Press Gossip - 2020

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Sunday's Newspapers:
9th August 2020


the sun on sunday


Liverpool * are eyeing a shock £35m swoop for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.
Declan Rice may have to be sold by West Ham if they want to bring in several new faces to strengthen their squad.
Gareth Bale will stick to his guns and stay at Real Madrid in a £60m stand-off as payback for failing to let him leave last summer.
Watford will sell Ismaila Sarr for a stunning £40m to ease the financial pain of relegation.
Manchester United want Sheffield United to pay all of Dean Henderson's wages next season.
Bernd Leno looks likely to have new checks on his knee injury this week - and Arsenal may have to sign a replacement keeper.
Bournemouth's Josh King is a target for Paris Saint-Germain.



daily star sunday

Tottenham are eyeing a shock move for Arsenal academy graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles after he was told he was free to leave the Emirates this summer.
Kai Havertz has reportedly agreed a five-year contract at Chelsea with the Blues heavily linked with a transfer for the Bayer Leverkusen star.


sunday telegraph

There is set to be a fivefold increase in the number of Olympic and Paralympic athletes reporting welfare concerns to the British Athletes Commission this year compared with two years ago.


sunday mirror

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hoping to snap up Manchester City defender John Stones in a bargain £20m deal.
Manchester City expect to discover in the next 48 hours whether Sergio Aguero has won his battle to be fit for the Champions League.


mail on sunday

Manchester City haven't given up hope of Sergio Aguero making a dramatic return in time for the Champions League last eight mini tournament in Portugal.
Liverpool * striker Rhian Brewster will head to the club's pre-season training camp in Evian this month to assess whether he can make a first-team breakthrough.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been left out of this week's Europa League tournament squad to work on a knee injury.
Southampton have joined Leeds and Newcastle in the hunt to sign Liverpool forward Harry Wilson.
Jadon Sancho is yet to finalise his Manchester United switch but the forward has already started the settling-in process, joining a group chat with Old Trafford stars.
West Bromwich Albion have held talks with Brighton over a move for centre-back Shane Duffy.
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is keen to add British players to his squad this summer including Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick.
Leicester City and Liverpool have asked about Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas.


sunday express

Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona have all been looking at Watford youngster Pervis Estupinan




Arsenal will sell France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, to Atletico Madrid for £30m as soon as Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, agrees a new deal. (Star Sunday)

Brighton have rejected a £22m bid from newly promoted Leeds for 22-year-old English centre-back Ben White, who spent last season on loan at Elland Road. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool * are also interested in White, but Chelsea are prepared to outbid the Premier League champions and sell Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 27, to raise funds. (Star Sunday)

Chelsea are also looking at Manchester City defender John Stones and hope to sign the 26-year-old England international for £20m. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, with Tottenham and West Ham also interested in the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Le10 Sport, via Sunday Express)

English defender Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, is on the brink of leaving Tottenham for £12m after agreeing personal terms with Southampton, where he spent the second half of last season on loan. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are stepping up their search for a new goalkeeper to cover Emiliano Martinez as they seek clarification on how long usual first choice Bernd Leno will be out with a knee injury. (Sun on Sunday)

Leicester and Liverpool * are interested in Olympiakos and Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas, 24, who could be available for £12m. (Mail on Sunday)

Borussia Dortmund will offer England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, a new deal and a significant pay rise if Manchester United do not meet their £100m valuation by 10 August. (Bild - in German)

Newcastle have identified Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson, 28, as their main transfer target. (Mail on Sunday)

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has warned Chelsea his club will not accept anything under their £90m asking price for Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Crystal Palace are set to miss out on English forward Eberechi Eze. QPR want £20m for the 22-year-old but the Eagles only value him at £10m. (Sun on Sunday)

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, will not make any decision on his future until this year's Champions League is over. (Sport)

Arsenal want to spend £100m on Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, and Lille defender Gabriel, 22, this summer but need to sell players in order to do so. (Sun on Sunday)

Newly promoted West Brom have held talks with Brighton over a deal for Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy, 28. (Mail on Sunday)

The Liverpool * board has told boss Jurgen Klopp to sell players such as Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 25, to fund a move for Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Kicker - in German)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Benfica are hoping to sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani. The 33-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Paris St-Germain ended. (Benfica TV, via L'Equipe - in French)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
10th August 2020



the sun

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic Paul Pogba will sign a new contract at Manchester United.
Sheffield United are swooping for Wigan's American star Antonee Robinson in a bargain £1.5m deal.
Manchester City are ready to slash the asking price for Nicolas Otamendi after the £41m signing of defender Nathan Ake.
Borussia Dortmund insist they have no problem with Jadon Sancho's trip to the UK as their self-imposed transfer deadline with Manchester United nears.
Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi amazed spectators by turning up for a Sunday league game - little more than 12 hours after a Champions League match in Germany.
Euro Championship games due to be played at Wembley should be staged around Britain to boost the coronavirus recovery nationwide, according to a leading MP.


daily mirror

Raheem Sterling says Manchester City have the hunger to go all the way in the Champions League.
Arsenal will make a new push to reach an agreement over Mesut Ozil's £18m contract nightmare.
Liverpool * will reportedly hand Neco Williams a new long-term contract to keep the up-and-coming defender at Anfield until 2025.
Erling Haaland has issued a statement of intent ahead of the new season by changing his Borussia Dortmund squad number to No 9.


daily mail

Leeds United have asked about Slavia Prague forward Nicolae Stanciu. The 27-year old Romania international is available for around £7m.
Bournemouth have moved to significantly bolster their player security after Phillip Billing's house was burgled on Saturday night.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez believes he should be the Gunners' No 1 and admitted he will leave the club if he does not get enough games next season.
The PFA threatened to take out an injunction to prevent last week's salary cap vote for League One and Two clubs taking place.
Jimmy Anderson will address the media on Monday with speculation growing that he is coming towards the end of his unprecedented England career.


the times

Manchester City are on course for a record £120m Champions League payout if they win the tournament for the first time.
Brighton have joined the list of English Premier League clubs interested in signing Odsonne Édouard if Celtic decide to sell the £30m-rated striker in this transfer window.


daily star

Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho could put them in a dilemma if they pay Borussia Dortmund's £110m asking price as they would be blowing virtually their entire summer budget on one player.
Kai Havertz was Manchester United's No 1 target a year ago before the club turned their attention elsewhere.
Leeds star Kalvin Phillips reportedly wants to talk to Marcelo Bielsa before deciding where his international future lies, with midfielder qualifying to play for England and Jamaica.


daily express

Chelsea are reportedly ready to send Ethan Ampadu out on loan to newly promoted Fulham next season.


daily telegraph

Record-breaker Mason Greenwood is poised to start in Manchester United's Europa League quarter-final clash against Copenhagen on Monday with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial also to be restored to starting line-up.


scottish sun

Celtic need to wait for Scottish Government clarification if their Champions League first qualifying round tie against Kr Reykjavik can be played at Parkhead on August 18-19.
Neil Lennon says Celtic are investigating Leigh Griffiths' lockdown party, but the Hoops boss insists the alleged lockdown breach isn't a big issue.
Livingston have kicked out a second bid for Lyndon Dykes from Barnsley.


daily record

Egyptian wonderkid Mahmoud Saber claims Rangers have made him a transfer offer after taking the decision to depart Cairo giants Al-Ahly.
Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo 's proposed loan deal to Toulouse has been put on the back-burner after the French club's manager and assistant tested positive for coronavirus.



Liverpool * , Everton, Tottenham and West Ham are all interested in signing Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23, following Bournemouth's relegation. (Star)

Arsenal face a wait to begin talks with Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, because the Brazil international - on loan at Bayern Munich - wants to focus on winning the Champions League first. (Star)

Manchester United's English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, looks set to spend another season out on loan after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he will not be able to keep all of the club's keepers happy. (Standard)

Liverpool * have agreed a £11.75m fee with Olympiakos for Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas, 24, but have yet to agree personal terms with the player. (Liverpool Echo)

Tsimikas is expected to sign a four-year contract worth £50,000 a week at Anfield. (Guardian)

Tsimikas' potential move to Liverpool * is a blow to Leicester, who had lined him up as a replacement for Ben Chilwell, 23, should the England left-back leave to join Chelsea this summer. (Leicester Mercury)

Tsimikas was Liverpool's * third-choice left-back option, with Real Madrid Spaniard Sergio Reguilon among those being monitored by the Premier League champions. (Star)

Crystal Palace have placed an £8m price tag on Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 29, as the Eagles look to raise funds to buy Watford's 22-year-old Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, rated at £40m. (Mail)

Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will have a medical at Tottenham on Monday before a move from Southampton. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United are hoping to sign United States left-back Antonee Robinson from Wigan for just £1.5m after the Latics' relegation to League One was confirmed. (Sun)

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, has warned Arsenal he may need to leave to get more playing time in order to secure a spot in the Argentina team. (Continental, via Evening Standard)

Leeds want to make five signings for next season in the Premier League, including Slavia Prague and Romania forward Nicolae Stanciu, 27, and Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea. (Mail)

Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 25, has reaffirmed his commitment to Everton amid speculation about his future after he changed agents. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal are ready to pay off the £18m remaining on Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil's contract, which runs for another year, or subsidise the 31-year-old's £350,000-a-week wages if he moves to another club. (Mirror)

Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, will sign a three-year deal at Arsenal, with the option of a further 12 months, after leaving Chelsea. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is prepared to sell Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, to fund a move for Atletico Madrid's Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (Express)

Manchester City are hoping rivals Manchester United announce they are not interested in signing Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, to avoid a bidding war. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, joined Lille last week but the Englishman will spend next season on loan at Portuguese side Boavista. (Guardian)

Juventus have abandoned plans to sign Jorginho, 28, from Chelsea and will instead target fellow Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali, 20, from Brescia. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Liverpool * are set to offer Welsh 19-year-old right-back Neco Williams a new five-year contract. (Goal)

Sevilla sports director Monchi says it will be difficult for his side to re-sign Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, from Barcelona this summer. (Diario de Sevilla, via Evening Standard)

Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt is set to be sent out on loan for next season, with the 19-year-old Welshman likely to move to a Championship club. (Manchester Evening News)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
11th August 2020




the sun

Newcastle will offer Ryan Sessegnon a way out of his Tottenham limbo as Steve Bruce pursues a plan to buy British - and in bulk.
Chelsea are ready to slash their asking price for unwanted midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to £20m.
Charlton are in danger of heading the same way as Bury unless owners ESI sell the club.
Arsenal will demand £40m for Matteo Guendouzi after Paris Saint-Germain reportedly entered the race for the midfielder.
Chelsea have reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz.
Antonio Conte is looking to raid Manchester United again and add Chris Smalling to his Inter Milan squad.


daily mirror

Aaron Ramsey is not wanted by Andrea Pirlo at Juventus and is free to find another club.


the guardian

Newcastle are set to win the race to sign ex-Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick.


daily star

Chelsea are finally free to make their move for Kai Havertz after Leverkusen were dumped out of Europe.
Arsenal have made defender Gabriel Magalhaes a transfer priority - and are willing to clear out others to make room for the Brazilian.
Mikel Arteta could replace French midfield Matteo Guendouzi with another recruit from Ligue 1 in Morgan Sanson.
Liverpool * have been told they must meet Diego Carlos' £68m release clause if they want to purchase him from Sevilla.


daily mail

Manchester United will continue their pursuit of Jadon Sancho despite Borussia Dortmund's claim that their £108m-rated star will stay at the German club next season.
Sergio Aguero will follow his Manchester City team-mates to Portugal as they attempt to make history in the Champions League.
The Premier League are locked in a legal dispute with their Chinese broadcast partners that could cost clubs hundreds of millions of pounds in lost television income.
Dan Lawrence was on Monday ruled out of Thursday's second Test when he was given permission to leave England's bio-secure bubble at the Ageas Bowl because of a family bereavement.


daily telegraph

Women's football will have its own Community Shield match for the first time since 2008.
The ban on spectators attending Bundesliga matches was extended by German health ministers on Monday in another signal that British hopes of getting crowds back by October 1 may be overly ambitious.
Mercedes have admitted they are in a race against time to solve their tyre woes ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.
Chris Froome has been confirmed in Team Ineos's lineup for this week's Criterium du Dauphine as speculation intensifies regarding his Tour de France selection.


the times

Liverpool * have cut ties with their "official" coconut milk following allegations that monkeys were used as slave labour to pick fruit for the product.
England's Manchester-based players face having only a week's break after their European endeavours, with Gareth Southgate keen to select them for the return of international football.
The FA has narrowed down its search for Phil Neville's successor as manager of the England women's team to the two coaches who contested last year's World Cup final - Sarina Wiegman and Jill Ellis.
British athletes have had their preparations for next year's rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo severely disrupted by reductions of up to 50 per cent in their sponsorship contracts with Nike.


daily record

Lille will finalise the big-money capture of Jonathan David on Tuesday and all but kill off their interest in Alfredo Morelos.
Philadelphia Union chief Ernst Tanner insists his club will fight to hang on to Celtic target Mark McKenzie.
Jack Ross had a round of golf with Hibs owner Ron Gordon last night, during which he made his transfer pitch to try and tee up more new signings.



Aaron Ramsey is not wanted by new manager Andrea Pirlo at Juventus and the 29-year-old Wales midfielder is free to find another club. (Mirror)

Manchester United will continue their pursuit of England winger Jadon Sancho despite Borussia Dortmund's claim the 20-year-old will remain at the club next season. (Mail)

Inter Milan have identified Manchester United's 30-year-old defender Chris Smalling, on loan at Serie A side Roma this season, as a transfer target. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 33, will join MLS side Inter Miami pending the successful completion of a medical. (Goal)

Barcelona are unlikely to pay more than 15m euros (£13.4m) for Manchester City's wantaway Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19. (ESPN)

Chelsea have agreed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen and Germany forward Kai Havertz but have been told the 21-year-old will cost £90m. (RMC Sport, via Sun)

Chelsea are interested in signing Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are on the brink of completing the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Willian after the 32-year-old Brazilian had a medical. (Standard)

Tottenham's English left-back Ryan Sessegnon, 20, is at the top of Newcastle's transfer target list. (Sun)

Spurs and England Under-21 right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, is in advanced talks with Southampton. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are facing competition from Lazio in the race to sign Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon, 23. (DiMarzio)

Chelsea are prepared to lower their asking price for unwanted France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 25. The club are hoping to strike a £20m deal with AC Milan. (Sun)

Liverpool * have put a £20m valuation on midfielder Harry Wilson amid interest from Leeds, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Southampton. (Mirror)

Lyon are prepared to sell former Chelsea winger Bertrand Traore this summer with Newcastle, Leicester, Everton and Crystal Palace all keen on the 24-year-old Burkina Faso international. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City will take a fee of £8m to offload 32-year-old Argentina central defender Nicolas Otamendi this summer. (Sun)

Newcastle are set to beat AC Milan and Roma to sign Burnley's Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 28. (Guardian, via Mail)

Wolves are confident manager Nuno Espirito Santo will sign a new contract before the new Premier League season. (90Min)

Leicester City are keen on Barcelona's Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao, 20. (Fabrizio Romano, via Leicester Mercury)

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are linked with a move for Norwich's Argentine playmaker Emiliano Buendia, 23. (HITC, via Sun)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
12th August 2020



the sun

Arsenal are eyeing a £25m move for Ajax ace Quincy Promes.
Kyle Walker has been assured of his Manchester City future after a heart-to-heart with Pep Guardiola.
Jadon Sancho may have to force a move to Manchester United - after being left in a frustrating limbo.
Fulham are considering a move to sign Arsenal defender Calum Chambers as they prepare for their return to the Premier League.
Watford have told Crystal Palace they will not take a loss on £30m record signing Ismaila Sarr.
Aaron Ramsey's representatives have slammed Juventus exit reports as "nonsense".
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given the thumbs up for youngster Tahith Chong to join Werder Bremen on a season-long loan.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has called Frank Lampard's first season "very successful" - despite failing to win any trophies.


daily mail

The FA have abandoned plans to use the Community Shield as a test event for the return of fans to stadiums due to uncertainty over Covid-19 outbreaks.
Southampton are poised to confirm the signing of defender Mohammed Salisu - who has been following government guidelines and in quarantine following his arrival in England from Spain.
The long-awaited report into child sex abuse in football is nearing completion.
A shocking assault of an amateur referee has led to fears a match official will end up being killed in grassroots football.
The SPFL plan to crack down on players guilty of breaching Covid-19 regulations.


daily mirror

Arsenal are seen as 'only possible solution' to the Philippe Coutinho transfer problem.
David Silva will reportedly join Lazio on a three-year deal when he leaves Manchester City after their Champions League run comes to an end.
Gareth Bale refuses to leave Real Madrid this summer and is prepared to wait up to two years for his next club match if necessary.


the times

The Premier League clubs are to receive their full prize money payout for last season after agreeing to delay any reductions caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
Professional rugby players in the UK are turning to cannabis oil in increasing numbers in order to dull the pain brought on by numerous collisions and to help them sleep.
Harlequins will be without two of their summer signings from South Africa when the Gallagher Premiership resumes on Friday night because of visa delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Stade Francais have cancelled all training and put their playing squad and coaching staff into isolation after 25 individuals tested positive for Covid-19.
The organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have had to abort plans for the £500m athletes village, instead dividing the competitors across three separate sites using university and hotel accommodation.
Johanna Konta was beset by heart palpitations in her first match on the WTA tour for five months.


daily telegraph

Sergio Aguero is likely to join up with his Manchester City team-mates in Portugal later this week but his chances of featuring in the club's Champions League quarter-final against Lyon on Saturday are slim.
Premiership teams will suffer an automatic 20-0 defeat if they are unable to field a team due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among their squad.
Seven leading sports organisations are not meeting a government target for the number of women on their boards more than three years since it came into force,
British viewers will be unable to watch Diamond League athletics live on television or online this year after athletics' premier competition failed to secure a broadcasting deal.


daily express

Lazio hitman Ciro Immobile has claimed he was the recipient of an enquiry from the Saudi-led consortium that were attempting to buy Newcastle before the deal fell through.


the guardian

Atletico Madrid women have suspended their training only 10 days before the Champions League is due to restart after five positive Covid-19 tests.
David Silva is joining Lazio on a three-year deal after leaving Manchester City.


daily record

Neil Lennon admits he's been personally wounded by the scandalous actions of Boli Bolingoli.


scottish sun

Celtic star Boli Bolingoli has been fined almost £500 by cops after he broke strict quarantine rules on his return from a trip to Spain.



Manchester United have marked Barcelona's 23-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele as a possible alternative for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, 20. (ESPN)

England winger Sancho may have to put in a transfer request to force through a move to Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva, 34, will join Lazio when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are preparing an opening bid for Brentford's English striker Ollie Watkins, 24. (Sky Sports)

Gareth Bale will not leave Real Madrid this summer - and the Wales forward, 31, is prepared to wait two years before finding a new club. (Mirror)

Arsenal are looking at a £25m move for Ajax and Netherlands forward Quincy Promes, 28. (Sun)

Newly promoted trio West Bromwich Albion, Leeds and Fulham are all in the running to sign 26-year-old Scottish winger Ryan Fraser, who left Bournemouth at the end of June on a free transfer. (90Min)

Chelsea are eager to sell 25-year-old French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan and have cut their asking price. (Sun)

Chelsea are willing to sell Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, with Inter Milan ready to make a move for the 26-year-old. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid are keen to keep 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos at the club after he returned from his season-long loan spell at Arsenal. (AS)

Leicester City have shown interest in Burnley's 20-year-old English winger Dwight McNeil. (Sky Sports - via Leicester Mercury)

Leicester and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 23, is the target of a loan move by Turkish club Fenerbahce. (Fotospor - via Sport Witness)

Fulham are considering a move for Arsenal's 25-year-old defender Calum Chambers, with the Englishman expected to cost about £12m. (Sun)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is willing to work with clubs who make a "fair" offer for 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been linked with Liverpool. (Mail)

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile claims Newcastle approached his agent over a possible transfer earlier this summer - but the 30-year-old Italian has pledged to stay with the Serie A club. (Corriere dello Sport - via Goal)

Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle and Southampton are interested in Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara. The 24-year-old Finland international is also wanted by Dynamo Kiev and Dynamo Moscow. (90Min)

Two Premier League clubs and one from the Bundesliga are interested in Arsenal's versatile 22-year-old English midfielder and wing-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Sky Sports)

Mario Gotze has rejected interest from David Beckham's Inter Miami as he still wants to play in Europe. The 28-year-old Germany international is without a club after he left Borussia Dortmund at the end of his contract this summer. (Mail)

Liverpool * hold an "enormous advantage" in the race to sign Brazilian teenager Talles Magno. The Vasco da Gama forward, 18, is wanted by a host of Europe's top clubs. (Esporte News Mundo - via Talksport)

West Ham have held initial talks about a new contract that would make 30-year-old English striker Michail Antonio one of their top earners. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
13th August 2020



daily mirror

Manchester United have made a fresh approach for Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati, according to reports in Spain.
Arsene Wenger reportedly turned down an offer to replace Quique Setien as Barcelona boss.
Jurgen Klopp * made personal contact with Kostas Tsimikas to convince the 24-year-old to sign for Liverpool *.
Arsenal transfer target Thomas Partey is reportedly looking for a £200,000-a-week deal if he moves to the Premier League this summer.
Manchester City are refusing to give up on having Sergio Aguero fit to spearhead their bid for Champions League glory.


daily express

Manchester United have put all other transfer business on hold as they focus on striking a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Watford star Ismaila Sarr has called Liverpool a 'great team' amid increasing speculation about his future.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish would welcome a move to Manchester United this summer.
Juventus have made former Manchester United and Tottenham transfer target Paulo Dybala available for sale this summer, but they will only accept an extremely lucrative bid from any interested teams.
Real Madrid have reportedly rejected a bid from Arsenal to take Dani Ceballos back to the Emirates on loan next season.


the sun

Manchester City have made an opening offer of £57m plus bonuses for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
Jadon Sancho is under increasing pressure from Borussia Dortmund to make a public statement devoting himself to the club.
Turkish side Trabzonspor are in advanced talks with Arsenal over midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
Jean-Clair Todibo has confirmed he is the Barcelona star who tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating.


daily mail

Premier League players have been warned to dodge social media while holidaying abroad to avoid quarantine questions on their return.
Manchester United's move for Jadon Sancho is in danger of collapsing with Borussia Dortmund increasingly bemused by their approach to the negotiations.
Premier League clubs are at loggerheads with the Government over plans for the safe return of fans to stadiums.
Scott Parker is set to be rewarded with a new contract that includes a significant Premier League survival bonus.
Real Madrid players have been told there will be no new signings this summer because of the financial impact of Covid-19, according to reports.
Wolves are on a collision course with the Premier League over the start of next season.


daily star

Manchester United appear to be switching their focus from signing Jadon Sancho to Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr, but could face competition from Chelsea and Arsenal.
Wolves are set to offer manager Nuno Espirito Santo a new £5m-a-year deal to keep him at Molineux.
Jordan Pickford is facing a battle to convince Carlo Ancelotti he still has a future at Everton.


the guardian

West Ham are confident of agreeing a new deal with Michail Antonio and plan to reward the forward's excellent late-season form with a pay rise.


daily telegraph

The Football Association has confirmed that the first-ever double header men's and women's Community Shield will be played at Wembley this summer on August 29.


the times

Benfica are confident that they will sign Jan Vertonghen after he was released by Tottenham Hotspur.
West Ham United have valued Declan Rice at more than £80m amid renewed interest from Chelsea.
Willian has passed his medical at Arsenal and is expected to sign a three-year contract in the next 48 hours, after leaving Chelsea.


scottish sun

Aberdeen's striker jinx has struck again - with Ryan Edmondson now crocked.


daily record

Swiss side St Gallen are set to rival Hibernian in the fight to land Rangers youngster Ross McCrorie.
Rangers, Motherwell and Hibs are set to escape SFA punishment for breaching coronavirus testing protocol.



