Press Gossip - 2021


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
15th January 2021

daily telegraph
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is still refusing to sanction a loan move for Dele Alli to Paris Saint-Germain this month with fears over leaving the Premier League and European squad short in the event of an injury crisis or Covid-19 outbreak.
Frank Lampard has banned group celebrations in training to help side comply with Covid protocols.
Premiership Rugby director Phil Winstanley has refused to rule out the English top flight remaining on hiatus beyond its two-week break after admitting there are "serious concerns" about elite sport continuing during the lockdown.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says Danny Ings may have been contagious with Covid-19 when he scored the winning goal against Liverpool last week.

the guardian
RB Leipzig are not considering selling their centre-back Dayot Upamecano this month even though he can leave in the summer for a cut-price €42m (£37.4m).
Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to sign Dele Alli on loan this month, with Mauricio Pochettino having told the club hierarchy that the Tottenham midfielder is his main target this transfer window.
Arsenal have confirmed that Richard Garlick, the Premier League's director of football, will become the club's director of football operations later this year.

the sun
Tariq Lamptey is on the brink of signing a bumper new long-term Brighton contract.
Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United this month, but the striker has revealed he is desperate to extend his loan at the club.
Aston Villa are reportedly weighing up a move for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.
Arsenal have lined up a loan offer for Barcelona number two Neto as one of a number of goalkeepers they're keen on.
Arsenal sensation Folarin Balogun has reportedly agreed to join RB Leipzig in a major blow to Mikel Arteta.
Kieran Trippier's betting ban scuppered a January transfer to Manchester United, according to reports.

daily mirror
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic.

daily mail
Premier League clubs stand to lose millions for the second summer in a row, with money-spinning tours already off the agenda.
Serie A side Sassuolo are reportedly not prepared to entertain any offers for £30m-rated midfielder and Manchester City target Manuel Locatelli.
Tottenham could look to terminate Danny Rose's contract during the January transfer window as the defender has failed to make an appearance for Jose Mourinho's side this season.
Tottenham are reportedly ready to rival Chelsea for highly-rated South Korean centre-back Kim Min-jae.
Mikel Arteta admits he is in the dark as to when full-back Kieran Tierney will return for Arsenal after the Scot pulled out before their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.
Bournemouth have opened formal talks over offering Jack Wilshere a chance of reviving his career in the Championship.

the times
Everton have confirmed that James Rodríguez was recruited on a free transfer from Real Madrid in the summer.
The former FA chairman David Bernstein has described the way football is run in England as "a shambles" and has urged the government to press ahead with its promised fan-led review.

the independent
The Football Association has failed in an attempt to revise the dates of Kieran Trippier's suspension, meaning he could carry on playing for Atletico Madrid throughout his ban.

daily star
Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal outcast Sokratis Papastathopoulos amid their defensive injury crisis.
Manchester United look to have missed out on Ecuador sensation Moises Caicedo as Brighton close in on the South American sensation.

daily express
Arsenal have been given the thumbs up to make a move for Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Manor Solomon because the Israel international is very interested in a move to the Emirates.
Arsenal are set to walk away from a deal to land Norwich star Emi Buendia after they named their asking price.

daily record
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has refused to rule out declaring the season 'null and void' if coronavirus restrictions grind the Scottish game back to a halt.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits a January move for Odsonne Edouard will be difficult but is "confident" his board will act if there's a chance to get a deal done.

scottish sun
Rangers have no interest in Coventry midfielder Gustavo Hamer, according to an Ibrox source.



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
16th January 2021

the sun
Chelsea will fight to keep Olivier Giroud after talks with Juventus stalled.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to terminate Mesut Ozil's contract with the club.
Everton are closing in on a loan deal for Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee, according to reports.
Danny Rose is eyeing a move abroad, despite interest from West Brom boss Sam Allardyce.

daily express
Manchester United could be forced to wait at least two years for the chance to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, according to reports.
On-loan Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale earns more than any other player currently in the Premier League.

Liverpool have not ruled out the possibility of signing Wolves winger Adama Traore in the near future, according to reports.

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the club must be careful with their spending in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Ivan Toney has attracted admirers at Arsenal, who are now set to keep a watchful eye over the Brentford frontman.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto, but he wants to guarantee that he won't be condemned to the bench before agreeing to a move.

daily mail
Jose Mourinho summoned statistical evidence after Marcus Rashford claimed the Tottenham boss taught him how to win more penalties during his time at Manchester United.
Danny Drinkwater has arrived in Istanbul ahead of his loan move to Kasimpasa.
Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham amid reports that the Inter flop could return to north London in a loan switch this month.
Pep Guardiola has admitted defender Eric Garcia could leave Manchester City this month.
Jose Mourinho's sparing use of Gareth Bale has taken several Tottenham players by 'surprise'.
Bale could be set for a return to Real Madrid as Tottenham are 'not considering' a second loan move for the striker.

daily telegraph
Swansea are set to land USA forward Jordan Morris in one of the biggest transfer coups of the January window.

the guardian
The race to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has narrowed down to three serious contenders, all of whom hope to secure the 19-year-old on a pre-contract agreement this month.

Milan want an option to buy Fikayo Tomori if they sign the Chelsea centre-back on loan.

the independent
Barcelona are considering an €11m offer for Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot.

daily mirror
Thierry Henry has named Leeds as the Premier League team he enjoys watching more than Arsenal.

daily star
Celtic have reportedly lowered their asking price for in-demand striker Odsonne Edouard - which could tempt Arsenal into launching an offer.

Alexandre Lacazette could end up leaving Arsenal due to his relationship with Mikel Arteta.

daily record
Former midfielder Derek Ferguson believes Rangers pursuit of Aberdeen ace Scott Wright could signal Leeds are reviving interest in Ryan Kent.
New York Red Bulls are set to sign Celtic youngster Cameron Harper on a pre-contract and will then try to do a deal to get him Stateside in this window.

Manchester United are prepared to rival Chelsea for West Ham's English midfielder Declan Rice, 22, next summer. (ESPN)

AC Milan want an option to buy Chelsea and England centre-back Fikayo Tomori if they sign him on loan this month. The Italian side would pay about £26m for the 23-year-old. (Guardian)

Chelsea's English midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 30, is about to sign a loan deal with Turkish side Kasimpasa, having struggled at Stamford Bridge since his £35m move from Leicester in 2017. (Mail)

Pep Guardiola says Spain centre-back Eric Garcia could leave Manchester City in the January transfer window. The 20-year-old, whose deal ends in the summer, is wanted by former club Barcelona. (Sky Sports)

The three Barcelona presidential candidates have agreed to delay the election from 24 January to 7 March after new Covid-19 measures were introduced to the region. (AS)

That delay could mean Barcelona may have to wait until Garcia's contract expires in the summer to sign him, with the club also unable to afford a transfer fee for their former academy player in January. (Marca)

Rooney appointed Derby boss

Bayern Munich have approached Real Madrid about signing Brazil defender Eder Militao, 22, as a potential replacement for Austria international David Alaba, 30, who seems to be on the verge of joining the Spanish side. (Goal)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is keen on a move for Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, with the 29-year-old's relationship with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta under strain. (AS - in Spanish)

There are three contenders to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, 19, on a pre-contract agreement this month, though the Gunners still hope the English forward changes his mind and decides to sign a new deal. (Guardian)

Everton are interested in a loan deal for Bayern Munich's 19-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee, with a possible option to buy. (Mail)

Championship side Bournemouth are ready to offer former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere, 29, a contract. The England international has been training with the Cherries for the past three weeks. (Talksport)

Marseille are in talks with Napoli over a deal for 26-year-old Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, who is also wanted by Juventus and Atletico Madrid. (Goal)

West Brom are interested in a deal for Galatasaray and Senegal striker Mbaye Diagne, 29. (Sky Sports)

Celtic's Scottish defender Cameron Harper, 19, is in advanced talks with New York Red Bulls over a pre-contract. (Herald and Times Sport)

Fenerbahce have signed 23-year-old Nigerian midfielder Bright Osayi-Samuel from QPR. (Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
17th January 2021

sunday mirror
Georginio Wijnaldum will snub Liverpool's last-ditch efforts to keep him at the club - to fulfil a boyhood dream with Barcelona.
Sadio Mane admitted Manchester United "are better this year" as he sent a rousing message to his Liverpool team-mates ahead of Sunday's clash.
Manchester United could sanction yet more January exits, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted.
Manchester United midfielder Fred has issued a plea to team-mate Paul Pogba to stay at the club.
Frank Lampard has told Timo Werner the only way out of his Premier League goal drought is to "keep working" and by "getting back on the training pitch".

sunday telegraph
Pep Guardiola is set to oversee significant investment into Manchester City's squad at the end of the season, with the club willing to spend £200m.
Swansea City are set to land USA forward Jordan Morris in one of the biggest transfer coups of the January window.

mail on sunday
David Moyes has insisted West Ham have had "no contact" from Chelsea or Manchester United regarding a move for Declan Rice.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly preparing to revisit their pursuit of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Slavisa Jokanovic is weighing up a return to management in England.
Chelsea look set to try and hold on to Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman's talks over a move to Serie A champions Juventus stalled, according to reports.
Swansea City midfielder Yan Dhanda is attracting interest from Bournemouth and Leeds United.
Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseille over a deal for midfielder Morgan Sanson.
Josh King's move to West Ham is being held up over his wage demands.
Wolves have rejected a request from Cardiff City to take defender Dion Sanderson on loan.

the sun on sunday
West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Reims striker Boulaye Dia - but must pay £15m if they are to land him.
Manchester United star Juan Mata could be on the verge of a return to Valencia, according to reports in Spain.
Thiago Silva could face disciplinary action from the Premier League for breaking coronavirus protocols by giving his match shirt to a construction worker at Fulham on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero faces having to take a major pay cut if he wants a new deal at Manchester City.
Fulham will have to come up with a stunning £15m to sign Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig on a permanent basis.
Manchester City are interested in signing Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli, according to the midfielder's agent.

sunday times
Plans to use the revolutionary "Swiss system" format for the Champions League will increase in pace over the next two weeks when Uefa holds more talks on the reform with the different stakeholders of European football.
The Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic and the club's on-loan striker Michy Batshuayi were involved in a training ground altercation before Thursday's draw with Arsenal.

sunday express
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Rafa Benitez has revealed how he nearly signed Bruno Fernandes at Newcastle until court complications scuppered the transfer.

the observer
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's players have shown renewed focus for Sunday's top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester United after a team meeting in the wake of last week's defeat at Southampton.

Celtic have reportedly lowered their asking price for in-demand striker Odsonne Edouard - which could tempt Arsenal into launching an offer.

sunday mail
Kilmarnock assistant manager Andy Millen says the SPFL are "not living in the real world" as fans stump up the cash to pay the club's Covid fine.

Juventus are lining up a move for Paul Pogba in the summer, when they believe Manchester United will have to lower their price for the France midfielder, 27, whose contract runs out in summer 2022. (Calciomercato, via Sunday Express)

West Ham United boss David Moyes says Chelsea and Manchester United have not contacted the Hammers about a move for England midfielder Declan Rice, 22. (Amazon, via Mail on Sunday)

Moyes also says West Ham have already made "big offers" for players but they have not been accepted. (Evening Standard)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum's contract at Liverpool runs out in the summer and the 30-year-old will reject a new deal in order to fulfil his dream of joining Barcelona. (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseille over a deal for 26-year-old French midfielder Morgan Sanson. (Mail)

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, whose contract runs out in the summer, has been linked with Barcelona but a move for the Spaniard, 20, in January could be off after the Nou Camp club postponed their presidential elections until March. (Manchester Evening News)

Bournemouth could be ready to offer 29-year-old ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere - who has been training with the Championship club after leaving West Ham - a contract. (Talksport)

Borussia Dortmund are looking at 21-year-old PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen, who had a stint at Arsenal, as a replacement for winger Jadon Sancho, 20, if the England winger leaves. (Soccer News, via Daily Star on Sunday)

Leeds United and Bournemouth are interested in Swansea City's 22-year-old English midfielder Yan Dhanda. (Mail)

Several Premier League clubs are keen on Benfica midfielder Ronaldo Camara after the 18-year-old Portugal youth international fell out with the club. (Mail)

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says the south coast outfit will not "gamble" on player wages as talks take place with England striker Danny Ings, 28, and left-back Ryan Bertrand, 31, about extending their deals. (Mail on Sunday)

West Bromwich Albion have opened talks over a loan move for Celta Vigo and Turkey midfielder Okay Yokuslu, 26, as the Baggies aim to bring in three players during January. (Mail on Sunday)

Inter Milan's Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, who was linked with Barcelona in the summer, appears close to signing a new deal with the Italian club.(Sportweek, via Football Italia)

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says the club have rejected Brazilian keeper Neto's request to leave the club, with the 31-year-old linked with Arsenal. (Metro)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's Newspapers:
18th January 2021

Jesse Lingard is weighing up a move to Sheffield United on a six-month loan to give him regular first-team football.
West Ham United are looking at a deal for Montpellier striker Gaetan Laborde to bolster David Moyes' attack for the second half of the season.
Huddersfield winger Alex Pritchard has clubs in the Championship monitoring whether he will be allowed to move, with six months left on his deal at the John Smith's Stadium.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku could be in line to seal a shock summer move to Manchester City, according to reports.
Juventus are reportedly preparing to make a move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba next summer.

Arsenal have already started planning for the summer by lining up an offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon.
Inter Milan have not paid the first instalment of their payments to Real Madrid for Achraf Hakimi as the club battles to stave off financial oblivion.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained tight-lipped over Jesse Lingard's future amid reports that the Manchester United outcast has held talks with Ligue 1 side Nice over a move.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed interest from the Premier League for midfielder Morgan Sanson after Aston Villa joined a host of other clubs in the race for the £20m-rated star.
West Brom are looking at a deal for Turkey international Okay Yokuslu.
Bayern Munich are reportedly considering a move for out-of-favour Real Madrid defender Eder Militao to replace David Alaba.
Premier League teams are exploring a deal for highly-rated Benfica prospect Ronaldo Camara after he fell out with the Portuguese club.
AC Milan are on the verge of signing veteran striker Mario Mandzukic on a free transfer, according to reports.

Manchester City are interested in signing Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli, according to the midfielder's agent.
AC Milan have the option to make Fikayo Tomori's loan move permanent in the summer for just £27m, according to reports.
Former Sporting Lisbon ace William Carvalho has been warned against making a transfer to bitter rivals Benfica.
David Moyes has confirmed that no bids have been received from either Chelsea or Manchester United for Declan Rice.
Lionel Messi was shown a red card in the dying stages as Barcelona lost 3-2 to Athletic Bilbao in the Supercopa final in Seville.
Mohamed Simakan has snubbed interest from Liverpool as he prepares to move to RB Leipzig, according to reports in Germany.
Liverpool will need to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City and Leeds United in order to land Wolves star Adama Traore.
Alexandre Lacazette has wasted little time in staking his claim to take Mesut Ozil's vacant No.10 shirt at Arsenal, promising the outgoing midfielder his jersey "will be in good care".

Stephen Hendry admits he has delayed his comeback because of fears that he would "embarrass" himself.

Dele Alli is reportedly pushing to join Paris Saint-Germain after his latest snub by Jose Mourinho - but Tottenham are not convinced.

Eddie Howe is odds-on to be the next Celtic manager with Paddy Power - after the bookmaker cut his price.

Crocked Christopher Jullien has taken to social media to thank well-wishers after the Celtic defender was caught at the centre of the controversial Dubai trip storm.

Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, is "pushing" for a move to French champions Paris St-Germain but negotiations are proving difficult. (Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, on Twitter)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will have £200m to spend in the summer, with Inter Milan's Belgium and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, on a list of potential signings. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Sheffield United remain confident they can sign England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, from Manchester United, despite their position at the bottom of the Premier League. (Sheffield Star)

West Ham United are weighing up a move for Montpellier's 26-year-old French striker Gaetan Laborde.(Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona acting president Carles Tusquets suggested signing Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 20, for 8m euros (£7.1m) to the club's three presidential candidates, but any move could not go ahead as not all of them were in agreement. (Marca)

Everton have cooled their interest in Bournemouth striker Joshua King, 29, with the Norway international said to be looking for a £120,000-a-week deal. (Sun)

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, says he and Lyon team-mate Houssem Aouar, 22, want to move to "one of the top three clubs in the world". Depay has been linked with Barcelona, while French midfielder Aouar was reported to be a target for Arsenal. (Canal+)

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that French midfielder Morgan Sanson is a target for English teams, with Arsenal, Aston Villa, Tottenham and West Ham linked with the 26-year-old. (Mail)

Inter Milan director Beppe Marotta says the Serie A side are financially stable but will not be making "any investments" during the January transfer window. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian)

Norwich City are set to sign Greece left-back Dimitris Giannoulis, 25, from PAOK for a fee which could rise to 7m euros (£6.2m). (Pink Un)

Hull City manager Grant McCann says English striker Keane Lewis-Potter is not for sale, despite talks over a new deal for the 19-year-old reaching an impasse. (Yorkshire Post)

The Urban Goose

New Member
Apr 19, 2019
Monday's Newspapers:
18th January 2021

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola... ...with Inter Milan's Belgium and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, on a list of potential signings. (Telegraph - subscription required)
Oh god please make it happen!


