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Sunday's Newspapers:
11th October 2020



sunday mirror
Ed Woodward will have no hesitation firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if Manchester United's season continues to implode.
Mauricio Pochettino is being eyed by both Man Utd and Man City amid managerial uncertainty.
Ben Chilwell has undergone another test for Covid-19 after being prevented from reporting for England duty through illness.
Jordan Henderson has urged the nation not to be harsh on England's footballers for breaking coronavirus protocols - when the country's politicians don't even follow their own rules.
Bruno Fernandes had a furious half-time bust-up with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the 6-1 hammering by Spurs.


the sun on sunday
Crystal Palace will make one final record-breaking bid for Watford's Ismaila Sarr.
Leicester have joined the race for Swansea defender Joe Rodon - but want to wait to buy him.
West Ham face having to double Declan Rice's salary in a new deal after managing to the keep the England star at the club for another season.
Hakim Ziyech has withdrawn from Morocco duty ahead of a potential Chelsea debut next weekend.
Former Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has slammed Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte for dropping him and says he "expects to play".


sunday telegraph
The Premier League is under pressure to scrap its £14.95-a-game pay-per-view plan amid warnings it could compound the spike in coronavirus cases by driving fans into pubs.
Harry Kane has picked up an injury and is a huge doubt for England's match against Belgium in the Nations League on Sunday.
West Ham are poised to target Brentford forward Said Benrahma in the final week of the EFL transfer window.
Eddie Jones, the England head coach, cited the England men's cricket team and rugby league side Melbourne Storm as prime examples of how to continue to perform on the field despite the off-field complications posed by Covid-19.


mail on sunday
Liverpool * owner John Henry is in talks to merge the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) parent company with a new company founded by 'Moneyball' pioneer Billy Beane.
West Ham are confident of ending their transfer window on a high by completing an £18m deal for Brentford dangerman Said Benrahma.
The Premier League will come under fresh pressure to make a U-turn on their £14.95 pay-per-view price for non-televised matches this week with another shareholders' meeting planned.



DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Gareth Bale looks like being key to Tottenham signing Swansea defender Joe Rodon this week.
Kevin De Bruyne believes England have the talent to win next year's Euros and the World Cup in Qatar.


scottish sun
Nice are hot on the trail of Celtic attacker Ryan Christie.


sunday express
Manchester United reportedly came very close to signing Ousmane Dembele towards the end of the transfer window and there is still hope that a deal could be reignited in January.



Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is being considered by both Manchester United and Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will have no hesitation sacking manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if their season continues to disappoint. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham United have made an offer of £17m plus add-ons for Brentford's Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 25. (90 Min)

Tottenham's on-loan forward Gareth Bale could be key to a Spurs move for his Wales team-mate and Swansea defender Joe Rodon, 22, this week. (Star on Sunday)

Leicester City also want Rodon but would prefer a move in January or next summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool * are lining up a move for Stoke City's 27-year-old English goalkeeper Jack Butland. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham held summer talks with English striker Ollie Watkins, who was keen to join but chairman Daniel Levy was put off by Brentford's £28m fee for the 24-year-old, who recently scored a hat-trick for Aston Villa against Liverpool. (Football Insider)
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Chelsea's Germany attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, says the intensity in the Premier League is "very exhausting" compared with the Bundesliga. (Evening Standard)

Everton's Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, has revealed he is "not particularly upset" to have left English football after making a loan move to Paris St-Germain for the remainder of the season and says he could have returned to Juventus. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, says there are enough good players at the club if a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, does not materialise next summer and insists: "I don't really care." (Manchester Evening News)

New Leicester signing Wesley Fofana, the 19-year-old France Under-21 defender, says he "did not want to start a war" with Saint-Etienne, managed by former Foxes boss Claude Puel, but pleaded to be allowed a move. (L'Equipe, via Leicester Mercury)

Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku warned Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and English utility man Ashley Young to quit Manchester United and join him at Inter Milan because of the "divided" Old Trafford dressing room. (La Repubblica, via Mail on Sunday)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, could still be effective for the Gunners. (Goal)

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has told season ticket holders they will not be left out of pocket if they buy pay-per-view matches. (Argus)

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas said Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was one of the first people to call him after he suffered a heart attack while training with Porto. (ESPN)

Manchester United could have signed Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg in January, but decided against the deal because of agents' fees, before the 20-year-old eventually joined Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)

Leeds United and Northern Ireland defender Stuart Dallas has revealed that Haaland - who is the son of former Elland Road player Alfe-Inge - was desperate for his shirt when they met at international level, and even sang Leeds anthem Marching On Together as they swapped. (Talksport)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
12th October 2020




daily mail
The Premier League descended into civil war on Sunday following the emergence of secret plans for a radical restructure of the top flight hatched by Liverpool * and Manchester United.
Gareth Southgate is ready to risk the wrath of Jose Mourinho by playing Harry Kane against Denmark on Wednesday despite the England captain suffering a worrying injury scare.
Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on a free transfer next summer with the Argentine's current deal set to end in June.
Memphis Depay has hinted at a move away from Lyon in January, after failing to sign for Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Houssem Aouar is adamant staying at Lyon this summer will prove to be the right decision after he was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.
Ronald Koeman has said that Luis Suarez could have stayed at Barcelona to prove him wrong instead of moving to Atletico Madrid.
Mesut Ozil has been the subject of a £5m bid by Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassri though the German midfielder is not keen to move to Asia, according to reports.


the sun
Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City were offered chance to rejoin EFL as Man Utd and Liverpool plot revamp.
Bournemouth hope that Everton will make a late move for Joshua King - after rejecting West Ham's £13m bid.
Millwall chief Steve Kavanagh believes the impact on communities will be devastating if EFL clubs go to the wall.
Chelsea outcast Lucas Piazon has lashed out at the club for their loan policy having not played for them since 2012.


the times
The chief executive of Premiership Rugby has warned that professional clubs in England will go bust within weeks unless they receive a government bailout.


daily telegraph
Liverpool * are facing an anxious wait to discover if Naby Keita will be their latest player to contract Covid-19 following a spate of positive tests for British-based players on international duty.
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has ruled out placing his side in a bio-bubble to reduce the risk of players contracting Covid-19.


daily star
Manchester United are aware of Manchester City's plan to land Mauricio Pochettino.
Hakim Ziyech is reportedly leaving international debut early to return to Chelsea, but the Moroccan's departure is believed to have been planned.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United chiefs are still discussing the possibility of bringing in a director of football.
Christian Pulisic claims Chelsea are targeting both the Premier League and the Champions League this season after spending close to £250m in the summer transfer window.


daily mirror
Manchester United chiefs are starting to believe they may already have their own version of Jadon Sancho at the club in Shola Shoretire who has wowed youth coaches at every level.


daily record
Xavi reckons Jack Wilshere would be the best player in Scotland if he teamed up with Steven Gerrard at Rangers.


scottish sun
Hatem Abd Elhamed has been placed into isolation amid more Celtic Covid-19 fears.



Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte will is planning a summer bid for Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season. (Calciomercato)

West Ham have had a £13m offer for Norway striker Joshua King, 28, rejected by Bournemouth. (Mail)

The Hammers remain in discussions over the signing of Brentford's Algerian winger Said Benrahma, 25. (Evening Standard)

West Ham are close to agreeing a fee with the Bees for Benrahma and could meet the £25m asking price by offering £20m plus lucrative add-ons. (Guardian)

Everton are also interested in the Cherries front man King. (Talksport)

Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has not ruled out a move to Barcelona in January. The Netherlands forward stayed at Lyon to see out the final year of his contract after interest from the Catalan club in the summer but the French side could opt to sell the 26-year-old in next transfer window. (Marca)

New United signing Facundo Pellistri, the 18-year-old Uruguayan winger, is already planning a return to his homeland with Penarol, the club he left to move to Old Trafford. (Sun)

Manchester City decided to keep Spain defender Eric Garcia for the season because he was worth more to them than Barcelona's £18m offer, football operations officer Omar Berrada said. Garcia, 19, can leave for the Nou Camp for nothing next summer after turning down a new contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 33, could have stayed at the Nou Camp to prove him wrong instead of moving to Atletico Madrid.(Goal)

Former Liverpool * and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, believes his return to football is imminent, after having his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor mutually terminated in March, on the same day he received a four-month worldwide ban for breaching betting rules. (Liverpool Echo)

Denmark defender Joachim Andersen says manager Scott Parker convinced him to join Fulham. Torino had also been interested in the 24-year-old. (90 Min)

Millwall CEO Steve Kavanagh believes the impact on communities will be devastating if EFL clubs go out of business. (Sun)

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber wants MPs to do more to help get fans back into football grounds. (Argus)

France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, believes staying at Lyon this summer will prove to be the right decision after he was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.(Telefoot, via Mail)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
12th October 2020


daily record
Xavi reckons Jack Wilshere would be the best player in Scotland if he teamed up with Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Possibly the most random bit of news I've read during my years scanning these news highlights :lol:
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
13th October 2020




daily telegraph
The Premier League opponents to Project Big Picture have declared it "dead in the water".
The Premier League will tell its clubs it has serious doubts over the revenue figures quoted by the backers of Project Big Picture.
The Project Big Picture loan system would help the biggest clubs build super-squads with others forced to feed off them.
Radical proposals to inject £51m into women's football have emerged in the latest version of Project Big Picture alongside an unprecedented proposition to form an independent women's league.
Tottenham Hotspur will be able to claim back around £125m for the costs of their new stadium and Liverpool around £30m on their newly-built Main stand under a clause in the "Project Big Picture" proposals.


daily mail
N'Golo Kante could leave Chelsea in January after falling out with Frank Lampard over a wedding and dreams of a move to Real Madrid, according to reports.
Roy Keane has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next Salford manager after Graham Alexander was sacked on Monday.
The Premier League are attempting to stop top-flight managers speaking about the controversial new pay-per-view TV offering that begins this weekend.
Liverpool and Manchester United remain determined to bring about a radical restructure that would reduce the size of the Premier League despite fierce opposition from the top flight's executive, many of its clubs and the Government.
Rick Parry's job as EFL chairman is under threat amid concerns that his secret negotiations over Project Big Picture could cost the clubs a bailout from the Premier League.
EFL clubs are split on the merits of the controversial Project Big Picture - and were desperate on Monday night for additional detail given the immediacy of their financial crisis.


daily mirror
Premier League clubs could be set to take the Big Six to court over Project Big Picture.
West Ham's move for Said Benrahma is set to collapse as they pursue number one target Josh King.
Liverpool * have been given a major lift after news that Sadio Mane and Thiago can play in the Merseyside derby.
Arsene Wenger has called for the Nations League to be scrapped - with the World Cup and European Championships held more often.
Mesut Ozil was paid a loyalty bonus by Arsenal amounting to £8m at the end of September despite not playing.


the times
The EFL rejected a £375m offer from an American investment firm for a 20 per cent stake in the league that would have helped to solve the clubs' cash crisis
The Football Association would use its 'golden share' to block a power grab by the big clubs led by Liverpool * and Manchester United.
Gareth Southgate is considering starting Harry Kane against Denmark on Wednesday, which would put him on a collision course with Jose Mourinho.
Arsenal underestimated how much Gunnersaurus means to fans.


the sun
Manchester City are set to go back in for Nicolas Tagliafico this January - with Pep Guardiola desperate for a left-back.
Arsenal are set to make a surprise U-turn on William Saliba and keep him at the club despite interest from Fulham, it is being reported.


daily express
Unai Emery insists Villarreal have "nothing" to envy of Arsenal as he took a fresh swipe at his former club.



Algeria striker Said Benrahma's £25m move from Brentford to West Ham is in danger of collapse, with the Hammers focused on Bournemouth's Norway forward Josh King, 28. Crystal Palace could make a late bid for Benrahma, 25. (Mirror)

Manchester City will make another attempt to sign Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 28, in January. (Sun)

Tottenham are likely to renew their interest in Inter Milan's Slovakia central defender Milan Skriniar, 25, in January. (Team Talk)

Manchester United have "put in place the mechanism" to sign Rennes and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17, if his compatriot Paul Pogba, 27, decides to leave Old Trafford. (Sport Witness)

Manchester United could face a battle with Real Madrid for Camavinga. (Star)

Fulham are in advanced talks over the signing Huddersfield's Netherlands defender Terence Kongolo, 26. (Football Insider)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has told England of his concerns about plans to start forward Harry Kane, 27, in the Nations League against Denmark on Wednesday. (Guardian)

A number of Manchester United players have expressed their disappointment at the treatment of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford after the return of Dean Henderson but was priced out of a move on deadline day because of United's insistence on a fee of around £10m. (ESPN)

The father of 27-year-old Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey claims his son was waiting for a "bigger team" to come in for him amid interest from Juventus and Chelsea. (Mirror)

Arsenal's ex-Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, who has not played for the first-team since March, was paid a loyalty bonus amounting to £8m at the end of September. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane, 49, is one of the favourites to become the new Salford City manager. (Mirror)

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 32, turned down a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia to stay at Manchester United. (Sport)

French defender Frederic Guilbert, 25, has vowed to fight for his place at Aston Villa after revealing he missed out on a move to Nantes during the transfer window. (Express and Star)

Former Manchester City and Brazil forward Robinho, 36, has volunteered to take a wage of just £200 per month on his return to boyhood club Santos for a fourth spell. (Manchester Evening News)

Miedz Legnica's 27-year-old Spanish winger Joan Roman, who played for Manchester City's youth team, has changed his name to Goku, the lead character from Japanese manga and anime series Dragon Ball. (Goal)

Portsmouth's chief executive Mark Catlin insists there could be new arrivals at Fratton Park before Friday's deadline. (The News)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 32, says he could talk for "five or six hours" if he was to give his opinion on what has been happening at the club. (Goal)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
14th October 2020




the times
Fenway Sports Group, the owner of Liverpool FC ( * nobody really cares, there was a global pandemic ) , could add to its sporting empire by purchasing a European football club.
The FA has warned Liverpool * and Manchester United it would use its special powers to prevent a breakaway league and stop them playing in the Champions League.
Organisers of the Giro d'Italia said that the race would continue as planned despite two leading teams withdrawing from the race after the latest batch of positive coronavirus tests.


daily express
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has urged Jose Mourinho to make a move to sign Swansea defender Joe Rodon before Friday's domestic transfer window.
Arsenal, Liverpool * and Manchester United are three Premier League clubs interested in signing Sporting Lisbon youngster Nuno Mendes, according to reports


daily mail
Eric Dier is an injury doubt for England's clash with Denmark on Wednesday night - news that is sure to irritate Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.
The EFL have rejected the Premier League's £150m rescue package because they do not accept the conditions attached to what is primarily a loan.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been fined £600 and given six points on his driving licence after he was caught speeding at 104mph on the M1 in the second week of lockdown.
Barcelona reportedly failed in a desperate last-minute attempt to re-sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
Agents must declare how much they earn from players in strict new compliance laws introduced by the Football Association.
West Brom are said to be interested in signing Josh King, but their presence in the transfer race has been dismissed, given their tight budget.
Jane Allen will stand down from her role as CEO of British Gymnastics in December - but she has denied it is in response to the welfare scandal that has engulfed the sport on her watch.


daily telegraph
Anger over the ban on crowds at sporting events has intensified following the emergence of footage of Arsene Wenger being loudly serenaded at the London Palladium.


the sun
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already drafting up his winter wishlist with Sevilla's Jules Kounde at the top of it.
Manchester United and Liverpool may ramp up Euro Super League plans in a bitter twist if Project Big Picture is snubbed.
Everton target Sergio Romero has begged Manchester United to let him leave after his transfer window hell.
Danny Welbeck is wanted by Brighton on a free transfer after his release from Watford, reports say.


daily mirror
Edinson Cavani already has his sights set on his next club - just days after signing for Manchester United.
Nathaniel Clyne is closing in on a move to Crystal Palace.
Said Benrahma will hold crisis talks with Brentford with his move to West Ham in doubt.



