Press Gossip - 2020

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
27th May 2020



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Tottenham and Arsenal are both planning for a summer in which they will not be able to spend any money, as they compete over the free transfer signing of Chelsea winger Willian.
  • The Premier League's club managers backed the restart of the competition in a conference call on Tuesday and told the league's executive that they want a resumption date as soon as possible so they can fine-tune their planning.
  • The Rugby Football Union has been urged to back radical plans to raise up to £250m by staging a special World Cup-style tournament in the UK and Ireland next summer to ease the financial crisis facing the global game caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Premier League clubs will operate a colour-coded warning system to alert them if they are taking too high a risk in training during the next stage of 'Project Restart'.
  • Dozens of out of contract women players are in "limbo" as coronavirus impacts the transfer market, with clubs unsure of when the Women's Super League will return, budgets "totally ripped up" and parties struggling to finalise contracts in the meantime.
  • The Premier League's referees will go from training at home and in local parks into match action when the season resumes, with no group sessions or game practice other than the clips they are asked to analyse online from home.


THE SUN
  • Manchester United's players have returned to training fit and healthy, delighting medical staff.
  • Tyrone Mings has revealed he pays for weekly therapy sessions because football "does not care" about mental health.


DAILY MAIL
  • Newcastle have identified Xherdan Shaqiri as a potential major signing this summer by capitalising on his lack of game time at Liverpool.
  • Manchester United tried to tempt Jack Grealish away from Aston Villa when he was 16, according to former manager Alex McLeish.
  • Tyson Fury claims he has been offered the chance to fight Mike Tyson, the 53-year-old who is plotting a sensational comeback to the boxing ring.
  • The British Grand Prix will be moved back from July to August to accommodate the government's chaotic handling of the quarantine issue.


THE GUARDIAN
  • The controversial £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle United appears to be in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that the country is behind a pirate satellite TV and streaming service that offers illegal access to sporting events.



DAILY MIRROR
  • Kylian Mbappe has lavished praise on Jurgen Klopp as speculation over the Paris Saint-Germain striker's future continues.
  • Burnley are the latest club to join the race for Liverpool's Adam Lallana as Sean Dyche bids to convince the midfielder to make the move to Turf Moor.
  • Premier League managers want a Project Restart return date delayed as they are afraid they won't have enough time to get their players match fit in three weeks.
  • Odion Ighalo is expecting to return to China with Manchester United set to miss out on extending his loan.
  • Wolves could be ready to move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha in a cut-price deal.

THE TIMES
  • The Premier League has dropped its opposition to matches that kick-off at 3pm on Saturdays being shown on TV if they are played behind closed doors.
  • British tennis players are edging closer to a return to competitive action, with a number of domestic closed-doors tournaments set to be announced in the coming days.

DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal believe they are frontrunners in the race to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser on a free contract when his deal with the south coast club expires this summer, despite him preferring to join Tottenham.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Italian side Empoli have launched a bid to sign former Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson on a permanent deal.


DAILY RECORD
  • Rangers hope to soon get clarification over the remainder of their Europa League campaign - with the loan deal of Florian Kamberi set to expire next month.

Newcastle have begun talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, after Bayern Munich decided they will not be taking up their option to sign the Brazil international on a permanent deal. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The Magpies have also identified Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, as a major transfer target this summer. The Switzerland international has played just 10 times for the Reds this season. (Mail)

The £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle is in doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that the country is behind a pirate TV and streaming service that offers illegal access to sporting events. (Guardian)

Arsenal and Tottenham are both competing over the free signing of Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer. (Telegraph)

Wolves could move for Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 24, who has an £18m release clause. (Mirror)


Manchester City are leading the race to sign Ajax teenager Sontje Hansen, 18, who won the Golden Boot award at the Under-17 World Cup last summer. (Goal)

Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes are looking to sign Crystal Palace teenager Jadan Raymond, 16, for £250,000 with the midfielder's contract expiring next month. (Sky Sports)

The Premier League is looking at ways of taking fans to grounds digitally when the season resumes behind closed doors, including the potential use of the LED advertising boards and screens. (Express)

Premier League games that kick off at 3pm on a Saturday may be shown live on TV after the organisation dropped its objections to showing matches at that time. (Times - subscription required)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
28th May 2020



DAILY MIRROR
  • Liverpool have refused point bank to pay Timo Werner's release clause - even if that means losing out on the world-class striker.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Newcastle have opened talks with Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho.
  • Inter Milan are hatching a plan to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner from under Liverpool's noses, but will have to sell Lautaro Martinez first.
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly offered a contract to Bayern Munich youngster Taylor Booth.

THE TELEGRAPH
  • The Premier League has compiled its own study which shows the average time players are in close contact during a match suggests the risk of catching coronavirus is extremely low.
  • Chelsea have been told they could sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico for just £22.4m in the next transfer window.
  • Frank Lampard will hold more talks with N'Golo Kante after Premier League clubs voted to move to phase two of restricted contact training.
  • Manchester United are prepared to offer Angel Gomes a deal worth around £1.5m a year to stay at Old Trafford.
  • Borussia Dortmund have been frustrated by a calf injury Jadon Sancho carried into the Bundesliga restart.
  • Championship clubs are set to begin contact training next week to boost hopes of a season restart in mid to late June.
  • Nathan Jones is on the brink of making his return to Luton Town as manager.

THE SUN
  • Chelsea have made a shock move for Brentford's tricky Algerian winger Said Benrahma.
  • Real Madrid have reportedly offered four players, including James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard, to Manchester United in an attempt to sign Paul Pogba.
  • Manchester United have taken out a £140m loan to get through the coronavirus crisis.
  • West Ham want to sign £40m Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko on a season-long loan, according to reports.
  • Barcelona have reportedly put Arsenal target Ousmane Dembele on the transfer list.
  • Arsenal are ready to launch an offer for Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports.
  • William Saliba is set to finally start training with his Arsenal team-mates next month - although his move to England could be delayed.
  • Ex-Southampton manager George Burley has revealed that the club once knocked back a £3m Manchester United bid for Gareth Bale as they had just received £12m from Arsenal for Theo Walcott.
  • Mario Balotelli is set to be released from his Brescia contract after a bust-up with club president Massimo Cellino, according to reports.

DAILY MAIL
  • Real Madrid have reportedly offered four players, including James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard, to Manchester United in an attempt to sign Paul Pogba.
  • Chelsea are lining up a shock £15m move for Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Burki.

DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Barcelona star Rafinha with the Spanish champions planning a clear out in the summer transfer window.
  • Everton have been touted to rival Newcastle for the signing of John Stones from Manchester City.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Rangers are keen on attacking duo Saido Berahino and Manuel Benson, according to reports in Belgium.
  • Hearts winger Donis Avdijaj is in talks with Portuguese side Braga after a disastrous stint at Tynecastle.
  • Drumchapel United are preparing a swoop for Partick midfielder Darian MacKinnon.

Liverpool are interested in signing Wolves’ Spanish winger Adama Traore, 24, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly personally contacting the player. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, 30, has made a personal request to extend his loan at Manchester United from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. (Manchester Evening News)

Centre-half David Luiz's brief spell at Arsenal could be coming to an end with the 33-year-old Brazilian out of contract next month and no negotiations over a new deal planned. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool will not pay the £50m release clause for RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 24, and value him at £30m in today’s transfer market. (Mirror)

Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, could join Chelsea for £22.4m fee. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are looking to beat a number of Premier League rivals to the signing of Bournemouth and Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 26. (Football Insider)

Newcastle’s Spanish full-back Javier Manquillo, 26, wants to join a La Liga club in his home country when his contract expires next month. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United and Real Madrid both want to sign Rennes' French Under-21 midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17. (Metro)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has said Premier league sides will not be "spending crazy money" in the next transfer window. (Sky Sports)

The Premier League managers have been told that the season will be completed in as little as six weeks if the plans for the resumption of the season remain on track. (Times
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
29th May 2020




DAILY MIRROR
  • Chelsea could offload Jorginho this summer if the right offer comes in, claims his agent Joao Santos.
  • Manchester United have no plans to sign Philippe Coutinho, despite the Brazilian reportedly being offered to them.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, and has apparently called him to convince him to move to Anfield.
  • Arsenal are eyeing Lille ace Victor Osimhen as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Chelsea have made an approach for FC Porto star Jesus Corona, according to the winger's agent.
  • Everton are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon star Wendel ahead of the summer transfer window.

THE SUN
  • Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly ready to open contract talks with Manchester City.
  • N'Golo Kante has returned to Chelsea training - but entirely on his own amid his continued fears about the coronavirus.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Tottenham are willing to extend Danny Rose's loan at Newcastle for him to complete the campaign at St James' Park.
  • Arsenal will not look to appoint a new chairman following the decision of Sir Chips Keswick to retire after seven years in the role.
  • Phil Neville says he always planned to give up coaching England Women after three years "and then get into the day-to-day running of a club".

DAILY MAIL
  • Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has slammed the club's transfer strategy after revealing they signed his 'seventh or eighth-choice' transfer target over his other preferred players.
  • Arsenal and Spurs transfer target Ryan Fraser has been linked with a surprise move to Galatasary.
  • Manchester City and Newcastle United are trailing highly-rated young winger Facundo Pellistri.

DAILY STAR
  • Odion Ighalo is willing to risk a new £75m contract with Shanghai Shenhua to remain with Manchester United for the rest of the season.
  • Manchester United have entered the race to sign rising Roma star Riccardo Calafiori and have sounded out his agent Mino Raiola about a deal.
  • Manchester United have renewed their interest in former transfer target Pietro Pellegri of Monaco, according to reports.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Leicester are not interested in Celtic's Kristoffer Ajer, according to reports.
  • Former Hibernian and Dundee United striker Simon Murray has revealed he has held signing talks with three Premiership clubs.

DAILY RECORD
  • Harry Redknapp is weighing up a stunning returning to football - with Airdrie.
  • In-demand Ryan Fraser has been lined up for a shock move to Galatasaray with the lure of Champions League football on offer to tempt him to move to Turkey.


Leicester have made a long-term contract offer to Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. The 32-year-old England international is out of contract at Anfield at the end of June. (Football Insider)

Five Premier League Clubs - Chelsea, Newcastle, Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester - are interested in Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The 27-year-old, currently on loan at Bayern Munich, will cost around £90m. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid have received no offers for Wales forward Gareth Bale and the 30-year-old is expected to remain at the club for another year. (Marca)

Manchester United and Newcastle are interested in Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri. The 18-year-old currently plays for Penarol. (Mail)


Galatasaray want to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The Scot, 26, is out of contract and has also been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham. (Daily Record)

Everton will hold talks with defender Djibril Sidibe over extending his loan when the Premier League resumes in June. Frenchman Sidibe, 27, is on loan from AS Monaco until 30 June. (Liverpool Echo)

Shanghai Shenhua have softened their stance on allowing 30-year-old Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo to extend his loan spell at Manchester United. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain are close to securing a permanent deal for striker Mario Icardi. The Argentine, 27, is on loan at PSG from Inter Milan but his deal ends on 31 May. (Sky Sports)

PSG are also considering a move for Chelsea's Brazilian playmaker Willian. The 31-year-old is likely to be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Le10Sport - in French)

Liverpool are likely to play their remaining home games at a neutral venue, should the Premier League resume from 17 June. (Times - subscription required)

Inter Milan will extend former Manchester United defender Ashley Young's contract. The Englishman, 34, joined the Italian club in January on an initial six-month deal. (Telegraph - subscription required)

England forward Jadon Sancho feels the pressure of being linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund, says team-mate Thomas Delaney. Sancho, 19, has been linked with Manchester United. (ESPN)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
30th May 2020




DAILY MAIL

Antonio Rudiger is trying to convince Timo Werner to join Chelsea ahead of his other suitors, according to reports.

Arsenal are set to release a clutch of their youth scouting network because of financial cutbacks as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Brighton have made enquiries about Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier.



THE SUN

Lille striker Victor Osimhen will not consider a move to Tottenham - unless they sell Harry Kane.

PSG are to battle with Arsenal and Tottenham over Chelsea winger Willian, according to reports in France.

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Monaco crock Pietro Pellegri.



DAILY TELEGRAPH

Premier League clubs have discussed players getting changed for matches in corporate boxes to maintain social distancing when football resumes next month.

Premier League clubs are yet to approve a plan for relegation should the season have to be curtailed, with mid-table sides having to consider that any agreement could set a precedent for future campaigns.

The Football Association will try to ensure current funding for England youth teams is maintained despite the coronavirus pandemic because of fears eligible talent might opt to play for another country.

UEFA is considering an August and September tournament to finish this year's Women's Champions League.


DAILY MIRROR

Jurgen Klinsmann has called on Harry Kane to stay with Tottenham and not leave in search of trophies - as he did in 1995.

Juventus are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho having been rejected by Barcelona's Arthur.


DAILY EXPRESS

N'Golo Kante has been given an individual programme by Chelsea, who are sympathetic over his stance.



SCOTTISH SUN

Harry Redknapp wants a return to football but it will not be at Airdrie.

Ryan Porteous has emerged as a shock transfer target for Galatasaray, according to reports.


Bayern Munich have offered Manchester City their 24-year-old French defender Lucas Hernandez as they ramp up their pursuit of City's 24-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane. (TZ - via Manchester Evening News)

Argentine striker Mauro Icardi, 27, is set to make his move to Paris St-Germain permanent after a deal worth £51.2m was agreed with Inter Milan. (Sky Sports)

AC Milan have shown an interest in signing Burnley and Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 28, on a free transfer. (Sky Sports)

The agent of Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old right-back Achraf Hakimi, on loan from Real Madrid, says playing at the Spanish club is the player's priority - but has claimed there is no hurry for the Moroccan to return. (Evening Standard)

Leicester City have firmed up their interest in Celtic's 22-year-old Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer. (Nicolo Schira, via Leicestershire Live)


Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet expects attention on teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham to increase if the Championship gets back under way, with Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund heavily linked to the 16-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have completed the signing of the unattached Rwanda-born winger George Smith, 19, who is also eligible to represent Norway (VG - in Norwegian)

Arsenal have also renewed their transfer interest in Lyon and French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, and have made contact with his representatives. (L'Equipe - in French)

Meanwhile, Arsenal are set to made redundant up to 10 scouts, who helped discover the likes of 20-year-old striker Reiss Nelson and 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka, from the club's academy as cost-cutting measures caused by coronavirus crisis. (Mail)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
31st May 2020




THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • Arsenal are considering making a contract offer to David Luiz on reduced terms to his current deal.
  • Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich will resist the points-per-game method for settling the Premier League season if it cannot finish.
  • A police and crime commissioner has called on Mark Roberts, Britain's most senior football police officer, to make public his evidence for moving Premier League matches to neutral venues.
  • Premier League clubs are pushing for the transfer window to be kept open until October to maximise time to do business for players.



THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • Bournemouth are considering putting a message to key workers on the front of their shirt for the remainder of the Premier League season.
  • Jan Vertonghen has emerged as a target for a host of Italian clubs ahead of a likely departure from Tottenham when his contract expires in June.



THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Ousmane Dembele is Liverpool's * top back-up option if they miss out on Timo Werner.
  • Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette is not interested in joining Antonio Conte's Inter Milan as a replacement for Lautaro Martinez.
  • Chelsea have held initial talks with Porto winger Jesus Corona over a summer move, according to his agent.



SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • Chelsea could snap up Philippe Coutinho on loan as Barcelona face up to the possibility of not being able to sell the Brazilian this summer.
  • Chelsea have been offered three Juventus players by Maurizio Sarri as the Italian seeks a reunion with Jorginho this summer.


THE OBSERVER
  • Premier League clubs have been told games will still go ahead once the season restarts even if they are down to only 15 fit players.


DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
  • Ex-Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov feels bringing in Philippe Coutinho would be a waste given how Bruno Fernandes is superior and doing the same job already at Old Trafford.


SUNDAY MIRROR
  • Plans are being explored for 10,000 fans from each club that reaches the FA Cup final to attend the English domestic season's showpiece game.
  • Ronald Koeman has revealed how he almost became collateral damage in the fight against the coronavirus.
  • David Luiz will have to take a £38,0000-a-week pay-cut to secure his dream move back to Benfica.
  • Odion Ighalo's hopes of extending his stay at Manchester United could hinge on the Chinese Super League's restart date.
  • Swansea wanted Alphonso Davies in a £3m transfer three years ago but the £100m-rated wonderkid couldn't get a work permit at the time.
  • Premier League clubs are set to be allowed to play their normal walkout music and use their regular stadium announcers if they are forced to play home matches at neutral venues when football resumes.
  • Massimiliano Allegri is preparing to take on his first managerial role outside of Italy, according to Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini.


SUNDAY MAIL
  • Celtic have revealed Jozo Simunovic will leave the club in the summer after deciding against activating the option they have on his contract.
  • Clyde have become the latest in a raft of SPFL League One and Two clubs to indicate they won't vote for the league reconstruction proposal put forward by Hearts owner Ann Budge.

Manchester United are open to the idea of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, being included in a swap deal with Juventus for his compatriot, 27-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba. (Calciomercato - via Express)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are continuing negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua over a loan extension until January 2021 for 30-year-old Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo. (Goal)

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged the club not to sign 27-year-old former Liverpool and current Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer. (Mirror)

Chelsea are closing in on a loan deal for Coutinho. (Star)

Chelsea lead a number of top clubs in the chase for Juventus and Italy winger Federico Bernardeschi, 26. (Gazzetta dello Sport - via Express)

Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz, 33, will need to take a pay cut to join his former club Benfica. (Mirror)

Arsenal's Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, 'dreams' of a transfer to Boca Juniors amid uncertainty over his future. (Fox Sports Argentina, via Evening Standard)

French forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, has no interest in joining Inter Milan despite being linked with a move away from Arsenal. (Football.London)

Bournemouth are trying to tie winger Ryan Fraser down to a contract that will allow him to end the season at the club. The 26-year-old Englishman will become a free agent when his deal ends in June and is linked with Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Watford and Crystal Palace. (Mail)


Inter Milan have inserted an 'anti-Juventus' clause in their deal with Paris St-Germain for Argentine striker Mauro Icardi, 27, with the French club subjected to a £13m fee if they sell him to the 'Old Lady'. (Goal)

Manchester United remain confident that they will sign forward Jadon Sancho, 20, before next season, despite Borussia Dortmund's attempts to tie the Englishman down to a new contract. (90min)

Stoke City and Preston North End are on alert after Celtic failed to give a new contract to 32-year-old Irish winger Jonny Hayes. (Mail)

Bayern Munich's Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies, 19, has revealed he nearly joined Swansea but the move fell through when he could not obtain a work permit. (Sun)

Middlesbrough are ready to cash in on 22-year-old English centre-back Dael Fry, this summer, but the Championship strugglers want about £20m for their academy graduate. (90min)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
1st June 2020


Man Utd lead the race for Bayern Leverkusen star Kai Havertz but fail to keep Odion Ighalo.


THE SUN


  • Manchester United are leading the race to sign £50m Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots a double transfer swoop along with securing the services of Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho
  • Manchester United have failed to agree a loan extension for Odion Ighalo.
  • Premier League clubs will discuss proposals for the introduction of official water breaks this week.
  • Arsenal initially wanted Manchester United's Anthony Martial in return for Alexis Sanchez but had to settle for Henrik Mkhitaryan instead, it has been revealed.
  • Bayern Munich have again risked the wrath of Manchester City by reigniting their public pursuit of Leroy Sane.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Any player who tests positive for coronavirus later this week faces missing the Premier League's big restart, with the minimum period being two weeks for returning to group training.
  • Brighton are making an ambitious bid to trademark the word 'Albion' in a move designed to protect supporters against fake merchandise.


DAILY MAIL

  • West Ham are holding training sessions at the London Stadium as manager David Moyes gets his players used to playing in front of no supporters.
  • Premier League clubs will be asked to approve the broadcast of crowd noise from the FIFA 20 video game at their next meeting on Thursday.
  • Referees and assistants are being given refresher courses on Zoom by the PGMOL amid concern of rustiness once the Premier League season restarts on June 17.
  • A number of Premier League clubs face a race against time to ensure their stadiums comply with new biosecure regulations being considered by top-flight officials.
  • Lille have already received multiple offers for striker Victor Osimhen this summer but it will take a fee close to the £72m Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe last summer to land him, insists owner Gerard Lopez.



THE TIMES

  • Sport in Britain is to receive a significant boost from the government with quarantine rules set to be relaxed for football clubs involved in European competitions, and Formula One teams.
  • Premier League clubs are planning to stage practice matches at their own empty stadiums to prepare their players for games behind closed doors.


DAILY MIRROR

  • Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers could yet play home European games this season as a result of the government's relaxing of quarantine rules for elite sport.
  • Real Madrid reportedly tried to enlist Sergio Ramos to help sign Harvey Elliott last summer, but the Liverpool fan didn't want to meet the man who injured Mohamed Salah.



SCOTTISH SUN

  • Lazio could try to tempt Aaron Hickey to Serie A - after watching him before lockdown.
  • Oliver Bozanic and Steven MacLean will lead a 15-player exodus at Hearts.
  • Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers might still realise their SPFL dream - even if reconstruction doesn't help them get there.
DAILY RECORD

  • James Anderson is renowned as an investor with the Midas touch and now he wants to gold plate the future for cash strapped Scottish football.
  • Dundee United sporting director Tony Ashgar admits they'll "have to look at" any bids for Lawrence Shankland this summer.

Bayern Munich want to sign Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, and compatriot Kai Havertz, 20, from Bayer Leverkusen as part of "a new era" at the club, says their deputy chairman. (Bayern 1, via Evening Standard)

Chelsea lead Paris St-Germain to sign Porto's Brazilian left-back Alex Telles, 27. (Tuttosport via Express)

Lille have received multiple offers for striker Victor Osimhen. Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are among the clubs interested in the Nigerian, 21. (Mail)

RB Leipzig striker and Liverpool* target Tino Werner has made a clear decision on his future in transfer talks, says Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio. Ausiollo said the German 24, "would not come to us". (Daily Star)

Arsenal are the favourites to sign Napoli and Poli striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26, but face competition from Juventus.(La Repubblica via Daily Star)

Manchester United believe agent Mino Raiola is the only person who wants Paul Pogba to leave the club in the summer. France midfielder Pogba, 27, has been linked with Real Madrid and Juventus.(Times - subscription required)

Rennes have ruled out selling Liverpool* and Real Madrid target Eduardo Camavinga this summer. The midfielder, 17, has also been linked with Manchester United. (RTL via Evening Standard)

Liverpool* midfielder Harvey Elliott turned down the chance to join Real Madrid. The Englishman, 17, was invited to meet Sergio Ramos in an attempt to get him to join. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona will seek a £9m loan fee from any Premier League club for Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The 27-year-old has an asking price of £71m. (Mundo Deportivo via Mirror)

Atletico Madrid midfielder and Manchester United target Saul Niguez says he will "announce a new club" in three days. The Spaniard, 25, has a £130m release clause in his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Everton are expected to recall Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 31, at the end of his loan spell at Championship side Huddersfield Town. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Celtic are considering signing Manchester City and Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 37. (Times - in Spanish)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he will "refresh" the club's squad during the summer transfer window. (Mail)

Inter Milan say they want to keep on-loan Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez beyond 30 June. The Chilean, 31, is contracted to the Serie A side until the end of the season. (Sky Sports Italia via Talksport)

Brighton are hoping to team up with West Brom and Burton and trademark the word 'Albion' to protect fans from fake merchandise. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Tuesday's Newspapers:
2nd June 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • The Premier League are facing dissent from several clubs over a number of proposed rule changes for the resumption of the season.
  • The Premier League have told their clubs they are hoping that no more than four matches will be held at neutral venues - and have acknowledged Liverpool* may well win the title at Anfield.
  • Manchester United will pay £10.5m to keep Odion Ighalo until January with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to pick up just under half of his £300,000-a-week wages.
  • Ex-Liverpool * attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is 'definitely' interested in a return to the Premier League at some point, according to the Brazil international's agent Kia Joorabchian.
  • Chelsea have submitted a formal proposal to increase the maximum number of subs permitted on the bench from seven to nine for the remainder of the season.


THE MIRROR
  • Premier League stars may have to get changed in Portakabins as part of new safety protocols.
  • Arsenal are ready to offer David Luiz a new one-year extension - but it could be on reduced terms.
  • Real Madrid have rejected the chance to sign Brazilian star Willian on a free transfer.
  • Liverpool * have agreed loan extensions with Bournemouth and Swansea for Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster respectively.
  • Real Madrid will not play their remaining La Liga home games at the Santiago Bernabeu and will instead finish the 2019-20 campaign at their training complex.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Premier League clubs will discuss whether managers can change their 25-man squads when the season resumes.
  • EFL players with expiring contracts have been warned clubs may trick them into short-term extensions with the promise of a new deal.


DAILY STAR
  • England boss Gareth Southgate will ban himself from going to games when the Premier League season resumes.

THE SUN
  • Timo Werner's move to Liverpool is a step closer after his RB Leipzig manager conceded defeat in the fight to keep him.
  • Football stars throughout the English game face the prospect of being asked to take mass pay cuts next season.

DAILY RECORD
  • Hearts face the agony of having their fate sealed by email this week - despite Tynecastle backer James Anderson confirming he is willing to plough millions into clubs all over the country.


THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Celtic stopper Kristoffer Ajer has binned his long-term agent - as AC Milan continue to track him.
  • Kilmarnock duo Jamie MacDonald and Ally Taylor have rejected new deals and will leave Rugby Park.


  • Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, 32, will stay at Barcelona next season after a clause allowing the Argentina striker to leave the club for free this summer expired (London Evening Standard)
  • Liverpool * are in discussions to extend the loan deals of Harry Wilson at Bournemouth and English striker Rhian Brewster at Swansea until the end of the season (Daily Telegraph)
  • Chelsea are considering switching their attentions to signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner if the Germany international indicates a willingness to move (ESPN)

Chelsea are considering switching their attentions to signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 24, if the Germany international indicates a willingness to move. (ESPN)

Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, 32, will stay at Barcelona next season after a clause allowing the Argentina striker to leave the club for free this summer expired. (Standard)

Real Madrid have rejected the chance to sign Chelsea winger Willian, 31, on a free transfer. The Brazil international's contract at Stamford Bridge expires this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United will pay £10.5m for extending 30-year-old Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo's loan deal until January - a £6m fee going to Shanghai Shenhua and £130,000-a-week in wages. (Mail)

Liverpool * are in discussions to extend the loan deals of 23-year-old Welsh midfielder Harry Wilson at Bournemouth and English striker Rhian Brewster, 20, at Swansea until the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are ready to offer Brazilian defender David Luiz, 33, a new one year contract but reducing his current £130,000-a-week deal. (Mirror)

England manager Gareth Southgate will not attend Premier League matches when the season resumes as he feels his presence is not essential at stadiums. (Star)

Premier League clubs will discuss the possibility of in-game TV interviews with managers and coaches during breaks in play in a meeting on Thursday. (Express)

Chelsea have submitted a proposal to the Premier League to increase the maximum number of substitutes permitted on the bench from seven to nine for the remainder of the season. (Mail)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
3rd June 2020



THE SUN
  • Arsenal will keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang until the end of his contract if they cannot get more than £20m for the striker.
  • Promotion-chasing Preston face putting a handful of players into self-isolation in the build-up to the Championship restart after positive Covid-19 tests.
  • Jurgen Klopp has promised Liverpool will hold a title parade, no matter how long they have to wait for it. :D
  • Olivier Giroud admits his body is feeling the strain of training coronavirus-style.

DAILY MAIL
  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche is unhappy with the club over their reluctance to extend the contracts of several senior players whose deals expire this month.
  • Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
  • Liverpool's final game of the season at Newcastle could be moved to a neutral venue due to fears over home fans gathering to celebrate the end of Mike Ashley's ownership.
  • Lazio's sporting director has revealed the club will be willing to listen to offers for midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic when the transfer market opens.
  • Slow-motion VAR replays during football matches do not impact a referee's decision by making incidents appear more intentional, a new report claims.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool players to wear masks and gloves when outside during the coronavirus lockdown.
  • Everton are hopeful of staging the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park when the Premier League season restarts after requesting a meeting of the local safety advisory group.