Full Member
Sep 12, 2002
Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, says he and Lyon team-mate Houssem Aouar, 22, want to move to "one of the top three clubs in the world". Depay has been linked with Barcelona, while French midfielder Aouar was reported to be a target for Arsenal. (Canal+)
Who is going to break the news to Aouar?


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
19th January 2021

•Paul Pogba heaped the blame for Manchester United's missed opportunity at Anfield onto himself, reportedly apologising to his team-mates in the dressing room.
•Derby County have angered Manchester City by blocking Pep Guardiola's attempt to sign Scott Carson on a permanent deal, because of the Championship club's insistence on collecting a loan fee this month to help pay overdue wages to their players.
•Paris Saint-Germain chief Leonardo says the French giants have a "place reserved" at the table for Lionel Messi, as the Parisians prepare to pounce for the wantaway Barcelona star this summer.
•Inter Milan, one of the most storied Italian clubs and whose name resonates around the world, will reportedly soon undergo a dramatic branding change, with a name change to Inter Milano and a new club badge.

•Global spending on transfer fees in women's football has surpassed $1m (£736,125) in a year for the first time.
•The Premier League is expected to become the first competition to trial permanent concussion substitutes, even though leading injury experts have described the proposals as "pointless and a "half-measure".
•Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi said the club and the players were not able to "assist" Mesut Ozil when he "needed us the most" in a glowing tribute to the departing playmaker.

•The Premier League will become the first competition to introduce permanent concussion substitutes for matches from the middle of next week.
•John Stones, the Manchester City defender, looks set to be rewarded for his fine form with an England recall.
•Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseilles on a deal for midfielder Morgan Sanson who would cost in the region of £15m.

•Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish is fit and raring to face Manchester City on Wednesday night.
•Lionel Messi could be hit with a huge 12-match ban if the Spanish FA deem his red card offence against Athletic Bilbao to be "aggressive".
•Erling Haaland will likely be the subject of more than one approach from a major club in the summer transfer window.
•David Alaba has snubbed a move to the Premier League after reportedly agreeing a move to Real Madrid.

•West Ham have made a bold move for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri with a £27m offer lodged.
•Arsenal are facing a dilemma over Alexandre Lacazette with just two weeks left of the January transfer window, with Atletico Madrid reportedly interested in the forward.

•Tottenham outcast Dele Alli is confident of sealing a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain.
•Andre Villas-Boas has revealed Diego Costa's huge wage demands have knocked Marseille out of the race to sign him.
•Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will look at a surprise move for Freddie Woodman to become the club's new No 2, according to reports.
•Ralph Hasenhuttl gave the biggest hint yet that Southampton may be forced to sell Danny Ings this summer.
•Tariq Lamptey says he is prepared to give England the chance to make him an international star despite the advances of Ghana.

•Celtic loan flop Daniel Arzani is at the centre of a club versus country row after his FC Utrecht boss publicly roasted the player's contribution to the cause.

•Stoke have made fresh checks on long-term target Sam Cosgrove.

Chelsea are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland, 20, this summer, despite the Norway striker's 75m euro (£66.6m) release clause not becoming active until 2022. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo insists the club remain keen to sign 33-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi, whose contract ends with Barcelona this summer. (Sport)

PSG expect a decision this week on their bid to sign Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24. (Mirror)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, is hinting he wants an improvement to his Liverpool contract, which runs until 2023, but the Reds have no plans to offer him a new deal at the moment. (Mail)

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini says a loan move for Chelsea's England defender Fikayo Tomori, 23, is close but could still yet fall through. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Bayern Munich's Austria defender David Alaba, 28, in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United's 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who has been linked with clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Marseille and Inter Milan, is keen to on a move but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reluctant to let him leave this month. (ESPN)

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says "life will go on" if England striker Danny Ings leaves Southampton for a bigger club this summer because the Saints cannot afford the 28-year-old's contract demands. (Mirror)

Arsenal would need to offer up to £50m to tempt Norwich City into selling Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia, 24. (Sky Sports)

Derby County have angered Manchester City by blocking their attempt to sign goalkeeper Scott Carson on a permanent deal. The Championship club want to collect a loan fee for the 35-year-old Englishman this month. (Mail)

Leicester City are ready to challenge Arsenal, Roma and AC Milan for the summer signing of 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Otavio, who looks set to leave Portuguese side Porto when his contract runs out. (Leicester Mercury)

Galatasaray and Senegal striker Mbaye Diagne, 29, is on the list of strikers West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing this month. (Express & Star)

However, Newcastle United's English forward Andy Carroll, 32, is not on Baggies boss Sam Allardyce's list of targets. (Talksport)

AC Milan and West Ham have enquired about a move for Barcelona's out-of-favour Spanish left-back Junior Firpo, 24. (ESPN)

The Hammers have also made a bid for Sevilla's Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 23. (The Athletic - subscription required)

The future of Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, is unlikely to be resolved this month, but a move could materialise in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Inter Milan have agreed to sign Udinese's 26-year-old Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, who has been linked with Liverpool and Leeds United. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Fulham failed with a surprise move for their former striker Moussa Dembele before the 24-year-old Frenchman joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Lyon last week. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace are considering a bid for Mainz's French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta, 23. (Independent)

Former Watford boss Vladimir Ivic is the frontrunner to take over as Sheffield Wednesday manager, although Doncaster Rovers' Darren Moore is also being considered. (Mail)

Several clubs are monitoring Chelsea's 19-year-old English midfielder Marcel Lewis, who is out of contract in the summer but has yet to agree extended terms. (Football Insider)

The Premier League will become the first competition to introduce permanent concussion substitutes for matches from the middle of next week. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United remain confident that Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek will be a success at Old Trafford, according to former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, chief executive at the 23-year-old's former club Ajax. (Manchester Evening News)

United have received interest from clubs about taking Wales midfielder Dylan Levitt, 20, and English centre-back Teden Mengi, 18, on loan until the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

LutonTown manager Nathan Jones says he would be keen to re-sign Brighton's former England Under-21s goalkeeper Christian Walton, 25, who spent a loan spell with the Hatters in the 2016-17 campaign. (The Argus)

Uefa chiefs are pushing ahead with plans to hold the climax of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium after being reassured by the scale of the UK's Covid-19 vaccination programme. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
20th January 2021

daily telegraph
England international Danny Ings wants to return to a Champions League club this summer and is holding off on a new deal at Southampton to make sure he has the best possible chance should the opportunity present itself.
Arsene Wenger has said "genius" Mesut Ozil will thrive in a "warm environment" once he completes his move from Arsenal to Fenerbahce.
National League clubs will discuss ending their season during crisis talks on Wednesday over Government funding now coming in the form of loans instead of grants.

the sun
Premier League chiefs hope to end the uncertainty over Covid-19 postponement rules by getting two new protocols agreed by clubs on Wednesday.
Tottenham are pushing ahead to make a summer move for Southampton star striker Danny Ings, according to reports.
Diego Simeone is set to commit his future to Atletico Madrid until 2024, according to reports.
Cardiff winger Josh Murphy is at the centre of a three-way transfer battle from Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby.

daily mail
Queens Park Rangers have launched an audacious attempt to have their Financial Fair Play penalty reduced by writing a heartfelt letter to other Championship sides, claiming the £42m punishment dished out in 2018 is too harsh.
Derby County's hierarchy are making contingency plans for the collapse of the proposed takeover by the Derventio Holdings Group.
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that he has serious reservations about the project of creating a European Super League and would 'decline' the club's invitation to join one.
Amad Diallo could break into Manchester United's first-team squad as early as next month, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed.

daily mirror
Pep Guardiola has hinted this could be Sergio Aguero's final season at Manchester City as he looks to a future without the Argentine star.
Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil's hunger to play football again must be "enormous" for him to force through a transfer to Fenerbahce this month.
Manchester United are reportedly serious about signing Argentina international Facundo Medina from RC Lens this winter.

the times
UEFA chiefs are pushing ahead with plans to hold the climax of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium after being reassured by the scale of the UK's Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The Premier League will reiterate the need to follow the ban on hugging during goal celebrations when the clubs meet on Wednesday for their next shareholders' meeting.
Referees in the Premier League and FA Cup will be told to report any managers they suspect of misusing new concussion substitute rules.
Wayne Rooney says he will stay on as the manager of Derby County even if the planned takeover of the club does not happen.

daily star
West Ham have been told it will cost them at least £35m to prise Youssef En-Nesyri out of Sevilla this month.

daily record
Steve Clark's dream of leading Scotland out into the Euros at Hampden received a huge boost last night - despite reports UEFA are preparing to scrap plans to roll the tournament out across the Continent.
Anxious health chiefs ordered a total of 16 of Celtic's players to miss two crucial top flight matches after studying a series of bus trips during the club's controversial trip to Dubai.

scottish sun
Kilmarnock will ask for a £1m government loan to help them survive the season.

Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a summer move for Southampton and England forward Danny Ings, 28. (Eurosport)

Ings wants to return to a Champions League club and is holding off on a new deal with the Saints.(Telegraph - subscription required)

Inter Milan and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, has no interest in joining Manchester City. (Express)

Liverpool and Tottenham are looking into a possible deal for Inter's Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool and Barcelona have not given up hope of signing Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, despite Real Madrid being close to a deal. (Sport1 - in German)

AC Milan have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 23, on an initial loan with a view to a permanent deal worth up to 30m euro (£26.6m). (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United are preparing an £11m bid for Lens and Argentina defender Facundo Medina, 21. (La Voix du Nord - in French)

Nice are no longer interested in signing United's 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, is confident he will agree a loan move to Paris St-Germain in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Alli's hopes of a move rest on what demands Spurs place on PSG.(Goal)

Talks between England Under-21s midfielder Jamal Musiala, 17, and Bayern Munich over a new contract have stalled, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City monitoring the situation. (Goal)

Newcastle United defender Emil Krafth's £2.7m move to Istanbul Basaksehir has stalled after the 26-year-old Swede started for the Magpies against Arsenal on Monday. (Mail)

Bayer Leverkusen are in talks with Leicester City over a deal to sign English winger Demarai Gray, 24. (Sport1 - in German)

Arsenal have been told that 24-year-old Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia will not be leaving Norwich City during this transfer window. (Independent)

Manchester City have a £27.5m buy-back option on Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz which expires this summer, but Pep Guardiola is not expecting to pursue the 22-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

Montpellier have rejected a bid from West Ham United for French striker Gaetan Laborde, 26. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid want manager Diego Simeone to sign a new deal keeping him at the club until 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

Real Madrid's Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, has asked to leave the club. (Marca)

Newcastle's American defender DeAndre Yedlin, 27, says he is in the dark over his future as the club have not instigated contract talks. (Newcastle Chronicle)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
21st January 2021

daily telegraph
Juventus forward Douglas Costa, currently on loan at Bayern Munich, has emerged as a January option for Wolves to bolster their attack.
Former Aston Villa winger Jordan Amavi has put Premier League clubs on alert after rejecting contract offers to stay at Marseille.
England is expected to be a frontrunner to take on more Euro 2020 matches this summer amid mounting doubt over host cities due to Covid-19.
Frank Lampard is fighting to hold on to his Chelsea job as owner Roman Abramovich considers how long he will have to try to turn around the slump in form that has seen his team beaten five times in eight Premier League games.
A leading neuropathologist has questioned whether the "expert" group which is deciding football's on-field response to brain injuries is being "sold under false pretences" after it emerged that it is loaded with football insiders.

daily mail
Leeds United have been ordered to install AstroTurf on the Elland Road steps amid fears they present a slip hazard and could cause injury to opposition players.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed UEFA wants to hold this summer's European Championship in just one country.
Arsenal look set to be forced to wait until the summer for the chance to land Norwich City star Emiliano Buendia.
James Maddison's enlightening interview after Leicester's victory over Chelsea on Tuesday will be used by clubs to educate young players on how to come across well.
Crystal Palace hope to confirm the loan signing of Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta after he arrived in London ahead of a medical on Wednesday.
West Bromwich Albion feared their swoop for West Ham's Robert Snodgrass would collapse if they did not agree to drop him for the subsequent match against David Moyes's side.
Top-flight club chairmen and chief executives have rallied around new, tough Covid protocols and committed their teams to follow the rules to keep football going, despite initial concerns from managers.
Championship clubs have written to the EFL raising concern over conflicts of interest that could arise from MSD Capital's investment in some of their rivals.

the sun
West Ham have denied there was an agreement with West Brom to ban Robert Snodgrass from playing against them.
Tottenham remain keen on contract rebel Danny Ings, who wants to play in the Champions League.
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is set to take his first steps into management by joining the coaching staff of Ukrainian side Olympic Donetsk.

daily mirror
The Chelsea hierarchy want to give under-pressure Frank Lampard time to turn the club's fortunes around and do not want to make a panic decision mid-season.
Bayern Munich are determined not to lose out in the race for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.
Arsenal are ready to hand Emile Smith Rowe a new contract to secure his long-term future at the Emirates.
Juan Mata's time at Manchester United appears to be drawing to a natural close.

the guardian
Frank Lampard is running out of time to save his job after Chelsea's defeat by Leicester prompted the board to start identifying possible replacements for their manager.

the times
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering handing Amad Diallo his Manchester United debut early next month after the 18-year-old winger impressed during training.

daily star
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Diogo Jota is still a number of weeks away from returning to the Liverpool line-up.
Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan that would have been "laughed out of court" in normal circumstances.
West Ham are preparing a new offer worth around £32m for Youssef En-Nesyri after failing with their opening bid.

daily record
Rangers have appointed Three Bears investor George Letham to the board in a top table shake-up at Ibrox.

Arsenal have made an approach for Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22. (Sky Sports)

However, Odegaard is said to be nearing a loan move to Sevilla. (Cuatro - in Spanish)

Arsenal are to offer English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 20, a new £40,000-a-week deal. (Mail)

Tottenham, West Ham and Sheffield United are among numerous clubs keen on signing 28-year-old Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan. (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain are planning a surprise move for Manchester City and Spain centre-back Eric Garcia, 20. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea would prefer not to replace under-fire boss Frank Lampard with an interim manager mid-season. (Independent)

But Lampard will be sacked if Chelsea's results do not improve quickly. (Sky Sports)
Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho, 24, Liverpool's Divock Origi, 25, and Nice front man Kasper Dolberg, 23, are on a striker shortlist drawn up by RB Leipzig. (Bild - via Leicester Mercury)

Tottenham and England left-back Danny Rose is wanted by Turkish side Trabzonspor. The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer. (Mail)

AC Milan are closing in on an agreement for the loan of 23-year-old Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

West Ham are preparing a new offer worth about £32m for Sevilla's Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri, 23. (Star)

Wolves are close to a loan deal for Real Sociedad's Brazilian striker Willian Jose, 29, with the option to buy. (Telegraph)

Arsenal target Emiliano Buendia has accepted Norwich will not let him leave for less than £40m. The 24-year-old Argentine midfielder is hopeful of landing a summer move. (Mail)

Fulham will listen to offers for Norway midfielder Stefan Johansen, 30, 31-year-old French defender Maxime Le Marchand and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 29. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are keen on Palmeiras' Brazilian forward Gabriel Veron, 18. (Sport - via Star)

Wolves are interested in 17-year-old Bolton winger Finlay Lockett. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
22nd January 2021

the sun
Manchester City have suffered a huge blow with Kevin De Bruyne facing up to four weeks out with a hamstring injury.
West Ham are preparing a £16m transfer offer for Bournemouth striker Josh King after failing with an initial £13m bid.
Paul Pogba's Manchester United revival comes after working with Darren Fletcher in a new coaching role, as the ex-Old Trafford ace is helping the France international improve his defensive side.
Mamadou Sakho could be in hot water at Crystal Palace after footage of him at a Dubai restaurant without social distancing.
Wolves have provisionally agreed a fee of almost £18m with Real Sociedad for their Brazilian striker Willian Jose.

the times
Founder members of a proposed European Super League would be offered up to £310m each to join the competition and could earn as much as £213m a season from it, according to an incendiary document.
A major police investigation has uncovered evidence that suggests legal disputes in football and other sports may have been corrupted by the submission of misleading documents.
Arsenal are now actively looking for reinforcements this month, Mikel Arteta has confirmed, having discharged their first priority of clearing unwanted players from the squad.

daily mail
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted concerns about Chorley's pitch ahead of their FA Cup clash and fears his players could suffer 'serious injury'.
Celtic, Burnley, West Ham, Brighton, West Brom and Bournemouth are all battling to sign Crystal Palace's James McCarthy, with the midfielder out of contract this summer.
Nick Pope is challenging Jordan Pickford for the England number one spot but his international starting chances could be damaged by Burnley's style of play, claims Tom Heaton.
Top-flight football clubs are having to undertake a series of urgent measures to address concerns over the quality of their pitches.

the guardian
Concrete proposals for a European Super League are being discussed by top clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool with more seriousness because of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
World No 3 Dominic Thiem has denied the top players are receiving a notable advantage before the Australian Open by spending their 14-day quarantine in Adelaide, rather than Melbourne where more than 300 players are staying.
Margaret Court, the former Australian tennis player who has sparked controversy in recent years because of her views on LGBTQ+ issues, will be recognised with Australia's highest honour.

daily express
Liverpool and Manchester United are paying close attention to contract negotiations concerning Bayern Munich youngster Jamal Musiala, with talks said to have reached deadlock.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is open to signing a new left-back in this transfer window as cover for Kieran Tierney.

daily mirror
Bayern Munich have confirmed their intention to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano who had previously been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.
Liverpool are one of the many teams said to be interested in Reading midfielder Michael Olise.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has insisted that young forward Folarin Balogun has a future at the club despite speculation linking him with a move in the summer.

daily telegraph
Leicester City have made an enquiry about signing Christian Eriksen on loan for the rest of the season, but baulked at his £300,000-a-week wages.
The Premier League has been warned teams could abuse the offside law that allowed the controversial Manchester City opener against Aston Villa on Wednesday.
The prospect of the Olympics being forced behind-closed-doors has increased significantly after chief organisers said spectators are not a "must have".
The Government could face surprise resistance in handing northern clubs Euro 2020 fixtures as most of them are planning pitch resurfacing this summer.
Helen MacNamara, one of Britain's most senior civil servants, has quit Government to become a top executive at the Premier League.

daily record
Hearts have offered Andy Irving a new deal and the player has responded with a counter offer as the two parties try to thrash out his Tynecastle future.

scottish sun
Rangers are closing in on a deal for Bournemouth pair Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh.
Eddie Howe is the red hot favourite to be the next Celtic manager after two bookies suspended betting on him taking over from Neil Lennon.
John Hughes insists it will take £500,000 to prise Ross Stewart away from Ross County in the next ten days.