Leeds United are interested in Norwich City and England Under-21 midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22, as well as Derby County and England Under-19 midfielder Louie Sibley, 19. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

West Ham have agreed a £30m deal with Brentford to sign forward Said Benrahma, 25, but still have to agree personal terms with the Algeria forward. (Sky Sports)

Championship side Middlesbrough are plotting an ambitious move to sign England and Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 30, by Friday evening. (Football Insider)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, retains the support of the Manchester United dressing room despite expressing his desire to play for Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona are preparing a double swoop for Pogba and Bayern Munich's Austria midfielder David Alaba, 28. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United's Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, wants to be released from his contract by the end of the month and is interested in moving to Major League Soccer in the United States. (Sun)

Crystal Palace are close to completing a short-term deal for right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 29, who is a free agent after leaving Liverpool * in the summer. (The Athletic)

Cardiff and Swansea are competing to sign Liverpool's * Wales midfielder Harry Wilson, 23, on a season-long loan. (Wales Online)

Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest and Derby County, where Wilson spent the 2018-19 Championship season on loan, are also interested. (Mail)

Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32, rejected an offer worth £200,000 a week from a team in Saudi Arabia. (Sport)

Fulham are in talks over a £3m deal for Huddersfield Town's 26-year-old Dutch defender Terence Kongolo. (Mail)

Sevilla and France Under-21 defender Jules Kounde, 21, is on Manchester United's radar ahead of a January move. (ESPN)

Italy's former Manchester City and Liverpool * forward Mario Balotelli, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Brescia, will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". (Goal)

West Brom are close to sealing a £14m deal for Huddersfield Town's English forward Karlan Grant, 23. (Football Insider)

Derby County's Dutch winger Florian Jozefzoon, 29, is in talks to join fellow Championship side Rotherham United. (Football Insider)

Switzerland forward Shani Tarashaj, 25, has returned to Everton after his loan spell at Dutch side FC Emmen was cancelled. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
15th October 2020




the sun
Chelsea are reportedly planning a stunning summer swoop for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
Bayern Munich have insisted that Manchester United never approached them about Kingsley Coman despite him being linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.
Liverpool * want a £1m loan fee for Harry Wilson as Swansea City head the chase for his signature.


daily mirror
Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell Jadon Sancho in January which could put an end to Manchester United's mid-season plans.
Barcelona are eyeing a move for Paul Pogba once his Manchester United contract expires next summer.
Leeds have been priced out of moves for Derby's Louie Sibley and Norwich's Todd Cantwell before Friday's domestic transfer deadline.


daily express
Juventus are planning a sensational £361m bid for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, in a huge blow to Real Madrid and Liverpool's * chances of signing the Frenchman.
Chelsea are planning to take advantage of Paulo Dybala's contractual situation at Juventus and sign the Argentine playmaker on the cheap.


daily telegraph
Portugal internationals returning to their Premier League clubs will not have to automatically quarantine on their return to England despite the fact team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus.


daily mail
Tottenham left-back Danny Rose is attracting interest from Middlesbrough after falling down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
Andre Ayew's proposed move to Brighton from Swansea has reportedly hit a snag due to his eye-watering £90,000-a-week wages.
England are lining up a clash against Australia following New Zealand's decision to scrap next month's original friendly at Wembley due to Covid concerns.
Antonio Rudiger has revealed he wasn't ready to 'pack it all in' at Chelsea, despite being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the recent transfer window.


daily star
David Moyes wanted the bulk of his transfer budget spent on a centre-back, with Brentford forward Said Benrahma never a priority target for West Ham.
Liverpool * are keen to send Harry Wilson out on loan with Swansea and Derby among the EFL clubs interested in the midfielder.


the times
Martin Dubravka, the Newcastle goalkeeper, has suffered a setback in his recovery from an operation on his heel that may delay his return until December.


daily record
Charlie Adam has suggested that Nir Bitton caused "a little bit of an issue" and was among players who wanted to leave Celtic during the most recent transfer window.



Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, wants to join Barcelona on a free transfer next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus are preparing to make a world record bid for France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, next summer. (Tuttosport, via ESPN)

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, turned down the chance to leave the Gunners and earn £200,000 per week in the Saudi Professional League earlier this month. (Fabrizio Romano, via Express)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, says he wants to win back his place at Chelsea after a move away from the club did not materialise over the summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea are set to open talks over a contract extension with 28-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho, who was linked to Arsenal during the summer. (AreaNapoli - in Italian)

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would be a candidate to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the Manchester United boss is sacked. (Express)

Liverpool * and Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, says it was his choice to stay at the club during the summer, despite being linked away from the Premier League champions. (Mail)

Juventus are looking to renew Argentina forward Paulo Dybala's contract, with Chelsea considering a move for the 26-year-old. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United did not submit any bids for Bayern Munich and France forward Kingsley Coman, 24, during the summer window, says the German club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. (Bild, via Mail)

Arsenal and Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac, 27, has been offered to Roma. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

West Bromwich Albion have agreed a fee worth about £15m with Huddersfield Town for 23-year-old English striker Karlan Grant. (Sky Sports)

Brighton and Hove Albion's move for Swansea City winger Andre Ayew is in doubt because of the 30-year-old Ghana international's wages. (Sun)

Juventus have joined the race for Manchester City target and Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28. (Sportmediaset - in Italian)

Liverpool * are willing to let Harry Wilson leave on loan again, but have rejected Swansea City's offer for the Wales winger. (Athletic, via Wales Online)

Wilson, 23, is one of five players the Reds are looking to offload. (Express)
 

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This is bullshit clickbait.

FIVE-A-SIGHED Five Man Utd players who could be set for transfers in next 24 hours including Romero, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones

It is unlikely for any Championship side to be able to afford the wages of the United outcasts.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12936460/man-utd-transfers-romero-jones-lingard/#
don’t see any of them going. The only one might be TFM, but then he’s the one most likely to play out of that 5!

I don’t see Lingard going, he will play this season.

Romero and Rojo won’t go because they have no interest in playing first team football and are happy to get paid.

jones, I doubt he would pass any medical. But he could really do with a good loan.
 

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Pogba on a free to Barca! Not even Woodward could let that happen. £90m plus wages down the pan? The word Pandemic means Global, so it’s a Pandemic not a Global Pandemic.
 

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don’t see any of them going. The only one might be TFM, but then he’s the one most likely to play out of that 5!

I don’t see Lingard going, he will play this season.

Romero and Rojo won’t go because they have no interest in playing first team football and are happy to get paid.

jones, I doubt he would pass any medical. But he could really do with a good loan.
Re Romero - not true. Even his wife is ranting how the club are not letting him go. He’s effectively 3rd choice now, so no chance of any minutes. He wants to leave but United want an unrealistic 8m. If we’d priced at 1-2m he’d be gone already
 
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Re Romero - not true. Even his wife is ranting how the club are not letting him go. He’s effectively 3rd choice now, so no chance of any minutes. He wants to leave but United want an unrealistic 8m. If we’d priced at 1-2m he’d be gone already
His wife is ranting about not being able to go to Everton, when clearly they have us a low ball offer. No one else was interested. No one wants him as a first team keeper.
 

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His wife is ranting about not being able to go to Everton, when clearly they have us a low ball offer. No one else was interested. No one wants him as a first team keeper.
That team in Argentina clearly do

besides that being 2nd choice and competing for minutes is clearly better than being 3rd choice and competing for minutes. He’s played well in
Cup games and got dropped for finals so he’s clearly disheartened
 
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That team in Argentina clearly do

besides that being 2nd choice and competing for minutes is clearly better than being 3rd choice and competing for minutes. He’s played well in
Cup games and got dropped for finals so he’s clearly disheartened
he didn’t get dropped, the no 1 keeper took his rightful place in the team. Anyway a prolonged discussion on Romero belongs in his thread.
 

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he didn’t get dropped, the no 1 keeper took his rightful place in the team. Anyway a prolonged discussion on Romero belongs in his thread.
He played every round apart from the final. Under Jose he did the same but played in the final. Ole dropped him for DeGea (who hasn’t been top level for the last season at least). I don’t understand why you’re defending what’s obvious on this one. But yeah take it to a Romero thread
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
16th October 2020



daily mail
Juventus are reportedly looking to smash the world-record transfer fee with an incredible £360m bid to try and land Kylian Mbappe, in a move that would see Cristiano Ronaldo head to Paris Saint-Germain in return.
Juventus are reportedly in advanced negotiations with David Alaba's representatives over a free transfer next summer following the expiration of his contract at Bayern Munich.
Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman has accused his EFL counterpart Rick Parry of jeopardising a bailout for the lower divisions as the top-flight's conflict with the lower divisions continued.
Harry Maguire has no intention of asking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a break, leaving any decision over a possible lay-off firmly with the Manchester United boss.
Manchester City are ready to send midfielder Matt Smith out on loan before Friday's transfer deadline, with a number of Championship and League One clubs chasing his signature.
Wolves will test their players for Covid-19 on Friday amid anxiety in Portugal after Cristiano Ronaldo was revealed to have the virus on Tuesday.
Middlesbrough are trying to sign Everton forward Yannick Bolasie on loan.


the sun
Mesut Ozil was handed a lucrative Saudi Arabian escape route, but the Arsenal outcast opted to stay at the Gunners.
Chelsea plotted a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma before completing a deal for Edouard Mendy, according to reports.
UEFA has admitted the delayed Euros cannot go ahead as planned due to coronavirus with the format set to be changed and some host cities set for the axe.


daily star
Manchester United would reportedly consider appointing Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked in the near future.
Chelsea are keeping close tabs on Paulo Dybala's contractual situation at Juventus after identifying the Argentina star as a potential transfer target, according to reports in Italy.


daily telegraph
Swansea City want £18m from Tottenham Hotspur for their highly-rated centre-back Joe Rodon, with the Premier League club now facing a defensive shortfall after an injury to first-team regular Eric Dier.
Crystal Palace are set to make a late move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland in the EFL domestic window.
Newcastle United Supporters Trust have called for the club to stop taking money from season-ticket holders who have been unable to attend games since March.
The Government is on a fresh collision course with football bodies as it prepares to launch the biggest overhaul in gambling legislation in 15 years.


the guardian
The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has admitted he was involved in formulating a document that advocated the introduction of Premier League B teams to the lower leagues and the creation of a Premier League 2 in early talks over Project Big Picture.


daily mirror
Mesut Ozil looks set to be left out of Arsenal's Premier League squad this season.


daily express
Liverpool * have been tipped to make a Friday transfer swoop to sign Watford 'keeper Ben Foster to replace Adrian.
Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly made it clear to club officials that Adama Traore is high on his wishlist when the transfer window reopens.


scottish sun
Celtic splashed out on a private jet to ensure 'keeper Vasilis Barkas returned home fresh for the Old Firm clash and avoided being stranded in Greece because of an air traffic control strike in his country.
Former Rangers goalkeeper Peter McCloy has told Allan McGregor to forget about retirement.


daily record
Celtic are hoping star man Ryan Christie could yet be given a dramatic 11th hour reprieve to face Rangers at Parkhead on Saturday.



Chelsea were keen on a move for AC Milan's Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, before signing 28-year-old Senegal international Edouard Mendy from Rennes - and could still try to tempt him to Stamford Bridge when his contract expires next summer. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, who was linked with Manchester United during the summer, in the January transfer window. (Sport Bild, via Mail)

United captain Harry Maguire, 27, will not ask manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a break, despite a difficult start to the season for the England defender. (Mail)

Arsenal want to beat Manchester United to the £35m signing of 23-year-old Villarreal and Spain defender Pau Torres in January. (Express)

Chelsea have identified Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 22, as a potential transfer target. (Tutto Mercato Web - in Italian)

And Chelsea were willing to pay Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, £1m a week in a £225m transfer in 2014 - and the Argentine had agreed to join them. (Sky Sports)

Middlesbrough are attempting to sign DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31, on loan from Everton. (Sky Sports)
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Championship side Swansea City want £18m from Tottenham Hotspur for 22-year-old Wales centre-back Joe Rodon. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, has denied criticising manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team-mates when they were thrashed 6-1 by Tottenham before the international break. (Sport TV, via Metro)

Derby County owner Mel Morris says manager Phillip Cocu will not be sacked if the Rams lose to Watford on Friday as he also denied reports linking their ex-England striker Wayne Rooney with replacing the Dutchman. (Talksport)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and defender Gerard Pique, plus Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, were all "very, very close" to signing for Arsenal when they were teenagers, says former Gunners scout Francis Cagigao. (Guardian)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
17th October 2020




daily star
Jurgen Klopp * is still interested in signing Adama Traore and wants Liverpool * to deliver him the Wolves star.


daily telegraph
Kieran Tierney is expected to feature for Arsenal against Manchester City on Saturday, with the club understood to have been successful in their attempts to have his self-isolation cut short.
Frank Lampard said he has had a one-to-one conversation with Reece James about the Chelsea full-back's red card on England duty and now expects the 20-year-old to learn from his error.
Brendan Rodgers has revealed that £28m signing Islam Slimani will be given a surprise reprieve with Leicester.


the sun
Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to lock horns in a battle to get Bruno Fernandes out of  Old Trafford.
Mesut Ozil is 'yesterday's news' and will never play for Arsenal again, according to Sol Campbell.
Robbie Keane is set for an emotional return to LA Galaxy as their new manager.


daily mail
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani was involved in the offer of a £300m partial buyout of the EFL by American firm TPG Capital, which was rejected by chairman Rick Parry last week.
Saint-Etienne head coach Claude Puel has questioned the logic behind Arsenal's signing of William Saliba after the Frenchman was left out of the Gunners' 25-man Europa League squad.
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a £35m swoop for highly-rated Villarreal defender Pau Torres in January.
The Premier League has said that its £50m rescue package to League One and League Two clubs remains available.
The Super League Grand Final will be staged away from Old Trafford for the first time next month due to Manchester United's fixture pile-up and concerns about the impact of Covid-19.


the independent
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is concerned Covid-19 testing of players could lead to matches being called off.


scottish sun
Celtic's request to have Ryan Christie available for the Old Firm derby has been rejected by the Scottish Government.


daily record
Luis Campos has asked Lille owner Gerard Lopez to be released from his contract as head of recruitment for the French club.


daily mirror
La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are not "essential elements" in the Spanish top-flight - unlike Lionel Messi.


the guardian
Sergio Aguero will have a fitness test on Saturday morning to see if he can play in Manchester City's game at home against Arsenal later in the day.



Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has told Mesut Ozil, 32, he has two months to prove himself at the club. The German World Cup-winning playmaker has not started a game for the Gunners since 7 March. (Express)

Barcelona and Real Madrid are monitoring the situation of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United with a view to trying to sign the 26-year-old. (Sun)

Championship side Watford rejected a £25m deadline-day bid from Premier League club Crystal Palace for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22. (Mail)

Barcelona players have rejected a proposal to take a pay cut made by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. (Marca)

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says Islam Slimani, 32, is still part of his plans. The Algeria forward has not played for the Foxes since January 2018. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons' deadline-day move to Huddersfield Town fell through as paperwork for the 24-year-old was not submitted to the EFL in time. (Shields Gazette)

St Etienne manager Claude Puel says Arsenal's 19-year-old French defender William Saliba "had a great desire to return" to the club on loan before a move collapsed in the summer. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

Former Premier League and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane, 40, is to return to MLS side LA Galaxy as the club's new manager. (Sun)

The Premier League has been warned it could face a government levy on broadcasting deals if it fails to improve a rescue package offer for the English Football League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United women's defender Abbie McManus, 27, has joked that her United-supporting dad is finally wearing her name on his shirt after her switch from rivals Manchester City. (Sun)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
18th October 2020




the sun on sunday
Manchester United have put Real Madrid's Uruguay superstar Federico Valverde on their hit-list.
EFL clubs are threatening to refuse to pay their taxes this week - unless the Government bails them out.
Gareth Bale signing means Tottenham's front three are as good as anybody - even Liverpool * , according to Harry Redknapp
Burnley want French centre-half Mohamed Simakan and are pushing boss Sean Dyche to make a £15m bid.


sunday mirror
Ronald Koeman has urged his Barcelona bosses to seal a double Premier League swoop for Gini Wijnaldum and Eric Garcia in January.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is resigned to losing Lionel Messi to Manchester City next year.
Kalvin Phillips is set to spark a £50m transfer scramble next summer - with Tottenham and Liverpool both closely watching the Leeds United midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told supporters not to expect new signing Facundo Pellistri to be an instant first-team player at Manchester United after he completed a move from Uruguayan side Penarol.


mail on sunday
Virgil van Djk could be out for the season after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament, according to reports.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are set to do battle to sign Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes, according to a sensational new report.
Steve Finnan is selling his 2005 Champions League winner's medal as well as his match-worn Liverpool * shirts after reports his property development business has gone into liquidation.


sunday telegraph
A saliva test being developed by the Government to detect Covid-19 in 15 minutes has provided a glimmer of hope that fans may get back into stadiums before March.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is relishing playing behind a Spurs attack featuring Gareth Bale.


sunday times
Sprint training in a potato field helped West Ham's Jarrod Bowen get up to speed for the new season.


scottish sun
Furious Neil Lennon hit out at the club mole who leaked his starting line-up for the Old Firm loss.


sunday mail
Thomas Buffel has warned Rangers not to fall under the spell of Standard Liege's Moroccan magician Mehdi Carcela in their Europa League group opener.



Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to add Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, to his squad in January. (AD, via Goal)

Liverpool * and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, is also a target for Barcelona. The 29-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Anfield and would be a free agent next summer. (AD, via Sky Sports)

Manchester City will consider a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in January and could offer the Spanish club £15m for the 33-year-old Argentine, who is out of contract next summer. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid and Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 22, and could use their French World Cup-winning midfielder, Paul Pogba, 27, in a swap deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Ronald Koeman has also urged the Barcelona board to seal a move for Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool * and Tottenham are monitoring Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 24. (Sunday Mirror)

Burnley are keen on signing French defender Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg and could make a move for the 20-year-old in January. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham boss David Moyes says he had a helicopter ready to hijack Gareth Bale's move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013 when managing Manchester United. The Wales forward, 31, recently returned to Spurs on loan. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 22, says the deadline-day arrival of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 33, will help the club compete for trophies. (Sky Sports)

Juventus elected to sign Italy winger Federico Chiesa, 22, from Fiorentina, instead of Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, during the summer transfer window. (Sky Sport Italia, via Mail on Sunday)

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock says Yannick Bolasie, 31, was partly to blame for his failed move to the club. The winger was set to join Boro from Everton on deadline day. (Teesside Gazette)

Manchester United deleted a tweet making light of Saturday's game at Newcastle being played in an empty stadium after former defender Gary Neville criticised the post. (Sun on Sunday)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he managed to nip in front of rivals Tottenham to sign Danny Welbeck, now 29, from Manchester United in 2014, despite having to break off negotiations to meet the Pope. (Mail on Sunday)

The company hired by the Premier League to screen players for coronavirus has developed mobile centres with 15-minute tests for fans to try to speed up their return to matches. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
19th October 2020



the sun
Adama Traore is set to snub interest from Liverpool * and Barcelona and sign a new £100,000-a-week deal at Wolves.
Arsene Wenger said his relationship with Joe Mourinho is 'like Kindergarten' as their fallout continues.
Former Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has blasted Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford reign - and revealed he would have to whinge to his wife to let off steam.


daily mail
American investment company ALK Capital LLC remain in talks to purchase Burnley.
Southampton were 'apoplectic' with Manchester United and Liverpool in last week's Premier League meeting, sources say.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani's description of Project Big Picture as a 'disgrace' has angered executives at big-six clubs, who are privately claiming he is guilty of hypocrisy.
Manchester United's fund for Kick It Out will pay for a number of initiatives including referee coaching classes for local black and minority ethnic students.
Wayne Rooney's growing influence at Derby is illustrated by the fact he is calling transfer targets to join him at Pride Park.
Racing returns to Cheltenham on Friday with the track facing the prospect of no spectators at the Festival next year and looking for replacements for two of its sponsors.


the guardian
Schalke have apologised for their fans' racist abuse of Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko during a match between the rival clubs' U19 sides on Sunday.


daily mirror
Virgil van Dijk has already hinted his Liverpool replacement should be Fabinho as his injury fears are confirmed.
Liverpool's * throw-in coach has admitted he is open to working with other Premier League clubs, including the Reds' rivals.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has told Manchester United they "misjudged" their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
James Rodriguez's flying start to life in the Premier League with Everton has reportedly 'upset' his former club Real Madrid.


the times
Sergio Aguero will face no punishment from the FA for putting his arm around the assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis during Manchester City's victory over Arsenal.
Wayne Rooney is "angry and disappointed" after he was visited by a friend who was awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test and was later found to have the virus.


daily star
N'Golo Kante reportedly has no intention of leaving Chelsea anytime soon despite rumoured interest from Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Manchester United have been told they 'misjudged' their transfer pursuit of Jadon Sancho this summer though a deal is not dead in the water for the Borussia Dortmund winger.
Liverpool * goalkeeper Alisson Becker is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is reportedly keen on a move to Real Madrid next summer.
Gareth Bale was reportedly the only Real Madrid player who refused to accept a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.


daily telegraph
Elite Olympic and Paralympic sports have been warned they could lose their funding if they do not provide adequate support for athletes who are suffering with eating disorders.


daily record
Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has revealed the club have had a bid to have a second test event turned down by the Scottish Government.
Milan have reportedly put Jozo Simunovic on their shortlist as they hunt for centre-back options.



Manchester United have been given hope a deal for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, can still be done after they 'misjudged' their summer approach. (Star)

United are also targeting Sporting Lisbon's 16-year-old Luis Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder has been dubbed 'the next Luis Figo' in his homeland. (Mirror)

Wolves winger Adama Traore, 24, is set to snub interest from Barcelona and Liverpool * in order to sign a new £100,000-a-week contract at Molineux. The Spain forward joined the club from Middlesbrough in 2018. (Sun)

Former Liverpool * defender Jamie Carragher says the club must sign a new centre-back after Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk, 29, was injured against Everton. (Mail) :lol:

The Reds have been boosted by the news that goalkeeper Alisson, 28, is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury and the Brazilian could return before the end of the month. (The Athletic - subscription required)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, has no intention of leaving Chelsea any time soon despite reported interest from Real Madrid and Inter Milan. (Star)

American investment company ALK Capital LLC remain in talks to buy Burnley, although discussions are taking longer than expected. (Mail)

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock says Yannick Bolasie, 31, and his agent are partly to blame for the DR Congo winger's proposed loan move from Everton collapsing on deadline day. (Yorkshire Post)

Derby County player-coach Wayne Rooney is expecting the results of a Covid-19 test on Monday after discovering a friend who sold him a watch has tested positive for coronavirus. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala was involved in a tunnel row with Juventus' chief football officer Fabio Paratici after being left out of the starting line-up on Saturday. (Tuttosport via Mail)

French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 23, became one of Newcastle's top earners when he signed a new six-year deal - with his wages almost doubling to £70,000 per week. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Burnley are interested in Strasbourg centre-back Mohamed Simakan and are considering making a £15m bid for the 20-year-old Frenchman in January. (Sun)

Liverpool * winger Harvey Elliott, 17, studied Blackburn's squad before agreeing a loan move to the Championship side. (Mail)

EFL clubs are threatening to withhold taxes in an attempt to secure a government bailout. (Sun)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
20th October 2020




daily star
Brighton centre-back Ben White remains on the radar of Liverpool as they prepare for life without Virgil van Dijk.
Steven Gerrard has failed to make a splash in the drinks world as his water firm is almost £1m in debt.


the times
Liverpool * are continuing to push for answers over the incident that has wrecked Virgil van Dijk's season after receiving contradictory explanations of how the match officials dealt with Jordan Pickford's reckless challenge.
Prize money in European club competitions will be cut for the next five years due to the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


daily telegraph
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will prioritise trying to tie Heung-Min Son to a new contract once the dust settles on a busy window of transfer business.
Frank Lampard will make a late check on Edouard Mendy ahead of Chelsea's Champions League game against Sevilla on Tuesday night after the goalkeeper returned to training sooner than predicted.
UEFA are ready to consider radical plans to increase the size of the Champions League to 36 clubs from 2024-25.


daily mail
The VAR in charge of Saturday's controversial Merseyside derby did not check for a red card for Jordan Pickford after forgetting rules state he could review the incident despite the offside in the build-up.
Arsenal fear Rob Holding will miss between three and four weeks with the hamstring injury that forced him out of Saturday's game at Manchester City.
Alisson could return for Liverpool's clash with West Ham on October 31, according to reports.
Edouard Mendy could make a shock return for Chelsea's clash against Sevilla after returning to training earlier than expected, according to reports.
Manchester City are open to Pablo Zabaleta returning to the club following his retirement last week.
Zinedine Zidane gathered his Real Madrid players for crunch talks following their shock defeat to newly-promoted Cadiz, according to reports in Spain.
Terry O'Connor is being called to appear before the Boxing Board of Control stewards after apparently being caught looking down at his mobile phone while judging Saturday night's fight between Lewis Ritson and Miguel Vazquez.


the sun
Phil Jones could quit Manchester United in January after being axed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Arsenal's Europa League opener versus Rapid Vienna is expected to go ahead despite a positive coronavirus test inside the Austrian side's squad.
Arsenal missed out on Portuguese starlet Joelson Fernandes after his father advised him to sign a new contract at Sporting Lisbon.
Chelsea wanted a £5m loan fee and Antonio Rudiger's entire £150,000-a-week wages to be paid during the summer window, reports say.


daily mirror
Tory MPs have been urged to defy the Government over its refusal to fund free school meals for more than a million children during the holidays.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit out at "a lot of bla bla" about his apparent lack of goals in a story posted on his Instagram.


scottish sun
Martin O'Neill has backed Celtic boss Neil Lennon to silence his critics and win 10 in a row.
Celtic rejected a bid for Odsonne Edouard from the Bundesliga before the transfer window slammed shut, according to reports.


daily record
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned he's coming to Glasgow to heap more misery on to Celtic.



Real Madrid or Liverpool * could sign Kylian Mbappe next summer with the 21-year-old France striker unwilling to extend his contract at Paris St-Germain. (Le Parisien - in French)

Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, is viewed as an alternative if Real Madrid fail to agree a deal with PSG for Mbappe. (Sport)

Tottenham are preparing to increase Son Heung-min's weekly wages to £150,000 a week in a bid to persuade the South Korea forward, 28, to sign a contract extension (Mail)

Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, is close to signing a contract extension to keep him at St Mary's amid interest from Tottenham. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpoo * are interested in Brighton's English defender Ben White after Leeds United failed to sign him despite lodging three bids for the 23-year-old in the summer. (Football Insider)

Uefa is considering expanding the Champions League to 36 teams from the 2024-25 season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

European football's governing body is also set to cut prize money in European club competitions for the next five years because of the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City had a 60 million euro (£54.6m) bid for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, rejected by Napoli over the summer. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Arsenal made a bid to sign Sporting Lisbon's 17-year-old Portuguese winger Joelson Fernandes during the summer transfer window. (Football London)

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is in pole position to take the Fiorentina job should they decide to sack Giuseppe Iachini. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Manchester City are open to their former defender Pablo Zabaleta returning to the club in a non-playing role following the 35-year-old Argentine's retirement last week. (Mail)

Barcelona want to offload France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 29, to make way for two Netherlands forwards - Lyon's Memphis Depay, 29, and AZ Alkmaar's Myron, 19. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)


Juventus are confident they can persuade Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, to sign a contract extension (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 28, wants to leave the club in January, with the former England international unhappy at being left out of their Champions League squad. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain will attempt to sign "world class" Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, for 20m euros (£18.1m), with the Denmark international struggling to land a regular spot in the Serie A side. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
21st October 2020



daily star
Mesut Ozil is set to leave Arsenal in January with MLS clubs keen to sign the German.
Chelsea could be set to rake in up to £50m in January if Frank Lampard sells the players he wants to.
Manchester United and Barcelona reportedly both signed paperwork to allow Ousmane Dembele to join the Premier League giants during the summer.


daily telegraph
Manchester United and Liverpool * are among five Premier League clubs being targeted again in a renewed attempt by Real Madrid's president to launch a closed-shop European breakaway league.
British No 1 Dan Evans is hunting for a new coach after giving the incumbent - former British No 3 Mark Hilton - an ultimatum.
England Women have been named among the top seeds for next year's Rugby World Cup as they seek to regain the trophy they last lifted in 2014.
Saffie Osborne, the apprentice rider who took a horrible fall on the Flat at Windsor on Monday, has broken her left arm, several ribs and punctured a lung.


daily mirror
The Liverpool * dressing room is "devastated" and struggling to sleep after learning Virgil van Dijk is facing months out injured.
Liverpool * could create "a sensational pairing" between Virgil van Dijk and Kalidou Koulibaly if they were to move for the Napoli star while the Dutchman is out injured.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has expressed his disappointment at the club's decision to dispense of the services of scouting guru Francis Cagigao.
Leeds chief Angus Kinnear has blasted rivals Manchester United and Liverpool for their "treacherous" Project Big Picture.
Everton forward Richarlison says he got 10,000 WhatsApp messages in five minutes after PSG star Neymar gaffed by showing the forward's number to the world during a live-streamed online video game.
Marcelo Bielsa plans to offer Leeds stalwart Gaetano Berardi a coaching role while he recovers from his serious knee injury.
Pep Guardiola is adamant Manchester City do not have a mental block when it comes to the Champions League.


the sun
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa could soon be a TV star and become the face of Yorkshire Tea after falling in love with the drink
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted Eden Hazard's injury is 'worse than first expected' and he could be out for a month.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard underrated Christian Pulisic when he first arrived at the club 'because he was American'.
Ex-Manchester United academy star Charlie Scott had been offered a lifeline in the Hong Kong Premier League.
Dusan Tadic claims Ajax would have given Liverpool a tougher test than Spurs in the 2019 Champions League final.


daily express
Lionel Messi does not want to accept a 30 per cent pay cut at Barcelona, it has been claimed.


daily record
Derek McInnes has handed former Celtic and Rangers midfielder Liam Burt the chance to impress on trial at Aberdeen.
Robbie Neilson believes John Souttar's Achilles agony was made worse by lockdown and being unable to get the treatment he needed.


scottish sun
Nir Bitton has told of his Covid-19 hell and revealed: I couldn't even stand up.
Craig Gordon insists Vasilis Barkas needs to be given time to settle in as Celtic's new No 1.


the guardian
Nikita Parris has said the Football Association needs to look at the location of its centres of excellence if it wants to open the door to more black, Asian and minority ethnic players in the England Women's squad.



Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker suggests German midfielder Mesut Ozil's focus has shifted away from football - the 32-year-old was left out of the Gunners' Premier League squad on Tuesday. (Klick and Rush podcast via Mail)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is frustrated at how the board failed to land any of his top transfer targets in the summer window. (BT Sport via Express)

Liverpool * could pursue Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23, or Turkey and Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, 20, to fill in for their injured Dutch international Virgil van Dijk, 29. (TV 2, in Norwegian)

Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher says Liverpool * should move for France and RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, to make up for the loss of Van Dijk. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are set to agree a new long-term deal with 28-year-old South Korea forward Son Heung-min. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are considering returning Gedson Fernandes, 21, to his parent club Benfica in the next transfer window. The Portugal midfielder joined Spurs on an 18-month loan deal in January. (A Bola, in Portuguese)

Watford chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury says Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, and English striker Troy Deeney, 32, are committed to helping the club back to the Premier League. (London Standard)

Former Celtic and Rangers midfielder Liam Burt, 21, was at Pittodrie for Aberdeen's Premiership match with Hamilton as he continues his hunt for a club. (Daily Record)

Premier League managers stay in their jobs for the longest time in Europe's top five leagues, a survey suggests. (Mirror)

Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira, 27, who had surgery on a knee injury, hopes he will be back playing for Leicester City within six weeks. (O Jogo, via Independent)

Everton forward Richarlison says he got 10,000 WhatsApp messages in five minutes after Brazil team-mate Neymar showed his phone number during a live-streamed online video game. (Star)

AZ Alkmaar say 13 players have tested positive for coronavirus, but their Europa League match with Napoli on Thursday will still go ahead as planned. (Mail)

Barcelona's French forward Antoine Griezmann, 29, is open to deferring part of his salary. (Marca)

Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has criticised Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo for flying back to Italy from Portugal after testing positive for coronavirus. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
22nd October 2020




the guardian
Manchester United have warned Mason Greenwood regarding his discipline, with the 19-year-old's poor timekeeping a particular issue.
Football Federation Australia has called off a training camp in Europe and scrapped plans for matches against England and the United States in London next month due to the worsening Covid-19 crisis on the continent.


daily mail
Mesut Ozil is convinced Arsenal's commercial interests in China influenced the club's decision to omit him from their Premier League and Europa League squads.
Brendan Rodgers believes the ongoing coronavirus restrictions are making it more difficult for players to focus on football.
Premier League chiefs are convinced Manchester United and Liverpool will use the threat of a breakaway European league as leverage to agree a revised version of Project Big Picture.
The FA have demanded all clubs address the racial imbalance within the game by ensuring 15 per cent of new executive appointments be from a BAME background.
Zinedine Zidane took over an hour to appear in his post-match press conference after his team's humbling at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk and he then made the shock admission: 'We lacked confidence.'
Ilkay Gundogan has said that Manchester City still haven't found top gear this season despite a strong second-half display against Porto.


daily express
Fabinho has revealed he spoke with Jurgen Klopp before the Champions League tie against Ajax, and was told by the Reds boss to replicate Virgil van Dijk's leadership at the back.
Liverpool * have been warned they will have to pay a premium for any defenders they want to sign in January as a direct result of Virgil van Dijk's injury.
Chelsea remain interested in Gladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, who has been identified as a long-term target by the recruitment team at Stamford Bridge.


the sun
Jorginho has taken on extra work as Thiago Silva's English teacher to help the Brazilian superstar settle in at Chelsea.


daily mirror
Brighton have reportedly slapped a £50m price tag on Ben White amid speculation Liverpool * could be interested in him as a replacement for Virgil van Dijk.
Petr Cech can still play at the highest level, according to Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.


daily telegraph
The proposed new European Premier League could be illegal under EU law, leading experts on European sports law have said.
Premiership Rugby are under fire after refusing to release players for the Lions 'home' warm-up fixture against Japan.


daily record
Ryan Edmondson is adamant Aberdeen can shock Celtic twice in the next 11 days and muscle their way into becoming one of the lead roles in a blockbuster Scottish season.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon has branded Maurice Ross an 'embarrassment' - and told him to say sorry to Celtic's players after the first-team coach at Motherwell slammed Celts after Saturday's Old Firm defeat.


