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Monday's Newspapers:
09th November 2020




the times
Patrick Bamford's exploits for Leeds have put him in contention for an England call-up, with Gareth Southgate considering the striker as he waits to see if a shoulder injury will force Marcus Rashford to withdraw.
Eddie Jones is ready to unleash nine England forwards on Georgia at Twickenham on Saturday, reprising a tactical plan he used to beat the same opposition when he was Japan coach.
England's Nations League game with Iceland could be played at a neutral venue amid further complications due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The FA has become embroiled in a row with AFC Wimbledon over who actually won the 1988 FA Cup final.


the sun
Memphis Depay has hinted he is far from happy at Lyon following a cryptic dig at the club hierarchy.
Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o is stable in hospital after he was involved in a horror car accident, according to reports.
The Premier League has told clubs not to release Denmark, Sweden and Iceland internationals for the three country's upcoming fixtures.
David Beckham wants to sign his former Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos for Inter Miami, according to reports.


daily mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has his players' backing despite Manchester United's inconsistency.
Gareth Southgate says Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not in his most recent England squad because he is not as versatile as his other options at right-back.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang failed to register a single shot in Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa, the first time in his Gunners career he has done so in a league game at the Emirates.


daily mail
Liverpool's Champions League clash with FC Midtjylland is 'under threat' as Jurgen Klopp's side would be offered no exemption from quarantine rules should they travel to Denmark.
Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney confirmed they plan to make a documentary if their bid to purchase non-league football club Wrexham AFC is successful.
England and Chelsea players Callum Hudson-Odoi and Fikayo Tomori have explained to Chelsea they misunderstood London's Tier 2 lockdown rules last month when dined out together.
Leeds are planning to write to the Premier League and PGMOL requesting more clarity on VAR and the offside law after Patrick Bamford had a goal controversially ruled out at Crystal Palace.
Barcelona have confirmed winger Ansu Fati faces four months on the sidelines after rupturing the internal meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery on Monday.


daily telegraph
Wales are hopeful of Gareth Bale playing in their Nations League fixtures next week despite needing an ice-pack on his ankle after playing in the victory over West Bromwich Albion.
An alliance is building behind independent regulation and fundamental reform of English football before Tuesday's parliamentary grilling of the three most powerful administrators in the national game.


daily record
Mohamed Elyounoussi is adamant no one should question his commitment and insists the united front shown by Neil Lennon's players at Fir Park confirms everyone shares a deep desire to produce for the champions.


scottish sun
Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Inter's Aleksandar Kolarov made a dramatic dash home to Serbia on Sunday night - so they can face Scotland on Thursday.



Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte remains determined to sign the Blues' France midfielder N'Golo Kante for Inter Milan next summer - but Real Madrid are also monitoring the 29-year-old. (Canal, via Sun)

Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 26, is frustrated at Lyon and the Netherlands forward still interests Barcelona. (Sun)

AC Milan are trying to ascertain whether Manchester United would be willing to sell Portugal Under-21 full-back Diogo Dalot, 21, following the end of his loan spell with the club. (Tuttosport, via Inside Futbol)

Manchester City and England midfielder Phil Foden, 20, is set to sign a new contract that will triple his current wage. (Star)

England's Nations League game with Iceland on 18 November may be moved to a neutral country because of Covid restrictions on travel to the UK from Denmark. (Times, subscription required)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has the backing of his players despite the team's inconsistent form. (Mirror)

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, says his "heart was gone" from Arsenal before Mikel Arteta returned to the club to take over as manager following the departure of Unai Emery. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 25, is among the players set to miss Denmark's home matches next week because of coronavirus isolation protocols surrounding a return from their country. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool's Champions League game with FC Midtjylland next month could be in doubt because of the government's new travel ban on non-UK visitors arriving from Denmark. (Liverpool Echo)

Jose Mourinho is showing he is the right man to take Tottenham to a trophy-winning level using his "very direct" method of dealing with players, says recently retired former Spurs and Netherlands goalkeeper Michel Vorm. (AS)

Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, is training on his own and wants to leave the club on a free transfer in January. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Ander Herrera "died in the dressing room" for the team as he praised the 31-year-old's performance in the win over Rennes. (Mirror)

Everton's Italy striker Moise Kean - who is on loan at Paris St-Germain - has been described as "very important" by Tuchel, after the 20-year-old scored five goals in five matches. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal's English midfielder Joe Willock, 21, would benefit from a loan move to gain more playing time, according to ex-Gunners defender Martin Keown. (Independent)

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha says the Red Devils need four new recruits of the calibre of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes in order to challenge for titles. (Mirror)

Former Chelsea and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o is said to be recovering after being involved in a car accident in the Nkongsamba-Littoral Region of his homeland. (Star)

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker admits he "deserved to be dropped" by England after breaching lockdown rules in the spring. (Sun)

Former leading referee Keith Hackett says the current handball law "is a joke - and not a very good one". (Telegraph - subscription required)

Premier League club support manager Nick Haycock, who has worked at West Ham United and Manchester City, is to become Aston Villa's head of technical and player development. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has the backing of his players despite the team's inconsistent form. (Mirror)
Shouldn't that read ' the team still has manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's backing despite the player's inconsistent form'?
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
10th November 2020




the times
There is growing concern at Manchester United about the application of Mason Greenwood in training.
Premier League referees will back moves to persuade football's lawmakers to revert to the old handball law, with many match officials disillusioned by some of the decisions they have been obliged to make this season.
Germany has emerged as the Football Association's preferred choice to stage England's Nations League game against Iceland if coronavirus travel restrictions mean the match cannot be played at Wembley.
Sheffield Wednesday are considering Nigel Pearson as a replacement for Garry Monk, who was sacked on Monday evening.


daily telegraph
The Premier League is close to agreeing a blueprint with the Government to add Covid-19 vaccine records to a digital health passport which may fast-track the return of crowds next year.
The Premier League will resist a campaign led by its biggest teams to ease their current fixture congestion, but will invite clubs to vote for a third time later this month over demands for five substitutes.
Emiliano Martinez is targeting European football after insisting he has made a step up by leaving Arsenal for Aston Villa.
The Football Association has told girls academies they can reopen during lockdown if they are able to meet elite protocols, but admitted they doubt many will have the resources to do so.


daily express
Pablo Hernandez has been told to mend the rift between him and Marcelo Bielsa, as Leeds United's season threatens to unravel.
Tottenham have reportedly been given the opportunity to re-sign Christian Eriksen in January.


daily mirror
Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to be out for around four weeks after injuring his calf in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.
Virgil van Dijk is "going through hell" as he recovers from injury, according to Liverpool team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum.
Manchester United are reportedly delaying the sale of Sergio Romero as they may loan out Dean Henderson for the rest of the season.
Phillip Cocu is on thin ice at Derby but out-going owner Mel Morris is reluctant to sack him as it would cost him up to £4m.
Juventus are reportedly ready to cash in on Cristiano Ronaldo next summer in a bid to cut costs and claw back some transfer funds.
Karim Benzema's agent has slammed Raphael Varane for his performance in Real Madrid's 4-1 defeat to Valencia, claiming the defender is a "shadow of himself".


the sun
Andrew Cole says it is time this Manchester United team hit back at those revelling in their demise.
West Ham are on red alert as French giants Lyon prepare to sell striker Moussa Dembele.
Wolves are planning a January move for Lille's former Premier League flop Renato Sanches, according to reports.


daily mail
Manchester United are increasingly concerned over Mason Greenwood's attitude as the teenager continues to endure a difficult period in his fledgling career.
England are facing the extraordinary prospect of playing their 'home' match against Iceland next week in Albania - a move which is set to spark another club-v-country row.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has reportedly told the club he wants to sign a new deal and is even helping the French giants scout new players.
Premier League clubs believe the apparent breakthrough in a successful Covid vaccine will open the door to fans returning to stadiums by the end of the season.
Manchester United could allow goalkeeper Dean Henderson to leave on loan in January as he bids for the England No 1 jersey.


daily star
Chelsea are being blocked in a transfer for Malmo wonderkid Anel Ahmedhodzic by his agent - and the youngster's dad has spoken out.


daily record
Ibrox star Alfredo Morelos has again been named in the Colombia squad - but faces a new threat in his bid to become first choice.


scottish sun
Jack Ross has backed fit-again Jamie Murphy to be a huge influence at Hibs.
Paul McMullan has revealed he came close to joining Ross County last month.



Tottenham have been offered the chance to re-sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, from Inter Milan. (Football Insider)

Tottenham could also be offered an opportunity to sign Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, on a permanent deal from Real Madrid for as little as €15m euros (£13.4m) (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 28, has told the club he wants to sign a new deal and is even helping the French giants scout new players. (Telefoot, via Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, is open to a move to the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester City interested. (90 min)

Liverpool * and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, 22, is expected to be out for the next four weeks after going off injured against Manchester City on Sunday. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are delaying a decision on 33-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero's future until a plan for Dean Henderson's development is finalised, with the Englishman, 23, in line for a January loan move. (ESPN)

Olivier Giroud is considering his future at Chelsea and the striker, 34, previously linked with Inter Milan, could seek a move to ensure that he is in the France squad for next summer's European Championship. (Football London)

Manchester United could miss out on Ousmane Dembele in January, with Barcelona now prepared to give their out-of-favour France forward, 23, a starring role in the absence of injured Ansu Fati. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea's attempts to sign former Nottingham Forest defender Anel Ahmedhodzic from Malmo are being blocked, according to the 21-year-old Bosnian's father. (Sun)

Manchester United are concerned about the application of England winger Mason Greenwood, 19, in training. (Times - subscription required)

Aston Villa's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28, thinks the club can challenge for European qualification. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Manchester United have blocked defender Victor Lindelof, 26, from linking up with the Sweden squad for their friendly with Denmark because of Covid-19 travel restrictions currently in place throughout the United Kingdom. (Goal)

Liverpool * and Republic of Ireland Under-21 goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is hopeful of a loan move in January's transfer window. (Irish Examiner)

Manchester United will consider sending a trio of 19-year-old players - Northern Ireland midfielder Ethan Galbraith, Spanish midfielder Arnau Puigmal and English full-back Ethan Laird - out on loan in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool * have closed the door for the final time at their training base of more than 60 years, Melwood. (Liverpool Echo)

English left-back Aaron Cresswell, 30, wants West Ham to build on their new-found stability under David Moyes after the Hammers boss said his team were no longer a "flaky" side. (London Evening Standard)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
11th November 2020




daily mirror
Jude Bellingham is in line to make his senior debut at Wembley after his remarkable England call-up.
Antoine Griezmann's former mentor and agent has blasted Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for his "deplorable attitude" towards his French teammate.


daily express
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should not be sacked despite the club's poor form this season, according to Andy Cole.


daily mail
The FA will be required to foot the bill if their UEFA Nations League clash against Iceland is played at a neutral venue.
Mason Mount insists he is not a 'teacher's pet' for club or country and will not let persistent scrutiny affect his form.
Holland manager Frank de Boer insists he isn't concerned about Donny van de Beek's peripheral role at Manchester United.
Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe has taken a swipe at Mikel Arteta by claiming he has not been able to produce his best football due to a lack of minutes this season.


daily star
Manchester United have told Mason Greenwood to improve his attitude if he wants to be offered a new and improved deal at Old Trafford.
Manchester United could reportedly still sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa next summer.
Brazil wonderkid Tete has his sights set on a possible Liverpool or Manchester United switch.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge after just 33 minutes of Premier League action this season.
Mansfield Town chief Carolyn Radford has claimed that she was attacked by armed robbers who were dressed as police officers in Portugal.


the guardian
Police in Portugal have raided the offices of Primeira Liga clubs Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara as part of a corruption and money laundering investigation linked to player transfers.


the sun
Lower division clubs are set to finally accept the £50m Premier League bail-out this week - after the top flight agreed to look after Championship clubs as well.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters angered the Big Six by failing to back calls for another vote on five substitutes.
Paris Saint-Germain have opened the door to a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing young Brazilian striker Brenner - but face a transfer battle with five other clubs.
Wayne Rooney has been giving tips to England Under-21s newbie Lee Buchanan.
Chris Coleman has opened the door to a Wales return.


the times
Ministers hope that a twin-track approach of mass testing and use of the new coronavirus vaccine will ensure fans can attend the Euro 2020 matches next summer.
Tony Pulis is the frontrunner to succeed Garry Monk at Sheffield Wednesday, but the Championship club faces a battle to convince him to return to the dug-out.


scottish sun
Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong has received a boost after being told he hasn't suffered a serious injury.


daily record
Jamie 'Spitty' Carragher has lapped up Ally McCoist's revelation that Rangers once tried to sign him.



Paris St-Germain will consider a bid for Portugal and Juventus winger Cristiano Ronaldo if the Italian club decide to sell the 35-year-old. (Mail)

PSG are also in advanced contract talks with Brazil forward Neymar, with the 28-year-old happy to sign for another five years. (ESPN)

Arsenal are among a number of European clubs interested in Sao Paulo's Brazil forward Brenner, 20. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Liverpool * defender Jamie 'Spitty' Carragher believes Manchester United should sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27. (Talksport)

Manchester United could make a move for Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, if Pogba leaves the Old Trafford club. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona must sell players in the January transfer window in order to make a renewed bid to sign Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal came close to signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, from Birmingham City in 2019. (Sky Sports, via Independent)

The Gunners have also opened talks with Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20. Arsenal are considering a £22m bid for the Hungarian. (Football London)

Leicester City have opened talks about a new contract with defender Jonny Evans. The Northern Irishman, 32, is entering the final year of his three-year deal. (Athletic - subscription required)

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, wants to play more for Manchester United but could struggle to break into their "fantastic" midfield, says his international manager Frank de Boer. (Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has commissioned his own highlights video in an effort to move away from the club. The 30-year-old has been training separately after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 25, has voiced his frustration at the lack of playing time he is getting at Arsenal. (Canal Plus, via Mirror)

Former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 34, who is a free agent after leaving Qatari side Al-Duhail, is close to returning to Spain with Celta Vigo. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Athletic Bilbao are considering replacing coach Gaizka Garitano with ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, despite the Argentine, 48, being repeatedly linked with Manchester United. (Marca - in Spanish)

England women manager Phil Neville and former Macclesfield manager Sol Campbell are under consideration for the vacant manager's job at Sheffield Wednesday. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool * and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 21, wants to go out on loan in January to increase his game time. (Liverpool Echo)

Free agent and former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, says he would never be able to join Tottenham because of his ties to the Gunners. (Goal)

Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, has stopped working with agent Mino Raiola. (ESPN)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
11th November 2020




daily mirror
Jude Bellingham is in line to make his senior debut at Wembley after his remarkable England call-up.
Antoine Griezmann's former mentor and agent has blasted Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for his "deplorable attitude" towards his French teammate.


daily express
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should not be sacked despite the club's poor form this season, according to Andy Cole.


daily mail
The FA will be required to foot the bill if their UEFA Nations League clash against Iceland is played at a neutral venue.
Mason Mount insists he is not a 'teacher's pet' for club or country and will not let persistent scrutiny affect his form.
Holland manager Frank de Boer insists he isn't concerned about Donny van de Beek's peripheral role at Manchester United.
Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe has taken a swipe at Mikel Arteta by claiming he has not been able to produce his best football due to a lack of minutes this season.


daily star
Manchester United have told Mason Greenwood to improve his attitude if he wants to be offered a new and improved deal at Old Trafford.
Manchester United could reportedly still sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa next summer.
Brazil wonderkid Tete has his sights set on a possible Liverpool or Manchester United switch.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge after just 33 minutes of Premier League action this season.
Mansfield Town chief Carolyn Radford has claimed that she was attacked by armed robbers who were dressed as police officers in Portugal.


the guardian
Police in Portugal have raided the offices of Primeira Liga clubs Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara as part of a corruption and money laundering investigation linked to player transfers.


the sun
Lower division clubs are set to finally accept the £50m Premier League bail-out this week - after the top flight agreed to look after Championship clubs as well.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters angered the Big Six by failing to back calls for another vote on five substitutes.
Paris Saint-Germain have opened the door to a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing young Brazilian striker Brenner - but face a transfer battle with five other clubs.
Wayne Rooney has been giving tips to England Under-21s newbie Lee Buchanan.
Chris Coleman has opened the door to a Wales return.


the times
Ministers hope that a twin-track approach of mass testing and use of the new coronavirus vaccine will ensure fans can attend the Euro 2020 matches next summer.
Tony Pulis is the frontrunner to succeed Garry Monk at Sheffield Wednesday, but the Championship club faces a battle to convince him to return to the dug-out.


scottish sun
Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong has received a boost after being told he hasn't suffered a serious injury.


daily record
Jamie 'Spitty' Carragher has lapped up Ally McCoist's revelation that Rangers once tried to sign him.



Paris St-Germain will consider a bid for Portugal and Juventus winger Cristiano Ronaldo if the Italian club decide to sell the 35-year-old. (Mail)

PSG are also in advanced contract talks with Brazil forward Neymar, with the 28-year-old happy to sign for another five years. (ESPN)

Arsenal are among a number of European clubs interested in Sao Paulo's Brazil forward Brenner, 20. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Liverpool * defender Jamie 'Spitty' Carragher believes Manchester United should sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27. (Talksport)

Manchester United could make a move for Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, if Pogba leaves the Old Trafford club. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona must sell players in the January transfer window in order to make a renewed bid to sign Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal came close to signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, from Birmingham City in 2019. (Sky Sports, via Independent)

The Gunners have also opened talks with Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20. Arsenal are considering a £22m bid for the Hungarian. (Football London)

Leicester City have opened talks about a new contract with defender Jonny Evans. The Northern Irishman, 32, is entering the final year of his three-year deal. (Athletic - subscription required)

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, wants to play more for Manchester United but could struggle to break into their "fantastic" midfield, says his international manager Frank de Boer. (Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has commissioned his own highlights video in an effort to move away from the club. The 30-year-old has been training separately after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 25, has voiced his frustration at the lack of playing time he is getting at Arsenal. (Canal Plus, via Mirror)

Former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 34, who is a free agent after leaving Qatari side Al-Duhail, is close to returning to Spain with Celta Vigo. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Athletic Bilbao are considering replacing coach Gaizka Garitano with ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, despite the Argentine, 48, being repeatedly linked with Manchester United. (Marca - in Spanish)

England women manager Phil Neville and former Macclesfield manager Sol Campbell are under consideration for the vacant manager's job at Sheffield Wednesday. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool * and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 21, wants to go out on loan in January to increase his game time. (Liverpool Echo)

Free agent and former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, says he would never be able to join Tottenham because of his ties to the Gunners. (Goal)

Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, has stopped working with agent Mino Raiola. (ESPN)
Unreal that Wilshire is only 28.
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
12th November 2020




daily mail
Liverpool's * Joe Gomez fears he could miss the rest of the season and Euro 2020 after suffering a serious knee injury on England duty.
Paul Elliott has strong support inside the FA to become the governing body's first black chairman, as the search for a new figurehead began in earnest on Wednesday.
The number of footballers seeking treatment for gaming addiction has soared since the first coronavirus lockdown, a leading psychotherapist has revealed.
South Wales Police have opened an investigation into former Wales international David Cotterill after he was accused by former team-mates of cheating them out of a combined total of almost £400,000.
The coach of Britain's six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny has been sensationally sacked ahead of the Tokyo Games for multiple offences including 'inappropriate relationships with riders'.


daily telegraph
Gareth Southgate held crisis talks to reassure the England squad following Greg Clarke's offensive comments.
James Tarkowski has described why he has turned down a new Burnley contract in a bid to take back control of his own career.
Senior football figures warned of a potential conflict of interest at the Football Association on Wednesday night, after a long-serving Premier League executive was hired as interim chairman.
The damaging effects of the coronavirus pandemic on women's football across the world have been laid bare in a new survey that reveals widespread salary cuts and contract terminations.
County cricketers are close to agreeing a 10 per cent pay cut over the winter to help their clubs survive cricket's covid financial crisis.
As the All England Club prepares to announce the results of Wimbledon's pandemic insurance, their counterparts at the Lawn Tennis Association have revealed a £30m shortfall in revenues for 2020 as a result of Covid-19.
Brighton are 'hopeful' the Football Association will give them permission to reopen their girls' academy this month during England's second coronavirus lockdown.


daily mirror
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly held conversations with Lionel Messi's father as they attempt to convince the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to sign a pre-contract agreement with them in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been urged to join Wolves, should he make a return to the Premier League.
Shkodran Mustafi's Arsenal future is anything but certain, with the defender's father claiming he can "imagine everything" when discussing the player's next move.
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been offered a return to management with La Liga club Athletic Bilbao.
Tony Pulis is in advanced talks with Sheffield Wednesday to succeed Garry Monk.


the times
Gareth Southgate has admitted that he is concerned he could develop dementia in later life.
The FA is becoming increasingly resigned to playing next week's Nations League encounter with Iceland in Germany despite lobbying the government to let the game take place, as scheduled, at Wembley.
Tony Pulis is set to become Sheffield Wednesday's new manager on a contract until the end of the season.


daily express
Chelsea are confident Christian Pulisic can recover from his hamstring injury in time for their next Premier League game against Newcastle.
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is reportedly unwilling to let Liverpool target David Alaba leave in January.


daily star
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he was not 100 per cent focused on every single match he played for the club before becoming captain.
Manchester United reportedly remain keen on a transfer for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano despite the Bundesliga outfit's Champions League defeat to the Red Devils.
Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Sao Paulo star Brenner ahead of the January transfer window.


the guardian
Tottenham are to open talks with Heung-min Son's new representatives over a contract extension, with the forward in line to become one of the club's top earners in recognition of his consistent performances over the past few seasons.


the sun
Manchester United are in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo next summer with Juventus looking to offload their star player, according to sensational reports.
Brighton appear to have won the race for Irish whizkid Evan Ferguson.


scottish sun
Rangers' bosses are waiting for three Court of Appeal judges to rule on the latest round of a long-running legal battle with businessman Mike Ashley.
Andrew Gutman's Celtic future has been thrown into doubt - with the defender in talks with FC Cincinnati.




