Press Gossip - 2020

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Friday's Newspapers:
21st February 2020



THE SUN
  • Middlesbrough have pocketed a £2m windfall from the transfer of Martin Braithwaite from Leganes to Barcelona courtesy of a sell-on clause inserted when the 28-year-old was sold to the La Liga side last August.
  • Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen flew to Milan to have a face mask fitted so he can play against Tottenham on Saturday.
  • Tottenham ace Steven Bergwijn is facing a driving ban after being caught doing 91mph in a built-up area.
  • 16-year-old Chelsea starlet Samuel Iling-Junior is wanted by Bayern Munich, PSG and Ajax after his contract talks stalled.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has been linked with a possible summer exit from Anfield with Bayern Munich considering making a move for the Brazilian.


DAILY STAR
  • Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been told to snub Manchester United and move to Liverpool instead.
  • Liverpool have no intentions of changing their scouting set-up despite links with Real Madrid scout Juni Calafat, who has also been linked to Chelsea
  • Paul Pogba's Manchester United exit is not proving as simple as he foresaw with agent Mino Raiola struggling to find a suitor for the wantaway star.
  • RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano says he knows there are "several clubs" looking to sign him but he will make "the right decision" at the end of the season.


DAILY MAIL
  • FA staff will be forced to move out of Wembley for Euro 2020 as UEFA are due to move into the stadium on May 27, 16 days before the tournament begins.
  • Lewis Hamilton is making Mercedes wait to open contract talks, though he revealed that 'freedom' will be a central demand when negotiations finally start.
  • Chelsea winger Willian, who is out of contract at the end of the season, says he has no plans to move his family from their London home after passing the British citizenship test.

DAILY MIRROR
  • FA chiefs will request Marcus Rashford's medical reports amid doubts he could miss Euro 2020.
  • Mikel Arteta has suggested he's building Arsenal's team around Bukayo Saka, not slotting him in to fill a gap.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Carabao Cup organisers face the potential ignominy of empty seats at the Wembley final next week because Manchester City have yet to sell out their most expensive tickets.

DAILY RECORD
  • Inverness have vowed to go to war with the SFA over James Keatings' Challenge Cup Final ban.
  • Former Rangers target Simon Deli has claimed he turned down a move to Glasgow because he felt Club Brugge were more ambitious.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Celtic are sweating on the fitness of Scott Brown after the skipper picked up an injury against Copenhagen.

Atletico Madrid's players were angered by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's complaints after they beat the Reds 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match, and think the German should focus more on his own team's shortcomings. (ESPN)

Manchester City and Barcelona will have to pay in excess of 90m euros (£75m) for Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, this summer. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are considering triggering the £34m release clause in 24-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany defender Jonathan Tah's contract. (Bild - in German)

Spain full-back Marcos Alonso remains a target for Inter Milan - but Chelsea are set to raise their asking price for the 29-year-old. (Calicomercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he is confident of keeping manager Roy Hodgson at the club after offering him a new contract. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea's Brazil winger Willian, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season but says he has no plans to move his family from their London home. (Mail)

Inter are prepared to offer players to Verona as part of a deal for their Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 20, who has also been linked with Liverpool. (Inside Futbol)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen on signing Christian Eriksen before the 28-year-old Denmark midfielder left Tottenham for Inter Milan last month. (Manchester Evening News)

La Liga strugglers Leganes are furious Barcelona were allowed to sign Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 28, outside the transfer window, and hope they will be granted the same permission to sign a striker. (AS)

Juventus and Inter are interested in signing Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri but have yet to make an official bid for the 25-year-old Italy full-back, according to his agent. (Goal.com)

Real Madrid are monitoring highly rated Rennes and France Under-21 midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17. (Marca)

Chelsea's Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 23, will be fit to face Tottenham on Saturday having flown to Milan to have a protective mask made after breaking his nose against Manchester United on Monday. (The Athletic)

Manchester United are said to have deemed a move for West Ham midfielder Kai Corbett, 17 - a triallist at Bristol City last month - to be too expensive. (Bristol Post)

Bayern Munich's German goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl, 20, turned down a move to Liverpool last year because he was not prepared to play a substitute role. (Sport1, via Mirror)

Former Manchester United forward Robin van Persie says Solskjaer needs to win the Europa League with attractive football to appease his critics this season. Van Persie says Jose Mourinho's Europa League win with United "didn't feel satisfying" because of the style of play. (Sun)

Brazil defender David Luiz, 32, believes Arsenal have the necessary quality in their squad to go on and win the Europa League this season after falling at the final hurdle last year. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham's Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn, 22, faces a driving ban after being caught speeding at 91mph in a built-up area in Eindhoven. (Sun)

Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira could become a permanent West Brom player after the derby against Birmingham next month. When the 23-year-old makes 30 appearancesit triggers the clause in his loan deal from Sporting Lisbon. (Express and Star)

Sunderland are offering a trial to South Shields defender Wouter Verstraaten, a 23-year-old who began his professional career with the academy at PSV. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester City have yet to sell out their most expensive tickets for the Carabao Cup final with Aston Villa on 1 March. (Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund fans are set to get a three-year away ban at Hoffenheim because of offensive banners aimed at the club's owner. (ESPN)

Arsenal are sending scouts to watch Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante, 24, play for Roma this weekend. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has been charged by Swiss prosecutors following an investigation into the awarding of tournament media rights, previously agreed to pay Fifa a substantial settlement fee that led to the world governing body dropping a bribery complaint. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City will not be forced to sell any of their key stars if their two-year Champions League ban remains in place and may even benefit financially from their time out of Europe. (Mail)

Southampton are hoping to re-sign England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, who is expected to leave Liverpool this summer. (Express)

FA staff will have to move out of Wembley at the end of May when Uefa takes control of the stadium for this summer's European Championships. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
22nd February 2020



daily telegraph

Manchester City have turned to the QC who twice beat the Government over Brexit to help them fight their two-year Champions League ban.
Brendan Rodgers has challenged Leicester City to gatecrash the Premier League's established order by becoming "Big Six" regulars.
Planning permission for Chelsea's proposed new stadium runs out at the end of the month with no indication yet made by the club when work might start.


daily mirror

Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah has emerged as a possible summer target for Arsenal, who are reported to be considering whether to trigger his £34m buyout clause.
Jordan Henderson faces a race against time to lead Liverpool's quest for a dream trophy double.
PSG forward Neymar is reportedly considering signing an extension to his current deal at Paris Saint-Germain despite speculation continuing to link him with a return to his former club Barcelona.
Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested he wants to be back in a job by September with Manchester United said to be among the clubs monitoring the Italian's situation.
Carlo Ancelotti admits that Everton's away record against the Premier League big six makes him want to cry.
Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi thinks he could still play an important part in the club's future despite it appearing all-but-certain at one stage that he would move on.


the independent

Members of the US women's national team are seeking more than $66m in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation.


the sun

Steve Bruce is tempted to take Toon 'whipping boy' Joelinton out of the firing line at Selhurst Park.
Danny Drinkwater is being warned to shape up to avoid the hook by Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.
Norwich do not expect Sam Byram back until pre-season after he was forced to undergo surgery on a ruptured hamstring tendon.


scottish sun

Rangers could be charged by UEFA after a flare was thrown on to the Ibrox surface near the halfway line during the epic 3-2 victory over Braga.


Manchester United are interested in a summer move for Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota, 23. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are ready to drop their interest in Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, as they switch their attention to Rennes' 17-year-old France Under-21 international Eduardo Camavinga. (Marca)

Barcelona are planning a summer bid for Manchester City's 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva. (Express)

Barca are also willing to compete with Chelsea to sign Ajax's 23-year-old Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool keeper Loris Karius is set to return to Anfield this summer because Besiktas do not intend to take up the option to turn the 26-year-old German's two-year loan into a permanent deal. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have made Bayer Leverkusen and Germany defender Jonathan Tah a top target and are ready to activate the £34m release clause in the 24-year-old's contract. (Bild, via Mirror)


Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested he wants to be back in a job by September- with Manchester United said to be among the clubs monitoring the Italian's situation. (Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says Raheem Sterling is a "very good" player but is not prepared to talk about a possible bid for the 25-year-old Manchester City and England forward. (Goal.com)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is ready to sign a new contract as he believes in the club's "good intentions" in the transfer market. (Sky Sports)

Eagles chairman Steve Parish says they have an option to buy Turkey striker Cenk Tosun at the end of the 28-year-old's loan spell from Everton. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal's Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 27, thinks he could still play an important part in the club's future, despite being regularly linked with a move. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton remain interested in signing Trabzonspor's Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23. (Fanatik, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United remain in talks over new contracts for English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, and Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20. (Goal.com)

Manchester City have hired the lawyer who twice blocked Brexit in an attempt to overturn their two-year ban and keep them in Europe. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 23, should consider a move to Manchester United or Chelsea instead of joining Liverpool, says former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann. (Goal.com)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce says talks are ongoing over new contracts for Scotland winger Matt Ritchie, 30 and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27. (Shields Gazzette)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes Jose Mourinho has exaggerated Tottenham's injury crisis before the two sides meet on Saturday. (Evening Standard)

Spurs manager Mourinho has revealed he knows how the Blues will line up against his team at Stamford Bridge. (Express)

Lampard insists the Chelsea board backs his decision to drop 25-year-old Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga - the world's most expensive goalkeeper - to the bench. (ESPN)

Newcastle's English striker Andy Carroll, 31, is optimistic he will be fit for the season run-in and make enough appearances to trigger a one-year contract extension. (Chronicle)

Sheffield United's on loan Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, has been challenged by Blades boss Chris Wilder to win a place in England's Euro 2020 squad by performing well in the final 12 games of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham United boss David Moyes says England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, is a future Hammers captain. (Sky Sports)

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand believes 22-year-old English midfielder Luke Amos, who is on loan from Tottenham, can offer the Premier League side something different when he returns. (Football.London)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
23rd February 2020


Wolves' Diogo Jota has emerged as a potential transfer target for Manchester United



SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • Manchester United are set to make a move for £50m Wolves striker Diogo Jota.
  • Manchester City are interested in signing Fabian Ruiz from Napoli in the summer transfer window.


SUNDAY MIRROR
  • Liverpool have joined the race to sign Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham.
  • Manchester City's bid to overturn their European ban could end with Liverpool in the dock over allegations that the Premier League champions-elect hacked into the Etihad's scouting database.
  • Minnesota United boss Adrian Heath has predicted that David Beckham's Inter Miami will follow Manchester City's fast-track to success - with a cash-driven blitz of the MLS which could include offers to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
  • Manchester City will make a rare cut-price move into the transfer market this summer with Pep Guardiola keen to seal a £15m move for veteran Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez.


DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
  • Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly targeting another raid of the Premier League, with Antonio Conte's side believed to be keen on Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United ace Anthony Martial.


THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • The introduction of concussion substitutes in football is to be delayed again after experts failed to agree on the best way to protect players.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Leicester will make a second bid for £25m-rated Callum McGregor from Celtic this summer.
  • Chris Wilder hopes going on a European tour will boost Sheffield United's chances of landing Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
  • Gary McAllister has revealed Rangers are working to tie down Euro hero Ianis Hagi on a permanent deal.
  • Chelsea have capped ticket sales for their FA Youth Cup semi-final clash with Millwall at Stamford Bridge at just 2,700 due to fears of crowd trouble. The Lions have already sold out their 1,000 allocation and asked for more.
  • West Ham are leading the race for in-demand Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy, with the French club looking to tie up a £20m deal quickly because of their fears of being relegated.
  • Crystal Palace are sending scouts to watch Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic, who could become available this summer.
  • Blackpool have started hunting down new candidates to take over as manager with first choice Nathan Jones having been slow to commit to the role.
  • Jordan Rhodes is stuck at Sheffield Wednesday because of the loan fee owner Dejphon Chansiri is insisting on getting for him.
  • Middlesbrough want £25m for defender Dael Fry, who remains a target for Burnley.
  • Tottenham hope to steal a march on rivals to sign Sunderland's teenage striker Joe Hugill, a 16-year-old who is already playing at U23 level.
  • Spurs are also set to beat Arsenal to hosting rights for Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev in June.