Brighton are likely to demand at least £50m for centre-back Ben White if Liverpool * seek to replace injured Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 29, with the 23-year-old English defender in January. (Sun)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, could leave Paris St-Germain for Liverpool * or Real Madrid next summer. (Le Parisien - in French)

England winger Mason Greenwood, 19, has been spoken to by Manchester United following issues with punctuality. (Mail)

Chelsea are ready to let goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga leave on loan in January, with Sevilla considering a move for the 26-year-old Spaniard. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, believes commercial interests in China are behind Arsenal's decision to leave him out of their Premier League and Europa League squads. (Mail)

Tottenham are planning talks to offer out-of-favour England left-back Danny Rose, 30, an early termination of his contract. (Football Insider)

England forward Danny Welbeck, 29, rejected an offer of £140,000 a week from a Turkish Super Lig club - believed to be Fenerbahce - to stay in the Premier League with Brighton. (Sun)

Chelsea are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, 23, but face competition from Manchester United and Manchester City for the Switzerland international. (Bild via Express)

Sheffield United are ready to revive their interest in Reading midfielder John Swift, 25. The Blades view the Englishman as a potential replacement for John Lundstram, who has yet to sign a new contract at Bramall Lane. (Sheffield Star)

Watford captain Troy Deeney, 32, insists he is not ready to be a back-up striker amid interest from Tottenham and other Premier League clubs this summer. (Talksport)

Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 21, on loan at Tottenham from Benfica, is likely to make an early return to his parent club in January after failing to impress at the Lilywhites. (RTP 3, via Sun)

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, has no intention of returning to Arsenal and wants to make his loan move to Atletico Madrid a permanent one. (Ovacion Digital, via Star)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says a permanent deal for Chelsea's on-loan England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26, has yet to be discussed. (Birmingham Mail)

Defender Gerard Pique, 33, is said to have infuriated the Barcelona dressing room after going behind his team-mates' backs to sign a new contract. Most of the players signed a letter refusing to negotiate with the board, who want to lower the wages of the first-team squad by 25%. (Marca - in Spanish)

Barcelona have invited the club's players into negotiations regarding a blanket wage reduction for all staff members, but the players are not expected to attend as they await an entirely separate meeting. (Goal)

Marseille's France forward Florian Thauvin, 27, formerly with Newcastle and recently linked with Leicester, is yet to agree a new contract, with his present deal due to expire next summer, and would be free to talk to other clubs in January. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton are likely to wait until January to decide whether to open talks with director of football Marcel Brands over a new deal. (Liverpool Echo)

The proposed new European Premier League could be illegal under EU law, leading experts on European sports law believe. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 34, says three days of talks with manager Frank Lampard in January convinced him to stay at the club and he remains happy at Stamford Bridge. (Onze Mondial, via Express)

Borussia Dortmund failed in an approach to take Inter Milan and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 28, on loan this season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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Friday's Newspapers :
23rd October 2020




daily mail
The controversial decision not to red card Jordan Pickford during last week's Merseyside derby is to be scrutinised at the next referees' half-term summit.
Kick It Out are braced for possible funding cuts next year despite a rise in reports of racist abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Arsenal have taken the son of club legend Dennis Bergkamp on trial, with midfielder Mitchel training with the U23 side at their training ground this week.
The EFL has urged the government to commit to a raft of measures as part of a desperate plea for immediate assistance - with many of its clubs at breaking point.
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao has launched a stinging criticism of Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola and claimed he used 'ugly words' on the touchline during their Champions League group game fixture.
Lionel Messi is hopeful his old foe Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to take part in Barcelona's Champions League clash against Juventus despite testing positive for coronavirus.
Darren Fletcher has returned to Manchester United to help coach the club's U16s squad.
Football clubs in the Championship and lower leagues have been offered emergency loans from the EFL in a desperate bid to 'stop them going bust', after failing to agree a rescue package with the Premier League or government.
Wimbledon is set to increase the diversity of its governance by making Anne Keothavong the first member of its main committee from a BAME background.


the guardian
England men's cricketers face the prospect of their win bonuses being slashed in half and their pay reduced by around 15 per cent under the latest round of cost-cutting measures in the sport


daily telegraph
Questions are being tabled in the House of Commons over the details of the government's £10m bailout fund for National League football clubs, after it emerged each club's share will be almost identical despite the large differences in average attendance.
Referees have suffered a sharp spike in the number of assaults and cases of abuse at grassroots level, according to the national charity for match officials.
England could play an extra two-Test series next summer if the World Test Championship final is postponed.


the times
The EFL has asked the government for permission for all of its 72 clubs to defer tens of millions of pounds of tax payments until fans are allowed back into stadiums.
Andy Murray has received praise from Coco Gauff after helping to increase awareness of the lack of diversity in the boardrooms of the All England Club and Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
The governing bodies of the British Olympic and Paralympic sports are in a state of panic over funding for the 2024 Paris Games.


the sun
Gareth Bale has warned defenders his best is yet to come after making his first start since returning to Tottenham.
Floyd Mayweather has blasted the sport for having so many belts, saying that 'everybody's a champion'.
Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal now with MLS, Qatar, Portugal and Brazil transfer windows still open.


daily express
Liverpool * goalkeeper Alisson Becker is close to a return from injury and could be back for the West Ham game next week.
Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly set to slug it out for Borussia Monchengladbach's highly-rated defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria.


daily mirror
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been forced to backtrack on plans for a European Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino and Raul are reportedly the two prime candidates to succeed Zinedine Zidane if the Frenchman is given his marching orders at Real Madrid.


daily star
Said Benrahma has admitted he was close to missing out on a move to West Ham.


daily record
Neil Lennon admits star man Odsonne Edouard will not be available to face Aberdeen at the weekend but offered hope of a Lille return.


scottish sun
Ryan Christie last night questioned Scottish football's Covid-19 isolation rules, revealing he has tested negative six times since being classed a close contact of Scotland pal Stuart Armstrong.



Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and current Real Madrid reserve team boss Raul are contenders to take over at the Spanish giants if they decide to sack Zinedine Zidane. (AS)

Arsenal's out-of-favour ex-Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil could move to the MLS in the United States, with DC United interested in the 32-year-old. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hopeful he can "seduce" Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, into extending his contract. (Independent)

Arsenal are considering a potential deal to re-sign Donyell Malen, 21, from PSV Eindhoven, three years after they sold the Netherlands striker from their youth ranks for £540,000. (Soccernews, in Dutch)

Liverpool * could turn their attentions to Schalke's Turkey international defender Ozan Kabak, 20, as the search to find a replacement for the injured Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 29, continues. (Sport Media Set, via Sport Witness)

Argentina keeper Sergio Romero, 33, found out via social media he had been left out of Manchester United's Premier League squad and wants to speak to the club about his treatment. (Star)

Everton's deal to sign England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 23, from Sheffield United in 2016 was "a lot less" than the reported £1.5m, according to Toffees under-23 boss David Unsworth. (Sky Sports, via Mail)

Tottenham pushed down the price of Wales defender Joe Rodon, 23, by £5m after refusing to meet Swansea's asking price on EFL deadline day. (Football Insider)

Everton's unsettled Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic, 28, will not push for a move to Portugal - the last major European league with an open transfer window - and will wait until January to decide his next club. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 33, agreed to lower his pay by 50% for the rest of this season, because of the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis. (Sport)

Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, 23, says former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho was a key factor in his move to Tottenham. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have given a trial to the son of their former Netherlands forward Dennis Bergkamp. Mitchel Bergkamp, 22, has spent the week training at London Colney with Steve Bould's under-23 side. (Goal)

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants to regain a place in the England squad and will resist switching countries to represent DR Congo. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Werder Bremen chief Clemens Fritz insists 20-year-old Dutch winger Tahith Chong, who is on loan at the German club from Manchester United, will get plenty of first-team football after making only one start so far this season. (Deichstube, in German)

Newcastle have offered French triallist striker Florent Indalecio, 23, a contract until the end of the season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Chelsea summer arrival Hakim Ziyech, the 27-year-old Morocco midfielder, says the chance to win trophies by playing "beautiful football" was the reason for his move to Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)

Former Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, 36, is back at Manchester United in a temporary coaching role to help his development. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa's Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 26, says he is feeling back to full fitness after a difficult opening season in the Premier League. (Birmingham Mail)

Fans will be able to watch West Ham's match against Manchester City this weekend in a cinema just a stone's throw from where the game will be taking place in an empty stadium. (Times - subscription required)

Football's lawmakers have agreed to January trials for concussion substitutes before their potential introduction from the start of next season. (Mirror)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
24th October 2020




the sun
Manchester United reportedly face competition from four different clubs in the race to sign Wolves star Adama Traore.
Troy Deeney has accused social media giants of profiting from vile racist abuse against footballers.
Tomas Soucek admits he was flattered with comparisons to Marouane Fellaini by Jose Mourinho.
Former brickie Florent Indalecio has landed a contract at Newcastle on the recommendation of Allan Saint-Maximin.


daily mirror
Manchester United are reportedly considering an attempt to lure highly-regarded director of football Luis Campos to Old Trafford in the near future.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has admitted there were serious discussions over a potential move to Arsenal during the summer before the transfer window closed earlier this month.
Rhian Brewster is happy he swapped medals for matches when he made his record £23.5m move from Sheffield United to * Liverpool.
Ralph Hasenhuttl says Jordan Pickford should be banned for Everton's match at Southampton on Sunday following his "absolutely disastrous tackle" in the Merseyside derby.


daily mail
Manchester City's team flight to London rerouted into the capital after an aircraft fault on the eve of Saturday's clash at West Ham.
David Moyes has called on the Government to explain why fans cannot watch West Ham's game against Manchester City in their stadium, but can watch it inside a nearby cinema.
Zinedine Zidane potentially leaving Real Madrid would not impact any deal to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer, according to reports.


the times
The FA has warned Premier League clubs that their ability to sign overseas players will be hugely impacted in the January transfer window unless they retract their demands to be able to sign young, unproven talent from across the globe.


daily express
Tottenham reportedly missed out on signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, it has been claimed.


the guardian
Jurgen Klopp * has described this season as the most challenging of his managerial career because of the condensed fixture schedule resulting from Covid-19.


daily telegraph
England's match with Barbarians was called off after the RFU discovered a second Covid-19 breach.


the independent
Pep Guardiola has defended his touchline behaviour after being accused of being "unpleasant" and using "ugly words" by Porto manager Sergio Conceicao.


scottish sun
Scottish clubs could be shut down if Nicola Sturgeon puts Scotland, or parts of it, into Tier Four.



Tottenham Hotspur have offered South Korea forward Son Heung-min a new five-year contract worth £200,000 a week plus performance-related bonuses, which nearly doubles the wages on his existing deal, which was due to expire in 2023. (Football Insider)

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho expects Son, 28, to sign his new contract "soon". (London Evening Standard)

Real Madrid's plan to sign Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, would not be affected were coach Zinedine Zidane to leave the club. (AS)

Zidane insists he is "with the players to the death" amid mounting speculation about the Frenchman's future at Real. (ESPN)

The agent of Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil claims Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has not been truthful about the reasons for exiling the German playmaker from the squad. (Guardian)

Chelsea's Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, looks increasingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge in January, with Inter Milan, Roma and Napoli considering a bid. (Sky Sports Italia, via Express)

Manchester City are set to sign Partizan winger Filip Stevanovic for £6m in the January transfer window. The 18-year-old Serbia Under-21 forward has previously been linked with Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain are set to follow up on a verbal agreement with Neymar and offer a new contract to the Brazil forward, 28. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, says he was "open to negotiations" with Arsenal and admits there was some interest from the Gunners this summer. (ESPN Brazil - in Portuguese)

The Football Association has threatened to block English clubs from signing non-internationals from European Union countries next week unless Premier League sides agree to introduce rules protecting homegrown players post-Brexit. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand, 31, is close to signing a new three-year deal. (Goal)

Burnley and England defender James Tarkowski, 27, was not close to signing for West Ham United during the summer, according to Clarets manager Sean Dyche. (Talksport)

Spanish left-back Angelino, 23, says he has "a niggle of why I did not play more" at Manchester City but insists that motivated him on his return to German side RB Leipzig on loan.(Marca, via Inside Futbol)

Everton's DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31, is helping youngsters in Liverpool secure free football coaching during the half-term break. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
25th October 2020




sunday mirror
Liverpool * have opened talks with Schalke about a £20m New Year swoop for young defender Ozan Kabak.
Jack Wilshere is considering a move to the MLS as he looks to rebuild his career after leaving West Ham.
Gareth Bale admits he's still a bit rusty after spending so much time on the sidelines at Real Madrid.
Brighton boss Graham Potter has dismissed speculation linking Ben White with a transfer to Liverpool * as "football noise".


sunday times
Betting companies could be banned from being front-of-shirt sponsors for football clubs under sweeping reforms being explored by the government.


the sun on sunday
Manchester United missed out on signing RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano - because of a row over £200,000.
Sheffield United will ask Manchester United for Marcos Rojo on loan.
Raheem Sterling is following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford and rapper Stormzy by launching a foundation to help disadvantaged kids.
Eric Garcia plans to resist all Pep Guardiola's efforts to 'seduce' him this season - and return to Barcelona next year.
Lionel Messi has been warned he will "damage" his reputation if he moves to the Premier League by La Liga president Javier Tebas.
Leeds want to sign Wigan superkid Sean McGurk at the second attempt.


sunday telegraph
The Government was under renewed pressure to scrap its fan ban on Saturday, after a survey of spectators who attended pilot events drew overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Barbarians players, including former England captain Chris Robshaw, could face a police investigation after video footage emerged of them appearing to break social distancing rules in a Mayfair pub.


mail on sunday
Chelsea's new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has insisted that there is no bad blood between him and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Liverpool * captain Jordan Henderson has revealed that Virgil van Dijk has 'radiated positivity' (like a halo on a Saint!) since suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Premier League are planning a renewed attempt to persuade FIFA to allow a 'margin of error' on the tight offsides that continue to plague the game.
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set for a spell on the sidelines with a groin injury.


daily star sunday
Sergio Romero wants showdown talks with Manchester United this week about his treatment from the club.
David Luiz is adamant that flair players do not need greater protection in the modern game.
Lucas Moura is convinced Tottenham's revamped squad can survive - and thrive - the busy schedule.


sunday mail
Slippy Gerrard insists Rangers won't be buying into the hype in their pursuit of glory.
Neil Lennon has told critics to lay off star signing Shane Duffy and insisted he's not to blame for Celtic's dodgy defensive displays.
Lewis Ferguson believes Aberdeen have the squad to challenge the Old Firm for trophies this season.



