Press Gossip - 2021

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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)

WTF? Why did he not get loaned out then?
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
12th February 2021


daily mirror
Jose Mourinho was left fuming with Gareth Bale's Instagram post after he was left out of the Tottenham team to face Everton.
Donny van de Beek has been told he may have to leave Manchester United if he wants to be the "special player" and avoid being the "side dish" by Jermaine Jenas.
Manchester United are concerned about the treatment of attacking midfielder Hannibal Mejbri in the club's under-23s matches.
Patrick Bamford is striking up a partnership with Brazilian Raphinha - by speaking French.


daily mail
The FA are set to make it harder for clubs to recruit foreign managers and coaches this summer by removing the right of appeal if their preferred candidate does not meet the Government's immigration criteria.
The FA have launched a crackdown on agents attempting to illegally tap up young players on social media.
Tottenham have hired a commercial chief who landed one of the most lucrative stadium naming-rights deals in the NFL.
Edinson Cavani has been slapped with a two-game international ban for his horror tackle on Richarlison during Uruguay's defeat by Brazil last November.
Udinese may be powerless to stop star midfielder Rodrigo de Paul leaving the club this summer, according to their sporting director.


the sun
Mino Raiola has refused to talk about Paul Pogba's potential summer move to Juventus, saying: "If I speak, someone gets offended."
Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping his new neighbour isn't a noisy one - after Liverpool star Andy Robertson moved into his road.
Ismaila Sarr's agent has revealed the Watford star agreed a move to Liverpool last month - only for the Reds to fail to come up with his transfer fee.
A crooked forklift driver spent more than £175,000 on a bank card belonging to Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez.
Wayne Rooney wants Gareth Southgate to play both Phil Foden and Jack Grealish at the Euros.
Wilfried Zaha says it is "degrading" for black people to have to take part in football's symbolic attempts to eradicate racism.


the guardian
English football authorities are set to reach out to US sports in a global push against racist abuse on social media.
More than 220 calls alleging abuse in British gymnastics have been received on a special hotline set up by the NSPCC - with more than half considered so serious they have resulted in a referral to the police or social services.
A long-awaited independent review into sexual abuse in Scottish football has called on clubs and organisations involved to "make a clear, unreserved, and public acknowledgment and apology" to all those directly affected.


daily telegraph
England head coach Chris Silverwood has admitted he could rip up the team's winning formula by resting James Anderson for the crucial second Test against India.
England national selector Ed Smith has said that steps could be made to bring Alex Hales back into the Twenty20 squad in the months ahead.


the times
Liverpool face the prospect of more Champions League disruption with the Anfield leg of their clash with RB Leipzig at risk of being switched to a neutral venue.
Gareth Bale believes that he needs a run of matches at Tottenham Hotspur if he is to prove his worth.
Formula One teams have welcomed the idea of a sprint race on Saturdays but have asked for more time to go over the details before agreeing to such a radical change to the weekends.


daily star
Southampton, Leeds and West Ham are ready to rival Tottenham for Sampdoria sensation Mikkel Damsgaard.
UEFA have dismissed complaints from Real Sociedad that Manchester United have been handed a huge advantage when the two sides meet in the Europa League next week.


daily express
West Ham's European hopes have been hit by the news that key centre-back Angelo Ogbonna could be out for a month.


daily record
Neil Lennon reckons Rangers are right to dig out the SFA over the compliance process as the Celtic boss believes the Old Firm get a raw deal from the beaks.
Dundee United boss Micky Mellon insists treacherous Tayside weather wreaking havoc with their preparations for Livingston is just another hurdle in a season of madness.
Celtic defender Stephen Welsh appears to have got a lucky break and avoided any serious injury from his horror injury at St Mirren.


scottish sun
Tommy Wright wants to make Kyle Lafferty his first Kilmarnock signing.
Bobby Madden will fly to Athens to referee this weekend's powder-keg clash between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.


Jose Mourinho's position as Tottenham Hotspur manager is safe despite a poor run of results and rumoured doubts from senior players. (Mirror)

Chelsea are exploring the possibility of bringing Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, 28, back to the Premier League and sending Italy midfielder Jorginho, 29, to Inter Milan as a part of a deal.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan and Juventus are monitoring Chelsea's 27-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leeds United, Southampton and West Ham could rival Tottenham for the signature of Sampdoria's Denmark midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, 20. (Star)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, believes he needs a run of matches at Tottenham,where he is on loan from Real Madrid, if he is to prove his worth. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal failed with a loan move for Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig, 21, before they secured Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, until the end of the season. (Express)

The agent of Ismaila Sarr says talks were at an advanced stage for the 22-year-old Watford and Senegal winger to join Liverpool in September. (Liverpool Echo)

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney wants national boss Gareth Southgate to play both Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 20, and Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, 25, at the Euros.(Sun)

Arsenal target Manor Solomon says talks are under way over a move from Shakhtar Donetsk to the Premier League, with numerous teams interested in securing the 21-year-old Israel forward's signature in the summer. (Sport5, via Metro)

Zenit St Petersburg's Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 31, believes close friend and former Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah, the 28-year-old Egypt forward, will spend many more years at Anfield. (Talksport)

Manchester United have yet to decide whether to trigger one-year extensions in the contracts of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who will turn 34 on Sunday, and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32. Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, now fifth choice, will be released in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayer Leverkusen's Netherlands defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 22, says he had to quit Manchester United for the sake of his career. (Mail)

Tottenham are mapping out a key first-team role for English midfielder Oliver Skipp, 20, next season after his successful loan at Norwich City. (Football Insider)

Spurs have hired Todd Kline as chief commercial officer as they seek naming rights for their new stadium. Kline spearheaded an 18-year naming rights deal for the Miami Dolphins' stadium with entertainment venue Hard Rock worth a reported £180m. (Mail)

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, has offered to take a pay cut if it means he can stay at the Bernabeu. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus were determined to bring Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba back to Turin in April 2020 and offered one of Brazil winger Douglas Costa, Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Wales playmaker Aaron Ramsey and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot in part-exchange - but United told the Italians they wanted £87m in cash to sell the 27-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Pogba's agent Mino Raiola says he "has to work quietly" when it comes to the Manchester United midfielder amid reports linking him with a move back to Juventus. (Talksport)

Mark Noble has dropped a retirement hint at West Ham, with the 33-year-old English midfielder admitting he does not have "too long left". (Goal)

