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Saturday's Newspapers:
12th December 2020



daily mail
Manchester's two giants are expected to express interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland over the coming months.
There seems to be no way back for Dele Alli at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho - but a January loan move to Paris Saint-Germain may just be the perfect way out.
Bayern Munich will not be bidding for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi next month despite the Bundesliga giants still being interested in the player.
Former Barcelona midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has urged Lionel Messi to join Napoli next season.
The £200m American takeover of Burnley is set to be signed off next week.
Brendan Rodgers has told England U21 winger Demarai Gray he has no future at Leicester.
Fourteen years after fracturing his skull, Chelsea legend Petr Cech has joined Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth to release a Christmas single to fight dementia.


daily mirror
Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow as midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is poised to seal a move to RB Leipzig.
News Liverpool target Kylian Mbappe has a fondness for Manchester United will likely come as a blow to Anfield chiefs.


daily telegraph
Harry Winks is ready to speak to Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy about concerns over his future and his place in England manager Gareth Southgate's squad for next summer's European Championships.
Bill Sweeney, the chief executive of the Rugby Football Union admits it must "allay fears" about the safety of the game as the governing body prepares to receive a lawsuit from former players for negligence in failing to protect them from the risks of concussions.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has attempted to quell fears from athletes over the Covid-19 vaccine by insisting "there is no reason to believe" it will cause drug test failures.


the times
Manchester City are poised to enter the race for Erling Haaland, the prolific Borussia Dortmund striker.
Rugby players who have had dementia diagnosed and are planning legal action against their governing bodies are in a "prime position to sue", according to the doctor leading research into the link between sport and neurodegenerative diseases.


the sun
PFA boss Gordon Taylor has demanded Premier League chiefs over-rule the clubs - and bring in five substitutes now.
Chelsea's secret weapon is coach Anthony Barry, who has tightened up the defence and got them scoring goals from set-pieces.


daily express
Manchester United are ready to turn their attention to Brighton defender Ben White as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues his pursuit of a new centre back.


daily record
The liquidator of Oldco Rangers has launched a £29m court case against administrators Duff & Phelps over their refusal to sell Ibrox stadium.



Bayern Munich will not chase Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the January transfer window, but the European champions continue to look at the 20-year-old Englishman as a long-term transfer target. (Goal)

Manchester City and Manchester United are both expected to express an interest in signing Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, over the coming months. (Mail)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, whose contract with the club expires next summer, is keen to move to Real Madrid but the Spanish side face competition from Chelsea and Paris St-Germain for the 28-year-old Austria international's signature. (Marca)

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 24, is ready to speak to club chairman Daniel Levy about concerns over his future and England place for next summer's European Championships. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Red Bull Salzburg's Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, is set to turn his back on a move to Arsenal and instead join RB Leipzig in the January transfer window. (Sky Germany via Sky Sports)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has told England Under-21 winger Demarai Gray he has no future at the Foxes. (Mail)

Dean Smith says Aston Villa must match Jack Grealish's ambitions to play in Europe or face losing the 25-year-old England midfielder. (Birmingham Mail)

Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Koke, 28, has spoken about how he would love to persuade Argentine striker Lionel Messi, 33 to join from Barcelona, but admitted it would be difficult "for him to get out of there". (As)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman remains keen on signing Liverpool's 30-year-old Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 33, turned down both Juventus and Inter Milan to join Manchester United on a free transfer in the summer. (Sun)

Leicester and West Ham are on alert with reports Guinean midfielder Amadou Diawara, 23, could be sold by Roma. (Leicester Mercury)

Leeds winger Raphinha, 23, admits he was disappointed by Rennes' decision to sell him to the Premier League side without the Brazilian's prior knowledge. (ESPN Brazil via Goal)

West Ham manager David Moyes has no plans to hand Declan Rice the captaincy on a permanent basis and Mark Noble will retain the armband despite his lack of game time. (Standard)

Former striker Louis Saha believes Arsenal should consider re-signing 34-year-old French frontman Olivier Giroud from Chelsea during the January transfer window. (Metro)

The £200m takeover of Premier League side Burnley by an American sports investment firm is set to signed off next week. (Mail)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
13th December 2020




sunday telegraph
Dele Alli will be granted a move from Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window out of respect for his five years' service to the club.
Mikel Arteta has warned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not to "overthink" his goal drought and has called on the captain's team-mates to step up and help him through this challenging spell.
The Government has been challenged to make the United Kingdom the world's most active country by 2030 as part of a new national plan to rebuild grass-roots sport following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Football's world players' union has demanded the scrapping of rules under which those who walk off the pitch in protest at racist abuse face punishment for doing so.


sunday mirror
Juventus hope Manchester United will allow Paul Pogba to return to Turin next month - on loan.
Liverpooooooo target Kylian Mbappe will only leave Paris-Saint Germain if his parents think it is a good idea.
Liverpooooooo are reportedly eyeing Inter Milan centre-back Stefan de Vrij as they look to ease their defensive injury crisis.
William Saliba has made light of his Arsenal omission after claiming he is "locked up" like former team-mate Matteo Guendouzi.
Carlo Ancelotti is ready to make a move next month for either of unsettled Spurs stars Dele Alli and Harry Winks.



SUN ON SUNDAY
Liverpooooooo * fear Diogo Jota may be crocked for two months.
Harry Winks may move abroad in January as he looks to keep alive his chances of being selected for England's Euro 2020 squad.
The Premier League's 'big six' will make a third attempt to bring in five subs next week with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola leading calls.
Nice are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan in January until the end of the season.


mail on sunday
Football League clubs have held talks about scrapping taking a knee before matches to distance themselves from the political connotations of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Istanbul Basaksehir assistant manager Pierre Webo has said the player's decision to walk off the pitch after he was racially abused by a match official was a watershed moment in football.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor is personally wading into the Premier League's mounting injury crisis and has urged league bosses to overrule the clubs who have decided in favour of not using five substitutes.
Wolves reportedly want to sign former West Brom striker Salomon Rondon as cover while they wait for Raul Jimenez to recover from a fractured skull.
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes Donny van de Beek made a mistake by joining the club in the summer.
A Championship club has threatened to issue a lifetime ban to a supporter for booing while players took a knee this week.


daily star sunday
Mikel Arteta has refused to rule out a dramatic recall for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil.


sunday mail
Scottish clubs will soon be barred from hoovering up some of Europe's top young talents under rules set to come into force after Brexit.



SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY
Celtic have joined a host of clubs keeping tabs on Airdrie winger Thomas Robert.
James Forrest is out of next month's Old Firm clash after suffering a devastating injury setback.



France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, has hinted that the chances of him leaving Paris St-Germain could depend on the approval of his parents. (Copa 90, via Sun on Sunday)

Juventus hope Manchester United will allow France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, to return to Turin next month on loan. (Sunday Mirror)

United have already rejected a swap deal with Juve involving Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, 30, and Barcelona's Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, for Pogba.(Calciomercato)

Erling Braut Haaland's father - the former Leeds defender Alf-Inge - says the 20-year-old Norway striker is very happy at Borussia Dortmund now, but could move on in the future. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has not ruled out German playmaker Mesut Ozil playing for the Gunners before the 32-year-old's contract ends in the summer. (Star on Sunday)

Wolverhampton Wanderers failed with a £19m move for Manchester City's 23-year-old left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in the summer, but are ready to make another bid for the Ukraine international in the January transfer window. (Star on Sunday)

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is willing to sanction an 18-month loan deal for 24-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli, who wants to leave the club in January with Paris St-Germain a likely destination. (90min)

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, did not make a "good choice" in joining the Old Trafford club. (Ziggo Sport - in Dutch)

Chelsea are struggling to find buyers for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 26, left-back and fellow Spaniard Marcos Alonso, 29, and 24-year-old Danish defender Andreas Christensen, who are all available in January. (Sunday Express)

Wolves are considering a move for 17-year-old Mainz midfielder Marlon Roos-Trujillo, who has represented Germany at under-19s level. (Bild - in German)

West Bromwich Albion are eager to sign Newcastle United's 30-year-old English striker Dwight Gayle, whose contract is due to expire at the end of this season. (Birmingham Live)

Arsenal are set to make 19-year-old French defender William Saliba available in January, with doubts over his readiness for Premier League football. (Football London)

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock wants 26-year-old English winger Duncan Watmore to sign a new deal amid interest from other Championship clubs. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpoo * :D boss Jurgen Klopp has cancelled the club's Christmas lunch because of Covid-19 fears. (Sunday Mirror)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
14th December 2020




daily mail
Talks will start on Monday over the long-awaited mega-fight that would pocket Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury £100m each - and the bulk of the deal could be concluded in just two days.
Joel Matip suffered a back injury in Liverpoos 1-1 draw against Fulham to give Jurgen Klopp an even bigger selection headache.
Lionel Messi must take a pay cut or he will have to leave Barcelona next summer, according to one of the presidential candidates in the club's upcoming election.


daily star
Wolves are ready to renew their interest in Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly turned down an offer from Juventus to swap Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa for Paul Pogba during the previous transfer window.


the sun
Liverpool * boss Jurgen Klopp and Trent Alexander-Arnold were quickly friends again after it appeared they had a minor touchline fall-out.
Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce will go head-to-head in a star-studded celebrity football match to raise funds for Covid-19 charity Mask Our Heroes.
An Arsenal return for Mesut Ozil appears to be on the cards next month - but Mikel Arteta says a decision has still not been made.
Borussia Dortmund reportedly have an agreement with Marco Rose to become their next permanent manager.


daily mirror
Former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen will reportedly be offered to Arsenal in a swap deal this January.
Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City are struggling to turn chances into goals - and conceded it is a concern.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman tore into youngster Riqui Puig in an explosive dressing room rant over reports he had leaked information out of the club.
RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed the Bundesliga club's interest in highly-rated midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.


the guardian
The expected multimillion pound lawsuit from rugby players who have suffered permanent brain damage has less than a 50/50 chance of succeeding and a settlement is the most likely outcome, according to two sports law experts.
Racing's ruling body is to review the process by which it approves racehorse names after a runner was allowed to compete under the name of a racial slur.


daily express
Toto Wolff has dismissed speculation that George Russell could be drafted in next season to replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes.
Manchester United will have the opportunity to sign AC Milan attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu in January, but only if they are willing to pay around £20m.


daily record
Derek McInnes will make a pre-contract pitch for Ross County striker Ross Stewart and has also vowed to strengthen his Aberdeen squad again in January.


scottish sun
Martin O'Neill's wish for a managerial comeback will put Celtic on red alert.



Everton are ready to offer midfielder Dele Alli a way out of Tottenham Hotspur by signing the 24-year-old England international on loan in January. (Star)

Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, who wants a move in January, has confirmed that he has had contact with Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Bild - in German)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says that Spanish midfielder Isco does feature in his plans. However, the 28-year-old's limited minutes at the club have moved him towards a January exit. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry once "turned off the TV" when he saw Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, was captaining the Gunners, claims Patrice Evra, a former France team-mate of the Montreal Impact boss. (Sky Sports, via Evening Standard)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Brazilian centre-back David Luiz, 33, are not on speaking terms as their relationship has soured, although both men deny there is a problem between them. (Football London)

Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, 31, who is currently with Chinese side Dalian Pro, is being linked with a potential move to Wolves as cover for the injured Raul Jimenez. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain could make a move for Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay in the summer but Barcelona are long-time fans of the 26-year-old. (Le Parisien - in French)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman accused 21-year-old midfielder Riqui Puig, who has been linked with Leeds United, of leaking information as he confronted the Spanish Under-21 international in front of the rest of the squad. (El Pais - in Spanish)


Tottenham are ready to pay Juventus £63.6m for 27-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybala. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Lyon's 22-year-old French midfielder Houssem Aouar, a long-time Arsenal target, is also attracting interest from Paris St-Germain, with the clubs set to talk again shortly. (RMC - in French)

Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara, 23, will be available for £15m next month, with Leicester and West Ham joining Arsenal in showing interest in the Guinea international. (LaRoma42, via Sun)

Premier League sides Leeds and West Ham are among a number of clubs chasing MK Dons' 19-year-old defender Matthew Sorinola. (Teamtalk)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
15th December 2020



daily mail
Gareth Bale is keen to return to parent club Real Madrid for a swansong season when his loan at Tottenham ends.
Granit Xhaka is facing a fight to save his Arsenal career after the club fired a stark warning over growing indiscipline on Monday.
Promoted clubs who breach the Championship's new salary cap on their way up could be hit with Premier League points deductions.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has questioned Paulo Dybala's recent claims about his future, by insisting the club have in fact made him a bumper new contract offer.
Marcos Alonso and Diego Costa began the mind games early as Atletico Madrid and Chelsea prepare to face each other in the last 16 of the Champions League.


daily mirror
Mikel Arteta has received unwavering support from the Arsenal hierarchy to lead the club to a "big, big, big and beautiful future".
Juventus outcast Sami Khedira has revealed he has talked to Carlo Ancelotti about signing for Everton.
Edu has hinted Arsenal are trying to reach a pay-off agreement with outcast Mesut Ozil.


daily star
Christian Eriksen is ready to snub a Premier League return and hold out for a move to PSG.


daily telegraph
Southampton are keen to sign Manchester United and England U21 full-back Brandon Williams on loan next month.
Another 30 rugby players have come forward to voice dementia fears to a legal team poised to launch its landmark duty-of-care case against authorities on Tuesday.


daily express
Arsenal plan to loan out defender William Saliba once the January transfer window opens.
Liverpool * are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij in January.
Manchester United are plotting a raid on Inter Milan for Christian Eriksen but Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are in the running for the Denmark international.


the sun
West Ham can get Lyon skipper Marcelo for free next summer - after almost landing him for £20m in January.
Premier League clubs will vote to introduce concussion substitutes from the start of next month.
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is reportedly open to a switch to the MLS when his current Gunners deal runs out at the end of season.
Arsenal are reportedly looking to land Stade Reims star Boulaye Dia in a bid to solve their goal crisis.


daily record
Derek McInnes has told Aberdeen's AGM the club could be set to sell unsettled Ronald Hernandez.


scottish sun
Celtic are closing in on a bumper contract extension for shock new No1 Conor Hazard.
Brazil icon Rivaldo reckons Ianis Hagi could quit Rangers.



Southampton are keen to sign Manchester United's English left-back Brandon Williams, 20, on loan in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, is keen on a swansong season at Real Madrid following his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur. (AS)

After saying last week Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United was "over", the France midfielder's agent Mino Raiola will look to engineer a move for the 27-year-old next summer rather than in January. (Mail)

Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, after he was sent off for grabbing Burnley's Ashley Westwood by the throat during Sunday's defeat. (Mail)

West Ham United can sign Lyon's Brazilian centre-half Marcelo, 33, for free next summer. (Sun)

Inter Milan's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, is ready to turn down a Premier League return and hold out for a move to Paris St-Germain. (Star)

Manchester United's plans to sign Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman have been dealt a blow by the German club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying the 24-year-old Frenchman is not for sale. (Kicker, via Sun)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 32, has not agreed a deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce and is still open to a move to Major League Soccer in the United States. DC United, LA Galaxy and Inter Miami all interested in the German. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich are still keen on signing Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. However, the Spanish giants are refusing to consider selling the 23-year-old, despite needing to offload players to ease their financial pressure. (ESPN)

Arsenal's French defender William Saliba, 19, is keen for a loan spell elsewhere in England rather than a return to France in January. (The Athletic - subscription only)

Everton are confident of keeping English left-back Thierry Small despite the 16-year-old being linked with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus. (Liverpool Echo)

Juve president Andrea Agnelli says the club have offered Argentina striker Paulo Dybala a contract extension, after the 27-year-old claimed he had not been offered one. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Former Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga has questioned whether 23-year-old midfielder and fellow Dutchman Donny van de Beek made the right move in joining Manchester United. (Stadium Astro, via Mirror)

 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
16th December 2020



daily telegraph
Slaven Bilic is set to be sacked by West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday, as the club take action in a bid to salvage their season.
The Professional Footballers' Association is to hold talks with the Premier League and English Football League in an attempt to end the practice of players being frozen out of first-team squads and ordered to train on their own or with under-age groups.
Aston Villa have been hit with a £25,000 fine by the Football Association after having six players booked and one sent off at Wolves.
Rugby league has been warned it is facing a dementia and concussion crisis on a similar scale to rugby union.


daily express
Hakan Calhanoglu is set to end speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United by signing a new deal with AC Milan.
Thiago Mendes and his family have been sent death threats after the Lyon midfielder was sent off for a horror challenge on Neymar in his side's 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.


the times
Slaven Bilic is poised to become the first managerial casualty of the Premier League season despite seeing his West Bromwich Albion side hold Manchester City to a 1-1 draw.
Newcastle United are set to enforce their own Covid-19 guidelines and test their players and staff twice a week, with Steve Bruce revealing that two members of his first-team squad are still ill with the virus.
Hearts players will wear No 26 on the front of their shorts in this Sunday's Scottish Cup final against Celtic as a tribute to their former captain, Marius Zaliukas.


daily mail
Bayern Munich are ready to hand Jamal Musiala a new deal worth in excess of £100,000-per-week amid mounting Premier League interest in the record-breaking teenager.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has denied suggestions about problems between players behind the scenes at the club.
Mesut Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal and see out the rest of his contract despite being cast aside by Mikel Arteta, insists his agent.


the sun
Manchester City is "the best place" for Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona, according to former Argentina team-mate Pablo Zabaleta.
Sam Allardyce is the frontrunner to replace West Brom boss Slaven Bilic, who is expected to be the first Premier League managerial casualty.
Mesut Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal and see out the final six months of his deal, according to his agent - despite the club wanting him gone in January.
Leeds are reportedly eyeing a January swoop for Manchester United misfit Dan James.


daily mirror
Lionel Messi's dad has rubbished recent speculation linking the Barcelona superstar with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Ed Woodward has promised to bankroll Manchester United amid the transfer uncertainty at the club going into the January window.
Arsenal are positioning themselves to land Porto ace Fabio Vieira for £27m.
The agent of Lucas Torreira says the midfielder has no intentions of returning to Arsenal in January despite recent reports.
Harry Winks has been told he will not be allowed to leave Tottenham in January.
Steve Bruce has urged Newcastle to offer Dwight Gayle a new contract.


daily star
Demba Ba and Sebastian Coltescu, the fourth official accused of making racist comments, have had a constructive phone call.


scottish sun
Danny Murphy reckons Steven Gerrard could pull off a sensational loan swoop for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.


daily record
Dave Cormack has insisted Aberdeen will push as hard as they can to try to split Rangers and Celtic and chase the dream of bringing money-spinning Champions League football to Pittodrie



Paris St-Germain and Manchester City's hopes of signing Lionel Messi have been given a boost by Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud saying the Argentina forward's salary "is unsustainable" for the Spanish club beyond the end of his contract next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

PSG have told their club stores to be braced for the signing of Messi, 33, from Barcelona. (Football Transfers)

Rousaud wants to reunite Messi with Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar at the Spanish giants - but says Barca cannot afford to sign the 28-year-old before his contract expires in 2022. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta says the Premier League club is "the best place" for Messi if his former Argentina team-mate leaves Barca. (Stadium Astro, via Sun)

There is "a real possibility" Messi will leave Barca to join PSG next summer, with France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, leaving the French champions for Real Madrid. (TalkSport)

West Brom are set to sack manager Slaven Bilic and replace him with former England boss Sam Allardyce. (TalkSport)

Bayern Munich are ready to hand attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala, 17, a new deal worth more than £100,000 a week amid mounting Premier League interest in the England U21 international. (Mail)

Mesut Ozil's agent says the German midfielder, 32, wants to stay at Arsenal and see out the final six months of his contract - despite the club wanting him to leave in January. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, is not thinking about cutting short his season-long loan deal at Atletico Madrid and returning to the Gunners in January, according to the Uruguay international's agent. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are ready to negotiate a deal for Lyon's 22-year-old France winger Houssem Aouar, who was an Arsenal target last summer. (RMC Sport, via Sun)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says England midfielder Harry Winks, 24, will not be allowed to leave the club on loan in January. (Mirror)

AC Milan and Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been linked with Manchester United, is close to agreeing a new contract with the Serie A side. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Former Barcelona target Memphis Depay, 26, is yet to make a decision about his future, with the Netherlands forward's Lyon contract expiring next summer. (Goal)

Leeds United are keeping tabs on Chelsea's England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, with a view to a move for him in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Marseille are interested in signing Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, 20, from Porto. (Record - in Portuguese)

Brighton striker Glenn Murray, 37, could end his season-long loan at Watford early having made just one league start with the Championship club. (Football Insider)

Stoke City and Reading have set their sights on signing Motherwell's 22-year-old Dutch winger Sherwin Seedorf. (Football Insider)

French clubs are facing a financial abyss after the collapse of Ligue 1's huge television deal. (Guardian)

The Professional Footballers' Association has taken action to prevent unwanted players being made to train alone or with youth players. (Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
17th December 2020



daily telegraph
Chelsea are confident they can hang on to Olivier Giroud in January and continue to show the striker that he will play enough to hold on to his place in the France squad for next summer's European Championships.
Exeter's Champions Cup defence is under threat following the cancellation of their fixture against Toulouse, scheduled for Sunday, after a number of Exeter players and staff tested positive for Covid-19.
The Professional Footballers' Association is asking players across the game whether teams should stop taking a knee prior to kick off.
The Rugby Football Union is coming under mounting pressure to publish its most up-to-date head-injury data in the wake of the concussion negligence allegations that have rocked the sport.


daily mail
Manchester City look likely to sell prodigious talent Jayden Braaf only a year after the youngster committed his long-term future to the club.
Liverpool are reportedly ready to begin talks with Virgil van Dijk over a new five-year contract in the new year.
Barnsley midfielder Herbie Kane has admitted he regrets joining Liverpool at 15-years-old, saying his time at Anfield "wasn't the best".


the sun
Everton's Yannick Bolasie is set to be offered an escape route from his Everton misery by Middlesbrough.
Chelsea are reportedly set to hand Marc Guehi the chance to become the latest academy player to break into the first-team.
A grandad whose van was smashed by Jack Grealish is still waiting for him to get in touch and apologise.
Sam Allardyce will be handed a £1.5m bonus to keep West Brom in the Premier League.
Charly Musonda is reportedly set to end his 15-month Chelsea injury hell after recovering from a serious knee injury.


daily express
Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Mino Raiola as they look to re-sign Paul Pogba.


daily mirror
Massimiliano Allegri recently admitted he wants to manage in the Premier League, as pressure grows on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
Liverpool have identified Renato Sanches as a potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has conceded Lionel Messi could earn more if he opts for a Nou Camp exit in the summer.
Sheffield Wednesday's woes are mounting after it emerged their players are fuming at not been paid in full.


the times
Sam Allardyce has signed a deal that includes a break clause if West Brom are relegated and a seven-figure bonus if he succeeds in keeping them in the top flight.
Stewart Robertson, Rangers' managing director, has warned Scottish football is destined for "mediocrity" unless clubs become more vocal in their demands for change.
The competition watchdog has launched an investigation into price fixing of replica Rangers football kits sold by JD Sports and other retailers.
Bob Marley was a fan of Celtic FC who kept videos of their Old Firm matches and would regale his children with stories about the club, his son has revealed.


daily record
The Scottish Government has been warned it has just one week left to save the Championship from a cash crisis that could see clubs go to the wall for Christmas.



