Press Gossip - 2021


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
17th July 2020

daily telegraph

A group of cross-party MPs have launched an 11th-hour bid to torpedo the Saudi Arabia takeover at Newcastle United, by telling the Premier League any deal will help whitewash the state's repressive regime.
Mauricio Pochettino is on the shortlist of candidates at Inter Milan and Juventus, should the Italian clubs sack their manager at the end of the season.
Everton have made a bid of £18m for Southampton's highly-rated midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Sevilla's Diego Carlos has emerged as a leading centre-half target for Pep Guardiola as the Manchester City manager prepares to overhaul his defence.
The Rugby Football Union is to seek external funding, including donations from benefactors and blue chip companies, in order to bolster the budget available for Eddie Jones.
The British and Irish Lions and South Africa have struck a ground-breaking deal to allow film crews to make a fly-on-the-wall documentary

the sun

Jude Bellingham turned down a stunning last-minute bid from Bayern Munich before sealing his move to Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United have ramped up their coronavirus prevention protocols - as more staff start returning to Carrington this week.
Arsenal have made a late move for Nice defender Malang Sarr.
Iceland are hoping to allow fans to watch their Nations League opener with England in September - but this could be blocked by UEFA.

daily mail

Antonio Rudiger is facing an uncertain future, with Chelsea yet to offer the defender a new contract.
Manchester United are close to finalising terms for Real Madrid left-back Alvaro Fernandez Carreras.
Sheffield United defender Chris Basham is attracting interest from Burnley and Newcastle United.
Derby are hopeful the decision to overturn Manchester City's European ban will boost their chances of avoiding punishment from the EFL.
Championship clubs have demanded a meeting in person next week to resolve the salary cap row after being unable to agree new spending limits.
Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz wants to join Chelsea next season despite interest from the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to reports in Germany.
Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez called for Karim Benzema to be given the Ballon d'Or after he scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season to hand his team the title.

the times

Tottenham are interested in signing Demarai Gray from Leicester to add to the expected arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Felipe Anderson is likely to leave West Ham this summer even if the club stays in the Premier League.
Everton have made a bid in the region of £14m for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Saracens are in talks with their senior England players over how to keep their competitive edge during the long period between the end of next year's Six Nations Championship and the start of the Lions tour of South Africa.

daily mirror

Thiago Alcantara is reportedly confident of completing a move to Liverpool after he turned down a new contract with Bayern Munich.
Liverpool seem likely to dip into the transfer market for a backup left-back this summer after Yasser Larouci moved to the brink of leaving the Premier League champions.

daily express

Chelsea are one of several clubs showing interest in River Plate defender Luciano Vera, reports claim.

daily star

Manchester United have reportedly identified Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Inter Milan have asked Manchester United if Alexis Sanchez can play for them in the Europa League once domestic league campaigns across the continent have been completed.
Thiago Alcantara could join Liverpool this summer because he is "very sure" that Bayern Munich will sell him, despite recent interest from Manchester United.

daily record

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is set to clinch a dream move to the English Premier League with Sheffield United.

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, is close to agreeing a new five-year deal with Manchester United. (Sun)

Bayer Leverkusen have accepted that Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, has chosen to join Chelsea but the Bundesliga outfit want to delay the transfer until the end of August. (Star)

Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, is a potential transfer target for Manchester City this summer. (Sports Illustrated)

Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, is confident of completing a move to Liverpool after he turned down a new contract with Bayern Munich. (Mirror)

Arsenal are keen to recruit France Under-21 defender Malang Sarr but the 21-year-old - available on a free transfer from Nice - has already been sounded out by clubs in Italy and Germany. (Sun)

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Real Madrid's 17-year-old left-back Alvaro Fernandez Carreras, who will pen a four-year deal at Old Trafford. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Southampton and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is on the shortlist of candidates at Inter Milan and Juventus should the Italian clubs sack their ex-Chelsea managers - Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri respectively - at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Inter coach Conte must convince the club's board to agree to N'Golo Kante's salary and sign the 29-year-old France midfielder from Chelsea. (SempreInter)

English midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, has completed a medical at Borussia Dortmund before his proposed transfer from Birmingham but will finish the Championship season with the Blues. (Sky Sports

Tottenham could be without Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, for the remainder of the campaign after he returned to France following the death of his brother. (Evening Standard)

Everton have made an offer for Napoli midfielder Allan, but the Italian club are stalling on a deal for the 29-year-old Brazil international. (Sport Witness)

Manager Roy Hodgson says the arrival of fresh faces at Crystal Palace this summer will allow the Eagles to aim higher next season and push for a top-10 place. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Valencia's Spanish winger Ferran Torres, 20. (Eurosport)

Manchester United have no plans to reintegrate Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 30, into their first-team squad after his disappointing loan with Estudiantes. (Manchester Evening News)

Argentine-born former Italy defender Ezequiel Schelotto, 31, has revealed he is leaving Brighton and has targeted a return to a club in Serie A. (The Argus)

West Ham, Norwich and Watford are in the hunt to sign QPR's Republic of Ireland midfielder Ryan Manning, 24. (Football Insider)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is keeping tabs on Roma's Amadou Diawara. The Guinea midfielder, who turns 23 on Friday, has also been linked with Tottenham and Newcastle. (Leicester Mercury)

Walsall remain in negotiation talks with English midfielder Danny Guthrie, 33, over a new contract. (Express & Star)


New Member
Apr 8, 2019
Very interesting news about Rojo. However if we don’t find any buyers then I believe we will be forced to keep him in the squad and use him as an alternative if needed. I won’t be against that option if we fail to sign a defender then we would combined have two recovered backup in Rojo, Jones, Bailly and Tuanzebe.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
18th July 2020

the sun

Manchester United are pushing ahead with the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is planning to become a global superstar by trademarking his name in America.
Brendan Rodgers has warned there are no guarantees Ben Chilwell will still be at Leicester City next season - despite the Foxes qualifying for Europe.

daily mirror

Chelsea are set to receive a huge cash windfall after Eden
Hazard helped Real Madrid win the La Liga title.
Marcus Rashford was quick to delete a tweet which praised Leeds following their promotion to the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta is keen to seal a deal to keep Dani Ceballos at the Emirates and sign him from Real Madrid.
Andy Robertson admits he is "sick to death" of comparisons between himself and compatriot Kieran Tierney.
Tottenham's Serge Aurier says he has "no feeling of hatred or revenge" towards his brother's killer.

daily mail

Leicester and Newcastle have joined the list of clubs interested in Norwich's Todd Cantwell.
Tottenham are set to complete the signing of Wigan youngster Alfie Devine.
Police have today arrested two men on suspicion of fraud and executed a warrant at a premises in Shropshire as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in sport.
Mark Clattenburg has called time on his refereeing career ahead of taking up a Uefa position in Greece.
The 18 first class counties are bracing themselves for combined losses of around £25m after the government ruled out the prospect of spectators attending the rescheduled Twenty20 Blast on Friday.

daily telegraph

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell may not be fit for the start of next season.
The English Football League is under growing pressure to resolve their legal disputes with three Championship clubs, as teams prepare for a pivotal final weekend.
The Gymnastics abuse scandal continues to widen as revelations emerge across the globe.

the times

Borussia Dortmund have told Manchester United that they will not sell Jadon Sancho for less than £100m this summer.
Fans will return to sports events from October 1 with a target of stadiums being up to 50 per cent full if test events that start next week in county cricket, racing and snooker prove successful.

daily express

Thiago Alcantara has agreed personal terms with Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp gave his blessing to the move, but there is still a significant hurdle to overcome before the deal can be confirmed.
Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly held talks with Victor Osimhen's new agent, who is threatening to derail his move to Napoli.

scottish sun

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has absolutely no interest in taking charge of Bristol City, according to reports.
Neil Lennon warned Fraser Forster he's running out of time to sign for Celtic.
Richard Foster has been offered a one-year deal to join Partick Thistle.
Dundee remain locked in talks with Kane Hemmings about reducing his wages.

daily record

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce plans a summer swoop for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn if his former club are relegated.
Jim Jefferies admits his advisory role at Hearts could last longer than the initial six months.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is planning a summer move for Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 25, if Aston Villa are relegated. (Star)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has told Tottenham to make a good offer for Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, after Everton opened the bidding with a deal worth around £25m. (Evening Standard)

Leicester and Newcastle have joined the list of clubs interested in Norwich's English midfielder Todd Cantwell. (Mail)

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are monitoring Ajax and Argentina full-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, who has been linked with Manchester City. (Sun)

Manchester City are determined to sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres but have told the Spanish club they will not pay more than 35m euros (£31.8m) for the 20-year-old Spaniard. (Marca)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho believes 19-year-old English midfielder Oliver Skipp, who has signed a new deal with the club, is a future Spurs captain. Skipp wants to go on loan to gain experience but Mourinho would prefer him to remain at the club. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are set to complete the signing of Wigan's 15-year-old midfielder Alfie Devine. (Mail)

Manchester United will give Netherlands utility player Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 22, a chance to secure his long-term future at the club amid interest from clubs in Germany. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 39, is returning to Real Madrid in an advisory role, five years after leaving to join Porto. (Marca)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he wants to keep France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, at the club. (Evening Standard)

If Lacazette or Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, leave this summer, the Gunners could target Celtic's French forward Odsonne Edouard, 22. (Bleacher Report)

Arteta insists his plea for investment into the squad earlier this week was not an attempt to send a message to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke. (Express)

Barcelona coach Quique Setien admits he is unsure whether he will still be in charge for next month's second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Napoli. (AS)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has planned crisis talks with Setien. (ESPN)

Gent and Canada forward Jonathan David, 20, who is a reported target for Arsenal, says he wants to join Ligue 1 side Lille. (L'Equipe - in French)

After signing goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, Sheffield United will next target Reading's English midfielder John Swift, 25. (Mail)

Chelsea are weighing up whether to target a centre-back in the transfer window, with Germany's Antonio Rudiger, 27, and Denmark's Andreas Christensen, 24, yet to be offered new deals. (Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
19th July 2020

mail on sunday

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi could be lined up for a sensational Barcelona swap deal with Philippe Coutinho.
Manchester City are in talks with Brazilian side Gremio over a £4.5m deal for young midfielder Diego Rosa.
Manchester United are reportedly tracking Torino striker Andrea Belotti ahead of a summer move.
Jadon Sancho says he will 'wait and see' what happens when it comes to his future at Borussia Dortmund.
Watford manager Nigel Pearson says he has 'an agreement' with the club over his future but there is a growing belief he will not be in charge next season.
Zenit St Petersburg are willing to offer around £9m for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly ready to lock horns in a battle to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.


Manchester City have been told they must pay £109.1m to make the defender José Giménez part of an aggressive summer rebuild aimed at wresting the Premier League title back from Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling is set to sign a record-breaking sportswear deal with Adidas which could revive the prospects of Real Madrid moving for the Manchester City forward.
Norwich manager Daniel Farke has warned that the Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean is not for sale at any price, even though the East Anglian club will be heading straight back to the Championship after just one season in the Premier League.

sunday express

John Terry is being considered by Bristol City to become their next manager after being turned down by first-choice Steven Gerrard.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made Kai Havertz his top transfer target this summer following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Chelsea have yet to decide whether they want to make a move for Dean Henderson, while Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed he's had talks with Manchester United over extending his loan deal with the Blades for another season.
Leeds are trying to get out of a deal to sign RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin following their promotion to the Premier League because of his lack of impact on the squad this season.

daily star sunday

Tottenham could be the first Premier League ground to have fans return as part of a trial scheme.
Willian has admitted he would "sign a contract tomorrow" - as long as his demands at Chelsea are met.

sunday mirror

Manchester City are ready to take legal action against outspoken La Liga president Javier Tebas to stop him speaking out against the club, sources have claimed.
Tottenham's pursuit of Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has cast doubts on Harry Winks' future at the club.
Premier League players could be asked to go on strike in support of their lower division colleagues if the EFL attempts to impose a salary cap.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, who has been suggested to Manchester United as a potential Jadon Sancho alternative.
Gareth Bale has been axed from Real Madrid's 22-man squad for their final La Liga game of the season amid speculation he could return to the Premier League.

the sun on sunday

Valencia have put a £39m price tag on Manchester City wing target Ferran Torres.
Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has landed a new £40,000-a-week contract after his superb season.
Marcelo Bielsa is set to sign a bumper £8m-a-year deal after taking Leeds to the Premier League as champions following a 16-year wait.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to pay the £41m release clause of Sporting Lisbon star Joelson Fernandes - dubbed the next Cristiano Ronaldo.
Martin Keown has urged Arsenal to sign Danny Ings if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves this summer.
Inter Milan's pursuit of Chelsea star N'Golo Kante could be scuppered by the Frenchman's wages, according to reports.
West Ham are open to offers for Manuel Lanzini and Fabian Balbuena as David Moyes looks to rebuild his squad.
Leicester are among a number of clubs attempting to hijack QPR midfielder Bright Osayi-Samuel's move to Club Brugge, according to reports.
Santi Cazorla is set to leave Villarreal with the Spanish playmaker expecting to play his last game for the club this weekend.

sunday mail

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists he wants to buy at least one new striker before the start of the season to challenge Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.

scottish sun

Derek McInnes lifted the lid on French side Guingamp's "substantial" bid for Sam Cosgrove - and admitted they've left themselves "vulnerable" to further bids for the frontman.
Celtic have submitted fresh documents to council planners as they bid to move forward with their plans to build a hotel and museum near Celtic Park.
Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos was subjected to sickening racist abuse while recording a live video for fans.

