Press Gossip - 2020

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Saturday's Newspapers:
8th February 2020


daily mirror


Manchester United are reportedly at the front of the queue for Kalidou Koulibaly - but they face competition from four Premier League rivals.
Chris Wilder has warned his Sheffield United players to stop dreaming about big-money moves and focus on the Blades.
Barcelona and Manchester United both took a long look at Gabriel Martinelli but snubbed the Brazilian youngster before his Arsenal transfer move.
Manchester United's Andreas Pereira saw a hypnotherapist as sleep problems threatened to wreck his season.
Winston Reid's proposed move to MLS side Nashville SC is off.


the sun

Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to snare Manchester United target Lautaro Martinez away from Inter Milan and are willing to offer them a player-plus-cash deal
Frustrated Barcelona could take a £60m hit on £145m "miss" Philippe Coutinho and accept with their "eyes closed" a bid of around £68m to £77m.
Arsenal have joined the race to sign Brentford star Said Benrahma, but face competition from Newcastle and Leicester.
David Moyes admits Declan Rice would surely leave if West Ham go down as he targets four wins.
Kepa Arrizabalaga could be handed an immediate Chelsea reprieve after Willy Caballero's Leicester blundershow.
Goal-shy Crystal Palace face losing Alexander Sorloth for just £5m.


daily mail

Marcus Rashford is being courted by Roc Nation, the American entertainment agency founded by rapper Jay-Z.
Neymar remains streets ahead of Kylian Mbappe in the race to be Ligue 1's richest asset, with Paris Saint-Germain boasting a clean sweep of the top 11 highest-paid players in France.
Manchester United are set to miss out on Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as the Argentine prefers a Barcelona switch.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to leave Anfield as a free agent in the summer as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham monitor his situation.
Barcelona's interest in re-signing Adama Traore has intensified out of fear that Real Madrid could snap him up from under their noses.
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has told confidants that he is not interested in returning to his parent club unless he is recognised as the club's No 1 goalkeeper.
Chelsea are close to agreeing new deals with two of their top prospects, 18-year-old midfielder Tino Amjorin and 17-year-old defender Ian Maatsen.
The escalation of the coronavirus has led to internal disputes at several Premier League clubs between medical and commercial departments over their plans for summer tours.
South Africa are on course to join the Six Nations after the next World Cup, in a move which will radically alter the international rugby landscape.


daily telegraph

Roy Hodgson denies there is a rift at Crystal Palace over the club's disappointing January transfer window.
Southampton expect to agree a new contract with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl before the end of the season, having been rewarded for their faith in the Austrian since the 9-0 defeat to Leicester City in late October.


the times

Premier League clubs have told referee chiefs to fix the farce of "armpit offsides" under VAR - and want to give attackers 10cm leeway in marginal decisions.
Liverpool and their sporting director Michael Edwards will escape action from the FA over the alleged hacking of Manchester City's scouting system despite the two clubs agreeing a £1m settlement.
Roy Hodgson expects to agree a new contract that will extend his stay as the Crystal Palace manager.
The introduction of safe-standing areas in football grounds has moved a step closer after an interim report of the Sports Ground Safety Authority, which found venues built with integrated barriers such as Tottenham's new stadium are safer.
Moeen Ali and James Anderson are set to miss out on selection for the two-match Test tour to Sri Lanka next month when the squad is announced on Monday.


daily star


Sheffield United could miss out on a deal to sign Dean Henderson as Manchester United have slapped a hefty price tag on the goalkeeper.
Krzysztof Piatek's wife has denied reports claiming she did not want her husband to join Manchester United or Tottenham in the January transfer window.


daily express

Chelsea reportedly want to sign 13 players in the summer transfer window, after failing to make any signings in January. Manager Frank Lampard could have as much as £150m to spend in his first full summer as Blues boss.
Tottenham are monitoring Liverpool academy graduate Rafa Camacho with the attacker open to returning to England. Camacho left Liverpool for Sporting Lisbon in the summer in search of regular first-team football.


daily record

Celtic have announced a huge £24.4m profit with the sale of Kieran Tierney boosting financial results.


Chelsea have been linked with summer moves for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, and Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele, 23. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona's interest in re-signing Spaniard Adama Traore has intensified out of fear that Real Madrid could move for the 24-year-old Wolves winger. (Mail)

Barcelona could allow former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, the 27-year-old Brazilian, to leave for as little as 80m euros (£67m). (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund are in no hurry to sell England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, before Euro 2020, after which they think his value will inflate. (90min)

Manchester United are favourites to sign Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, this summer. (Star)

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, 30, has been undergoing double fitness sessions with the GB Taekwondo team since his arrival at Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are not expected to offer a new contract to England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, whose current deal expires at the end of the season. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal have joined Leicester in the hunt for Brentford's Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 24. (Sun)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a candidate to become Rennes' new president. (ESPN)

West Ham manager David Moyes concedes the club may lose England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, in the summer. (Guardian)

Chelsea are close to agreeing new deals with English midfielder Tino Anjorin, 18, and Dutch defender Ian Maatsen, 17. (Mail)

Southampton expect to agree a new contract with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl before the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Juventus have identified Chelsea and Italy full-back Emerson Palmieri, 25, as one of their primary targets for the summer transfer window. (Inside Futbol)

Tottenham, Burnley and Aston Villa are all interested in Fenerbahce's Turkey forward Vedat Muriqi,25. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Crystal Palace's English forward Connor Wickham, 26, is seeking to return to Selhurst Park this summer after hinting there is no long-term plan behind his loan move to Sheffield Wednesday. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are monitoring Sporting Lisbon's 19-year-old former Liverpool academy graduate winger Rafa Camacho. (Express)

West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson, 19, will undergo exploratory surgery on the knee injury that scuppered his move to Crystal Palace - but the 19-year-old's representatives have again made it clear the defender wants to leave the Baggies. (Express & Star)

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu says the club tried to sign Groningen's 27-year-old defender Mike te Wierik on deadline day, but a deal failed to materialise. (Derby County)

Barcelona are trying to figure out ways that they can come to an agreement with Real Sociedad for Brazilian striker Willian Jose, 28. (Marca)

Pep Guardiola has told Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, he needs to rediscover his confidence and rhythm before he can make a return to action for Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)

If French forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, signs a new deal with Paris St-Germain then he will earn 25m euros (£21m) per year. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Madrid's players were appalled at their defensive display in their 4-3 Copa del Rey defeat by Real Sociedad. (ESPN)

Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, saw a hypnotherapist after struggling to sleep when travelling with the club. (Sun)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
9th February 2020



THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Jack Grealish sees Manchester United as his No 1 destination this summer should he leave Aston Villa.
  • Tottenham's exiled left-back Danny Rose will be watched by French giants Paris Saint-Germain when he turns out for Newcastle.
  • Everton want to sign Wigan striker Joe Gelhardt - the youngster dubbed as the new Wayne Rooney.
  • The Carabao Cup is in danger of being killed off by proposed changes to the Champions League.
  • Steve Lomas and Tony Gale have urged rebellious West Ham fans to stop the protests and get behind the club.


SUNDAY STAR
  • Dele Alli has apologised after he filmed himself appearing to make an offensive joke about the Coronavirus while filming a man at Heathrow Airport.
SUNDAY MIRROR
  • Mauricio Pochettino is still on Manchester United's radar and is hopeful of getting the job at Old Trafford, but the only way United will ditch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is if they finish outside the top six.
  • Marcus Rashford is holding talks over a multi-million tie-up with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports management company.
  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined the growing list of admirers coveting Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.
  • Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are at the centre of a cheating storm in baseball after former Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was found guilty of "sign stealing".
  • Emmanuel Petit says Manchester City and Manchester United should forget about signing Lionel Messi because the forward "isn't suited" to the Premier League.



THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • Raheem Sterling believes he can return to fitness for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid, who are closely watching the Manchester City forward's availability.
  • Jack Grealish will consider a summer move to test himself at the next level, despite his loyalty to his boyhood club Aston Villa.
  • John Stones must make "improvements" to win back his place with Manchester City and England, according to Pep Guardiola.


MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • Pep Guardiola is keeping tabs on Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez as he looks to overhaul his defensive options ahead of next season.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • Philippe Coutinho has been told he can leave Barcelona in the summer for a bargain £77m.


THE SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Celtic are lining up a summer deal for Cardiff City's Josh Murphy after Neil Lennon tried to sign the £11m winger on transfer deadline day.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, 24, will consider a summer move, despite his loyalty to his boyhood club. Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with the English midfielder. (Telegraph)

Grealish sees Manchester United as his preferred destination this summer should he leave Aston Villa, despite reported interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Sun)

Grealish has reportedly started house-hunting in Manchester in anticipation of a move to Old Trafford. (Goal)

Manchester City are ready to admit defeat in their bid to lure Lionel Messi to the Premier League next season after being told the Argentina forward, 32, has got no plans to leave Barcelona. (Express)

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling believes he can return to fitness for their Champions League tie against Real Madrid. The Spanish club is interested in signing the 25-year-old England forward. (Telegraph)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains in contention to become Manchester United manager next season. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain will send scouts to watch England left-back Danny Rose, 29, during his loan spell at Newcastle from Tottenham. (Sun)

Barcelona's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27 - currently on loan at Bayern Munich - will be allowed to leave for a cut-price £77m this summer, with Manchester United and his former club Liverpool thought to be interested in signing him. (Express)

Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona, says he is "comfortable" with the current Premier League champions. (Goal)

Roma are upset that Manchester United have increased their asking price to £17m for former England central defender Chris Smalling, 30, who is on loan with the Italian club this season. (Express)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, wanted to "make Chinese football great" when linked with a move to Asia in the summer of 2019, claims his agent, but is now planning on staying at Real Madrid and will not be heading back to the Premier League with his former club Tottenham. (Goal)

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 22, is holding talks over a multi-million agreement with rapper Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports management company. (Mirror)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, linked with Manchester United and Chelsea in last month's transfer window, is open to a move to England when his contract at Paris St-Germain expires in the summer. (L'Equipe, via Star)

The Premier League is plotting to set up its own Netflix-style streaming service. (Times)

Former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, is being linked with a move away from Juventus, having only signed a four-year deal with the Italians last year. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool may turn their attention to RB Leipzig's Germany striker Timo Werner, 23, in the summer - and are also likely to be in the market for a left-back. (Athletic, via Team Talk)

Liverpool are likely to sell 22-year-old Wales forward Harry Wilson, who is on loan at Bournemouth, this summer. (Football Insider)

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri could make a move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, the 28-year-old Italy international he has worked with at Napoli and the Blues.(Star)

Barcelona failed with a loan bid to bring back former captain Andres Iniesta, the 35-year-old ex-Spain midfielder, from Japanese club Vissel Kobe. (Sport)

Bayern Munich have ruled out a move for Juventus and Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo because they consider the 35-year-old forward too old. (Sun)

Wigan and United States' left-back Antonee Robinson, 22, is a possible summer target for Chelsea. (Mirror)

Barcelona have their eye on another Luis Suarez. Watford's 22-year-old Colombian striker, on loan at Real Zaragoza, could be a replacement for their injured Uruguayan forward, 33, of the same name. (AS)

Everton have been linked with Sporting's Rafa Camacho, the 19-year-old Portuguese winger formerly with Liverpool. (Star)

Cardiff City winger Josh Murphy, 24, is a target for Celtic. (Sun)

Liverpool have opened talks with Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, about extending his contract, which expires in the summer of 2021. (Athletic, via Express)

Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Fred, 26, has accused his team-mates of "lacking sticking together mentality" and claimed some of them have "different objectives". (Mail)

Everton are keen to sign 17-year-old Wigan striker Joe Gelhardt - who has been dubbed as the next Wayne Rooney. (Sun)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
10th February 2020


THE SUN


  • Bayern Munich want Roberto Firmino to quit Liverpool this summer and help lead a new era of dominance in Germany.
  • Josh King has admitted it would have been a dream come true to return to Manchester United.
  • Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey could be axed by Juventus this summer after just one season in Italy.
  • Manchester United have angered Roma by bumping up Chris Smalling's transfer fee by £5m, leaving a permanent move hanging in the balance, according to reports.

DAILY STAR

  • Manchester United will need to hand over £127m if they want to secure Kalidou Koulibaly.
  • Arsenal have their sights set on Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye.
  • Barcelona approached their former midfielder Andres Iniesta with an offer to return to the Nou Camp for a swansong to help them end their season on a high.


DAILY MAIL
  • Odion Ighalo will be able to travel with Manchester United for their Europa League tie in Bruges next week despite having to miss the club's training camp in Marbella over the coronavirus alert.
  • Barcelona could turn to Luis Suarez's namesake at Watford as they seek a replacement for the Uruguay forward to solve their striker shortage following his knee surgery.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of re-signing Philippe Coutinho - but Kai Havertz remains at the top of his wishlist.
  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester Utd are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in signing Sporting Lisbon youngster Rafael Camacho in the summer transfer window.


OTHER
  • Juventus have confirmed that they are in talks with Paulo Dybala over a new contract to further cement his place at the club. (DAILY MIRROR)
  • Manchester City are facing the prospect of a huge fixture pile-up that could involve having to play twice a week until the end of the domestic season after Sunday's match against West Ham was called off. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
  • Paul Pogba is likely to leave Manchester United this summer, with the Frenchman's current contract having just 12 months remaining. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS)

Bayern Munich are preparing a £75m bid for Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 28, and want Manchester City's 24-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane to join him. (Sun)

Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, will seek to leave the club this summer, with 12 months remaining on his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

United have cooled interest in Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, with the 23-year-old set to sign a new deal with the Foxes. (Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made Bayer Leverkusen's Germany international Kai Havertz, 20, his top midfield target this summer. (Express)

Klopp is considering bringing Barcelona's 27-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho - who is on loan at Bayern Munich - back to Anfield. (Star)..

Chelsea's Italy midfielder Jorginho would be interested in teaming up with Maurizio Sarri again at Juventus, says the 28-year-old's agent says. (Mail)

Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 23, is set to choose Chelsea in a £34m deal this summer, despite being linked with Barcelona and Paris St-Germain. (Caught Offside)

Manchester United have new hope of completing a move for West Ham United's 21-year-old midfielder Declan Rice after Hammers boss David Moyes hinted the England international could be sold. (Manchester Evening News)

The release clause of Napoli's 28-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been linked with Manchester United, will be active from June - but it is £127m. (Mirror)

Celtic are lining up a summer deal for Cardiff City's English winger Josh Murphy after missing out on the 24-year-old on transfer deadline day. (Sun)

Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp, the 34-year-old English forward, has tipped the Blades to secure European football next season. (Talksport)

Bournemouth's Norway defender Josh King, 28, says his failed deadline-day return to Manchester United would have been a "dream come true". (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho was spotted wearing a baseball cap and sitting alone in the directors' box to watch Champions League opponents RB Leipzig at Bayern Munich. (Evening Standard)

Everton's English forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, admits he is now "disappointed" when he does not score for the Toffees but has refused to reveal a goalscoring target. (Liverpool Echo)

French full-back Djibril Sidibe, 27, says he is "very, very happy" at Everton as the Toffees weigh-up whether to make his loan from Monaco permanent. (Liverpool Echo)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, has an important role to play at the club after being recalled for the 4-1 win at Osasuna. (Marca - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
11th February 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • Dries Mertens is increasingly likely to move away from Napoli on a free transfer this summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all vying for his signature.
  • Manchester United are ready to introduce safe standing at Old Trafford after requesting to install rail seating before the end of the season.
  • Arsenal are keeping an eye on Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye ahead of a possible summer move.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Dele Alli has been accused of "harmful and dangerous racism" by a leading anti-discrimination campaigner as the Football Association began disciplinary action against him for a controversial Snapchat video.
  • Aston Villa came second only to Real Madrid in a list of the biggest spending deficits across Europe and beyond over the past two transfer windows.
  • Premier League rivals of Liverpool and Manchester United are understood to be concerned by claims the two clubs had an "unofficial veto" of the recruitment process for the top tier's new chief executive.
  • Fans are having to pay upwards of £500k a season for their children to be mascots for Premier League clubs.


