Press Gossip - 2020


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
14th September 2020

the sun
Barcelona want Mohamed Salah and the Liverpool winger is eager to make the move, according to Ronald Koeman's close friend and Ajax record appearance holder Sjaak Swart.
Kylian Mbappe will spark a £400m battle between the Manchester giants, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

daily telegraph
Manchester United are ready to walk away from a summer deal for Jadon Sancho and have made enquiries over alternative forwards such as Gareth Bale, Douglas Costa and Ivan Perisic.
Emiliano Martinez, one of the heroes of Arsenal's FA Cup triumph last season, has agreed a four-year deal with Aston Villa but the transfer was on Sunday night being held up by contractual complications.
Arsenal have held talks with French club Dijon over a deal for Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson.
Brentford have moved closer to signing Saman Ghoddos after the Iran midfielder was not included in the Amiens squad at the weekend.
Liverpool are set to sign 17-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga for £1.8m.
Wolves are poised to make another attempt to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal.

daily mail
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is interested in joining former club Manchester United in the race to sign Sergio Regulion.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will speak to Mason Greenwood about his private life after the Manchester United striker landed himself in trouble for the second time in a week.
Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness believes Liverpool and Manchester United are 'blackmailing' the Champions League winners over the signing of Thiago Alcantara.
The FA has launched an investigation after a player was allegedly subjected to racist abuse from the crowd, leading to an FA Cup tie being abandoned.

daily star
Edouard Mendy's £23m move to Chelsea is "almost done" after the Rennes goalkeeper completed his medical in west London over the weekend.
Manchester United will be offered an alternative to Sergio Reguilon in the form of Porto star Alex Telles.
Chris Smalling is close to an exit from Manchester United with Roma desperate for a move.

the times
Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Alexander Sorloth but their hopes depend on striking a deal to end his two-year loan at Trabzonspor.

the independent
Arsenal are in the hunt for the French 21-year-old Mounir Chouiar and want him to offer another option on the left hand-side of their attack.

daily express
Thiago Alacantara has "obviously" agreed a contract with Liverpool or Manchester United - perhaps even both clubs, suspects former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not yet willing to let Diogo Dalot leave the club.
Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has revealed the club are in talks with Tottenham over a deal for Alexander Sorloth.

scottish sun
Rangers target Bongani Zungu has reignited speculation of a move to Ibrox - by suggesting on social media he no longer plays for French side Amiens.
Former Rangers administrator David Grier is suing the Crown for £2m over his wrongful arrest during the takeover probe.
SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte could review Ryan Edwards' challenge on Alfredo Morelos.
Hearts have been given the go ahead to play friendlies against non-Covid testing teams.
Aberdeen's potential Euro opponents Sporting Lisbon have been caught up in a Covid-19 crisis.

daily record
Rangers will ramp up their pursuit of new recruits with a deal for their top target, Preston star Daniel Johnson, edging closer.

Tottenham are interested in signing Southampton and England forward Danny Ings, 28. (Football.London)

Manchester United will only have to pay about 20m euros (£18.5m) if they want to sign Real Madrid and Wales winger Gareth Bale, 31. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are ready to walk away from a deal for Borussia Dortmund's English forward Jadon Sancho, 20, and have made enquiries over alternative players, including 31-year-old Inter Milan and Croatia forward Ivan Perisic. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Douglas Costa has been put up for sale by Juventus. Manchester United have previously been linked with the 29-year-old Brazil winger. (Goal)

Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, would prefer a loan move to Sevilla over Manchester United as he aims to bolster his chances of eventually becoming a regular at Real Madrid. (Star)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, could be allowed to leave Inter Milan just months after joining from Tottenham. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal want to sign Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, 25, and have opened talks with Dijon over a deal. (Telegraph)

Porto have lowered their asking price for Brazilian left-back Alex Telles to 20m euros (£18.5m), with Manchester United interested in the 27-year-old. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Tottenham may rival Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid and Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23. (Mail)

Spurs are in talks with Trabzonspor over a deal for Norway striker Alexander Sorloth. The 24-year-old is on a two-year loan from Crystal Palace and the Turkish club have an obligation to buy if he starts half of their matches this season. (Express)

Tottenham have entered the race to sign Hellas Verona and Albania centre-back Marash Kumbulla. Both Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with the 20-year-old. (L'Arena - in Italian)

Newcastle have enquired about taking Roma and Turkey winger Cengiz Under on loan. Leicester are also interested in the 23-year-old. (Inside Futbol)

Bournemouth have told Leicester they will have to pay £50m to sign Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
15th September 2020

the guardian
An American consortium proposing a takeover of West Ham is preparing an improved offer for the club after its opening bid of £350m was rejected last month.
Manchester United are preparing an opening offer for Sergio Reguilon but are unwilling to match Real Madrid's £27.2m valuation of the Spain defender.
Arsenal could allow Lucas Torreira to leave on loan before the end of the transfer window, with Fiorentina and Torino both interested in signing the Uruguay midfielder.

daily mirror
Jose Mourinho is facing a dressing room backlash after branding Tottenham players as "lazy".
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to hold talks with Mason Greenwood after a difficult couple of weeks for the teenager.

daily express
Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul confirmed he wants to join Leeds United this summer in a tweet he has now deleted.

the times
Gareth Bale is open to the possibility of joining Manchester United this summer if a deal can be struck with Real Madrid.

the sun
Manchester United are ready to offer Gareth Bale a short-term deal after losing patience over Jadon Sancho.
West Ham are ready to offer Arsenal a stunning £5m rental deal for centre-back Rob Holding.
Manchester United are weighing up a move for Valencia's Uros Racic and are set to add Spanish wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho to their ranks.
Arsenal outcast Sead Kolasinac has become a transfer target for West Ham as David Moyes attempts to land a new left-back.
Crisis club Wigan Athletic are a target for a rescue bid from the Middle East-based business group MBuzz.

daily mail
Manchester City are considering a move for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez as Pep Guardiola looks to sign another centre-back before the transfer window closes.
Barcelona have agreed a £28m deal to bring Lyon winger Memphis Depay to the Nou Camp.
Tottenham are lining up a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Bas Dost following Jose Mourinho's complaints about the laziness of his squad.
Barnsley have held talks with other EFL clubs about a shock move away from Oakwell amid a furious row over the purchase of the ground - and could even play their home games in Lancashire.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has become football's second billionaire after Cristiano Ronaldo.

daily star
Former Chelsea star Oscar has revealed old team-mates Willian and David Luiz are trying to convince him to join Arsenal - but he would prefer a return to Stamford Bridge.
Napoli have set a strict deadline for clubs who are interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly, which means Manchester United and Manchester City will have to act fast to land the defender.
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero could be set to head back to Argentina this summer.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose only discovered he would not be part of Jose Mourinho's squad this season when he was left out of the club's squad-number announcement on Friday.

daily telegraph
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre expects Jadon Sancho to increase his value by improving his game this season before Manchester United return to the market for the England forward.
The English Football League wants a £22m financial bailout from the Premier League for every month the season continues without supporters.
Aston Villa are poised to take their summer spending to £75m with the captures of Emiliano Martinez and Bertrand Traore.
Slaven Bilic is set to complete the signing of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher for West Brom on a season-long loan.

daily record
Anthony Stokes is set to leave Livingston without kicking a ball, as the striker expresses concern over training on an artificial pitch.

scottish sun
Celtic are poised to launch a third bid of around £800,000 to try to land Charlton kid Alfie Doughty.
St Mirren 'keeper Peter Urminsky has been given the all-clear from coronavirus.

Liverpool * will wait until the final week of the transfer window to make an official move for Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Talksport)

Manchester United are ready to offer Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 31, a short-term deal, with an initial season-long loan, after losing patience with efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Sun)

But Wales forward Bale is not keen on a loan move. (Mail)

Manchester United fear increased competition for England winger Sancho next summer if they cannot prise him away from Borussia Dortmund in this transfer window. (ESPN)

Barcelona's Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, will be asked by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu to take a salary cut. (Deportes Cuatro - in Spanish)

Manchester City have offered £82m plus £4.5m in add-ons for Atletico Madrid's Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25. (AS - in Spanish)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are in talks with Liverpool * over signing Belgium striker Divock Origi, with Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham also interested in the 25-year-old. (Mirror)

Arsenal could allow Lucas Torreira, 24, to leave on loan before the end of the transfer window, with Fiorentina and Torino both interested in signing the Uruguay midfielder. (Guardian)

If Manchester City or Paris St-Germain do not complete a deal for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly by the weekend, Napoli are expected to take the 29-year-old off the market. (Football Italia)

Udinese and Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, has said that a move to Leeds United is close - before deleting the update from Twitter. (Star)

Manchester United are in talks with Real Madrid for 23-year-old Spain international Sergio Reguilon. (Marca)

Sevilla, where Reguilon spent last season on loan, have signed Sporting's Argentina left-back Marcos Acuna, 28. (Evening Standard)

West Ham are considering another bid for England international defender James Tarkowski, 27, after Burnley rejected the latest offer, which amounted to £30m after add-ons. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are offering Napoli's Poland international striker Arkadiusz Milik a £90,000-a-week contract and £5m signing-on fee. (Football Insider)

Spurs are also lining up a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt and Dutch striker Bas Dost, 31, following Jose Mourinho's complaints about the laziness of his squad. (Mail)

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez risks spending the season on the sidelines as he remains in a stand-off over his contract. The 33-year-old Uruguay international has been told to look for a new club but still has one year left on his deal. (ESPN)

Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, will join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season and is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge before the move is completed. (Football.London)

Arsenal's Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 28, is finalising a £20m move to Aston Villa after opting to leave the Gunners in search of guaranteed first-team football. (Evening Standard)

Aston Villa are also close to signing 25-year-old Burkina Faso striker Bertrand Traore from Lyon. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Tottenham are interested in signing Norway striker Alexander Sorloth, 24, according to Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agoglu. Sorloth is currently on loan with the Turkish club from Crystal Palace. (Independent)

Werder Bremen officials have confirmed an approach has been made by Aston Villa for their Kosovo midfielder Milot Rashica, 24. (Deichstube, via Birmingham Mail)