Tottenham Hotspur are starting contract talks with South Korea forward Son Heung-min. The 28-year-old is likely to be offered a contract lasting until 2026 and worth £200,000 a week. (Guardian)

Liverpool * and England defender Joe Gomez, 23, fears he could miss the rest of the season with the injury picked up in training while on international duty. (Mirror)

Manchester United are planning to sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, during next summer's transfer window. (Talksport)

Juventus are open to a swap deal that would see them trade Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, for Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 28. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

However, Ronaldo is also considering a return to Manchester United. (ESPN Argentina, via Metro)

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Chelsea have held talks with Malmo's Bosnia international defender Anel Ahmedhodzic, 21. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool * midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, has yet to sign a new contract. The Dutchman's deal with the Premier League champions runs out at the end of the season. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has said that Wijnaldum could be "an option in the future" for the Spanish giants. (Sport)

Liverpool * have been linked with Austria defender David Alaba but Bayern Munich will not sell the 28-year-old in January, despite his contract running out next summer. (Bild - in German)

Burnley defender James Tarkowski says the club's latest contract offer was "nowhere near" good enough. The Englishman, 27, says he has no intention of re-signing with the Clarets. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Lionel Messi's father and agent has denied reports that the Argentina forward, 33, is planning to switch from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain next season. (Goal)

Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig's French centre-back Ibrahima Konate, 21, and French midfielder Christopher Nkunku, 22. (Bild - in German)

Athletic Bilbao are considering ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager. (Marca - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are both interested in Benfica's Portuguese winger Fabio Baptista, 19. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona are keen to sign Manchester City's 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia, with the La Liga champions prepared to offload players to make room in their squad. (AS - in Spanish)

Barca are also interested in Manchester United Under-23s winger Arnau Puigmal, 19. (Sport- in Spanish)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas does not expect to sell Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January, despite Barcelona being linked with a move for the 26-year-old, whose contract with the French club runs out in the summer. (Radio Monte Carlo, via Marca)

Aston Villa's French right-back Frederic Guilbert, 25, will struggle for regular playing time at the club after turning down a move to Bournemouth. (Football Insider)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been reassured that winger Gareth Bale, 31, will be looked after during Wales' friendly against the USA on Thursday. (ESPN)

Real Madrid and Spain full-back Dani Carvajal, 28, is in talks to extend his contract. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham and Everton made bids for Chelsea and France centre-back Kurt Zouma but the Blues wanted 45m euros (£40m) for the 26-year-old. (L'Equipe, via Sport Witness)

Rangers are the favourites to sign ex-West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28. Aston Villa and Fulham are also interested in the Englishman. (Sun)

The Football Association will outsource the recruitment of Greg Clarke's successor as chairman and are aiming to make a quick appointment. (ESPN)





 

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Friday's Newspapers:
13th November 2020



the sun
Manchester United have made a 'formal offer' to re-sign club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports in Portugal.
Manchester United's teenage starlet Arnau Puigmal is reportedly wanted by Barcelona as the club look for reinforcements at right-back.
Arsenal snubbed a "substantial" Roma bid for Alexandre Lacazette in the summer - and his high price tag will again deter admirers in January.
Arsenal are eyeing RB Leipzig pair Ibrahima Konate and Christopher Nkunku in a double transfer raid, according to reports.
Georginio Wijnaldum has refused to commit his future to Liverpool amid links with Barcelona.
Marcus Rashford is set for global superstardom after getting the go-ahead to trademark his name in the US.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is snubbing a string of European giants to sign a new Barcelona contract because "staying is best for me and my family".


daily mail
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has revealed he wants to return to his former side Internacional in Brazil to finish his career, admitting they are 'the club that I love'.
Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has urged Milan Skriniar to stay put at Inter Milan amid interest from the Reds.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on a free transfer next summer, according to reports in Germany.
The FA have scored an initial post-Brexit win with the Premier League on overseas talent, with a new '15-point' system to be introduced before the January transfer window, but an 'exceptions panel' will rule on youngsters who just fail to meet the criteria.
Tariq Lamptey has divulged his reasons for leaving hometown club Chelsea after more than a decade, disclosing he rejected numerous offers before moving to Brighton.


daily mirror
Liverpool will be forced into the January transfer stampede, as they face up to a season without their first-choice central defensive pairing.
Dominic Szoboszlai's agent has denied suggestions the midfielder is poised to join RB Leipzig giving Arsenal fresh hope over his signature.
Slaven Bilic will tread a tightrope at West Brom over the international break with his future still in doubt.


daily express
David Alaba is reportedly open to joining Liverpool in the January transfer window but would prefer to remain with Bayern Munich until the summer to join Real Madrid or Barcelona on a free.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos could provide Jurgen Klopp with a centre-back solution in January.
Chelsea are still determined to sign Declan Rice either during the January transfer window or at the end of the season.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted that he may have made a mistake in letting Thiago Silva go to Chelsea.


daily star
RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano is at the top of Liverpool's wish list following injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, according to reports.
Liverpool have reportedly been offered former Newcastle star Daryl Janmaat with the Reds suffering a defensive crisis.
Lucas Torreira believes that the language barrier 'cost him' at Arsenal.


daily telegraph
Appointing Baroness Campbell the next chair of the Football Association could put it in breach of the Government's Code for Sports Governance.


the times
The deadlock over a Premier League rescue package has been broken after Sky Bet League One and Two clubs accepted a £50m bailout - but Championship clubs want the top flight to underwrite a £200m loan.
Sergio Aguero will step up his recovery from a hamstring injury next week - meaning he could be fit for Manchester City's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur next Saturday.


scottish sun
Rangers are favourites to beat Aston Villa and Fulham to Jack Wilshere's signature.
Amir Rrahmani has revealed he rejected Celtic to seal a dream switch to Napoli.
Celtic could secure Charlton talent Alfie Doughty for a knockdown price in January after a hamstring injury that will keep him out for up to four months.



Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all interested in Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng. The German, 32, could move on a free transfer, with Bayern not interested in offering him a new contract. (Bild, via Sun)

Wolves are becoming increasingly annoyed at winger Adama Traore, who has yet to sign a new contract. The Spain international, 24, agreed a contract in principle last week but has not committed to it yet. (90min)

Chelsea will make another bid for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice in January. The Blues will sell two senior players to fund a move for the 28-year-old. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have made a formal bid to Cristiano Ronaldo's agent in an attempt to sign the Portugal forward from Juventus. The Serie A champions are willing to let the 35-year-old go if they do not win the Champions League. (Record, via Sport Witness)

But Ronaldo has no interest in leaving Juventus and plans to see out his contract. (AS)

Inter Milan will try to sign Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, in the January transfer window. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool are considering a move for Netherlands and former Watford defender Daryl Janmaat, 31, as short-term cover to ease their defensive crisis. (Teamtalk)

The Premier League champions also have RB Leipzig and France centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, at the top of their list of further defensive reinforcements. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their attempts to sign Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, after the Hungarian's agent denied claims he was moving to RB Leipzig. (Mirror)

Sporting Lisbon have increased the release clause for Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes from 45m euros (£40m) to 70m euros (£62m). The 18-year-old is a target for Manchester United. (Record - in Portuguese)

Besiktas would be interested in re-signing Everton and Turkey forward Cenk Tosun. The 29-year-old spent four years at the club before joining the Toffees in 2018. (beIN Sports - in Turkish)

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic's future remains in doubt - with the club still winless in the Premier League this season - and Charlton's Lee Bowyer is among the names in the frame to replace him. (Mirror)

Denmark and former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, says his current situation "is not what I dreamt of". (TV2, via Goal)

Real Madrid will ask their players to take a further wage cut because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (ESPN)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
14th November 2020



daily mail
The FA are locked in talks with UEFA for the UK to become solo hosts of the rescheduled Euro 2020 next summer.
Wimbledon is in line for a £174m insurance pay-out after the All England Tennis club cashed in its policy amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Barcelona's Ansu Fati has left hospital five days after undergoing surgery on the knee injury that will keep him out for four months.
Manchester United are stepping up their search for a left-sided centre-back with Braga starlet David Carmo reportedly in their sights.
Players returning from international duty are to undergo immediate coronavirus tests when they land in England to ensure a speedy return to Premier League action.
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to turn up the heat in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.
Gareth Southgate will make wholesale changes to the team that ruthlessly swept the Republic of Ireland aside for Sunday's do-or-die game in Belgium.


daily express
Tottenham have been tipped to seal a surprise move to bring Christian Eriksen back to the club.
Liverpool were already making plans to sign Dayot Upamecano before injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, according to reports.
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has confirmed Manchester United were one club who made an approach to sign him in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has admitted he is open to cutting Gedson Fernandes' loan spell at Tottenham short.
Liverpool are reportedly ready to target Olympiakos defender Ruben Semedo in the January transfer window.


the sun
Arsenal's beloved mascot Gunnersaurus returned this week - but it is not the man who wore the costume for 27 years.
Neymar has been sent home from the Brazil squad due to injury and will miss both World Cup 2022 qualifiers.


daily telegraph
The FA are planning for the new chair to take on a more ambassadorial role to better reflect the diversity within the organisation and the sport.
Harry Kane, who will earn his 50th cap for England against Belgium on Sunday, has been described as "absolutely phenomenal" by manager Gareth Southgate.


scottish sun
The Government are confident the Euro 2020 clash between England and Scotland will be played in front of fans, thanks to the Covid vaccine.
Steve Clarke has vowed there is no club job in football that could tempt him to quit Scotland.
Celtic have been hit with a UEFA 'improper conduct' charge after their clash with Lille.


daily mirror
The Egyptian FA have confirmed that Mohamed Salah has provided a second positive coronavirus test.
Lionel Messi launched a foul-mouthed blast at the referee after Argentina's draw with Paraguay.


Manchester United are not discussing bringing Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, back to the club. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool * are ready to make an offer to Olympiakos for Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo, 26, to cover for the injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. (Sic Noticias, via Express)

Real Madrid believe they might be able to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe for about £160m if the 21-year-old does not sign a new deal with Paris St-Germain. (AS)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and captain Sergio Ramos will make an announcement about the 34-year-old Spanish defender's future on Monday. (AS)

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, 32, has admitted surprise at speculation that he could leave the club at the end of the season and join Tottenham. (Suddeutsche Zeitung, via Teamtalk)

Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 28, has suggested he could leave Inter Milan after struggling for playing time at the Italian club. (Star)

Manchester United are interested in Braga's 21-year-old Portuguese defender David Carmo as they seek a left-sided centre-back. (ESPN, via Mail)

France manager Didier Deschamps says Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, has been "impacted mentally" by a "club situation that is not positive". (Mirror)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is to step up his campaign to bring Real Madrid's 28-year-old Spanish midfielder Isco to Goodison Park. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Spanish defender Eric Garcia remains quiet on his Manchester City future amid continued speculation that a return to Barcelona is on the cards for the 19-year-old. (El Mundo, via Manchester Evening News)

Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29, has revealed that Manchester United were one of the clubs to have made an approach to sign him in the summer transfer window. (TUDN, via Metro)

Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer move for Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou in the summer. (Calciomercato, via Manchester Evening News)

Everton's Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, 29, is not thinking about a return to Besiktas, but that situation could change if the Blues sign another striker. (asistanaliz.com, via Sport Witness)

Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, says that he didn't have to think twice about joining Arsenal from Lille in September when the offer was made. (Arsenal Player, via Standard)

Former Newcastle United and England winger John Barnes believes a mid-table finish for the Magpies would represent a good season. (PlayOjo, via Newcastle Chronicle)

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has played down the prospect of 23-year-old German midfielder Florian Neuhaus leaving the club to join Bayern Munich. (Sport1, via Goal)

Former Arsenal great Cesc Fabregas admits Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is under pressure and needs to string some results together. (90min)

Scotland fan and Tartan Army member Sir Rod Stewart says he will move his wedding anniversary celebrations in order to watch Steve Clarke's side against England at Wembley in the Euros next June. (Talksport)

 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
15th November 2020



STAR ON SUNDAY

Jack Grealish's brilliant form with England and Aston Villa has put him at the top of Manchester City's transfer targets.
Olympiakos defender Ruben Semedo could make a Liverpool switch in January.
Eric Dier has accused English football chiefs of letting down the country's top clubs - with this season's crippling fixture overload.


the sun on sunday
England boss Gareth Southgate has been secretly battling Covid.
England star Harry Kane's £100,000 Range Rover was stolen by thieves in a brazen daylight raid.
The Government are confident the Euro 2020 clash between England and Scotland will be played in front of fans, thanks to the Covid vaccine.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking his work home with him - by applying for a five-a-side football pitch to be built in the grounds of his mansion.


sunday telegraph
Pep Guardiola is moving closer to agreeing a contract extension to stay at Manchester City.
The FA has been advised to tear up its recruitment recipe with a new job description for next chairman critical.
Derby County are closing in on a £60m takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan, after the departure of Phillip Cocu.
Raheem Sterling is an injury concern for England ahead of their crucial Nations League match against Belgium.


mail on sunday
Egypt doctor Mohamed Abou Elela says Mo Salah's attendance at his brother's wedding might have contributed to him contracting Covid-19.
Wayne Rooney has agreed to take his first steps into management at Derby after the Championship's bottom club sacked Phillip Cocu.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas claims it will cost almost half a billion euros to finish the season with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the finances in Spanish football.
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has confirmed Manchester United came in for his services during the summer transfer window.
Barcelona are satisfied with how their contract negotiations with star teenager Ansu Fati are developing, according to reports.



Manchester City remain interested in signing Barcelona's Lionel Messi when his contract expires next summer - and a spell with New York City FC could be a temptation for the 33-year-old Argentine. (Mundo Deportivo)

But Messi wants assurances that City manager Pep Guardiola and striker Sergio Aguero will stay at the Etihad. (El Chiringuito via Mirror)

Guardiola, 49, is moving closer to signing a new deal to extend his five-year stay at the club. (Telegraph)

Chelsea and Liverpool * are both considering moves for Barcelona's highly-rated teenager Alejandro Balde, 17, with the left-back set to be fast-tracked by Ronald Koeman into the club's first team. (Sport via Express)

Ajax director of football and former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars says he is ready for a new challenge alongside the Dutch club's chief executive Edwin van der Sar, with the pair linked to a possible switch to Manchester United. (Mirror)

Both Liverpool * and Everton are keen to sign Torino's Brazilian centre-back Gleison Bremer, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United have been warned by Eric Bailly's agent that the 26-year-old Ivory Coast defender may need to 'assess' his future if his current situation does not improve. (Calciomercato via the Sun)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says 21-year-old midfielder Gedson Fernandes' loan spell from Benfica could end in January. (Sport TV via Sky Sports)

Manchester City fans believe a short-term move for their former forward Edin Dzeko, 34, who now plays with Roma, could be a wise decision when the transfer window re-opens in January. (Manchester Evening News)


Juventus are leading the race for Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, whose contract runs out next summer. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Everton's Ivorian midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, 25, could leave the club on loan in January after failing to make an impact at Goodison Park. (Football Insider via Teamtalk)

Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 24, says his club-mate, forward Patrick Bamford, 27, is close to joining him on the international stage. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Kenny Dalglish believes Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will find the perfect solution to his defensive crisis after injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. (Liverpool Echo)

Southampton may look to sell Mohamed Elyounoussi to Celtic with the 26-year-old Norwegian forward in his second spell on loan at the Scottish club. (Hampshire Live)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
16th November 2020




THE SUN
•Northern football clubs including Sunderland and Blackburn have warned the government to sort a bailout or risk losing historic teams "for good".
•Juventus are pushing hard to sign Liverpool and Manchester City target David Alaba.
•Arsenal have been handed a transfer boost with news that Brazilian target Brenner won't need a work permit.
•Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger in the January transfer window.
•Barcelona legend Luis Figo reckons Lionel Messi has already made up his mind about his future with Manchester City chasing his transfer.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
•Wayne Rooney will address the Derby County players at training on Monday as he leads the club's interim coaching team.


DAILY MIRROR
•Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel appeared to be knocked out cold during Denmark's Nations League game against Iceland on Sunday night.
•Andy Robertson is suffering with a hamstring issue while on international duty in what could be another huge injury blow for Liverpool * .
•Paul Pogba has openly talked about the fact he is going through the most difficult period of his career while at Manchester United.
•FIFA will subsidise Joe Gomez's £80,000-a-week wages after he was injured while on international duty.


daily mail
Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly in talks with Wolves over Portugal winger Pedro Neto.
Raheem Sterling is hopeful of being available for Saturday's crunch clash against Tottenham after he became the latest player to withdraw from the England squad through injury.


daily record
Celtic are facing another COVID-19 sweat as Kristoffer Ajer and Mohamed Elyounoussi have both been ordered to self-isolate until the weekend.


daily star
Liverpool * and Chelsea are said to be going head to head over Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed he turned down offers from other clubs to sign for the north London side.


scottish sun
Steve Clarke has backed misfiring Oli McBurnie to silence his Scotland critics



Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba says he is currently going through the most difficult spell of his career due to concerns over his playing time at Old Trafford. (RTL via Goal)

Manchester City will make signing a striker their priority for 2021, with Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian star Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Inter Milan's Argentine frontman Lautaro Martinez, 23, their top targets. (90min)

City are contemplating a £100m double move for Aston Villa midfielders Jack Grealish, 25, and Douglas Luiz, 22. City sold Brazil's Luiz to Villa last year but could activate his buyback clause. (Star)

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, says he is in talks with Manchester City over a new deal but discussions are "not advanced". (VTM Nieuws, via Guardian)

Chelsea have already agreed a deal in principle to sell French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 26, to Napoli when his loan move finishes at the end of the season. (Gazetta Dello Sport, via Teamtalk)

AC Milan's Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 26, could be on his way to Atletico Madrid after contract talks with the Italian club hit a problem, although Manchester United remain interested. (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea's German defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, is keen on joining Barcelona in the January transfer window after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge. (Sport, via Metro)

Liverpool's * sporting director Michael Edwards reportedly decided against making a move for Napoli's 29-year-old Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer because of his asking price. (Star)

Former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick believes French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, who is a transfer target for Liverpool, would be a success at Bayern Munich. (Goal)

Juventus are ready to make a move for Ajax youngster Ryan Gravenberch but they face competition from Barcelona for the signature of the 18-year-old midfielder. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Juventus are also in talks with Wolves over a move for Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 20. (Tuttosport, via Mail)

Former Aston Villa striker Kevin Phillips believes manager Dean Smith should persuade Chelsea's on-loan English midfielder Ross Barkley, 26, to sign for the club on a permanent deal. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Chelsea and England centre-back John Terry - currently assistant head coach at Aston Villa - could be an option for the vacant manager's job at Derby after Phillip Cocu's departure. (Mail)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes says he considered a move to Everton after deciding to come out of retirement in 2012. (DAZN, via Metro)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
16th November 2020




THE SUN
•Northern football clubs including Sunderland and Blackburn have warned the government to sort a bailout or risk losing historic teams "for good".
•Juventus are pushing hard to sign Liverpool and Manchester City target David Alaba.
•Arsenal have been handed a transfer boost with news that Brazilian target Brenner won't need a work permit.
•Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger in the January transfer window.
•Barcelona legend Luis Figo reckons Lionel Messi has already made up his mind about his future with Manchester City chasing his transfer.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
•Wayne Rooney will address the Derby County players at training on Monday as he leads the club's interim coaching team.