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • The Glazer family will hold the key to Paul Pogba's hopes of leaving Manchester United this summer.

Liverpool have entered the race for Birmingham's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham, who could cost about £30m and has also been linked with Manchester United. (Star on Sunday)

Inter Milan are preparing a summer bid for Arsenal's Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a potential £92m at their disposal to bring the 30-year-old to Italy. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 24, is also an Inter target to replace 22-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, who is wanted by Barcelona. (Tuttosport, via Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will face competition from Real Madrid for Napoli's 23-year-old midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who is valued at £80m. (Sunday Express)

Leicester City will make a second bid for Celtic's £25m-rated Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor, 26, this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner - who has been linked with Liverpool - has described Jurgen Klopp as the "best coach in the world". (Mail on Sunday)

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, insists he is taking rumours of a move to Manchester United or Liverpool "with a pinch of salt". (Express and Star)

Manchester City's England Under-21 midfielder Phil Foden, 19, says he is happy to stay at the club rather than go out on loan to secure more regular first-team football. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are interested in Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who is on loan at Paris St-Germain, and could make a move for the 27-year-old Argentina international in the summer transfer window. (Sport Witness)

Sheffield United will make a £20m bid for Leeds' English defender Kalvin Phillips, 23. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, wants to stay at Old Trafford beyond his existing contract, which runs out in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham United are favourites to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy in a £23m deal, although Brighton and Tottenham are also interested in the 23-year-old Frenchman. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City will "leave nothing off the table" when they attempt to overturn their two-year European suspension, which could end with Liverpool in the dock over allegations they hacked into the Etihad Stadium club's scouting database. (Sunday Mirror)

A deal to take Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, to China on a free transfer was "90%" done last summer and collapsed once the Spanish club demanded a fee, claims Jiangsu Suning coach Cosmin Olaroiu. (Goal.com)

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, reached an agreement with Real Madrid in 2008 before going on to play for Manchester United for another year. (Manchester Evening News)

Brighton plan to increase the capacity of Amex Stadium from 30,750 to at least 32,000. (Argus)

Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 22, says he was "forced" to make a loan move to Swansea. (Wales Online)
 

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"Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, reached an agreement with Real Madrid in 2008 before going on to play for Manchester United for another year. (Manchester Evening News)"

Err I'm pretty sure that was common knowledge back in the day.
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
24th February 2020




THE SUN

  • Chelsea are reportedly monitoring striker Mauro Icardi's situation at Paris Saint-Germain as they weigh up a summer transfer.
  • Manchester United's want-away midfielder Paul Pogba could be returning to Juventus in a swap deal that could take Aaron Ramsey to Old Trafford. Pogba has barely featured for United this season due to an ankle injury and has repeatedly been said to be keen to leave. He could return to his old club Juve, who could be happy to part with £50million and Ramsey after the Welshman's struggles to fit in this season following his move from Arsenal.
  • Crystal Palace are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic. Eagles manager Roy Hodgson has been monitoring the 27-year-old, who could become available in the summer. The £10million-rated Serbian is being eyed as a replacement for Wilfried Zaha, who looks set to leave Palace this summer.
  • Southampton are to begin talks over a new deal with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
  • Crystal Palace have performed a deep clean of their Selhurst Park stadium in a bid to avert issues with coronavirus, while Brighton have urgently stepped up measures to protect staff, players and supporters after five cases of the disease were linked to the city.


DAILY MAIL

  • Fed-up West Ham fans will stage a protest against the club's owners at Anfield tonight - although they will be fewer in number than hoped for.
  • Paolo Maldini has confirmed there is an 'automatic renewal clause' in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's AC Milan contract if they qualify for the Champions League.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Aston Villa star Jack Grealish admitted he is flattered by rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United but insists he is not paying too much attention to the gossip.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl believes James Ward-Prowse's versatility can make him a valuable option for Gareth Southgate at this summer's European Championships.
  • The Football Association will issue new guidelines in the early part of this week which are expected to advise coaches and teachers to no longer practice heading with primary school-aged children.

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised star man Bruno Fernandes as Manchester United's January signing put in another man-of-the-match display as Watford were overcome. (PRESS ASSOCIATION)
  • Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to sign on-loan duo Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to permanent deals. (SKY SPORTS)
  • Wolves and Burnley have joined in the hunt for Leeds' midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The 24-year-old has already caught the eye of Sheffield United, who are considering a £20m swoop. Manchester United and Aston Villa are also said to be interested. (DAILY STAR)
  • Liverpool are interested in young Brighton defender Ben White. The 22-year-old is currently out on loan at Leeds, where he has been a fixture in 37 appearances this season. Leeds will want to sign him permanently if they gain promotion to the Premier League, but could be outbid by Premier League leaders Liverpool. (THE ATHLETIC)
  • Gillingham's 20-year-old central defender Jack Tucker is being watched by Aston Villa and Birmingham. (BIRMINGHAM MAIL)
  • Aston Villa are keen on 13-year-old Daniel Akinleye, currently with French third-tier side Quevilly-Rouen Metropole. (BIRMINGHAM MAIL)
  • Liverpool have added their name to a host of clubs interested in Birmingham's 16-year-old star Jude Bellingham. (DAILY STAR)
  • Braga picked up a 3-1 win over Vitoria Setubal as they prepared for their last 32 return leg with Rangers - but were left sweating over the fitness of Nuno Sequeira. (DAILY RECORD)
  • Referee Michael Oliver should have been told to look at Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso's controversial tackle against Chelsea on VAR pitchside screen, referees chiefs have admitted. (THE TIMES)

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini says Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has an automatic renewal clause if the Italians qualify for the Champions League. (Mail)

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to sign England defender Chris Smalling, 30, and 31-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan - who are on loan at the Serie A aide from Manchester United and Arsenal respectively - on permanent deals. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is thought to be in talks with Bayern Munich over a move back to his native Germany. (90 Min)

Liverpool's talent scout has been watching Brighton's English defender Ben White, 22, on loan at Leeds. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are close to signing of 20-year-old Spanish centre-back Hugo Guillamon from Valencia's reserve team.(Sport)

Crystal Palace are looking at 27-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt and Serbia winger Filip Kostic - once a Liverpool target - as a potential £10m replacement for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27.(HITC, via Sun)

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, says January was "difficult" after a move away from the club did not materialise and negotiations over a new contract, which expires in June, stalled. (Goal)

Aston Villa and West Ham United are both monitoring Gillingham's English defender Jack Tucker, 20. (Birmingham Mail)

Villa are targeting 13-year-old striker Daniel Akinleye, from French third-tier club Quevilly-Rouen Metropole. However, Akinleye, who was born in France to Nigerian parents, wants to follow in the footsteps of Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo, 30, and play for Manchester United.(Birmingham Mail)

United have invited two Polish defenders - Radoslaw Sewerys of Korona Kielce and Akademia Chorzow's Mateusz Lipp, both 16, for a week-long trial. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid's 19-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo will miss Sunday's Clasico at home to Barcelona through suspension after being sent off for goading the opposition goalkeeper after scoring for the club's second team. He was being tipped to come into the starting XI to replace the injured Eden Hazard. (Goal)

Rangers are interested in West Brom's Rayhaan Tulloch. The 19-year-old English winger is out of contract at the Hawthorns this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester City will train at Atletico Madrid's ground on Wednesday morning before their Champions League last-16 match against neighbours Real at the Bernabeu that night. The Wanda Metropolitano was the venue for last season's final. (AS)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
24th February 2020

Villa
are targeting 13-year-old striker Daniel Akinleye, from French third-tier club Quevilly-Rouen Metropole. However, Akinleye, who was born in France to Nigerian parents, wants to follow in the footsteps of Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo, 30, and play for Manchester United.(Birmingham Mail)

"My dream club where I wish to play for in future is Manchester United like Odion Jude Ighalo," Akinleye is quoted as saying by All Nigeria Soccer.

"My qualities as a striker; speed, strong, technique. I need to improve my left foot, my finishing in front of goal and maturity in my game.”

"I model my game after Romelu Lukaku because he is strong, I like his technique and he scores every time!"

"I was born in France but my parents were born in Nigeria. I don't know where my international future lies but when the opportunity comes I will see what is best for me and my family."

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-transfer-daniel-akinleye-17799747
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
25th February 2020



DAILY MIRROR
  • England are monitoring Borussia Dortmund sensation Giovanni Reyna after discovering he is eligible to represent them at international level.
  • Everton are targeting Lille defender Gabriel as they make a centre-half their priority summer signing.
  • Lyon have reportedly slapped an £83m price tag on Moussa Dembele amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

THE SUN
  • Carlo Ancelotti is set to "convince" Everton to go for Hirving Lozano this summer with Napoli looking to dump the flop forward, according to reports.
  • In an attempt to keep defender Dael Fry this summer Middlesbrough have upped the price for the player tp £25m following interest from Burnley.


DAILY MAIL
  • Despite a lack of starts this season, Leicester City are considering offering Christian Fuchs a new deal as the defender approaches the end of his contract.
  • Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard played a big role in his decision to move to the Blues from Ajax.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • West Ham's under-fire co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have postponed a fans meeting after two protest groups turned down invitations to attend.
  • Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester manager, is poised to hold talks with Christian Fuchs over a new contract.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Leeds could spend up to £45m on transfer deals if they are promoted to the Premier League.
  • Manchester United will offer trials to two Polish 16-year-old defenders, Mateusz Lipp and Radoslaw Sewerys.

THE STAR
  • Arsenal would have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they fail to agree to terms over a new contract, with tthe strikers current deal expiring in 202.
  • Tottenham boss Joe Mourinho is interested in Chelsea's Willian after working with the winger when he was manager at Stamford Bridge.
  • Roma and Manchester United remain in talks about making Chris Smalling's season-long loan move a permanent one.


THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Celtic and Rangers are on course for a summer fight to sign £1.5m rated Gillingham defender Jack Tucker.



  • Besiktas boss Sergen Yalcin has confirmed Loris Karius will return to Liverpool in the summer, having endured a poor season in Turkey. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Liverpool are reportedly scouting Ben White ahead, after the Brighton loanee impressed on loan this season for Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Lazio have reportedly entered the hunt to sign Adam Lallana from Liverpool when his contract expires in the summer. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Everton are said to be scouting Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of a summer move. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Sammy Yu says he is unlikely to be the next owner of Sunderland, despite his previous interest in the club. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • Leicester are said to be looking to make a £25m swoop for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor. (Leicester Mercury)
Arsenal could be forced to sell Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they fail to agree to terms over a new contract, with the 30-year-old's present deal expiring in 2021. (Star)

Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce says he attempted to sign Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund before the striker joined the Gunners. (Talksport)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, could remain with Dortmund beyond this season despite being linked with a summer move to Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester United. (Ruhr Nachrichten - in German)

RB Leipzig's Germany striker Timo Werner, 23, linked with Liverpool, has an exit clause of 30m euros (£25m) plus a guarantee of performance-related bonuses, rather than £50m as initially believed. (Sport1 - in German)

Leicester City are considering offering Christian Fuchs, 33, a new deal as the Austrian defender approaches the end of his contract. (Mail)

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, is expected to leave when his contract ends this summer, with his agents already assessing options, but AC Milan are not interested due to the Serbian's wage demands. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, says he feared he would never play for the club again after the rant at supporters that led to him losing the captaincy - and has reservations over whether he would take the job again. (Evening Standard)

Roma and Manchester United remain in talks about making 30-year-old English defender Chris Smalling's season-long loan move to the Italian capital a permanent one. (Star)

Smalling says he has "an interesting decision to make" - staying with Manchester United or moving to Roma permanently. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are also interested in Juventus' 32-year-old defender Blaise Matuidi, with Arsenal joining the race for the Frenchman. (Calciomercato via Express)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is interested in Brazil's Willian, 31, after working with the Chelsea winger when he was manager at Stamford Bridge. (Star)

Everton are targeting Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel, 22, as they make a centre-half their priority summer signing. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is yet to be totally convinced by Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho. The German club has the option of making the 27-year-old's loan move from Barcelona a permanent transfer at the end of the season. (Bild, via Mail)

The father of Chelsea's Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso, 29, has hinted that his son will return to Italy, having played for Fiorentina before moving to Stamford Bridge. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 26, says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard played a big role in his decision to move to the Blues from Ajax. (Mail)