Aston Villa have offered English striker Keinan Davis, 22, a new three-year contract. (Football Insider)

USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 25, is set to make his Manchester City debut in the Carabao Cup third round next week. (Manchester Evening News)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
16th September 2020

daily mail
Tottenham were thrashing out a deal on Tuesday night to see former hero Gareth Bale make a sensational return to the club - with Dele Alli a possibility to move the other way.
England manager Gareth Southgate has been given the green light to attend Premier League matches again.
Juventus are growing pessimistic over completing a deal for Luis Suarez due to issues with the Uruguayan securing Italian citizenship.
Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for their striker prospect Folarin Balogun.
Prospective new Arsenal signing Runar Alex Runarsson may have some explaining to do after tweets surfaced in which he insulted Arsene Wenger.
Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman is set to miss Friday's Bundesliga opener against Schalke as he is self-isolating at home after he had contact with a person infected with coronavirus.
A Premier League club has been forced to pay for their lower-league Carabao Cup opponents to be tested for Covid-19 this week.
The Government has received a proposal from a British technology company about an app to solve the dilemma of getting spectators back into stadiums.
County cricket is to be spared from the ECB's new austerity measures despite the governing body slashing its own workforce by a sixth and saving 20 per cent in wages.

the sun
Tottenham are on the brink of re-signing Gareth Bale in a stunning £20m loan deal and hijacking Manchester United's move for Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon.
Wilfried Zaha is set to miss out on a transfer exit due to Crystal Palace's £45m demands and his age.
West Ham have rejected a second offer of £400m to buy the club from an American consortium.
Stoke striker Benik Afobe is joining Turkish club Trabzonspor for a season.

daily mirror
Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi could be shown the door at Everton following a summer of new arrivals.
Fans remain set to return to sporting venues next month despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the country.

daily telegraph
Burnley are in crisis with manager Sean Dyche and chairman Mike Garlick's relationship having severely deteriorated and the club's drastic need for new signings thrown into turmoil by the prospect of a takeover.
The charity arm of the Professional Footballers' Association will review its link with the union as it prepares for life after Gordon Taylor and the organisation's biggest overhaul in a generation.
The Government will on Wednesday be urged to tackle "deeply misogynistic behaviours" in British sport and introduce new regulation to safeguard female athletes.

daily record
Rangers will be hoping it is plain sailing in Gibraltar - after booking a £120m super yacht for their Europa League stay.
Scotland's top-flight clubs are hoping for government permission to keep on staging pilot matches with hundreds of supporters - while England's Premier League big boys are demanding thousands are let in from the start of next month.
Scotland's most cash-strapped clubs look set to be hit with huge coronavirus testing bills to allow them to compete against top-flight teams in next month's Betfred Cup relaunch.

scottish sun
Hamilton fear a group hug celebration at Livingston led to their coronavirus outbreak.
Seething St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin claims Hampden bosses would not have forced the Old Firm to play without a 'keeper.

the guardian
UK Athletics is planning to cut all its major events staff responsible for staging prestigious Diamond League meetings and also intends to reduce its anti-doping team.

the times
Everton will consider offers for an entire team of players, including Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott, as they look to claw back money after their summer spending spree.
EFL clubs have launched a concerted campaign to lobby politicians to allow fans back into grounds from October 1, fearing "catastrophic consequences" for the clubs and their communities if they are kept out.
As talks continue between the RFU and UK Sport over who will finance a Great Britain sevens rugby programme, England players have had to launch their own fundraising scheme to keep their Olympic dreams alive.

Tottenham Hotspur could use England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, as a makeweight as they attempt to re-sign Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, from Real Madrid. (Mail)

Everton could listen to offers for a number of players, including England forward Theo Walcott, 31, Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi, 24, and Italy's 20-year-old striker Moise Kean. (Mirror)

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's new three-year deal with Arsenal is worth about £55m, including bonuses. (Times - subscription required)

The Gunners are still planning to add more players to their squad, with Atletico Madrid's Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, and Lyon's French playmaker Houssem Aouar, 22, two of their targets. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich are ready to revive their interest in English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, with the European champions increasingly hopeful Chelsea will listen to offers for their academy graduate. (Mail)

Barcelona have said they must sell before being able to complete a £28m deal for Lyon's Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26. (Goal)

Barcelona will try to sign Manchester City's Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19, this summer if they can sell French centre-backs Samuel Umtiti, 26, and Jean-Clair Todibo, 20. (Mail)

Juventus are growing pessimistic about a move for Barca's Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, because of delays in the 33-year-old obtaining an Italian passport. (Goal)

Chelsea are edging closer to the signing of Rennes' Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28. (Star)

Inter Milan still want to sign Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, but West Ham United are keen on a loan deal for the Italy international. (Independent)

Arsenal have rejected an approach from Sheffield United for striker Folarin Balogun. The Blades are believed to have offered £3m plus add-ons but the Gunners want a deal worth about £15m for the 19-year-old, who has played for England and the United States at youth level but also qualifies to represent Nigeria. (Mail)

West Ham have rejected a second offer of £400m from an American consortium to buy the club. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
17th September 2020

the sun
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly spoken to Jadon Sancho to assure him that a deal is close to being agreed.
Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is ready to snub a possible loan move to fight for his place in Mikel Arteta's team.
Mason Greenwood has had a stern talking to from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in bringing Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac back to the Bundesliga.
Manchester United could land Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira on a free transfer.

daily star
Arsenal are reportedly hopeful they can secure the signing of Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson in time for him to make the squad for this weekend.
Liverpool * are reportedly prepared to sell striker Rhian Brewster in the coming weeks, but only if a buy-back clause is placed in the deal.

daily telegraph
Dele Alli's Tottenham future could be in doubt after Jose Mourinho left the midfielder out of the Europa League squad.

daily mirror
Danny Rose is set to join Genoa after being frozen out at Tottenham.
A number of Liverpool's * youth prospects joined Jurgen Klopp's first-team training session on Wednesday ahead of this weekend's huge clash against Chelsea.
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood and Man City's Phil Foden have both made the final shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy Award.
Chelsea may let Fikayo Tomori go on loan to Rennes for the season in order to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

daily mail
DeIe Alli has not been included in the squad to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv as he faces the prospect of leaving Tottenham with Inter Milan and PSG interested.
Ronald Koeman is reportedly unable to take charge of Barcelona in an official game, leaving the club's plans for the new season in jeopardy.
The staggering revelation that the PFA is paying its finance director close to £350,000-a-year has caused outrage at Football League clubs who are fighting for survival.
Premier League clubs are bracing themselves for another £100m of losses amid fears that the return of fans may be delayed until November.
Paris Saint-Germain's players are losing faith in boss Thomas Tuchel and feel his only tactic is to give the ball to Neymar.
Diego Costa is being chased by Turkish side Fenerbahce as the striker prepares to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.

daily express
Arsenal will soon make an offer of over £36m for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

the guardian
The administrators trying to find a buyer for Wigan Athletic fear the club could become the next Macclesfield because of the difficulty of finding willing investors during the pandemic.

the times
Sports leaders are bracing themselves for a possible month's delay to the return of fans or the prospect of having greatly reduced numbers in stadiums.

daily record
Kelty Hearts boss Barry Ferguson has pleaded with the SPFL not to force cash strapped clubs all over the country into being priced out of playing in this season's Betfred Cup.

scottish sun
Queens Park Rangers are weighing up a move for Ibrox outcast Jordan Jones.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been left out their Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with the 24-year-old England international facing the prospect of leaving the club to make room for the return of Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, from Real Madrid. (Mail)

Real and Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, is at Spurs' training ground for a medical before a £25m move. (Evening Standard)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, but is also willing to let a number of players leave Goodison Park, including Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 31, and England midfielder Fabian Delph, 30. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City are ready to bid for Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, if Napoli refuse to lower their demands for 29-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. (Guardian)

Atletico and Ghana defensive midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, is among Arsenal's main targets but the Spanish club insist they will only sell if the player's £45m buyout clause is met. (Football.London)

Manchester United are looking into signing Ivorian winger Amad Traore, 18, from Italian side Atalanta. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool * manager Jurgen Klopp would ideally like to sign one or two more players before the end of the transfer window on 5 October. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City are close to signing 23-year-old Roma and Turkey winger Cengiz Under. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham's England left-back Danny Rose, 30, is set to join Serie A side Genoa having not been given a squad number by Spurs. (Mirror)

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has suggested the La Liga side will not be re-signing Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal are tracking Dijon and Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, 25, with the Gunners hoping a deal can be done for about £1.5m. (Evening Standard)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has rejected reports that 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Memphis Depay is on the verge of joining Barcelona. (Evening Standard)

Sheffield United have made an enquiry for Arsenal's English striker Folarin Balogun, 19. (Yorkshire Post)

Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, 23, looks likely to stay at the club because the Cherries value the Wales international at £50m and do not want to sell. (Sun)

RB Leipzig have threatened to take legal action against Leeds United over their failure to sign 23-year-old French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin. Leipzig claim Leeds were contractually obliged to sign Augustin, who was on loan at Elland Road last season, for £17.7m when they won promotion to the Premier League. (Independent)

England boss Gareth Southgate has been allowed to return to stadiums for Premier League scouting purposes after staying away during Project Restart in 2019-20. (Mail)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said he only watched 25 minutes of the first episode of the club's All or Nothing documentary. (Independent)

Birmingham City are in talks with Ipswich Town about a £2.5m deal for striker Kayden Jackson. Bournemouth have already had an offer rejected for the 26-year-old Englishman. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Newcastle United have French attacking midfielder Florent Indalecio on trial. The 23-year-old former Saint-Etienne player is a free agent. (Newcastle Chronicle)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
18th September 2020

daily mail
Manchester City have discussed Sevilla defender Jules Kounde as a potential alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly.
Liverpool * and West Ham are among several Premier League clubs offering to pay for EFL opponents to be tested for COVID-19 ahead of next week's Carabao Cup ties.
Premier League clubs are demanding that the Championship introduce a wage cap before they agree to provide financial support for the EFL.
Borussia Dortmund will complete the signing of Manchester City wonderkid Jamie Bynoe-Gittens by the start of next week.
Tottenham will place Gareth Bale on an intensive training programme to get him fully firing for his sensational return to English football.
Ronald Koeman could be without his star man Lionel Messi for three games, including El Clasico against Real Madrid, if the Argentine goes off on international duty next month.
Connah's Quay Nomads boss Andy Morrison admits he 'had to turn a blind eye' after three players turned up feeling unwell for their Europa League qualifier against Dinamo Tbilisi with four others having already tested positive for Covid-19.
Liverpool * have enquired about Ismaila Sarr and discussed his situation with Watford, with the Reds weighing up their transfer options.
Erling Haaland is confident that Jadon Sancho will stay at Borussia Dortmund despite interest from Manchester United.