Kilmarnock are set to offer a deal until the end of the season to former Rangers and Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty, the 33-year-old Northern Ireland forward who has been a free agent since he left Italian side Reggina in January. (Daily Record)

Sutton United boss Matt Gray is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Northampton Town. (Football Insider)

Manchester United will have to be patient with Ivorian winger Amad Diallo, 18, as he gets used to playing in England, the club's Under-23 manager Neil Wood has warned. (Goal)

Former Manchester United and England defender Paul Parker says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's claim that his side are not in the title race was "a silly comment". (Sun)

West Ham and Leeds target Matthew Bondswell, the 18-year-old English left-back, is in talks to join a Premier League club after leaving RB Leipzig. (Football Insider)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
13th February 2021




the sun
Arsenal are close to finalising a summer deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Tiago Tomas.
Arsenal can reportedly turn Dani Ceballos' loan spell at the Emirates into a permanent deal for just £22m.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the 'wonderful' time he spent with Erling Haaland as the Manchester United boss admitted he is 'following' the Dortmund starlet.


daily mail
Luke Shaw is back on Gareth Southgate's radar following his renaissance at Manchester United.
The managing director of the agency instrumental in Marcus Rashford's development into a campaigning and cultural icon has left the company after being banned by the FA for an illegal approach to a youth-team player.
Football's social media call has been rejected as Twitter and Facebook snub requests for abusive messages to be 'filtered and blocked before being posted'.
The ECB are facing further potential losses of tens of millions of pounds after being unable to secure insurance to cover missing gate receipts for England's international matches this summer.
Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett says salary caps will destroy decades of English football growth if they are allowed to come in.


daily star
Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal need to turn the tables on football's wind-up merchants.
Pep Guardiola has told rival Jose Mourinho that his reputation won't save him from the sack at Tottenham.
Manchester United star Amad Diallo continues to impress - but fans may have to wait to see the January arrival in the first-team.


daily mirror
Fulham manager Scott Parker is on collision course with co-owner Tony Khan after more social media declarations from the Cottagers chief.


the guardian
Jurgen Klopp could hand Ozan Kabak or Ben Davies a Liverpool debut this weekend.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has backed 'really good' Ben Godfrey for an England call-up.


the times
Manchester City reignited their title challenge earlier this season because of two crisis meetings, Pep Guardiola has revealed.
Jon Walters has applied to be the next chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association.


scottish sun
Kilmarnock defender Stuart Findlay is set for a shock switch to MLS side Philadelphia Union.
Reports in in Italy claim AS Roma have joined the chase to sign Celtic frontman Odsonne Edouard.


daily record
Former Rangers full-back Allan Hutton is adamant that Rangers would be an ideal platform for John Lundstram to shine - but feels he may have his heart set on a long-term stay in the Premier League.


Liverpool are preparing for the departure of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, and are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach's Germany player Florian Neuhaus, 23, as a replacement. (Kicker)

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp could also move for Udinese's 26-year-old Argentina forward Rodrigo de Paul in a £30m deal. (Sun)

Arsenal are close to finalising a summer deal to sign Sporting Lisbon's 18-year-old Portuguese striker Tiago Tomas for a cut-price £20m. (Sun)

Bayern Munich have agreed to sign Liverpool and Chelsea target Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig, with the France defender, 22, set to sign a five-year deal. (Sky Sports via Bild)

Arsenal believe they can convince 19-year-old England youth international Folarin Balogun to sign a new contract. The striker is out of contract in the summer and attracting interest from clubs across Europe. (London Evening Standard)

German side Bayer Leverkusen have joined the race for Balogun, with Stuttgart and Rennes also interested. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho is almost certain to be playing elsewhere next season but the German club have little chance of getting £100m for the 20-year-old which they demanded from Manchester United six months ago. (Eurosport)

Manchester City left-back Angelino is set to complete a permanent move to RB Leipzig after they triggered a £16m obligation-to-buy clause for the Spaniard, 24, who is currently on a season-long loan. (Goal)

Everton and France defender Lucas Digne, 27, has agreed a new contract to stay with the Toffees. (Sky Sports)

Managerless Bournemouth should consider ex-Arsenal and France midfielder Patrick Vieira, 44, as their next boss, says his former Gunners team-mate Martin Keown. (Talksport)

New York Red Bulls and DC United are considering joining the race to sign West Bromwich Albion's former England defender Kieran Gibbs, 31, who remains a target for Inter Miami. (ESPN)

Spain forward Diego Costa, 32, who left Atletico Madrid in December, is in talks to sign for Brazilian club Palmeiras - the club he supported as a boy. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has compared England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. (Talksport)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
14th February 2021



the sun on sunday
Manchester United face a fight to sign Jules Kounde - with Barcelona and Real Madrid joining the hunt for the Sevilla star.
Marco Silva is the shock name on the list of targets to be Bournemouth's new boss.
Frank Lampard would need to be offered a job too good to turn down to tempt him back into management and give up the £1.8m in wages due from Chelsea.
Chelsea will prioritise a centre-back and a striker this summer with Erling Haaland top of their list, according to reports.
Arsenal are refusing to give up hope on Florian Balogun signing a new deal.
Millwall blasted Reading for disrespecting them by providing a 'broom cupboard' to get ready in.


mail on sunday
Arsene Wenger revealed that he offered Jamie Vardy 'a lot of money' to join Arsenal from Leicester back in 2016.
Zinedine Zidane has revealed Eden Hazard could return from injury in time to feature in Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Atalanta.
Former Bournemouth head of recruitment David Webb is emerging as an option in Celtic's search for a sporting director.
Twitter and Facebook have made it clear to leading Premier League clubs that they will never end the practice of allowing users to open anonymous accounts and that using forms of identification to verify accounts is not going to happen.


sunday mirror
Liverpool have made Torino centre-back Bremer their top summer transfer target.
Pablo Zabaleta believes Manchester City would be the perfect fit for Lionel Messi if the Argentine superstar quits Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman admits it is "not his problem" if Gerard Pique is banned following comments he made citing refereeing bias towards Real Madrid.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Phil Jones will have a part to play for Manchester United during the run-in.


sunday express
Hakim Ziyech is reportedly keen to meet with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, with rumours beginning to surface about his immediate future at the club.


sunday telegraph
Birmingham City Women's players and staff are understood to be angry and frustrated after the club's board declined to pay a nominal fee of under £500 to move their local derby against Aston Villa to St George's Park to ensure it was played.


daily star sunday
Manchester City star Aymeric Laporte is wanted by Real Madrid.
Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings is on the radar of Manchester United as they hunt a top-class centre-half.
New football boss Wayne Rooney is getting a few tips from his old chief Sir Alex Ferguson - in the form of World War Two documentaries.


sunday mail
Neil Lennon has blasted back at 'out of order' St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin over his name-and-shame diving claims.
Motherwell chief Alan Burrows has pleaded with the SFA not to bin this year's Scottish Cup as it could give his club access to "life-changing money".


scottish sun
Celtic are eyeing up a fresh move for Burnley star Robbie Brady.