Leeds are eyeing four summer deals which could amount to £45m in transfer fees should they gain promotion to the Premier League. (Express)

Arsenal's England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 20, believes it was his intensity in training that convinced Mikel Arteta to recall him from a loan spell at Leeds and into the first-team squad. (Football.London)

Nketiah has hailed the influence of Alexandre Lacazette and says there are no issues with the 28-year-old France forward, who has been left out of the Arsenal team in recent weeks. (Goal.com)

Manchester United will offer trials to two Polish 16-year-old defenders, Mateusz Lipp, who is a part of the Akademia 'Ruch' Chorzow academy and has previously been on trial with Arsenal and Sampdoria - plus Radoslaw Sewerys, who plays in the Polish top flight for Korona Kielce. (Express)

Middlesbrough have upped the price for defender Dael Fry, 22, to £25m following interest from Burnley. (Sun via Teesside Gazette)

Paris St-Germain's out-of-favour Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, said January was a difficult month after being linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. (Football.London)

Hollywood actor George Clooney, 58, is in talks to buy Spanish second tier side Malaga FC. (AS)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
26th February 2020


Wednesday's Paper Talk includes Manchester United's new pursuit of Jonathan David



DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United are monitoring Gent's exciting young forward Jonathan David.
  • Arsenal are planning to welcome back legendary boss Arsene Wenger and former fans favourite Santi Cazorla back to the Emirates for a farewell match ahead of next season.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic could remain at AC Milan even if the club do not qualify for the Champions League next season.
  • George Clooney is part of a consortium lining up a sensational bid to save Malaga from their financial disarray, with plans to film a 24-hour fly-on-the-wall documentary at the club, according to reports.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Arsenal are ready to try and relaunch contract negotiations with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Liverpool's 'Philippe Coutinho clause' means Barcelona would have to pay the Reds £225m to sign Sadio Mane

DAILY EXPRESS
  • England International Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira look likely to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, with the club now keen to offload both.
  • Arsenal are ready to pay the £21m release clause of Barcelona full-back Marc Cucurella, who is on loan at Getafe.


THE SUN
  • Manchester United are hopeful of finalising a deal to sign Jack Grealish this month ahead of a summer transfer, according to reports.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Wealthy football clubs will have to pay tax on money raised from player testimonials following changes by HM Revenue & Customs.

DAILY STAR
  • Alexis Sanchez is set to return to Manchester United this summer with Inter Milan unhappy with the Chilean's performances.
  • Real Madrid's Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard is on the radar of Manchester United, with the club sending a scout to watch the 21-year-old in action while on loan with Real Sociedad.
  • Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has said he would love to play with Lionel Messi amid speculation the Premier League champions could face a mass exodus of their star players.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Sean Longstaff admits he had his 'heart set' on a loan move to Rangers before his Newcastle United breakthrough.

OTHER
  • Timo Werner could be available for as little as £30m this summer according to the latest reports coming out of Germany. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Gent sporting director Michel Louwagie has revealed that the club rejected a record bid for rumoured Everton target Jonathan David last month. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Everton are yet to decide if they will sign Djibril Sidibe permanently. (Liverpool Echo)
  • AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has revealed he would be keen to sign Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a permanent basis. (Evening Standard)
  • Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish. (Manchester Evening Standard)
  • United youngsters Ethan Laird and Paul Woolston have signed new contracts. (Manchester Evening Standard)

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Aston Villa's 24-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish. (Manchester Evening News)

United are likely to sell England forward Jesse Lingard, 27, and Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, at the end of the season. (Express)

Arsenal could listen to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer to avoid losing the 30-year-old on a free next year. (Mail)

Inter Milan have made Aubameyang their number one transfer target should Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, leave this summer. (Calciomercato)

Alternatively, Gabon forward Aubameyang is yet to rule out signing a new contract at Arsenal but talks have not progressed. (Metro)

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli says the Italian champions have considered making an approach for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool's 'Philippe Coutinho clause' means Barcelona would have to pay the Reds £225m to sign Senegal midfielder Sadio Mane, 27. (Mirror)

Manchester City could lose many of their key players, including 25-year-old England forward Raheem Sterling, if they win this season's Champions League. (ESPN)

Arsenal are interested in Spain U21 left-back Marc Cucurella and are willing to pay a £20m release clause to sign the 21-year-old, who is on loan at Getafe from Barcelona. (Cadena Cope via Sport Witness)

Real Madrid's Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 33, is in no rush to discuss a new deal at the Bernabeu but says his relationship with the club is "magnificent". (Goal)

Spain manager Luis Enrique is concerned about 25-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's lack of recent minutes as he plans for the summer's European Championship. (AS - in Spanish)


Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 30, says a contract with Manchester United "had basically been done" before then-manager David Moyes was sacked. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United sent a scout to watch Real Madrid's 21-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard in action for loan side Real Sociedad. (Star)

United are also monitoring Gent's 20-year-old Canada forward Jonathan David. (Mail)

But David's agent believes such a move may be "a step too big at the moment". (FourFourTwo)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he understood Bayern Munich's 24-year-old Germany midfielder Serge Gnabry would remain with the Gunners. (beIN Sports, via Metro)

Arsenal are ready to pay the £21m release clause of Barcelona's 21-year-old Spain full-back Marc Cucurella, who is on loan at Getafe. (COPE, via Express)

Real Madrid are monitoring Crystal Palace's Norway striker Alexander Sorloth, 24, who has scored 21 goals in 30 appearances while on loan at Turkish side Trabzonspor this season. (Evening Standard)

Inter Milan are unhappy with the performances of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, who is likely to return to Manchester United in the summer. (Star)

Dundalk manager Vinny Perth says the club tried to sign Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott, 18, on loan from Tottenham in January. (Irish Independent)

Arsenal hope to arrange a pre-season friendly against Villarreal at Emirates Stadium this summer, which will act as a farewell match for former manager Arsene Wenger and midfielder Santi Cazorla. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
27th February 2020



THE TIMES
  • Manchester United missed the chance to sign Alfonso Davies for just £2m in 2017 after delaying over a deal.
  • UEFA is to appoint the first black member of its disciplinary committee with Bobby Barnes, the former West Ham United winger, set to join the panel.
  • England's women will fly premium economy to the SheBelieves Cup highlighting the difference between men's and women's football.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Willian is on course to leave Chelsea after new contract talks collapsed.
  • Frank Lampard is plotting an overhaul of his Chelsea defence this summer - with RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano having emerged as his top target.
  • Chelsea are also considering a swap deal with Atletico Madrid that would see Kepa Arrizabalaga move to Spain and Jan Oblak join the Blues.
  • Everton are targeting Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes as Carlo Ancelotti goes in search of a defender
  • Sergio Busquets has criticised the Barcelona hierarchy over the lack of squad depth at the club.


DAILY MAIL
  • Tottenham believe Heung-Min Son is not at risk of contracting coronavirus despite allowing him to travel to South Korea for surgery.
  • Tammy Abraham is facing a fresh spell on the sidelines after aggravating his ankle injury.
  • Wolves have urged fans to 'travel with caution' to Barcelona after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the region.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester United are prepared to sell Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira to finance a move for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish
  • Spurs meanwhile are hoping to beat United to the signing of Emil Forsberg from RB Leipzig
  • Liverpool are in advanced talks with RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Kelechi Iheanacho has been cleared to face Norwich on Friday night, six days after suffering the head injury which forced him off against Manchester City.

THE TIMES
  • Arsenal have attempted to revive contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

THE SUN
  • Frank Lampard could sell Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Chelsea boss plans to axe eight flops after their Bayern Munich drubbing.
  • Harry Kane is targeting a return in early April which would be a huge boost for Tottenham and England.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Ron Gordon has vowed to double Jack Ross's budget to make Hibs a major player in Scottish football once more.
  • Neil Lennon has tipped Tom Rogic to unlock Copenhagen and help fire Celtic into the last 16 of the Europa League.


MORE...
  • Inter Milan have contacted Tottenham over the availability of Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (Evening Standard)
  • Real Madrid believe they will be able to sign Mohamed Salah if they sell Gareth Bale (Spanish reports)
  • Roma want to sign Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on permanent deals (Sky Sports)
  • Arsenal, Newcastle and Southampton are monitoring Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch (German reports)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hoping to beat former club Manchester United to the signing of RB Leipzig's 28-year-old Sweden midfielder Emil Forsberg. (Express)

Serie A side Inter Milan have contacted Tottenham over the availability of Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, who is yet to agree a new contract. (Standard)

Real Madrid believe they will be able to sign Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 27, for £126m once they sell Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30. (El Desmarque, via Express)

Manchester United are prepared to sell England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, and Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, to finance a move for Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24. (Express)

Arsenal have attempted to revive contract talks with Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the 30-year-old's current £200,000-a-week deal expiring at the end of next season. (Times, subscription required)

German champions Bayern Munich have been in contact with representatives of Liverpool's Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 28. (Echo)

Manchester United and Barcelona have made moves for RB Leipzig and Germany forward Timo Werner, 23, but he is holding out for a move to Liverpool. (Mirror)


Inter manager Antonio Conte wants to sign one of Chelsea's left-backs, with Conte keen on bringing in either Spain's Marcos Alonso, 29, or Italy's Emerson Palmieri, 25, in the summer. (Tuttosport, via Mail)

Chelsea's Brazil forward Willian, 31, says the club's latest contract offer has fallen short of his demands and called the situation "difficult". (Esporte Interativo, via Football 365)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 29, could be sold to raise transfer funds, with Dean Henderson, 22, impressing on loan at Sheffield United. (Mirror)

Roma want to sign England defender Chris Smalling, 30, and Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 31, on permanent deals. The pair are on loan at the club from Manchester United and Arsenal respectively. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal, Newcastle and Southampton are monitoring Hoffenheim and Austria central midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 24. (Sport Bild, via Chronicle)

Barcelona's Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 31, has criticised the club's transfer policy which he says has left the Spanish champions with a lack of squad depth. (ESPN)

Real Madrid are preparing an offer of 70m euros (£58.8m) for Napoli's 23-year-old Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Luxembourg midfielder Danel Sinani, 22, who plays for Dudelange in his home country, is in talks with Norwich City over a summer transfer. (Eastern Daily Press)

Everton are targeting Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, as they make a centre-half their priority summer signing. (Mirror)

Newcastle United's English central defender Jamaal Lascelles, 26, has suggested he is open to staying at the club for the rest of his career. (Chronicle)

Aston Villa and Celtic are interested in signing English central defender Jack Tucker from League One side Gillingham. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
28th February 2020



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • UEFA is believed to have told staff to avoid wearing branded clothing while travelling to Manchester City matches amid fans' anger at the club's Champions League ban.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Aymeric Laporte fears he will be out for weeks in a fresh injury blow to Manchester City.
  • Manchester City are weighing up a summer move for Everton defender Mason Holgate.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Chelsea are ready to pursue Houssem Aouar in the summer and will reportedly lodge a £42m bid for the Lyon midfielder.

THE TIMES
  • Harvey Elliott will sign a three-year professional contract in the summer with Liverpool banking on the youngster to play an important role in the coming seasons.
  • FIFA will be warned this weekend that marginal offside VAR decisions are in danger of killing the excitement of the game and that it needs to allow competitions the option to give attackers some leeway.

THE GUARDIAN
  • Euro 2020 will kick off in Rome as planned, UEFA has insisted, despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in Italy.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester City are facing a three-pronged investigation by the Premier League which could lead to further sanctions on top of the two-year Champions League ban imposed by UEFA.
  • Sheffield United players are not due to receive any bonuses if they qualify for Europe this season, underlining the scale of their achievements in the Premier League since promotion last summer.
  • Dele Alli will tell disciplinary chiefs the controversial coronavirus video that landed him a Football Association charge was not racist but a misjudged joke.

THE SUN
  • Lyon have threatened to sue their own fans if they keep depicting manager Rudi Garcia as a clown on social media.
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to go to war with Manchester United and Everton over RB Leipzig's Swedish star Emil Forsberg.