DAILY STAR
  • Manchester City vs Liverpool and West Ham vs Chelsea are to be moved to midweek due to the FA Cup.
  • Tottenham have again been offered the chance to sign £18m-rated Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino.
  • Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe is set to reject a move abroad to fight for his place.
  • Striker Andy Carroll is in line for a key role when Newcastle resume their Premier League campaign against Sheffield United at St James' Park later this month.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha admits he fears for his life in the USA.
  • Premier League clubs have been warned to clamp down on spitting.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • The EFL will not allow players who run out of contract this month to play for any potential new clubs this season.
  • Five Barcelona players and two members of the coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of a return to training but have now fully recovered.

Chelsea have made Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell, 23, one of their main transfer targets but the England international could cost up to £85m. (Athletic - subscription required)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has spoken to the agent of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, saying he is still interested in signing the France World Cup winner. (Le 10 Sport - in French)

Manchester United have identified Velez Sarsfield's Argentine winger Thiago Almada, 19, as a possible transfer alternative to Borussia Dortmund and England international winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Manchester Evening News)

Inter Milan will make a move to sign Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, should Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, join Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham have given England full-back Danny Rose, 29, permission to remain on loan at Newcastle for the remainder of the season. (Football Insider)

Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff, 20, who is currently on an £850-a-week academy deal, has been offered a £30,000-a-week contract by Serie A side Udinese, with the Magpies due just £400,000 in compensation. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have made an enquiry about re-signing Spanish centre-back Eric Garcia, 19, from Manchester City. (ESPN)

Galatasaray have joined the race to sign Charlton and Montserrat international striker Lyle Taylor, 30, who says he will not play for the club again as his contract expires this summer. (Mail)

Brighton look set to miss out on the £15m signing of Rennes striker M'Baye Niang, 25, after Marseille entered talks to sign the Frenchman. (Star)

The Premier League has told clubs that no more than four matches will be stages at neutral venues, meaning Liverpool could become champions at Anfield. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
2nd June 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United will pay £10.5m to keep Odion Ighalo until January with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to pick up just under half of his £300,000-a-week wages.
How typical it is for each of our transfer to have a figure quoted which is all inclusive of transfer fee+agent fee+ salary. Similarly, Bruno's fee is quoted at 68 million even though that is if all contingencies take place. Even fecking Haaland at one point was being quoted at 86 million pounds to us.

Can someone figure out why a Van Dijk or a Kepa transfer was not given the complete breakup?
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
4th June 2020



THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Newcastle United have increased their contract offer to midfielder Matty Longstaff in a bid to persuade him to reject a move to Italian club Udinese.
  • The Premier League is under increasing pressure to explain how it will deliver on the government's call for it to share the financial benefits of Project Restart through the "entire football family".


THE SUN
  • Arsenal have contacted Crystal Palace and West Ham to arrange friendlies in their build-up to the restart of the Premier League.


THE DAILY MAIL
  • Newcastle United suspect Matty Longstaff will end up at Premier League rivals Watford if he joins Udinese on a free transfer.
  • Premier League clubs will only be fined a maximum of £25,000 if they breach the competition's new Covid-19 protocols.
  • The Premier League are set to persist with VAR when football finally returns later this month.
  • If Barcelona cannot sign £98m-rated Lautaro Martinez then their attention will turn to Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


THE DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester City may have to wait for two months to learn whether their Champions League ban has been overturned.
  • Premier League clubs will be pushing for a decision on curtailment before the season restarts at Thursday's top-flight meeting.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Doubt has been cast over whether Premiership Rugby clubs can keep players on the government's furlough scheme when they return to training after HMRC moved to clarify it's position.


THE TIMES
  • A group of Manchester City supporters will vent their anger towards UEFA on Friday by unveiling a huge banner protesting against the governing body's treatment of the club.


Real Madrid are interested in Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho. (AS)

Juventus have approached Barcelona with a view to signing French attacker Ousmane Dembele, 23, on loan this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's hopes of boosting transfer funds through the sales of Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 30, the 30-year-old English centre-back Chris Smalling and Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, are set to be hit by the financial impact of coronavirus. (Evening Standard)

Rojo is set to return to United as the club go for a Champions League spot with Estudiantes coach Leandro Desabato admitting the defender is "unlikely" to see out his loan spell. (FM Radio Late 93.1 via Mail)

Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser, 26, who is set to leave the club for free in the summer, could be one of the most in-demand players in the league. (The Athletic - subscription only)


Paris St-Germain want 175m euros (£156m) in cash from Barcelona for 28-year-old Brazil forward Neymar. (Sport - in Spanish)

Viewers will be given the option of hearing fake crowd noise when the Premier League returns. (Mirror)

German 'Mono' Burgos, 51, confirms he will leave his role as assistant coach at Atletico Madrid at the end of the season to pursue a career as a head coach. (Marca)

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, 59, will remain as coach of Argentine side Gimnasia y Esgrima until the end of the 2020-2021 season after extending his contract. (Reuters)

A group of Manchester City supporters will vent their anger towards Uefa on Friday by unveiling a huge banner protesting against the governing body's treatment of the club. (The Times)

Jesse Marsch, Red Bull Salzburg's 46-year-old American coach, has been touted a successor to Lucien Favre at Borussia Dortmund. (Bild - in German)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
5th June 2020



DAILY MIRROR
  • Ben Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester.
  • Premier League clubs believe there is a genuine chance of fans being able to attend games again by September.
  • Brandon Williams is set to be awarded a new deal by Manchester United just eight months after signing his last.
  • Cardiff defender Sol Bamba has called on Harry Kane to lead from the front on English football's George Floyd protests.
  • Manchester United have been put on alert after Wolves reportedly lowered the asking price for striker Raul Jimenez.
  • Pep Guardiola has reportedly spoken to Arsenal flop Ismael Bennacer over a £50m move to Manchester City.


THE TELEGRAPH
  • Premier League managers have been told to limit pre-match meetings to 15 minutes when the season restarts, while players will be allowed into the dressing rooms in shifts as part of social-distancing measures.
  • Derby and Leeds are said to have been left stunned after it was allegedly proposed by the head of UK's football police that their Championship match should be relocated more than 160 miles away to Southampton.
  • The chief executive of the Premier League has revealed that calls by the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi for it to stop the planned Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of Newcastle United "are being fully considered".
  • Premier League clubs have headed off a row over what happens if the 2019-20 season is curtailed by agreeing to see whether the Championship manages to finish their campaign.
  • No other Tottenham Hotspur player has been forced to self-isolate despite a member of the squad recording the Premier League's first positive coronavirus test since contact training resumed.



DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester United believe Paul Pogba's mouthwatering midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes will hold the key towards the Frenchman's long-term future.
  • Premier League football clubs' shirts are set to feature heart-shaped badges as a way of showing support to the National Health Service when the season resumes.
  • The League Managers' Association is set to deliver a vote of no confidence in the EFL following a raft of complaints from bosses.
  • Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff has not trained this week amid uncertainty over his future at the club.
  • Leeds' bid to seal Premier League promotion has suffered a setback after they recorded their first case of coronavirus.
  • Premier League clubs will be prevented from dressing their crowd-free stadiums with masses of advertisements for sponsors when the season resumes.


THE SUN
  • Project Restart is at risk of being thrown into chaos by the UK's test-and-trace regulations - which could now strip teams of their star players.
  • The Premier League could still end up with no relegation at the end of the season, with FA chief Greg Clarke ready to make a U-turn over his promotion and relegation demands if the top flight and Championship cannot finish.

THE GUARDIAN
  • England's leading players face the increasing prospect of wage cuts and summer rugby as the sport battles to avoid financial meltdown because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.



DAILY RECORD
  • Scotland's top-flight clubs have been warned to forget about bringing their players out of lockdown next week unless they have extensive COVID-19 testing procedures in place.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • St Mirren have made a bold bid to sign Celtic keeper Craig Gordon.
  • SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell has rubber-stamped a June 11 return to training for Premiership clubs but there was bad news when HMRC confirmed to Maxwell that players need to come off furlough when they start formal sessions.


England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet asked to quit Leicester City. (Mirror)

Liverpool will not rival Chelsea in the battle for Timo Werner's signature as the 24-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker closes in on a move to Stamford Bridge. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are waiting for Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, to decide whether he will see out the rest of the season or leave the club before it is complete. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff has not trained this week amid uncertainty over his future at the club, with Serie A side Udinese reportedly offering wages of £30,000-a-week for the 20-year-old, who is out of contract this summer. (Mail)


Manchester City are looking to open contract talks with 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia amid interest from his former club Barcelona.(Mail)

Manchester United are preparing to offer 19-year-old English full-back Brandon Williams a major new contract, with an improvement on his current £4,000-per-week salary after impressing this season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool * ( * nobody really cares, there was a global pandemic )'' could wrap up the Premier League title * at 21:00 BST on a Sunday night at Everton as their first two games back are both being moved to evening kick-offs. (Mail)

Arsenal may be willing to sell Scottish defender Kieran Tierney, 23, to Leicester City, just 12 months after he moved to the Emirates. (Express)
 

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Remember the meltdown on here when Tierney went to Arsenal?
 

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Leicester certainly know how to run their business. They'll probably sell Chilwell to Chelsea for £70m then buy Tierney from Arsenal for £15m.
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
6th June 2020





the times

Liverpool have been given the chance to win the Premier League title at Anfield despite a police chief saying that any such match should be played at a neutral venue.
Timo Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the last few weeks.


the sun

Chelsea's bid for player pay cuts looks doomed after landing £54m Timo Werner.
Manchester City are set to appoint Pep Guardiola's old boss Juanma Lillo as their assistant manager.


daily mirror

Timo Werner has failed Jurgen Klopp's test by entertaining a transfer to Chelsea, according to former Reds midfielder John Barnes.
Brendan Rodgers is closing in on a reunion with free agent Adam Lallana at Leicester.


daily telegraph

Leicester are ready to resist any bids for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist that the England international is not for sale.
The Government is in talks with the Premier League and the football authorities about how they will convince supporters to stay away from matches, with the clubs being urged to provide strong messaging to their fans ahead of the league's return.
Premiership Rugby's decision to return to play on August 15 with a view to completing their season means that it is inevitable that the start of the 2020-2021 season will not be before December and possibly not until the New Year.
Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince Timo Werner to move to Stamford Bridge.
The Premier League is planning to introduce a "clinical passport system" for players, coaches and match officials to show they have tested negative for coronavirus for when matches resume.
Premiership Rugby's decision to return to play on August 15 with a view to completing their season means that it is inevitable that the start of the 2020-2021 season will not be before December and possibly not until the New Year.
Joe Root must self-isolate after his wife gives birth, leaving him a doubt for England's first West Indies Test.


daily mail

Aston Villa will face West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon in a mini derby as both clubs prepare for a return to action.
Kevin De Bruyne could look to leave Manchester City if the club's Champions League suspension is upheld, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has admitted.
Football stars are ready to defy their clubs' wishes by jetting abroad on holiday at the end of the season.
Watford's Christian Kabasele has joined a host of sporting stars in backing the Black Lives Matter movement.
Premier League clubs have been told that only in 'exceptional circumstance' will players returning from loan be considered for involvement this season.
Charlton's stay-away top scorer Lyle Taylor has an offer from Turkish club Galatasaray to quadruple his money.


daily star

Chelsea plan to balance the books this summer with a series of outgoings after sealing the £54m signing of Timo Werner.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters has admitted the concerns of Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, are being 'fully considered' as the Newcastle takeover remains in limbo.


daily record

Rangers have put forward plans to put B teams into the bottom tier of the SPFL next season.
Hearts say they are up for a return to Murrayfield in order to get fans back through the turnstiles.


scottish sun

Alex Rae doesn't believe Rangers need major surgery as boss Steven Gerrard ramps up his recruitment drive.


Manchester United have prioritised the signing of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, 24, this summer - but could change their plans if Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz becomes available. (Manchester Evening News)

However, Bayern Munich believe they are close to beating United - a host of other leading European clubs - to the 20-year-old forward's signature. (Independent)

Leicester City are "relaxed" about Chelsea's pursuit of left-back Ben Chilwell, believing qualifying for next season's Champions League would put them in a strong position to keep the England international. (Leicester Mercury)

And the Foxes would demand at least £60m for 23-year-old Chilwell. (Guardian)

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane will sign a five-year contract with Bayern Munich. But the 24-year-old Germany international will not become the highest-paid player at the German champions. (Bild)


Everton are ready to make a move for Paris St-Germain captain Thiago Silva, whose contract is set to expire at the end of June. The 35-year-old Brazil international's former club AC Milan are also interested. (Le10Sport)

Arsenal are interested in Norwich City right-back Max Aarons, 20, but are not willing to pay the £30m asking price. (Goal via Norwich Evening News)

Manchester City have made a tentative enquiry to Barcelona about right-back Sergi Roberto. But the 28-year-old Spain international will only leave the Nou Camp if they tell him he can go. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff, 20, is likely to end up at Premier League rivals Watford if he signs for Italian club Udinese, with both clubs owned by the Pozzo family. (Watford Observer)

Inter Milan would only consider selling Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, who has been linked to Manchester City, if they received an offer over €80m. (Tuttosport via Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have opened negotiations with Argentine side Velez Sarsfield to sign 19-year-old midfielder Thiago Almada, who has a £20m release clause and has also been linked with Arsenal. (Fichajes, in Spanish)

Premier League strugglers Aston Villa and Championship promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion are set to face each other in a training match as part of their preparations for the season restarting. (Daily Mail)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
7th June 2020



the sun on sunday
Manchester United could offer Dan James a bumper new deal - then loan him out next season.
Premier League chiefs are set to crack down on football's 'Covidiots' with big fines and possible points penalties.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is making a surprise swoop for Portuguese playmaker Fabio Vieira.
Viv Anderson is calling on all Premier League players to take a knee in memory of George Floyd when football resumes.
Cops probing a £500,000 raid on the home of Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez have arrested a man.
Marcus Rashford reckons he's "fully fit" and is raring to go ahead of Manchester United's return to action.


mail on sunday
Saudi Arabia is set to work out a peace deal over TV rights with Qatar amid fears the row could scupper the takeover of Newcastle.
QPR chief executive Lee Hoos has backed calls for a wage cap in the Football League in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.