Leicester City have ruled out a loan move for Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, because of the Denmark international's £300,000-a-week wages. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich have confirmed their intention to sign RB Leipzig's 22-year-old France defender Dayot Upamecano, who has a £40m release clause. (Mirror)

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all displayed interest in Upamecano, for whom any deal will not take place until the summer. (Goal)

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, has asked chairman Daniel Levy not to block a potential move to Paris St-Germain. (90min)

Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 23, is on the verge of joining AC Milan on a six-month loan with the Serie A leaders having an option to make the move permanent in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal want to sign a back-up to Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 23, before the end of the January transfer window. (Express)

Despite interest from elsewhere, Real Madrid's 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard is very close to completing a loan move to Arsenal. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham have ended their pursuit of Sevilla and Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri. The Hammers had a £27m bid for the 23-year-old rejected, with Sevilla wanting £35m. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace's Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 30, is a target for Scottish champions Celtic. (Mail)

West Ham could lower their asking price for England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, to around £50m because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. (90min)

The Hammers are preparing an improved bid of £16m for Bournemouth's Norway striker Joshua King, 29. (Sun)

However, Burnley have joined West Ham and West Brom in the race to sign King, who is out of contract in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Ex-Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 35, says he has been "excited" by watching his former team this season and has backed them to win the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo, 19, is expected to fly to England on Friday to finalise a £4.5m move to Brighton from Independiente del Valle. (Sky Sports)

Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil expects to have Brazil forward Willian Jose, 29, available at the weekend, despite interest from Wolves. (Marca, via Birmingham Mail)

Wolves would have to pay around £17m to sign Jose on a permanent basis. (Express & Star)

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called Aston Villa's offer for French midfielder Morgan Sanson, 26, "pathetic". (Mail)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says there is no chance of the club selling Germany winger Leroy Sane, 25, despite limited first-team appearances since his move from Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)

Everton will ask for £9m if they are to sell Brazil midfielder Bernard, 29. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is set to take his first steps into coaching at Ukrainian side Olympic Donetsk. (ESPN)

Manchester United are winning the race to sign Brazilian 'wonderkid' Gabriel Veron, 18, who plays as a forward for Palmeiras and has a £53m release clause. (Sport, via FourFourTwo)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
23rd January 2021

daily express
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly keen on a move to Manchester United.
Arsenal are interested in signing Crystal Palace youngster Tyrick Mitchell, but face difficulty in concluding a deal on the cheap.

daily telegraph
Owen Farrell is understood to have united with Johnny Sexton, Alun Wyn Jones and Stuart Hogg to urge Lions officials the series against South Africa "must go ahead".
Cristiano Ronaldo has turned down a lucrative offer from the Saudi Arabia tourism authority to be the face of the country's drive to market itself as a holiday destination.
Olympic chiefs are working with the World Health Organisation to get all athletes vaccinated in a bid to save the Tokyo Games.

daily mail
Barcelona have reportedly asked a host of major banks to delay debt repayments so that the club can avoid insolvency.
PSG forward Kylian Mbappe admits he is still undecided about signing a new deal at the Ligue 1 champions.
West Ham will receive less than £15m from Ajax from the sale of Sebastien Haller with more than a quarter of the £20m transfer fee owed to a private equity company.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has shut down speculation they will sell Leroy Sane just six months after his move from Manchester City.
Manchester United and Paul Pogba will put a decision on the midfielder's future on the backburner until the end of the title race.
Crystal Palace will consider offers for striker Christian Benteke after signing Jean-Philippe Mateta.
West Ham are assessing the cost of a potential deal for Bournemouth's Joshua King.
Newcastle are trying to bring in Graeme Jones from Bournemouth as a third assistant manager to help under-fire boss Steve Bruce.
Everton reportedly want £9m for Brazilian winger Bernard amid interest from the United Arab Emirates.
UEFA faces a legal battle with some of its Euro 2020 hosts as it makes contingency plans for the tournament.
Yaya Toure is reportedly set to take his first coaching role at Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk.
The RFU is ready to sanction the Premiership's plan to scrap relegation this season in a dramatic move that could lead to a ring-fenced top flight for years to come.

daily star
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has been accused of "not getting along with other Blues stars".
Arsenal transfer target Martin Odegaard's Gunners debut would likely be delayed if a Real Madrid exit happens.

the sun
Manchester United target Arkadiusz Milik has joined Marseille on loan from Napoli until June 2022.

the times
The likelihood of Sepp Blatter ever having to face the music over the criminal and civil cases brought against him looks increasingly remote. Blatter's poor health means that the former Fifa president will be in no fit state to answer questions raised by his successors at football's world governing body.
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has called for legal disputes in football to be overseen by an independent body after a police investigation uncovered evidence suggesting that misleading documents had been used in arbitrations.

scottish sun
Steven Gerrard has defended Premiership rivals over Covid-19 safety fears - and says clubs have gone "above and beyond".
Eddie Howe is favourite for both the Celtic and Newcastle jobs as the race hots up for the in-demand manager.
Graham Alexander has held talks with Motherwell captain Declan Gallagher over the defender's future.

daily record
Aberdeen could abandon their plan to build a long-awaited new stadium in Kingsford as it's claimed they're in talks with the local council over an alternative.

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 22, could be available for about £50m in the summer and that could see Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United battling it out for the England international's signature. (90 Min)

Liverpool are to prioritise a new deal for Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 29, before considering talks over a fresh contract for Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28. (Eurosport)

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba will delay a decision over the 27-year-old's future at the club until the end of the season as the Old Trafford club challenge for the title. (Mail)

Arsenal are weighing up a move for 31-year-old Southampton and England left-back Ryan Bertrand, whose current deal runs out in the summer, as they look to provide competition for Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 23. (Evening Standard)

The Gunners are increasingly hopeful of securing the loan signing of Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, on loan from Real Madrid. (Goal)

France centre-back Raphael Varane, 27, wants to leave Real Madrid. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has played down suggestions the club will make a move to sign Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28. (Express)

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers could look towards his former club Celtic for Jamie Vardy's long-term successor by making a move for French striker Osdonne Edouard, 23. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace are willing to sell Belgium striker Christian Benteke, with West Brom interested in the 30-year-old. (Mail)

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce wants to add Bournemouth coach Graeme Jones to his coaching team. (Sun)

West Ham are planning to offer manager David Moyes a new contract at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil says 29-year-old Brazilian striker Willian Jose's proposed switch to the Premier League with Wolves is in an advanced stage of negotiations. (Goal)

Liverpool and Manchester United are monitoring Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala. The 17-year-old's contract talks at Bayern Munich are said to have stalled. (Express)

Spanish side Sevilla want to sign Atalanta midfielder Alejandro Gomez, 32, on loan with an obligation to buy for 8m euros £7.1m) in the summer. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Football Italia)

Manchester United midfielder Facundo Pellistri's agent says the 19-year-old Uruguayan midfielder is in talks to leave the Old Trafford club on loan this month. (Manchester Evening News)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
24th January 2021

daily star sunday
West Ham will push to sign £35m-rated Odsonne Edouard from Celtic before the end of the transfer window.
Arsenal transfer target Martin Odegaard's Gunners debut would likely be delayed due to a minor knee problem, if his Real Madrid exit happens.
Chelsea chiefs Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia are reportedly clashing over what to do with under-pressure manager Frank Lampard.

mail on sunday
Manchester United are understood to have distanced themselves from proposals for a European Super League after FIFA and UEFA's strong stance last week against the plan effectively made it unsustainable.
Manchester United will decide on Jesse Lingard's future after the FA Cup tie with Liverpool.
Southampton continue to bat away suggestions that striker Danny Ings is poised to leave the club, with CEO Martin Semmens stepping in to clarify the player's future.
Frank Lampard has thrown his support behind Kai Havertz, claiming that Chelsea's summer signing just needs time to adapt to life in the Premier League after a slow start.
Super agent Mino Raiola has snapped up Crystal Palace starlet Zion Atta who is being targeted by Liverpool and Manchester City.
Liverpool and Manchester United have suffered a transfer blow after Bayern Munich reportedly made progress in tying Jamal Musiala down to a new contract.
Graeme Jones has been given permission by Bournemouth to speak to Newcastle United about joining Steve Bruce's coaching staff.

sunday times
Rafa Benitez would like a quick return to management after ending his contract with Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional due to concerns over Covid-19.

the sun on sunday
Crystal Palace are in the race for Leicester's out-of-favour winger Demarai Gray.
Hope Powell says she is excited to see two female coaches take charge of the Lionesses following Phil Neville's departure.
Raphael Varane wants to quit Real Madrid and the defender is considering a new challenge, according to reports.
Eddie Howe is wanted by Newcastle and Celtic.
Burnley and Arsenal are battling it out for Stoke's Nathan Collins - and Sean Dyche has a real chance.
Newcastle and Bournemouth may do a possible swap deal involving winger Matt Ritchie and Philip Billing.

sunday mirror
Chelsea could turn to Brendan Rodgers if the axe falls on Frank Lampard.
Manchester United will go head-to-head with Liverpool for RB Leipzig's brilliant young defender Dayot Upamecano.
Manchester City will be furious after the doctor of Belgium's national team claimed Kevin De Bruyne's hamstring injury is good news.
Rafa Benitez is set to become Celtic's new manager.
Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink believes Frank Lampard is still the man to lift the blues at Stamford Bridge.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Donny van de Beek is unhappy - but insists the Dutchman is not kicking off about his peripheral role at Manchester United.
Chelsea have rejected a loan offer from West Ham for Emerson Palmieri as they face a fixture pile-up.
Brendan Rodgers wants a new attacking midfielder at Leicester but has admitted Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen may prove too expensive.

sunday telegraph
Eddie Jones has taken soundings from cycling supremo Sir Dave Brailsford as well as former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as he looks to keep England sharp and motivated when the defending Six Nations champions begin preparations for this year's tournament.

sunday mail
Delighted Steven Gerrard admits his Rangers stars delivered exactly what he asked in dismantling Ross County - but he's still refusing to entertain talk of the Premiership title.
Rangers have agreed pre-contract deals with Bournemouth duo Nnamdi Ofoborh and Jack Simpson - and haven't ruled out snaring the pair of them now.
Betfred Cup semi-finalists St Mirren have launched a bid to land Jaden Brown on loan from Huddersfield Town.
Ross County are set to sign Blackburn keeper Joe Hilton and sell Josh Reid to Coventry City.

Barcelona hope they can sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32, and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, 28, on free transfers in the summer when the respective contracts of the Argentine and Austrian run out. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring France forward Ousmane Dembele's contract situation at Barcelona, with the 23-year-old having 18 months left on his deal with the Nou Camp club. (Sport, via Metro)

Manchester United will go head to head with Liverpool for the signature of RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman knows the "economic situation of the club is an influence" but says they need to sign players to improve. (Goal)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is one of the names Chelsea could consider to become their manager if they decide to sack Frank Lampard. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Everton and Leicester are interested in Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, who has 18 months left on his contract with the Saints. (90 Min)

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez would like a quick return to management after leaving Chinese side Dalian Professional, with Napoli and Roma interested in the 60-year-old Spaniard. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

But Benitez is set to take over from Neil Lennon at Celtic. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United will make a decision on England midfielder Jesse Lingard's future after their FA Cup tie against Liverpool, with Newcastle United, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion keen to take the 28-year-old on loan. (Mail on Sunday)

English left-back Brandon Williams, 20, looks likely to leave Manchester United on loan, with West Ham United and Southampton interested. (Sun on Sunday)

The Hammers have also been linked with Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri, but the 23-year-old says he will not be leaving Sevilla in January. (Estadio Deportivo, via Sport Witness)

Crystal Palace want to sign Leicester City's English winger Demarai Gray, 24. (Sun on Sunday)

West Brom are considering signing former Leicester forward Ahmed Musa on a short-term contract. The 28-year-old Nigeria international is without a club after leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a target for Newcastle if they sack manager Steve Bruce. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham will try to sign 23-year-old Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this month but the French forward would prefer to move to an established top-six side in the Premier League. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Aston Villa have restructured their offer for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson and are finalising a £15.5m move for the 26-year-old Frenchman. (Mail on Sunday)

Bayern Munich have started to make progress in contract talks with 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala amid speculation that Liverpool and Manchester United are monitoring the England Under-21 international. (Goal)

Burnley are frontrunners to sign Stoke defender Nathan Collins, 19, with Arsenal also interested. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea have knocked back West Ham's offer to take 26-year-old Italy defender Emerson Palmieri on loan. (Sunday Mirror)

Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, is set to join Italian side Lazio after having his contract at Arsenal terminated. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)


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Jan 20, 2014
I could see Ings playing hardball for a move and signing for us for Brandon Williams (who Hassenhutl apparently likes) and say 15M to Southampton, if we do sell Martial this summer. We'd have Ings and Cavani up top with Greenwood getting one more year before he's a fulltime 9 when Cavani leaves in the summer of 2022, with Ings as the other 9 to compete with him and we sign Sancho/a RW either this summer or the next, or Grealish if we love him that much and are okay playing Rashford on the right to accommodate him.

I don't see him going to Arsenal or back to Liverpool, even though he makes a lot of sense for them competing with Firmino. Spurs there are rumours and he'd be a good backup for Kane, but is that what he wants, to only get minutes when Kane is hurt or for 10 minutes off the bench? I would say City because he'd fit them well since they badly need a stone cold finisher and he's sort of a discount Van Persie, but I think they're gonna be way more ambitious in replacing Aguero. If Jesus was having a great year I'd say then maybe they spend on LB and a new David Silva playmaker instead. Chelsea have too many forwards.

Because his wages aren't insane, he actually seems like a reasonably candidate to move abroad and play for a most of the time CL team like Atalanta, Sevilla or even Atletico (if Dembele is a disaster there, Ings seems like a nice fit with Joao Felix).


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
25th January 2021

daily telegraph
Jesse Lingard is waiting to discover if Manchester United's board will sanction a loan move after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reluctantly agreed to the England midfielder's request for a transfer before the close of the window at the start of next month.
Liverpool are winning the race for Derby County forward Kaide Gordon in a deal worth more than £1m for the teenager.
West Bromwich Albion face a battle to land Andy Carroll from Newcastle and reunite Sam Allardyce with the striker.
West Ham are carefully considering their option to sign a striker to replace Sebastien Haller and may even wait until the summer to sign their long-term target Jonas Wind of FC Copenhagen.
Billy Gilmour has Premier League clubs waiting to see if Frank Lampard will consider him for a six-month loan.
Ahmed Musa will join up with West Bromwich Albion on Monday as Sam Allardyce considers a surprise return to the Premier League for the former Leicester forward.
Newcastle United are set to confirm the appointment of Graeme Jones as a coach under Steve Bruce this week in a show of faith to their under-fire manager.
A leading specialist on concussion in sport has called for cricket to consider banning bouncers for all U18 players to prevent long-term brain damage.

the sun
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is set to have a scan on the knee injury that forced him off during the 3-2 win over Liverpool.
Jack Wilshere is 'happy' former team-mate Mesut Ozil has secured an exit from Arsenal.
Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori has revealed how a conversation with legendary defender Paolo Maldini convinced him to join AC Milan.

daily mail
The FA are to add guidance to their protocol after scouts were left infuriated this weekend when they were not allowed into FA Cup matches - while the organisation itself allowed England analysis staff to attend.
Glenn Hoddle believes James Maddison will force his way into Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's European Championships if he keeps up his current run of form.
Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman believes new signings are crucial to improve his struggling side in the January transfer window but worries the club are not in the right 'economic situation' to splash the cash.
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard is wanted by West Ham as he considers his future.
Covid clauses in player contracts are now common at EFL clubs keen to protect themselves against financial issues.

the times
Arsenal have agreed to pay Real Madrid a £1.8m loan fee for Martin Odegaard plus his wage of £38,000 a week, which would make the total outlay about £2.5m until the end of May.
The crisis in the National League has prompted the government to tell struggling clubs that they can bypass league chiefs and apply directly for grants.

daily mirror
Burnley remain keen on Nottingham Forest skipper Joe Worrall but may keep their transfer cash until the summer.
Wolves' new striker Willian Jose has already set his sights on climbing the Premier League despite facing a likely wait for his debut.

daily star
Facundo Pellistri is impressing at Old Trafford since his summer switch from Penarol but the Uruguayan may now be loaned out to ensure he earns first-team minutes to aid his development.
Jens Lehmann says Germany would welcome back Jurgen Klopp with open arms.

daily record
Rangers are expected to confirm the pre-contract signing of Aberdeen's Scott Wright.
Scott Robinson has begged the SFA to let David Martindale finish the job he's started after heading Livingston into the Betfred Cup Final.

scottish sun
St Johnstone are set to sign Rangers winger Glenn Middleton.
Dundee United sporting director Tony Asghar has blasted the Scottish Government for failing to help clubs caught up in a Covid cash crisis.

Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, on loan from Real Madrid. (Mail)

The Gunners have agreed to pay a £1.8m loan fee for Odegaard but will not have an option to buy included in the deal. (Times - subscription required)

Despite Odegaard's imminent arrival, Arsenal remain interested in signing Norwich's Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia, 24. (Football.London)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will allow England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, to leave on loan during the January transfer window but the final decision will be made by the Old Trafford club's board. (ESPN)

Real Madrid could turn their attention to signing Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United, after France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, said he is "very happy" at Paris St-Germain. (Express)

Manchester City's Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 20, and Liverpool's Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30 - both out of contract at the end of the season - remain Barcelona's top summer targets after manager Ronald Koeman admitted the club is in no position to sign players this month. (Mirror)

Burnley are interested in Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall, 24, but may wait until the summer to bid for the former England Under-21 defender. (Mirror)

West Bromwich Albion are in talks with Crystal Palace over a deal to sign Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30. (Sky Sports)

Former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa, 28, will train with the Baggies this week in a bid to earn a permanent contract. The Nigeria striker is a free agent after leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October. (Express and Star)

Crystal Palace are interested in Leicester's Demarai Gray, 24. The former England Under-21 winger is out of contract in the summer but the Foxes are willing to sell him this month for around £1.8m. (Mail)

Newcastle United are set to confirm the appointment of Graeme Jones as a coach to help manager Steve Bruce, who has endorsed the appointment. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Turkey forward Cenk Tosun's future at Everton is in doubt after the 29-year-old was left out of the squad to face Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday. (Liverpool Echo)

Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 19, could yet leave Chelsea on loan this month despite starting in his side's FA Cup win over Luton Town, according to manager Frank Lampard. (Mail)

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno says 35-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will sign a new contract at the club. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has asked the club's board not to miss the opportunity to sign Bayern Munich's Austria defender David Alaba, 28, when he becomes available on a free transfer in the summer. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Promising 18-year-old Belgian forward Jeremy Doku, who has been linked with Liverpool, says he chose a move to French side Rennes in the summer as an "intermediate" step before joining a big club. (Het Nieuwsblad, via Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool look to be favourites to sign Derby County forward Kaide Gordon, 16, in a deal worth more than £1m, with Manchester United and Tottenham also interested in the English player. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United's Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is willing to remain patient at Old Trafford despite being given limited opportunity to impress since his £40m move from Ajax. (Times - subscription required)

Fenerbahce have asked supporters to help raise funds following the signing of former Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 32, from Arsenal. (Mirror)


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Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno says 35-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will sign a new contract at the club. (Marca - in Spanish)
I wonder what is the point? They try to give new contracts to several 35+ players - Ramos as well. It’s weird club strategy provided how expensive these contracts are


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Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
26th January 2021

daily star
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made up his mind over Jesse Lingard, with four Premier League clubs interested in the playmaker.
Jose Mourinho opted to sign Victor Lindelof over Virgil van Dijk while at Manchester United.
Records show that Barcelona owe 19 clubs money for transfers, with £29m still to be paid to Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho.
David Moyes claims West Ham need up to four transfer windows to realistically challenge the Premier League big boys.

the times
The crisis in the National League has prompted the government to tell struggling clubs that they can bypass league chiefs and apply directly for grants.

the sun
Frank Lampard was summoned to a breakfast time sacking - after Roman Abramovich decided the former Chelsea midfielder's reign could not be rescued.
Thomas Tuchel will become Chelsea's new boss under orders to make them title contenders this season.

daily mirror
Liverpool are closing in on signing Derby County wonderkid Kaide Gordon who has been compared to Mohamed Salah and Mason Greenwood.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp continues to covet David Alaba and has urged Anfield chiefs to keep pace in the race for the Bayern Munich star.
Chelsea have reportedly been in contact with Dayot Upamecano over a potential move for the sought-after RB Leipzig defender.
Allan Saint-Maximin has backed under-fire Steve Bruce - but ordered a change in "mentality" to attack.
Thiago Silva may wish he had not spoken out on Thomas Tuchel's sacking by Paris Saint-Germain when the German is appointed Chelsea manager.
Mikel Arteta has told his players they can still force their way into a European spot this season.
Shkodran Mustafi is reportedly in discussions with Arsenal over the possibility of terminating his contract with the club early.

daily mail
Paris Saint-Germain are about to offer Germany playmaker Julian Draxler to Arsenal in a surprise exchange bid for midfield misfit Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports.
Wayne Rooney will defer a portion of his £90,000-a-week wages to help Derby through their cash crisis.
Mesut Ozil watched his first game as a Fenerbahce player from the stands on Monday as his new team beat visitors Kayserispor 3-0.
West Ham have reportedly been placed on red alert with RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-Chan set for a Premier League loan move this month.
Edin Dzeko trained alone at Roma on Monday as he looks set to leave the club before the closure of the transfer window.
Juventus have identified Bayern Munich duo Corentin Tolisso and Joshua Zirkzee as potential 2021 new signings in a bid to boost their underperforming squad.

daily express
Hibernian star Stevie Mallan is a shock target for Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor.

daily record
Millwall are keen on Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous.

scottish sun
Frank Lampard has instantly become a front-runner for the Celtic job following his sacking by Chelsea.
Millwall have been priced out of a move for Aberdeen hitman Sam Cosgrove.
Ross County boss John Hughes expects to sign Jordan White from Motherwell.

Edin Dzeko is set to leave Roma after the 34-year-old Bosnian forward fell out with manager Paulo Fonseca. (Goal)

A move back to the Premier League could be a solution for the former Manchester City striker as he looks to leave the Italian capital, with Everton and West Ham interested. (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Mail)

West Ham boss David Moyes also wants Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard after Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly agreed to allow the 28-year-old England international to leave on loan. (Evening Standard)

The Hammers have approached Manchester United over a deal, but they already have the maximum number of loan signings permitted by the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

However, West Ham face competition for Lingard, who has also been linked with Aston Villa and Sheffield United. (Express)

Manchester United are working on beating a host of European clubs, including Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus, to the signing of 18-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Veron from Palmeiras. (Sport via Star)

Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen on a reunion with Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli. The French champions have had three bids turned down for the 24-year-old, but Pochettino has the club's backing for a continued pursuit. (Athletic, subscription required)

Meanwhile, PSG are reportedly set to offer Germany midfielder Julian Draxler, 27, in exchange for Arsenal's 21-year-old Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi. (L'Equipe via Mirror)

Serie A side Udinese are in talks with Wolves to sign Italy international Patrick Cutrone, 23, on loan. The forward has fallen down the pecking order at Molineux since the arrival of Willian Jose, 29 from Real Sociedad. (Express & Star)

Parma are also interested in Cutrone, who was until recently on loan at fellow Italian top-flight side Fiorentina. (Corriere dello Sport)

Former Southampton forward Charlie Austin, 31, says Manchester United chose to sign Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 26, over Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk in 2017, when he was still with the Saints. (Talksport)

Liverpool are closing in on a £1m deal for Derby County's 16-year-old attacking midfielder Kaide Gordon. The England Under-16 international has also been linked with a move to Manchester United and Tottenham. (Liverpool Echo)

Shkodran Mustafi, 28, is in talks with Arsenal about ending his contact early. The Germany international has been linked with a move to Italian side Lazio and the defender is also reportedly attracting interest from clubs in his homeland. (Football.London)

Monaco and Benfica have joined the race to sign Leicester City's Demarai Gray, 24. The former England Under-21 winger, who is out of contract in the summer, is also wanted by Crystal Palace. (Guardian)

Crystal Palace face competition from Serie A side Napoli for Marseille's 26-year-old French defender Jordan Amavi, who was previously at Aston Villa. (L'Equipe - in French)

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce is interested in signing Crystal Palace's Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 30. (Standard)

Fulham's Norway midfielder Stefan Johansen, 30, has had a medical before a loan move to Championship club Queens Park Rangers. (West London Sport)

Andrea Pirlo is looking to bolster Juventus' hopes of winning a 10th successive Serie A title by signing 26-year-old France midfielder Corentin Tolisso and 19-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee from Bayern Munich. (Calciomercato via Mail)

Former Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez wants a big European job and is keen on a Premier League return after leaving Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional. (Independent)


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Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
27th January 2021

daily telegraph
Tottenham's Dele Alli has sat out training for the last two days as attempts to negotiate a loan move to PSG intensify ahead of the transfer window's close on Monday.
Thomas Tuchel must convince N'Golo Kante his future remains at Chelsea in what presents one of the most pressing immediate challenges for the club's new head coach.
While Newcastle may be losing their fight for Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, they are in a good position to make a move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury.
Boris Johnson is increasingly likely to ban gambling firm sponsors on football shirts by the autumn amid rising unease in Government over betting addiction.

the sun
Manchester United are eyeing a move for Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner.
Borussia Dortmund will reportedly consider offloading Manchester United transfer priority Jadon Sancho but not Chelsea target Erling Haaland.

daily mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing to unleash Amad Diallo - and training footage has emerged hinting at what the teenager will bring to Manchester United.
Leicester are plotting to finally land Burnley defender James Tarkowski this summer.
Santi Cazorla has opened the door to an Arsenal return as a coach under the management of Mikel Arteta.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has warned that Liverpool must not overthink the issues behind their devastating collapse in form.
Daniel James could leave Manchester United this transfer window following the arrival of Amad Diallo.

daily mail
Raul Jimenez is poised to make a remarkable return to action this season despite suffering a fractured skull that could have put his career in jeopardy.
The Football Association expect to have the shortlist of candidates for their vacant chairmanship position finalised this week.

daily express
Tottenham are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel Di Maria at the end of the season, according to reports.
Thomas Tuchel's appointment at Chelsea could cost Manchester United and Liverpool in their bid to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

the times
Everton are interested in 19-year-old Bayern Munich forward Joshua Zirkzee. The Dutch U21 international would prefer a move to Goodison Park rather than Parma who have also shown an interest.

the guardian
PSG are pushing to sign Dele Alli on loan and talks are progressing well but Tottenham have said they do not want to let the midfielder go without finding a replacement.

the independent
UEFA are still aiming for a full 12-venue Euro 2020, even if crowds are at a mere 25 per cent, although there is an acceptance that some venues may drop out.

daily star
Chelsea are set to abandon their interest in West Ham's Declan Rice following Frank Lampard's sacking at Stamford Bridge.

scottish sun
Jack Ross has revealed Stevie Mallan is staying at Hibernian - after his planned move to Turkey stalled.

daily record
Derek McInnes has told Rangers they will not be getting Scott Wright on the cheap as he issued a warning to all of the Aberdeen stars' suitors.

Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Paris St-Germain's 32-year-oldArgentina midfielder Angel di Maria, who is available on a free transfer this summer. (L'Equipe via Talksport)

PSG still hope to sign Spurs and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, on loan for the rest of the season. Spurs are considering Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany playmaker Florian Neuhaus, 23, as a replacement. (Mirror)

Alli wants to join his former boss Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, however Spurs will not let him leave until they have identified a replacement. (Goal)

New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, at the top of his list of targets. (SportBild - in German)

Frank Lampard's sacking as manager has also left West Ham United feeling confident that Chelsea's interest in 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice will end. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Blues remain determined to sign Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Mail)

Manchester United could move for Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Austria midfielder Christoph Baumgartner in the summer. (Sun)

However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not expecting any arrivals before the January transfer deadline. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham have been linked with a move for 29-year-old Napoli and Serbia centre-back Nikola Maksimovic, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Spazio Napoli - in Italian)

Leicester City are increasingly hopeful of signing long-term target James Tarkowski from Burnley this summer. The 28-year-old England defender has 17 months left on his contract and is yet to recommit to the Clarets, who have previously rejected bids from the Foxes and West Ham.(Mirror)

Bayer Leverkusen have agreed personal terms with Leicester's English forward Demarai Gray. Crystal Palace and Marseille are also interested in signing the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, is expected to stay at Crystal Palace despite interest from West Bromwich Albion. (Sky Sports)

The Eagles are prepared to offer Benteke a new deal at Selhurst Park to discourage clubs from making an offer. (Mail)

Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman is set to be the first player to leave since Lampard's exit, with the Ghana international, 26, poised to join Greek side PAOK Salonika on loan. (Sport24, via London.Football)

Manchester United and Manchester City are in a race to agree terms with 18-year-old Palmeiras forward Gabriel Veron. Both clubs are in negotiations with the Brazilian, with Barcelona unlikely to be able act on their interest. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal are up against Barca for the signature of Manchester City's 21-year-old Spanish centre-back Eric Garcia, who is set to move as a free agent in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo, via Express)

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is set to leave Old Trafford on loan.; Club Bruges and Alaves are interested in the 19-year-old Uruguayan, who joined the Red Devils from Penarol in October. (Goal)

Everton are in competition with Italian side Parma for the signature of 19-year-old Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee. Everton are thought to have offered to take the Netherlands youth international on loan with an option to buy set at more than £8.9m. (Sky Germany, via Sport Witness)

Burnley remain interested in the Toffees' English right-back Jonjoe Kenny, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

Celtic have stepped up their attempts to secure a pre-contract agreement with Preston North End defender Ben Davies, 25. (Lancashire Post)

AC Milan's Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio, 30, will have a medical on Wednesday before a move to Serie A rivals Lazio. (Calciomercato)


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Nov 28, 2015
Does anyone know about this Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner? I have never heard of him.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
28th January 2021

daily mail
Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has asked to go on loan as he looks to cement his place in Scotland's European Championship squad.
Sergio Ramos's contract renewal talks with Real Madrid have reportedly come to a halt with the club captain's deal set to run out at the end of the season.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is set to join Middlesbrough after Neil Warnock confirmed a deal was close to being completed.
Chelsea could lose another coach this week after Fleetwood Town shortlisted highly-rated Anthony Barry to succeed Joey Barton as manager.

daily mirror
David Moyes will sign a new long-term contract at West Ham in the summer.
Arsenal are reportedly looking to muscle in on a move for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.

daily telegraph
The Government has come under pressure from MPs to impose sanctions on Roman Abramovich and Alisher Usmanov after detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called for action against them.

the times
Germany hope to win their battle with England for Bayern Munich's 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala by picking him for their senior squad in March.
Eric García has told Barcelona that he is willing to play for them for free if it helps speed up his transfer from Manchester City to the Nou Camp.

the sun
Arsenal will have to play their Europa League ties with Benfica on neutral territory or see their entire squad locked away in quarantine for 10 days.
Manchester United will not 'aggressively' try to sign Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid due to a special 'Covid pact' between Europe's elite.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has praised his Norwegian compatriot Martin Odegaard's loan move to Arsenal and urged Mikel Arteta to give him regular minutes.
Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of departing Bayern Munich star David Alaba, thanks to the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
Tottenham could duel Lazio for Napoli centre-back Nikola Maksimovic.
Bacary Sagna claims Leicester made him a 'disrespectful' offer when he left Manchester City in 2017.
Wigan are a takeover target for a mystery Bahrain group who want to save them from their current crisis.

daily express
Arsenal are in talks with Monaco over a loan move for Lucas Torreira.

daily star
Manchester United are set to sign Thiago Almada in the summer after agreeing with the player and Velez Sarsfield.

daily record
Aberdeen are set to apply for a Government crisis loan as fears grow that fans may not be back inside Scottish football grounds by the start of next season.

scottish sun
Celtic boss Neil Lennon is planning to talk to Peter Lawwell over some late transfer additions after Jeremie Frimpong's Bayer Leverkusen switch.
Sunderland have made a move for Ross County star Ross Stewart.