daily mirror
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov reportedly has no plans to launch a Manchester United takeover bid, despite speculation.
Ferran Torres insists he is not overawed at following in the footsteps of his boyhood hero David Silva.
Barcelona's chaotic summer has taken more twists with Quique Setien launching legal action against the club and Josep Maria Bartomeu facing a vote of no confidence.

daily star
Thiago is having a medical on Friday and Liverpool could move for £40m rated Ismaila Sarr next.
Lucas Torreira is closing in on a move away from Arsenal, with reports suggesting Torino are in talks over a potential loan deal for the midfielder.
Arsenal 'agreed terms' with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar on a long-term contract two weeks ago.

the sun
Juventus have paid £17m to cancel Gonzalo Higuain's contract with the striker set to join Inter Miami.
West Brom are trying to hijack Mbwana Samatta's move out of neighbours Aston Villa to Turkey.
Quique Setien will take legal action against Barcelona after revealing he was only officially sacked yesterday.

daily express
Manchester United reportedly ended their interest in Thiago Alcantara after he demanded a salary of £200,000-a-week.
Chelsea are set to launch an audacious bid to sign Declan Rice from West Ham in the final piece of their blockbuster spending spree, according to reports.

daily telegraph
Tottenham Hotspur's transfer spending - including the imminent return of Gareth Bale - is not a concern for the Bank of England who agreed a £175m taxpayer-backed loan to the club in June.
Georgia's place in the Autumn Nations Cup will not be threatened by an extraordinary incident in which the union's vice president shot a player in the leg.

the guardian
Tottenham have had a formal approach for Danny Ings rejected by Southampton, who remain hopeful of securing the England striker to a new contract.

the times
Fifa has ordered West Ham to pay Eintracht Frankfurt £5.2m after a dispute between the two clubs over money owed from the transfer of the striker Sebastien Haller.
Roy Hodgson is open to offering Nathaniel Clyne a second spell at Crystal Palace.
Sergio Aguero is unlikely to be fit for Manchester City's first match of the season away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

Liverpool * have enquired about Ismaila Sarr and discussed his situation with Watford, who want £36m for the 22-year-old Senegal striker. (Mail)

Sarr has been identified by Manchester United as an alternative option if their move for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho fails. (Independent)

Manchester United are considering moves for Inter Milan's Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 31, Bayern Munich's France winger Kingsley Coman, 24, and 30-year-old Brazil winger Douglas Costa from Juventus. (ESPN)

Manchester United are also targeting Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, when his contract expires at Juventus. (Sun)

A deal has been agreed for 28-year-old Rennes and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to join Chelsea, says his agent. (Stades via Star)

Chelsea are set to bid for West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, as the final act of their summer spending. (Simon Phillips via Express)

A Manchester United bid for Porto's 27-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Telles is imminent, according to his agent. (Star)

Brentford have rejected a bid of about £10m from Arsenal for 25-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David Raya. (Telegraph)

Southampton have told Tottenham that striker Danny Ings, 28, is not for sale at any price. (Mail)

Leicester City are closing in on the loan signing of 23-year-old Turkey striker Cengiz Under from Roma, while Burnley's England defender James Tarkowski, 27, is still a target for Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers. (Sky Sports)

West Ham have changed the structure of their latest bid for Tarkowski but the offer has still been declined by Burnley. (Sky Sports)

West Brom are trying to sign Aston Villa's 27-year-old Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta before he completes a move to Fenerbahce. (Sun)

English former Liverpool * defender and free agent Nathaniel Clyne, 29, is training with Crystal Palace and could earn a contract. (Standard)

Edin Dzeko is set to join Juventus from Roma on a two-year deal. The 34-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina striker's move will mean Luis Suarez's hopes of a move from Barcelona to the Serie A champions will likely end. (Goal)

Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Lyon's 22-year-old French midfielder Houssem Aouar. (Star)

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, has emerged as a target for Paris St-Germain and Inter Milan. (Mail)

Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 22, is keen to leave Real Madrid. (Marca)

Genoa have reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign 28-year-old right-back Davide Zappacosta on loan. (DiMarzio - Twitter)

Juventus have confirmed Gonzalo Higuain's departure. The 32-year-old Argentina striker is expected to sign for MLS club Inter Miami. (Goal)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
19th September 2020

the sun
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is wanted by Antonio Conte's Inter Milan.
Gareth Bale's season-long loan deal at Spurs could even be extended for a further year until the end of next season, when his Bernabeu contract is due to expire.
United have agreed a five-year deal with Porto's Alex Telles but the clubs are haggling over the transfer fee with Paris Saint-Germain also showing interest.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has no fears of Danny Ings' head being turned following Tottenham's failed approach to sign him.
Steven Gerrard is giving a trial to former Arsenal youngster Nathan Tormey at Glasgow Rangers.
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly set to snap up another young English star in Manchester City's Jamie Bynoe-Gitten.
Chelsea are plotting a transfer swoop for Declan Rice to finish off their summer spending spree.

daily telegraph
Gareth Bale's loan deal will cost Tottenham a 'bargain' £9m, with chairman Daniel Levy negotiating a deal under the terms of which Spurs will pay £220,000-a-week of his £600,000-a-week Real wages.
Aston Villa are set to seal the £19m signing of Bertrand Traore, but Dean Smith has revealed that forward Wesley may not return from his knee injury until next year.
Frank Lampard has confirmed Cesar Azpiliceuta will retain the Chelsea captaincy this season, even though he is no longer guaranteed a starting place.
Phil Neville has confirmed he wants the Football Association to make him manager of the Great Britain team for next summer's Olympic games in Tokyo even though he has already decided to step down as England's head coach.
Mikel Arteta said he had feared Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would not commit his future to Arsenal as he revealed that the club captain held significant doubts about signing a new deal last season.

daily mirror
Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson has reportedly visited London Colney to complete his Arsenal transfer.

daily mail
David de Gea is set to start the season in goal for Manchester United with a warning from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that his place is under threat from Dean Henderson.
Real Madrid have assigned Bale's number 11 shirt to Marco Asensio before the Welshman has completed his move to Tottenham.
England manager Gareth Southgate and the FA are furious over Manchester United's claim that Mason Greenwood was called up for his senior debut and exposed to the media glare against the club's wishes.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that new signing Thiago Alcantara could make his debut against title rivals Chelsea on Sunday.
The PFA have not asked any of their 62 employees to take a pay-cut during the coronavirus pandemic and have paid them in full, including Gordon Taylor's £2m salary.
Leicester City will listen to offers for Demarai Gray after agreeing terms with Roma for winger Cengiz Under.

the times
James Rodríguez moved from Real Madrid to Everton on a free transfer according to Banfield in Argentina, one of his former clubs.

scottish sun
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed the club are set to bring a psychologist on board for an 'extra edge' in their bid for ten-in-a-row.
Lower league SPFL clubs have been ordered to submit to costly Premiership testing standards - or forfeit their Betfred Cup ties.

daily record
Ambitious Dundee are set to sign Jamaican forward Nicholas Hamilton on-loan.

Manchester United have agreed terms with Porto full-back Alex Telles and the 27-year-old Brazil international could now sign a five-year deal. (RMC Sport - via Mirror)

United will need to move quickly to secure the deal as Paris St-Germain have stepped up their interest in Telles. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

Sections of the Real Madrid dressing room are said to be relieved that Wales forward Gareth Bale has made a loan move to Tottenham. (AS - in Spanish)

Rennes want Chelsea to include two players in any deal for Senegal international goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28. England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, is one of those the French club want. (Football Insider)

Liverpool * have asked about a possible loan deal for France and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, 23. (Sport)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says the club have held talks with Liverpool over a loan move for English striker Rhian Brewster, 20. (Yorkshire Live)

But Crystal Palace also want to sign Brewster from the champions on a permanent deal. (90Min)

Manchester City are considering a deal for Sevilla's French centre-back Jules Kounde, 21. The move could see Argentina international Nicolas Otamendi, 32, move in the opposite direction. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace's potential sale of 24-year-old Norway international striker Alexander Sorloth to RB Leipzig will fund a move for Brentford's Algeria international forward Said Benrahma, 25. (Guardian)

Any move away from Southampton for striker Danny Ings, 28, is "100% not discussable" according to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. (Daily Echo)

Leeds are still keen on signing Argentina international midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, from Udinese. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus are interested in re-signing Moise Kean, 20, from Everton with the Italy forward struggling to settle at Goodison Park since arriving in summer 2019. (Goal)

American defender DeAndre Yedlin, 27, looks set to leave Newcastle for Besiktas. (NBC)

Arsenal, Leeds and Wolves are all keen on 18-year-old Reading midfielder Michael Olise. (Football League World)

Aston Villa remain poised to sign 25-year-old Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore from Lyon. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are close to signing Peru playmaker Rodrigo Vilca, 21, from Deportivo Municipal. (Mail)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has described the club's way of working in the transfer market as "last minute" and "tricky". (Mail)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says it's "a dream" of his to coach Real Madrid. (Cadena Cope Radio - via ESPN)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says winger Demarai Gray has a decision to make over his future and that the 24-year-old will ultimately decide when he leaves the club. (Leicester Mercury)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson's decision to offer a contract to former England full-back Nathaniel Clyne, 29 - who is back training with his boyhood club - will depend on 19-year-old Nathan Ferguson's recovery from injury. (Football London)