THE SUNDAY TIMES
Manchester United have renewed their interest in Donny van de Beek and are weighing up a bid to snatch Ajax's young midfield talent ahead of Real Madrid, as the financial crisis in La Liga caused by the coronavirus pandemic has left the 23-year-old uncertain whether his proposed £49m move to the Santiago Bernabeu can be executed this summer.
The chief executive of the Rugby Football Union has appealed to the government to reduce social-distancing measures to ease the financial calamity facing Twickenham.


sunday mirror
Jack Grealish is now Manchester United's No.1 summer transfer target after being at the centre of detailed due diligence undertaken by senior figures at Old Trafford over an £80m move.
Liverpool have enquired about Wolves' Adama Traore, and Nuno's side could also lose Mexican star striker Raul Jimenez to Manchester United.
Arsenal are culling several senior continental scouts in another round of cuts.
Ex-Liverpool hardman Neil 'Razor' Ruddock has revealed how he "died" on the operating table as medics gave him emergency heart surgery.
Dirk Kuyt has quit Feyenoord and put his coaching career on hold for personal reasons.
Chelsea face a battle from at least seven other clubs in the race to sign £70m-rated Ben Chilwell from Leicester this summer.
Wilfried Zaha has admitted he could still leave Crystal Palace because he is desperate to win trophies, and confessed it was "amazing" to have Arsenal trying to buy him last year because he is a lifelong Arsenal fan.


sunday telegraph
Premier League clubs plan to introduce new rules this summer over exactly what happens in the event of an incomplete season amid fears next term or a subsequent campaign could also be ravaged by a pandemic.
Alison McGovern, the shadow sports minister, has called out a "lack of equality" at Liverpool, after their women's side were relegated from the Women's Super League on Friday.
The Rugby Football Union is to push for Twickenham to be allowed a crowd of 40,000 for its November programme of matches against New Zealand, Tonga, Argentina and Australia.


sunday express
West Ham are leading the race to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
Potential new Newcastle board member Jamie Reuben is reportedly prepared to use his influence to help the club sign QPR starlet Eberechi Eze.
Wolves are lining up a move to bring former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye back to the Premier League from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.


sunday mail
Celtic have opened talks with star striker Odsonne Edouard about a new Parkhead contract.
Martin O'Neill is adamant Celtic do better with a strong Rangers breathing down their necks - and believes Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard deserves time to get it right.


Real Madrid have made an 80m euro (£71m) bid for Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz and would allow the 20-year-old Germany midfielder to stay at his current club next season before moving to the Bernabeu. (ESPN via Bild)

Chelsea will listen to offers for several players following the expected arrivals of Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 27, from Ajax and Germany striker Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig this summer. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Red Bull Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has denied Chelsea have met Werner's £53m release clause, saying no club has "sent us a transfer contract". (Sky Sports Germany via Metro


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has described Havertz and Werner as "great" players but said the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic complicated a possible signing. (Sky Sports)

Everton are leading the race to sign 25-year-old Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who was given his debut at former club Paris St-Germain by Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti in 2012. (Tuttosport via Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea face competition from at least seven clubs in their attempt to sign England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester, who are under no pressure to sell the 23-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal and Wolves are interested in 25-year-old Italy defender Daniele Rugani, who has struggled for first-team football at Juventus under manager Maurizio Sarri.(Tuttosport via Mail on Sunday)

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman turned down the chance to manage Barcelona in January to keep his word to the Netherlands national team. (AS)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
8th June 2020



THE SUN
  • Premier League stars are growing increasingly worried because their coronavirus testers are not tested themselves.
  • Chelsea are sweating on winger Pedro signing a temporary deal to help the club through Project Restart.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar has confirmed Manchester United and Real Madrid are interested in Donny van de Beek.
  • Statistics from 11 top-flight clubs show players are no longer getting close to each other during water breaks and before free-kick routines.
  • Leicester are employing the same tactic over Ben Chilwell that they used to secure a record fee for Harry Maguire.
  • Manchester United and Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring Lautaro Martinez as talks between Barcelona and Inter Milan for the striker have reached a stumbling block.
  • The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic will not alter Napoli's £100m valuation of Man United target Kalidou Koulibaly.



DAILY MAIL
  • Manchester City and UEFA will square off at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a battle which could shape the future of European football.
  • Ballboys are not likely to return when top-flight football does, with each club expected to nominate members of their ground and maintenance staff to carry out the role.
  • Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the list of clubs pursuing Hearts defender Aaron Hickey.
  • Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Newcastle and other clubs when his contract expires at the end of the season, wants to return to LaLiga, according to team-mate Ander Herrera.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Manchester City are prepared to join the race for Ben Chilwell when the transfer window opens at the end of the season.
  • Neutral venues are being considered as a contingency for the remaining Premier League games in case of localised coronavirus spikes as well as if there are specific concerns over fan congregation.
  • Jose Mourinho has lined up a friendly for his Tottenham side to face Norwich on Friday as he steps up plans to resume the season later this month.


  • Tyrone Mings will escape punishment from the Premier League despite a draconian set of new punishments set to clamp down on coronavirus offences. (DAILY EXPRESS)
  • Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has set his sights on Barcelona, with the 30-year-old set to snub offers from Chelsea and PSG to join the Catalan giants. (MARCA)
  • Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has backed Timo Werner to adapt quickly to the Premier League when he signs for the Blues. SKY IN GERMANY)
  • Angelino looks set to return to Manchester City when his loan at RB Leipzig expires with the German club unlikely to afford to make his move permanent. His loan deal has a £25m option for the wing-back, who has made 12 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS)
  • Liverpool's owners will be unable to attend the Premier League game against Everton because of Covid-19 quarantine rules, which come into effect today. (THE TIMES)
  • Tottenham have baulked at the £62m valuation of long-term target Nicolo Zaniolo by Roma. (DAILY STAR)
  • Rangers are eyeing up a loan move for Liverpool kid Rhian Brewster. (SCOTTISH SUN)
  • After securing the signature of Calvin Bassey, Rangers are plotting another raid on Leicester City after joining the race to sign highly-rated youngster Dennis Gyamfi. (DAILY RECORD)

Manchester City are ready to compete with Chelsea to sign Leicester City's 23-year-old England defender Ben Chilwell if he becomes available. (Telegraph)

Napoli will not lower their £100m valuation of 28-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly - who has been linked with Manchester United - despite the financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Real Madrid are monitoring the situation of Inter Milan's Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, after talks over a move to Barcelona stalled. (Marca via Mirror)

Juventus' Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, has rejected offers from Chelsea and Paris St-Germain because he wants to join Barcelona. (Marca)

Tottenham have pulled out of a move for 20-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo because of Roma's £62m valuation. (Star)


Manager Neil Lennon says Celtic are in talks over a new contract with 22-year-old Frenchman Odsonne Edouard, who has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United. (Mail)

Spanish utility player Angelino, 23, is set to return to Manchester City after his loan spell at RB Leipzig, who cannot pay £25m. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has backed the decision to sign 24-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and believes the 24-year-old will adapt quickly to the Premier League. (Sky Germany)

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, intends to stay at Barcelona until his contract runs out in the summer of 2021 despite reports suggesting he will leave earlier. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera, 30, says Uruguay team-mate Edinson Cavani, whose contract runs out this summer, wants to play in Spain. Striker Cavani, 33, has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid. (Diario As via Mail)

Manchester United's 19-year-old defender Brandon Williams is at the centre of a battle between two agents who want to sign him. (Mirror)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
9th June 2020




DAILY MAIL
  • Chelsea will attempt another raid on the Bundesliga with a move for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz.
  • Adam Lallana is poised to agree a short-term deal with Liverpool that will enable him to stay at Anfield for their title coronation.
  • Premier League clubs will try to block sight lines into their grounds to discourage fans from gathering outside stadiums when top-flight action resumes.
  • Premier League clubs have started spying on each other - amid suspicions some are stretching the rules around training-ground protocols to gain a competitive edge.
  • The delayed £300m takeover of Newcastle United does not include any allowance for relegation, given that the Saudi-led consortium are expected to be in control long before the season's resumption.



THE SUN
  • Manchester United have been sounded out over a cut-price deal for long-term target James Rodriguez.
  • Charlton chief Tahnoon Nimer has handed over the Addicks to a new regime put together by club lawyer Chris Farnell.
  • Manchester United are interested in signing 23-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, according to his current club Ajax.



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • The American entrepreneur Henry Mauriss is preparing to make a formal offer to buy Newcastle United if the purchase of the club by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium is not completed.
  • Campaigners have branded football's application of the Rooney Rule - which requires black and ethnic candidates to be interviewed for coaching posts - as "not fit for purpose".
  • A number of Gallagher Premiership sides are asking fans to help them through rugby's financial crisis by not seeking refunds for their unused tickets for the 2019-20 season.
  • The Champions League knockout stages are likely to be concluded in a mini "World Cup-style" tournament in Lisbon over the space of a fortnight in August.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Structural racism in British sport is so deep and pervasive that it amounts to a kind of apartheid and needs a South African-style truth and reconciliation commission to tackle it, a Sport England board member has said.

THE INDEPENDENT
  • After a season on loan with Arsenal, Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos says he is open to a permanent move away from Real Madrid.
  • The Champions League and Europa League knockout stages are set to conclude in Lisbon over the space of two weeks in August.

DAILY MIRROR
  • The Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United has been hit by a fresh political blow.
  • Kalidou Koulibaly has been told to snub Manchester United for their Premier League rivals, Liverpool or Chelsea, this summer.

DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic face a fight with a top English Premier League club to land Fraser Forster this summer.
  • Motherwell and Kilmarnock are both keen to land goalkeeper Scott Fox, who is a free agent after leaving Partick Thistle.

Manchester United failed in an £89m bid for Barcelona's Ansu Fati, 17, after giving up on Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Sport)

Ajax have confirmed that Manchester United are interested in signing their 23-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek. (Sun)

Chelsea are challenging Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund to sign Flamengo's Brazilian midfielder Gerson, 23. (Fox Sports via Express)

Newcastle United could be bought by an American entrepreneur if a Saudi Arabian-led consortium does not complete their proposed takeover of the club. (Telegraph)

West Ham are waiting to see if out-of-contract English right-back Jeremy Ngakia, 19, becomes the first Premier League player to refuse a short-term extension. (Talksport)

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to make a permanent move to Roma after the Armenian, 31, joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan last summer. (Goal)

Manchester United are set to agree new contracts with left-back Brandon Williams, 19, and goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, who has spent the last two seasons on loan with Sheffield United. (ESPN)

Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, is open to a permanent move away from Real Madrid after spending the season on loan with Arsenal. (Independent)

Arsenal are still favourites to sign Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 23, from Espanyol. (Express)

The Champions League and Europa League knockout stages are set to conclude in Lisbon over the space of two weeks in August. (Independent)
 
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Wednesday's Newspapers:
10th June 2020




DAILY MAIL
  • The Merseyside derby might be played in Southampton if Goodison Park does not receive the required safety certificate.
  • Southampton have put a £35m price tag on captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
  • EFL clubs are facing a bill of £21m to refund supporters who have bought tickets for matches they will not be able to attend or will not take place this season.
  • Premier League clubs are set to discuss paying tribute to victims of the coronavirus pandemic as well as whether to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee before matches.
  • Manchester United have made enquiries about Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi with officials ready to make an offer should they fail to sign Jadon Sancho.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Olivier Giroud is still a target Tottenham, Inter Milan and Lazio - with clubs not giving up hope of capturing the France striker this summer.
  • Wingers Willian and Pedro will depart Chelsea this summer, and the club are also looking to sell striker Michy Batshuayi.
  • Newcastle are reportedly ready to sell the club to an American entrepreneur if the current deal with a Saudi consortium collapses.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Newcastle's takeover is in turmoil with the £300m deal struggling to pass Premier League checks.
  • Les Ferdinand is the man players want at English football's top table, following calls from Raheem Sterling for the FA to appoint administrators for black players throughout the game to relate to.
  • Leicester City have lined up Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as a potential replacement for Ben Chilwell, who is being linked with Chelsea and Manchester City.
  • Arsenal are hoping their good relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's father, who is also his agent, will lead to the striker signing a new deal at the Emirates.


DAILY STAR
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is being backed as the one manager capable of getting the best out of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Chelsea have approached Bayer Leverkusen about signing Manchester United target Kai Havertz.
  • Chelsea are also interested in Sky Bey Championship winger Said Benrahma, who is currently at Brentford.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Macclesfield Town have accused the EFL of "trying its best" to throw the club out of the Football League.


THE TIMES
  • Government sports chiefs will hold the first talks today since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis on when supporters can be allowed back into matches and other events.


LIVERPOOL ECHO
  • Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott is poised to sign his first professional contract with the club.
  • Everton have been linked with Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca, although they are not the only club interested.


MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
  • Ajax have reportedly lined up former Everton midfielder Davy Klaasen as a replacement for Donny van de Beek amid speculation of a move to Manchester United.



Chelsea believe Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, will join Manchester United so have switched their attention to Bayer Leverkusen and Germany attacking midfielder Kai Havertz. (ESPN)

The Blues have made contact with the German Bundesliga club about signing 20-year-old Havertz, while Brentford's winger Said Benrahma is also on the Chelsea shortlist. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are long-time admirers of 24-year-old Algeria international Benrahma and will try to sign him - if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. (The Athletic)

Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva wants to stay in Europe after being told his Paris St-Germain contract will not be renewed, and believes he can play at a top club for at least two more seasons. (ESPN)

Five English clubs - Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves - are keen on signing the 35-year-old PSG skipper. (90 Minutes)

Arsenal are hopeful their relationship with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's father - who is also the 30-year-old's agent - will help them agree a new contract with the Gunners' club captain. (Telegraph)


Leicester City have lined up Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, as a possible replacement for England international Ben Chilwell, who is being linked with Chelsea and Manchester City. (Mirror)

Manchester United are not willing to let Wales winger Daniel James, 22, leave the club on loan - even if they do sign England international Sancho. (Manchester Evening News)

RB Leipzig would rather sell 21-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano, who has been linked with Arsenal, than lose him on a free transfer when his contract expires in June 2021. (Bild)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye says he has no intention of leaving, despite the French champions appearing open to the 30-year-old Senegal international's departure. He has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Wolves and former club Everton interested. (Le10Sport)

Southampton are unlikely to accept less than £35m for skipper Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The 24-year-old Denmark midfielder is a target for Everton and Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

Spanish giants Barcelona have until 7 July to meet the 110m euro (£98m) release clause for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez before it expires. (Sky Sports)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
11th June 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • Real Madrid are set to join the race for Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz amid Chelsea's interest in the £70m-rated midfielder.
  • Premier League clubs may give a nod to Black Lives Matter on their shirts and will hold a minute's silence in honour of the NHS when football returns next week.
  • EFL clubs are on a collision course with the PFA over plans to introduce salary caps next season, which the players' union will vociferously oppose.
  • Premier League clubs are set for a combined loss of £1billion in revenue in their 2019-20 accounts due to the coronavirus pandemic, financial services firm Deloitte has predicted.


