Press Gossip - 2020

Maluco

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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?
Guaranteed game time, but also an easy exit. Benefit is they are a very attractive option to showcase your ability. Massive downside is, you are a stepping stone.
 

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Unfortunately i have to attend a funeral of a close relative. :( :( :(
Sorry to hear that - and apologies for my poorly timed joke.
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
24th June 2020




the sun

Manchester City are leading the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly - with Liverpool prioritising other areas of their squad this summer.
Manchester United will have the faces of 40,000 fans in their match against Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night - with images forming a "spectacular mosaic".
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero wants knee surgery straight away to save his Champions League dream.
Neil Warnock wants to make Chris Gunter his first signing as new Middlesbrough manager.


daily telegraph

Boris Johnson's decision to reopen pubs, bingo halls and cinemas before the return of club cricket, swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres on Tuesday night provoked a furious backlash across sport, with the Government accused of risking "further unnecessary damage to the health of the nation".
Premier League clubs discussed the dates for this summer's transfer window at a shareholders meeting on Tuesday with the most likely outcome that they will abide by Uefa's wishes to close player trading by October 5.
Arsenal are on the verge of finalising new deals with David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari as they seek to bring some much-needed clarity to Mikel Arteta's squad after weeks of uncertainty.
Football authorities are increasingly confident that some fans will be allowed back into stadiums by October.


daily mail

Paul Pogba is in contention to start his first game for Manchester United in 10 months against Sheffield United on Wednesday night.
Liverpool's potential title-winning game against Manchester City next Thursday is set to go ahead at the Etihad Stadium with the authorities ready to give the green light to what was previously viewed as a high-risk game.
The long-running feud between Prince Abdullah and his former Sheffield United co-owner Kevin McCabe is nearing its bitter end with another squabble about the closure of a hotel at Bramall Lane with the loss of 62 jobs.
Premier League clubs are at loggerheads with their Football League counterparts over dates for this summer's transfer window in a dispute which may require the FA to resolve.
Premier League stars have launched a special shirt raffle as part of the Players Together initiative, which was set up during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Professional Footballers' Association has written to EFL players warning them not to be coerced into accepting wage reductions this summer ahead of plans to introduce a salary cap.
Mikel Arteta is open to offloading Matteo Guendouzi with frustration mounting over the midfielder's antics - including catching him on camera acting up during training.


daily star

West Ham United are subject of alleged interest from a high-powered United Arab Emirates group, but the owners of West Ham are not actively looking to sell the club.
Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign winger Willian on a free transfer with his Chelsea career coming to an end.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted he's unsure where Adama Traore's future lies amid plenty of transfer speculation surrounding the winger.


daily mirror

Chelsea's plans for a £1billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge have been handed a lifeline after the deadline for building work to commence was extended.
Replays could be axed from all rounds of the FA Cup next season as the powers that be look to deal with the fixture congestion that will be caused by the campaign starting late.
Dean Henderson is ready to replace David de Gea as Manchester United's No 1 goalkeeper, according to his current Sheffield United teammate Oliver Norwood.


scottish sun

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster is a contender for a shock move to take up the same role at capital rivals Hearts.
Celtic, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock have pledged to donate their share of the Covid-19 Crisis Trust Fund to their partnering charities.
Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack.


daily record

Dundee United and Hearts are facing a third off-field battle - over coaches Lee McCulloch and Gordon Forrest.



Juventus have agreed a 80m euro (£72.5m) fee with Barcelona to sign 22-year-old Brazilian Arthur - but must still convince the midfielder to join them. (Sky Sports)

The Serie A side are also interested in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, but the 28-year-old Italian is unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is open to offloading French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, because of questions about his attitude. (Mail)

Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, 28, has reached an agreement with Leicester City, with the Premier League club now just needing to agree a fee with Real Betis. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are getting closer to signing Nathan Ferguson after West Brom confirmed the 19-year-old English defender had rejected a new contract. (Guardian)

Arsenal are expected to agree an extension to Portuguese defender Cedric Soares' loan from Southampton and want to sign the 28-year-old permanently on a free transfer this summer. (ESPN)

English striker Andy Carroll, 31, is expected to sign a one-year extension to his current Newcastle United deal. (Newcastle Chronicle)


Manchester United's English midfielder Dion McGhee, 19, is wanted by West Ham, Rangers and AZ Alkmaar. (Manchester Evening News)

The owners of West Ham are not actively looking to sell the club after reports of interest from a group from the United Arab Emirates. (Star)

Football's authorities in England are exploring the possibility of using the Community Shield as a test event for the return of fans before the start of next season. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Martinelli, 19, could miss the rest of season after suffering a knee problem in training. (Mirror)

There was a big step taken towards a new San Siro stadium after a meeting between AC Milan, Inter Milan and city planners. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Rennes have offered Monaco 15m euros (£13.55m) for French defender Benoit Badiashile, 19. (RMC Sport - in French)

Inter could lose loanees Nigeria midfielder Victor Moses, 29, and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, for the remainder of the season because parent clubs Chelsea and Manchester United do not want to grant an extension to their deals. (Sky Sports Italia, via Star)

Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, 50, is keen to become Dundee United's next manager. (Dundee Evening Telegraph)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
25th June 2020



Man Utd have eyes for Jadon Sancho, but will they pay £117m?

THE SUN
  • Manchester United have emerged as Jadon Sancho's only option this summer after Borussia Dortmund set their asking fee at a staggering £117m.
  • Manchester United are reportedly eyeing Monaco wonderkid Benoit Badiashile.
  • Fred is open for talks over a new long-term Manchester United deal after a stunning turnaround in form.
  • Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano, according to reports.
  • Chelsea have outbid rivals Real Madrid after they made an £80m offer for Kai Havertz, according to reports.
  • Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is reportedly weighing up his future at the club as he contemplates a move to Liverpool.
  • Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel has claimed the French club are in talks with Arsenal about extending William Saliba's loan spell for a further month.
  • Arsenal could miss on the signing of free agent Thiago Silva after Fiorentina's general director Joe Barone confirmed he wants to bring the defender back to Serie A.
  • Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is set to sign a new one-year contract extension at St James' Park with his current deal due to expire at the end of the month.



DAILY MAIL
  • Sean Dyche is considering leaving Burnley at the end of the season due to the deterioration in his relationship with chairman Mike Garlick.
  • Sven Mislintat, Arsenal's former head of recruitment, has branded the club 'dysfunctional' and 'an absolute mess'.
  • Premier League clubs have discussed using their plush corporate boxes to phase in the return of spectators to matches - in a move that could antagonise thousands of loyal supporters.
  • Celtic are drawing plans to accommodate crowds of 30,000 at Parkhead by the end of August.



DAILY MIRROR
  • Hugo Lloris has warned that everyone at Tottenham will be "guilty" if the club does not make the Champions League next season.
  • Mikel Arteta is confident of securing Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka to a new contract.
  • Leeds have turned down the chance to sign former Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala on a free.
  • Shrewsbury have made an ambitious bid to bring free agent Joe Hart back to the club.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Juventus have enquired about Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the summer transfer window.
  • Barcelona are reportedly prepared to offer Philippe Coutinho or Nelson Semedo as part of a swap deal for Tanguy Ndombele.

DAILY STAR
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 'fascinated' by Inter Milan's offer after turning down the chance to extend his Arsenal contract.
  • Wolves are to set to fend off the likes of Manchester United and Juventus by placing a mammoth £90m transfer valuation on Mexican hitman Raul Jimenez.
  • Manchester United have registered an interest in Vitoria de Guimaraes ace Marcus Edwards.
  • Arsenal are ramping up their interest in signing Sporting youngster Joelson Fernandes, according to reports.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Rangers are set to reignite their interest in Kemar Roofe if star striker Alfredo Morelos leaves Ibrox this summer.
  • Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo has admitted he's flattered to be linked with a move to Celtic and he's refused to close the door on any club.
  • Derby have joined the hunt for Scotland keeper Craig Gordon.

DAILY RECORD
  • Motherwell are willing to offer Stephen Robinson a new deal in a bid to stop him from taking the Northern Ireland job.
  • Rangers have signed Ross County youngster James Graham in a £45,000 deal.


Juventus have enquired about Arsenal and Gabon captain and forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, joining Barcelona and Inter Milan as interested parties. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche could leave at the end of the season after growing frustrated with the lack of transfer funds and stalling contract-extension talks for various players. (Mail)

Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, expects to join Manchester City this summer after Liverpool turned their attentions elsewhere. (Express)

Manchester United are the only summer option for Borussia Dortmund and England winger, Jadon Sancho, 20. But the Bundesliga club will not part with him for less than £118m. (Bild - in German)

Brazil midfielder Fred, 27, wants to sign a new deal at Manchester United. (Sun)

Chelsea forward Willian, 31, is in talks to extend his contract beyond the end of the season with the club keen to avoid a free transfer of the Brazilian to a London rival. (Mail)

Everton, Tottenham and Wolves want to sign Paris St-Germain and Brazil defender Thiago Silva. The 35-year-old reportedly has his heart set on a move to England. (Goal - in Portuguese)

Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Thiago Alcantara for about £43m after the Spain midfielder, 29, broke off contract negotiations with his current club Bayern Munich. (Bild - in German)

Arsenal have made contact with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for Portuguese wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, 17. However, the forward is also attracting interest from Barcelona and RB Leipzig. (O Jogo via Star)


Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel wants to extend 21-year-old French centre-back William Saliba's loan deal from Arsenal until after the Coupe de France final. (Goal)

Tottenham's £54m record signing Tanguy Ndombele, 23, has told boss Jose Mourinho that he never wants to play for him again. Paris St-Germain, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all interested in the France midfielder. (ESPN)

Barcelona would be interested in a swap deal for Ndombele that would see Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo, 26, or 28-year-old Brazil winger Philippe Coutinho - currently on loan at Bayern Munich - head to Spurs. (Independent)

Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 21, has bought Vitesse Arnhem season tickets for Dutch health workers who cannot afford them, after spending the 2017-18 season on loan at the club. (Mail)

Norwich are set to sign Sunderland's English midfielder Bali Mumba, 18, in a deal worth £350,000. (Sky Sports)

Bolton Wanderers made their move for Barrow boss Ian Evatt, but the EFL new boys want about £250,000 in compensation for the 38-year-old. (Bolton News)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
26th June 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • Declan Rice has been told to 'sort his life out' and make a decision over his future sooner rather than later by West Ham icon Frank McAvennie.
  • Arsenal and Everton target Gabriel has opened the door to leave Lille this summer.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Liverpool have reportedly made a move for Wolves ace Adama Traore.
  • Arsenal are still challenging AC Milan and PSG for Red Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai, reports claim.
  • Philippe Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian is working on a move to Arsenal with Barcelona keen to move him on this summer.
  • Chelsea are set to allow Nicolas Tie to join Vitoria Guimaraes as the Blues continue to overhaul their squad ahead of next season.



DAILY MIRROR
  • Arsenal were ready to give Chelsea forward Willian a £250,000-a-week contract before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Premier League clubs and football agents fear summer transfer chaos in a frantic 20 days of business before the start of the 2020/21 season.

THE SUN
  • Chelsea are reportedly lining up a stunning bid for David Alaba as Frank Lampard steps up his hunt for a new left-back.
  • Bayern Munich will not join Manchester United in the race to sign Jude Bellingham, according to reports in Germany.
  • Thiago Alcantara has snubbed Bayern Munich's offer of a new contract and already said goodbye to team-mates as he eyes a move to England.
  • Ansu Fati's father has denied speculation his son is joining Manchester United and insists he is "following his dream" at Barcelona.

DAILY RECORD
  • No-nonsense Peterborough chairman Barry Fry has warned Celtic and Rangers that Ivan Toney won't be signed on the cheap.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Celtic have lost highly-rated academy youngster Josh Adam to Manchester City.
  • Rangers have rubbished reports linking them with a £2.7m bid for Real Valladolid striker Sekou Gassama.
  • Steve Clarke insists he's 'hopeful' that Livingston forward Lyndon Dykes will choose Scotland over Australia.