THE TIMES
  • Premier League clubs may face legal action from the English Football League if they try to drop out of the Carabao Cup due to the planned expansion of the Champions League.


DAILY STAR
  • Liverpool had a bid for Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze rejected in January.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester City and West Ham could be forced to end their winter break early to play their postponed Premier League game.
  • Chelsea, Aston Villa and Newcastle United are all eyeing up Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson after the United States international saw a transfer deadline-day move to AC Milan fall through.


THE SUN
  • Chelsea are winning the race for Hartlepool's giant young England youth keeper Brad Young.
  • Juventus want Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and are planning to make a move for the Spaniard this summer.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Benfica's Portugal international Ruben Dias and Bournemouth's Nathan Ake will be top targets for Jose Mourinho in the summer transfer window.
  • Philippe Coutinho has been told he can leave Barcelona for £77m this summer, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and former club Liverpool all interested.
  • Liverpool have been impressed with young full-back Neco Williams and are set to hand him a new contract.
  • Tottenham want to sign Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake and Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias this summer.


OTHER
  • Manchester United are already looking for potential buyers for Alexis Sanchez in an attempt to offload the Chilean in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Bayern Munich want Manchester City winger Leroy Sane to be part of their squad rebuild that will bring the Champions League back to the club, Bayern president Herbert Hainer has declared.(Manchester Evening News)
  • Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton has hinted he would like to return to Burnley once his playing days are over. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Reported Leicester City transfer target Said Benrahma has spoken about the recent speculation surrounding his future, saying he is "very focused" on Brentford but has an "ambition" to play in the Premier League. (Leicester Mercury)

Juventus are planning a move for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and will allow the 49-year-old Spaniard to name his terms. (Sun)

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, has been told he can leave Barcelona for a cut-price £77m this summer, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and former club Liverpool all interested. (Express)

Manchester City are considering Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, as a long-term replacement for Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 31. (90min.com)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Bournemouth and Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake, 24, and Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 22, in the summer. (Express)

Manchester United are looking for potential buyers for Alexis Sanchez in an attempt to offload the 31-year-old Chile forward, who is on loan at Inter Milan. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has refused to rule out a place in the Premier League's top four - despite being 10 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 31, will return to Arsenal this summer from his loan spell at Roma unless the Gunners lower his £20m price tag. (Sun)

Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 27, wants to play in the Champions League and claims the Hornets will not stand in his way. (Mail)

Chelsea, Aston Villa and Newcastle United are all interested in signing Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson after the 22-year-old United States international saw a transfer deadline-day move to AC Milan fall through. (Mirror)

Liverpool are planning to offer Welsh right-back Neco Williams, 18, a new contract. (Express)

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery said the club was on a "downward slope" when he arrived and accused some players of not having the right attitude. (France Football - in French)

Manchester United's 2020-21 pre-season plans are on hold because of the coronavirus after the club had originally planned to spend some time in China. (ESPN)

Manchester United have requested permission to introduce safe standing at Old Trafford. (Mail)

Former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, now with Inter, says he never experienced an atmosphere like the Milan derby in the Premier League. (Goal)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy believes Tottenham striker Troy Parrott, 18, should have joined Charlton instead of signing a new contract with the Lilywhites. (Irish Times)

Chelsea are winning the race for Hartlepool's England youth goalkeeper Brad Young, 17, who has also interested Manchester United and Arsenal. (Sun)
 

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THE TIMES
  • Premier League clubs may face legal action from the English Football League if they try to drop out of the Carabao Cup due to the planned expansion of the Champions League.
They've set a dangerous precedent in allowing Klopp to just feck off and not bother to coach the U23's in a cup game. What's to stop other teams from sending their U23s and U23 coaches out for those games, since they've allowed Klopp to do so?
 

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They've set a dangerous precedent in allowing Klopp to just feck off and not bother to coach the U23's in a cup game. What's to stop other teams from sending their U23s and U23 coaches out for those games, since they've allowed Klopp to do so?
I agree with you.
Klopp is a real sh*t for doing this and what happens if ALL other teams start playing their U23's or even U19's in these games?!
But it seems there are rules for LiVARpool and different rules for the other teams.
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
12th February 2020



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Chelsea will watch Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech for the remainder of the season after failing with a bid to land the midfielder in the January transfer window.
  • Gareth Southgate is planning to watch Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes on Friday as he steps up his planning for Euro 2020.
  • Inter Miami, the new Major League Soccer franchise part-owned by David Beckham, have lost the first stage of a legal battle with Inter Milan over their choice of name.
  • Daley Blind, the former Manchester United defender, insists he has been given the all-clear to resume playing for Ajax despite being diagnosed with a serious heart condition.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United are determined to beat Chelsea to the signing of Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, but might have to spend £120m to secure his services.
  • Tottenham face a battle to keep defender Jan Vertonghen, with Ajax keen on bringing the centre-half back to the Johan Cruyff Arena.
  • New Hammers coach Kevin Nolan insists he has needed just a week to be convinced that West Ham will beat the drop.
  • Shane Long has agreed a new deal with Southampton after the club was urged to extend his stay by strike partner Danny Ings.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • The Community Shield is set for a move away from Wembley in 2021 because of the Women's European Championships, whose final will be held at the stadium on August 1.

THE SUN
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning a £160m swoop to snap up Jack Grealish and James Maddison this summer.
  • Chelsea are planning a sensational move for their former player and current Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga.
  • Crystal Palace will wait until the end of the season before making a decision on the future of Roy Hodgson.
  • Chelsea have been told they will have to find £40m if they want to re-sign defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.


DAILY MAIL
  • Paul Pogba is set for a return to outdoor training with Manchester United in the next fortnight, increasing hopes he might be able to return for the derby clash with City in March.
  • EFL clubs fear losing their best young talent to the Premier League due to post-Brexit quota proposals which could place a premium on squad places for home-grown young players.
  • Barcelona will be able to go to the Spanish Football Federation and argue their case to sign a player on a short-term deal, amid Ousmane Dembele's recent injury.
  • The Premier League's winter break will again clash with FA Cup fourth round replays in 2020-21 leading to fears more clubs will be denied their full period of rest.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek will take another step forward in his bid to return to fitness by playing for Chelsea's U23s next Monday.
  • Liverpool reportedly looked into re-signing Philippe Coutinho last summer before the Brazilian made the move on loan to Bayern Munich.
  • A Premier League takeover of the Women's Super League will not happen for at least another year after a feasibility study was delivered to clubs at their meeting in London last week.
  • Inter Milan's negotiations with Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong are reportedly progressing well but the two clubs are still some way off from agreeing a deal for the 20-year-old.
  • Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in the summer.
  • Clubs in rugby union's Premiership want an increase in overseas player quota from next season to offset the loss of Kolpak players post-Brexit.


THE TIMES
  • Proposals for a change to football's laws to allow temporary replacements for players who may have suffered concussion are hanging by a thread, with FIFA's medical chief and the Premier League unconvinced by the approach.