Tottenham's pursuit of Southampton's Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, has cast doubts on the future of homegrown England midfielder Harry Winks, 24, at the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United's English forward Mason Greenwood, 18, will earn a new Old Trafford deal worth £40,000 a week - just nine months after he signed his last. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa assistant coach John Terry is being considered by Bristol City to become their next manager after first-choice Steven Gerrard turned down a move to the Championship side. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal are willing to meet the £40m release clause for Sporting Lisbon's Portugal U17 forward Joelson Fernandes, 17, who is also attracting interest from Barcelona and Juventus. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says the signing of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, 29, does not mean Dean Henderson will be leaving the club and remains hopeful of keeping the 23-year-old on loan from Manchester United for another season. (Mail on Sunday)

Meanwhile, Wilder says clubs will have to pay big money to lure away his stars despite admitting the Blades are still a "selling club". (Examiner)

Chelsea have yet to decide whether to make a move for Henderson. (Sunday Express)

Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear says the club's owners will meet manager Marcelo Bielsa next week to discuss a new contract and work on transfer targets for their return to the Premier League next season. (Sunday Express)

Kinnear says Leeds will have rivals as they bid to sign Brighton's 22-year-old Ben White on a permanent deal. The English centre-back has been on loan at the Championship champions this season. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Zenit St Petersburg are willing to offer around £9m for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 31, but the English champions are likely to demand around £15m for the Croatia international. (Mail on Sunday)

Villarreal have confirmed Santi Cazorla has chosen not to extend his contract with the club, amid speculation the Spanish midfielder, 35, could return to Arsenal in a coaching capacity. (Sunday Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund have placed a £115m price tag on Jadon Sancho, 20, but the England winger, linked with Manchester United, has refused to rule out leaving the German club. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City are in talks with Brazilian side Gremio over a £4.5m deal for 17-year-old midfielder Diego Rosa. (Mail on Sunday)

QPR's English midfielder Bright Osayi-Samuel, 22, is set for a medical at Club Bruges after the clubs agreed a £4.75m fee. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle will make a final plea over the next week for Matty Longstaff to sign a new contract. The 20-year-old midfielder agreed a temporary extension to see him through until the end of the delayed campaign but when that expires he will become a free agent. (Independent)

Magpies manager Steve Bruce says the club's summer transfer budget will be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident he will be backed by the club's board in the summer transfer window after saying his squad needs improvement. (Sky Sports)

Under-fire Barcelona coach Quique Setien will stay in charge for next month's Champions League last-16 second-leg tie with Napoli after talks with president Josep Maria Bartomeu. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona's dressing room wants former Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert to take over as coach. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty, 32, a free agent after leaving Sunderland at the end of the season, is in advanced talks with newly promoted Serie B side Reggina. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
20th July 2020

daily mail

Jadon Sancho will have to push through a move to Manchester United, with Borussia Dortmund demanding at least £100m.
Juventus are reportedly looking to sell Douglas Costa and bring in Wolves forward Raul Jimenez in replacement.
Former Leicester City boss Claude Puel is one of the candidates being lined up by Watford to take over at the club at the end of the season.
Nuno Espirito Santo is committed to Wolves and does not plan on leaving the club any time soon.
Napoli have registered interest in Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth who has enjoyed an outstanding season on loan with Trabzonspor.

the sun

Liverpool's Adam Lallana is rumoured to be at the heart of a transfer tug-of-war between Brighton, Burnley, Everton, and Leicester.
Chelsea and Manchester United target Victor Osimhen has reportedly passed a Napoli medical.
West Ham teen sensation Benicio Baker-Boaitey is set to join German giants Bayern Munich.
Andy Carroll has offered to play centre-back for Newcastle when they face Brighton on Monday.
Watford caretaker boss Hayden Mullins will use skipper Troy Deeney to pull the squad together as he fights to save them from the drop.
Danny Cowley was sacked just two days after he rescued Huddersfield from relegation after rows over recruitment.

daily express

Liverpool may have hit the jackpot by signing Dutch star Sepp van den Berg last year, according to 'Moneyball' star Billy Beane.
Manchester United are still interested in signing Sporting Lisbon teenager Nuno Mendes, reports claim, with Liverpool also keen.
John Terry is being considered by Bristol City to become their next manager after the Championship club were turned down by first-choice Steven Gerrard.

daily mirror

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce fears his summer transfer budget will be cut as he tries to build for next season.
Kai Havertz is reportedly "very interested" in a move to Chelsea - but Frank Lampard's side must secure Champions League football to land the attacker.

daily telegraph

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says he and Director of Football Marcel Brands will share responsibility for this summer's recruitment at Goodison Park.

daily record

Captain Scott Brown insists Celtic will be in safe hands if Scott Bain starts the season between the sticks.

scottish sun

Boyhood Rangers fan Kenny McLean is not for sale 'at any price', Norwich boss Daniel Farke has insisted.
Rangers youngster Jamie Barjonas is set to spend the final year of his Ibrox contract out on loan, according to a report.

Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, may have to instigate a move to Manchester United by making it clear he wants to leave the German club. (Mirror)

Juventus are encouraging a bidding war between Manchester City and Paris St-Germain for Brazil forward Douglas Costa, 29, and want to replace him with Wolves and Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, 29. (Tuttosport)

Manager Jose Mourinho said Tottenham striker and England captain Harry Kane, 26 would "not be so special playing for another team" when asked about the player's future. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, is ready to ask Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to extend his loan with the Gunners for another season. (El Confidencial, via Express)

Former Gunners boss Unai Emery, 48, is set to take charge of Spanish club Villarreal. (Marca)

Newly promoted Leeds United have confirmed Manchester City's English winger Jack Harrison, 23, will remain at the club for another loan spell next season. (Manchester Evening News)

The Yorkshire club will hold talks with contract talks with Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, 64, this week. (Star)

Former Barcelona and Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert, 44, and 54-year-old Frenchman Laurent Blanc, who has managed Bordeaux, France and PSG, have emerged as the front-runners to take over the reins at the Nou Camp if coach Quique Setien is sacked. (AS)

West Ham's 16-year-old midfielder Benicio Baker-Boaitey is set to join Bayern Munich and will travel to Germany for talks, having rejected the chance to sign professional terms at the Hammers when he turns 17 in January. (Sun)

Brazilian midfielder Willian, 31 - linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United - has revealed he is playing a waiting game with Chelsea over a new contract, having requested a three-year deal and been offered two. (De Sola, via Mirror)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce fears his summer transfer budget will be cut because club income of £170m last year will fall due to broadcast payment reductions and season ticket refunds. (Mirror)

Scottish club Hibernian will pocket a cut of the transfer fee should the Magpies move to sign Aston Villa's Scottish midfielder John McGinn, 25. (Birmingham Mail)

The improved recent performances of Brazilian defender David Luiz, 33, could change Mikel Arteta's focus as the Arsenal boss prepares for this summer's transfer window. (Star)

Arteta believes convincing players to join Arsenal will not be difficult even if their impressive FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City does not lead to European qualification. (The Guardian)

Manchester United gave Jude Bellingham and his parents a tour of the training ground, with Sir Alex Ferguson present, in an attempt to convince the 17-year-old Birmingham midfielder to sign for them, but he opted for Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
21st July 2020

the sun

Juventus have made contact with a representative of Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports.
Manchester United are interested in signing Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to reports.
David de Gea could be axed for Manchester United's crucial Champions League bid this week.

daily mail

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has placed Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens at the top of his transfer list, according to reports in Germany.
Manchester United will hold talks with Dean Henderson next week as the pressure grows on under-fire goalkeeper David de Gea.
Chris Hughton has held discussions with Bristol City over becoming their next manager.
Watford face a damaging financial headache if they are relegated as a number of their stars have their salaries ring-fenced.
Southampton are set to complete the £10.9m signing of Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu.
Liverpool fans' hopes Curtis Jones can follow in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard are becoming a reality, with the club trusting the teen with the Anfield icon's old No 17 for next season.

daily telegraph

Dean Smith says Aston Villa's billionaire owners will spend big again if the club stays up.
Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as favourites, ahead of Everton, to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

the times

Nigel Pearson is to be paid a £1m bonus if Watford stay in the Premier League despite being dismissed as their head coach with two matches of the season left.
Chelsea have edged closer to securing Kai Havertz and stepped up their interest in Declan Rice.

daily mirror

Claude Puel is the early favourite for the Watford job following Nigel Pearson's sacking.
Manchester United are facing splashing out millions as Bruno Fernandes edges closer to triggering two clauses in his contract.
Referees are showing fewer yellow cards since the Premier League restarted, according to new research.

daily express

Liverpool could be looking at defensive options to sign, with one target being Norwich City's Jamal Lewis, it's been claimed.
Marcos Alonso could leave Chelsea this summer and is reportedly being pressured to join Sevilla by his father.

daily record

Celtic could be faced with a run of festive fixture chaos if the SFA rubber-stamp plans to complete last season's Scottish Cup before the end of the year.

scottish sun

Neil Lennon has admitted every Celtic player is up for sale at the right price.
Motherwell are braced for an approach from Huddersfield for boss Stephen Robinson.

Juventus are considering a move for former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager. (La Stampa, via Mail)

Manchester City are close to completing the signing of Bournemouth and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 25. (Guardian)

Manchester United will make a take-it-or-leave it offer of £80m to Borussia Dortmund for England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Star)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is Bristol City's number one target to become their new manager. (Bristol Post)

Transfer Gossip: Could Liverpool really sign Thiago, Koulibaly & Buendia this summer?
Chelsea are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a £70m deal to sign Kai Havertz, with all other suitors for the 21-year-old Germany forward thought to be out of the race. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea will have to pay Slovenia international Jan Oblak's 120m euros (£110m) release clause to force talks with the 27-year-old Atletico Madrid goalkeeper. (Goal)

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, has rejected an approach from Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce. (Bild)

But Ozil could still yet move to the Super Lig as newly-crowned champions Istanbul Basaksehir are ready to make a move. (90min)

Arsenal could trigger the £40m release clause in the contract of Sporting's 17-year-old Portuguese forward Joelson Fernandes in the next 24 hours. (A Bola)

West Ham have no plans to discuss a new contract with captain Mark Noble, 33, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2021. (Football Insider)

Despite two rejected bids, Tottenham are confident of completing the signing of 23-year-old Beijing Guoan and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, who has been dubbed 'the South Korean Virgil van Dijk'. (90min)

Southampton have agreed the £10.9m signing of Ghanaian Mohammed Salisu, 21, from Real Valladolid after finalising personal terms with the defender on a deal worth £35,000 per year. (Football Insider)

Newcastle have been monitoring Motherwell's Scottish midfielder David Turnbull, 21, who has also been linked with Celtic. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Burnley have targeted Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed, 25, who has impressed on loan at Fulham. (Football Insider)

Brighton boss Graham Potter says he will be more focused on mentality than just experience when it comes to signing new players this summer. (Argus)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo admits lockdown has affected him 'a lot' as he has not seen his immediate family for more than two months. (Express & Star)

Manchester United are hopeful of announcing the academy signings of Spanish defenders Marc Jurado, 16, and Alvaro Fernandez, 17, and Norwegian forward Isak Hansen-Aaroen, 15. (Manchester Evening News)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
22nd July 2020

the sun

Leeds United are plotting moves for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani ahead of their return to the Premier League.
Chelsea transfer target Alphonse Areola has bought a house in London, with the 'keeper set to leave PSG.
Chelsea are reportedly one of four clubs weighing up a move to sign Atalanta defender Robin Gosens as Frank Lampard continues his search for a left-back.
Manchester United could have to pay another £9m to Sporting Lisbon over the Bruno Fernandes deal if they qualify for the Champions League.
Nathan Ake is in no rush to chase a move to Manchester City - because he could have his pick of some of the Premier League's biggest clubs this summer.
Danny Cowley plans on taking a break from football after his shock sacking by Huddersfield.

daily mail

Chelsea are eyeing an 'impossible' move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to reports.
Jude Bellingham will be fast-tracked by England as they prepare him for international football.
Manchester City are set to kick off life after their victory over UEFA with the acquisition of French club Troyes.
Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are heading for a tribunal after failing to agree a fee for Nathan Ferguson.
Former Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has agreed to join Oldham Athletic.
Laurent Blanc could become Barcelona's interim manager while the club waits for first choice Xavi, according to reports.

daily express

Newcastle are planning for next season under Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce amid growing doubts over the proposed £300m takeover.
Tottenham are prepared to bid for Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo, who is now valued at around £50m.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will sign for Liverpool in the summer transfer market, despite potential interest from elsewhere in the Premier League.
Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is sensationally wanted by Manchester City, reports from Chile claim.

daily mirror

Arsenal could be facing a nervous wait over whether they have successfully persuaded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club.
Everton are on the verge of signing Southampton's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the midfielder agreed personal terms.
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp has been voted the world's best head coach by Bundesliga players in a poll.

daily telegraph

Southampton have accepted a bid from Everton of around £25m for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, but Tottenham have also made an offer.
Said Benrahma has insisted he is only focused on helping Brentford achieve promotion to the Premier League, even though the winger appears to be heading for the top flight with or without the club.
New research into 7,500 former professional footballers has found that they were less likely to be hospitalised with mental health disorders despite being more than three times more likely to die of brain disease.

the times

Tottenham are expected to increase their offer for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and remain confident of beating Everton in the race to sign the Southampton midfielder.
Nigel Pearson is to be paid a £1m bonus if Watford stay in the Premier League, despite being dismissed as their head coach.

daily star

Chelsea are reportedly willing to double Dean Henderson's current wages in order to secure the services of the Manchester United-contracted goalkeeper.
Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Odsonne Edouard after Neil Lennon admitted he may have to sell him.

daily record

Scottish football is looking at a £6m black hole if fans are told to stay away from Hampden.

scottish sun

Former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Odsonne Edouard would be the perfect fit for his old side.