Barcelona's Brazil midfielder Arthur, 23, is close to agreeing a £72.5m move to Juventus, with Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, heading the other way for £54.25m. (Sky Sports)

Spanish winger Pedro, 32, will join Roma on a two-year deal when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich will not join Manchester United in trying to sign Birmingham's 16-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has also attracted interest from Borussia Dortmund. (Bild, via Sun)


Arsenal were ready to offer Chelsea's Brazilian forward Willian, 31, a £250,000-a-week contract before the coronavirus pandemic. (Mirror)

Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign England youth midfielder Jadan Raymond, 16, after he rejected a first professional deal at Crystal Palace. (Athletic - subscription needed)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has told chairman Daniel Levy he wants five new signings this summer - but Spurs will have to focus on loan deals and free agents. (90min)

Manager Brendan Rodgers has told James Maddison that Leicester is the 'perfect place' for him after the England midfielder, 23, was linked with Manchester United. (Leicester Mercury)

Real Madrid's Colombia winger James Rodriguez, 28, who has one year left on his contract, is still open to a move to Napoli. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal and AC Milan are in advanced talks with Red Bull Salzburg over their Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, while Paris St-Germain have also asked about the 19-year-old. (Express)

Red Bull International Soccer have identified Leeds United's director of football Victor Orta as a candidate to fill the group's vacant technical director role. (Independent)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
27th June 2020




THE SUN
  • Manchester United are interested in signing Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal, according to reports.
  • Kalidou Koulibaly reportedly wants to sign for Manchester City to work with Pep Guardiola.
  • Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira, but the £55m release clause could be a problem.
  • Liverpool must pay some of their Premier League rivals millions in bonuses after clinching the title.
  • Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Paul Pogba turned estate agent in a bid to help him settle quickly into life at Manchester United.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Kenny Dalglish received a congratulatory message from Sir Alex Ferguson after Liverpool won their first title of the Premier League era.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has said that Manchester City's season will be unbelievable if they can win the Champions League and FA Cup.

DAILY MAIL
  • Liverpool will have an opportunity to parade the Premier League trophy through the streets of the city after the council gave the go-ahead.
  • Valencia are considering signing Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on a two-year loan deal.
  • Ronaldinho is considering coming out of retirement to play under Diego Maradona at Gimnasia, according to reports in Argentina.
  • Carlos Tevez says he would be open to returning to West Ham before confirming that he has signed a new deal at Boca Juniors.


THE TIMES
  • A group of Premier League clubs is planning a campaign for a change to the law that prevents football supporters from drinking alcohol within sight of the pitch.
  • Kalidou Koulibaly is hoping to secure a move from Napoli to Manchester City when the transfer window reopens.


DAILY STAR
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl has urged Southampton to be aggressive in replacing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Malky Mackay has emerged as a shock candidate to become Dundee United's new boss.
  • Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson is staying at Fir Park despite Northern Ireland interest.


DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic will battle it out with Real Betis to sign Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi on loan next season, according to a report.
  • Celtic have made a sensational move to land goalkeeper Joe Hart.



Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has refused to guarantee Matteo Guendouzi will be at the club next season after reports the French midfielder, 21, has asked to leave. (Guardian)

Manchester United have registered their interest in Guendouzi, while Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are also targeting the midfielder. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

Celtic will consider a move for Joe Hart, 33, after his release by Burnley, should the Scottish champions fail to get fellow English goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 32, on another loan from Southampton. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are tracking Portugal midfielder Danilo Pereira, with Porto willing to accept 20m euros (£18.2m) for the 28-year-old, and the Gunners remain interested in Atletico Madrid's Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (ESPN)

Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, wants to leave Napoli this summer to play for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are close to signing Real Madrid's Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi, 21, who has been on loan at Borussia Dortmund, for about €40m (£35.8m) plus add-ons. (Guardian)

Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa, 27, is set to sign a new four-year deal with Paris St-Germain when the French left-back's contract expires on 30 June. (RMC Sport, via Sun)

Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been linked Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, can sign a professional deal when he turns 17 on Monday but has not yet told Blues boss Pep Clotet whether he's decided on his future. (Mirror)

Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos has hinted at rejoining his first club Real Betis after the Spanish midfielder, 23, returns to parent club Real Madrid at the end of the season. (Marca)

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata manager Diego Maradona is hoping to bring ex-Brazil international Ronaldinho, 40, out of retirement to play for the Argentine side. (Marca)

Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, is not thinking about leaving Borussia Dortmund, despite being linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United. (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung - in German)

Tottenham have offered a new contract to winger Maurizio Pochettino, 19, who is the son of former Spurs boss Mauricio. (Standard)

Liverpool's Premier League title win will earn Southampton about £2.5m, as four players have add-on clauses from when the Saints sold them to the new champions. (Telegraph)

The Reds could end up paying more than £10m in bonuses, with Arsenal, Hull City and Charlton also set to profit. (Mail)

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri does not know if Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, will stay at the club amid interest from Barcelona. (Sky Sports Italia, via Goal)

Argentine forward Carlos Tevez, 36, would not rule out returning to West Ham when his contract at Boca Juniors expires. (Radio La Red - in Spanish)
 

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Tottenham have offered a new contract to winger Maurizio Pochettino, 19, who is the son of former Spurs boss Mauricio. (Standard)


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Sunday's Newspapers:
28th June 2020



Christinaa's Sunday Paper

Metropolitan Police Chief: '' Disgusting 'celebrations' by Liverpool fans. We can't have this happening every 30 years.'' :D


the sun on sunday

Chelsea want Declan Rice to lead their defence next season - and are growing confident they will wrap up a deal to sign the West Ham star this summer.
Pep Guardiola has refused to pledge his future to Manchester City beyond the one year left on his contract.
Champions Liverpool face being banned from playing their remaining home games at Anfield unless fans stop partying on the streets.
Southampton are ready to use goalkeeper Fraser Forster to lure French midfielder Olivier Ntcham from Celtic.
Kasper Schmeichel reckons Leicester are such a special club that even players who leave cannot wait to come back.
Chelsea could be one step closer to completing a deal for Leicester's Ben Chilwell after Ajax confirmed Nicolas Tagliafico will be allowed to leave the club.


mail on sunday

Liverpool will be able to parade their Premier League trophy at Anfield at the start of next season if talks between the Government and clubs keep progressing and there is not a second spike in coronavirus cases.
Dean Smith is under mounting pressure after Aston Villa lost again.
World Rugby have been warned that clubs could lose hundreds of millions of pounds in revenue if they take the 'nuclear' option of forcing through their global season.


daily star sunday

Former Liverpool technical director Damien Comolli is heading an American consortium looking to buy a Premier League club.
Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz is hopeful of keeping hold of Kai Havertz amid links to Chelsea but acknowledges he could depart.


sunday mirror

Pep Guardiola has again refused to commit his future to Manchester City.
Arsenal have no intention of selling young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi - and have reportedly told him as much.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must ditch at least four big stars including Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard if he wants to land £110m Jadon Sancho.


sunday express

Barcelona are lining up a move for Pep Guardiola if Manchester City's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year European ban is thrown out.
Jack Grealish has taken a step nearer joining Manchester United this summer after finding a house to buy in the North-West.


sunday telegraph

David Luiz was offered a new deal at Arsenal because he agreed to a significant reduction in his salary.
Burnley are the subject of interest from an overseas consortium looking to buy a Premier League club.
The British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa is to proceed as originally scheduled in July and August next year despite the on-going uncertainty over the future global calendar and a potential clash with the Tokyo Olympics.


sunday mail

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admits he doesn't know if he'll be able to hold on to star striker Alfredo Morelos.
Hearts and Partick Thistle are locked on a new collision course with the SPFL.


scottish sun

Rangers are set to play alongside Celtic in a glamour pre-season tournament next month - in France.



Borussia Dortmund are growing increasingly confident that 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho will remain at the club, having yet to receive an offer for the player. (Sport Buzzer - in German)

Jurgen Klopp has admitted he thinks Sancho would look "very good" in a Liverpool shirt but the Reds manager does not think a transfer will happen this summer. (Bild, via Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out a move for Sancho when the summer transfer window opens. (Manchester Evening News)

However, United must sell at least four players - including Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27 - to fund a move for Sancho. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea want to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice, 21, with Blues boss Frank Lampard planning to use the £45m-rated England international as a centre-back. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are also keen on signing Ajax's Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 24, as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Spain international Arrizabalaga, 25, has been linked with a move to Valencia this summer on a two-year loan deal. (Marca, via Sunday Express)

Newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool are set to make a bid for Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham Hotspur have no intention of selling record signing Tanguy Ndombele, 23, this summer. The French midfielder is yet to feature since the Premier League restart and has been linked with Barcelona. (Football London)

Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz accepts a deal for Kai Havertz to leave the club could be completed by August, with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United among those competing for the 21-year-old Germany midfielder. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa's 24-year-old English midfielder Jack Grealish, a target for Manchester United, has told friends he has found a house in the north-west of England. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal are interested in Red Bull Salzburg's Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. The 19-year-old was first linked with the Gunners during the summer of 2019. (Sun)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would like to take a job abroad when his deal with the Bundesliga side expires in 2023 - and the 32-year-old German is keen on a move to the Premier League. (Bild - in German)

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho, 40, wants to come out of retirement to play for Gimnasia, who are managed by Argentina legend Diego Maradona, once he has finished his house arrest in Paraguay. (Marca - in Spanish)

Juventus director Fabio Paratici has played down talk of a move to the Premier League for midfielder Adrien Rabiot, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton all interested in the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Sky Sports Italia, via Metro)

The midfielder swap deal involving Barcelona's Brazilian Arthur, 23, and Juventus' Bosnian Miralem Pjanic, 30, is moving closer, with both players expected to have medicals on Sunday. (Calciomercato)

Real Valladolid want to extend Sandro Ramirez's loan until the end of the La Liga season but have yet to reach an agreement with Everton for the 24-year-old Spanish striker. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham will listen to offers for 21-year-old English striker Kazaiah Sterling this summer after a series of loans failed to ignite his career. (Football Insider)

Atalanta's Belgian right-back Timothy Castagne, 24, says he would not be able to turn down the chance of a move to Spurs. (Teamtalk)

Burnley are the subject of interest from an American and Middle East consortium looking to buy a Premier League club. (Sunday Telegraph)
 

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christinaa said:
Metropolitan Police Chief: '' Disgusting 'celebrations' by Liverpool fans. We can't have this happening every 30 years.''
:lol:
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
29th June 2020



THE TIMES
  • A change to UEFA rules will restore Manchester City's might in the transfer market.
  • Sean Dyche says Burnley must start to spend more if they are to keep punching above their weight in the Premier League.
  • Dundee United will pay a six-figure compensation fee to the Scottish FA if they agree terms to appoint Malky Mackay as their new manager.
  • England, Scotland and Wales men's and women's sevens teams are likely to merge into a unified Great Britain side as a long-term result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Wimbledon organisers have admitted that they will not be able to secure pandemic insurance cover for next year's event after making a claim for potentially more than £100m to cover the losses arising from this year's cancellation.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Aston Villa are set to stick with Dean Smith for the final six games, as the club prepare for a crucial month in their battle against relegation.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic faces a lengthy ban for violent conduct as the Football Association will take into account his previous elbowing cases.
  • Leicester Tigers face losing close to a third of their first-team squad later this week with as many as 12 players engaged in a stand-off over signing new contracts.
  • The Football Association and English Football League do not monitor the number of players who identify as black, Asian or another ethnic minority in the elite male and female game.
  • Next year's Wimbledon will not be protected by pandemic insurance, according to outgoing chief executive Richard Lewis.


THE DAILY MAIL
  • Inter Milan could attempt to lure Sergio Aguero away from Manchester City as part of a deal for Milan Skriniar this summer, according to reports.
  • Southampton will consider loaning out Fraser Forster for another season when Celtic make their approach this week.
  • Brendan Rodgers says he is confident his Leicester players are 'protected' amid fears of a spike in coronavirus cases in the city and talk of their home games being moved to neutral venues.
  • Barcelona players were involved in a dressing room bust-up with under-fire manager Quique Setien following their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Saturday.
  • Ben Stokes is to captain England for the first time against West Indies with Joe Root set to be at the birth of his second child - forcing the skipper to self-isolate for a week
  • A three-way race has developed for the head coach role at UK Athletics with former sprinter Christian Malcolm emerging as a serious contender.