Juventus have opened talks with Paul Pogba's agent as they look to re-sign the 27-year-old Manchester United midfielder. (Express)

Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, who has been linked with Leeds, is set to join Rennes on loan until the end of the season. (Talksport)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, wants to move to Chelsea in January. (Fabrizio Romano via football.london)

Liverpool * are monitoring Lille's 23-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Liverpool * could turn to Sanches to replace Georginio Wijnaldum. They are keen to keep the 30-year-old Netherlands midfielder but are unwilling to agree to his request for a four-year contract. (Express)

Manchester United will wait until January to decide whether to let 20-year-old English left-back Brandon Williams, who has been linked with Southampton and Newcastle, leave on loan. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are confident they can hang on to striker Olivier Giroud, 34, in January and that he will play enough to keep his place in the France squad for next summer's European Championships. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are still in the market for a winger, a centre-back, a right-back and a defensive midfielder but the expectation is there will be no signings in the January window. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 28, has dispelled rumours of a return to Barcelona, insisting he is happy in the French capital. (Express)

Arsenal could make a January move for Porto's 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira and are willing to pay his £27m release clause. (Record via Mail)

Manchester United have revived their interest in 26-year-old Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez. (Todo Fichajes via Team Talk)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has asked club officials to sign Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Isco, 28, and Lyon's France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, in January. (Defensa Central via Team Talk)

Manchester City are prepared to allow talented 18-year-old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf to leave. (Mail)

West Ham manager David Moyes is keen to bolster his squad in January but has warned supporters not to expect "big signings". (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will find it difficult to keep his players fully fit during a hectic schedule over Christmas and the new year. (ESPN)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, and English defender Ezri Konsa, 23, have "big futures" at the club. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
18th December 2020



daily express
Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool outcast Divock Origi, with Jurgen Klopp ready to sanction a move for the Belgian.
Liverpool have been tipped to sign Jack Grealish if the England midfielder leaves Aston Villa in the upcoming transfer windows.
Manchester United could make a move for West Ham star Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United are reportedly plotting a late bid to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich, but will face competition from four European giants in January.


daily mail
Premier League stars are unhappy with the four-person selection panel appointed to pick a successor to PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor, amid concerns it lacks footballing expertise.
Manchester City youngster Yan Couto - who has not yet featured for the club - appears to have inadvertently revealed that Fernandinho will leave at the end of this season.
Everton will reportedly have to pay £13.5m if they want to sign Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik next month.
Sam Allardyce will prioritise a new central defender in January with James Tomkins emerging as an option for the new West Bromwich Albion boss.
A bus journey is among the suspected causes of Sunderland's Covid-19 outbreak, with an external employee on board one of those who have tested positive.


the times
Chelsea have condemned the decision by 10 Premier League clubs to again block the use of five substitutions, claiming it endangers player welfare.
Sheffield Wednesday's players have called for the Professional Footballers' Association's assistance after they were not paid on time or in full by the Sky Bet Championship club last month.


the sun
Manchester United have reportedly revived their interest in Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.
Kylian Mbappe reportedly remains keen on a Real Madrid switch, despite opening contract talks with Paris Saint-Germain.
Joao Felix could leave Atletico Madrid this summer - with both Juventus and Inter Milan interested.
Arsenal great Emmanuel Petit has stuck the boot into the misfiring Gunners - insisting he simply does not care about them anymore.
Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger was a 'sore loser' that would not invite opposition managers in for a glass of wine, says Alan Curbishley.


daily telegraph
The Premier League's biggest clubs are at war with the rest of the division after proposals to reintroduce the five substitute rule were dismissed for a third time.
Glitches in Amazon's Premier League coverage this week have raised fears problems could be worse when it screens matches over Christmas.
Sheffield Wednesday players have been told they will receive their full wages by Christmas after only getting a percentage of their November salaries.
The owner of Peterborough United, Darragh MacAnthony, has threatened to sue the Government - and called for other clubs to join him - after more fan bans were re-imposed following a review of national coronavirus restrictions.


daily mirror
Arsenal could be handed the chance to bring Marc Overmars to the Emirates, with their former player on the way out from Ajax where he is director of football.


scottish sun
Celtic outcast Andrew Gutman has been selected by Atlanta United in the MLS' re-entry draft.
Reports in Italy claim Roma are keen to take Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong to Serie A.


daily record
The Old Firm's hopes of landing two top targets in the January sales could be ended by Brexit.



Manchester United could make a summer bid for West Ham's Declan Rice, although the 21-year-old England midfielder is thought to prefer Chelsea should he leave the Hammers. (Express)

Wolves are monitoring Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 25, who could be allowed to leave in January. (Mail)

Manchester United are working on a January exit for Marcos Rojo, with Newcastle keen on a loan move for the Argentina defender, 30. (The Athletic - subscription required)

New West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has prioritised bolstering the side's defensive options and has identified Crystal Palace centre-back James Tomkins, 31, as a potential signing. (Mail)

Liverpool have added Roma centre-back Roger Ibanez to their list of defensive targets to cover injured Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk, 29, and could bid £30m for the 22-year-old Brazilian. (AS Roma Live, via Team Talk)

Barcelona presidential hopeful Victor Font says he will not be repeating the mistakes of previous candidates by making bold transfer promises, amid links with Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 20, but hopes to persuade Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, to sign a new contract. (Goal)

Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, a target for Arsenal, has completed his move to RB Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg, and will join in January after signing a four-and-a-half year deal. (Mirror)

Arsenal appear to be on the verge of finally wrapping up a deal for Hertha Berlin centre-back Omar Rekik after the 18-year-old defender arrived in London on Thursday. (Metro)

Napoli will demand at least £14m if they are to sell Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik in January amid interest from Juventus and Atletico Madrid. The 26-year-old has also been linked with Everton. (Goal)

Arsenal are monitoring the progress of 20-year-old Senegalese winger Abdallah Sima, who plays for Czech club Slavia Prague. Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested in the player, who has been dubbed the 'new Thierry Henry'. (Calciomercato via Daily Express)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti hopes he can see out the full length of his contract and deliver "trophies and something special" over the course of his stay which will take him until the end of the 2023-24 season. (Liverpool Echo)

Celtic are in talks with Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Hazard, 22, over a new long-term deal. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are in negotiations with Celta Vigo's 16-year-old defender Stefan Bajcetic over a move to Old Trafford. (La Voz de Galicia, via Sport Witness)

Arsenal's Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 28, has accused his club's squad of lacking "discipline" and having "no self-confidence" during a poor run of results in the Premier League, and insists Mikel Arteta is not to blame. (Sky Sports)

AFC Wimbledon are considering the possibility of sharing their new home at Plough Lane with rugby league side London Broncos. (London Evening Standard)

Anderlecht manager and former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says his on-loan City striker Lukas Nmecha has no noticeable weaknesses, as the Germany Under-21 international, 22, continues to impress in Belgium. (Manchester Evening News)

Anderlecht are keen for discussions with Manchester City about extending Nmecha's loan for another season. (Sports Illustrated)

Government minister Guy Opperman has written to the Premier League again "to seek the answers" that Newcastle supporters "deserve" after the club's proposed takeover fell through last summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)

 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
19th December 2020




daily mail
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly monitoring the progress of Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma as he prepares to replace Georginio Wijnaldum.
Carlo Ancelotti has raised the tantalising prospect of a reunion with Sami Khedira as he refused to rule out a move for the Juventus midfielder.
Sergio Aguero says he has a difficult daily battle with knee pain and insists he needs time after starting just three matches since June.
Premier League clubs could raid the French market in January, in anticipation of making some bargain signings due to the collapse of the Ligue 1 TV deal.
Juventus are offering Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi to Manchester United in their bid to bring Paul Pogba back to the club, according to reports.
Premier League clubs have key reservations towards raiding the Chinese Super League amid a player exodus due to cost concerns.
World Rugby are expected to confirm the appointment of an English chief executive next month, with Alan Gilpin emerging as the preferred candidate for chairman Bill Beaumont.


the sun
Vincent Kompany has boosted the fighting spirit of his Anderlecht side by getting former world boxing champ Joe Calzaghe to give them a pep talk.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is weighing up a January move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco but faces competition from Juventus, AC Milan and Everton.
Bayer Leverkusen are interested in a shock loan move for Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams, according to reports.
Arsenal have reportedly set their sights on Slavia Prague's Abdallah Sima, dubbed the new Thierry Henry - but face a £50m bill for his signature.
Sergio Aguero has told Manchester City's Premier League rivals not to count them out of the title race.
Frank Lampard has ditched forcing the Chelsea squad to stay in a hotel the night before games to beat fatigue and help to see family.
Investors ALK Capital aim to complete their £200m takeover of Burnley before the end of the year.


daily express
Jose Mourinho has phoned Luka Modric about a sensational return to Tottenham, according to reports in Spain.
Liverpoo target Ozan Kabak of Schalke is reportedly on the brink of making a decision about his future and said to be close to a move.
Liverpoo and Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Sporting's 18-year-old defender Nuno Mendes.


daily mirror
Manchester United will enter contract talks with Marcus Rashford in early 2021 in an attempt to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford.
Manchester United reportedly have a five-man shortlist for their director of football role, including Marc Overmars.
Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito has admitted they will not be able to compete financially if the top clubs in Europe come for Lionel Messi.
Barcelona are ready to sell Philippe Coutinho and have set a transfer deadline of January 24 for one to be completed.


scottish sun
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has vowed none of his top stars will be sold in January.


daily record
Manchester United have opened discussions over the potential January transfer of young Ecuador international Moises Caicedo.
Manchester United have shortlisted three of Europe's most successful recruitment specialists as the English Premier League club look to appoint its first director of football in the New Year.


daily star
Mesut Ozil's agent has hinted that the midfielder is more likely to stay at Arsenal than he is to leave - but says there have been talks with another club.


daily telegraph
Pep Guardiola has insisted he will not be forced into the transfer market next month to solve Manchester City's goal drought - but warned his players that they can forget about winning the title unless they put a run together soon.
Jose Mourinho believes Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick should have been named Fifa coach of the year ahead of Jurgen Klopp.


the times
War is brewing between Fifa and football's most powerful agents over plans to cap the fees paid to intermediaries.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains committed to forcing his way into Gareth Southgate's England squad despite repeated overtures to switch his allegiance to DR Congo.
Nuno Espirito Santo says he will be seeking cover for Raul Jimenez in the January transfer window.



England forward Marcus Rashford, 23, under contract to 2023, is in line for a lucrative new Manchester United contract in the new year. (Mirror)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 27, and Italy midfielder Federico Bernardeschi, 26, are among the players being offered to Manchester United as Juventus look for ways to put together a deal to re-sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27. (ESPN)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has raised the prospect of a reunion with Sami Khedira as he refused to rule out a move for the Juventus and Germany midfielder, 33. (Mail)

Brighton and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, is being closely followed by Liverpoo ahead of the January transfer window as a potential replacement for Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, who is out of contract in the summer. (ESPN)

Inter Milan are in competition for the signature of Wijnaldum with Barcelona. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Sheffield United are interested in signing Manchester United and England forward Jesse Lingard, 28, on loan in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Mesut Ozil is set to stay at Arsenal until his contract expires at the end of the season but the 32-year-old German midfielder has interest from several clubs, including Fenerbahce. (Eurosport)

Liverpoo target Ozan Kabak, 20, is close to making a decision about his future but Schalke's Turkish centre-back is said to favour a move to AC Milan. (Express)

Out-of-favour Tottenham and Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 21, will leave Spurs in January, with Benfica making the decision to cut short his loan spell, which was supposed to run until the end of the season. (Jornal de Noticias, via Sport Witness)

Manchester City are prepared to listen to offers for out-of-favour Ukraine left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, 24, in January. (90 Min)

Crystal Palace are open to selling English defender James Tomkins, 31, next month, with new West Brom manager Sam Allardyce linked with a move for his former player. (London Evening Standard)

Liverpoo have no plans to recall English winger Harvey Elliot, 17, from his loan spell at Blackburn Rovers. (Liverpool Echo)

Brighton boss Graham Potter has suggested Mathew Ryan can leave next month, saying it was important to allow the 28-year-old Australia goalkeeper "freedom" to play more games if that was not happening at the Amex. (Argus)

Norwich are targeting the signing of a new left-back in January amid concerns over injured on-loan Spanish defender Xavi Quintilla, 24. The Canaries are also braced for interest in Argentine midfielder Emi Buendia, 23, who has been linked with Arsenal and Aston Villa. (Sky Sports)

Brighton will recall Poland midfielder Jakub Moder, 21, from his loan stint at Lech Poznan on 1 January. (Argus)

Rangers will accept a six-figure fee for Greg Stewart in January, the 30-year-old Scottish forward is out of contract at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Steve Bruce believes next month's transfer window could be the "quietest" one yet but the Newcastle boss is monitoring those players who will be out of contract next summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former West Brom midfielder James Morrison has been promoted to join Sam Allardyce's first-team coaching staff, with the club also bringing in ex-Middlesbrough and Tranmere defender Robbie Stockdale as first-team coach. (Express & Star)

The signing of Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 29, has helped Everton land a first ever commercial deal in Colombia, with a new official betting partner in the South American country. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
20th December 2020




sunday mirror
Joan Laporta wants to take Hector Bellerin back to Barcelona if he wins his bid to be re-elected as president at the Nou Camp.
Louis van Gaal has claimed Donny van de Beek has dropped a serious career clanger by joining Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned no player is bigger than Manchester United - including Paul Pogba.
Louis van Gaal believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's status as a Treble legend has saved him from the sack at Manchester United.


the sun on sunday
Inter Milan have reportedly joined Barcelona in the race for Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum.
Intimate photos of Man City ace Gabriel Jesus and former Chelsea striker Diego Costa were found in a Bible handed in at a charity shop.
Diego Maradona's body could be dug up and displayed with his trophies.
Raul Jimenez has paid tribute to Wolves fans who raised £20,000 in his honour at Molineux - with £16,200 of that going to a charity of the striker's choosing.
Graham Potter will ask Manchester United for Dan James on loan to fire up Brighton's survival fight.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will be out until January after spraining his ankle against Lyon last weekend.
Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden has admitted that he 'underestimated' coronavirus.



DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Manchester United outcast Phil Jones is a loan target for West Brom and Derby in January.
Toby Alderweireld insists nobody at Tottenham cares about being labelled negative under Jose Mourinho.


mail on sunday
Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits he has been told 'very little' about possible £200m takeover by American investors ALK Capital.
Football League clubs are expected to push ahead with talks to find alternatives to taking the knee despite players being 'overwhelmingly in support' of continuing the pre-match ritual.
Qatar faces new shocking figures as deaths of Nepalese migrant workers ahead of the 2022 World Cup are at its highest level for at least three years.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was non-committal about club captain Sergio Ramos' future - but said he was satisfied with the terms of his own deal, which expires in 2022.


sunday times
Wayne Rooney is to support some of the United Kingdom's most vulnerable young people by funding the counselling service, Childline, on Christmas Day. Rooney has made a donation of £75,000 to the NSPCC through his foundation to support its work over the festive period.


sunday mail
Croatia Under-21 international Marijan Cabraja says Rangers are following him with a view to a transfer.


scottish sun
Celtic are eyeing loan moves for West Brom pair Kyle Edwards and Rekeem Harper.
Derek Adams is in the frame for a stunning third spell as Ross County boss after the sacking of Stuart Kettlewell.


sunday express
Manchester City are reportedly willing to consider offers for Oleksandr Zinchenko in the January transfer window.


sunday telegraph
A helmet to protect bowlers from being struck on the head in Twenty20 cricket is being developed by Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad to counter the danger posed by big-hitting batsmen.



Manchester City and Paris St-Germain are ready to bid for Lionel Messi 33, with both clubs confident the Argentina forward will leave Barcelona. (90min)

Manchester United's Daniel James, 23, is not willing to leave on loan in January, with the Wales winger keen to fight for his place at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain's slump in revenue in 2020 could scupper their plans to keep France forward Kylian Mbappe, even if they sell other players, with Real Madrid ready and waiting to sign the 21-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona could sign Lyon's Memphis Depay, 26, for a cut-price £4.5m with the Ligue 1 side looking to cash in on the Netherlands forward before his contract expires. (L'Equipe via Mercato)

Leicester City are willing to let English winger Demarai Gray, 24, leave the club and replace him with Celtic's Scotland winger Ryan Christie, 25, or Reading's French midfielder Michael Olise, 19. (90min)

Liverpoo * face competition from Real Madrid to sign Brighton's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, after he impressed Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with his pace and physical presence. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

AC Milan have ruled out a move for Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, and instead want a younger forward to fill in for their injured Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39. (Inside Futbal)

Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 18, has applied for an Italian passport in order to secure a £37.2m move from Atalanta to Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

David Beckham's MLS side Inter Miami want Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, with the Argentina international well down the pecking order at Old Trafford. (Express)

Arsenal and France Under-21 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, could make his loan move to Hertha Berlin permanent, after pleasing manager Bruno Labbadia with his performances. (Talksport)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, will remain at Real Madrid "for many years" according to his manager Zinedine Zidane, with the club captain expected to sign a new deal before his current one expires in the summer. (Goal)

Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 23, has rebuffed another offer to play for DR Congo and instead wants fight for a place in the England squad. (The Times - Subscription required)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
21st December 2020



daily telegraph
Schalke believe Liverpool * will make a bid for Turkey centre-back Ozan Kabak in January and will ask for Divock Origi in part-exchange should an offer arrive.
John Stones is set to land a contract extension at Manchester City after winning around Pep Guardiola this season.
Chelsea right-back Reece James is facing a spell on the sidelines, with Chelsea hoping he will not need surgery on a knee injury.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will have a decision to make over loaning out Sam Greenwood in January.

Frank Lampard says David Moyes is doing "the job of a top manager" at West Ham in a Premier League that now has a majority of British bosses.
Newcastle defender Paul Dummett has revealed he considered quitting football during nearly a year out of the game through injury.


daily mail
Alastair Campbell sent Arsenal's security into a spin following the Gunners' home defeat at the hands of his beloved Burnley on December 13.
Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo has stated Paulo Dybala's importance to the side in the wake of reports linking the forward to Manchester United.
Mohamed Salah is unhappy at Liverpool and the club are considering selling him, according to his former Egypt team-mate Mohamed Aboutrika.

Arsenal will back Mikel Arteta in the January transfer market due to fears the club is sliding into a relegation battle.

The Professional Footballers' Association may have failed to refer a single dementia sufferer to the groundbreaking research programme they commissioned, according to the doctor running it.


daily mirror
Mikel Arteta is facing a deepening Arsenal crisis because of a toxic dressing room.
Jose Mourinho told Serge Aurier before his second game in charge of Tottenham that he was afraid of the full-back giving away a "s*** penalty with VAR".
The Manchester United team discussed the need to score more often at Old Trafford before they stuck six past Leeds.
Pep Guardiola fears his Manchester City side may have to forget about catching Liverpool while their striker crisis continues.



the times
English football's authorities will meet today to discuss whether there should be restrictions on heading in both professional and amateur adult football.


daily express
Manchester United have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race for Brighton's Yves Bissouma.
Manchester City are reportedly willing to consider offers for Oleksandr Zinchenko in the January transfer window with Wolves interested.
Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Bayern Munich star David Alaba, who is wanted by Real Madrid as a long-term replacement for Sergio Ramos.


scottish sun
Sacked Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell will be given the chance to return to his youth academy post at the club.