Chelsea are prepared to offer English keeper Dean Henderson £170,000 a week to try to tempt the 23-year-old, who is on loan at Sheffield United, to join them from Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Henderson will look to move out on loan again unless he gets assurances from Manchester United that he will have a serious chance of competing with Spain keeper David de Gea, 29, to be first choice. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea will also try to sign Barcelona and Germany keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 28, and are prepared to offer Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, as part of any deal. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea will make a formal bid for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany forward Kai Havertz, 21, once they have secured Champions League qualification. (ESPN)

England defensive midfielder Declan Rice, 21, will not be allowed to leave West Ham unless an offer is made that the club can't refuse, says manager David Moyes. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City look set to win the battle to sign Valencia's Spanish winger Ferran Torres. Borussia Dortmund are also interested in the 20-year-old. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United and Chelsea have joined Manchester City in the race for Bournemouth and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 25. (Sun)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is "confident" Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, will sign a new contract with the club. (Independent)

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says "we'll see" over bringing 33-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to the club after their promotion to the Premier League. Cavani left Paris St-Germain this summer after his deal ran out. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Everton have agreed personal terms with Southampton's Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, after the Saints accepted a £25m offer. (Daily Echo)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce would be kept on if Henry Mauriss, who is the rival bidder to the Saudi Arabia-led consortium trying to buy the Magpies, assumes control of the Tyneside club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Magpies' on-loan Austria winger Valentino Lazaro, 24, is having second thoughts about making his move from Inter Milan permanent because of a lack of game time at St James' Park. (Chronicle)

West Ham will be obliged to turn 25-year-old Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek's loan move from Slavia Prague into a permanent £18.9m move once Premier League survival is confirmed. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aston Villa and Tanzania forward Mbwana Samatta, 27, could be on his way to Fenerbahce after failing to impress since his January move to Villa Park. (Takvim via Sport Witness)

Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 27, who is on loan at Real Madrid, could be on his way to an English club after the France international bought a family home in London. (Marca)

Former Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has agreed a one-year deal with Oldham Athletic. The 23-year-old is a free agent after being released by United last month. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
23rd July 2020

daily mail

Football fans will watch their teams in the flesh for the first time since March on August 30, when Wembley is set to host the Community Shield.
Nigeria are accelerating their attempts to snatch Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka from England.
Premier League clubs will hold crunch talks on Thursday aimed at resolving the divisive five substitutes allowance before next season.
Watford will ask their next manager to lower the age of the team, regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League.
Atletico Madrid will demand the full £109m buy-out clause for Jan Oblak, amid concerns that Manchester United are preparing to rival Chelsea for the goalkeeper's signature.
Birmingham City fans were caught on camera attacking the car of their chief executive as he tried to enter the Blues' stadium ahead of their final game of the season.
Bernie Ecclestone has told Lewis Hamilton that Formula One is not racist.

daily mirror

Slippy Gerrard has reportedly rejected the chance to take over as Bristol City manager in favour of remaining at Rangers.
Kylian Mbappe has rejected the idea that he could quit PSG this summer in favour of a move to Liverpool or Real Madrid.
Tony Adams admits he did not agree with Arsenal's decision to buy Nicolas Pepe last summer, insisting the £72m the Gunners paid Lille could have been better spent improving other areas.
Liverpool* are hoping to raise £6m from the sale of Loris Karius, with French outfit Montpellier believed to be keen on the German goalkeeper.

the sun

Championship winners Leeds want QPR playmaker Eberechi Eze to lead their return to the Premier League.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fuelled speculation he could join Leeds United by admitting he looks unlikely to stay at AC Milan.
West Ham academy legend Tony Carr has pleaded with Declan Rice to stay at the Hammers but fears a big offer from elsewhere could sway him.
Juan Mata is finding life in the restaurant trade difficult - with his eatery close to £1m in the red.
Brentford winger Said Benrahma admits he is flattered to be linked to Chelsea.

the times

The top Premier League clubs are proposing to field their development sides in the Carabao Cup next season so that they can play in European competitions in the same weeks.
Japhet Tanganga has been rewarded with a contract worth around £25,000 a week at Tottenham Hotspur.
Sergio Aguero is working overtime in the gym to give him the best possible chance of featuring in Manchester City's Champions League campaign.

daily telegraph

Arsenal are putting the finishing touches to the first formal offer of a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which is expected to be presented to the striker in the coming days.
Manchester United's hopes of landing Jadon Sancho this summer have been boosted by Borussia Dortmund stepping up contingency plans for the England forward's departure.
Tottenham have held talks with Southampton over a move for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the midfielder made it clear he wants to join the north London club.

daily express

Arsenal chiefs behind the scenes are growing in confidence that they will sign Chelsea star Willian this summer, despite Manchester United also keeping tabs on the Brazilian.
Southampton are aiming to replace the outgoing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg by bringing Adam Lallana back to St Mary's.
Tottenham are reportedly willing to offer £14.5m to sign Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid this summer, but Zinedine Zidane wants to keep hold of the winger as a squad player.
Newcastle will move for Bournemouth's £20m hit man Callum Wilson if the Cherries are relegated this weekend.
Manchester United are in the queue to sign Nuno Mendes with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to bolster the left side of his defence this summer.
Leeds United are set to seal the permanent signing of goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

daily star

Kai Havertz is set to "hold meetings" with Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday - and he is set to demand a Chelsea transfer.

scottish sun

Celtic have opened talks with AEK Athens over a £3.5m deal for keeper Vasilis Barkas.
Celtic are unlikely to pursue any interest in Newcastle United back-up keeper Karl Darlow.
Celtic star Ryan Christie's dad Charlie insists there's 'no doubt' his son will be on the radar of top English clubs.

daily record

Celtic's final pre-season preparations have been thrown into chaos after the Irish government placed a travel ban on Scotland.

Arsenal are set to offer Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, a new contract worth about £250,000 a week plus bonuses as they try to convince him to stay. (Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund have looked at Werder Bremen's Kosovo winger Milot Rashica, 24, as they look at potential replacements for 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Rangers boss Slippy Gerrard, 40, has turned down the chance to become Championship side Bristol City's next manager. (Bristol Post)

Valencia are planning moves for Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, and Manchester City's Spanish playmaker David Silva, 34. (90min)

Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane, 24, has urged Austria defender David Alaba, 28, to stay rather than move to the Germany international's former club Manchester City, or Spanish side Real Madrid. (Sport Bild, via Independent)

Tottenham are confident they will sign 24-year-old Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, even though Everton have had a bid of £25m accepted. (Guardian)

English defender Japhet Tanganga, 21, is close to signing a new contract with Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

Bayer Leverkusen may pursue a loan deal for Real Madrid's Brazil Under-23 attacking midfielder Reinier, 18, if Germany forward Kai Havertz, 21, leaves for Chelsea. (Goal)

Arsenal are considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, but Manchester City could trigger a buy-back clause for the Brazil international. (90min)

Porto are preparing a £6.3m bid for Portugal defender Ruben Semedo, 26, from Olympiakos. (Sport 24 - in Greek)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
24th July 2020

daily telegraph

Chelsea have scouted Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez as Frank Lampard assesses his options should he choose to make changes to his central defenders this summer.
Ed Woodward will look to appoint a director of football at Manchester United after putting the role back on his agenda.
Valencia are playing hardball with Manchester City over a fee for winger Ferran Torres as the Spanish club seek to raise around €80m (£73m) through player sales.
The Premier League will consider allowing Manchester United, Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers a delayed start to next season depending on how far they go in European competition.
The Government are set to respond to a petition started by Wigan Athletic Supporters Club to change the EFL's owners-and-directors test.
England are considering leaving Dom Bess out for their final Test against the West Indies with Ben Stokes likely to play only as batsman.
Leading members of the England Sevens squad say they have been told to find new jobs for up to five months with their funding due to expire on August 31.
The European Tour's medical team are supporting Andrew "Beef" Johnston after the Englishman withdrew from the British Masters after just nine holes due to fears concerning his mental health.

daily express

Bournemouth will not sack club legend Eddie Howe if they are relegated on Sunday - but the club fear that the 42-year-old could decide to walk away.
Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has asked his agent to park his future until the Champions League is completed.

the independent

Borussia Dortmund are willing to let Jadon Sancho go to Manchester United "for the right price", although feel Sunday's final day could be crucial to the much-expected transfer.

the sun

Michail Antonio has landed an incredible £250,000 bonus for scoring West Ham's penalty against Manchester United.
Arsenal are interested in Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, according to reports.
Manchester United are reportedly considering a shock summer swoop for PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
Benfica are reportedly closing in on a deal for Leeds target Edinson Cavani.

daily star

Liverpool* midfielder Fabinho's house was burgled while Jurgen Klopp's side lifted the Premier League trophy on Wednesday night, police have confirmed.
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic is urging the club to splash some of their promotion cash to seal a £20m deal for Grady Diangana.
Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has reached a "total agreement" with the agent of Kai Havertz ahead of a potential summer transfer, according to reports in Italy.
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante could reportedly be on his way out of the club, with Inter Milan said to be interested in his services.
Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi spectacular promotion crash could cost him his job.

daily mirror

David Moyes will join the battle for Said Benrahma should Brentford fail in their Premier League promotion bid.
Dennis Bergkamp has hinted he would be open to the idea of returning to Arsenal as he considers a route back into football coaching.
Mario Balotelli has held talks with Serie C outfit Como ahead of his impending release from top-flight side Brescia.

daily mail

Manchester United are confident of landing 600-goal academy striker Charlie McNeill from rivals Manchester City.
Tottenham have told Jose Mourinho his key players will not be sold during the close season despite the Covid financial crisis as he weighs up moves for Aaron Ramsdale, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and South Korea international Kim Min-jae.
A number of leading Premier League clubs have turned to a company run by a former Government intelligence agent in a bid to tackle cyber criminals.
Roy Hodgson is set for key talks with the Crystal Palace hierarchy as the club plan their long-term future.

the times

The Premier League will extend its ban on players spitting during matches to next season and will take steps to remind clubs of the new protocol after numerous incidents that breached social distancing rules.
Stadiums will be a maximum of 33 per cent full and could be at as low as 17 per cent of capacity when fans return in October under social-distancing rules, according to guidelines issued by safety chiefs.
Chelsea have decided to take no action against Frank Lampard after the head coach was caught in an expletive-laden row with Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool backroom staff during his side's 5-3 defeat on Wednesday.

scottish sun

Chairman Dave Cormack has warned clubs to forget trying to rip off cash-strapped Aberdeen.
John Barnes has tipped Odsonne Edouard to succeed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal.
Celtic appear to have been priced out of a move for Peterborough striker Ivan Toney.
French big-spenders Lille are prepared to splash out £15m to sign Alfredo Morelos.

daily record

Rangers are facing a top level SFA probe over fears the club broke coronavirus testing protocol.
Kilmarnock are in talks over re-signing former star Aaron Tshibola.

Valencia are standing firm over the fee they want for winger Ferran Torres, 21, with Manchester City keen to sign the Spain Under-21 international. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have been watching Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, with manager Frank Lampard keen to address his team's defensive frailties. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leroy Sane, 24, appeared to confirm during his own unveiling at Bayern Munich that his Germany team-mate Kai Havertz, 21, is heading to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen this summer. (Mail)

Chelsea and Havertz's agent have reached an agreement on personal terms for the Leverkusen midfielder. (Nicolo Schira on Twitter, via Star)

Blues boss Frank Lampard is interested in West Ham defender Declan Rice but Hammers legend Tony Carr has told the 21-year-old not to go. (Express

Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has asked his agent to pause talks until the 28-year-old midfielder has finished Champions League duties with Bayern Munich. (Express)

Brighton have no plans to sell English defender Ben White, 22, to Leeds United, where he has been on loan this season. (Mail)

Bayern Munich say their Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, will not be allowed to leave the club cheaply after he was linked to Liverpool. (Metro)

Benfica have ended their pursuit of Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, with the former Paris St-Germain player demanding around £18m per season. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Italian Serie C side Como have confirmed that they are in talks to sign former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli. The 29-year-old Italy international is set to leave his current club Brescia. (La Provincia di Como, via Football Italia)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking at appointing a director of football at the club this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Jesse Lingard has urged his fellow England midfielder Jadon Sancho, 20, to leave Borussia Dortmund and join him at Manchester United this summer. (Evening Standard)

Sancho is one of five additions that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make to his squad. However, he may have to sell some of his fringe players to generate funds. (Telegraph - subscription required)

But United have paused all their transfer activity after a crunch board meeting, with funds dependent on Champions League qualification. (Express)

US Women's World Cup winner Sam Mewis, 27, is heading to Manchester City from North Carolina Courage, while international team-mate Rose Lavelle, 25, is also considering a transfer to City from Washington Spirit. (Athletic)

Tottenham are tracking Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 21, who is viewed as a potential future signing. (Guardian)

West Ham are lining up Queens Park Rangers' English midfielder Eberechi Eze, 22, as one of their top transfer targets this summer, with Crystal Palace also interested in the £20m-rated player. (Evening Standard)

Ex-Netherlands forward and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp says he would be open to returning to the club as a coach in the future. (FourFourTwo)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
25th July 2020

daily telegraph

Brighton have emerged as frontrunners to sign Adam Lallana following the midfielder's Liverpool exit this weekend.
Eddie Howe has refused to commit his future to Bournemouth beyond Sunday's relegation showdown at Everton, saying only that he will "see what happens next" after the season has been concluded.
Steve Bruce is convinced he will be Newcastle manager at the start of next season as he gently applied pressure on owner Mike Ashley to sanction the transfers needed to turn the team into top 10 side next season.

the times

Wilfried Zaha has been given the blessing of Crystal Palace to leave this summer if the club receives an acceptable offer for their star player.

daily star

Manchester United and Manchester City chiefs will plead for extra time to prepare for the 2020/21 season after the Premier League announced the new campaign will start on September 12.
Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful he will get an answer from Leighton Baines on his Everton future before Sunday's final game of the season.

the sun

Manchester United and Chelsea are both keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, amid the poor form of both clubs' current goalkeepers.
Manchester United face a £70m financial black hole if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Premier League teams are likely to be without packed stadiums for at least another year as a result of coronavirus.
Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz is "confident" Chelsea target Kai Havertz will be around for next month's Europa League campaign.
New Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has revealed that a conversation with Manchester United target Jadon Sancho helped convince him to snub United and move to Germany.

daily mirror

FA Cup replays will be scrapped next season to try and ease Premier League fixture chaos.

daily mail

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been informed by chairman Daniel Levy that he will not have to sell Harry Kane this summer.
Premier League clubs still involved in European competitions - Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves - may be handed a grace period, meaning they would not play their first domestic fixture until 30 days after their final European match this season.
The pandemic will make it 'very difficult' for Premier League matches to be staged with full crowds for at least another year and capacities face being capped at 25 per cent when stadiums eventually re-open, a leading government adviser has said.
Brighton have asked about Germany U21 international centre back Luca Kilian of Paderborn.

daily express

Chelsea could face a battle to sign Alex Telles this summer with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City also interested in the FC Porto left-back.

daily record

Manchester United have asked to be kept informed of offers for Lille centre back Gabriel Magalhaes with Everton, Inter Milan and Napoli also pursuing the 22-year-old Brazilian valued at over €25m.
Celtic are locked in stalemate with AEK Athens in the move to sign £6.5m-rated goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas.