Lyon could offer 26-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay to AC Milan in a swap deal which would see the French club sign 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta. (Di Marzio - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
20th September 2020

the sun on sunday
Manchester United are set to launch a last-minute bid for Jadon Sancho - and are confident Borussia Dortmund will be forced to accept a cut-price fee.
Manchester United are looking to find keeper Sergio Romero a new club after his Europa League heartbreak.
Arsenal's bid to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar is under threat - after their club's president Jean-Michel Aulas warned he will only be sold for £44m.
Leeds are planning a second attempt to sign speedy Welsh winger Dan James.

sunday mirror
Wolves are eyeing an ambitious move for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Georginio Wijnaldum's future has been thrown into confusion after Barcelona were banned by La Liga rulers from signing the Kop star.
Eddie Nketiah says he and Dani Ceballos have put their angry confrontation firmly behind them after the pair linked up to score Arsenal's winner over West Ham.
Sergio Romero could be on the way out of Old Trafford - with Valencia pushing to end his stay at Manchester United.
Ed Woodward's Manchester United programme notes suggest no more big-money signings will be coming through the door this month.

daily star sunday
Tottenham want to sign Jesse Lingard in a £30m deal and rescue him from his Manchester United nightmare.

sunday telegraph
Chelsea have finally agreed a £20m deal to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes.
Gareth Bale will not make his Spurs return debut until after the October international break after his medical confirmed he is carrying a knee injury.

mail on sunday
Manchester City have stepped up negotiations with Sevilla for their French centre-back Jules Kounde after having an opening offer rejected.
English football is divided over whether it is still relevant to 'take a knee' before matches.
Victor Osimhen believes that Napoli is the best club for him right now even though he rejected several Premier League clubs this summer ahead of the Serie A move.

the observer
Ilkay Gundogan says Manchester City need to be much more consistent this season if they are going to challenge for another Premier League title.

sunday times
Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi says he is still the right man to be in charge at the City Ground despite a winless run that raises questions over the Frenchman's future.

sunday mail
Lille had a £17m bid for Alfredo Morelos knocked back earlier in the transfer window, but could come back in for the Colombia international before the window shuts.
Sporting are determined to get their Europa League tie against Aberdeen on - even if they have to field players from their B team.

The SPFL disciplinary hearings into the alleged Covid-19 breaches at Aberdeen and Celtic are finally set to be held this Monday.

Tottenham want to sign Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, for £30m. (Daily Star Sunday)

West Ham have told Chelsea that 21-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice is not for sale. (90min)

Manchester City have had a 55m euro (£50.4m) bid for 21-year-old French defender Jules Kounde rejected by Spanish club Sevilla. (Marca)

Chelsea have reached an agreement with French club Rennes over a £22m deal for Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy, 28. (Observer)

Barcelona have been banned from signing Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, because of strict La Liga financial rules. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves are interested in signing 27-year-old Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Sunday Mirror)

Leeds United will try to sign Manchester United winger Daniel James, 22, if the Wales international becomes surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. (Daily Star Sunday)

Valencia are keen on a £6m deal for Manchester United and Argentina keeper Sergio Romero, 33. (Sunday Mirror)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal are either reluctant or cannot afford to meet the Ligue 1 club's valuation of France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22. (Goal)

Everton playmaker James Rodriguez, 29, moved to the club for free from Real Madrid, according to the Colombia international's former club Banfield. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who has been linked with Inter Milan and Juventus, has decided to stay at Tottenham after the 23-year-old resolved his issues with manager Jose Mourinho. (L'Equipe, via Football Italia)

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo says it is "unlikely" Barcelona and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 33, will move to the Serie A champions. (Football Italia)

Juventus are looking at bringing Everton and Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, back to the club in a possible loan deal with an option to buy. (Goal)

West Ham are leading the race to sign France right-back Djibril Sidibe from Monaco, with Newcastle United and Wolves also interested in the 28-year-old. (90min)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has told Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig, 21, that he should go out on loan. (Marca)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
21st September 2020

daily record
AC Milan will try to sign Fiorentina ace Nikola Milenkovic before making any move for Celtic's Kristoffer Ajer.

daily star
Chelsea are set to confirm the transfer of Edouard Mendy after Kepa made another mistake in goal for Chelsea.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is reportedly attracting interest from Zenit St Petersburg.

daily telegraph
Paris Saint-Germain are in talks to sign Dele Alli, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder who is upset and confused after being omitted from the Spurs squad for a successive second game.
Leicester have made an enquiry over Jonathan Tah being available on a loan from Bayer Leverkusen.
Leeds United are monitoring Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi as they attempt to add to Marcelo Bielsa's squad.
Arsenal centre-back Calum Chambers is a loan option for West Ham as David Moyes looks to add defenders to his squad.

daily express
Liverpool * have no intention of selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, despite the recent strengthening of their squad.
Arsenal have reportedly asked to include Lucas Torreira in a deal to sign Thomas Partey as Atletico Madrid try to take the Uruguayan to the Spanish capital.
Luke Shaw has called on the Manchester United board to further invest in the squad following their opening-day defeat to Crystal Palace.

daily mail
Crystal Palace have emerged as favourites to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster as the Premier League champions look to offload up to five players to offset spending.
Chelsea have applied for planning permission to install seven pole-mounted CCTV cameras at their Cobham training base.
Tottenham players have been left stunned after Dele Alli was not included in the squad to face Southampton.

the sun
Manchester City have reportedly agreed personal terms with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
Chelsea do not have the option to buy back youngster Tariq Lamptey - leaving Blues fans devastated.
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is reportedly a transfer target for Serie A sides Lazio and Napoli.
John McGinn has slammed the cynics who claim Aston Villa survived last season only because of the biggest high-tech mess-up in Premier League history.
Former striker Tony Cascarino thinks Manchester United should replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.

the times
A thousand fans will be allowed into Italian football stadiums for top-flight games this month, marking a cautious return to normality in Europe's first coronavirus hotspot.
Chelsea Digital Ventures (CDV), the innovation division of the Premier League football club, is launching an app to help workers identify Covid-19 symptoms.
Dele Alli was left out of Tottenham Hotspur's matchday squad for the second game in a row today and faces an uncertain future, with Jose Mourinho keen to secure the signing of Jesse Lingard.

daily record
AC Milan will try to sign Fiorentina ace Nikola Milenkovic before making any move for Celtic's Kristoffer Ajer.

Tottenham players were left stunned after England midfielder Dele Alli, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, was left out of the squad which beat Southampton on Sunday. (Mail)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger's future at Chelsea is in doubt after he was left of of the squad which lost to Liverpool on Sunday, despite the 27-year-old being fully fit. (Mail)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the club are not in negotiations with Alexandre Lacazette over a new contract, with the 29-year-old France striker having less than two years left on his current deal. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 28, is a target for Lazio and Napoli and the Gunners are open to offers. (Sun)

The Gunners want to include Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, in a deal to sign Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, from Atletico Madrid. (El Gol, via Express)

Fulham have made a bid for Sassuolo defender Marlon and, according to the Italian club's director Giovanni Carnevali, talks are taking place over a deal for the 25-year-old. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Brazil defender Alex Telles, 27, insists he is remaining focused on playing for Porto, despite being linked with a move to Manchester United. (Sport TV, via Metro)

Manchester United's England left-back Luke Shaw, 25, says the club need to make more signings to strengthen the Old Trafford side's squad. (TV2, via Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City have had an opening bid for French defender Jules Kounde rejected by Sevilla. (Mirror)

However, the 21-year-old centre-back has reportedly agreed personal terms with Pep Guardiola's side. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign Liverpool's 20-year-old striker Rhian Brewster, with Sheffield United and West Brom also interested in the England Under-21 international. (Mail)

Liverpool * have no intention of selling 27-year-old England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was linked with being a target for Wolves. (Mirror)

Leicester City are set to join Tottenham in wanting to sign Beijing Guoan and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 23. (90min)

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 27, is set to join Dutch club ADO Den Haag following his release by Sheffield United. (Omroep West, via Football Oranje)

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 33, will have a medical in Italy on Monday prior to completing a move from Barcelona to Inter Milan. (Marca)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
22nd September 2020

daily mail
Liverpool * are reportedly in regular contact with Kylian Mbappe over a summer move in 2021 - but the Reds face competition from Real Madrid.
Daniel Levy won't allow Dele Alli to leave on the cheap, with the Tottenham chairman preferring a loan move for the PSG and Inter Milan target.
West Ham and Newcastle are among the clubs showing an interest in Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.
Ravel Morrison has signed for Dutch side ADO Den Haag until the end of the Eredivisie season.
Edinson Cavani is reportedly being eyed as a forward option by LaLiga champions Real Madrid.

the sun
Everton have slapped an £80m price tag on Manchester United target Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Sevilla have confirmed they turned down a bid for Manchester City target Jules Kounde.
Fulham are in talks over Sassuolo centre-back Marlon Santos after leaking seven goals in their first two games.
Jack Grealish donated £2,000 to his former Aston Villa team-mate Lewis Kinsella after he suffered a serious injury.
Schalke boss David Wagner reportedly faces the sack just one game into the new season after being humiliated 8-0 by Bayern Munich.

daily telegraph
Sergio Aguero believes he could be back for Manchester City within a month, not the two months feared by Pep Guardiola.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is ready to play hardball with any clubs interested in signing Dele Alli before the transfer window shuts.
British sport was on the brink of financial implosion on Monday night after government forecasts of a devastating Covid-19 second wave raised fears that competitions and clubs would be folding within weeks.

daily express
Manchester United are reportedly keen on Ismaila Sarr and could land the Watford winger on a season-long loan, according to reports.

daily star
Manchester United might be nearing a deal for Alex Telles - but it won't include Diogo Dalot.

scottish sun
Lille will test Rangers' resolve with a take-it-or-leave-it bid of £18m for striker Alfredo Morelos.
Scott McKenna will complete his move to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday - and bank Aberdeen a potential £6m sell-on fee.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard hopes to bring in Daniel Johnson this week as the Preston star wants the Rangers switch.

daily record
AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini claims the Serie A giants are not currently working on a deal to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.
Scottish football is on Covid-19 red alert as the Scottish government edged towards a tightening of the lockdown which looks set to kick the return of fans into the long grass.

the guardian
The government is set to pause its plans for the partial return of fans to all sports stadiums on 1 October because of the rapid spike in Covid-19 cases.

the times
Jesse Lingard was surprised by his omission from the Manchester United squad on Saturday as speculation about his future continues.