DAILY STAR
  • Mark Noble and Declan Rice have been told to let their West Ham team-mates take up some of the slack as the Hammers prepare to fight their relegation battle in the Premier League.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Ex-Celtic midfielder Ross Wallace has signed a short-term contract with St Mirren.


OTHER
  • Manchester United want to make at least three more signings in time for the start of next season and have budgeted for between three and five additions this calendar year. (Manchester Evening Standard)
  • West Brom are in talks with both Kyle Edwards and Rayhaan Tulloch as they look to secure the promising forwards on long-term deals. (Express & Star)
  • Out-on-loan Watford striker Luis Suarez will not leave Real Zaragoza for Barcelona this season, although the Catalan club are interested in acquiring his services. (Watford Observer)
  • Abdoulaye Doucoure has suggested that his time at Watford could be coming to an end and that he will be allowed to leave in the summer if the right offer arrives. (Watford Observer)


Manchester United are planning a £160m swoop for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, 24, and Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison, 23, this summer. (Sun)

Manchester United are determined to beat Chelsea in the £120m battle to sign Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 19. (Mirror)

Liverpool are preparing to offer Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 28, a new deal worth more than £150,000 a week. (Football Insider)

Manchester United could revive their interest in Lyon's 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele in the summer. (L'Equipe, via Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham are preparing a £40m bid to try to sign Bournemouth's Dutch centre-half Nathan Ake, 24, (Express)

However, Chelsea could re-sign the Netherlands defender as they included a buy-back clause when they sold him to Bournemouth. (Sun)

Napoli and Belgium striker Dries Mertens, 32, is increasingly likely to move on a free transfer in the summer - with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all vying for his signature. (Mail)

Chelsea will watch Morocco's Hakim Ziyech for the remainder of the season after failing with a bid to land the 26-year-old Ajax winger in January. (Telegraph)

However, the Blues will face competition for Ziyech's signature from Arsenal and Manchester United who are both interested in a summer move for the winger. (Sun)

Chelsea are also considering a £12.7m deal to buy back Sassuolo midfielder Jeremie Boga, 23. The Ivory Coast international left Stamford Bridge for Serie A in 2018. (Express)

Ajax are considering a summer approach for Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, with the 32-year-old out of contract at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are all interested in Verona and Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 20. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

Southampton and Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long, 33, is expected to sign a new contract to stay at the club, with his existing deal expiring at the end of the season. (Southern Daily Echo)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho watched Bayern Munich's goalless draw with RB Leipzig on Sunday, with Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, one of the players he was interested in. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are prepared to offer Crystal Palace £15m for Norway striker Alexander Sorloth, 24, who is currently on loan with Turkish club Trabzonspor. (Turkish Football)

Premier League and Championship clubs are charging up to £700 for children to be mascots at games, according to MPs and fans groups. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are keeping a close watch on Benfica's Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius and are growing increasingly interested in signing the 24-year-old. (O Jogo, via Sport Witness)

Newcastle United are among the teams who are interested in Club Bruges' Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis, 22. (HLN, via Newcastle Chronicle)

Arsenal are monitoring French 21-year-old midfielder Pape Gueye, who plays for Ligue 2 side Le Havre, ahead of a possible summer move. (Mail)

Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing 17-year-old, 6ft 4in England youth goalkeeper Brad Young from Hartlepool. (Sun)
 

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We won't get, and don't need, both Grealish and Maddison. One plus a beastly CDM would be exactly what we need, along with a RW.
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
13th February 2020



THE SUN
  • Chelsea have entered a £50m battle with Manchester United to land Birmingham City star Jude Bellingham.
  • England could play ties against Argentina and Brazil outside the World Cup under a new deal.
  • Arsenal are ready to start contract talks with Matteo Guendouzi.
  • Philippe Coutinho has ruled out returning to Liverpool from Barcelona

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United changed their Marbella hotel amid coronavirus fears - after it emerged Rafa Benitez and his Chinese club had stayed there last week.
  • United are monitoring Bukayo Saka's contract situation at Arsenal with the 18-year-old having impressed this season.
  • Liverpool have informed Borussia Dortmund of their desire to sign Jadon Sancho this summer, with the German club expected to demand at least £100m for the 19-year-old England forward.
  • Premier League clubs are 'on red alert' with Bayern Munich ready to cash in on French midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
  • Premier League referees Andy Madley and David Coote have failed the fitness test to become members of the FIFA international list.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Paul Pogba is targeting a return to action for France's friendlies next month to cement his place for the European Championships.
  • Dortmund are expected to allow the coveted Jadon Sancho to leave this summer - and have already started lining up replacements.
  • Romelu Lukaku's move to Inter Milan contained no clauses for Manchester United to get the Belgium striker back to Old Trafford in a future deal.
  • Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla will appear before a Football Association disciplinary panel next week as he contests a charge of racist abuse.

THE TIMES
  • Manchester City were involved in a furious dispute with UEFA's chief financial investigator and demanded damages from the European body after his recommendation for a one-season Champions League ban for the club was leaked, court documents have revealed.
  • Mohamed Salah will be asked to represent Egypt at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the summer, raising the possibility of him missing two chunks of Liverpool's season with him also expected to play at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Mohamed Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa insists no decision has yet been made over the Liverpool star's participation in this year's Olympic Games.

DAILY STAR
  • Ilkay Gundogan admits he snubbed a move to Liverpool in 2016 because Jurgen Klopp was in charge.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Former Hibernian and Dundee United striker Simon Murray set to leave South African side Bidvest Wits in the summer.


Other
  • Liverpool are eyeing up striker Timo Werner but a price tag of £46m may be the stumbling block (Bild)
  • Chelsea are expected to complete a deal for Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech (Evening Standard)
  • Boss Frank Lampard intends to sign at least four players this summer (Metro)
  • Among them could be Jeremie Boga, who the Blues might re-sign having offloaded to Sassuolo two years ago (Daily Star)
Liverpool want to sign Jadon Sancho this summer from Borussia Dortmund, who will demand at least £100m for the England forward, 19, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona also interested. (Mail)

Dortmund will allow Sancho to leave in the summer and are looking at transfer targets to replace him. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are the new favourites to sign Sancho with Chelsea closing in on a deal for Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 26. (Standard)

Chelsea and Manchester United are prepared to pay £35m for Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, plus £15m in add-ons. (Sun)

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, 30, has been banned from the club's training ground over fears of a potential coronavirus risk. (Mirror)

Liverpool are planning to swoop for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 23, this summer and a fee of around £46m will be enough to sign him. (Bild)

Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho, 27, has ruled out an emotional Liverpool return claiming he is on "another journey". (Sun)

Manchester United are monitoring 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka's contract situation at Arsenal. (Mail)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, 60, is already eyeing an extended stay at Goodison Park despite only signing a lengthy contract in December. (Mail)

Real Madrid have identified Everton's Moise Kean, 19, as a potential striker target. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool will battle Real Madrid for the signature of Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 27, in the summer. (Star)

Frank Lampard intends to sign at least four players this summer in a spending spree that will cost Chelsea upwards of £150m. (Metro)

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri admits Aaron Ramsey, 29, hasn't found things easy during his injury-hit time in Italy, prompting speculation of a return to the Premier League with Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea all linked. (Mirror)

Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri reportedly has a deal in place with a "great English club" as rumours of a move to Manchester United gather pace. (Corriere dello Sport, via Mail)

Burnley's Ben Gibson has started training at hometown club Middlesbrough - even though the English defender is still under contract until 2022. (Mail)

Arsenal are set to open contract talks with Matteo Guendouzi, 20, that would hand the highly rated youngster significantly improved terms. (Football.London)

Aston Villa failed to sign Islam Slimani, 31, in the January transfer window because the Leicester City striker did not want to play in a relegation battle. (Birmingham Mail)

Chelsea are plotting to re-sign Jeremie Boga, 23, from Sassuolo just two years after offloading the winger. (Star)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
14th February 2020


Manchester United want PSG boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager


DAILY EXPRESS


  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is plotting a deal for Arsenal target Ben Godfrey in the summer transfer window.
  • Juventus are ready to make a move for Chelsea winger Willian in the summer transfer window.