Manchester United are interested in signing France and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, 24. (Athletic - subscription required)

Napoli have agreed an initial 60m euro (£54.6m) fee with French club Lille for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 21. (Guardian)

Everton and Leeds United are both keen on Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, who has become frustrated in his role as a back-up at Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Barcelona are desperate to tie teenage winger Ansu Fati, 17, down to a new deal to ward off interest from Manchester United in their Spain Under-21 international. (Sport)

Former Tottenham captain Ledley King is in discussions with the club to join Jose Mourinho's coaching staff. (Telegraph)

Watford will accelerate their efforts to hire a new head coach after their Premier League fate is decided with Claude Puel, Marcelino, Zlatko Dalic and Nottingham Forest's Sabri Lamouchi in the running. (Evening Standard)

West Ham are stepping up their interest in Brentford and Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 24. (Times - subscription required)

Roma have published a picture of loanee Chris Smalling, 30, in their kit for next season and are confident of signing the Manchester United and England defender on a permanent deal. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United will not extend their current loan agreements with Roma for Smalling or with Inter Milan for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, as they want both players to move on permanently. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have also asked Lille to keep them informed about offers made for Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, who is being pursued by Everton, Inter Milan and Napoli. (Daily Record)

Brighton have made an enquiry about 20-year-old Paderborn and Germany Under-21 defender Luca Kilian, who is also on the radar of AC Milan and Freiburg. (Mail)

Real Madrid are hoping to raise around 180m euros (£163m) this summer by selling - among others - Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 29, and Serbian forward Luka Jovic, 22. (Marca)

Former Liverpool * defender Spitty Carragher says Chelsea could turn into Premier League title contenders by signing Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 27, this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
26th July 2020

the sun on sunday

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona to snatch Marcelo Bielsa from Leeds to become the new boss at the Nou Camp.
Tottenham are heading the hunt for England striker Callum Wilson - if Bournemouth are relegated.
James Maddison has agreed to a double-your-money deal at Leicester.
Queens Park Rangers have told clubs tracking Eberechi Eze not to waste their time with offers unless they are at least £20m.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is resigned to leaving Chelsea in the summer and is ready to take a pay cut to facilitate a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Young Liverpool star Rhian Brewster is wanted on loan by Sheffield United in a three-way fight.
Wigan's administrators want a new buyer to pay the crisis club's wages next week.

sunday mirror

Leicester winger Harvey Barnes is a shock summer transfer target for Liverpool.
Crystal Palace are targeting Sean Dyche as their next boss - with Roy Hodgson facing the chop.
Mikel Arteta will be forced to invest wisely in the transfer market after being told his budget for the upcoming window.

mail on sunday

Chelsea are confident that Kai Havertz will join compatriot Timo Werner and become their third major signing of the summer even if they do not get the required point to qualify for the Champions League against Wolves.
Manchester United's transfer business this summer has been complicated by uncertainty over Paul Pogba's future.
Liverpool* are set to miss out on £9m in 'merit money' for winning the Premier League due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic - but will still pocket an eye-watering £175m pay-out.
Manchester City's Champions League clash with Real Madrid is set to go ahead as originally planned despite new coronavirus rules put in place.
Toni Kroos has said that Gareth Bale was 'mad' at Real Madrid for blocking a transfer away from the club last summer.
Manchester United and Manchester City target Thiago Almada has revealed he would love to play under Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United.
Ambitious Italian side Benevento are exploring the possibility of signing free agent Daniel Sturridge.

sunday express

Manchester City are eyeing up a shock move for Dani Ceballos if Arsenal don't extend his stay at the Emirates.


Chelsea's £52.85m bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was rejected because of one of their former managers Rafael Benitez.
German club Schalke have joined the race to sign unsettled Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff.

sunday telegraph

Pep Guardiola has said he will let Manchester City's players choose who they want to succeed David Silva as captain.
England's top clubs say they have reluctantly been forced to accept World Rugby's plan to temporarily extend this autumn's international window to seven weeks, ending fears of a fresh club versus country stand-off.

scottish sun

Celtic are locked in talks with Peterborough over striker Ivan Toney.

sunday mail

Leigh Griffiths is back in the Celtic fold - and could be unleashed against Ross County.

Chelsea are confident that 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz will join fellow German Timo Werner and become their third major signing of the summer even if they do not qualify for next year's Champions League. (Mail on Sunday)

Barcelona great Lionel Messi has told the club that Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa should be the man to take over from Quique Setien and become the new boss at the Nou Camp. (Sun on Sunday)

Crystal Palace are targeting Burnley's Sean Dyche as their next manager, with Roy Hodgson's future in doubt after a poor run of form. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase for Bournemouth's England striker Callum Wilson, if the Cherries are relegated. The 28-year-old could be available for as little as £10m. (Sun on Sunday)

Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli says there have been no offers for star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly despite growing speculation over his future with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool* and Barcelona all keen on the 29-year-old. (Goal)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to make a last-minute move to hijack Napoli's bid for Lille's Brazilian Under-20 central defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22. (Sunday Express)

Leicester midfielder James Maddison, 23, has rejected interest from Manchester United and signed a new long-term deal with the Foxes believed to be worth £95,000 a week. (Talksport)

Uncertainty over the future of French midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, has put a question mark over the Old Trafford club's transfer moves for midfielders Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, 20, and 24-year-old Jack Grealish of Aston Villa. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal will only be able to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer if they pay the 27-year-old Ghanaian's £45m release clause in full. (Sunday Express)

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says team-mate Gareth Bale's situation at the club is not good for anyone and the 31-year-old Welshman was furious after his move to China was blocked last summer. (Goal)

Liverpool* manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted at a low-key summer transfer window for the Premier League champions, saying he would never jeopardise the balance and harmony of his squad by having too many players. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are keeping an eye on Atletico Madrid's £109m-rated Slovenia keeper Jan Oblak, 27, as a possible replacement for Spain's David de Gea but Chelsea are also keen. (Sun on Sunday)

Inter Milan are looking at signing Manchester United's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez permanently with his loan move due to expire early next month (Sky Sports Italia via Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal, West Ham and Everton are all interested in signing Barcelona's France World Cup-winning defender Samuel Umtiti, 26, on loan. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Serie B side Benevento are interested in signing former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 30, on a free transfer. (Mail on Sunday)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
27th July 2020

daily mail

Liverpool have asked about Schalke's highly-rated centre back Ozan Kabak.
Inter Milan could offer midfielder Ivan Perisic to Manchester United in a bid to keep on-loan forward Alexis Sanchez permanently, according to reports in Italy.
Leeds have made an approach for Gent forward Jonathan David.

daily express

Chelsea are considering a move for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer and could include Jorginho in a swap deal, according to reports.
Barcelona are keen on signing Manchester United flop Diogo Dalot when the transfer window reopens this summer, reports say.
Chelsea have been urged to try and send Kepa Arrizabalaga to Paris Saint-Germain, but any transfer this summer will come at a "massive loss".

daily mirror

Arsenal are considering a move for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez in the event Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave the club this summer.
Mikel Arteta revealed Shkodran Mustafi faces a long injury lay-off after ruling the Arsenal defender out of next weekend's FA Cup final.
Roy Hodgson confessed Wilfried Zaha could be about to say goodbye to Crystal Palace after admitting he is "so set on leaving".
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confessed no club has felt the financial effects of coronavirus more than the Catalan giants.

daily telegraph

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has agreed a new five-year contract to stay at St Mary's until 2025.
Newcastle are among the clubs keeping a close eye on Demarai Gray's situation at Leicester City.
West Ham manager David Moyes will have a look at Grady Diangana in pre-season before deciding whether to allow him out on loan.
UEFA is ready to move the venues for August's Women's Champions League should Spain's new flurry of coronavirus cases mean it is not safe to play the tournament there.

the sun

Marc Cucurella is rumoured to be on Chelsea's transfer target list following their qualification for a coveted Champions League spot.
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to allow up to 17 players to leave the club this summer either on loan or permanent deals.
PSG striker Edinson Cavani has agreed a move to Benfica, according to reports.

scottish sun

Rangers are set to open transfer talks with Bordeaux for Josh Maja, according to reports.
Rangers are bracing themselves as Lille prepare to move for Alfredo Morelos in a stunning £18m deal.

daily record

Dave Cormack has fired down a gauntlet to the SPFL to buck up its business acumen and get more funds into the game.

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 25, has agreed a new deal which will keep the England international at the south coast side until 2025. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester City and England Under-21 winger Harvey Barnes, 22, has emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool. (Mirror)

Manchester United are set to move for Atletico Madrid's Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 27. (Sun)

Inter Milan could offer 31-year-old Croatian midfielder Ivan Perisic to Manchester United in a bid to keep on-loan forward Alexis Sanchez permanently. (Football Italia)

The Red Devils are also keen on Lille's Brazilian central defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22. (Star)

Liverpool have also asked about 20-year-old Schalke and Turkey centre-back Ozan Kabak, who has previously attracted interest from Manchester City, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund have started talks for Lille and France attacking midfielder Jonathan Ikone, 22, as they look at replacing 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has hinted he may have to enter the transfer market because an injury to Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, 28, has left him short of defenders. (Evening Standard)

Leeds United are trying to sign Gent and Canada attacking midfielder Jonathan David, 20, and face competition from Lille, according to the Belgian club's chairman Ivan de Witte. (De Zondag, via Express)

Meanwhile, Uruguay striker Edinson Cavini, 33, had been a target for Leeds after his exit from Paris St-Germain but has agreed a move to Portuguese club Benfica. (Todo Fichajes)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is targeting a move for West Ham and Switzerland striker Albian Ajeti, 23. (Daily Record)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he has held talks with the club's hierarchy over potential transfer moves. (Sky Sports)

Juventus are close to agreeing a contract extension with Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26. (Goal)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
28th July 2020

daily telegraph

The proposed takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium has reached deadlock due to concerns over the new ownership structure and who will have the final say in the decision-making process at the Premier League club.
Bournemouth have not ruled out exploring a compensation claim over the Hawk-Eye mistake that arguably cost them their Premier League status, and will hold crunch talks later this week to decide manager Eddie Howe's future.
Aston Villa have sacked sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch after securing Premier League survival, with John McGinn insisting they need to add more "quality" players.
Borussia Dortmund are holding out for €120m (£110m) for Jadon Sancho, which far exceeds Manchester United's valuation, particularly given how finances have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

daily mail

Chelsea will listen to offers for unsettled Kepa Arrizabalaga with Frank Lampard set to recommend the club swoop for a new goalkeeper.
Manchester United will refuse to meet Borussia Dortmund's £110m asking price for Jadon Sancho as they prepare to make a move for the England winger.
Arsenal's £22.5m bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, with unwanted star Matteo Guendouzi included as a makeweight, has reportedly been rejected.
Eddie Howe will hold crunch talks with the Bournemouth hierarchy over the next 48 hours with a decision on his future expected by the end of this week.
Manchester City are looking to sign a new centre back and are waiting to see if Bournemouth's valuation of Nathan Ake has changed now they have dropped out of the Premier League, having made an initial approach for the 25-year-old Dutchman.
Barcelona midfielder Arthur has told the club he will not play for them any more this season.

the times

Txiki Begiristain, the Manchester City director of football, says that the club will move fast to secure their transfer targets as they close in on the signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia.
Liverpool's * players have had to submit their holiday plans to the club and been told to closely monitor quarantine guidelines to ensure there is no disruption to pre-season preparations.

the sun

Jack Grealish fears that he could be priced out of a move to Manchester United after Aston Villa insisted that they would not accept less than £80m for their captain.
Crystal Palace are prepared to listen to offers for unsettled winger Wilfried Zaha this summer.
Leicester's failure to secure Champions League football is set to cost them the chance to persuade Ben Chilwell his future remains at the club.
Paul Pogba has hinted he is staying at Manchester United as he relishes qualifying for the Champions League.
Inter Milan will look to land Alexis Sanchez on a permanent deal by sending Ivan Perisic in the opposite direction to Manchester United, according to reports.
Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal for Sporting Lisbon teen prodigy Joelson Fernandes.
Leeds target Edinson Cavani has agreed a move to Benfica, according to reports.

daily mirror

Chelsea are ready to hand Dean Henderson a £170,000-a-week deal if he fails to get the guarantees he is seeking about his future at Manchester United.
Arsenal are reportedly unwilling to spend the £46m needed to land Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey.

daily express

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has been warned he won't be the only one trying to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth if he is made available for just £10m.
Liverpool* boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly undecided on what he plans to do with Rhian Brewster once his loan spell at Swansea ends but Sheffield United are ready to offer the striker Premier League football.

the guardian

Willian's hopes of a new three-year deal at Chelsea look slim and there is an expectation that he could end up joining Arsenal on a free.

scottish sun

Rangers are discussing personal terms with Bongani Zungu as a move from Amiens moves a step closer, according to reports.
Rangers would have to hand over up to £2m of the transfer fee to HJK Helsinki if they sell Alfredo Morelos to Lille.

daily record

Scotland star Stephen O'Donnell insists he's not panicking about being without a club despite the Premiership starting in just a few days.