DAILY MIRROR
•Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel appeared to be knocked out cold during Denmark's Nations League game against Iceland on Sunday night.
•Andy Robertson is suffering with a hamstring issue while on international duty in what could be another huge injury blow for Liverpool * .
•Paul Pogba has openly talked about the fact he is going through the most difficult period of his career while at Manchester United.
•FIFA will subsidise Joe Gomez's £80,000-a-week wages after he was injured while on international duty.


daily mail
Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly in talks with Wolves over Portugal winger Pedro Neto.
Raheem Sterling is hopeful of being available for Saturday's crunch clash against Tottenham after he became the latest player to withdraw from the England squad through injury.


daily record
Celtic are facing another COVID-19 sweat as Kristoffer Ajer and Mohamed Elyounoussi have both been ordered to self-isolate until the weekend.


daily star
Liverpool * and Chelsea are said to be going head to head over Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed he turned down offers from other clubs to sign for the north London side.


scottish sun
Steve Clarke has backed misfiring Oli McBurnie to silence his Scotland critics



Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba says he is currently going through the most difficult spell of his career due to concerns over his playing time at Old Trafford. (RTL via Goal)

Manchester City will make signing a striker their priority for 2021, with Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian star Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Inter Milan's Argentine frontman Lautaro Martinez, 23, their top targets. (90min)

City are contemplating a £100m double move for Aston Villa midfielders Jack Grealish, 25, and Douglas Luiz, 22. City sold Brazil's Luiz to Villa last year but could activate his buyback clause. (Star)

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, says he is in talks with Manchester City over a new deal but discussions are "not advanced". (VTM Nieuws, via Guardian)

Chelsea have already agreed a deal in principle to sell French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 26, to Napoli when his loan move finishes at the end of the season. (Gazetta Dello Sport, via Teamtalk)

AC Milan's Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 26, could be on his way to Atletico Madrid after contract talks with the Italian club hit a problem, although Manchester United remain interested. (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea's German defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, is keen on joining Barcelona in the January transfer window after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge. (Sport, via Metro)

Liverpool's * sporting director Michael Edwards reportedly decided against making a move for Napoli's 29-year-old Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer because of his asking price. (Star)

Former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick believes French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, who is a transfer target for Liverpool, would be a success at Bayern Munich. (Goal)

Juventus are ready to make a move for Ajax youngster Ryan Gravenberch but they face competition from Barcelona for the signature of the 18-year-old midfielder. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Juventus are also in talks with Wolves over a move for Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 20. (Tuttosport, via Mail)

Former Aston Villa striker Kevin Phillips believes manager Dean Smith should persuade Chelsea's on-loan English midfielder Ross Barkley, 26, to sign for the club on a permanent deal. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Chelsea and England centre-back John Terry - currently assistant head coach at Aston Villa - could be an option for the vacant manager's job at Derby after Phillip Cocu's departure. (Mail)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes says he considered a move to Everton after deciding to come out of retirement in 2012. (DAZN, via Metro)
Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba says he is currently going through the most difficult spell of his career due to concerns over his playing time at Old Trafford.
Should read ' Manchester United say that Paul Pogba is currently going through the best spell of his career at the club now he is no longer playing.
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
17th November 2020




daily mirror
Jack Grealish is set for his third England start in a row as Gareth Southgate makes a U-turn on the Aston VIlla midfielder.
Liverpool * are hopeful Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson will be fit for the Leicester clash this weekend.
Anthony Martial is reportedly training away from the rest of the France squad after suffering a back complaint in the win over Portugal.
Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez has admitted Arsenal contacted him over a potential switch to the Emirates.
Didier Deschamps has hinted Olivier Giroud should leave Chelsea at the next possible opportunity in order to keep his place in the France squad for next summer's European Championships.


daily telegraph
The Government is on Tuesday expected to reassure football's leaders that cash-strapped clubs will escape winding-up orders during the remainder of the pandemic.
Gareth Southgate is under mounting pressure from Piers Morgan to disclose details of his positive coronavirus test following an encounter between them days earlier.
Harry Winks has admitted that his Tottenham Hotspur situation has become "difficult" and that he must play more to keep his place in Gareth Southgate's England squad.
Bristol City's preparations to face Derby County for Wayne Rooney's first game as part of a management team have been thrown into crisis after the Championship club were forced to shut their training ground because of a coronavirus outbreak.
Augusta National has dampened hopes that the 2021 Masters will be played in front of full galleries, warning that even if there is a successful vaccine widely available by April, the crowd numbers are still likely to be extremely limited.


the guardian
Gareth Southgate wants a rethink on the Premier League's limit of three substitutions per side per match as he fears players could suffer serious injury in the hectic fixture schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


daily express
Chelsea could receive a transfer windfall with PSG being urged to break the bank for midfielder N'Golo Kante.


daily star
Mathieu Flamini has refuted suggestions he could one day launch a bid to take over Arsenal - having previously addressed claims he has a whopping €30billion in the bank.


the sun
Marcus Rashford has launched his own book club to encourage disadvantaged children to read.
Chelsea and Napoli are reportedly in talks over a loan deal for Emerson Palmieri.
Premier League flop Fabio Borini is reportedly set for a career lifeline with Turkish side Goztepe.
Barcelona wonderkid Alejandro Balde, 17, has been promoted to the first-team by Ronald Koeman and is ready to push Alba for a starting spot.
Miguel Almiron's agent has claimed that the Paraguayan would have already left Newcastle had it not been for coronavirus.
Juventus are reportedly weighing up a January move for Wolves winger Pedro Neto - after also eyeing up his teammate Adama Traore.


daily mail
Mikel Arteta has admitted Arsenal are still 'a long way' from where the club should be after an indifferent start to the season.
Bayern Munich have joined Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan in the race to sign Hungarian starlet Dominik Szoboszlai.
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Sergio Ramos a three-year deal worth a staggering £18m per season - after tax - to lure the veteran defender from Real Madrid, according to reports.
Manchester United have plenty of work on their hands to land Braga starlet David Carmo with at least 10 clubs interested in his services, according to reports.



Manchester United remain interested in Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho and are trying to secure a deal to bring the 20-year-old to the club before next year's European Championship. (90 min)

Paris St-Germain will make a bid for Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos. The 34-year-old is free to negotiate with other clubs from 1 January. (AS)

PSG are also trying to secure contract extensions for France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, and Brazil forward Neymar, 28. (Goal)

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in signing Napoli's Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik and the 26-year-old could be available for as little as £10m in January. (Sun)

Celtic are interested in signing Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, on loan in January. (90 min)

Barcelona are considering a move for Arsenal and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi. The 28-year-old is Barca's second option if they cannot sign Chelsea's 27-year-old Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger. (Express)

Inter Milan and Barcelona are interested in Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, though the Reds have offered the 30-year-old Netherlands international a new deal to try and persuade him to stay at Anfield. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and AC Milan are in the race to sign 20-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. (Mail)

Manchester United and Arsenal remain keen on signing 23-year-old France forward Ousmane Dembele, who has 18 months left on his contract at Barcelona. (Sport)

Miguel Almiron's agent says the Paraguay forward, 26, is ready to leave Newcastle United and probably would have done in the summer if not for the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic (Chronicle)

West Ham United are still interested in England defender James Tarkowski but are refusing to meet Burnley's £35m valuation of the 27-year-old. (Football Insider)

Saint-Etienne are considering a January move for Leicester City's Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 32. (L'Equipe - in French)

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Spain forward Adama Traore, 24, believes he is not starting matches because he has turned down a contract extension. His existing deal runs until 2023. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Former Chelsea and England defender John Terry is one of the candidates to become the new Derby County manager. (Mail)

Manchester United have been linked with Sporting Braga's Portuguese defender David Carmo, 20. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea are aiming to sell a number of players to fund a £67m move for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 21. (Express)

France manager Didier Deschamps says Olivier Giroud needs to leave Chelsea if the 34-year-old striker is to keep his place in the international squad. (Sun)

Leicester have opened talks with Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 32, over a new contract. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are willing to sell four players in January - Spanish left-back Junior Firpo, 24, France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 26, Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes, 22, and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 29. (Sport)

Australian side Melbourne Victory want to sign 32-year-old Benin striker Rudy Gestede, who has previously played for Cardiff, Blackburn, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. (The Age)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
18th November 2020



the sun
Manchester City are plotting another move for Lionel Messi when the transfer window opens in January after their failed summer swoop.
Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will accept a loan transfer and a huge pay cut to end his Chelsea hell.
Mario Balotelli has been in talks with Barnsley about making a sensational move to the South Yorkshire side.
Ex-Arsenal youth Nico Yennaris changes name to Li Ke as he becomes first naturalised player to earn China cap.


daily telegraph
Downing Street is considering a surprise plot from ministers to allow supporters back at Premier League and other elite sports grounds by Christmas.
New research into the impact of heading on brain function has found that just 20 'normal' headers with a modern synthetic ball was enough to make most players fail a pitchside concussion test.


daily express
Manchester City are waiting for manager Pep Guardiola to decide his future with Mauricio Pochettino being eyed as a possible replacement.
Aston Villa are preparing for a £100m raid from Manchester City when the transfer window re-opens. City reportedly have their sights set on Jack Grealish and Douglas Luiz.


daily mail
England boss Gareth Southgate insists he won't budge in club vs country row over injuries.
Gareth Bale says he has regained his passion for football again after returning to a club where he is 'loved' in Tottenham.
Georginio Wijnaldum is considering his Liverpool future despite being offered a new bumper deal by the Reds.
Arsenal's Willian will have to record a negative coronavirus test to be able to return to training at the club this week, according to a report.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho could leave Stamford Bridge to reunite with Maurizio Sarri again, according to his agent.
David Coote is back on VAR duties for Liverpool * this weekend, just a month after failing to send off Jordan Pickford for his shocking lunge on Virgil van Dijk in last month's Merseyside derby.
Barcelona's wage cap has been reduced from £601m to £342m in the wake of the financial pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


daily mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to give the green light for Man Utd to sell out-of-favour trio Phil Jones, Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo in January.
Mo Salah looks certain to miss Sunday's table-topping clash with Leicester, even if he gets a Covid all clear.
Napoli will not lower their current asking price of €70m for Liverpool transfer target Kalidou Koulibly in the January window.
Kieran Trippier insists he will "always give his all" for England despite the potential FA ban hanging over him.
Schalke centre-back Malick Thiaw says he is flattered to be linked to Liverpool.


daily record
Celtic have confirmed Mohamed Elyounoussi and Kristoffer Ajer are in the clear following Norway's Covid crisis.
Celtic-linked defender Omar Colley is reportedly heading for an "inevitable" Sampdoria exit.



Former Manchester City and Liverpool * striker Mario Balotelli has held talks with Championship strugglers Barnsley. The Italian, 30, is a free agent after having his contract with Bresica terminated over missed training sessions. (Sun)

Manchester City are ready to revive their interest in Barcelona striker Lionel Messi in January. The 33-year-old Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season so could be available for a cut-price fee. (Sun)

Schalke's 19-year-old German-born defender Malick Thiaw, who signed a new contract in the summer, says he is "flattered" by reports linking him with a January move to Liverpool * . (Sport.de via Mirror)

Chelsea want to sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, and will consider a bid for the 17-year-old instead of West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 21. (Eurosport)

Manager Pep Guardiola is yet to decide on his future at Manchester City. His current deal runs out in the summer. (Goal)

Leicester are monitoring Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes, 18, who has a buy-out clause of £40m at Sporting Lisbon. (Mail)

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a loan away from the club in January. The 26-year-old wants regular football to help secure his place in the Spain squad for Euro 2020. (Sun)

Manchester City will rival Bayern Munich in the race to sign 23-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brazilian midfielder Willian will have to return a negative coronavirus test before he is allowed to resume training at Arsenal after the 32-year-old travelled to Dubai during the international break. (Telegraph)

Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchiso has urged Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, to return to the Italian club. (Mirror)

Manchester United will prioritise player sales in January with England defender Phil Jones, 28, and the Argentine duo of goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, and 30-year-old defender Marcos Rojo, possible departures. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolves' contract negotiations with winger Adama Traore have stalled because the Spaniard is unhappy at his lack of playing time. The 24-year-old has previously been linked with Barcelona. (Goal)

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid and Spanish-Dominican forward Mariano Diaz, 27. (Mail)

Arsenal are considering a swap deal with Inter Milan which would see Denmark and former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, join the Gunners and Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, move to the Italian club. (Corriere dello Sport, via Talksport)

Arsenal are also in discussions to send French defender William Saliba on loan next season. The 19-year-old has yet to make his debut for the Gunners. (Evening Standard)

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wanted to sign Liverpool * defender Virgil van Dijk and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku when he was at the club. (Telegraph)

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, will look to leave the club in January if his playing time does not increase over the coming months. (The Athletic - subscription retired)

Arsenal will not be signing Mitchel Bergkamp - son of Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp - despite the 22-year-old Dutchman spending a week on trial at the club. (Goal)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
19th November 2020




daily mirror
Jurgen Klopp wants to work with PSG star Kylian Mbappe, having previously made an attempt to sign him, according to reports in Spain.
Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Jadon Sancho despite four failed bids during their ill-fated transfer pursuit in the summer.
Lionel Messi has launched yet another rant over his situation at Barcelona and said: "I'm tired of always being the problem for everything at the club."
Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite wants to fight for his place at the Nou Camp - despite Premier League interest in a January transfer.
Real Madrid have reportedly decided to sell attacking midfielder Isco in January in a move which could interest a number of Premier League sides.
Brighton are one of the clubs circling for Burnley midfielder Jack Cork.


the sun
Mo Salah will miss Liverpool's next three games after testing positive for coronavirus for a second time.
Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is struggling with a recurring back injury and asked to go off in Sweden's 4-2 loss in France on Tuesday night.
Manchester United target Dayot Upamecano could decide his future as early as January.
Xavi can become Barcelona's Alex Ferguson with a glorious long reign, according to Nou Camp presidential frontrunner Victor Font.
Manchester United have reportedly put ex-Man City boss Roberto Mancini on a managerial shortlist should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leave.


daily mail
EFL and Premier League clubs are urging ministers to allow them to use 30 per cent of their stadium capacities once fans are allowed to attend matches, which may be as soon as next month.
Sean Dyche stands to make millions of pounds if Dwight McNeil or any of Burnley's other academy products are sold while he is at the club.
The PFA are looking to beef up their dementia taskforce with England captain Steph Houghton and ex-Scotland defender David Weir among those approached.
UEFA are considering moving Liverpool's final Champions League group game in Denmark due to more complications around coronavirus restrictions.
England hope that Valencia's Yunus Musah will reverse his decision to play for the United States after making his senior debut this week.
Clubs in the EFL have generated more than £11m from streaming live league and cup matches this season, but the service is attracting 1,000 'complaints' every weekend.


daily express
Chelsea are set to be without Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva for this weekend's trip to Newcastle.
Tottenham hero Jurgen Klinsmann has backed his former side to win their first Premier League title this season.
Manchester United have been named by Spanish media as one of three clubs interested in signing Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp called up eight academy prospects this week as he grapples with an injury crisis ahead of Sunday's game against Leicester.


daily star
Arsenal have "opened talks" with RB Salzburg over a deal for Dominik Szoboszlai, it's been claimed.
Arsenal could be handed the chance to sign former Tottenham hero Christian Eriksen.


the times
The government will announce a £300m rescue package for sport on Thursday, with rugby union set to be the main beneficiary.


daily record
In-demand Odsonne Edouard could miss Celtic's Euro qualifiers next summer after being lined up to lead France to Olympic glory.
Former Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has completed a move to Bnei Sakhnin after giving up on his dream of a Parkhead return.


scottish sun
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has urged free-agent Jack Wilshere to join Steven Gerrard's Rangers revolution and put the sparkle back in his career.
Leeds continue to eye Steven Gerrard as a potential replacement for Marcelo Bielsa should the Argentine move on as manager, it has been claimed.
Manchester United and England keeper Dean Henderson has been linked with a sensational January loan move to Celtic.



Liverpool * and Manchester United have received a boost over the possible signing of RB Leipzig's 22-year-old France centre-backDayot Upamecano as a decision over his future will be made in January. Bayern Munich cannot afford to sign him. (Bild via Mirror)

Chelsea's Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 26, will go on loan and take a pay cut to help revive his career. (Sun)

Manchester United have an opportunity to sign France centre-back Raphael Varane, 27, from Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid will challenge Barcelona for the signing of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, from Liverpool. (Corriere Dello Sport via Sport)

Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, 39, is in talks with Spanish third division club Racing de Murcia with a view to a return to playing. Eto'o retired in September 2019. (Goal)

Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, has put Manchester City on alert before the January transfer window after saying he is "tired of always being the problem" at the Nou Camp. (Express)

Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, is Real Madrid's top target if Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos leaves in the summer. (AS)

West Ham's Brazil winger Felipe Anderson, 27, could return early from his loan with Porto if the Portuguese side are able to re-sign Brazil striker Hulk, 34, from Shanghai SIPG in January. (Record - in Portuguese)

Barcelona look unlikely to sign Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, in January as Manchester City are not willing to reduce their valuation of 20m euros (£17.8m). (Marca)

Arsenal have agreed to sign Tunisia Under-21 defender Omar Rekik, 18, from Hertha Berlin in January - and loan him back to the German club. (Football London)

Sevilla and Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Paris St-Germain's 27-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton, Newcastle and Sheffield United are keen on signing Burnley's England midfielder Jack Cork, 31. (Mirror)

Eintracht Frankfurt's Dutch left-back Jetro Willems, 26, would be open to a move back to Newcastle United. Willems had his loan spell in the 2019-20 cut short by an anterior cruciate ligament injury. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp has given eight academy prospects the chance to impress during training this week amid the club's injury crisis. (Mirror)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi can become the club's Sir Alex Ferguson if he returns as manager, says Barca presidential candidate Victor Font. (Reuters)

Monaco's Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 33, says he is "disappointed" with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola. (CCMA via Goal)

Eighteen-year-old France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga says he dreams of joining a "great club" but has not ruled out renewing his contract at Rennes. (AS)

Premier League managers have come together to get the five-substitute rule back on the agenda. (Mirror)

Former Liverpool * , Chelsea and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez disagrees with Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and says the Premier League was right to drop the five-substitute rule. (Express)



 

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Friday's Newspapers:
20th November 2020




daily mail
Virgil van Dijk has begun light recovery training, news which provides a key boost to Liverpoo * manager Jurgen Klopp.
Ricardo Pereira is in contention to return to action for Leicester for the first time since March when they take on Liverpool on Sunday.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has trashed rumours he is interested in signing Real Madrid's Isco in the January transfer window.
Manchester United face a battle with PSG and Real Madrid to sign 18-year-old France and Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.


the times
David Luiz was involved in a physical altercation with his Arsenal team-mate Dani Ceballos in training during the international break.


daily mirror
Liverpoo * have been handed a huge boost ahead of their clash with Leicester this weekend - after Andy Robertson and Fabinho stepped up their preparations in training.
Olivier Giroud's agent has called the decision to play Tammy Abraham ahead of the Frenchman "unfair" and warned they will seek pastures new if things don't change at Chelsea.
Manchester United could revive their long-standing interest in Raphael Varane, with the defender entering the final year of his contract at Real Madrid.
Romelu Lukaku was "unfairly blamed" during his time at Manchester United, claims Roberto Martinez.
Barcelona are reportedly planning to offload up to six players in the upcoming January transfer window.
Football agents are expecting an incredibly quiet January transfer window.


the sun
Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu has declared his intention to buy a huge 35 per cent stake in Arsenal.
Arsenal 'have agreed' the January signing of Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin, reports claim.
Chelsea misfit Olivier Giroud is reportedly eyeing a January exit.
West Ham outcast Felipe Anderson could make an early return to the club - but only if Porto land Brazilian cult hero Hulk first, reports say.


daily telegraph
Marcus Rashford is expected to be fit to face West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday night.


daily express
Arsenal star Willian insists he did not receive an official offer from Barcelona before signing for the Gunners.
Manchester United have been put on red alert by transfer target Jadon Sancho, as reports claim he has told Borussia Dortmund that he wants to return to the Premier League in 2021.
Barcelona are reportedly worried that Ousmane Dembele will see out his contract and leave the club for nothing.
Inter Milan have pinpointed Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante as a transfer target, with a move for Granit Xhaka now looking unlikely.
Manchester United have been warned that Mauricio Pochettino may still consider the Barcelona job despite rejecting the La Liga giants twice in the past.


daily star
Arsenal missed out on signing Liverpool ace Diogo Jota before his move to Atletico Madrid in 2016, according to reports.
Monaco youngster Anthony Musaba has revealed that the idea of playing for Manchester United in the Premier League is his "ultimate dream".


scottish sun
Benfica have suffered a blow ahead of their Europa League clash with Rangers next week after Darwin Nunez and Julian Weigl tested positive for Coronavirus.


daily record
Former Rangers hero Giovanni van Bronckhorst reckons the Premiership title race will go right to the wire.