THE DAILY STAR
  • Liverpool are reportedly edging rivals Manchester City in the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly by offering up Dejan Lovren as part of the deal.


THE DAILY MIRROR
  • Borussia Dortmund have said they are willing to "discuss" selling Jadon Sancho but do not believe any club would be prepared to meet their asking price.
  • Brendan Rodgers insists his players will be safe even if Leicester is put into a local lockdown.


THE DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic will start signing talks with former England keeper Joe Hart this week after Craig Gordon confirmed he's played his last game for the club.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY
  • Celtic could be ready to break the bank to sign Fraser Forster on a permanent deal.



Liverpool have reportedly moved ahead of Manchester City in the race for Napoli's Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, by offering Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 30, as part of a transfer. (Tuttosport via Sun)

Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says the club is in "advanced negotiations" for Borussia Dortmund loanee Achraf Hakimi as the Real Madrid's Morocco full-back, 21, nears a potential move to Serie A. (Goal)

Chelsea have been given a transfer boost by Ajax with manager Erik ten Hag suggesting that 27-year-old Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 24, could leave the club this summer while 23-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, a Manchester United target, could also be on his way out. (Express)

Manchester City are set to sign Juventus' Spanish forward Pablo Moreno, 18, in a swap deal which will see Portuguese winger Felix Correia, 19, move in the opposite direction. (Goal)

Inter Milan are considering selling Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, this summer with Manchester City among those interested. City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, could be part of a possible deal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Benfica are reportedly interested in appointing former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager. The 48-year-old has been out of work since last November. (Record - in Portuguese)

Ivory Coast and former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, 34, who is out of contract at Hertha Berlin at the end of the season, is close to agreeing a free transfer to Brazilian side Botafogo. (Yahoo Sports)

Torino are ready to sell Nigerian defender Ola Aina with Everton and West Ham among those interested in the 23-year-old. (Inside Futbol)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
30th june 2020




the sun
Roy Keane is in talks with Azerbaijan about becoming their new national team boss.
Arsenal will not attempt to buy Dani Ceballos when his loan deal with Real Madrid expires.
Manchester City are reportedly plotting a swoop for Jack Grealish - if Bayern Munich cough up the £50million asking price for Leroy Sane.
Charlton are eyeing up a summer move for non-League striker and former Love Island contestant Dennon Lewis.


daily express
Liverpool will not pursue a £60m-plus deal for Kalidou Koulibaly this summer with the Reds' transfer policy rules out overpaying on players in their late 20s.
Arsenal have reportedly begun preparing for life without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst eyed as his potential replacement.


daily mail
The Premier League has urged clubs to step up their campaigns to keep fans away from grounds.
Southampton have joined the list of clubs keen on Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun.
The FA announced 124 redundancies, around 15 per cent of their staff, in response to projected losses of £75m this year, which could rise to £300m.
The three Watford players who breached lockdown rules have said sorry to manager Nigel Pearson and their playing colleagues.
Brentford head of recruitment Lee Dykes is on RB Leipzig's radar as they search for departed Paul Mitchell's replacement.
Newcastle are weighing up a free transfer for versatile Montpellier forward Thomas Robert.


daily telegraph
On Tuesday, MPs will grill the chief executive of the Premier League over the scenes that marred Liverpool's first Premier League triumph - which Jurgen Klopp and his squad stand accused of fuelling.
Football's grass roots were plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as the FA announced the most devastating round of job losses in its history to fill a £300m black hole caused by COVID-19.
Japan and Fiji are expected to be confirmed as the two guest nations to join the Six Nations sides in an inaugural eight-team tournament in November and December.


daily mirror
Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado looks set to join Manchester United after he announcing his departure from the Nou Camp.


daily star
France international Layvin Kurzawa has ended speculation of a move to Arsenal after signing a new four-year contract with current club Paris Saint-Germain.


scottish sun
Steve McClaren is mulling over a move to the SPFL after holding positive talks with Dundee United.



Manchester City will consider signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, if Bayern Munich buy their Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24. Manchester United have also been linked with the Englishman. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are willing to sign United's 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes, who has also had multiple offers from abroad. (Independent)

Benfica want former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino to become their new manager after Bruno Lage's resignation. (TSF - in Portuguese)

Arsenal will not attempt to buy Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, when his loan deal from Real Madrid ends. (Sun)

Real Madrid's 21-year-old Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi - who has been on loan at Borussia Dortmund - has rejected an offer from Manchester United. (AS, via Manchester Evening News)


Former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is in talks to become manager of the Azerbaijan national team. (Sun)

Newcastle United and Arsenal are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Wolfsburg's Dutch striker Wout Weghorst, 27, for 35m euros (£31.9m). (Bild - in German)

The Magpies are also considering signing French forward Thomas Robert - the 19-year-old son of former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert - from Montpellier on a free transfer. (Mail)

Southampton are interested in Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun. The 18-year-old has played for England and the United States at youth level but also qualifies to represent Nigeria. (Mail)

Two Chelsea targets - Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 24, and Argentine left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27 - have been told they can leave Ajax. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag says Netherlands midfielder and Manchester United target Donny van de Beek, 23, could leave once the transfer window reopens. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain's 27-year-old France defender Layvin Kurzawa, who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, has signed a new four-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions.(Goal)

Premier League winners Liverpool will not spend "millions and millions" in the transfer market, says manager Jurgen Klopp. (Mirror)

But the Reds have been told they must pay more than £35m if they want to sign Brighton's 22-year-old English defender Ben White, who has impressed during a loan spell in the Championship with Leeds United this season. (Football Insider)

A number of Barcelona players have a strained relationship with manager Quique Setien following their recent run of poor form. (ESPN)

Leicester City's 18-year-old full-back Dennis Gyamfi will leave the club when his contract expires on 30 June. The Netherlands youth international has turned down several contract offers from the Foxes. (Leicester Mercury)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
01st July 2020



DAILYMAIL


  • Arsenal have explored using French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi as a makeweight in their summer transfer business.
  • Manchester City are set to learn their European fate from the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 13.
  • Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to give Moise Kean a fresh start after speaking to the errant striker over his breach of discipline.
  • The Premier League will review the findings of a study which highlighted racial bias in television commentary

  • Aston Villa sporting director Suso is under increasing pressure amid serious misgivings about the club's recruitment record.
  • Juventus are chasing Valencia's 20-year-old winger Ferran Torres, who is a major target of both Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.


THE SUN

  • Manchester City's interest in Chelsea target Nathan Ake has "intensified", according to reports.


DAILY MIRROR

  • Jordan Henderson is under pressure from his team-mates to have a Premier League tattoo to go with his impressive Champions League emblem.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Aston Villa will launch an extensive review of their recruitment and scouting strategy at the end of the season, following a £135 million spend on their return to the Premier League.
  • Tottenham are confident of signing Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg but will have to sell players first.
  • England stars Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood have agreed terms to join Manchester City ahead of the new Women's Super League season.


Manchester United will not pay more than £50m for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho. However, the Bundesliga club want in excess of £100m for the 20-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are considering using French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, as part of any swap deals this summer. (Mail)

Tottenham are confident of landing Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, this summer but will have to sell players first. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City are keen to sign Bournemouth and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake. However they may face competition from Chelsea, who are interested in re-signing the 25-year-old. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona right-back Marc Jurado, 16, has left the Catalan club. The Spaniard is set to move to Manchester United in the summer. (ESPN)

Juventus have stepped up their pursuit of Valencia's Ferran Torres, 20. The Spanish winger has been linked to both Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. (Mail via Onda Cero)


Barcelona have put a £365m release clause in Miralem Pjanic's contract. The Bosnia and Juventus midfielder, 30, is due to join the La Liga club later his summer. (Sun)

Real Madrid and Morocco full-back Achraf Hakimi, 21, has been spotted in Italy prior to a proposed £36m transfer to Inter Milan. (Mail)

Roma have confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan's loan move from Arsenal has been extended until the end of the season. The 31-year-old Armenia midfielder joined the Serie A side in September. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City have completed a swap deal that will see 18-year-old Spanish striker Pablo Moreno join them from Juventus, with Portuguese winger Felix Correia, 19, heading to the Serie A side. (Guardian)

Former Rangers centre-back Lorenzo Amoruso, 49, has signed up for the Italian version of Love Island. (Record)





Paper Talk - Regional, National & International Football News
  • Arsenal have explored using French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi as a makeweight in their summer transfer business.
  • Manchester City are set to learn their European fate from the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 13.
  • Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to give Moise Kean a fresh start after speaking to the striker over his breach of discipline.
  • The Premier League will review the findings of a study which highlighted racial bias in television commentary.
  • Saint-Etienne have slammed Arsenal for their U-turn over on-loan defender William Saliba which means he will be unable to play in the French Cup final.
  • Manchester City's interest in Chelsea target Nathan Ake has "intensified", according to reports.
  • Manchester City have confirmed the arrival of striker Pablo Moreno on a four-year deal from Juventus.
  • Tottenham are confident of signing Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer.
  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has insisted Mesut Ozil deserves his £350,000-a-week salary.
  • Jordan Henderson is under pressure from his team-mates to have a Premier League tattoo to go with his impressive Champions League emblem.
  • Aston Villa will launch an extensive review of their recruitment and scouting strategy at the end of the season, following a £135m spend on their return to the Premier League.
  • England stars Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood have agreed terms to join Manchester City ahead of the new Women's Super League season.
  • Man Utd Tuilagi remains in a stalemate with Leicester Tigers after as many as six players missed the club's deadline to sign a new contract.
  • Leicester Racecourse became Britain's first sporting venue to face a staff revolt over Covid-19 safety after racing proceeded despite a renewed citywide lockdown in the wake of a coronavirus spike.
  • Southampton keeper Fraser Forster is almost certainly not returning to Celtic.
  • Motherwell are in talks with Rangers to bring Jake Hastie back to Fir Park on loan.
  • Rangers have confirmed Peter Lovenkrands is leaving the club to pursue opportunities elsewhere.
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
2nd July 2020




DAILY EXPRESS
  • Arsenal are upping their interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
  • Arsenal could also move for Antoine Griezmann, who continues to struggle at Barcelona.
  • Mohamed Salah has made it clear that he wants to stay at Liverpool for the long-term after helping the club win their first-ever Premier League title.
  • Manchester United will face stiff competition from Borussia Dortmund for Jack Grealish in the upcoming transfer window.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of Jadon Sancho rejoining Manchester City - with rivals United leading the race to sign him.
  • Watford have 'sold' midfielder Pape Gueye to Marseille just 17 hours after he joined them.


DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal and Newcastle are set for a bidding war this summer over highly-rated Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst.
  • Former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United have already sealed a move for Jack Grealish.
  • Leeds have been tipped to sign Norwich star Emiliano Buendia to replace Pablo Hernandez in the transfer window.


DAILY MAIL
  • Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will remain at Roma after his loan deal with the Serie A side was extended but winger Justin Kluivert is unlikely to be moving in the opposite direction.
  • Ronald Koeman has been seen moving into a new home in Barcelona with rumours abound that he could be set to replace Quique Setien, who is under increasing pressure.

THE TIMES
  • Manchester City are facing the prospect of losing their home advantage for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 game against Real Madrid with UEFA pushing for the match to be played in Portugal.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Alfredo Morelos' agent has revealed he has offered his services to Napoli this summer.
  • Fraser Forster has stunned Celtic by snubbing the chance to come back on another season-long loan.
  • David Marshall could be poised for a stunning Celtic return.

DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic fear Fraser Forster may have lined up another summer move after the keeper took cold feet on a return to Parkhead.
  • Former Rangers man Andy Halliday reckons his old club should try to snap up Dundee United hitman Lawrence Shankland.
  • Aberdeen face an anxious 24-hour wait to discover if they have any further coronavirus outbreaks inside their own training ground.



Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann's struggles at the club could give Arsenal or Inter Milan the chance to sign the 29-year-old France international. (Express)

Versatile Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, is a target for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola looks to rebuild his squad. (Guardian)

However, Guardiola has ruled out a return to Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (Sun)

Arsenal are hoping centre-back David Luiz, 33, can try to convince fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva, 35, to join the club after he leaves Paris St-Germain this summer. (Le10 Sport, via Mail)

The Gunners have stepped up their interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey but are unwilling to meet his £45m release clause. (Athletic, via Mirror)

Tottenham and Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, is interesting Ligue 1 side Monaco, who hope to sign the player this summer. (Sky Sports)


Chelsea's Denmark international defender Andreas Christensen, 24, says he has no intention of leaving the club and is open to a new deal at Stamford Bridge. (Goal.com)

Arsenal and Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 31, looks set to join Roma permanently after his loan deal with the Serie A side was extended. However, Netherlands winger Justin Kluivert, 21, is unlikely to be moving in the opposite direction. (Mail)

Barcelona boss Quique Setien is coming under increasing pressure and Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who says he turned down the chance to manage the Nou Camp side in January, was seen moving into a new place in the city. (Mail)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele, 23, can turn his Spurs career around, despite a difficult first season for the French midfielder. (Guardian)

Spurs could use 23-year-old English right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, on loan at Southampton, as part of a deal to sign Saints' Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24. (Football London)

Liverpool and Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, 28, says he wants to stay at the club for "a long time". (Bein Sports, via Express)

Newell's Old Boys vice-president Cristian D'Amico hopes Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, will one day return to the club, after leaving for Spain at age 13. (TNT Sports, vial Goal)

Manchester United youngster Largie Ramazani, 19, is closing in on a move to Spanish second-tier side Almeria. The Belgian turned down a deal to stay at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Rennes sporting director Florian Maurice said the Ligue 1 side have no intention of selling 17-year-old France U-21 midfielder Eduardo Camavinga amid links to Real Madrid, even for €80m euros (£72m). (AS)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
3rd July 2020



DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Chelsea are ready to step up their pursuit of Kai Havertz after the attacking midfielder plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Saturday's German Cup final against Bayern Munich.
  • Andros Townsend has become the first Premier League player to disown Black Lives Matter publicly after his club became the latest to attack the movement's "political agendas".

DAILY MAIL
  • Sheffield United are planning a £3.5m bid for Reading's John Swift. Promotion contenders Leeds are also interested in the midfielder.
  • Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is also keen on signing Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin, from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.


THE SUN
  • Manchester United, Manchester City and Wolves all face missing the start of next term because of their delayed European campaigns.
  • Manchester United could allow Eric Bailly to leave on loan next season - with Valencia showing interest.
  • Manchester United are likely to miss out on Roma forward Cengiz Under.
  • Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga could be offered a get-out from his Chelsea misery with a loan move to Sevilla.
  • Southampton are looking to ship out flop goalkeeper Angus Gunn this summer - two years after paying £13.5m to lure him away from Manchester City.
  • Bournemouth captain Steve Cook has revealed Eddie Howe's players held crisis talks following Wednesday's 4-1 mauling at home to Newcastle.


DAILY MIRROR
  • Angel Gomes is eyeing a move abroad after leaving Manchester United at the end of June but does not have a deal yet lined up, according to reports.
  • Philippe Coutinho is reportedly one of three Bayern Munich loanees who have agreed to halve their wages in order to see out the season with the German champions.

DAILY STAR
  • Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann reportedly likes the idea of moving to the Premier League, with Manchester United believed to be interested in the Frenchman.
  • Mauricio Pochettino's move to Newcastle could be edging closer as the former Tottenham boss has rejected the top job at Benfica.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Jude Bellingham, according to reports in Germany.
  • Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has warned the Manchester United he will not wait around forever to become their first choice. Henderson is currently on loan at Sheffield United, but Chelsea are thought to be interested in the 21-year-old too.
  • Chelsea are also keen on Lille's stopper Mike Maignan and Alphonse Areola, who is on loan at Real Madrid from Paris St-Germain.



THE TIMES
  • As Manchester City plan to regain the Premier League title Pep Guardiola has targeted Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Villarreal's Pau Torres and Benfica's Ruben Dias as key buys ahead of next season.


Chelsea and Manchester City could turn to Everton's France left-back Lucas Digne, 26, if they cannot prise England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, away from Leicester. (ESPN)

Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are due to watch Leon Bailey, 22, on Saturday, with the Bayer Leverkusen and Jamaica winger keen on a move to England. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool are close to signing Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Sport)

The Premier League champions are also interested in Trabzonspor and Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 24. (Talksport)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has shortlisted Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, Villarreal's Spain international Pau Torres, 23, and Benfica and Portugal international Ruben Dias, 23, as he looks to revamp his defence. (Times - subscription required)

Sevilla are lining up a loan move for Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, whose future is uncertain at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)

Manchester United are open to letting Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, 26, leave on loan next season, with La Liga club Valencia keen on the defender. (Sun)

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United, has warned the Old Trafford club he will not wait around forever to become their first choice, amid interest in the 21-year-old Englishman from Chelsea. (Express)

Chelsea are keen on Lille's 24-year-old French goalkeeper Mike Maignan and his compatriot Alphonse Areola, 27, who is on loan at Real Madrid from Paris St-Germain. (Express)

However, Tottenham are also weighing up a summer move for Maignan, with boss Jose Mourinho considering the player as a successor to his current France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33. (Sun)

West Ham manager David Moyes has revived his interest in Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26. The Blues rejected the Hammers' approach for a loan deal in January. (Mirror)

Former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood believes Villa captain Jack Grealish, 24, will join Manchester United this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, is targeting a move abroad but does not have an immediate deal lined up following his release by Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Borussia Dortmund believe they have won the race to sign Birmingham City's young English midfielder Jude Bellingham. Manchester United were also interested in the 17-year-old. (Sun)

Sheffield United have made a £3.5m bid for Reading midfielder John Swift, 25, but Leeds are also interested in the former England Under-21 international. (Mail)

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says he would not swap Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 24, for Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, after Spurs missed out on the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder last summer. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United are interested in signing Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin, 22 from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland this summer. (Mail)

Eintracht Frankfurt's Filip Kostic, 27 could leave the Bundesliga side, with Inter Milan and Premier League clubs interested in the Serbia winger. (Goal)



  • Chelsea are ready to step up their pursuit of Kai Havertz after the attacking midfielder plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Saturday's German Cup final against Bayern Munich.
  • Andros Townsend has become the first Premier League player to disown Black Lives Matter publicly after his club became the latest to attack the movement's "political agendas".
  • Manchester United, Manchester City and Wolves all face missing the start of next term because of their delayed European campaigns.
  • Manchester United could allow Eric Bailly to leave on loan next season - with Valencia showing interest.
  • Manchester United are likely to miss out on Roma forward Cengiz Under.

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga could be offered a get-out from his Chelsea misery with a loan move to Sevilla.
  • Southampton are looking to ship out flop goalkeeper Angus Gunn this summer - two years after paying £13.5m to lure him away from Manchester City.
  • Bournemouth captain Steve Cook has revealed Eddie Howe's players held crisis talks following Wednesday's 4-1 mauling at home to Newcastle.
  • Angel Gomes is eyeing a move abroad after leaving Manchester United at the end of June but does not have a deal yet lined up, according to reports.
  • Philippe Coutinho is reportedly one of three Bayern Munich loanees who have agreed to halve their wages in order to see out the season with the German champions.
  • Chelsea and Manchester City are ready to battle for Everton left-back Lucas Digne.
  • Lionel Messi is considering leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2021 despite spending his whole career with the club.
  • Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann reportedly likes the idea of moving to the Premier League, with Manchester United believed to be interested in the Frenchman.
  • Mauricio Pochettino's move to Newcastle could be edging closer as the former Tottenham boss has rejected the top job at Benfica.
  • Celtic have been quoted a price of £5m for AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas.
  • Liverpool are on the verge of securing the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara
  • Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Jude Bellingham, according to reports in Germany.
  • Everton are the latest club to join the race for the signature of Rangers star Alfredo Morelos this summer, according to reports in Italy.
  • Celtic are vying with a host of teams in the UK and abroad to sign Union Berlin's international front man Sebastian Andersson, according to reports in Germany.
  • Dundee United have made their move to land Tranmere boss Micky Mellon.
  • Ambitious St Mirren look to have beaten off Kilmarnock for Joe Shaughnessy.
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
4th July 2020




THE SUN
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly demanded a new three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week to stay at Arsenal.
  • Chelsea are interested in Everton defender Lucas Digne, according to reports.
  • Eric Garcia is set to snub Barcelona and sign a new five-year Manchester City deal - trebling his wages.
  • Bruno Fernandez and Paul Pogba are doubts for Manchester United's clash with Bournemouth on Saturday after a collision in training.
  • Manchester United have promoted 18-year-old Ethan Laird to first-team training ahead of the clash with Bournemouth.
  • Manchester United are reportedly set to rival neighbours Manchester City in their bid to sign AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer.
  • Chelsea star Ross Barkley is reportedly still wanted by West Ham following the club's failed loan bid in January.
  • Xavi Hernandez being appointed as Barcelona manager could be the key to keeping Lionel Messi at the club.


DAILY MAIL
  • Arsenal have offered to triple the wages that Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey currently earns in order to bring the Ghanaian to the Premier League, according to reports in Spain.
  • Chelsea are set to move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, which could pave the way for Kurt Zouma to leave the club, according to reports.
  • Chelsea are among a number of European clubs keeping tabs on Villarreal's Pau Torres.
  • Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly interested in German winger Nick Breitenbucher after the youngster's impressive form in the youth ranks at Hoffenheim.
  • Legendary former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has reportedly agreed to replace Quique Setien in the Nou Camp hotseat.
  • Wigan players have been sent an email informing them they will not be paid their wages on Friday following the club's move into administration.
  • Celtic have been quoted a price of £5m for Greek international goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas.


THE TIMES
  • Gareth Southgate will not be asked to take a permanent pay cut as England manager as part of the Football Association's cost-saving measures, not least because there are fears that to do so could drive him into the hands of a Premier League club.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Jadon Sancho ahead of a possible summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
  • Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez looks set to join Inter Milan on a permanent transfer this summer.



SCOTTISH SUN
  • Dundee United are closing in on making Micky Mellon their new boss.
  • Robby McCrorie will head out on loan after signing a contract extension at Rangers.

DAILY RECORD
  • Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele could be part of a Lyon fire sale as the French club get set to sell one of their prize assets for a knockdown fee.



Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, wants a three-year deal and wages of £250,000 a week to stay at the club. (ESPN)

Manchester United are prepared to be patient over a move for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho and will not pay more than £50m for the 20-year-old. (inews)

Chelsea are considering a move for Villarreal and Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 23, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United. (Mail)

Arsenal are favourites to sign Atletico Madrid and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey and have offered to triple the 27-year-old's wages. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham have rejected a move by Juventus for France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, in a swap deal that would have seen Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, move the other way. (Telegraph)

Everton are keen to re-sign Manchester City and England centre-back John Stones. The 26-year-old left the Toffees for City in 2016. Arsenal are also interested in Stones. (Sun)

Lazio are interested in signing Tottenham and England's 30-year-old left-back Danny Rose, who is currently on loan at Newcastle. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is hoping to convince English midfielder Matty Longstaff to stay at the club. The 20-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been offered a five-year deal by Serie A side Udinese. (Sky Sports)

But Bruce says there is no chance of French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 23, leaving Newcastle this summer. (Guardian)

Manchester City's Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19, is set to sign a new five-year-deal at Etihad Stadium that will see his wages triple. (Sun)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says 29-year-old Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been linked with Liverpool, wants to leave and will be sold this summer. (Bild, via Mirror)

Chelsea have restarted talks with Brazil winger Willian, 31, over a new deal. (Goal)

Bayer Leverkusen left-back Wendell says team-mate Kai Havertz wants to join a Premier League club. The 21-year-old Germany midfielder is a reported target for Chelsea and Manchester United. (Guardian)

West Brom are interested in signing 33-year-old former Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, who is without a club after leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor in March. (Sky Sports)

Inter Milan are considering making Manchester United and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez's loan deal permanent for a 20m euro (£18m) fee. (Goal)

Schalke and United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 21, wants to join a Premier League club for next season. (Sky in Germany, via Sky Sports)

Tottenham are keen on a move for Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26, but face competition from Juventus. (Goal)