DAILY RECORD
  • Christian Doidge's dream of representing Wales could be about to come true after national boss Ryan Giggs admitted the Hibs striker is on his radar.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is prepared to get rid of eight players, including Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26. (Sun)

Lampard is plotting an overhaul of his side's defence this summer - with RB Leipzig's French centre-half Dayot Upamecano, 21, his top target. (Mirror)

Manchester City could face a points deduction as the Premier League launches its own investigation into the club's finances over alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. (Mail)

Liverpool are planning to offer Virgil van Dijk, 28, a new contract that would make the Netherlands international the highest-paid defender in the world. (Mirror)

Roma are accelerating talks with Manchester United in an attempt to turn 30-year-old England defender Chris Smalling's loan deal into a permanent move. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United missed the chance to sign Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 19, for £2m in 2017. (Times, subscription required)

Manchester City are weighing up making a £30m bid for Everton's English defender Mason Holgate, 23. (Mirror)

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 26, aims to be back playing in April as his recovery from a tendon injury is going better than expected. (Sun)

Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 30, turned down a move to Aston Villa in the January transfer window as he wants to help current side Trabzonspor qualify for the Champions League. (Fanatik, via Sport Witness)

Boxer Tyson Fury has been invited to give a speech to Manchester United's squad about his journey from the brink of suicide to being crowned WBC world heavyweight champion with victory over Deontay Wilder. (Metro)

German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 26, wants Liverpool to let him leave on a free transfer so he can turn his loan spell at Turkish club Besiktas into a permanent transfer. (Fotospor, via Turkish Football)


Everton rejected a bid from Tottenham to sign England defender Michael Keane, 27, at the end of 2019. (Football Insider)

Liverpool's young English winger Harvey Elliott, 16, is close to signing a new three-year contract. (Mail)

Arsenal have indicated to Brazilian side Flamengo that they intend to exercise the option to turn 26-year-old Spanish defender Pablo Mari's loan deal into a permanent one in the summer. (Coluna Do Fla, via Football.London)

The Football Association are waiting on government advice before deciding whether to review the viability of next month's England friendly against Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Evening Standard)

Sheffield United have had a bid of 13m euros (£11m) for Trabzonspor and Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23, rejected. (Fotospor, via Turkish Football)

Manchester United are still hopeful that England Under-20s midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, will stay at Old Trafford despite his current contract expiring in June. (Manchester Evening News)

Napoli and Senegal central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, a long-time reported transfer target for Manchester United, has bought a new £3.4m apartment in Paris, leading to rumours of a summer switch to Paris St-Germain. (Star)

Aston Villa will target Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson, 25, if they stay in the Premier League this season. (Le Phoceen, via Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has described the Gunners' English left-back Bukayo Saka, 18, as the best young player in the Premier League. (Evening Standard)

Former Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand believes the club were "naive" not to sign a forward in the January transfer window. (Evening Standard)

The FA is backing a proposal to give attackers some leeway in marginal VAR offside decisions, arguing the current system is killing the excitement of the game. (Times)
 

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  • FIFA will be warned this weekend that marginal offside VAR decisions are in danger of killing the excitement of the game and that it needs to allow competitions the option to give attackers some leeway.

This. Enough has been seem to prove the offside rule needs a revamp. Either a margin of error or a different criteria to what parts of the body should be considered.
 

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  • FIFA will be warned this weekend that marginal offside VAR decisions are in danger of killing the excitement of the game and that it needs to allow competitions the option to give attackers some leeway.

This. Enough has been seem to prove the offside rule needs a revamp. Either a margin of error or a different criteria to what parts of the body should be considered.
Changing the rule would maybe make sense, but giving 'leeway' is too vague a term, especially when the technology allows for accurate calls to be made.
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
29th February 2020

daily mail


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent his personal scout to watch Fiorentina and Italy winger Federico Chiesa.
Oldham Athletic could be placed into administration next Friday.
Referees' chief Mike Riley has received the backing of the Premier League following intense criticism of the way VAR has been implemented this season.
Leicester City are closing on a summer deal to sign Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba.
Tottenham sent Heung-Min Son to South Korea last week for an operation that took place just 150 miles from the centre of a coronavirus outbreak that has now infected more than 2,000 people.
However, the club are taking more precautions closer to home, with all visitors to their training ground being asked to fill in what they describe as a 'coronavirus visitor questionaire'.
Derby County led the push to introduce a salary cap of £20m in the Championship at a meeting of the 24 clubs this week at St George's Park, where they encountered fierce resistance from rivals as the civil war that has beset the second tier in recent years shows no signs of abating.
West Brom have caved in to demands from fans to hold a general meeting to answer questions about a controversial £3.7m loan made to the company of former owner Jeremy Peace.


daily telegraph

British sport is facing a potential hit worth hundreds of millions of pounds after medical experts warned the Premier League and a host of domestic competitions were on the brink of coronavirus chaos.
Rangers' meeting with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany in the last 16 of the Europa League could be played behind closed doors if cases of coronavirus continue to multiply in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, home of the Bundesliga club.


the independent

Uefa is consulting government ministers around the continent about the threat of coronavirus to Euro 2020 and other fixtures in the football calendar.


the sun

The Premier League may be forced to hold emergency crisis talks to decide whether Liverpool can be crowned champions if coronavirus wipes out the end of the season.

Tammy Abraham faces an indefinite spell on the sidelines - in a huge blow to both Chelsea and England.


scottish sun

Celtic would not be guaranteed the Premiership title if coronavirus leads to mass cancellation of sports events.

Daniel Stendel has introduced goggles and rope to training in a bid to improve his team's defending.
Neil Lennon wants his raging Celtic stars to vent their Euro anger on St Johnstone.


Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, is prepared to quit Chelsea this summer after losing his place in the team. (Sun)

Arrizabalaga is ready to leave Stamford Bridge because manager Frank Lampard failed to honour a verbal agreement to keep him as Chelsea's number one. (Mail)

However, Lampard says Arrizabalaga is in control of his own future at the club. (Sky Sports)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says English striker Jamie Vardy's injury issues are a "concern" after the 33-year-old missed the defeat at Norwich with a calf problem. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent his personal scout to watch Fiorentina's 22-year-old Italy winger Federico Chiesa, who would likely cost £60m. (Mail)

The agent of Germany international Mesut Ozil, 31, has confirmed the midfielder will not leave Arsenal before his contract expires in June 2021. (inews)

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, has indicated he plans to remain at the club this summer amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

But Villa manager Dean Smith is unsure if Grealish will stay, regardless of whether the club wins the league cup against Manchester City on Sunday. (Mirror)

Former Villa boss Alex McLeish has revealed Manchester United nearly signed Grealish for just £200,000 back in 2012. (Mail)


Everton's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, 26, says he punched then-assistant manager Luis Boa Morte immediately after suffering a serious ankle injury in November (Star)

The agent of RB Leipzig's 28-year-old Sweden midfielder Emil Forsberg says it is no surprise Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho would like him on his team. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Leicester City are close to signing France youth international midfielder Arnaud Lusamba, 23, on a free transfer once his Nice contract expires at the end of the season. (Mail)

Arsenal's summer transfer plans have been dealt a £60m blow following the club's last-32 exit from the Europa League. (Sun)

West Ham will allow 21-year-old English midfielder Nathan Holland to leave for just £2m this summer. (Football Insider)

Former England captain David Beckham says he would welcome Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, and Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, at his new MLS franchise Inter Miami. (ESPN)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was "obviously nice, but that's all" in response to 23-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker Tim Werner's comment that he was "very proud" to be linked with a move to Liverpool. (Sky Sports)

There is no guarantee that Premier League leaders Liverpool would be crowned English champions if the season is cut short by the coronavirus. (Telegraph)

The Premier League could soon hold emergency crisis talks to decide whether Liverpool can be crowned champions if the season has to be stopped early.
(Sun)
 

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Arrizabalaga is ready to leave Stamford Bridge because manager Frank Lampard failed to honour a verbal agreement to keep him as Chelsea's number one. (Mail)
Maybe Arrizabalaga should have honoured his verbal agreement to be a goalkeeper.
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
1st March 2020



sunday telegraph

Marcus Rashford is confident of returning to the Manchester United first team before the end of the season following positive results from a scan on his back injury last week.
Pep Guardiola has revealed that Manchester City have not been practising penalties ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa, despite their recent woes from the spot.
Israel Folau will be greeted with rainbow flags by members of a gay rugby club with a transgender captain when he makes his first appearance on English soil for Catalans in Sunday's trip to Hull FC.


sunday mirror

Paris Saint-Germain are determined to win the £100m summer race to sign England winger Jadon Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his players not to rely on the FFP crisis at rivals¬ Manchester City to give them a Champions League reprieve.
Heung-min Son will be forced to stay indoors for two weeks on his return from South Korea this weekend because of the threat of the coronavirus.
Neil Warnock is waiting in the wings should Ipswich lose patience with manager Paul Lambert.
Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah has protested his innocence after accusations over his association with his shamed former coach Alberto Salazar, which he says made him "depressed".


sunday express

Chelsea have joined the £20m race to land Canadian strike ace Jonathan David from Belgian club Gent this summer.
Tottenham are interested in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling should Roma fail to seal a deal to turn his loan move permanent in the summer.
Barcelona are ready to move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Arsenal preparing to cover a £27m hole on their finances this summer.



SUN ON SUNDAY

Manchester United are ready to triple Jack Grealish's current pay packet and offer him £150,000 a week to sign from Aston Villa.
A top Manchester United scout has been keeping an eye on Stoke's young centre-back Nathan Collins.
Nuno Espirito Santo is top of Atletico Madrid's emergency hit list to replace Diego Simeone.
Chelsea have sent Tammy Abraham to a specialist in Spain in an effort to finally solve the riddle about what is causing the striker's ankle problem.
Chelsea will slash the asking price on Michy Batshuayi in a desperate bid to avoid losing the striker for nothing.
Crystal Palace fans clashed with police in ugly scenes ahead of the match against Brighton.
Garry Monk will stay at Sheffield Wednesday next season despite a poor run of results since December.
UEFA will hold crisis this week over fears coronavirus could KO the Champions League's final stages and Euro 2020.
Steve McClaren has been called up by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to help FIFA.


mail on sunday

Formula One bosses sent a private briefing note to the teams on Friday that insisted the first three races of the new season remain defiantly on despite the spread of coronavirus.



SUNDAY STAR

Real Madrid have told agent Mino Raiola they have no plans to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY

Neil Lennon says Celtic's shock Europa League defeat at the hands of Copenhagen will make his team even hungrier.


Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, who is out of contract at the end of next season. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal are ready to pay a £42m release clause for the summer transfer of Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 26. (The Mirror)

Atletico Madrid will make Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo their number one target if Paris St-Germain lure Diego Simeone away from the Spanish capital. (The Sun)

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, says he is happy at Juventus and has no plans to join David Beckham's Inter Miami side. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are ready to offer £150,000 a week to Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish for a summer move to Old Trafford. (Sun)

Chelsea have joined Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in watching the progress of £20m-rated Canada striker Jonathan David. The 20-year-old forward has scored 23 goals for Belgian club Gent this season. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool will bolster their attacking options in the summer with England international Adam Lallana, 31, and Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, both expected to leave at the end of the season. (The Athletic via Express)

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 27, should be a target for Liverpool, according to former England international Owen Hargreaves. (Daily Star)

Manchester City will have to pay £40m if they want to sign 23-year-old Everton defender Mason Holgate. (Football Insider)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to offer Mason Holgate, 23, a new contract to fend off Manchester City's interest. (The Sun)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is Real Madrid's favoured option as they look to bring in a new striker for the third successive summer. The Spanish giants know they will have to pay about £65m for the 19-year-old Norwegian. (Marca, in Spanish)

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 23, is also on Real Madrid's list, meaning Liverpool could face competition for the £51m-rated Germany striker. (Daily Mail)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says midfielder John Fleck, who signed a new contract last week, was "wanted elsewhere". The Scotland international, 28, had been linked with Arsenal. (Sheffield Star)

The Blades have had an £11m bid for highly-rated Trabzonspor keeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23, rejected by the Turkish club. (Fotosport via Sun)

Turkey international Cakir, who has also been linked to Liverpool, Everton and Manchester United, could cost up to £26m and is rated as one of the "best three goalkeepers in the world" by Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is confident of returning to action before the end of the season from a back injury. (Telegraph)
 

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Turkey international Cakir, who has also been linked to Liverpool, Everton and Manchester United, could cost up to £26m and is rated as one of the "best three goalkeepers in the world" by Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu.
Definitely no bias there.
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
2nd March 2020



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Ben Foster could be in for a surprise move to the Premier League top six, with Spurs considering a move for the experienced Watford goalkeeper.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Raul Jimenez has lifted the lid on his availability this summer, saying he is "open to everything" when asked about a move away from Wolves.