Sevilla's French defender Jules Kounde, 22, has emerged as Manchester United's top summer transfer target, following Bayern Munich's capture of fellow French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, from RB Leipzig. (Express)

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he is "following" Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, after failing to sign him last year. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid are monitoring Aymeric Laporte's situation at Manchester City and may try to sign the French defender, 26, in the summer. (Star)

Reading's English defender Omar Richards, 22, has agreed to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer in a blow to Premier League suitors West Ham and Everton. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have made Torino's Brazilian centre-back Bremer their number one target. The 23-year-old is valued at less than £10m. (Mirror)

Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich are monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach's Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus, 23. (90 min)

Spanish defenders Sergio Ramos, 34, and Lucas Vazquez, 29, have been asked to take a pay cut in new contracts at Real Madrid, given Tottenham have no interest in making Gareth Bale's loan move permanent so Real must pay the 31-year-old Welsh forward's salary for the final year of his contract. (AS - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris St-Germain are among several European clubs interested in Celta Vigo's Peru midfielder Renato Tapia, 25. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal have not given up hope of agreeing a new deal with 19-year-old English striker Folarin Balogun. (Sun)

Former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says he did all he could to try to sign English striker Jamie Vardy, 34, from Leicester City in 2016. (beIN Sport, via Star)

Burnley's Republic of Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady, 29, has emerged as a target for Celtic. (Mirror)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has warned the club's youngsters to expect a "bumpy" road and loan spells in order to prove themselves. (Goal)

Chelsea's Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 27, is considering his future at the club after struggling to find form since his move from Ajax. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United could reunite their Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, with former Sporting Lisbon team-mate Raphinha. The 24-year-old Brazilian winger joined Leeds United last summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp advised Frank Lampard to sign Manchester City's in-form England defender John Stones, 26, during his time as Chelsea boss. (Sky Sports, via Metro)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he told the club he needed to add a signing in January but the board would not pay for Manchester City's Spain defender Eric Garcia, 20. (Marca, via Mail)

Sevilla's sporting director Monchi says Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Isco, 28 - a target for Arsenal - is keen to leave the Bernabeu this summer. (Estadio Deportivo, via Four Four Two)

Arsenal will need to pay £22m if they want to sign Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, from Real Madrid on a permanent basis. (Mirror)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that coaching France "could be a possibility one day". (ESPN)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
15th February 2021




daily mail
Bayern Munich are stepping up their pursuit of Norwich City right-back Max Aarons.
Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane is not ready to return to Premier League action following his double ankle injury.
Ronald Koeman has again insisted Lionel Messi is 'excited and happy' at Barcelona despite the constant swirling rumours he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Thomas Tuchel has insisted Tammy Abraham has the 'spirit' and 'ambition' to carve out a long career at Chelsea.


the sun
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has beefed up security after raiders stole a safe from his £2m home.
Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed he will go back to following Celtic across the country when he retires from football.
Steve Cooper will join the list of potential new Crystal Palace bosses after his fine work at Swansea.
Legendary full-back Roberto Carlos has revealed he came "very close" to joining Chelsea in 2007.
Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick snubbed the chance to replace Frank Lampard on a temporary basis because he did not want to be a 'lame duck'.
West Ham have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Sampdoria hotshot Mikkel Damsgaard, according to reports.


daily mirror
Mohamed Salah has promised Liverpool will "fight like champions" as the team's limp title defence continued with defeat at Leicester on Saturday.
Arsenal did not need to sign Martin Odegaard, Nicolas Pepe or Willian, according to former Gunner Tony Adams.


the times
Amad Diallo was just one of a number of promising African footballers brought to Italy using fake identity documents by traffickers, Italian prosecutors have alleged.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed there "would have been a chance" of him becoming Newcastle United manager had the club approached him in 2015.


daily star
The agent of Liverpool target Sven Botman has branded reports linking his client with a move to the Premier League "fake news".
Lee Grant is in line for a shock new contract at Manchester United - despite not making a Premier League appearance for the club.


the independent
David Luiz is set to be offered another extension at Arsenal, as Mikel Arteta greatly values his influence on a young team.


daily record
Rangers are the most improved team in Europe as they rose an unparalleled 247 places in the official UEFA rankings since Steven Gerrard's arrival in 2018.


scottish sun
Dave Cormack has scrapped a live question and answer session with angry Aberdeen fans.


Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing his former Tottenham goalkeeper, 34-year-old France captain Hugo Lloris. (Football Insider)

Arsenal look to be closing in on a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon's 18-year-old Portuguese striker Tiago Tomas in the summer. (Sun)

Arsenal have been told they can sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, 23, for just £15m. (Express)

The agent of 21-year-old Lille defender Sven Botman, who has been linked with Liverpool, has denied the Dutch player has agreed a move to an unnamed club in the summer. (Voetbalzone, via Mirror)

Brazil defender David Luiz, 33, is set to be handed a fresh extension at Arsenal. (Independent)

Celtic are keen on a move for Burnley and Republic of Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady, 29. (Mirror)

Burnley are considering a move for Benfica's American goalkeeper Carlos Joaquim dos Santos, 20. (Sun)

Bayern Munich are stepping up their pursuit of Norwich City right-back Max Aarons, 21. (Mail)

Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign former Liverpool and Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge. The 31-year-old has been without a club since leaving Trabzonspor. (90Min)

Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is in talks to join boyhood club Palmeiras. Costa, 32, had his contract terminated by Atletico in January. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says there "would have been a chance" of him becoming Newcastle United manager if the club had approached him in 2015. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are set to extend back-up keeper Lee Grant's contract at the club, with the 38-year-old English player's current deal running out in the summer. (Star)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
16th February 2021



daily mirror
Football fans could reportedly make their return to stadiums before the end of the season with the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals being lined up as test events.
Man Utd are concerned Paul Pogba will be sidelined for a further two weeks longer than initially expected with his current thigh injury.


the guardian
Bayern Munich are close to ending uncertainty over Jamal Musiala's future by handing the England Under-21 international a new five-year deal.
Football authorities have been accused by Muslim grassroots football players of failing to take Islamophobia seriously despite placing a focus on the broader issue of racism in the game.
Sport is facing a "massive spread in the cancer of match-fixing" during the Covid-19 era, investigators have said, with fixers diversifying into new areas and targeting especially vulnerable teams, players and officials.


the times
Everton's plan to move to a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been recommended for approval when Liverpool City Council's planning committee meets next week.
Virat Kohli faces a one-match ban after the India captain remonstrated with the umpires when a close DRS lbw decision went against his side.
Wimbledon could replace line judges with Hawk-Eye Live this summer, says Tim Henman.


daily mail
Liverpool are ready to rival Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Dortmund for the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus.
Jose Mourinho's position is under increasing scrutiny after a dismal run - but Tottenham are wary of sacking him owing to the prohibitive cost.
Manchester City are in talks over a landmark study into football's relationship with heading that would see players trial a mouthguard to measure the impact on their brains.
Luis Suarez can reportedly leave Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer just a year after joining due to a clause in contract.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted he 'could imagine' working in English football in the future.
A staggering number of supporters in the EFL are refusing to ask for season-ticket refunds - in a bid to help their clubs survive the pandemic.
Barcelona fans have set off fireworks in front of PSG's hotel to try and stop Mauricio Pochettino's side from sleeping ahead of their Champions League encounter.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes will target Max Verstappen as Lewis Hamilton's replacement.
Player power has forced rugby authorities into a hasty World Cup overhaul on welfare grounds - with the next tournament set to be extended by a week and squad sizes to increase.


the sun
Kylian Mbappe is likely to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer at the end of next season, according to reports.
Arsenal are investigating a possible breach of Covid regulations by captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti's empty safe has been recovered after raiders stole it from his £2m home.
Mesut Ozil has been lauded for his work-rate after his full Fenerbahce debut.
Chelsea made a profit of £36m in the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus pandemic, the latest figures have shown.
Manchester United face serious competition from AC Milan for Lens defender Facundo Medina, according to reports.
Emile Heskey has taken up a coaching role with Leicester City's promotion-chasing women's side.


daily express
Chelsea and Liverpool are trying to get David Alaba to change his mind about joining Real Madrid.


scottish sun
Jim Goodwin has told football's 'Covidiots' they must toe the line or they will get the game stopped.
Juventus scout Matteo Tognozzi is in the mix to become Celtic's new sporting director, according to reports.


daily telegraph
UK Athletics has been rocked by accusations of sexual harassment, abuse and degrading comments in a new report detailing the lack of opportunities for female coaches in the sport.


Liverpool and Tottenham are studying Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa, 23, with a view to making a summer move for the England Under-21 centre-back. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are all monitoring Schalke's American striker Matthew Hoppe, 19. (90min)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told Paris St-Germain he intends to see out the remainder of his contract, which ends in the summer of 2022. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho's position is not under immediate threat but he is being increasingly scrutinised by the club after the side's recent poor form. (Mail)

Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 30, says he wants to move into management once his playing days are over. (Goal)

West Ham and England midfielder Jesse Lingard says he "didn't get his chance" at Manchester United when football resumed after the first coronavirus lockdown. The 28-year-old is on loan at the Hammers until the end of the season. (BT Sport)

The FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals are being lined up as test events for the return of crowds before major sporting events this summer. (Times - subscription required)

Crystal Palace have picked out Swansea manager Steve Cooper as a potential replacement for boss Roy Hodgson. (Sun)

Chelsea are the only Premier League club to have offered a contract to Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba. The 28-year-old's deal expires at the end of the season and he is free to speak to other sides. (90min)

Southampton are interested in signing Angers' French midfielder Angelo Fulgini. The Saints tried to sign the 24-year-old in January. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Norwich have told Bayern Munich they will have to pay £30-35m if they want to sign English defender Max Aarons, 21. (Sky Sports)

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has a clause in his Atletico Madrid contract that would allow him to leave for free in the summer - but the 34-year-old has no intention of triggering it as he is happy at the club. (Marca)

England Under-21 midfielder Jamal Musiala, 17, is to sign a new five-year deal at Bayern Munich. (Guardian)

Bayern are also set to sign Reading's 17-year-old defender Omar Richards. (Kicker)

AC Milan are eyeing a summer move for 21-year-old Lens central defender Facundo Medina, who is also a target for Manchester United. (Mail)

Tottenham captain Harry Kane has privately told friends that under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho has his full backing. (Football Insider)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
17th February 2021



the sun
Everton are reportedly set to make a fresh bid for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Real Madrid star Federico Valverde as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba.
Roman Abramovich has pumped £2bn into Chelsea transfers alone since taking over in 2003.
Arsenal will launch major cost-cutting plans - despite just slashing their wage bill by almost £700,000 a week.
Former Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon has followed in the footsteps of ex-Toon boss Rafa Benitez by leaving Chinese side Dalian Pro.
Ravel Morrison has revealed he is in talks with Championship and La Liga clubs over his next move.
Steven Gerrard has admitted Fernando Torres "broke his heart" by leaving Liverpool to join Chelsea back in 2011.


the guardian
Jordan Pickford is set to return to Everton's starting line-up against Manchester City on Wednesday having missed the last four matches with a rib injury.


daily mirror
Jurgen Klopp has revealed he received a text message from the Liverpool owners apologising for the state of the team when he took the reins.
Arsene Wenger has questioned Jurgen Klopp's decision to stick with Alisson, saying he appears to be the type of player who carries mistakes with him from one game to the next.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho both messaged Kylian Mbappe after the PSG forward struck a scintillating hat-trick against Barcelona.
Kylian Mbappe insisted he is "happy" at PSG after his hat-trick against Barcelona - but warned it would be "stupid" to make a decision on his future after one match.


daily express
Manchester United are willing to pay £61m to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla this summer, according to reports.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for PAOK Salonika youngster Christos Tzolis.


daily star
Liverpool's Takumi Minamino may be offered a La Liga escape route with Sevilla after his solid start at Southampton.
Liverpool hero Javier Mascherano believes his former club could be a danger in this season's Champions League.


daily telegraph
Eddie Jones has admitted Owen Farrell has been below par in the opening rounds of the Six Nations.


the times
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has given a clear indication that he may still be in charge next season after admitting he has held discussions over transfer activity this summer.


scottish sun
Former Celtic star Tommy Johnson has revealed he was overlooked for a recruitment role at Parkhead prior to the confirmation of Nicky Hammond as the Hoops' full-time head of football operations.


daily record
Former Celtic coach Damien Duff says he would have been "unhappy with himself" if he had remained part of Ireland's coaching set-up.