Manchester United are interested in Liverpool * and Arsenal transfer target Yves Bissouma, Brighton's Malian 24-year-old midfielder who has impressed this season. (Express)

Marseille would like to sign Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud, 34. (le10sport - in French)

Liverpool * are considering selling "unhappy" Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, 28, says former Egypt player Mohamed Aboutrika. (Bein Sports via Goal)

Real Madrid are very confident of signing France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, from Paris St-Germain next summer. (90 Min)

Spain midfielder Isco wants to leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window but the club is yet to receive any offers for the 28-year-old. (AS)

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge accepts that defender David Alaba, 28, is set to leave the German club. The Austrian's contract expires on 30 June, 2021, and the player can negotiate with whoever he wants from 1 January, with Real Madrid favourites to sign him. (Marca)

Brazil midfielder Allan, 29, says he did not need to "think twice" about joining Everton in the summer, with the "project" the club are putting together playing a key part. (Liverpool Echo)

Former midfielder Roy Keane believes Manchester United can push Liverpool * for the Premier League title and could be the reigning champions' closest challengers. (Sky Sports)

Slaven Bilic knew he would be sacked as manager by West Brom while on the coach returning from Manchester City last week. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo has downplayed a potential transfer for Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, 27. (Mail)

Manchester City are willing to consider offers for Ukrainian defender Oleksandr Zinchenko, 24, in the January transfer window. (Express)

German defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, admits he "isn't satisfied" with his current situation at Chelsea, but insists he will not look for a transfer away in January. (ZDF via Mail)

Japanese winger Takefusa Kubo, 19, could see his season-long loan deal at Villarreal end in January after falling out of favour with coach Unai Emery. (AS - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
22nd December 2020




the times
Manchester United are confident of completing the £37m signing of Amad Diallo from Atalanta next month. United announced on deadline day in October that they had reached an agreement with Atalanta to sign the 18-year-old winger in January provided that he obtained a work permit.
Everton are preparing a new contract for Lucas Digne with the club keen to reward the left back and ward off suitors, including Manchester City.
Joanna Coates, the chief executive of UK Athletics, is planning to challenge sexist attitudes in the sport by calling for male and female athletes to run the same distance in cross country.


daily mail
Arsenal stars face getting their salaries slashed by 25 per cent if they are relegated from the Premier League.
West Brom have axed some of their backroom staff after senior players believed they had saved their colleagues' jobs by winning promotion to the Premier League.
Barcelona reportedly face competition from Juventus to sign Lyon forward Memphis Depay.

Portuguese defender Jorge Fernandes is attracting attention from Premier league sides Fulham, Southampton and Newcastle.

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed that the Spanish giants have 'repeatedly lied' to club legend Lionel Messi.
Inter Miami's Scottish winger Lewis Morgan is being monitored by Premier League strugglers Sheffield United and Championship side Reading.


daily telegraph
The EFL is not planning to bring in mandatory Covid-19 testing of players, despite outbreaks across at least six clubs and a series of Christmas postponements.
Tottenham are yet to give Dele Alli any indication over their plans for him with the transfer window due to open next week.
Leicester are moving into their £100m training ground on Christmas Eve, with manager Brendan Rodgers claiming that the facility is one of the best in world football.


the sun
Chelsea face a battle to hang on to rising star Ike Ugbo after rejecting a £3m offer for their emerging striker.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is having to deal with a split dressing room while attempting to turn around the side's dire run of form.

Real Madrid players are reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of their Barcelona counterparts by agreeing another pay-cut.



daily mirror
Reports from Italy are claiming that Liverpool have reached an agreement with Lille to sign their Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches for £18m.
Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus thinks Erling Haaland could already be "ready" to leave Borussia Dortmund after less than a year at the club.

Manchester United have reportedly identified Ecuadorian wonderkid Moises Caicedo as a January transfer target.



daily express
Manchester United have made formal contact with David Alaba's agent over signing the Bayern Munich star when his contract expires.
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Rob Holding over a new deal.
Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Bayern Munich star David Alaba, who is wanted by Real Madrid as a long-term replacement for Sergio Ramos.


scottish sun
Celtic's winter break plans up in the air due to Scottish government's latest lockdown restrictions.



Manchester City's England centre-back John Stones, 26, is set to sign a new contract after winning over manager Pep Guardiola this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool * have no plans to sell 28-year-old Egypt striker Mo Salah despite claims he is "unhappy" at the club. (Sun)

Bayern Munich's Austria defender David Alaba has refused to sign a new deal with the European champions and can talk to other clubs from January. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing the 28-year-old. (Mail)

Arsenal are considering a move for 24-year-old Valencia and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez. (Mirror)

Everton are preparing a new contract for France left-back Lucas Digne. Manchester City are among the clubs who want the 27-year-old. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle United and Sheffield United are interested in signing Manchester United and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 30, on loan. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are planning to bid for Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who is keen for a new challenge. (Mail)

Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones, 28, is a loan target for West Brom and Derby County. (Star)

Manchester United want to sign Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 19, from Independiente del Valle in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola does not expect to bring in a new striker during the January transfer window, despite Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero missing the win over Southampton on Saturday. (Goal)

Liverpool's * England Under-21s defender Rhys Williams, 19, will not be allowed to go out on loan. He is wanted by a host of Championship clubs, including play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough. (Sun)

Inter Miami's Scottish winger Lewis Morgan, 24 is being monitored by Premier League strugglers Sheffield United and Championship side Reading.(Mail)

Sheffield United are keen on signing Sampdoria's Gambia defender Omar Colley, 28, on a permanent deal, while Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard could make a loan move to Bramall Lane. (Yorkshire Live)

New West Brom boss Sam Allardyce criticised England midfielder Jake Livermore, 31, and hinted he could lose the club captaincy after his red card in the 3-0 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday. (Independent)

Leicester City are prepared to let English winger Demarai Gray, 24, leave the club in January, with Tottenham, Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace interested. (90 min)

Arsenal have opened contract talks with 25-year-old English defender Rob Holding, whose deal runs until 2023. (Football Insider)

Championship club Huddersfield Town are planning an ambitious move for Brazil Under-20s forward Lincoln, with Flamengo prepared to listen to offers for the 20-year-old. (Mail)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants "innovative" reforms to the format of the Champions League. (Independent)

Newcastle's 29-year-old Wales defender Paul Dummett, who made only his second appearance of 2020 on Saturday, feared he would have to retire because of persistent injury problems. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Championship side Barnsley have had a £500,000 bid accepted for 21-year-old Forest Green Rovers defender Liam Kitching. (Football Insider)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
23rd December 2020



daily mail
Manchester United have joined the clubs expressing an interest in Schalke defender Ozan Kabak.
Manchester United and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, reports claim.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson approached him about becoming Manchester United manager after deciding to step down seven years ago.

Liverpool * made contact with the agent of Lille defender Sven Botman in November regarding a future move to the club and are set to battle Inter Milan for his signature, according to reports.

Aston Villa are expecting January bids from Manchester United and Manchester City for star midfielder Jack Grealish, according to reports.
West Ham are interested in signing a new striker during the January transfer window with Chelsea's Olivier Giroud their primary target.


daily telegraph
Chelsea are hopeful that Ben Chilwell is not facing a long spell on the sidelines even though the left-back's ankle injury could rule him out of the club's Christmas and New Year fixtures.
Liverpool * have had an offer accepted by Birmingham City for highly-rated 15-year-old Calum Scanlon.
Andy Lonergan is expected to be handed the responsibility of being Stoke City's last line of defence against Tottenham Hotspur's formidable attack in his first competitive appearance in almost two years.
English Football League players could be asked to drive themselves to matches as part of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus over the festive period.
Parents, schools and government have been urged to place children's physical activity at the heart of their planning for the new-year Covid-19 recovery following the curtailment of numerous sports clubs and *fixtures.
Rugby union requires immediate action to reduce the increasing number of concussions suffered each season at the elite level according to a leading neurologist.


daily mirror
Manchester United have seized the initiative in the fiercely-competitive race to sign Bayern Munich star David Alaba.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward could fund as much as £30m in January by clearing out the club's deadwood.

Barcelona are desperate to shift Philippe Coutinho off their books as soon as possible to avoid paying Liverpool further millions in transfer money.

Chelsea are the latest club to be linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.


the sun
Wayne Rooney wants to bring Manchester United outcast Phil Jones to Derby on loan in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Sheffield United want to sign Jesse Lingard on loan in January, according to reports.


the times
Jose Mourinho will receive a warmer welcome than he imagined away to Stoke City tomorrow after his opponents upgraded the away changing facilities that had been labelled a "pigsty".


daily express
Leeds are weighing up a shock move to sign Adama Traore due to his contract situation at Wolves, according to reports.

DAILY STAR

Goalkeeper Loris Karius could be in line to make a shock return to Liverpool in the January transfer window ----- Great piece of news!! :D


scottish sun
Ex-Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven could rejoin Aberdeen after being released by New York City.



Liverpool * have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign Jack Grealish, 25, with Aston Villa braced for bids for their England midfielder. (Mirror)

Manchester United are hopeful they can beat the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona to the signature of Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, who is out of contract at Bayern Munich next summer. (Mirror)

But Liverpool * and Chelsea are also both eyeing a deal for Alaba, as they attempt to bolster their defences. (Sun)

Manchester United and Liverpool are among a number of clubs to express an interest in Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, 20, with the Bundesliga club lowering their asking price from £40m to £25m for the Turkey international. (Mail)

Arsenal are looking at a move for Inter Milan and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, in the January transfer window. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Liverpool * are certain to offer their Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, 28, an increase on his £200,00-per-week contract to fend of interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain. (Goal)

West Ham, Leicester City and several other Premier League clubs are interested in signing Burnley and England defender James Tarkowski, 29, in January. (Eurosport)

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 32, is set to sign a new deal with Leicester City. (Mail)

Liverpool * are interested in Lille centre-back Sven Botman, 20, as a potential long term partner for fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk. (Foot Mercato, via Star)

Leeds United are interested in Spain winger Adama Traore, 24, with his future at Wolves in doubt because of lack of playing time. (90 min)

Bayer Leverkusen have approached Manchester United about signing English full-back Brandon Williams, 20, on a permanent deal. (Sky Germany via Sky Sports)

Arsenal's players will face 25% pay cuts if they are relegated from the Premier League. The reduction would knock £37.5m off their annual wage bill. (Mail)

Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Farre says the club need to strengthen in attack and named Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 23, among the players he admires. The 45-year-old has also promised to re-sign Neymar and give free pizzas and tattoos to the club. (90 min)

Everton assistant Davide Ancelotti says England forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 23, shares a special ability with Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, 35. (Talksport)

Liverpool * have had a bid accepted by Birmingham City for England youth international Calum Scanlon. The 15-year-old plays on the left side of defence or in midfield. (Times -subscription required)

Liverpool * have now banked the full £142m fee from Barcelona's purchase of Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, in 2018. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has permanently promoted Romania youth international, Catalin Cirjan,18, into his first-team squad. (Metro)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
24th December 2020


the guardian
Marcus Rashford is to turn his focus to the social security safety net and will hold talks with the welfare secretary to discuss a £6bn-a-year boost to universal credit payments.
German third-tier side Dynamo Dresden said they sold more than 72,000 "ghost" tickets for the cup match at home to Darmstadt on Tuesday, even though it was played in an empty stadium.


daily mail
Manchester United will extend Jesse Lingard's contract to ensure the midfielder cannot leave for nothing in 2021.
Southampton could be missing up to four key players for their Boxing Day trip to Fulham.
Manchester United are planning to offer Mason Greenwood a new contract in 2021.


daily telegraph
Liverpool * hope Thiago Alcantara will be available for his first-team return next week, as manager *Jurgen Klopp's injury problems show signs of easing.
Parliamentary pressure was intensifying on Wednesday night on football authorities to tackle the national game's dementia crisis with stronger safety protocols and comprehensive care for suffering former players.
Just when Glasgow Warriors coach Danny Wilson thought things could not get any worse along comes a news strain of coronavirus to make his job even more daunting, as if that were possible.


the sun
England and Tottenham football star Danny Rose is under arrest tonight after a high-speed crash at 4am.
Arsenal flop Shkodran Mustafi could be set for a shock January move to Barcelona.


daily mirror
Liverpool * have signed the Birmingham City youngster Calum Scanlon to further bolster the club's academy.
Arsenal are considering a move for Real Madrid outcast Vinicius Jr, according to reports.
Arsenal's £27m exile William Saliba wants to go out on loan - but the Gunners do not want him to join a club doing better in the Premier League.
Nicolas Pepe has been accused of "cheating" Mikel Arteta by former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan after his latest performance for Arsenal.
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has deleted his Twitter account following his error in his side's 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City.


daily express
Liverpool * are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo, but face a race against time to get a deal over the line.
Manchester United want to make four signings in the coming window to improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.


daily star
Barcelona's famous Nou Camp stadium could be demolished, should Agusti Benedito be named the club's new president.


scottish sun
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry says Rangers are keeping tabs on Karamoko Dembele's older brother Siriki.



Chelsea have joined the race for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, but Manchester City consider themselves as favourites to sign the Norwegian striker. (90 min)

Manchester United's hopes of signing Haaland could be weakened because of their relationship with his agent Mino Raiola, meaning Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 23, could be an alternative for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. (Mirror)

Chelsea intend to free up funds to sign Haaland, and West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, by selling seven players: England's Ross Barkley, 27, Spaniard Marcos Alonso, 29, Germany's Antonio Rudiger, 27, Denmark's Andreas Christensen, 24, Italian Jorginho, 29, England's Danny Drinkwater, 30, and Nigeria's Victor Moses, 30. (Sky Sports via Sun)

Paris St-Germain are looking at signing Rudiger, with the defender finding first-team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge. (Le Parisien - in French & subscription required)

Liverpool * are interested in signing Real Madrid and Brazil defender Eder Militao, 22, while Argentine free agent Ezequiel Garay, 34, is also set to join Jurgen Klopp's side. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool * also look set to sign Celta Vigo defender Stefan Bajcetic, 16, from under the noses of Manchester United - although a deal would have to be done before new Brexit transfer rules come into force on 1 January. (Liverpool Echo)

Mikael Arteta and Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid and Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 20, on loan in January, but have decided against signing his team-mate and Spain midfielder Isco, 28, who is set to join Juventus. (Daily Star)

Barcelona are in talks to sign Arsenal and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, 28, on a free transfer when his contract at Emirates Stadium expires in the summer. (SPOX via 90 min)

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney wants to make former Manchester United and England team-mate Phil Jones, 28, his first signing, although the Rams could face competition from West Brom and Burnley. (Metro)

Manchester United want to use their option to extend Jesse Lingard's contract by another year to 2022, ensuring the 28-year-old English winger will not be able to leave on a free transfer when his current deal expires next summer. (Mail)

Everton and Wolves are set to challenge AC Milan for Strasbourg and France defender Mohamed Simakan, 20, who is available for around £20m. (Tutto Mercato Web - in Italian)

There could be a potential departure from Everton for 29-year-old Turkey forward Cenk Tosun, with Dutch side Feyenoord interested. (Footballoranje.com)

Leicester continue to be linked with France winger Florian Thauvin, 27, who Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud says could leave the Ligue 1 club in January. (Leicester Mercury)

Goalkeeper Loris Karius, 27, could return to Liverpool :D, as Union Berlin are considering ending his loan spell early, with the German making just one appearance since the start of the season. (Kicker via The Sun)

Barcelona are trying to convince Spain midfielder Riqui Puig to sign a new contract, but with a departure looking more likely Manchester City and Bayern Munich are both interested in the 21-year-old. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United are set to beat RB Leipzig and AC Milan to the signing of 19-year-old Independiente del Valle and Ecuador midfielder Moisés Caicedo for £4.5m. (Daily Mail)

Brentford are in talks with Finland forward Marcus Forss, 21, about extending his contract with both Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund supposedly interested. (Team Talk)

Club Bruges are pushing to sign Aston Villa striker Mbwana Samatta, 28, despite the fact the Tanzania international is on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Florian Holsbeek via Sport Witness)

Inter Miami's Lewis Morgan, 24, could be available for £2m with Sheffield United and Reading both interested in the Scottish winger. (Mail)

PSV Eindhoven forward Mario Gotze, 28, says he had the opportunity to return to Bayern Munich this summer. (Bild - in German)
 

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Paris St-Germain's
sacking of coach Thomas Tuchel has complicated Real Madrid's hopes of signing France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, from the Ligue1 champions next summer. (AS)

Atletico Madrid are weighing up trying to sign 23-year-old Arsenal and England defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in January. (Mail)

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is also a target for Atletico Madrid, with the 29-year-old Spain international having struggled for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season. (El Chiringuito, via Football London)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a centre-half next year but is unlikely to join the race for 28-year-old Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli wants Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been linked with Manchester United, to stay at the club as talks over a new deal with the 26-year-old take place. (Goal)

Manchester City and Tottenham are monitoring 29-year-old Atalanta and Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon, who had a spell at Middlesbrough earlier in his career. (90 Min)

Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat has ruled out a move for Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29. (FC Update, via Sport Witness)

Barcelona have rejected claims they are interested in signing 28-year-old Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in showing an interest in 19-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who plays for Independiente del Valle. (Mail)

Napoli will listen to offers for Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz after talks over a new contract with the 24-year-old stall. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)
 

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Happy Christmas to all United supporters all over the world.


Paris St-Germain's
sacking of coach Thomas Tuchel has complicated Real Madrid's hopes of signing France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, from the Ligue1 champions next summer. (AS)

Atletico Madrid are weighing up trying to sign 23-year-old Arsenal and England defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in January. (Mail)

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is also a target for Atletico Madrid, with the 29-year-old Spain international having struggled for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season. (El Chiringuito, via Football London)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a centre-half next year but is unlikely to join the race for 28-year-old Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli wants Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been linked with Manchester United, to stay at the club as talks over a new deal with the 26-year-old take place. (Goal)

Manchester City and Tottenham are monitoring 29-year-old Atalanta and Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon, who had a spell at Middlesbrough earlier in his career. (90 Min)

Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat has ruled out a move for Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29. (FC Update, via Sport Witness)

Barcelona have rejected claims they are interested in signing 28-year-old Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in showing an interest in 19-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who plays for Independiente del Valle. (Mail)

Napoli will listen to offers for Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz after talks over a new contract with the 24-year-old stall. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)
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Saturday's Newspapers:
26th December 2020



the sun
Mauricio Pochettino is set to offer Dele Alli a route out of his Spurs hell at Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United trained on Christmas Day this year - but the annual festive lunch was axed.
Juventus and AC Milan have reportedly joined the chase for Celtic's Odsonne Edouard.


daily mail
RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer has emerged as a £45m January transfer target for Tottenham.


daily telegraph
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised the recruitment of a centre-half next year but Manchester United are unlikely to join the race for Bayern Munich's David Alaba.
Everton will still be without James Rodriguez against Sheffield United and Manchester City, as the depth of Carlo Ancelotti's squad faces another examination.
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has returned to light training after recovering from Covid-19 but Allan Saint-Maximin could miss three weeks more action from the long-term effects of the virus.


the guardian
Mikel Arteta has admitted to feeling the psychological strain of Arsenal's dire predicament and accepts the next three matches will determine whether the club are dragged into a relegation battle.
Jürgen Klopp * has told Mohamed Salah the only reason to leave Liverpool * is the weather but conceded the club cannot force a player to stay against his will.


daily star
Manchester United or Arsenal could provide Thomas Tuchel with the Premier League job he craves after the German was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain on Christmas Eve.


daily record
Rangers will be without Ryan Jack once again as Hibs visit Ibrox on Boxing Day but George Edmundson and Jordan Jones return after completing their seven-game ban for flouting virus regulations.