Manchester City are determined to sign Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, after boss Pep Guardiola agreed a new contract. (Mirror)

Manchester United will battle Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to sign 18-year-old France and Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool * defender Virgil van Dijk's hopes of returning this season have been boosted after the 29-year-old Dutchman returned to light training following his knee surgery. (Mail)

Real Madrid and Inter Milan have stepped up their interest in Liverpool's 30-year-old Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

A number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Spain defender Sergio Ramos, should the 34-year-old not renew his Real Madrid contract. (90min)

Real Madrid will move for Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, regardless of whether Ramos leaves or not. (Marca)

Everton are considering a move for Manchester United and Wales winger Daniel James, 23, in January. (Football Insider)

Striker Olivier Giroud, 34, is ready to consider offers to leave Chelsea in January in a bid to keep his spot in France's squad for next summer's European Championships. (Guardian)

Newcastle United are ready to listen to offers for Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 26, who has already been offered to clubs by his agent. (90min)

Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, wants to move to the Premier League and could be an option for Everton or Manchester United. (Sun)

Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu wants to buy a 35% stake in Arsenal and "bring trophies back" to the club. (Mirror)

Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz, 33, was involved in a training ground scuffle with Dani Ceballos and struck the Spanish midfielder, 24, on the nose. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, wants to win trophies with Borussia Dortmund and is not thinking about a move abroad, says his father Alf-Inge Haaland. (Sport1, via Goal)

AC Milan are interested in 20-year-old Dynamo Kyiv and Ukraine Under-20 forward Vladyslav Supriaha. (Calciomercato)

Juventus are in no rush to trigger their £31m purchase option to buy Spain forward Alvaro Morata, 28, from Atletico Madrid. (Goal)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
21st November 2020




the times
Pep Guardiola, who signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City this week, has been assured that he will be backed in the transfer market, thus raising the renewed possibility of a summer reunion with Lionel Messi.
Greg Clarke's blunders in front of MPs last week could have cost the former FA chairman more than £2.5m in earnings after he resigned without a payoff.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says lack of fans is to blame for Manchester United's awful home form.


the sun
Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule reportedly 'dreams' of joining Manchester United once he decides to depart the Bundesliga.
West Ham have reportedly joined the race for Juventus outcast Sami Khedira.


daily mirror
Arsenal are exploring ways to structure a deal for highly-rated midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who has a £23m release clause at RB Salzburg.
Ronald Koeman refused to answer questions over Lionel Messi's long-term future as he called for more respect for the Barcelona superstar.
Leeds defender Luke Ayling admits he doubted he would make it to the Premier League when he was released by Arsenal a decade ago.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Edinson Cavani is inspiring Manchester United's next generation of stars - despite not speaking the same language.
Chris Wilder has accused Jurgen Klopp * of being "selfish" in wanting to bring back five substitutes in the Premier League.


daily mail
Ben Chilwell faces a battle to re-establish himself as England's left-back. Gareth Southgate was disappointed that Chilwell limped out of Sunday's Nations League defeat by Belgium with a sore back.
Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny was summonsed for emergency talks on Friday after he showed his players a 'propaganda' video.
Juventus are happy to take their time over exercising their right to buy Alvaro Morata for £40m next summer.
Egypt have admitted they will not call up Mohamed Salah for the Olympics next summer unless his club Liverpool * give them permission to do so.
Scottish football has already sustained losses in excess of £70m as a consequence of coronavirus.
One of the FA and Premier League's own medical advisers last night followed the PFA in saying it would be sensible to reduce heading in training.


daily express
Fabinho was pictured in full Liverpool * training and the Brazilian now looks set to return against Leicester on Sunday, in a major boost for Jurgen Klopp.
Manchester United reportedly had a deal worth £133m (€150m) in place for Barcelona star Ansu Fati, but the La Liga giants were not ready to cash in on the teenager.


daily star
Paul Pogba is prepared to stay at Manchester United beyond this season - but only so he can leave of his own accord in 2022.
Jurgen Klopp * may splash the cash to solve his defensive crisis in January.


daily telegraph
Txiki Begiristain has admitted Pep Guardiola's decision to stay at Manchester City will significantly improve the club's prospects of attracting the best players as the manager left the door open to a move for Lionel Messi.
Jurgen Klopp * , the Liverpool * manager, says his youngsters can "smell the opportunity" to solve the club's injury crisis as he prepares for one of the most challenging periods of his management career.
Nuno Espirito Santo is confident that "huge player" Adama Traore will sign a new contract with Wolves.


the guardian
Carlo Ancelotti has said he fears not only developing dementia in later life but also motor neurone disease as a consequence of treatment he received as a player in Italy.


daily record
Livingston keeper Robby McCrorie and an unnamed Aberdeen star have tested positive for coronavirus after being away on Scotland Under-21 duty.



Arsenal are exploring ways to structure a deal for Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, who has a £23m release clause at RB Salzburg. (Mirror)

Tottenham are likely to make further signings in January and could be in line for a new defender, with Colombia centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 24, a possible departure. (Football Insider)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman remains convinced Lionel Messi will stay at the club and has refused to be drawn into a debate regarding the 33-year-old Argentina playmaker's future. (Goal)

Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, has been "dealt with internally" by Arsenal following his break in Dubai during the international fortnight - with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta insisting the issue is "resolved". (Sun)

Liverpool * manager Jurgen Klopp says he has no idea if Premier League champions will target a new defender in the January transfer window. (Goal)

Liverpool * have been told they will have to pay £26.7m if they want to bring in Ajax defender Perr Schuurs, 20, with AC Milan also interested in the Dutch centre-back. (Sempre Milan via Liverpool Echo)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has played down rumours of moves for two of his former players - Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 28, and Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham have also been linked with World Cup winner Khedira. (Sport Mediaset, via Team Talk)

Khedira is not expected to move to the American MLS. (Bild)

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, has no plans to leave Arsenal for Inter Milan in January. (Calciomercato via Mirror)

Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez has denied reports he was involved in a changing room fracas on international duty. The Everton playmaker, 29, was reported to have been involved in a clash with international colleagues Jefferson Lerma, 26, of Bournemouth and Tottenham's Davinson Sanchez, 24. (Star)

United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna, 18 - who has been linked with Liverpool - has signed a new long-term contract with Borussia Dortmund.(Team Talk)

Erling Haaland's father, Alf-Inge, the former Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City midfielder, admits the Norway striker, 20, is attracted to the Premier League but is focused on winning trophies with current club Borussia Dortmund. (Sport 1, via Mirror)

Former Manchester City midfielder Trevor Sinclair, believes the arrival of Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, at Etihad Stadium is 'inevitable' following boss Pep Guardiola's contract extension. (Talksport)

Chris Smalling has criticised Manchester United for offering him little clarity on his future before his initial move to Roma last year, but the 30-year-old former England defender says he is relishing his time in Italy. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leeds United could make a £20m move for Rangers winger Ryan Kent, 24, if he is unable to negotiate a new deal at Ibrox. (Football Insider)

The iconic 'Wembley Way' has been demolished to make way for a new approach to the national stadium. (Sun)

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed he nearly appeared in 'I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!' - and has not ruled out a future stint on the ITV programme. (Mail)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
22nd November 2020



the sun on sunday
Everton supremo Marcel Brands is a leading candidate to become Manchester United's first director of football.
Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the transfer chase for Christian Eriksen, according to reports.
Raging Norwegian star Christian Gauseth punched an interview backdrop in fury after his Mjondalen side were denied a penalty in a 3-1 defeat.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco is ready to leave the club in January, according to reports.
Dean Henderson wants a loan transfer away from Manchester United in January to boost his Euro 2020 dream with Leeds and Brighton Sunday's Newspapers:
22nd November 2020

keen.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play football until he is 50 years old, claimed Mino Raiola.
Kylian Mbappe is seriously considering leaving PSG, according to his former Monaco president.


mail on sunday
Football's lawmakers will this week face huge pressure to end the handball madness that has plagued the Premier League this season.
A new study of top-flight footballers playing in England in the 1965-66 season has found neurodegenerative diseases were a factor in 42 per cent of the deaths among that group so far.
Southampton striker Che Adams has been tipped for international honours with Scotland ahead of next summer's European Championships.
Lewis Hamilton will be awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list after winning his seventh world championship this year.


daily star sunday
Manchester United's stand-off with 'keeper Sergio Romero is nearing a resolution.
Gabriel Jesus is the latest Manchester City star in line for a bumper new contract.


sunday mirror
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he will reject Germany if he is asked to become his nation's new coach.
Manchester United risk losing Icelandic teenager Isak Bergmann Johannesson with Juventus stepping up their interest in the brilliant youngster.
Manchester City will look to secure Raheem Sterling for the peak years of his career following Pep Guardiola's decision to commit himself to the club for a further two seasons.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has emerged as a January target for David Beckham's Inter Miami.
Several Premier League clubs believe they will be "bullied" into bringing back five substitutes.


sunday telegraph
The Jeff Astle Foundation has urged football to immediately get behind new proposals to limit heading in training after hearing from about 30 new families of former professional players with dementia just this month.
Pep Guardiola has made finding Sergio Aguero's successor a priority after committing his future to Manchester City, with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez among the players under consideration.
Mikel Arteta says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is aware he must improve his performances in an Arsenal shirt.
The Scottish Football Association was branded "a shambles" by Neil Lennon after a total of 11 players who had been with the Scotland under-21 side in Greece were forced to self-isolate.
Plans to ensure golf was the first sport to return after the second national coronavirus lockdown were being drawn up by MPs on Saturday ahead of a parliamentary debate on the "ridiculous" closure of courses.
Great Britain's Olympic team could be given cyber-security training ahead of next year's Games after intimate photographs and videos of four British female athletes were posted online in a targeted hack.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon admits the pressure will mount on him if his side continue to play the way they are.
Scott Bain reckons anyone who writes off Celtic is silly.


sunday mail
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted Scotland hero Ryan Christie wants a different challenge but insists he isn't itching for a move away from Celtic.
Furious Derek McInnes has blasted the SFA's Covid protocols after three of his players were forced into self-isolation after returning from Under-21 duty.



Manchester City are set to offer England forward Raheem Sterling, 25, a new contract. (Sunday Mirror)

City are also poised to offer Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 23, improved terms worth £150,000 a week. (Star on Sunday)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made finding a successor to Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, a priority and Benfica's Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez, 21, is on his shortlist. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, is keen on a return to Real Madrid. (Marca)

Manchester United are ready to sell out-of-favour Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, in the January window at a reduced £2.5m. (Star on Sunday)

The Old Trafford side could also lose second-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, for the rest of the season, with the England international pushing for another loan move away. (Sun)

Manchester United risk losing out on highly rated Icelandic midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson with Juventus stepping up their interest in IFK Norrkoping's 17-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 34, has emerged as a January target for David Beckham's Inter Miami. (Sunday Mirror)

Inter Milan are also monitoring Giroud, plus Liverpool * and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30. (Corriere dello Sport, in Italian)

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 24, will request a loan move in January in a bid to secure his place in England's Euro 2020 squad. (Football Insider)

Spain midfielder Isco has informed Real Madrid of his desire to leave and the Spanish giants are willing to sell for around £45m, with Arsenal and Manchester City reportedly keen on the 28-year-old. (Marca)

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists France defender Raphael Varane, 27, is not for sale, following links with Manchester United. (Goal)

Inter Milan would be interested in a swap deal with Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, moving to Old Trafford and Manchester United's Brazil midfielder Fred, 27, moving the other way. (Football Italia)

Inter coach Antonio Conte insists Eriksen has already had "many opportunities" to cement himself in the side and will not consider a switch in position to accommodate the midfielder. (Goal)

Manchester United agreed in principle to sign Spain winger Ansu Fati for 150m euros (£133m) last summer, only for Barcelona to call a halt to transfer discussions for the 18-year-old. (Sport)

RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, has liked an Instagram post linking him with a move to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain may decide to sell Brazil forward Neymar, 28, in order to prepare a big new deal for France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21. (Sport)

England captain Harry Kane believes that on-loan Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart have made a big impact in the Tottenham dressing room with their experience of winning trophies. (Football London)

Liverpool * manager Jurgen Klopp says he is not interested in the Germany job if current boss Joachim Low is sacked following the 6-0 defeat by Spain last week. (Sunday Mirror)

Utrecht are interested in bringing in former Netherlands midfielders Mark van Bommel as head coach and Wesley Sneijder as his assistant at the Eredivisie club. (Fox Sports Netherlands - in Dutch)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
23rd November 2020




daily mail
Manchester United must act soon if they want Mauricio Pochettino, who has turned down several offers as he plays the waiting game.
Hampshire are exploring the use of grounds away from Southampton next season in the expectation at least one T20 international will be staged at the Ageas Bowl.
The MCC has stepped up their efforts to shift debentures in the new Compton and Edrich stands by bringing in a Michelin-star chef.
Goal line technology denied Roberto Firmino a goal for Liverpool * against Leicester on Sunday - by claiming his was one centimetre away from crossing the line.
The ECB, who have lost £100m and counting and been forced to cut 62 jobs because of the pandemic, have now placed staff across various departments on the Government's flexible furlough.


the sun
Officials and VAR are turning the English game into a complete farce, says ex-referee Mark Halsey.
Inter Milan admit they will not stand in Christian Eriksen's way if he wants to go in January.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will block Aston Villa's attempted to sign Ross Barkley on a permanent deal, according to reports.
Inter Miami are eyeing a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.


daily mirror
Pep Guardiola has admitted serious concerns about Sergio Aguero's long-term fitness.
Matteo Guendouzi has claimed he needed to leave Arsenal to "have fun" in a thinly-veiled dig at his parent club.
Liverpool's * hopes of signing Dayot Upamecano have received a major boost as the centre-back will reportedly leave RB Leipzig next summer.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has dismissed reports linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a transfer, insisting the forward will see out his contract at the club.
Erling Haaland joked he was "mad" with Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre after he was substituted following a four-goal haul in the 5-2 win at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.


daily telegraph
The Professional Footballers' Association wants new protocols this season to reduce heading in training and has promised "action" rather than "long campaigns" to tackle football's dementia crisis.
Nuno Espirito Santo's preparations for Southampton have been disrupted after a Wolves player tested positive for coronavirus.


the times
Eddie Jones is using a former Nasa nuclear scientist to help England become the world's No 1 team after studying the secrets of Liverpool's success under Jurgen Klopp.


daily express
Arsenal are being linked with a move for Lille midfielder Yusuf Yazici and the player's agent is "honoured" to have his client targeted by the likes of the Gunners.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set for a big January dilemma with both Dean Henderson and Sergio Romero keen on leaving the club.


daily star
Manchester United could "turn to" Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen to solve their problems in the starting XI - but they may have to battle Arsenal for his signature.


scottish sun
Shane Duffy has had fans speculating there was problems for him at Celtic, after an emoji mistake in a social media post.
Fabio Cardoso has opened up on his injury hell at Rangers - as he insisted the club's treatment of him was 'disrespectful'.


daily record
Celtic could reportedly open talks over a permanent deal for Diego Laxalt as soon as December.



Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27, was named by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as a player he wants the club to target during negotiations over his new contract extension. (Independent)

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, will pursue a loan move to enhance his England claims for next year's European Championships, with Leeds and Brighton linked with a January switch. (Sun)

Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona and Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter. (Sky Sports)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, has admitted his lack of playing time at Chelsea is "worrying" and he will have to make a decision about his future in January. (Mirror)

Former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, is free to leave Inter Milan in January, the Italian club's chief executive officer Beppe Marotta has confirmed. (Goal)

Manchester United could be interested in a move for Eriksen. (Corriere dello Sport, via Star)

Chris Wilder, whose Sheffield United team are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table with only one point from nine matches, insists he does not fear the sack. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Turkey midfielder Yusuf Yazici after his agent admitted a big-money move is a target for the Lille midfielder. The 23-year-old has been likened to out of favour Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32. (Mirror)

France centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, will leave RB Leipzig next summer, with Bayern Munich, Liverpool * , Manchester City and Manchester United all competing to sign him. (Bild, via Mirror)

A cruciate ligament injury to Barcelona's Spain defender Gerard Pique, 33, could change how they approach their January search for a new centre-back. The Catalan giants have a long-term interest in Manchester City's Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19. (Manchester Evening News)

Pique will ask for a second opinion on his injury from Dr Ramon Cugat, a knee specialist in Barcelona. (Sport)

West Ham have been offered Real Madrid striker Mariano, 27, on loan in January, with an option to buy. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona first team technical secretary Ramon Planes will meet with coach Ronald Koeman to discuss their defensive transfer options. (Marca)

Rennes and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 21, has been linked with a move to Tottenham and admits he would like a move to a big club, though is also happy to stay. (Football London)

Sevilla's French centre-back Jules Kounde, 22, says he had talks with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola about a possible move this summer. (Canal Football Club, via beIN Sports - in French)

France Under-21 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, on loan at Hertha Berlin, claims he has regained the confidence he lost under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. (Telefoot, via Star)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice has admitted being released by Chelsea as a 14-year-old benefitted him, both as a player and a person. (Football London)

Lyon are lining up moves for Leicester and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 32, and Reims and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, 24, as replacements for Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26. who is linked with Barcelona. (Le10Sport - in French)

Chelsea will consider allowing England centre-back Fikayo Tomori, 22, out on loan in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
24th November 2020



daily mail
Fans may be ordered not to sing, shout or drink alcohol when they are allowed to return to Premier League matches under a new Covid Code of Conduct.
Premier League clubs could reject the chance to welcome fans back into their grounds next week due to concerns over cost and the absence of a roadmap towards full capacity crowds.
England may be able to play in front of 2,000 fans scattered around the vast stands at Twickenham on December 6 - subject to Government clarification.
Birmingham City have signed former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder Alen Halilovic on a free transfer.
Premier League clubs are facing pressure from within their own medical departments to pave the way for five substitutions.


the times
Manchester City have come up with a 10-year plan to maximise the potential benefits of bringing Lionel Messi to the club from Barcelona.
The Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is facing a fourth motoring charge after allegedly driving carelessly near the club's training ground last month.


daily telegraph
The English Football League is considering moving its entire Tuesday programme next week to Wednesday after Boris Johnson confirmed the return of crowds from that date.
West Bromwich Albion have held talks with an American consortium over a potential £150m takeover.


daily mirror
Troy Deeney has blasted Arsenal over their treatment of Mesut Ozil and insisted the midfielder "hasn't done anything wrong".
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Dean Henderson he has to earn the right to dislodge Manchester United No 1 David de Gea.
Pep Guardiola is reportedly targeting Jack Grealish as Man City's next marquee signing to help spark their revival.
Concussion substitutions could be trialled in the FA Cup third round.
Only two Premier League clubs - Brighton and Southampton, which are expected to remain under Tier 1 covid restrictions after the lockdown ends on December 2 - will be allowed to let in the maximum 4,000 fans.
Manchester United's preparations for their Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir have been boosted after Paul Pogba took part in first-team training on Monday.


the sun
Barcelona presidential favourite Victor Font has told Manchester City to forget about signing Lionel Messi in the new year.
Real Madrid star Mariano Diaz has reportedly been offered to West Ham on a loan deal in January with an option to buy.
Arsenal target Yusuf Yazici and his club Lille want a lucrative transfer for the midfielder hailed by Mesut Ozil as "amazing", his agent claims.
Arsenal have reportedly restarted talks over a new contract for young Gunner Folarin Balogun.
Wayne Rooney admits he nearly left Manchester United for Chelsea during his time at Old Trafford.
Southampton are ready to go back in for Brandon Williams in January.


daily record
Slippy Gerrard wants Rangers to put their foot to the floor and get the better of Benfica - insisting early Europa League qualification could propel their push for Premiership glory.
Inverness Caley Thistle were at the centre of an SFA probe last night after bussing matchday stewards into the Highlands from coronavirus hotspot Glasgow.


scottish sun
Christopher Jullien is pushing for a Celtic comeback in Prague on Thursday night.



Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to sign Jack Grealish, having identified the Aston Villa and England midfielder, 25, as a top target in his planned rebuild. (Independent)

City's 10-year plan for Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, could include a move to New York. (Times - subscription only)

West Brom have held talks with an American consortium over a £150m takeover. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists goalkeeper Dean Henderson "wants to stay at Manchester United", amid reports the 23-year-old England international could leave on loan in January. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says France forward Olivier Giroud, 34, who is seeking a move in order to secure first-team football before next year's European Championships, is an "important" player and insists he wants him to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Mirror)

Chelsea are hopeful Giroud will stay but will not stand in the way of the France international if he chooses to leave. (Independent)

The Football Association is to fast track trials of concussion substitutes in this season's FA Cup. (Guardian)

Real Madrid have not received any offers for their Spain midfielder Isco, 28, who has been linked with Manchester City and Arsenal. (AS)


Borussia Dortmund are ready to renew their interest in Inter Milan's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, having been linked with the 28-year-old former Tottenham player earlier in the year. (Tuttermercatoweb - in Italian)

Arsenal's Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe, 25, says he is "deeply sorry" for his behaviour which led to his red card in Sunday's 0-0 draw against Leeds. (Sun)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is "positive" that goals will start to arrive from all areas - easing the pressure on top scorer, Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29. (Express & Star)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told France forward Anthony Martial, 24, that he cannot rest on his laurels at Manchester United after a difficult start to the new season. (Mail)

QPR will again look to bring in a centre-back and send Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender Conor Masterson, 22, out on loan when the transfer window reopens in January. (West London Sport)


 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
25th November 2020



the sun
LiverpOO * will benefit from a loophole in the Premier League's Covid-19 rules which saw Mohamed Salah return just five days after a positive test.
Manchester City reportedly considered a move for ex-Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku - but were put off by his asking price.
Premier League fans can sing on their return to grounds but a coronavirus 'code of conduct' will rule out hugging.
LiverpOO * will have to fork out £27m if they are to land Ajax centre-back Perr Schuurs, according to reports.


daily telegraph
Football clubs have been warned to prevent match-day tickets for the return of crowds to the Premier League ending up in the hands of the highest-paying supporters or sponsors.
Plans are being drawn up to stage crowd pilots involving tens of thousands of spectators in the new year following the decision to allow up to 4,000 to attend sporting events from next week.
Former female footballers are being urged to take part in an ongoing study investigating the link between heading and dementia amid concerns they could be more at risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease than male players.
The Rugby Football Union is to use their final Autumn Nations Cup match at Twickenham next month as a test event for the potential return of supporters for England's Six Nations Championship if it is given the go-ahead by the Government on Thursday.
Andy Murray has backed the idea of compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for anyone intending to play on the pro tennis tour in 2021 - even if it means a personal dilemma for world No 1 Novak Djokovic.


daily mail
Jurgen Klopp has promised Takumi Minamino his time at Liverpool will arrive but he outlined the challenge he faces to become a regular starter.
Several clubs were hoping to exploit a potential loophole in new regulations by classifying their grounds as both indoor and outdoor arenas, which would have enabled them to admit more supporters.
Brighton are set to welcome supporters back to the Amex starting with a local derby against Southampton.
Pep Guardiola says English teams are always at a disadvantage in Europe, but insists Manchester City can end their Champions League hoodoo.
England manager Gareth Southgate has identified Bayern Munich wonderkid Jamal Musiala as the next teenager to break into his squad.
England are on course to face the USA in Washington DC or New York next summer, as the prospect of a Covid vaccine has allowed the home nations to press ahead with tour plans.


daily mirror
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on four youngsters as part of his travelling party to head to Norway in the Europa League including Emile Smith Rowe, Folarin Balogun, Miguel Azeez and Ben Cottrell.
Barcelona will offer Lionel Messi a job for life to stop him signing for Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta is set to give Nicolas Pepe a chance to immediately move on from his red card at Leeds by giving him a start in the Europa League clash at Molde on Thursday.
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber wants to see a "roadmap" for Premier League clubs to get back towards full stadiums.


the times
The Professional Footballers' Association is facing a potentially embarrassing rejection from key figures it has approached to join its advisory group on neurodegenerative diseases.
Fans will be obliged to follow a spectators' code of conduct to attend sports events when supporters are permitted to return next week.


daily record
Furious football chiefs are accusing the Scottish government of treating fans like 'second class citizens' as tensions grow between Hampden's sixth floor and Holyrood.


daily star
Arsenal will leave it to PSG and Borussia Dortmund to fight it out over Christian Eriksen.


the guardian
A shortage of stewards could hamper the return of fans to stadiums as clubs race to resolve a series of issues before the relaxing of Covid restrictions next week.



Arsenal are monitoring their former academy player Yunus Musah, 17, with Everton, Leeds and Wolves also interested in the Valencia winger, who is a United States international. (90 min)

The Gunners are also interested in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge despite missing out on the Norwegian, 22, in January when he moved to Bramall Lane. (VG - in Norwegian)

Chelsea are already in talks with Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, 36, about extending his contract for another year until 2022. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Ajax are interested in signing Crystal Palace and Netherlands left-back Patrick van Aanholt, 30, on a pre-contract deal in January. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid have responded to Raphael Varane being linked to Manchester United by saying the France defender, 27, is "'untransferable". (Sun)

Arsenal are set for talks with Nicolas Pepe after his red card at Leeds on Sunday but are unlikely to loan out the Ivory Coast forward, 25, in January. (Times - subscription only)

The Gunners do not plan to make any move for 28-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen. Borussia Dortmund and Paris St-Germain have also been linked with the Denmark international. (Star)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says "there have been a lot of players" that ex-Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson would not have signed as he questioned the club's transfer policy in recent times. (BT Sport, via Star)

Bayern Munich have decided not to offer Jerome Boateng, 32, a new contract when the Germany defender's current deal expires next summer. (Sport Bild - in German)

Inter Milan want to secure a contract renewal with Lautaro Martinez, 23, before the January transfer window after the Argentina striker attracted interest from Barcelona in the summer. (Sport)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, is eager to stay at Real Madrid beyond the expiry of his contract next summer and retire with the Spanish giants. (Marca)

Real Madrid playmaker Isco, 28, wants to move from La Liga. The Spain international has previously been linked with the Premier League. (La Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Turkey midfielder Yusuf Yazici, 23, is looking to secure a big-money move from Lille after attracting interest from Arsenal. (Star)

Former Inter Milan, Manchester City and Brazil right-back Maicon, 29, is in talks over joining Italian Serie D side Sona. (Padova Sport - in Italian)

On-loan Getafe striker Hugo Duro, 21, could make his Real Madrid debut on Wednesday, the night before the Spanish student sits a mechanical engineering exam. (Sun)

Former Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham striker Carlos Tevez, 36, is set to retire at Boca Juniors and the Argentine will then move into politics. (El Destape - in Spanish)

Ex-Barcelona president Joan Laporta is set to announce his candidature for the upcoming presidential elections at the Spanish giants. (Marca)

Plans are being drawn up to stage crowd pilots involving tens of thousands of spectators at Premier League stadiums in the new year. (Telegraph - subscription only)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
26th November 2020



the sun
Barcelona are set to offer Lionel Messi a 'job for life' to keep the Argentine superstar out of the clutches of Manchester City.
Chelsea are in talks with Thiago Silva over extending the veteran defender's contract until 2022 after his fine start to the season.
Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Spurs fan favourite Christian Eriksen for just £12m.
Jadon Sancho has admitted he has faced a hard situation after the Manchester United transfer saga this summer.


daily telegraph
At least 300 players are prepared to join Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale in considering legal action over the use of their images in the hugely popular Fifa video games, according to the agent Mino Raiola.
Cesar Azpilicueta has underlined his desire to once again throw a spanner in Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title ambitions and prove Chelsea are still London's No 1 club.


daily mail
Manchester United's Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain is set to remain behind closed doors with the city braced to return to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions.
Manchester United are hopeful Paul Pogba will not be a long-term absentee despite concerns he has suffered a flare-up of last season's ankle injury.
Rapid-response COVID-19 tests, which give results within an hour, and new approaches to crowd control may be key to bringing 10,000 fans back into football grounds and sports stadiums in January.
Manchester United and Real Madrid target Eduardo Camavinga has sacked his representative and sparked a war for his signature among star agents, according to reports.


daily mirror
Arsenal defender William Saliba is reportedly willing to make a huge financial sacrifice to secure a January transfer away from the Emirates.


daily star
Mikel Arteta has drafted four youngsters into his Arsenal squad ahead of their Europa League clash with Molde on Thursday night.


scottish sun
Steven Gerrard has thanked the Rangers board for not selling Ryan Kent or Alfredo Morelos to balance the books at Ibrox.


daily record
Neil Lennon insists he has absolutely no reason to even think about quitting Celtic.


the guardian
Lucas Moura says Tottenham can win the Premier League this season if they believe in themselves.


the times
David Gill, England's most senior figure in world football and a Manchester United director, has condemned "ugly" threats by European clubs to establish a breakaway super league.
Mikel Arteta has told Nicolas Pepe he needs to reward his support and patience by delivering performances.



Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen in a cut-price deal just 10 months after the Denmark midfielder, 28, left rivals Tottenham Hotspur. (ESPN)

Inter Milan will make a new attempt to sign France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, from Chelsea in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are looking at signing Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai from Red Bull Salzburg and loaning him back to the Austrian club in a bid to beat RB Leipzig to a transfer for the 20-year-old. (Football Insider)

Everton are monitoring three Tottenham players before the January transfer window - Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 28, and England midfielders Dele Alli and Harry Winks, both 24. (Football Insider)

Rennes' 18-year-old Belgian forward Jeremy Doku, who started in the Champions League against Chelsea on Tuesday, remains on Liverpool's radar.(Het Laatste Nieuws - in Dutch)

French defender William Saliba, 19, is willing to sacrifice £90,000 a week to secure a loan move away from Arsenal in January. (Mirror)

West Ham United's England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, says it is "an important thing to win trophies" amid speculation of a bid from Chelsea in January. (Metro)

Former England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, says it "would be a dream" to rejoin Arsenal after being released by West Ham. (Sun)

Celtic are interested in signing Uruguayan winger Diego Laxalt, 27, on a permanent deal from AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sheffield Wednesday are lining up a move for ex-Leicester forward Ahmed Musa, with the Nigeria international, 28, now a free agent after being released by Al Nassr. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid target Eduardo Camavinga has sparked a war of 'super agents' - the Rennes and France midfielder, 18, having broken ties with his representative. (AS - in Spanish)

Juventus are looking at a possible move for FC Dallas' 19-year-old American defender Bryan Reynolds.(3rd Degree)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
27th November 2020




daily mail
Arsenal will be the first top-flight club to welcome back supporters in their Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna next Thursday, but Premier League clubs are still in line to lose £500,000 per match with limited crowds.
Manchester United are being held to ransom for millions of pounds by cyber criminals who have crippled the club's systems.
The English Football League will not be moving matches scheduled for the final day of national lockdown so fans can attend a day later.
Former Newcastle striker Shefki Kuqi is in line for a return to football as he emerges as a contender for the Kosovo U21 manager's job.
Joe Joyce has been left reeling from the shock news that his trainer, Ismael Salas, will not be in his corner for the fight against Daniel Dubois after testing positive for coronavirus.


the sun
Neymar is 'not in the top 30 players in Europe' and should not return to Barcelona, according to presidential candidate Toni Freixa.
Gareth Southgate revealed the reason he turned down the England job at first was because of a fear of failure.


daily mirror
Jurgen Klopp :D has been given some respite from his injury nightmare, with news that skipper Jordan Henderson is back in training.
Barcelona presidential hopeful Emili Rousaud has promised to hold a referendum over naming the Nou Camp after Lionel Messi if he is elected in January.


daily telegraph
Arsenal's preparations for Sunday's match against Wolves were disrupted after their flight home from Thursday's Europa League match against Molde was cancelled due to fog.
Premier League managers have called into question the integrity of the competition after only half of top-flight clubs were allowed to welcome fans back under new coronavirus rules.


daily star
Liverpool * are said to be open to a future deal with Jeremy Doku after his transfer to Rennes.
Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has admitted this season has been difficult for him at Borussia Dortmund following the collapse of his potential move to Old Trafford.


daily record
Defiant Neil Lennon is convinced he can turn Celtic's fortunes around in the wake a thumping defeat at the hands of Sparta Prague.



Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says that, if elected, he will sign "two top players, one of them Neymar", the 28-year-old Brazil forward who made a world-record move from Barca to Paris St Germain in 2017. (Marca - in Spanish)

Lyon have dropped Arsenal target Houssem Aouar for Sunday's game against Reims as the France midfielder, 22, refused to warm down after being an unused substitute for their win over Angers. (L'Equipe via Mirror)

Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele but they will try to agree a loan move for the France forward, 23. (Sport - in Spanish)

Juventus are monitoring Dutch international Donny van de Beek's situation at Manchester United with the 23-year-old midfielder failing to secure a regular starting spot at the club since his summer move. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund's director Michael Zorc sees Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland staying "with us for a long time" despite the 20-year-old being linked with Real Madrid. (Goal)

Chelsea are eyeing a move for Atletico Madrid's Uruguay centre-back Jose Gimenez, 25. (Sun)

Tottenham are set to sign Leicester's English winger Demarai Gray, 24, on a free transfer in January. (Express)

Liverpool * could earn a £30m windfall in January by selling Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, and Belgian striker Divock Origi, 25. (Express)

Barcelona could move for Liverpool's * Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 28, or Netherlands midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, 30, after a clause in the deal which took Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp expired - had Barca signed another Liverpool player they would have had to pay an additional £89m. (Star)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, is close to agreeing a new contract with AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have offered a new deal to 22-year-old Dutch utility player Timothy Fosu-Mensah, whose contract runs out next summer. (Manchester Evening News)

West Brom are monitoring Celtic's French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, 24. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa could make a January bid for Werder Bremen's Kosovo winger Milot Rashica, 24, who has also been linked with RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg. (Kreiszeitung - in German)

QPR's Bright Osayi-Samuel has been told to keep putting speculation aside with the Nigeria-born winger, 22, having been linked with Burnley, Celtic, Fulham, Leeds United and Leicester. (LancsLive)

The English Football League will not be moving matches scheduled for the final day of national lockdown so fans can attend a day later. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
28th November 2020



the sun
Chelsea are 'in the equation' for a shock Lionel Messi transfer, according to stunning reports.
Manchester United could reportedly reward Fred with a new deal following his impressive spell of form.
Chelsea transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico is set to sign a new Ajax deal but can still leave next summer, according to reports.
Liverpoo * have been dealt a major blow after it was claimed AC Milan have made contact with transfer target Ozan Kabak.
William Saliba is set to leave Arsenal to re-join Saint Etienne in January.


daily mail
Arsenal are planning to distribute tickets to key workers and fans who have struggled during the pandemic after being given the green light to play in front of supporters.
Manchester United are front-runners to land Hakan Calhanoglu next summer, with the AC Milan midfielder reportedly '90 per cent' likely to be wearing red for 2021-22.
Inter Milan will sell Christian Eriksen just a year after signing him - but only if they can make a £10m profit on the former Tottenham star in January.
Leeds have entered the running to sign highly-rated Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig, according to reports in Spain.


daily mirror
Trent Alexander-Arnold * has revealed how he believes the demands on players are "not physically possible".
Manchester United are reportedly planning to provide Aaron Wan-Bissaka with some fierce competition at full-back due to concerns over his attacking prowess.


daily star
Pini Zahavi, agent of Bayern Munich star David Alaba, is reportedly planning to start talks with Chelsea ahead of a future move for his client.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly interested in bringing Real Madrid's Isco to the Emirates in January.


the times
A pay cut for Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur's chairman, means that he has lost his spot as the Premier League's highest-paid executive. However, the 58-year-old still earned £2.96m last season.


daily express
Manchester United are reportedly watching teenage Argentine star Thiago Almada ahead of the transfer window opening as they target an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has been backed to sign 33-year-old Juventus star Sami Khedira.
Celtic chiefs have no plan to sack Neil Lennon until after the Old Firm clash against Rangers on January 2, according to reports.


daily telegraph
Plans for Premier League clubs to welcome back 2,000 fans next week have been thrown in doubt after safety chiefs began forcing teams to stage test events at half that capacity.


scottish sun
Outgoing Hibs chief Leeann Dempster could make an immediate stunning return to club football as Queen's Park chief executive.



Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc says he can see Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland at the club "for a long time". The 20-year-old is contracted to the Bundesliga side until 2024, but could leave for 75m euros (£67m) in 2022 because of a release clause. (Bild Sport - in German)

Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City, has agreed a contract extension with Ajax which is expected to see the 28-year-old stay at the Dutch club until the end of the season at least. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Liverpool's * England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, 22, says the scheduling of games this season "defies common sense". (Evening Standard)

Premier League clubs have been told to reduce the number of fans allowed back into grounds to 1,000. Sports Ground Safety Authority guidance says test events must take place before 2,000 are permitted. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Anderlecht's Belgian centre-back Marco Kana, 18, says Liverpool would be his dream transfer move. (Walfoot, via Liverpool Echo)


Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, 28, is attracting interest from several Premier League clubs. The 28-year-old, who is on loan at Middlesbrough, was called into the England squad by Gareth Southgate in 2018. (Mail)

Burnley's Czech Republic forward Matej Vydra, 28, wants to leave Turf Moor to secure regular first-team football. (Accrington Observer)

English winger Angel Gomes, 20, says he left Manchester United 'for a fresh start' after rejecting their offer to instead join Lille in the summer.(Independent)

AC Milan's technical director Paolo Maldini admits interest in France winger Florian Thauvin, 27, who is out of contract at Marseille in the summer of 2021. (Telefoot, via Football Italia)

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson pledges to help double donations to a food charity and called on more footballers to support England and United forward Marcus Rashford, 23, in his campaign against child hunger. (Times - subscription required)

The backroom staff at Gimnasia y Esgrima - the club Diego Maradona managed when he died - have resigned from their positions. (Mail)

Maradona's friend and lawyer Angelo Pisani feels it would have been better for the 60-year-old to have been in Naples, close to Napoli fans, rather than his native Argentina when he died.(Mail)

Southampton's Polish defender Jan Bednarek, 24, says a gluten-free diet, using a psychologist and boxing lessons have helped him improve. (Mirror)

English striker Joe Garner, 32, is quitting Wigan Athletic mid-season after agreeing a move to the Indian Super League. (Football Insider)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
29th November 2020




daily star sunday
Manchester United's transfer plans have been seized in the cyber attack on the club.
Nicolas Pepe is set to be eased out of Arsenal - but the Gunners are desperate to avoid a repeat of the Mesut Ozil situation.
Mikel Arteta believes the return of Arsenal fans will provide his side with "unstoppable energy". Arteta has also warned Arsenal fans it will be a couple more transfer windows at least before he has reshaped the Gunners squad to the way he wants it.
La Liga president Javier Tebas is eager to see Liverpoo :D boss Jurgen Klopp try his hand in Spain, as well as see Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho return.


sunday mirror
Manchester United's scouting operation has been thrown into chaos by the cyber attack on their computer systems.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Manchester United to stick with him after declaring: "This team is going places."
8 - Image - Nicolas Pepe was on target in Arsenal's Europa League victory over Molde
Diego Maradona made a surprise appearance at Man Utd training back in 2008 with all of the squad but one shocked by the Argentina legend's arrival.
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is set to leave the club at the end of the season.


mail on sunday
The Premier League was accused of changing the VAR rules after another day of huge controversy which saw Liverpoo * :nono:denied victory by a contentious late penalty.
Pep Guardiola is unsure when Sergio Aguero will return after he was forced to miss the win over Burnley after waking up with a knee injury on Saturday morning.
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Angel Gomes has revealed that he left Manchester United because he needed to 'find happiness' in his football.
Real Madrid are still keen on swooping for Erling Haaland in 2022 after a survey revealed that Los Blancos fans would prefer the club to sign the Norwegian marksman over Kylian Mbappe.


the sun on sunday
Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Jonny Evans' contract situation at Leicester.
Erling Haaland will be at Borussia Dortmund 'for a long time', the club's director Michael Zorc has claimed.
Leeds will aim high when Marcelo Bielsa's fantasy reign ends - with Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui top of their wishlist.
9 - Image - Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho
Dani Ceballos is still desperate to make it at Real Madrid - after agreeing with Mesut Ozil that they are "the best club in the world".
Inter Milan will have to quadruple Lautaro Martinez's wages to kill off interest from Manchester City.
Tottenham legend Gary Lineker has revealed he nearly joined the club's north London rivals Arsenal in 1989.
Joe Garner looks set to call time on his Wigan Athletic career after reportedly agreeing to join Robbie Fowler at East Bengal.


sunday telegraph
Klopp blows his top after late leveller. :D:lol::lol:
Fans will be spared mandatory temperature checks and face masks inside stadiums under government guidance to be sent to the sporting bodies on Monday.
Lord's has become the first major sporting venue to declare it is planning for "full ground capacity" thanks to breakthroughs in the Covid-19 vaccine.


sunday express
Manchester United are reportedly still interested in signing Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, with the Red Devils making 'discreet movements' about a January swoop.