Manchester United are monitoring Real Madrid and Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 22. (Sun)

Everton will make a renewed attempt to sign Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, this summer. (Mail)

Marseille and Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car, 24, says he turned down a move to Liverpool in January. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, whose contract with the French club runs out in summer 2022, says he is "happy" at the Ligue 1 side, but the 22-year-old France international added "it is about reflecting for the long term" when asked about his future. (RMC Sport, via Metro)

Austria defender David Alaba, 28, wants Real Madrid to be his next club once he departs Bayern Munich at the end of the season and has started to learn Spanish - but a move to the Bernabeu depends on the future of Real's Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos. (Mirror)

Alaba remains Real's top target to replace 34-year-old Ramos, though RB Leipzig's Bayern Munich-bound French defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, had been their preferred back-up option. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United were close to signing Upamecano for £1.9m in 2015, according to the player's advisor. (Mirror)

United States winger Christian Pulisic, 22, and Morocco forward Hakim Ziyech, 27, have struggled for game time at Chelsea under new manager Thomas Tuchel and one of them may have to be sold in the summer. (Star)

Firing Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho would cost Tottenham about 40m euros (£34.8m). (A Bola - in Portuguese)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers are possible replacements for Mourinho at Tottenham. (Mail)

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has previously tried to bring former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers to the club and is likely to try again should Mourinho leave. (Eurosport)

English winger Demarai Gray, 24, says he was never offered a new contract at Leicester before his move to Bayer Leverkusen in January. (Sky Sports)

After extending 19-year-old England forward Mason Greenwood's contract, Manchester United are likely to prioritise signing a new centre-back or Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, over a move for Dortmund's English forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Express)

Manchester United are prepared to offer 70m euros (£60m) to beat Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to the signing of Sevilla's 22-year-old French defender Jules Kounde. (TeamTalk)

Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Braga's Portuguese centre-back David Carmo. Liverpool tried to sign the 21-year-old in January but talks broke down. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are only likely to offer defender David Luiz, 33, a contract extension if the Brazil international agrees to a player-coach role and reduced playing time. (Football.London)

Newcastle are not trying to sign former England striker Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer despite reports. The 31-year-old is a free agent. (Football Insider)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says no talks have taken place regarding his future at Old Trafford, with his contract expiring at the end of next season. (Mirror)

Everton director of football Marcel Brands is close to agreeing a new contract with the Goodison Park club. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has held talks with Bristol Rovers about becoming the League One club's new manager. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
18th February 2021



daily mail
Potential buyers for Harry Kane will have to find a British record £150m to have any chance of prising the England captain from Tottenham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is weighing up giving Amad Diallo his Manchester United debut in Turin on Thursday.
England's World Cup qualifier in Albania next month can go ahead after the FA secured an exemption from the Government's travel restrictions.
This season's Champions League final is set to be played out in front of thousands of fans.


the sun
Arsenal are plotting a summer fire sale with David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi all on the chopping block.
Wayne Rooney has turned down the chance to sign Ravel Morrison for Derby after it was revealed that he pinched his boots while at Manchester United.
The League Cup will have to be sacrificed if the Premier League wins a battle to change the Champions League revamp.
Joey Barton is talking to Bristol Rovers about their boss position - a month after League One rivals Fleetwood Town sacked him.


daily telegraph
Fifteen professional footballers have been fined by their clubs after all attending a house party at the home of a Leicester City Women striker last weekend.
Carl Frampton's historic bid to become the first Irishman to hold world titles in three weight divisions has been delayed after the Belfast fighter suffered a hand injury in training for his WBO super-featherweight title fight against incumbent champion Jamel Herring.
Female football referees have identified online abuse as a significant problem in the grassroots game, where the environment has been described in new research as "toxic, abusive and male-dominated".
There is growing support for staging the British and Irish Lions series against South Africa in Australia following the latest projections that the matches could potentially be played Down Under in front of capacity crowds.


daily mirror
Thierry Henry is the front runner to become Bournemouth's new boss.
Neymar looks set to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will tie him down until 2026.
Paris Saint-Germain have named their asking price of £174m for superstar forward Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in France.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Paris Saint-Germain they should focus on securing the long-term futures of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe rather than trying to sign Lionel Messi.


the times
The Premier League faces an uphill task to block Uefa's plans for an expanded Champions League after the powerful European Club Association (ECA) backed moves to allow two clubs to qualify based on historical performance and for European matches to be played in January.
Joanna Stimpson, the FA refereeing manager for the women's professional game, says the Women's Super League does not currently hold enough value to afford full-time match officials.


daily express
Antonio Rudiger is living up to his reputation as an 'agent' for Chelsea with the defender admitting he's in "contact" with David Alaba amid interest from the west London outfit in signing the Bayern Munich defender.


scottish sun
Glenn Loovens reckons Liam Shaw will prove to be a steal for Celtic.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists contract talks with Celtic target Robbie Brady are ongoing.