Liverpool * and Real Madrid will both try to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, from Paris St-Germain next summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Madrid have no interest in signing England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, from Tottenham. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace have denied making a £25m offer for Liverpool * and England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 20. (Goal)

Everton are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid and Colombia full-back Santiago Arias, 28. (Liverpool Echo)

The Blues want £80m for striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with Manchester United chasing the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Porto left-back Alex Telles is hopeful of sealing a move to Manchester United but the clubs are yet to agree a fee for the 27-year-old Brazil international. (Guardian)

There has been a shift in Manchester United's intent to secure the signing of Telles after Saturday's defeat to Crystal Palace. (Manchester Evening News)

But efforts to sell Diogo Dalot, 21, to Porto as part of the deal have been turned down by the Portuguese club. (O Jogo - via Mirror)

The Red Devils are also interested in RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (Telegraph)

Sevilla have confirmed they have turned down a bid for defender Jules Kounde. The 21-year-old France Under-21 international has been linked with Manchester City. (Goal)

Former Liverpool * youth striker Bobby Duncan, 19, is set to leave Fiorentina to join Derby County. (The Athletic)

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 27, is close to completing a return to Juventus from Atletico Madrid. (Goal)

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 33, has agreed to terminate his contract with Barcelona in order to move to Atletico Madrid. (RMC - via Mail)

Spartak Moscow want Tottenham and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 27. (Sky Sports - via Boot Room)

Torino have cooled their interest in Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira but Atletico Madrid are keen on the 24-year-old. (Mail)

Arsenal will include Torreira in a deal to sign Atletico's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (El Gol - in Spanish)

Fulham are trying to lure Leicester City and Ghana midfielder Daniel Amartey, 25. (Football Insider)

Southampton are now interested in Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, 21. (Sun)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says it "will be hard" for the club to keep winger Wilfried Zaha if a big-money bid comes in for the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Talksport)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 33, has been offered to Real Madrid after leaving Paris St-Germain. (Marca)

Leeds have made a second offer for Brighton defender Haydon Roberts, 18. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
23rd September 2020

the sun
Manchester United are monitoring Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico - as a possible alternative to Alex Telles.
Manchester United have reportedly slapped an £18m price-tag on Chris Smalling.
Mohamed Elneny's Arsenal future is in doubt after his agent reportedly travelled to Turkey to deal with offers from Galatasaray and Trabzonspor.

daily mirror
Juventus star Douglas Costa is emerging as a surprise target for Wolves.
Manchester United are reportedly not willing to sell Daniel James this summer despite the 22-year-old winger being strongly linked with a move to Leeds.

daily mail
PSG are confident Dele Alli wants to join the club as talks with Tottenham continue over a 12-month loan deal.
A split has opened up in the Premier League over the Covid chaos surrounding this week's Carabao Cup ties.
The RFU now need a Government bail-out to save English rugby, with the union braced to miss out on £138m with no crowds set to fill grounds for the foreseeable future.

daily express
Gini Wijnaldum has rejected a new Liverpool * contract, according to reports.
Liverpool * are currently negotiating wages with Ismaila Sarr after reaching an agreement with Watford according to reports in France.
Jesse Lingard was given a chance to impress boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Manchester United's 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Luton Town but the head coach was coy over his midfielder's future after the final whistle.
Chelsea could be in line for a huge transfer windfall to help their bid for Declan Rice, as Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly eyeing up a move to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko.

the guardian
Frank Lampard has opened the door to Antonio Rüdiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi leaving Chelsea after saying he will look to trim his squad before the transfer window shuts.
The UK government is ready to rescue up to eight sports facing a financial black hole.

daily telegraph
Barcelona have made a renewed bid to sign Norwich defender Max Aarons, with a £5m offer to take him on an initial season's loan.
The Premier League and Government are on a collision course over a rescue package for British sport totalling more than £1bn.
Everton teenager Anthony Gordon has sought answers from manager Carlo Ancelotti about his absence from the Premier League squad.
Arsenal face competition from a Champions League club in the race for midfielder Houssem Aouar, who will wait before making a decision on his future.
Saracens could be left in limbo next season as several Championship clubs warned that they "cannot afford" to start the season without crowds.

daily star
Arsenal defender Sokratis will reportedly only join Napoli should Kalidou Koulibaly depart the Serie A giants.
Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Ousmane Dembele after being priced out of a move for the Barcelona star.

scottish sun
Oldham are trying to land Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas on loan.
Morton are set to complete a deal to land Rangers striker Josh McPake on loan.
Motherwell have kicked off contract talks with Allan Campbell - amid fears they could lose him for buttons.
Jim McInally fears some SPFL clubs could go bust by Christmas if fans are still locked out.

daily record
Stoke manager Michael O'Neill insists it's "highly unlikely" James McClean will join Celtic in the coming weeks.
Scottish football could be weeks away from a "catastrophic" collapse after Boris Johnson revealed fans could be locked out of the game for the next six months.

the times
Bernard Laporte, the vice-chairman of World Rugby, was placed in police custody yesterday along with four other French rugby figures over corruption allegations in a scandal that threatens to taint the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in France.

Manchester United are in talks to sign France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, from Barcelona. (Daily Record)

Alternatively, sources at United have rubbished the link with Dembele. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are confident Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, wants to join them on a season-long loan deal. (Mail)

PSG are also interested Chelsea's France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 26. (Le 10 Sport - in French)

Barcelona's French defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 20, is on a list of centre-backs Everton are considering as they look to secure a loan signing before the transfer deadline. (Liverpool Echo)

Norwich City's 20-year-old English defender Max Aarons has agreed a five-year contract at Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, has handed in a transfer request. (Tribal Football)

Borussia Dortmund remain adamant England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, will not be leaving the club during the summer transfer window, despite consistent links with Manchester United. (Independent)

Newcastle United are interested in Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Southampton are in talks to sign 22-year-old English midfielder Tom Davies from Everton. (Talksport)

Arsenal face competition from a Champions League club in the race for Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, wants to leave Manchester United. (Sun)

Chelsea's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, is considering his future at the club after being left out of the first team. (Sky Sports)

And 19-year-old England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi's future is also in doubt at Stamford Bridge. (The Guardian)

Bayer Leverkusen's German defender Jonathan Tah, 24, is a on a list of potential targets for Leicester City.(Kicker - in German)

The Foxes have had a €32m (£29.5m) offer for French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 19, rejected by Saint-Etienne. (L'Equipe via Leicester Mercury)

Fulham are considering trying to sign former Everton and Charlton winger Ademola Lookman on loan. The 22-year-old Englishman now plays for RB Leipzig. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, will not be joining Tottenham despite being linked with a move. (Athletic - via Twitter)

The Red Devils are considering taking up a one-year option to extend Lingard's contract in order to protect his £25m valuation. (Sun)

Southampton's Moroccan winger Sofiane Boufal, 27, is a target for French club Angers. (L'Equipe, via Daily Echo)

Wales winger Daniel James, 22, is not likely to leave Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with Leeds United. (Manchester Evening News)

Blackburn Rovers are keen to secure loan moves for English defenders Tyler Magloire, 21, and Hayden Carter, 20 before the 16 October deadline, but both have picked up injuries which puts that in doubt. (Lancashire Telegraph)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
24th September 2020

daily telegraph
Porto left-back Alex Telles has signalled his determination to move to Manchester United, with the club still trying to drive down the €40m (£36.6m) release clause in his contract.
Aston Villa's head coach Dean Smith is weighing up a bid to sign Chelsea's Ross Barkley on loan.
Premier League clubs are resigned to having to bail out the English Football League and are expected to impose strict conditions on a support package worth up to £250m to their lower-league counterparts.
David Moyes will manage West Ham's match against Wolves remotely if he receives confirmation that he must continue to self-isolate.
Antonio Rudiger is set to leave Chelsea before the transfer window shuts after being left out of Frank Lampard's squad for a second game in succession.
The Professional Footballers' Association is advertising for new non-executive directors to appoint chief executive Gordon Taylor's successor, with candidates to be offered £40,000 a year for between one and two days' work a month.
Plans to get fans back into stadiums will be stepped up this week when the Government unveils a "crack team" charged with finding high-tech solutions to a shutout it has extended for up to another six months.
The community leisure sector is urging the Government to fast-track immediate financial help amid the ongoing debate over whether professional football should be included in the sports bailout.

daily mail
Premier League clubs are almost half a billion pounds down in transfer revenue this year with under a fortnight to go until the window closes, partly because players are reluctant to move due to the pandemic.
David Sullivan has warned West Ham may end the transfer window without any new additions.
Premier League clubs fear a PR backlash if they do not organise a speedy cash bailout for financially troubled EFL clubs.
Bournemouth have tested their players for Covid ahead of Thursday night's Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City.
UEFA are expected to announce that managers will be allowed to use five substitutes in this season's Champions League and Europa League on Thursday, in a ruling that could put English clubs at a significant disadvantage.
Two of Steve Bruce's senior Newcastle United medical staff have been stood down from their roles amid an internal investigation.
Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi is attracting interest from Porto and Inter Milan but the 32-year-old could yet be pushed into negotiations with Sevilla for Jules Kounde.
Aston Villa are interested in a potential loan deal for Chelsea's Ross Barkley or team-mate Ruben Loftus Cheek as they look to strengthen their midfield.
The Professional Footballers' Association are under growing pressure to financially support the Covid-19 testing of EFL players.

the sun
Manchester United could miss out on a staggering £111m in matchday income this season if fans are forced to stay away from Old Trafford.
Premier League clubs could be facing an international Covid-19 row after the global players' union raised fears over next month's opening South American World Cup qualifiers.
Wigan Athletic's administrators have put the club's 'chippy' up for sale in a bid to pay the wages.
Brazil World Cup legend Cafu expects James Rodriguez to be the star of the Premier League this season.
David Moyes is set to take West Ham training via Zoom from Covid-19 exile.
Worried Premier League clubs will threaten to pull out of the Carabao Cup unless EFL players agree to be tested for coronavirus.