Manchester City have entered the race for Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and are believed to be offering more than Liverpool for the 29-year-old. (SportBild - via Star)

Manchester United have put the rest of their transfer business on hold while they try to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Mirror)

Manchester United's move for Sancho is in danger of collapsing with Dortmund bemused by their approach to negotiations, initially offering the winger a pay cut. (Mail)

Juventus have approached Arsenal over a possible transfer for French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Watford are ready to demand a club record fee of more than £40m for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, amid interest from Liverpool and clubs around Europe. (Evening Standard)

Sarr has told media in his homeland that "everyone would love" to play for Liverpool * ;). (Sans Limites - via Goal)

Roma could swap 23-year-old Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara for Arsenal's Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24. (Gazzetta dello Sport - via Mail)

Valencia have alerted Premier League clubs by putting all but one of their players up for sale in a bid to balance the books. (Marca - in Spanish)

Jack Grealish will hold crucial talks with Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow on his return from holiday, with Manchester United still interested in the 24-year-old English midfielder. (Mirror)

Benfica are leading the race to sign former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen - and the 33-year-old Belgium international could be joined at the club by Uruguay and former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 33. (Sun)

Lyon sporting director Juninho says midfielder Houssem Aouar could leave this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus all monitoring the 22-year-old Frenchman. (Mail)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, is expecting Manchester United to open contract talks once their Europa League campaign concludes. (Sky Sports)

Everton could replace Jordan Pickford, 26, as manager Carlo Ancelotti feels the England goalkeeper is not reliable enough. (Star)

Arsenal are really keen to land Sporting Lisbon's 17-year-old Joelson Fernandes. The Portugal Under-17 forward has been dubbed 'the new Cristiano Ronaldo' and the Gunners could look to offer cash plus players for his signature. (Mirror)

West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are in the running to sign Peterborough's English striker Ivan Toney, 24. (Football Insider)

Napoli are close to signing Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes for £22m, and are believed to have agreed personal terms for the 22-year-old Lille defender, which could enable Manchester City to buy Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, from the Italian club. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham are set to allow 19-year-old English midfielders Oliver Skipp and Jamie Bowden to leave on loan after signing Dane Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 25, from Southampton. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid have made Eibar's Serb Marko Dmitrovic, 28, their top goalkeeping target in the transfer window, to provide back-up for Chelsea-linked Slovenian Jan Oblak, 27. (Goal)

Leicester City are one of a number of clubs linked with a move for Bournemouth's 23-year-old winger David Brooks - but new Cherries boss Jason Tindall insists there will be no "fire sale" of the club's star players. (Leicester Mercury)

Velez Sarsfield are interested in Southampton's Argentine forward Guido Carrillo, 29. (TyC Sports - via Daily Echo)

Watford are expected to name Vladimir Ivic, 43, as their new head coach this week after the Serb left his post at Maccabi Tel-Aviv. (Times)

Manchester United Under-23s manager Neil Wood has strongly suggested France Under-17 midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 17, will remain a part of the youth set-up next season rather than step up to the first team. (Manchester Evening News)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
14th August 2020



the sun
Manchester City are lining up a shock £40m bid for Spurs midfielder Harry Winks with Jose Mourinho willing to sell.
Manchester United are demanding £20m for Chris Smalling this summer - with Roma still desperate to snap him up.
Borussia Dortmund want to keep Jadon Sancho for another year - to start a bidding war next summer.
West Ham have been forced to postpone a pre-season friendly on Sunday after one of their backroom staff tested positive for Covid-19.


daily express
Chelsea could face competition from Manchester United to sign Leicester's £80m rated left-back Ben Chilwell this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo.


daily mirror
Liverpool * have reportedly opened talks and made official contact over a move for Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara.
Manchester United could face a three-way fight with Real Madrid and Barcelona for Jadon Sancho if they fail to land him this summer.
Mike Ashley will start the season as Newcastle United owner, but still wants to sell up.
Arsenal and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.


daily mail
Willian will earn an astonishing £220,000 a week at Arsenal after he completes his free transfer from Chelsea.
Newcastle's takeover collapsed in a stalemate over whether the Saudi Arabian state would be in control of the club after the deal went through.
Arsenal are angry with Mesut Ozil after the midfielder broke ranks to defend his decision to reject a reduction in his £350,000-per-week wages, while hinting that may be why Mikel Arteta stopped selecting him.
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson's future is no closer to being resolved with less than a month until the Premier League season kicks off.
Premier League clubs will debate Black Lives Matter tributes when they meet to discuss the 2020-21 season at their next shareholders meeting in September.
The EFL have agreed to hold peace talks with the PFA in a bid to avoid a legal battle over the introduction of salary caps in League One and League Two next season.
Wigan's administrators have set a deadline of August 31 for potential buyers of the club.


daily telegraph
Borussia Dortmund do not believe Jadon Sancho will try to agitate for a move to Manchester United this summer.
British Gymnastics' chief executive has admitted the organisation has 'fallen short' in its duty to protect its members.


scottish sun
Ross McCrorie's move from Rangers to Hibs could be back on following an improved offer.
QPR have rejoined the race to land Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes.
The Aberdeen eight and Celtic rule breaker Boli Bolingoli could face retrospective SPFL bans over Covid breaches.



Manchester United are set to compete with Chelsea to sign Leicester City's England left-back Ben Chilwell, with the Blues unwilling to meet the Foxes' £80m asking price for the 23-year-old. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund's head of football operations, Sebastian Kehl, has reiterated that 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho will definitely be staying at the club despite interest from Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Dortmund believe Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will come in for Sancho next year if United fail to sign him this summer. (Mirror)


Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak is to make a decision on his future amid interest from Chelsea. (AS)

Manchester City are keen on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly but have denied making a bid for the 29-year-old Senegal international, while the Premier League side are not interested in Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Manchester Evening News)

Premier League winners Liverpool * have made contact with German champions Bayern over a deal for Thiago Alcantara. (Bild, in German - subscription required)

However, the Reds * have no interest in Vasco da Gama's Brazilian forward Talles Magno, despite reports in Brazil linking the 18-year-old with a move to Anfield. (Standard)

Arsenal will announce the signing of Brazil forward Willian on three-year deal this weekend after the 32-year-old's contract at Chelsea expired. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Gunners will give Willian a deal worth £220,000 a week, including a signing-on fee. (Mail)

West Ham United want more than £80m for England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, amid interest from Chelsea. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could be given another chance to sign Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, from Juventus this summer. (Mirror)

New Juve manager Andrea Pirlo has also told Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, they can leave the club. (Goal)


Manchester United will demand £20m from Roma for 30-year-old England centre-back Chris Smalling, who is willing to take a pay cut to join the Serie A side. (Sun)

Arsenal face competition from Juventus for Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Napoli are willing to reach an agreement for Everton to sign their Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29. (Express)

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller insists 21-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, a target of Chelsea, will only be allowed to leave "under certain conditions". (Kicker, via Standard)

Chelsea's Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, has agreed personal terms with Serie A side Inter Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

The Blues are more likely to sign Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon than Premier League rivals Arsenal because they are in next season's Champions League. (AS - in Spanish)

The agent of Brazil international Philippe Coutinho, 28, says the Barcelona midfielder could remain at the Nou Camp despite being linked with a Premier League move. (TalkSport)

Championship side Stoke City have cut their asking price for England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 27, to about £8-10m. (Sky Sports)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
15th August 2020



daily mirror

Juventus are reportedly planning to offer Paulo Dybala to Man Utd in a bid to sign Paul Pogba.
Chelsea will be forced to look elsewhere in their search for a goalkeeper after Atletico Madrid slapped a £110m price tag on Jan Oblak.
Arsenal are reportedly using Nicolas Pepe's club-record £72m arrival last summer as the principle subject of an internal investigation over their transfer business.


the sun

Inter Milan are plotting an audacious move for Chelsea superstar N'Golo Kante, according to reports.
Arsenal have made no attempt to sign Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, according to the player's agent.
Preston are eyeing up a cut-price move for Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne.
West Ham and West Brom are both tracking Brazilian full-back Junior Caicara.


daily mail

Leicester's move to their new £100m training ground has been delayed, with the club hoping it will be up and running by the time the new season starts.
Frank Lampard has avoided having to go into a two-week quarantine and miss the start of Chelsea's pre-season by returning home from his holiday in France.
Birmingham boss Aitor Karanka has suggested he will ask Jose Mourinho if Tottenham can loan him players.
Everton are edging closer to meeting Napoli's £36m (€40m) valuation for midfielder Allan, according to reports in Italy.


the times

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad overhaul is gathering pace with Andreas Pereira and Tahith Chong expected to depart in the coming weeks.
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City after a breakthrough in talks.


daily star

Barcelona coach Quique Setien is on the brink of being sacked with the club outlining three managerial candidates.
Arsenal technical director Edu is looking to add two more signings to Mike Arteta's squad after finally securing a deal for Willian.
Manchester United are hoping to tempt Saul Niguez into a switch to Old Trafford by offering him a contract worth £150,000 per week.


scottish sun

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is set to relaunch his career with Trabzonspor, after reportedly agreeing terms with the Turkish outfit.



Manchester United are willing to offer £70m-rated Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 25, a long-term deal worth £150,000 a week to sign from Atletico Madrid this summer. (Star)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are considering a swap deal in which France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, would return to Juventus with Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, moving the other way. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Barcelona coach Quique Setien is set to be sacked after their humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich on Friday - and Mauricio Pochettino, Xavi and Ronald Koeman are the leading contenders to succeed Setien at the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Indeed, reports in Spain claim former Tottenham and Southampton boss Pochettino had already held talks with Barcelona days before Friday's drubbing. (Express)

Chelsea's hopes of signing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 27, have been boosted with the La Liga club reportedly keen to replace the Slovenia international. (Football London)

The Blues may offer fellow keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to Atletico in part-exchange as they are reluctant to meet the Spanish club's £110m asking price for Oblak. (Star)

Manchester City are preparing a £40m bid for England and Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 24. (Sun)

Arsenal are set to step up their efforts to sign midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, from Atletico Madrid. (Star)

However, the Gunners could face competition from Juventus for the Ghana international's signature. (Mirror)

On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, 31, has no interest in joining Paris St-Germain despite reports the French side are interested in the Nigerian, who is on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until January. (Manchester Evening News)

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juventus to sign Mexico international Raul Jimenez, 29, from Wolves to be his new strike partner next season. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Lille turned down a 20m euro (£18.1m) offer from Everton for defender Gabriel, 22, because they have an agreement to sell him to Napoli, despite Arsenal and Manchester United also showing interest in the Brazilian. (Gianluca di Marzio)

Newcastle are interested in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, who spent last season on loan at Roma and is also a target for his old club Fulham. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says 10 clubs in Europe are interested in signing him after the 27-year-old Argentine's impressive end to the season. (Marca, in Spanish)

West Brom and West Ham are interested in signing Brazilian full-back Junior Caicara, 31, for £3m from Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir. (Sun)

West Ham are also in a three-way battle with Napoli and favourites Inter Milan for Dynamo Kiev and Ukraine defender Vitaliy Mykolenko, 21. (Sky Sport Italia, in Italian)

Inter Milan are capable of signing Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, from Barcelona, according to the Serie A club's former president Massimo Moratti. (Quotidiano, in Italian)

Inter are also keen on Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29. (Gazetta dello Sport, in Italian)

Covid-19 travel restrictions could scupper a potential transfer for Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek to either Manchester United or Real Madrid, who are both interested in the 23-year-old. (Fox Sports, in Dutch)

Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie's move to Hertha Berlin has fallen through, with Wolves, Southampton and Leicester also interested in the 21-year-old USA international. (Bild, in German)

Preston are hoping to sign Charlton and Zimbabwe striker Macauley Bonne, 24, for £500,000. (Sun)

Everton are close to a deal to send 21-year-old midfielder Beni Baningime on loan to League One club Blackpool for next season. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
16th August 2020




the observer

Mauricio Pochettino is the prime candidate to be the next Barcelona manager, with the club planning to sack Quique Setien in the coming days.


sunday times

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City after a breakthrough in talks.
Mikel Arteta has won a power battle at Arsenal after Raul Sanllehi left his post as the club's head of football.


mail on sunday

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe doesn't plan to return to football until Christmas as he recharges his batteries following his departure from the Vitality Stadium.
Southampton have been left stunned as Chinese shirt sponsor LD Sports is set to quit the club before the new season - a shock decision that could cost the club £15m.
Barcelona could delay announcing the sacking of Quique Setien until next week as internal debate rages at the club over whether former Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino is the best man to take over.
Manchester United are set to make Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez their top transfer target this summer, according to reports.
Newcastle United expect to finalise the signing of midfielder Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer after he underwent medical tests on Saturday.
Wolves are continuing discussions with Sporting Braga over a £23m deal for striker Paulinho.


sunday mirror

Manchester City believe they are in pole position to sign Lionel Messi if the Argentine quits Barcelona in the aftermath of the club's Champions League humiliation.
Leicester are chasing down Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico - just in case they lose Kasper Schmeichel to Chelsea or Manchester United.
Joshua King has emerged as a target for Portuguese giants Benfica.
Chris Smalling still has a future at Manchester United - despite a year out on loan at Roma in Serie A.
Jack Grealish has given Man Utd fans a glimpse of what they could expect if he completes a move to Old Trafford this summer during a training session in Greece.
Watford left-back Pervis Estupinan is wanted by Tottenham and Barcelona and rated at £15m - even though he has never kicked a ball for the Hornets.



SUN ON SUNDAY

Chelsea legend John Terry has lost £207,000 after a trendy swimwear firm he backed went bust.
Chelsea are closing in on a £40m swoop for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, with Tottenham also interested in the Seagulls skipper.
Ben Foster is a shock emergency target for both Chelsea and Everton.
Aston Villa and West Brom will do battle to sign Michael Obaefemi from Southampton for £10m.
Fulham are ready to offer Wigan's Antonee Robinson a stunning contract to win the race for his signature.


sunday telegraph

County cricket is braced for the biggest shake-up in a generation amid fears that the 18 first-class sides could lose at least 20 per cent in their funding from the England & Wales Cricket Board.
The chief executive of Borussia Dortmund has insisted it is "set in stone" that Jadon Sancho will not be sold this summer and rounded on former Manchester United players Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves for claiming the German club were "bluffing".
John Obi Mikel, the former Chelsea midfielder, will make his return to English football on Monday by signing for Stoke City.


sunday mail

Rangers are keeping close tabs on Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy.
Lyon are the latest big European club to register an interest in Hearts kid Aaron Hickey.



Manchester City believe they are in pole position to sign Lionel Messi and reunite him with his former manager Pep Guardiola if the 33-year-old Argentina playmaker leaves Barcelona. (Sunday Mirror)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the leading candidate to be the next Barcelona manager, with the club planning to sack Quique Setien in the coming days. (Guardian)

Watford's 37-year-old former England keeper Ben Foster has become a summer transfer target for both Chelsea and Everton. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are inching closer to a deal to sign long-term target and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, from Leicester, who are holding out for £80m. (Independent)

Chelsea are also closing in on a £40m move for another defender capped by England - Brighton captain Lewis Dunk, 28. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are holding out for a fee in excess of £80m for England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, who is a Chelsea target. (Talksport)

Leicester are chasing Sevilla'sSpanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Paris St-Germain. (Sunday Mirror)

Ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, 42, does not plan to return to football until Christmas as he recharges his batteries following his departure from the Cherries. (Mail on Sunday)

Borussia Monchengladbach are plotting a move for Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet, who scored the opening goal in Saturday's Champions League win over Manchester City, but the 23-year-old Ivorian is also wanted by Wolfsburg. (Le 10 Sport, in French)


Moise Kean's agent Mino Raiola is trying to engineer a move for the 20-year-old striker to AC Milan. Although Everton would want a fee in the region of £22.5m, Raiola wants a loan-to-buy deal. (Calciomercatoweb, in Italian)

Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is set to sign for Newcastle United on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international left Burnley after his contract at Turf Moor expired on 30 June. (Talksport)

Newcastle are also interested in Oxford United defender and captain Rob Dickie, 24. (Sun on Sunday)

However, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, who spent last season on loan at Roma, is not interested in a move to Newcastle. (Mail on Sunday)

Inter Milan are set to make a £20m bid for England international Smalling, who could link up with former United team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. (Sunday Express)

Thiago Alcantara has already said goodbye to his Bayern Munich team-mates as the 29-year-old Spanish midfielder eyes a move to Liverpool * this summer. (Talksport)

Napoli are believed to be winning the race to sign Real Madrid's Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, who has been on loan at Sevilla. (Calciomercato, in Italian)

Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira is set to leave Manchester United with Benfica interested in the 24-year-old as well as a number of German and Spanish clubs. (Sunday Times, subscription required)

Southampton have revived their interest in Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham, but Everton and West Ham are also interested in the 24-year-old Frenchman. (90Min)

Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Real Madrid's 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Reinier Jesus on a one-year loan with an option for another season. (ESPN)

Fulham have joined Leeds in the race for Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis, 20. (Mail on Sunday)

Leeds have made a £16m bid for Basel's Brazilian striker Arthur Cabral, 22, who is on loan from Palmeiras. (Globoesporte, in Portuguese)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
17th August 2020




the sun

Manchester City are eyeing Mauricio Pochettino amid doubts over Pep Guardiola's future.
Chelsea are closing on a £40m swoop for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk - beating rivals Spurs.
Leeds are monitoring Molde midfielder Fredrik Aursnes.
The Singaporean group trying to buy Newcastle want Toon legend Alan Shearer as manager.


daily mail

Jude Bellingham is already taking intensive German lessons to ensure he can follow instructions when Borussia Dortmund start their Bundesliga campaign next month.
Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign Jadon Sancho after they missed several inviting chances in their Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla.
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club this summer following their Champions League failure on Friday, according to reports in Brazil.
Wolves will net a £10m windfall in promotion bonuses from the transfers of Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro to Leeds and Fulham.
The staggering prospect that Wigan Athletic's administration was triggered by an overseas bet was 'not impossible' but was also 'wholly unsubstantiated' - an independent arbitration panel has found.
Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara has already found a house in Liverpool to move into.


daily mirror

Chelsea are ready to move for John Stones - even if they sign £40m Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.
Furious Bruno Fernandes clashed with Victor Lindelof after the defender cost Manchester United in their Europa League semi-final against Sevilla.


daily telegraph

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave this summer following their humiliating Champions League exit, it was reported on Sunday night.
Leeds will turn their attention to Germany centre-back Robin Koch from Freiberg when hopes of landing Ben White are over.
Arsenal are understood to have agreed terms with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over a new contract and are also closing in on the signing of defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.
There are no plans to stage another Champions League finals tournament in the future, despite the stunning drama of the last week's quarter-finals.


the times

Tottenham are considering a shock move for Joe Hart as they look to recruit a homegrown reserve goalkeeper.
Liverpool * will not receive a cash bonus should Philippe Coutinho win the Champions League with Bayern Munich, although his parent club, Barcelona, have already paid almost all of his £145m fee.
Mikel Arteta has won a power battle at Arsenal after Raul Sanllehi left his post as the club's head of football and will get the final say on transfers.


daily record

Celtic have opened signing talks with Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy - even though they fear they'll be blown out of the water by big-money offers from the Premier League.



Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has told the Spanish giants he wants to leave the club immediately, with Manchester City leading the race for the 33-year-old Argentina forward. (Esporte Interativo - in Portuguese)

Barca will listen to offers for a host of players, including Antoine Griezmann, 29, and 23-year-old fellow France forward Ousmane Dembele, who cost £107m from Atletico Madrid in 2019 and £135.5m from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 respectively. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is being lined up as a replacement for Pep Guardiola if the Manchester City boss fails to negotiate a new contract. (Sun)

Arsenal have agreed terms on a new contract with captain and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, and are also closing in on the signing of Brazil defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, from Lille. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus are interested in signing the Gunners' France striker Alexandre Lacazette or Wolves' Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, both 29. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara has agreed a four-year deal with Liverpool *, with the Bundesliga club asking for in excess of £30m for the 29-year-old Spain midfielder. (RMC Sport, via Mirror)

Juventus are open to selling 26-year-old Paulo Dybala, with Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in the Argentina forward. (Gazetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Juve's 29-year-old Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, who is a target for Chelsea, could be available for 40m euros (£36.2m) as the Italian champions' new boss Andrea Pirlo looks to raise transfer funds. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

The Blues are also ready to move for Manchester City defender John Stones, 26, even if they sign 28-year-old fellow England centre-back Lewis Dunk - who is also a target for Tottenham - for £40m from Brighton.(Mirror)

Inter Milan are keen on Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, and may pay the £20m asking price for the England centre-back, who has spent the season on loan at Roma. (Metro)

Leeds United have turned their attention to Germany and Freiburg defender Robin Koch, 24, with a deal for their top target, Brighton's 22-year-old English centre-back Ben White increasingly unlikely. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool *, Manchester United and Tottenham have also made contact with the Seagulls about £50m-rated White. (Sun)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
18th August 2020





the times

Arsenal are edging closer to signing the Lille defender Gabriel after agreeing personal terms with the Brazilian and making progress in discussions over the fee with the French club.
Tottenham Hotspur are expected to complete a shock move for Joe Hart as they look to recruit a homegrown reserve goalkeeper.
Sheffield Wednesday avoided relegation from the Championship for a breach of financial regulations because of mistakes made by investigators at the EFL, an independent disciplinary panel concluded.
Jurgen Klopp * has said he plans to take a year off when his Liverpool * contract expires in 2024 and will only return to management should he miss the challenge.
A group of MPs are pushing for a special exemption that enables non-League football clubs to welcome fans back into their grounds.


the sun

Canadian Evangeline Shen is hoping to become Newcastle chairperson with her Bellagraph Nova Group trying to buy the club
Manchester City want to give Sergio Aguero a statue - to go alongside the one of David Silva.
Fulham are ready to sign Antonee Robinson - after the United States star snubbed a return to Everton.
Gauthier Ganaye has emerged as a shock late bidder to save crisis club Wigan Athletic.
Football's return to pre-season training has been thrown into chaos by the quarantine rules.
Arsene Wenger has reportedly offered to succeed Barcelona-bound Ronald Koeman as Netherlands boss.
Norwegian sensation Jens Petter Hauge was watched by a top Manchester United scout on Sunday.


daily telegraph

Ronald Koeman is expected to be named as the new coach of Barcelona as early as Tuesday.
David de Gea has backed himself to overcome the doubters despite the Manchester United goalkeeper facing a potential threat to his position from Dean Henderson next season.
Another company has come forward saying it has submitted an offer to buy Newcastle United following the collapse of the Saudi Arabia-led takeover of the club.
Pink balls and earlier start times are being considered as ways to solve problems caused by bad light after farcical delays ruined the second Test in Southampton.
The third Test on Friday could be played on the same pitch used for the second match due to the bad weather in Southampton hindering preparation.
England are keen for Adil Rashid to make a return to Test cricket, believing that he would boost the quality and depth of their Test squad.


daily star

Chelsea's Marina Granovskaia has given Frank Lampard the 'green light' for a triple defender swoop of Ben Chilwell, John Stones and Lewis Dunk.
Six Man Utd stars 'up for sale' as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to fund Jadon Sancho move.
Xavi has urged Manchester City to spend whatever it takes to help Pep Guardiola turn them into champions once again.


daily mail

Arsenal are drawing up the paperwork for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's bumper new deal.
Wolves have failed in a bid to miss the first week of the season.
The acrimony over Charlton's failed takeover bid has taken a bizarre twist after a company car the club were allegedly trying to recover was mysteriously put up for sale.
A Singaporean takeover of Newcastle United could see Alan Shearer named as manager.
Juventus star Paulo Dybala is reportedly considering his future at the club, amid reports they are considering letting him go this summer.
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to sell the majority of their squad this summer as the club prepares for a major rebuild after their humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.


daily express

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won't be leaving the Etihad any time soon, despite the club's disappointing exit from the Champions League, according to his agent.
Ethan Ampadu is reportedly prepared to fight for a starting berth in Frank Lampard's Chelsea squad next season, shunning a potential loan move away from Stamford Bridge.


daily mirror

Valencia's financial crisis has reached a new low after the club reportedly offered to pay player wages with IOU notes.
Philippe Coutinho could be handed a lifeline at Barcelona when the club emerges from their dramatic rebuild.


daily record

Aaron Hickey is closing in on a stunning move to Bayern Munich and a lucrative five-year contract.
Aberdeen welcomed six of their self-isolating stars back to Cormack Park.


scottish sun

Neil Lennon has branded Ron Gordon's points deduction claim as nonsense.
Dundee United are set to make a move for Rangers star Jamie Murphy.


the guardian

Liverpool * are interested in signing Thiago Alcantara but have told Bayern Munich they are not prepared to pay £27.2m (€30m) for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has one year left on his contract.



Manchester City have reignited their interest in Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, following their Champions League exit. (Talksport)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke claims the club is under no pressure to sell Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho, 20, despite accounts showing a £39.8m loss for the financial year to 30 June 2020. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool *, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester have all asked Brighton about the potential price of 22-year-old English centre-back Ben White, who impressed on loan at Leeds last season. (Sun)

Arsenal are drawing up the formal paperwork for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's new three-year deal which is worth more than £250,000 per week. (Mail)

Manchester United are keen on Juventus' 29-year-old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa as they start their summer transfer business. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool * remain interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara but have told the Bundesliga club they are not prepared to pay £27.2m for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has a year left on his contract. (Guardian)

Wolves have rejected an offer from Juventus of Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey plus cash for Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, 29. (Clwb Pel-Droed)

Juventus are also interested in Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29. (Sky Sports)


Portuguese side Benfica look to be leading Leeds United in the race to sign Paris St-Germain's Uruguayan star Edinson Cavani with the 33-year-old available on a free transfer. (Goal)

Barcelona's incoming manager Ronald Koeman could make Ajax's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, his first signing at the Nou Camp. (Star)

Barcelona could sell 33-year-old Uruguay striker Luis Suarez as part of a Nou Camp clearout, with former side Ajax interested in bringing him back to the Netherlands. (Talksport)

Manchester City could activate a £25m buy-back clause for Aston Villa's 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. (Manchester Evening News)

Leeds will have to pay £20m to sign Chelsea's Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 26. (Star)

West Brom and West Ham have been told that a fee of about £2.7m would be needed to sign Istanbul Basaksehir's Brazilian full-back Junior Caicara, 31. (Birmingham Mail)

Brighton and Sheffield United are among the clubs chasing Almeria and Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez with the 21-year-old commanding a fee of about £14m. (Talksport)

Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu, who was on loan at RB Leipzig last season, is keen to try to impress Frank Lampard with the manager believed to be a fan of the 19-year-old Welsh defender. (Goal)

Everton have asked about Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. The 27-year old saw a proposed £30m move to Goodison Park fall through a year go and is open to leaving Vicarage Road this summer. (Mail)

Chelsea have been told they need to pay £90m or face missing out on Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz, 21. (Star)

Bayern Munich are the preferred destination for Hearts full-back Aaron Hickey, 18, who is expected to leave the club over the summer. (Scotsman)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has offered his services to the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to replace Barcelona-bound Ronald Koeman. (Mirror)

Juventus reportedly no longer consider Cristiano Ronaldo 'non-transferable' and could decide to cash in for £54m with Paris St-Germain keen to sign the 35-year-old. (Sport)

Barcelona are set to reignite attempts to re-sign Neymar from Paris St-Germain as they look to recover from their Champions League exit. (Mail)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
19th August 2020




daily mirror
Manchester City are being offered Kalidou Koulibaly for £60m with Napoli keen to complete a deal.
Arsene Wenger has firmly denied speculation suggesting he could become the new manager of the Netherlands national team.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is ready to join Everton but Watford are holding out for £25m.
Gareth Southgate will hold key talks with his England players this week amid growing burn-out concerns from the Premier League's elite.
Bayer Leverkusen have told Chelsea they want a deal for Kai Havertz wrapped up by August 28.
Manchester United and Manchester City have been given permission to start the new season later, following their European exploits.
In-demand Rhian Brewster is ready to wait as Jurgen Klopp weighs up Liverpool transfer offers.
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has urged Jadon Sancho to stay with the club and continue to build on his superb recent development.


the times
Liverpool * are continuing with their training camp in Austria despite a member of their travelling party testing positive for Covid-19.
Manchester City and Manchester United will not be required to play on the opening weekend of the next Premier League season because of their exertions in Europe this year.


daily mail
Premier League clubs are facing a season ticket nightmare in the scramble to comply with the government's 'Track and Trace' scheme.
Wigan Athletic paid their administrators up to £500 an hour in fees during their doomed bid to avoid relegation to League One.
Bournemouth will not let leave England international Callum Wilson leave on the cheap despite interest from Tottenham.
Football League clubs are preparing to start their new season in 10 days' time - a full week earlier than expected.
Everton have had an opening bid for Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure rejected.
Chelsea are to hold talks over a new contract for highly-rated Conor Gallagher amid interest from Premier League clubs.


the sun
Manchester United are ready to ramp up the fight for the No 1 keeper slot by almost doubling Dean Henderson's wages.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly decided to loan out Dean Henderson this summer and will stick with David de Gea as his No 1.
Inter Milan are plotting a triple transfer raid for N'Golo Kante, Emerson Palmieri and Chris Smalling.
West Ham are ready to sell Issa Diop to Manchester United for a £45m transfer fee.
Gareth Southgate faces a battle with both Manchester clubs over players for England's two forthcoming clashes.
Chelsea and Manchester City women will be permitted to make five substitutes in the Community Shield on August 29.
Police in Paris have used tear gas to disperse PSG fans celebrating a victory that secured their team a spot in the Champions League final.


daily express
Manchester United are looking at a double raid on Juventus for Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro.
Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a stunning move to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.


daily star
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero could leave Manchester United for Chelsea, Leeds or Everton this summer.
Manchester United offered Willian a two-year contract before he left Chelsea for Arsenal.


daily telegraph
The British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa could be postponed or even cancelled if Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place.


scottish sun
Neymar could be banned for the Champions League final after swapping shirts following Paris Saint-Germain's win over Leipzig.


Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing Bournemouth's 23-year-old Welsh midfielder David Brooks after being frustrated in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho. (Sport Witness)

Arsenal are hopeful of completing a £22m deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Everton and Napoli are also interested in the Brazilian, 22. (ESPN)

Chelsea will finalise a deal for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz, 21, within the next 10 days. The German wants a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. (Bild, via Express)

Juventus may use forward Paulo Dybala, 26, as part of a swap deal with Manchester United to bring France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, back to the Serie A side. Argentine Dybala has two years left on his Juventus contract. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are watching Juventus' 29-year-old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa. (Sky Sports)

Everton are close to meeting Napoli's £27m asking price for Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29. (Sport Witness)

Watford have rejected Everton's initial bid for midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Hornets want £25m for the 27-year-old Frenchman. (Standard)

Lazio are considering a move for West Ham and Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson, 27, after being turned down by Spain playmaker David Silva, 34, following his departure from Manchester City. (Star)

Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, is a target for Roma who fear being priced out of a deal for Manchester United's England centre-back Chris Smalling, 30. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Leeds and Brighton are both interested in Stuttgart's Argentine striker Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, who is expected to cost at least £15m. (Guardian)

Chelsea will hold contract talks with English midfielder Conor Gallagher amid interest from Newcastle and Crystal Palace. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Swansea. (Mail)


Burnley are in talks to sign Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria. The Frenchman, 25, was the subject of a £12m bid by Aston Villa last year. (RMC Sport, via Daily Mail)

Brighton say captain Lewis Dunk, 28, and defender Ben White, 22, will stay at the club. Centre-back Dunk has been linked with Chelsea while Leeds are interested in his fellow Englishman White. (Talksport)

Aston Villa are confident of keeping midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, at the club. The Brazilian had been linked with a return to Manchester City. (Express and Star)

Sheffield United are considering another loan deal for Manchester United's Dean Henderson, 23, despite agreeing a fee with Bournemouth for fellow English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 22. (ESPN)

Manchester United's Argentine back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, has attracted interest from Leeds, Everton and Chelsea. (ESPN)

Norwich are targeting West Ham's English striker Jordan Hugill, 28. (Mail)

Southampton are in talks with Schalke over a £20m deal for American midfielder Weston McKennie, 21. (Sky Sports)

Fulham and Crystal Palace are interested in Peterborough's Ivorian forward Siriki Dembele, 23. (Football Insider)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
20th august 2020




daily telegraph
Chelsea are considering Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva as a free transfer to bolster Frank Lampard's defence for next season.
Premier League footballers have come under scrutiny from senior scientists for apparently failing to adhere to social-distancing during their off-season holidays.
There has been a spike in positive coronavirus tests since Premier League players returned to training last weekend, with 14 cases recorded at just 12 clubs.
Chelsea and Wolves have been given special dispensation by the Premier League to start the new season on Monday September 14, following their marathon campaigns.
Fulham are set to join the race for England striker Callum Wilson following Bournemouth's relegation from the Premier League.
Arsenal are to sign the Lille central defender Gabriel Magalhaes for a fee of £22.6m on a five-year deal.
The Government has set a limit of 30 per cent capacity when football supporters are allowed to return to stadiums.
Championship clubs will be limited to 25 players under new rules which will ease over-spending in the English Football League.


daily mail
Newcastle are set for a low-spending summer with free agent Jeff Hendrick their first signing - and Steve Bruce will find it difficult to buy top targets Callum Wilson and Chris Smalling.
Wolves are willing to consider high offers for £70m-rated Adama Traore during the transfer window.
Arsenal will have Mohamed Elneny back within their ranks this week, with the midfielder having completed his loan spell at Besiktas.
Manchester United may offer goalkeeper Sergio Romero as part of negotiations for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.
Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is set for a move to Qatar, with the Scottish club close to agreeing a £4m deal for his departure.
Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard face a nervous wait to discover if they will be forced to cut short a holiday in Greece to avoid a two-week quarantine that would cause them to miss the start of pre-season training.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to kickstart a Tottenham Hotspur pursuit for Gareth Bale in a bid to bring the forward back to north London.
Ronald Koeman is planning a shock move to bring Everton defender Michael Keane to Barcelona, according to reports.
Derby County could face another investigation into an alleged breach of EFL rules after several clubs complained about a loan undertaken from MSD UK Holdings Limited on the grounds it has led to a conflict of interest.
The Football Association has warned Premier League clubs not to expect any favours when Gareth Southgate names his first England squad since November next week.
England will be able to field a full-strength side throughout their arduous autumn campaign this year, despite fears over player welfare prompted by an unprecedented workload.


daily mirror
Liverpool * are prepared to ignore further loan deals for both Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson this summer as the Reds seek to bring in around £40m for the in-demand duo.
Barcelona's teenage sensation Ansu Fati has reportedly appointed Jorge Mendes as his new agent.
Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to become the new manager of Jamaica.
Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren admits that there is competition between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but says that competition is to the benefit of the Premier League champions.


the sun
Southampton are among the clubs trying to sign Danny Welbeck for a cut-price £5.5m.
Neymar has escaped a ban for the Champions League final - despite breaking coronavirus protocols.
Manchester United look set to confirm the signing of Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado after his comment on Bruno Fernandes' Instagram.
Barcelona's next president has already decided to sack Ronald Koeman and replace him with Xavi.
Felipe Anderson is considering his future at West Ham over fears that he is going to be sidelined by David Moyes.
Aston Villa are ready to compete with Leeds United for Liverpool's * £20m-rated winger Harry Wilson.
Manchester United have been told they must cough up a whopping £40m to land Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.


the guardian
Leeds and Brighton have expressed an interest in signing Nicolás González from Stuttgart, with the Argentina forward expected to cost at least £15m.


scottish sun
Leeds are making a surprise £10m bid for Rangers winger Ryan Kent.
Kieran Tierney has revealed someone spray-painted 'Judas' near his home after his move to Arsenal was announced.
French side Guingamp are tracking Dundee United hitman Lawrence Shankland - just weeks after missing out on Sam Cosgrove.


daily record
Ryan Kent wants to stay at Rangers amid £10m Leeds United transfer interest.
Celtic are set for a straight fight against West Ham for defender Shane Duffy.
Neil Doncaster has pleaded with Nicola Sturgeon not to shut Scottish football down in the event of another Covid-19 rule break.
Kilmarnock could open the door for Youssouf Mulumbu to return to Rugby Park for a third stint.


daily express
Leicester are preparing to challenge Manchester United with a £30m move for Bournemouth winger David Brooks.


daily star
Football fans could be allowed back to watch England's triple-header of international matches at Wembley in October.


the times
Matty Longstaff looks set to sign a new contract at Newcastle United having been persuaded to commit his future to the club.
Frank Lampard is hopeful of shortly adding Kai Havertz to his new arrivals at Chelsea.
Angelino wants to return to Manchester City next season as he believes he can become a first-team regular following his impressive loan spell with RB Leipzig.
The latest round of financial cuts at the RFU has hit the referees' department with JP Doyle being made redundant.



Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wants to bring Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, back to the Premier League club. (Cuatro - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain's 35-year-old Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, who is leaving the French club after the Champions League final, has been offered to Chelsea. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Agreement on personal terms is holding up 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho's move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United. (ESPN)

Arsenal are "closer than ever" to agreeing a deal with Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel, 22, with the Gunners confident of announcing the £27m move this week. (L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea will sign Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, on a five-year deal this week if they and Bayer Leverkusen can reduce the £18m difference in their valuations of the player. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United may offer Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, to Aston Villa as part of a deal for England midfielder Jack Grealish, 24. (Mail)

Leeds United have made a third bid - believed to be about £25m - for Brighton's English defender Ben White, 22. (Sky Sports)

Wolves are willing to listen to big offers for Spanish winger Adama Traore, despite the 24-year-old having three years left on his contract at Molineux. (Mail)

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are interested in Juventus and Italy's 26-year-old winger Federico Bernardeschi. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, is a target for Benfica and Valencia. (ESPN)

United are once again interested in Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 29. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool * are prepared to sell Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 24, and Wales winger Harry Wilson, 23, this summer. (Mirror)

Wilson, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, is a target for Aston Villa and Leeds. (Sun)

Tottenham want to take Liverpool's * 21-year-old England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster on loan. (Football Insider)

Southampton are leading the chase for Watford's 29-year-old England forward Danny Welbeck, who has a £5.5m release clause following the Hornets' relegation. (Sun)

Fulham have joined the race to sign Bournemouth's 28-year-old England striker Callum Wilson. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leeds are preparing a £10m bid for Rangers' English winger Ryan Kent, 23. (Sun)

Leicester City and Aston Villa are rivalling Italian side Atalanta for 27-year-old Marseille and France winger Florian Thauvin, who had an unsuccessful spell at Newcastle United between 2015 and 2017. (Tutto Mercato - in Italian)

Newcastle's English midfielder Matty Longstaff, 20, has been persuaded to sign a new contract. The 20-year-old looked set to leave this summer, with Italian club Udinese leading the chase. (Times - subscription required)

Fulham and Wolves could compete with Everton for the signature of Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 27. (Evening Standard)

West Ham want to sell English striker Jordan Hugill, 28, this summer. Hugill spent last season on loan at QPR.(Evening Standard)

Bournemouth are preparing a bid for Wigan and Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall, 35. (Football Insider)

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to become the manager of Jamaica. (Mirror)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
21st August 2020



daily mail
Harry Kane has missed the start of Tottenham's pre-season because he is in quarantine after his return from holiday.
Lionel Messi has told Ronald Koeman he has serious doubts about staying at Barcelona, according to Catalan radio RAC1.
Arsenal have offered midfielder Matteo Guendouzi as part of their bid to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar this summer, according to reports.
Slaven Bilic is growing increasingly frustrated at West Brom's lack of activity in the transfer market, with the Premier League season barely three weeks away.
Clubs with newer stadiums could be handed an advantage when fans are permitted back into matches.
The EFL is facing calls from clubs to remove Derby chief executive Stephen Pearce from its board due to potential conflicts of interest in their disciplinary process.
Borussia Dortmund players believe that Jadon Sancho is staying at the Bundesliga club for another season, according to reports.
Liverpool * have been given permission by the FA to continue their pre-season training camp in Austria without being subject to quarantine measures on their return, after the country was added to the Government's restricted travel list yesterday.
Premier League and Championship clubs will make in-game decisions on whether a player is suffering from burn-out from the start of next season.
Bournemouth have been forced to dismantle their successful recruitment team following a redundancy drive caused by their Premier League relegation.


daily mirror
West Ham icon Frank McAvennie has told his former club Declan Rice is worth as much as Harry Maguire amid interest in the Irons star.
Premier League coaches are to get real-time fitness data sent direct to their smart watches during matches to help prevent player burnout this season.
Chelsea have completed the signing of centre-back Xavier Mbuyamba - who has been dubbed the 'new Virgil van Dijk'.


daily star
Wolves have lined up Sevilla's £45m-rated Lucas Ocampos if they lose Adama Traore in a £70m deal this summer.
Leeds have set their sights on a summer move for Valencia striker Rodrigo ahead of their return to the Premier League.
Neymar's agent has revealed the PSG superstar is no longer seeking a move back to Barcelona - insisting it would be easier for Lionel Messi to join the French outfit instead.


daily telegraph
England right-back Lucy Bronze has confirmed that she will leave reigning Champions League winners Lyon when her contract expires at the end of the tournament, but declined to announce her next destination.
Football fans will be blocked from watching 160 Premier League games on television next season - despite being currently banned from attending matches during the coronavirus crisis.
Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes has delayed making a final decision on his future and expects Manchester United to make a late bid to land him in a £22.6m deal.
The family of Emiliano Sala launched a stinging attack on Cardiff City on Thursday night after revealing a £2m trust fund the club launched in his memory had not been set up almost seven months on.
Wayne Rooney will have his first taste of management next month when he takes charge of England for Soccer Aid.
Wigan Athletic owner Au Yeung Wai has written off £36m "inter-company" debt to help the club get sold.
Leeds United have agreed the terms of Marcelo Bielsa's new contract and will schedule time for the Argentine to sign before the start of the Premier League season.
Dwight Gayle is set to see out his contract at Newcastle United next season rather than push for a summer move.


the sun
Arsenal star Willian says he and Mikel Arteta have a plan to win the Champions League in the next three years.
Marcelo Bielsa is finally set to sign an £8m-a-year deal to stay at Leeds.
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman aims to bring Eric Garcia back to the Nou Camp this summer.
Manchester United are still planning to introduce safe-standing at Old Trafford - even with a reduced capacity next season.


the times
West Ham United are trying to get £100,000-a-week Jack Wilshere off their wage bill.
Sarina Wiegman's decision to spend half her time in the Netherlands will not impact on her role when she becomes the England women's manager next September, sources at the FA have insisted.
Gabriel's proposed arrival at Arsenal would mean they try to offload four defenders including Rob Holding and Calum Chambers.
Arsenal have also transfer-listed four midfielders, including Matteo Guendouzi, and two forwards in a bid to reduce the wage bill and balance the books.
AC Milan have edged closer to a deal for Serge Aurier but Spurs' hopes of signing Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli have been complicated by interest from Roma in the forward.
Lukas Nmecha, the Manchester City forward, is set to move to Anderlecht on loan.


daily record
Celtic hope to be granted Government permission to let fans back into Parkhead for next weekend's top flight visit of Motherwell.


New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, to the Nou Camp. (Algemeen Dagblad - in Dutch)

Lille and Brazil centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, has delayed making a final decision on a move to Arsenal after a potential late bid by Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription required)

United have backed away from a loan deal for Juventus and Brazil winger Douglas Costa, 29, and will instead consider a move for Bournemouth's 23-year-old Wales forward David Brooks. (Manchester Evening News)

United have been told they must pay Bournemouth £40m to sign Brooks. (Sun)


Tottenham Hotspur are planning a move for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles - the versatile 22-year-old Englishman played in defence and midfield for the Gunners last season. (Mail)

Liverpool * manager Jurgen Klopp is weighing up whether to sign Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who is available for about £30m and keen on a move. Finance is not the key consideration, with the Reds needing to move other midfielders on first. (Independent)

Paris St-Germain are monitoring Manchester United and Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 21. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

Brighton will not accept Leeds United's third bid for English defender Ben White and have reiterated that the 22-year-old is not for sale. (Argus)

Aston Villa are poised to make an opening bid of £18m for Brentford's English striker Ollie Watkins, 24, but the Championship side are holding out for £25m. (Mail)

Brazil attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, 27, is considering leaving West Ham United. (Sun)


Contract talks between Manchester United and English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, are at an advanced stage. The deal will be worth more than £100,000 a week. (Sky Sports)

United centre-back Chris Smalling, 30, is keen to rejoin Roma on loan after spending last season with the Serie A side. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)

Watford's English striker Troy Deeney, 32, wants to stay with the Hornets, despite their relegation to the Championship. (Talksport)

Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle is set to see out his contract at the club, despite interest from other Premier League sides in the 29-year-old Englishman. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Betis are in talks with Brighton over a move for Spanish right-back Martin Montoya, 29. (Sky Sports)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
22nd August 2020




daily mail
Chelsea have held advanced talks about a free transfer move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva.
Manchester City are to keep their £67.5m-a-year deal with Abu Dhabi airline Etihad with the club hopeful that sponsorship goes beyond next season.
Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes has reportedly completed his Arsenal medical ahead of a summer move to the Emirates Stadium.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku refused to collect his runners-up medal after their Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.
Premier League stadiums are likely to remain closed to away fans despite clubs informing supporters they hope to have them back from October 3.
Andrea Pirlo's Juventus revolution is kicking into gear, with the Italian champions' new boss axing Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira from his squad.
Former Southampton winger Eljero Elia has spoken of his anger at being branded a 'dirty cancer monkey' on social media.
Pat Rice's long and storied association with Arsenal is coming to an end as part of the club's behind-the-scenes restructuring.
Rangers have issued a 'hands off' warning to Leeds United after the Glasgow side rejected an opening bid for winger Ryan Kent.


daily telegraph
England's Harry Maguire will spend his second night in a Greek police cell on Friday night after police accused him and two others of brawling with officers following a confrontation with fellow English drinkers.
Tour de France organisers have vowed their showpiece is safe to go ahead due to a "very exclusive health bubble" to protect it from a second spike of Covid-19 cases across the country.
Labour has called for the Premier League to reverse its decision to block fans watching 160 games on television next season - urging the Government to intervene if it refused.


the times
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the start of Liverpool's defence of their Premier League title after picking up a knee injury during the club's Austrian training camp.
Gareth Southgate will wait to discover the full facts of Harry Maguire's altercation with Greek police before deciding whether to include him for England's Nations League games next month.


the sun
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is raiding Wigan to add coach Anthony Barry to his first team staff.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has set his sights on Freiburg's £20m centre-back Robin Koch after missing out on Ben White.
Manchester City will step up their efforts to sign a striker with Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez their number one target.
Manchester United are signing strike starlet Isak Hansen-Aaroen - confirmed by a glowing Instagram post from his Norwegian club Tromso.


daily star
Chelsea are "readying" a move for Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan as an alternative to current shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.


daily express
Atalanta and Leeds are both interested in signing out-of-favour Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
Chelsea transfer target Thiago Silva is keen on playing in the Premier League next season.


daily record
Liam Moore is on Celtic's radar as Neil Lennon weighs up a Shane Duffy alternative.



Arsenal are close to completing the transfer of Gabriel Magalhaes. The 22-year-old Brazil centre-back completed a medical after a fee of up to £27m was agreed with Lille. The Gunners have offered a five-year contract, although Napoli have not given up hope of signing him. (Times - subscription required)

If Napoli miss out on Gabriel, they could make a move for Arsenal's 28-year-old Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi. (Daily Star)

Manchester United are also in the race for Gabriel, but must increase their offer to secure him. (Daily Star)

Manchester United have made a £27m bid for 29-year-old Juventus and Brazil winger Douglas Costa but the Serie A club are holding out for an extra £9m. (Joe)

Chelsea are closing in on 21-year-old Germany winger Kai Havertz after holding further talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a fee. (Guardian)

West Ham are trying to get England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, off their wage bill and are willing to buy out the final year of his contract or subsidise a move to another club. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Paris St-Germain captain Thiago Silva, with the 35-year-old Brazil defender set to leave on a free transfer after Sunday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, 25, is a target for Chelsea. (Le10 Sport via Star)

Manchester City have agreed a deal with Napoli over the signing of 29-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. (Sports Illustrated)

Jadon Sancho's team-mates at Borussia Dortmund are convinced the 20-year-old England forward - linked with a move to Manchester United - will remain with the Bundesliga side for one more year following his involvement in pre-season training. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has cut former Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, from his squad. (Mirror)

Everton are offering Watford's 27-year-old French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure a £120,000-a-week deal.(Football Insider)

Leeds United have targeted Valencia and Spain striker Rodrigo, 29, as a key summer signing. (Mail)

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has set his sights on Freiburg's German centre-back Robin Koch, 24, after missing out on Brighton's Ben White. (Sun)

West Brom want to re-sign Croatia midfielder Filip Krovinovic, 24, and England Under-21 midfielder Grady Diangana, 22, after successful loan spells from Benfica and West Ham respectively. (Mail)

Championship sides Swansea City and Nottingham Forest want 29-year-old French centre-back Mathieu Peybernes, who plays for second tier Spanish side UD Almeria. (Radio Marca - in Spanish)
 

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"Men who own football club hope that another company which they also own will continue to sponsor their football club next year".
I don't understand?Is that a proper quote or are you just philosophising?
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
23rd August 2020




sunday express
Arsenal are close to completing a deal to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, with the Brazilian centre-back set to fly to London on Monday to sign his contract, according to reports.
Chelsea have joined the race for Spanish U19 international Nico Melamed, according to reports.


mail on sunday
Arsenal are among the clubs to have checked on Thiago Alcantara but need Bayern Munich to drop their £23m asking price.
Valencia forward Rodrigo is interested in a move to Leeds United, with the La Liga club prepared to listen to offers of around £30m for him.
Leicester City have discussed Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as they assess replacements for Chelsea-bound Ben Chilwell.


sunday times
Jerome Boateng faces a late fitness test before tonight's Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain.
Gareth Southgate faces a dilemma about whether to include Harry Maguire for England's Nations League matches next month after Maguire's trial in Greece, following assault allegations, was adjourned until Tuesday - the same day Southgate is due to announce is squad.


the observer
Barcelona and RB Leipzig are keen to sign £27m-rated Angelino from Manchester City.


the sun on sunday
An England star and two other Premier League players tested positive for coronavirus after holidays on the Greek islands.
John Stones is prepared to fight for his Manchester City future - even if it means putting his Euros dream on the line.
Aston Villa are to test Celtic with a £30m bid for French goal machine Odsonne Edouard.



SUNDAY STAR
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is growing increasingly agitated with the club's non-existent transfer activity.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY
Leeds are poised to step up their pursuit of Rangers midfielder Ryan Kent this week with a £14m bid.




Leicester City are eyeing Ajax's 27-year-old Argentine left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as a replacement for Chelsea-bound England international Ben Chilwell, 23. (Mail on Sunday)

Wolves are ready to sell Spanish winger Adama Traore, 24, after manager Nuno Espirito Santo was told he must raise his own transfer funds. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves are interested in Sevilla's 26-year-old Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos as a potential replacement for Traore. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United could walk away from negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, and instead return for talks in a year. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United's hopes of signing Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23, have been boosted after Bournemouth admitted they will not stand in the way of any player who wants to leave. (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal are increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Lille's Brazil centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, but Manchester United have asked the player's camp to delay making a decision. (Independent)

A phone call with manager Mikel Arteta has persuaded Magalhaes to join the Gunners. (Corriere dello Sport, via express.co.uk)

Arsenal have enquired about Bayern Munich's 29-year-old Germany midfielder Thiago Alcantara but would need the German champions to lower their asking price. (Mail on Sunday)

Aston Villa are lining up a £30m bid for Celtic and France Under-21 striker Odsonne Edouard, 22. (Sun on Sunday)

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club are relaxed about 21-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz's situation amid interest from Chelsea. (Star Sunday)

Barcelona have prepared a response for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, should the 34-year-old hand in a transfer request this week. (Clarin, via Mirror Online)

Arsenal and Barcelona are keen on 21-year-old French defender Malang Sarr, who is a free agent after leaving Nice. (Mail Online)

Leeds United are interested in signing Belgium striker Divock Origi, 25, and loaning English forward Rhian Brewster, 20, from Liverpool. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle, Everton, West Ham and Fulham have all displayed interest in signing Manchester United's England centre-back Chris Smalling, 30. (90min)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is growing frustrated with the club's transfer strategy. (Star Sunday)

The Toffees have put a £143m price tag on Brazil forward Richarlison, 23. (Sunday Mirror)

Seven clubs are in the race to sign Liverpool's Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 24. (Goal)

Valencia's 29-year-old Spain forward Rodrigo is interested in a move to Leeds United. (Mail on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
24th August 2020




daily mail
Aston Villa want to sign Atletico Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier this summer.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is targeting Brentford's set-piece coach Andreas Georgson as Freddie Ljungberg's replacement.
The Football Association will hold crunch talks on Monday over how to manage Harry Maguire's Greek crisis.
Thomas Tuchel's future at Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly in serious doubt after the French club lost the Champions League final to Bayern Munich on Sunday.


the sun
Barcelona have held talks with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over the manager's job, club presidential candidate Jordi Farre has claimed.
Gareth Southgate fears it will be impossible to select Harry Maguire when he names his first England squad of the year.
Wolves could move for Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos if they lose Adama Traore this summer.
Pepe Reina is set to bid farewell to AC Milan with a move to Lazio on a two-year contract on the cards.
Gareth Southgate is considering a shock England recall for Kyle Walker - nearly 18 months after his last appearance.
West Ham want to reunite old Bournemouth pals Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser.


daily express
Leeds will have to pay £15m if they are to prise midfield target Lewis Cook away from relegated Bournemouth.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could put as many as 15 players up for sale as he looks to restructure his first-team squad.


daily record
Rangers are adamant Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos will only be sold if they are paid top dollar for them.


scottish sun
Celtic are finally set to land long-term target David Turnbull from Motherwell in a £3m deal.
Rangers are aiming to re-open talks with Lille as they look to offload striker Alfredo Morelos.


daily telegraph
Edu has been instrumental in convincing Gabriel Magalhaes to join Arsenal as he nears a £26.4m transfer from Lille.
Manchester City full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko has revealed Pep Guardiola did not enter the dressing room or speak to players following the Champions League defeat to Lyon last weekend.
Gareth Southgate is set to include Harry Kane in his England squad this week, despite the Tottenham striker missing the start of pre-season to quarantine after his summer holidays.


the times
Gareth Southgate hopes to know the outcome of Harry Maguire's trial in Greece before naming his England squad for next month's Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.



Chelsea's bid to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City in a £50m deal could collapse on Monday, with the 23-year-old England defender set to visit a specialist over his heel injury. (Sun)

Manchester United will walk away from a deal for 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho, with Ed Woodward considering the Borussia Dortmund star to be too expensive. (Express)

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Thiago Silva, 35, after the Brazil centre-back left Champions League runners-up Paris St-Germain. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal's Brazilian transfer target Philippe Coutinho, 28, has refused to rule out leaving Barcelona this summer. (Express)

Aston Villa will bid £30m for Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard, 22. (Scottish Sun)

Lille's Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, has agreed to join Arsenal and will complete a £27m move next week. (Guardian)

Bournemouth will not stand in the way of any players seeking moves - potentially opening the door for Manchester United to sign Wales winger David Brooks, 23. (Mail)

New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants to sign Inter Milan's Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 23, Manchester City's Spanish centre-back Eric Garcia, 19, and 25-year-old Spain full-back Jose Gaya of Valencia. (Sport - in Spanish)

The Catalan club are also interested in Ajax's Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27. (Marca)

Koeman would also like Brazil playmaker Coutinho to be part of his plans - the 28-year-old has been on loan at Bayern Munich this season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona club president candidate hopeful Jordi Farre says talks have been held with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle have offered £4.5m to Greek club PAOK for 24-year-old Greece left-back Dimitris Giannoulis. (Sports Lens)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen on making Brentford coach and set-piece specialist Andreas Georgson part of his backroom team. (Evening Standard)

Tromso's Norwegian forward Isak Hansen-Aaroen, 16, has confirmed his move to Manchester United on social media. (Mirror)

Luis Figo does not expect Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, to follow in his footsteps by swapping Barcelona for Real Madrid. (Marca)

Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has yet to sign a new contract with AC Milan. The veteran will be a free agent after the end of August. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo "recommended" Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, to Manchester United, says former United defender Patrice Evra. (Guardian)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
25th August 2020



daily mirror
Manchester City are reportedly exploring the possibility of a sensational swoop for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
A FIFA ruling means Premier League clubs may not have to release their England stars for the Nations League tie against Iceland.
FIFA has decided clubs do not have to release players for international duty if there is a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period in either the country where the match will be played or the player's club is based.
Philippe Coutinho looks set to return to Barcelona after being convinced by Ronald Koeman he is an important part of his plans.
Liverpool * are weighing up a move for Spanish goalkeeper Javi Cendon after inviting the youngster to their training camp in Austria.
Louis van Gaal and Liverpool * chiefs once held talks over a possible move to Anfield, the Dutchman has revealed.
Oleksandr Zinchenko has taken time out of his wedding day to distance himself from highly-critical comments made by his wife about Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.


the guardian
Harry Maguire is hoping to make the England squad despite his arrest and trial in Greece.
Premier League clubs will be presented with a resolution to accept the standings as final if Covid-19 forces next season to a halt with at least 50 per cent of fixtures played.


the sun
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
Chelsea will smash their wage structure with Kai Havertz set to pocket £310,000 a week.
Arsenal target Houssem Aouar of Lyon reportedly "only wants" to join Juventus this summer.
Manchester United are ready to send Portuguese 'keeper Joel Pereira to Huddersfield Town on loan.


daily mail
Everton have held further talks with Napoli over a £25m fee for 29-year old midfielder Allan.
Burnley want Bournemouth's Adam Smith as a solution to their right-back problems.
Manchester United are willing to pay a whopping £153m to sign Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati, according to reports in Spain.
PSG are looking into the possibility of linking Luis Suarez back up with his former team-mate Neymar, following reports of Barcelona terminating his contract.
Former Brazil star Ronaldinho was released on Monday by a Paraguayan judge after five months in detention over a forged passport.


daily star
Leeds United have stepped up their interest in £20m-rated defender Robin Koch as their chances of signing Ben White have dwindled.
Newcastle United have a fight on their hands to hang on to midfielder Isaac Hayden.


daily telegraph
One of Greece's top human rights specialists is set to lead the defence for Harry Maguire on Tuesday as three judges consider the Manchester United captain's claims that he was unfairly treated by police during his arrest on the island of Mykonos.


the times
Brighton are in line to become the first Premier League club to welcome back fans and could host a pilot event as early as this weekend.
West Brom have accepted an offer of about £1m from Birmingham City for Jonathan Leko, while they are also in talks with Brighton to sign goalkeeper David Button.
Europe's top clubs would only embrace single-game knockouts for the Champions League semi-finals if UEFA agrees to increase the number of matches in the competition overall.


daily express
Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are monitoring Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.


scottish sun
Ryan Kent has told Steven Gerrard he wants to stay at Rangers amid interest from Leeds.
Juventus are reportedly lining up a double transfer swoop for Edin Dzeko and Everton's Moise Kean.


daily record
Celtic's pursuit of defender Shane Duffy has been paused as Neil Lennon closes in on a new deal for Motherwell's David Turnbull.
Steve Clarke is on the brink of making Lyndon Dykes a Scotland striker.