DAILY MAIL

  • The dreadful state of Old Trafford is an impediment to anyone buying Manchester United from the Glazer family.
  • English football's post-Brexit transfer regulations are forcing Premier League clubs to fast-track moves for Europe's best teenagers this summer.

  • Premier League footballers are being forced to fork out thousands for private security to protect themselves in Dubai amid growing fears they will be targeted by thugs.
  • The Italian Football Federation has notified FIFA of its 'willingness to experiment' with a VAR challenge process.


THE SUN

  • Chelsea are reportedly set to hold transfer talks with Sassuolo over re-signing former player Jeremie Boga.
  • Arsenal are closing in on a £5m move for Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye, according to reports.


DAILY MIRROR

  • Manchester United chiefs are reportedly taking a close look at Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel as they consider their managerial options.
  • Chelsea are preparing to let go of four first team players ahead of the arrival of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in the summer - Olivier Giroud, Pedro, Willian and Michy Batshuayi.
  • Arsenal will have to be creative in the next transfer window as they will not have much cash to spend.
  • The Egypt Olympic coach has climbed down after initially claiming that Mohamed Salah would feature at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have joined Sheffield United in the chase for Manchester United's highly-rated young goalkeeper, Dean Henderson.
  • Arsenal have risked Bukayo Saka running down his contract, with no breakthrough on extending his contract at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Chelsea Women have become the first football club in the world to tailor their training programme around players' menstrual cycles in an attempt to enhance performance and cut down on injuries.

Manchester United have been given approval to sign Lyon's French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, in a £60m deal. (Star)

Chelsea have also been encouraged in their pursuit of Dembele as Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted they will "sell the players who want to leave". (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Norwich City's £50m-rated 22-year-old English defender Ben Godfrey. (Express)

Spurs are also interested in the Canaries' England Under-21 right-back Max Aarons. (Express)

Paris St-Germain are set to offer France striker Kylian Mbappe a £41m-a-year contract to avoid losing the 21-year-old to Real Madrid in 2021. (Mirror)

PSG are planning a summer approach for Manchester United's 22-year-old English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United. (Mail)

Manager Pep Guardiola has claimed Manchester City could sack him if they fail to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League. (Guardian)

Tottenham are losing patience with 26-year-old Eric Dier because the England midfielder is stalling on a new contract. (Mail)

Former England defender Joleon Lescott has warned Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, not to join Manchester United this summer as they are not guaranteed Champions League football. (Standard)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will push for a new contract for English striker Andy Carroll, despite the 31-year-old making only four Premier League starts since rejoining the Magpies last summer. (Northern Echo)

The quality of 32-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi papers over the cracks at Barcelona, says his former club-mate Malcom, the 22-year-old Brazilian striker now at Zenit St Petersburg. (Marca)

Real Madrid are willing to pay Inter Milan the 120m euros needed to release Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, from his contract. (TyC Sports)

Tottenham are planning to celebrate all-time record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves' 80th birthday before their Champions League match against RB Leipzig next week. (Standard)

Bournemouth's English defender Simon Francis, 34, hailed the attitude of "great guy" Andrew Surman. The Cherries' former England Under-21 midfielder, 33, made his Premier League return on Sunday - his first start in the competition in 11 months. (Bournemouth Echo)

Dutch full-back Jeremie Frimpong, 19, returned to Celtic training on Thursday as got closer to returning from a leg injury, which he suffered in the match against Kilmarnock on 22 January. (Daily Record)
 

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Don't see why we'd want Tuchel. Good attacking coach, but nothing special. I can't think of a reason why he'd want the United job either .

Also Joleon Lescott .. What qualifies him to give career advice?
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
15th February 2020



daily express

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could face a battle to hold on to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, with Inter Milan interested.


daily mirror
Leicester playmaker James Maddison has reportedly decided he wants a Manchester United move in the summer.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer remains hopeful that star striker Lyle Taylor will remain at the club beyond this summer.
Sunderland have a fight on their hands to keep hold of goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin, with clubs in England and Scotland interested in the 32-year-old.


the guardian

Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United in the summer but his chances of securing a swift exit are likely to be hampered by the club setting an asking price of around £83m.


daily telegraph

Olivier Giroud has been offered a pre-contract by Lazio but will wait to make a final decision on next season after interest from Tottenham during the January transfer window.
Andy Carroll's hope of earning a new contract at Newcastle United have been hit by a persistent hip injury that has failed to heal.
West Ham protesters are in talks with Liverpool fans about taking their campaign against co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, and chairman Karren Brady, to the Kop later this month.
Kieran Trippier, the Atletico Madrid full-back, has undergone rehabilitation work at St George's Park in his bid to face Liverpool in the Champions League.


the sun

Arsenal and Chelsea are waiting to find out if Real Madrid will cash in on Isco this summer as they look to raise transfer funds for a spending spree.
QPR are ready to make a move for Sweden defender Alexander Milosevic, who is available on a free transfer.


daily record

Slippy Gerrard insists he would walk away as Rangers boss before throwing in the towel in the Scottish Premiership title race.
Celtic are hoping for a cash windfall this summer with a 10 per cent sell-on fee forming part of the deal which took £60m Manchester United target Moussa Dembele to Lyon.


Arsenal and Chelsea are both considering a surprise move for £63m-rated Spanish attacking midfielder Isco, 27, as Real Madrid look to raise funds for summer transfers. (Sun)

The Premier League will intensify its investigation into Manchester City following Uefa's decision to ban them from European football for two seasons. (Mirror)

Manchester City are facing a possible Premier League points deduction and could even be forced to play in League Two in the wake of their Champions League ban, experts have warned. (Star)

Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United in the summer but the 26-year-old France midfielder's chances of securing a swift exit are likely to be hampered by the club's asking price of around £83m. (Guardian)

Manchester United have lined up three English targets to buy if they do sell Pogba - Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, 23, Aston Villa's midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 19. (Star)

Maddison wants to join Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, will become a target for Inter Milan if they lose 22-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez in the summer. (Star)

Inter's Martinez is a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish


Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud, 33, has been offered a pre-contract by Lazio but will wait to make a final decision on next season after interest from Tottenham during the January transfer window. (Telegraph)

Manchester United's Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20, is considering an offer to join Inter Milan this summer. (Guardian)

Manchester United are weighing up a summer move for Tottenham's 26-year-old English defensive midfielder Eric Dier. (Star)

Crystal Palace target Joakim Maehle, a 22-year-old Danish right-back, has made it clear he would jump at the chance to move to the Premier League. (Standard)

Arsenal are at risk of losing English wing-back Bukayo Saka, 18, on a free transfer at the end of next season as they struggle to agree a new contract. (Metro)

Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 37, who was a surprise target for Real Madrid last August, is yet to open discussions on a new contract, with the Netherlands international's current deal ending next summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona are looking to prise Spanish winger Adama Traore, 24, away from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Arsenal are at risk of losing English wing-back Bukayo Saka, 18, on a free transfer at the end of next season as they struggle to agree a new contract.

We should consider signing him on a free and then loan him to a premier league team to develop.
 