DAILY MAIL
  • The FA are planning talks with England team doctor Rob Chakraverty following allegations that in his previous job at UK athletics he mishandled thyroid medication given to a Team GB athlete.
  • Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta believes the Serie A season may not be finished if they cannot find a solution to the coronavirus crisis.
  • England and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho says he is not thinking about his future despite speculation linking him with a summer move to the Premier League with Manchester United and Liverpool interested.
  • Manchester United were 'blown away by the 'immaculate' condition of Bruno Fernandes when he joined the club back in January.


THE SUN
  • Chelsea look set to miss out on Dries Mertens. The Belgium forward's contract is up this summer, however he is now close to signing a new deal at Napoli.
  • Mikel Arteta is looking to make Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey his first big-money signing as Arsenal head coach, according to reports.
  • Manchester United are watching Stoke's Nathan Collins. The 18-year-old defender 18 has made 12 first-team appearances for the Sky Bet Championship club.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Chelsea could be set to miss out on long-term transfer target Dries Mertens with the forward set to sign a new contract at Napoli.
  • Kevin De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster did not attend Manchester City's Champions League masterclass against Real Madrid because he feared that would spark transfer speculation.
  • Real Madrid and Barcelona will both be in the market for a world-class striker this summer and Erling Braut Haaland is high on both clubs' transfer wishlist.
  • Manchester United are currently leading the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, reports say.


DAILY STAR
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has knocked back Southampton's attempts to extend his contract giving Tottenham a boost they could sign the player.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is happy at Juventus after reports he was heading to America to team up with David Beckham at Inter Miami.


DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic are in talks with star striker Odsonne Edouard over a lucrative contract extension.

More
  • Pep Guardiola could offer John Stones back to his former club Everton as part of any deal to bring Mason Holgate to the Etihad Stadium. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi has played down suggestions the Blues will move for Hirving Lozano this summer. (Liverpool Echo)
  • As talks continue to stall over a new deal for the Newcastle United youngster Matty Longstaff, interest is ramping up with his contract expiring at the end of the season. Italian giants Inter Milan and AC Milan are said to be interested. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, is not thinking about his future despite speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United or Liverpool. (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a summer move for Watford's Ben Foster. The 36-year-old England goalkeeper is out of contract at Vicarage Road this summer. (Sun)

Spurs also want to beat Roma to the permanent signing of Manchester United's 30-year-old England Chris Smalling, who is on loan this season at the Italian club. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

United are leading the race to sign Napoli's 26-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is also wanted by Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express)

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta thinks the Serie A season may not finish if they cannot find a solution to the coronavirus crisis. (Mail)

Uefa will hold hold emergency talks this week amid concerns the coronavirus outbreak could lead to postponements or even cancellations in the Champions League or Euro 2020. (Mirror)


The Football Association is urging caution over proposals to change the offside law that would require clear daylight between defender and attacker, warning there will be "unforeseen circumstances" to such a move. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are monitoring Stoke City defender Nathan Collins. The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, 18, has only made 12 first-team appearances for the Potters. (Sun)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta may only have a small transfer budget this summer if they miss out on Champions League football next season. (Goal)

Crystal Palace's 24-year-old Norway striker Alexander Sorloth striker, who is on loan at Trabzonspor this season, is being tracked by Sheffield United, Aston Villa and Newcastle United.(HITC)

Palace players have urged manager Roy Hodgson to sign a new contact at Selhurst Park. The 72-year-old's deal expires at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Chelsea target Dries Mertens, 31, is close to signing a new deal at Napoli. The Belgium forward's contract is up this summer. (Sun)
 

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The Football Association is urging caution over proposals to change the offside law that would require clear daylight between defender and attacker, warning there will be "unforeseen circumstances" to such a move. (Times - subscription required)
Unforeseen circumstances such as more goals and less negative defensive decisions.

We need to get to a stage where it's expected and accepted that benefit of the doubt is given more often than not to the attacker. Offside is there to dissuade goal hanging - not to reward defensive linekeeping and punish the guys trying to play actual football.
 

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Unforeseen circumstances such as more goals and less negative defensive decisions.

We need to get to a stage where it's expected and accepted that benefit of the doubt is given more often than not to the attacker. Offside is there to dissuade goal hanging - not to reward defensive linekeeping and punish the guys trying to play actual football.
Or teams just camping inside their own box resulting in the premier league becoming the “who’s better at scoring from crosses” league, since a high line and a compact team pushing up would be absolutely suicidal.
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
3rd March 2020


Dean Henderson's future, and a potential transfer battle between Liverpool and Manchester United.



DAILY MIRROR
  • Gareth Southgate is keen to look at Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson ahead of Euro 2020 as pressure mounts on England No.1 Jordan Pickford.

THE TIMES
  • Leicester are scouting Burnley full-back Charlie Taylor as a potential replacement for England international Ben Chilwell.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Phil Foden is expected to receive his first senior England call-up when Gareth Southgate names his squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Italy and Denmark later this month.


DAILY MAIL
  • David de Gea's position as Manchester United's undisputed No 1 could come under scrutiny for the first time this summer, with the club set to talk to loaned-out goalkeeper Dean Henderson this month.
  • Allan Saint-Maximin's future at Newcastle is in doubt after Steve Bruce dropped him for Saturday's goalless draw with Burnley, then claimed the winger was struggling with a hamstring injury.
  • Premier League clubs are exploring a motion to relax work permit regulations as a compromise with the Football Association over English football's post-Brexit homegrown quota plan edges closer.
  • UEFA chiefs spent 'just two minutes' discussing the potential threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak to this summer's European Championship and the rest of the club season at Monday's Executive Committee meeting in Amsterdam.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • SFA chiefs are braced for Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off against Israel being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus crisis.
  • Aberdeen and Scotland star Scott McKenna has been rocked with the news his season is over.
  • Scotland boss Steve Clarke could send a shock SOS to Craig Gordon after being hit by a keeper crisis.


THE SUN
  • Chelsea have been given a reported transfer boost after target Alex Telles turned down a new Porto contract.
  • Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Sassuolo winger Domenico Berardi.
  • Aston Villa and David Beckham's Inter Miami are both keen to sign England striker and free agent Daniel Sturridge, once his ban expires in June.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Arsenal are trying to tie down Bukayo Saka to a new five-year contract amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.
  • Manchester United and Liverpool will go head-to-head in trying to sign RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner.


OTHER
  • Roy Hodgson is set for further Crystal Palace contract talks with chairman Steve Parish, with negotiations hinging on the direction the club wants to take this summer and whether Hodgson is happy with the funds available to him. (Evening Standard)
  • Liverpool have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Daniel Partey this summer. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Carlo Ancelotti wants a reunion with Napoli midfielder Allan at Everton. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed speculation linking Everton defender Mason Holgate with a summer move to Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Birmingham have taken former West Brom and Celtic midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on trial. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl has said he was right to stall contract talks with out of contract players until they hit 36 points, including Shane Long and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, so they could focus on their league form. (Daily Echo)

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, for a Premier League record fee in the summer. (Telegraph)

United are set to battle Liverpool to secure the signing of Sancho for £100m, along with RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner. (Express)

Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain are also monitoring Sancho, who favours a move back to England. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, Werner unfollowed Leipzig on Twitter after they used an image of him in response to Liverpool's first Premier League defeat of the season. (Echo)

Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann would like to keep left-back Angelino, who is on loan from Manchester City, at the club - but says the 23-year-old Spaniard's "hefty price tag" for a permanent move could be a problem. (Kicker - in German)

English defender Mason Holgate, 23, says his focus is on Everton amid interest from clubs such as Manchester City. (Mail)

Everton's scout in Italy says the club "know what to do" regarding a move for Napoli's Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 24. (Area Napoli, via Star)

Leicester City are monitoring Burnley's English defender Charlie Taylor, 26, as a potential replacement for England international Ben Chilwell, 23. (Times - subscription required)

Scottish champions Celtic are attempting to tie 22-year-old France Under-21 forward Odsonne Edouard to a new contract amid interest from the Foxes. (Record)

Winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22, could leave Newcastle United after a falling out with boss Steve Bruce, with Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers interested in the Frenchman. (Mail)

Manager Frank Lampard believes Chelsea's out-of-favour Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, still has a future at the club. (Mail)

Porto's 27-year-old Brazil defender Alex Telles, who is a Chelsea target, has rejected a contract extension at the Portuguese club. (A Bola, via Sun)

France international Paul Pogba, 26, will return to Manchester United first-team training this week and is keen to develop a midfield partnership with 25-year-old Portuguese January signing Bruno Fernandes. (ESPN)

Aston Villa and David Beckham's MLS franchise Inter Miami are both interested in signing 30-year-old England striker Daniel Sturridge, who is a free agent but banned until 17 June. (Sun)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is concerned failure to qualify for the Champions League this season will see the club struggle to attract players. (ESPN)

RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano, who is an Arsenal target, says he feels "very good" at the German club. (Mirror)

The Gunners have long been interested in Upamecano and were close to making a £50m bid in January. (Express)

Meanwhile, Arsenal could be interested in Wolves and Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, 28, to replace Alexandre Lacazette, if the 28-year-old Frenchman leaves at the end of the season. (Express)

Wolves' 20-year-old English defender Dion Sanderson is attracting interest from Premier League clubs. (Mail)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is set for further talks with chairman Steve Parish this week over a contract extension. (Standard)

Manchester City's Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 36, is considering an offer to join New York City in the summer. (Guardian)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
4th March 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • West Ham are watching Brentford's Ollie Watkins with the view to making a summer bid to bring the striker to the London Stadium.
  • Wolves star Adama Traore may need surgery after dislocating his shoulder three times in 16 matches this season.
  • Gonzalo Higuain is being eyed for a summer switch to Athletic Bilbao once his current deal with Juventus expires, according to reports.


THE SUN
  • Shola Shoretire has reportedly signed his scholarship forms with Manchester United - and will turn professional next year.
  • Chelsea look set to miss out on Borussia Dortmund youngster Nnamdi Collins, with Manchester City moving ahead of them in the race to secure the defender's signature, according to reports.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Harry Kane will consider his Tottenham Hotspur future in the summer, with the club facing a battle to convince the striker he does not need to move to take his career to the next level.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Arsenal fans are being asked to sign up for executive season tickets - before knowing whether they will be in the Champions League


THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • AN SFA decision on whether or not to take the matter of Rangers' 2011-12 European licence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) could finally come in a matter of weeks.