Manchester City are working out if they could bid for Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, if he becomes available. (ESPN)

Former Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti believes his former club are trying to buy Messi. (AS - in Spanish)

Chelsea are on course to spend more money than in any previous transfer window after agreeing deals to sign Germany's 21-year-old midfielder Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen and Paris St-Germain's Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35. (Times - subscription only)

Thiago says he will decide his future in the next 24 hours. (Standard)

Chelsea could also sign French free agent Malang Sarr on a four-year deal. The 21-year-old defender left Nice this summer. (Telefoot, via Mail)

Arsenal and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, has been offered to Paris St-Germain. (Times - subscription required)

Manager Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal's Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp to return to the club as his assistant. (Sun)

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is awaiting offers from Premier League clubs. (Sky Sports)

Leeds United's interest in Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, is "very serious", says Stuttgart's sporting director Sven Mislintat. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Rangers' 23-year-old English winger Ryan Kent has told manager Steven Gerrard he wants to stay at the club despite interest from Leeds. (Sun)

Everton have reached an agreement with Napoli to pay £31.5m for their 29-year-old Brazil midfielder Allan. (Express)

The Toffees' Italy forward Moise Kean, 20, is close to sealing a return on loan to his former club Juventus. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)

Barcelona will terminate the contract of 33-year-old Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. (RAC1, via Mail)

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, 26, has been thanked by Swedish police for catching a thief who robbed an elderly woman. (Sky Sports)

Wolves are in advanced talks with Arsenal over a four-year deal for 22-year-old English full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are ready to send Portuguese keeper Joel Pereira, 24, to Huddersfield Town on loan. (Sun)

Valencia are keen on Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish striker Borja Mayoral. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said he has discussed transfer targets with new sporting director Johan Lange. (Birmingham Mail)

Bournemouth have made about 10 members of staff redundant. (Bournemouth Echo)

The England football band may drop 'Rule, Britannia!' in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. (Telegraph - subscription only)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
26th August 2020




daily express
Luis Suarez could be on his way to PSG to join former team-mate Neymar, according to reports.
Manchester United are reportedly planning to contact Lionel Messi's representatives regarding a potential blockbuster transfer this summer. :lol:


the sun
Stuttgart have confirmed Leeds are 'very serious' about signing striker Nicolas Gonzalez.
Brendan Rodgers is preparing for life without Chelsea-bound Ben Chilwell and has already targeted two potential replacements for the England left-back, with Fulham's Joe Bryan and Atalanta's Robin Gosens on his wanted list.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly held personal transfer talks with Leicester star Demarai Gray.


daily star
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reportedly decided to resign amid suggestions Lionel Messi has told the club he wants to leave.
Manchester City are calculating whether they can summon enough funds in order to prise Lionel Messi away from Barcelona.
City are also willing to part with Gabriel Jesus as they eye a transfer for Lionel Messi.
Liverpool * have identified Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer as a potential replacement for Dejan Lovren.
Arsenal are set to walk away from a deal to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid this summer.


daily telegraph
Jamie Vardy is signing a new contract with Leicester in a huge pre-season boost for manager Brendan Rodgers.
Derby County are considering legal action against the English Football League after charges of breaching spending rules were dismissed by an independent disciplinary commission.


daily mail
AC Milan are showing an interest in Bournemouth striker Josh King, who saw a move to Manchester United fall through in January.
Arsenal have knocked back an approach from Monaco for attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe.
Newcastle are interested in the services of Rob Holding who they would like to bring in on loan.


daily mirror
Former Formula One chief Flavio Briatore has been admitted to hospital in a 'serious' condition in Milan after contracting coronavirus, according to reports in Italy.
Liverpool * appear to have added another exciting young talent to their academy ranks in the form of 16-year-old Melkamu Frauendorf.


the guardian
Crystal Palace are in talks with Mainz over striker Jean-Philippe Mateta after having a £14m bid rejected.
Southampton have ended their sponsorship arrangement with LD Sports, suggesting the Chinese brand is no longer an appropriate and viable partner.


the times
Players will be shown a video before the new season warning them they could face a 12-game ban for using discriminatory language or behaviour, even in a private place.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon insists Celtic have the cash to bankroll his signing targets without a £30m Champions League windfall.


daily record
Alfredo Morelos' Rangers future is still up in the air - but the striker has not handed in an transfer request.



Paris St-Germain and Manchester United are in position to sign Lionel Messi after the Argentine forward, 33, told Barcelona he wants to leave - and both would be willing to pay a fee. (Sport - in Spanish)

Messi decided to hand in a transfer request after he was told "your privileges in the squad are over" by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman. (Diario Ole via Mail)

English striker Jamie Vardy, 33, will a new contract with Leicester. (Telegraph)

Thiago Silva, 35, is set to have a Chelsea medical on Thursday, despite a late attempt by Paris St-Germain to offer the Brazilian defender a new deal. (Sky Sports)

Philippe Coutinho would prefer to return to the Premier League than stay with Barcelona - with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea interested in the 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder. (Marca)

Arsenal are set to walk away from a deal to sign £45m-rated Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, from Atletico Madrid this summer. (Sport via Express)

Everton are in talks over a deal for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, 29, with boss Zinedine Zidane keen for him to leave the club. (Talksport)

Chelsea could sign free agent and French former Nice defender Malang Sarr, 21, on a five-year contract. (Guardian)

Newcastle United are interested in bringing Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding, 24, in on loan and the Gunners are open to offers for the Englishman. (Mail)

AC Milan are pushing to sign Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz, 21, on loan from Real Madrid. (Marca)


Crystal Palace have agreed a £14m fee for QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze, beating a late bid from West Brom for the English 22-year-old after Fulham pulled out. (Sun)

Fulham have entered the race to sign Brentford forward Ollie Watkins, 24, with several other Premier League clubs also interested in the Englishman. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa are also chasing Watkins, as well as Leeds United and West Brom. (Birmingham Live)

Everton, Leicester City, Southampton and Leeds United all sent scouts to watch Dundee United's Scottish centre-back Lewis Neilson, 17. (Dundee Courier)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
27th August 2020




daily telegraph
Lionel Messi could cost Manchester City half a billion pounds if they go ahead with what would be the biggest signing in Premier League history before the start of the season.


the sun
Manchester City will go all out to sign Lionel Messi - as long as he is committed to joining them.
Chelsea stars Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Christian Pulisic, are in quarantine following government guidelines after returning from their summer holidays.
Jose Mourinho says he is now learning an incredible seventh language, Korean, with a view to communicating with Heung-Min Son in his native language.
Brighton look set to win their fight to keep defender Ben White at the club.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire may have to wait three years for his retrial to be heard in a Greek court following his arrest last week.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka could miss the start of Manchester United's pre-season after ignoring club advice and flying to Dubai.


the guardian
Roberto's disappointing spell at West Ham is set to end after Real Valladolid reached an agreement to sign the goalkeeper for an undisclosed fee.


the times
The former administrators of Rangers are in line for big compensation payments after the Crown Office admitted it had brought a flawed case against them.
Manchester City have been working for more than a week to try to pull off the biggest transfer coup that English football has ever seen by signing Lionel Messi, according to sources.
Harry Maguire may yet be called up to the England squad, for the three international matches in October, with sources insisting Gareth Southgate has not closed the door on the Manchester United captain.


daily mail
The Premier League has opened talks with the EFL about introducing a new regulation to prevent clubs from selling their stadiums and leasing them back to inject money into the business.
Manchester United remain in contact with Aston Villa over £75m-rated Jack Grealish, but they are not pursuing a move for Monaco's £21m teenage star Benoit Badiashile.
Manchester City emerged as front-runners to sign Lionel Messi on Wednesday and are cautiously confident they can do so without becoming embroiled in the player's bitter contract dispute with Barcelona.
AC Milan are showing an interest in Bournemouth striker Josh King, who saw a move to Manchester United fall through in January.
Andy Carroll is Steve Bruce's only available striker with the Newcastle boss braced for bad news on an injury to Dwight Gayle.


daily mirror
Gareth Southgate will leave the door open for Harry Maguire to get an England recall.


daily record
Alfredo Morelos will be back and available for selection for Rangers' trip to Hamilton - as he waits for Lille to return to the table.
Olivier Ntcham, Kristoffer Ajer, Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie and Leigh Griffiths are five Celtic players on alert after Neil Lennon's rant at wantaway stars following their Champions League exit to Ferencvaros.



Lionel Messi's dad is already in England to discuss a two-year deal with Manchester City after the Argentina forward, 33, said he wants to leave Barcelona. (Sun)

If the deal goes ahead, it could cost City £500m. (Telegraph)

Any club wanting to sign Messi will have to pay about £90m a year to match his wages at Barcelona. (Times - subscription required)

Messi will attend Barcelona training on Monday to avoid legal problems with the club. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United have the money to buy Messi, but Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, is still their main transfer target. (Express)

Barcelona and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 33, was called by new manager Ronald Koeman on Monday and told he needed to find another club. (Mail)

Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35, is expected to have a Chelsea medical in Milan on Thursday, despite a late attempt by Paris St-Germain to offer him a new deal. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea could also be lining up a deal for 21-year-old French defender Malang Sarr, who left Nice at the end of his contract this summer. (Star)

Bournemouth and Wales winger David Brooks, 23, has been made available for transfer and is a possible alternative for Manchester United if they do not want to pay £108m for Sancho. (Express)

Manchester United have had a £22m bid for French defender Benoit Badiashile, 19, turned down by Monaco. (Star)

Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back Matt Doherty. Wolves are asking for around £20m for the 28-year-old Republic of Ireland defender but Spurs are hoping to pay less. (Independent)

Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara looks set to leave the European champions. The Bundesliga club want around £30m and Liverpool have been linked with the 29-year-old Spain midfielder. (Express)

Newly promoted West Brom have approached Queens Park Rangers regarding the possibility of signing 22-year-old English winger Eberechi Eze. (Birmingham Live)

Brighton look set to keep 22-year-old English defender Ben White, who spent last season on loan at Leeds, despite interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Sun)

Free agent Edinson Cavani has rejected a summer move to Juventus due to his loyalty to former club Napoli. The 33-year-old Uruguay striker left Paris St-Germain at the end of last season. (Mail)


 

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Friday's Newspapers:
28th August 2020




the guardian
Barcelona's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has offered to resign if it means keeping Lionel Messi at the club.


daily telegraph
Matteo Guendouzi has been given a clean slate at Arsenal ahead of the new season, with Mikel Arteta saying that the midfielder will have the same opportunities as any other player in the coming weeks.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is preparing a move for Paulo Gazzaniga following Tottenham's goalkeeper shake-up this summer.
Sheffield United Women will announce the former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn as their new head coach on Friday.
Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt for England's double-header against Iceland and Denmark next month.


daily mail
Premier League clubs are anxious about the potential for players to be inspired into more militant forms of direct action by the anti-racism protests rocking American sport amid fears of boycotts spreading to this country.
The Football League are considering taking out a commercial loan to help some of their clubs survive the season due to doubts over whether the Premier League will provide the financial bailout that has been demanded by the Government.
Manchester United have handed a trial to former Yeovil Town striker Devon Arnold after the free agent impressed for the club's U23s side.
Fulham are close to striking a double deal for Southampton midfield pair Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina.
Troy Deeney has been offered to West Brom in a move designed to keep the veteran forward in the Premier League.


daily express
Chelsea are set for a transfer windfall to the tune of £18million in their pursuit of Kai Havertz, as Sevilla are looking at buying out-of-favour Marcos Alonso.


daily mirror
Manchester City remain interested in bolstering their defensive ranks with the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly - despite Lionel Messi emerging as their top target.
The Premier League Saturday 3pm blackout will be lifted ahead of the new season following productive talks.


the sun
Arsenal's Community Shield plans have been hit by four stars returning late to training due to quarantine.
Celtic are braced for a Premier League bidding war for Odsonne Edouard with Leeds, Leicester, Everton, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace in the hunt for the £30m-rated striker.
Premier League clubs are at war over a new plan to bring in more subs next season - with Manchester United and Manchester City along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal being part of a group to table a request to allow five replacements.
Manchester United are set to confirm the signings of teenage Spanish defenders Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez.
England have been plunged further into crisis after five of Gareth Southgate's squad tested positive for Covid-19.


daily star
Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Diego Costa, who has been put up for sale by Atletico Madrid.
Leicester are weighing up a bid for Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett after losing Ben Chilwell.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to miss the start of Manchester United's pre-season training having ignored travel advice and holidayed in Dubai.


daily record
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is set for crucial talks over his future after the Hoops crashed out of the Champions League.



Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, contacted Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last week to tell him he wants to leave Barcelona. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City would be willing to use Spanish defenders Eric Garcia, 19, and Angelino, 23, as makeweights in a deal for Messi, if they cannot sign him on a free transfer. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City are prepared to offer Barcelona £89.5m plus Garcia, Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 26, and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 23, for Messi. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are set to demand more than 20m euros for 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, who has attracted interest from Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus and Inter Milan while on loan at Sevilla. (Marca)

Chelsea are putting the finishing touches to a £90m move for 21-year-old Germany and Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz. (Guardian)

Arsenal are prepared to sell right-back Hector Bellerin to Juventus with new manager Andrea Pirlo making the Spain 25-year-old his top priority. (Corriere Dello Sport)


Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has agreed a new one-year contract at AC Milan believed to be worth about £6m. (Sky Sports Italia - in Italian)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has settled any speculation about his future by saying he is preparing for a third season with Juventus. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

France forward Antoine Griezmann had decided to leave Barcelona before new coach Ronald Koeman convinced the 29-year-old to make a U-turn. (RMC Sport via Metro)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is keen to swap Griezmann with Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix, 20. (Marca)

The arrival of 28-year-old Republic of Ireland full-back Matt Doherty at Tottenham from Wolves would pave the way for Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, to leave. (Standard)

Tottenham have rejected an opening bid from AC Milan for Serge Aurier, with Bayer Leverkusen also interested. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have made an approach to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 20, who is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Italy. (Corriere dello Sport via Metro)

Leicester are looking at Argentina and Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, and Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens, 26, as potential replacements for Ben Chillwell, who left for Chelsea.(Sky Sports)

Leeds are set to make a bid for Lazio's 23-year-old Brazilian centre-back Luiz Felipe. (Talksport)

Newcastle have joined the list of Premier League sides interested in a move for 20-year-old Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster. (Chronicle)

Wolves are interested in Athletic Bilbao and Spain centre-back Unai Nunez, 23. (Caught Offside)

Representatives of Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22, and French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, 24, have asked Celtic for valuations, before potential moves away. (Sky Sports)

Watford captain and striker Troy Deeney, 32, has been offered to West Brom. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
29th August 2020



daily mail
Manchester City are unwilling to include regular first team players as makeweights in a bid to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez have all been mooted as potentially forming part of the negotiations.
Juventus have reportedly approached Lionel Messi over a stunning move that would see him join up with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Leicester City are leading the transfer race to sign Monaco defender Fode Ballo-Toure.
Tottenham have agreed a £15m fee with Wolves for right-back Matt Doherty after a breakthrough in talks, with the Irishman's arrival set to trigger Serge Aurier's exit.
Gareth Southgate will discover on Sunday night how severely his England squad will be hit by the Premier League's coronavirus outbreak.


daily telegraph
AC Milan are in talks with Bournemouth to bring Asmir Begovic back to the San Siro.
Manchester City are hopeful Lionel Messi's friendship with Sergio Aguero could be key to striking deal.
Aston Villa are close to making their first summer signing with the £12m capture of Nottingham Forest's Matty Cash.


daily express
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has reportedly been talking with Neymar on a daily basis amid uncertainty over his future. PSG are seen as one possible destination.
Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with AC Milan over a £50m deal for goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
West Ham are preparing to challenge Leeds in the race for Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matviyenko. The 24-year-old was one of the key players in the Shakhtar side that reached the Europa League semi-finals this summer.


daily mirror
Arsenal have reportedly identified Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez.


the sun
Troy Deeney is set for Watford showdown talks with West Brom eyeing a transfer swoop for the striker.
Brighton are considering a move for Brentford star Rico Henry, but they face competition from Leeds and Aston Villa.
Inter Milan have reopened transfer negotiations to sign Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal.


daily star
Chelsea are reportedly ready to splash out for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice to take their summer spending spree past the £250m mark.
Robin Koch will have a medical at Leeds this weekend before sealing his £13m move from Freiburg.
Manchester United are understood to be keen to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon, who could be available this summer.


daily record
Neil Lennon wants to nail the transfer talk around Odsonne Edouard by offering the hitman a new deal.
Hibs have opened talks with Rangers over a move for Jamie Murphy



Lionel Messi's father has told Paris St-Germain that the Barcelona and Argentina forward, 33, wants to join Manchester City. (L'Equipe, in French)

Messi called Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola last Tuesday - before telling Barcelona he wants to leave - and told him 'I want to win the next two Ballon d'Or awards, and I can only do that with you'. (Marca)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rejected a meeting with Messi to negotiate his departure and is clinging to a £624m termination clause. (El Periodico, in Spanish)

Chelsea are interested in signing Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, who is valued at nearly £50m but has entered the final year of his contract at AC Milan.(Football Insider)

However, AC Milan are in talks over re-signing Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after having the 33-year-old Bosnian on loan as cover for Donnarumma for the second half of last season. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Meanwhile, Chelsea could also push their summer spending over £250m after considering making £80m offer for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 21. (Sun)

Liverpool * and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, is wanted by Barcelona. (Goal)

Republic of Ireland right-back Matt Doherty, 28, will have a medical with Tottenham on Saturday after they agreed to pay an initial £12m to Wolves. (Football London)

Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 28, is open to leaving Liverpool and rejoining former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman at Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Freiburg and Germany defender Robin Koch, 22, has agreed personal terms with Leeds United. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are close to completing deals for young Spanish full-backs Marc Jurado, 16, and Alvaro Fernandez, 17, who would join from Barcelona and Real
Madrid's
youth set-ups respectively. The pair have already been pictured in United training gear with squad numbers 88 and 90. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa are set to beat off competition from Sheffield United and Fulham to complete a £12m deal for Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash, 23. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Real Betis are closing in on the signing of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 37, who has been released by Manchester City. (Marca)

Inter Milan are in the final stages of negotiating a £1.34m deal to sign Roma's Serbia left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 34. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)

Spain Under-21 midfielder Brahim Diaz, 21, is close to joining AC Milan from Real Madrid. (Marca, in Spanish)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
30th August 2020



sunday telegraph
Senior figures at Barcelona expect Lionel Messi to join Manchester City, with the Spanish club preparing for life without their iconic captain by looking at potential replacements, including Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.


mail on sunday
Messi will boycott Barcelona's first day of training on Sunday, stepping up his efforts to force a move to Manchester City.
Marcelo Bielsa is monitoring developments with Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. The Leeds United manager is a confirmed admirer of his fellow Argentinian who has interest from up to 10 clubs.
Manchester United have held talks with Aston Villa over a deal for Jack Grealish as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also monitors developments with Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Galatasaray are preparing shock move for Manchester United star Fred with the Turkish giants set to make a loan bid for the Brazilian midfielder.
Celtic want at least £40million for Odsonne Edouard as they owe a 40 per cent sell-on fee to his former club Paris Saint-Germain.
England's rugby stars have agreed to pay cuts of almost £6,000 per match when Test rugby returns this autumn as the RFU deals with the financial fall out caused by coronavirus.


sunday express
Liverpool * are seriously considering making a formal move to sign Ismaila Sarr this summer, and are prioritising him over their other transfer target - Wolves winger Adama Traore.
Inter Milan have told Tottenham that they are interested in signing Tanguy Ndombele, but the north London club will need to lower their £55m valuation in order to agree a deal.
Wolves are set to increase their £15m bid for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is rated at £25m by the north London side.
Chelsea have reportedly returned with an improved offer for Rennes' goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, after their opening bid of £15m was rejected.


sunday mirror
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is interested in bringing Manchester United's Argentinian international keeper Sergio Romero to Goodison Park.
Barcelona and Manchester City both believe Lionel Messi is set for the Premier League with the Catalan club eyeing a compromise worth £250m. With City's lawyers now examining the clause in Messi's contract that gives them hope they can sign the Argentine for free, beleaguered Barca bosses hope that the Blues will agree to a players-plus-cash deal rather than take a £630m gamble in court.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is stalling on signing a new contract due to worries over his transfer funds.
Manchester City's bid to secure Kevin De Bruyne to a new £350,000-a-week contract has been put on hold following the arrest of the midfielder's agent in Belgium.



SUN ON SUNDAY
Harry Maguire has been given an extended break by Manchester United following his Greek nightmare.
Aston Villa look ready to splash the cash for Ollie Watkins - and offer him a £70,000-a-week contract.
Manchester United are weighing up a move for Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka.



SUNDAY STAR
Everton reach agreement with Napoli worth £24m for Allan as Carlo Ancelotti edges closer to reunion with Brazilian, and the Toffees hope to wrap up a deal to sign James Rodriguez this week.
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is desperate to join Real Madrid this summer in a blow to Manchester United's hopes of signing him.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY
Hearts teenager Aaron Hickey is set to fly to Italy within the next 24 hours to sign for Bologna.
Celtic have reportedly 'submitted a formal offer' for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley.


sunday mail
Ryan Kent says he wants to repay Steven Gerrard's faith in him by staying at Rangers.
Celtic have accepted a bid for playmaker Tom Rogic. Neil Lennon has confirmed the club have received a satisfactory offer for the out-of-favour Aussie after he was linked with a move to Qatar.