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I see the Daily Fail are reporting a triple English swoop this summer but confident there is absolutely nothing in this story, well about as much truth as us bringing in Maddison & Grealish when common sense says we badly need a CDM and one of them two.
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
16th February 2020




SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers would be in the running to succeed Pep Guardiola if the Manchester City manager quit over the club's two-season ban from the Champions League.
  • Manchester City's players were told to attend a meeting today with Ferran Soriano, the club's chief executive, within an hour of the news of their two-year Champions League ban breaking on Friday evening.
  • Premier League clubs fear becoming "collateral damage" with the domestic season likely to end in chaos while Manchester City wage war on UEFA over their Champions League ban.


SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks his top target for the summer transfer window as he looks to reshape his Manchester United squad.
  • Chelsea will pay £23m for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino in the summer but could face competition from Everton for his signature.
  • Aston Villa will break the bank on a new deal for Jack Grealish to tempt him into staying at the club.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Real Madrid will launch an all-out assault to land £180m-rated Raheem Sterling in the wake of Manchester City's two-year Euro ban, and Juventus will ramp up their bid to lure City boss Pep Guardiola to Italy.
  • Manchester City's stars could walk away as free agents because the club have fundamentally breached their contracts, according to sports lawyer John Mehrzad.
  • Tottenham could have signed £80m-rated Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish for just £6m 18 months ago.
  • Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour will not turn his back on his £1.5billion investment in the club and will stay on despite the ban imposed by UEFA.
  • David Beckham has signed a £180m deal with Qatar to become sponsors of his new MLS franchise Inter Miami


MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • Manchester City will have to restructure their finances completely, potentially leading to the sale of leading players such as Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte, and also face the possibility of being stripped of their 2014 Premier League title if their two-year ban from European competitions is upheld.
  • Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is the latest striker to come under the microscope of Manchester United scouts as they look to boost their firepower in the summer.
  • England will persist with Jos Buttler at the top of the order as they build towards this autumn's Twenty20 World Cup.


DAILY STAR SUNDAY
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future as Manchester United is in some doubt after Ed Woodward failed to deliver all of his transfer targets in January.
  • Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a £25m reunion with Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney if Ben Chilwell departs the King Power at the end of the season.
  • Inter Milan have made an unlikely transfer demand as Barcelona consider a summer move for Lautaro Martinez.


SUNDAY MIRROR
  • Manchester United are ready to cash in on Paul Pogba and will demand £130m for the injury-hit midfielder at the end of a season that has seen him play just eight times for the club.
  • Luke Shaw has confessed Manchester United's stars have betrayed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the fans this season.
  • Sporting Lisbon vice-president Francisco Salgado Zenha claims Manchester United paid over the odds for Bruno Fernandes.


THE SUNDAY TIMES
  • Raheem Sterling wants to create a Premier League task force comprised of leading current players to combat the rising tide of racism in football.


Juventus plan to offer Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, to Manchester United as part of a £125m package to try to bring 26-year-old France international Paul Pogba back to the club. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail on Sunday)

Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, says he has held talks with Juventus about the midfielder and it would not be "impossible" for him to leave Manchester United in the summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United want to sell Pogba for £100m before Euro 2020 to raise funds to sign their transfer targets. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future is in doubt after he failed to sign three top targets in the January transfer window. (Star Sunday)

Manchester City players were asked to attend a meeting with chief executive Ferran Soriano on Saturday - the request coming within an hour of the club being banned from the Champions League for two years. (Sunday Telegraph)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is in pole position to replace Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola if the Spaniard decides to leave the club. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham could have signed £80m-rated Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, for £6m 18 months ago, but chairman Daniel Levy turned the deal down. (Sun)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hinted that the club are willing to improve Grealish's wages in a bid to persuade him to stay, and fend of interest from Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are planning a £23m summer move for Inter Milan's Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino, 28. (Sunday Express)


Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is interested in signing Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30. (Sunday Mirror)

Inter Milan will let Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, join Barcelona if they get France forward Antoine Griezmann, 28, in return. (Tuttosport, via Sunday Express)

Liverpool are in advanced talks to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, with the Reds set to meet the £48m release clause for the 23-year-old Germany international. (Nicolo Schira, via Sunday Express)

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney is a target for Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, who managed the 22-year-old Scotland international during his time in charge at Celtic. (90min)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is the leading candidate to take over at Manchester United if they decide to sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Sport Mediaset, via Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are interested in three English signings - midfielder Todd Cantwell, 21, and right-back Max Aarons, 20, from Norwich City as well as midfielder Declan Rice, 21, from West Ham. (Mail on Sunday)
 

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I wish transfer news had to have some actual sources. It pisses me off how they just make up random stories and get paid good money for it.
The Jack Grealish one. I remember Tottenham trying to sign him for feck all last season, around 10m or so and Villa said no. Now all of a sudden Spurs could have had him for 6m but they said no... ok
 

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  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks his top target for the summer transfer window as he looks to reshape his Manchester United squad.

Manchester United are interested in three English signings - midfielder Todd Cantwell, 21, and right-back Max Aarons, 20, from Norwich City as well as midfielder Declan Rice, 21, from West Ham. (Mail on Sunday)
Get fecked if this is true.
 

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Those supposed transfer targets are some of the most depressing, unambitious players we've been linked with in my lifetime. Absolute midtable mediocrity.
 

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Under the current circumstances, shouldn't we be thinking about poaching a couple of Manchester City players in the summer? Thoughts...
If we were capable of a title challenge I'd agree. But it's pretty remote. If I could choose one of their players I'd go for Sane. An archetypal winger :drool:
 

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Those supposed transfer targets are some of the most depressing, unambitious players we've been linked with in my lifetime. Absolute midtable mediocrity.
You've been on this forum long enough to know that 90+% of those supposed links are total b******s, made up by desperate journalists looking for a story. I just totally ignore them, they are not worth commenting on. We all watch football, see some highlights on YouTube etc, so generally we make our own mind up, personally I have wished for Madison and Brooks to be signed for over 12 months.
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
17th February 2020




DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Frank Lampard admits he is studying the Premier League table up to three times a day as his Chelsea side try to maintain their hold on fourth place.
  • Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers would be in the running to succeed Pep Guardiola if the Manchester City manager quits the club.
  • Joe Gomez wants Liverpool to maintain "credibility and reputation in Champions League", ahead of the holders' clash in the round-of-16 with Atletico Madrid.THE SUN
  • Tottenham could have signed £80m-rated Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish for just £6m 18 months ago.
  • Real Madrid will launch an all-out assault to land Raheem Sterling in the wake of Manchester City's two-year European football ban.
  • Gabriel Magalhaes could be the subject of a bidding war with Arsenal and Everton both keen on the 22-year-old Lille defender.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Manchester United have been joined by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City in their pursuit of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.
  • Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia is already working on a transfer deal to bring Jadon Sancho to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.


DAILY STAR
  • Chelsea are looking to follow up their £33m acquisition of Hakim Ziyech with Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino from Inter Milan this summer.
  • Juventus could reportedly offer Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United as part of a deal in an attempt to lure Paul Pogba back to Turin.