Paris St-Germain's sacking of coach Thomas Tuchel has complicated Real Madrid's hopes of signing France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, from the Ligue1 champions next summer. (AS)

Atletico Madrid are weighing up trying to sign 23-year-old Arsenal and England defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in January. (Mail)

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is also a target for Atletico Madrid, with the 29-year-old Spain international having struggled for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season. (El Chiringuito, via Football London)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a centre-half next year but is unlikely to join the race for 28-year-old Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli wants Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been linked with Manchester United, to stay at the club as talks over a new deal with the 26-year-old take place. (Goal)

Manchester City and Tottenham are monitoring 29-year-old Atalanta and Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon, who had a spell at Middlesbrough earlier in his career. (90 Min)

Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat has ruled out a move for Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29. (FC Update, via Sport Witness)

Barcelona have rejected claims they are interested in signing 28-year-old Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in showing an interest in 19-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who plays for Independiente del Valle. (Mail)

Napoli will listen to offers for Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz after talks over a new contract with the 24-year-old stall. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
27th December 2020




sunday mirror
Real Madrid have emerged as serious suitors for Phil Foden, if his career stalls at Manchester City, with the Spanish giants keeping close tabs on the young England international amid the playmaker's increasing lack of gametime at the Eithad.
Mesut Ozil has praised Arsenal's young guns after they helped fire the north Londoners back to winning ways.
Lionel Messi has claimed Pep Guardiola "has something special" as speculation over a reunion at Manchester City continues.


sunday telegraph
Arsenal's players are divided over whether Mesut Ozil should be recalled to their squad next month to turn their disastrous season around.
Raul Jimenez is poised to make an emotional return to Molineux on Sunday, as the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward attends his first game since fracturing his skull.
Wembley will stage a test event for around 10,000 fans next year, after replacing its iconic ramp with steps leading up to the entrance of the national stadium.


mail on sunday
Kai Havertz was praised for his "classy" gesture after the Chelsea man sent every Bayer Leverkusen player and staff member a personalised Christmas present.
Real Madrid are ready to swoop when David Alaba's contract expires next summer, surging ahead in the race for the Bayern Munich star as Manchester United duck out.
Chelsea are set to join the race to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Erling Haaland after Frank Lampard told his board the Norwegian is to become the top target, according to reports.


the sun on sunday
Danny Rose left a police custody centre with a bandaged leg after he was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Slippy Gerrard has accepted that he will have to prove himself in the dugout if he is to become Liverpool * manager.


daily star sunday
Folarin Balogun has been linked with Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window as his Arsenal contract stand-off continues.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Anthony Martial's running stats have been improving after the Norwegian has repeatedly underlined the forward's importance.


sunday times
Jurgen Klopp has told Mohamed Salah there is no reason to leave Liverpool * as he revealed that the pair held clear-the-air talks over the forward's frustration at being overlooked as captain.


sunday mail
Leigh Griffiths hopes to rebuild his strike partnership with Odsonne Edouard as both Celtic attackers were on target against Hamilton.
Stephen Robinson slammed the timing of the SFA's announcement to claw back six points from Motherwell just hours before kick-off at Tannadice as brainless.
Hibernian want to offer Chris Cadden a return to the Scottish Premiership.



Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden is a target for Real Madrid, who believe they could exploit the 20-year-old's frustration at a lack of playing time to bring him to Spain. (Sunday Mirror)

Juventus are considering a January move to lure former midfielder Paul Pogba back to Turin, but will need Manchester United to accept a bid of about £50m for the 27-year-old. (Eurosport)

West Brom's English goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 27, could be a target for Leeds and Brighton if the Baggies get relegated from the Premier League.(Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal's first-team squad are split by the exile of 32-year-old playmaker Mesut Ozil, with a group of senior players supporting the German's reinstatement. (Sunday Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain would be willing to offer Inter Milan their 26-year-old Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes in part-exchange for Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28.(Le10Football - in French)

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has defended Spain international Adama Traore, 22, after the winger's inconsistent season. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves might turn to Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, 22, or Liverpool * forward Divock Origi, 25, to supplement their attacking options in January. (Express & Star)

Tottenham are interested in signing RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 26, with the German club unwilling to improve his current deal which expires in summer 2022. (Bild's Christian Falk on Twitter)

West Brom have joined Leeds, Burnley and Brighton in hoping to take Manchester United's 23-year-old winger Daniel James on loan in January. (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal have reservations over signing Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, but are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund's 24-year-old German midfielder Julian Brandt.(The Athletic via Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, 19, is attracting interest from Liverpool * and a host of Bundesliga clubs as his contract comes close to an end. (Daily Star Sunday)

Former Liverpool * and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez could be a managerial target for Arsenal if the club decide to sack Mikel Arteta. (Sunday Express)

Sevilla and AC Milan are among those hoping to land Marseille striker Florian Thauvin, 27, when he becomes a free agent in the summer. (A Bola - in Portuguese)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
28th December 2020




the guardian
Georginio Wijnaldum has asked Liverpool * for more time before deciding whether to accept a new contract offer from the club.


daily telegraph
Phil Foden is growing increasingly frustrated by his lack of playing time for Manchester City in the Premier League this season
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has admitted training sessions are few and far between as he attempts to keep his depleted squad fresh.
Ian St John has led the acclaim for Jimmy Greaves after it emerged that his great friend, former opponent and on-screen partner is finally set to receive an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.


daily mirror
Barcelona are lining up a move for Hector Bellerin - and Arsenal are eyeing Brighton's Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement.
Lionel Messi doubts Barcelona will ever be able to recapture former glories and has admitted that things are "really, really bad" at the Catalan giants.
Liverpool * are plotting an audacious swoop to poach Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun on a free transfer.


daily mail
Juventus have turned down the opportunity to sign Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil for free in January.
Ecuador international Moises Caicedo is keen to complete a move to Manchester United for £4.5m plus add-ons.
Liverpool * have been dealt yet another injury blow, as Naby Keita has been sidelined once again.
The Professional Footballers' Association is looking into the situation with Ched Evans at Fleetwood Town.
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has been criticised after allegedly organising a five-day party in a resort near Rio de Janeiro for 500 revellers.


the sun
Pele's former club Santos have released a statement denying that Lionel Messi has broken the single club goal record.


daily express
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has been warned he must finish in the Premier League top four this season or will be sacked by owner Roman Abramovich.


daily star
Leeds United will look to West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as they look to replace No 1 Illan Meslier.
Liverpool * look set for a quiet January transfer window with potentially no ins or outs at Anfield.


daily record
Celtic and Rangers have been assured that proposed changes to the Champions League will not bar them from Europe's top table.
Glenn Middleton is set for another loan spell with sides in Holland keen to snap up the Rangers kid on a short term deal.



Arsenal have offered German playmaker Mesut Ozil, 32, to Juventus on a six-month loan and would subsidise his wages to help make the deal happen. (Tuttosport via Sun)

Manchester United have pulled out of the running to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, who may be available on a free transfer in the summer. United are concerned about the costs of a deal for the 28-year-old Austria left-back. (The Athletic)

Arsenal hope to beat Manchester City and Bayern Munich to the signing of Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey, 20, if Hector Bellerin, 25, opts to head back to boyhood club Barcelona. (Mirror)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has signed a deal to take over at Paris St-Germain after the French club agreed to pay £5.4m compensation to former boss Thomas Tuchel. (Fabrizio Romano via Sun)

Wolves have enquired about signing 23-year-old Serbia striker Luka Jovic on loan from Real Madrid. (The Athletic - subscription required)

England midfielder Phil Foden, 20, is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of regular game time at Manchester City. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are considering a deal to re-sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, a year after he left for Inter Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, will decide on Liverpool's * contract extension offer in the next few days. (Guardian)

Watford have opened talks with Spanish side Villarreal over the sale of 32-year-old French midfielder Etienne Capoue, with the Hornets seeking about £4m. (Mail)

West Ham United manager David Moyes hopes England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, can be persuaded to turn down Chelsea's interest with a new contract at the Olympic Stadium. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
29th December 2020



the sun
AC Milan are chasing Wilfried Zaha in January and believe the Crystal Palace star can fire them to a first title in 10 years.
Arsenal want Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan to sort out their stuttering start to the season.
Manchester City's game against Everton was called off on Monday after half of Pep Guardiola's team were believed to be infected.
Sheffield Wednesday are set to go after Jose Morais, formerly an assistant coach to Jose Mourinho, after they sacked Tony Pulis.
Gerard Pique has asked for Barcelona's internal rules be be rewritten - so he can run for president of the club.


daily mail
Diego Costa missed Atletico Madrid training on Monday and is looking to accelerate his exit from the La Liga leaders.
Frank Lampard is braced for Chelsea's clash with Manchester City to be called off if safety cannot be guaranteed after a Covid-19 outbreak at the Etihad Stadium club.
Real Madrid hold real fears that Gareth Bale's stop-start loan spell at Tottenham could scupper their plans to make sensational swoops for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Manchester United have added five of their most promising youth team players to their first-team squad ahead of the Premier League visit of Wolves on Tuesday - Shola Shoretire, Facundo Pellistri, Ethan Laird, Anthony Elanga and Will Fish.
Manchester City will not be booted out of the Carabao Cup if their Covid-19 crisis prevents the holders from facing Manchester United on January 6.
Brighton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Crawley's prolific striker Max Watters.
Joel Matip will on Tuesday have a scan to determine the severity of the groin issue that once again leaves Liverpool facing a defensive injury crisis.


daily telegraph
ALK Capital are confident of completing a takeover of Burnley before the end of the week in a significant boost to Sean Dyche's hopes of strengthening his squad in the transfer window next month.
Steve Bruce's ability to quieten the storm of discontent swirling around Newcastle United has not been helped by fears he will have no money to spend in the January transfer window and will also be without two of his best players for most of the month.
Concussion substitutes appear increasingly unlikely to be introduced in English football at the start of 2021 after it emerged that the Premier League is still awaiting updated guidelines to put before clubs.
France's preparations for the 2021 Six Nations were dealt a blow on Monday after star fly-half Romain Ntamack revealed that he sustained a double fracture of his jaw and will be out of action for "a few weeks".


daily star
Manchester United star Alex Telles has gone on the record to insist he didn't attempt to force a move out of Porto last summer.
Some Arsenal fans are convinced that Lyon star Houssem Aouar is set for a move to the Emirates in January, after the midfielder appeared to drop a hint about his future.


the guardian
Neymar has been accused of dancing on the graves of coronavirus victims after throwing a week-long New Year's Eve party for scores of celebrity guests despite a surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths.


daily mirror
Manchester United are ready to reward Edinson Cavani with a new contract.
Liverpool * could welcome back Thiago Alcantara for their clash with Newcastle on Wednesday evening.
Thomas Partey trained with his Arsenal teammates on Monday as the Gunners were dealt another piece of good news off the back of beating Chelsea.
The Premier League appear to have performed a last-minute U-turn over their strict Covid-19 guidelines - after giving the green light to postpone Manchester City's visit to Everton on Monday night.
Graham Potter fears he will have to be careful with talented Tariq Lamptey because of the full-back's troublesome hamstrings.


daily record
Celtic will tell AC Milan to forget about getting their hands on Odsonne Edouard in the January transfer window as the Frenchman is priceless when it comes to the Hoops' Premiership push.
Rangers youngster Josh McPake is wanted on-loan by Harrogate Town and Forest Green Rovers.
Scotland's cash strapped top flight clubs are seeking urgent answers from Holyrood as fears grow they won't be saved by a proposed crisis loan.


scottish sun
Sheffield United have joined the race for in-form Hibs hitman Kevin Nisbet.



AC Milan are chasing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January and believe the 28-year-old Ivory Coast forward can help them to a first Serie A title in 10 years. (Sun)

Arsenal want Sevilla's Joan Jordan, 26, to strengthen their midfield. The Spaniard is available for about £32m. (Sun)

Arsenal are interested in Barcelona's out-of-favour 21-year-old Spanish playmaker Riqui Puig. (The Athletic via Mirror)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez, both 33, plan to play together for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, but not until 2022. (Catalunya Radio)

AC Milan are confident of securing a deal to keep 21-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. (Corriere della Sera - in Italian)

Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 26, is waiting to receive a new contract offer from AC Milan. He and the club remain significantly apart in terms of wage demands. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Spain striker Diego Costa, 32, has told Atletico Madrid he wants to have his contract terminated and leave in the January transfer window. (Goal)

Arsenal are considering a surprise move for Atletico's Costa, with the Gunners keen to add another striker to their squad. (AS via Express)

Should Costa join Atletico's La Liga title rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla, his new team will have to pay £22.7m. (El Mundo)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful of being reunited with 34-year-old Spain defender Sergio Ramos as he monitors his contract stand-off at Real Madrid. (Evening Standard via Mail)

Inter Milan are interested in signing Liverpoo's * 25-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi. (Corriere dello Sport via Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday want to hire former Barnsley boss Jose Morais to replace the sacked Tony Pulis. (Talksport)

Former Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is in line to succeed under-pressure Frank Lampard at Chelsea. (Bild via Eurosport)

Spain midfielder Isco is likely to leave Real Madrid for the Premier League rather than Serie A, with Arsenal and Everton keen on the 28-year-old playmaker. (Mundo Deportivo)

Aston Villa could move for Inter Milan's Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino, 29, in January. (Calcio Mercato via Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle United are likely to rely on loan signings in the January transfer window, with Manchester United's English defender Brandon Williams, 20, among the names mentioned. (Chronicle)

Middlesbrough are interested in Everton's 31-year-old DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie. (Northern Echo)

Captain Mark Noble says he does not know where 20-year-old West Ham team-mate Declan Rice's future lies. (Talksport)

A deal to take over Burnley is set to be completed by the end of the week, which will give manager Sean Dyche a boost as he bids to strengthen his squad in January. (Telegraph)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
30th December 2020


the times
Wolves have been put on alert after Diego Costa agreed to end his contract at Atletico Madrid and become a free agent from January.
The Premier League is to roll out increased testing among all clubs from January in a direct response to the increase in Covid-19 cases.
Liverpoo * have bolstered their medical department with the appointment of Dr Andreas Schlumberger in a newly created specialist position as head of recovery and performance.
Allan Saint-Maximin, the Newcastle United winger, is still struggling to recover from coronavirus and is a number of weeks away from returning to full fitness, according to Steve Bruce.


daily mail
The English Football League is ready to tighten its protocols and instruct clubs to close all indoor areas at training grounds amid growing concern about the spread of coronavirus.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has set his sights on bringing in Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams in January.
Marcos Alonso looks like he has played his last game for Chelsea after being frozen out of the first-team squad ahead of the January transfer window opening on Friday.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte will reportedly attempt to help push through a potential swap deal between Christian Eriksen and PSG star Leandro Paredes at a meeting with club chiefs on Wednesday.
Joel Matip had a scan on Tuesday to determine the severity of the groin issue that once again leaves Liverpoo * facing a defensive injury crisis.
Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal's recent improvement will not alter his January transfer window plans.
Mauricio Pochettino is set for his long-awaited return to football with Paris Saint-Germain - and will immediately weigh up a loan move for Dele Alli.
Georginio Wijnaldum is eager to stay at Liverpool but wants a salary that reflects his key role within Jurgen Klopp's side, according to reports.
Manchester City are undergoing three rounds of additional coronavirus testing in the hope of avoiding a second Premier League postponement in under a week.


daily telegraph
Premier League clubs have discussed a two-week "cooling-off" break in the season next month over fears of Covid-19 outbreaks causing chaos.
Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Isco on loan for the rest of the season.
Gloucester chief executive Lance Bradley warns the government's sports bailout will save clubs from going under but will not be a panacea for all the Premiership's financial difficulties.
Doncaster midfielder Ben Whiteman has Queens Park Rangers and Preston North End among the clubs looking to sign him in January.
Grimsby centre-back Matty Pollock has been watched by clubs in the Premier League and Championship after his displays in League Two this season.
The sport and physical activity sector have warned of a stark "cliff-edge moment" ahead of new Covid-19 restrictions that are expected to shut more of the country's gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools.


the sun
Crystal Palace are bracing themselves for another big Euro swoop for Wilfried Zaha if Mauricio Pochettino becomes Paris Saint-Germain boss.
Wolves reportedly face competition from AC Milan for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic.


daily star
Arsenal are looking to land Sevilla star Joan Jordan in the January transfer window to alleviate Mikel Arteta's woes.
Manchester City are bracing themselves for more positive cases of Covid-19 among players and staff that will leave their season in danger of being ruined.
Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly urged Leeds United chiefs to secure a double deal for Fiorentina duo Erick Pulgar and Christian Kouame next month.
Premier League bosses have no intention of suspending the season - despite a spike in Covid-19 causing chaos throughout the game.


daily mirror
Lionel Messi's situation at Barcelona was made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and mismanagement at the Nou Camp, according to presidential candidate Joan Laporta.


daily record
Rangers youngster Josh McPake is set to sign for Harrogate Town when the January transfer window opens.
Aberdeen outcast Ronald Hernandez is set to seal a deal with MLS side Atlanta United after finally being reunited with his family in South America.


scottish sun
Jack Ross insists it would take a 'head-turning' offer for Hibs to consider selling top scorer Kevin Nisbet in the January window.


the guardian
Despite increasing pressure, the Premier League and Football League have played down concerns the season may have to be put on hold because of the sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which has led to nearly 50 matches being postponed since Christmas.



Arsenal have made Real Madrid's Spain forward Isco, 28, their number one target when the transfer window opens in January. The Gunners, who want to sign the player on loan, face competition from Sevilla. (AS, via Metro)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, will decide this week whether to sign a new Liverpoopoo * contract as Ronald Koeman remains hopeful of persuading the midfielder to join him at Barcelona. Wijnaldum, who has been at Anfield since 2016, is out of contract in June. (Sky Sports)

Those close to Wijnaldum say he is desperate to stay at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City remain hopeful of signing Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, in 2021, despite the Barca captain saying recently he hopes to one day play in the United States. (Telegraph)

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to try to sign a number of Tottenham players, including England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, and 34-year-old France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, if the Argentine is confirmed as Paris-St Germain's next boss. (Eurosport)

Wolves could turn to Diego Costa, 32, as a replacement for injured Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, 29, after the Spain forward agreed to end his contract at Atletico Madrid and become a free agent from January. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United's Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is a target for Marseille and Hertha Berlin in January. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are interested in signing Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 26, in January, say his club RB Leipzig. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are currently unlikely to rekindle interest in Lyon's 22-year-old France midfielder Houssem Aouar when the transfer window reopens at the start of January. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City's Dutch winger Jayden Braaf, 18, is being pursued by Borussia Dortmund. (Bild)

Liverpoo * have ended their interest in Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, 25, having been put off by the Serie A side's £54m asking price for the Slovakia international. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea's Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, 30, is set to return to Spain and join Atletico Madrid on loan in the January transfer window. Alonso has not played for the Blues since 26 September. (Independent)

Newcastle are keen on Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams, 20, while the Magpies' American defender DeAndre Yedlin, 27, is being pursued by Turkish side Trabzonspor. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Crystal Palace expect January interest in Wilfried Zaha after the Ivory Coast winger's impressive start to the season and AC Milan are thought to be keen on the 28-year-old. (Mirror)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers does not expect to sign anyone in January. (Leicester Mercury)

Former England and Juventus boss Fabio Capello says he would only swap Juve's Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 27, for Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 27. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Shamrock Rovers' Republic of Ireland midfielder Jack Byrne, 24, who has been linked with Stoke City, Preston and Nottingham Forest, is expected to move to Cyprus rather than England. (Sentinel)
 

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daily express
Wolves are reportedly set to rival Barcelona for the signature of Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum's signature in the January transfer window.
Tottenham are now said to have competition for RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer in the form of north London rivals Arsenal.
Rangers and Fulham are expected to enter the race for Celtic transfer target Alfie Doughty, who has been compared to Gareth Bale.
Arsenal have been given the green light to sign Hertha Berlin prospect Omar Rekik after the Bundesliga club agreed to let the Gunners conduct a medical.


daily mail
Liverpoo * boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Joel Matip will miss the next three weeks after limping off in the draw against West Brom on Sunday.
Lionel Messi has bought an apartment in Miami as he plans to quit Barcelona for transfer to David Beckham's Inter Miami.
Juventus are reportedly in talks to sign US wonderkid Bryan Reynolds from MLS outfit FC Dallas.
Watford are close to finalising a deal for Danish winger Philip Zinckernagel whose contract with Norwegian champions Bodo Glimt expires on January 1.
Tottenham were furious after Wednesday's game against Fulham was called off less than four hours before kick-off due to a Covid outbreak among the visitors.
Jimmy Greaves will finally receive an MBE for his services to football, but his wife Irene believes it is too little, too late.
Arsenal full back Sead Kolasinac is discussing a loan move back to Schalke in Germany.
Swansea are set to launch an investigation after their goalless draw with Reading was marred by booing and jeering outside the Liberty Stadium as both teams took the knee before kick-off.
The Government has no plans to answer calls to help EFL clubs pay for more coronavirus testing even as the crisis engulfing English football deepens.


daily mirror
EFL clubs will undergo a full round of coronavirus tests next week to help save the FA Cup.
Arsenal have reportedly identified Isco as their top target ahead of the January transfer window - despite him seemingly having a soft spot for rivals Chelsea.


the sun
Manchester United have renewed their interest in Norwich defender Max Aarons - but may have to wait until the summer.
Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has put Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert by joining Will Salthouse's Unique Sports Management Agency.
Tottenham are demanding answers from Premier League chiefs after their game with Fulham was called off little more than three hours before kick-off.


daily telegraph
Carlo Ancelotti will resist giving Dominic Calvert-Lewin a rest and has backed the Everton striker to end his recent goal drought.
Premier League clubs will need to play at least 25 games to avoid the season being declared null and void in the event of it being abandoned.
Karl Darlow is hoping his form for Newcastle this season will put him in contention for a first England call-up ahead of next year's European Championships.


daily record
Ambitious Marijan Cabraja is targeting a move to one of the top five European leagues after the Rangers-linked defender snubbed a move to the MLS.


daily star
Arsenal are happy to cut short Lucas Torreira's loan at Atletico Madrid when the transfer window opens in January and want to sell him on as soon as possible - with a move to Serie A beckoning.


scottish sun
Aberdeen want answers from the SPFL after Wednesday's game at Livingston fell victim to a frozen pitch less than two hours before kick-off.