  • Alexis Sanchez will reportedly need to take a pay cut to remain at Inter Milan beyond this summer. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has dismissed links with Tottenham after being rumoured with a summer move to north London. (Watford Observer)
  • Claudio Bravo is considering a move to Manchester City's sister club New York City, with his contract up at the Etihad this summer. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Leicester have been linked with a summer move for Burnley left-back Charlie Taylor, with the defender said to be their top target if Ben Chilwell leaves. (Leicester Mercury)

Birmingham City and England Under-17 midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, is set to become Borussia Dortmund's record signing for a fee of 35m euros (£30.4m). (Bild - in German)

Tottenham will face a battle to hold on to talismanic striker Harry Kane, 26, in the summer if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Telegraph)

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says he is not planning to have a summer overhaul of his squad. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona have joined Liverpool and Real Madrid in the race for 20-year-old Valencia winger Ferran Torres. (El Mundo Deportivo via Daily Mail)

Real Madrid have asked former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to keep them informed of his plans as they consider hiring him to replace Zinedine Zidane. (Independent)

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, will need to accept a significant drop in wages if he wants to complete a permanent switch to Inter Milan this summer. (Tuttosport via Daily Mail)

West Ham will firm up their interest in Brentford's 22-goal striker Ollie Watkins, 24, in the summer if the Bees are not promoted to the Premier League. (Sun)

Everton are interested in a number of midfield options including Espanyol 23-year-old Marc Roca. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has ordered his new backroom team to improve their English as they adapt to life in the Premier League. (Guardian)

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has reportedly sold half his stake in MLS club Los Angeles FC - and plans to sell the other half. (LA Times)

Aston Villa are interested in Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, 25, but know their chances of signing the former France Under-21 international hinge on their Premier League survival. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says reports of a bust-up between him and 22-year-old French forward Allan Saint-Maximin, who has been linked with Wolves, are "total nonsense". (Newcastle Chronicle)

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster says a summer transfer to Tottenham is purely "paper talk". The former England international, 36, is out of contract in the summer. (Watford Observer)

Atletico Madrid are the front-runners to sign Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, with the Croatia international keen to stay in Spain. (Marca)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he will only leavethe club if he is sacked. (The Scotsman)

Premier League clubs have stepped up their scouting teams abroad as they take advantage of relaxed post-Brexit regulations on home grown players. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
5th March 2020

England teenage star Jadon Sancho is in line for a summer move to Manchester United



THE SUN
  • Harry Kane would prefer to join Manchester United than be part of a massive Tottenham rebuild under Jose Mourinho.
  • Chelsea may need to stump up £40m if they wish to sign Alex Telles as a replacement for Marcos Alonso.
  • PSG could be set for a transfer tussle with Barcelona as reports claim Thiago Silva has his heart set on the Nou Camp.


DAILY MAIL
  • UEFA are poised to approve a Champions League-style summer tournament for Europe's leading clubs.
  • Aston Villa's sale of Villa Park to a company controlled by their owners - Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens - has finally been approved by the Premier League.
  • DAILY STAR

  • Manchester United 'really want to sign Jadon Sancho' with Ed Woodward also giving his backing to the deal.
  • RB Leipzig's sporting director Markus Krosche believes it is unlikely that Timo Werner will leave the club, insisting that "there are not many things that favour him leaving us".
  • Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is still a top priority for Inter Milan after his improved form.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester City defender John Stones is on Arsenal's radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
  • Chelsea star Willian has refused the Blues' latest contract offer and could leave the club at the end of the season.

THE TELEGRAPH
  • Borussia Dortmund are confident of signing Birmingham City's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer.


Everton, West Ham and Wolves are in the race to sign Mexico winger Hirving Lozano from Napoli. (Calciomercato, Italy)

Tottenham allowed Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama to join Montreal Impact on a free transfer despite asking for £9m in January. (Standard)

Barcelona will offer 27-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen an improved contract. (ESPN)

Tottenham's
England striker Harry Kane, 26, would consider a move to Manchester United this summer. (Goal)

Kane is not planning on signing a new deal at Tottenham. (Express)

Arsenal could offer England defender John Stones, 25, a route out of Manchester City at the end of the season. (90 Min)

The sporting director of RB Leipzig says the club have not received an approach for 23-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner, amid interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester City's Spanish left-back Angelino, 23, who is on loan at RB Leipzig, says he could depart City if their Champions League ban is upheld. (MEN)

Borussia Dortmund are confident of signing Birmingham City's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer. (Telegraph)

Birmingham have denied that they have received an offer from Dortmund for Bellingham. (90 Min)

Manchester United remain interested in Bellingham. (MEN)

Meanwhile, Dortmund could ask for as much as 140 million euros (£121m) for England forward Jadon Sancho, 19. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea's Brazilian forward Willian, 31, is set to reject a new contract and could be interested in a summer switch to rivals Tottenham. (UOL)

Chelsea could need to pay as much as £40m to sign Porto's Brazil defender Alex Telles, 27, as a replacement for Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 29. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid will move for Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Everton, West Ham and Wolves are in the race to sign 24-year-old Mexico winger Hirving Lozano from Napoli. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham allowed Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28, to join Montreal Impact on a free transfer despite asking for £9m in January. (Standard)

Barcelona will offer 27-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen an improved contract. (ESPN)

Inter Milan would demand three players from Barcelona if the Spanish champions want to sign Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says 18-year-old striker Troy Parrott's lack of game time for Tottenham is denting his international prospects. (Telegraph)

Schalke's German goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, 31, currently on loan at Norwich, is in talks to end his spell at Carrow Road and join Norwegian side SK Brann. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants the club to move for Guinea and Olympiacos midfielder Mady Camara, 23. (Sdna, via Star)

Serie A side AC Milan could move for Arsenal's 22-year-old English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Napoli winger Jose Callejon, 33, linked with Aston Villa and Everton in January, could be set for a return to his Spanish homeland. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal will subsidise coach travel for fans after their Premier League match at Manchester City was swiftly rearranged for next week. (Evening Standard)

Barnsley chief executive officer Dane Murphy says the club have offered a new deal to English 25-year-old midfielder Alex Mowatt. (Yorkshire Post)

Inter Milan are hoping to sign Chelsea's Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, 29, in the summer. (Calciomercato)

Former Everton keeper Tim Howard has come out of retirement at the age of 40 to sign for Memphis 901 FC. He is a minority owner of the United Soccer League side. (SB Nation)

Athletic Bilbao sporting director Rafael Alkorta has ruled out signing Juventus' Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32. (Daily Mail)
 

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Spurs finally landing Willian after all these years would be great.
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
6th March 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • England's Euro 2020 preparations are set to be disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, with the FA increasingly resigned to cancelling the friendly against Italy at Wembley on March 27.
  • Everton have put themselves in the race to sign Odsonne Edouard after conducting several scouting trips to see the Celtic striker.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Eric Dier feared for his brother's safety and expects a major ban after his Tottenham fan altercation.
  • Kevin De Bruyne believes he has a chance of being fit for Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.


THE TIMES
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin is ready to commit his future to Everton by signing a new long-term contract which will run until 2025.

THE SUN
  • Tottenham have claimed they are close to identifying the fan who aimed "horrendous" abuse at Eric Dier.
  • Premier League clubs are turning their back on tours to the Far East as the coronavirus outbreak threatens their pre-season preparations this summer.
  • Coronavirus could kill off lower league clubs if they are forced to play behind closed doors.


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested some Manchester United players have had their final warning as the club continues its ongoing squad rebuild. (Manchester Evening News)
  • RB Leipzig's sporting director Markus Krosche has insisted the Bundesliga outfit have received no approaches for Liverpool target Timo Werner. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Phil Parkinson will hold talks with Sunderland owner Stewart Donald over the raft of players nearing the end of their contracts - but the uncertainty surrounding the club on multiple fronts has complicated the situation. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has opened the door to staying at Besiktas when his loan expires this summer. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal have opened talks over a £23m summer move for Feyenoord's Turkey Under-21 midfielder Orkun Kokcu, 19. (Mail)

Everton's English striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, is ready to commit his future to the Toffees by signing a new long-term contract until 2025. (Times - subscription required)

Everton are in talks to sign Lille's Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, who was linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in January. (Independent)

The Toffees are also in the race to sign Celtic's Odsonne Edouard, 22, after conducting several scouting trips to see the France Under-21 forward. (Mail)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is keen to sign Chelsea's Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 18, after his man-of-the-match display against Liverpool in the FA Cup. (Eldesmarque, via Express)


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has denied contacting Real Madrid to try to sign on-loan Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, on a permanent basis. (Marca)

The Gunners are interested in bringing in Gent's 20-year-old Canada forward Jonathan David if Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves in the summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United's 30-year-old Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, who is on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, could be offered a permanent deal at Old Trafford. (Mail)

Chelsea are considering a move for Trabzonspor's 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir - who has also been linked with Liverpool - as a replacement for Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25. (Fotospor, via Express)

The Premier League's homegrown player rule could interrupt Liverpool's plans to bring in a number of targets in the summer, including RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 24. (Liverpool Echo)

England winger Jadon Sancho rejected a £30,000-per-week offer at Manchester City to join Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)

Tottenham are ready to offer English midfielder Oliver Skipp, 19, a new contract. (Football Insider)

The French Football Federation has received written confirmation from Paris St-Germain that they do not want their France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, involved in this summer's Olympic Games in Japan. (ESPN)

Arsenal and Everton both missed out on the chance to sign Napoli's Belgium striker Dries Mertens, 32, in the transfer window, with a release clause for foreign clubs only expiring on 10 January. (Star)

Leicester City have been linked with a move for 25-year-old Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson. (Jeunes Footeux, via Leicester Mercury)

Barnsley head coach Gerhard Struber is confident that former England Under-20 midfielder Alex Mowatt, 25, will sign a new deal in the next few days. (Yorkshire Post)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
7th March 2020



the sun

Manchester United are resigned to losing Paul Pogba with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain ready to pounce for the £100m France star.
Arsenal's pursuit of Gent starlet Jonathan David has been dented by Bayern Munich entering the race for his signature.
Chelsea star Billy Gilmour is set for his first Premier League start after his Man of the Match performance against Liverpool.
Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli could miss the start of next season after he was called up to Brazil's Olympic squad.
Everton are attempting to hijack Arsenal's move for Lille star Gabriel Magalhaes.
Chelsea are in talks to sign Germany sensation Armel Bella-Kotchap.


daily mail

Manchester City are ready to open contract negotiations with star players Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.
The Premier League is considering banning over 70s at its matches over coronavirus fears.
Carlo Ancelotti is braced for an emotional return to Stamford Bridge, but says Roman Abramovich never revealed why he sacked him.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's £300,000-a-week wage demands are likely to force Arsenal to sell him this summer.
Jofra Archer is on schedule to be bowling in just over a fortnight and hopes to be fully fit from the stress fracture of his right elbow within six weeks.
Sports events could be restricted to crowds of just 500 people if the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, under emergency plans drawn up by the government.
Tyson Fury faked an injury to try and find a mole leaking information from his training camp ahead of his triumph over Deontay Wilder in February.


daily star

Real Madrid and Barcelona are locked in a transfer battle over Chelsea's Billy Gilmour.
Mikel Arteta took advice from West Ham boss David Moyes before taking the Arsenal head coach job.
Liverpool are interested in Norwich star Todd Cantwell but Jose Mourinho has devised his own transfer plan to take the midfielder to Tottenham.


daily express

Real Madrid are set to make a £70m bid for Manchester United keeper David De Gea.


scottish sun

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to hold crisis talks with his under-fire skipper James Tavernier.
Steve Clarke believes that Scotland is as sectarian today as it was when he was subjected to abuse from Rangers fans a year ago.



Real Madrid are planning a fresh move for Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 29. (Sun)

Manchester City are ready to open negotiations over new contracts for Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 28, and England forward Raheem Sterling, 25. (Mail)

Manchester City will make an improved bid for Inter's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, this summer, having already failed with an offer of 60m euros (£52m). (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal could be forced to sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, this summer because of his wage demands. The Gabon striker is in talks over a new contract and wants £300,000-a-week. (Mail)

Juventus are willing to offer Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane a £7m deal to lure their former player back to take charge at the end of the season. (Mail)

Tottenham will rival Liverpool and Manchester United for Norwich's highly-rated English midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22. (Express)

Manchester United have still not triggered the one-year extension in 31-year-old Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic's contract, which expires this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are in talks to sign VfL Bochum's French-born Germany Under-18 central defender Armel Bella-Kotchap, 18. (Sun)


Chelsea's France international striker Olivier Giroud, 32, linked with Inter Milan and other clubs, now wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and has targeted a new contract. (Evening Standard)

Young Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 18, is a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Star)

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is targeting a return to action from ankle trouble this month and is hopeful of being fit for England's friendlies against Italy and Denmark. (Evening Standard)

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both interested in signing Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier, 28, when his Paris St-Germain contract expires at the end of the season. (Goal)

Former Manchester United midfielder Nani told Portugal playmaker Bruno Fernandes that he should snub Manchester City in favour of a move to Old Trafford when the 25-year-old was considering leaving Sporting Lisbon. (Star)

Brentford's English striker Ollie Watkins, 24, says his "dream" is to play Premier League football with the Bees next season - but left the door open to a move should they fail to get promoted. (Evening Standard)

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray says the club have no intention of losing Republic of Ireland defender Derrick Williams, 27, after interest from Major League Soccer emerged. (Lancashire Telegraph)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
8th March 2020


the sun on sunday


Real Madrid are eyeing a new £70m effort to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Chelsea are looking into buying a club in Scotland to get round a new Fifa rule.


sunday mirror

Tammy Abraham has turned down Chelsea's latest contract offer.
Chelsea are closely monitoring Dean Henderson as they look to solve their ongoing goalkeeping issues.


mail on sunday

Antonio Rudiger says he was made to feel like 'an animal' and 'a liar' after an investigation into alleged racist abuse against him by Tottenham fans was closed.


sunday telegraph

Everton have strengthened their ties to Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov by appointing the businessman's nephew as sporting and commercial director of the club's women's team.


sunday express

Leeds will have to win promotion to the Premier League this season if they want to keep hold of highly-rated boss Marcelo Bielsa.