  • Raheem Sterling has fully committed his future to Manchester City as they battle to overturn their Champions League ban. (DAILY MIRROR)
  • Liverpool are said to be keeping their powder dry over a move for Timo Werner. The Mirror says that Liverpool have not approached RB Leipzig about the 23-year-old Germany international, who is among the top Bundesliga scorers this season. (DAILY MIRROR)
  • Raheem Sterling wants to create a Premier League task force comprised of leading current players to combat the rising tide of racism in football. (THE TIMES)
  • Manchester United are said to be interested in making Odion Ighalo's loan move permanent. The striker joined the club on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side want to firm up a deal for the 30-year-old. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS)
  • Tahith Chong: Inter Milan are keen on bringing in the 20-year-old winger, whose contract at Manchester United expires this summer. (TUTTOSPORT)
  • Chelsea are looking to sign Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino from Inter Milan for an estimated £23million. (METRO)
  • Juventus will offer former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United along with Adrien Rabiot as part of a package to tempt the Old Trafford club into parting with Paul Pogba. (LA GEZZETTA DELLO SPORT)
  • Steven Gerrard admits he is "really interested" to see if action is taken against Manchester City which could see them stripped of their Premier League title in 2014. (PRESS ASSOCIATION)
  • Frank Lampard has refused to accept Chelsea can kill off Manchester United's Champions League aspirations on Monday night. (PRESS ASSOCIATION)
  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba is "desperate" to play for the club again, despite once more being linked with a return to Italy. (PRESS ASSOCIATION)

Pep Guardiola will remain as Manchester City manager even if the club fail to overturn their two-year ban from the Champions League. (Mirror)

Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero believes Guardiola would be a "good fit" at the Serie A club. The City manager has been linked with replacing Maurizio Sarri in Turin. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling's agent says the 25-year-old England international "will not be distracted by any talk of transfers to any club at the moment". (Mirror)

City accept that some players will want to leave the club at the end of the season if their Champions League ban is upheld. (Telegraph)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not think missing out on a Champions League place will impact the club's summer transfer plans. (Mirror)

Solskjaer says 30-year-old Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo's loan move to United from Shanghai Shenhua could become a permanent deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona would have to include France striker Antoine Griezmann in any deal to tempt Inter Milan to sell Lautaro Martinez to them. The Argentina international, 22, has a reported release clause of £92m. (Sun)

RB Leipzig insist Liverpool have not made any contact with them over 23-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner, who has scored 20 Bundesliga goals this season. (Transfermarkt via Mirror)

Lille's 22-year-old Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, a target for Arsenal and Everton, says that he would "love to" to play in the Premier League. (Sun)

Inter Milan are in talks to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old Netherlands Under-21 winger Tahith Chong, who is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer.(Tuttosport, via Sun)

Sheffield United's 27-year-old midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough, is set to play international football after being called up by Jamaica for their friendly against Catalonia in Barcelona on 30 March. (Sheffield Star)

Manchester City's 23-year-old English winger Jack Harrison is keen to make his loan move to Leeds United, who are chasing promotion to the Premier League, permanent. (Football Insider, via Star)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
18th February 2020




DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Matteo Guendouzi was left out of Arsenal's squad to face Newcastle United after a heated row with Mikel Arteta and members of his coaching staff during the club's winter training camp in Dubai.
  • New sports minister Nigel Huddleston is likely to be involved in tackling concerns over betting sponsorship in football after gambling was reinstated to his job portfolio following the Government reshuffle.
  • The FA is considering extending the Women's Championship season to accommodate the fixture backlog caused by Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara.


DAILY MAIL
  • Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic is set to join Atalanta in a £12.5m deal this summer after failing to make a single appearance for the club in six years.
  • Manchester City face paying millions in compensation to their players after being banned from Europe for failing to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws.
  • Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez admits he has been wowed by Liverpool and Jordan Henderson this term but insists Diego Simeone's men can exploit their weaknesses in their Champions League clash.
  • Manchester City fans will display new anti-UEFA banners when they play Real Madrid at the Etihad next month in protest over the club's two-year Champions League ban.
  • Ajax could be facing a mass exodus this summer after allowing Hakim Ziyech to join Chelsea, with Donny van de Beek, Andre Onana and David Neres among those set to leave.

THE SUN
  • Manchester United reportedly told Bournemouth they had just 15 minutes to accept their £25m transfer Deadline Day offer for Josh King.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United target Donny van de Beek is reportedly set to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks as he looks set to follow Hakim Ziyech out of Ajax in the summer.
  • Liverpool's interest in Timo Werner has reportedly reignited Bayern Munich's hopes of getting the RB Leipzig star.
  • Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their attempts to tie Bukayo Saka down to a long-term contract amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
  • Four Newcastle stars including Danny Rose were involved in an ugly spat with a Geordie fan after choosing to get the train home from their hammering at Arsenal.
  • Liverpool are leading a four-team race to sign Todd Cantwell - with Norwich set to ask for £30m for the winger this summer.
  • Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne reportedly faces a £2.5m financial hit due to a clause in his contract, after his club were banned from European football for two years.


THE TIMES
  • Former England manager Fabio Capello has reignited the debate over smaller goals during women's football games during a panel discussion with Jill Ellis, the World Cup-winning former United States head coach.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Hearts boss Daniel Stendel is facing a battle to win over Jambos players amid a split in the dressing room.

OTHER
  • Liverpool are reportedly leading Manchester United in the race to sign prodigious Norwich City talent Todd Cantwell, according to reports. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Arsenal are trying to tie down teenage talent Bukayo Saka to a new contract, amid reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Real Madrid are reportedly confident of signing Raheem Sterling this summer in the wake of Manchester City's Champions League ban. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Everton are reportedly interested in signing AZ Alkmaar winger Oussama Idrissi. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Birmingham City have been linked with a move for the Crewe captain Perry Ng. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Max Aarons has had a £50m asking price slapped on him by Norwich. (Norwich Evening News)

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are interested in Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling, 30, who is on loan at Roma. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

England forward Raheem Sterling, 25, is committed to staying at Manchester City despite the club's ban from European football, says his agent. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City face paying millions in compensation to their players because they would miss out on receiving Champions League bonuses. (Mail)

City will not face reductions on their £65m-a-season kit deal with Puma even if their European competition ban is upheld. (Mail)

Barcelona are set to sign Danish former Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite, 28, from Leganes in an emergency deal. (Mundo Deportivo, via Teeside Gazette)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains a big admirer of Timo Werner, but the Reds have not engaged with RB Leipzig about a deal for the 23-year-old Germany forward. (Independent)

Lille manager Christophe Galtier says there is tension between the club and 20-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, a target for Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. (Express)


Chelsea's Mario Pasalic will make a permanent move to Atalanta in the summer after they agreed to take up the £12.5m option to buy the Croatian midfielder, 25. (Guardian)

French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 20, is facing a fight to save his Arsenal career after he was left out of the squad for Sunday's match against Newcastle United. (Mirror)

Guendouzi was dropped following a heated row with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and members of his coaching staff during a mid-season training camp in Dubai. (Goal)

Manchester United told Bournemouth they had 15 minutes to accept a £25m deadline-day bid for Norwegian striker Joshua King, 28, or they would sign a player from China. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Brazilian club Botafogo are expected to complete the signing of Ivorian former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 36, on Wednesday or Thursday. (Globo Esporte - in Portuguese)

Southampton and Burnley are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Oxford United's English defender Rob Dickie, 23. (Football Insider)

Dutch side Ajax could face losing up to eight players in the summer transfer window. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Braga coach Ruben Amorim said racism is also a problem in Portuguese society, as he responded to the alleged racist abuse of Porto striker Moussa Marega. (A Bola - in Portuguese)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
19th Fenruary 2020




THE GUARDIAN
  • Manchester City could face further investigation by UEFA into the levels of Abu Dhabi sponsorship they have declared for the years since 2016, with their impending European ban only relating to income from 2012 up until 2016.

THE SUN
  • US investment firm Silver Lake are to put £369m straight into Manchester City's coffers, more than covering the revenue the club would lose if they are unable to compete in Europe for two seasons.
  • Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are keen on 16-year-old Chelsea product Samuel Iling-Junior as he approaches the end of his youth contract with the club.
  • Manchester City could make a summer move for Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry and use Leroy Sane as part of a potential swap deal.