DAILY STAR
  • Jurgen Klopp could have his head turned by Bayern Munich, says former Liverpool star Steve McManaman.
  • Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club "haven't given up hope" that Kai Havertz will ignore interest from Chelsea and Manchester United to stay with them next season.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus this summer as the Serie A club look to ease their financial burden amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Thomas Partey's dad has told clubs they can sign the midfielder this summer if they trigger his £44.5m release clause - but says Arsenal are not the only club interested.
  • The FA have dismissed a claim made by Shrewsbury Town against Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp over "ruining" the FA Cup tie between the two sides earlier this season.
  • Arsenal target Orkun Kokcu has admitted his agent is 'busy' as speculation mounts over a summer move to the Emirates for the Feyenoord midfielder.

THE SUN
  • Borussia Dortmund have admitted they are losing patience with their £115m rated England star Jadon Sancho.
  • Bournemouth's out-of-contract quartet Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis, Artur Boruc and Andrew Surman are all set to sign extensions to complete the season, but key man Ryan Fraser at this stage is not expected to follow suit.
  • Andre Onana is set to join Chelsea or PSG this summer, with the Blues willing to splash £27m on the Ajax star.
  • Stoke are in panic mode over boss Michael O'Neill's Covid-19 diagnosis - with three of their players about to become dads.


THE TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester United will face West Bromwich Albion in two games at Old Trafford on Friday, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares for the Premier League return.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Everton and Tottenham are looking to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea.
  • Manchester United have opened talks to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
  • Manchester United may opt to pursue Barcelona ace Ansu Fati instead of Jadon Sancho because the deal would be cheaper overall.
  • Leicester have identified Southampton's England defender Ryan Bertrand as the man they want if Ben Chilwell leaves for Chelsea.

THE TIMES
  • Leicester City are to give an investment boost to their women's side in an effort to see them promoted from the Championship.

DAILY RECORD
  • Scottish football will be given one final chance to force through league reconstruction in a take it leave it offer from the SPFL board as an 11th hour revamp of the current four tier set-up could still be rushed through in time to save Hearts from the drop.
  • Dundee United are set to attempt to steal a march on Hibs by making the first move for Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Rangers have failed in their league reconstruction bid to include Old Firm colt teams.

LIVERPOOL ECHO
  • Juventus may ask for Everton left-back Lucas Digne in a swap deal if the Blues follow up their reported interest in Adrien Rabiot, according to latest reports in Italy.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
  • Manchester United have held a series of talks with the agent of Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
  • Newcastle are being linked with a move for £8m rated Le Havre left back Umut Meras.


Borussia Dortmund will demand £115m for 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace's Ivorian winger Wilfried Zaha, 27 is attracting interest from Paris St-Germain. (90 Min)

Southampton are planning contract talks with English left-back Ryan Bertrand, 30, amid mounting interest from Leicester.(Daily Mail)

Bournemouth's Polish keeper Artur Boruc, 40, English midfielder Andrew Surman, 33, and English defenders Simon Francis, 35, and Charlie Daniels, 33, are set to sign short-term deals. (Bournemouth Echo)

Scottish midfielder Ryan Fraser, 26, is set to reject the offer of a short-term Bournemouth deal, meaning he can leave for free in summer. (Sun)

The chances of Chris Hughton returning to manage Birmingham are slim. (Birmingham Mail)

Manchester United will face West Brom in two games at Old Trafford on Friday, as they prepare for the return of the Premier League. (Telegraph)

Spanish Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 35, says he has made a decision on his future - but is not revealing anything yet. The former Arsenal player is out of contract this summer. (Cadena Ser via Mirror)

Leicester City are set to become the latest Premier League club to inject further funds into their women's team with the aim of promotion from the Championship - the second tier of women's football. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid's chiefs have politely turned down the offer of playing their final six home games at the Wanda Metropolitano - the stadium of rivals Atletico Madrid. Real's home the Santiago Bernabeu is currently being redeveloped. (Marca)

Former Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has warned supporters to reserve judgement on their potential new owners until they are in charge. (Talksport)
 

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Friday's News:
12th June 2020



THE SUN
  • Virgil van Dijk will become the highest-paid player in Liverpool's history with a new £220,000-a-week deal.
  • Former Charlton owner Matt Southall has launched a High Court insolvency action against the Addicks over unpaid fees.
  • EFL chiefs are working overtime to bring limited crowds back to Football League grounds as early as September.



DAILY MAIL
  • The Premier League will introduce mandatory one-minute drinks breaks in every half when the season resumes next week to ensure players are able to rehydrate from personalised water bottles.
  • Manchester United are among the Premier League clubs having to make alternate plans for their dressing rooms amid the Premier League restart restrictions.
  • Liverpool could celebrate winning the Premier League title in Goodison Park's car park.
  • Premier League clubs are striving to produce programmes to avoid disappointing collectors.
  • Australian Jarred Gillett is in line to become the first foreign Premier League referee before the end of the season.
  • Barcelona are reportedly looking at defenders at Tottenham and Chelsea that could be included in a potential swap deal for Philippe Coutinho.
  • Rafa Benitez has secured a visa to return to China but other foreign players and officials remain locked out - and will not be allowed into the country until October.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Prince William has said the return of the Premier League will "provide the nation with a much-needed relief" when matches kick off again next week.
  • Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is a target for Inter Milan this summer as their manager Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad.



THE TELEGRAPH
  • Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson were notable absentees in Liverpool's 6-0 friendly win over Blackburn Rovers, but the club says there are no injury concerns surrounding the pair.

THE TIMES
  • Aberdeen midfielder Funso Ojo has called on his fellow professionals to support the Black Lives Matter movement when the Premiership restarts, insisting that he would be prepared to pay a fine if punished for taking a knee.

DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes there will be a "big question mark" over the fitness of players when the Premier League gets back underway next week.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has revealed he has rejected an offer of a new contract at Parkhead, and has confirmed he is in talks with St Mirren


German international striker Timo Werner's £52m move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea is being held up by Covid-19 quarantine regulations preventing the 24-year-old undergoing a medical. (The Athletic -subscription required)

Barcelona are reportedly looking at defenders from Tottenham and Chelsea who could be included in a potential swap deal for 27-year-old Philippe Coutinho. (Sport via Mail)

Inter Milan are planning to make a £27m bid this summer for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin even though the 25-year-old Spaniard has three years left on his current deal. (Express)

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller said he would welcome linking up at club level with Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, who is tipped with a move away from Leverkusen this summer. (Metro)

Highly-rated Birmingham City 17-year-old Jude Bellingham seems set to turn down a move to Manchester United and join Borussia Dortmund instead. (Sport Bild via Talksport)

The agent of Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has denied reports he has held talks with Manchester United over a transfer for the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Standard via Sky Germany)

Talks are continuing between Juventus and Barcelona over a potential swap deal featuring midfielders Miralem Pjanic, 30, and 23-year-old Arthur Melo. (Independent)

Midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, could be sold to Real Madrid by Chelsea this summer in order to raise transfer funds. (Express)


Chelsea's planned summer transfer spending is set to be boosted by £13.5m thanks to the sale of 25-year-old midfielder Mario Pasalic to Atalanta where he has been on loan for the last two years. (Football London)

Wolves have become the latest Premier League club to show an interest in 22-year-old Rennes defender Axel Disasi and have put in a £13.5m bid for the Frenchman. (L'Equipe - in French)

Tottenham are increasingly confident of agreeing a new contract with midfielder Eric Dier this summer, before the 26-year-old enters the final year of his deal. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo but despite being keen to get rid of some of their high earners, the Serie A club are not keen to sell the 20-year-old. (Tuttosport)

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal insists he is just focusing on his football and not thinking about a possible move away from the Nou Camp as the 33-year-old Chilean enters the final year of his contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal target Thomas Partey wants to remain at Atletico Madrid on increased wages amid speculation over his future. The Ghanian midfielder has a £45m release clause in his contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
13th June 2020




DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Chelsea are negotiating the final details of Timo Werner's seemingly inevitable transfer from RB Leipzig.
  • Borussia Dortmund believe they have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign Jude Bellingham, the highly-rated young Birmingham City midfielder.
  • Barcelona are ready to pay for a portion of Philippe Coutinho's wages for him to move back to England or stay at Bayern Munich.

THE SUN
  • Liverpool are eyeing a £110m double swoop for Wolves stars Ruben Neves and Adama Traore.
  • Premier League players have not been drug tested for three months, but anti-doping officials are set to ramp up testing ahead of the restart.
  • Lyle Taylor is ready to help Charlton's survival fight after peace talks with manager Lee Bowyer.

THE GUARDIAN
  • Hugo Lloris says he stays in contact with Mauricio Pochettino and believes Spurs' difficult season is due to exceeding potential in recent times.


DAILY MAIL
  • Chelsea are confident they will be able to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester if they secure a place in next season's Champions League.
  • Tottenham have told Government they want to be at the vanguard of the return to live sport and entertainment events, and will allow their stadium to be used as a test model.
  • Juventus are open to selling Aaron Ramsey with Manchester United one of the potential suitors.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Chelsea have been given a glimmer of hope in their bid to sign Ben Chillwell from Leicester this summer, with the Foxes lowering their £80m asking price.
  • Kai Havertz is reportedly 'open' to the prospect of joining Manchester United this summer - although Chelsea still lead the race for the Bundesliga star.

DAILY RECORD
  • Alex Dyer headed back to Scotland on Friday to officially seal his full-time return to managing Kilmarnock.


Juventus are ready to sell Aaron Ramsey just a year after signing him from Arsenal as they try to save on his £400,000-a-week wages, with Manchester United a potential destination for the 29-year-old Wales midfielder. (Mail)

Barcelona director Xavier Vilajoana has denied the club held talks with Manchester United over a transfer for Ansu Fati and says the 17-year-old Spanish forward is not for sale. (Sport)

Leicester City may have to lower their asking price for 23-year-old left-back Ben Chilwell now the England international has made clear his desire to leave for Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Portuguese right-back Cedric Soares, 28, could leave Arsenal without having a played a single match for them since joining on loan from Southampton in January. (Goal)


Everton are waiting on Nice to make an offer for 30-year-old midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, but they face a potential £17m loss on the Frenchman they bought from Manchester United. (Mail)

Former Germany and Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has urged compatriot and Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz, 21, to turn down a move to Manchester United and join Chelsea. (Mirror) He would say that wouldn't he!?!!

Thirty-four-year-old Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos "dreams" of retiring at the Bernabeu despite not having been offered an extension on his current contract, which ends next summer. (Marca)

Burnley's English midfielder Dwight McNeil, 20, has been told by his father to forget about interest from Manchester United and Leicester City and remain with the Clarets. (Sun)

Real Madrid are keen to sign 29-year-old France international N'Golo Kante from Chelsea with an offer up to £71m for the midfielder. (AS - in Spanish)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
14th June 2020


the sun on sunday

Tottenham have been offered Aaron Ramsey and could seal a loan deal for the £400k-a-week Juventus midfielder.
Arsenal are hoping to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles for £20m to fund a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barcelona are ready to help out Mikel Arteta by paying part of Philippe Coutinho's wages so he can make a move to Arsenal.


sunday times

Gareth Southgate has revealed he took a £225,000 wage reduction to help save jobs at the Football Association, saying it was a "no-brainer" to agree to such a sacrifice.


sunday telegraph

Gordon Taylor has warned that the English Football League will be inviting "Saracens-style" chaos if it opts to introduce salary caps, with the PFA fiercely opposed to such proposals.


sunday express

Manchester United are the latest big European club to add Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi to their summer shopping list.
Arsenal will hold crunch talks with Alexandre Lacazette amid the club's interest in Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partay.
Arsenal could work with super-agent Mino Raiola to orchestrate a swap deal which would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave for Roma and Justin Kluivert arrive at the Emirates Stadium.


mail on sunday

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted the club have no hope of keeping Timo Werner next season, as Chelsea wait to confirm the signing.
Emile Heskey believes he would have been labelled as a "troublemaker" if he had been too outspoken about racism during his playing career.


sunday mirror

Manchester United will sacrifice Andreas Pereira to land Ajax midfield target Donny van de Beek.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks with Ed Woodward over the future of Alexis Sanchez.
Micah Richards has encouraged England captain Harry Kane to play a leading role in the fight against racism.


sunday mail

Cardiff City are hot on the trail of Livingston's Australian striker Lyndon Dykes.
Rangers are close to securing a deal for Blackpool wonder kid Tony Weston.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY

Twenty-four-year-old Raith Rovers striker Lewis Vaughan has revealed he may have to retire if he suffers another cruciate ligament injury.