Manchester City are willing to allow Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 31, to leave this summer if they fail to overturn their European ban. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are targeting Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, on loan from Manchester United, as a solution to their goalkeeping problems. (Star on Sunday)

Chelsea could also move for Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, 27, if he decides to leave Barcelona this summer. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to splash out £80m on Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, in a bid to solve his defensive problems. (Sunday Express)

England forward Tammy Abraham, 22, has turned down Chelsea's latest contract offer and is looking for parity with the club's biggest names players before committing his future to the Blues. (Sunday Mirror)

Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, is set to sign a new contract to extend his stay at Manchester United beyond the end of this season. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will step up his efforts to bring Manchester City's England defender John Stones, 25, to the Gunners this summer. (Team Talk)

Former Juventus playmaker Zinedine Zidane claims to have received no approach from the Turin club over a return as manager but offered no guarantees over his future as coach of Real Madrid. (Goal.com)

Inter Milan are interested in signing Tottenham's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer. (SempreInter)

Inter also have Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, on their radar. (Calciomercato)

Everton are one of a host of clubs interested in Manchester City's English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 22, who is on loan this season at Blackburn. (90 Min)

Everton are also plotting a summer move for Newcastle's French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool's Wales winger Harry Wilson, 22, currently on loan at Bournemouth, is set to be in demand this summer - but the Reds remain his preferred option in terms of where he spends next season. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has hinted Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 31, on loan at Roma this season, could still have a future at the club.(Evening Standard)

Arsenal have been monitoring Aston Villa's English winger Jaden Philogene-Bidace, 17. (Birmingham Mail)

Rangers could slash the asking price for English defender James Tavernier, 28, to around £4m to free up some cash for a summer overhaul. (Football Insider)

Everton defender Mason Holgate, 23, says his international future lies with England despite being eligible to play for Jamaica. (Mail on Sunday)

Southampton has been put up for sale with an asking price of about £250m. (Sunday Times)

England's friendlies against Italy and Denmark are set to be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Sun on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
9th March 2020




DAILY MIRROR

Liverpool will face stiff competition for Timo Werner this summer as Barcelona and Inter Milan have entered the race to sign the forward.
  • Paulo Dybala told his agent to cancel his move to Manchester United - even when the Juventus striker's representative was sat in Ed Woodward's office.
  • Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has admitted that a move to Inter Milan was his preferred option during the January transfer window.
  • Ronaldinho has been warned he could be held behind bars for up to six months as an investigation sparked by his use of a doctored passport to enter Paraguay continues.

DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United are confident they can keep hold of Tahith Chong this summer and commit the 20-year-old forward to a long-term contract.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Arsenal are considering a £48m move for former striker Donyell Malen, now at PSV, as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to splash out £80m on Inter Milan ace Milan Skriniar in a bid to solve his defensive problems.
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is eager to lure Manchester City's John Stones to the Emirates Stadium in the summer transfer window


THE SUN

  • Juventus are gearing up to prise Willian away from Chelsea, with the hotshot winger entering the final months of his current contract at the club.
  • Chelsea are reportedly eyeing Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, with Frank Lampard ready to ditch Kepa Arrizabalaga.
  • England's friendlies against Italy and Denmark are set to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
  • Chelsea starlet Conor Gallagher is wanted by Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan.
  • Tottenham want to raid PSV Eindhoven again for 16-year-old left-back Nawaaz Landfeld.
  • Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth, who is starring on loan at Turkish side Trabzonspor.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Premier League clubs fear being ordered to play behind closed doors by the end of this month and two teams told The Daily Telegraph the season could still have to stop because of the coronavirus.

  • Germany's health minister has called for Rangers' Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen to be postponed. (SCOTTISH SUN)
  • Rangers could land a huge windfall through the deal they negotiated with Chelsea over starlet Billy Gilmour. (SCOTTISH SUN)

Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea's Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, this summer, with the Blues thought to be interested in both Barcelona's German shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Manchester United's on-loan English keeper Dean Henderson, 22. (Star)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning to hand Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, a new contract worth £350,000 a week. (Express)

English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, has told his Sheffield United team-mates he will be back on loan at the club next season if he is not guaranteed a starting role at parent club Manchester United. (Mail)

German midfielder Emre Can, 26, says he had an offer to join Manchester United - but, as a former Liverpool player, "didn't think about it for a second". Can is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Juventus. (Kicker - in German)

Arsenal could move for their former youth team player Donyell Malen, the 21-year-old Netherlands forward who left the Gunners to join PSV in 2017. (Le10Sport)

Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, on loan at Swansea, is wanted by Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan. (Sun)

Manchester United are confident they can convince Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20, to stay at the club, despite interest from Barcelona, Inter and Juventus. (Sun)

Tottenham are keen to recruit a left-back this summer and have targeted £22m-rated Borna Barisic, the 27-year-old Croatian currently with Rangers. (90 Min)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United still need "two or three" new signings to be considered title contenders despite doing the league double over Manchester City for the first time in 10 years. (ESPN)

Chelsea's France international striker Olivier Giroud, 33, has revealed that he was "blocked" from joining rivals Tottenham in the January transfer window. (90 Min)

Giroud admits he was interested in a move to Inter during the January transfer window. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, continually linked with a move, has stressed he is "happy" at the Emirates. (Mirror)

Chelsea are leading the chase to sign non-league Aldershot's 17-year-old English midfielder Reece Wylie. (Team Talk)

Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, told his agent to cancel his move to Manchester United - when the player's representative was sat in Ed Woodward's office. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)

Bournemouth's Wales winger Harry Wilson, 22, on loan from Liverpool, was pictured wearing a Reds overcoat at the meeting of the two clubs on Saturday but insisted he was given it by an Anfield member staff because he was cold. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool could be set for a cash injection this summer thanks a 30% sell-on clause included in the deal to sell Spain midfielder Luis Alberto, 27, to Lazio by sporting director Michael Edwards. (Star)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says his side's 2-1 defeat by Real Betis was their worst result of the season. (Marca)

Discussions are set to take place over whether Paris St-Germain's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday should be played behind closed doors because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. (RMC Sport - in French)

Meanwhile, some Bundesliga games are set to be played behind closed doors because of the virus. (Sport Bild - in German)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
10th March 2020


Manchester United's chase of Jude Bellingham



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Jude Bellingham's Manchester United training ground visit featured a chat with the club's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • Kevin De Bruyne is likely to face Arsenal while Leroy Sane is also nearing a return to full fitness in a major boost for Pep Guardiola's side.

THE SUN
  • Chelsea face playing Bayern Munich behind closed doors next Wednesday - the latest Champions League tie to fall victim to the spreading coronavirus.


DAILY MAIL
  • Liverpool have abandoned plans for a pre-season trip to Asia this year and will remain in Europe as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.
  • Manchester United are increasing the size of the Stretford End Right Side to at least 2,000 fans to further improve the atmosphere inside Old Trafford.
  • Arsenal are considering re-signing PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen for £48m as they look for a long-term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Olivier Giroud is open to staying at Chelsea next season despite nearly leaving the club in January.
  • Premier League executives are conducting discreet transfer negotiations via video calls to overcome travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • West Ham fans will stage their third anti-board protest before Burnley's visit to the London Stadium on April 18.

DAILY STAR
  • David Silva will leave Manchester City at the end of the season and is set for a move to MLS side New York City, but Inter Miami owner David Beckham has plans to hijack the deal.
  • Manchester United are planning a £100m summer raid of the West Midlands for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Birmingham's 16-year-old prodigy Jude Bellingham.
  • Manchester United are also eyeing up Borussia Monchengladbach defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United are desperate to seal the transfer of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish - and are willing to pay £70m to land their man.
  • Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to pit his wits against Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as he looks to bring Harry Kane to Old Trafford.
  • Olivier Giroud has admitted that a move to Inter Milan was his preferred option during the January transfer window.
  • Manchester United are leaving no stone unturned as they look for a shirt sponsor to replace Chevrolet at the end of next season.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly ready to sell midfielder Jesse Lingard as the Norweigan looks to make additions to his United squad.
  • Chelsea winger Willian admits he does not know where his future lies, with his contract up at the end of the season, his wife Vanessa Martins has suggested he is set to leave the club.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Barcelona are not concerned about the future of Chelsea transfer target Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola held two personal meetings with youngster Yan Couto before the 17-year-old signed with City, in a bid to convince the right-back to join him at the Etihad Stadium.


THE TIMES
  • Jordan Henderson plans to train again on Tuesday as he looks to declare himself fit for Liverpool's Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

DAILY RECORD
  • Alfredo Morelos has been handed a boost in his hopes of making the Colombia squad for the Copa America in the summer by being selected by Carlos Queiroz for upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Bayer Leverkusen have no plans to play their game against Rangers in the Europa League behind closed doors - but admit that could change quickly.
  • Billy Gilmour is set to be named in the Scotland U21 squad tomorrow and not the senior side next week, despite the midfielder's glowing performances for Chelsea.


  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said Jose Mourinho's summer transfer budget will be hit if the club fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (London Evening Standard)
  • The agent of Manchester United's Tahith Chong, Erkan Alkan, has claimed that the player is set to sign fresh terms with the club. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Southampton have been put up for sale at an asking price of around £250m, according to reports. (Daily Echo)
  • Middlesbrough will fight off any Newcastle summer raid on the Riverside for Hayden Coulson. (Evening Gazette)

Manchester United are planning a £100m summer move for Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, and Birmingham's 16-year-old English prodigy Jude Bellingham. (Star)

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, is set to be sold by Manchester United this summer. (Goal)

Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, 31, admits he does not know where his future lies, with his contract up at the end of the season and talks over a new deal at an impasse. (Evening Standard)

Willian's wife Vanessa Martins has suggested that her husband may be on the brink of ending his seven-year stint at Chelsea. (Mirror)

Manchester United are leading the chase for Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria, 23. (Star)

Manchester City remain confident Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 31, their all-time record goalscorer, will not seek a move this summer, despite a pending Champions League ban. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona want to commit Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 27, to a new contract and are confident of doing so despite interest from other teams, including Chelsea. (Sport)

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has suggested that he would be interested in buying Newcastle. (Newcastle Chronicle)


Inter Milan could bring in Bournemouth's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 32, currently on loan at AC Milan, as deputy to Slovenian Samir Handanovic, 35, next season. (La Repubblica, via Sempre Inter)

Real Madrid's former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, the 27-year-old Belgium international, is a major doubt for his club's next two games - including the Champions League last-16 second leg with Manchester City - because of an adductor muscle injury in his left leg. (ESPN)

Leeds have joined Southampton in wanting to sign Oxford's English defender Rob Dickie, 24. (Football Insider)

Arsenal remain interested in Paris St-German and France left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27. (France Football, via Sport Witness)

Borussia Dortmund's German midfielder Emre Can, 26, has revealed that he turned down offers from three Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, out of loyalty for his former club Liverpool. (Mail)

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial, 24, says he is focused on a spot in France's Euro 2020 squad, but only after he has helped his club achieve Champions League qualification this season. (RMC Sport, in French)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes English midfielder Dwight McNeil, 20, would be getting much more attention if he was playing for a more fashionable club. (Lancashire Live)

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says he would be open to a return to the England squad for their Euro 2020 campaign. The 33-year-old all but retired from international duty after the 2018 World Cup. (ESPN)

RB Leipzig's Germany striker Timo Werner, 21, is torn between Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United as he contemplates his next move. (Mail)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
11th March 2020



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Mino Raiola says he and other 'super-agents' like Jorge Mendes are on board with plans for an alternative transfer system which could fatally damage FIFA.
  • Dean Smith is fighting for his future as head coach of Aston Villa, with a potentially crucial game against Chelsea this weekend.
  • Chelsea winger Willian has Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich among the clubs considering him as a free transfer in the summer.
  • Two sporting figures who attended crisis talks with the Government on Monday have admitted they are more convinced than ever after the coronavirus threat was laid bare at a "chaotic" summit.