Liverpool * have opened talks with Schalke about a £20m new year move for Turkey defender Ozan Kabak, 20, following the long-term injury to Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are still intent on signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 21, in the January transfer window, although the Hammers are prepared to give the England international a new contract which would double his £60,000-a-week wages. (Star on Sunday)

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, is favouring a move to the MLS as he looks for a new club after leaving West Ham. (Sunday Mirror)

The Premier League is hoping to persuade Fifa to allow a 'margin of error' on tight offside calls, with referees' chief Mike Riley set to speak to Dutch Eredivisie bosses after they brought in a 10cm 'linesman's call'. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United's Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero wants to leave Old Trafford. The 33-year-old hopes an agreement can be reached for his contract to be terminated after finding out on social media he had been dropped from United's Premier League squad. (Star on Sunday)

Real Madrid have contacted former Tottenham and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino about the possibility of replacing Zinedine Zidane. (El Transistor, in Spanish)

Leeds want to make another attempt to sign Wigan's 17-year-old English midfielder Sean McGurk, having had a bid turned down by administrators in the last transfer window. (Sun on Sunday)

Brighton boss Graham Potter has dismissed speculation linking English defender Ben White, 23, with a move to Liverpool * as "football noise". (Sunday Mirror)

Former Brighton defender turned BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson says White could follow in his footsteps by moving to Liverpool * , but does not think the Premier League champions will complete a deal in the next transfer window. (Argus)

Fulham boss Scott Parker admits his future is out of his hands after a fifth defeat in six Premier League matches. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has called on chairman Daniel Levy to back him by evolving the team through the transfer market as Liverpool have done in recent years. (Sunday Express)

Wolves, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle are monitoring 27-year-old Reading captain Liam Moore. (TeamTalk)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reassured Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, that his time will come at Manchester United after he was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Saturday. (Manchester Evening News)

Solskjaer decided that the Manchester United team should stay together in the Lowry Hotel before Saturday's match, for the first time since their 2-1 win over Manchester City in March. (Star on Sunday)

Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp * says selling English striker Rhian Brewster, 20, to Sheffield United "was really hard". (Sunday Express)

Southampton's England left-back Ryan Bertrand, 31, has given his support to the Premier League's No Room For Racism campaign after revealing his own experiences of abuse as a child. (Sunday Mirror)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
26th October 2020




daily mirror
Dutch legend Marco van Basten has told Donny van de Beek that he made a huge mistake signing for Manchester United.
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing increasing scrutiny over his Donny van de Beek snubs.
Jose Mourinho wants to see Tottenham follow in Liverpool's * footsteps by achieving success through steady investment.


daily mail
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is ready to go to extreme lengths to keep record-breaker Lewis Hamilton on board.
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Arkadiusz Milik is reportedly set to snub Juventus and leave Napoli in January with Tottenham and Everton interested in acquiring his services.
Jack Wilshere is contemplating a switch to the MLS as he attempts to rejuvenate his career after leaving West Ham.


the times
Harry Redknapp, the former football manager, is hoping to profit from a possible City takeover after emerging as a surprise investor in an esports group that has put itself up for sale.


the sun
Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of signing Manchester United target Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade.
Bury are planning to stage games at Gigg Lane in the New Year.


daily express
Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu is set to table a motion to the board of directors that all of them resign in a crunch meeting on Monday.
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy reportedly refused to let Tanguy Ndombele leave the club for anything less than £54m, scuppering his chances of securing a move to Inter Milan.


daily star
Former Holland boss Danny Blind has accused Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of neglecting new Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek.


daily telegraph
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will have an operation on Monday to repair a hernia problem that ruled him out of the 1-1 draw at Molineux.
Exeter Chiefs chief executive Tony Rowe wants to become renowned as the best club side in the world but has warned that too many international fixtures, and "greed" from England over player availability, could ruin the domestic game.
Wasps turnover king Jack Willis is expected to be rewarded for sensational form with a call-up to England's autumn squad on Monday.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon has revealed Christopher Jullien has travelled to Germany in a bid to cure his back problem.
Former Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson has branded ex-Rangers star Peter Lovenkrands a 'coward', almost 16 years to the day that he was sent off in the Old Firm.



Manchester City like the look of RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann or former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as possible replacements for Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract. (Mail)

Juventus and Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 26 - who has been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United - is in talks over a new deal with the Italian club. (Sky Sports)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, plans on winning the Champions League at Paris St-Germain before moving on to a "big club", according to former PSG midfielder and current club ambassador Youri Djorkaeff. (Goal)

Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, who looked set to join Juventus next summer, could leave Napoli in January, with Tottenham and Everton interested in the 26-year-old. (Calciomercato via Mail)

Sheffield United want to take Manchester United's Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 30, on loan in January. (Sun)

Manchester United missed out on signing RB Leipzig's 21-year-old France defender Dayot Upamecano - now valued at about £55m - because of a row over £200,000 five years ago. (Sun)

Arsenal remain keen on signing Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, but face competition from Paris St-Germain and Juventus. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has been "honest" with out-of-favour German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, despite the player's agent claiming there has been a lack of transparency over his exile from the squad. (Mirror)

Liverpool * may decide not to sign a centre-back in January and wait for a longer-term prospect next summer, despite the serious injury to 29-year-old Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk. (Liverpool Echo)

Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, insists he is "too old" to emulate Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, and return to Tottenham. (FourFourTwo via Marca)

Real Madrid will only offer Spain centre-back and captain Sergio Ramos a one-year contract extension but the 34-year-old wants to sign for another two years. His current deal expires next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 29, has denied claims in the French media that he openly discussed the possibility of joining Paris St-Germain. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle's England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 28, is facing further assessment on a hernia injury that is set to lead to an operation. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Brighton's England midfielder Adam Lallana, 32, says when he realised he was no longer required at Liverpool * he treated every day at Anfield "like it was my last". (Liverpool Echo)

Juventus and Barcelona are interested in Ajax and Netherlands Under-19 midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 18. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has described the social media abuse aimed at his players following the Merseyside derby as "unfair" and "unacceptable". (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
27th October 2020




daily mail
Frank Lampard is ready to re-integrate Antonio Rudiger into his first-team plans following heart-to-heart talks with the central defender.
The Premier League may sideline the Football Association in a historic bid to persuade the Home Office to bring in a special visa system, as the row over post-Brexit quotas rages on with days to the deadline.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has refused to resign following crunch talks on Monday as pressure grows on the under-fire chief to step down as tempers boil over in Catalonia.
Manchester City arrived in Marseille with no striker and the gloomy forecast that Sergio Aguero could miss a month with a hamstring strain.
West Ham are waiting anxiously to hear whether leading goalscorer Michail Antonio will need treatment for a recurring hamstring problem after the 30-year-old came off during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
Chelsea will go ahead with training in Russia before their Champions League game with Krasnodar, despite Bayern Munich cancelling a session in the country's capital due to coronavirus fears.
Shkodran Mustafi is ready to walk away from Arsenal and leave on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to reports.
Marcus Rashford is set to be omitted from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite being the bookies' odds-on favourite to win the award.
West Ham players are backing David Moyes to be handed a contract extension following the club's resurgence since lockdown.
Khabib Nurmagomedov's head coach, Javier Mendez, says he was shocked when the lightweight champion announced his retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje.


daily mirror
Slaven Bilic's West Brom future is in doubt after defender Ahmed Hegazi was sold behind his back.
Edu and Mikel Arteta 'disagreed' over whether Arsenal should sign Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar in the summer.
Alisson has revealed how a refusal to take no for an answer - and the power of prayer - helped him make a vital return for Liverpool.
Barcelona's board have released an official statement claiming that VAR is being used against them, saying it has "had a serious negative impact on FC Barcelona and has benefitted its most direct opponents".


the sun
Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City hotshot Sergio Aguero could be out for up to a month.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has donated £25,000 towards Marcus Rashford's push for free school meals.
Premier League clubs will discuss cutting the Pay Per View charge to under a tenner on Tuesday.
Laurent Koscielny has charged to Mesut Ozil's defence, branding the Arsenal player a 'phenomenon' and a 'very good person'.
Three Premier League stars reportedly avoided bans after returning positive results during drug tests taken last season.
Christian Eriksen could reportedly quit Inter Milan in the January transfer window - just a year after joining.
Isco has reportedly been caught on camera blasting Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane for the timing of his substitutions.
Manchester United are close to appointing a new data scientist, according to reports.


daily telegraph
West Ham players are backing David Moyes to be handed a contract extension following the club's resurgence since lockdown.
Dr Richard Freeman will face renewed suggestions on Tuesday that he "topped up" a rider with testosterone, his barrister told a medical tribunal on Monday.
British Gymnastics has been accused of attempting to "circumvent" the independent review into bullying in the sport by contacting individuals who have submitted evidence.
Sarah Hunter, the England rugby captain, has added her support to Marcus Rashford's high-profile campaign to end child poverty after paying for free school meal vouchers at her former primary school.


daily record
Football's top brass are set for urgent talks with the Scottish Government as hopes grow fans will be back in Scottish grounds next Friday night.
Scott Brown faces a sweat on potential retrospective punishment for the Celtic captain's alleged elbow offence during Sunday's Pittodrie thriller.


the guardian
The FA chairman, Greg Clarke, raised the threat of a European breakaway by top clubs at the very start of his development of Project Big Picture with the chairmen of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.


the independent
Fans will not be allowed to attend FA Cup first-round fixtures next month due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.


the times
A new code to tackle the racial imbalance in English football will be unveiled by the Football Association today and has been hailed by its architect as the most important step for the game in 30 years.
The Rooney Rule brought in by the EFL last year has been criticised by campaigners for giving clubs the option of whether to have an open recruitment process.



Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ready to re-integrate Antonio Rudiger into his first-team plans following heart-to-heart talks with the 27-year-old Germany central defender, who has been linked with Tottenham and Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, 28, rejected Arsenal's offer of a contract extension in the summer and has informed the club he plans to leave when his current deal expires at the end of the season. (Football London)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta disagreed with technical director Edu over the deadline-day signing of Ghanaian Thomas Partey, 27, from Atletico Madrid, with Lyon's 22-year-old France international Houssem Aouar his preferred midfield target. (L'Equipe via Sport Witness)

Three Premier League players failed a drugs test during the 2019-20 season but escaped punishment as they were granted a therapeutic use exemption, which allows an athlete to take a prescribed substance for medical reasons. (The Athletic)

Liverpool * have no interest in signing Schalke defender Ozan Kabak and were bemused by reports linking them with the 20-year-old Turkey international over the weekend. (Liverpool Echo)

Football Association chairman Greg Clarke raised the threat of a European breakaway by top clubs at the start of talks over Project Big Picture back in February. (Guardian)

Crystal Palace have opened talks with English winger Andros Townsend, 29, over a new contract after fending off summer interest from West Brom. (Football Insider)

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic is fuming with Baggies chiefs after Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi, 29, was allowed to join Saudi Professional League side Al-Ittihad behind his back. (Sun)

Tottenham hope to negotiate an early termination of English left-back Danny Rose's contract, but the 30-year-old intends to demand the full £2.5m-plus remaining on his deal, which runs until June next year. (Football Insider)

The Premier League may sideline the Football Association to persuade the Home Office to bring in a special visa system, as the row over post-Brexit quotas continues. (Mail)

Premier League chiefs will discuss making a U-turn over the pay-per-view row after "disastrous" viewing figures. (Mirror)

West Ham players are backing manager David Moyes to be handed a contract extension following the club's resurgence since lockdown but the club's owners may delay opening talks until they are fully convinced the club will not be dragged into a relegation fight. (Mail)

Barcelona and France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 26, has dismissed suggestions of a move to Arsenal. (Canal+, via Football London)

Italy sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora has said Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, is being investigated for returning to the country having tested positive for coronavirus. (Star)

English midfielder Henri Lansbury, 30, has turned down an offer from Aston Villa to end his contract at the club. (The Athletic, via Birmingham Mail)

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City considered signing a striker in the summer transfer window but could not find the right deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has backed Frank Lampard to find the right formula at Stamford Bridge after an inconsistent start to the season. (Goal.com)

Arsenal fans have raised £34,000 for a local charity by donating to it instead of paying to watch Sunday's pay-per-view game against Leicester. (London Evening Standard)

An Everton supporter is hoping to find a wall in Liverpool city centre after crowdfunding £5,000 for a new mural to celebrate the club. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
28th October 2020




the times
Manchester United could sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano for as little as £38m next summer due to his release clause.
Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned as president of Barcelona in a move that is likely to extend the future of Lionel Messi at the club.


daily mirror
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has admitted Jadon Sancho's long-running Man Utd transfer saga may be the cause behind the winger's recent dip in form.
Tyrone Mings is convinced the FA's new Voluntary Diversity Code will open up the pathway for more black players to move into management.
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi rejected the club's offer of a new deal during the summer, instead choosing to leave when his current contract expires at the end of the season.


daily mail
Jordan Pickford and his wife are being protected by bodyguards after the pair were subjected to death threats.
Lewis Hamilton is facing a race against time to sign a proposed £40m-a-year deal with Mercedes after plans to cap driver salaries were approved unanimously by the teams.


the sun
Manchester United are plotting to bring back 23,500 fans to Old Trafford after two months of talks with the government.
Brighton are planning to reward Tariq Lamptey for his excellent start to his Albion career with a bumper new contract.
Newcastle's £300m takeover was given hope again as Jamie Reuben dropped a huge hint it could be back on.


the guardian
The Premier League held a meeting with the big six clubs to discuss the fallout of the Project Big Picture proposals without informing all 14 other clubs.


daily star
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is reportedly having to isolate having come into contact with somebody who has tested positive for coronavirus amid the pandemic.
Marseille midfielder Pape Gueye's dream is to play alongside Liverpool * winger Sadio Mané, he has revealed.
Fellow Brazilian and ex-Reds goalkeeper Doni says he told Liverpool to sign Alisson years before his eventual £66.8m switch.
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been offered the chance to rejoin his former club Racing Club de Avellaneda by their president Victor Blanco but the 33-year-old will need to take a major pay cut.


daily record
Scottish football has launched an 11th-hour plea to Nicola Sturgeon to further relax lockdown rules as the First Minister prepares to rubber-stamp a limited return of fans next week.
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard admits his aim is to play at a higher level as he confirms he will leave when the time is right.
Luckless Motherwell 'keeper Trevor Carson faces a minimum of three months out with a knee injury.


daily express
Liverpool * were reportedly interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram this summer but ultimately ended up bringing in Diogo Jota from Wolves instead.



