking to add QPR's £12m Eberechi Eze to his Sheffield United frontline.
  • West Ham could move for Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge if they cannot land former Hammer Darren Randolph in January.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • Liverpool are stepping up their interest in Lille striker Victor Osimhen.

THE OBSERVER
  • Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says the hectic Christmas fixture schedule is 'absurd'.
  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has backed Nicolas Pepe to find his form.

Manchester United are prepared to wait until the end of the season to sign Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, on a free transfer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Real Madrid have told boss Zinedine Zidane to forget about signing Paul Pogba, 26, from Manchester United because the France international would block the development of Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 21. (AS)

New Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will block any bid by Manchester United to sign Brazil forward Richarlison, 22, even if the Red Devils offer £70m. (Sun on Sunday)

David Moyes and Tony Pulis are the leading contenders to take over at West Ham after Manuel Pellegrini was sacked. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will honour his contract and remain at the club until the end of next season, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano. (Mail on Sunday)

England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, 21, says he wants to remain at Liverpool for his entire career and become a club legend. (Sportbladet, via Independent)

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is keen on signing France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, from his former club Chelsea. (La Stampa - in Italian)

Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, 27, from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Sheffield United are chasing QPR's £12m-rated 21-year-old English forward Eberechi Eze. (Sun on Sunday)

Barcelona say Arturo Vidal's legal complaint against the club over alleged unpaid bonuses is an attempt by the Chile midfielder, 32, to force through a January move to Inter Milan. (ESPN)

Liverpool are stepping up their interest in Lille and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 20. (Sunday Express)

Fiorentina are keen on signing Manchester United and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29, next summer. (La Nazione, via Football Italia)

Southampton and Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard, 27, is a target for former club Werder Bremen in January. (Sky Sports)

Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, 35, has rejected offers from Major League Soccer sides LA Galaxy, Inter Miami and Montreal Sounders to stay at Japanese team Vissel Kobe. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested the club have only recalled English centre-back Nat Phillips, 22, from his loan at German side Stuttgart on a temporary basis. (Liverpool Echo)

Swansea want to sign 23-year-old Bristol City midfielder Kasey Palmer on loan in January. (Sky Sports)

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to try acting when he finishes his football career. (Sun on Sunday
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
30th December 2019


Manchester United chasing a Lyon star...



DAILY MAIL
  • Stuart Pearce and Alan Irvine are set to join David Moyes on the coaching staff at West Ham.
  • Lyon's Moussa Dembele could be an alternative target for Manchester United after they missed out on Erling Haaland.
  • Troy Deeney says he is loving Nigel Pearson's 'my way or the highway' management at Watford'
  • Danny Ings could be in line for an England recall following his impressive form for Southampton
  • Aaron Mooy could still be the subject of permanent offers in January despite being on loan at Brighton from Huddersfield
  • Burnley are leading the chase for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.


THE MIRROR
  • Manuel Pellegrini's failure to reprimand Michail Antonio for his Christmas car crash was the final straw for West Ham's owners.

THE TIMES
  • Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign Erling Haaland after they encountered problems with the striker's agent Mino Raiola during negotiations.

THE SUN
  • Olivier Giroud is a top target for West Ham as they prepare to let David Moyes spend big in January.
  • Chelsea duo Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso are wanted by Inter Milan in the January transfer window.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes Granit Xhaka, 27, does not leave in January despite the Switzerland midfielder being linked with a move to German side Hertha Berlin. (Football.London)

Manchester United made the biggest contract offer to Erling Braut Haaland but the Norway striker, 19, chose to sign with Borussia Dortmund to continue his development. (Independent)

Former Manchester City and Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, 31, says he wants to return to a Championship club. (Telegraph)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says the club are in talks with right-back Tariq Lamptey, 19, about a new deal, with his current contract expiring at the end of the season. (Goal)

Arsenal must make a significant offer to convince Atletico Madrid to sell France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 24, in January. (AS, via Mirror)

Barcelona will only consider re-signing Brazil forward Neymar, 27, as a replacement for Lionel Messi, 32, when the Argentine striker eventually decides to leave the club. (Sport)

Arsenal and Tottenham are prepared to pay £50m to sign French RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 21, but could face competition from Manchester City. (Daily Star)

Newcastle are working on a contract extension for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27, whose current deal runs until 2021. (Chronicle)

Manchester United are tracking Birmingham City's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham. (Sun)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says he tracked Toffees forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin at previous clubs but was never able to sign the 22-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

Fiorentina could end 27-year-old Leicester and Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal's season-long loan early, with fellow Italian side Atalanta interested in taking over the move. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Leicester Mercury)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he will not make January signings just to cover his side's mounting injury problems. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid could move for Beijing Guoan striker Cedric Bakambu, 28, in January if they cannot sign first choice Edinson Cavani, 32, from Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid will not allow Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 28, to leave in January. (AS)

Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has confirmed the club are monitoring 19-year-old Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo. (Chronicle)

Stoke and Huddersfield are interested in forward Chris Willock, 21, who is on loan at West Brom from Portuguese side Benfica. (Mail)