Fiorentina want former Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele de Rossi, 36, to take over as manager next season. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian)

Watford, Leeds and Celtic are interested in signing Croatian centre-back Branimir Kalaica, 22, from Benfica. (Mail)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
5th July 2020




mail on sunday

Arsenal are likely to sell Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette or Lucas Torreira to raise the funds required to sign Atletico Madrid's defensive midfielder Thomas Partey.
Paris Saint-Germain have joined the growing list of clubs to show an interest in Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Football Association believe there would be increased support for the future sale of Wembley from their council, as they digest redundancies and potential losses of £300m.
Everton are ready to firm up interest in Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as they bid to fend off rivals Tottenham.
Premier League champions Liverpool are set to run out of replica shirts after selling a record-breaking 1.7m this season.
Social media trolls who hurl racist abuse at footballers will be left with no hiding place under a revolutionary high-tech initiative that strips away their anonymity.
Bayer Leverkusen chiefs will be dreading their next meeting with star man Kai Havertz, with the youngster keen to discuss his future amid Chelsea interest.
Jurgen Klopp says that Manchester City and Bayern Munich will battle it out for European supremacy this summer in Portugal when the Champions League resumes.
Watford have been offered the chance to sign Espanyol forward Wu Lei.
Man Utd Tuilagi has been told he could earn upwards of £750,000 a year if he sacrificed his England career and moved to Japan.


the sun on sunday

Dele Alli could miss Monday's clash with Everton as he struggles with a hamstring injury.
Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey is a summer target for Bundesliga duo Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
Chelsea have re-opened talks with Willian over a contract extension, according to reports.
Everton's Colombian centre-half Yerry Mina is a shock target for Spanish side Valencia.
Crystal Palace are ready to bid £10m for Chelsea's midfielder Conor Gallagher.
Mick McCarthy has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Bristol City job.


sunday telegraph

Wigan Athletic's administration "scandal" is likely to accelerate the English Football League's plans to overhaul the controversial owners' and directors' test.
Sport and physical activity will be at the heart of children's recovery from the coronavirus lockdown after the Government guaranteed £320m of funding for primary school PE.



DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY

Wigan boss Paul Cook will be a contender for the Burnley job should Sean Dyche leave this summer.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is confident Danny Ings wants to stay at Southampton long term - and will not have his head turned this summer.


sunday express

PSG are keeping tabs on Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin who could be forced out of the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Chelsea have received a major boost in their bid to make Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz their third big-name signing of the summer.


sunday mirror

Virgil van Dijk has revealed how Jurgen Klopp convinced him to snub Manchester City and Chelsea to join Liverpool.
Leeds are plotting an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they win promotion to the Premier League.


sunday times

The Football Association could again explore the idea of selling Wembley after it emerged that Shahid Khan, the Fulham owner, is open to revisiting a potential deal to buy the national stadium.


sunday mail

Matt Polster is set to leave Rangers and join New England Revolution in a deal worth up to £400,000 to boost his USA World Cup hopes.




Chelsea's hopes of signing Germany midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen have been boosted by Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying his club cannot afford a deal for the 21-year-old this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Inter Milan have started negotiations with Chelsea over buying Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25, from the Stamford Bridge club. (Observer)

Real Madrid want to sell Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, who has one year left on his contract, rather than lose him for free next year. Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United and Wolves are thought to be interested in the 28-year-old. (Marca)

Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32, wants to join Fenerbahce in Turkeythis summer. (Sansursuz Futbol, via Sunday Express)

Arsenal could sell French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, or Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, in order to raise the money to sign Atletico Madrid and Ghana's 27-year-old midfielder Thomas Partey. (Mail on Sunday)


Leicester City will try to sign Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton, having missed out on the 27-year-old in January. (Goal)

Everton and Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 25, is wanted by Valencia. (Sun on Sunday)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a "good player" but has refused to discuss the prospect of signing the 24-year-old Denmark midfielder. (Liverpool Echo)

Hojbjerg is also a target for Tottenham, who want to sign 20-year-old English right-back Max Aarons from Norwich City as well. (Athletic, via Sunday Express)

Ancelotti also says there is "no way" Everton left-back Lucas Digne will be allowed to leave the club this summer, after the 26-year-old Frenchman was linked with Chelsea and Manchester City. (Sunday Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain have shown an interest in Newcastle's French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 23. (Mail on Sunday)

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher. The 20-year-old has impressed on loan at Charlton and Swansea this season. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham have joined Everton, Manchester United and Southampton in showing an interest in Real Valladolid and Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu, 21. (Mail on Sunday)

Norwich's English centre-back Ben Godfrey, 22, is a target for both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. (Sun on Sunday)

Leeds will move for Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard, 22, if they win promotion to the Premier League. (Sunday Mirror)

Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson says the future of 34-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder Aiden McGeady, who is on loan at Charlton, will be decided at the end of the Championship season. (Sunderland Echo)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
6th July 2020




THE SUN


  • Real Madrid are reportedly planning a quiet transfer window as they look to offload nearly £200m of dead weight to stay afloat.
  • Manchester United could reportedly turn to Wolves star Adama Traore as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
  • Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to seek assurances about the club's ability to have "instant success" before signing a new deal.
  • Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst says a move to Arsenal would be a "perfect" next step in his career.
  • Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has insisted he is trying his best to convince Thiago Alcantara to stay.


DAILY MAIL
  • Lionel Messi has indefinitely stalled new contract talks with Barcelona because of the club's problems both on and off the field.
  • Real Madrid could let midfielder James Rodriguez leave the club this summer for a cut-price fee of £22m after he expressed desire for a new challenge.
  • Thiago Alcantara is desperate to move to the Premier League next. Liverpool have been strongly linked with the Spain midfielder in a £32m deal, while Manchester United have shown interest in previous years.


DAILY TELEGRAPH


  • Napoli will make Kalidou Koulibaly available for a move to the Premier League when they finalise a £70m deal for Lille forward Victor Osimhen.
  • Celtic missed out on getting Fraser Forster back to the club after failing to agree on a £6m permanent transfer for the Southampton goalkeeper.
  • Jeremy Ngakia has interest from Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga after running his contract down at West Ham.
  • Premier League clubs are targeting youngsters from Wigan's excellent academy following the club entering administration last week.

DAILY STAR
  • Arsenal are eyeing up a potential deal for Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin, according to reports in France.
  • Leeds are looking to get ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal in a transfer bid for Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.


DAILY EXPRESS


  • Neymar reportedly has an agreement in place with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a potential move to Barcelona at the end of the campaign.
  • Chelsea are looking to sell six players to fund a swoop for Bayer Leverkusen sensation Kai Havertz, who is rated at £90m.
  • Barcelona have been warned Lautaro Martinez will only be allowed to leave Inter Milan if he makes a transfer request.
  • Tottenham are reportedly keen on Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin, who has been arguably the best Premier League newcomer this season.
  • Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich. Having signed Cedric Soares on a permanent deal from Southampton, Mikel Arteta could be tempted to cash in.


  • Manchester City would go ‘hell for leather’ to sign Lionel Messi next season – but only if Pep Guardiola isn’t at the club. (talkSPORT)
  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he does not have to sell any of his star players this summer, despite reported interest in Lucas Digne, Mason Holgate, and Richarlison. (talkSPORT)
  • Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal are ready to open up talks with Alexandre Lacazette over a new contract. (DAILY MIRROR)
  • Former Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, a reported target for Manchester United last summer, has terminated his Al-Duhail contract after just six months in Qatar. (GOAL)
  • Crystal Palace are plotting a £25m swoop for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard. (SCOTTISH SUN)
  • Raith Rovers fear the rising costs of their promotion legal fight could see them go bust. (SCOTTISH SUN)


Manchester City could sign Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, when his Barcelona contract expires next summer if manager Pep Guardiola leaves the club. (Talksport)

Chelsea are looking to sell six players to fund the transfer of Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, who is valued at about £90m by his club Bayer Leverkusen. (Express)

Arsenal and Napoli are both interested in Newcastle's French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 23. (Le10 Sport in French)

Arsenal are set to open talks with their France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, over a new deal. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are looking at a move for Arsenal and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, with Juventus and Bayern Munich also interested. (Express)

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, is desperate for a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool eyeing a £32m move for the Spain international. (Mail)

However, Bayern boss Hansi Flick says he is doing his best to convince Alcantara to stay in Bavaria. (Sun)

England defender Danny Rose, 30, fears his Tottenham career is over and that he is playing for his future on loan at Newcastle. (Mirror)

Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are weighing up offers for Barcelona and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, who is set to leave the Nou Camp this summer. (Marca)

Barcelona have been handed a blow in their bid to appoint Xavi as their next manager after their former midfielder signed a new deal with Qatari side Al-Sadd. (Mail)

Manchester United's Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32, is interested in a move to Fenerbahce in the summer. (Sansursuz Futbole via Sport Bible)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says he will not sell his star players, with France defender Lucas Digne, 26, Brazil forward Richarlison, 23, and English defender Mason Holgate, 23, linked with summer moves away from Goodison Park. (Talksport)

Manchester United made a mistake not signing Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 19, before he moved to Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg says former midfielder Paul Scholes. (Mail)

Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic, 34, has become a free agent after terminating his contract with Qatari side Al-Duhail. (Goal)

Napoli are interested in signing Lille's 21-year-old Nigerian goalscoring sensation Victor Osimhen. (Corriere dello Sport in Italian)

Osimhen's arrival at Napoli could hasten the departure of Poland international Arkadiusz Milik, 26, with Tottenham and Juventus both keen on the forward. (Goal via La Gazzetta dello Sport)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
7th July 2020



DAILY MIRROR
  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has not included Matteo Guendouzi in first-team training since their disagreement in the aftermath of the Brighton defeat over two weeks ago.
  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has called for Manchester United's Mason Greenwood to be given time to mature amid talk of an England call-up.
  • RB Leipzig expect defender Dayot Upamecano to sign a contract extension beyond when his current deal runs out in 2021. The Frenchman has been linked with Arsenal.
  • David Alaba is free to decide if he wants to move from Bayern Munich to the Premier League this summer.


DAILY MAIL
  • Bournemouth are preparing a cost-cutting drive ahead of next season which will include key players Nathan Ake and Josh King being put up for sale.
  • Premier League clubs want the FA Cup's third and fourth rounds to become midweek ties without replays, in a growing row over next season's fixture list.
  • Burnley are unlikely to recall club-record signing Ben Gibson from exile despite possessing only two fit central defenders.
  • Arsenal and Napoli are eyeing a move for Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin this summer.
  • England are set to run two completely different squads simultaneously next month with three one-day internationals against Ireland wedged in between the Test series versus West Indies and Pakistan.

THE SUN
  • Norwich players will see their wages cut by half after relegation from the Premier League.
  • Manchester United are on red alert after reports Barcelona will reduce Ivan Rakitic's transfer fee to enable a sale.
  • Chelsea have stepped up their interest in West Ham star Declan Rice as Frank Lampard sees him as a "successor to John Terry", according to reports.
  • Juventus will make a move for Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho.
  • Crystal Palace are planning a £25m move for Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to reveal that he wants to sign a left-footed centre-back in a post-match exchange with Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.
  • Brendan Rodgers will target more firepower this summer after admitting Leicester will need to strengthen their squad if they qualify for the Champions League.
  • Wolves are seeking special dispensation from the Premier League to clear Daniel Podence for their crucial game at Sheffield United on Wednesday night.
THE TIMES
  • The Football Association has given the green light to players choosing to take a knee during the national anthem before the FA Cup final as an anti-racist statement.
  • Tammy Abraham has told Chelsea that he wants a new deal worth £130,000 a week to match that of Callum Hudson-Odoi, his fellow academy graduate.
  • Mikel Arteta has revealed he has been issuing instructions in French and Spanish on the touchline during games to try to prevent the opposition understanding him.



THE INDEPENDENT
  • Manchester City and Manchester United are set for as summer transfer scrap as both look to improve their defence. Both are after central defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar.


DAILY STAR
  • Manchester United have been until the end of the month by Borussia Dortmund over their attempts to lure Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United have been alerted to the potential availability of James Rodriguez after the attacker refused to travel with Real Madrid for Sunday's game against Athletic Bilbao.
  • Manchester City are reportedly not in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.