West Ham could end their pursuit of a new striker in the transfer window if they can secure the loan signing of Manchester United's England winger Jesse Lingard, 28. (The Athletic - subscription required)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, says he will hold talks with Manchester United at the end of the season to resolve his future at Old Trafford. (Mail)

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, 19, is set for a six-month loan to boost his chances of securing a place in Scotland's European Championship squad. (Telegraph - subscription required)

West Brom have agreed a deal to sign Galatasaray and Senegal striker Mbaye Diagne, 29, on loan for the rest of the season. (Express & Star)

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli is keen to join Paris St-Germain, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reluctant to let the 24-year-old leave. (ESPN)

Should Spurs let Alli leave, they could move for Borussia Monchengladbach's 23-year-old German midfielder Florian Neuhaus. (Mirror)

Tottenham are monitoring Napoli and Serbia centre-back Nikola Maksimovic, 29. (Sun)

Juventus are set to open talks over signing French midfielder and former Arsenal target Houssem Aouar, 22, from Lyon in the summer. (Sky Sport - in Italian)

Monaco are interested in signing Lucas Torreira on loan from Arsenal. The Uruguayan midfielder, 24, is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain have been "disrespectful" in their pursuit of Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, according to Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta, who has threatened to report the Ligue 1 champions to Fifa. (Goal)

Manchester City have agreed to sell Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 20, to Barcelona and the player will play for free for six months to make the move possible, says presidential candidate Victor Font. (Goal)

USA international wing-back DeAndre Yedlin's future at Newcastle could hinge on the club's success in bringing in loan deals in the last few days of the transfer window. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Galatasaray have made an offer for 27-year-old Yedlin. (ESPN)

Thomas Tuchel is bringing his trusted backroom staff with him to Chelsea, with assistant Arno Michels and coach Zsolt Low set to join him at Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)

Defender Lukasz Bejger, 19, says he had to leave Manchester United and return to his native Poland with Slask Wroclaw in order to gain experience in senior football. (Manchester Evening News)

Brighton and Swansea are among the clubs interested in MK Dons defender Matthew Sorinola, the 19-year-old English wing-back. (Football League World)

West Ham will offer Scottish manager David Moyes, 57, a new long-term contract after he steered them into the Premier League's top four. (Mail)

Manchester United have agreed not to make an 'aggressive' attempt to sign Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, who is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest are trying to sign English striker Glenn Murray, 37, who is currently on loan at Championship rivals Watford from Brighton. (Mirror)

Preston and Blackburn have opened preliminary talks with Everton over signing their 19-year-old English midfielder Anthony Gordon this month. (Football Insider)

League One side Wigan Athletic could have new ownership in the shape of a group led by former Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson, 33, who is now playing for Salford City in League Two. (Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
29th January 2021

daily mail
Serge Aurier reportedly stormed out of the stadium last night after being substituted at half-time by Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.
UEFA could stage this summer's European Championship in four countries rather than 12 if their preferred model is impractical due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Roma striker and former Manchester City star Edin Dzeko.
Galatasaray reportedly want to sign Gedson Fernandes with the midfielder expected to return to Benfica this month after a disappointing loan spell at Tottenham.
Eduardo Camavinga has dealt a blow to Real Madrid's hopes of landing him this summer as the Rennes wonderkid revealed he is looking to sign a contract extension with the French club.
Premier League clubs can fulfil their European fixtures as long as they are not travelling to places on the UK's red list.

daily mirror
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ready to go out on loan this month to bolster his chances of making England's Euros squad.
Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour has decided he wants to leave Stamford Bridge on loan in order to get some first-team football in the wake of Frank Lampard's sacking.
Bristol City are making a move for Aston Villa midfielder Henri Lansbury.

daily telegraph
The British and Irish Lions series against South Africa could still be staged in the UK and Ireland despite the possibility that matches might have to be played behind closed doors.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are to be held "legally responsible" for the kind of "disgusting" racist abuse suffered by Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial over Manchester United's shock defeat to Sheffield United, the Government has said.
Sergio Aguero could discover on Friday if he has been given the all-clear to return to Manchester City's squad as the Argentina striker targets a long-awaited return to regular action.
Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted that the Chelsea players did not play any part in the sacking of Frank Lampard and has appealed to supporters to unite behind the squad and new head coach Thomas Tuchel.

the sun
Manchester United will compete with several rivals for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer, according to reports.
Watford have offered West Ham the option of making Craig Dawson's loan move permanent before the transfer window closes.

daily express
Martin Odegaard reportedly had the chance to sign for Tottenham this month before opting to join Arsenal on loan.
Arsenal are still thought to be keen on Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, and are weighing up a move for the France international in the summer.

daily star
Manchester United are set to sign Thiago Almada in the summer after agreeing with the player and Argentine club Velez Sarsfield.

the times
Only home fans are expected to be allowed into group matches for this summer's delayed Euro 2020 tournament.

the guardian
Cenk Tosun has said he is open to a return to Besiktas after his former club joined CSKA Moscow in attempting to sign the Everton striker.

daily record
Rangers winger Jordan Jones is set to join Sunderland on-loan for the rest of the season.

scottish sun
Birmingham City have tabled a £2m bid for Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet.
Celtic have opened talks to snap up Preston defender Ben Davies before Monday's transfer deadline.
Birmingham City have moved for Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove.

West Ham will turn attacking midfielder Said Benrahma's loan from Brentford into a permanent deal. The Hammers paid £4.25m to take the 25-year-old Algeria international on loan and will pay another £21.75m to buy the player outright. (Eurosport)

Chelsea are interested in signing 20-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, this summer. Leeds-born Norway international Haaland, who has a £66m release, remains a top target for Real Madrid who are among a number of clubs also keen on Alaba. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal and England full-back/midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, is ready to go out on loan this month to bolster his chances of making England's squad for this summer's European Championships. (Mirror)

New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has no plans to sign any players in the rest of this transfer window. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain will consider selling France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, in the summer if the World Cup winner fails to agree a new deal with the club. Both Liverpool and Real Madrid are both interested in signing him. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said the Gunners will explore the possibility of extending 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard's stay beyond the end of this season after he joined on loan from Real Madrid. (Times, subscription required)

Liverpool are set to sign 16-year-old Derby County midfielder Kaide Gordon, who has represented England at Under-16 level. (Goal)

Senegal striker Mbaye Diagne, 29, has completed a medical in Turkey before a proposed loan move from Galatasaray to West Brom. (Sky Sports)

Bristol City are preparing a move for Aston Villa's English midfielder Henri Lansbury, 30. (Mirror)

Watford have offered West Ham the option of making 30-year-old English defender Craig Dawson's loan permanent for around £3m before Monday's transfer deadline. (Sun)

Newcastle United are interested in re-signing Netherlands full-back Jetro Willems after the 26-year-old had a loan spell with the Magpies last season from Eintracht Frankfurt. (Chronicle)

Germany will hand Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala, 17, a senior call-up to stop him playing for England. Musiala, who spent eight years with Chelsea, has represented England at Under-21 level. (Times, subscription required)

Leeds United's Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, 65, will wait until the end of the season before opening talks over a new contract. (Mirror)

Manchester City are set to get more than £3m from a 30% sell-on clause following the transfer of Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong, who moved from Celtic to Bayer Leverkusen for £11.5m earlier this week. Frimpong never made a senior appearance for City before joining Celtic in 2019. (Talksport)

Fulham's Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 29, is set to join French club Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season. (Guardian)

Stoke City want more than £15m for centre-half Nathan Collins, with Arsenal and Burnley among the clubs interested in the 19-year-old, who has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level. (Team Talk)

Middlesbrough have had a bid of around £300,000 accepted by Preston North End for 26-year-old defender Darnell Fisher. (Football Insider)

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 33, is interested in playing in South Africa's Premier Soccer League. The Brazil international is available on a free transfer after last playing for Palmeiras until the end of last year. (Kick Off)

Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling has rejected a move to Nottingham Forest, despite the Cherries accepting a bid for the 30-year-old Englishman. (Daily Echo)

Blackburn Rovers remain interested in Crewe Alexandra defender Harry Pickering, but have not made another bid for the 22-year-old after having a offer rejected earlier in January. (Lancs Live)

A Championship club have made an offer to take United States centre-half Aaron Long, 28, on loan from New York Red Bulls. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
30th January 2021

daily mirror
Harry Kane could face a race against time to be fit for England's World Cup qualifiers in March.
Jurgen Klopp has opened up on Liverpool's January transfer plans and admitted the club are looking at players who are both short-term and long-term solutions.
Sam Allardyce has urged West Brom's struggling stars to adopt "mindfulness" techniques to visualise themselves succeeding.

daily mail
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is ready to let Dele Alli leave before Monday's transfer deadline but chairman Daniel Levy still needs to approve the midfielder's exit to Paris Saint-Germain.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to miss Arsenal's crunch clash with Manchester United on Saturday after being told he must quarantine after visiting his unwell mother.
Christian Benteke is attracting interest from Italian duo Parma and Fiorentina ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.
N'Golo Kante will be fit to return for Chelsea's Premier League clash with Burnley on Sunday.
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will be handed fines for the abuse of footballers, like Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, if they fail to protect them under tough new rules drawn up by ministers.

the sun
Jesse Lingard will not be available to face Liverpool on Sunday after West Ham failed to complete his loan move from Manchester United in time to meet the noon deadline.
Jose Mourinho hopes Harry Kane will be back for Tottenham's top-four clash with West Ham on February 20.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is ready to axe Jordan Pickford following his latest howler.
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is back in the gym and continuing on the road to recovery after his horror head injury.

daily telegraph
Liverpool will spend the final 72 hours of the transfer window in an increasingly frantic late dash to sign a centre-half.
There is optimism that Harry Kane's latest ankle injuries are not as serious as previous ones suffered by the Tottenham striker.
Police have launched an investigation into the racist abuse sent to Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial.
Thomas Tuchel has been accused of casting doubt on Istanbul Basaksehir's motives for walking off against Paris Saint-Germain following the unprecedented racism storm that saw the two sides' Champions League match abandoned.
The Football Association is facing anger at proposals to spend the lion's share of a £3m women's game bail-out on Covid-19 tests instead of club handouts.

the guardian
The death of the former Wales and Cardiff defender Keith Pontin may have been linked to heading the ball during his football career, an inquest has heard.

the times
Only home fans are expected to be allowed into group matches for this summer's delayed Euro 2020 tournament and very limited numbers of travelling supporters will be permitted for the latter stages of the competition, it can be revealed.

daily record
Scott Brown reckons Peter Lawwell deserves a statue outside Celtic Park alongside the club greats.

scottish sun
Aberdeen could turn to Scotland U21 striker Fraser Hornby as Sam Cosgrove's short-term replacement.

Liverpool are planning a loan move for New York Red Bulls and United States defender Aaron Long, 28. (ESPN)

The Anfield club is set to spend the final 72 hours of the transfer window in a late bid to sign a centre-half after Joel Matip joined the injury list. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Madrid will move for France and Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, this summer. (Marca)

Paris St-Germain are eager to reunite boss Mauricio Pochettino with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 24, with the Ligue 1 side confident the England man will want to stay for longer once he has experienced the club. (Eurosport)

Turkish side Trabzonspor believe they have reached an agreement to sign Tottenham and England left-back Danny Rose, 30. (Talksport)

Leicester City and England winger Demarai Gray, 24, has agreed personal terms with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen but the two clubs are haggling over the fee. (Bild - in German)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, is yet to agree a new deal with Real Madrid, a month after the two parties met to discuss extending his contract, which is due to expire this summer. (Marca)

Manchester City are closing in on the double signing of Fluminense's Brazilian youngsters Kayky and Metinho, who are both 17, in a deal worth £9m. (Goal)

Pep Guardiola's side are not interested in pursuing Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, in January or in the summer, with the club's attention being on signing a striker. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton are trying to sign Arsenal and England full-back/midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, on loan before the January transfer window closes on Monday. (Sun)

West Brom are also interested in Maitland-Niles, who wants more playing time. (Mail)

Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, 43, is expected to leave Marseille at the end of the season. (Eurosport)

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says the club would listen to tempting offers for "any player" in their squad, including Scotland midfielder Matt Ritchie, 31, if the price was right. (Chronicle)

Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone, 23, is set to sign on loan at Valencia for the rest of the season after the Italian's disappointing loan spell at Fiorentina came to an early end. (Mail)

West Brom have agreed to sign Celta Vigo's Okay Yokuslu, 26, although they need to convince the Turkey midfielder to come to The Hawthorns. (RMC, via Team Talk)

Aston Villa and France defender Frederic Guilbert, 26, has agreed a loan move to Ligue 1 side Strasbourg having not featured in the Premier league this season. (Football Insider)

West Ham are interested in River Plate and Argentina right-back Gonzalo Montiel, 24, but may still be put off by his £9m asking price. (AS, via Team Talk).

Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29, wants to return to former club Besiktas on loan. (NTV Spor, via Goal - in German)

Denmark goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 31, is to leave Everton and re-sign for former club FC Midtjylland. (Liverpool Echo)

Birmingham City are set to sign Aberdeen and England striker Sam Cosgrave for £2m, with Dons boss Derek McInnes preparing to lose the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Preston North End are planning a late move for Doncaster Rovers and England defender Joe Wright, 25, with the centre-half available for a small fee because his contract expires in the summer. (Football Insider)

Fulham and Scotland midfielder Kevin McDonald, 32, is weighing up whether to continue his playing career with a loan move to the Championship or to retire and take a permanent coaching role. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
31st January 2021

sunday mirror
Sergio Ramos is ready to quit Real Madrid this summer and is targeting a move to Manchester United - as he does not fancy Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United are hot on the heels of Sevilla's £60m-rated centre-back Jules Kounde, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the 22-year-old French centre-back his first-choice summer transfer target.
Dele Alli's hopes of forcing through a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the next 36 hours rest on Tottenham's chances of getting Christian Eriksen back through the door.
Newcastle have turned down a move by Valencia to take Sean Longstaff on loan with a view to a £15m deal.
Arsenal are considering a late move for Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt.
Thomas Tuchel has vowed to chip away at compatriot Jurgen Klopp's reputation in a bid to fulfil his orders to compete for the biggest trophies with Chelsea.

the sun on sunday
Liverpool and Manchester United have been accused of plotting with FIFA and Real Madrid to 'destroy' football.
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has got the green light from Crystal Palace to close a deal for Christian Benteke.
Manchester United star Diogo Dalot is wanted by AC Milan on a permanent deal after an impressive loan spell.
Burnley's back-up striker Matej Vydra is wanted by promotion hopefuls Watford and Bournemouth.
Jesse Lingard hopes his West Ham switch revives his chances of playing in this summer's Euros.
Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have pledged to invest money into Wrexham's team despite having not yet taken over the club.
Sean Dyche says James Tarkowski will not be sold on the cheap even though Burnley could lose him for nothing in 18 months.
Bayern Munich have confirmed they are attempting to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.
Ronald Koeman has confirmed Barcelona will sign Eric Garcia for free in the summer - if they do not before the end of the window.
Danny Rose's move to Trabzonspor is on the brink of collapse with coronavirus hampering the transfer.

mail on sunday
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has hit out at Paris Saint-Germain's pursuit of Lionel Messi, referring to their ignorance of Financial Fair Play rules.
Brazil are set to spark a major club-versus-country row by calling up all of their Premier League stars for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Newcastle United are pushing to convince Arsenal to loan them Joe Willock.
Liverpool defender Sepp Van den Berg is wanted on loan by Preston North End.
Eddie Jones has agreed to forfeit his bonus if England win this year's Six Nations.
Local communities around Wimbledon have been told to prepare for the likelihood of a reduced capacity Championships this year, along with road closures that could prove controversial.

sunday times
The prospect of a British & Irish Lions tour against South Africa being played this summer has received an extraordinary boost with an offer from Rugby Australia to host the series.
The Australian Open has been described as "the most significant international event with crowds that the world has seen in many, many months" after local health authorities granted permission for up to 30,000 spectators a day at Melbourne Park.

sunday telegraph
Cash-strapped sports are to be offered free Covid-19 screening to stop governing bodies using up bail-out loans on private testing regimes.

the observer
After an Olympic cycle marred by questions around medicine management and allegations of sexism and bullying, British Cycling was again on the defensive over the decision to gather 90 riders plus about 35 coaching staff and race officials in Manchester for three days of simulated Olympic competition.

daily star sunday
Virgil van Dijk is set to be back in action for Liverpool this April - but the Reds will have to wait longer for Joe Gomez's return.
Manchester City are set to beat Liverpool in the race for Fluminense starlet Kayky.
West Ham ace Issa Diop could provide Liverpool with a last-minute solution to their centre-half crisis.

sunday mail
David Low insists Peter Lawwell is not the only Celtic board member who should be heading for the exit if the club hope to shift season tickets.

Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, is ready to quit Real Madrid and is interested in a move to Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester United are keen to sign Sevilla's £60m-rated French centre-back Jules Kounde, 22, in the summer transfer window. (Mirror)

West Brom want Crystal Palace's 30-year-old Belgium striker Christian Benkeke. (Sun)

Barcelona's 23-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele, who has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus, wants to stay at the Nou Camp. (Sport - in Spanish)

Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 28, is fighting for his future at Tottenham after he produced a half-time outburst in the dressing room during the defeat by Liverpool and left the stadium after being substituted. (Mail)

La Liga boss Javier Tebas has accused Liverpool and Manchester United of plotting with Fifa and Real Madrid over a European Super League. (Sun)

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 30, is set to have his Manchester United deal terminated so he can join Argentine giants Boca Juniors on a free transfer. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle's United States defender DeAndre Yedlin, 27, is poised for a move to Galatasaray and will travel to Turkey for a medical after the clubs agreed a fee. (ESPN)

Tottenham and England left-back Danny Rose's transfer to Trabzonspor could fall through after the Turkish side admitted their move for the 30-year-old would be "very difficult" to complete because of Covid-19 restrictions. (Talksport)

AC Milan want to sign Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot for £15m. The 21-year-old, who has represented Portugal at Under-21 level, impressed during a loan spell. (Sun)

Everton's Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, 29 will be in Istanbul on Sunday to complete a loan move to former club Besiktas. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are planning a move for Crystal Palace's 30-year-old Netherlands full-back Patrick van Aanholt. (Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in Arsenal and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, 28, as they look to sign a centre-back before Monday's transfer deadline. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams, 20, will not be allowed to leave on loan, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Southampton and Newcastle have been linked with the England Under-21 international. (

Manchester City have turned down the chance to re-sign Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko, 34, from Roma. (Goal)

Newcastle have made a loan enquiry for Celtic's 24-year-old French midfielder Olivier Ntcham. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool's Champions League clash at RB Leipzig could be switched to a neutral venue after the German government imposed a flight ban. No flights will be allowed into Germany from the UK until 17 February, with the Champions League last-16 first leg in Leipzig scheduled for 16 February. (Liverpool Echo)

Preston North End want to sign Liverpool's Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg, 19, on loan. (Football Insider)
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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
1st February 2021

daily mail
Liverpool have made an approach for Marseille centre-back Duje Caleta Car as deadline day approaches but the French side's struggle to find a replacement has left a move in doubt.
Anthony Martial has asked Manchester United to help with security at his house after racist trolls targeted him and his wife online.
Manchester City are in talks with Fluminense to sign teenagers Kayky and Metinho - but the Brazilian club are holding out for more than the £15m package currently on the table.
Wayne Rooney has turned to Manchester United for help after agreeing a loan deal for highly-rated defender Teden Mengi.
Dayot Upamecano could be set to join the Premier League this year as his agent has confirmed he will choose between two 'top' English clubs and Bayern Munich 'soon'.
Galatasaray have opened negotiations with Benfica over a loan for Gedson Fernandes, with the Portuguese international's 18-month loan at Tottenham to be cut short.
Idrissa Gueye has opted to reject the chance to join Newcastle United on loan from Paris Saint-Germain despite initial positive talks.
Dele Alli's last hope of securing a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain hangs on whether Tottenham can put a deal together for another attacking midfielder on Monday.

the times
Gambling logos may be banned from sports shirts in the biggest shake-up of advertising in professional sport since tobacco promotion was outlawed.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson, one of Great Britain's biggest Olympic hopes, has suffered an injury scare only six months from the scheduled start of the Games in Tokyo.

the sun
Manchester City are sending top prospect Taylor Harwood-Bellis to Blackburn Rovers on loan for their promotion bid.
Arsenal outcast William Saliba has admitted that he was "hurt" by his lack of opportunities with the Gunners.

daily telegraph
Southampton are trying to complete a deadline day deal for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles following injuries to three key players in Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa.
Football has been cleared to continue with their new post-Brexit arrangement for transfers, which includes discretionary exemptions for leading European players, during the summer trading window.
Rugby Australia's offer to host the British & Irish Lions series against South Africa is unlikely to be accepted despite being considered by power-brokers as an "option on the table".
Barry Hearn has warned that a blanket ban on gambling advertising and sponsorship would be "a disaster for every layer of sport" but has welcomed the prospect of new regulation.
Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is set for a six-month loan away from Stamford Bridge in Thomas Tuchel's first week at the club.
Jean-Philippe Mateta's arrival at Crystal Palace is expected to limit the chances for Christian Benteke in the first team under Roy Hodgson.

daily mirror
Leicester are set to make a late move for Arsenal's in-demand Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is desperate to move before Monday's transfer deadline so he stands a chance of playing in potentially the biggest tournament of his career.
Arsenal are expecting offers from La Liga clubs Villarreal and Real Betis to take young forward Reiss Nelson on loan.
Dele Alli looks set to stay at Tottenham until the summer.
Neymar has confirmed that both he and Kylian Mbappe are now happy at Paris Saint-Germain and want to remain at the football club.

daily star
Bernd Leno says new Arsenal signing Martin Odegaard is already exciting his team-mates in training after joining on loan from Real Madrid earlier this week.
Jonjoe Kenny is set to sign for Celtic on loan, with the Everton defender having been on the fringes at Goodison Park this season.

daily record
Rangers have opened talks with Aberdeen over a deadline-day move for Scott Wright.
Kilmarnock will begin the hunt for a new boss on Monday with Tommy Wright and Stephen Robinson both in the frame.
Steven Gerrard has allowed Derby County boss Wayne Rooney to open talks with George Edmundson over a deadline day loan move to Derby County.

scottish sun
Hibernian have rejected Birmingham City's final £3m offer for Kevin Nisbet.
Hibernian midfielder Stevie Mallan is on his way to Turkey to sign a big-money deal with Malatyaspor.
Rangers' pre-contract summer signing Jack Simpson could join another club on loan until the end of the season, Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall revealed.

Leicester City are interested in signing Watford and England midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 26, on transfer deadline day. (Leicester Mercury)

Liverpool have made an approach for Marseille and Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta Car, 24. (Mail)

Leicester are set to make a late loan move for Arsenal and England defender/midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Southampton, West Brom and Newcastle are also interested in the 23-year-old. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain's Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 31, has turned down the chance to join Newcastle United on loan. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 30, is set to join Boca Juniors on a free transfer after the Red Devils agreed to terminate the Argentina international's contract early. (Sun)

As well as Rojo, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been instructed to sell Phil Jones and Sergio Romero in order to free up funds to sign a defender this summer. (Mirror)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, who has been linked with a move back to Tottenham, could stay at Inter Milan beyond Monday's transfer deadline and play an important role for the team, says the Italian club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. (Sky Sports)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to take Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 34, to Paris St-Germain in the summer. (Independent)

RB Leipzig and France centre-half Dayot Upamecano, 22, could be set to arrive in the Premier League this year as his agent says he will choose between two "top" English clubs and Bayern Munich "soon". (Mail)

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 24, has revealed France team-mate Kylian Mbappe, 22, has tried to convince him to join him at Paris St-Germain. (Goal)

West Brom want to sign two players on transfer deadline day and are interested in bringing in Turkey defender Okay Yokuslu, 26, from Celta Vigo and English right-back Japhet Tanganga, 21, from Tottenham. (Express and Star)

Birmingham City have made a £3m bid to land Hibernian's 23-year-old Scottish striker Kevin Nisbet. (Scottish Sun)

Newcastle United's American defender DeAndre Yedlin, 27, is set to complete a permanent move to Galatasaray. (Sky Sports)

Southampton are in talks with Chelsea over a loan move for 19-year-old Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour. (Mail)

Newcastle United are keen to sign Leicester City's English midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, on a loan deal until the end of the season. (Chronicle)

Burnley are interested in a deadline-day move for Bournemouth and Norway striker Josh King, 29, although wages could be a stumbling block. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Watford have opened talks with Newcastle United over a loan deal for English midfielder Matty Longstaff, 20. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are in talks with Fluminense to sign 17-year-old Brazilian midfielders Kayky and Metinho, but the South American club want more than the £15m package they have been offered. (Mail)

Brighton's English striker Glenn Murray, 37, who has been on loan at Watford, is expected to move on a permanent transfer to Nottingham Forest. (Argus)

Blackburn Rovers want to sign Manchester City's English central defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis, 19, on loan. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says the Saints do not have the money to sign the players he wants. (Southern Daily Echo)

Manchester City's Dutch winger Jayden Braaf, 18, is set to join Serie A side Udinese on loan for the rest of the season. (Mail)

Huddersfield Town want to sign Stoke City's English striker Lee Gregory, 32. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
2nd February 2021


Jamie Vardy is closing in on a return to the Leicester team this week following hernia surgery.
Premier League clubs are advising their players to report all instances of social media abuse to the police.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the German giants are battling Liverpool and Chelsea for the signature of defender Dayot Upamecano.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is poised to hand Arsenal a major boost by returning to their squad for Tuesday's trip to Wolves after missing three games.
Daniel Sturridge is wanted by MLS clubs as he assesses his next move.
Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is in talks over a loan move to Spanish side Elche.


Football's governing bodies are preparing to make England the first country to formally limit heading in professional training as part of a wide-ranging strategy to tackle the national game's dementia crisis.
Roman Abramovich has personally written to every Chelsea player to tell them that he is "appalled" at the racist abuse suffered by Reece James and has asked the club's board with come up with a plan of action to combat it.


Georginio Wijnaldum has warned his Liverpool teammates it would be a "really bad thing" to assume they are back to their best despite their back-to-back wins in the Premier League.
Real Madrid's Isco has reportedly asked for a move away from the club.


AFC Wimbledon are considering an astonishing approach to make Emma Hayes English football's first senior woman manager.
West Ham were reportedly offered the chance to sign Diego Costa with just hours to spare on deadline day.


Liverpool have missed out on the transfer of Lyon centre-back Marcelo after the French giants suffered an injury crisis of their own.


Dele Alli has been retained by Tottenham despite the offer of a loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain while it has emerged that Giovani Lo Celso will be out for at least a further three weeks because of a hamstring injury.


All three divisions of the National League are likely to vote to terminate the season as early as this week rather than take on loans from the government's rescue package, according to club representatives.


New boy Jonjoe Kenny has told Neil Lennon he's ready to be thrown straight into the Celtic team.
Unhappy Kevin Nisbet will not leave Hibernian after his deadline day transfer request fell on deaf ears at the top of the Easter Road chain of command.

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Liverpool and Chelsea are the two Premier League teams vying with his side for the summer signing of RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22. (Mirror)

Liverpool had a 23m euros (£20m) bid for Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car, 24, rejected by Marseille. (RMC Sport, via Team Talk)

Liverpool missed out on the transfer of Lyon centre-back Marcelo after the French club's own injury problems made them decide against allowing the Brazilian, 33, to leave. (Sun)

Liverpool rejected a late attempt from Southampton to take Wales defender Neco Williams, 19, on loan. (Sky Sports, via 90 Min)

Manchester City were not interested in signing Spain international Diego Costa as a free agent despite rumours linking the 32-year-old ex-Chelsea striker to the club. (Mail)

Manchester City have joined the race to sign Inter Milan's Moroccan international defender Achraf Hakimi with the £35m-rated 22-year-old already wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa and Chelsea have not yet held talks over a permanent deal for English midfielder Ross Barkley, 27, at the Midlands club with all parties happy to assess the situation at the end of the season. (Birmingham Mail)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane must win the Champions League to be certain of retaining his job. (AS)

Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 19, will remain part of Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea squad for the second half of the season after impressing the new boss in training. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United did not consider signing Roma's Bosnia-Herzegovina international Edin Dzeko, the 34-year-old ex-Manchester City striker, during the January transfer window, despite suggestions from Italian media outlets. (Express)

Manchester United dismissed interest from Southampton, Newcastle and West Ham who all wanted to take Brandon Williams on loan, opting to keep the 20-year-old English defender at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Manchester City's increased confidence in their central defensive options prompted a change of heart in allowing English defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis, 19, to join Blackburn on loan. (Manchester Evening News)

AFC Wimbledon are considering making Emma Hayes - boss of Women's Super League leaders Chelsea - the first female manager of a professional men's team in English football. (Express)

Steve Bruce has told Matt Ritchie to knuckle down again for Newcastle after the 31-year-old Scotland winger's deadline day move to Bournemouth collapsed. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Bruce has also warned the Longstaff brothers Sean, 23, and Matty, 20, who were both linked with possible loan moves on deadline day, that the English midfield pair will have to be patient as they look to kick-start their Newcastle careers. (Northern Echo)

Aston Villa's 17-year-old English midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka is being monitored by Manchester United and Liverpool. (Times, via Birmingham Mail)

Football's governing bodies are preparing to make England the first country to formally limit heading in professional training as part of a wide-ranging strategy to tackle the national game's dementia crisis. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
03rd February 2021

daily mail
Neymar has agreed a new four-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports from France and Brazil.
Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara left the club under a cloud on Monday as it emerged he refused to participate in a post-match training session following the game at West Brom on Saturday.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has written an impassioned memo to the FA reinforcing the Government's commitment to eradicate sickening online abuse aimed at players.
The League Managers Association has joined the talks which will lead to heading being restricted in training and donated £20,000 to the Alzheimer's Society in a further show of support for football's fight against dementia.
Carlo Ancelotti has demanded a reaction from his squad and hopes the arrival of Joshua King will spark Everton's forwards into life.

the sun
Arsenal launched a racism investigation into an allegation against one of their top youth coaches who resigned before it was completed.
UEFA have confirmed that Arsenal and Benfica must agree on neutral venues for both legs of their Europa League last 16 clash - unless the Government lifts its "red list" of countries by next Monday.
Thiago Silva has again paid tribute to axed boss Frank Lampard.

daily express
Arsenal reportedly tried to sign Barcelona defender Junior Firpo on transfer deadline day.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Ruben Dias is the perfect football machine and compared his impact to Liverpool's signing of Virgil van Dijk.

the times
Aston Villa wonderkid Carney Chukwuemeka has interest from a host of Europe's elite clubs, including Premier League giants Manchester United, Man City and Liverpool.
Champions League knockout ties affected by travel restrictions could be played as one-off matches at neutral venues under new rules issued by Uefa.
Drugs testing in tennis fell by almost 60 per cent last year because of logistical difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

daily mirror
Liverpool may be forced to play the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig in a different country.

daily star
Chelsea outcast Marcos Alonso reportedly nearly left Stamford Bridge late on transfer deadline day, before Barcelona pulled the plug.
The FA has launched an investigation into allegations of serious misconduct by its vice-chair of the Women's Committee.

daily telegraph
Women's football clubs can only expect to receive a maximum of £30,000 each in grants from the £3m pot of emergency Government funding the sport was allotted.
A new set of testing figures has revealed the weakness of tennis's anti-doping safeguards - only 3,282 samples were collected in 2020 - a fall of almost 60 per cent from the 7,773 the previous year.
The Rugby Football Union has confirmed its interest in hosting both the men's and women's World Cups following the opening of the new bidding process for the next two tournaments, claiming they would give a "priceless" double boost to the community game in England.

scottish sun
Rafa Benitez has "no interest" in becoming the next Marseille manager despite reports he was in talks to replace Andre Villas-Boas.
Rangers' Europa League last-32 clash with Royal Antwerp will go ahead as planned after both clubs met UEFA's new Covid-19 protocols.
Olivier Ntcham has posted an emotional goodbye to Celtic in a touching social media message.

daily record
Jack Ross has told Kevin Nisbet and Ryan Porteous not to be down about missing out on big money moves down south as the chance will come around again.

the guardian
The great-grandson of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has officially joined Lazio's under-19 team.