Manchester United have had an opening £89m bid for England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, turned down by Borussia Dortmund. (Bild, via Mail)

United have yet to submit a bid for Sancho and, despite Dortmund's £110m asking price being above the Premier League club's valuation, there is a belief a compromise can be reached. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish is a target for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the 24-year-old England midfielder has been made aware he may not be able to start every week if he does make the switch to Old Trafford. (Independent)

LeicesterCity midfielder James Maddison, 23, has signed a new £110,000-a-week deal that keeps him with the Foxes until 2024. (Goal)

Chelsea, having secured a place in the Champions League next season, have opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a fee for 21-year-old Germany winger Kai Havertz. (Guardian)

Brazil winger Willian, 31, could agree a new deal at Chelsea by the end of the week following a breakthrough in negotiations between the two parties. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has asked Arsenal for more time to make a decision about his future, with Leicester City and Tottenham also interested in the 28-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder. (Sport, via Metro)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will hold talks with the club's hierarchy in the next 48 hours, with a decision over his future expected by the end of the week. (Mail)

German giants Bayern Munich are willing to pay £18.3m to sign Norwich City and England Under-21 right-back Max Aarons, 20. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City are set to sign Wales Under-21 defender Cameron Coxe on a free transfer after the 21-year-old was released by Cardiff City. (Wales Online)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
29th July 2020

daily mirror

Ben Chilwell plans to tell Leicester this week he wants to quit for Chelsea, where Frank Lampard is ready to make him his first choice left-back.
Fernandinho admits Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has considered taking charge of the Brazil national side.
Jan Vertonghen says he has got "something in his head" when it comes to choosing his new club, and has promised a decision might come soon.
Philippe Coutinho has reportedly changed his mind about Arsenal after initially snubbing an approach from the north London club.

daily telegraph

Bournemouth could be forced to accept a cut-price fee for star man Nathan Ake after it emerged the central defender does not have a relegation clause in his contract.
Liverpool have decided to extend their stay at Melwood when training resumes ahead of next season, delaying their move to a £50m site in Kirkby due to the knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
N'Golo Kante is hoping to give Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard an FA Cup final boost by declaring himself fit to face Arsenal on Saturday and keep up his stunning run of trophy success.
Crystal Palace will consider putting Ryan Fraser on their list of summer targets following his departure from Bournemouth.
The government is ready to dash hopes fans could return for the start of the new Premier League season and will also consider how chanting, singing and shouting at football matches may impact upon numbers.
Plymouth Albion RFC have hit out at the Rugby Football Union for imposing a points deduction and withholding £20,000 in travel expenses.

daily mail

Arsenal are close to agreeing a new loan deal with Real Madrid for Dani Ceballos.
Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed he wants to sign Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United but the Chile forward's wages are a major obstacle.
Arsenal have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Dayot Upamecano with reports claiming the Frenchman has agreed to extend his contract at RB Leipzig.
West Ham are interested in QPR winger Eberechi Eze and the Championship club could ask for Jordan Hugill as a makeweight in negotiations.
James Maddison is poised to give Leicester a post-season boost by finalising a new contract worth £100,000-a-week at the King Power Stadium.
Cesc Fabregas has been offered a lucrative payday to finish his career at Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

the sun

The Community Shield will be played on August 29, and fans are likely to be allowed into Wembley to watch the game.
Potential new Sunderland owner William Storey has promised the club's fans a minimum of £50m to launch them back into the Premier League.
Sheffield United are plotting to bring back Aaron Ramsdale to fill the void left by Dean Henderson if he leaves the Blades.
Leeds are lining up a £15m swoop for Tottenham defender Juan Foyth, regardless of whether they land Brighton's Ben White following his loan at Elland Road.
Jan Oblak will remain at Atletico Madrid despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, the club's president Enrique Cerezo has maintained.
Stocksbridge Park Steels plan to take the name of their former striker - Premier League golden boot winner Jamie Vardy - off their main stand in a desperate bid to raise funds.

the times

Txiki Begiristain, the Manchester City director of football, says the club will move fast to secure their transfer targets as they close in on the signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia.
The FA has secured an agreement from professional football to increase diversity on the governing body's board after initially accusing the Premier League of blocking the appointment of the former Chelsea defender Paul Elliott as an FA director.
UEFA insists Manchester City's match against Real Madrid will go ahead next Friday despite the hosts' concerns regarding a coronavirus case in Zinedine Zidane's squad.
Vasilis Barkas, the Greece international goalkeeper, arrived in Glasgow on Tuesday night to finalise a £4.5m transfer from AEK Athens to Celtic.

daily express

Tottenham may try to hijack a potential move from Chelsea for Manchester United's Dean Henderson.
Leeds have joined the growing list of clubs interested in prising wantaway Nicolas Gonzalez away from Stuttgart.

daily star

Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has opened talks with Jan Oblak's agent over a transfer.
Manchester United may have dropped a transfer hint over where they plan to strengthen this summer by advertising a new scouting role on their website.

the guardian

Japan will wait until World Rugby confirms on Thursday the revised autumn international campaign in Europe before announcing whether it will take part in an eight-country tournament involving the Six Nations and Fiji.

daily record
Peterborough have thrown out a £5m bid from Celtic for Ivan Toney.

scottish sun

Celtic's bid to sign a new striker has stalled, with West Ham forward Albian Ajeti understood to have asked for more time to consider the switch.
Rangers will decide whether to move for Bongani Zungu in the next 48 hours.
East Kilbride boss Stevie Aitken could make a sensational move for ex-Celtic star Anthony Stokes.

Manchester City have made Valencia's Spanish winger Ferran Torres, 20, their top transfer target this season. (ESPN)

Tottenham are edging closer to a deal to sign Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, from Southampton. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester are all options for Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich. (Sport - in Spanish)

England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, plans to tell Leicester this week that he wants to leave for Chelsea. (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed speculation linking Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 27, with a move away from the club. (Marca - in Spanish)

West Ham have stepped up their pursuit of QPR's 22-year-old forward Eberechi Eze, with the England Under-21 international valued at £20m. (Guardian)

Leeds United are lining up a £15m bid for Tottenham and Argentina defender Juan Foyth, 22. (Sun)

Arsenal are close to agreeing a new loan deal with Real Madrid for Dani Ceballos after the 23-year-old Spain midfielder impressed at the Emirates this season. (Mail)

Roma are yet to reach an agreement with Manchester United over the permanent signing of English defender Chris Smalling, 30. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Lazio are in negotiations to sign Manchester City's outgoing Spanish playmaker David Silva, 34. (AS)

Leicester's English midfielder James Maddison, 23, is set sign a new five-year £100,000-a-week contract to stay at the club. (Mail)

Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, who is out of contract this summer, has two "concrete offers" from Premier League clubs, says his agent. (Talksport)

A potential Sunderland buyer has promised the signing of four Premier League players for up to £50m. (Sun)

Everton want to sign Serbian former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 36, from Zenit Saint Petersburg. (Vecernjih Novosti - in Serbian)

Sheffield United are plotting to sign English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 22, after Bournemouth's relegation from the Premier League. (Sun)

Crystal Palace will consider putting Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 26, on their list of summer targets after his departure from Bournemouth. (Telegraph)

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, says he has an option in his head as to where he wants to move next after leaving Tottenham. (Talksport)

Fulham are leading the race to sign Tottenham's 19-year-old English midfielder Oliver Skipp on a season-long loan. (Evening Standard)

Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, is not part of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's plans. (Football London)

Real Madrid are monitoring the progress of Sevilla's 21-year-old French centre-back Jules Kounde. (ESPN)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's Newspapers:
30th july 2020

  • Manchester United have put the club's Europa League campaign at risk by allowing their stars to go on holiday abroad this week.
  • David Silva is not short of options after leaving Manchester City with Inter Miami, a return to Valencia and a team in Dubai all possible.
  • Watford are to hold talks with Serbian Vladimir Ivic over becoming their new head coach.
  • Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng has admitted that he would consider a return to the Premier League.

  • Jan Vertonghen has hinted that he could stay in the Premier League following his departure from Tottenham
  • Manchester City have agreed a deal rising to £31.6m for Valencia's Ferran Torres.
  • England keeper Joe Hart is odds-on to join Scottish champions Celtic.
  • Manchester City have received a major transfer boost after David Alaba's talks with Bayern Munich hit a stalemate.
  • Brazil star Hulk is listening to offers from the Premier League ahead of a free transfer in January when his contract in China comes to an end.
  • Arsenal are considering a move for Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara as an alternative to Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey, according to reports.

  • Manchester United will have to pay Pau Torres' release clause if they are to prise him away from Villarreal.

  • The captain of the winning team will be instructed to lift the FA Cup without a presentation party at Wembley on Saturday.

  • Inter Milan are keen to sign Alexis Sanchez on a permanent transfer but a deal could hinge on Manchester United's willingness to give their misfit forward a pay-off.
  • West Ham manager David Moyes is hoping to land a deal for QPR left-back Ryan Manning early in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 23, from Porto. (Record - in Portuguese)

Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer side owned by former England captain David Beckham, want to make Barcelona and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 33, their first big-name signing. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Paris St-Germain target David Alaba's agent is asking Bayern Munich pay the 28-year-old Austria left-back 20m euros (£18m) a year to extend his contract. (Bild - in German)

Liverpool * and Manchester City are both interested in 27-year-old Sevilla and Brazil defender Diego Carlos, who has a release clause of £70m. (Star)

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future at the club could be determined by whether the Gunners win the FA Cup final, with Barcelona and Inter Milan watching how the 31-year-old's situation develops. (Mirror)

Talks between Manchester United and 23-year-old English goalkeeper Dean Henderson - who spent the season on loan at Sheffield United - are at a vital stage after weeks of negotiations. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are prioritising the signing of Leicester City's England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, over other options in that position, including Ajax's Argentine defender Nicholas Tagliafico, 27, and Getafe's Spain Under-21 international Marc Cucurella, 22. (Goal)

West Ham United are interested in Queens Park Rangers and former Republic of Ireland Under-21 full-back Ryan Manning, 24. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid have rejected an improved offer of 25m euros (£22.6m), plus 21-year-old France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, from Arsenal for Ghana defensive midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (AS - in Spanish)

English former Burnley, West Ham and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 33, is close to a move to Scottish champions Celtic. (Sun)

Brazil forward Hulk, 34, is considering a move to the Premier League when his contract at Shanghai SIPG expires in January. (Talksport)

Premier League newcomers Leeds United are targeting FC Utrecht's 25-year-old Dutch right-back Sean Klaiber as they look to do early business in the transfer window. (Voetbal International - in Dutch)

However, Leeds' hopes of signing Argentina Under-20 winger Thiago Almada are fading, with the 19-year-old telling his Velez Sarsfield team-mates he wants to stay in his homeland. (Leeds Live)

Watford are in talks with Vladimir Ivic over their vacant manager's job after the 43-year-old Serb left his role as head coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he won consecutive league titles. (Mail)

Barcelona are looking to offload February signing Martin Braithwaite, 29, with the Denmark forward not in manager Quique Setien's plans for next season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
31st July 2020

the sun

John Stones could be set for a reunion with former boss David Moyes at West Ham as Manchester City begin a clear-out.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants his team's Champions League game against Barcelona moved to Portugal because of a coronavirus spike in Catalonia.
Sergio Romero wants to hold showdown talks with Manchester United over his future - with Dean Henderson heading back to Old Trafford.

daily mirror

Thiago Alcantara has confirmed he wants to leave Bayern Munich amid Liverpool transfer links.
Crystal Palace will demand around £70m for Wilfried Zaha - which could net Manchester United a £17.5m bonus in sell-on fees.
Brighton are eyeing Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles for a summer move.

daily mail

Liverpool* have been handed a boost in their bid to land Thiago Alcantara this summer after claims the midfielder has informed Bayern Munich he wants to quit the Allianz Arena.
Arsenal, Chelsea and the FA are calling on fans to stay away from Wembley on Saturday, fearing some could go to celebrate if their team wins the FA Cup.
Clive Tyldesley has been signed by Americans CBS Sports to lead their Champions League commentary - along with Jamie Carragher.
Rugby's club versus country war shows no signs of abating after French clubs started legal proceedings against World Rugby over the autumn Test schedule.

daily express

Leicester are eyeing Bournemouth's David Brooks but face competition from West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace.
Liverpool* are ready to revive their interest in Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after missing out on him last summer.

daily star

Leeds are plotting a double swoop to land Fabian Delph and Danny Rose.

the times

Amanda Staveley, the businesswoman at the centre of the Saudi-led takeover bid of Newcastle, has blamed rival clubs for opposing the buyout and the Premier League for delaying the approval.

daily telegraph

Newcastle could still have new owners before the start of next season with American businessman Henry Mauriss now in pole position.
Chelsea and Manchester City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether David Alaba signs a new contract at Bayern Munich.

daily record

Lille are set bid £17m bid for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos - with West Brom waiting in the wings and preparing a rival offer.
Winger Jordan Jones has been told by manager Steven Gerrard that he can leave Rangers.
Aberdeen have made a move to land Leeds striker Ryan Edmondson.