Tottenham would want an offer of at least £150m before they even consider selling England striker Harry Kane, 27. (Mail)

South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, whose contract at Tottenham runs until 2023, says it is a "bit unfair" to talk about if he will sign a new contract with negotiations having been paused because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Mail)

Arsenal want to sign Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, and Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan, 28, on permanent deals this summer. The pair are currently on loan at the Gunners from Real Madrid and Brighton respectively. (Sun)

Bayern Munich fear France winger Kingsley Coman, 24, could be tempted to join Manchester United because of the wages on offer. (Bild, via Mail)

Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani wants to stay at Old Trafford for another season. The 34-year-old joined on a one-year deal last summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain have placed a 200m euro (£173m) price tag on their France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is wanted by Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus. (La Parisien - in French)

Barcelona could have signed Mbappe in 2017 but chose instead to buy 22-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. (Mirror)

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has pledged to do "everything possible" to convince Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, to remain at the club. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid are considering a move for Villarreal's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24. (Goal)

Thierry Henry and former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira are going head-to-head for the vacant managerial role at Bournemouth. (Talksport)

France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, is one of several players Arsenal could sell this summer as part of a clear-out to cut costs. (Sun)

Brazil defender David Luiz, 33, Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, also look set to leave Arsenal. (Star)

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 34, says he will decide when the time is right to retire, but it won't be for a few years. (ESPN)

There is no guarantee Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, will secure a move to Barcelona should he leave Liverpool as a free agent in the summer, because of the Spanish side's financial situation. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
19th February 2021



daily mirror
Thierry Henry could be confirmed as Bournemouth's new boss as early as next week.
Man Utd may have found their Jadon Sancho alternative in Amad Diallo.
Erling Haaland signed a Man Utd shirt, met with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and caused havoc with a flight before signing for Dortmund in 2019.
Nottingham Forest may give homegrown right-back Jordan Gabriel another chance next season amid doubts over Cyrus Christie's future.


the sun
Manchester City have slashed their offer to Lionel Messi by a staggering £170m.
Manchester United are hoping to beat neighbours Manchester City to the signing of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.
Arsenal's Lucas Torreira is reportedly in advanced talks over a summer move to Fiorentina.
Chelsea have reportedly made contact with Borussia Monchengladbach winger Jonas Hofmann.
Wilfried Zaha has given the clearest hint yet that he wants to quit Crystal Palace this summer - to be able to show his kids the medals he has won.


daily mail
The Government looks set to reject Premier League clubs' plea for players to be exempt from hotel quarantine if they play March internationals in 'red list' countries.
Darren Drysdale will not referee his scheduled match this weekend following his altercation with Ipswich's Alan Judge on Tuesday.
Gareth Bale could start against West Ham after being subbed off during his impressive display against Wolfsberger in the Europa League.
Everton are reportedly set to demand £70m for Moise Kean this summer.
PSG's Kylian Mbappe is reportedly only interested in a move to two clubs this summer should he decide to leave: Real Madrid or Liverpool.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is convinced that star striker and captain Memphis Depay will snub a move to Barcelona in favour of signing a new contract.


the times
UEFA is facing a battle over its Champions League expansion plans with the head of the European Leagues demanding extra automatic places are given to the champions of countries such as Scotland instead of safeguarding spots for the continent's elite clubs.
The government will consider granting one-off exemptions for Premier League players to travel for international matches next month even if the countries are on the "red list" of Covid hotspots.


daily express
Chelsea are expected to rival the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid for red hot striker Erling Haaland's signature this summer.
Lionel Messi wants a whole restructure of Barcelona in order to stay at the club, according to reports.
Manchester United and Liverpool look set to ramp up their efforts to sign West Ham star Declan Rice.


scottish sun
SFA bosses are planning for the Scottish Cup to carry on until next season for the second year in a row.


daily record
Lille are ready to ramp things up in the fight to land Rangers target Fashion Sakala.



Everton's Colombia attacker James Rodriguez, 29, is considering leaving the club despite only moving to Goodison Park last summer. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Manchester City have offered Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, a £430m package to join the Premier League side in the summer. The offer is reported to be less than the £600m tabled six months earlier for the Argentine who is out of contract at the Nou Camp in July. (Sun)

Chelsea want to sign Bayern Munich and Germany's 25-year-old defender Niklas Sule. (AZ - in German)

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea are also interested in Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany midfielder Jonas Hofmann, 28. (Bild - in German)

Liverpool and Manchester United have contacted West Ham midfielder Declan Rice's agent, with interest in the 22-year-old England international rising as Chelsea step away from a transfer bid of their own. (Star)

Real Madrid are putting together plans that would allow them to move for Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22. (AS - in Spanish)

Mbappe is only interested in joining Real Madrid or Liverpool, should he leave PSG this summer. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said the club can offer Mbappe what he wants to make him happy. (Catalunya Radio, via RMC Sport - in French)

Real will hold on to midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, who is on loan at Arsenal, in order to lure striker and fellow Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund to the Bernabeu. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Thierry Henry could be confirmed as Bournemouth's new manager next week. (Mirror)

Son Heung-min, Tottenham's South Korea attacking midfielder, says it is "unfair to talk about a new contract". The 28-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the 2022-23 season. (Sun)

Juventus may try to re-sign Everton's Italy forward Moise Kean, 20, who is currently on loan at PSG. The Toffees signed Kean from Juve in 2019. (Le 10 Sport - in French)

Everton are interested in signing Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez. The Spain winger, 29, is also a target for Napoli. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea could offer 23-year-old England centre-back Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan on a permanent deal as part of a swap deal for Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 24. Tomori is currently on loan at the San Siro. (Il Milanista - in Italian)

It would take a £60m offer for Aston Villa to sell England Under-21 defender Ezri Konsa, 23, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Tottenham. Former Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor said it would take "five times" the £12m that Villa paid Brentford for Konsa in 2019 to now prise him from Villa Park. (Football Insider)

Leeds had a £30m bid rejected by Brighton last year for English defender Ben White. The Whites were prepared to break their transfer record for the 23-year-old, who helped them win promotion to the Premier League while on loan at Elland Road. (Leeds Live)

Norwich City are resigned to losing 21-year-old English full-back Max Aarons to a bigger club. (Goal)

West Brom and Middlesbrough want to sign Toulouse's English striker Rhys Healey, 26. (Team Talk)

The Baggies want to beat Wolves to the signature of Bristol City's English striker Louis Britton, 19. (Football Insider)

As many as 37,500 supporters could be allowed into Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium to watch this season's Champions League final. (Mail)

Barcelona were turned down by River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo in 2020, when the Spanish club were looking for a replacement after sacking Ernesto Valverde. (TyC Sports, via Marca)

Eight cities across six European countries are under consideration to host Liverpool's Champions League last-16 second-leg match with RB Leipzig. (Athletic - subscription only)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
20th February 2021



daily mirror
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith insists Ezri Konsa's head won't be turned by transfer talk, amid Tottenham and Liverpool links.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists it is "too soon" to make a decision on Olivier Giroud's future despite the striker having only a matter of months remaining on his deal.
Reece and Lauren James' dad says he is shocked and helpless at vile racist abuse aimed at his kids online.
The son of Everton legend Phil Jagielka has reportedly put pen to paper on a deal with Liverpool.