THE SUNDAY TIMES
Vasilis Barkas could be given a chance to reclaim the Celtic goalkeeper's jersey against Ross County today, but Neil Lennon has warned the £5m summer signing from AEK Athens that he wants to see an improvement in his "body language".


daily record
Moi Elyounoussi says Celtic stars will turn their season round - to repay boss Neil Lennon.



Arsenal are ready to sell Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe if a suitable buyer for their 25-year-old record signing can be found. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United are watching Jonny Evans' contract situation at Leicester and could make a move to bring their 32-year-old former defender back to Old Trafford.(Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 35, believes he will not be given another contract at the club and is set to leave Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.(Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid's priority is to sign 21-year-old Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe in 2021 before trying to bring in Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund in 2022. (AS)

Barca's Spain defender Gerard Pique, 33, hopes the Nou Camp club can "seduce" Messi to stay. (ESPN)

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has suggested Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, will leave the club in the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)


Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho's agent says the 28-year-old has no plans to leave Barcelona after being linked with Italian side Juventus. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leeds want former Real Madrid and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, who is currently in charge of Sevilla, to replace Marcelo Bielsa as manager if the Argentine leaves the club.(Sun on Sunday)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez wants to leave Inter Milan and has put agent Jorge Mendes in charge of his search for a new club. (Marca)

Manchester City have been tracking Martinez for more than a year, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also interested in the 23-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

The agent of Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi says the Italy forward is worth 50m euros and that the 26-year-old has no intention of forcing an exit from the Serie A side. (Football Italia)

Six parties are interested in the possible takeover of West Bromwich Albion but owner Guochuan Lai may struggle to achieve his £150m asking price for the Premier League club. (Mail on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
30th November 2020



daily telegraph
Newcastle United have received another two positive Covid tests and are now waiting nervously to learn whether they have suffered a mass infection within the first-team squad.
Chelsea and West Ham are among the clubs monitoring the situation of RB Leipzig left-back Matthew Bondswell.
Burnley will look at the list of players with expiring contracts when their proposed takeover goes through including Jack Cork and Robbie Brady.
Appetite is growing for the Indian Premier League to expand from eight to 10 teams from as early as the 2021 season, in a move that would have huge implications for England and the rest of the world game.
Giselle Mather, Wasps' director of rugby, has led calls for the Premier 15s to secure its first television deal so that the women's domestic game can "become commercially out there".


daily mail
Fit-again West Ham talisman Michail Antonio is keen to start against Aston Villa after being out of action for three games due to a hamstring injury.
All-action Kalvin Phillips looks a dead cert for Gareth Southgate's England line-up after an impressive display against Everton.
VAR did its job by awarding Brighton a penalty for Andy Robertson's challenge on Danny Welbeck...I'd have given the same decision, says Mark Clattenburg.
Chris Wilder fears Sheffield United risk becoming 'detached' at the bottom of the table as they approach a tough run of fixtures in December and is targetting a 17th-placed finish.


daily mirror
Philippe Coutinho admits playing for Liverpool in the Premier League was "exciting" and says he will always be grateful for having represented the Anfield club.
Sami Khedira has once again talked up a move to the Premier League with a fresh transfer admission.
Manchester United will revive their interest in Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele in January, according to reports in Spain.


the sun
Manchester United matchwinner Edinson Cavani faces a possible three-match ban for a 'racist' celebratory post-game comment.
Super rich Jonathan Rowland is the mystery man behind a dramatic late bid to save Wigan.
Arsenal have completed the signing of talented 15-year-old defender Reuell Walters from Manchester United.
David Beckham will pull out all the stops to bring French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud to Inter Miami, according to reports.
Diego Maradona's agent once tried to secure the late Argentina great a Premier League manager's job at Aston Villa.


daily express
Manchester United want to offload defenders as they are interested in signing Villareal centre-back Pau Torres.


daily star
Former England footballer Steve Hodge said he will not flog Diego Maradona's Hand Of God shirt - even though it is worth £1m following the football legend's death.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon is on the brink of leaving Celtic after fans called for his sacking.
Jack Wilshere has quashed rumours linking him with a move to Rangers.





Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, says a move to the Premier League could be an option when his Juventus contract runs out next summer - and says he keeps in contact with Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho. (ZDF, via Mail)

AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract with the Serie A side expires in 2021 but the 21-year-old Italy international says his agent will speak to the club and he wants to stay with them for a "long time". (Football Italia)

Liverpool * have been linked with Ajax defender Perr Schuurs, 21, but the Reds have made no bid for the Dutchman. (Voetbal Primeur - in Dutch)


West Ham and Chelsea are monitoring the progress of 18-year-old England youth left-back Matthew Bondswell, who is on loan at FC Dordrecht from RB Leipzig. (Telegraph)

Newcastle's match against Aston Villa on Friday could be in doubt after a coronavirus outbreak forced four players and one member of staff to isolate. (Guardian)

Former boss Gus Poyet is in line for a dramatic return to Sunderland following the sacking of Phil Parkinson on Sunday. (Northern Echo)

Arsenal have revived their interest in RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate and hope to complete a deal for the 21-year-old France Under-21 centre-back in January. (Todofichajes)

Newcastle are considering a deal to re-sign Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems. The 26-year-old Netherlands left-back made 20 appearances on loan at St James' Park last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in January. (Shields Gazzette)

Celtic are interested in signing Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, but Aston Villa and Burnley are also interested in the 30-year-old. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he does not "predict a lot of ins and outs" during the January transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Spanish midfielders Riqui Puig, 21, and Carles Alena, 22, are fighting for their Barcelona futures along with Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite, 29, and Spanish left-back Junior Firpo, 24. (Marca)

French winger Florian Thauvin says he was "moved" by AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini admitting the Serie A side were interested in signing him. The 27-year-old's contract at Marseille runs out in summer 2021. (Football Italia)

Juventus may target Atletico Madrid and Montenegro centre-back Stefan Savic, 29, to strengthen their defence. (Calciomercato)

Former Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos said a deal for him to move to Chelsea was "agreed" in 2007 only to fall through in the "final moments". (Goal)

Barnsley are keen to extend the loan spell of Leicester City midfielder Matty James at the club, with the 29-year-old Englishman's current stint ending in January. (Leicestershire Live)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
1st December 2020



daily mail
John Terry is a contender to be the next Derby manager, with key figures among the club's prospective new owners impressed by the former England captain, who is now assistant coach at Aston Villa.
David de Gea had a scan on his knee on Monday ahead of Manchester United's Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain.
Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in January on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy.
Newcastle United were forced to cancel training on Monday and have closed the club's Benton headquarters amid a Covid-19 outbreak - leaving Friday's trip to Aston Villa in doubt.


daily telegraph
After a nine-month wait, the Rugby Football Union will on Tuesday announce the return of an adapted 15-a-side rugby in the grassroots game.
The English Football League has asked the Government for the 35-year ban preventing fans drinking alcohol in view of the pitch to be suspended.
Newcastle United have been forced to close their training ground until Wednesday following a Covid outbreak at the club, placing a huge question mark over Friday night's Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.
France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to take charge of a men's Champions League game when Juventus host Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.
Hakim Ziyech has said that Chelsea's players believe they can win the Premier League title this season.
Football has been urged to introduce neutral doctors as part of an immediate and radical overhaul of its "dangerous" head injury protocol.


daily mirror
Lyon's Houssem Aouar has claimed he has no regrets over his failed summer move to Arsenal.
Anthony Martial is a major doubt for Manchester United's crunch Champions League game against PSG after he was seen leaving the training ground.
Hakim Ziyech has revealed how he has learned a lot from Eden Hazard after calling him an inspiration.


the times
Football fans who are allowed in stadiums this week will be able to drink alcohol only while seated - but not in their seats in the stands.
Pep Guardiola has told Benjamin Mendy that he faces stern competition from Joao Cancelo for his place in the Manchester City starting XI.


the independent
Barcelona will be fined €3,000 (£2,692) for Lionel Messi's tribute to Diego Maradona after scoring in the win over Osasuna.


daily record
Celtic have revealed a winter training camp was behind the club's request for their New Year clash with Hibs to be rearranged.
Promotion chasers Hearts have published their annual accounts for 2020 - posting a small profit despite the raging Covid crisis.


scottish sun
Ex-Rangers and Kilmarnock 'keeper Cammy Bell has told Queen's Park he's set to retire from football.
Police are scouring social media footage of the Celtic fan protests to identify yobs who pelted officers with missiles.


daily express
Chelsea are interested in signing David Alaba and a bid could come as early as January.


daily star
Manchester United and Chelsea will have to contend with Manchester City for the signature of Denis Zakaria in the transfer window.


the sun
Watford ace Andre Gray has apologised for holding a Covid poker party with pals - months after previously flouting lockdown rules.



Inter Milan want to bring in Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 34, on a six-month loan deal in January, with an option to buy. (Tuttosport via Mail)

But Inter could face competition from Serie A rivals Juventus, as their manager Andrea Pirlo wants to bring in four players in January, including Giroud. (Ilbianconero via Calciomercato- in Italian)

Chelsea will open talks with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, 28, in January as they aim to sign the Austria left-back on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (AS via Sun)

Manchester United are hoping Villarreal could be tempted to take back their former player, Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 26, as part of their £60m pursuit of the Spanish side's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 23. (Team Talk)

Liverpool * will be able to sign Ajax defender Perr Schuurs if they offer £27m for the 21-year-old centre-back. (De Telegraaf via Liverpool Echo)

Leeds United are expected to head a queue of clubs looking to sign Liverpool * and Belgium forward Divock Origi, 25, in 2021. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are monitoring Sassuolo centre-back Gian Marco Ferrari, 28, with a view to moving for the Italian in January. (90min)

Manchester United could move for Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, if the Denmark playmaker is not wanted by former club Tottenham. (Football Insider)

Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, says he has no regrets over a failed summer move to Arsenal and has ruled out joining the Premier League club in January. (RMC Sport in French)

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan are all interested in Netherlands youth centre-back Melayro Bogarde. The 18-year-old plays for German club Hoffenheim. (Sport)

Barcelona rejected a 250m euro (£224m) bid from Inter Milan for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, in 2006, according to former president Joan Laporta. (Football Italia)


Wayne Rooney, 35, faces competition for the Derby manager's job from his former England team-mate John Terry, 39, with the Aston Villa assistant impressing prospective new owner Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (Mail)

The Football Association was involved in a dispute with inclusion charity Kick It Out, after Anton Ferdinand explored the issue of racism in football on BBC One on Monday. (Daily Telegraph - subscription required)

France and Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 27, says he turned down a number of other clubs including Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain in favour of joining the Premier League club. (Canal+ via Football London)

Rangers winger Ryan Kent's decision to change agents in the summer could lead to the 24-year-old - who was linked to Leeds last summer - leaving Ibrox, according to former Gers boss Alex McLeish. (Glasgow Evening Times)

Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez, 32, has hinted he will leave the German champions when his contract ends next June, with the Spain player saying he would like to "try something new". (Reuters via Eurosport)

AZ Alkmaar's midfielder Mohamed Taabouni, 18, is set for a move to Italy or Spain in January, with a number of clubs interested in the Netherlands youth midfielder. (Voetbal International - in Dutch)

Newcastle are keen to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's Jetro Willems, 26, on a permanent deal after the Netherlands defender was forced to cut short his loan spell at St James' Park in January because of a serious knee injury. (Shields Gazette)

The Magpies have decided not to offer non-league Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott, 21, a professional contract following a trial. (Newcastle Chronicle)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
2nd December 2020



the sun
Barcelona are ready to offload centre-back Samuel Umtiti with Everton favourites to capitalise.
Football fans will pack out football stadiums by the end of the season even if the vaccine programme hasn't been fully rolled out.
Nice manager Patrick Vieira wants to take Arsenal defender William Saliba on loan, according to reports.
John Barnes :D believes Jurgen Klopp * could 'easily' convince Kalidou Koulibaly to sign for Liverpool in January.
The future of Lyon forward Memphis Depay is under scrutiny once again with Barcelona favourites to secure his signature.
Mario Balotelli is closing in on a transfer to Vasco de Gama with an official announcement set for January.



daily mail
Jurgen Klopp * has been given a boost in his battle for five subs and his campaign to change the fixture schedule to reduce injuries after scientific research suggests he is right.
Barcelona have reportedly made Antonio Rudiger and Shkodran Mustafi their alternative defensive targets if they fail to sign Eric Garcia in January.
Zinedine Zidane has insisted he won't quit as Real Madrid boss after defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk left his side's Champions League hopes in the balance.
Sir Geoff Hurst has called the decision to patch up David Luiz, then allow him to play on and drive home after clashing heads with Raul Jimenez, 'absolutely disgraceful'.
Marine will be forced to play their dream FA Cup date with Tottenham at a different venue if they cannot make their stadium Covid-19 secure.


daily express
Liverpool * have reportedly been offered free agent Ezequiel Garay in January but the Reds could face competition from Barcelona for the defender.
Real Madrid want to use Eden Hazard as part of a swap deal for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, it has been claimed.


daily star
Manchester United could land 18-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga in a cut-price £45m deal.


the times
The FA has responded to criticism in the BBC documentary Anton Ferdinand: Racism, Football and Me by writing to clubs to remind players that support is there for anyone who becomes a victim of abuse.
Restrictions on Premier League and EFL clubs appointing foreign managers are to come in from January - and the new rules would have prevented Manchester United appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


daily telegraph
Chelsea are set to reduce the allocation of family tickets available to players when fans return in a bid to get as many supporters into Stamford Bridge as possible.
The Football Association continues to resist tape recording all victim accounts of misconduct despite facing criticism during the Anton Ferdinand documentary.
Reforms to the Champions League format involving clubs playing 10 different opponents in the group stage are set to be discussed by Uefa.



daily record
Real Madrid fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League - and it's bad news for Scotland's coefficient.
Scottish clubs may see more demand from the Premier League for players after Brexit - but new rules could make signing promising talent more difficult.



Juventus are preparing a double bid for Chelsea's Italy left-back Emerson Palmeri, 26, and France forward Olivier Giroud, 34. (Il Bianco Nero - in Italian)

Barcelona have singled out Atletico Madrid and Brazil defender Felipe Augusto, 31, as a replacement for injured Gerard Pique, 33, with the Spain international out for the season. (AS - in Spanish)

However, Barca will not make any decisions on signings until after their new president is elected on 24 January - giving them just a week to seal any transfers in the next window. (Sport)

Rangers appear set to miss out on English midfielder agent Jack Wilshere, 28, with the odds now in favour of the free agent returning to Arsenal. (Sun)

The Gunners are yet to make a bid for Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia, 23, though the Argentine is among their January transfer options. (Football London)

Restrictions on Premier League and EFL clubs appointing foreign managers are to come in from January - and would have prevented Manchester United appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Times - subscription only)

Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 24, still hopes to secure a move to a Premier League club next summer after Tottenham and Chelsea cooled their interest. (Mail)

French defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 20, is set to return to Barcelona after failing to play a single minute during his loan stint at Benfica. (Abola - in Portuguese)

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is now manager at Nice, wants to bring in Gunners and France Under-20 defender William Saliba, 19. (Metro)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
3rd November 2020




the sun
Tottenham can reportedly sign Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar for £45m next month.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed he wanted to sign Diogo Jota three years ago after the Liverpool boss saw him play for Wolves in his debut.
Arsene Wenger has reportedly rejected a big-money offer to return to football with Serbia.
Wigan's future is on the line as the EFL asks more questions about Spanish bidder Jose Miguel Garrido Cristo.
Marcus Rashford could miss Manchester United's clash against West Ham after sustaining a shoulder injury.
Premier League players will again wear rainbow laces for the next two weekends - to press home the league's commitment to diversity.
Erling Haaland has been ruled out for the remainder of 2020 after suffering a hamstring injury.


the guardian
Anthony Joshua would be ready to take a pay cut if it means he can fight Tyson Fury in Britain.
World Athletics has opened the door for Russia's track and field stars to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year providing promises of serious reform are upheld.


daily mail
A device that instantly diagnoses concussion by testing a player's saliva could be available to use by 2022.
Liverpool's hopes of signing Perr Schuurs have been dealt a blow after the Ajax defender revealed he is prepared to turn down an Anfield move.
Zinedine Zidane and the Real Madrid dressing room are divided with the Frenchman facing a 'total breakdown' between himself and his players.
Newcastle have been trying to contain the spread of Covid-19 for at least two weeks - and senior staff believe they should have been tested more frequently this season.
Sunderland are investigating after one of their players Jay Turner-Cooke labelled the club's hierarchy 'cowards' for making his father, the club kitman, redundant.
Neymar has revealed he is desperate to reunite with former team-mate Lionel Messi next season, raising the question as to whether that is in Paris, in Manchester or back at Barcelona.
Football agencies will organise cultural and diversity training for their foreign clients to try to avoid the type of race controversy that has left Edinson Cavani facing a ban.
Overseas spectators will be allowed to attend next summer's Olympics without mandatory vaccines or quarantine periods.


daily telegraph
Aston Villa have valued England star Jack Grealish at £100m with the price rising all the time.
The "shocking" and "shameful" lack of diversity within leading sports organisations in Wales will be exposed on Thursday night.
Olympic champion Adam Peaty has called on the Government to urgently invest in the nation's swimming facilities as the country builds back from Covid-19 and exempt them from any future lockdowns.


the times
An American sports investment company is close to completing the takeover of Burnley with the Premier League set to approve the £200m deal.
Planned reforms of the Champions League that would involve clubs playing 10 different rivals in the group stage could restore the "zing" to the competition, according to marketing experts.
Newcastle's players have been given individual training programmes, as they were during lockdown, in an attempt to keep them fit enough to fulfil the club's next Premier League fixture, against West Bromwich Albion a week on Saturday.
Marine are confident that their ground will be Covid-19 compliant and have insisted they are ready to stage their FA Cup third-round tie with the Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur.
Competitors at the Tokyo Olympics next year will have to return home immediately after their events rather than indulge in the usual post-Games sightseeing and partying, organisers have warned.


daily star
Chelsea are reportedly targeting a free move for out-of-contract Bayern Munich star David Alaba - which could see Frank Lampard cool his interest in Declan Rice.


daily mirror
John Terry would look to take former Chelsea and England team-mate Ashley Cole to Derby as part of his management team.
Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says the Reds aren't really training at the moment as Jurgen Klopp's side continue to sustain injuries during their crowded fixture list.


daily express
One of Diego Maradona's sons has called for Lionel Messi to retire his Argentina and Barcelona No 10 shirt in honour of his dad.


scottish sun
A team of hooligan spotters is trawling CCTV and social media in a bid to nail the Celtic thugs who injured three policemen.
Steven Gerrard says Rangers' European runs have "educated" him as a manager.
Neil Lennon has revealed he's pushing ahead with January transfer targets.
Dundee United are at the centre of a Covid-19 scare - after members of their staff tested positive.