SCOTTISH SUN
  • Ian Durrant has told Rangers crock Nikola Katic he'll cruise through his cruciate KO.
  • Kyle Lafferty insists Michael Beale is a ready-made replacement to take over from Steven Gerrard at Rangers.


DAILY RECORD
  • Dundee United have called on fellow SPFL clubs to help fund their legal bid and admitted they will begin a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for their expanding bills.
  • Motherwell have launched a bid to sign frontman Callum Lang on a permanent basis from Wigan Athletic


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has targeted West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, as a potential centre-back for his side. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City and Manchester United are both interested in the same central defenders, with Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, and 25-year-old Milan Skriniar, who plays for Inter Milan and Sloviakia, on their radar. (Independent)

Chelsea and Real Madrid have both stepped up their efforts to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as they try to beat Manchester United and Paris St-Germain to the 25-year-old Serbia international. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apparently told Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake that "we need a left-footed centre-back, so keep going," in a post-match exchange with the 25-year-old Dutchman after the Cherries lost 5-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday. (Telegraph)

Ake could be joined by manager Eddie Howe and Norway striker Joshua King, 28, in leaving the Cherries in the summer. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are planning a £25m move for Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard, 22. (Sun)

Bayern Munich will leave it to 28-year-old Austria defender David Alaba, whose contract runs out in 2021, to decide if he wants to stay with them or move to the Premier League. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig expect 21-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano, who has been linked with Arsenal, to sign a contract extension beyond when his current deal runs out in 2021. (Mirror)

Juventus are looking at a summer move for Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

Real Madrid are not planning to make any signings this summer because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the club hope to raise £190m in player sales, with Wales winger Gareth Bale, 30, being linked with a move away. (Marca, via Star)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was the reason why Morocco international Achraf Hakimi, 21, left the Spanish club to join Inter Milan, according to the defender's agent. (Marca)

Former England defender John Terry, who is assistant to Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, is a candidate to become the next manager of Championship side Bristol City. (Football Insider)

Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has agreed to take over from current boss Stefano Pioli at AC Milan next season. (Guardian
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
8th July 2020



daily mail

Manchester City and Juventus lead the race for Wolves winger Adama Traore ahead of Barcelona.
England's next generation of stars will begin returning to training over the coming weeks as academies push ahead with resuming player development.
The FA want to stage the Community Shield on Sunday, August 30 as the first game of the 2020-21 season despite uncertainty over the availability of Liverpool's potential opponents.
Barcelona have reportedly made an enquiry about signing Tottenham duo Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon in part-exchange deals.
Real Madrid are reportedly lining up a summer move for Paul Pogba as part of their priority transfer business ahead of next season.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing up a long-term partner for Harry Maguire and has reportedly identified Nathan Ake, Tyrone Mings and Alessio Romagnoli as possible options.
Premier League clubs will ask for the transfer window to open immediately after the end of this season but that is raising concerns among teams that will still be in action that their players will be unsettled at a crucial time.


daily star

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning showdown talks with John Stones about his future at the end of the season.
Steve Bruce has promised Newcastle's three loanees they will be given every chance to cement their Toon futures - starting at Manchester City.
Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.


daily mirror

Italian giants Juventus are keen on Chelsea midfielder Jorginho - and that could help a deal for German wonderkid Kai Havertz.
Pep Guardiola has refused to give John Stones any guarantees over his Manchester City future.


daily telegraph

The Rugby Football Union is more focused on burying its problem with ethnicity monitoring instead of addressing it, according to one of the UK's leading independent race equality think tanks.
England and the West Indies will both take a knee for 30 seconds before the start of the first Test in a show of support with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The odds on Rafael Nadal showing up to defend his title at next month's US Open grew much longer on Wednesday when Nadal confirmed that he will play in the rescheduled Madrid Masters event on clay.


the guardian

Steve Bruce believes Premier League clubs should each give £2m to their lower-division counterparts as English football confronts the potentially catastrophic economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
David Moyes has said West Ham plan to start negotiations with Michail Antonio over a new contract at the end of the season.


the times

Ministers are pushing for women's sports matches to be among the first pilot events for the return of fans.


scottish sun

Stoke City are poised to beat Celtic to the capture of David Marshall.
Rangers are set to take on Hamilton in their first match of the pre-season on Friday morning.


daily record

Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill is considering a summer swoop for former Celtic target David Turnbull.
Niko Katic believes he will be sidelined for at least six months after sustaining a serious knee injury in training last week.
Lee McCulloch looks set to be reunited with boss Robbie Neilson at Hearts after walking out on Dundee United.



Manchester City and Juventus have moved ahead of Barcelona in the pursuit of Wolves' Spanish winger Adama Traore, 24. (ESPN)

Chelsea are in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz, 21, with a number of clubs put off by the German's £90m price tag. (Goal)

Out-of-favour Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Jorginho, 28, leaving this summer could be key to Havertz's arrival. (Mirror)

Barcelona have enquired about signing Tottenham's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, and English defender Ryan Sessegnon in part-exchange deals. (Evening Standard)

Spurs may look for a loan move for Sessegnon this summer amid fears the 20-year-old's development is stalling under boss Jose Mourinho. (Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund have set Manchester United a 10 August deadline to complete the signing of England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Mirror)

England forward Tammy Abraham, 22, has told Chelsea he wants a new deal worth £130,000 a week. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham boss David Moyes is considering moves for Manchester United's English duo Phil Jones, 28, and Jesse Lingard, 27. (Independent)

Arsenal, West Ham and Everton are interested in 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao and Spain defender Unai Nunez. (AS, via Sport Witness)

Former England striker Daniel Sturridge would like to join a Ligue 1 or MLS side. The 30-year-old is currently a free agent. (L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says the club are unlikely to re-sign Brazil forward Neymar, 28, from Paris St-Germain this summer. (RAC1 - in Spanish)

Saint-Etienne hope to keep Arsenal's on-loan French defender William Saliba, 19, for the French Cup final, despite a disagreement over the activation of a £2.3m clause. (Mirror)

Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20, could leave Manchester United on loan next season, according to his agent. (Stretty News)

Barcelona have assured France striker Antoine Griezmann, 29, he is part of their plans next season. (L'Equipe - in French)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
9th July 2020


THE SUN

  • Mesut Ozil is planning an Arsenal getaway and has told friends he will only consider playing in the USA or Turkey.
  • Tottenham are reportedly confident of signing Kurt Zouma from Chelsea this summer.
  • Matteo Guendouzi's ex-boss believes the Arsenal bad boy's "attitude" could damage morale within their squad and ruin his career.

DAILY MAIL

  • Carlo Ancelotti has been told he can revamp Everton's squad but it does not mean he will rush out to reunite with some former superstars.
  • Daniel Sturridge is reportedly open to a move to the United States as he eyes up developing his music label in America.


THE TIMES

  • The FA could invite the winners of the Championship to play Liverpool in the Community Shield if the FA Cup winners cannot take part due to European commitments.

THE TELEGRAPH

  • Chelsea believe that having Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge and signing Timo Werner will help them to add fellow Germany international Kai Havertz.
  • Ajax are the latest side, along with Tottenham, to be interested in signing Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.


DAILY MIRROR

  • Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.


DAILY EXPRESS

  • Liverpool have been linked with a sensational return for Philippe Coutinho with the star set to quit Barcelona this summer.
  • Juventus have offered Chelsea the chance to sign former Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey in a swap deal for Jorginho.
  • Sevilla, Juventus and Inter Milan all want to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin.


DAILY STAR

  • Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood was offered "life-changing" money to join Juventus.
  • Kai Havertz is close to handing in a transfer request at Bayer Leverkusen in order force through a move to Chelsea this summer.
  • Kevin de Bruyne's agent has dismissed reports that the Belgium midfielder could be tempted to leave Manchester City to join Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain.
  • Sheffield United are looking at signing Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell if the Canaries go down, with the club putting a £10m price tag on him.

SCOTTISH SUN

  • AC Milan have targeted Kristoffer Ajer as part of a £75m summer signing spree.


Norwich City want around £50m for defender Ben Godfrey, 22, with Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig among the clubs keen on the England Under-21 international. (Sky Sports)

Germany winger Kai Havertz, 21, is ready to hand in a transfer request at Bayer Leverkusen after telling Chelsea he wants to join them this summer. (Star)

Chelsea hope to take advantage of Havertz's desire to join his Germany international team-mates Timo Werner, 24, and Antonio Rudiger, 27, at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph)

Kevin de Bruyne's agent has rubbished talk that the 29-year-old Belgium midfielder is set for a move away from Manchester City to join Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain. (Sporza, via Star)

Ajax have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, with Everton also interested. (Telegraph)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says he has been given an "assurance from the board" that the club will "improve" his squad this summer. (Guardian)

The agent of Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, 24, says the midfielder has not reached an agreement to sign for Manchester United with his club valuing him at around £80m. (Metro)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, only wants to move to Turkey or the United States but the German will only leave the Gunners after seeing out the final year of his contract. (Sun)

Arsenal have made an approach to sign French defender Malang Sarr after he left Nice but face competition from RB Leipzig for the 21-year-old. (Marca, via Express)

Tottenham are interested in signing French centre-back Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, although the 25-year-old is also a target for Everton. (Express)

A former team-mate of Brentford and Algeria international Said Benrahma, 24, has congratulated the winger on his move to Chelsea on Instagram - hinting a deal has been agreed for the player, who is valued at more than £30m. (Sun)

Manchester City are confident that defender Eric Garcia, 19, will stay with them amid talk he is interesting former club Barcelona. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus have offered Chelsea the pick of two players, including Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 29, in exchange for Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28. (Express via Tuttosport)

Sevilla are plotting a move to sign Arsenal and Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 25, this summer. Both Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested in the player. (Express)

Manchester United are looking at Bournemouth's Dutch international Nathan Ake, 25, Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings, 27 and AC Milan and Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli, 25, as options to partner Harry Maguire in central defence. (ESPN)

However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has distanced himself with a move for Ake or any other central defenders. (Metro)

RB Leipzig have replaced Chelsea-bound Timo Werner, 24, with Red Bull Salzburg and South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 24. Germany defender Benjamin Henrichs, 23, is also heading to the Bundesliga club on loan from Monaco. (ESPN)

Sheffield United are planning a £10m raid for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22. (Star)

The father of Newcastle United and Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron, 26, has played down speculation linking his son with a move to Atletico Madrid. (Newcastle Chronicle)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
10th July 2020



DAILY MAIL
  • England manager Gareth Southgate will assess Mason Greenwood, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka in next weekend's FA Cup semi-finals.
  • Premier League clubs plan to give players just two weeks break ahead of what could be a mammoth 335 day campaign.
  • Police were called to a terror alert at the London Stadium ahead of West Ham's clash with Burnley.
  • Arsenal have reportedly made an approach to sign French defender Malang Sarr after he allowed his contract with Nice to expire.

  • DAILY MIRROR
  • Fears are growing Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson may miss the season's finale - and the start of next season.
  • Arsenal are set to keep Emiliano Martinez after the back-up keeper impressed Mikel Arteta.
  • Leverkusen striker Kai Havertz has been backed to sign for Real Madrid amid transfer interest from Chelsea.


DAILY EXPRESS
  • Pep Guardiola wants to sign a left-back, a centre-back and a forward to try and compete with Liverpool.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Premier League clubs have discussed keeping the transfer window open for an extra two weeks so that they can do deals with EFL clubs until October 19.

THE TIMES
  • Liverpool are facing a tribunal over Harvey Elliott's transfer with Fulham wanting around £7m.


THE SUN
  • Marcos Rojo's agent has tipped the defender to leave Manchester United this summer.
  • Manchester United are in talks with Roma about extending the centre-back's loan deal to include next season.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Celtic hope to stage a friendly game at Parkhead on Saturday, July 25 - in front of 1,000 fans.

DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic are eyeing a move for USA and Philadelphia Union defender Mark McKenzie.
  • Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove has knocked back a £2m move to Guingamp.