Senior figures at Barcelona expect Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, to join Manchester City. (Sunday Telegraph, subscription required)

Manchester City are hopeful of a double high-profile signing, with Messi plus a new contract for manager Pep Guardiola. (Sunday Mirror)

Meanwhile, Messi has told Barcelona he will not be turning up for coronavirus testing on Sunday. (Marca)

But a football agent who helped to take Messi to Barcelona claims it is "90%" sure he will stay at the Nou Camp. (Manchester Evening News)

Colombia international James Rodriguez, 29, will have a medical at Everton early next week as the Toffees close in on a season-long loan deal for the Real Madrid attacking midfielder. (Talksport)

Tottenham's Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, has rejected a move to Wolves as part of the proposed deal taking Republic of Ireland's Matt Doherty, 28, in the other direction. (Daily Star Sunday)

Inter Milan have told Tottenham they are interested in signing Tanguy Ndombele but want Spurs to lower their £55m valuation of the 23-year-old France midfielder. (Sunday Express)

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is waiting to see if Barcelona bid for him before considering a move to Manchester United or Tottenham. (Sport, in Spanish)

Manchester City's bid to secure Kevin de Bruyne to a new £350,000-a-week contract has been put on hold after the 29-year-old Belgium midfielder's agent was arrested by Belgian police. (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa want to bring back back Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, 22, to Villa Park following a successful loan spell in 2018-19, but the England striker wants to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Aston Villa are also preparing a £10m offer for Arsenal's Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 27. (Independent on Sunday)

Newcastle have emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal's English defender Rob Holding, 24, on a season-long loan. (The Athletic, subscription required)

Newcastle have also enquired about signing Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, but have been put off by the £25m asking price. The Gunners rejected a £15m offer from Wolves last week. (Sunday Telegraph, subscription required)

Everton and England defender Michael Keane, 27, has agreed terms on a lucrative new contract at Goodison Park. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, Everton could further sure up their defence with manager Carlo Ancelloti interested in Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, while Leeds are also keen on the Argentina international. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle have been linked with Porto's Mali striker Moussa Marega, 29. (A Bola, in Portuguese)

French defender Niels Nkounkou, 19, has revealed Carlo Ancelotti made a personal phone call before he completed his Everton transfer. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
31st August 2020




daily mirror
Liverpool * are ready to bid for speedy winger Ismaila Sarr - and match Watford's stunning £40m asking price.
Tottenham failed with an 11th-hour bid to snatch Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek from Manchester United.
Arsenal want to secure the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emiliano Martinez and Ainsley Maitland-Niles before the start of the season.
Wayne Rooney has questioned Gareth Southgate's handling of the Harry Maguire saga after he withdrew him from the England squad.
Kai Havertz's move to Chelsea edges ever closer after the German was a big-name absentee from Bayer Leverkusen's pre-season return.


the sun
Kepa Arrizabalaga has done a shock U-turn and wants to fight for his Chelsea future.
Arsenal have told Newcastle to stump up £25m for Ainsley Maitland-Niles - after rejecting Wolves' cheeky £15m offer.
Harry Maguire has been given an extended break by Manchester United following his Greek nightmare.


daily mail
Southampton have opened talks with Danny Ings over a new long-term contract.
Fulham have held further talks with Benfica over a deal for midfielder Florentino Luis, offering around £2m for a loan fee with a £25m option to buy.
Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is best suited to being Harry Kane's deputy for England.
World champions South Africa are being lined up to replace Japan in the end-of-year Eight Nations Tournament.


the times
Lionel Messi is holding firm to his decision to leave Barcelona in the present transfer window and join Manchester City.


daily telegraph
Chelsea will announce the signing of Wolfsburg forward Pernille Harder on Tuesday, two days after she turned out in the Champions League final against Lyon.
The spike in Covid-19 cases among footballers, quarantine rules and the truncated pre-season has encouraged proponents of additional Premier League substitutes to again push for their introduction next season.


daily record
Rangers could face Gibraltar side St Joseph's, Swiss team Servette or Bosnian outfit Borac Banja Luka to start their Europa League campaign after UEFA revealed the groupings for the second-round qualifying draw.
Daryl Horgan is set to leave Hibs for English Championship outfit Wycombe.



Manchester City are prepared to pay 33-year-old Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi £450m as part of a five-year plan that would eventually see him join New York City FC. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United have held talks with Aston Villa as they strive to reach an agreement on a deal for 24-year-old English playmaker Jack Grealish. (Mail)

Tottenham attempted to hijack Manchester United's move for Netherlands and Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23. (Mirror)

Arsenal are set to offer Argentine keeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, a new deal and could do the same for England full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, if he stays at the club. (Mirror)

Spain's 25-year-old goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has been linked with leaving Chelsea, wants to stay at the Stamford Bridge club and fight for his place. (Sun)

Leeds United are interested in signing Udinese's Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul but have been told any move for the 26-year-old would cost £31m. (Guardian)

Tottenham and Newcastle are interested in Bournemouth and Norway forward Joshua King, 28. (Chronicle)

Valencia have enquired about Arsenal's 21-year-old French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. (Super Deporte - in Spanish)

Barcelona and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 33, would be open to a return to former club Juventus. (Goal)

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to sign France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, from Chelsea. (Football Italia)

Emerson Palmieri's agent says Inter are interested in signing the 26-year-old Italy left-back from Chelsea this summer. (Goal)

West Ham's French striker Sebastien Haller, 26, has rejected the chance to join Hertha BSC. (90 mins)

Barcelona must pay £12m if they wish to cancel 33-year-old Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's contract. (Goal)

Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara's agent says Arsenal are interested in the 23-year-old Guinea player. (Tuttomercato, via Standard)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
1st September 2020




daily express
Chelsea have placed an £80m price tag on N'Golo Kante - with former boss Antonio Conte of Inter Milan determined to do a deal.
West Ham are plotting a bold move to land German World Cup-winning star Mario Gotze.


daily mail
Dani Ceballos is set to return to Arsenal for a second season-long loan spell from Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi will be offered a two-year contract by Manchester City if they are able to prise him away from the Nou Camp.
Government officials are pleased with the success of football's first pilot for the return of spectators and will continue to work towards welcoming socially-distanced crowds back inside grounds from the start of October.
Newcastle United have sounded out corporate box holders about returning to St James' Park on October 3, with Premier League clubs increasingly confident that fans will be able to attend matches from October.
Aston Villa have stepped up their interest in Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, along with Brentford's Ollie Watkins.
Shane Duffy could complete his loan move to Celtic before flying to Bulgaria with Ireland's national team for their upcoming Nations League clash.
Inter Milan are looking to sell Christian Eriksen less than eight months after signing him from Tottenham in January, according to reports.
Nottingham Forest are expected to sign Benfica midfielder David Tavares on a loan deal which will include an option to buy the 21-year-old, while Matty Cash looks likely to exit the City Ground this summer.
Crystal Palace are ahead of Leeds and Newcastle in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan.
Manchester United are looking to sell Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira.


daily mirror
Donny van de Beek's father has described how his son's prospective move to Manchester United is a "dream come true" for the midfielder.
Arturo Vidal has aimed a sly dig at Barcelona's board over their disappointing season by complaining about the size of their squad.
Chelsea intend to make a fresh bid for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after having a £14m move rejected.
Ex-Premier League star Marko Arnautovic has admitted he underestimated the Chinese Super League prior to his move to Shanghai SIPG.
Arturo Vidal has aimed a sly dig at Barcelona's board over their disappointing season by complaining about the size of their squad.
The agent of Thiago Silva has launched an attack on "terrible" ex-Arsenal and PSG boss Unai Emery.


daily telegraph
Manchester United are considering a move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano as they close in on finalising their first transfer of the summer with the £39.3m capture of midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed interest in signing Mesut Ozil this summer, but the Arsenal playmaker remains insistent that he has no intention of leaving London.
The Rugby Football Union has urged the Government to fast-track its return-to-play plan for the community game after conceding it risks losing a generation of players from the sport.
The ECB and Commonwealth Games England are to launch separate reviews after allegations of bullying behaviour and inappropriate racist comments were made against their non-executive director Delia Bushell during her role as chief executive of the Jockey Club.


the sun
Police who arrested Harry Maguire in Mykonos insist they treated him like "just another drunk Brit".
Jack Grealish says he cannot wait from being around some of the best international talent in the country after receiving his first England call-up.
Lionel Messi is facing a suspension and £1.1million fine for missing Barcelona training as his "free agent" row with the club ignites.


the guardian
Chelsea have agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Kai Havertz for an initial club record fee of £72m that will take their summer spending on transfers past £200m.


the times
The number of international football matches suspected of being targeted by match-fixers more than doubled last year, a new report has revealed.
England's players will undergo testing for Covid-19 today as Gareth Southgate waits to discover whether he will be hit by withdrawals before the Nations League games away to Iceland and Denmark.


scottish sun
Porto are ready to enter the race for Rangers star Alfredo Morelos.


daily record
Gutted Hibernian star Alex Gogic has opened up on the Covid-19 scare that not only wrecked his international dream for Cyprus but also forced him to lock himself away from his own family.



Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this summer and is "likely" to move to Manchester City, according to presidential candidate Toni Freixa. (Goal)

Barcelona believe the only way the Argentina forward, 33, can legally leave for free is if he commits to not playing football next season. (ESPN)

The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, has urged Messi to return to boyhood club Newell's Old Boys. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea have agreed to sign Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, for an initial club-record fee of £72m, which will take their summer transfer spending past £200m. (Guardian)

Manchester United are targeting RB Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (ESPN)

Manchester United are looking to sell England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, and Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, as they are deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. (Mail)

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, is poised to rejoin Arsenal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid this week. (Guardian)


Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed interest in signing Germany's Mesut Ozil this summer, but the Arsenal playmaker, 31, has no intention of leaving London. (Telegraph)

Tottenham have opened talks over a new contract for French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33, despite signing Joe Hart on a free transfer. (Football Insider)

Spurs are in talks to sign Bournemouth and Norway striker Josh King and also want the Cherries' English forward Callum Wilson, both 28. (Talksport)

Aston Villa are also interested in signing Wilson from Bournemouth. (Mail)

Schalke are chasing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, the 27-year-old Argentine who has also been linked with Aston Villa. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have agreed to send English centre-back Rob Holding, 24, on loan to Newcastle United, with the deal set to be completed this week. (Talksport)

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, is set to leave Barcelona and join former club Sevilla for a nominal fee. (Goal)

Inter Milan could look to offload Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, eight months after signing him from Tottenham. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Crystal Palace are leading the chase to sign Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, on a season-long loan. (Sun)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
2nd September 2020





daily mail
Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for record signing Tanguy Ndombele a year after paying £54m for the France star.
Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with Arsenal over a £30m move for Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin.
Premier League clubs will vote on Thursday on a curtailment plan to be used to determine final league positions if subsequent seasons are abandoned.
Jordan Pickford's position as England's undisputed first-choice goalkeeper is in doubt heading into the international restart.
Crystal Palace have rejected an offer for Alexander Sorloth in the region of £20m from RB Leipzig.


daily express
Lionel Messi has agreed terms to complete a stunning move to Manchester City.
Thomas Partey is keen to join Arsenal but has made it clear he will not be forcing a move away from Atletico Madrid.


daily mirror
Arsenal want to sell Matteo Guendouzi with Valencia interested in the out-of-favour French midfielder, while Greek defender Sokratis is also on his way out and may be destined to Napoli.
Donny van de Beek made up his mind over joining Manchester United when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlined his long-term plans in a private chat.
Donny van de Beek is set to wear the No.34 shirt at Manchester United - a tribute to his former team-mate Abdelhak Nouri, who tragically collapsed in an Ajax friendly back in 2017.
Dani Ceballos turned down three offers from other clubs to return to the Premier League on loan, as he declared he wanted to play for "only Arsenal".


daily star
Manchester City chief Txiki Begiristain has travelled to Barcelona to try and get a deal for Lionel Messi over the line, while also negotiating a move for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
Lionel Messi's father has been pictured boarding a private jet as he looks to accelerate his son's exit from Barcelona.


the sun
Manchester United will not give up on Jadon Sancho until the England star publicly admits he wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund.
Scott Parker will sign a new three-year contract with Fulham after leading the club back into the Premier League.
Chelsea have lost young starlet Samuel Iling-Junior to Juventus after the 16-year-old turned down a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
Kyle Walker has admitted to being a bad role model due to his lockdown madness.


the times
A fresh attempt for five substitutes to be allowed in the Premier League next season is facing defeat.


daily telegraph
Kepa Arrizabalaga is prepared to stay and fight for his Chelsea place, even if the club are successful in signing a new goalkeeper.
Lionel Messi has told close friends he is intent on leaving Barcelona in the build-up to his father's showdown talks with the club president Josep Bartomeu to discuss the bitter breakdown of their relationship.


daily record
Celtic are set to announce the capture of Shane Duffy after the player signed off on his loan switch.
Dundee United have launched a probe into accusations that Mark Connolly has broken COVID-19 guidelines.


scottish sun
Brighton have agreed to cut a loan deal with Celtic after a personal plea from Shane Duffy.
Dundee United have made a move to re-sign Pavol Safranko on a loan deal from Romanian side Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe.



Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, has agreed a five-year deal with City Football Group worth £623m that will see him spend three seasons at Manchester City before joining MLS side New York City FC. (Record)

Manchester United will not give up in their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, 20, until the England winger publicly says he wants to stay in Germany. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have made a bid of £25m plus £5m in add-ons for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, with Bayern Munich and Juventus also interested in the 25-year-old Spain defender. (Guardian)

Everton have agreed to sign Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 29, from Real Madrid on a three-year deal. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Rodriguez and Napoli's Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29, will both have medicals on Wednesday before completing moves to Goodison Park. (Sky Sports)

Premier League clubs will vote on Thursday on a curtailment plan to be used to determine final league positions if future seasons are abandoned. (Mail)

A second vote on the use of five substitutes in the Premier League next season is facing defeat at Thursday's meeting. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea want £80m for on N'Golo Kante with Inter Milan interested in the France midfielder. (Express)

However, 29-year-old Kante is keen to stay with the Blues.(Goal)

Leicester City have agreed a deal worth £22m to sign Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne, 24, from Atalanta. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, 27, is keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners need to offload players before meeting the Ghana midfielder's £44.5m release clause. (Goal)

Monaco have expressed an interest in Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure after Everton failed with a bid for the 27-year-old. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is ready to sell the club's record 60m euros (£53.8m) signing, 23-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who only joined the club in July 2019. (Sun)

Spain's Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, is prepared to stay and fight for his Chelsea place, even if the club are successful in signing a new goalkeeper. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United are attempting to structure a deal for Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, 28, that would see 30-year-old Scotland winger Matt Ritchie rejoin the Cherries, but Aston Villa are also keen on the England striker. (Sky Sports)

Fulham boss Scott Parker will sign a new three-year contract after guiding the London club back to the Premier League. (Sun)

PSG have made contact with Inter Milan and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, who is also a target for Tottenham. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace have rejected an offer in the region of £20m for Norway forward Alexander Sorloth, 24, from RB Leipzig. (Mail)

Juventus want Barcelona and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 33, or Roma's Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko, 34. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Al Nassr have offered Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, a 20m euros (£18m) contract to join the Saudi Arabian side. (Fanatik - in Turkish)

Tottenham have announced former Swansea chairman Trevor Birch as their new director of football operations. (Evening Standard)

Fulham are looking into possibility of signing Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore, 24, from Lyon. (Sky Sports)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
3rd August 2020



daily telegraph
Lionel Messi's transfer fee to leave Barcelona could be as little as €100m (£88.8m), according to sources familiar with his extraordinary attempt to quit the Nou Camp.
Kieran Trippier and Gareth Southgate face an anxious wait over the full-back's betting charge to find out whether or not he will be available for next summer's European Championships.
Liverpool * midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is wanted by new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman, with the Spanish side preparing to test the Premier League champions' resolve to keep the midfielder.
Gareth Southgate will have no hesitation picking Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez in the same England team with all parties confident there is no lingering resentment from their international fall-out.
Kai Havertz believes his move to Chelsea is complete with sources in Germany claiming the attacking midfielder has undertaken his medical.


daily mail
The meeting between Lionel Messi's father Jorge and Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu ended without an agreement on Wednesday night and the Manchester City target will remain on strike.
Premier League clubs are set to drop the Black Lives Matters slogan from players' shirts when the delayed 2020/21 season begins next week.
Gareth Southgate issued a passionate rallying cry to his squad as he praised his players for emerging as England's lockdown heroes.
Rangers and Celtic have been blocked from testing the return of fans to grounds until new coronavirus restrictions covering Glasgow are lifted.
Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has defended Barcelona rival Lionel Messi by claiming he has 'earned the respect' to decide his next career move.


the times
Jordan Pickford is under increasing pressure to prove himself as England's No 1 as Gareth Southgate re-evaluates his goalkeeping options.


daily star
Chelsea could be about to re-sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.


the sun
New Chelsea signing Timo Werner has revealed Frank Lampard wants to mount a title challenge next season.
Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Fulham are interested in West Ham's Grady Diangana, in spite of the Hammers accepting a bid from West Brom for the forward.
Ministers want the Premier League to rethink its plan to screen only 220 matches live on TV next season.
Leeds were given a rude awakening just two weeks before the new season after crashing to a 3-0 defeat at Stoke.
Dean Henderson expects to be the No  1 keeper at Manchester United this season.


daily mirror
Dean Henderson has thrown down the gauntlet in his battle with David de Gea and is convinced he will become Manchester United's No 1.
PSG have snubbed the chance to sign Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi, who looks set for the exit door.
Arsenal warmed up for the new Premier League season with a 4-3 win over QPR on Tuesday afternoon- in a game shrouded in secrecy.


daily record
Shane Duffy sets his sight on making history at Celtic after finally completing his loan switch but Parkhead power brokers are already plotting a way to securing the centre half beyond their 10 In A Row bid.
Rangers have received no bids for Borna Barisic this summer - despite reports Leeds had an offer rejected.
Dundee United have been told they will have to pay a six-figure loan fee if they want to re-sign Pavol Safranko.


scottish sun
Bologna are closing in on a £1.5m deal for Aaron Hickey as their reserve left-back.


Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, is considering a U-turn over his decision to leave the club. (TyC Sports, via Mirror)

Barca's first meeting with Messi's father and agent, Jorge, since his son's transfer request ended with no agreement, with the Spanish giants saying the offer of a new two-year deal remains. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu also said the club will not negotiate for the sale of the Argentine forward, 33. (Marca)

Messi's transfer fee to leave Barcelona could be as little as 100m euros (£88.8m). (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United have been invited to negotiate with Bayern Munich for Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (ESPN)

English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, has warned United that he will leave the club if he plays second fiddle to David de Gea, despite signing a new contract at Old Trafford until 2025. (Mail)

New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants the club to do whatever it takes to sign Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29. (ESPN)

Aston Villa face competition from Newcastle United for Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson, 28. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle are also close to completing the signing of Scotland and former Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, 26, on a free transfer. (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain have turned down the chance to sign 21-year-old French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal. (Telegraph - subscription required)


DC United have made an approach for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain, 32, and are interested in Everton's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 30. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Argentina international Higuain also has offers from France, England, Spain and China, according to the player's agent. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, says he will leave Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Sun)

West Brom have stepped up their pursuit of England Under-21 winger Grady Diangana, by offering West Ham a deal that could rise to £18m with add-ons. The 22-year-old was on loan at last season as they won promotion back to the Premier League. (Guardian)

Arsenal full-backs Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Kieran Tierney, both 23, will now stay at the club after boss Mikel Arteta made it clear he wanted both to be a part of his squad. (90mins)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, has been urged to stay at the club by an unlikely source... WWE wrestler Triple H. (BT Sport)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
4th September 2020




the times
Lionel Messi is now contemplating staying for one more year at Barcelona after talks between the club and his father, Jorge, who is also his agent.


daily mirror
Arsenal could make a shock move to sign West Ham's Felipe Anderson following speculation he has been offered to the Gunners on loan for a £5m fee.
Liverpool * midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has stayed tight-lipped on suggestions that he's a transfer target for Barcelona, simply referring to speculation as "a rumour" when quizzed on international duty.


the sun
Harry Maguire called Gareth Southgate to ask for an England recall after his conviction appeal.
Angry 'Big Six' clubs forced a vote over subs they knew they would lose - to lay the ground rules for future battles.
Bournemouth striker Josh King has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Burnley are moving out 'striking' centre-half Ben Gibson to Norwich City in a shock deal.


daily telegraph
The Premier League is set to bow to pressure and agree to televise all top-flight fixtures while matches are played behind closed doors.
Manchester City's hopes of signing Lionel Messi have taken a hit after the player's father was told that Barcelona are currently unwilling to negotiate his sale.
The Premier League was engulfed by the biggest cash crisis in its history on Thursday night after terminating its television deal in China in a move that left it with a potential £800 million-plus coronavirus bill.
Arsenal are putting the finishing touches on their loan move for Dani Ceballos, who will be re-joining the club after starring under Mikel Arteta at the end of last season.


daily mail
Manchester United are set to make a new Jadon Sancho transfer approach by finalising his agent's fees before submitting an offer to Borussia Dortmund.
Southampton have taken legal action against their former shirt sponsors LD Sports after failing to receive assurances from the Chinese media company that they would be able to fulfil their three-year, £7.5million contract.
Manchester United are giving a trial to former Borussia Dortmund winger Reda Khadra.
Abdoulaye Doucoure has completed his Everton medical ahead of a proposed £22million transfer from Watford.


daily express
Bournemouth contract rebel Ryan Fraser is moving closer to joining Newcastle on a free transfer.
Fulham have had an opening bid of £8m for Lyon's former Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore rejected.


daily star
Chelsea new boy Kai Havertz could be set for a battle for the number 10 shirt with Christian Pulisic when he arrives at Stamford Bridge.


scottish sun
Celtic star Tom Rogic's £4m move to Qatar looks like collapsing.
Rangers have no interest Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Dan Glazer, despite reports linking him with an Ibrox move.



Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says they want to sign Arsenal's 32-year-old Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, which could pave the way for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, to join Manchester City. (Standard)

De Laurentiis admits he regrets not selling 29-year-old Koulibaly sooner. (Manchester Evening News)

Lionel Messi's father has spent a second day negotiating with Barcelona over his son's potential exit, and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says he hopes the 33-year-old Argentina forward does not sign for another Premier League club. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 33, has been in touch with prospective Juventus team-mate Giorgio Chiellini to "clear the air" after his World Cup bite. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via TalkSPORT)

Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling, 30, looks set to join Roma on a permanent basis. (Mirror)

Monaco have rejected a sizeable bid from Manchester United for 19-year-old French defender Benoit Badiashile, who is set to stay at the club. (Metro).

Manchester United are attempting to finalise Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho's salary and agent fees before making a bid for the 20-year-old England international. (Star)

Bournemouth striker Josh King says it would be "amazing" if Manchester United renewed their interest in him after the 28-year-old Norwegian's January move to Old Trafford fell through. (Star)


Sevilla remain hopeful of being able to keep Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon on loan for another season despite the 23-year-old Spaniard being linked with a permanent move to Manchester United. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal are close to completing the loan signing of 24-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos for a second successive season. (Mail)

Arsenal are also considering an approach for West Ham's 27-year-old Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson. (Football Insider)

Liverpool * will not let 23-year-old Welsh midfielder Harry Wilson leave on loan again despite interest from Newcastle, Leeds and Southampton. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea have been told they must pay at least £30m to sign Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28, from Rennes. (Telegraph)

Inter Milan will need to raise money by offloading Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic if they are to bid for 29-year-old Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Crystal Palace, West Ham, West Brom, Norwich and Watford are interested in 26-year-old French defender Jean-Claude Billong, who plays for Serie B side Salernitana. (Teamtalk)

Roma are considering a move for 25-year-old Hertha Berlin and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek in order to replace Edin Dzeko. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Hull City are looking to sign Southampton centre-back Alfie Jones, 22, on a permanent deal. (Yorkshire Post)

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez, 32, is determined to seal a move back to Athletic Bilbao this summer. (Goal)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
5th September 2020




daily star
Georginio Wijnaldum's agent is closing in on an agreement for his client to join Barcelona this summer.
Manchester United are prepared to walk away from a deal to sign Jadon Sancho.


the sun
Mauricio Pochettino has backtracked on claims he would never manage Barcelona due to his allegiance to rivals Espanyol.
Watford captain Troy Deeney insists he can still cut it in the Premier League after overcoming knee troubles.


daily mail
Timo Werner rejected the chance to move to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola called him up to discuss a potential move.
Fulham have held talks with Torino over a move for former Chelsea youngster Ola Aina.
A drastic breakthrough in negotiations is required if England's Jadon Sancho is to finalise a move to Manchester United within the next month.
Italy manager Roberto Mancini has revealed he mistakenly did not start Giorgio Chiellini against Bosnia & Herzegovina as he did not have his glasses on.


daily express
Blackburn, Bristol City and Swansea City are all interested in Liverpool defender Nat Phillips.
Harry Kane insists he is fully committed to Tottenham and is confident Jose Mourinho can get the best out of him.


daily mirror
Aston Villa continue to pursue Brentford's Ollie Watkins and are closing in on a deal, according to reports.
Gareth Southgate admits he is ready to experiment with his keepers - and told them to get used to the pressure.


daily telegraph
West Ham have made a £20m bid for Burnley defender James Tarkowski, as they prepare to spend the money from Grady Diangana's controversial sale to West Brom.
Harry Kane has admitted missing the start of pre-season with Tottenham Hotspur was not "ideal", but defended his decision to stay on holiday in the Bahamas last month and maintained he was ready to start games.


the times
Clubs in danger of breaching the Premier League's financial regulations have been given a stay of execution after it secretly relaxed its profit and sustainability rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.


daily record
Celtic outcast Boli Bolingoli has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Roma.
Scotland look set to be handed a 3-0 Nations League walkover as the Czech Republic announce they will not play Monday's fixture.



Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, will leave for the right price this summer with Manchester United and Manchester City leading the charge to sign him. (Talksport)

Manchester City are set to put in a fresh offer of £66m plus add-ons for Koulibaly next week. (Inside Futbol)

Chelsea's pursuit of Germany international midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, from Bayer Leverkusen was being driven by owner Roman Abramovich rather than manager Frank Lampard. (Express)

Chelsea's new Germany forward Timo Werner, 24, rejected the chance to move to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola called him to discuss a potential move. (Mail)

West Ham have made a bid worth more than £20m for Burnley's English centre-back James Tarkowski, 27. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have agreed terms to sign Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon. (Teamtalk)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has backtracked on claims that he would never manage Barcelona because of his allegiance to rivals Espanyol. (Sun)

Manchester United are prepared to walk away from attempting to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho as they feel the German club's valuation of the 20-year-old is too high. (Star)

Manchester United are also not willing to lower their £18m valuation of English defender Chris Smalling, 30, but there is hope that a deal with Roma can still be reached. (Corriere Dello Sport, via Star)

Scotland winger Ryan Fraser has arrived on Tyneside for talks with Newcastle United. The 26-year-old is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have offered French duo Matteo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette in a swap deal for 27-year-old Ghana and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. (Mirror)

Tottenham's offer for Barcelona's 20-year-old midfielder Lucas de Vega has been rejected by the La Liga side. Although De Vega wants to move, Barca want to make him a major part of their B team next season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Leeds are in talks with Feyenoord over striker Crysencio Summerville, with the 18-year old "allowed to leave" the Netherlands club for Elland Road. (Leeds Live)

Barcelona are confident that Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, can be lured away from Liverpool in this transfer window. (Goal)

West Ham are refusing to match Brentford's £20m valuation of Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 25. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa have made a breakthrough in negotiations over a deal to sign Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, 24. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa have also had a bid for Bournemouth's English striker Callum Wilson, 28, rejected. (Talksport)

Tottenham are set to be offered Italian playmaker Federico Bernardeschi, 26, as part of Juventus' efforts to sign French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, from the north London club. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Barcelona are keen to move French defender Samuel Umtiti, 26, out of the club. (Mundo Deportivo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
6th September 2020



mail on sunday
Premier League clubs are on fresh alert to sign French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann who is the biggest loser from Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona.
Sheffield United will bring in Scotland forward Oliver Burke this week as part of a swap deal with West Brom for Callum Robinson.
Luis Suarez has been asked to train on his own by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman as he prepares to leave the La Liga club for Juventus.
Mason Holgate has given Carlo Ancelotti a major headache before the start of the new season after he left Goodison Park on crutches.
Manchester United have given a trial to former Borussia Dortmund winger Reda Khadra.
Leeds United are closing on the £17.6m signing of Dinamo Zagreb centre-back Josko Gvardiol.
Leicester Tigers are in danger of being taken to the High Court unless they pay out close to £750,000 to five players who were axed in the summer.


sunday mirror
Jose Mourinho is considering a surprise move for Watford midfielder Will Hughes.
Liverpool * have told Barcelona it will cost them £15m to land Gini Wijnaldum.
Kostas Tsimikas is expected to miss Liverpool's opening game of the Premier League season after testing positive for coronavirus.
Lionel Messi is still on strike - 24 hours after the Argentine struck an uneasy truce with Barcelona.
Chelsea will step up their attempts to land 'keeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes this week.
Kop legend Jamie Carragher has warned Manchester United that they better pay Jadon Sancho's £108m price tag this summer... or Liverpool will fight them for the England star next year.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has denied telling the Champions League winners that he wants to leave.


the sun on sunday
David Moyes is facing the biggest battle of his West Ham reign after being overruled by the board over the sale of Grady Diangana.
Furious West Ham fans will again protest against the club's owners on the opening day of the season.
Chelsea will give Michy Batshuayi a pay hike and then find him a shop window with a loan deal.
EFL clubs have pleaded with the Premier League to save English football from collapse.
Liverpool * whizkid Neco Williams revealed he snubbed advances from England - as he gears up to make his first start for Wales.
Antoine Griezmann wants Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona after the Argentine's sensational transfer U-turn.
David de Gea teased Manchester United fans by posting a selfie with transfer target Sergio Reguilon on Instagram.


sunday telegraph
Tottenham have explored the possibility of allowing 4,000 of the club's highest-paying supporters into the ground to watch the first game of the season against Everton next Sunday.
Chris Wilder is close to making three new signings with West Brom's Oliver Burke and Derby defenders Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe poised to join Sheffield United.


daily star sunday
Manchester United are preparing to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig next year with a £38m release clause becoming active in June 2021.
Kalvin Phillips has revealed Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa got all shirty after his midfield maestro's shock England call-up.
Cristiano Ronaldo has suffered from an infection that is believed to have come from a bee sting.
Dani Ceballos claims a conversation with Mikel Arteta was enough to convince him to return to Arsenal for a second time.
Leicester City are set to step up their interest in Burnley centre-half James Tarkowski this week - with a £30m swoop.


sunday mail
Two Bundesliga outfits have joined the race to sign Alfredo Morelos from Rangers - according to a report.
Celtic are still in the hunt for Paris Saint-Germain left-back Mitchell Bakker with Neil Lennon planning another bid for the 20-year-old.
Ian Maxwell blasted the Czech FA last night for taking to Twitter to announce that Monday's Scotland game was off.


scottish sun
Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack has revealed his club are on the verge of getting the green light to have fans at their next two matches.
Bayer Leverkusen have joined the race to sign Alfredo Morelos, according to reports.



Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from the club this summer, despite the Spaniard attracting interest from Liverpool * and Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid are still refusing to rule out the prospect of 31-year-old Wales winger Gareth Bale leaving the club this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are on fresh alert to sign Barcelona's French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann, 29, after Lionel Messi's decision to stay at the Nou Camp. (Mail)

Liverpool * have told Barcelona it will cost them £15m if they want to sign Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29. (Mirror)

Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes 19-year-old defender Ethan Ampadu has a big decision to make over his Chelsea career because of a lack of game time at club level. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle have made a bid of £20m for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and want to finalise a deal for the 28-year-old Englishman before next weekend's Premier League season-opener against West Ham. (Sunderland Echo)

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, wants to return to Juventus, which why he has not yet signed a new deal at Old Trafford - even though his contract runs out in 2021. (Tuttosport)

United goalkeeper David de Gea has posted a picture with fellow Spaniard Sergio Reguilon on his Instagram page, leading to speculation that the 23-year-old Real Madrid defender could be on his way to Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Talks between Chelsea and Rennes over a move for the French side's Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 29, have reached a critical stage. (Sun)

Tottenham are preparing a £13m bid for Watford's English midfielder Will Hughes, 25. (Mirror)

Sheffield United are favourites to sign Bayern Munich forward Leon Dajaku, 19, on loan with Swansea and Torino also interested in the Germany youth international. (Goal)

Chelsea are set to hand Michy Batshuayi, 26, a new deal before offering him out on loan, with Crystal Palace, West Brom and Newcastle keen on the Belgium international. (Sun)

Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal, both 33, trained separately from their club-mates on Saturday as both players prepare to leave the club - the Uruguay forward for Juventus and the Chile midfielder for Inter Milan. (ESPN)

Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Rafinha, 27, is a transfer target for Leeds United. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace are lining up Jeremie Boga, 23, as a replacement for his fellow Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha, 27, although Napoli, Rennes, Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen are also interested in the Sassuolo forward. (Sky Sports)

Leeds are close to securing a £17m deal for Croatia Under-21 centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 18, from Dinamo Zagreb. (Mail)

Sheffield United are closing in on a £10m deal for Derby's English defenders Jayden Bogle, 20, and Max Lowe, 23. (Mail)

Bristol City have agreed terms to sign English centre-back Alfie Mawson, 26, on a season-long loan from Fulham. (Football Insider)

 

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Monday's Newspapers:
7th September 2020



the sun
Mesut Ozil has been thrown an unlikely Arsenal lifeline and may be in contention to play in the Premier League opener against Fulham after playing his first game in six months for the club.
West Ham will have to almost double their opening £27m bid to stand any chance of landing James Tarkowski from Burnley.
Manchester United refused to match the asking price for Kai Havertz and focused on Jadon Sancho instead.
Lionel Messi is returning to Barcelona training on Monday after his transfer request U-turn - but will not decide his long-term future until their next president is announced.
Wesley Sneijder has tipped new Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek to be a success in England.


daily mirror
Sir Alex Ferguson's fightback from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage is to be shown in a new documentary - directed by his son.
Gareth Southgate is considering seven changes to his starting line-up when England face Denmark, with Jack Grealish in contention to play on Tuesday night.
Kylian Mbappe has warned PSG chiefs the club must spend money on new recruits if they are to bounce back from their Champions League heartbreak next season.
Olivier Giroud says he's not concerned about the arrival of Timo Werner at Chelsea as he still feels he'll get enough game-time at Stamford Bridge.


daily mail
Christian Eriksen will show solidarity with England in taking a knee on Tuesday night, despite an escalating political row in Denmark.
Lyon manager Rudi Garcia has said he won't stand in Memphis Depay's way if Barcelona come calling for the Dutch forward.
Premier League clubs have been told they will be forced to fulfil fixtures in the event of Covid-19 outbreaks among their squads this season.
Barcelona are planning to make a final offer for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.
Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for Tuesday's clash against Denmark, with Trent Alexander-Arnold hopeful of a start.
Leicester City want St Etienne's teenage defender Wesley Fofana but are reluctant to meet the French club's £27m valuation.
Crystal Palace have asked about Fluminense forward Evanilson, 20, and are monitoring developments with Jeremie Boga, the former Chelsea winger now at Sassuolo.


daily telegraph
England manager Gareth Southgate is considering switching to a three-man defence for Tuesday night's Nations League game against Denmark.
Newcastle have been asked to be kept informed of Liverpool's plans for Rhian Brewster and are interested in Eddie Nketiah if Arsenal want to send him out on loan again.
Watford forward Gerard Deulofeu is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury and is a target for AC Milan, Napoli and Sevilla on a loan with an option to buy.
Bournemouth full-back Adam Smith is being considered by West Ham manager David Moyes as he looks to bolster his defence.
Bayer Leverkusen are surprise contenders for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin.
Manchester City and West Ham have sent scouts to Whyteleafe FC in Croydon to watch non-league teenager Courtney Clarke.


daily star
Kyle Walker will escape being fined his England match fee, despite seeing red in Saturday's 1-0 win in Iceland.
Harry Kane has been warned that he might not be the main man for England anymore.
Leeds may have to wait until after their opening Premier League clash with Liverpool to sign Reds winger Harry Wilson.
Gini Wijnaldum looks set to leave Liverpool for Barcelona in a cut-price £15m transfer.
Chelsea could scrap their plans to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer as they favour keeping him on the books.


daily record
Celtic have asked Charlton Athletic to name their price for Alfie Doughty - as they prepare to try again for Paris Saint-Germain's Mitchel Bakker.
Scotland's tie with the Czech Republic turned into a grudge match as relations between the two nations hit rock bottom and Celtic sought assurances their players are not at risk of getting coronavirus.


scottish sun
Rangers 'could plot a move to bring John Lundstram to Ibrox' for free, as the midfielder's contract runs out next year.
Scotland have been warned the Czech Republic's 'shadow squad' will be out to grab their international chance in Olomouc on Monday night.


daily express
Chelsea are pressing forward with a bid to try and sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes this week.


the times
James Ward-Prowse has admitted he has developed a "darker side" to his character and believes England can benefit from channelling a similar mentality into their performances.



Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 26, has agreed to join Newcastle United after leaving Bournemouth in the summer and is set to have a medical on Monday. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken to England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, about joining the club from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Express)

Despite Gareth Bale's desire to leave Real Madrid, the club has still not received any bids for the Wales forward, with the 31-year-old's reluctance to take a pay cut putting off potential suitors. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has told the club he wants to keep Philippe Coutinho this season rather than send the Brazil playmaker, 28, back out on loan. (Marca)

Barca forward Luis Suarez, 33, is due to sit a language test on Monday in a bid to obtain Italian citizenship, allowing the Uruguay striker to complete a move to Juventus. (Eurosport)

Real Madrid are planning a £261m squad overhaul and are keen to bring in Borussia Dortmund's Norway forward Erling Haaland, 20, and Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21. (ABC Spain - in Spanish)

Roma have joined the race to sign Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26. (Goal)


AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, has demanded a new contract worth 10m euros per season amid interest from Chelsea in the Italy international. (Corriere della Sera, via 90min)

Leicester City are not willing to pay Saint-Etienne's £27m asking price for defender Wesley Fofana but are keen to negotiate a deal closer to £18m for the 19-year-old Frenchman. (Mail)

Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko, 34, has asked to leave Roma and join Juventus. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona are preparing a final offer for Inter Milan's Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23. (Goal)

West Ham United will have to almost double their opening bid of £27m to stand any chance of signing Burnley centre-half James Tarkowski, 27. (Sun)

Tarkowski says he wants to play Champions League football "if the opportunities came" and hopes to get back in the England squad. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Crystal Palace have enquired about the availability of Fluminense forward Evanilson, 20. (Mail)

Sheffield United are finalising the £11m signing of Derby County's English full-backs Jayden Bogle, 20, and Max Lowe, 23, and will also swap Republic of Ireland striker Callum Robinson, 25, for West Bromwich Albion's Scotland winger Oliver Burke, 23. (Mail)

Liverpool's * former England Under-21 winger Sheyi Ojo, 23, looks set to join Championship side Cardiff City on loan, despite interest from Nottingham Forest. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
8th September 2020




daily telegraph
Aston Villa will make a £16m bid for Bournemouth's Joshua King as they step up their search for more firepower.
Everton have asked about Valencia striker Maxi Gomez to add a striker to Carlo Ancelotti's summer spending.
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has edged closer to a move to AC Milan but is also being monitored by Crystal Palace.
Chelsea are aiming to complete the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on the recommendation of Petr Cech from his former club Rennes.


the sun
Aston Villa want to buy Rhian Brewster from Liverpool as their search for a striker goes into overdrive.
Axed England stars Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood will miss four upcoming internationals after being sent home in disgrace last night.
Philippe Coutinho looks set to stay at Barcelona in a new role under manager Ronald Koeman - ending Arsenal's hopes of signing him.


daily mirror
Conor Coady and Kalvin Phillips are set to win their first full England cap as Gareth Southgate prepares to experiment with a 3-4-3 in Denmark.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hopes he can repair his relationship with Jurgen Klopp this season after his angry exchange with the Liverpool manager earlier this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has blasted the French FA (FFF) after they failed to inform the club Kylian Mbappe had tested positive for coronavirus.
Lyon forward Memphis Depay admits he is unsure where his future lies with Barcelona eyeing his signature.


daily express
Liverpool * manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly blocked an approach from Newcastle to take Reds striker Rhian Brewster on loan next season.


the guardian
Saracens are resigned to losing Owen Farrell for their European Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster this month after the England captain's red card against Wasps last weekend.


daily star
Manchester City are still hoping to sign Kalidou Koulibaly in a £75m deal - without having any direct contact with his club Napoli.
Mikel Arteta is resigned to Mesut Ozil seeing out the final year of his contract at Arsenal after bringing him back into the fold over the weekend.
Manchester United have two more transfers lined up after their plans to secure the signing of Jadon Sancho.


daily mail
Aston Villa have asked about Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez but are reluctant to meet Arsenal's asking price of around £20m.
Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for Tuesday's clash against Denmark with Trent Alexander-Arnold hopeful of a start.
West Ham are the first club to trial a ground-breaking new Covid-19 sanitiser tunnel that could help in the effort to get fans back into stadiums safely.
Middlesbrough are prepared to sell goalkeeper Aynsley Pears with one year remaining on his contract.
Newcastle could strip Joelinton of the club's famous No 9 shirt and hand it to new signing Callum Wilson.
EFL clubs are locked in a battle with HMRC over tax demands for up to hundreds of thousands of pounds that could leave them struggling to pay players next month.


daily record
Celtic will go back in with an improved £400,000 plus add-ons bid for Charlton star Alfie Doughty but are prepared to land him on a pre-contract deal in January if they can't agree a fee in this window.
Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero has sounded a note of defiance as Celtic continue to be linked to Omar Colley.


scottish sun
Craig Bryson is set to call time on his stay with Aberdeen with the 33-year-old midfielder in talks about terminating his deal eight months early.