Aston Villa believe 25-year-old England midfielder Jack Grealish, who has been linked with Manchester City, is worth at least £100m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 28, says he wants to play with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, again and they have to "do it again next season". The pair played together at Barcelona before Neymar joined PSG. (ESPN)

Inter Milan would be prepared to sell Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, to Tottenham for £45m next month. (Sun)

Dutch central defender Perr Schuurs, 21, who has been linked with Liverpool, insists he is not yet ready to leave Ajax. (Mirror)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ahead of Real Madrid reserve team coach Raul as the leading candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane, should Real decide to dispense with the Frenchman. (Marca)

Pochettino is thought to be keen on a move to Paris St-Germain and could replace Thomas Tuchel. (Talksport)

Zidane has lost confidence in a number of his players including former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, the 29-year-old Belgium international. (Sport)

Zidane has the backing of Real Madrid's board and players at present, but the coach's future could be determined by the team's next three matches. (ESPN)

West Ham are in talks with manager David Moyes over an extension of his contract, which expires at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa assistant John Terry would look to take former Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole to Derby as part of his management team if he is appointed as Phillip Cocu's permanent replacement. (Mirror)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says it is not up to him whether the club sell England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle have been monitoring Manchester United's Brandon Williams, with the 20-year-old England Under-21 left-back likely to be made available for loan in January. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he and technical director Edu are making plans for the January transfer window and what could be an "unpredictable" market. (London Evening Standard)

Werder Bremen have ruled out selling Kosovo midfielder Milot Rashica in the January transfer window despite reports that Aston Villa could revive their interest in the 24-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

Leicester City could rekindle their interest in Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 28, with Real Betis planning to sell him to strengthen elsewhere in January. (La Razon, via Leicester Mercury)

France attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, who was linked with Arsenal in the summer, says he is happy he stayed at Lyon. (RMC Sport, via Get French Football News)

The takeover of Burnley by an American sports investment firm has moved a step closer with the Premier League set to approve the £200m deal. (Times - subscription required)

The Premier League will not attempt to provide Covid-19 vaccines for footballers ahead of the general population. (Telegraph)

Broadcasters are set to continue to provide fake crowd noise for televised football, despite the return of supporters. Sky Sports and BT Sport will use a blend of noise from supporters in the ground and artificial crowd noise, which has been available since matches returned behind closed doors in June. (London Evening Standard)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
4th December 2020




daily mail
Manchester United have been given the go-ahead to trial 'safe-standing' at Old Trafford once they are allowed to return to full capacity and will install 1,500 rail seats early next year as part of an initial trial.
More than a dozen football clubs in the EFL has refused to pay millions of pounds to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in November in protest at a lack of financial support for the national game from government.
Jurgen Klopp :D and his fellow Big Six managers face further frustration in their battle to introduce five substitutions in the top flight, with the Premier League seemingly reluctant to sanction the change at this stage of the season.
The Government have put back plans to invest £550m in grassroots football in support of the UK and Ireland's planned 2030 World Cup bid.
League One and Two clubs applying for additional funding from the Premier League will be limited to free transfers during next month's window, under the terms of the £250m bailout finalised on Thursday.
Nice have sacked manager Patrick Vieira after overseeing a run of five consecutive defeats, culminating in the French club's disappointing exit from the Europa League on Thursday night, according to reports in France.
Frank Lampard has been backed to manage England by his former Chelsea team-mate Branislav Ivanovic.
The Premier League will not change their Covid-19 testing programme despite the mass outbreak at Newcastle United threatening to disrupt more fixtures - and extra testing will remain at the expense and discretion of individual clubs.
Sergio Ramos called for a players-only crisis meeting after Real Madrid lost 2-0 to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday - putting their chances of qualification in huge doubt.


the sun
Manchester City are back in pole position for Lionel Messi after Barcelona reopened their rift with the superstar.
Olivier Giroud told Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: play me or I am off.
Matteo Guendouzi has been 'worth every penny' since joining Hertha Berlin, sporting director Arne Friedrich has enthused.


daily telegraph
Manchester United stand to lose around £15m in budgeted income if they are knocked out of the Champions League next week in what would be a fresh blow in a year when club finances have been decimated by the Covid-19 crisis.
Senior MPs said the long-awaited agreement on the bailout package between the Premier League and the EFL is just a short-term sticking plaster and only regulatory reform will halt a "deep-rooted" crisis.
Marcelo Bielsa has admitted "Spygate" gave him a lesson about what is acceptable in English football as he prepares to meet Frank Lampard in the Premier League.


the guardian
UK Sport failed to investigate detailed claims from a British Cycling whistleblower who also alleged that "Shane Sutton is corrupt", leaked emails suggest.


daily mirror
Liverpool * could be about to welcome Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita back to the squad ahead of Sunday's clash with Wolves.
Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour could become the subject of a January bid from Serie A giants Juventus, according to Italian reports.


daily star
Mauricio Pochettino is already considering alternative options to Manchester United for his next managerial job.
Olivier Giroud is set to be dropped by Chelsea this weekend against Leeds, despite scoring four in their Champions League clash in Seville.
Former Arsenal scout Joel Crahay has revealed that the club tried to sign Rennes winger Jeremy Doku during his time at Anderlecht.
Manchester United defender Brandon Williams is being monitored by Newcastle for a January move.
Lionel Messi has been tipped to join Paris Saint-Germain next year in a move that could see him reunited with former Barcelona team-mate Neymar.


the times
Home advantage has narrowed significantly in the Premier League during the period in which no fans were allowed into stadiums, according to an analysis of results since the beginning of last season.
Sunderland will begin a significant rebuilding process at the club by appointing Kristjaan Speakman as their new sporting director.
A number of Great Britain's leading track and field stars are facing financial turmoil after severe cuts to their contracts with Nike, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson understood to be among those affected.


scottish sun
Riot police will be on standby around Celtic Park on Sunday to prevent a repeat of the shameful protests that saw three officers injured last weekend.



Arsenal and Liverpool * are considering a move for Brighton and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24. (Talksport)

Chelsea's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, could leave during the January transfer window. Rudiger has made one Premier League start this season, while Tomori is yet to start a top-flight game in 2020-21. (ESPN)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, says he wants to stay at Chelsea but that he needs to play more first-team football building up to the European Championship in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Atletico Madrid are eyeing a move for Napoli's Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26. (AS)

West Ham United are delaying formal contract talks with manager David Moyes and a number of players as they assess the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic. (Mail)

The Hammers will sign Denmark Under-21 defender Frederik Alves Ibsen, 20, from Silkeborg for £1.2m in January. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle United want to sign Manchester United's England Under-21 defender Brandon Williams, 20, who has yet to start a Premier League game in 2020-21. (Star)

Barcelona have started talks with France forward Ousmane Dembele over a new deal, amid ongoing interest from Manchester United in the 23-year-old. (ESPN)

Wayne Rooney remains interested in the permanent manager role at Derby County, despite former England team-mate John Terry being linked to the job. (Goal)

Arsenal should sign Crystal Palace's 28-year-old Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, says former goalkeeper David Seaman, who won three league titles and four FA Cups with the Gunners. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, 57, believes he still has "15 to 20 years" left in his career, meaning he aims to be managing into his 70s. (i sport)

Meanwhile, Arsenal's Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, still has a future with the Gunners despite being loaned to Atletico Madrid, says Gilberto Silva, who won one Premier League title and two FA Cups with the Gunners. (Sun)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
5th December 2020




daily mirror
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Leicester winger Harvey Barnes as a possible transfer alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is winning his battle to be fit for Liverpool's clash with Wolves on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will not run Marcus Rashford into the ground and risk burning him out.
Harry Winks might have to quit Tottenham in January - or risk losing his England place at the Euros.


daily telegraph
The Premier League's £250m rescue package will fail to address the chaos of the English game's "fundamentally unhealthy" pyramid, according to a former chairman of the Football Association.
A £550m grass-roots cash injection ahead of a potential 2030 World Cup bid is safe despite ministers sparking alarm by omitting the pre-election pledge in the Spending Review.
Hector Bellerin has said speculation over Mikel Arteta's future is "so unjust" and insisted that the Arsenal manager's overhaul of the club cannot be completed overnight.
The League Managers' Association has experienced a significant spike in requests to help former managers and coaches who have been diagnosed with dementia.
Crystal Palace's players have all returned negative coronavirus tests after the club took special measures following the recent outbreak at Newcastle United.
Renewed calls have been made to scrap 'harmful' and 'discriminatory' regulations forcing female athletes to regulate naturally-higher testosterone levels in order to compete.
England's tour to South Africa could be called off as officials anxiously await results of an emergency round of testing for Covid-19.


the sun
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy is in a race against time to save his £475,000 supercar from being crushed.
Eric Dier has revealed he was ready to quit Spurs before Jose Mourinho reinvented him as a defender.
Petr Cech wants football chiefs to not ban heading as he fears new laws to limit heading would ruin the game.
'New Mesut Ozil' Berkay Ozcan is back on Arsenal's radar.
Arsenal players allegedly exchanged angry words with each other in a clear-the-air meeting called by manager Mikel Arteta, reports claim.
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has thrown his weight behind Arsene Wenger's planned reform of the offside laws.
Millwall players will keep taking the knee - despite fears they could be booed by their own fans for doing so.
Ryan Giggs has had his 'special leave' extended to cover the 2022 World Cup draw on Monday.


daily mail
Sir Alex Ferguson has texted David Moyes to praise the work he is doing, with the West Ham manager saying anyone who calls him a 'dinosaur' lacks intellect.
Sean Longstaff has signed a deal with super agent Pini Zahavi and it is expected the high profile 'Mr Fix It' will attempt to broker a transfer away from Newcastle.
Manchester United are revisiting long-standing plans to appoint a director of football on the orders of owner Joel Glazer.
Jurgen Klopp has warned England will suffer at next summer's European Championships if the Premier League persist with the rule of three substitutions.
The cyber attack on Manchester United is finally over, two weeks after hackers targeted the club, it was revealed on Friday night.
Nuno Espirito Santo on Friday expressed optimism that Raul Jimenez would play for Wolves again after he suffered a fractured skull against Arsenal.


the times
Max Allegri wants to be the next successful coach in English football.
Leeds United may soon be in line for another big cash injection from the San Francisco 49ers, according to a new document submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Joe Hart could make his first Premier League appearance for nearly two years tomorrow after doubts emerged over the fitness of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.


daily star
Arsenal could be signing the next David Beckham in Hungarian sensational Dominik Szoboszlai.
Liverpool and Arsenal are two teams with an eye on the January transfer window, and could be set to battle it out for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma.


daily record
Former Hearts defender Aaron Hickey has confirmed Celtic were one of a clutch of clubs after his signature in the summer.
Neil Lennon sat down with Jeremie Frimpong in Celtic's team hotel and had a lengthy one-to-one chat.


scottish sun
Rangers have outstripped Celtic in the European prize money stakes for the first season since 2010-11.



Paris St-Germain are exploring the possibility of signing Barcelona's Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, in the summer. (ESPN)

Tottenham and England defender Eric Dier, 26, admits he was ready to leave the club before his switch to the heart of defence. (Mail)

Manchester United are considering Leicester's Harvey Barnes, 22, as a possible transfer alternative to fellow England winger and long-term target Jadon Sancho, 20 of Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are also hopeful of obtaining a work permit for Atalanta'sIvorian winger Amad Diallo so the 18-year-old can join n the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

England striker Danny Ings, 28, has been urged to commit to a new long-term contract at Southampton by his manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, as his current deal has 18 months to run. (Sky Sports)

West Ham are ready to make a long-term commitment to manager David Moyes. (Times, subscription required)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected claims his Manchester United team are inconsistent and insists his new signings will help the side evolve. (Sky Sports)

However, the club could move for Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel if they sack Solskjaer in the next few weeks. (Bild, in German)

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 24, could seek a move in January to enhance his England credentials before the European Championship. (Mirror)

Manchester City are set to complete the signing of Gremio's 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Diego Rosa. (Manchester Evening News)

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, is one of several names considered by Liverpool as a potential replacement for Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, who has been linked with Barcelona. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal's players exchanged angry words in a clear-the-air meeting after manager Mikel Arteta called the squad together to identify reasons behind their poor start to the season. (ESPN)

Arsenal have revived their interest in Istanbul Basaksehir'sTurkish midfielder Berkay Ozcan, 22. (Transfermarkt)

Meanwhile, William Saliba's Arsenal future remains uncertain as the player and club are yet to agree where the 19-year-old French defender should move on loan. (ESPN)

Jonathan Barnett, who is Wales forward Gareth Bale's agent, has become the official representative of Rennes and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, the 18-year-old linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid. (L'Equipe, in French)

Also changing agents is Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff who has signed a deal with 'super agent' Pini Zahavi, who has told the 23-yea-old Englishman he could line up a move to Tottenham if he is not offered a new deal at St James' Park. (Mail)

Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri says he wants to manage in the Premier League. The 53-year-old, linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, has been without a club since leaving Juve in the summer of 2019. (Times, subscription required)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has ruled out any permanent signings in January, but hopes to sign two defenders on loan. The Blades have been linked with Manchester United's Marcos Rojo, 30, Fulham's Terence Kongolo, 26, and Preston's Ben Davies, 25. (Sheffield Star)

Club Bruges manager Philippe Clement has ruled out a move for Aston Villa's Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, 27, the former Genk player currently on loan at Fenerbahce. (Birmingham Mail)

Juventus have been linked with Aston Villa's Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22. (Tuttermercato, in Italian)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has explained what he expects from Cenk Tosun and suggested the Turkey striker, 29, could have more minutes on the pitch in the near future. (Liverpool Echo)

QPR boss Mark Warburton has indicated he will not look to bring in a striker during the January transfer window and is instead focused on a centre-back. (West London Sport)

Pep Guardiola is hopeful that club captain Fernandinho, 35, the Brazil midfielder out of contract at the end of the season, will play a major role for Manchester City between now and next summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle's Brazilian forward Joelinton, 24, has praised manager Steve Bruce and believes the Magpies could "pinch" European qualification this season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United are hoping to get approval to welcome back fans to Old Trafford for their Premier League game against Leeds later this month - if Greater Manchester moves out of Tier 3 of the UK government's coronavirus restrictions for England. (Telegraph)

Tottenham are seeking clarity as to why a blanket government figure for supporter capacity is being applied to all sporting venues, regardless of their size. (London Evening Standard)

League One side Sunderland are close to naming former Bristol City and Oldham boss Lee Johnson, 39, as their new manager. (Sunderland Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
6th December 2020




sunday mirror
Manchester United are set to reward Bruno Fernandes with a new double-your-money contract worth £200,000-a-week.


mail on sunday
Chelsea are reportedly open to selling centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori in January.
Zinedine Zidane has reportedly held a conversation on the phone with Red Bull Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai over a potential move to Real Madrid in January.


sunday telegraph
Spectators at Tottenham's FA Cup third-round tie at non-league Marine FC could be the first football crowd to try digital health passports to help boost Covid-19 crowd numbers.


sunday times
Joe Hart could make his first Premier League appearance for nearly two years in the North London Derby after doubts emerged over the fitness of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The Arsenal Women head coach Joe Montemurro says there should be no more "excuses or delays" in action when it comes to the introduction of concussion substitutes in football.


sunday express
Jesse Lingard has talked with the Manchester United hierarchy about a possible move away from Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens in January.
Manchester United are still working on getting summer signing Amad Diallo a work permit to be able to join the club in the January transfer window.


the sun on sunday
Liverpoo * are targeting a January double transfer swoop for RB Leipzig pair Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate, according to reports.
Bristol City stars wore black armbands against Birmingham in tribute to one of the victims of the Avonmouth explosion earlier this week.


sunday mail
Fan group The Celtic Trust have hit out at Parkhead power-brokers for 'insulting' supporters in recent weeks, amid speculation surrounding Neil Lennon's future at the club.


Manchester United are set to reward Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, with a new double-your-money contract worth £200,000-a-week in a bid to ward off interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror)

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, is ready to ask Manchester United to let him leave in January, with reported interest from a number of Premier League sides plus Scottish clubs Rangers and Celtic. (Team Talk)

However, Manchester United are set to extend Lingard's contract by another year - despite his continuing first-team absence. (Star on Sunday)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has asked former club Manchester City to keep him informed about the availability of England defender John Stones, 26. (90 Min)

Inter Milan will open talks with former Everton and Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku over a new contract amid interest in the 27-year-old Belgium striker from clubs including Juventus. (90 Min)

Former Liverpoo * and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is set to sign for Serie B club AC Monza on a deal until the end of the season. The 30-year-old Italian has been without a club since leaving Brescia after their relegation last term. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo says the club is making progress as they look to tie France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, down to a new deal. (Goal)

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has admitted he would be keen to re-sign Everton's Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29, but has hinted his side would only be able to afford a loan deal. (Liverpool Echo)

Jose Mourinho says Tottenham "did not waste our time" attempting to sign Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, in the summer because Arsenal's wage offer was out of their reach. (London Evening Standard)


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has contacted RB Salzburg's Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai in the hope of persuading the 20-year-old to sign for the Spanish club. (Bild, via AS)

Leicester City have been linked with Sporting Lisbon's Ecuador winger Gonzalo Plata, 20. (Vitotvo, via Leicester Mercury)

Serie A side Bologna are eyeing a move for Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone, the 22-year-old Italian who is currently on loan at Fiorentina. (Il Resto del Carlino, via Sport Witness)

Former Liverpoo * defender Conor Coady, the 27-year-old Wolves and England centre-back, knew former Molineux team-mate and Portugal forward Diogo Jota, 24, would prove an immediate success at Anfield. (Liverpoo * Echo)

Newcastle's fixture against West Brom next Saturday is in the hands of "the medical people", according to Baggies boss Slaven Bilic. (Newcastle Chronicle)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
7th December 2020




daily telegraph
Kieran Trippier is among the players Manchester United will consider signing when they look to strengthen at right-back in January.
Filippo Giraldi has left his role as technical director at Watford, a position he held since 2016.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith will remind Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley of their responsibilities after the pair appeared to break coronavirus social distancing rules on Saturday.
Burnley full-back Charlie Taylor is close to agreeing a new deal at Turf Moor to extend his stay into a fifth season.
The English Football League will remind its clubs and players of their coronavirus responsibilities after a weekend in which Norwich City's Max Aarons hugged a supporter at Carrow Road.
The players of Millwall and Queens Park Rangers will be supported by their clubs and the football authorities to take a knee ahead of their match at The Den on Tuesday night, three days after the gesture was loudly booed by Millwall fans.


daily mail
Thomas Muller has admitted talk of a return to the international fold with Germany is a long way off despite his imperious club form in the Bundesliga.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has played down the prospect of the club signing Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona next year.
The FA will examine the disgraceful booing of players taking a knee at Millwall and Colchester on Saturday - but there is growing doubt over whether the clubs will be punished.


the sun
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's agent has slated Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's tactics following their defeat in the North London derby.
Wolves' players wore Raul Jimenez tribute tops at Liverpool * as boss Nuno Espirito Santo revealed the striker has returned home after his sickening head injury.
Granit Xhaka was trolled by Bundesliga side Augsburg after the midfielder's lacklustre performance in the North London derby.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's super-agent Mino Raiola believes the legendary Swede will be able to play until he's 50.


daily mirror
Mesut Ozil believes he will be able to get another top club - but is unlikely to leave before next summer.
Manchester United are set to extend Jesse Lingard's contract despite the midfielder barely featuring this term.
Millwall staff confronted the club's hierarchy in heated scenes to demand action after fans booed their own players taking the knee.


daily express
Arsenal could be forced into launching a bid for transfer target Red Bull Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai during the January window after news emerged that Real Madrid are set to make a bid of their own.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are among six clubs to have been offered the chance to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala, according to reports.


daily record
Under-fire Neil Lennon has admitted Celtic's title hopes are hanging by a thread - along with his managerial reign.
Joe Lewis backed Andy Considine's target of splitting the Old Firm and snatching a Champions League spot - despite Aberdeen chucking away another two points.


scottish sun
Raging Celtic fans tried to block the team's coaches as they left Parkhead following another dismal display - as cops struggled to contain the violence.


Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 27, has been offered to the Premier League's big six - Manchester United, Liverpool * , Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal. (90 Min)

Manchester United are monitoring Atletico Madrid's English defender Kieran Trippier, 30, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets right-back competition for English full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 23. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal's out-of-favour Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, believes he will be able to get another top club - but is unlikely to leave before next summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United have emerged as the leading candidate to sign Argentine midfielder Thiago Almada, 19, from his country's top-flight side Velez Sarsfield. (Todo Fichajes, via Team Talk)

Liverpool * and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, has hinted that he is waiting for the club to make the first move with regards to extending his contract. (Mirror)


Arsenal could be forced into launching a bid for transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai during the January window after news emerged that Real Madrid are set to make a bid of their own for Salzburg's 20-year-old Hungary midfielder. (Express)

Manchester United shirt sponsors Chevrolet believe it would be worth their while commercially to help finance a move to bring Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, back to Old Trafford. (Auto Esporte, via Sun)

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo has played down the prospect of the club signing Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi if the 33-year-old leaves Barcelona next year. (Mail)

West Ham are among a host of clubs from England and Portugal keeping an eye on former Tottenham player Marcus Edwards. The 22-year-old English winger is currently with Portuguese top-flight outfit Vitoria Guimaraes. (Team Talk)

Stoke boss Michael O'Neill has played down the level of interest the Potters had in Middlesbrough and Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair, 25, during the summer. (Teesside Gazette)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tested positive for coronavirus in August and said he got "tired very fast" after returning to training at the start of the season. (MUTV, via Mirror)

Brighton's English defender Dan Burn, 28, says Albion players would be fully supportive of any player who revealed they were gay. (Argus)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
8th December 2020



daily mail
Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to Manchester United, with the club's shirt sponsor Chevrolet reportedly willing to help finance a move.
Players have discussed walking off the pitch if fans continue to disrespect their fight against racism.


the sun
Liverpool * , Chelsea and Manchester United are all interested in the 20-year-old Cagliari centre-back Sebastian Walukiewicz.
Eden Hazard has reportedly cost Real Madrid £65,000 per minute since his £143m move from Chelsea in 2019.
Hulk has officially left Shanghai SIPG four years after first joining - and could now move to the Premier League on a free transfer.
Arsenal are among six clubs in the race to sign Dominik Szoboszlai - but a huge sell-on clause and a transfer payment plan could scupper a deal.
Juan Mata has made it clear that he does not want Lionel Messi to join Manchester City.


daily telegraph
Slaven Bilic is locked in another battle to save his job after West Brom's thrashing by Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Frank Lampard says Kai Havertz will be one of the best players in world football.
More than 70 former rugby players are preparing a potentially seismic group litigation action over the effects of concussions they suffered during their careers.


the times
Watford captain Troy Deeney has said that he will take his team off the field at Millwall if they are subjected to racial abuse when they play there this month.


daily express
England boss Gareth Southgate says he already knows his best XI for Euro 2020.


daily mirror
Mohamed Salah's Egypt team-mate Mohamed El-Shennawy has declared he would reject an offer from Liverpool in order to stay with Al Ahly.


daily star
Manchester United are set to make a surprise swoop for Real Madrid defender Lucas Vazquez to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Chelsea stars were left frustrated by the superstitious training routine of Maurizio Sarri.


scottish sun
Jesse Lingard's representatives are exploring the option of a January loan move with Celtic and Rangers both linked, according to reports.


daily record
Michael Gardyne has vehemently denied claims that he fired a homophobic slur towards Rangers stars Connor Goldson or Alfredo Morelos.


the guardian
Frank Lampard has said he is not under pressure from Chelsea's board to sell Kepa Arrizabalaga after dropping the £71.6m goalkeeper.






Jesse Lingard's representatives are exploring loan options for the Manchester United and England midfielder in January, with Real Sociedad one of the clubs they have held initial talks with regarding the 27-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal's out-of-favour Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, is "90%" certain to join Fenerbahce next month, according to one of the Turkish side's congress members. (Sport Digitale, via Mirror)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he is under no pressure to sell £71m Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 26. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United could turn to Real Madrid's Spain wing-back Lucas Vazquez, 29, as they seek competition for Englishman Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 23. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic's future at the club is in doubt after six points from the opening 11 games of the Premier League campaign. (Mirror)


Manchester United are keen to allow Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero to leave next month and will sell him if their £2m asking price is met, although a loan move for the 33-year-old could also transpire. (Football Insider)

Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 19, says he does not know "what the future holds" for him at the club following his return from injury and the new signings the Blues have made. (Star)

Brazil striker Hulk, 34, has left Shanghai SIPG and has been linked with a move to the Premier League on a free transfer. (Sun)

Tottenham and Arsenal are being linked with AC Milan's Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 23, who is valued at around £45m and whose current contract is due to expire in June 2022. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpoo * hope to start negotiations with Brazil defensive midfielder Fabinho, 27, over a new contract soon. (Guardian)

Dutchman Jetro Willems has rejected the offer of a new contract at Eintracht Frankfurt, handing Newcastle the chance to sign the 26-year-old left wing-back, who had a loan spell with the Magpies last term. (Chronicle)

Moroccan left-back Achraf Lazaar, 28, could leave Newcastle in the January transfer window, with the player's contract running out in the summer. (Passione Inter, via Chronicle)

Newcastle are aiming to return to their Benton base on Tuesday as they look to resume training after last week's Covid-19 crisis that caused the postponement of their match with Aston Villa. The Magpies hope their fixture with West Brom will take place as scheduled this weekend. (Chronicle)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
9th December 2020




daily mail
Manchester United 'could sign Paulo Dybala' if Paul Pogba returns to Turin as part of a swap deal.
Gareth Southgate has offered his support to Wayne Rooney as the former England captain embarks on his managerial career.
MLS side DC United have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil ahead of the January transfer window.
Marine FC's fairytale FA Cup run has taken another welcome twist after it was revealed their third round tie against Tottenham was selected for broadcast.
The FA and other governing bodies will face racial diversity targets for their boardrooms from next year, with the Government determined to add ethnic representation to the gender quotas introduced three years ago.
Newcastle United are confident Saturday's visit of West Bromwich will go ahead after the players returned to training on Tuesday.
Ross Barkley has been ruled out of Aston Villa's clash with Midlands rivals Wolves on Saturday.
Premier League and Championship clubs will lose £110 million per year if a Government review of gambling, launched today, leads to a ban on betting companies sponsoring football shirts.


daily mirror
Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen wants to link up with team-mate Raheem Sterling to continue the fight against racism and inequality.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri trained with Liverpool * on Tuesday as the Reds limbered up for their Champions League trip to Denmark to face FC Midtjylland.
Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai has been backed for a move to RB Leipzig by his national manager Marco Rossi.
Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho admits there is tension within the squad after a poor start to the league which has left them down in ninth place.
Mesut Ozil is close to joining Fenerbahce according to one of the Turkish side's chiefs.


the sun
Patrick Vieira is poised for a quick return to management with Nantes - just days after being sacked by French club Nice.
Gabriel Martinelli made his long-awaited playing return for Arsenal's U23s on Tuesday night.


daily express
Liverpool * sporting director Michael Edwards is set for a January transfer U-turn after two excellent performances from Caoimhin Kelleher.


daily star
Arsenal are facing two new stumbling blocks as they pursue a transfer for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
Manchester United fans have begged the club to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Mauricio Pochettino.


the times
England forwards Steve Thompson and Michael Lipman and the Wales flanker Alix Popham are among a group of eight former rugby players preparing to launch legal action for negligence against World Rugby, the RFU and the WRU.
Jürgen Klopp * is set to give youngsters Billy Koumetio, Jake Cain and Leighton Clarkson their Champions League debuts in Liverpool's * dead-rubber group match against Midtjylland tonight.
The financial gap between clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League has widened significantly in the past three years, a new report has warned.


daily telegraph
The Rugby Football Union is understood to be seeking costs of up £1 million from the promoter of the Barbarians after 13 players were found guilty of breaching Covid-19 protocols.
England have been given the all clear to fly home on Thursday after two members of the touring party were retested and found to be clear of Covid-19.
Pep Guardiola is hoping Sergio Agüero can finally put his injury nightmare behind him as he prepares to welcome back the Manchester City striker against Marseille in the Champions League on Wednesday night.


daily record
Rangers have been fined €10,000 after their match against Benfica kicked off late but manager Steven Gerrard is in the clear.
Ian Black believes Hearts will deliver a fatal blow to Neil Lennon's reign by lifting the Scottish Cup at Hampden.
Celtic and Rangers face an uphill battle to save an automatic Champions League place after Dynamo Kiev dropped into the Europa League.


scottish sun
Rangers are keen on a deal to sign Billy Gilmour on loan next month.
Hatem Elhamed could be set for a shock exit from Celtic next month in a desperate bid to reunite his family.
Celtic are braced for interest in rookie right-back Jeremie Frimpong with a number of English Championship clubs monitoring his situation.



MLS side DC United are leading the race to sign Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32. (DHA - in Turkish)

Manchester United could offload France midfielder Paul Pogba to his former club Juventus and get Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, 27, in a swap deal. (The Athletic)

Pogba, 27, is willing to take a pay cut from his reported £290,000-a-week salary to return to the Italian champions, who he left for United in 2016. (Calciomercato via Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane still dreams of signing the French World Cup winner, but the Bernabeu hierarchy are not keen on the idea. (Marca)

West Ham are looking into the possibility of bringing former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, back to London as he struggles to make an impact at Inter Milan.(Eurosport)

Denmark international Eriksen's lack of game time is seeing him being "humiliated" by Inter boss Antonio Conte, says his former national team manager Age Hareide. (the Sun)

Barcelona are interested in signing Chelsea and Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger. (ESPN, via Sport)

Juventus and AC Milan could also be in the running to land 27-year-old Rudiger. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus could sell Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey next summer after the 29-year-old failed to make an impact at the Serie A giants since his move from Arsenal in 2019. (Mail)

France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has told Rennes he wants to leave next summer. The 18-year-old is of interest to Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo via Sun)

Newcastle United are optimistic of playing their Premier League fixture against West Brom on Saturday after their training ground was reopened following a coronavirus outbreak. (Daily Mail)

Samuel Umtiti's return to the Barcelona squad after injury is another step towards leaving the club in January, with Everton and Juventus both interested in the France defender, 27. (Sport - in Spanish)

Atalanta midfielder Marten de Roon, 29, says he is not thinking about talk of a move to Barcelona.(Football Italia)

Brazil striker Hulk, 34, could join a Premier League club on a free transfer in January after ending his four-year spell in China with Shanghai SIPG. (Sun)

Everton's Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, has opened the door to a permanent move to Paris St-Germain after a positive start to his loan spell with the French champions. (Goal)

Leeds United have continued to monitor Marcus Edwards, 22, after the English winger left Tottenham to join Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in 2019. (Football Insider)

Manchester City defender Pedro Porro, 21, is likely to make his loan move to Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon into a permanent transfer next summer, with the Spanish full-back having never played for Pep Guardiola's side. (Manchester Evening News)

Several Premier League clubs are interested in Spanish midfielder Mikel Vesga, 27, who is out of contract with Athletic Bilbao next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Championship side Bristol City are among a number of clubs plotting a move to sign English left-back George Cox, 22, who made a permanent move from Brighton to Dutch side Fortuna Sittard last summer. (Football Insider)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
10th December 2020




daily mail
Paul Pogba is heading for the Manchester United exit following heart-to-heart talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his substitute role in the crushing defeat to Red Bull Leipzig.
David Seaman believes Dean Henderson may have to part ways with Manchester United if he wants to challenge Jordan Pickford for the spot as England's No 1 goalkeeper.
Rainbow flags will be allowed in stadiums at the 2022 World Cup after Qatar said it would comply with FIFA rules promoting tolerance and inclusion at matches despite the Arab country's strict anti-LGBTQ laws.
Manchester United's early exit from the Champions League has cost the club a minimum of £8.6m.
Scouts from Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United will be watching Leon Bailey on Thursday night as they assess a summer move for the Bayer Leverkusen winger.
EFL clubs are set to do battle at a meeting on Thursday to discuss the Premier League's bailout package.
Slaven Bilic could become the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season if West Brom lose against Newcastle, with Baggies chiefs already looking at alternatives to the Croatian manager.
Arsenal and Wolves are among the clubs monitoring developments with Valencia striker Maxi Gomez.
Samuel Umtiti could leave Barcelona to join Juventus on loan during the January transfer window.


daily mirror
Video footage captured Juventus star Pablo Dybala and some of his team-mates openly laughing at Ronald Koeman during their 3-0 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.
Liverpool are hoping 'sporting guarantees' can convince Kylian Mbappe to take a wage-cut and join the Premier League champions.


the times
Paul Pogba is determined to leave Manchester United and has his heart set on a return to Juventus.
British athletics has descended into a bout of infighting after a group of senior figures in the sport sent the UK Athletics board a letter criticising the chief executive, Joanna Coates, and her leadership team.


the guardian
Rugby union authorities are likely to be forced into immediate safety measures to reduce the risk of lawsuits from current and future players, a leading brain injury lawyer has said.


daily telegraph
The Rugby Players' Association are prepared to start legal proceedings against the law firm representing former rugby players with early-onset dementia over damaging claims that it is not fit for purpose.


the sun
Fed-up Manchester United chiefs want Paul Pogba out of the club in the January transfer window.
England's 'big six' clubs could all be part of a new-look Champions League amid UEFA chiefs' latest plans to fend off the genuine threat of a breakaway European Super League.
Manchester United are staring at a potential £50million financial black hole after their Champions League debacle.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keeping tabs on young defender Eric Garcia's situation at his former club Manchester City.
Race row Romanian ref Sebastian Coltescu looks set to dodge a 10-game ban - by quitting football.
Raul Jimenez's father says the striker's fractured skull 'won't have any consequences' on his Wolves future.
Diego Maradona's relatives began fighting over his £37million fortune yesterday - with at least 16 battling for a slice.
RB Leipzig will have to pay £16.2m to sign Champions League hero Angelino on a permanent basis in the summer.


scottish sun
Hatem Elhamed has confessed he has struggled to settle at Celtic - as three Israeli clubs battle to sign him in the New Year.



Brazil forward Neymar, 28, says that leaving Paris St-Germain "does not cross my mind". (L'Equipe - in French)

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi is "very confident" that Neymar and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, will agree contract extensions. (L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea are one of four potential destinations David Alaba's agent has identified for the Austria defender, 28, if he leaves Bayern Munich next summer. The others are Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG. (Bild, via Sun)

Manchester United want to sell France international Paul Pogba in the January transfer window after the 27-year-old's agent said the midfielder was "unhappy" and had to "change teams". (Sun)

Real Madrid and Juventus have been linked with Pogba but Manchester United have doubts about whether they can afford to sign him. (ESPN)

Spain winger Lucas Vazquez's contract at Real Madrid runs out in June 2021 and the 29-year-old says renewing his deal there is a "complicated subject". (Movistar, via Marca)

Lionel Messi would threaten the financial balance at Paris St-Germain if the 33-year-old Argentina forward joined from Barcelona, says former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. (Goal)

Jordi Farre says that if he wins the Barcelona presidential election on 24 January, Messi will sign a contract renewal the next day. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are preparing a move for Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 23. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


Brazil striker Hulk, 34, is willing to take a 90% pay cut to seal a free transfer to the Premier League after ending his four-year spell with Shanghai SIPG. (Record, via Sun)

Wolves have been offered the chance to sign Hulk as a replacement for injured Mexico striker Raul Jimenez. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Wolves are among a number of clubs watching developments with Valencia and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez. The 24-year-old could be sold next year as the Spanish club look to raise funds. (Mail)

Scouts from Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United will watch Jamaica winger Leon Bailey, 23, in Bayer Leverkusen's Europa League tie with Slavia Prague on Thursday. (Mail)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has been discussing the future of 19-year-old French defender William Saliba at the club and "it will be decided soon". (Express)

PSV Eindhoven's Netherlands forward Donyell Malen, 21, is at the top of Borussia Dortmund's list to replace Jadon Sancho if they sell the England winger, 20, next year. (Bild - in German)

Benfica have decided to send on-loan French defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 20, back to Barcelona in January. (Record - in Portuguese)

Benfica are also interested in signing French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 21, from Lille. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Dutch forward Sydney van Hooijdonk, 20, could join his father Pierre's former club Nottingham Forest as his NAC Breda contract has a clause which allows him a free transfer in January. Forest's Championship rivals Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday are also interested. (Sun)

Wolves and Burnley are interested in Stoke City's English striker Tyrese Campbell, but the Championship side have already told Rangers that the 20-year-old is not for sale in January. (Football Insider)

MLS side Toronto FC are interviewing former France internationals Laurent Blanc and Patrick Vieira for their head coaching vacancy. (Boston Globe)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
11th December 2020



the sun
Juventus are considering cutting ties with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is reportedly now leaning towards a move to DC United - where he can better manage his business activities.
Fikayo Tomori is set to leave Chelsea on loan in January, according to reports.
Wolves have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Brazilian forward Hulk on a free transfer to stand in for the injured Raul Jimenez.
Several Premier League clubs are looking to sign Bayer Leverkusen talent Leon Bailey.


the times
The FA has taken out a £175m loan from the Bank of England to ease financial problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, documents released by the bank have revealed.
Paul Pogba is determined to leave Manchester United and has his heart set on a return to Juventus.


daily telegraph
Championship clubs are demanding a meeting with referees' chief Mike Riley over the poor standard of officiating this season.
Manchester United's senior players fear the team's erratic form is being exacerbated by too many tactical and selection changes from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Frank Lampard, the Chelsea manager, will tell his players that Christmas parties are off-limits this year during the Covid-19 pandemic and hectic festive schedule.


daily mail
Footballers have been told to scrap their Christmas parties this year to avoid breaching UK coronavirus laws.
Clubs in Leagues One and Two of the EFL have used a meeting of all 72 football league sides to push for a larger share of the £250m bailout package agreed with the Premier League than smaller rivals.
Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United for £50m with his future at the club uncertain.
Sheffield United want a new centre-back in January and are exploring potential deals for Manchester United's Marcos Rojo or Preston North End's Ben Davies.
Barcelona chief Jordi Farre has insisted Lionel Messi will sign a new contract if he is elected as the club's new president in a potentially huge blow to Manchester City's chances of signing him on a free transfer.


daily express
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been discussing William Saliba's future and confirmed he will decide what to do with the defender in the coming weeks.
The Premier League's 'big six' could all be guaranteed a place in the Champions League with plans to shake up Europe's premier competition having been discussed by UEFA.


daily mirror
Robin van Persie has revealed that he was left seething when Arsenal tried to persuade him to stay at the club by showing him their financial results.
Lionel Messi's failed exit from Nou Camp has left Barcelona's dressing room "disrupted" and certain players feeling "undervalued", according to reports from Spain.
Mikel Arteta is hoping to raid his former club Manchester City for the signing of Eric Garcia.


daily star
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly ready to take over at Manchester United, should they look to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United are huge admirers of Brighton's highly-rated defender Ben White, who is also linked with a move to Liverpool.


daily record
Steven Gerrard has issued a warning to Rangers' board calling for midfielder Glen Kamara to be rewarded with a new deal.
Morton have been rocked by the departure of manager David Hopkin just six games into the Championship season.


scottish sun
Rangers target Juan Alegria has revealed he's set to complete his move to Ibrox imminently and dreams of following in the footsteps of Colombian stars in Europe.
Shane Duffy's Celtic loan will not be cut short in January, according to Brighton boss Graham Potter.



Manchester United have added Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23, to their centre-back wish-list. He is joined by two France internationals in RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, 22, and Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, 27. (Manchester Evening News)

However, United's hopes of signing Upamecano in January may have been ended by their elimination from the Champions League. (Express)

Paris St-Germain are preparing a January loan bid for Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli and believe Spurs are prepared to let the 24-year-old leave. (Mail)

Chelsea would need to make David Alaba their highest earning player if they are to bring Bayern Munich's Austrian wing-back, 28, to Stamford Bridge. (Mirror)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen on signing 19-year-old Spain defender Eric Garcia from former club Manchester City. (Sun)

Sheffield United are considering a move for Manchester United's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 30, who is keen to leave for regular playing time. (Sheffield Star)

Alternatively, the Blades could move for Preston North End's English centre-back Ben Davies, 25, with manager Chris Wilder desperate to add defensive reinforcements in January. (Sky Sports)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen's salary at Inter Milan means the out-of-favour 28-year-old is likely to be priced out of a return to the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United are interested in Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey and sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old Jamaica international score twice against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday. (Mail)

Red Bull Salzburg's failure to progress in the Champions League has boosted Arsenal's hopes of signing 20-year-old Hungary midfield Dominik Szoboszlai in January. (Football.London)

However, the Gunners expect to face competition from RB Leipzig, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also thought to be interested. (Sky Sports)

Arteta is hopeful of keeping English 19-year-old Folarin Balogun at Arsenal. The forward's contract expires next summer. (Metro)

Burnley have reopened talks with England defender James Tarkowski, 28, over an improved contract at Turf Moor. (Mail)

Juventus rejected a proposed swap deal from Everton last summer involving France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, and the Toffees' France defender Lucas Digne, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Wolves are interested signing in German midfielder Marlon Roos-Trujillo from Mainz at the end of the season, but any deal for the 17-year-old could be complicated by rule changes around the signing of young European players after Brexit. (Bild - in German)

West Brom have begun identifying replacements for manager Slaven Bilic, who could lose his job if his side are beaten by Newcastle on Saturday. (Mail)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the German champions do not need to sign Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, because they have Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 32. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Aston Villa could look to bolster their attacking options in January if Brazil striker Wesley, 24, has not returned from injury. (Mail)

Manchester United are assessing the success of their loan decisions, with a number of the club's youngsters concerned about a lack of playing time. (MEN)

United's senior players fear the team's inconsistent form is in part due to the number of tactical and selection changes being made by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

England forward Marcus Rashford, 23, says he wants to remain at Manchester United for the rest of his career. (Times)

Former Netherlands and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says he urged then-manager Arsene Wenger to sign Italy and Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini, 36, to help Arsenal win the Premier League. (Effe Relativing, via Metro)