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he is "hopeful but not confident" 33-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi will stay at the club this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Messi's £492m contract at Barcelona, which ends in the summer, includes a clause which would allow him to leave for nothing if Catalonia gained independence. (El Mundo, via Mail)

Brazil forward Neymar, 28, is set to sign a new four-year contract with French champions Paris St-Germain. (Goal)

PSG are interested in reuniting Neymar with former Barcelona team-mate Messi at the Parc des Princes. (Metro)

However, 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, also out of contract at PSG in 2022, is yet to make a decision on his future. (ESPN)

Juventus are considering a move for Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United may have ended their interest in Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, after being impressed by 18-year-old Ivorian winger Amad Diallo's since his arrival from Atalanta. Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Sevilla's French defender Jules Kounde, 22, are now their priorities. (Express)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy blocked PSG's attempts to sign England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, because of Spurs' worsening injury situation and drop in form. (Telegraph)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing Inter Milan's 22-year-old Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Republic of Ireland youth international forward Sinclair Armstrong, 17, who has been linked with Manchester City, Celtic and Crystal Palace, is to sign a new contract at Championship side Queens Park Rangers. (TalkSport)

Arsenal's 19-year-old English forward Folarin Balogun is increasingly likely to leave the club as a free agent at the end of the season. (Express)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers will target a striker in the summer transfer window. (Independent)

Real Madrid will look to sell 20-year-old Brazil forward Vinicius Junior this summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, is wanted by MLS clubs but the free agent is keen on securing a move back to England. (Mail)

Arsenal had a deadline-day approach rejected by Barcelona for Spanish defender Junior Firpo, 24. (RAC1, via Metro)

Manchester City sent scouts to watch Palmeiras' Brazilian midfielder Patrick de Paula, 21, in the Copa Libertadores final. (UOL)

Marseille's 24-year-old Croatian centre-back Duje Caleta-Car was left devastated after a deadline-day move to Liverpool did not materialise. (Mail, via Mirror)

Fulham sent forward Aboubakar Kamara, 25, out on loan to Dijon on deadline day after the Frenchman refused to participate in post-match training. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
4th February 2021

daily mail
John Terry is an early name in the frame for the vacant Bournemouth job.
Manchester United have agreed a first professional contract with 17-year-old Shola Shoretire, amid interest from PSG, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Liverpool are slowly putting the steps in motion to create a long-term blueprint which will see them rival the financial success of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Liverpool could play both legs of their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig in England.
Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City's objective at one point this season was to qualify for the Europa League as the City boss insisted his title contenders are not looking too far ahead.
Hakim Ziyech has admitted he has struggled at times since joining Chelsea but remains confident he will soon find his best form.
Legal action against rugby league authorities is set to be launched as soon as next month in what will be British sport's second major dementia-related lawsuit.

daily mirror
Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on Bundesliga star Evan N'Dicka with a view to a potential move in the summer.
Borussia Dortmund have drastically reduced their price tag for Jadon Sancho in a bid to tempt Man Utd back to the negotiating table.
National League club Chesterfield insisted they have not jumped the coronavirus vaccine queue by having players immunised against the virus.

daily star
Manchester United will target Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Sevilla defender Jules Kounde when the summer transfer window opens.
A furious Lionel Messi is reportedly prepared to sue five Barcelona officials over details of his £492m contract being leaked to the Spanish press last weekend.

the sun
Both Liverpool and Manchester United face a virtual grilling on Thursday over alleged involvement in plans for a breakaway European Super League.
Huddersfield are in talks to sign former Everton striker Oumar Niasse on a free transfer.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are in talks over a £200m trilogy fight in Dubai, according to reports.

the times
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney accused the Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart of lacking "class" after his side were beaten 3-0 by their relegation rivals.

scottish sun
Murray Davidson is a major doubt for the Betfred Cup Final - but St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson cleared Kemar Roofe of any blame.
James Forrest will hand Celtic a boost by returning to training next week.
Scotland's lower league clubs are confident they will be given the go ahead to resume their season next week.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has raised hopes the Tartan Army could get into Wembley for this summer's Euro finals clash with England.
Former Celtic and Rangers midfielder Liam Burt has signed for Irish side Bohemians.

daily record
Crisis talks are under way in an urgent bid to prevent the plug being pulled on this season's Scottish Cup.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, and Bayern Munich's Germany centre-back Niklas Sule, 25, his top defensive targets in the summer. (Bild - in German)

Sule is under contract until next year and Bayern manager Hansi Flick says it is up to the defender to decide "where he sees his future". (Metro)

Borussia Dortmund are willing to drop their asking price for 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho by £20m to £88m to reignite interest from Manchester United. (Bild, via Mirror)

Real Madrid agree a four-year-deal with 28-year-old Austria international David Alaba, who can play in defence or midfield and whose contract at Bayern Munich expires in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says he got special permission to fly from Saudi Arabia to England to tell manager Chris Wilder his job is safe - even if the club are relegated. (Talksport)

Barcelona's Danish forward Martin Braithwaite, 29, rejected interest from West Bromwich Albion in January to remain at the Nou Camp. (Sport)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are interested in signing French defender Evan N'Dicka, 21, from Eintracht Frankfurt. (Bild - in German)

John Terry and Patrick Vieira are among the contenders for the Bournemouth job following the sacking of Jason Tindall. (Mail)

Huddersfield are in talks to sign 30-year-old Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, who is a free agent after being released by Everton at the end of last season. (Sun)

Manchester United, Everton and Southampton have made an approach to sign Celtic's 17-year-old Scottish goalkeeper Vincent Angelini, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Manchester United agree a first professional contract with 17-year old English winger Shola Shoretire, amid strong interest from Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus. (Mail)

Former Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has turned an approach to become the new manager at Marseille. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema's return to Lyon depends on the Spanish side's results. The 33-year-old Frenchman left Lyon for Real in 2009. (Marca)

Arsenal's English midfielder Joe Willock, 21, says that he signed for Newcastle on a six-month loan because he hit it off with manager Steve Bruce on a video call. (Chronicle)

New York Red Bulls agree a fee with Celtic to sign 19-year-old American winger Cameron Harper. (Daily Record)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
5th February 2021

daily mirror
Manchester City are eyeing a swoop for Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland before the Dortmund star's release clause kicks in.
Tottenham are keeping tabs on Aaron Ramsey's future in Italy with Juventus considering selling the former Arsenal favourite.
Lionel Messi is sticking to his promise over his Barcelona future by keeping Man City and PSG waiting over his decision.

daily express
Liverpool reportedly approached Barcelona for centre-back Samuel Umtiti but he did not want to leave the club in mid-season.
Real Madrid's pursuit of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has been dealt a blow, with Premier League clubs given hope of striking a deal.

daily star
West Ham are expected to make another bid for £37m rated Sevilla star Youssef En-Nesyri this summer.
Liverpool could face RB Leipzig in Budapest after it was confirmed the Reds won't be allowed to travel to Germany for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

the sun
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has joined the race to become the new Bournemouth manager.
Manchester City could face a fight to keep Sergio Aguero following reports of Barcelona presidential hopefuls contacting the striker.
Neymar has hinted that the Premier League does not interest him - having been turned off by the game's physicality.
Inter Milan are reportedly chasing a £146m cash injection to ensure they can compete next season.
Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has lifted the lid on his failed move to Arsenal in 2001 as he claimed he was a 'fool' to reject the club.
Harry Maguire reckons lifting the Premier League for Manchester United will silence the haters.

the guardian
The Premier League and other domestic leagues across Europe will gather on Friday to discuss proposals for a new‑look Champions League from 2024.

the times
Europe's biggest teams will be given a safety net to play in the Champions League even if they fail to finish in the top four of their domestic competitions under Uefa plans revealed to Premier League clubs.

daily mail
Premier League clubs have been left aghast after reporting racist messages to Twitter - only to be told that the use of a monkey emoji does not violate their rules.
Liverpool will play the first leg of their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig in Hungary - unless the German club can find an alternative venue.
Lionel Messi has not been in contact with either Manchester City or PSG about a free transfer this summer, reports claim.
Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool are using missile-tracking technology to plot the movement of every player.
West Ham's players will not receive any bonuses if they qualify for Europe this season.

scottish sun
Steven Pressley has emerged as a shock contender for the Kilmarnock job.
Murray Davidson will have a scan on his leg on Friday - but not the one Kemar Roofe kicked.

daily record
St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin reckons this year's Scottish Cup should be scrapped to avoid fixture chaos.
Dundee striker Jason Cummings insists that his career has suffered for his open post-match interviews.
Confident Olivier Ntcham insists he will be an "asset" to Marseille after the loan signing plunged the Ligue 1 club into chaos.

daily telegraph
The Rugby Football Union Council will vote on Friday whether to suspend relegation from the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season.

Forward Lionel Messi, 33, has not made contact with anyone at Paris St-Germain or Manchester City. The Argentine great's contract with Barcelona expires in the summer but he will wait until the end of the season to decide whether to stay or go. (Goal)

If Messi leaves Barcelona, Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, would be less interested in a move to the Nou Camp. (Cadena SER)

Manchester City are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Mirror)

West Ham are expected to make another bid for Sevilla's Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 23, this summer. (Star)

Kylian Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid, says Jese Rodriguez, a former Paris St-Germain team-mate of the 22-year-old France striker. (Marca)

Former Manchester United full-back Fabio da Silva tells says the Old Trafford club should sign a new right-back to inspire Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 23, to new heights. (Manchester Evening News)

Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 35, and Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, 31, are both expected to leave Inter Milan this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid should consider selling Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 30, says former Bulgaria forward Dimitar Berbatov. (Betfair via Marca)

Six Premier League clubs may play in the Champions League from 2024 onwards. Uefa's proposals would see teams play 10 group games each, while the Europa League may be reduced in size. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Europe's biggest teams will be given a safety net to play in the Champions League even if they fail to finish in the top four of their domestic competitions, under Uefa plans revealed to Premier League clubs on Thursday. (Times - subscription only)

West Brom winger Kyle Edwards, 22, was the subject of an enquiry from Luton Town on transfer deadline day - but a loan move proved too expensive for the Championship outfit. (Birmingham Mail)

Ukrainian winger Marian Shved, 23, says he made a mistake joining Celtic instead of Genk two years ago. Shved is currently on loan at Mechelen from the Scottish champions. (Glasgow Live)

Blackburn Rovers will be seeking to get several key players to agree to long-term deals, including in-form 23-year-old English striker Adam Armstrong, in the coming months. (Lancs Live)

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Sergi Roberto, 28, could be out for six weeks with a leg injury which would mean he would miss the Champions League tie against Paris St-Germain. (TV3 via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide, 23, could be out for a long period after damaging his knee ligaments. The Frenchman is on loan at Nice from Lyon. (RMC Sport)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
6th February 2021

the sun
Football clubs are to hold talks about staging a weeklong boycott of social media in protest at racial and sexist abuse.
Marc Overmars is reportedly is open to making a stunning return to Arsenal - as the Gunners' director of football.

daily mail
Borussia Dortmund have reportedly given up the fight to keep Jadon Sancho and have lowered their asking price, putting Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert.
Youri Tielemans is in talks over a new contract at Leicester that would place him among the club's top earners.
Eric Bailly is battling to be fit for Manchester United's clash with Everton at Old Trafford after picking up a fresh injury in training.

daily mirror
Liverpool have completed the signing of English starlet Kaide Gordon from Derby for an initial fee of £1m, which could rise to £3m with add-ons.

daily star
Marcos Rojo first discovered his six-and-a-half-year spell at Manchester United was over on social media, according to reports.
Goalkeeper Mat Ryan is set to make his first Arsenal start against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, ahead of Alex Runarsson.

Manchester City believe winning the Premier League title this season will ensure they beat Chelsea to the signing of Borussia Dormund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Star)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, could be set to sign a new deal at Old Trafford. (Guardian)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, could be the player to make way if Liverpool are to seal a move for Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, this summer. (Marca)

The Reds have completed the signing of highly-rated 16-year-old English midfielder Kaide Gordon from Derby County. (Mail)

Chelsea will attempt to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Bayern Munich'sAustria defender David Alaba, 28, who is set to leave the German champions when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Chelsea's hopes of signing two other defensive targets - RB Leipzig'sFrance international Dayot Upamecano, 22, and Bayern Munich's Germany international Niklas Sule, 25 - rest on Bayern's transfer plans. (Goal)

The Blues could instead move for Bayern's 32-year-old German defender Jerome Boateng. (Bild - in German)

West Ham will not rush to make a decision over whether they attempt to make on-loan 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard's move from Manchester United permanent. (Standard)

Leicester City are in talks with Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 23, over a new £100,000-a-week contract. (Mail)

Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, is more likely to make a permanent move to Arsenal if Zinedine Zidane remains in charge of his parent club Real Madrid. (Eurosport)

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars is interested in a return to the club as director of football. He currently holds the same position at Ajax. (De Telegraaf, in Dutch)

Real manager Zidane says he pleaded with Odegaard to stay at the club for the second half of the season. (Metro)

Manchester United are no longer desperate to sign a new centre-back because of the form of their England defender Harry Maguire. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign 21-year-old English right-back Max Aarons from Norwich City when the transfer window reopens. (Express)

Meanwhile, Solskjaer could face competition for Aarons from Tottenham, with Spurs eyeing the defender as a potential summer replacement for their Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier. (Eurosport)

The application of Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, is being questioned at Tottenham and patience is wearing thin over the Real Madrid loanee's work-rate. (Mail)

Manager Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Tottenham but is not in imminent danger of being sacked. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are interested in re-signing Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, from Real Madrid this summer. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Sheffield United's English midfielder John Lundstram says "everything is still on the table" regarding his future, amid links with Newcastle United and Rangers. (Sheffield Star)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
7th February 2021

mail on sunday

Antonio Rudiger is the latest high-profile Premier League star to reveal he has suffered 'immense' racist abuse on social media, prompting Chelsea to launch an investigation, which could result in police action and see some of their own fans banned from the club.
Liverpool will play their Champions League match against RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena in Budapest or at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Fire emergency services were called out to a situation at the team hotel of Manchester United, ahead of the side's Premier League fixture against Everton.
Ahmed Musa is drawing attention from other Premier League sides as he is yet to sign terms with West Brom.
Liverpool are among the sides planning to keep hold of their South American stars in the brewing club-v-country row ahead of next month's international break.

the sun on sunday

David Moyes wants West Ham scouts to track Blackburn hotshot Adam Armstrong ahead of a summer bid.
Ryan Shawcross wants to end his near 14-year stint at Stoke City to sign for Phil Neville at David Beckham's Inter Miami.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has reacted with fury that social media companies refuse to believe a monkey emoji sent to black players is racist.
Lionel Messi looks 'increasingly likely' to leave Barcelona this summer, admits Nou Camp legend Rivaldo.
Paul Scholes is being probed by cops after appearing to flout lockdown rules again by going hiking with four pals.
Tanguy Ndombele has revealed Jose Mourinho created a 'war in my head' but has managed him well.

sunday mirror

Manchester City are in danger of falling behind in the race to sign Lionel Messi following reports Paris Saint-Germain have already made an eye-watering contract offer to the star.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Paul Pogba suffered a muscle injury during Manchester United's 3-3 draw with Everton.
Liverpool exploited a Celtic contract clanger to steal Ben Davies from the Scottish champions.

sunday mail

Neil Lennon has revealed he's making regular house calls to help his locked-down Celtic stars cope during the double whammy of the Covid crisis and abuse from fans.
Rangers new boy Nnamdi Ofoborh says he can't wait to get a crack at the Champions League with Steven Gerrard's side next season.


Celtic are eyeing up Manchester City transfer guru Fergal Harkin as their new director of football.

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe could sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions before moving to Real Madrid in two years' time as the France international waits for the Spanish club's financial situation to improve. (AS - in Spanish)

Real Madrid will not make a move until PSG are ready to sell Mbappe and the French club may decide they are willing to let the 22-year-old leave in the summer if he does not sign a contract extension. (Marca)

Aston Villa are ready to offer midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, an improved deal and also want to turn the loan signing of fellow England midfielder Ross Barkley, 27, from Chelsea into a permanent transfer. (90 Min)

Liverpool are monitoring Brazil winger Raphinha after the impact the 24-year-old has had at Leeds United this season. (Football Insider)

West Bromwich Albion are struggling to stretch their budget to sign Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa, who is a free agent, and Brighton, Burnley, Southampton and CSKA Moscow could make a move for the 28-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are tracking Blackburn'sEnglish striker Adam Armstrong, 23, as they consider a summer bid. (Sun on Sunday)

English defender Ryan Shawcross, 33, is in talks with Stoke City about cancelling his contract with them so he can join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami on a free transfer. (90 Min)

Celtic inserted a clause in a proposed deal to sign English defender Ben Davies from Preston North End which allowed Liverpool the chance to recruit the 25-year-old instead. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona will not accept less than 15m euros (£13.2m) if they are to sell Brazilian keeper Neto Murara, 31, in the summer. (Marca)

French defender William Saliba, 19, struggled to make an impact at Arsenal but has won the player of the month award at Nice after joining the Ligue 1 club on loan at the start of January. (Metro)

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack says Timo Werner "maybe has to work on his playing style" as he discussed 24-year-old Germany striker's problems in front of goal for the Blues. (Omnisport, via Metro)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
8th February 2021

daily mirror
Borussia Dortmund chiefs expect Jadon Sancho to leave this summer with Manchester United still keen on the forward.
Football has been warned it faces a "significant impact" with the Government ready to impose a major crackdown on betting sponsorship.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces one of his biggest tests as Manchester United boss over blunder goalkeeper David de Gea.
Mikel Arteta insists his Arsenal side make too many mistakes to mount a top-four challenge.

the sun
West Ham are set to win their appeal over Tomas Soucek's red card at Fulham after Mike Dean was told by his bosses at PGMOL he was wrong to send him off.
VAR is proving nothing short of farcical, 18 months after its introduction - says ex-referee Mark Halsey.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed keeper Ederson could be their new penalty taker.
England football legend Paul Gascoigne has revealed he has quit social media - after becoming addicted to it.
David Beckham has sunk another £11.2m to increase his stake in Inter Miami.

daily mail
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is feeling the strain after his side lost at Newcastle.
Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich admits he is still pinching himself he is playing Premier League football.
Fans have taken to social media to compare Alisson Becker with Loris Karius after his two costly errors helped Manchester City emerge victorious at Anfield.
Premier League stars are using a Covid-19 loophole to ensure they do not encounter the same hairdressing issues as the rest of us.
Maro Itoje was horrified by England's dismal performance in the Six Nations defeat to Scotland at Twickenham.

the times
Referees' chiefs will consider splitting up the Mike Dean-Lee Mason partnership amid the prospect of a second red card imposed by the same match officials being overturned in consecutive matches.
A former captain of the Wales women's team who is running to be a FIFA Council member has said she will prioritise an effort to tackle the inequalities between the men's and women's World Cup.

daily star
Michael Ballack has urged Chelsea to be patient with Kai Havertz despite the German's slow start to life in the Premier League.
Reality TV star Mark Wright was substituted at half-time at 3-0 down as he endured a horror full debut for Crawley Town.

daily record
Former St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is set to be unveiled as Kilmarnock boss on Monday.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho believes it is a case of waiting for the "right moment" when it comes to talks over a new contract for 28-year-old South Korea forward Son Heung-min, whose current Spurs deal runs out in 2023. (Evening Standard)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos' injury lay-off could see talks over a new contract with Real Madrid put on hold until he recovers, with the 34-year-old's current deal running out in the summer. (Marca)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is expecting interest in Eagles winger Wilfried Zaha in the summer, with the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international having ambitions of playing in the Champions League. (Mail)

"Real questions" are being asked for the first time of Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp following his side's 4-1 home defeat by Manchester City, says former Reds defender Jamie Carragher. (Mirror)