Manchester United will move for French RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, next summer. (Times)

Liverpool * are the latest club to scout Iceland Under-21s midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson, 17, who plays for IFK Norrkoping in Sweden. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Johannesson has also been watched by Manchester United and Juventus. (Aftonbladet - in Swedish)

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 26, has hired bodyguards to protect him and his wife, as they were reportedly subjected to death threats after he injured Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk in the recent Merseyside derby. (Mail)

Juventus tried to sign Barcelona's Spain forward Ansu Fati, 17, in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton are to offer England Under-21s full-back Tariq Lamptey, 20, a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe's proposed move to Real Madrid next summer is "done", according to Adil Rami, a former team-mate of the France international, 21. (RMC Sport, via Metro)

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre believes speculation around winger Jadon Sancho's proposed move to Manchester United may have caused the 20-year-old England international's drop in form. (Mirror)

Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez, 23, says he "does not know" what will happen in the future but is currently happy at Inter Milan. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 29, is open to one day returning to France and joining boyhood club Marseille. (Canal Plus, via Sun)

Barcelona will attempted to sign PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands striker Donyell Malen, 21, if they fail to complete a deal for Memphis Depay. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United's 33-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been offered the chance to re-join Racing Club de Avellaneda, but he will need to take a major pay cut. (Star)

Championship side Birmingham City are among the clubs interested in signing former Brazil forward and free agent Alexandre Pato, 31. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal's technical director Edu overruled manager Mikel Arteta in signing Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, ahead of Lyon's 22-year-old France international Houssem Aouar. (L'Equipe, via Express)

Arsenal face competition from French champions PSG and Italian champions Juventus to sign Aouar. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

Aston Villa tried to sign Strasbourg's French defender Mohamed Simakan, 20, during the summer transfer window and could try again in January. AC Milan, Lyon and Borussia Dortmund were also interested. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leeds are planning to release Irish defender Conor Shaughnessy, 24, after he failed to secure a move away during the transfer window. (Football Insider)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
29th October 2020




daily mirror
Fabinho's hamstring injury is not as serious as first feared with the Liverpool midfielder, who has been playing at centre-back, due back after the international break.
Ajax are bracing themselves for another Premier League auction for teenage midfielder Ryan Gravenberch with Liverpool and Manchester United keen.
Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy is set to buy Burnley in an amazing £200m takeover.
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has insisted Mesut Ozil is still putting 100 per cent effort into training sessions despite being frozen out by Mikel Arteta.


daily mail
Liverpool * face serious competition from AC Milan in pursuing a move for Schalke central defender Ozan Kabab.
The FA has been given assurances that Wembley will remain a host venue for Euro 2020 even if fans do not return to Premier League stadiums.
The PFA has sent a hard-hitting letter to its members condemning the EFL's proposals for a salary cap.
PSG are set to be without Neymar for 'a few games' according to manager Thomas Tuchel, ahead of the forward undergoing a scan on Thursday.
Nuno Espirito Santo fears English football will suffer a lost generation of fans and players while supporters remain barred from stadiums.


daily telegraph
Championship clubs are pressing England's big six to revive key aims of 'Project Big Picture' as the Premier League races to produce its alternative vision for the pyramid by Christmas.
Jose Mourinho believes Gareth Bale is ready to show he is back to his best when he starts Tottenham's Europa League game against Royal Antwerp on Thursday.
Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal are only one defensive injury away from being in "big trouble" as he attempts to manage the club's troubling lack of options at the heart of their defence.
The Women's Six Nations fixture between Ireland and France has been called off due to an outbreak of Covid-19 within the French camp.


the guardian
Arsene Wenger believes a European Super League featuring the biggest names in club football would 'destroy' the Premier League.
David Luiz has been ruled out for 'a few weeks' as Arsenal's defensive injury list grows.


the sun
Burnley are reportedly set for a £200m takeover after Mike Garlick agreed to sell the club to Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy.
Icelandic midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson, 17, has dealt Liverpool's chances of signing him a blow after revealing he dreams of joining Manchester United.


daily star
Liverpool * have been handed a boost in their pursuit of a defender for the January transfer window after Bayern Munich's contract talks with David Alaba collapsed.
Manchester United are plotting a move for out-of-contract AC Milan ace Hakan Calhanoglu next summer, according to reports in Italy.


daily record
Brassed-off Dundee United's players and staff will meet on Thursday to discuss wage cuts but they are baulking at the 20 per cent reduction owner Mark Ogren is proposing.
Neil Lennon has held one-to-one talks with Shane Duffy to help the stopper pull through his turbulent start at Celtic.


scottish sun
Scotland will have two Champions League places from next season - and five spots in European competition overall.


daily express
Mikel Arteta has admitted he regrets the decision to leave William Saliba out of his Europa League squad.


the times
Wayne Rooney is due to return to training at Derby County on Friday after self-isolating after making contact with a friend who had tested positive for coronavirus.


Manchester United are considering a five-year deal for AC Milan's Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 26. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Calhanoglu is due to discuss his future with Milan next month. (Mail)

Liverpool * target David Alaba could be set for a move after talks with Bayern Munich collapsed. The Austrian defender, 28, is out of contract with Bayern in January. (Bild - in German)

Liverpool * face competition from AC Milan for the signature of Schalke's Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak, 20. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham's hopes of agreeing a new contract with forward Son Heung-min, 28, have been boosted after the South Korean joined the same agency as manager Jose Mourinho. (Talksport)

However, Mourinho says that will have no influence on Son's ongoing contract talks. (Star)

English midfielder John Lundstram is set to leave Sheffield United after contract talks broke down. The 26-year-old has been linked with Burnley and Crystal Palace. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona's hopes of keeping Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, have been given a significant boost by Josep Maria Bartomeu's resignation as president. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have joined Barcelona and Juventus in showing interest in Ajax's 18-year-old Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Mirror)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is in talks to become the new Zenit St Petersburg boss. (Championat, via Sun)

Arsenal and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi says he has not discussed a new contract with the Premier League side. The 28-year-old's current deal ends in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Mustafi wants to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium despite reports he rejected a new contract in the summer. (Express)

Arsenal wanted to send English midfielder Reiss Nelson out on loan this season but the 20-year-old insisted on staying and fighting for a place in Mikel Arteta's team. (Independent)

Atletico Madrid are struggling to find a replacement for Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, following his move to Arsenal. Their target, Valencia's Central African Republic international Geoffrey Kondogbia, 27, could be out with injury beyond Atletico's extended deadline of 5 November. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a potential European Super League would "destroy" the Premier League. (Guardian)

West Brom are to offer Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira, 24, a new contract, just two months after permanently signing him for £8.25m. (Telegraph)

QPR hope winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, 22, will sign a new deal at the club despite interest from Celtic. (Standard)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
30th October 2020




the sun
Jose Mourinho has ordered his Spurs flops to 11am training and admits he wanted to sub all 11 players off at half-time in Antwerp loss.
Mauricio Pochettino is 'looking' at a Premier League job, with Manchester United firmly in the frame, according to his former Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.
Crystal Palace are to check blinds at Wolves after Roy Hodgson fumed at BT Sport for showing post-match inquest.
Paul Scholes has told Manchester United to sign Dayot Upamecano and claims he is the 'type of defender' his old club need.
Mike Ashley has finally agreed to refund Newcastle season ticket holders for games they cannot watch.


daily mail
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he has been kept out of the loop regarding a proposed £200m takeover, despite playing an instrumental role in shaping the club's identity since joining eight years ago today.
Michail Antonio is facing six weeks out with a hamstring tear as the number of Premier League stars with soft tissue injuries nears 50 per cent more than at the same stage last season.
The Football Association is in talks with the world's leading sportswear brands about them buying into the historic new diversity code.
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been left in limbo after a move to Major League Soccer with Inter Miami fell through.
Phil Foden is set to be considered for an England call-up next week following his non-inclusion for disciplinary issues earlier this month.
Slaven Bilic has revealed he held further talks with West Brom bosses to discuss the controversial sale of Ahmed Hegazi amid growing tension behind the scenes at The Hawthorns.
West Brom, Aston Villa and Fulham will feature in a fourth successive Pay Per View fixture after the Premier League confirmed the latest selection of box office games in November.
Karim Benzema has reportedly apologised to Vinicius Junior after urging his Real Madrid team-mates to not pass to him during Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Real Madrid are ready to make Juventus a very tempting swap offer in order to sign Paulo Dybala, according to reports.
Fabinho is almost certainly ruled out of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Manchester City next weekend.


daily telegraph
Football League clubs have opened talks about potentially cutting staff after being left "in limbo" as the Government's furlough scheme draws to an end.
The Premier League is preparing to set more ambitious diversity targets among coaching staff and in boardrooms.
The rival investors bidding for control of Burnley consider Sean Dyche to be central to their plans, but the manager's future could be complicated if chairman Mike Garlick remains at the club.
The RFU has warned that community clubs, players and volunteers will "disappear forever" unless it receives a Government bailout after revealing an expected revenue shortfall of £145m.


the times
The RFU launched disciplinary proceedings against 13 Barbarians players yesterday, hours after Eddie Jones had accused the invitational side of turning rugby into a "laughing stock" for causing last Sunday's match against England to be cancelled.
Jonny Hill has been given the opportunity to complete a rare hat-trick by winning three titles in three weeks after being awarded his England debut against Italy in Saturday's Six Nations decider in Rome.
Counties could be hit with financial penalties for failing to meet diversity targets as the sport responds to accusations of racism within the game.


daily mirror
Sunderland chief Jim Rodwell has warned the Black Cats are not immune from the fate he fears for many football clubs if the Government does not step in.
Chris Wilder is "baffled and frustrated" with John Lundstram for refusing to sign a new improved contract - and will try to sell him in January.
Matteo Guendouzi has hinted his Arsenal career may already be over after his latest comments evaluating his time at the club.


the guardian
West Ham's Michail Antonio will be out for a month with a hamstring tear.


daily star
Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has insisted that "there was never a personal problem" between himself and Jose Mourinho during the Portuguese tactician's second spell as Chelsea manager.
Matteo Guendouzi has revealed how Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno pushed him to move to Germany.


scottish sun
Rangers and Celtic's Europa League performances could net Scotland an automatic Champions League spot in 2022.

Barcelona presidential frontrunner Victor Font wants to bring Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola back to the club. Guardiola is into the final year of his contract at Etihad Stadium. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are willing to double the wages of 26-year-old Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who is out of contract at AC Milan in the summer. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham's 31-year-old Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld could leave when his contract expires in 2023, says his father. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool * are still interested in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and will make another bid for the Senegal international, 29, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero's proposed move to Inter Miami has fallen through. The 33-year-old will stay at United until January at least. (Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate is ready to recall Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 20, after he was dropped for breaking coronavirus regulations in Iceland, but Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, 19, may be left out. (Mirror)

West Ham forward Michail Antonio's hamstring injury is worse than feared and the 30-year-old will be sidelined for at least a month. (Talksport)

Lille and United States forward Timothy Weah, 20, could join Saint-Etienne on loan. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen believes former manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking at a role back in the Premier League, potentially with Manchester United. (Star)

Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, says team-mates Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno encouraged him to go on loan to Hertha Berlin. (Kicker via Goal)

Liverpool * midfielder Fabinho's hamstring injury is not as serious as first thought. The Brazil international, 27, will miss at least three matches. (Mirror)

Juventus will stick with manager Andre Pirlo, despite criticism in the Italian media of the club's start to the season. (Mail)

Everton forward Theo Walcott says he is keen to work more with Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl on a more permanent basis. The 31-year-old former England international is on a season-long loan at Saints. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says they could go up to 20 years without winning the Premier League title again. (Metro)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he never doubted that American winger Christian Pulisic, 22, would thrive in the Premier League. (ESPN)

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek could become Manchester United's version of Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller, says former midfielder Owen Hargreaves. (BT Sport via Independent)



 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
31st October 2020




the times
A member of the Abu Dhabi royal family who has previously been involved in failed takeovers of Liverpool * and Newcastle United has approached the EFL about permission to buy Derby County.
Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led impassioned calls for the Premier League to reintroduce the use of five substitutes amid fears over the mental and physical health of players.
Wes Morgan is being lined up by Leicester City to take on an executive role when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.


daily telegraph
Huss Fahmy has become the latest high-profile executive to leave Arsenal as the club continues to drastically restructure its internal operations.
Rick Parry has told Jamie Carragher: 'Project Big Picture is not dead'.
The Rugby Football Union has cancelled all competitive adult leagues for the 2020-21 season, ruling out everything from the third tier down in the men's game and the second tier down in the women's game across England.


the sun
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has insisted he "did his best" to involve Mesut Ozil at the club.
Matteo Guendouzi has revealed Mesut Ozil helped convince him to leave Arsenal for Hertha Berlin.
The Premier League is set to be a massive loser in the Brexit battle amid fears Europe's top talents will not be given visas, says Karren Brady.
Harry Toffolo is set to start his 100th consecutive EFL match and is dedicating it to the woman he loves.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane claimed Karim Benzema's incredible tunnel bust-up with Vinicius Jr was a "good thing".
Barcelona are to launch a fresh Eric Garcia transfer bid in January - with the Man City defender set to reject Pep Guardiola's 'seduction'.
The Football Policing Unit 'strongly object' to calls to overturn the alcohol ban in football stadiums.


daily mirror
Luke Shaw is set for an England recall next week, ending a 26-month international exile.
Sergio Romero faces an uncertain future at Manchester United following the collapse of his move to Inter Miami.


daily mail
EFL clubs are furious with the Professional Footballers' Association for trying to block their salary cap proposals.
Jack Grealish has been doing extra gym work to withstand heavy tackles and add strength to Aston Villa's excellent start to the season.
Castore have made their move in the Premier League market after reportedly agreeing a deal to supply kits for Newcastle United.
Out-of-favour Christian Eriksen says only boss Antonio Conte can explain why he is not getting regular game time at Inter Milan.
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba's future at the European champions is in doubt, coach Hansi Flick said on Friday, with months-long contract talks having made no progress towards a new deal.
Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is set for a surprise return to management with APOEL Nicosia.


daily star
Liverpool * are reportedly still interested in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.


daily express
Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has offered an insight into Mauricio Pochettino's mindset, claiming the manager will be getting "impatient" and targeting a job at a "big team" in the Premier League.
Arsenal are keeping an eye on the progress of Dominik Szoboszlai as they consider a move for the Red Bull Salzburg attacker in the next 12 months.


scottish sun
Hearts have won every game they have played this season - but Steven Naismith insists nobody is assured of facing Hibs on Saturday.
Aberdeen's Shay Logan - who is also a plumber - faces a club probe over claims he fired foul-mouthed abuse at a rival handyman.


daily record
Celtic linked QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel is edging towards a new deal at Loftus Road, according to his boss Mark Warburton.



Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he gave former Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil "as many opportunities" as he could before leaving the 32-year-old out of his Premier League and Europa League squads. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, whose contract runs out next summer, has downplayed speculation linking him with a return to Barcelona. (Manchester Evening News)

However, Barcelona will make a renewed attempt to sign 19-year-old Manchester City defender Eric Garcia in the January transfer window. (ESPN)

Manager Carlo Ancelotti insists 20-year-old striker Moise Kean will be back next season to rejoin Everton after his loan with Paris St-Germain finishes. (Liverpool Echo)

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick remains hopeful that Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, will sign a new deal and stay at the club. (Goal)

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to recall Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 25, to his international squad, having not selected him since March 2019. (Star)

Wales and Spurs star Gareth Bale has donated £15,000 to fund 300 Christmas hampers to feed those most in need in Wales. (Wales Online)

Arsenal's director of football operations Huss Fahmy is to leave the club after three years with the Gunners. (Standard)

Leading agent Mino Raiola has arrived at AC Milan to begin talks to extend the contracts of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, and defender Alessio Romagnoli, 25. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)

Atletico Madrid are preparing a move to sign Valencia and Central African Republic midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 27. (Le10Sport, in French)

Newcastle United are identifying transfer targets for the next two transfer windows, with manager Steve Bruce hoping the club's scouting team will eventually be able to watch these players in the flesh, despite the Foreign Office warning against non-essential overseas travel during the coronavirus pandemic. (Chronicle)

Derby County are on the brink of a takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan of Abu Dhabi, a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour. (Telegraph- subscription required)

Captain Barry Bannan is keen to sign a new Sheffield Wednesday contract and the 30-year-old midfielder, targeted by Brentford, would want to stay even if the Owls are relegated this season. (Yorkshire Post)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
1st November 2020




sunday mirror
Liverpool '' ( nobody really cares, there was a global pandemic )'' are monitoring Ajax defender Perr Schuurs following his recent outstanding Champions League display against them.
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he wants to stay at Everton "for years" after admitting he's loving life at Goodison Park.
Arsenal and Chelsea were among a number of clubs to table bids for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, according to the player's agent Davide Torchia.
Chris Wilder is "baffled and frustrated" with John Lundstram for refusing to sign a new improved Sheffield United contract - and will try to sell him in January.
Burnley fans have been told controversial sports lawyer Chris Farnell is the right man to take them forward in a proposed £200m takeover.


sunday telegraph
FA chairman Greg Clarke had input on all 18 drafts of 'Project Big Picture' despite later claiming he had backed off early from the plot.
Rick Parry, the EFL chairman, has accused the Professional Footballers' Association of jeopardising their members' jobs by failing to back salary cap proposals.


mail on sunday
Real Madrid midfielder Isco reportedly wants to join his old manager Carlo Ancelotti and former team-mate James Rodriguez at Everton.
Juventus are struggling to come to an agreement with Paulo Dyabla over a new contract.
Gareth Bale is doing his bit to help out this Christmas, by putting his hand in his pocket and paying £15,000 to ensure poor families in Wales do not go without.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will reportedly make signing a new contract with the French club his priority and will not try and return to Barcelona.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter, the 26-year-old has been hailed as the next Sergio Ramos.
English football remains divided over whether taking the knee is having the desired impact in the fight against racism.
Manchester United are in deep discussions with Hakan Calhanoglu over signing the AC Milan star on a free transfer next summer, reports claim.


sunday express
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia will allow Emerson Palmieri to leave the club in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already identified his next three transfer targets.


sunday times
Neil Lennon and Derek McInnes are weighing up whether to start their main strikers in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final or instead use them as substitutes.


daily star sunday
Manchester United outcast Phil Jones fears a potential move to Burnley in January is under threat amid a planned takeover of the Clarets.


the sun on sunday
Mesut Ozil posted a video of a lonely weight training session - as the Arsenal outcast wrote a defiant message about his "struggle".
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Juventus return on the bench against Spezia after recovering from coronavirus.
Kyle Walker has hinted at an emotional transfer back to boyhood club Sheffield United.
Crystal Palace are heading for a king-sized change of the guard - with 13 players coming out of contract.
Barcelona are at risk of bankruptcy unless the LaLiga club can agree a fresh round of pay cuts, it has been claimed.


scottish sun
Sporting director Ross Wilson admits Rangers had agreed to sell Alfredo Morelos - if someone met their valuation.
Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has begged the Portuguese authorities to allow 20,000 of their fans into their top of the table Europa League clash against Rangers.
Celtic are ready to charter more private planes for their stars to avoid even more Covid carnage.
Tony Asghar has defended signing players for Dundee United just weeks before trying to push through wage cuts.