Mexican forward Raul Jimenez, 29, is on his way to Manchester United after Wolves agreed a £27m deal to sign Braga's 27-year-old Portuguese striker Paulinho. (RTP, via Express)

Jadon Sancho's anticipated move to Manchester United has moved closer, as Borussia Dortmund are willing to agree on an initial £60m fee for the 20-year-old England winger. (Independent)

Chelsea have tabled an offer for Barcelona's 28-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. (Cadena Ser, via Mail)

Gareth Bale, 31, has told Wales boss Ryan Giggs he intends to stay at Real Madrid next season even if the forward's lack of games leaves him rusty for the Euros. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Manchester City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether Austrian utility player David Alaba, 28, signs a new contract at Bayern Munich. (Telegraph)

Leeds United are planning two English signings - Everton midfielder Fabian Delph, 30, and Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 30 - as boss Marcelo Bielsa looks for players with Premier League experience before their top-flight return. (Star)

Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, wants to hold talks with Manchester United over his future - with Englishman Dean Henderson, 23, heading back to Old Trafford after a loan spell with Sheffield United. (Sun)

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says 29-year-old Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been linked with Liverpool, has told the German club he wants to leave. (Sky Germany - in German)

West Ham could make a move for 26-year-old Manchester City and England defender John Stones, who could be available for £20m. (Sun)

Brighton are looking at making a move for Arsenal's 22-year-old English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who can also play in defence. (Mirror)

Leicester City are set to make a move for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, with Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and West Ham also interested in the 23-year-old Wales international. (Express)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha's hopes of leaving the club could rest on the Eagles being open to a loan deal with an obligation to buy for the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Inter Milan are expected to agree a deal to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, permanently from Manchester United this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton are still waiting on Tottenham to make an appropriate for 24-year-old Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. (Daily Echo)

Midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, will stay at Arsenal this summer with his agent revealing that the former Germany international is keen to see out his contract at Emirates Stadium. (Mail)

Liverpool* are preparing a move for Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly, 21, after missing out on the English defender 12 months ago when he was at Bristol City. (Express)

Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp will also make a decision on 20-year-old English striker Rhian Brewster's next move following his successful loan spell at Swansea. (Liverpool Echo)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
1st August 2020

daily mail

Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang plotted a shock move to Chelsea in January but the deal collapsed due to his wage demands.
Jadon Sancho looks to be a step closer to becoming a Manchester United player, after Borussia Dortmund reportedly agreed an initial £60m fee.
Mesut Ozil has reportedly spent the last few days in Turkey and will play no part for Arsenal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta has experimented with deploying Kieran Tierney at centre-back for Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley.

daily mirror

Tanguy Ndombele wants to join Inter Milan but Spurs are reluctant to let him go.
Dayot Upamecano has signed a new contract with RB Leipzig in news which will come as a blow to Arsenal and Manchester United.
Liverpool* will face competition from Manchester City as they look to sign Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos.
Watford are bracing themselves for a fight to hang on to their stars with a host of Premier League clubs circling.

daily star

Liverpool* are facing a transfer battle with West Ham for the signature of Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi.

the sun

Liverpool* have stolen a march in the transfer market and signed 16-year-old Polish sensation Mateusz Musialowski from SMS Lodz.
Arsenal and Liverpool* are reportedly chasing 17-year-old goalkeeper Ricardo van der Laan from Portuguese side Belenenses.
Arsenal have been joined in the race for Dani Ceballos by Real Betis.

the independent

Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson have joined a players' panel advising the FA on how to improve diversity in football.

daily express

Frank Lampard insists he feels the support of Roman Abramovich despite not having heard at all from the Chelsea owner.
Arsenal are lining up a swoop for Watford ace Abdoulaye Doucoure.

daily telegraph

Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to replicate Chelsea's winning culture, saying his FA Cup final opponents have fostered a mindset where anything but lifting trophies is unacceptable.
The RFU's latest round of redundancies will see more brutal cuts to the rugby development department as the governing body counts the cost of Covid-19.

the guardian

Jeremy Ngakia is close to joining Watford after leaving West Ham on a free transfer when his contract expired at the end of June.

scottish sun

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster has warned fans to stick to social distancing rules when watching the big kick-off - or they will wreck the season.

daily record

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists Alfredo Morelos is ready to rumble against Aberdeen.

Barcelona have made Manchester City's 19-year-old Spanish centre-back Eric Garcia their top transfer target this summer. (

Chelsea are close to agreeing a structured transfer deal with Bayer Leverkusen for 21-year-old Germany playmaker Kai Havertz. (Teamtalk)

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explored a move to Chelsea in January but the Blues could not meet the 31-year-old's high wage demands. (Mailonline)

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly could be allowed to leave the club if his £81m asking price is met. (Sky Italia, via Metro)

Everton have bid £18m for Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon. (Sky Sports)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to accelerate their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, to avoid a repeat of last summer's protracted move for Harry Maguire. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund could try to sign Netherlands and former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon if United sign Sancho. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United would need to be informed if Borussia Dortmund make a bid for Depay because of a clause they put in the deal when selling the Dutchman to Lyon. (Star)

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, has been offered to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, with one possibility seeing the Gunners sign the Brazilian as Barca get £9m and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21. (Independent)

Real Betis are interested in signing Arsenal target Dani Ceballos. The 23-year-old Spanish midfielder is on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid. (Onda Cero, via Sun)

Barcelona and David Beckham's Inter Miami have made contract offers to Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, 31. (Sky Sports)

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 28, has told team-mates he needs to leave for a Premier League club to maintain his England hopes. (Telegraph)

Tottenham are not willing to sell French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, despite interest from Inter Milan. (PA, via the42)

Fulham, Bournemouth and Stoke City are all interested in 21-year-old English striker Mallik Wilks, who only joined Hull City permanently a month ago. (Football Insider)

English right-back Jeremy Ngakia, 19, is close to joining Watford on a free transfer after leaving West Ham. (Guardian)


Full Member
Aug 14, 2015
Not far enough
Step 1: Get two boring white English guys on the panel...
Well, obviously only quoting part of the story is a great clickbait but the story also says that
Troy Deeney, Tyrone Mings, Wes Morgan, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Leah Williamson will also provide guidance for the code, which is due to launch in October
And diversity means including white representation too


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
2nd August 2020

the sun on sunday

Manchester United are weighing up a shock move for Kasper Schmeichel to replace David de Gea as No 1 next season.
Footie ace Paul Scholes threw a huge party at his Oldham pad - on the day a new Covid lockdown was imposed.
Chelsea could finally secure the signing of Kai Havertz today, Peter Bosz has claimed.
Manchester United are considering lining up a shock move for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports.
Everton intend to try their luck with a £15m bid for Bournemouth striker Joshua King.
Kalvin Phillips has had a shock approach to play international football for Jamaica.
Conor Gallagher could be the latest British whizkid to head to the Bundesliga.
Crystal Palace want Ismaila Sarr to fill the boots of Wilfried Zaha - if their talisman is sold this summer.

daily star sunday

Chelsea are stepping up their efforts to land Burnley keeper Nick Pope.
Crystal Palace are ready to offer Danny Welbeck a Premier League lifeline as they eye replacements for Wilfried Zaha.
Relegated Bournemouth plan to do everything possible to keep David Brooks - amid growing interest from Tottenham, Everton and West Ham.

mail on sunday

Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing an offer that will match Bayern Munich's asking price for Thiago Alcantara.
Dani Ceballos has confirmed he will discuss his future with parent club Real Madrid once the season has been completed.
Manchester United are reportedly set to be knocked back by Italian wonderkid Sandro Tonali, who is being chased by Inter Milan.
Aston Villa are lining up a £5m move for Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy.
Leicester are willing to listen to offers for Kelechi Iheanacho in order to fund their pursuit of in-demand Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Leeds have enquired about attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia but Norwich City want at least £25m for the Argentine.

sunday mirror

Arsenal's FA Cup victory has given the club the added bonus of causing havoc to the beginning of rivals Tottenham's 2020/21 season.
Mike Ashley will give Henry Mauriss until August 14 to reach an agreement for his proposed takeover of Newcastle.
Manchester United have entered negotiations to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, according to reports from France.

sunday telegraph

The government will rule out the prospect of fresh bailouts for struggling football and rugby clubs if the planned October 1 return of crowds is delayed due to a feared Covid-19 second wave.
Joel Tomkins considered quitting rugby league over the shameful "Rectum of Wigan" incident but is now aiming to inspire Catalans Dragons to a maiden Super League title.

sunday express

Manchester United are playing hard-ball and demanding Inter Milan pay £15m for Alexis Sanchez.
Leeds will look to steal Ollie Watkins away from Brentford if Fulham beat the Bees in the Championship play-off final on Tuesday night.
West Ham have joined the race to land England striker Callum Wilson, who wants to leave relegated Bournemouth to save his international career.

sunday mail

Neil Lennon says Celtic will not be caught with their guard down if and when star striker Odsonne Edouard wins a move from Parkhead.
Serie A side Bologna want to sign Hearts kid Aaron Hickey.

sunday times

Bayern Munich want UEFA to redouble its efforts to enforce Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations but insist that there is "no agenda" on their part against Manchester City.

Chelsea are stepping up their efforts to sign Burnley's England keeper Nick Pope, 28, with the future of Spain's Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, increasingly uncertain. (Star Sunday)

Manchester United have entered negotiations with Monaco for defender Benoit Badiashile, 19, but face competition from Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid. (TF1 via Mirror)

Tottenham are considering a move for Watford striker Troy Deeney, 32. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are looking at Watford's Senegalese striker Ismaila Sarr, 22, and could make an offer of £40m with Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, expected to leave Selhurst Park. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United are demanding Inter Milan pay £15m to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, permanently. (Sunday Express)

AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini said that he sees former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, as a part of the club for next season. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain are preparing an offer for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and are ready to match Bayern Munich's asking price for the 29-year-old Liverpool* transfer target. (Le10Sport)

Manchester City are keen on Barcelona's Sergi Roberto, 28, who can play in midfield, defence or on the wing, with City's 19-year-old full-back Eric Garcia - his Spanish compatriot - heading in the opposite direction. (Sport)

Everton intend to try their luck with a £15m bid for Bournemouth's Norwegian striker Joshua King, 28. (Sun on Sunday)

However, Everton have not yet made a bid for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon despite reports of an £18m offer for the 23-year-old Spaniard. (Liverpool Echo)

Juventus are considering offering 26-year-old Italian winger Federico Bernardeschi to Manchester United as part of a deal to sign England defender Chris Smalling, 30, this summer. (Inside Futbol)

Juve also remain keen on Roma's 21-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Tuttosport)

Bournemouth plan to do everything possible to keep their 23-year-old Welsh playmaker David Brooks, with Tottenham, Everton and West Ham all interested in a deal. (Star Sunday)

Watford have held talks with Udinese's caretaker manager Luca Gotti, as they look to find a replacement for the sacked Nigel Pearson. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are planning a move for Sassuolo's Brazilian left-back Rogerio, 22. (Sky Italia)

Leeds are interested in signing Gent left-back Milad Mohammadi - with the 26-year-old Iran international likely to cost around £6.3m. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid's Spanish forward Borja Mayoral, 23, who has been on loan at Levante, is nearing a move to Serie A side Lazio. (Marca)


Full Member
Jul 11, 2017
Some very strange rumours today...
- Scholes making a party
- Kasper Schmeichel to replace de Gea
- Bernardeschi a makeweight for Smalling to Juventus
- Man Utd demands 15 m pounds for Alexis
- Man Utd to make a move for Hudson-Odoi
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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
3rd August 2020

daily star

Arsenal will offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new £250,000-a-week deal this week in a bid to keep him at the Emirates.
Matteo Guendouzi appears to have no future at Arsenal following his radio silence in the aftermath of the FA Cup final.

daily mirror

Paul Gascoigne is backing the Mirror's call to give a posthumous knighthood to the man he called his "second dad" - Jack Charlton.
Frank Lampard admits he does not know whether Willian will still be at Stamford Bridge next season but insists the ball is in the player's court.
The Community Shield could see Liverpool and Arsenal field young and fringe players in the traditional Wembley curtain raiser.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly made personal contact with Ivan Rakitic as he aims to convince the Barcelona star to move to the Emirates.
Juventus are looking to sign Manchester United's Chris Smalling and are willing to offer Federico Bernardeschi in a swap deal.

daily mail

Arsenal are ready to cash in on several first-team stars including Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin to raise funds for Mikel Arteta's rebuild.
Tottenham are probably leading the race for Philippe Coutinho right now over the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester.
Real Madrid's Luka Jovic and Valencia's Rodrigo are among the top talents that could leave Spain this summer.
FIFA has said there 'was and is absolutely no reason to open any investigation' after criminal proceedings against president Gianni Infantino were launched in Switzerland earlier this week.
Wigan's takeover is being delayed by the club's appeal against the 12-point deduction that relegated them to League One as prospective buyers want to wait and see which division the club will be in before completing a move.
Fulham will be desperate to secure promotion to the Premier League in the play-offs, otherwise their transfer plans could be badly hit.

the times

Referees should send players off if they deliberately cough at an opponent or match official, new FA guidance states.
Frank Lampard will step up his Ben Chilwell bid with a defensive clear-out.
Bournemouth may target John Terry to replace Eddie Howe.
Tottenham Hotspur face competition from Everton for another of José Mourinho's preferred summer recruits: the Turkey full-back Zeki Celik.
Nick Kyrgios has become the latest player to confirm that he will not compete in the US Open because of the coronavirus pandemic.

the sun

Memphis Depay could be key to his old club Manchester United landing top target Jadon Sancho this summer.

daily telegraph

Frank Lampard has appealed to the Premier League to delay Chelsea's start to next season - even if his team cannot produce an unlikely last-16 Champions League comeback against Bayern Munich.
Frank Lampard faces an anxious wait to find out whether or not he will be able to rebuild Chelsea's defence this summer.
Eddie Howe is planning to take a break from football after leaving Bournemouth, the club at which he has spent 25 years as player and manager, on Saturday by mutual consent.
Arsenal will step up their recruitment plans after victory in the FA Cup final brought some much-needed clarity to their financial situation, with Sevilla defender Diego Carlos one of their potential targets.

daily express

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has opened up on Manchester United transfer target Ansu Fati, and insisted he wants the teenage wonderkid to stay at the Nou Camp for the rest of his career.

scottish sun

Ayr and Morton are battling it out to land Rangers hitkid Josh McPake on loan.
Dundee United will complete the signing of Ryan Edwards from Blackpool this week.