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has called last season's Premier League winners Liverpool "bad champions" and says: "Keep performing like that and it will be another 30 years before you win the title." (Sky Sports)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, could emulate team-mate Neymar and stay at Paris St-Germain despite reported interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid. (Talksport)

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli says it is only "right" that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic "continues playing" at the Italian club. The 39-year-old's current deal with the Serie A side runs out in the summer. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars is set to leave his post at the end of the season, with the ex-Netherlands winger linked with former clubs Barcelona and Arsenal. (Mundo Deportivo)

France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 24, has conceded he had to change if he wanted to succeed with Tottenham in the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea and Germany striker Timo Werner, 24, has not scored in 14 Premier League games but says that, while he has not scored for a "long time", he will "keep going and the goals will come". (Evening Standard)

Former England and Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate says he is unsure what will happen with the vacant managerial position at Bournemouth. Woodgate, 41, has been named caretaker manager following the sacking of Jason Tindall. (Sky Sports)

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey says VAR is proving "farcical" but "you have to feel for our refs, who are close to exhaustion". (Sun)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
9th February 2021

daily telegraph
Thiago Silva is hoping to extend his Chelsea contract past this season, but any move by the club to partner him with Real Madrid target David Alaba will rest on the Bayern Munich defender lowering his eye-watering wage demands.
The Government is making plans for children's sport to follow schools in being a national priority when lockdown measures are eased.

daily mail
Manchester City have not given up on signing Lionel Messi for free this summer, but will wait until March or April before making a move.
Premier League clubs are unconvinced that the Government's proposed legislation will do enough to stamp out racist online trolls.
Manchester United's Europa League first leg tie against Real Sociedad next week could be switched to another country due to travel restrictions in Spain.
Brendan Rodgers has called on Government ministers to protect the football community from abuse on social media after referee Mike Dean received death threats.
Alisson spoke to Jurgen Klopp following his two howlers in Liverpool's 4-1 defeat by title rivals Manchester City on Sunday and apologised.
Manchester City and Manchester United have posted the highest transfer deficits in Europe over the last 10 transfer windows, new data shows.
PFA chairman Ben Purkiss has applied to become the union's new chief executive in a dramatic twist in the battle to succeed Gordon Taylor.
Chelsea may have to travel to Poland or Romania for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid.
Gambling firms are proposing industry-wide bans on high-risk clients amid growing fears of tough Government restrictions on lucrative football sponsorship deals.

the sun
Manchester United will wait until the end of the season before opening contract talks with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Aleksandar Mitrovic acted as star witness for Tomas Soucek to help the West Ham midfielder overturn a three-game ban.
David Beckham's Inter Miami are reportedly interested in signing West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs in the summer.
Sergio Ramos was reportedly furious with the suggestion that Real Madrid would bid £130m for Kylian Mbappe.

daily star
Davinson Sanchez claims Tottenham are not a one-man team - but admits their other big stars need to follow Harry Kane's lead.
West Ham star Tomas Soucek has leapt to the defence of Mike Dean after the referee and his family were targeted with abusive threats online.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate this summer but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have reportedly made the 21-year-old their top target.
Arsenal are reportedly planning to sign a new left-back in the summer, with Kieran Tierney the only natural left-footed option at the club.

the times
Manchester City will open contract negotiations with John Stones this summer in recognition of the defender's role in their title charge.
The Professional Footballers' Association is to issue new guidelines to help players cope with abuse should they be targeted by racists on their social media accounts.

daily express
Eden Hazard has revealed his admiration for Arsenal amid talk of a sensational return to Chelsea.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to spend a 'significant sum' as they look to strengthen one of two areas in the summer transfer window.

daily mirror
Arsenal defender William Saliba has outlined his frustrations with manager Mikel Arteta, saying the Spaniard "judged me on two-and-a-half matches".
Liverpool continue to track Sporting Lisbon's Pedro Goncalves after making "informal" contact in the January transfer window.

scottish sun
Nir Bitton is a summer target for Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Manchester City are still interested in signing Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, this summer but are prepared to wait until March or April before enquiring about his situation. (ESPN)

Inter Milan's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, and Southampton's England international Danny Ings, 28, are among the players being considered by Manchester City in the club's search for a new forward. (Athletic - subscription required)

City would face competition from Paris St-Germain for former Manchester United striker Lukaku. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have identified RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate as their main centre-back target. They would face competition from both Liverpool and Chelsea. (Independent)

Nigerian winger Shola Shoretire, 17, has signed his first professional deal with Manchester United, despite receiving offers from PSG, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich. (Mail)

Chelsea will only move for David Alaba - whose contract at Bayern Munich expires in the summer - if the Austria left-back, 28, lowers his £400,000-per-week wage demands. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Blues are also set to hold talks with 36-year-old Brazilian defender Thiago Silva over a contract extension after being impressed with his performances since joining on a free transfer last summer. (Fabrizio Romano via Mail)

Manchester United will wait until the end of the season before opening talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over a new contract. (Sun)

Liverpool are considering a summer move for Sporting Lisbon's Pedro Goncalves after enquiring about the 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder in January. (Record via Mirror)

Harry Redknapp attended Bournemouth training at the request of caretaker boss Jonathan Woodgate as the club continue its search for a new manager. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has rejected a takeover bid from an Indonesian consortium headed up by his former adviser Erik Alonso. (Yorkshire Live)

Manchester United's Europa League tie at Real Sociedad next week could be played in Turin in Italy due to coronavirus travel restrictions in Spain. (Goal)

David Beckham's Inter Miami are considering a move for West Brom's English defender Kieran Gibbs, 31, on a free transfer this summer. (Athletic, via Mail)

Inter Miami are continuing talks with Stoke City's 33-year-old English defender Ryan Shawcross. (Mail)

The recent performances of Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 24, may have convinced Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel that he does not need to sign a defender in the summer window. (Football London)

Liverpool will learn how much compensation they will have to pay Fulham for Harvey Elliott, 17, on Tuesday, with the English midfielder's former club seeking around £8m. (Sky Sports)

Fulham are seeking £10m from Liverpool for Elliott. (Athletic)

West Ham manager David Moyes says he declined the chance to spend £15-20m on a new striker in the January transfer window. The club's only recognised forward, English 30-year-old Michail Antonio, is battling fatigue. (Goal)

Arsenal want to sign a young left-back in the summer as back-up to Scotland international Kieran Tierney, 23. (Athletic)

Former Gunners and Spain defender Nacho Monreal, 34, is in negotiations to extend his contract at Real Sociedad, which is set to end in June. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to confirm whether he will see out his contract at the Bernabeu, which runs until 2022. (Mirror)


Nov 18, 2006
Will somebody tell these journalists that nobody gives a shit about which insignificant players inter Miami are interested in. Every other day there is a story about some useless over the hill player that we had all forgotten about.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
10th February 2021

Daily Mail

Manchester City will reportedly face competition from Paris Saint-Germain in their bid to sign Romelu Lukaku.
Premier League stars are ignoring advice to report online racial abuse amid fears of provoking further attacks.
Manchester United have reportedly identified RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate as their main centre-back target for the summer after ditching plans to go for Dayot Upamecano.
Crystal Palace are torn over Roy Hodgson's future with the manager yet to be offered a new deal amid their desire to appoint a younger boss.
The EFL is expected to try to revive salary caps after an independent panel upheld a PFA claim that they are 'unlawful and unenforceable'.
A furious Antonio Conte insisted his former side Juventus 'need more sportsmanship and respect' after the Inter Milan boss engaged in a heated post-match bust-up with his former president Andrea Agnelli.
Ander Herrera believes Paris Saint-Germain would struggle to sign Lionel Messi this summer due to Financial Fair Play regulations.

the sun
Jurgen Klopp is frustrated with the transfer policy of Liverpool's owners after a £100m Kalidou Koulibaly move was snubbed.
Liverpool are eyeing up a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Pedro Goncalves with the Portuguese side braced for a summer approach, according to reports.
Chelsea have already held talks over a potential summer deal to land Dayot Upamecano, according to reports.
Inter Miami are closing in on deals for Ryan Shawcross and Kieran Gibbs transfers with former Chelsea forward Pato also being offered to David Beckham's side.
Real Madrid will sign either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to reports.
Burnley axed Erik Pieters at the last minute from their FA Cup defeat to Bournemouth - after remembering he was suspended.

daily mirror
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits it would be "an honour" to bring Mohamed Salah to the club - but conceded they have no imminent plans to make a swoop.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino appeared to direct a subtle dig towards Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid when asked about the situation regarding Lionel Messi.

daily express
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly eyeing a summer move for Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior.
Liverpool could be set to miss out on the summer signing of Kylian Mbappe after the 22-year-old suggested that he sees his future with current club PSG.

the guardian
Dover's chairman, Jim Parmenter, has threatened to "cease football operations" and place all of the club's staff on furlough this week if the National League continues without funding.

the times
The referee Lee Mason has been taken out of the firing line after his involvement in two overturned red cards and will not take charge of any Premier League matches or be the video assistant referee in the next round of games.

scottish sun
Former Rangers and Hearts star Kyle Lafferty is set for a 'shock move' to Romania.
Fears are growing the 2021 Scottish Cup may be scrapped after the lower league suspension was extended.
Ann Budge has hailed Hearts fans for helping Inverness clock up record ticket sales - for a game supporters can't attend.

daily record
Neil Lennon has accused the SFA disciplinary chiefs of buckling under pressure as Albian Ajeti was cleared of a ban for diving.

Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer side co-founded by David Beckham and managed by Phil Neville, want to sign two former England internationals - centre-half Ryan Shawcross, 33, from Stoke City and full-back Kieran Gibbs, 31, from West Brom. (Sun)

Manchester City are to end their pursuit of Inter Milan's Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, as the 23-year-old is expected to sign a new deal with the Serie A side. (Eurosport)

Jurgen Klopp is frustrated with Liverpool's transfer policy after the club did not try to sign Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, from Napoli in January. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera thinks Financial Fair Play regulations will prevent the club from signing Argentina striker Lionel Messi, 33, from Barcelona. (El Larguero via AS)

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says it would be "an honour" to sign Liverpool's Mohamed Salah but insists the club have no imminent plans to move for the 28-year-old Egypt forward. (ON Time Sports via Mirror)

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has rejected the offer of a new two-year contract and plans to join another European club on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Cope - in Spanish)

Manchester United will wait until the end of the season before opening contract talks with Norwegian boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose current deal expires at the end of 2021-22. (Sun)

Real Madrid are favourites to sign Bayern Munich and Austria left-back David Alaba, 28, with Chelsea unwilling to meet the defender's wage demands of £400,000 per week. (ESPN)

AC Milan are set to open talks with Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, on a new contract that would tie him to the club until he was 41. (Sun)

Manchester City will open contract negotiations with John Stones, 26, this summer in recognition of the England defender's role in their title charge. (Times - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are unsure whether to offer manager Roy Hodgson, 73, a new contract for next season. The former England boss' current deal expires in the summer. (Mail)

Newcastle United's English forward Dwight Gayle, 31, is frustrated at the lack of playing time at St James' Park and could leave on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer. (Chronicle)

Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen, 31, wants to convert his loan move from Roma to Everton into a permanent deal. (Goal)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering letting Brazil goalkeeper Ederson, 27, take penalties - his team have missed three of the seven spot-kicks they have been awarded this season. (Independent)

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says his old club need to sign a centre-half and a full-back in the summer. (Sky Sports, via Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
11th February 2021

daily express
Liverpool are interested in the signing of Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach but there are also a number of teams linked with the midfielder.
Liverpool scouts are reportedly tracking Leeds star Raphinha closely and if Bruno Fernandes' comments on the player are anything to go by, he could fit right in at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.

daily mail
Premier League clubs face being blocked from appointing top foreign managers under strict new rules that threaten to change the face of English football.
Wolves plan to contact the Premier League to propose relaxing their strictest coronavirus protocols as clubs struggle to operate smoothly within the constraints.
Real Sociedad's director of football Roberto Olabe has hit out at UEFA after they moved the first leg of their Europa League clash with Manchester United to Turin - with the return leg still being played at Old Trafford.
Philippe Coutinho may not play again for Barcelona this season as the club looks to avoid another €5m appearance-related payment to Liverpool.
Everton and Celtic are among the clubs keeping tabs on Aston Villa youngster Tyreik Wright.
Brazilian superstar Neymar has been dealt another crushing injury blow and is said to have only a 'faint hope' of facing his former club Barcelona in the Champions League next week.

the sun
Kevin De Bruyne is 'annoyed' over Manchester City's offer of a new contract, according to reports.
Manchester City are set to pip Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of £15m Fluminese wonderkid Kayky.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could swoop for Paris Saint-Germain's midfield starlet Kays Ruiz-Atil this summer.
Arsenal target Manor Solomon of Shakhtar Donetsk is in talks with teams from England.
Liverpool's message to Bayern Munich is: Mo Salah is not for sale.
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has stormed into contention for the Bournemouth job.
Porto and Braga players were forced to push an ambulance off the pitch in incredible scenes after it broke down while attending to a horror injury.

the times
Manchester United winger Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy over accusations that he used false documents to get into the country six years ago.
A group of Premier League clubs is drawing up plans to fight UEFA's proposed Champions League reforms that would give a "safety net" to the top teams who fail to qualify via domestic competition.
FIFA's medical chief is to join the Football Association's expert panel looking at concussion and neurodegenerative disorders.

daily mirror
Premier League stars fear Instagram's new plans to combat online hate do not go far enough.
Udinese concede Rodrigo De Paul is likely to leave this summer, after the attacking midfielder was linked with Liverpool during the January transfer window.
Edinson Cavani has been suspended for Uruguay's upcoming games against Argentina and Bolivia as a result of his horror tackle on Richarlison last November.
John Terry has boldly predicted Mason Mount will go on to captain both Chelsea and England in the future.

daily star
Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland are reportedly on Borussia Dortmund's eight-man sell list.

daily record
Scottish football chiefs were locked in talks with the Government on Wednesday amid fears Scotland's new covid quarantine rules could crush Hampden's hopes of hosting Euro 2020.

scottish sun
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is keen to bring in Kilmarnock stopper Stuart Findlay for next season's expected top-flight return.

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his club and players have not shown "a lack of respect" by speaking about their interest in signing Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33. (ESPN)

Manchester City will sign a new striker this summer whether they are successful in bringing in Messi or not, with Borussia Dortmund's Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, a priority. (90 Min)

Dortmund are considering selling seven first-team players this summer, including England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Mirror)

Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 32, USA forward Giovanni Reyna, 18, English midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, and Haaland are among those who could be sold, with Dortmund desperate to raise funds. (Waz, via Express)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to be drawn on speculation over moves for Haaland and RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22. (ESPN)

Tuchel wants PSG's French midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil, 18, to follow him to Stamford Bridge. (Foot Mercato, via Team Talk)

Manchester City are close to completing a £15m deal for Fluminense forward Kayky, with the 17-year-old Brazilian joining City's youth team when he can get a work permit in 2022. (Journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Liverpool insist Mohamed Salah, 28, is not for sale after Bayern Munich executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said it would be an "honour" to sign the Egypt forward. (Sun)

Manager Jose Mourinho says England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, may have been distracted by speculation linking him away from Tottenham Hotspur last month. (London Evening Standard)

Everton and Celtic are tracking the progress of 19-year-old Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland Under-19 winger Tyreik Wright, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Mail)

The takeover of Sunderland by Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is nearing completion with the English Football League completing its final checks on the deal to acquire Stewart Donald's controlling stake. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool will target Leeds United's Brazilian winger Raphinha, 24, in the summer. (France Football, via Mail)

Udinese have not ruled selling Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, in the summer following links with Liverpool in the January transfer window. (Goal)

West Bromwich Albion have decided not to offer a contract to Ahmed Musa after the 28-year-old Nigeria forward's trial with the club. (Express & Star)

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry is on a five-man shortlist to become the next permanent manager of Bournemouth. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Huddersfield boss David Wagner is set to be interviewed as Bournemouth look to confirm an appointment this week. (Sky Sports)

Former Nice manager and ex-Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is among the front-runners to become the next Cherries boss. (TalkSport)

Strasbourg's 20-year-old French defender Mohamed Simakan, who had been linked with Aston Villa, looks set to move to RB Leipzig. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29, has made another "amazing" step in his recovery from surgery on a fractured skull in November. (Express & Star)

Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old Israel forward Manor Solomon - linked with Arsenal - has confirmed that a number of Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in signing him. (Goal)

Tottenham and Juventus have been linked with Sampdoria's Denmark midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, 20. (Football Italia)

Spurs are already planning a new loan move in England for English defender Malachi Fagan-Walcott, 18, who is on loan at Dundee. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are prepared to go the rest of the season without playing Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho so that they do not have to pay Liverpool the additional 5m euros (£4.3m) they would owe should the 28-year-old make five more appearances. (Star)


Full Member
Jan 20, 2014
Bellingham for VDB and like 15M might suit everyone. Dortmund get some cash and a good young midfielder for how they play.


would be our holding 2 as we replace Matic with a younger DM to challenge Fred, and Bellingham can be the backup 10 to Bruno until whichever of Shoretire or Mejbri makes it and wins that job proper.