the guardian
The English Football League is considering whether to reimplement mandatory coronavirus testing as it reviews its medical regulations.

daily mirror
Arsenal are not giving up on signing Philippe Coutinho in this transfer window, with Mikel Arteta keen on the Barcelona star after his loan spell at Bayern Munich last season.
Pep Lijnders has offered a clear hint both Thiago and Diogo Jota will make their full Liverpool debuts in the less than glamorous surroundings of Sincil Bank.
Manchester United have encountered a stumbling block in their transfer pursuit of Alex Telles - due to Jorge Mendes.

daily star
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted it is hard for outcast Mesut Ozil to barge his way into his plans at present.
Manchester United could hand Jesse Lingard an unexpected contract extension at Old Trafford.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny could be set to leave the club, despite starting two of the Gunners' three competitive fixtures so far this season.
EFL chairman Rick Parry has told the Government that clubs will need up to £250m in handouts to help them survive the season without fans.

daily record
Anxious Premiership clubs will hold a Covid-19 crisis summit next week amid fears of an 'existential threat' to the professional game.
Derek McInnes has admitted Aberdeen have under-sold Scott McKenna but is confident they will cash in when he gets to the Premier League.
Neil Lennon admits Celtic aren't immune from the horrendous damage extended ground closures could inflict on the game.

the times
West Ham United were last night trying to find a way for David Moyes to be on the touchline for Sunday's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers despite testing positive for Covid-19.
Premiership Rugby club chairmen have warned that the professional game could die if the government does not provide a rescue package.

Brazil left-back Alex Telles, 27, wants to leave Porto for Manchester United, who are trying to drive down the £36.6m asking price. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool * are looking to use forward Sadio Mane to persuade fellow Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly to join from Napoli, despite Manchester City and Paris St-Germain being interested in the 29-year-old defender. (Le Parisien, via Sun)

PSG are interested in taking Chelsea's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, on a season-long loan. (Mail)

Roma are expected to make a second bid for Manchester United's 30-year-old England centre-back Chris Smalling, who the Serie A side had on loan last season. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid are aiming to sign Arsenal's Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 23. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

West Ham are ready to compete with Manchester United for Swansea City's Wales centre-back Joe Rodon, 22. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are keen to bring in England and Chelsea midfield duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, and Ross Barkley, 26, on loan, but can only choose one because of Premier League rules. (Mail)

Arsenal have renewed their interest in Barcelona and Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham have made a bid worth up to £33m for Saint-Etienne's 19-year-old French centre-back Wesley Fofana, who has also attracted interest from Leicester City. (Sky Sports)

Burnley are in talks with Liverpool over a move for the Reds' Wales winger Harry Wilson, 23. (Independent)

Lazio have reached an agreement with Southampton for Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt, 26, to return to the Italian club on loan. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian)

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have made offers for Ajax's United States right-back Sergino Dest, 19. (Marca)

Bayern have contacted Mario Gotze about rejoining the club. The German forward, 28, is a free agent after leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season. (Sport Bild - in German)

Atletico Madrid's Colombian right-back Santiago Arias, 28, has arrived in Germany to have a medical with Bayer Leverkusen. (Marca)

Atletico Madrid will only sign Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, from Paris St-Germain, if they can offload Spain striker Diego Costa, 31. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Italy forward Francesco Totti is set to return to Roma as their new sporting director. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
25th September 2020

daily mirror
Manchester United will table a £90m bid for Jadon Sancho next week in an attempt to prise the England star from Borussia Dortmund.
Dayot Upamecano has opened the door to a potential move to Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Fabinho could move into the heart of Liverpool's * defence in the wake of Thiago Alcantara's arrival.
Premier League clubs are ready to bail out the crisis-hit EFL after it was confirmed that no fans will be able to attend matches for the foreseeable future - but it will come with a heavy price.
Matteo Guendouzi has asked the Arsenal board to allow him to leave the club before the transfer window shuts, according to reports from France.
Declan Rice reportedly wants to join Chelsea before the transfer window shuts and is pushing to force through a move.

the sun
Chelsea are ready to send gaffe-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga out on loan - after landing Rennes 'keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice.
Slaven Bilic is considering signing striker Emmanuel Adebayor if he fails to land a much-needed striker in the transfer window.
Manchester United and Arsenal are involved in a five-club fight for Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti.

the times
Sergio Romero is interested in joining Everton from Manchester United in a move that would put pressure on under-fire goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
David Moyes is set to be absent from the touchline for West Ham United's next two matches after returning a second positive test for Covid-19.

daily telegraph
Sevilla's sporting director Monchi has confirmed the club rejected an offer "from English football" for "more than double" than €25m (£22.9m) to sign highly-rated central defender Jules Kounde.
Bruno Fernandes has revealed his willingness to share penalty-taking duties at Manchester United this season, despite his perfect record from the spot for the club.
National League clubs are in talks with the Government over a rescue package and want matches streamed online to generate income and save their season.
Alex Morgan could begin her Tottenham career in this weekend's north London derby, after coaches Juan Amoros and Karen Hill confirmed she is available for their FA Cup quarter-final.

daily mail
Chris Smalling is growing frustrated at Manchester United over the club's transfer wrangle with Roma that has left him in limbo.
English Football League players will lose half their wages if fans are not allowed into stadiums this season.
The FA hopes the Government's £100bn 'Operation Moonshot' project can prevent Euro 2020 from being played in front of empty stadiums.
Clubs nationwide, including Arsenal and Everton, have released scouts who are being locked out of watching games amid coronavirus restrictions.
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to pull out of negotiations to sign Dele Alli on a season-long loan as the financial terms to sign the midfielder are proving to be prohibitive for them.
Southampton are among the clubs interested in Ruben Loftus-Cheek with interest mounting in the midfielder after he was left out of Chelsea's last two games.
Crystal Palace are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem defender Max Clark ahead of next month's transfer deadline.
Hertfordshire police have drafted in extra officers on Saturday amid concerns of trouble ahead of Watford's clash against rivals Luton Town - even though fans are not allowed inside the stadium.

the independent
Rhian Brewster is moving closer to resolving his future after having been left out of Liverpool's matchday squad for the Carabao Cup trip to Lincoln City, with Sheffield United still heading the queue to sign him.

the guardian
The English Football League is considering whether to reimplement mandatory coronavirus testing as it reviews its medical regulations.
Alex Telles believes Porto's asking price to Manchester United of about €20m (£18.3m) for his transfer is unrealistic, with the left-back conscious he is in line to be a free agent next summer.

daily star
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted that Arsenal may not be able to afford Houssem Aouar amid the coronavirus crisis.

scottish sun
Preston North End boss Alex Neil says he is "very confident" that Old Firm targets Daniel Johnson and Ben Davies won't be leaving the club.

Manchester United will make a final £90m bid for Jadon Sancho next week in an attempt to prise the England winger, 20, from Borussia Dortmund. (Mirror)

Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28. (Sky Sports - via Mail)

Everton are lining up a move for Manchester United's Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, as the pressure grows on the Toffees' England international Jordan Pickford.(Sun)

Lucas Torreira is on the verge of leaving Arsenal, with both Atletico Madrid and Torino expressing interest in the Uruguay midfielder, 24. (Independent)

Atletico Madrid are confident of a loan deal for Torreira, which could allow Arsenal to sign the Spanish side's Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (Sky Sports)

Alex Telles believes Porto's asking price to Manchester United of about 20m euros (£18.3m) is unrealistic because the Brazil left-back, 27, would be a free agent next summer. (Guardian)

Manchester City have said claims they made a £78m bid for Atletico Madrid's Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, are not true. (Goal)

Monaco have registered their interest in signing Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, (90min)

Paris St-Germain are preparing to pull out of negotiations to sign Alli on a season-long loan. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea and England forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, is pushing for a loan move away from Stamford Bridge. (Talksport)

Barcelona and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 28, could make a loan move to Arsenal before the transfer window closes. (Star)

Barcelona are set to make one final effort to sign 23-year-old Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan. (Mail)

RB Leipzig are close to signing a central defender which could mean defender Dayot Upamecano being allowed to leave the club. Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old France international. (Star)

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has been offered to Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, but the Italian is lukewarm on a reunion with the 26-year-old Poland international. (Corriere della Sera - via Inside Futbol)

Sheffield United head the queue to sign Liverpool's English forward Rhian Brewster, 20, with Aston Villa, Brighton and Crystal Palace also interested. (Independent)

West Ham and Aston Villa are among several clubs interested in signing Chelsea's England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, on a season's loan. (Guardian)

Southampton are also among the clubs interested in Loftus-Cheek, 24. (Mail)

Southampton are also looking at a deal for Toulouse's Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, 22. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Everton and Fulham are interested in signing Cameroon defender Jerome Onguene, 23, from Red Bull Salzburg. (Sportslens)

West Brom could sign former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 36, if they cannot secure another striker before the end of the transfer window. (Sun)

Saint-Etienne defender Wesley Fofana could move to Leicester City but as part of any deal the French club want the 19-year-old to stay with them on loan for the season. (L'Equipe - via Leicester Mercury)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl wants three signings before the close of the transfer window. (Daily Echo)

Bayern Munich will not allow French midfielder Michael Cuisance to leave on loan, despite Leeds United and Marseille reportedly being interested in the 21-year-old. (Sport Bild - in German)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
26th September 2020

daily mirror
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants to make one last push for England and West Ham star Declan Rice - and that could pave the way for Jorginho to join Arsenal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he is ready to turn to Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire as Manchester United's first-choice central defensive pairing.