Turkey midfielder Arda Turan, 33, hopes to end his career with first club Galatasaray despite currently being on loan at Super Lig rivals Istanbul Basaksehir from Barcelona. (AS)
 

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Well yes someone that barely scores for Everton is being linked to Manchester United is funny to me because it would be unthinkable not too long ago
 

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Manchester United are tracking Everton's in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while there's also plenty of Paul Pogba talk in today's papers



THE SUN

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin has risen to the top of Manchester United's summer transfer list after they missed out on Erling Haaland.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United fear they could be without Scott McTominay for up to eight weeks after scans confirmed injured knee ligaments.
  • Arsenal will provide new boss Mikel Arteta with funds in next month's transfer window with Dayot Upamecano high on their list.
  • The Premier League have no plans to alter the way VAR adjudicates marginal offside decisions this season.
  • Ex-referee Mark Clattenburg has outlined a five-point plan to improve the Premier League's VAR.


THE TELEGRAPH
  • Mikel Arteta is facing a huge battle to try to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal past the end of this season with doubts growing over his long-term future.
  • Jurgen Klopp wants Adam Lallana to sign a one-year contract extension to avoid losing him on a free transfer, but the Liverpool manager is resigned to losing the midfielder at the end of the season.
  • Chelsea have attempted to make checks on whether or not RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has a release clause that could be activated in January.
  • Agent Mino Raiola has refuted claims that Manchester United withdrew from the race to sign Erling Haaland.
  • England are backing plans to scrap five-day Test cricket from 2023 in a bid to ease player workload.


DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal are considering bringing defender William Saliba back early from loan to cure their defensive problems.
  • RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is a target for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard now that they have now transfer embargo.
  • Roma are reportedly closing in on the permanent signing of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling but a fee has not been agreed.
  • Arsenal are keen to make a shock move for their former striker Oliver Giroud and bring him back from Chelsea.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Paul Pogba will not leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
  • Ex-Barcelona star Xavi claims Pep Guardiola will now prioritise winning the Champions League with Manchester City so far behind in the Premier League title race.
  • Liverpool are looking at Vitesse Arnhem left-back Max Clark. The 23-year-old has represented England at Under-16 and Under-17 level.

THE TIMES
  • Richard Scudamore earned more than £10million in his final year as executive chairman of the Premier League.

YORKSHIRE POST
  • Arsenal will recall England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell at Leeds in January.

Chelsea are investigating the details of a rumoured release clause in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner's contract. The 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in 24 games for his club this season. (Telegraph)

England striker Tammy Abraham's new contract talks with Chelsea have stalled because the 22-year-old wants to be on the same wage - £180,000 a week - as winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19. (Goal)

Everton and England Under-21 striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, is a summer transfer target for Manchester United. (Sun)

Manchester United are also considering a January move for Benfica and Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 20. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal could move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, after new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta prioritised strengthening his defence. (Mirror)

But Arteta faces a struggle to convince Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, to stay at the club after the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29, is preparing to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is resigned to losing England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

The Reds are in talks with Sevilla about 26-year-old defender Diego Carlos, who has a £65m release clause and is viewed as a long-term partner for Virgil van Dijk. (Eldesmarque via Mirror)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, has accepted that Manchester United will not be selling him in January. (Sky Sports, via Metro)

Thierry Henry will be a contender to become Barcelona manager if current boss Ernesto Valverde leaves the club in 2020. (Sport - in Spanish)

Everton are leading the race to sign Colombia winger James Rodriguez, 28, from Real Madrid. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Norwich, Everton and QPR are among the sides monitoring Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland, 24. (Scottish Sun)

Fiorentina want to sign Wolverhampton and Italy striker Patrick Cutrone, 21, on loan until the end of the season. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid will recall Spanish defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, from his loan spell at Wolves in January because of a lack of playing time. (AS - in Spanish)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan in January. The 29-year-old, who has three England caps, is currently on loan at Burnley. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool are monitoring Vitesse Arnhem left-back Max Clark. The 23-year-old has represented England at Under-16 and Under-17 level. (Mirror)

Arsenal will recall England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 20, from his loan spell at Leeds in January. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Swansea have made an approach to sign Liverpool's 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster on loan for the rest of the season with Aston Villa potentially also interested. (Sky Sports)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers
1st January 2020




DAILY MIRROR
  • Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Lille are braced for further interest from Manchester United and Tottenham over midfielder Boubakary Soumare, who was a summer target for Wolves.

THE TIMES
  • Chelsea will offer one of their strikers to Crystal Palace in an effort to force through a deal worth as much as £80m for Wilfried Zaha.
  • The Football Association and UEFA will lobby Arsene Wenger to use his position at FIFA to help their bid to eradicate marginal offside calls by VARs.
  • Arsenal's defensive issues have been compounded with Calum Chambers' knee injury potentially keeping him out for several months.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • In-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin will sign a new five-year deal at Everton despite interest from Manchester United.
  • Newcastle manager Steve Bruce plans to sign three players in the January transfer window.