Borussia Dortmund squad manager Sebastian Kehl has dismissed speculation linking Jadon Sancho with a move to Liverpool this summer. Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old England forward. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says Timo Werner has no future at the club as the 24-year-old German forward waits to complete his move to Chelsea. (Mirror)

Kepa Arrizabalaga has nine games to prove his worth at Chelsea, with a number of high-profile replacements being considered for the 25-year-old goalkeeper. (Express)

Arsenal look set to win the race for French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich also interested in the 21-year-old RB Leipzig player. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Jorginho and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri have not spoken since the manager left Chelsea, but the 28-year-old midfielder has been continually linked with the Serie A side. (Daily Mail)


Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has dismissed rumours he will move to Arsenal, with the 22-year-old saying he would love to be part of a 10th successive title win with the Scottish club. (Daily Mail)

Juventus are confident of renewing Argentina forward Paulo Dybala's contract, with the 26-year-old requesting an £11m-per-year deal. (Goal)

Mainz manager Rouven Schroder says the club are in talks to keep Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi. The 22-year-old Nigerian has been on loan at the Bundesliga side since last summer. (Goal)

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, 33, has suggested he would be interested in a move to Inter Milan, saying he does not feel important at Barcelona. (Goal)

Striker Edinson Cavani, 33, will leave Paris St-Germain along with defender Thiago Silva, 35, at the end of August, the club's sporting director has confirmed. (Le Journal du Dimanche - in French and subscription only)


 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
14th June 2020


the sun on sunday

Tottenham have been offered Aaron Ramsey and could seal a loan deal for the £400k-a-week Juventus midfielder.
Arsenal are hoping to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles for £20m to fund a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barcelona are ready to help out Mikel Arteta by paying part of Philippe Coutinho's wages so he can make a move to Arsenal.


sunday times

Gareth Southgate has revealed he took a £225,000 wage reduction to help save jobs at the Football Association, saying it was a "no-brainer" to agree to such a sacrifice.


sunday telegraph

Gordon Taylor has warned that the English Football League will be inviting "Saracens-style" chaos if it opts to introduce salary caps, with the PFA fiercely opposed to such proposals.


sunday express

Manchester United are the latest big European club to add Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi to their summer shopping list.
Arsenal will hold crunch talks with Alexandre Lacazette amid the club's interest in Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partay.
Arsenal could work with super-agent Mino Raiola to orchestrate a swap deal which would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave for Roma and Justin Kluivert arrive at the Emirates Stadium.


mail on sunday

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted the club have no hope of keeping Timo Werner next season, as Chelsea wait to confirm the signing.
Emile Heskey believes he would have been labelled as a "troublemaker" if he had been too outspoken about racism during his playing career.


sunday mirror

Manchester United will sacrifice Andreas Pereira to land Ajax midfield target Donny van de Beek.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks with Ed Woodward over the future of Alexis Sanchez.
Micah Richards has encouraged England captain Harry Kane to play a leading role in the fight against racism.


sunday mail

Cardiff City are hot on the trail of Livingston's Australian striker Lyndon Dykes.
Rangers are close to securing a deal for Blackpool wonder kid Tony Weston.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY

Twenty-four-year-old Raith Rovers striker Lewis Vaughan has revealed he may have to retire if he suffers another cruciate ligament injury.




Borussia Dortmund squad manager Sebastian Kehl has dismissed speculation linking Jadon Sancho with a move to Liverpool this summer. Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old England forward. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says Timo Werner has no future at the club as the 24-year-old German forward waits to complete his move to Chelsea. (Mirror)

Kepa Arrizabalaga has nine games to prove his worth at Chelsea, with a number of high-profile replacements being considered for the 25-year-old goalkeeper. (Express)

Arsenal look set to win the race for French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich also interested in the 21-year-old RB Leipzig player. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Jorginho and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri have not spoken since the manager left Chelsea, but the 28-year-old midfielder has been continually linked with the Serie A side. (Daily Mail)


Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has dismissed rumours he will move to Arsenal, with the 22-year-old saying he would love to be part of a 10th successive title win with the Scottish club. (Daily Mail)

Juventus are confident of renewing Argentina forward Paulo Dybala's contract, with the 26-year-old requesting an £11m-per-year deal. (Goal)

Mainz manager Rouven Schroder says the club are in talks to keep Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi. The 22-year-old Nigerian has been on loan at the Bundesliga side since last summer. (Goal)

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, 33, has suggested he would be interested in a move to Inter Milan, saying he does not feel important at Barcelona. (Goal)

Striker Edinson Cavani, 33, will leave Paris St-Germain along with defender Thiago Silva, 35, at the end of August, the club's sporting director has confirmed. (Le Journal du Dimanche - in French and subscription only)


Ndidi would be my absolute no.1 DM target. Him as the destroyer behind Pogba and Bruno would be great!
 

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Ndidi would be my absolute no.1 DM target. Him as the destroyer behind Pogba and Bruno would be great!
Yeah very true but unfortunately the story is coming from a garbage source. Looks very much like Ole will keep faith with what we have there alongside bringing through Mejbri & Garner
 

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If we only brought in Ndidi and Sancho then Fernandes and Pogba hit it off and Rashford continued this seasons form then I’d seriously consider us title contenders next season, I’m not getting my hopes up on Ndidi as it’s a terrible source but he’s exactly the type of player to play between Fernandes and Pogba.

The options we’d have in midfield with Fred, McTominay, Matic and Pereira all in reserve too is arguably the best group of midfielders we’d have had in 10-15 years. Ndidi is full of energy/stamina and is happy to just do the dirty work defensively meaning Fernandes and Pogba can do their thing further forward.
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
15th June 2020



THE SUN

  • Jadon Sancho is willing to make a return to Manchester City after Manchester United struggle to stump up his £115m transfer fee.
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants to land Brazil skipper Thiago Silva on a free this summer.
  • Chelsea are looking to offload £160m-worth of big-name flops to help fund Frank Lampard's first spending spree for Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell.
  • Liverpool could celebrate winning the Premier League - in a cabin stuck out in a car park.
  • Aston Villa's Jack Grealish wants to move to Manchester United.


DAILY EXPRESS

  • Liverpool have opened transfer talks with Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele after missing out on Timo Werner to Chelsea.
  • Arsenal have received a major boost in their bid to sign Thomas Partey as Atletico Madrid have changed their stance and are willing to sell him.
  • Leeds could hold on to Ben White on another loan deal even if he does join Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
  • Manchester United are interested in signing Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in the summer transfer window.


DAILY MAIL


  • Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen are £15m apart as Frank Lampard looks to beat Liverpool and Manchester United to Kai Havertz's signature.
  • Nice are expected to confirm an offer for Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin this week.
  • Mark Warburton believes Billy Gilmour can develop into a genuinely world-class midfielder for Scotland and Chelsea.
  • Norwich City are closing on a £500,000 deal for Sunderland teenage defender Bali Mumba.
  • Arsenal are interested in signing Roma forward Justin Kluivert as part of a deal that would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Italian capital permanently.


  • Manchester United are preparing to sell Andreas Pereira this summer in order to fund a move for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek. (DAILY STAR)
  • Hopes have been raised of a return of fans to sports events in the late autumn with plans for a test event where supporters would maintain social distancing inside the venue. (THE TIMES)
  • Manchester United have decided to focus their attention on signing Donny van de Beek rather than Kai Havertz this summer. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS)
  • Manchester City great David Silva is edging towards a move to Qatar club Al-Duhail this summer. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS)



Manchester United will step up their efforts to sign Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, in a £75m deal after being told to wait another 12 months for Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Star)

Sancho would consider a move to former club Manchester City if Manchester United cannot pay the £115m that Borussia Dortmund want for him. (Sun)

Newcastle United are interested in Chelsea's Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, with the 29-year-old's future at Stamford Bridge uncertain as the Blues are linked with Leicester City's English defender Ben Chilwell, 23. (Sun)

Chelsea are willing to offer £75m for Kai Havertz, but Bayer Leverkusen value the 21-year-old Germany midfielder at £90m. (Express)

Manchester United have added Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 23, to their list of transfer targets, with Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain also interested in the Nigeria international. (Express)


Arsenal are being tipped to sign Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey - and Atletico Madrid have accepted the 27-year-old will leave the club. (COPE, via Caught Offside)

The Gunners are interested in signing 21-year-old Roma forward Justin Kluivert, son of former Netherlands international Patrick, as part of a swap deal with 31-year-old Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is on loan with the Serie A side. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, Via Mail)

Arsenal have also been given a boost in their bid for 35-year-old Brazil defender Thiago Silva, who wants to stay in Europe after he leaves Paris St-Germain this summer. (Caras - in Portuguese)

Tottenham are also interested in signing Silva on a free transfer but face competition from Arsenal and Everton. (Sun)

Arsenal have also got Reims' Axel Disasi, 22, in their sights with his fellow French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, likely to be too expensive to buy from RB Leipzig. (Goal, via Express)

Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Chelsea are all interested in Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez. Roma will sell the 25-year-old for £36m. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea are also considering a move for Southampton's England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 32. (Football Insider)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
16th June 2020




DAILY EXPRESS
  • Tottenham are in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain free agent Thomas Meunier at the end of this season.
  • Juventus are planning a double swoop at Chelsea, targeting both midfielder Jorginho and left-back Marcos Alonso.
  • Chelsea have began talks to sign Brentford's winger Said Benrahma.

DAILY MAIL
  • Napoli will not let Kalidou Koulibaly go cheaply as Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG are all told they will have to pay £90m.
  • Nice will make a £2m bid for Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
  • The PFA is facing a third investigation after The Charity Commission appointed a specialist lawyer to undertake an independent probe of the union's charity.
  • Norwich are close to signing Sunderland's 18-year-old full-back Bali Mumba.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Leicester City and Crystal Palace are both chasing the signing of Burnley and England centre-back James Tarkowski.
  • Arsenal willing to triple Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey's wages in order to complete a deal for the midfielder.


THE SUN
  • Chelsea target Timo Werner has reportedly refused to continue RB Leipzig's Champions League journey in August.
  • Manchester United have installed a giant 20 square-metre TV at Carrington training ground to work on tactics ahead of the Tottenham clash.
  • Tottenham want to sign Paris St-Germain and Brazil captain Thiago Silva, with manager Jose Mourinho understand to be a bug fan of the 35-year-old. He is available on a free this summer.
  • Manchester City are casting a close eye on Real Madrid right-back Achraf Hakimi. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund.


DAILY STAR
  • Leicester's Ben Chilwell remains Chelsea's primary left-back target this summer but Frank Lampard has three back-ups.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Bayern Munich have emerged as favourites to win the race for Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz.

DAILY RECORD
  • Rangers have conducted a back-room reshuffle with former stand-in manager Graeme Murty removed from his position as reserve team boss.
  • Rangers could land Florian Kamberi for a bargain £150,000 this summer - but Hull City have already made the first move for the Hibs striker.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Motherwell have signed Nathan McGinley as the defender becomes the Fir Park side's third summer signing.



Manchester United are considering a £40m move for Bayer Leverkusen and Jamaica winger Leon Bailey, 22, as a cheaper alternative to two Englishmen - Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 20, and 21-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. (Mail)

Bayern Munich are favourites to sign Bayer Leverkusen's Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea, and also want Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester City are battling Crystal Palace for the signature of Burnley and England centre-back James Tarkowski, 27. (Mirror)

Timo Werner's transfer from RB Leipzig to Chelsea will be officially completed this week, as the 24-year-old Germany forward's £53m release clause expires on Tuesday. (Evening Standard)

Juventus want to sign Chelsea's 28-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho and Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 29. (Express)

Manchester City are monitoring Real Madrid and Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi. The 21-year-old is on loan at Borussia Dortmund. (AS - in Spanish)


Tottenham Hotspur are in talks to sign Paris St-Germain's 28-year-old Belgium full-back Thomas Meunier, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. (Express)

Chelsea have opened talks to sign Brentford's 24-year-old Algerian winger Said Benrahma. (RMC, via Express)

The Blues' interest in Benrahma is a blow for Aston Villa, who have been linked with the forward for over a year. (Birmingham Live)

Former Netherlands midfielder Ronald de Boer says Ajax midfielder and compatriot Donny van de Beek, 23, would prefer a move to Real Madrid over Manchester United. (Marca)

Nice will make a £2m bid for Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 30, this week. (Mail)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Paris St-Germain and Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35, on a free this summer. (Sun)

Arsenal are willing to triple Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey's wages in order to sign the 27-year-old Ghanaian. (Goal - in Spanish)

Norwich are close to signing Sunderland's 18-year-old English full-back Bali Mumba. (Mail)

Middlesbrough's Spanish defender Daniel Ayala, 29, is refusing to play for the club after the restart as his contract expires on 30 June and Leeds United are interested in signing him on a free transfer. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
16th June 2020


DAILY MAIL
  • Nice will make a £2m bid for Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
I remember how gassed everyone was when we wasted £25m on this guy. Couldn't understand why we went in for him.
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
17th June 2020




DAILY MAIL
  • Aston Villa will demand at least £80m for Jack Grealish during the transfer window and have not given up hope of keeping their captain if they avoid the drop.
  • Premier League managers are convinced rival clubs have held covert lockdown training sessions, after Project Restart warm-up games exposed an alarming disparity in fitness levels.
  • Premier League players want their clubs to follow the FA's lead by committing to having at least one black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) coach on their first-team staff.
  • Former top-flight referee Mark Clattenburg says the biggest challenge for referees in a behind-closed-doors environment will be the danger of relaxing too much.
  • Manchester United have become the favourites to sign Donny van de Beek this summer after Real Madrid backtracked in their move to sign the Ajax star, according to reports in Holland.



THE TIMES
  • The prospect of salary caps being introduced in the EFL has moved a step closer after the number of clubs needed to vote in favour of any changes to Financial Fair Play rules was reduced.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Carlo Ancelotti has opened talks with former club Napoli over bringing Portuguese midfielder Allan to Everton.
  • Everton's Carlo Ancelotti is also trying to tempt Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva to the club on a free transfer this summer.

THE GUARDIAN
  • The Rugby Players' Association says it is working around the clock to help hundreds of players who risk falling foul of their employers if they do not agree to rip up their current contracts, amid Premiership Rugby's new salary cap rules.


THE SUN
  • Manchester United youngsters Teden Mengi and James Garner could feature against Tottenham after training with the first-team this week.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are ready to let Kai Havertz leave in the summer after he admitted he wants a new challenge.
DAILY STAR
  • Ben Chilwell remains Chelsea's No 1 left-back target this summer, but Frank Lampard also has three other names on his shortlist.
  • Manchester United may face pressure from Leicester in the battle to land Lyon hitman Moussa Dembele.