daily telegraph
Petr Cech has taken a hands-on approach to Chelsea's goalkeeping problem by returning to the training pitch in a bid to help head coach Frank Lampard find his undisputed No 1.
Leeds United are looking to sign AZ Alkmaar captain Teun Koopmeiners to bolster Marcelo Bielsa's midfield.
Burnley have rejected a bid worth over £30m from Leicester for James Tarkowski.
Premier League managers have united to urge support for clubs in danger of going bust during the coronavirus crisis amid ongoing talks over an English Football League bailout of up to £250m.
Andy Murray has become the highest-profile tennis player to express concern at the collapse in drugs testing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

daily mail
Chelsea have received an approach from Paris Saint-Germain to take Antonio Rudiger on loan.
EFL chief Rick Parry has laid bare some of the challenges facing the League in order for clubs to survive, and says there may be an increase in the amount of coronavirus tests being carried out, amid a rising infection rate nationwide.
England manager Gareth Southgate will dispatch No 2 Steve Holland to check on Harry Maguire on Saturday ahead of naming the Manchester United star in his squad next week.
David de Gea has joined the ranks of VAR detractors, hitting out at the technology for an 'unfair' ruling that cost Manchester United at Crystal Palace.
Sheffield United are reluctant to meet Liverpool's asking price for Rhian Brewster and have offered a loan leaving the door open for Crystal Palace.
Leicester are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah if they cannot agree a deal for Burnley's James Tarkowski.
Ademola Lookman is joining Fulham on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig for a £1.8m fee.
A number of the Premier League's black players and coaches have complained to the PFA over the union's decision to appoint an all-white selection panel to begin the process of replacing chief executive Gordon Taylor.
Marcus Rashford has been left deeply disappointed by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's response to his plea for help to tackle child poverty.

the sun
Tottenham are in talks to sign Milan Skriniar - but will not be forced into accepting Inter Milan's £55m valuation.
Manchester United are planning at least two more signings this window - as transfer talks continue around the clock.
Victor Lindelof is facing the axe against Brighton after Manchester United's calamitous opening to the new Premier League season.
Tariq Lamptey has yet to make his mind up over his international future between Ghana and England.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer hopes to make three new signings before Sunday's match against Lincoln City, with Charlton's transfer embargo having been lifted with the arrival of new owner Thomas Sandgaard.

the times
Liam Delap is in contention to make his Premier League debut for Manchester City after Pep Guardiola said he only had 13 fit senior players for Sunday's match against Leicester City.
The Premier League will demand guarantees over the return of fans this season before they agree to bail out lower league clubs.
The FA Cup is facing the threat of withdrawals from non-League sides who will have to pay their players for the entire season should they take part in the competition.

the independent
Watford are interested in Sheffield Wednesday centre-half Dominic Iorfa as Vladimir Ivic looks to strengthen his squad in a push to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Everton are in talks to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo on loan, however, the Spanish side are currently refusing to sanction a deal without an obligation-to-buy clause.

daily record
Celtic will test Charlton's resolve one more time for Alfie Doughty - and line up a short-term option if unsuccessful.

scottish sun
Neil Lennon has refused to rule out Hibs splitting the Old Firm this season.
Rangers No 2 Gary McAllister believes Ryan Kent must be 'getting close' to an England call-up.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants the Stamford Bridge club to attempt to sign 21-year-old West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Any move for the England international could lead to Italy midfielder Jorginho moving to Arsenal. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger but are waiting to see if the 27-year-old German will be available on loan or on a permanent basis. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are in talks to sign Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, 25 - but will not be forced into accepting Inter Milan's £55m valuation. (Sun)

Inter will make a move to sign Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, 30, if they sell Skriniar to Spurs. (Football Italia)

Inter are also keen to sign Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante this summer and reunite the 28-year-old Frenchman with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.(Gazetto dello Sport via Mail)

Sevilla are expecting a second bid from Manchester City for centre-back Jules Kounde and could find it hard to resist an offer in the region of 65-70m euros (£59.4m-£64m) for the 21-year-old Frenchman. (ESPN)

Arsenal have lodged a £32m bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, but the Ligue 1 club want £54m for the France midfielder. (RMC Sport, via Metro)

Aouar has agreed to join the Gunners after no offers emerged from Manchester City and Juventus for his services. (Telefoot, via Mirror)

Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay, 26, has emerged as Barcelona's first choice to bolster their attacking options.(Mundo Deportivo via Mail)

Liverpool * and England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster is interested in a move to join Sheffield United, with Aston Villa and Brighton also keen onthe 20-year-old.(Sheffield Star)

Leeds United are keen on signing 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners from AZ Alkmaar. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is planning to hold talks with Spain keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, following the signing of Senegal international Edoaurd Mendy, 28. (Star)

Hertha Berlin are considering a move for former Germany midfielder Mario Gotze. The 28-year-old, who has played for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, is currently a free agent.(Goal)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce says he did not think about selling Brazilian striker Joelinton, 24, during the summer. (Mirror)

Watford are keen on signing in 25-year-old Sheffield Wednesday centre-half Dominic Iorfa, who is a former England Under-21 international. (Independent)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
27th September 2020

the sun on sunday
Liverpool * striker Rhian Brewster wants to speak to Crystal Palace about the chance to become a Premier League star.
Chelsea believe they will sign Declan Rice before the transfer window closes.
West Ham hope to get Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea in a loan deal.
Tottenham could strike it lucky by getting Milan Skriniar on the cheap - because Inter Milan are scrambling for cash to sign N'Golo Kante.
EFL chiefs will order all Carabao Cup teams to take Covid-19 tests ahead of next week's last-16 clashes.
Jose Mourinho is becoming increasingly frustrated with Tottenham for failing to land him a back-up striker for Harry Kane.
Manchester rivals United and City have been put on transfer red alert after news that David Alaba's contract talks with Bayern Munich have stalled.

mail on sunday
Premier League clubs will meet on Tuesday in an emergency session to discuss the extraordinary circumstances of the current season now that the Government has effectively ruled out any fans attending matches until March.
Arsenal have been warned by Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas they will have to substantially increase their £30m offer for midfield maestro Houssem Aouar.
Lewis Hamilton is close to signing a new three-year deal - worth up to £40m ($50m) a season - to continue his history-breaking association with Mercedes.
Jurgen Klopp insists that the door is open to the first-team for teenage favourite Curtis Jones despite Liverpool's recent transfer activity.
Sheffield United are exploring the possibility of signing free agent striker Daniel Sturridge.
Jack Wilshere is open to playing abroad as he tries to get his injury-ravaged career back on track following two frustrating years at West Ham.
Hertha Berlin have confirmed they are weighing up a move for free agent Mario Gotze.
Cash-strapped English rugby has been given a major boost after O2 agreed a new sponsorship deal with the RFU worth more than £7.5m a year.

sunday mirror
Manchester United fear Victor Lindelof is in danger of burnout after just two games of the Premier League season.
Leeds hope to unveil FC Utrecht striker Gyrano Kerk this week with the clubs close to agreeing a £10m deal.
Manchester United have joined the race for Argentine wonderkid Alex Luna and are ready to battle AC Milan for his signature - even though he may not arrive until 2022.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman insists that he is not "the villain of this film" after Lionel Messi blasted the club over the manner of Luis Suarez's exit.

sunday telegraph
The Championship is considering introducing salary caps this winter in an attempt to rein in losses of about £1m a month at every club.
Steve Clarke has been dealt another blow to his preparations for Scotland's Nations League play-off semi-final against Israel on October 8 with the news that James Forrest will almost certainly have to be ruled out of the squad.
Pep Guardiola has accused football authorities of failing in their duty of care to players, with Manchester City facing their worst injury crisis during his four years at the club.

sunday times
Tottenham full-back Matt Doherty has spoken of his intense duel with Ireland captain Seamus Coleman for a place in Stephen Kenny's starting line-up, and says it is "a shame" that they can't play together in the same team.

daily star sunday
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reckons next month's international fixtures increase the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Premier League.

sunday mail
Burnley are tracking Celtic ace Ryan Christie and are set to make a big money bid in the final few weeks of the transfer window.
Charlton have opted to bring in another left-sided defender as Celtic prepare one last offer for target Alfie Doughty.

Lyon will demand 50m euros (£46m) from any deal involving French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, after turning down a bid from Arsenal of 36m euros (£32.8m). (RMC Sport)

Arsenal are ready to increase their offer to Lyon for Aouar to £36.5m, with a further £9m in potential add-ons. (Football London)

Chelsea will make a formal bid of more than £40m for Declan Rice and believe that will be enough to sign the England midfielder, 21 - because West Ham need the money. (Sun on Sunday)

But the Hammers hope to sign Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, on loan from Chelsea. (Sun on Sunday)

Burnley are tracking Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie and are set to make a bid in the final few weeks of the transfer window. (Sunday Mail)

Barcelona have turned down an offer for 17-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati of 125m euros (£114m), plus 25m euros (£22.8m) in add-ons. (Marca - in Spanish)

Torino no longer want to sign Arsenal's Lucas Torreira and although Atletico Madrid remain interested in a loan, the Gunners would prefer a permanent move for the Uruguay midfielder, 24. (Football London)

Manchester United are still in the chase for Porto's Brazilian left-back Alex Telles - and are reportedly confident a deal will soon be agreed for the 26-year-old. (Star)

United have also joined the race for 16-year-old Argentine Alex Luna, who plays for Atletico Rafaela in his home country, and are ready to battle AC Milan for the striker's signature - even though he may not arrive until 2022.(Sunday Mirror)

Inter Milan are prepared to offer Chelsea their Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 27, in the hope of signing their French midfielder N'Golo Kante. (90 min)

But Inter's sporting director has played down speculation they are interested in making a move for Kante, who previously played under manager Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.(Express)

Liverpool's * 20-year-old striker Rhian Brewster wants to speak to Crystal Palace about a potential £20m move, although Sheffield United and Aston Villa are also interested in the England Under-21 international. (Sun on Sunday)

After being in negotiations with Liverpool * over Brewster and Arsenal over 19-year-old striker Folarin Balogun, Sheffield United are now looking at signing former England striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, who is a free agent after leaving Trabzonspor in March. (Mail)

Udinese have told Leeds United they will only accept an offer of £40m for Argentine midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26. (90 min)

Leeds are set to make a bid for Norwich City's former England Under-21 winger Todd Cantwell, 22. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are preparing to offer a new deal to England midfielder Phil Foden, increasing the 20-year-old's salary from £30,000 a week to more than £150,000. (90 min)

Liverpool * will hold talks with Motherwell defender Sam Campbell after they, Leeds United and Brighton had bids accepted for the 16-year-old. (Football Insider)