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering a move for Bayern Munich and Austria left-back David Alaba, 28, this summer. (Mirror)

Kevin de Bruyne's agent says the Belgium midfielder, 29, will not leave Manchester City this summer, even if their European ban is upheld. (Sporza - in Dutch)

Tottenham defender Eric Dier, 26, wants more than double his current £60,000-a-week salary to sign a new deal with the club. The England international's contract with Spurs has less than 12 months left to run. (Mail)

England defender John Stones, 26, is not thinking about leaving Manchester City, despite uncertainty over his future at the club. (Mail)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19, will reject Barcelona's advances and sign a new contract with the club. (Times - subscription required)

Everton face a fight to sign Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, after a second Premier League club made a late bid for the player. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal want to keep hold of Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, after shelving plans for a keeper shake-up this summer. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are ready to listen to offers for Serbia forward Luka Jovic, 22. (Marca)

Leicester City believe they could sign Jovic for around £31m and have made contact with his agent. (Star)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the German club have lined up possible replacements should England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, leave this summer. (Kicker - in German)

Barcelona and France winger Ousmane Dembele, 23, has emerged as a back-up option for Manchester United if they fail to sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. (Star)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club he wants to sign a right-sided forward - with Sancho the primary target - as well as a striker and a centre-back this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool are set for a tribunal with Fulham to determine a compensation fee for Harvey Elliott. The 17-year-old winger joined the Reds last summer after the end of his contract at Craven Cottage. (Liverpool Echo)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 28, is set to miss out on a surprise move to AC Milan because of coronavirus, after his contract ended at Burnley. (Sun)

Real Madrid are planning to buy France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, from Paris St-Germain and French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17, from Rennes in 2021 and have told both not to renew their current deals. (Sport - in Spanish)

Leeds are keen on Brighton centre-back Haydon Roberts, with Brentford, Derby, RB Leipzig and Mainz also interested in the 18-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Inter Milan want to sign Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25, and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, from Chelsea. (Goal)

United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 25, will be back at parent club Manchester City for next season after spending the 2019-20 campaign on loan at German side Fortuna Dusseldorf. (ESPN)

Chelsea have joined Manchester City and Juventus in the chase for Penarol starlet Facundo Pellistri, 18. The Uruguayan winger's contract with the South American club is up in 2022. (Calciomercato, via Express)

Saint-Etienne are hoping to persuade Arsenal to let French centre-back William Saliba, 19, return on loan to play in the Coupe de France final against PSG later this month. (Goal)

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane says an on-pitch bust-up between Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33, and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, was "nice to see". (Star)
 

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Saturday's 's Newspapers:
11th July 2020



THE SUN


  • Manchester United will battle it out with Chelsea and Manchester City for £60m Ben Chilwell and are moving into pole position to sign the Leicester left-back.
  • Manchester City duo Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko could be used in a swap deal with Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly.
  • Chelsea star Willian has been offered a huge signing-on fee to join Tottenham.
  • Newcastle are set to rival Manchester United for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will reportedly only consider signing new terms with Arsenal if no other offers are put on the table.
  • Mark Halsey has called for refs chief Mike Riley to quit after the latest set of Premier League blunders.


DAILY MAIL



  • Leicester are planning a £31m swoop for Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic as they search for a new striker partner for Jamie Vardy.
  • John Terry is the latest high-profile candidate to express interest in the vacant Bristol City post.
  • Kevin De Bruyne is committed to staying at Manchester City even if the club's two-year Champions League ban is upheld.
  • Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Lautaro Martinez but the signing could depend on whether they manage to shift Phillippe Coutinho.
  • Monaco teenager Malamine Efekele, who has been dubbed the next 'Kylian Mbappe', is being tracked by Chelsea, according to reports.



DAILY RECORD

  • Pep Guardiola is ready to go head to head with Jose Mourinho over the signature of Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
  • AC Milan have had an offer knocked back for Celtic's Kris Ajer.
  • Rangers target Kemar Roofe insists he's only focused on Anderlecht and hasn't held talks with the Ibrox club about a move.



daily telegraph

The Government has warned the Premier League over the lack of social distancing during drinks breaks and goal celebrations.


daily star

Manchester United and Liverpool have "made contact" with Napoli over the availability of Kalidou Koulibaly - but Manchester City could try and swoop in.



scottish sun

Rangers are keen on Feyenoord starlet Crysencio Summerville.
Dundee have warned their players they'll use controversial clause 12 to suspend contracts unless they agree to wage cuts.
Hibs' drastic cost-cutting measures have been laid bare again with players being told Ron Gordon wants to stop win bonuses and appearance cash for the 2020-21 campaign.



  • The Government has warned the Premier League over the lack of social distancing during drinks breaks and goal celebrations. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
  • Arsenal face a battle to keep Dani Ceballos, 23, beyond this season. The Spanish midfielder is admired by Mikel Arteta and, with money tight, a loan deal was more likely for next season. But they have competition, with AC Milan, Valencia and Real Betis also interested in taking him in a temporary deal. (DAILY EXPRESS)
  • Manchester United have been linked with a transfer bid for Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa – valued at £60m - but will have to be ‘extra convincing’ if they want him to consider leaving Serie A. Newcastle could also be keen if their takeover goes through. Chiesa, 22, has netted 29 goals in more than 140 appearances for the Italian side and the Red Devils are considering him as an alternative to Jadon Sancho, with a deal for the England man looking more and more difficult. (DAILY STAR)
  • Manchester United and Liverpool have "made contact" with Napoli over the availability of Kalidou Koulibaly - but Manchester City could try and swoop in. (DAILY STAR)
  • Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is still training alone and is yet to be reinstated in the first team squad by manager Mikel Arteta, who has asked him to apoligise for an incident at Brighton which saw him grab Neal Maupay by the throat. Guendouzi's agent is due to have a meeting with Arteta and Raul Sanllehi, Arsenal's head of football next week. (ESPN)
  • Weston McKennie is expected to leave Schalke this summer. The American midfielder, 21, is 'eyeing a club that is in European competitions' while also said to be keen to get consistent game time to continue his development. He is attracting interest from England, Spain, Germany and France, with Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle and Wolves mentioned among those Premier League clubs and is valued at around £20m by his club. (CBS Sports)
  • Rangers are keen on Feyenoord starlet Crysencio Summerville. (SCOTTISH SUN)



Manchester United are set to battle it out with Chelsea and Manchester City for Leicester's £60m-rated defender Ben Chilwell, 23. (Sun)

Man City midfield star Kevin de Bruyne, 29, is committed to staying at the club even if their two-year Champions League ban is upheld. (Mail)

Defenders Nicolas Otamendi, 32, and Oleksandr Zinchenko, 23, could be used in a swap deal with Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, as Manchester City try to gain an advantage over Manchester United and Liverpool. (Sun)

Juventus were reportedly ready to offer rising star Mason Greenwood a life-changing amount of money last year if the 18-year-old left Manchester United. (Athletic via Mirror)

Aston Villa assistant John Terry is ready to manage in his own right and the former Chelsea and England star is the latest high-profile candidate to express interest in the vacant Bristol City post along with Lee Bowyer and Phil Neville. (Mail)

Chelsea winger Willian has been offered a big signing-on fee by Spurs with the 31-year-old Brazilian's Stamford Bridge deal due to come to an end this summer. (Football Insider via Star)

Arsenal face competition from AC Milan, Valencia and Real Betis for midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, if they want to make the Spaniard's loan deal from Real Madrid permanent. (Express)

Manchester United are close to agreeing a fee with Fiorentina for Italy winger Federico Chiesa, 22. (Corriere Fiorentino via Star)

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Germany and Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz, 21, because their English striker Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, hasn't developed into the player they expected. (90min)

Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, but the deal depends on whether the Catalan club can sell their Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 28, who spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich. (ESPN)


Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann has confirmed Kosovo winger Milot Rashica has asked to leave this summer, with Wolves, Liverpool, AC Milan, RB Leipzig and Hertha BSC all reported to be interested in the 24-year-old. (Werder Bremen via Bundesliga News)

USA midfielder Weston McKennie is set to leave Schalke with a number of European clubs interested in the 21-year-old, including Liverpool and Chelsea. (CBS Sports)

Arsenal's 21-year-old French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is still training alone, with manager Mikel Arteta yet to reinstate him to the first-team squad. (ESPN)

Chelsea are tracking the progress of Monaco's French winger Malamine Efekele, 15. (L'Equipe via Mail)

Everton and DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31, says that he wants to stay at the club and play under Carlo Ancelotti, after returning from a loan spell at Sporting Lisbon. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona are favourites to sign Spanish forward Fabian Luzzi, 16, from Rayo Vallecano, with other European clubs also interested. (Marca)

Everton's Dutch right-back Nathan Markelo, 21, who is yet to make a first team appearance, is close to completing a loan move to FC Twente. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Monaco have had a 12m euro offer for Reims defender Axel Disasi, 22, turned down, with his club valuing the Frenchman at 15m euros, while Southampton are also interested. (L'Equipe - in French)

Brescia have updated the weight of their Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 29, to 99.8kg on their website - implying he is 8kg overweight. (Mail)

Hoffenheim director Frank Briel has criticised Bayern Munich's transfer policy, saying they benefit from other Bundesliga clubs' hard work by poaching the best talent from academies. (Goal)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
12th July 2020



sunday mirror

Manchester City have not ruled out handing Sergio Aguero a new contract to keep the Argentine striker at the Etihad until 2022.
Nuno Espirito Santo is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Wolves.
Didi Hamann reckons Jurgen Klopp has too much unfinished business to be tempted by an offer to manage Germany.
Ray Parlour believes Arsenal would be wise to sell Alexandre Lacazette this summer in order to fund a bid for a goalscoring midfielder in the mould of Aaron Ramsey.


the sun on sunday

The result of Sunday's north London derby could be pivotal to the future of Harry Kane.
Crisis club Wigan Athletic are ready to move out more players in a desperate rush to tempt a buyer.
The Premier League has been blasted and accused of a "shameful" lack of action to increase their diversity.


sunday express

Steven Gerrard has emerged as a shock target for Bristol City's ambitious billionaire owner Steve Lansdown.
Chelsea have opened talks over a deal for Lille forward Jonathan Ikone.
Chelsea have reportedly made their move for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.
Manchester United are close to agreeing the permanent sale of Chris Smalling to Roma.


daily star sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a message to Jadon Sancho in an apparent attempt to persuade the Borussia Dortmund star to join Manchester United.


mail on sunday

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele if they fail in their chase for Jadon Sancho this summer, according to reports.
Tottenham fans are preparing to fly a 'Levy Out' banner over the club's stadium during the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday.
British Olympians were used as guinea pigs to test an experimental substance in a secret UK Sport project costing hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money in a bid to enhance their performance at London 2012, an MoS investigation has found.


sunday telegraph

The 18 counties have been warned that returning to four-day cricket without eight to 12 weeks of preparation poses a "significant" risk of serious stress fractures and could leave them open to litigation from injured players.


scottish sun

Leigh Griffiths has been axed from Celtic's squad for France because of fitness issues.
Daniel Stendel has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant post at German third division side SV Meppen.


daily record

James Forrest has insisted everyone at Celtic desperately wants a deal thrashed out for Fraser Forster's return.
Lazio have put Alfredo Morelos at the top of their shortlist for a summer transfer, according to a report in Italy



Borussia Dortmund will accept nothing less than 130m euros (£116m) for England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, who is a reported target for Manchester United. (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, via Manchester Evening News)

Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, says he could finish his career with Napoli, despite being linked with Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona have given up on trying to bring Paris St-Germain and Brazil foward Neymar, 28, back to the Nou Camp this summer. (Marca)

Manchester City have not ruled out handing striker Sergio Aguero a new one-year contract to keep the 32-year-old Argentine at Etihad Stadium until 2022. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are set to ask Manchester United to name their price for 23-year-old English goalkeeper Dean Henderson with doubts over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham will reject all offers for English wing-back Ryan Sessegnon this summer despite interest from Barcelona in the 20-year-old. (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says Scottish defender Kieran Tierney, 23, will not be leaving the club this summer, despite interest from Leicester. (Standard


Leicester want to sign Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 22, from Real Madrid for £31m to partner Jamie Vardy next season. (Mail on Sunday)

AC Milan and Chelsea are also interested in Jovic. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Championship side Bristol City want Rangers boss Steven Gerrard to replace the sacked Lee Johnson. (Sunday Express)

Juventus and Manchester City have joined Liverpool in pursuit of Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Chelsea and Inter Milan have started discussions with Lille over a possible move for France forward Jonathan Ikone, 22. (Le 10 Sport - in French)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he is unsure if Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 28, will ever play for the club again. (AS)

Juventus and Inter Milan both want to sign Roma and Italy attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 21, this summer. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Barcelona will have to pay Ousmane Dembele's former club Borussia Dortmund 20m euros (£17.9m) if they sell the France forward, 23, this summer. (Bild - in German)

New Real Betis boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz, 20, on loan next season. Pellegrini worked with Diaz at Malaga and recommended the Spaniard to former club Manchester City. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea have joined Manchester City and Juventus in tracking Penarol's 18-year-old Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Flamengo's 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gerson, who has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham, says he has no interest in leaving the club. (Globo Esporte - in Portuguese)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
13th July 2020



Manchester United's targeting of a new left-back


DAILY MIRROR
  • Left-back Luke Shaw could be offloaded by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United turn their focus towards Leicester's Ben Chilwell.
  • Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc has issued a warning to Manchester United over their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
  • Alexis Sanchez's future is still very much up in the air as Inter Milan and his parent club Manchester United attempt to reach an agreement over the player.
  • Liverpool have been told to re-sign Philippe Coutinho - but should first expect an apology from the Brazilian for the way he left.