Manchester United have renewed their interest in Norwich defender Max Aarons, 20 - but may have to wait until the summer for the England Under-21s international. (Sun)

Wolves have joined the race to sign Liverpool's Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)

Emili Rousaud has made moves to bring Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, to the Nou Camp if he is elected as Barcelona's new president. (Marca)

Arsenal target Isco, the 28-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder, has admitted having a soft spot for London rivals Chelsea. (Mirror)

Chelsea are set to join Manchester United and Liverpoopoo in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Que Golazo, via Football London)

Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, could stay at Barcelona until 2023 before joining David Beckham's Inter Miami. Messi has bought a £7.25m apartment in Miami and is thought to want his children to go to school in the US. (Cadena - in Spanish)

Manchester United and Netherlands defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 22, has rejected a new three-and-a-half year deal. (Mirror)

Marseille and Hertha Berlin are both said to be prepared to pay a small transfer fee to secure Fosu-Mensah next month. (Sky Sports)


Arsenal's Bosnia and Herzegovina left-back Sead Kolasinac, 27, is discussing a loan deal with former club Schalke. (Mail)

Juventus are interested in bringing veteran Spanish striker Fernando Llorente back to the club. The 35-year-old is currently at Serie A rivals Napoli. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Turkish giants Galatasaray want to sign Aston Villa and Egypt midfielder Trezeguet, 26, on loan in January. (Vatan, via AS)

Borussia Dortmund are targeting Manchester City's academy for another promising youngster in 18-year-old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf, who could be allowed to leave next month. (Bild, via Manchester Evening News)

Stoke, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry are in contention to sign England Under-20s winger Jack Clarke, 20, on loan from Tottenham next month. (Football Insider)

Napoli are working on a loan deal for Chelsea's Italy full-back Emerson Palmieri, 26. (Corriere dello Sport)

Brighton have told Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan, 28, he is free to leave in January if they "get a good offer". (The World Game, via The Argus)

Preston are in advanced talks to sign Fleetwood Town's Welsh striker Ched Evans, 32. (Football Insider)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
1st January 2021




daily mail
Manchester United are still interested in signing Jack Grealish, despite the collapse of his move from Aston Villa in September.
Manchester City are planning a shock £90m bid for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane next summer, according to reports.
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is to talk to Everton over a prospective move.
Brighton have shown an interest in Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, should Mat Ryan depart.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has been cleared to return to take Southampton training on New Year's Day and will be back on the touchline against Liverpool on Monday.
Eric Garcia has reached an agreement with Barcelona to re-join the club, reports claim, with his Manchester City contract expiring next summer.
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Everton want to make Robin Olsen's loan permanent - potentially in January - in a deal which would leave Jordan Pickford's position as No 1 increasingly uncertain.
Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has interest from Napoli and Fenerbahce as he prepares to leave in January.
A spike in coronavirus cases in Tokyo has raised fresh fears about the Olympics in the summer.


the sun
Tottenham are preparing for a fight to stop Hugo Lloris from linking up with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.
Roma and Benfica lead a host of clubs across Europe keen to talk to Demarai Gray next month about a free transfer move.


daily express
Liverpoo * are reportedly unlikely to do any serious business during the January transfer window, despite Jurgen Klopp currently dealing with numerous first-team injuries.


daily mirror
Mikel Arteta was challenged by an angry Arsenal player in front of the rest of the squad.
Mino Raiola has given a frank response to claims from Emili Rousaud's camp that a deal had been agreed to take Erling Haaland to Barcelona, calling it 'fake news'.


daily star
Lionel Messi is planning to stay at Barcelona until 2023 before joining David Beckham's Inter Miami side, according to reports in Spain.


daily telegraph
The English Football League has reintroduced "stringent measures" at all of its 72 clubs in a desperate attempt to clamp down on the "more easily transmitted strain of the Covid-19 virus" and head off the threat of a mass suspension of matches.
Nobby Stiles's family have called on the Government to make dementia care freely available in the same way as it is for other illnesses, as part of the legacy of the 1966 World Cup heroes.
Liverpoopoo * defender Virgil van Dijk has travelled to Dubai to continue his recovery from knee surgery.
This season's Women's FA Cup is facing major disruption after 17 of Sunday's 18 scheduled second-round ties were forced to be postponed.
Derby County have failed to pay their players on time for December, but sources insist the takeover by Derventio Holdings is set to be completed imminently.


scottish sun
Keith Lasley will be given four games to land the Motherwell job.
Celtic are interested in a move for Sparta Prague star and former Europa League foe David Moberg Karlsson, according to a report.



Manchester United are still interested in Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, and are weighing up a bid for the England international in the summer. (Mail)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, has made it clear to Liverpoopoos that he wants to sign a new deal, but the two parties remain divided over terms. With his current contract set to expire in the summer, he is free to talk to other clubs from 1 January. (90 Min)

Meanwhile, Liverpoo * have been in talks with the agent of Sven Botman, who expects the Reds to make a January bid for Lille's 20-year-old Netherlands Under-20 defender. (The Transfer Window podcast)

Tottenham fear France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 34, could join Paris St-Germain in the summer and are already looking at potential replacements with West Brom's Englishman Sam Johnstone, 27, and Manchester United's England international Dean Henderson, 23, possibilities. (Sun)

Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33 - out of contract at the end of the season - is to talk to Everton over a prospective move. (Mail)

Arsenal are keen to bring in Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco for the rest of the season but face a wait to see if the Spanish club will release the 28-year-old midway through the campaign. (Goal.com)

Arsenal and Greece centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, is close to an agreement over a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce. (Takvim, in Turkish)

Manchester United have activated England midfielder Jesse Lingard's one-year option and the 28-year-old's contract now runs until the summer of 2022. (Sky Sports)

Wales winger Daniel James, 23, will leave Manchester United in January with West Brom favourites to sign him. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, has reached an agreement with Barcelona to rejoin them on a five-year deal following the expiry of his contract with Manchester City in June, and the Catalan giants may try to complete a deal in January. (CBS Sports)

Leicester winger Demarai Gray, 24, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is wanted on a free transfer by Roma and Benfica. (Sun)

Agent Mino Raiola has dismissed suggestions that Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Haaland, 20, will join Barcelona should Emili Rousaud win the club's forthcoming presidential election. (90 Min)

Real Madrid remain confident they will sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. (AS)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he wants to sign 30-year-old Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen, currently on loan at the Toffees on loan from Roma, on a permanent deal. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea have joined AC Milan and Nice in expressing interest in Strasbourg's French defender Mohamed Simakan, 20. (Le10 Sport, in French)

West Brom want to sign Middlesbrough's former England Under-21 forward Duncan Watmore, 26. (Mail)

QPR are ready to sell English midfielder Bright Osayi-Samuel after failed attempts to tie him down to a new contract, and West Ham are monitoring the 23-year-old. (Teamtalk)

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri plans to bring in a new manager "as soon as possible" but has not yet drawn up a shortlist and will press ahead to make signings himself if a new boss is not appointed. (Yorkshire Post)

Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael has confirmed the Tykes are close to signing Norwich's English striker Carlton Morris, 25, who is currently on loan at Milton Keynes Dons. (Eastern Daily Press)

Celtic are vying with Genk to sign centre-back duo Ben Davies - the 25-year-old Preston defender -and Philadelphia Union's Mark McKenzie, 21. (Football Insider)

Retired midfielder Jimmy Bullard, 42, says he left Fulham in 2009 over a clash of styles with former boss Roy Hodgson and his backroom team. (Mirror)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta understands West Brom counterpart Sam Allardyce's concerns about coronavirus but says the Premier League does not need a two-week "circuit breaker" - as Allardyce has suggested - despite a sharp rise in positive Covid-19 cases at clubs. (Evening Standard)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
2nd January 2021



the sun
Manchester City are preparing an optimistic £90m move to land Tottenham superstar Harry Kane, according to reports.
Arsenal stars are already 'discussing' the potential arrival of Borussia Dortmund's Julian Brandt in the dressing room, reports claim.
Tottenham are preparing for a fight to stop Hugo Lloris from linking up with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea have joined the race to sign talented Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, according to reports.
Chelsea are reportedly plotting a move for highly-rated Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma - despite signing Edouard Mendy last summer.
Fulham and Crystal Palace are investigating after a video emerged of their stars Aleksandar Mitrovic and Luka Milivojevic appearing to break Covid rules.


daily mail
Tottenham are adamant that Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris will not be allowed to leave in January.
Arsenal are close to agreeing a new contract for centre-back Rob Holding.
Everton are considering a new contract for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has revealed that he is self-isolating following the club's coronavirus outbreak earlier this week.
Juventus 'are considering a January move for former Southampton forward Graziano Pelle' as they look to bolster their attacking options.
RB Leipzig have slapped a £27m price tag on Christopher Nkunku as Real Madrid weigh up a move for the French midfielder with Luka Modric's future uncertain at the club.
Fears are growing that the Lions tour of South Africa will be unable to go ahead as planned this summer, due to the continuing disruption caused by the COVID pandemic.


daily telegraph
The Football Association has warned clubs that they must fulfil FA Cup third-round ties next week even if they have only 14 players Covid-free and available, as fears grow that the competition could be ruined by a raft of postponements.


the times
West Ham United will close their training ground over the weekend to carry out a deep clean and guard against an outbreak of Covid-19.
David Bernstein, the former chairman of the FA, has expressed concern that playing Premier League and EFL matches in the midst of the worsening pandemic is sending out the wrong message to the public.


daily express
Liverpoo * have reportedly opened talks for Lille's Sven Botman with the view to signing the defender in the January transfer window.
Arsenal are unlikely to land the high-profile signing of Houssem Aouar from Lyon this month because the £45m-rated midfielder is too expensive.
Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly keen on staying at Liverpoo * with Chelsea and Manchester City both interested in the Dutch midfielder.
Chelsea want to show their support for manager Frank Lampard by making a concerted effort to sign West Ham's Declan Rice in the January transfer window.


daily mirror
PSG and Manchester City are both weighing up mega-bucks offers to tempt Lionel Messi into a summer move.
Arsene Wenger would return to Arsenal if needed, the legendary manager has confirmed.
Former Manchester City youngster Omar Elabdellaoui fears he could be partially sighted after a firework exploded in his hands.


daily star
Leeds have been tipped to sign Diego Costa on a free transfer after the striker reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid that saw his contract terminated.


scottish sun
Celtic are jetting out to Dubai for a week's warm-weather training regardless of their fate in the Old Firm derby.


Manchester United believe they can sign 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for less than £100m this year. (90 Min)

New Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with two of his former Tottenham players - England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, and Inter Milan's Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 28. (AS)

Liverpoo * have changed their stance on Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, and will not allow him to leave this month. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal have joined a host of Premier League clubs taking an interest in Celtic's Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie, 25, and hope their former Bhoys left-back Kieran Tierney, 23, can persuade him to move to Emirates Stadium. (90 Min)

Meanwhile, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is unsure whether German midfielder Mesut Ozil will return to the squad. The 32-year-old has not played for Arsenal this season. (Sky Sports)

Manager Jose Mourinho says it would be a "big surprise" if Tottenham are busy in the January window and insists he will not ask chairman Daniel Levy for reinforcements. (Standard)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is unconcerned by renewed speculation over the future of Wilfried Zaha, with AC Milan and Paris St-Germain the latest teams to be linked with the 28-year-old Ivory Coast forward. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in Manchester City's 18-year-old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf. (Bild, via Mail)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has dismissed suggestions that Croatia midfielder Luka Modric 35, Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, and Spain utility player Lucas Vazquez, 29, will leave the club. (Team Talk)

Arsenal's English defender Rob Holding, 25, is close to agreeing a new long-term contract, ending the hopes of top-flight teams seeking to take him on loan. (Telegraph)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has "ideas" for the January transfer window, but may have to trim his squad size through sales and loans before he is in a position to spend. (Goal)

USA utility player DeAndre Yedlin, 27, could still have a role to play at Newcastle this season - despite talk of a January exit and interest from Turkish outfit Trabzonspor. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Juventus are considering a move for Shandong Luneng's 35-year-old former Italy forward Graziano Pelle, who has been linked with West Ham.(Goal)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will not stand in the way of any players who want to leave this month but says there have been no approaches for 29-year-old Turkey forward Cenk Tosun. (Liverpool Echo)

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves are "ready to make decisions" in the January transfer window. (Express & Star)

Brighton do not expect to sell any key players in January, despite the Covid-related cash crisis, but some members of the squad may leave on loan. (Argus)

Wolves are leading West Brom and Fulham in the race to sign Grimsby's 19-year-old English defender Mattie Pollock. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa defender Bjorn Engels, 26, has been linked with a return to his native Belgium this month. (Voetbal24 via Birmingham Mail)

Dundee United have submitted a bid for Airdrieonians' 20-year-old French forward Thomas Robert, who has also been linked with Rangers and Celtic. (Football Insider)

The Football Association has warned clubs that they must fulfil FA Cup third-round ties next week even if they have only 14 players Covid-free and available. (Telegraph)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
3rd January 2021




sunday mirror
Manchester United will sell Paul Pogba in the summer after accepting that the Frenchman will not be signing a new contract.
Manchester United's hierarchy reckon they dodged a bullet by refusing to break the bank to land Jadon *Sancho.
Georginio Wijnaldum continues to stall on his Liverpool future as his contract winds down but has been warned about the dangers of leaving Anfield.
Frank Lampard has warned of the dangers of Long Covid - and insisted football needs to take it seriously - amid Kai Havertz's struggles for fitness.


mail on sunday
The FA has warned clubs that they have to play next weekend's FA Cup third-round fixtures or risk forfeiting the tie.
The Government backs the Premier League's decision to play on and resist a firebreak pause despite rising coronavirus cases.
Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen is set to make his Premier League debut at Chelsea on Sunday following the Covid-19 outbreak at the Etihad.
Marine manager Neil Young abandoned his plan to watch FA Cup third-round opponents Spurs play Leeds on Saturday as a Covid precaution.


sunday times
Sports Direct, the sports retailer owned by Mike Ashley, has agreed a deal with the Cork county board to become the new sponsor of its hurling and football teams.


sunday express
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard is Pep Guardiola's dream transfer target at Manchester City, according to reports.
Arsenal defender William Saliba is reportedly ready to leave the club this month after showdown talks with chiefs.
Arsenal have scouted Norwich's Emi Buendia "extensively" but are unlikely to make a January bid for the Argentine playmaker despite their search for a new creative midfielder, according to claims.


daily star sunday
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says Arsenal have not been in contact over a move for Julian Brandt.
Paul Scholes has been accused of flouting lockdown regulations to let his kids have a New Year's Eve bash at his home.


the sun on sunday
Manchester City ace Benjamin Mendy hosted a party at his home on New Year's Eve - just as several team-mates were struck down with Covid.
Liverpool star Joe Gomez has provided a positive update on his road to recovery from his serious knee injury.
Tottenham are set to go back in for Wigan hotshot Kyle Joseph after his superb hat-trick against Burton in midweek.
Crystal Palace have joined the race to land Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, according to reports.
Amad Diallo's Manchester United transfer could be delayed as Atalanta hope to keep him until the end of the season.
Arsenal have been given a transfer boost with Borussia Dortmund refusing to rule out selling Julian Brandt this month.


sunday telegraph
Unhappy players, a Covid outbreak, poor form and a lack of goals are testing Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola like never before.
For football agents hoping to broker transfers, the phone is still ringing regularly but the conversations have been about the summer as much as January.
Ilkay Gundogan has revealed the physical and "psychological pain" of having Covid-19 earlier in the season when he was confined to his bed for days.
Doubts have been raised over the viability of the British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa, with discussions due to take place as to whether the summer trip can still go ahead as planned.
Former England captain James Graham has urged fellow professionals to follow his lead by donating their brain to science upon their death in order to aid research into the impact of head injuries in rugby league.


daily record
Neil Lennon admits he's now in the market for a centre-back after the bitter blow of Celtic losing Christopher Jullien.



Manchester United will sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, in the summer after accepting that he will not sign a new contract. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are unsure whether to pursue 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more interested in his Borussia Dortmund colleague and 20-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Sunday Mirror)

New Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe will sign a new contract amid interest from Liverpool. (AS)

Atalanta are keen on loaning 18-year-old Ivorian winger Amad Diallo to Manchester United for the rest of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Diallo has the paperwork to complete his move to Manchester United but Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says the club have made a late plea to keep him. (Star on Sunday)

William Saliba is ready to take a pay cut to leave Arsenal, with a host of clubs expected to bid for the 19-year-old French defender in the January transfer window. (L'Equipe via Sport Witness)

Newcastle are among the clubs offered the chance to sign Leicester's former England Under-21 midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Crystal Palace and Leicester are among the clubs interested in Schalke's Turkish defender Ozan Kabak, 20. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is hopeful of a loan move for Chelsea's 23-year-old England defender Fikayo Tomori. (Mail on Sunday)

France forward Olivier Giroud, 34 - who has been linked with West Ham -says he would like to stay at Chelsea and win trophies. (Sky Sports)

Versatile Netherlands international Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 23, wants to stay at Manchester United despite recently turning down a new contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Stoke are in talks to sign Wales and former Manchester City winger Rabbi Matondo, 20, on loan from German side Schalke. (Mail on Sunday)

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta says he will not be drawn into naming potential transfer targets, unlike his rivals for the position. (Goal)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has opted against signing Manchester United's Wales winger Daniel James, 23, and Middlesbrough's English winger Duncan Watmore, 26. He favours a centre-back, midfielder and striker instead. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Germany midfielder Julian Brandt, 24, in January but Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says there has been no contact. (Bild via Goal)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has asked fans to be patient over the form of Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen in September. (Sunday Telegraph)

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman thinks some of his players should leave in search of regular football. (Sport)

Koeman says he has no regrets at seeing Luis Suarez leave Barcelona, claiming the decision to let the 33-year-old Uruguay striker join Atletico Madrid in September was taken by those above him. (Goal)

Inter Milan have offered former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The Dane, 28, has also been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Marca)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
4th January 2021


daily mirror
Mauricio Pochettino will be allowed to shake up his squad at Paris Saint-Germain - and that could mean a fresh move for Dele Alli.
Frank Lampard's future is reportedly hanging in the balance with Chelsea searching for a replacement manager following the Blues' latest defeat.
Arsenal have reportedly decided against making a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco amid the form of emerging talent Emile Smith Rowe.


the independent
Tottenham have opened up initial dialogue with Harry Kane over a contract extension, which would keep him at the Premier League club for the prime of his career.


daily telegraph
English football's governing bodies have been told to start banning players for flouting coronavirus rules after seven Premier League stars were caught staging illicit Christmas gatherings.
The English Football League plans to extend rather than curtail its season if it proves impossible to complete it on time.
ECB chair Ian Watmore has endorsed cricket appearing in the Olympic Games, in a major boost to the sport's prospects of being a part of the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.
Crystal Palace are keeping a close eye on Ciaran Clark's contract situation at Newcastle.
Rochdale winger Kwadwo Baah has attracted interest from Bundesliga, Championship and Scottish Premier League clubs.
Newcastle are among the teams interested in Hull City youngster Jacob Greaves.


daily mail
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will begin a major clearout this week by speaking to six of his fringe players about loan or permanent moves away from the club.
Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says Lionel Messi will need to take a wage cut in order to stay at the club, but he's confident the side can build around the Argentine.
Juventus will allow Paulo Dybala to leave the club this summer if he doesn't sign a new contract extension.
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has revealed new Brexit regulations have already harmed his transfer plans.


the sun
Kevin De Bruyne is close to signing a new, five-year contract at Manchester City worth over £300,000 a week, according to reports.
Patrick Bamford's impressive form in the Premier League is expected to be rewarded with a lucrative new deal at Leeds.
Leeds have reportedly reignited their interest in Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler.
Arsenal, Leeds and Crystal Palace are tracking highly-rated Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
Manchester United are reportedly battling AC Milan for Lille star Boubakary Soumare.
Southampton have come forward to register an interest in signing Demarai Gray on a free transfer this summer.
Crystal Palace are leading the chase for exciting Reading midfielder Michael Olise.
Inter Milan have offered out-of-favour star Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, according to reports.


daily express
Arsenal are reportedly ready to recall Lucas Torreira from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.


the times
The culture secretary Oliver Dowden has been urged to launch an investigation into alleged conflicts of interest over the distribution of millions of pounds of Lottery money to National League clubs.


daily star
Liverpoo * are reportedly in talks with Lille over a potential January move for central defender Sven Botman.
David Alaba has made a decision over his future amid Manchester United's willingness to sign the defender on a £12m-a-year deal.


daily record
Exeter City star Joel Randall is being lined up for a move to Celtic after an impressive breakthrough season.


scottish sun
Ally McCoist says Steven Gerrard is ready-made to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Motherwell have sounded out Tommy Wright about becoming their new boss.