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who made his France debut this month at 17, is willing to wait until July 2021 to join Real Madrid, with the Spanish giants having already made an approach. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Madrid want to send Luka Jovic out on loan but former club Eintracht Frankfurt are not interested in a deal for the Serbia striker, 22. (AS - in Spanish)

Hertha Berlin are interested in signing German forward Mario Gotze, 28, after he was released by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season. (Bild - in German)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
28th September 2020

the sun
Leeds are targeting Norwich's Todd Cantwell after being priced out of a deal for Udinese's Rodrigo de Paul.
Aston Villa are keen to sign Copenhagen's Victor Nelsson in a £9m deal.
Daniel Sturridge is keeping fit ahead of his next career move by training at non-League side Kidsgrove Athletic.
Premier League clubs have been ordered by the government to stop splashing millions on new players and bail out their skint EFL counterparts instead.

daily telegraph
Josh King is on Tottenham's radar as they look to step up their search for a striker ahead of the summer transfer deadline.
Talk of Premier League clubs bailing out Championship clubs has raised eyebrows among some top-flight chairmen, as clubs in the second tier have been rejecting offers for players that would boost their incomes.
Former Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon has been on the wanted list of Premier League clubs but his lucrative contract in China has made it almost impossible for him to return to England.
Brazilian centre-back Igor Julio has been tracked by Premier League clubs after impressing for Fiorentina last season.
England manager Gareth Southgate will send No 2 Steve Holland to make another check on Jack Grealish at Craven Cottage, ahead of the squad announcement later this week.
County cricket is facing a reduction in revenue of between £52-£67m if next season is badly affected by Covid-19, according to the latest research.

daily mail
Manchester United are preparing a last-gasp bid to prise Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this week.
AC Milan remain in talks with Tottenham for Serge Aurier and have enquired about Norwich City right-back Max Aarons.
Aston Villa are pushing to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, on loan from Chelsea amid competition from Southampton and West Ham.
Leeds have opened talks with FC Utrecht over an £8m deal for winger Gyrano Kerk.
Bertrand Traore is poised to make his Premier League debut for Aston Villa on Monday after making an impressive impact at his new club.

the times
Arsenal are considering making an improved bid for French midfielder Houssem Aouar after the Lyon president said their initial offer was too low.
Sports have been told to provide full details to the government by Wednesday of expected financial losses caused by the latest coronavirus restrictions, before the likely announcement of a rescue plan.

the guardian
Jurgen Klopp * has said he is satisfied with Liverpool's central defensive options and will not be active in the final week of the transfer window unless a fresh injury problem arises at Anfield.
Tottenham are considering their next move in the chase to land José Mourinho's first-choice centre-back signing this summer, Inter's Milan Skriniar.

daily mirror
Thiago Alcantara and Alisson are in a race to be fit for Liverpool's Premier League clash with Arsenal after the pair suffered injuries.
Mikel Arteta has admitted he has had to ditch the 'Arsenal way' at times already in his tenure in order to try and achieve the desired results.
Liverpool * will loan out goalkeeping flop Loris Karius for a second time after failing to attract any permanent buyers.
Arsenal have assured their fans they are ready to take major safety steps to get supporters back into stadiums.
Manchester United were forced to pay €5m to Sporting Lisbon after Bruno Fernandes' last-gasp penalty won the points for them against Brighton.
Manchester United are reportedly rivalling Tottenham for the transfer of Arkadiusz Milik.

daily express
Houssem Aouar confirmed that discussions are ongoing between Arsenal and Lyon over a potential transfer.
Manchester United have made an enquiry to sign Chelsea star N'Golo Kante.

daily record
Aarhus left-back Casper Hojer has moved onto Celtic 's transfer radar as crocked striker Albian Ajeti could exit their Old Firm plans.
Dundee United are closing on a stunning move for Cameroon international Jeando Fuchs.

Manchester United have made contact with France midfielder N'Golo Kante's advisers about a move from Chelsea, but any deal is dependent on the 29-year-old taking a big cut on his £300,000-a-week wages. (Mirror)

Manchester United are also preparing a final £90m bid to sign England midfielder Jadon Sancho, 20, from Borussia Dortmund this week having missed out on Gareth Bale and Jack Grealish.(Mail)

Paris St-Germain have been in touch with Chelsea over signing Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, on loan. (Telefoot, via Mail)

Lazio could make a move for two Manchester United midfielders - 32-year-old Spaniard Juan Mata and Brazilian Andreas Pereira, 24. (Sun)

Bournemouth's Norway forward Joshua King, 28, is being monitored by Tottenham Hotspur as they look to sign a striker before the transfer deadline. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Spurs are also looking at signing Benfica's Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic, 28, on loan. (Football Insider)

Once Benfica's Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 23, confirms his move to Manchester City it could free up City's Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, to rejoin Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Aston Villa have made a bid of about £9m for Copenhagen's Danish defender Victor Nelsson, 21. (Ekstra Bladet - in Danish)

AC Milan remain in talks with Tottenham over Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 27, and have also enquired about Norwich City's 20-year-old English right-back Max Aarons. (Mail)

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, has said he turned down the chance to sign for Barcelona as well as several other clubs to stay with the Gunners.(Canal+ via Metro)

Leicester City are planning a move for Torino's 23-year-old Brazilian centre-back Gleison Bremer, who is also a target for Everton. (Football Insider)

Barcelona have ended their interest in Inter Milan's Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester City have offered 23-year-old Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko, who can play left-back or left-wing, to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barca are close to completing the signing of Sergino Dest from Ajax, with the United States right-back, 19, set to have a medical in Spain on Monday. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich feel betrayed by Ajax because they agreed terms with Dest weeks ago but could not find a compromise with the Dutch club. (Sport - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
29th September 2020

daily telegraph
Manchester United have made an enquiry into Ismaila Sarr's availability at Watford.
Frank Lampard believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek could benefit from leaving Chelsea on loan for the season - even though he still believes the midfielder can have a big future at Stamford Bridge.
The application of the controversial handball law in the Premier League will be softened to prevent more "nonsense" penalties being awarded.
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has called for an end to Premiership Rugby's coronavirus testing system even as he warned his players to be "hyper vigilant" with infections on the rise.

the sun
Leeds will move for Rangers star Ryan Kent if they fail to land top target Daniel James from Manchester United.

Lazio are reportedly in deep negotiations with Shkodran Mustafi over a deal to bring the Arsenal defender to Italy.

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Dele Alli a Tottenham escape route on a season-long loan.
Furious Premier League clubs are poised to today reject Government demands for them to pay a £250m bailout to keep the EFL alive.

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Manchester United players believe Dean Henderson is closing in on David de Gea's position as first-choice goalkeeper after making an impressive impact at the club.
UEFA have extended the deadline to complete the Champions League and Europa League group stages to January 28 with European tournaments set to begin under coronavirus protocols.
Leicester are set to make a new bid for James Tarkowski in the coming days, with Burnley prepared to sell the defender for about £37m.
Daniel James' loan move to Leeds is dependent on Jadon Sancho completing a move to Manchester United.
Sheffield United have reportedly made a £17m bid for Liverpool * striker Rhian Brewster and are crucially open to the prospect of a buy-back clause.

Premier League officials are just as angry as managers about the new handball law but feel powerless to change it due to instructions from referees chief Mike Riley.

The PFA has descended into civil war over the crucial appointment of a replacement for long-serving chief executive Gordon Taylor.
Premier League clubs will on Tuesday vote on whether to give the Board authority to curtail the season if it is deemed impossible to complete the campaign due to Covid-19.

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Premier League referees are set to be told to show more leniency in handball decisions, but penalty incidents where players have their arms above shoulder level, such as the one involving Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier at the weekend, will still be penalised.
Frank Lampard furiously upbraided Marcos Alonso after Saturday's draw against West Bromwich Albion because the Chelsea full-back retired to the team bus to watch the second half instead of taking his place in the stands.

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Manchester United have made an initial bid for Porto's Alex Telles, with the club valuing the left-back at around £12m as he can be signed without a fee on a pre-contract in January.

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Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele arrived late for training on Monday as rumours continue to grow suggesting he could be set for a move to Manchester United.

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Borussia Dortmund are reportedly concerned about the structure of a potential deal that would take Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

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Anthony Stokes is wanted by Robbie Fowler, who is on the verge of becoming manager of East Bengal in India, as the former Celtic and Hibernian striker eyes his next challenge.

Hibs are keeping a close eye on Allan Campbell's situation - as his Motherwell contract is due to expire this summer.

Motherwell are keen to bring Devante Cole back to the club before the close of the window.
MK Dons have joined the race to land Ross Stewart from Ross County.

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Everton have reportedly dwindled their list of defensive transfer targets to two players in the final week of the window.

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Neil Lennon is plotting a move for Bristol City wing back Niclas Eliasson - if a third bid for Alfie Doughty fails.

Manchester United are refusing to give up their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (ESPN)

Manchester United will allow Wales winger Daniel James, 22, to join Leeds United on loan, but only if they sign Sancho. (Sun)

They are also considering a move for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, from Watford, if they fail to land Sancho. (Mail)

Bayern Munich are considering a bid for Norwich City's 20-year-old English right-back Max Aarons. (Mail)

Tottenham are considering another move for Inter and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, but are unwilling to meet the 25-year-old's asking price. (Guardian)

Everton and Leicester City are both interested in Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma, 25. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Tottenham could bring in Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, who has fallen out of favour at Chelsea, (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United have offered Liverpool * £17m for England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster and are prepared to include a buy-back clause in the deal. (Sun)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti does not expect English winger Theo Walcott, 31, to leave the club this transfer window. (Mail)

AC Milan are interested in a loan deal for Manchester United and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 21. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian)

Lazio are in talks to sign the Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, on a season-long loan with an option to buy. (Telegraph)

Tottenham and Argentina defender Juan Foyth, 22, is a target for Valencia. (COPE - in Spanish)

Barcelona are closing in on a final deal for Ajax and USA right-back Sergino Dest, 19, but are unlikely to make any further signings. (Goal)

Lyon are prepared to sell 22-year-old French midfielder Houssem Aouar, who is being linked with a move to Arsenal. (Sky Sports)