Manchester United have made contact with Willian's representatives to negotiate a free transfer for the 31-year-old Brazil forward, who is out of contract at Chelsea this summer. (France Football - in French)

Aston Villa will ask for at least £80m for English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, during the transfer window and have not given up hope of keeping their captain if they avoid relegation. (Mail)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on Brentford winger Said Benrahma but Leicester City are also in contention to sign the 24-year-old Algeria international. (Express)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has opened talks with former club Napoli over 29-year-old Portuguese midfielder Allan. (Express)

Ancelotti has also made an attempt to sign Paris St-Germain and Brazil defender Thiago Silva on a free transfer, once the 35-year-old's contract ends this summer. (Express)


Gareth Bale's relationship with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reached the point of no return, but the 30-year-old Wales forward remains happy in the Spanish capital. (Marca)

Jadon Sancho's future at Borussia Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the 20-year-old England winger was among players that could leave this summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal's Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 28, has admitted a move to the Bundesliga interests him amid speculation surrounding his future with the Gunners. (Star)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann insists Timo Werner, 24, is still in his side's plans for their Champions League campaign, despite the Germany forward having agreed a deal with Chelsea. (Mirror)

Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of Kai Havertz, with Bayer Leverkusen saying they will not "block" the 21-year-old Germany midfielder's exit. (Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger - in German)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says Brazil defender David Luiz is a "key role model" and hopes the 33-year-old will extend his contract beyond this season. (Reuters)

Salary caps could be introduced in the English Football League with clubs voting to reduce the threshold required to change financial rules. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
18th June 2020




THE SUN
  • Jurgen Klopp is ready to offload six first team players this summer as he looks to raise funds to bring his top transfer targets to Anfield.
  • Manchester United have reportedly been handed a boost in their pursuit of Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham with Borussia Dortmund said to be struggling to afford him.
  • Thomas Partey is available for a summer exit from Atletico Madrid, according to reports.
  • Andy Fordham is finally on the road to recovery and hoping for a return to the darts circuit.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Chelsea must wait to find out whether or not Bayer Leverkusen stick to their £90m-plus valuation of Kai Havertz as the German club battle for Champions League qualification.
  • Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs are signing new contracts with Leicester in a significant boost for Brendan Rodgers.
  • Midfielder Nampalys Mendy has signed a short-term contract to play until the end of the truncated season and remains in negotiations over possibly staying beyond the summer.
  • Leicester are also extending the loan agreement for Wolves defender Ryan Bennett, who joined from Wolves in January.


DAILY MAIL
  • Chelsea look set to finish the season a man short, with winger Pedro refusing to sign a short-term extension to the end of 2019-20 after sealing a move to Serie A side Roma.
  • Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is hoping to land a summer move to Everton after becoming the first Premier League star to reject a short-term contract extension.
  • Erling Haaland's prodigious cousin has taken another step towards emulating the Dortmund forward's emergence as one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe by signing for Norwegian champions Molde.
  • Lionel Messi is set to sign a new contract with Barcelona that will keep the Argentine superstar at the club until 2023, according to reports in Spain.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has plans for a move to MLS late in his career, the icon's former Manchester United team-mate, Nani, has revealed.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester United are interested in signing Roma star Cengiz Under.


THE TIMES
  • A lawyer's report has urged the Premier League to block Saudi Arabia's potential takeover of Newcastle.
  • Ryan Fraser is understood to want more than £100,000 a week to sign as a free agent.
  • UEFA's president has raised the possibility that fans may be allowed into matches in the mini-tournament that will take place in Lisbon in August to decide the outcome of the Champions League.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Wolves star Raul Jimenez says rumours linking him with Manchester United and Liverpool are inspiring him to keep getting better as he targets a move to a top club.
  • Mikel Arteta wants the Arsenal board to back him in the transfer market. He feels they must match the ambition of rivals Chelsea, who agreed a £54m deal to sign German striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Spanish forward Pedro has agreed to join Roma on a free transfer and must decide whether to sign a short-term extension to stay at Chelsea until the end of the season.
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi has returned to Celtic training despite the fact he may never play for the club again.
  • Hibernian players have been asked to take a wage cut for up to a year.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi has returned to Celtic training despite the fact he may never play for the club again.
  • Hibernian players have been asked to take a wage cut for up to a year.


DAILY RECORD
  • Neil McCann is high on Hearts' list of managerial targets, but their search for a sporting director is set to take priority.
  • Hearts and Partick Thistle provoked a furious backlash after demanding a £10m relegation pay-off from the rest of Scotland's clubs - or they'll legally block the start of next season.
  • Dundee United are considering a second bid for Kevin Nisbet - after Dunfermline Athletic threw out their opening £250,000 bid.



Barcelona will offer Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, a new contract to keep him at the club until 2023. (Mundo Deportivo via Metro)

Chelsea want to sign Germany and Bayer Leverkusen's 21-year-old attacking midfielder Kai Havertz and are willing to pay £70m, although the Bundesliga club value him at £90m. (Telegraph)

Spain forward Pedro, 32, has agreed to join Roma on a free transfer and must decide whether to sign a short-term extension to stay at Chelsea until the end of the season. (Guardian)

Pedro is unwilling to finish the season with Chelsea because he does not want to put the move to Roma at risk. (The Athletic - subscription only)

Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29, says rumours linking him with Manchester United and Liverpool are inspiring him to keep improving as he targets a move to a bigger club. (Bolavip via Mirror)

Aston Villa will demand at least £80m for 24-year-old English midfielder Jack Grealish but have not given up hope of keeping their captain if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Mail)


Scotland midfielder Ryan Fraser, 26, wants more than £100,000 a week to sign as a free agent after he turned down the offer of a short-term contract to stay at Bournemouth for the rest of the season. (The Times - subscription only)

Liverpool and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 25, is ready to reunite with former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick at Serie A side AC Milan. (Milan Live via Express)

Leicester City do not want to sell 23-year-old England left-back Ben Chilwell in the next transfer window - even if they are offered about £50m. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich will consider selling Austria left-back David Alaba, 27, rather than letting his contract expire. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Manager Mikel Arteta has asked the Arsenal board to back him to improve his squad in the transfer window after Premier League rivals Chelsea agreed a £54m deal to sign Germany striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. (Mirror)

Monaco's 23-year-old Germany right-back Benjamin Henrichs - whom Bayern Munich are interested in - will probably join RB Leipzig. (Bild Sport - in German)

West Ham and West Brom are monitoring 22-year-old Wigan and United States left-back Antonee Robinson. (Express and Star)

Orlando City captain Nani, 33, says Juventus striker and former Manchester United and Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has said he will "probably" play in Major League Soccer before he retires. (ESPN)

Norwich City have had a bid of £500,000 accepted by Sunderland for 18-year-old England Under-19 midfielder Bali Mumba. (Football Insider)

Manager Danny Cowley says Huddersfield are "in a good place" as they seek to secure contract extensions for loanees including Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 31, and English midfielder Trevoh Chalobah, 20. (Yorkshire Post)

Everton's Irish goalkeeper Dan Rose, 16, has moved to German club Schalke. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
19th June 2020





DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Newcastle are confident of keeping Javier Manquillo at the club on a long-term contract.
  • Sheffield United players want answers over receiving Champions League bonuses should the Villa Park "ghost goal" deny them a place in Europe.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Chelsea could save £20m on top transfer target Kai Havertz - depending on whether Bayer Leverkusen qualify for the Champions League.
  • Tottenham's finances have been hit by the coronavirus crisis meaning expensive arrivals this summer are unlikely, but Jose Mourinho still has high hopes for his side.
  • Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel has told Dean Henderson to forget about ousting David de Gea anytime soon and urged him to stay on loan at Sheffield United



THE TIMES
  • The Premier League will tell video assistant referees to be more confident in double-checking goalline technology decisions after a crucial flaw in Hawk-Eye's system was discovered on Wednesday night.

DAILY MAIL
  • Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow with the confirmation that centre-back Pablo Mari has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
  • The reasons behind David Luiz's contract impasse with Arsenal have been revealed with the centre-back demanding a two-year contract instead of the proposed one.
  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to ease fit-again Paul Pogba back into his starting XI when they face Tottenham on Friday night.
  • Everton could be set to miss out on summer transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes, with the defender seemingly poised to join Napoli from French side Lille.


THE SUN
  • Angel Gomes' Manchester United future is still up in the air with just two weeks to go until his contract runs out.
  • Fikayo Tomori is Chelsea's most valuable English academy star, putting headline grabbers Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham in the shade.


DAILY RECORD
  • Plan to bring fans back into Celtic Park and Murrayfield have now been officially presented to the Scottish government.


THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Hearts' bid to block promotion could blow Scottish football apart, rival clubs fear.



Brazilian defender David Luiz's contract with Arsenal runs out on 30 June and his agent says the 33-year-old's future at the club will be sorted by the end of the week. (Talksport)

Luiz wants a two-year deal to stay with the Gunners but they are only prepared to extend his stay by 12 months. (Mail)

Manager Mikel Arteta has suggested that Arsenal may not have the money to sign Luiz for next season and added that German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, is not yet "ready" to play. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are willing to sell France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, to help raise funds for further transfers following an agreement to sign Germany striker Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's hopes of signing Bayer Leverkusen's attacking midfielder Kai Havertz could have improved with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid backing out of signing the 21-year-old Germany international. (Express)

Bayer Leverkusen are asking for around £90m for Havertz but if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, that figure could drop closer to Chelsea's reported £70m valuation. (Football.London)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says England international Ben Chilwell has no need to leave the Foxes to develop into one of the best left-backs in the world, but accepts there are no guarantees the 23-year-old - linked with Chelsea - will stay. (Guardian)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says "the right people" have told him France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, wants to stay at Old Trafford. (Express)


Inter Milan are in talks with Manchester United about keeping Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, on loan for next season. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Arsenal and Manchester United are both interested in Roma winger Cengiz Under, with the 22-year-old Turkey winger set to cost about £27m. (Corriere dello Sport, via Mail)

Bayern Munich have agreed to extend Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho's loan from Barcelona beyond 30 June so that the 28-year-old can play in the final stages of this season's Champions League in August. (Sky Germany)



Everton look set to miss out on signing Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, from Lille as the Brazil defender is poised to join Italian side Napoli. (Footmercato - in French)

Everton are interested in South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, with the 23-year-old valued at £13.5m by Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. (Guardian)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has criticised the club for not resolving the contract situations of a number of players, with five of his squad's deals running out on 30 June. (Telegraph)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
20th June 2020




DAILY MIRROR
  • Philippe Coutinho has reportedly been offered to Everton on a one-year loan as Barcelona look to offload the former Liverpool star.
  • Everton have joined the growing list of Premier League admirers for Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu.


THE SUN
  • Manchester United have been handed a transfer boost with Borussia Dortmund "concerned" over the future of Jadon Sancho.
  • Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, has revealed the forward will be available for just £149million this summer due to a FIFA transfer loophole
  • Arsenal are said to be ready to swoop for French starlet Pape Gueye amid his legal dispute with Watford.
  • Frank Lampard has warned Callum Hudson-Odoi to be aware of pitfalls away from the pitch if he wants to have a successful career at Chelsea.
  • West Ham have won their battle to blow bubbles if they score at home to Wolves on Saturday.


DAILY MAIL
  • Chelsea could save £20million on top transfer target Kai Havertz - depending on whether Bayer Leverkusen qualify for the Champions League.
  • West Ham director Tripp Smith is putting together a US consortium with a view to buying a controlling interest in the club from co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
  • Premier League clubs are ready to demand the abolition of the League Cup as the price for providing a rescue package to the lower divisions.
  • Michael O'Neill returned to duty at Stoke's training ground on Friday after the all-clear from coronavirus, just as the Championship prepares to emerge from its own lockdown.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has held talks with Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey over a potential summer move, as he begins his search for a replacement for Leroy Sane.
  • Chelsea are in talks with Leicester over the £80m full-back Ben Chilwell as Frank Lampard's transfer spree steps up a gear.
  • Mikel Arteta has made it clear he wants Arsenal to sign Pablo Mari on a permanent basis even though the defender picked up a serious ankle injury in mid-week.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed he is set for talks over a new contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers, in a huge boost for the Midlands club.



Former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil wants to see out the final year of his Arsenal contract but the Gunners want to offload the 31-year-old, who is on £350,000 a week, this summer for financial reasons. (ESPN)

Manchester City are willing to let Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, leave on a free transfer at the end of his contract unless Bayern Munich increase their £30m valuation. (Independent)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has denied that the Blues will fund moves for Bayer Leverkusen's Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, and Leicester's England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, by selling France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, this summer. (Guardian)

Lampard has challenged England striker Tammy Abraham, 22, to "improve" following the signing of Germany forward Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig. (Metro)

France forward Olivier Giroud, 33, says he wants to win more trophies with Chelsea and that Werner's arrival is "more motivation for strikers" at the club. (Guardian)

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace would be "very foolish" to relax and think no-one will bid for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha this summer because of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. (London Evening Standard)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists English midfielder Dwight McNeil, who has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City, Leicester and Juventus, will not be sold cheaply. The Clarets are thought to be demanding around £50m for the 20-year-old. (Sun)

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has a year remaining on his contract says he "will have time to talk" about a new deal now the season has resumed. (Express and Star)

England striker Andy Carroll, 31, and Spanish defender Javier Manquillo, 26, are close to signing new deals with Newcastle United. (Shields Gazzette)

French midfielder Papa Gueye, 21, has agreed to join Watford after his Le Havre contract runs out this summer - but his agent says the player does not want to move to Vicarage Road and Arsenal have made him an offer, while Marseille are among other clubs who are interested. (Le Phoceen, in French)

Steve Bruce says he is tired of listening to claims his job as is under threat as Newcastle manager if the club's takeover is completed. Mauricio Pochettino and Rafael Benitez have been linked with the Magpies. (Telegraph)

Atletico Madrid rejected a 150m euro (£136m) offer for Portugal striker Joao Felix, 20, from an English club before the coronavirus pandemic. (Goal)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says new contract offers have been made to members of his squad, with the club understood to have held talks with English defender Chris Basham, 31, and midfielder John Lundstram, 26, as well as Republic of Ireland defender John Egan, 27. (Sheffield Star)

Everton have joined Manchester United and Southampton in monitoring Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu, with the 21-year-old Ghanaian having a year left on his contract and a £10m buy-out clause. (Mirror)

Championship leaders Leeds United plan to make £50m worth of signings if they are promoted to the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Non-league side Billericay Town from the sixth tier National League South are looking to sign reality TV star Mark Wright, 33. (Star)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
21st June 2020




the sun on sunday

Sadio Mane has sparked fears within Anfield that he could be ready to move out this summer, with the £150m-rated star yet to offer any indication that he will sign a new deal offered him nine months ago.
Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in a massive signing war for future England No 1 Dean Henderson.
Inter Milan have made Kyle Walker a top summer target.
Watford may spark a £10m auction for their striker Luis Suarez - who has never kicked a ball for the club.


sunday express

Manchester United have been told that they will need to smash the world record and pay out an eye-watering £355m if they want to land Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati. :lol:
Liverpool are plotting an audacious attempt to swap Sadio Mane for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly recommended that his side do not make a move to sign Wolves forward Raul Jimenez.


mail on sunday

RB Leipzig have given a farewell gift to Timo Werner ahead of his £53m move to Chelsea this summer.
Arsenal have agreed a permanent deal with Flamengo for defender Pablo Mari who is expected to be out for around four months with ankle ligament damage.


sunday mirror

Frank Lampard admits the arrivals of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech ramps up the pressure on him.
Bernardo Silva has insisted that the looming threat of a European ban will have no impact on Manchester City's bid for Champions League glory.
Everton's director of football Marcel Brands has told Everton fans that Liverpool are the team they must aspire to become.


sunday telegraph

Jurgen Klopp has asked why British authorities were so late to introduce face masks and gloves in shops and public places when it has been the convention in Germany for weeks - saying that the two countries are on "different planets" in their attitude to COVID-19.
Arsenal will only move forward for £22.5m-rated attacker Jonathan David if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are sold.