Tottenham have begun initial dialogue with striker Harry Kane about a contract extension. The 27-year-old England captain signed a six-year deal in 2018 but chairman Daniel Levy wants to ward off interest from Manchester City and Paris St-Germain. (Independent)

Frank Lampard's job as Chelsea manager is under serious threat and the club have started to explore alternative plans. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are in negotiations with Everton to turn 20-year-old Italy forward Moise Kean's season-long loan into a permanent deal, worth about £31m. (Sky Sports)

New Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino will be allowed to shake up his squad - and that could mean a fresh move for Tottenham's 24-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain boss Pochettino has made contact with Dele Alli, who was a star performer for him during his reign at Tottenham. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 27, who has been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United, will be sold by Juventus this summer if he does not sign a contract extension. (Tuttosport via Football Italia)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hold talks with several fringe players over his January transfer plans and six could depart on a loan or permanent deals. (Sun)

Manchester United will reject Atalanta's attempts to keep Ivorian winger Amad Diallo, 18, at the Serie A club until the end of the season. (ESPN)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has called on the club to bring in a new striker in the January transfer window.(Goal)

Manager Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will discuss 29-year-old France forward Alexandre Lacazette's future in the summer. (Standard)

France defender Lucas Digne, 27, is closing in on a new contract at Everton. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal are ready to recall Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid, while Fiorentina have reignited their interest in the 24-year-old. (La Nazione via Express)

Spanish midfielder Joan Jordan, 26, says he is "super comfortable" at Sevilla, amid links to Arsenal. (Football London)

Southampton have registered an interest in signing Leicester's English winger Demarai Gray, 24, on a free transfer this summer. (Sun)

Newcastle may have to wait for a response on a loan bid for English midfielder Hamza Choudhury after Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers revealed he will "assess" the 23-year-old's future in the next couple of weeks. (Newcastle Chronicle)

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce has revealed how new Brexit regulations have already harmed his plans for the January transfer window. (TeamTalk)

Arsenal, Leeds and Crystal Palace are tracking QPR's 26-year-old Swiss goalkeeper Seny Dieng. (Sun)

Manager Jurgen Klopp does not know whether Liverpool can complete any transfers in January. (Liverpool Echo)

Norwich manager Daniel Farke has reaffirmed his stance that 24-year-old Argentine winger Emi Buendia, who has been linked with Aston Villa, is not for sale in January. (Birmingham Mail)

Manchester United's Portugal Under-21 defender Diogo Dalot is enjoying life on loan at AC Milan, but says moving to the San Siro was a "bittersweet" feeling. (Express)

English football's governing bodies have been told to ban players for breaking coronavirus rules. (Telegraph)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
5th January 2021




daily telegraph
Chelsea do not have a ready-made succession plan for the replacement of head coach Frank Lampard with the club yet to hit the panic button over their poor run of form.
The Premier League is planning to scale back its lobbying for the return of crowds after Boris Johnson plunged the country into a third national lockdown.
Borussia Dortmund have blamed Jadon Sancho's slump in form this season on his head being turned by Manchester United's summer pursuit of the England winger.
The Rugby Football Union has played down reports in France that England head coach Eddie Jones is set to link up with Top 14 side Castres for a short coaching stint, following comments over the weekend by new Castres head coach Pierre-Henry Broncan.


the guardian
West Ham are looking into ending Felipe Anderson's unproductive spell at Porto and attempting to protect the Brazilian winger's value by finding him a new loan club.


the sun
Manchester City are still confident Kevin De Bruyne will sign a new Etihad deal - despite a hitch in negotiations.
Chelsea are ready to move for Thomas Tuchel if boss Frank Lampard fails to turn things around.
Real Madrid have beaten off their competition to sign David Alaba because Barcelona cannot afford him.
Southampton have come forward to register an interest in signing Demarai Gray on a free transfer this summer.
Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo has reportedly held talks over a move to join Boca Juniors.
Manchester City are weighing up a contract offer for Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos, according to reports.


daily mail
Bayern Munich are in talks to sign Reading's highly-rated full-back Omar Richards at the end of the season.
Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Gareth Southgate have joined forces to support football's fight against dementia.
Brandon Williams, Sergio Romero, and Jesse Lingard are among six fringe players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to depart Manchester United in January.
Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says there is "no chance" of Harry Winks leaving amid interest from Valencia.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is the subject of transfer interest from Turkish side Besiktas and circumstances could pave the way for a January move for the Egyptian.
Everton have reportedly opened talks with Lucas Digne about a new contract at the club and talks are progressing well to tie the left-back down to a long-term deal.
Wolves wing-back Ruben Vinagre is in talks over a new loan move to Famalicao.
Inter Milan are forcing out Christian Eriksen but there are plenty of clubs craving his signature, with Ajax and Wolves joining the race for the San Siro outcast.


daily express
Georginio Wijnaldum will be a free agent at Liverpool this summer which has reportedly left Anfield officials "stunned".
Tottenham have shelved plans to secure the long-term futures of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son given the financial impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


the times
Clubs in the FA Cup third round are set to forfeit matches if positive Covid-19 tests mean they cannot fulfil this weekend's fixtures.


daily mirror
John Stones could be set for an England recall after his return to form with Manchester City.
Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has admitted he doesn't rule out the possibility of Julian Brandt leaving the club during January amid interest from Arsenal.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to cut short Lucas Torreira's loan transfer with Atletico Madrid and send him elsewhere instead.
Manchester United will allow Paul Pogba to join Juventus in a swap deal, but do not want Aaron Ramsey in return.
Christian Pulisic has warned Chelsea must show character to get through their "tough period".


daily record
Celtic were locked in an astonishing war of words with the Scottish Government on Monday night over their trip to Dubai.
Rangers will consider January loans for Jordan Jones and George Edmundson.
St Mirren are set to agree a pre-contract arrangement to sign Scotland international Eamonn Brophy.
Hibernian are closing in on a permanent deal for Columbus Crew's Chris Cadden.
Motherwell are set to finalise their managerial shortlist and will look to start the interview process this week.
Aberdeen hope to discover this week if they have been chosen to help Scottish football lead the fight against coronavirus by rolling out the vaccine from Pittodrie.
Motherwell centre-half Declan Gallagher is hoping to force through a shock move to boyhood heroes Celtic.
Fernando Torres reckons Steven Gerrard is destined to rekindle his Liverpool love affair by becoming boss one day - but only after winning multiple trophies at Rangers.


daily star
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly considering replacing Frank Lampard with former Blues striker Andriy Shevchenko.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon has been given the backing of Celtic's major shareholder Dermot Desmond to see out the season.
Legendary Rangers boss Walter Smith has warned nothing has been won yet in the title race with Celtic.
Ex-St Mirren chief Stewart Gilmour has blasted Celtic's Dubai 'jolly' - but claims it could be key to his old club winning their SFA appeal.



Manchester City are closely monitoring defender Sergio Ramos' situation at Real Madrid with an eye to signing the 34-year-old Spain captain as a free agent this summer. (ESPN)

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, is set to reject Manchester City's first contract offer and is concerned by the pace of negotiations with the club over a new five-year deal. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham are not looking to sell or loan out England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, this month, but Argentina goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 29, and English defender Danny Rose, 30, will be allowed to leave. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are willing to give Frank Lampard more time as manager, but the situation is under constant review, with Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegri, Brendan Rodgers and Ralph Hasenhuttl considered the primary options if he is dismissed. (Independent)

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, currently in charge of the Ukraine national team, is also being considered as a replacement. (Le10 Sport)

Ajax and Wolves have joined the long list of clubs keen to sign Inter Milan's out-of-favour Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28. (Sky Italia via Mail)

Arsenal have no plans to sell Mohamed Elneny, 28, in the January transfer window amid reported interest in the Egyptian midfielder from Besiktas. (Football London)

Arsenal have offered German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, to Juventus in recent weeks but the Italian champions see Sweden international Dejan Kulusevski, 20, as a future talent in that role. (CBS Sports)

Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Argentine Emi Buendia but have yet to make a formal offer for the 24-year-old Norwich midfielder. (Football London)

Arsenal are investigating a possible player-plus-cash deal for Buendia, to try and persuade Norwich to sell the highly-rated midfielder, with 21-year-old English midfielders Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson among the players they are prepared to offer the Canaries. (Independent)

But lucrative offers for Buendia, English full-back Max Aarons, 21, and English midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22, will be ignored over the next month as Norwich look to return to the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he isn't ruling out the possibility of 24-year-old German midfielder Julian Brandt leaving the club for Arsenal during January.(Mirror)

Manchester United and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 30, has held talks over a move to Boca Juniors in his homeland, though a deal has still to be finalised. (Mail)

The form of Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, 26, could convince Manchester United not to pursue another centre-back this month. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona's top three transfer targets are Liverpoo * ( Jurgen Moan Moan Moan) Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, Manchester City and Spain centre-back Eric Garcia, 19, and Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26. But they face a difficult task to land them during the January transfer window and are more likely to target free transfers in the summer, when all three are out of contract. (Sky Sports)

West Ham have opted against re-signing Shanghai SIPG's Austria forward Marko Arnautovic as the 31-year-old is considered too expensive. (Mail)

Bayern Munich are in talks to sign Reading's England Under-21 full-back Omar Richards, 22, at the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich and Austria utility player David Alaba's wage demands are proving a stumbling block with regard to the 28-year-old's prospective move to Real Madrid. (Goal)

Real Madrid are still expected to sign Alaba, beating Manchester United and Barcelona to his signature. (Star)

Barcelona pulled out of the transfer race for Alaba due to financial instability. (Mail)

Tottenham have put non-urgent contract talks on ice, including negotiations with South Korea forward Son Heung-min Son, during the Covid-19 pandemic. (London Evening Standard)

Leicester's English midfielders Hamza Choudhury, 23, and Demarai Gray, 24, are both looking to leave the club this month. (Talksport)

Liverpoo * Canada forward Liam Millar, 21, is set to join Charlton on loan. (Goal)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce says the majority of his signings this month will be made up of loans or short-term contracts. (Express & Star)

English winger Rolando Aarons is set to be the first Newcastle player to leave in the January transfer window with Huddersfield close to signing the 25-year-old. (Newcastle Chronicle)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
6th January 2021




the sun
Mesut Ozil is in 'advanced' negotiations with DC United over a move to MLS, according to reports.
The Government have read the riot act to football and warned them to get a grip on stars breaking Covid-19 rules or risk losing their backing to continue the season.
Arsenal have told striker Alexandre Lacazette to wait until the summer for contract talks.
Liverpool have made a last-ditch bid to hijack Real Madrid's move for David Alaba on a free transfer, according to reports.
Lionel Messi will 'most likely' leave Barcelona in the summer, according to presidential candidate Agusti Benedito.
Barcelona are preparing a stunning January move for Leicester hotshot Sidnei Tavares.
PSG have reportedly put five players up for sale - including Ander Herrera.


daily mail
Leicester forward Demarai Gray, an option for Southampton, has held initial talks with Marseille about a free transfer in the summer.
The Premier League has written to clubs with instructions not to advocate a suspension of the top-flight season, following Sam Allardyce's call for a circuit-breaker to quell the rise in positive Covid-19 cases.
Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is wanted by Italian side Genoa.
Tottenham have donated their £1billion stadium to the NHS as a potential hub for rolling out the Covid vaccine.
UEFA could run a lopsided Euros this summer featuring a combination of behind-closed-doors matches and some with fans.
Brentford are keen on Preston midfielder Ben Pearson as the Deepdale club face an overhaul of their squad.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is on a list of possible transfer options for West Brom this month.


daily mirror
Pep Guardiola is confident Kevin De Bruyne will sign a new deal with Manchester City despite the Belgian rejecting the club's opening offer.
Arsenal are unlikely to move for Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia this month because of a lack of funds.
Jurgen has escaped an FA fine despite criticising Andre Marriner and questioning Manchester United's penalty record.


daily star
Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to stay at Anfield until the end of the season as the club feels their hands are tied due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to end Lucas Torreira's loan at Atletico Madrid in order to send the midfielder to Fiorentina.
Emiliano Buendia is desperate to return to the Premier League, even if it's with Norwich, amid Arsenal transfer rumours surrounding the attacking midfielder.


the guardian
A number of Football League clubs are calling on the PFA to pay £5m for weekly Covid tests.


daily telegraph
The Premier League has begun talks with its clubs over tightening its coronavirus protocols after cases more than doubled in a week to a record 40.
Manchester United have rebuffed an initial approach from Southampton to loan Brandon Williams, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting he will not be pushing any of his fringe players out of the door this month given the importance of maintaining a big squad.
Arsenal Women players are reportedly furious after a team-mate tested positive for Covid following a trip to Dubai.
Coin tosses or the drawing of lots may be used to decide the outcome of the Women's FA Cup second and third round, as the Football Association considers a range of options after England's third national lockdown saw the competition suspended.


scottish sun
Sunderland have made their move to try to land Hibernian hitman Kevin Nisbet.
Dundee have offered Dundee United's Paul McMullan a deal.
Kai Kennedy is set to pen a new deal with Rangers then get shipped out on loan to Raith.
Motherwell hope to name their new boss in the next 24 hours - as Graham Alexander and Simon Grayson entered the fray for the Fir Park post.


daily record
Kilmarnock are set to use Celtic's Dubai trip to help them in their fight against SPFL punishment for Covid rule breaches.
Dundee United's players have agreed wage cuts to help the club through their Covid-19 cash crisis.
Keith Lasley has made his pitch to become the new Motherwell manager.
Kilmarnock are set to offer Danny Whitehall a deal until the end of the season.


the times
Players in the Gallagher Premiership will be reminded they must abide by coronavirus protocols as the league battles to bring its escalating Covid-19 crisis under control - and that means no more handshakes.




Arsenal have been linked with Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia but are unlikely to sign the 24-year-old Argentine because of a lack of funds. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur have put contract talks with England striker Harry Kane, 27, and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. (Evening Standard)

France winger Kingsley Coman has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United but the 24-year-old says he is "happy" at Bayern Munich. (Bild, via Mirror)

West Ham United could look to sign 35-year-old Italian striker Graziano Pelle, who has just left Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng, if they fail to sign Bournemouth's Norway forward Josh King, 28. (Star)

The Hammers have chosen not to try to re-sign 31-year-old Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, who left them to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, because it would be too expensive. (Mail)

Real Madrid's 24-year-old Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is on loan at Arsenal, hopes to return to his parent club and break into their first team. (Cadena Ser, via Evening Standard)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he has made a list of players "it would be interesting to bring in". (Marca)

Brentford are interested in signing 26-year-old Preston North End midfielder Ben Pearson, whose deal with the Deepdale club runs out in the summer. West Bromwich Albion and Celtic have also been linked with the Englishman. (Mail)

Former England and Southampton striker James Beattie is among the candidates to take over as Fleetwood Town manager following the departure of Joey Barton. (Mail)
 
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Wednesday's Newspapers:
6th January 2021




the sun
Mesut Ozil is in 'advanced' negotiations with DC United over a move to MLS, according to reports.
The Government have read the riot act to football and warned them to get a grip on stars breaking Covid-19 rules or risk losing their backing to continue the season.
Arsenal have told striker Alexandre Lacazette to wait until the summer for contract talks.
Liverpool have made a last-ditch bid to hijack Real Madrid's move for David Alaba on a free transfer, according to reports.
Lionel Messi will 'most likely' leave Barcelona in the summer, according to presidential candidate Agusti Benedito.
Barcelona are preparing a stunning January move for Leicester hotshot Sidnei Tavares.
PSG have reportedly put five players up for sale - including Ander Herrera.


daily mail
Leicester forward Demarai Gray, an option for Southampton, has held initial talks with Marseille about a free transfer in the summer.
The Premier League has written to clubs with instructions not to advocate a suspension of the top-flight season, following Sam Allardyce's call for a circuit-breaker to quell the rise in positive Covid-19 cases.
Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is wanted by Italian side Genoa.
Tottenham have donated their £1billion stadium to the NHS as a potential hub for rolling out the Covid vaccine.
UEFA could run a lopsided Euros this summer featuring a combination of behind-closed-doors matches and some with fans.
Brentford are keen on Preston midfielder Ben Pearson as the Deepdale club face an overhaul of their squad.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is on a list of possible transfer options for West Brom this month.


daily mirror
Pep Guardiola is confident Kevin De Bruyne will sign a new deal with Manchester City despite the Belgian rejecting the club's opening offer.
Arsenal are unlikely to move for Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia this month because of a lack of funds.
Jurgen has escaped an FA fine despite criticising Andre Marriner and questioning Manchester United's penalty record.


daily star
Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to stay at Anfield until the end of the season as the club feels their hands are tied due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to end Lucas Torreira's loan at Atletico Madrid in order to send the midfielder to Fiorentina.
Emiliano Buendia is desperate to return to the Premier League, even if it's with Norwich, amid Arsenal transfer rumours surrounding the attacking midfielder.


the guardian
A number of Football League clubs are calling on the PFA to pay £5m for weekly Covid tests.


daily telegraph
The Premier League has begun talks with its clubs over tightening its coronavirus protocols after cases more than doubled in a week to a record 40.
Manchester United have rebuffed an initial approach from Southampton to loan Brandon Williams, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting he will not be pushing any of his fringe players out of the door this month given the importance of maintaining a big squad.
Arsenal Women players are reportedly furious after a team-mate tested positive for Covid following a trip to Dubai.
Coin tosses or the drawing of lots may be used to decide the outcome of the Women's FA Cup second and third round, as the Football Association considers a range of options after England's third national lockdown saw the competition suspended.


scottish sun
Sunderland have made their move to try to land Hibernian hitman Kevin Nisbet.
Dundee have offered Dundee United's Paul McMullan a deal.
Kai Kennedy is set to pen a new deal with Rangers then get shipped out on loan to Raith.
Motherwell hope to name their new boss in the next 24 hours - as Graham Alexander and Simon Grayson entered the fray for the Fir Park post.


daily record
Kilmarnock are set to use Celtic's Dubai trip to help them in their fight against SPFL punishment for Covid rule breaches.
Dundee United's players have agreed wage cuts to help the club through their Covid-19 cash crisis.
Keith Lasley has made his pitch to become the new Motherwell manager.
Kilmarnock are set to offer Danny Whitehall a deal until the end of the season.


the times
Players in the Gallagher Premiership will be reminded they must abide by coronavirus protocols as the league battles to bring its escalating Covid-19 crisis under control - and that means no more handshakes.




Arsenal have been linked with Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia but are unlikely to sign the 24-year-old Argentine because of a lack of funds. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur have put contract talks with England striker Harry Kane, 27, and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. (Evening Standard)

France winger Kingsley Coman has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United but the 24-year-old says he is "happy" at Bayern Munich. (Bild, via Mirror)

West Ham United could look to sign 35-year-old Italian striker Graziano Pelle, who has just left Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng, if they fail to sign Bournemouth's Norway forward Josh King, 28. (Star)

The Hammers have chosen not to try to re-sign 31-year-old Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, who left them to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, because it would be too expensive. (Mail)

Real Madrid's 24-year-old Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is on loan at Arsenal, hopes to return to his parent club and break into their first team. (Cadena Ser, via Evening Standard)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he has made a list of players "it would be interesting to bring in". (Marca)

Brentford are interested in signing 26-year-old Preston North End midfielder Ben Pearson, whose deal with the Deepdale club runs out in the summer. West Bromwich Albion and Celtic have also been linked with the Englishman. (Mail)

Former England and Southampton striker James Beattie is among the candidates to take over as Fleetwood Town manager following the departure of Joey Barton. (Mail)
Any of our youth experts know anything about this " Leicester hotshot Sidnei Tavares "? Just curious.
 

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7th January 2021




daily express
Liverpool have reportedly offered Bayern Munich star David Alaba a £9m-a-year contract to beat Real Madrid to his transfer.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reportedly earned over £3m last season making him the highest-earning director in the Premier League, according to recent figures.
Tottenham are hoping to tie down Heung-Min Son to a new long-term contract to fend off any potential suitors ahead of the summer transfer window.


daily mail
Tottenham are confident Heung-Min Son will sign a new bumper £200,000-per-week deal once contract talks resume, according to reports.
The FA are braced for rebate demands from broadcasters that could cost them millions if FA Cup third-round ties are called off due to positive Covid tests.
Manchester United and Liverpool target Patson Daka wants to emulate fellow African stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane by becoming a hit in the Premier League.
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater was in talks on Wednesday night over a move to Kasimpasa in Turkey.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on signing Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma in the January window.
Footballers risk missing out on lucrative sponsorship deals amid apprehension from brands to associate with players following a string of damaging Covid breaches.
Aston Villa plan to dismiss any approaches for Jack Grealish during the January transfer window despite renewed interest from leading clubs.
Everton are reluctant to agree the sale of Moise Kean to Paris Saint-Germain this window but may allow Bernard to join Roma.
The draws for both the FA Cup fourth and fifth rounds will take place on Monday, to aid fixture scheduling.
Arsenal are set to confirm the £900,000 signing of Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik this week.
Wolves are pondering a shock recall for forgotten striker Patrick Cutrone as they struggle to find a short-term replacement for Raul Jimenez.
Rugby league could continue without scrums next season despite concerns that their removal may increase the risk of players suffering from concussion.


the sun
Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko has reportedly attracted interest from four Premier League clubs including West Ham.
Arsenal fear they will be stuck with Mesut Ozil until the very last day of his contract despite him being linked with a January move.
Fikayo Tomori's hopes of a loan move away from Chelsea look to have been scuppered by a knee injury suffered by Andreas Christensen.
Arsenal target Marcel Sabitzer could be available for '£30m or less' in the summer, according to reports.
Arsenal have snapped up Hertha Berlin midfielder Omar Rekik in their first bit of January transfer window business.
Lucas Piazon is finally set to leave Chelsea, eight years after his last appearance for the Blues.


daily star
Liverpool outcast Marko Grujic admits he was left confused by Jurgen Klopp's refusal to give him gametime at Anfield.


scottish sun
Odsonne Edouard has signalled his intent to leave Celtic at the first opportunity by dramatically changing agents.
Millwall have made a move for Motherwell's Scotland U21 international Allan Campbell.


daily record
Celtic and Rangers have been warned they must take the 'gamble' on Airdrie wonderkid Thomas Robert before English clubs price them out of a deal.


daily telegraph
Paris St-Germain have put together a new move to try to sign Dele Alli on loan from Tottenham Hotspur with Mauricio Pochettino keen to reunite with the attacking midfielder.
Players have been urged by the Professional Footballers' Association to follow Covid-19 rules and "set the right example for millions of fans" amid the rising number of coronavirus cases.
Players are to be banned from celebrating tries in the Premiership as part of a new crackdown on Covid-19 protocols after the match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers became the fifth game of the season to be called off because of a surge of positive cases.


the guardian
The Football Association will not take action against three Arsenal Women players who, without the club's blessing, flew to Dubai over the Christmas period while London was under tier 4 lockdown rules.


the times
Pep Guardiola's former Spain team-mates have left him out of a WhatsApp group because of his role in Catalonia's push for independence.
The number of penalties awarded for handball since the start of last month has returned to pre-VAR levels in the Premier League as a result of referees being permitted to use their discretion.
The tennis grounds at Wimbledon could become a vaccination centre in the coming months after the All England Club offered the use of its facilities to the National Health Service.



Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito says he does not think Lionel Messi, 33, will extend his current deal, which ends in June 2021. (Goal)

Manchester City believe they are at the front of the queue to sign Messi if the Argentina striker leaves Barcelona this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

But Barcelona are considering buying a Major League Soccer franchise to help convince Messi to renew his deal after he said he wanted to play in the US at the end of his career. (AS)

Aston Villa plan to turn down bids for midfielder Jack Grealish during the January transfer window despite renewed interest from leading clubs in the 25-year-old England international.(Mail)

Everton are expecting to receive offers for Moise Kean, 20, from Paris St-Germain, where the Italy forward is currently on loan, but the Toffees are in no rush to decide on his future. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce. (DHA - in Turkish)

Ozil's future will be resolved soon, says his agent, but the World Cup winner's priority is to stay at Arsenal until his contract runs out in the summer. (ESPN)

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo, 30, has agreed a two-year deal with Boca Juniors in the January transfer window, but Boca want to sign him for free so the Argentine must persuade United to let him leave for nothing. (ESPN - in Spanish)

New contract talks between Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, have reached a stalemate. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are confident South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, will sign a contract extension that will keep him at the club past 2023, when his current deal ends. (Telegraph - subscription required)

West Brom are in advanced talks to sign Scottish winger Robert Snodgrass, 33, from West Ham. (Sky Sports)

West Ham's Ivorian striker Sebastien Haller, 26, who has failed to make an impact at the club, is close to sealing a move to Dutch side Ajax. (Goal)

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori's hopes of a loan move in January look to have been scuppered by Andreas Christensen's knee injury, with the 23-year-old England international needed as cover at Stamford Bridge.(Sun)

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford, 23, is the most valuable player in world football, according to an independent research group, with an estimated transfer value of 165m euros (£150m). (CIES Football Observatory)

Wolves are considering recalling Italy striker Patrick Cutrone, 23, from his loan at Fiorentina as a short-term replacement for the injured Raul Jimenez. (Mail)

West Ham and Wolves are competing to sign 19-year-old Ajax and Burkina Faso forward Lassina Traore. (De Telegraaf, via Sun)

Middlesbrough, Stoke and Swansea are interested in a loan deal for Tottenham's 20-year-old winger Jack Clarke. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has hinted he may not still be in charge next season after his side's shock Copa del Rey defeat by third-tier side Cornella. (Goal)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
8th December 2021




the sun
William Saliba was the first to be cleared out of the Arsenal changing room as Mikel Arteta frees up space in his squad.
Leeds United have become the first Premier League club to hand over their facilities for the unprecedented vaccine push.
Leeds face a battle with Liverpool if they want to land Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul this month.
West Ham have Josh King in their sights to replace Sebastien Haller - but may have to pay Bournemouth more than they thought to land him.
AFC Wimbledon are set to convert part of their brand-new Plough Lane stadium into a Covid-19 vaccination centre.
Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey is set to join Hibernian until the end of the season.


daily telegraph
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Trent Alexander-Arnold is still recovering from a lack of full pre-season training following criticism of the England right-back's recent performances.
Dawn Astle and Rachel Walden, two of football's leading dementia campaigners and fiercest past critics of the Professional Footballers' Association, have agreed to advise the players' union and act as a liaison for former players and their families.
The Women's Six Nations has been thrown into doubt because of the surging number of coronavirus infections, with the Rugby Football Union expressing concerns over whether the tournament will go ahead.


daily mail
Referees, assistants and VAR officials will follow players in being tested twice a week for Covid-19.
Aston Villa will try to play their FA Cup clash against Liverpool with U23 and U18 players.
A League One club with players and staff positive for Covid-19 played a fixture despite knowing they were infected in a bid to keep the outbreak quiet as fears grow that coronavirus is now 'rife' in the EFL after 52 postponements.
Former Tottenham player Marcus Edwards has signed a new deal with Vitoria de Guimaraes, despite reports linking him with a January switch to West Ham.
Sergio Romero has reportedly bid farewell to staff at Manchester United as he edges closer to securing a move to Boca Juniors.
Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts is wanted by a number of Championship clubs.
Swansea and Bournemouth are eyeing a loan move for Aston Villa's Keinan Davis.
Atletico Madrid have drawn up a three-man shortlist to replace Diego Costa as manager Diego Simeone plans an assault on the second half of the season with his sights firmly set on winning his second La Liga crown as a manager.
Chelsea have arranged an affiliation with a leading junior club in the heart of Newcastle and will do the same on the doorstep of other Premier League rivals as they react to Brexit restrictions on overseas recruitment.
Wilfried Zaha has opened up on his failed move to Arsenal in 2019, revealing he held positive talks with Unai Emery before the club opted to sign Nicolas Pepe ahead of him.
The Football Association will hand over Wembley Stadium to the London Ambulance Service next week to aid the capital's fight against growing Covid rates.
Championship players have been told they cannot have showers after training unless they live more than an hour away under strict new guidance from the EFL.
Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin is back on Tyneside as he continues to recover from the effects of Covid-19.


daily mirror
Aston Villa are awaiting the test results of their U23 squad as their FA Cup third-round clash with Liverpool hangs in the balance.
Fenerbahce boss Erol Bulut is remaining coy over the potential arrival in Istanbul of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.


daily star
Liverpool are eyeing a move for Sergio Ramos on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Bruno Fernandes has recognised Manchester United's need to improve following their semi-final defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night.


the times
The Professional Footballers' Association has written to all players urging them to follow protocols after a record number of positive Covid-19 cases threatened turmoil in the game.
The FA's director of women's football has insisted that Phil Neville is the choice to lead Team GB at the Olympics next summer, despite the England manager being on the verge of leaving to take charge of Inter Miami.


daily express
Arsenal's hopes of landing Emiliano Buendia have faded away after Norwich decided they will not sell this month, according to reports.


the guardian
Scott Parker would not be surprised if the Football Association decides to ban players for breaching Covid-19 protocols after Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic attended a New Year's Eve party with Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic.


daily record
Ross County boss John Hughes has targeted St Mirren's Sam Foley after making striker Tony Andreu his first signing.
Dejected Derek McInnes has confirmed Scott Wright has turned down a new contract and looks likely to leave as the Aberdeen boss continues to be thwarted during a window of frustration.


scottish sun
Brendan Rodgers is prepared to let Leicester stopper Filip Benkovic return to Celtic.
Jack Ross has called on Nicola Sturgeon to stop using Scottish football as a scapegoat after criticism of Celtic's trip to Dubai.


the independent
Roman Abramovich has confirmed he will make hotels at Stamford Bridge available to the NHS again.



Fenerbahce boss Erol Bulut says the situation over the club's potential signing of Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, will become clearer "in the coming days". (Mirror)

Lionel Messi, 33, has told Neymar he is planning to leave Barcelona in the summer and join Paris St-Germain, with the Argentina striker also a target for Manchester City. (Star)

Manchester City are close to signing 'mini Messi' Dario Sarmiento. The 17-year-old Argentine winger currently plays for the country's Primera Division side Estudiantes. (Talksport)

Manager Steve Bruce is keen for Newcastle to sign an English trio of Manchester United players on loan this month and has spoken at length with his former club over left-back Brandon Williams, 20, defender Phil Jones, 28, and midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28. (90min)

The Magpies have also contacted Monaco about French full-back Djibril Sidibe, 28. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Tottenham are in a strong position to land RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 26, but it is unlikely to happen this month. (Express)

Former England Under-20 midfielder Marcus Edwards, 22, has ended West Ham's hopes of signing him in January by renewing his contract at Portuguese club Vitoria de Guimaraes with a £45m release clause. (Mail)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has called for fast-tracked coronavirus vaccinations in football, with the money saved on testing being diverted to the NHS. (Guardian)

Leeds have identified three signings in the January transfer window and have the funds available to bring in new players, but their clubs are reluctant to sell. (Express)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek should be banging on the door of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the club's former striker Dimitar Berbatov. The 23-year-old has started just two league games this season, having signed for £35m in September. (Betfair via Sun)

United's Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, is expected to return to the club next week as discussions over his future continue. (Sky Sports)

Shrewsbury Town face having to forfeit their place in the FA Cup after their third-round match against Southampton was postponed following a number of positive coronavirus tests. (Guardian)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has donated Stamford Bridge's hotel rooms to NHS staff again. (Independent)

Egyptian side Al Ahly have ruled out a move for Aston Villa full-back Ahmed Elmohamady, 33. (Birmingham Live)

Watford boss Xisco Munoz has told his players to "fight like animals" during Saturday's FA Cup clash with Manchester United. (Evening Standard)

Juventus have been dealt a blow in their search for a new striker with Sampdoria's Fabio Quagliarella, 37, ruling out a return to his former side. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
9th January 2021



daily mirror
Mauricio Pochettino has Sergio Aguero in his sights for a free transfer at the end of the season.
Carlo Ancelotti has told Paris Saint-Germain Everton are open to a deal for Moise Kean.
William Saliba has accused Mikel Arteta of not giving him a chance to prove himself at Arsenal before shipping him out on loan.
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly willing to sell Julian Brandt this month, amid speculation linking the Germany international with a move to Arsenal.


the sun
West Ham feared being saddled with flop Sebastien Haller unless they offloaded him to Ajax.
Sergio Aguero is expected to start his bid to earn a new Manchester City deal on Saturday.
West Ham star Manuel Lanzini has apologised for breaking coronavirus rules and pledged to donate to a local foodbank.
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is being chased by the 'best Premier League clubs', his agent claims.


daily telegraph
The Premier League has issued its clubs with a hardline set of new "enhanced" measures to halt the spread of Covid-19 throughout squads, threatening action against players who break government protocols off the pitch as well as warning them against "handshakes or hugging" and shirt-swapping.
The so-called super agents of world football such as Mino Raiola and Jonathan Barnett are threatening to go to war with FIFA to stop player salary caps being introduced across the game due to Covid-19 turmoil.
The future of this season's Champions Cup campaign is on a knife-edge with the participation of the Top 14 clubs in the final two rounds set to be decided by the French government - a decision that could have major repercussions for the remainder of the club and international season.


daily mail
Liverpool * have tried to help Marine pull off one of the great FA Cup upsets against Tottenham by giving their non-League neighbours vital scouting footage for analysis and last-minute access to their training grounds.
Manchester City face losing three of their most talented youngsters this month with Jayden Braaf, Luke Mbete and Josh Wilson-Esbrand wanted by rival clubs.
Cricket's anti-corruption unit is on alert for match-fixing approaches ahead of England's upcoming Test series in Sri Lanka.
Crystal Palace will donate Selhurst Park for the NHS to use as a vaccination venue in the battle against Covid-19.
Football clubs have been warned they must do more to prevent the spread of Covid after new figures appeared to show players and staff are more likely to catch the virus than people in the general population.
Newcastle United say Allan Saint-Maximin did not break Covid-19 quarantine rules after he was pictured with a fan in a supermarket.


the guardian
Jose Mourinho has bought a ticket in a raffle organised by Marine in which the top prize is to manage them in a pre-season friendly, although he knows he would most likely be unable to claim the prize even if he won.
Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee, has said he "can't be certain" the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games will go ahead this summer, as a coronavirus state of emergency was declared in the host city.


daily star
Jurgen Klopp is ready to step up the intensity in Liverpool's training ahead of their showdown with Manchester United.
The Football League are facing mounting pressure to halt the season following a huge surge in positive Covid cases.
Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in hospital in a 'serious but stable' condition.
Liverpool are said to have other priorities before agreeing a new contract for star forward Mohamed Salah.


daily record
Rangers are eyeing a pre-contract move for KV Oostende star Fashion Sakala.
Dunfermline Athletic are set to become the first Scottish club to hand over its stadium to the NHS for the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Fraser Forster claims he only wanted to return to Southampton and fight for the number one spot despite attempts to bring him back to Celtic.
Derek McInnes has claimed there will be no new signings at cash-strapped Aberdeen this month.



Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Argentina forward Sergio Aguero on a free transfer in the summer when the 32-year-old's contract at Manchester City runs out. (Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is in talks to join Turkish club Fenerbahce on loan for the rest of the season. However, the Gunners have said they do not want to pay any part of his £350,000-a-week salary if the move happens. (Guardian)

The Gunners are also being linked with a bid for 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger Julian Brandt this month, with the Bundesliga club willing to sell the Germany international. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid and Brazil defender Eder Militao, 22. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Spurs' Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 31, is a target for PSV Eindhoven. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Valencia have held talks with Tottenham over a move for England midfielder Harry Winks but are refusing to meet Spurs' asking price for the 24-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier, 30, was keen on securing a January transfer to Manchester United, but the potential move has been scuppered by the England right-back's 10-week ban for breaching betting rules. (Talksport)

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, and 30-year-old defender Marcos Rojo, who are both Argentina internationals, can leave the club this month. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham have identified Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah, 21, as an option to bolster their attacking options after Ivory Coast international Sebastien Haller joined Dutch side Ajax. Bournemouth's Norway forward Joshua King, 28, and 24-year-old Stade Reims and Senegal striker Boulaye Dia are also under consideration. (London Evening Standard)

Everton are not talking to Italian club Roma about selling 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Bernard, says Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Liverpool Echo)

But Ancelotti is open to selling Italian striker Moise Kean to Paris St-Germain should the French champions want to turn the 20-year-old's loan deal into a permanent move. (Guardian)

Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams would like to move on loan to another Premier League club, with Newcastle United and Southampton having been linked with the 20-year-old Englishman. (Manchester Evening News)

Celtic are in talks with Leicester City about signing 23-year-old Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic, who played for the Scottish champions on loan in 2018-19. (Sky Sports)

Championship side Cardiff City are not planning to try to sign Wales forward Tyler Roberts, 21, on loan from Leeds United this month. (Wales Online)

Leeds are interested in Derby County's 19-year-old midfielders Jason Knight and Louie Sibley. (Football Insider)

Newcastle's chances of taking Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, on loan have been reduced by Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers saying he is not "overly keen" on letting the former England Under-21 international leave on a temporary basis. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Bayern Munich are close to signing Reading left-back Omar Richards on a free transfer when the 22-year-old Englishman's contract with the Championship club runs out in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, who is out of contract in the summer and yet to play for the Serie A side this season, is wanted by the "best" Premier League clubs, says the 26-year-old's agent. (Sun)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
10th January 2021




sunday mirror
Inter Milan want Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United - but only if they can off-load flop buy Christian Eriksen.
Declan Rice has told pals he would prefer to stay in London and has no interest in joining Manchester United, with Chelsea also interested in the midfielder.
Mohamed Salah has provided a hospital in his Egyptian hometown with oxygen tanks in the Liverpool star's latest act of generosity.
David Brooks is on Dean Smith's hit-list this month with Aston Villa interested in the Bournemouth playmaker.
RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has opened the door to a potential Dayot Upamecano exit as Manchester United and Liverpool circle.
Wolves' hopes of signing Diego Costa are fading over the striker's wage demands.


mail on sunday
Former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is among those touted to take over at Chelsea if Frank Lampard's poor run of form continues.
West Ham are exploring a deal for Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz.
Valencia have made a bold loan move for Tottenham and England international Harry Winks after making the midfielder their primary target.
Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah will be able to seek out a move away from the club this month, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed.
Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic is joining Belgian side OH Leuven on a season loan.
Stoke City forward Tom Ince is attracting interest from Wolfsburg, Schalke and French side Lille.
Chelsea are ready to join the summer chase for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.


sunday telegraph
Six Nations officials will hold urgent talks with the French government on Monday after the championship was plunged into doubt following the imposition of a ban on cross-border elite sport with clubs in the United Kingdom.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a potential defensive injury crisis ahead of a crucial next week in the Premier League for Manchester United.
Surrey have offered to host a "Thank You Test" against world No 1 team New Zealand in early June and pledged to donate the estimated £3m profits to help put club cricket back on its feet.


the sun on sunday
Mesut Ozil will offer Arsenal the chance to get him out of the club this month - by spreading payment of the rest of his contract over the next three years.
Manchester United could be without Eric Bailly for the Premier League games against Burnley and Liverpool after the defender picked up a neck injury against Watford.
Everton and Bournemouth are talking about a swap deal for unsettled striker Joshua King.
West Ham are ready to make a £30m bid for Watford's Ismaila Sarr.


daily star sunday
Paul Pogba is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain - with Mauricio Pochettino making the Manchester United midfielder his top transfer target.
Arsenal will have to pay Mesut Ozil over £7m before he leaves to join Fenerbahce.
Mikel Arteta has been tipped to spring a major January window surprise, by recalling exiled loanee Matteo Guendouzi.
West Ham are keeping tabs on Eddie Nketiah's situation at Arsenal ahead of a potential move.


sunday mail
Nikica Jelavic says if Rangers do a Pittodrie double for the first time in a decade they will have one hand on the title.
Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is believed to be "very close" to joining Atletico Madrid.
Celtic No 2 John Kennedy insists Odsonne Edouard is fully committed to the club.