daily telegraph
The Football League and Government were on the brink of war on Friday night after the Treasury put the brakes on a season-saving £100m-plus loan for the Championship.
County cricket hopes that its elderly fanbase means it will be the first sport to allow spectators to return to grounds when the Championship season begins on April 8.
The world's first 'smart rugby ball', which could one day end debate over forward passes and wonky scrum put-ins, will hit a major milestone in its roll-out on Saturday when Saracens host Coventry in a friendly at StoneX Stadium in Barnet.
The Duke of Sussex has lost his roles as patron of the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League after he and his wife confirmed they would not return as working members of the Royal Family.
Amateur rugby and football players want sweeping rule changes to reduce brain injury risks after it was revealed that almost two-thirds are concerned about the long-term health impact of playing their sport.


daily express
Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head with Barcelona for the signing of Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, who is currently on loan at Eibar, according to reports.
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy feels sorry for Jose Mourinho as recent defeats occurred while Harry Kane was out injured.


the times
Sergio Agüero has admitted he has no idea whether this season will be his last at Manchester City.


daily star
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has "asked" former boss Rafa Benitez to return to the club and "keep them in the Premier League", according to reports.


the sun
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho with Borussia Dortmund reportedly open to selling the winger in the summer.
Lazio face being relegated to Serie B over an investigation into claims they tampered with coronavirus tests.
Huddersfield have confirmed that they are considering signing Ravel Morrison on a free transfer.


daily mail
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has urged his players to find their killer instinct and stop giving their opponents 'life' in matches.
Former Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool midfielder Fabinho will miss out on this weekend's Merseyside derby clash with Everton due to his muscle problem.


scottish sun
Celtic are set to take a major step towards winning the race to sign Thomas Robert from Airdrie by inviting him to train with the team at Lennoxtown.


Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants to wait until the end of the season before determining Jose Mourinho's fate as head coach. (ESPN)

Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 32, has admitted he has no idea whether this season will be his last at Manchester City. (Times)

Barcelona and Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, has not decided where he will be playing next season and his representatives have yet to hold talks with other clubs. (ESPN)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he will hold talks with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, over extending his contract at Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel wants USA winger Christian Pulisic, 22, to remain at Stamford Bridge, but says no decisions have been made for the summer. (London Evening Standard)

Tuchel insists it is "too soon" to make a decision on Olivier Giroud's future despite the 34-year-old French striker entering the final months of his deal at Chelsea. (Mirror)

Chelsea's Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 26, claims he never wanted to leave the club and is not afraid of the battle to win his place back. (Star)

Borussia Dortmund would prefer to sell England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, and keep hold of Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, this summer. (Bild - in German)

Dortmund could earn in excess of £250m for Sancho and Haaland, with Sancho accounting for about £104m. (TalkSport)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has dismissed speculation linking English defender Ezri Konsa, 23, with Liverpool and Tottenham. (Birmingham Mail)

AC Milan's Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, wants to become the highest paid goalkeeper in the world. His current deal expires at the end of the season and PSG and Chelsea are interested. (90min)

Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26, has a 12m euro (£10.3m) buy-out clause included in his Marseille contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is close to becoming the new manager of Bournemouth after the Championship side requested permission to open talks from his current club Montreal Impact. (TalkSport)

Former swimming champion and now French Minister of Sport Roxana Maracineanu has urged France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, to stay with Paris St-Germain, amid continual links with Real Madrid. (AS)

Huddersfield have confirmed that they are considering signing former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Englishman is currently searching for his 12th club after leaving Dutch side ADO Den Haag in January. (Sun)

The 13-year-old son of former Everton and England defender Phil Jagielka has signed for Merseyside rivals Liverpool. (Mail)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes he can add the right players to the Goodison Park club in the next two summer transfer windows without spending big. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
21st February 2021




sunday mirror
Mauricio Pochettino wants Harry Kane at Paris Saint-Germain, but any move for the £150m-rated Tottenham star this summer depends on the futures of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar who are both wanted men in Spain.
Norway sensation Erling Braut Haaland will demand a five-year package worth £78m to move clubs this summer.
Leicester City are weighing up a summer move for the country's top goalscorer, Brentford's Ivan Toney, who they are considering as a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy.


mail on sunday
Britain is offering to host the entire Euro 2020 tournament this summer with Government ministers having drawn up plans to allow more than 4,000 fans back into football grounds, according to reports.
Marcos Alonso wants to sign a new deal at Chelsea having been brought in from the cold by new manager Thomas Tuchel.
England's hosting of Euro 2020 games this summer will be in doubt unless the Government provides an exemption for the Portugal squad to enter the country.
Manchester United are monitoring Everton's teenage defender Jarrad Branthwaite.
Marcus Rashford has admitted that Manchester United still have much more work to do to win silverware, but insisted that they are heading in the right direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United saw a sensational bid worth £130m for Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati rejected last summer, according to reports.
Michael Duff has emerged as a contender for the vacant manager's job at Bristol Rovers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn't want his forwards to rely on Bruno Fernandes for goals, despite Manchester United being the highest scorers in the Premier League.
England look set to miss out on 17-year-old Bayern star Jamal Musiala, who is expected to accept an invitation to join up with Germany's squad next month even though Gareth Southgate is keen for him to play for England.


the sun on sunday
Manchester United will ditch either Dean Henderson or David de Gea when the season finishes.
Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea in the Champions League on a sticky run of form following a 2-0 defeat to Levante on Saturday.
Marcos Alonso is open to signing a new deal at Chelsea after his revival under Thomas Tuchel.
Wolves fancy making a move for Club Brugge's £20m-rated Ivory Coast defender Odilon Kossounou.
Mason Greenwood has revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first gave him advice as a seven-year-old in Manchester United's academy.


daily star sunday
Kevin De Bruyne will delay committing himself to a new deal at Manchester City until after the summer.
Manchester City club chiefs have reportedly been left fuming by rumours they have approached Barcelona over a move for Lionel Messi.


sunday times
Mikel Arteta signalled he is already planning to make an attempt to keep Martin Odegaard at Arsenal beyond the end of the campaign.


sunday mail
Steven Gerrard admits loan Ranger Bongani Zungu could have sealed his own Ibrox fate by breaking Covid rules.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Neil Thompson has issued a warning to Liam Shaw after the midfield saw red just days after signing a deal with Celtic.