DAILY MAIL
  • Paul Pogba is prepared to commit his future to Manchester United amid a growing belief he can spearhead a new era of success at Old Trafford.
  • Panicked footballers have held crisis meetings over the handling of the coronavirus crisis, amid a lack of support from the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).
  • West Ham's Josh Cullen, currently on loan at Charlton, is a popular man with Bournemouth, Norwich, Leeds and West Brom all interested in signing Republic of Ireland midfielder.
  • The FA face multimillion-pound losses if they are forced to cancel matches or stage them behind closed doors due to the coronavirus as their insurance policies do not cover public health epidemics.
  • Aston Villa are considering ending Danny Drinkwater's loan spell after the midfielder was involved in a violent altercation with team-mate Jota.
  • Wolves are plotting a major £71m swoop for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, according to reports.
  • Atletico Madrid are keeping a keen eye on Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette as Diego Simeone plans a summer shake-up.


THE TIMES
  • Martin Dubravka will be out of action for at least a month after damaging his medial knee ligaments in Newcastle's 1-0 victory away to Southampton on Saturday.

THE STAR
  • Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi could be on his way to London rivals Crystal Palace, with the forward keen to stay in the capital as he seeks regular first-team games.

THE SUN
  • Former Manchester United scout Jorge Alvial has claimed he filed 40 reports on Bayern Munich starlet Alphonso Davies - but the club failed to make a move.
  • Arsenal are interested in Leeds United's on-loan English centre-back Ben White, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester also keen on the Brighton defender.
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi is finally on the Chelsea comeback trail - and hopes to be in action by the start of next month.

DAILY RECORD
  • The SPFL and SFA are holding talks to allow Saturday 3pm games to be shown live despite the UK wide broadcast ban.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Rangers are closing in on £20m worth of investment through a share issue which could bring about significant boardroom change.



  • Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says the club are in talks with Bukayo Saka over a new deal for the teenager. (London Evening Standard)
  • Wolves are preparing themselves to do battle with five of their Premier League rivals for the services of former West Brom loanee Tosin Adarabioyo, according to reports. (Birmingham Mail)
  • West Brom are keen on West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen, according to reports. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Nigel Pearson wants to see goalkeeper Ben Foster given a new contract at Watford, although he is not expecting news on his own situation at Vicarage Road. (Watford Observer)
  • Derby County have competition for the signature of Oxford United defender Rob Dicker from Leeds, according to reports. (Derby Telegraph)

Atletico Madrid remain interested in signing France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 28, from Arsenal. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona have made RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 24, their number two target this summer behind Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, was tested for coronavirus before Paris-St Germain's Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund - and provided a negative result. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is trying to help the club sign Jude Bellingham from Birmingham having met the 16-year-old midfielder and his parents when they visited United's training ground on Monday. (Star)

Monaco and France full-back Djibril Sidibe, 27, says he wants to make his current loan deal at Everton permanent. (RMC Sport, via Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool are still hoping to sign Belgian forward Jeremy Doku, 17, after a previous move for the Anderlecht youngster fell through. (Het Nieuwsblad, via Star)

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi, 26, could be on his way to Crystal Palace, with the Belgium forward keen to stay at a London club as he seeks regular first-team games. (Star)

Real Madrid are hoping to replace coach Zinedine Zidane with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino or ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri. (Marca - in Spanish)

Mino Raiola says fellow 'super agents' support plans for an alternative transfer system that could significantly damage Fifa. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Uefa are considering postponing Euro 2020 by a year because of coronavirus, following pleas by several national federations. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Scout Jorge Alvial filed 40 reports to Manchester United on Alphonso Davies - before Bayern Munich signed the Canada winger, 19, from Vancouver Whitecaps. (Sun)

Arsenal are trying to secure the long-term future of English winger Bukayo Saka, 18, amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

The Gunners are interested in Leeds United's on-loan English centre-back Ben White, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester also keen on the 22-year-old Brighton defender. (Sun)

Bournemouth, Norwich, Leeds and West Brom are interested in signing Republic of Ireland midfielder Josh Cullen, 23, from West Ham. (Mail)

Bristol City or Barnsley may give ex-Southampton winger Omar Rowe, 25, another chance in the Football League after impressing with non-league side Hayes & Yeading United. (Sun)

English right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 22, is being left out of the Arsenal squad because he has been late to training several times this season. (The Athletic)

Leicester City have begun their plan to refresh their squad this summer, says manager Brendan Rodgers. (Leicester Mercury)

Manager Dean Smith's Aston Villa future is in doubt before Saturday's Premier League game with Chelsea. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aston Villa are considering cutting short 30-year-old midfielder Danny Drinkwater's loan deal from Chelsea following a training ground 'head-butt' incident. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
12th March 2020


the sun


Daniel James is set for a huge Manchester United wage increase this summer after an impressive first season.
Danny Drinkwater is expected to be fined two weeks' wages after butting Aston Villa team-mate Jota in training.
Frank Lampard is poised to make another key signing - with a new five-year deal for budding midfielder Tino Anjorin.
Danny Rose reckons his value around the training camp will be enough to make England's Euros squad.
Former Tottenham manager George Graham has told chairman Daniel Levy he must open up the chequebook this summer.


daily mail

The Emirates Stadium will be deep cleaned after Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis confirmed he has contracted the coronavirus.
Footballers are being banned from holding hands with mascots in an attempt to tackle coronavirus.
Tottenham and Chelsea have included Aaron Ramsdale on their list of goalkeeper targets for the summer.
Danny Drinkwater faces the axe from Aston Villa after headbutting his team-mate Jota - but Premier League officials may be reluctant to grant the club permission to end his loan from Chelsea early.
Wimbledon will be cancelled rather than played behind closed doors if the coronavirus outbreak continues into the summer.


daily telegraph

Premiership Rugby clubs are bracing themselves for financial "Armageddon" if their remaining matches are cancelled or played behind closed doors to check the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus could see Premier League stars join those in Spain and Italy in calling for football to be suspended because of games being played behind closed doors.


daily mirror

Arsenal are reportedly preparing a fresh bid for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa after failing to land him in January.


the times

All football matches in England will be played behind closed doors under government plans to combat coronavirus that could be triggered as early as today.


Manchester City and Manchester United will go head-to-head in an effort to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 26, for £150m this summer (90min)

Juventus also want to bring England captain Kane to Turin this summer to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund will let Jadon Sancho leave this summer if he asks for a move. The England winger, 19, is wanted by Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. (Standard)

Chelsea and Tottenham are both interested in signing Bournemouth's goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 21. (Mail)

Both clubs are also in the market for Jeremie Boga, 23. The Ivory Coast winger - a former Chelsea player - would cost £13m from Italian club Sassuolo, with Borussia Dortmund and Valencia also interested. (Sun)

Arsenal and Spurs are prepared to battle it out to sign midfielder Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig. The Austria international, 25, scored twice against Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is happy at Arsenal. There has been speculation linking the 30-year-old Gabon striker with a move to Barcelona. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich are interested in Chelsea's Willian. The Brazilian midfielder, 31, is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer. (Sun)

Chelsea will try to sign Porto's Brazil defender Alex Telles, 27, if they fail to land Ben Chilwell. The 23-year-old Leicester player is their first choice left-back target for next season. (Star)

Everton are interested in Brazilian Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, with manager Carlo Ancelotti keen to bring in a left-footed centre-half to balance out his squad. (Liverpool Echo)

Leeds will pay Lorient the buy-out clause to sign Illan Meslier permanently. The French goalkeeper, 20, is currently on loan at Elland Road. (Mirror)

Aston Villa and West Brom both want to sign Karlan Grant from Huddersfield. The 22-year-old striker has scored 16 goals in the Championship this season. (Sky Sports)

The president of the French Football Federation wants Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, to play for France at this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. (L'Equipe - in French)

Representatives of the Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 will ask Uefa for the postponement of Euro 2020 at a video conference call meeting on Thursday. (Football Italia)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
13th March 2020


the sun


Daniel James is set for a huge Manchester United wage increase this summer after an impressive first season.
Danny Drinkwater is expected to be fined two weeks' wages after butting Aston Villa team-mate Jota in training.
Frank Lampard is poised to make another key signing - with a new five-year deal for budding midfielder Tino Anjorin.
Danny Rose reckons his value around the training camp will be enough to make England's Euros squad.
Former Tottenham manager George Graham has told chairman Daniel Levy he must open up the chequebook this summer.


daily mail

The Emirates Stadium will be deep cleaned after Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis confirmed he has contracted the coronavirus.
Footballers are being banned from holding hands with mascots in an attempt to tackle coronavirus.
Tottenham and Chelsea have included Aaron Ramsdale on their list of goalkeeper targets for the summer.
Danny Drinkwater faces the axe from Aston Villa after headbutting his team-mate Jota - but Premier League officials may be reluctant to grant the club permission to end his loan from Chelsea early.
Wimbledon will be cancelled rather than played behind closed doors if the coronavirus outbreak continues into the summer.


daily telegraph

Premiership Rugby clubs are bracing themselves for financial "Armageddon" if their remaining matches are cancelled or played behind closed doors to check the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus could see Premier League stars join those in Spain and Italy in calling for football to be suspended because of games being played behind closed doors.


daily mirror

Arsenal are reportedly preparing a fresh bid for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa after failing to land him in January.


the times

All football matches in England will be played behind closed doors under government plans to combat coronavirus that could be triggered as early as today.



Arsenal are preparing a summer bid for Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey. The Ghana midfielder, 26, has a £45m release clause in his contract. (Telegraph)

Juventus will rival Arsenal and Tottenham for the free signing of Chelsea forward Willian, although the 30-year-old Brazil playmaker would prefer to stay in London. (Tuttosport via Sport Witness)

Phil Neville is considering resigning as England Women's manager after a run of eight defeats in 12 matches. (Mail)

Manchester United are no closer to securing long-time target Paulo Dybala, 26, with the Argentina forward opening contract talks at Juventus with a view to staying in Turin. (Star)

Arsenal expect their next two matches to be postponed after head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus. (Mirror)

Premier League clubs do not want to release their players for the international break later this month because of coronavirus concerns. (Mail)

Uefa and the European Clubs Association will propose Euro 2020 be postponed for a year to give European leagues delayed because of coronavirus time to complete their seasons this summer. (Mirror)

Vitesse Arnhem are interested in signing Chelsea's England Under-21 midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, on loan for next season. (Sun)

Everton are interested in signing Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 26, from Torino. (Calciomercato- in Italian)


The English Football League is supporting West Brom in their dispute with Barcelona over the Spanish club's signing of 16-year-old England youth forward Louie Barry, who has since joined Aston Villa. (Express and Star)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is open to making Odion Ighalo's loan a permanent deal. The Nigeria striker, 30, has scored four goals in eight appearances since joining from Shanghai Shenhua in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Lawn Tennis Association performance director Simon Timson is to take up a similar role at Manchester City. (Mail)

Incoming Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, 26, hopes to persuade the club to sign Nigeria goalkeeper Andre Onana, 23, from his current club Ajax. (Mail)

Last year's finalists Liverpool are set to lose out on £30m after being dumped out the Champions League at the Last-16 stage. (Star)
 

christinaa

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So :

players in every country are testing positive or self-quarantining for Corona Virus;
in England this morning we learn about Arteta, Hudson-Odoi, Mendy etc etc;
France, Germany, Italy, Spain etc etc suspend their leagues;

and the English FA still insisting that the PL goes on 'behind closed doors' - we saw how nice that is yesterday playing in an empty stadium!

But the English FA want the poor scousers (waiting for 30 years) to be given the League, then and only then will they take the decisions like other FA's!