THE INDEPENDENT
  • Inter Milan are ready to offer £25m for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri.
  • Hertha Berlin have agreed a loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, despite Mikel Arteta insisting he wants the Swiss star to stay at the Emirates.
  • Chelsea and Manchester City are set to compete for the signing of Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell but might have to go beyond £60m to secure the England international.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson insists Wilfried Zaha is not for sale but admits the club would have to consider a "serious bid" for the 27-year-old.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Chelsea hope a £20m offer will secure them the services of CSKA Moscow forward Fyodor Chalov.
  • Manchester United face competition from Tottenham in their efforts to sign £30m-rated Leicester full-back Ricardo Pereira.

THE SUN
  • Manchester United have suffered a transfer blow after Atalanta midfielder Dejan Kulusevski reportedly agreed a deal to join Juventus.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester City may cancel Patrick Roberts' loan deal at Norwich and send him to Middlesbrough instead due to concerns over a lack of game time.
  • Manchester United could be forced to keep midfielder Nemanja Matic in January amid fears over Scott McTominay's knee injury and Paul Pogba's commitment to the club.
  • David Moyes will land a £2m bonus if he keeps West Ham in the Premier League with larger bonuses coming the further he can take them up the table.
  • Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo is poised to make a loan move to AC Milan for the remainder of the season.
  • Norwich and Brighton have made enquiries about Genk's Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta,
  • Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Dani Olmo could be on his way back to Barcelona six years after leaving the club's academy to move to Croatia.
  • Rangers are braced for January interest in Borna Barisic from Roma, while Arsenal have been scouting midfielder Glen Kamara.


Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30. (Mirror)

Chelsea are planning a £20m move for CSKA Moscow striker Fyodor Chalov, 21. (Express)

Inter want to offer Chelsea £25m for Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25. (Independent)

Chelsea and Manchester City will go head-to-head for the signature of Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell, 23. (The i)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is preparing a £30m transfer bid for Leicester and Portugal full-back Ricardo Pereira, 26. (Express)

England Under-21 forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, will sign a new five-year deal at Everton despite interest from Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Juventus plan to extend Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo's contract until 2023 - when he will be 38. (Corriere dello Sport, via Mail)

Chelsea are weighing up a move for Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele, 23. (Sky Sports)

Hertha Berlin have agreed a loan deal for Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, with a view to a permanent move in the summer. (Independent).

Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, says he "doesn't really know" if he will extend his contract at Old Trafford. (Telegraf - in Serbian)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is lining up a loan deal for Burnley midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 29, to replace injured Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 25. (Star)

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola says Manchester United is so poorly run that the club would "ruin" some of football's greatest ever players, including Pele and Diego Maradona. (La Repubblica, via Times - subscription required)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson insists Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha is not for sale but admits the club would have to consider a "serious bid" for the 27-year-old. (Guardian)

Wolves winger Adama Traore says he would have no issue in signing for Real Madrid despite his links to Barcelona. The Spanish 23-year-old came through the youth set-up at the Catalan club. (Jugones, via Goal)

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce wants to sign three players in the January transfer window. (Telegraph)

Sheffield United are considering a move for Bordeaux and Switzerland's 27-year-old defender Loris Benito. (Football Insider)

West Brom look set to make 23-year-old Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira's loan from Sporting Lisbon permanent. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City may cancel 22-year-old winger Patrick Roberts' loan deal at Norwich and send him to Middlesbrough instead because of a lack of appearances. (Mail)
 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s budget is around £150m but only for players on his summer list who become available. This includes Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Leicester’s James Maddison, Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen or West Ham’s Declan Rice. The manager, though, should prioritise Rice, Eriksen, Maddison or another midfielder as this is his weakest department. No one should leave unless, say, Nemanja Matic demands a move and the offer is good. JJ
https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...020-club-by-club-guide-for-the-premier-league
 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s budget is around £150m but only for players on his summer list who become available. This includes Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Leicester’s James Maddison, Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen or West Ham’s Declan Rice. The manager, though, should prioritise Rice, Eriksen, Maddison or another midfielder as this is his weakest department. No one should leave unless, say, Nemanja Matic demands a move and the offer is good. JJ
https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...020-club-by-club-guide-for-the-premier-league
We aren't signing anyone then as nobody is going to become magically available in January from our top targets. Sigh.
 

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We aren't signing anyone then as nobody is going to become magically available in January from our top targets. Sigh.
Then the problem there is without them we might not hit the position we want, so those players will either stay where they are or go to a club with CL football. Surely they are not our only targets? If yes, then does that mean if those players are not coming to us in the summer he will spend months trying to think of alternatives? I just hope we can keep up the good form to the end of the season. It is a vicious circle. I suspect Ole and the 'hierarchy' still think players will sign because of our history and name.
 

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Then the problem there is without them we might not hit the position we want, so those players will either stay where they are or go to a club with CL football. Surely they are not our only targets? If yes, then does that mean if those players are not coming to us in the summer he will spend months trying to think of alternatives? I just hope we can keep up the good form to the end of the season. It is a vicious circle. I suspect Ole and the 'hierarchy' still think players will sign because of our history and name.
Aye, what we should really be doing is looking at young players breaking through in the top 5 leagues and taking a few punts in January.