FA Cup winners Arsenal are targeting Sevilla's 27-year-old Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos as manager Mikel Arteta plans a summer overhaul. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arteta has called Barcelona and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, to discuss a potential move to the Gunners. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Manchester United are considering a move for Leicester City and Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 33. (Sun)

Liverpool * have moved ahead of Paris St-Germain in the race for Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara and are now "very likely" to sign the Spain midfielder. (Mundo Deportivo, via talkSPORT)

Tottenham Hotspur will compete with Everton to sign Lille's 23-year-old Turkey right-back Zeki Celik, 23, with Spurs considering selling Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 27. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal will offer Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, a £250,000-per-week three-year contract later this week. (Mirror)

However, Aubameyang wants to see the Gunners make big signings before he agrees a new deal after helping the club win their 14th FA Cup. (Le10 Sport, via Metro)

Crystal Palace's 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha is a target for Arsenal. (Star)

Aston Villa are targeting a summer move for Liverpool's * 25-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi. (Sun)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has held transfer talks with the agents of Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22. (RMC Sport, via Express)

Meanwhile, United are hoping to use England centre-back Chris Smalling, 30, as part of a swap deal for Inter Milan's 25-year-old Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar. (Star)

Smalling is set to return to Old Trafford following his loan spell at Roma, with the Serie A club running out of time to complete a deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Italian giants AC Milan and Napoli are in talks with Norwich City's English defender Ben Godfrey, 22, after the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Eddie Howe will take a break from management after leaving Bournemouth. (Mail)

Cardiff City are leading the race for 27-year-old Barnsley and Wales striker Kieffer Moore. (WalesOnline)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
4th August 2020

daily telegraph

Alexis Sanchez has agreed to rip up his £560,000-a-week Manchester United contract for a pay-off to join Inter Milan. Thank you very much Alexis
Chelsea are increasingly likely to lose Brazilian winger Willian on a free transfer, with Arsenal among the teams looking to snap up the 31-year-old this summer.
Northampton Saints have confirmed that flanker Tom Wood was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism last month.
One of England quicks James Anderson or Jofra Archer, or off spinner Dom Bess, face missing out on England's team for the first Test against Pakistan.
The captain of Great Britain's wheelchair basketball team has said that the players would consider boycotting the Paralympics over the eligibility row that could prompt a team-mate to have his leg amputated.
Almost 60 per cent of women working in football say that their mental health has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

the times

Chelsea are leading last-ditch efforts to persuade Premier League chairmen to agree to allow five substitutions next season with the more powerful clubs fearing they will lose a vote on the issue.
Tottenham face competition from Everton for Zeki Celik as they consider offloading Serge Aurier.
Jonny Bairstow is set to play for Yorkshire in the Bob Willis Trophy for their next two matches.

daily star

Danny Ings has been backed as the man to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal should he leave this summer.
Liverpool * look set to miss out on signing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich with PSG preparing a £27m swoop.
Cristiano Ronaldo was on the brink of joining Paris Saint-Germain prior to lockdown after troubles with Juventus.

daily mail

Chelsea's squad is bracing for a Frank Lampard-led revolution this summer, with the Blues boss reportedly set to oust four defenders amid 10 potential sales.
Manchester United are prepared to wait until late in the window (no hurry!) before considering a move for Jack Grealish as they push to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham have not rekindled talks with Inter Milan over Tanguy Ndombele.
Manchester City are expected to finalise their first summer signing today by landing Ferran Torres from Valencia.
The Premier League has given the green light to clubs still left in Europe to potentially miss the first two weeks of next season.
A lifting of football's 35-year booze ban is being considered among proposals to bring fans back into stadiums, it has been revealed.

the sun

Bayern Munich have handed Chelsea a huge boost in the race to sign Kai Havertz by confirming they will not bid for the star this summer.
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly leading the race to sign 15-year-old Manchester City prospect Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.

daily mirror

Chelsea will have to make Ben Chilwell the world's most expensive defender to prise the star from Leicester.
Emiliano Martinez's fine recent performances for Arsenal look set to be rewarded, with the club reportedly hoping to tie the goalkeeper to a new deal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is keen for Arsenal to sign Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.
The FA has announced that the prize money for winning each round of the FA Cup has been halved for next season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A host of former Newcastle stars, including Rob Lee and Faustino Asprilla, have backed a petition slamming the Premier League.

scottish sun

Florian Kamberi has rejected a two-year deal from Rangers to sign for Swiss Super League runners-up St Gallen.
Alfredo Morelos' move to Lille is in the balance - and could depend on whether the French club land their No 1 target, Gent's Jonathan David.

daily record

Rangers, Motherwell and Hibs are set to escape SFA punishment for breaching coronavirus testing protocol.

Chelsea winger Willian, 31, has turned down a two-year deal with the club and has held talks over a free transfer to Arsenal, who are willing to offer the Brazil international the three-year contract he wants. (Guardian)

Arsenal are also keen on Bayern Munich's Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 28, and Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to see the club sign Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele, 23. (Le10 Sport)

Manchester United are edging SLOWLY close to signing 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho on at least a five-year deal. (Mail)

Manchester United will wait until late in the transfer window to move for Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24. (Mail)

Inter Milan have agreed to buy Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, 31, for £13.5m from Manchester United and the deal will be announced after the Italian side's Europa League game with Getafe on Wednesday. (Corriere della Sera, via Mail)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made five defenders available for sale and will step up plans to sign Leicester City and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea will need to make Chilwell the world's most expensive defender if they are to land his signature. (Mirror)

Chelsea are interested in Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, who has been the subject of an £18m bid from Everton. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain want to sell former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye and Wolves are interested in the Senegal international. (Le10 Sport)

AC Milan will face competition from Bayer Leverkusen for £30m-rated Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey, 22. (Sky Sports)

Lazio, Tottenham, RB Leipzig, Everton and PSV Eindhoven are all keen on South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, 30, says he is "very happy" to stay at the club going into the final season of his contract. (Second Captains Podcast, via Guardian)

Aston Villa, Leeds United, Newcastle United and West Ham are interested in Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 29. (90Min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
6th August 2020

daily telegraph

Liverpool* are interested in Norwich City's £10m-rated defender Jamal Lewis as Jurgen Klopp considers strengthening his options following Dejan Lovren's exit.
Jurgen Klopp has signed a personal endorsement deal with Adidas that underlines his unique commercial appeal - in the same summer that Liverpool will begin their lucrative kit deal with the German sportswear company's key rival, Nike.
Manchester United have warned Borussia Dortmund that they are willing to walk away from a move for Jadon Sancho unless the German club lower their exorbitant £108m demands for the England winger.
Premier League clubs will consider screening other matches before and after their own live games, as well as additional stadium entertainment, as part of proposals to convince the Government that fans can safely return.
Ben Stokes will have a fitness test before the match to decide if he can resume his allrounder's role leaving Joe Root facing the hardest selection call of his captaincy as England weigh up their fast bowling options.
The Rugby Football Union has been warned that its latest round of financial cuts risks triggering "a complete car crash" that will cause lasting damage to the community game.

the times

Manchester City are set to collect about £15m if Jadon Sancho's transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United goes ahead thanks to a sell-on clause in the deal that took him to Germany.
Arsenal have offered a three-year contract to Willian as he edged closer to leaving Chelsea as a free agent. The midfielder has rejected a two-year deal to stay at the west London club.
Charlton Athletic have received support from as many as seven Championship clubs after threatening to launch a legal challenge against the decision to delay a 12-point deduction for Sheffield Wednesday until next season.

daily mail

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign 18-year-old defender Xavier Mbuyamba, who has been dubbed 'the next Virgil van Dijk'.
Ex-Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser is weighing up a near double-your-money deal from Crystal Palace.
Burnley will demand £50m for defender James Tarkowski during the transfer window.
Premier League officials are looking at whether the 90-minute Covid-19 tests can allow fans to return to matches.
Tottenham are hopeful of concluding the £15m signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton this week after a breakthrough in talks.
Clubs could be disqualified from European competition next season if national governments impose travel restrictions that impact the staging of a tie across the continent.

the sun

Willian's transfer to Arsenal appears to have been confirmed in a leaked clip from computer game PES 2021.
West Ham are closing in on an £18m deal for Barcelona flop Martin Braithwaite, according to reports in Spain.
Branislav Ivanovic has admitted he will "probably" join Everton after receiving a "good offer".

daily mirror

Jack Grealish is expected back at Aston Villa for pre-season training at the end of the month as Manchester United refuse to be pressured into meeting his £80m price tag.
Tottenham Hotspur would be forced to forfeit their place in this season's Europa League if coronavirus travel restrictions made it impossible for them to host a tie.
Christian Pulisic has heaped praise upon Timo Werner for his performances in training since joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig.
Liverpool* are one of three Premier League clubs to have shown an interest in signing Watford winger Ismaila Sarr this summer.

daily express

Dean Henderson has told Manchester United chiefs he wants to either be made the team's first-choice goalkeeper or leave this summer amid interest from Chelsea.
Aston Villa are preparing to put an end to speculation linking Jack Grealish with Manchester United by making him the club's highest-earner with a £100k-a-week deal.

daily star

Manchester United are in prime position to land Idrissa Gueye from Paris St-Germain.

daily record

Former Rangers kid Lewis Macleod admits he is considering a return to Scotland after leaving Wigan.
Sean Clare is being targeted by Oxford United with the Hearts star being lined up for a six-figure swoop.

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, 24, will be offered a new contract worth £100,000 a week to ward off interest in the Englishman from Manchester United. (Sun)

Manchester City have not made an approach for Barcelona right-back Sergi Roberto, despite being heavily linked to the 28-year-old Spain international - and do not plan to. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United's English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, is to demand first-choice status ahead of David de Gea if he is to return to Old Trafford after a successful loan spell with Sheffield United. (Sun)

American billionaire and Roma owner James Pallotta has declined to comment on reports linking him to a takeover of Newcastle. (Northern Echo)

Premier League champions Liverpool* are close to completing a £9m deal for Real Betis and Algeria defender Aissa Mandi, 28. (Bein Sports via Mail)

The Reds are also preparing a £10m bid for Norwich and Northern Ireland left-back Jamal Lewis, 22, as they look for cover for Andy Robertson. (Mirror)

Burnley have warned Leicester that they will not consider selling English centre-back James Tarkowski, 27, for less than his £50m release clause. (Mail)

Southampton's Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, is set to join Tottenham for £15m, with English full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, going in the opposite direction in a permanent deal worth £12m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic says he will "probably" link up with his old boss Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. (Sun)

Liverpool* , Crystal Palace and Wolves have indicated their interest in signing 22-year-old Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr from relegated Watford. (Watford Observer)

Scotland's 26-year-old playmaker Ryan Fraser, who is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth, has been offered a £50,000-a-week contract by Crystal Palace. (Mail)

Leeds are hoping to buy Feyenoord's Argentine defender Marcos Senesi, 23. (Talksport)

Leicester City have asked Barcelona if they can take 20-year-old Portuguese forward Francisco Trincao on a two-season loan, including an obligation to buy him for £45m at the end of the spell. (Guardian)

Everton will not be signing namesake Everton - the Brazil forward, 24, looks set to join Portuguese side Benfica from Gremio. (Goal)

Southampton are interested in Groningen defender Deyovaisio Zeefuik, 22, but the Dutchman is believed to prefer a move to Germany. (Southern Daily Echo)

Chelsea's chances of securing a deal for Brentford's Algerian winger Said Benrahma, 24, have increased after the Bees' Championship play-off defeat by Fulham. (Football London)

Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze, 22, is being eyed by London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham, with the Championship club rating the England Under-21 international at £20m. (Evening Standard)

Former Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, has joined French club Lille on a five-year deal after the Englishman left Old Trafford this summer. (Metro)

Newcastle are weighing up a move for Bournemouth's Norwegian striker Josh King, 28, and their Welsh midfielder David Brooks, 23, after the Cherries were relegated from the Premier League. (Telegraph


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
6th August 2020

daily mirror

Tottenham are set to enter the race for £16m Said Benrahma with Brentford set to break up their famed BMW strike force.
Jose Mourinho is set for a complete defensive shake-up with Serge Aurier set to leave this summer.
Arsenal have picked Willian over Philippe Coutinho and are expected to snap up the Chelsea star this summer transfer window.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has backed players determined to take a knee ahead of the Champions League's remaining games.

daily star

Frank Lampard has made Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez his No.1 target at centre-half with Chelsea making waves in the transfer market.
Leeds are interested in signing Tottenham defender Juan Foyth as well as Benfica star Florentino Luis, according to reports.

daily mail

Jamal Lewis is desperate to force through a move to Liverpool and is happy to serve as back-up to Andy Robertson but the champions are yet to meet Norwich's £20m price.
Arsenal's famed global scout Francis Cagigao - the man who discovered Cesc Fabregas - is set to be one of the high-profile casualties of the club's redundancy cull.
Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly keen to rescue Matteo Guendouzi from his nightmare at the Emirates by bringing him to Villarreal.
Manchester City's players have an added incentive of around £15m in collective bonuses as they hunt European glory.
Aston Villa are ready to move for Brentford's star striker Ollie Watkins as the Bees desperately try to keep their 'BMW' frontline intact.
Southampton are set to approve a restructuring of their famed academy by replacing their Under 23 side with a senior B team.
Andy Woodward, whose revelations about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child in football sent shockwaves through the sport, has slammed the FA's handling of the matter.