THE SUN
  • American midfielder Weston McKennie is set to leave Schalke this summer with Chelsea and Liverpool interested.
  • Administration stricken Wigan are desperately trying to offload players after two potential buyers were put off by their £19m payroll.

DAILY MAIL
  • Kai Havertz will reportedly only join Chelsea as long as they qualify for next season's Champions League.
  • Norwich feel they are in good shape for the future despite their relegation.
  • Viv Anderson claims racism has made its way back into football.

THE TIMES
  • The FA is hoping that grassroots football will return by this weekend. Guidelines for staging amateur games for both adults and children will be published in the next few days if the FA gets the go-ahead from the government.


THE GUARDIAN
  • Pep Guardiola has admitted he is uncertain if Manchester City will have their two-year ban from European competition quashed when the verdict is delivered on Monday.
  • David de Gea could have another decade at the top, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

DAILY EXPRESS
  • Chelsea are interested in signing Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Chelsea winger Willian has rejected a lucrative three-year deal with Inter Miami in the MLS and wants to stay in Europe.
  • The Welsh Rugby Union is believed to be close to an agreement with its English counterpart to secure the use of Twickenham.

SCOTTISH SUN
  • Leigh Griffiths has been reassured his Celtic career is not over - as he vowed to prove his critics wrong.
  • Celtic have denied making a move for Israeli goal machine Shon Weissman.
  • Steven Naismith insists he will be ready for Scotland's next five games - even if Hearts have not played by then.
  • Hearts have called a halt to their search for a new sporting director with the appointment set to be delayed until next year.

DAILY RECORD
  • Celtic defender Jack Hendry is set to sign a one-year loan deal with KVV Oostende.
  • Long-standing kitman Tam McCourt is set to be axed as part of Hibs' savage cost-cutting exercise - just days after the club splashed out on three signings.


Inter Milan are considering a summer move for Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, with the Blues willing to listen to offers for the 29-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Manchester United have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in targeting 23-year-old Leicester City and England left-back Ben Chilwell. (Sun)

Chelsea winger Willian, whose contract at the club will run out at the end of the season, has rejected a move to MLS side Inter Miami as the 31-year-old Brazil international would prefer to stay in England and play for a club in the Champions League. (Telegraph)

Zenit St Petersburg have expressed an interest in signing Liverpool and Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 31. (Liverpool Echo)

AC Milan are interested in Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 22, who is a target for Leicester City and Arsenal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Kai Havertz wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen because they failed to qualify for the Champions League so Chelsea need to ensure they do qualify to convince the Germany midfielder, 21, to sign. (Bild)

Wigan are looking to offload players after two potential buyers for the Championship club, which has gone into administration, were put off by their £19m payroll. (Sun)

Bayern Munich are interested in two French Premier League midfielders - Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele, 23, and Chelsea's 25-year-old Tiemoue Bakayoko. (Le10Sport - in French)

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, says he is unsure about his AC Milan future with no contract talks having taken place less than a month before his deal expires. (Sky Sports)

Some 5,000 fans were allowed into the stadium to watch Paris St-Germain's first pre-season friendly, a 9-0 win over hosts Le Havre. (France 24)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
14th July 2020



daily telegraph

Manchester City will accelerate plans to rebuild their squad and Kalidou Koulibaly could form the centre-piece of their new plans.
Jose Mourinho will speak with Serge Aurier and allow him to decide whether or not he can face Newcastle United on Wednesday night after the right-back's brother was shot dead.
No handshakes, no spitting, regularly disinfected footballs and socially-distanced spectating all form part of proposals that could see grass-roots football restart this week for adults and children.


daily mail

Manchester City will throw money at strengthening their squad after their European ban was scrapped on Monday.
Manchester City had a legal team as strong as their playing squad to overturn Champions League ban and were preparing for the CAS case before the original UEFA ban had even been handed down.
Premier League clubs have told fans they expect the Government to allow them to attend matches next season as the EFL cancelled plans for a limited trial of supporters in stadiums next week.
Jack Grealish will not face any retrospective action from the Football Association for diving, leaving him available for Aston Villa's crucial relegation run-in.


the sun

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has thrown cold water over speculation of Neymar moving to the Nou Camp but confirmed transfer talks with Lautaro Martinez.


the times

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kanté is likely to return from a hamstring injury for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United on Sunday.
Members of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team will delay their arrivals in Budapest this week due to the heightened quarantine restrictions that are affecting UK citizens in Hungary.
Eddie Jones and the RFU's executive management team are to extend their pay cuts indefinitely as the union braces itself for potential lost revenue of up to £107m over the next year.
Wales are in talks with the RFU about staging their autumn internationals at Twickenham after warnings from the Welsh government that fans are unlikely to be permitted at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.


daily mirror

Chelsea have made Jan Oblak their No.1 goalkeeper target this summer.
Manchester City will offer boss Pep Guardiola a lucrative new long-term deal after overturning their Champions League ban.
Bayern Munich are reportedly closely monitoring Tanguy Ndombele's situation at Tottenham as they consider making a bid for the player this summer.
Jurgen Klopp has responded to Adebayo Akinfenwa's request to "hit me up" by sending the striker a congratulatory video message following Wycombe's promotion to the Championship.


scottish sun

Swiss league leaders St Gallen could jump ahead of Rangers and offer Florian Kamberi a passport into the Champions League.
Celtic have kicked off talks to keep Ryan Christie until at least 2023.
Everton could be set to launch a bid to sign Rangers kid Cole McKinnon.



Manchester City will offer boss Pep Guardiola a lucrative new long-term deal after the club's Champions League ban was overturned. (Mirror)

Guardiola will be given about £150m to bolster his City squad. (Guardian)

Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, could form the centrepiece of Guardiola's plans to reconstruct his defence. (Telegraph - subscription only)


Inter Milan and Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, Bayern Munich and Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, and Valencia's Spanish forward Ferran Torres, 20, are all linked with Manchester City. (Mail)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rejected the possibility of Paris St-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar, 28, returning to the Nou Camp but says the club are considering a move for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22. (TV3 via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Bartomeu also says he is "sure" Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, will remain at the Nou Camp beyond next year. (TV3 via Evening Standard)

Real Madrid are confident France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, will be negotiating a transfer to them from Paris St-Germain in a year's time. (Marca)

Liverpool are looking to sell Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 31, despite seeking to extend his contract. (Goal)

Nice have made an offer for 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Rony Lopes of Sevilla. (RMC Sport - in French)


Norwich City's sporting director Stuart Webber says the bidding for the club's best young talent this summer starts at £20m each. (Norwich Evening News)

Brentford are targeting Portsmouth's 24-year-old Irish winger Ronan Curtis to replace 24-year-old Algerian Said Benrahma if he leaves the Bees. (The News, Portsmouth)

Bournemouth's Dutch defender Nathan Ake, 25, might not play again this season after hobbling off with a groin problem against Leicester. (Bournemouth Echo)
 

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Must be the first transfer gossip in quite some time that United don’t get a mention. Journalists must be struggling to make to things up.
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
15th July 2020




daily telegraph

Manchester United will listen to offers for Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot as they seek to raise transfer funds.
Leicester fly-half George Ford says that England's leading players are entrusting rugby's authorities to protect them from burnout in the face of a gruelling schedule.


the sun

Manchester United have reportedly joined neighbours Manchester City in the race to sign Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal.
Pep Guardiola says talks over his Manchester City future can wait.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has admitted his Arsenal career is over with clubs in England and Germany eyeing a transfer.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to loan out Arsenal target Samuel Umtiti this summer.
Manchester United face losing £25m of their £75m-a-year Adidas sponsorship if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Ajax and Celtic are among the clubs chasing Grady Diangana with West Ham fighting to convince him to stay at the club.


daily mail

Tottenham have held talks with Wigan Athletic over a £500,000 deal for their highly-rated teenage midfielder Alfie Devine.
Mesut Ozil has seemingly taken aim at his manager Mikel Arteta after posting that he is 'ready', ahead of Arsenal's game against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Footballers are preparing themselves for a summer of trials and permanent pay cuts as they fight to stay in the professional game.
Southampton's former captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg reportedly has his sights set on a move to Tottenham this season.
England are set to postpone their autumn white-ball tour of India because of the chaos caused to the fixture list by the coronavirus pandemic.
The government have vetoed an ambitious plan to trial the return of spectators at next week's third Test match between England and the West Indies at Old Trafford.
The ATP finals at the O2 arena are still in line to go ahead in November - although they could be without spectators.


daily star

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Marcus Rashford, who is 'willing to listen' to any offers, but Manchester United have set a £100m price tag on the striker.
Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz will consider a move to the club, even without Champions League football, according to reports.
Kyle Walker believes Manchester City team-mate Phil Foden is the best young talent he has ever seen.
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham's long-term future at the club could be in doubt, despite his contract being extended by a further year to run until 2023.


scottish sun

Rangers kid Kai Kennedy could be heading for the exit door - after being told he can find a new club.
Lazio have put Rangers' Alfredo Morelos on a summer striker shortlist.
Celtic outcast Jack Hendry has completed his loan move to Oostende.


daily mirror

Barcelona remain intent on offloading Philippe Coutinho this summer and have reportedly offered the Brazilian to Arsenal and Newcastle.


the guardian

The majority of Women's Super League clubs favour the division being run independently rather than taken over by the Premier League.


the times

The private equity firm that owns a stake in Premiership Rugby and is in negotiations to buy into the Six Nations is understood to have a mediation role in discussions over a new global season.



Manchester City will offer boss Pep Guardiola a lucrative new long-term deal after the club's Champions League ban was overturned. (Mirror)

Guardiola will be given about £150m to bolster his City squad. (Guardian)

Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, could form the centrepiece of Guardiola's plans to reconstruct his defence. (Telegraph - subscription only)


Inter Milan and Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, Bayern Munich and Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, and Valencia's Spanish forward Ferran Torres, 20, are all linked with Manchester City. (Mail)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rejected the possibility of Paris St-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar, 28, returning to the Nou Camp but says the club are considering a move for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22. (TV3 via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Bartomeu also says he is "sure" Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, will remain at the Nou Camp beyond next year. (TV3 via Evening Standard)

Real Madrid are confident France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, will be negotiating a transfer to them from Paris St-Germain in a year's time. (Marca)

Liverpool are looking to sell Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 31, despite seeking to extend his contract. (Goal)

Nice have made an offer for 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Rony Lopes of Sevilla. (RMC Sport - in French)


Norwich City's sporting director Stuart Webber says the bidding for the club's best young talent this summer starts at £20m each. (Norwich Evening News)

Brentford are targeting Portsmouth's 24-year-old Irish winger Ronan Curtis to replace 24-year-old Algerian Said Benrahma if he leaves the Bees. (The News, Portsmouth)

Bournemouth's Dutch defender Nathan Ake, 25, might not play again this season after hobbling off with a groin problem against Leicester. (Bournemouth Echo)