Inter Milan want to take Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, on loan - but only if they can off-load Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28. (Sunday Mirror)

United's France midfielder Paul Pogba is wanted by new Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino who is keen to build his team around the 27-year-old. (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea are ready to join the chase for RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22. (Mail on Sunday)

The Bundesliga side say they will continue to sell their best players and Manchester United, who want to sign a central defender, and are still keen on Upamecano. (Manchester Evening News)

Midfielder Mesut Ozil will offer Arsenal the chance to get him out of the club this month by spreading payment of the rest of his £350,000-a-week contract over the next three years, with the 32-year-old German hoping for a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham United's England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, would prefer to stay in London and has no interest in joining Manchester United, leaving Chelsea as his most likely destination. (Sunday Mirror)

The Hammers have been offered the chance to sign Red Bull Salzburg's £25m-rated Zambian striker Patson Daka, 22, as a replacement for Ivory Coast international Sebastien Haller, who has joined Ajax. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham are preparing a £30m bid for Watford and Senegal striker Ismaila Sarr, 22. (Sun on Sunday)

David Moyes' Hammers are also pondering a loan move for Real Madrid's Spanish-Dominican forward Mariano Diaz, 27. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira could be on his way to Fiorentina, with the 24-year-old Uruguayan's loan spell at Atletico Madrid not working out as planned. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Ligue 1 side Nice are open to signing the Gunners' William Saliba permanently in the summer after a promising start to the 19-year-old French defender's loan spell. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa are considering a move for Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are discussing a swap deal with Bournemouth that would see Norway forward Joshua King, 28, head to Goodison Park. The Cherries are interested in either Toffees centre-half Jarrad Branthwaite, 18, or right-back Jonjoe Kenny, 23, moving the other way. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United have decided against signing 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo, but the Independiente del Valle player remains a target for Brighton. (Sky Sports)

Lyon's French striker Moussa Dembele, 24, has turned down the chance of a move to West Ham in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

The Frenchman, who previously played with Celtic, is believed to be close to joining Atletico Madrid. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, whose contract at the Etihad runs out at the end of the season, has offers to consider from his home country Brazil and across Europe according to the 35-year-old's agent. (Goal)

City's Republic of Ireland Under-19s defender Timi Sobowale, 18 is wanted by Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake City. (Mail on Sunday)

Jamaica and former Manchester United,West Ham and Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, 27, has had his one-year contract at Dutch side ADO Den Haag terminated after just four months. (Talksport)

Genoa face competition from Spanish side Real Betis for Arsenal's Greek centre-back Sokratis, 32. (Tutto Mercato, via Inside Futbol)

Roy Keane wants to return to management. The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder has been focusing on punditry since leaving his role as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest in 2019. (Sun on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
11th January 2021




daily star
Paul Pogba is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain - with Mauricio Pochettino making the Manchester United star his top transfer target.
Chelsea are looking to steal a march on their rivals in the race to sign Dayot Upamecano.
Liverpool are set to allow Sepp van den Berg to leave the club on loan this month, despite a defensive injury crisis threatening to derail their title challenge.
Mesut Ozil has offered Arsenal a new financial plan that would pave the way to a January transfer.
Liverpool are unable to recall Harvey Elliott due to a clause in his loan contract with Blackburn.


daily mail
Tottenham are to make a six-figure donation to charity after fining the three players who broke Covid guidelines.
Derby's takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally expected to go through this week, with Wayne Rooney set to be named as permanent boss.
Brighton suffered a significant blow ahead of Sunday's FA Cup tie at Newport County after revealing rising star Tariq Lamptey could be out until early February following a setback on his return from injury.
Lyon are on the brink of selling Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid after the striker surprised sporting director Juninho by revealing his desire to leave.
Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic is reportedly looking to the exit because he has "lost the trust" of manager Zinedine Zidane.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to lock horns with Paris Saint-Germain for Brest midfielder Romain Faivre.
Brendan Rodgers has backed James Justin to push for a senior England call-up following the full back's spectacular performances this season.
West Ham winger Felipe Anderson, currently on loan at Porto, is attracting interest from AC Milan.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte says the club has no plans to make new signings in the January transfer window.


daily telegraph
Napoli have made Kieran Tierney a long-term target after missing out on the Arsenal full-back at the start of last season.
Marko Arnautovic could be allowed out on loan by Shanghai SIPG this month.
Agents have negotiated contracts this window which include wage reductions for players if next season is played behind closed doors.
Everton are confident Cenk Tosun will be cleared after he was accused of supporting a neo-fascist Turkish political movement in a goal celebration, with the Football Association likely to look into the matter.
Government ministers are increasingly concerned football has stopped taking Covid-19 seriously following an FA Cup weekend in which safety guidance was widely flouted.


the sun
Tottenham are reportedly interested in a January deal for Real Madrid defender Eder Militao.


daily mirror
Arsenal have a decision to make regarding the future of Lucas Torreira with Fiorentina expressing an interest.
Jadon Sancho has insisted he has put his Man Utd transfer saga behind him and is "raring to go" again at Borussia Dortmund after scoring in the weekend win over RB Leipzig.
Jose Mourinho hinted Dele Alli will be involved in upcoming fixtures after the midfielder made a rare start for Tottenham.
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to let Sepp van den Berg depart on loan in the January window - despite the club's ongoing centre-back injury crisis.


daily record
Confirmed Rangers target Juan Alegria has sent another transfer teaser with a post on his Instagram.
Hibernian are closing in on a deal to bring free agent Jackson Irvine back to Scotland.


scottish sun
John Kennedy has revealed veteran Celtic skipper Scott Brown could get another 12-month playing contract with his current deal up next summer.


the times
The Six Nations will push as far as possible for this year's Championship to remain in its present position in the calendar, starting on February 6, despite the French government seeking to prevent its sporting teams from playing outside their national boundaries because of the pandemic.



Napoli have made Arsenal's Scotland defender Kieran Tierney a long-term target after missing out on the 23-year-old at the start of last season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are set to compete with Paris St-Germain for 22-year-old Brest and France Under-21 midfielder Romain Faivre. (Sun)

Everton are considering a move for 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson, who is on loan at Porto from West Ham United. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea are unwilling to let England midfielder Ross Barkley join Aston Villa - where he is on a season-long loan deal - on the cheap, with the 27-year-old still having two and a half years left on his contract. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle United remain a possible destination for Chelsea's 23-year-old English defender Fikayo Tomori, who is set to go out on loan this month. (Chronicle)

However, the Magpies have given up on trying to sign English Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams, 20. (Northern Echo)

Spanish forward Brahim Diaz is set to leave AC Milan at the end of his loan period and return to Real Madrid, although the Italian club want to retain the 21-year-old. (Le10Sport - in French)


England winger Jadon Sancho admitted he has endured a tough season for Borussia Dortmund since his links with Manchester United throughout the summer, but the 20-year-old believes he's now back to his best. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho's agent has talked up the prospect of the 35-year-old returning to Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense when his contract with the Premier League club expires this summer. (Globo Esporte - in Portuguese)

Fenerbahce want £14m for Turkish midfielder Ozan Tufan with Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion both interested in the 25-year-old, along with Russian side CSKA Moscow. (Hurriyet - in Turkish)

Liverpool have held talks with clubs in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland over a potential loan move for 19-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg. (Goal)

Southampton forward Dan N'Lundulu, who has represented England at youth level, is a target for Real Betis. The 21-year-old has 18 months left on his contract. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's newspapers:
12th January 2021




daily mail
Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal are looking to snap up a goalkeeper to play second fiddle to Bernd Leno with Alex Runarsson failing to convince.
Fulham have been irritated by the Premier League's plan to re-arrange their postponed fixture against Tottenham for Wednesday after Jose Mourinho's side's clash against Aston Villa was called off.
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani is to undergo a medical at Lyon on Tuesday ahead of completing his transfer.
Tiemoue Bakayoko's agent has said securing a permanent move to Napoli at the end of the season is a 'priority' for the Chelsea midfielder.
Arsenal have secured the long-term future of Rob Holding, tying him down on a deal that could run until 2025.
Chelsea and Arsenal are among the Premier League sides tracking Turkey U21 international striker Ali Akman.
Brighton are closing on the £4.5m signing of Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle.
AC Milan have enquired about the loan availability of Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, according to reports.
Burnley have asked about Everton full-back Jonjoe Kenny.
The Six Nations is set for a much-needed cash boost with the sale of 14.5 per cent of their commercial rights for £365m to CVC Capital partners to be completed later this month.


daily telegraph
Football clubs have been warned they would come under "extreme governmental pressure" if they continued to flout coronavirus rules as the game's authorities scrambled to avoid it being halted.
Crystal Palace are furious with Queens Park Rangers for letting Eberechi Eze watch their FA Cup tie with Fulham - as it emerged they admitted him to another two games this season in breach of coronavirus rules.
Talks have begun over postponing Leeds United's Premier League game against Southampton to avoid Shrewsbury Town being thrown out of the FA Cup.


the times
Referees will be instructed this week to remind Premier League captains to observe social-distancing guidelines during matches as part of a further crackdown on Covid-19.


the sun
Neymar returned to Paris Saint-Germain training to hand new manager Mauricio Pochettino a huge boost.
Sam Allardyce wants French midfield star Clement Grenier to join West Brom's survival fight.


the guardian
The Football Association is to write to clubs for the second time in a week to remind them of the importance of following coronavirus protocols, after several instances marred the third round of the FA Cup.


daily star
Top-flight stars who continue to break social distancing rules with goal celebrations could face tough sanctions from Premier League bosses.
Fenerbahce president Ali Koc has revealed the Turkish club are "closer than before" to landing Mesut Ozil's signature ahead of the midfielder's Arsenal exit.


daily record
Raging lower league clubs have spoken out after their campaigns were put on hold after Celtic's ill-fated trip to Dubai.
Former First Minister Henry McLeish insists Celtic have been let 'off the hook' as he launched a savage attack on the SFA and SPFL.
Andre Wright is training with Kilmarnock in a bid to seal a deal.


daily express
Manchester United and Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing teenage midfielder Yusuf Demir from Rapid Vienna.



Tottenham could bring in 22-year-old Brazilian defender Eder Militao - wanted by Roma, AC Milan and Inter - on loan from Real Madrid with an option of a permanent move. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Jose Mourinho's Spurs have joined Leeds and Juventus in the pursuit for Stuttgart winger Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, with the Argentina international a target for the summer transfer window. (Athletic - subscription required)

There may also be movement the other way for Spurs, with Valencia interested in signing 24-year-old England midfielder Harry Winks on loan. (Football London)

Brighton are confident they have beaten Newcastle United to the signing of Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle. (Talksport)

Chelsea and Manchester United were among a host of Premier League sides interested in 19-year-old Caicedo, who is likely to be loaned out by the Seagulls. (Mail)

Arsenal are interested in signing Brighton's 24-year-old Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, though a move is more likely in the summer. (Football London)

World Cup-winning France midfielder Steven N'Zonzi could have his loan stay with Rennes cut short, with Arsenal and Everton linked with the 32-year-old Roma man. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Lyon's French striker Moussa Dembele is closing in on a move to Atletico Madrid after previously turning down the chance of a move to West Ham. (Telefoot via Sky Sports)

Dembele, 24, will initially join the La Liga side on loan, with an option to buy for £29.6m. (Goal)

Arsenal are no longer chasing the signature of Norwich midfielder Emi Buendia after the Championship club reportedly put a £40m price tag on the 24-year-old Argentine. (Express)

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is set for a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge as the 26-year-old Frenchman continues to impress on loan at Napoli. (Star)

Dutch defender Jetro Willems appears to have teased a return to Newcastle United from Eintracht Frankfurt, it comes after the 26-year-old had been strongly linked with another spell on Tyneside. (Chronicle)

Leeds United have been linked with Sampdoria's in-demand 22-year-old Norwegian defender Fredrik Andre Bjorkan. (La Repubblica via Yorkshire Evening Post)

Burnley are set to make a move for Everton's 23-year-old Jonjoe Kenny, having previously missed out on bringing the former England Under-21s defender to Turf Moor. (Football Insider)

Juventus are in talks with Sassuolo about a move for 22-year-old Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca, who is currently out on loan at Serie A rivals Genoa. (Goal)

RB Leipzig's France international Dayot Upamecano, 22, is wanted by Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga side now joining Chelsea and Manchester United in their pursuit of the defender. (Marca)

Stoke City look to have won the race to sign Charlton Athletic midfielder Alfie Doughty, 21, ahead of rivals Bournemouth and Queens Park Rangers. (Mail)

Premier League sides Everton, Leicester and Wolves have registered their interest in Middlesbrough's England youth international winger Marcus Tavernier, 21. (Teamtalk)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
13th January 2021




the sun
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Manchester United and Liverpool they must offer at least £100m if they want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this month.
Manchester City superstar Sergio Aguero is wanted by Barcelona.
Brentford lead the race for Peterborough's Siriki Dembele - who could follow Ivan Toney in joining the Bees.
Wolves and Newcastle are competing for £14m-rated Montpellier striker Andy Delort.
Arkadiusz Milik looks set to leave Napoli, according to reports, with Everton and West Ham linked with the forward.


daily mirror
Joel Matip is running out of time to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday's table-topping clash with Manchester United.
Mesut Ozil's agent Erkut Sogut says there is a process in place as the Arsenal star edges closer to the exit in north London.
Tottenham are battling Sheffield United, Rangers and Celtic for Wigan's teenage striker Kyle Joseph.
Rio Ferdinand predicts Declan Rice would prefer to join Chelsea despite recent speculation that Manchester United are keen on the West Ham star.


daily mail
Brighton are closing on the £4.5m signing of Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle.
Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has agreed a deal to re-join Eintracht Frankfurt on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Football must change its rules to allow referees to dish out yellow or red cards to any player who hugs or cuddles a team mate, in order to stem the spread of mutant Covid in the game, according to a leading virologist.
Grimsby are the first English club to be fined for breaking coronavirus rules after being found to have committed a number of breaches - including ex-boss Ian Holloway playing darts with his players.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters insists that their ongoing dispute with Newcastle United over a failed takeover bid will be resolved in a "timely manner".
Premier League clubs will attend a sports cybersecurity summit on Wednesday - two months after Manchester United were subject to a breach.


the times
Referees will be instructed this week to remind Premier League captains before matches to observe social-distancing guidelines as part of a further Covid-19 crackdown.
The West Ham United co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold will now be able to take three close family members and a friend to matches after they joined the club's board of directors.
Rangers have opened talks with Aberdeen about a move for out-of-contract winger Scott Wright, and the player could even join this month.


daily star
Borussia Dortmund are putting a Jadon Sancho contingency plan in place amid fears of a Manchester United transfer.
Avi Lasarow, the chief executive of Prenetics EMEA which runs the Premier League's Covid-19 testing, has urged all those involved to stick to the rules if the season is to be completed.
Aston Villa are eager to sign Ross Barkley on a permanent deal from Chelsea this summer, but are unlikely to be able to do so after the Blues changed their stance.


daily telegraph
Sport England are ready to accelerate a £1.5m national programme to open school sport facilities outside of teaching times when Covid-19 restrictions allow.
The Rugby Football Union has suspended its top domestic women's league for two weeks in the wake of the deteriorating public health situation caused by the Covid-19 variant.
Contingency planning for switching the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa to the United Kingdom and Ireland has intensified ahead of a board meeting on Friday.
The players' union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), has told its members that they should negotiate collectively with the Government over a wide-ranging tax investigation into footballers and the fees paid to their agents.


daily record
Jack Hendry's Celtic return is off the cards with Oostende having made their intentions known about signing him on a permanent deal.
Scotland's 42 senior clubs will hold crisis talks on Wednesday morning as the national game attempts to survive the latest surge in coronavirus.


scottish sun
Celtic rookie Stephen Welsh revealed panic took hold of the squad after Christopher Jullien tested positive for Covid.
Tommie Hoban claims Rangers stars tried to 'influence' referee John Beaton in their win over Aberdeen.



Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering bringing former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge to assist boss Frank Lampard. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid plan to sell six players this summer to raise funds for the signing of Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22. Wales forward Gareth Bale, Brazil left-back Marcelo, Serbia striker Luka Jovic and Spanish trio Isco, Dani Ceballos and Brahim Diaz are the players earmarked. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is wanted by Barcelona and Paris St-Germain. The Argentine, 32, would be available on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer. (Sun)

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 23, is set to move to Bayer Leverkusen for £1.5m after turning down a contract extension at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolves will not pursue Nuno Espirito Santo's interest in Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud, 34, and Liverpool and Belgium forward Divock Origi, 25, after telling their Portuguese coach he has no money to spend in January. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich are set to sign 22-year-old Reading defender Omar Richards to a pre-contract agreement. Everton and West Ham were also interested in the Englishman, whose contract expires at the end of this season. (Guardian)

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 35, could yet extend his stay with Manchester City as he is unsure whether to take up offers from Europe and South America when his contract ends in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are monitoring Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon, with a view to making an offer for the Israel international, 21, in the summer. (Guardian)

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly - heavily linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United - would only be sold in the January transfer window if a team offered £100m for the 29-year-old Senegal international. (Talksport)

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, 28, has the highest market value of all the current Real Madrid players, says a report by audit specialists KPMG. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo is set to stay at the Nou Camp during this transfer window despite interest in the 24-year-old Spaniard. (Marca)

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil's suggestion that he would rather retire than play for Tottenham. Spurs boss Mourinho said he would not want the 32-year-old German. (Sun)

AC Milan want to sign Chelsea's 23-year-old English centre-back Fikayo Tomori on loan for the rest of the season. (Guardian)

Manchester City are considering a summer move for Sassuolo's 23-year-old Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli. (Mail)

Leicester City and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 32, is set to have a medical at French club Lyon on Wednesday. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham, Sheffield United, Rangers and Celtic are all interested in signing Wigan's 19-year-old Scotland youth striker Kyle Joseph. (Mirror)

West Ham will need to raise their £7m bid if they are to beat Marseille to the signing of 26-year-old Poland and Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik. (Radio Kiss Kiss via SportWitness)

Ipswich are interested in bringing in Preston's English midfielder Josh Harrop, 25, in January. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Premier League and English Football League referees will not be able to book players for close-contact celebrations or hugging opponents - both of which break Covid-19 protocols. Compliance officers will handle the issue instead. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Newcastle United's takeover dispute with the Premier League is to be resolved in a "timely manner" - according to the competition's chief executive Richard Masters. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Monaco's French right-back Djibril Sidibe, 28, will turn down interest from Newcastle and Crystal Palace to stay with his current club. (France Football via Sport Witness)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
14th January 2021




the sun
Super-agent Jorge Mendes is on the look-out for a new Premier League club for Nuno Espirito Santo and had talks with Arsenal over a potential switch.
Barcelona rejected the chance to link Cristiano Ronaldo up with Lionel Messi for just £15m before Manchester United transfer.
Crisis club Derby County are trying to sell players to raise money for their delayed wages.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is being targeted by 15 clubs.


daily mirror
Barcelona could ruin the long-term plans of both Manchester United and Manchester City by launching a bid for Erling Haaland due to Mino Raiola.
Referees want the FA to ban players from coming within two meters of officials across the country.


daily mail
Jack Wilshere has been impressing Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall so much in training that he could soon earn a short-term contract with the Championship side.
Barcelona are trying to push through a deal for Eric Garcia from Manchester City this month.
Valencia, who have been rebuffed in their attempt to sign Harry Winks from Tottenham, are now showing interest in Arsenal star Lucas Torreira.
Manchester United will give Anthony Martial as much time as possible to prove his fitness for Sunday's top-of-the-table showdown with Liverpool at Anfield.
West Brom are engulfed in a three-way takeover battle as owner Lai Guochuan stands eager to sell before the end of the season amid growing fears of relegation.
Premier League bosses hope to rearrange Aston Villa's match against Newcastle for the FA Cup fourth-round weekend in an attempt to clear the coronavirus fixture backlog.
Cardiff City aim to finally launch a £2million trust fund in Emiliano Sala's name by the end of the month, with hopes to build a sports stadium in the player's home village


daily star
Manchester United look to have missed out on Moises Caicedo as Brighton close in on the Ecuador sensation.
Borussia Dortmund are putting a Jadon Sancho contingency plan in place amid fears of a Manchester United transfer.
Fabinho believes Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah is happy at Anfield despite recent speculation linking him with a move away from Anfield.


daily telegraph
Premier League clubs will defy a government order to punish players who flout coronavirus rules despite a backlash in which group goal celebrations were described as an "insult to NHS staff".
Manchester United are set to begin a second wave of squad clear-out after Timothy Fosu-Mensah's departure.
Great Britain's chef de mission for the Olympics has boldly declared he is "supremely confident" they will take place this summer - as Tokyo was plunged into an expanded state of emergency.
The Women's FA Cup will not resume until after England comes out of lockdown, further delaying this season's competition.


the times
Six Nations officials have confirmed that they plan to stage the men's championship as scheduled in February and March, despite the French sports minister casting doubt whether France would be permitted to play in Ireland and England.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that personal struggles in front of goal have dampened his mood and made it hard to give off positive vibes as Arsenal captain.


daily express
Liverpool are preparing for the exit of Georginio Wijnaldum and have eyed Udinese midfield star Rodrigo De Paul to fill in his shoes.
Arsenal already appear to be planning for the summer transfer window with Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon on their radar.


daily record
Nicky Clark is set to be offered a new Dundee United deal as the club move to fend off city rivals.
Determined Derek McInnes insists Aberdeen won't cash in on Scott Wright for less than their valuation even if he does agree a pre-contract with Rangers.


scottish sun
Celtic have been given a chance to cut their losses on Shane Duffy by Nottingham Forest.



The representatives of Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, have held initial discussions with Nice over a loan move, with an official approach expected in the next week. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce retains the support of owner Mike Ashley, despite fans calling for him to be sacked following the midweek defeat by Sheffield United. (Sky Sports)

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo's agent is looking for a new Premier League club for the Portuguese, who signed a new deal at Molineux in September.(Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur could cancel Danny Rose's contract during the January transfer window, with West Bromwich Albion interested in the 30-year-old England left-back. (Talksport)

Arsenal's former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, has offered to forgo some of the £7m he is due to earn before the end of the season so he can cut his contract short and leave this month. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Meanwhile, the Gunners' England Under-20s forward Folarin Balogun, 19, has agreed to join Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are planning a summer move for Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 20, has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, but a transfer is some way from completion. (Goal)

Barca boss Ronald Koeman is confident of signing two Netherlands internationals - Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, and 26-year-old Lyon forward Memphis Depay - for free this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists England midfielder Harry Winks, 24, will not be sold or leave the club on loan this month. (Football London)

Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny could leave in the January transfer window, with Burnley interested in the 23-year-old Englishman. (Liverpool Echo)

AC Milan have had talks with the agent of former Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic over a move for the 34-year-old Croat, who is available on a free transfer.(Football Italia)

Celtic and Rangers both want Liverpool's 23-year-old Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who is on loan at Bundesliga side Union Berlin. (90 Min)

Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere, 29, has impressed Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall and the Englishman could earn a short-term contract with the Championship side. (Mail)

English winger Jack Clarke, 20, is set to finalise a loan move from Tottenham to Championship side Stoke City. (Football London)

Forward Cengiz Under is playing for his Leicester City future, with the club to assess the 23-year-old Turkey international's impact at the end of the season. (Leicester Mercury)

Derby County could be forced to sell the likes of Republic of Ireland midfielder Jason Knight and England Under-19s midfielder Louie Sibley, both 19, to raise money for their delayed wages.(Sun)

Brighton's 20-year-old English defender Alex Cochrane, who is on loan at Belgian second division side Union St Gilloise, is a target for Sunderland. (The Argus)

Middlesbrough have recalled Stephen Walker from MK Dons and could allow the 20-year-old English striker to join another club on loan before the end of January. (Hartlepool Mail)