Manchester United are hoping to secure up to three more signings before the end of the summer transfer window and Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, remains their top target. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane's ability to overhaul his squad relies on Manchester United acting on their interest in 31-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale. (Marca - in Spanish)

Representatives of Porto's 27-year-old Brazilian left-back Alex Telles have flown to Manchester for talks with United. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Manchester City have identified Sevilla's Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, 27, and Atletico Madrid's Uruguay international Jose Gimenez, 25, as alternatives to Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29. (Sport - in Spanish)

After missing out on England forward Callum Wilson, Aston Villa have made a £16m bid for 28-year-old Norway striker Josh King, Wilson's former team-mate at Bournemouth. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Villa also want to sign England Under-21 forward Rhian Brewster from Liverpool for £20m. (Sun)

Premier League clubs believe Brewster will be allowed to leave Liverpool this window, with Sheffield United and Crystal Palace also interested in the 20-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona are interested in bringing Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29 - a target for Liverpool * - back to the club. (Bild - in German)

West Ham United are preparing an improved £30m plus add-ons offer for Burnley's England defender James Tarkowski. (Evening Standard)

However, the Clarets want £50m if they are to part with the 27-year-old centre-back. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are aiming to sign Rennes' Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Blues are hopeful of reaching an agreement after offering the French club about £20m plus add-ons for Mendy. (Mail)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to signing Porto's 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder Vitor Ferreira on a season-long loan with an option to buy for about £18m. (Express and Star)

West Bromwich Albion have registered their interest in Brighton's 25-year-old Brazilian defender Bernardo. (Football Insider)

Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, would be Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte's "dream" signing, but could cost up to £60m. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal could get the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid's Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, because the Spanish club need additional funds to bid for Espanyol's 23-year-old Spanish midfielder Marc Roca. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham Hotspur's 22-year-old Argentina defender Juan Foyth has emerged as La Liga side Villarreal's top defensive target. (AS - in Spanish)

Chelsea are refusing to lower their £30m valuation of 26-year-old French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, but AC Milan do not want to pay more than £25m. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland, who scored twice in Norway's 5-1 Nations League win over Northern Ireland on Monday, said "you never know" what will happen as he continues to be linked with a Premier League move. (Mirror)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
9th September 2020




DAILY MIRROR
  • Manchester United's hopes of signing Sergio Reguilon are being held up by Real Madrid's insistence on a buy-back clause.
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may be one step closer to solving his goalkeeping conundrum after being offered the services of Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain.



DAILY EXPRESS
  • Jurgen Klopp * will sit down for talks with Gini Wijnaldum over his future at Liverpool * on Wednesday, according to reports.
  • Chelsea star Kai Havertz has asked to take Fikayo Tomori's No 20 shirt for the upcoming Premier League season as the defender prepares to move to Everton on loan.
  • Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette had a phone call with Lyon chief Juninho Pernambucano earlier this year about returning to his former club on loan
  • THE SUN
  • Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi has hinted he is staying - despite interest from Valencia.
  • Danny Rose is on his way out of Tottenham after being frozen out of Jose Mourinho's plans.
  • Chelsea ace Conor Gallagher is being chased by newly-promoted pair Leeds and West Brom as they weigh up loan moves.
  • John Stones plans to stay at Man City and fight for his place next season despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.
  • Wigan's potential new owners are willing to move ground to play at Leigh's rugby league stadium.

DAILY MAIL
  • Premier League clubs are set to replace the Black Lives Matter slogan on players' shirts with a patch promoting the competition's own anti-discrimination campaign.
  • Barcelona have made a bid of £7.2m to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, according to reports in Spain.
  • Wolves are reportedly prepared to open up discussions with manager Nuno Espirito Santo over a new deal.
  • Watford striker Andre Gray is a loan target for West Bromwich Albion.
  • Jordan Lukaku, brother of Inter Milan forward Romelu, is weighing up a move to England as his club Lazio are willing to sell for around £5m.
  • Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is prepared to hand in a transfer request to try and force through a move to Arsenal.

DAILY STAR
  • Chelsea are on the verge of confirming the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
  • Lewis Dunk has left the door open to a potential Chelsea transfer despite signing a new contract at Brighton.
  • Burnley have significantly lowered their James Tarkowski asking price as West Ham up their bid

THE GUARDIAN
  • A visit by Priti Patel, the home secretary, to leading stables in Newmarket has sparked a fresh attempt to revive horse racing's beleaguered finances.

DAILY RECORD
  • Hibs have launched an ambitious move to try and bring free agent Scott Fraser back to Scotland.



Leeds United are trying to persuade Paris St-Germain and Germany winger Julian Draxler, 26, to join the club. (RMC Sport - in French)

England centre-back John Stones, 26, is prepared to stay at Manchester City this season and fight for a place in Pep Guardiola's team. (Telegraph)

Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, is close to a move to Everton on a season-long loan. (ESPN)

Barcelona are ready to rekindle their interest in Manchester City's Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United's hopes of signing 23-year-old Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon are being held up by Real Madrid wanting a buy-back clause in any deal. (Mirror)

Leicester City look likely to beat Manchester United to the signature of Bournemouth and Wales winger David Brooks, 23. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, with Aston Villa and Chelsea reportedly interested. (Express)

Wolves plan to open talks with manager Nuno Espirito Santo over a new three-year deal for the Portuguese. (Sun)

Liverpool * are considering selling England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 20, this summer with a possible buy-back clause. (Sky Sports)

England left-back Dany Rose, 30, is set to leave Tottenham and favours a move abroad. (Sun)

Arsenal have been offered France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 27, on a season-long loan from Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)

Aston Villa want to seal a quick deal with Arsenal for Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28, so that he arrives in time for their opening game of the new season on Sunday. (Mail)

West Brom are considering a loan move for Watford's English striker Andre Gray, 29. (Mail)

Sheffield United and Republic of Ireland forward Callum Robinson is to have a medical at West Brom. The 25-year-old is set for a permanent move to The Hawthorns after joining them on loan in January. (Sky Sports)

West Brom and Leeds United have intensified their interest in a loan deal for Chelsea and England Under-21 midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20. (Mail)

Bournemouth have made a bid to take Tottenham and United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22, on loan. (Football Insider)

Bournemouth also want to sign English forward Tyrese Campbell, 20, from Stoke City. (Express)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
10th September 2020




daily telegraph
Real Madrid will pay 50 per cent of Gareth Bale's salary to grant his wish to move away from the Bernabeu and pave the way for a return to the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has been dealt a blow ahead of the Premier League season with David Luiz a serious doubt for the start of the campaign with a neck injury.


the times
William Saliba looks likely to make his Arsenal debut away to Fulham on Saturday after David Luiz suffered a neck injury.
Manchester City want £30m for Barcelona target Eric Garcia.
An esports franchise backed by David Beckham is to list in London within weeks.


daily mail
West Ham captain Mark Noble has held peace talks with the club's board after publicly denouncing their transfer policy last week.
Watford will not stand in Troy Deeney's way - with the long-serving striker set to leave the relegated club.
Arsenal are anticipating a third bid from Aston Villa for Emiliano Martinez as they hold out for close to £20m for the goalkeeper.


daily star
Arsenal trio Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding and Emiliano Martinez all look set to stay at the club - for now.
Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden will have the option of counselling to help them deal with their England shame.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign Bournemouth striker Josh King but the club are yet to green light the move.
Rhian Brewster could end up going back to Swansea on loan - if Liverpool don't secure a Premier League move for the striker.
Liverpool * may have to hurry if they want to sign Thiago Alcantara with Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick insisting the midfielder remains in his plans for next season.


daily express
Arsenal could sell any of Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny and Emiliano Martinez to raise funds to buy Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.


the sun
Mason Greenwood will hold talks with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - once he gets the all-clear from his Covid-19 test.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has conceded that Manchester United target Dayot Upamecano could leave the club next summer.
Simon Grayson is set for a shock return to management with crisis club Wigan Athletic.


daily record
Boli Bolingoli is a step closer to a Celtic exit with Roma ready to make a move for the frozen out full back.


scottish sun
Celtic are plotting to snap up QPR's £5m-rated winger Bright Osayi-Samuel on the cheap.
Luckless St Mirren are at the centre of another COVID-19 scare after a first-team player tested positive and been forced to self-isolate.



Barcelona have contacted Arsenal over a potential move for Spain defender Hector Bellerin. (Sport - in Spanish)

French champions Paris St-Germain also want to sign right-back Bellerin and have made contact with the 25-year-old's representatives. (Independent)

Rennes have confirmed they are in talks with Chelsea over a deal for Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28. (Goal)

Real Madrid are willing to pay half of Gareth Bale's wages to help the 31-year-old Wales forward leave the Spanish champions. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are set to make a new bid for 22-year-old Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, after their initial offer of £31.2m was rejected. (Fabrizio Romano, via ESPN)

Meanwhile, the Gunners are also anticipating a third bid from Aston Villa for Emiliano Martinez as they hold out for close to £20m for the 28-year-old Argentine goalkeeper. (Mail)

Everton and Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, wants to return to Juventus a year after leaving the Serie A giants for the Toffees. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bournemouth want to re-sign Scotland winger Matt Richie from Newcastle United but have been unable to match the 30-year-old's personal terms. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Arsenal and Brazil centre-back David Luiz, 33, could miss the first month of the season after he aggravated a neck problem. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aston Villa want to sign Bournemouth and Norway forward Joshua King, but the 28-year-old would prefer a move to Manchester United after a deal to go to Old Trafford broke down in the January transfer window. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, will seek clarification over his role in the team amid rumours the Gunners are willing to sell him this summer. (ESPN)

Watford will not stand in English striker Troy Deeney's way as the 32-year-old seeks a return to Premier League football. (Mail)

Simon Grayson is to be made Wigan Athletic manager by the League One club's administrators. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest are set to sign Paris St-Germain and France Under-21 defender Loic Mbe Soh, 19. (Goal - in French)

QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, 22, wants Crystal Palace to make an offer for him. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have signed 16-year-old Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid. The striker will arrive from Spain later this week but will have to quarantine for 14 days. (Manchester Evening News)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
11th September 2020



daily mirror
Mason Greenwood was forced to train alone after reporting for Manchester United duty for the first time since his England shame.
Gareth Bale expects to return to fitness before the transfer window shuts boosting his hopes of a potential escape route from Real Madrid.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the brink of signing a new three-year contract with Arsenal which will see him usurp Mesut Ozil as the club's highest-paid player.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has reportedly agreed a deal in principle with Juventus as the Serie A giants target alternatives to Luis Suarez.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has reportedly agreed terms over a four-year deal with Aston Villa.
Centre-back Wesley Fofana has pleaded with Saint-Etienne to accept Leicester City's reported £26m offer and let him join the Premier league side.


daily telegraph
Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham has said the club must now find some "stability" as he and technical director Edu revealed the reasons for the dramatic restructuring behind the scenes this summer.
Manchester City have shown interest in Belgium forward Jeremy Doku and could use Vincent Kompany to land the teenager.
Daniel Ayala was the subject of interest from Blackburn Rovers after he left Middlesbrough in the summer but they expect to lose out in the race for him as there are clubs in Saudi Arabia willing to offer a lucrative contract.


the sun
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel ruled out a move for Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi in the aftermath of his side's 1-0 loss to Lens.


daily star
Frank Lampard has insisted a report claiming Mason Mount was disgruntled by Chelsea 's £72m signing of Kai Havertz was fabricated.
Barcelona's next presidential elections will take place on March 20 and 21 next year, it has been announced.


daily express
Chelsea would reportedly prefer to sell Jorginho over N'Golo Kante amid strong interest in the Frenchman from Inter Milan.
Tottenham are in the running for RB Salzburg sensation Patson Daka but he will not come cheap this summer.


the times
Former SNP justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has demanded a statement to parliament and an inquiry to explain the "malicious" wrongful prosecution of figures involved in the takeover of Rangers.
The FA may scrap a pilot event planned for Wembley later this month after the government's decision to limit the number of fans to 1,000, putting further doubt over the return of supporters to sport on October 1.
Gareth Southgate plans to hold talks with Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood after the England pair's indiscretions in Iceland.
Jonny Bairstow is set to lose his England central Test contract worth £600k when the new batch are announced next month.


daily mail
England international Ainsley Maitland-Niles will prioritise regular first-team football as he agonises over his future at boyhood club Arsenal, with Wolves busy preparing a new offer for the full-back.
Southampton are in talks with former Bordeaux owner Joseph DaGrosa over a £200m takeover of the club.
West Ham are in discussions with midfielder Jack Wilshere to cancel his contract by mutual consent.
Chelsea have rejected offers from Inter Milan for N'Golo Kante involving Christian Eriksen and Marcelo Brozovic, while Frank Lampard would rather sell Jorginho ahead of the French midfielder.
Ravel Morrison is in talks with Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and FC Utrecht following his release from Sheffield United.
Tottenham are willing to loan out highly rated England Under-21 international goalkeeper Brandon Austin this window.


scottish sun
Roma have no interest in signing Celtic outcast Boli Bolingoli during this transfer window, according to reports.



Chelsea have rejected an offer from Inter Milan for France World Cup-winning midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, which included offering Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, 27, in exchange. (Guardian)

Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, will sign a new three-year deal which will make him the highest paid player at the club. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United's English defender Chris Smalling, 30, has not been at training this week as he moves closer to a permanent move to Serie A side Roma, where he was on loan last season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

David Beckham's MLS side Inter Miami are on the verge of completing a huge transfer coup with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, set to join on a free after his Juventus contract is terminated. (Sun)

Liverpool * midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, has held positive talks with manager Jurgen Klopp over his future at the club. The Dutchman has just one year left on his contract at Anfield. (Sky Sports)

England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose, 30, is close to leaving the Premier League and moving to Serie A side Genoa. (PA, via Team Talk)

West Ham are in discussions with former England midfielder Jack Wilshere to cancel the 28-year-old's contract by mutual consent. (Mail)

Arsenal's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28, has agreed a four-year deal with Aston Villa, worth about £60,000 per week, with the clubs set to agree a transfer fee of more than £15m. (Independent)

Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Fred, 27, has dismissed reports he could leave for Turkish side Galatasaray this summer. (Four Four Two)

West Brom are in talks to sign former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 36, on a free transfer after the Russian left Zenit St Petersburg. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, 27, will be able to leave Aston Villa only eight months after joining the club. (Mail)

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 27, is in talks with Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and Utrecht following his release by Sheffield United. (Mail)

Liverpool's * Wales striker Ben Woodburn, 20, is set to join Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam on a season-long loan deal. (Standard)

Newcastle have had a £32m bid rejected by Lille for 21-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham are looking to sign Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis, 21, on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy for £27m. (Sun)

Porto have rejected a £22m bid from Wolves for winger Jesus Corona. The 27-year-old Mexico international has a £27m release clause in his contract. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has ruled out a move for Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21. (Sun)

Real Madrid have competition to sign Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with PSG also interested in the 17-year-old, who made his France debut on Tuesday. (Marca)

Barcelona could include Brazilian right-back Emerson, 21, who spent last season on loan with Real Betis, in a deal to sign Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton are in talks with former Bordeaux owner Joseph DaGrosa over a £200m takeover. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
12th September 2020




daily mail
Real Madrid are planning a mass assault on the transfer market next summer, with the club in firm belief they can finally land Kylian Mbappe.
Barcelona will reportedly move to bring in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin on loan.


daily telegraph
Emiliano Martinez's move away from Arsenal is edging closer, with the goalkeeper set to be left out of Mikel Arteta's squad to play Fulham on Saturday.
Phil Foden trained with Manchester City's squad for the first time on Friday in the wake of his England shame.
Jadon Sancho has admitted he is sometimes late for training due to a "sleeping problem" and still needs to improve his professionalism as Manchester United brace themselves for a battle of wills with Borussia Dortmund over the England winger.


daily mirror
Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon trained away from the rest of the Real Madrid squad on Friday as speculation over their respective futures rumbles on.
Liverpool * are reportedly monitoring Giovanni Reyna as manager Jurgen Klopp ponders a future swoop for the Borussia Dortmund prospect.


the times
Manchester United have signed Charlie McNeill, the teenage striker who has scored more than 600 goals at youth level, from neighbours Manchester City.


daily express
Manchester United are considering pulling out of talks to sign Jadon Sancho after growing increasingly frustrated with Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea have had their latest bid for Edouard Mendy accepted and the Rennes goalkeeper is ready to fly to London for a medical.


daily record
Manchester United are asking for a combined €30m (£27.7m) in transfer fees for two defenders who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave just 185 minutes of Premier League football to last season - Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo.



Manchester United are considering ending their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Star)

Liverpool * are laying the early groundwork to sign Watford and Senegal striker Ismaila Sarr, 22, in January. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will make a loan offer to Arsenal for Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 25. (Marca - in Spanish)

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28, will have a medical in London this weekend after Chelsea agreed a deal for the Senegal international. (Star)

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, was "surprised" by rumours linking him to Juventus. (Telefoot, via Mail)

Chelsea are considering loaning out England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19. (90min)

Manager David Moyes says West Ham will not meet Burnley's asking price for England international defender James Tarkowski, 27. (Football London, via Lancs Live)

Tottenham are unlikely to sign Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26, during the current transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is surprised there are no clubs "knocking on the door" with official approaches for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 27. (Standard)

West Brom are in advanced talks to sign Watford and England striker Troy Deeney, 32. (Football Insider)

Brighton have joined the race to sign Arsenal's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Aston Villa are also keen on the 28-year-old. (Guardian)


Swiss defender Gaetano Berardi, 32, hopes to sign a new contract with Leeds United this month. Berardi's previous deal expired at the end of last season and he is currently on the sidelines with an ACL injury. (RSI - in Italian)

Aston Villa are preparing an 18m euro (£16.6m) bid for Werder Bremen and Kosovo attacker Milot Rashica, 24. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham have been told Red Bull Salzburg and Zambia forward Patson Daka, 21, wants to stay in Austria. (Standard)

Arsenal have opened talks with Brentford over a potential deal for Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, 24. (90min)

Bournemouth will allow Norway striker Joshua King, 28, to leave the club. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have agreed a £750,000 fee with Manchester City for 17-year-old English forward Charlie McNeill. (Manchester Evening News)



 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
13th September 2020




sunday express

Manchester United could make a stunning move for Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale with frustration growing over their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
Manchester City are looking to get one over their cross-city rivals Manchester United as they have reportedly opened talks with RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has made Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah his top transfer target.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Arsenal are ready to up their bid for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya and are prepared to spend £10m on the shotstopper, with Emiliano Martinez set to leave the club.

Leicester will have to pay a stunning £50m for Bournemouth star David Brooks.

Manchester United's pursuit of Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon has been given a huge boost, with Sevilla reportedly closing in on a replacement left-back, after having given up hope of signing Reguilon permanently.

Paul Pogba has trademarked his famous dab goal celebration - paving the way for the launch of his lifestyle brand.
FIFA has threatened walking football group the Federation of International Walking Football Associations with legal action over its "similar" name.
Manchester City hope Sergio Aguero will be fit for the start of the season after a rapid recovery from injury.


sunday mirror

Kevin De Bruyne believes Liverpool will still be Manchester City's main rivals for the title this season despite their lack of transfer activity.
Jack Wilshere will not be forced out of West Ham with the club trying to negotiate a termination of his £100,000-a-week contract.
Dani Ceballos insisted there are "no problems here" in a picture on Instagram with Eddie Nketiah after the pair's bust-up before Arsenal played Fulham.
Philippe Coutinho has returned to Barcelona seemingly with high hopes of having a part to play in Ronald Koeman's team.


daily mail

Aston Villa are in talks with Lyon over a £19m deal for winger Bertrand Traore.
Chris Smalling has continued training away from the first team squad after asking Manchester United to resolve his future with Roma.
Chelsea have agreed a deal worth up to £25m with Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Liverpool * have reportedly agreed a £1.8m deal for Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminese as the Premier League champions make their second signing of the summer.
Leicester City target Wesley Fofana has turned down the offer of a new contract from St Etienne as he pushes for a move to England.
Leeds are interested in signing Chelsea's 20-year-old English midfielder Conor Gallagher.
Burnley will make an £8m move for Mainz and Sweden attacking midfielder Robin Quaison.
Crystal Palace look to have a clear path to sign Brentford's Said Benrahma after their major rivals pulled out the race to land the winger.


sunday mail

Celtic have been left frustrated after Stefan Nikolic decided against fulfilling a deal with the Hoops and signed a new contract with West Sydney Wanderers in Australia instead.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY

Rangers target Jacob Murphy is reportedly interested in a loan switch to Ibrox from Newcastle.



Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has made Liverpool * and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, his top transfer target. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United could move for Real Madrid and Wales winger Gareth Bale, 31, as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Sunday Express)

Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, would prefer a loan to Sevilla over a move to Manchester United. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham have had a loan bid rejected for 26-year-old Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Manchester United are prepared to pay £23m for Monaco's French defender Benoit Badiashile, 19. (L'Equipe, via Sunday Express)

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants to bring Chelsea and Spain full-back Marcos Alonso, 29, to the Serie A club. (Sky Italia, via Mail on Sunday)

Tottenham are pondering a move for Braga's Portuguese striker Paulinho, 27. (90min)

Manchester City and Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, 23, would be open to being part of a swap deal for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29. (Radio Marte, via Sun)

Former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 37, has no plans to retire and wants to play in Serie A. He is currently a free agent after leaving Chinese outfit Qingdao Huanghai in January. (Tuttomercato via Goal)

West Ham are interested in a move for Brighton's 26-year-old English winger Solly March and have started negotiations. (90min)

Dijon's French forward Mounir Chouiar, 21, is a target for Leeds, Wolves and Arsenal. (France Football - in French)

Leeds want to buy Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20. (Mail on Sunday)

Aston Villa have had a 17m euros (£15.7m) bid turned down for Lyon and Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore, 25. (Footmercato - in French)

Burnley will make an £8m move for Mainz and Sweden attacking midfielder Robin Quaison, 26. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool * have agreed a £1.8m deal for Fluminense's 17-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga. (Globo Esporte, via Mail on Sunday)

Sunderland have won the race to sign Hartlepool midfielder Josh Hawkes. The 21-year-old was also on the radar of Leeds, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. (Team Talk)