the sun

Juventus are reportedly already lining up candidates to replace under-fire boss Maurizio Sarri - including Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea transfer target Matthias Ginter says he is "flattered" by their interest - but has ruled out a summer switch.
Werder Bremen have stated their interest in taking Manchester United winger Tahith Chong on loan.
James Rodriguez is set for a stunning transfer from Real Madrid to arch-rivals Atletico, according to reports.

daily express

Everton are interested in signing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma as an alternative to Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhae.
Fulham are preparing to offer Scott Parker a lucrative new contract to keep their promotion-winning manager at Craven Cottage.
Leeds face the prospect of having to spend £50m on their two top transfer targets, Brentford duo Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma.

daily telegraph

Fulham are one of the leading candidates to sign Ryan Sessegnon on loan following their promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham have an option to sign midfielder Harrison Reed and make him their first signing after earning promotion to the Premier League on Tuesday night.

the guardian

English cricket is gearing up for redundancies and severe cost-cutting measures following a forecasted loss of up to £182m owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Crystal Palace are battling with Aston Villa to sign the Brentford striker Ollie Watkins and have offered a contract to Ryan Fraser, who is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth.
Nick Kyrgios says he is "slim to no chance" of playing overseas again this year, skipping the French Open as well as the US Open because of coronavirus concerns.

scottish sun

Hermes have insisted claims that thousands of Rangers shirts were damaged on their watch are untrue.
Rangers and Manchester United are reportedly set to battle it out for 16-year-old Charlie McNeill.
Peterborough chief Barry Fry has revealed Ivan Toney wants to sign for Celtic.

daily record

Celtic are set to seal a deal to bring Steven Fletcher to Parkhead.
Celtic are braced for a big money chase for Odsonne Edouard with clubs down south getting ready to make a move, including Arsenal, Leicester and Aston Villa.
Former Rangers defender David Bates is set to leave Hamburg, with the German club confirming "we're in talks".
Lille defender Gabriel appears to be closing in on a move to Arsenal, after face-to-face talks this week.
Hibernian want to bring Rangers star Ross McCrorie to Easter Road.

Manchester City want to sign four more players this summer. Napoli's Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, and Inter Milan's Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, 22 are among those on their list of targets.(Sky Sports)

City have also made an approach for Atletico Madrid's Portuguese playmaker Joao Felix, 20. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona winger Philippe Coutinho's possible move to Arsenal is at an "advanced" stage. The 28-year-old Brazil international spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich. (Sport)

Arsenal have made a three-year contract offer to Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian, 31. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Lille and Brazil defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, ahead of Manchester United, Everton and Napoli.(La Voix du Nord via Daily Star)

Chelsea have prioritised the signing of £60m-rated Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, from Atletico Madrid after being priced out of a move from West Ham's England midfielder and centre-back Declan Rice. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Real Madrid's Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla. (ESPN)

Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set to sign a new five-year deal at the Spanish club. That will disappoint Chelsea, who were monitoring the 28-year-old Germany international's contract situation. (Mundo Deportivo via Sun)

Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, 29, is lining up a £13.5m move to city rivals Atletico Madrid. (El Golazo de Gol via Sun)

Tottenham are ready to sell £35m-rated right-back Serge Aurier, with AC Milan and Monaco both interested in the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Mirror)

Werder Bremen want to take Manchester United's 20-year-old Dutch winger Tahith Chong on loan. (Bild - in German)

Crystal Palace have offered a contract to Scotland winger Ryan Fraser. The 26-year-old is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth. (Guardian)

Fulham have joined Crystal Palace in pursuing Fraser. (Sky Sports)

Caretaker boss Jason Tindall, 42, is the leading contender to replace Eddie Howe as Bournemouth manager. (Telegraph)

Fulham will offer manager Scott Parker a new contract after winning the Championship play-off final. (Express)

Fulham are ready to make their own offer to wreck Southampton's £12m move for Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, who was on loan at St Mary's last season. (Evening Standard)

Everton and Wolves have been linked with a move for Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Rafinha, 27, with the Catalan club holding out for a price matching his release clause of £14.5m. (Sport, via Sport Witness)

Aston Villa will provide competition to Crystal Palace for Brentford's English striker Ollie Watkins, 24. (Express and Star)

Tottenham are considering a move for Brentford and Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 24. (Mirror)

Norwich are holding firm on a £20m price tag for 22-year-old Northern Ireland left-back Jamal Lewis. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are willing to sell United States centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22, for about £2.5m. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
7th August 2020

daily telegraph

Real Madrid have admitted they made a mistake blocking Gareth Bale's £1m-a-week move to China last summer when personal terms had been agreed for him to leave the Bernabeu.
Tottenham have agreed fees with Southampton to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and for Kyle Walker-Peters to move in the other direction.
Jorginho's agent has left the door open for the midfielder to join Juventus this summer in a move that could help fund a Chelsea bid for Declan Rice.
Leeds are among the teams looking at Said Benrahma and are prepared to follow up their interest with an offer for the Brentford forward.

the sun

Arsenal have put Ainsley Maitland-Niles up for sale in a desperate bid to raise money - just days after he helped win them the FA Cup.
Leeds are eyeing up a £15m move for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson - but face competition from Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
Brentford forward Ollie Watkins is wanted by a host to top-flight clubs, including Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Leeds and Sheffield United.
Ryan Fraser's decision to walk out on Bournemouth looks like it could backfire, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool's* interest in the winger drying up.
Bury FC's application to be placed into a league this coming season has been rejected by the FA.

daily mail

Norwich value Jamal Lewis closer to £20m as Liverpool saw their £10m bid rejected, but they could include full back Yasser Larouci in negotiations with the Canaries going forward.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer equalled Sir Matt Busby's long-standing record of academy debutants in a season when exciting prospect Teden Mengi came on for his Manchester United bow on Wednesday.
Chelsea are considering Sergio Reguilon as a cheaper alternative to Ben Chilwell at left-back.
Players will be warned over approaches from match-fixers by the PFA amid concerns those on reduced salaries after the pandemic will be viewed as easy prey.

daily mirror

Carlo Ancelotti is targeting Manchester United's Diogo Dalot to bolster his defensive options this summer.
Liverpool * reportedly face competition from West Ham as they bid to sign Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi as a replacement for Dejan Lovren.
Marcelo Bielsa is planning a £20m swoop for Stuttgart striker Nicolas Gonzalez.

daily express

Fulham are preparing to offer Scott Parker a lucrative new contract to keep their promotion-winning manager at Craven Cottage.

the guardian

Arsenal's overhaul of their scouting network has continued, with several more recruitment personnel told they will be made redundant.

the times

Grant McCann has been assured his position is safe as manager of Hull City despite the club's relegation to League One after a run of one victory in 20 games.

daily star

Tottenham will turn their attention to Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson after finally sealing a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, is close to signing a new three-year deal at the club. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Manchester United will listen to offers for 27-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard. (Guardian)

Bayern Munich's 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to move to Liverpool*, but the Reds would have to sell players to generate transfer funds. (Kicker, via Get German Football News)

Roma could revive their interest in a permanent deal for 30-year-old Manchester United and England centre-back Chris Smalling, who they had on loan last season, after the Italian club was taken over by new owners. (Calciomercato, via Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool* could face competition from West Ham United and Fenerbahce for Real Betis and Algeria defender Aissa Mandi, 28. (Mirror)

Edinson Cavani, linked with Leeds United, Benfica and Inter Miami, could move to Brazilian side Atletico MG. The 33-year-old Uruguay forward left Paris St-Germain at the end of his contract in June. (Globo Esporte, via ESPN)

Lazio are confident of signing Manchester City and former Spain midfielder David Silva. The 34-year-old will become a free agent this summer. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian, 31, has agreed a three-year deal with Arsenal worth £100,000 per week. (ESPN)

Barcelona are set to make a 40m euro (£35.9m) bid for Leicester City's 24-year-old Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu. (NTV Spor - in Turkish)

West Ham have not received any bids for 21-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice, says manager David Moyes. (Standard)

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing 28-year-old Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson. (Express)

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry is on the shortlist for the vacant manager's job at Bournemouth. (Metro)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 26, has been offered to AC Milan, but the Italian side are not interested in a deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

Premier League newcomers Leeds are planning a £20m move for Stuttgart's 22-year-old Argentina striker Nicolas Gonzalez. (Mirror)

Leeds are also prepared to make an offer for 24-year-old Brentford and Algeria winger Said Benrahma. (Telegraph - subscription only)

West Brom are interested in signing 23-year-old English full-back Rico Henry from Brentford. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton are targeting Manchester United's 21-year-old Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot. (Star)

Bournemouth have rejected a £12m bid from Sheffield United for 22-year-old English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have made English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 22, available for transfer. (Mirror)

Brighton will pay the £1.8m asking price for 20-year-old Dutch defender Jan Paul van Hecke from NAC Breda. (BN DeStem, via Brighton and Hove Independent)

Bournemouth's Romanian winger Alex Dobre is set to sign for French club Dijon. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Wigan. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)


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Saturday's Newspapers:
8th August 2020

the sun

Barcelona will test the water with a £14m bid for Manchester City starlet Eric Garcia.
Arsenal are set to spend £100m this summer to sign key targets Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes and Dani Ceballos.
Aston Villa insist John Terry is not leaving the club after Craig Shakespeare was appointed as new assistant head coach.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to listen to offers for Jesse Lingard.
Arsenal hero Santi Cazorla has arrived at Al-Sadd, after extending his playing career by signing for the Qatari champions.
Arsenal have put Ainsley Maitland-Niles up for sale for £30m in a desperate bid to raise cash - just days after he helped win them the FA Cup.

daily telegraph

AC Milan are plotting another move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, who could be allowed to leave the club as part of their summer rebuild under Mikel Arteta.
Tottenham are willing to sell Serge Aurier or Juan Foyth to help fund a move to sign Lille right-back Zeki Celik.
Ajax want to take Ryan Sessegnon on loan and have asked Tottenham whether the England Under-21 winger will be made available next season.
The Football Association have warned players that private messages on WhatsApp, retweets and 'likes' will be subject to new punishments for racist behaviour.

daily mail

Gareth Bale has risked the wrath of Zinedine Zidane and his team-mates by being pictured playing golf hours before Real Madrid's Champions League tie versus Manchester City.
Lucas Torreira has revealed he is considering his future at Arsenal, with Serie A clubs circling the Uruguayan after a difficult season.
A Newcastle fans group has claimed Prime Minister Boris Johnson supports their calls for the Premier League to provide a statement on the club's collapsed takeover.
Leeds United are poised to secure their first signing back in the Premier League by landing Cody Drameh from Fulham.

the times

Coronavirus testing has been reduced from twice to once a week in the Women's Super League and the Women's Championship after just one positive result from over five thousand tests.

daily mirror

Manchester United will not allow any player under the age of 19 to leave this summer, with the club underlining their duty of care to young footballers in uncertain times.
Willian is said to be upset and offended by Chelsea's limited attempts to keep him at the club.

daily record

Borna Barisic has pledged his loyalty to Rangers and remains intent on trying to stop Celtic winning 10 titles in a row.

Chelsea want to raise £65m through the sale of players in order to bid for West Ham's 21-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (Star)

Meanwhile, manager Frank Lampard says Chelsea tried to keep Brazil winger Willian but "would have no feeling of disappointment" if the he does move on, with the 31-year-old expected to join Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer. (Mirror)

Barcelona will make a £14m bid for Manchester City's 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia after he told the Premier League side he would not sign a new contract. (

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has denied Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, will leave the club following their Champions League exit to Lyon. (Sky Sport Italia, in Italian)

Bayer Leverkusen's Germany forward Kai Havertz, 21, could arrive at Chelsea as early as next week for £71m, with Bayern Munich no longer interested. (Star)

AC Milan are interested in Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, who has fallen down the pecking order under manager Mikel Arteta. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Watford and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, is on Liverpool's * shortlist for potential summer signings. (Liverpool Echo)

Ajax are keen to take Tottenham's English winger Ryan Sessegnon, 20, on loan. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Ligue 1 club Rennes have begun talks over signing 22-year-old Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori. (L'Equipe, in French)

Wolves will open new contract talks with manager Nuno Espirito Santo when their Europa League campaign is finished. (Mail)

Manchester United are scouting Napoli and Italy's 23-year-old goalkeeper Alex Meret. (Star)

Everton want to bring Atletico Madrid and France midfielder Thomas Lemar to the Premier League. The 24-year-old is surplus to requirements at the La Liga side. (Le10 Sport, in French)

Tottenham are deep in talks with Inter Milan for 25-year-old Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, who is also a target for Liverpool and Manchester United. (Tuttosport, in Italian)

Leeds are considering a £15m move for 23-year-old Liverpool * and Wales winger Harry Wilson. (Sun)

Newcastle are interested in a loan deal for Wilson, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, and are also keen on Chelsea's 20-year-old English midfielder Conor Gallagher. (Northern Echo)

Crystal Palace will battle Fulham for the signature of Southampton's English midfielder Harrison Reed. The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Craven Cottage. (Football Insider)

Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann says the Bundesliga club are keen on signing Manchester United's Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20, on loan. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City are in a three-way tussle for Lyon's 22-year-old French midfielder Houssem Aouar. (L'Equipe via Mail)

QPR are close to a deal with Tottenham for the permanent signing of 23-year-old English midfielder Luke Amos, who spent last season there on loan. (Talksport)

Stoke will let English winger Tom Ince, 28, leave on loan or permanently. (Football Insider)

Red Star Belgrade are close to a deal for 28-year-old Panathinaikos and former Manchester United forward Federico Macheda. (Mozzart Sport, in Serbian)