Inter Milan are willing to sell Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, with AC Milan, Roma and Lazio interested in signing the 28-year-old former Spurs player for a fee of around £18m. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brazil international Neymar has told Paris St-Germain he wants to stay at the club and talks have started about a new deal for the 28-year-old, whose current contract runs out in 2022. (Foot Mercato, via Sunday Mirror)

Defender Phil Jones, 28, fears a potential loan move from Manchester United to Burnley in January is under threat because the Clarets are facing a possible takeover. (Daily Star Sunday)

Real Madrid's Spanish forward Isco, 28, is keen to link up with ex-boss Carlo Ancelotti and former team-mate James Rodriguez at Everton. (Sunday Mirror)

Malmo's 21-year-old Bosnian centre-back Anel Ahmedhodzic is interesting Chelsea, with the Blues planning an £8m bid. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Former France and Arsenal star Robert Pires believes Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, would benefit from a move to Real Madrid. (Goal)

Liverpool * are monitoring Ajax defender Perr Schuurs, 20, after the Dutchman's recent performance against them in the Champions League. (Sunday Mirror)

Manager Gennaro Gattuso is edging closer to signing a new contract at Napoli, with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign Central African Republic midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 27, from Valencia after La Liga gave them permission to sign a replacement for 27-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, who moved to Arsenal. (Cadena Sar, via Metro)

Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata is a target for Atletico Madrid, with manager Diego Simeone looking to partner the 29-year-old with Luis Suarez. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham and France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, says he and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho have put their "more difficult moments" from last season behind them. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona has said he would have "loved to play" alongside Liverpool * legend Ian Rush. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, 34, who is a free agent, is said to have turned down a move to Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)

EFL chairman Rick Parry has accused the Professional Footballers' Association of jeopardising their members' jobs by failing to back salary cap proposals. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
2nd November 2020




daily mail
The Government will decide whether to allow the FA Cup first round to go ahead in full after imposing a second national lockdown.
Chelsea are preparing a £6.9m bid for former Nottingham Forest defender Anel Ahmedhodzic, according to reports.
The PFA has pledged £500,000 to the Reposm Sporting Housing Trust, a charity devoted to providing sheltered accommodation for retired sportspeople who have fallen on hard times.
Marcus Rashford was left awestruck as he was presented with a Pride of Britain Award during the 2020 ceremony, which aired on Sunday.


the sun
Sean Connery turned down a Manchester United contract after legendary manager Matt Busby offered him £25 a week.
Everton are reportedly in the hunt to sign Isco and reunite the midfielder with old boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Bristol City Women's training on Saturday was cancelled following a rise of coronavirus cases in the area.


daily mirror
Bayern Munich have withdrawn their offer of a contract extension to David Alaba, says the club's president Herbert Hainer.
Arsenal and Chelsea were among a number of clubs to table bids for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, according to the player's agent Davide Torchia.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is sweating over the fitness of Danny Ings after the England striker suffered a knee injury in Southampton's 4-3 victory at Aston Villa.


daily express
Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants to launch a bid to sign Ajax defender Perr Schuurs during the January transfer window.


daily star
Manchester United outcast Phil Jones fears a potential move to Burnley in January is under threat amid a planned takeover of the Clarets.
Thibaut Courtois' dad has claimed Keylor Navas was not a good team-mate towards his son when they were together at Real Madrid.


daily telegraph
David Brooks is backing Bournemouth to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Downing Street is facing pressure from ministers to give golf, tennis and swimming a reprieve from the imposition of a second national Covid-19 lockdown.


the times
David Moyes has said that he would back a decision to reintroduce five substitutes in the Premier League even though it would still favour the top flight's elite.
Community and grassroots sports are pleading with the government to be exempt from the new month-long lockdown that starts on Thursday.


scottish sun
Craig Wighton says Hearts are heading back to Hampden because they are better than rivals Hibs.



Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has been offered to Real Madrid by his agent Pini Zahavi but Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested in the 28-year-old Austrian, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brazilian forward Neymar no longer wants to go back to Barcelona and the 28-year-old would rather stay at Paris St-Germain. (AS - in Spanish)

Liverpool * are interested in Ajax defender Perr Schuurs. The 20-year-old Dutchman was on trial at Anfield three years ago. (Mirror)

Chelsea are planning a move for Malmo and Bosnia and Herzegovina centre-back Anel Ahmedhodzic, 21, who previously played for Nottingham Forest. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is the leading candidate to replace Beppe Iachini if he is sacked by Fiorentina. (Calciomercato)

Atletico Madrid are close to signing Valencia and Central African Republic midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 27, as a replacement for Thomas Partey, who joined Arsenal last month. (ESPN)

Chelsea, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany centre-back Matthias Ginter, 26. (Kicker - in German)

AC Milan have made Barcelona's 21-year-old Brazilian full-back Emerson, who is on loan at Real Betis, their main target for next summer. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that James Bond star Sir Sean Connery, who died on Saturday, once tried to convince him not to leave Rangers when the Italian was playing there. (Sky Sports)

Premier League bosses are under increasing pressure to abandon pay-per-view football during the upcoming lockdown. (Sun)

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, 23, has shared a picture of himself training with the Manchester City squad as he nears a return to first-team action. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolves are planning a move for Middlesbrough's English right-back Djed Spence, 20, in the January transfer window. (Teamtalk via Birmingham Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
3rd November 2020



daily mail
Atletico Madrid have joined Bayern Munich and Sevilla in keeping tabs on Brighton sensation Tariq Lamptey.
The Government is set to speed up a review into gambling sponsorship in football as clubs fear lucrative shirt deals with betting companies could be banned.
Ryan Sessegnon has become the latest Premier League star to reveal that he has received vile racist abuse on social media.
Barcelona will make one final bid for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia in January as his contract continues to run down, according to reports.
PFA supremo Gordon Taylor has hit back at critics of his union's approach to the issue of dementia in football.
Barcelona's interim president Carles Tusquets wants elections to take place before the end of the year as he tries to put the club's finances in order as quickly as possible.
Saracens are set for a return to the Premiership next year even if they can't earn promotion on the field, while ambitious Ealing could be offered a chance to buy a place in the elite.


daily mirror
UEFA may award the postponed Euro 2021 tournament to one nation amid the ongoing global pandemic with Russia tipped to be the host.
Lionel Messi was allegedly told "if you don't like what I said, you know where the door is" in a row with former Barcelona boss Quique Setien.
Premier League chiefs are making a fresh offer to the EFL.
Dele Alli has been left in the dark about his Tottenham exile.
Thiago Alcantara's father claims PSG missed out on the Liverpool star so signed brother Rafinha instead.


daily telegraph
The PFA has become the first major organisation from inside the sport to throw their weight behind recognising dementia in football as an industrial disease.
Brighton striker Neal Maupay was dropped from the game against Tottenham due to attitude problems.
The Premier League has finally agreed to bail out Championship clubs - but only those who can demonstrate genuine need.


daily record
Scotland's clubs have joined together to boot out a controversial proposal to impose mandatory 3-0 defeats for coronavirus call-offs.
Rangers reportedly remain interested in Sampdoria midfielder Jakub Jankto.
Shamed Rangers stars Jordan Jones and George Edmundson are set to be dragged into the dock by the SFA after being suspended by the Ibrox club for breaching coronavirus protocol to go to a house party.
The Scottish Government has praised Rangers for taking quick action against Jordan Jones and George Edmundson following their Covid-19 breaches.


scottish sun
Craig Levein believes Dundee United could try and sell Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland to try and ease their cash crisis.
Dundee have confirmed one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19.


the times
The leading researcher into football's dementia links has said he has been shocked by the sport's failure to commission more studies of the problem.



Manchester City could offer Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, a pre-contract in January before a move to England next summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

City are prepared to make England forward Raheem Sterling, 25, and Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, the highest-paid players in the Premier League. (90 Min)

Atletico Madrid have joined Bayern Munich and Sevilla in keeping tabs on Brighton's England Under-21 right-back Tariq Lamptey, 20. (Mail)

Manchester United, Leicester City and Everton are all interested in Villarreal and Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze, 21. (90 Min)

Paris St-Germain would be keen on a move for Tottenham Hotspur's England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, if he is made available in January. The French club made three failed attempts to sign Alli on loan in the summer. (Mail)

Barcelona have targeted Uruguay and Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, 21, as a long-term replacement for his compatriot Luis Suarez. The 33-year-old left Barca for Atletico Madrid in September. (ESPN)

Barca will make a fresh offer of £7m for 19-year-old Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, who is out of contract at the end of the season, in January. (Mirror)

Josep Maria Bartomeu's resignation as Barcelona president could complicate moves for Garcia and Lyon's Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, in January. (Marca)

Napoli's 35-year-old former Spurs striker Fernando Llorente has been linked with Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has not made an appearance for Napoli this season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

David Alaba, 28, has criticised Bayern Munich after discovering the club have withdrawn their offer of a new contract. The Austria defender's present deal runs until the end of the season. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain wanted to sign Thiago Alcantara, 29, in the summer but instead ended up with his brother Rafinha, 27, after the Spain midfielder moved from Bayern Munich to Liverpool. * (France Football)

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte says he twice turned down the chance to coach Real Madrid because he did not want to take charge of a side who had already started their season. (Marca)

Brighton head coach Graham Potter dropped top scorer Neal Maupay, 24, against Tottenham on Sunday because of the French forward's bad attitude. (Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
4th November 2020




the sun
Liverpool * could lose Mohamed Salah for a large chunk of next season as Egypt want him for the Olympics and Africa Cup of Nations.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani will not worry if manager Marcelo Bielsa leaves next summer.
Neymar is reportedly ready to rule out a return to Barcelona and commit to Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly tracking long-term Arsenal target Samuel Chukwueze.
Maurizio Sarri could be set for a return to management with reports in Italy linking the ex-Chelsea boss to Fiorentina and Roma.


daily mirror
Pep Guardiola will give his Manchester City players a day off in the sunshine as a reward for all but clinching their place in the Champions League knockout stage.


daily mail
Gareth Southgate is concerned about the potential damage to his relationship with Premier League managers due to tension caused by England's intense autumn schedule.
The FA will use next week's friendly against the Republic of Ireland to pay tribute to legendary World Cup winner Nobby Stiles.
Ashley Williams is being lined up to join the Wales coaching staff in the absence of Ryan Giggs.
Zinedine Zidane is confident Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will extend his stay at the club, after he made it a century of goals during their 3-2 win over Inter Milan.
West Ham are in talks to sign promising Danish centre-back Frederik Alves Ibsen from Silkeborg.
Christian Malcolm is lining up an all-star backroom staff featuring Kelly Sotherton, Darren Campbell and Goldie Sayers to strengthen British chances at the Tokyo Olympics.


the times
A number of Premier League clubs could mount a fresh attempt for five substitutes to be allowed at the mid-point of this season after it was revealed injuries have risen by 15 per cent at the start of this campaign compared with previous years.


daily star
Erling Haaland has been backed to join Liverpool instead of Manchester United by Red Bull Salzburg's sporting director Christoph Freund.
Neal Maupay was dropped by Brighton at the weekend following an altercation with a team-mate, according to reports.
William Saliba is reportedly frustrated by his current situation at Arsenal.


daily express
Sir Alex Ferguson never wanted Jose Mourinho appointed as Manchester United manager.


the guardian
Pep Guardiola has not ruled out Sergio Aguero returning early from a hamstring injury for Manchester City's match at home to Liverpool.


daily telegraph
Calls are growing for footballers to receive yearly screenings to deal with the dementia crisis.
Slaven Bilic is facing a potentially pivotal game against Tottenham this weekend as concerns grow over West Brom's Premier League start and form this year.


scottish sun
Rangers have issued 19m more shares which could bring in around £4m in cash to the Ibrox club.
Former Rangers defender Luca Gasparotto has retired from football at the age of 25 - to become a tree surgeon.
Scotland's Euro 2021 opponents Serbia have received a boost after skipper Dusan Tadic was passed fit after his coronavirus scare.
Celtic target Mohamed Magdy's club has lashed out at his agent for touting him for a move to Parkhead ahead of their African Champions League Final.


daily record
Jimmy Nicholl has panned Jordan Jones for his covid-19 shame - and says the Rangers winger has thrown his support back in his face.



Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, has been backed to join Liverpool * instead of Manchester United by RB Salzburg's sporting director Christoph Freund. Haaland joined Dortmund from Salzburg earlier this year. (Sky90 via Star)

Tottenham owner Joe Lewis has given the green light for South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, to be handed a contract worth £200,000 a week, plus performance-related bonuses. (Football Insider)

Liverpool * could lose forward Mohamed Salah, 28, to Egypt duty for two different tournaments next season after the country's under-23 coach again confirmed his wish to pick him for the Olympics. (Ahram Online via Mirror)

Manchester United have been urged to be active in the January transfer window by former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, following their Premier League disappointments. (Bein Sports via Manchester Evening News)

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal for Danish centre back Frederik Alves Ibsen, 20, to join from Silkeborg in January. (Mail)

The release clause in the contract of Barcelona's Spanish 17-year-old attacking midfielder Pedri has been set at 400m euros (£360m). (Goal)

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is unhappy with 28-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen, and he could sell the Dane to Paris St-Germain. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Manchester United target David Brooks, 23, is desperate to play in the Premier League, but the Welshman says he would like to return "hopefully with Bournemouth". (Echo, via Sun)

Cruz Azul's Mexican winger Orbelin Pineda, 24, has been tracked by Arsenal, Tottenham, Wolves, Everton, Southampton, Newcastle and West Ham. (90min)

Watford boss Vladimir Ivic has expressed his frustration at the lack of development in signing a new left-back. (Hertfordshire Mercury)

Chelsea's former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien never envisaged former team-mate and Blues boss Frank Lampard would go into management. (Talksport)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has told Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, 29, he will be used in "some games" this season after making his first appearance in more than 11 months against Newcastle last weekend. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
5th November 2020


the sun
Barcelona are reportedly plotting a summer transfer bid for Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Chelsea will 'try again' for West Ham star Declan Rice in January.
Manchester City and Liverpool are among the four clubs fighting it out for David Alaba's signature.
Borussia Dortmund are 'optimistic' star striker Erling Haaland will pen a new deal at the club as they denied reports of a £68m release clause.


daily telegraph
The Premier League will hold talks with broadcasters as to whether it should continue with the pay-per-view system following a meeting of all 20 clubs on Thursday.
South Africa have reaffirmed their commitment to the Rugby Championship for the next decade, organizers SANZAAR said on Wednesday, bringing an end to speculation the world champions may look to join Europe's Six Nations.


daily mail
Arsenal are preparing to discuss a contract extension for Mohamed Elneny following his excellent start to the season.
Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy has benefited from his extended international exile following the Leicester striker's blistering start to the season.
The FA have angered non-League and lower-division clubs by refusing to contribute to the production costs of streaming this weekend's FA Cup first-round ties.
Rick Parry has drawn a new battle line between the EFL and Government - warning that a ban on gambling sponsorship deals would lead to further financial ruin for clubs.


the times
Philip Cocu's future as the Derby County manager is in doubt after a late goal from the substitute Macauley Bonne gave QPR victory.
The Scottish Football Association are set to make 18 staff redundant, with chief executive Ian Maxwell preparing for a series of cost-cutting measures as a result of the pandemic.


daily mirror
Juventus director Fabio Paratici has talked up his club's chances of landing Paul Pogba in the transfer market.
Manchester United moved to sign youngster Amad Diallo after missing out on preferred target Moussa Diaby.
Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke admits the club could be forced to sell one of their prized assets in the near future.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been blasted as 'ignorant' by former Juventus defender Pasquale Bruno, who accused the superstar of lacking respect for his team-mates.


daily star
Ruthless Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to axe John Stones again to hand the defender another huge blow.
Roman Abramovich has blocked Chelsea's move for Juventus outcast Paulo Dybala to protect new signings Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech, according to reports in Italy.


daily express
Tottenham could consider bringing Christian Eriksen back from Inter Milan in the January transfer window, according to reports from Italy.
Leeds United transfer target Michael Olise has a release clause of just £8m in his Reading contract, according to reports.


scottish sun
Mark Wilson claims Nice are set to lodge a £10m bid for Celtic star Ryan Christie in January.
Milan Heca is one of seven first team players and two goalies who will miss Sparta Prague's clash with Celtic.
Dundee United captain Mark Reynolds knew Robbie Neilson was destined to return to Hearts after he requested maroon in the Arabs' away strip.


daily record
Former Rangers and Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has joined Belgian side Charleroi as he attempts to reboot his career.


Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, does not have a release clause in his contract, says Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. (Bild - in German)

Juventus' chief football officer Fabio Paratici has spoken of his admiration for 27-year-old Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a return to the Italian champions. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he wants Austria defender David Alaba to stay at the club, but the decision lies with the 28-year-old. (Bild - in German)

Real Madrid are interested in signing Alaba when his contract expires next summer. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona could move for Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has suggested 19-year-old French centre-back William Saliba could leave on loan in January. (Mail)

Ajax and Mexico defender Edson Alvarez, 23, says he wants to one day join Manchester City. (Voetbalzone, via Goal)

Manchester United missed out on the signing of Bayer Leverkusen's French winger Moussa Diaby, 21, in the summer transfer window. (Bild, via Mail)

United forward Mason Greenwood, 19, is expected to return to the England squad on Thursday. (Guardian)

Talks between Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, and his club Real Madrid over a new contract have started. (ESPN)

The Premier League will hold talks with broadcasters as to whether it should continue with the pay-per-view system following a meeting of all 20 clubs on Thursday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor says a new contract for Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 26, will be the next major deal announced by the club. (Football Insider)

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says he is open to a multi-club ownership model, similar to that of Red Bull and City Football Group, the parent company of Manchester City. (Yorkshire Evening Post)


 

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Friday's Newspapers:
6th November 2020




daily mail
Manchester United risk missing out on Mauricio Pochettino if they do not act soon, with pressure growing on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Premier League have hired a firm from Boston - home of Liverpool's :nono: American owners - to help with the next stage of Project Big Picture.
Paul Pogba could be set for a summer move to Real Madrid after Manchester United reportedly dropped their asking price to as little as €60m (£53m).
Che Adams has opened up on his relief at staying at Southampton after breaking his goal drought.


daily mirror
West Brom could make a shock move for Lee Bowyer as boss if they continue to struggle under Slaven Bilic.
Gareth Southgate has offered his unwavering support to Jordan Pickford and revealed he held heart-to-heart talks with his England No1.
A former police officer has told how he took the World Cup trophy off Nobby Stiles and replaced it with a fake after England's 1966 victory.


daily star
Gareth Southgate will lay down the law to England bad boy Phil Foden after recalling him to his squad.
Schalke are reportedly willing to sell Liverpool transfer target Ozan Kabak for just £18m in January, with the 20-year-old being considered by Jurgen Klopp as a replacement for the injured Virgil van Dijk.


daily express
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has become personally involved in trying to get Son Heung-min to sign a new contract at the club, and has promised to give him a contract which matches Harry Kane's weekly wages.
Liverpool :devil: star Fabinho is reportedly looking to extend his contract with the club and is said to be in the same situation as Virgil van Dijk, who has two years remaining.


the sun
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici says he 'loves' Paul Pogba and has refused to rule out a transfer move for the Manchester United midfielder.
Manchester United made an audacious £45m move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby on deadline day but failed, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sweating on his Manchester United job as concern grows inside Old Trafford over recent performances.
Manchester United received a boost in their Jadon Sancho pursuit after Borussia Dortmund admitted there is a 'limit' to how long they can bat away interest.
Bayern Munich whizkid Jamal Musiala looks set to receive his maiden call-up to the England Under-21s.
EFL bosses have reportedly given the thumbs-up for Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan's takeover of Derby.


daily telegraph
Manchester United refused to panic over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job after another embarrassing performance this week but will assess his future if his side's form does not improve.
The government has been accused of compounding the damaging impact of its ban on all organised children's sport outside of school with "nightmare" new guidelines on extra-curricular activities inside schools.
Sport hailed the furlough extension until March as a "godsend" on Thursday night as clubs forecast hundreds of jobs had been saved across football, rugby and cricket.


the times
Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA president, has called for FIFA to return to the old handball law claiming the changes have damaged the game.
Jorge Mendes is set to face scrutiny from FIFA over his relationship with Wolverhampton Wanderers when the world governing body introduces its new agents' regulations next year.
Premier League clubs are to abandon pay-per-view matches in a victory for fan power after protests by supporters against the £14.95 charge.
Mesut Ozil thought his Mercedes' speedometer was in km/h when he was caught speeding at 97mph on the M1, a court was told.
Saudi Arabia will host a Formula One grand prix for the next 10 years at least in a deal worth hundreds of millions of pounds.


scottish sun
Billy Gilmour reckons he has silenced the doubters who said he would get lost in England.
Gary Holt hopes being left out by Steve Clarke will help Robby McCrorie get back to his best.


daily record
Former Rangers defender Lee Hodson has opened the door to Hamilton Accies making his loan deal permanent.



Manchester United have approached former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino about replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club's next manager. (Manchester Evening News)

Solskjaer's position is in the balance after back-to-back defeats and he could be sacked if United lose to Everton on Saturday. (Star)

Alternatively, Solskjaer will not be sacked, regardless of Saturday's result. (The Athletic)

The Manchester United manager retains the support of the board and is still viewed as a long-term appointment at Old Trafford. (Sky Sports)

West Brom could consider appointing Lee Bowyer, the manager of League One side Charlton, if they continue to struggle under Slaven Bilic. (Mirror)

Tottenham owner Daniel Levy has offered forward Son Heung-min, 28, the same wages as captain Harry Kane in an attempt to ensure the South Korea international stays at the club. (Express)

Europe's top clubs, including Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus, are tracking Borussia Monchengladbach's French forward pair Marcus Thuram, 23, and Alassane Plea, 27. (Bild - in German)

Real Madrid could sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, from Manchester United for 60m euros (£54m) next summer. (AS)

Arsenal are set to discuss extending the contract of Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 28, who has impressed since the start of the season. (Mail)

Bundesliga side Schalke may be willing to allow 20-year-old Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak to leave for 20m euros (£18m) in January. However, English champions Liverpool are interested in his 19-year-old Finnish team-mate Malick Thiaw. (Bild - in German)

Despite his promising start at Anfield, 23-year-old Portugal forward Diogo Jota was Liverpool's back-up option in the transfer window, behind Watford's Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22. (Mirror)

Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Austria defender David Alaba, who is out of contract at Bayern Munich next summer, because of the 28-year-old's wage demands. (Sport)

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock is considering January approaches for West Brom's Poland midfielder Kamil Grosicki, 32, and Everton's Democratic Republic of the Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31. (Northern Echo)

The English Football League has approved the takeover of Championship side Derby County by Abu Dhabi royal family member Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal's head of coach and player development, Marcel Lucassen, is to leave the club because of personal reasons. (The Athletic)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
7th November 2020




daily mirror
Barcelona are ready to sell five players including Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele in January in an effort to raise some cash and address their concerning finances.
Erling Haaland has a verbal agreement to leave Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in Spain.
Lionel Messi will have to take a significant wage cut if he wants to remain at Barcelona.
New Manchester United signing Charlie McNeill is reportedly impressing the club's coaches with his performances in training.


daily telegraph
Tottenham's progress over a new Heung-Min Son contract has been slowed by the player's representation change.
The Six Nations is not planning to postpone the 2021 tournament to wait for the return of supporters at matches next year.
The All Blacks brand could be sold to the highest bidder with New Zealand Rugby seeking outside investment to cope with financial losses caused by Covid-19.
Manchester United and Manchester City have come under attack over their ongoing failure to become accredited Living Wage Employers.


daily mail
Slaven Bilic is under mounting pressure as West Brom consider ending his 16-month reign as manager and could take action after Sunday's clash with Tottenham.
Frank Lampard has challenged Thiago Silva to have a similar impact on Chelsea's defence to Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool and Vincent Kompany at Manchester City.
New testing rules for Premier League players are risking chaos for top-flight squads.
The strained relationship with Manchester United has seen Everton's attempts to sign Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo hit a brick wall in the past 15 months.
A group of Championship clubs are urging the EFL to sell a stake in their three divisions to private equity in an attempt to safeguard their future.
The extension of main tour events in Australia through to mid-February is being strongly considered as tennis continues to grapple with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.


the sun
Arsenal's interest in RB Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has reportedly been confirmed by his agent.
Players don't think incidents like Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah's are cheating - it's part of the game, says Troy Deeney.
Football's coronavirus crisis is bad news for ticket touts and not many hearts will bleed for them, says West Ham's Karren Brady.
Manchester United snubbed a possible James Rodriguez transfer and dismissed scouting reports because he 'didn't suit the Premier League'.


daily express
Liverpool * are reportedly eyeing a move for Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar as a potential replacement for injured Virgil van Dijk.
Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, according to reports.


daily star
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly warned Manchester United he will not wait for them to offer him the manager's job as he also considers the role at PSG.




Barcelona are ready to sell five players in January, including Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele, the 23-year-old France striker. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Liverpool * are interested in signing Inter Milan's 25-year-old defender Milan Skriniar as cover for the injured Virgil van Dijk. The Slovakian is also a target for Tottenham.(ESPN)

Manchester United target Erling Braut Haaland, 20, has a verbal agreement to leave Borussia Dortmund in 2022, but Real Madrid are favourites to sign the Norway striker. (AS)

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is another contender, in addition to ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, to succeed Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the under-pressure Norwegian leaves Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Meanwhile, Pochettino has rejected Barcelona twice so that he can take the job at Manchester United. (Star)

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Solskjaer that the pressure he will be feeling at Old Trafford is greater than any other job in football. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea trio Olivier Giroud, the 34-year-old France striker, Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 26, and Spain full-back Marcos Alonso, 29, remain on ex-Blues manager Antonio Conte's radar for Inter Milan. (Football Italia)

Real Madrid reportedly sold left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, to Tottenham this summer because of a disagreement between the Spain international and Rayo Vallecano's French goalkeeper Luca Zidane, 22, the son of manager Zinedine Zidane. (El Confidencial, in Spanish)

Arsenal's interest in Red Bull Salzburg and Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, has been confirmed by his agent. (Index, in Hungarian)

Marseille have pulled out of the race to sign Strasbourg's 20-year-old French defender Mohamed Simakan, who is also a target for Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Watford boss Nigel Pearson says some of the Hornets players knew about his departure from the Vicarage Road helm before he did. (Times, subscription required)

Ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell says Celtic tried to sign his 20-year-old English striker son, Tyrese, in January, but Stoke boss Michael O'Neill convinced him to stay with the Potters.(Football Insider)

Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa has warned that Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, will have to take a pay cut to extend his current contract. (Goal)

Pep Guardiola believes seven teams could yet be involved in this season's Premier League title race, but the Manchester City boss insists Liverpool * are the favourites to retain their crown. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolves are "understood to be relaxed" on reports suggesting new Fifa agent regulations could highlight a conflict of interest between the club and agent Jorge Mendes. (Express and Star)

Tottenham have applied for permission for their former Park Lane ticket office, housed in the former Corner Pin public house, to be returned to its former use as a pub with beer garden. (Football London)

Manager Jurgen Klopp admits feeling "mixed emotions" leaving Melwood - Liverpool's * training base for more than 60 years - but believes the club have taken the right decision to move to their new £50m Kirkby home. (Liverpool Echo)

Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings revealed how his mother penned letters to every club in the Football League asking them to give him a trial after he was released by Southampton as a teenager. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
8th November 2020




the sun on sunday
England's Nations League clash with Iceland is in danger of being called off after the UK government's travel ban on anyone entering the country from Denmark - and Premier League clubs are now almost certain to stop some of their stars linking up for international duty to avoid losing them for a fortnight when the season resumes.
West Ham are on red alert as French giants Lyon prepare to sell £30m-rated striker Moussa Dembele.
Sergio Romero is back in training at Manchester United and counting down the days to the next transfer window.
Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati faces months out after injuring his knee in Saturday's 5-2 home victory over Real Betis.
Manchester City will battle Juventus and Barcelona to sign Lillian Thuram's son Marcus from Borussia Monchengladbach, according to reports.


mail on sunday
Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa has insisted Lionel Messi faces a pay cut from his lucrative contract should the wantaway superstar consider an extension.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini has named a 41-man squad for the Azzurri's upcoming matches as there are question marks over a number of players due to coronavirus concerns.
Southampton and Brentford chasing £2.8m Austrian speedster Husein Balic, who is one of the fastest players in football after he was clocked running 20 metres in just 2.75 seconds.


sunday telegraph
Gareth Southgate expects Declan Rice to be one of his future leaders following his switch from Republic of Ireland last year and tracking dual-nationality players has now become an important part of the England manager's job.
Steve Clarke's plans for Scotland's Euro 2020 decider against Serbia have sustained an early blow with the news that Ryan Fraser suffered a hamstring injury.
Harry Kane has defended himself after being criticised for winning a penalty against Brighton last weekend, saying there was "no doubt" he would have been awarded a free-kick if the incident had happened in a different area of the pitch.


sunday mirror
Mikel Arteta will have no regrets about allowing Emi Martinez to stay in the Premier League even if he has a stormer against Arsenal today.
Phil Foden is set to receive a big pay rise at Manchester City and is expected to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Etihad early next year.


daily star sunday
Callum Hudson-Odoi flouted Covid-19 lockdown rules for a second time as he had a night out with Chelsea team-mate Fikayo Tomori.
Arsene Wenger has labelled Arsenal's decision to sack club mascot Gunnersaurus as "unjustifiable" and "incomprehensible".
RB Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai's agent has reportedly admitted Arsenal are keen on the 20-year-old.


sunday express
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been slammed by his former Gunners teammate Lukas Podolski for his decision on Mesut Ozil.


sunday mail
Steve Clarke insists he can handle the pressure of getting Scotland to a first major tournament in 23 years.
Steven Gerrard is set to unleash new boy Bongani Zungu as he looks to strengthen Rangers' grip on top spot in the Premiership.


scottish sun
Switzerland have dumped Old Firm strikers Albian Ajeti and Cedric Itten from their squad for their upcoming internationals.



Manchester City's England attacking midfielder Phil Foden, 20, is set to be offered a new deal which will treble his existing wages. (Star)

City are also interested in signing France legend Lillian Thuram's highly rated son Marcus, but they face competition from Barcelona and Juventus for the 23-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach forward. (Sun)

West Ham United are set to make a £30m offer for Lyon's France forward Moussa Dembele if the Ligue 1 club decide to sell the 24-year-old. (Sun)

Lyon general manager Vincent Ponsot has revealed Arsenal were one of three clubs bidding to sign France midfielder Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window, but offered below the French club's valuation for the 22-year-old. (Sport Witness)

Bayer Leverkusen declined to even open talks with Manchester United over the prospect of selling 21-year-old French winger Moussa Diaby in the transfer window. (Bild, via Inside Futbol)

Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, now with Turkish side Antalyaspor, has criticised the Gunners and coach Mikel Arteta for their treatment of out-of-favour 32-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil, his former Germany team-mate. (Bild, via Goal)

David Beckham wants to sign his former Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos for Inter Miami when the 34-year-old Spain defender's contract ends next summer. (AS)

Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, is training alone at Manchester United and hoping to be allowed to leave on a free transfer in January. (Sun)

Southampton and Brentford are interested in signing LASK's 24-year-old Austrian winger Husein Balic. (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane, 27, believes Spurs have a good chance of winning a wide-open title race this season. (Mirror)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists now is not the time to discuss a new Ibrox deal for midfielder Steven Davis, the 35-year-old Northern Ireland captain. (Scottish Herald)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has no regrets about allowing Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28, to stay in the Premier League with Aston Villa. (Mirror)

Marseille have dropped out of the race for Strasbourg's £20m-rated Villa transfer target Mohamed Simakan, the 20-year-old French defender. (Birmingham Mail)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had a long-standing £15m valuation of English right-back Kyle Walker-Peters but allowed the 23-year-old, now flourishing at Southampton, to leave for £12m in August. (Football Insider)