SUNDAY STAR

Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is tipping Liverpool to dominate in the Premier League for the next decade, as long as Jurgen Klopp stays.


sunday mail

Rangers have sold a staggering 32,000 season tickets as club chiefs hope to get at least a section of their home support back inside Ibrox stadium by the end of August.
Dave Cormack admits Aberdeen face a £10m financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic - but revealed the club have already raised £5m to tackle it.


scottish sun

Gordon Strachan's son Gavin has agreed to join Celtic - and will replace Damien Duff as first-team coach.
Stoke boss Michael O'Neill is ready to launch a £1m raid for Hibs winger Martin Boyle.
Shrewsbury have joined the race to land Dunfermline hitman Kevin Nisbet.



Juventus have joined Manchester United and Real Madrid in wanting to sign Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29. (Calcio Mercato, via Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool and Senegal winger Sadio Mane, 28, could feature in a £200m-plus-player swap deal for Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21. (Sun on Sunday)

Inter Milan want to sign Manchester City and England full-back Kyle Walker, 30. (Sun on Sunday)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 33, and Belgium defender Thomas Meunier, 28, will not extend their deals with Paris St-Germain beyond 30 June, which means they will miss the rest of the French club's Champions League campaign, which begins in August. (RMC, via Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, with the 22-year-old Jamaica international valued at about £40m by the German club. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United have been told they will have to pay a new world record fee of £355m if they want to sign Barcelona and Spain under-21 winger Ansu Fati, 17. (Sunday Express) :lol: :D:lol:

Manchester United want English goalkeeper Dean Henderson to sign a new deal but Chelsea are interested in the 23-year-old, who is currently on loan at Sheffield United. (Sun on Sunday)

Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 33, has been told by Burnley his contract will not be extended past 30 June. (Mail on Sunday)


Chelsea have turned down the offer of a swap deal from Juventus which would see Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, leave the Blues, with Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, moving to Stamford Bridge from the Serie A side. (Calcio Mercato, via Sunday Express)

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, will stay on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid until the end of the season but accepts he may have to leave the Spanish club if Zinedine Zidane remains in charge at the Bernabeu for next season. (Marca)

Arsenal have agreed a deal worth around £14m to turn Pablo Mari's loan from Flamengo into a permanent move, despite the 26-year-old Spaniard facing a lengthy spell out with an ankle injury. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton and Newcastle are interested in AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 23. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Newcastle and former England striker Andy Carroll, 31, will stay at St James' Park for another season after signing an appearance-related contract. (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says the club are in the process of extending the loan deals of 37-year-old Spanish keeper Pepe Reina, who joined from AC Milan, and 30-year-old Chelsea and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater. The current contracts for both players run out on 30 June. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
22nd June 2020




THE DAILY MAIL
  • The Premier League are nearing an announcement on the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle with the expectation it will be approved.
  • Everton have asked about Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu.
  • Manchester City are close to agreeing terms with Bulgarian side Slavia Sofia for talented teenager Filip Krastev.
  • Brazilian legend Ronaldo has offered Alexis Sanchez the chance to return to Spanish football with Real Valladolid and end his Manchester United and Inter Milan nightmare.
  • Former Celtic winger Jonny Hayes has agreed to return to Aberdeen despite late interest from Championship side Reading.


THE SUN
  • Matteo Guendouzi faces a retrospective three-match ban after throttling Brighton striker Neal Maupay.


THE DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal may have been given hope in their reported pursuit of Adil Aouchiche with it claimed the 17-year-old is leaving PSG.


THE DAILY EXPRESS
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be looking to oversee a major overhaul this summer, according to reports

  • Chelsea and Manchester United have received a transfer boost after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insisted the club would not rush to buy a replacement for Leroy Sane.
  • Chelsea are leading the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen talent Kai Havertz, reports claim.


THE DAILY MIRROR
  • Talks are reportedly underway between Barcelona and Lionel Messi over a new contract.
  • Liverpool are considering a summer swoop for the highly-rated Kalidou Koulibaly but Napoli have told the Reds they are £32m short of their valuation.
  • Roma have reportedly made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Manchester United to keep Chris Smalling for next season.



THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Women's football clubs in Scotland's top division are unable to afford the coronavirus testing needed to resume training, with some fearing that the league will not resume until October.
  • Chris Froome has told team-mates he will stay with Ineos for this year's Tour de France, at least according to one of them, the Dutch rider Dylan van Baarle.


THE DAILY RECORD
  • Neil Lennon is ready to kick-start contract talks with Ryan Christie to secure the Celtic star on a new bumper long-term deal.


THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Craig Gordon is considering a two-year deal from Hearts - as Celtic stall on an improved contract offer.


THE TIMES
  • Gallagher Premiership matches are set to be played home and away when the league resumes in August, rather than the earlier plan to play only at neutral venues.



Chelsea could turn their attentions to Paris St-Germain's French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27, if they are unable to sign Leicester's England international Ben Chilwell, 23. (Express)

Liverpool have made a £54m bid for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The 29-year-old is also interesting Manchester United and Chelsea. (Corriere dello Sport)

Barcelona have been linked with Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, but the Italian's club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says the Argentina international "has never expressed the desire to leave". (Sky Sports Italia, via Mail)

Barcelona have opened negotiations over a new two-year deal for Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, who turns 33 on Wednesday. (Marca)

Juventus are willing to offer two Italy internationals - defender Daniele Rugani, 25, and winger Federico Bernardeschi, 26 - to Wolves in an attempt to lower the cost of a deal for Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29. (Tuttosport)

Roma could extend England defender Chris Smalling's loan deal from Manchester United for another season - with an option to buy him at the end of it - as talks continue over the 30-year-old's future. (Tele Radio Stereo, via Football Italia)

Roma have offered Tottenham's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, a two-year deal with the option of a third season. (Il Messaggero, via Mail)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are planning a fundraising campaign among their fans to try to help sign former Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, from Arsenal. (Fotospor, via Star)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could consider a free transfer move for 33-year-old England keeper Joe Hart, who will be released by Burnley at the end of the month, after German keeper Bernd Leno, 28, suffered an injury against Brighton. (Express)

Leeds United's hopes of signing Argentine keeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, from Arsenal may have suffered a blow following the injury to Leno. (Express)

Former Brazil international Ronaldo says Real Valladolid will "open their doors" to Chile international Alexis Sanchez if the 31-year-old does not succeed at Inter Milan, where he is on loan from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Everton have joined the race to sign Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu, 21. The Ghanaian, who has a £10.8m release clause in his contract, is also interesting Southampton and Manchester United. (Mail)

Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 30, is set to leave Goodison Park after passing a medical at French Ligue 1 side Nice. (Sky Sports)


PFC Slavia Sofia say an agreement has been reached for Manchester City to complete the signing of Bulgarian midfielder Filip Krastev, 18. (Manchester Evening News)

A Birmingham City official gave up their seat to allow Jude Bellingham's mum to watch their Championship game at West Brom. The English midfielder, 16, is wanted by Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
23rd June 2020




DAILY MAIL
  • Borussia Dortmund have beaten Manchester United to the signature of highly-rated Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham, and the Bundesliga club will announce an £18m deal in the coming days.
  • Troy Deeney and his partner Alisha Hosannah are to trademark the Black Lives Matter logo which they designed and is appearing on Premier League shirt sleeves.
  • Everton have joined Southampton and Manchester United in the race to sign Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu, who has a £10.8m release clause.
  • Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana's hopes of landing a dream move to the Premier League remain up in the air, even after the club agreed to re-sign goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Everton.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • The Premier League is resisting pressure to launch a fresh crackdown on spitting, hugging and touching hands between players and managers after COVID-19 safety advice was routinely forgotten during the opening week of matches.
  • David De Gea will have until the end of the season until a decision is made on Dean Henderson competing to be No 1 at Manchester United.
DAILY STAR
  • Dean Henderson is willing to accept Manchester United 's offer of a new contract - but only if he is given the number one spot at Old Trafford.
  • Fenerbahce want to start a fundraising campaign with their fans to try to raise the money to sign Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.
  • Super agent Mino Raiola is reportedly in talks with both Arsenal and Roma over a potential deal which would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Justin Kluivert swap clubs.
THE TIMES
  • Football's authorities are exploring the possibility of using the Community Shield as a test event for the return of fans before the start of next season.
  • Craig Levein is interested in returning to the job of Dundee United manager more than a decade after he left Tannadice first time around



DAILY EXPRESS
  • Watford and Crystal Palace are set for a summer battle over Bournemouth contract rebel Ryan Fraser.
  • Chelsea are looking at alternative left-back's should they fail to sign Leicester's Ben Chilwell, with Paris St-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa a likely target.
  • Mikel Arteta is looking at bringing in former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who will be released by Burnley at the end of the month, after number one Bernd Leno was injured at Brighton.

DAILY MIRROR
  • Liverpool are considering a summer swoop for the highly-rated Kalidou Koulibaly but Napoli have told the Reds they are £32m short of their valuation.
  • Philippe Coutinho is being linked with a move back to Liverpool, with Barcelona's asking price for the winger now heavily reduced.
  • Roma have reportedly made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Manchester United to keep Chris Smalling for next season.

THE SUN
  • Morgan Schneiderlin is poised to quit Everton after passing a medical at Ligue 1 side Nice.
  • Bayern Munich have reportedly tabled a £36m bid for Manchester City star Leroy Sane - with the club said to be willing to wait until next year to sign him.
  • FA Cup replays could be axed completely next season as football chiefs look at ways to ease what will be a jam packed campaign.

DAILY RECORD
  • Hearts fans have incredibly unveiled a banner calling for Robbie Neilson's exit just one day after his return to the club from Dundee United.
  • Craig Gordon insists he'd be willing to play for Hearts even if they are in the Championship next season - as he hit out at Celtic over the handling of his contract.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann is reportedly keen on the Dundee United job.
  • Rangers target Lyndon Dykes has revealed a new hairstyle for the upcoming season after posting pictures with his hair dyed blue.


Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who is currently on loan at Sheffield United, will only sign a new contract at Old Trafford if he is guaranteed to be first choice. Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in the 23-year-old Englishman. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain have offered France left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27, a new four-year contract extension, amid interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (France Football - in French)

Barcelona have dropped their asking price for midfielder Philippe Coutinho from more than £100m to £63m, although his former club Liverpool are not interested in re-signing the 28-year-old Brazilian. (Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, taunted Brighton forward Neal Maupay, 23, over their respective salaries during their game on Saturday, with both French players involved in an altercation at the end of the match. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid are also keen on signing Kurzawa, should 22-year-old Brazilian left-back Caio Henrique leave to join Porto. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier will join Borussia Dortmund from Paris St-Germain on a free transfer when his contract ends this month. The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the German club. (Bild - in German)

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 33, will also not sign a short-term contract extension to play in the Champions League and will leave the Ligue 1 side this month. (RMC Sport - in French)

The Premier League could keep the summer transfer window open beyond 5 October and defy Uefa's wishes with clubs set to vote on plans. (Mail)

Watford and Crystal Palace are both trying to sign Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 26, on a free transfer when his contract at Bournemouth expires on 30 June. (Express)

FA Cup replays could be scrapped in all rounds of the 2020-21 competition in a way to ease pressure on the football schedule. (Sun)

Ajax fans hung a banner outside the club's training ground on Monday, imploring Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 24, to stay amid interest from Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham. (Mail)

Agent Mino Raiola is in talks with Arsenal and Roma over a deal that would see Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 31, and Netherlands winger Justin Kluivert, 21, swap clubs. Mkhitaryan is on loan to the Italian side from the Gunners. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal have to decide on Tuesday whether to keep Brazil centre-back David Luiz, 33, Spanish centre-back Pablo Mari, 26, Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 28, and Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, after the end of their current deals. (Sun)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith wants Premier League referees to do more to protect his midfielder Jack Grealish, with the 24-year-old Englishman being the most fouled player in the top-flight. (Star)

Croatia midfielder Mario Pasalic, 25, has joined Serie A side Atalanta on a permanent deal after six years at Chelsea without making an appearance for the Blues. (Sky Sports)

The 15m euro (£13.5m) fee for Pasalic will help Chelsea pursue Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, and Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, this summer. (Evening Standard)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has warned big clubs that the Foxes will fight to keep hold of Chilwell. (Mail)

Coventry City will be able to offer a permanent deal to Aston Villa midfielder Callum O'Hare this week. The 22-year-old Englishman has spent the season on loan with the League One champions. (Coventry Telegraph)

Ligue 1 club Rennes are confident Eduardo Camavinga, 17, will stay for next season despite the France Under-21 midfielder being heavily linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks. (Marca)
 

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How has Borussia Dortmund become the in vogue club at the moment? Seems to be first choice destination for any rising starlet. How the hell did that happen?