DAILY STAR
  • Liverpool have decided to make Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell one of their summer transfer window priorities.
  • Manchester City are set to sell Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich in the summer because of their need for extra earnings in the wake of their two-year European ban.
  • Dwight Gayle is set for a Newcastle recall as Steve Bruce ponders dropping record signing Joelinton over his continuing struggles in front of goal.
  • Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who most recently played for Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai, is reportedly close to joining Brazilian side Botafogo.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Arsene Wenger is the driving force behind a move to rewrite the offside law in a bid to bring an end to controversial VAR decisions.
  • Chelsea have reportedly made their first move in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho by opening talks with the Borussia Dortmund star's representatives.
  • Arsenal want to sign winger Bukayo Saka to a new five-year deal, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich interested in the England Under-19 international.
  • Andy Robertson slammed Atletico Madrid's stars for "falling over" all game as Liverpool fell to a Champions League defeat on Tuesday night.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United might be forced to accept as little as £50m for Paul Pogba in the summer because of his contractual situation at Old Trafford.
  • The majority of Premier League teams do not want referees to use pitchside monitors to check VAR decisions as they fear they would favour bigger clubs.
  • Stoke midfielder Giannelli Imbula is discussing a move to Lokomotiv Moscow.
  • Elseid Hysaj's agent says his client had his self-esteem crushed by Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian was in charge at Napoli.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Frank Lampard is coming under increased scrutiny from his Chelsea bosses, with concern coming over his treatment of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
  • Manchester City's kit manufacturers Puma are confident the club will escape the two-year European ban for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.


DAILY RECORD
  • James McFadden is backing Tony Watt to force his way back into the Scotland squad if he continues to show such good form for Motherwell.


OTHERS
  • Mino Raiola will talk to Manchester United about Paul Pogba's future once the European Championship is over this summer. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers have allowed two more of their youngsters to complete overseas loan moves. U23 captain Ed Francis has joined Swiss club Grasshoppers and midfielder Hong Wan has gone to Croatian club NK Varazdin. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Kalvin Phillips' agent has hit out at speculation surrounding a release clause in the Leeds United midfielder's contract with Wolves and Aston Villa said to be interested. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Arsenal midfielder Robbie Burton is set to join Dinamo Zagreb in a permanent transfer and the Gunners could eventually earn £800,000 from the sale. (Football.London)
  • Nottingham Forest still hope to complete the signing of Barcelona midfielder Marcus McGuane. (Nottingham Post)
France midfielder Paul Pogba expects to leave Manchester United this summer but the club want more than £150m for the 26-year-old. (ESPN)

Pogba is valued at £50m by Real Madrid because he will have just one year left on his United contract in July, although the Old Trafford club could extend that by 12 months. (Mail)

Mino Raiola - Pogba's agent - says he plans "reach out" to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after heated exchanges about his client. (Sky Sports)

Pogba's brother, Mathias, says that "everyone knows" he wants to leave Old Trafford "to play Champions League football and win titles". (Sun)

Manchester City want to take Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry, 24, as part of a deal that will see fellow Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, join the Bundesliga side. (Sun)

Sane will have a year left on his contract in June and City will sanction his sale this summer following their two-year ban from European football. (Star)


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will come under greater scrutiny should the club fail to secure a Champions League place this season. (Telegraph)

Blues and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, has been offered a deal by Lazio to join them when his contract expires in the summer. (Le10 Sport, via Star)

Arsenal want to sign 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka, who has 18 months left on his contract, to a new five-year deal, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich interested in the England Under-19 international. (Mirror)

Manchester United are considering former Paris St-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique and Red Bull's head of sport Ralf Rangnick for the role of technical director. (Independent)

RB Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, says he knows he is being "courted", with Barcelona and Arsenal among his admirers. (RMC Sport, via Goal)

Chelsea are tracking 16-year-old Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham, but Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been linked with the England Under-17 international. (Goal)

Barcelona have made Denmark and Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite, 28, their main target after being given permission to sign an injury replacement for 22-year-old France international Ousmane Dembele, having ended their interest in Real Sociedad's Brazilian striker Willian Jose, 28. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City's kit manufacturers Puma are confident the club will escape the two-year European ban for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. (Telegraph)

Manchester City could face further investigation by Uefa into the level of Abu Dhabi sponsorships they declared after being banned from European competition for breaching FFP. (Guardian)

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, 35, is set to extend his contract at Juventus for another 12 months. (Goal)

Stoke City's Congolese midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 27, is discussing a move to Lokomotiv Moscow. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
20th February 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • Liverpool face an anxious wait to discover if captain Jordan Henderson will miss a key period of their season after he suffered a hamstring injury.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Timo Werner says he's "proud" to be linked with the "best team in the world" Liverpool.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • A number of leading Premier League clubs - including Everton, Chelsea and Liverpool - have been considering trying to poach Real Madrid's highly-rated chief scout Juni Calafat.
  • The Football Association and lawmaking chiefs are set to resist pressure from Arsene Wenger to rush through radical offside rule reforms ahead of Euro 2020.

THE GUARDIAN
  • Spain's top-flight female footballers have signed their first collective agreement on pay and conditions, breaking an impasse with sporting authorities which led to a strike last November.

THE TIMES
  • Chelsea fear that N'Golo Kante will be out for at least five matches with a groin injury, missing a critical stretch of their season.

THE SUN
  • Arsenal, Everton, and Leicester are among seven clubs tracking Gent starlet Jonathan David, according to reports.


DAILY RECORD
  • SFA chief Ian Maxwell claimed Steve Clarke 'wasn't being serious' when the Scotland boss publicly called for the top flight to hold Friday night fixtures ahead of next month's Euro 2020 crunch with Israel.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Steven Gerrard could be set to hand Flo Kamberi a Europa League baptism of fire against Braga.
  • Ian Maxwell insists there are no plans to axe Scottish Cup replays to ease congestion on the clogged fixture list.
  • Under-pressure Daniel Stendel admits he is feeling the heat for the first time as Hearts boss.
  • Ross County kid James Graham is set for a trial at Manchester United.

Venezuela's former Newcastle United and West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, 30, believes Manchester United made a late bid to sign him from Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional on transfer deadline day. (AS, via Star)

Manchester United are confident of signing Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, in the summer, but they must qualify for the Champions League. (Sky Sports)

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 23, said he was "proud" to be linked with Liverpool but feels he may not be ready to join what he considers to be "the best team in the world". (Metro)

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, was phoned by LA Galaxy to discuss a transfer to the MLS side. (Express)

Messi has admitted he feels "weird things" are happening at Barcelona amid reports the club hired a social media company to criticise their players. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Alternatively, Messi feels Barcelona is his "home" amid speculation he could leave the Nou Camp. (ESPN)

Juventus have identified Manchester City's 22-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus and Paris St-Germain's 27-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi as summer transfer targets. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United's asking price for France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, means Juventus are weighing up Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 28, as an alternative. (Tuttosport, via Mail)

Liverpool are planning a move for 23-year-old Werder Bremen and Kosovo midfielder Milot Rashica, who has a £31.5m buy-out clause in his contract. (Bild, via Mirror)

Chelsea are keen on signing Birmingham City's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham, however his £50m price tag could affect their ability to tie their 18-year-old English midfielder Faustino Anjorin down to a long-term contract. (Sun)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, insists he will give his all for Chelsea in the coming months despite missing out on a January move away from Stamford Bridge. (Mirror)

Arsenal are interested in Bayer Leverkusen's Germany defender Jonathan Tah, 24, who will be available for 40m euros (£33.4m) in the summer. (Bild - in German)

Leverkusen's 20-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, thought to be a target of Liverpool, could be available in the summer transfer window, according to the club's sporting director. (Goal)

Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City are among seven clubs interested in signing Gent and Canada striker Jonathan David, 20. (Jeunes Footeux, via Sun)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted he dropped France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 20, for Arsenal's win over Newcastle because of poor behaviour in Dubai during the Premier League winter break. (Mirror)

Serie A side Inter Milan will target Napoli's Belgium forward Dries Mertens, 32, in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)