Mauricio Pochettino wants to reunite with Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27, at Paris St-Germain if France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, or Brazil playmaker Neymar, 29, leave the French side this summer. (Sunday Mirror)


Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is a leading contender to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham manager - after nearly landing the job nine years ago. (Football Insider)

Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, will demand a five-year package worth £78m to move clubs this summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona have compiled a shortlist for a new striker, including Haaland and Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32. (Mundo Deportivo)

Leicester are weighing up a summer move for the country's top goalscorer Ivan Toney, Brentford's 24-year-old English forward. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal have made Club Bruges' Ivorian midfielder Odilon Kossounou, 20, one of their top targets for the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves are also considering a move for £20m-rated Kossounou. (Sun)

Tottenham are expected to be in contention to sign RB Leipzig's Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 26, this summer. (Team Talk)

Brighton's English centre-back Ben White, 23, remains on Liverpool's radar for the summer window. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are monitoring Everton's English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 18, currently on loan at Blackburn. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United have not contacted the agent of Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, who is available on a free transfer this summer. (Fabrizio Romano, via Caught Offside)

Newcastle United's English midfielder Kyle Scott, 23, is in advanced talks to join FC Cincinnati on a permanent deal. (Football Insider)

Celtic will offer Airdrie winger Thomas Robert, 20, the chance to train, but Aberdeen are also interested in the French winger. (Record)

Germany international Max Kruse, 32, now with Union Berlin, has revealed he was close to agreeing a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2019 before Divock Origi's form in the Champions League saw Jurgen Klopp change his mind about the transfer. (Der Kickbase podcast, via Mail Online)

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has urged the football authorities to do more to find out if heading the ball has any effects in later life. (Argus)
 
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Monday's Newspapers:
22nd February 2021




daily star
Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland wants a £78m package over five years if he is to leave the club this summer.
Daniel Levy is reportedly considering raiding Leicester for Brendan Rodgers as he considers Jose Mourinho's future as Tottenham manager.


daily express
Manchester United star David de Gea is reportedly wanted by Juventus, Bayern Munich and PSG amid uncertainty over his Old Trafford future.
Jose Mourinho's next move in the transfer market could come in the form of RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer, who has less than 18 months left on his contract with the Bundesliga side.


the independent
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has vowed to investigate how news of Jack Grealish's injury was leaked on social media.


daily telegraph
James Maddison and Harvey Barnes both displayed a fine sense of timing ahead of this year's European Championships with excellent performances for the England manager to ponder in Leicester's win over Aston Villa.


daily mail
17-year-old Shola Shoretire made his debut for Manchester United on Sunday, coming on in the final moments of their 3-1 win over Newcastle, and Marcus Rashford has backed the teenager to succeed.
David Moyes says the presence of Declan Rice at West Ham is focusing his mind on buying even better players for West Ham this summer as the club seek to build on their presence in the top six of the Premier League so far this season.
Gareth Southgate left Villa Park on Sunday night with injury doubts about two potentially key members of his European Championship plans, Jack Grealish and James Maddison, with World Cup qualifiers just a month away.
Ex-Chelsea and Atletico Madrid star Filipe Luis admits he has NO sympathy for Kieran Trippier over his ban for breaching FA betting rules.


the sun
Liverpool star Sadio Mane is in talks to invest in French fourth-tier club Bourges Foot.
Leicester have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
Mason Mount has handed Chelsea a huge boost by insisting he'll be fit to face Atletico Madrid after an injury scare against Southampton.
Nigel Pearson is set to take over as Bristol City's new head coach until the end of the season as their top target Eddie Howe waits on a top Premier League job.


daily mirror
Nicolas Pepe lamented Arsenal's "concentration problems" after they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home by Manchester City.
Manchester United's famed production line is in full swing again with the emergence of Hannibal Mejbri, Shola Shoretire and centre-forward Joe Hugill - and it could save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer millions in the transfer market.


scottish sun
Slippy Gerrard hopes to beat a number of English rivals to sign striker Fashion Sakala from Belgian side Oostende.


daily record
Rangers boss Slippy Gerrard admits he's "upset" Ryan Jack didn't report his calf injury sooner after the midfielder went off in the league leaders' 4-1 win over Dundee United.


Former Leicester and Watford boss Nigel Pearson is on the brink of taking over at Bristol City after advanced talks with the Championship side. (Bristol Post)

Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, has told English clubs he will demand a £78m package to move this summer. (Star)

Manchester United are considering a bid for AC Milan's Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21. (Fichajes, via Team Talk)

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Bayern Munich over a potential 30m euros (£25.9m) deal for Bayern Munich and Germany defender Niklas Sule, 25. (Fichajes, via Caught Offside)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the club are keen to extend Sule's contract, but it all rests on their financial position. (Football London)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 28, is prepared to hand in a transfer request in order to leave the club this summer. (Todo Fichajes)

Arsenal are targeting a move for Club Brugge and Ivory Coast midfielder Odilon Kossounou, 20, this summer. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are monitoring Juventus and Romania Under-21 centre-back Radu Dragusin, 19, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Newcastle. (Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

However, Dragusin has been tipped to extend his contract with Juventus, which expires at the end of the season. (Football Italia)

Liverpool could offer Japan midfielder Takumi Minamino, 26, in an exchange deal for Sevilla's Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 26. (La Razon, via Star)

German midfielder Florian Neuhaus, 23, has cast doubt over his future at Borussia Monchengladbach after recent links with Liverpool. (Goal)

West Ham could be set for a summer battle with AC Milan for Sevilla's Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 23. (Il Milanista, via Sport Witness)

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 27, is expected to begin talks over a new contract with Juventus in the next few days. (La Stampa, via TuttoJuve)

Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 23, who could play for Spain or England, has been given a vote of confidence by his goalkeeping idol Iker Casillas, the former Spain international. (Argus)

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne, once of Lazio, has signed up for Italy's version of I'm A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! (Sun)



 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
23rd February 2021



daily telegraph
Tottenham Hotspur will place Julian Nagelsmann at the top of a list of targets to replace head coach Jose Mourinho if the Portuguese cannot arrest the club's dismal run of results and save his job.


daily express
Arsenal are bracing themselves for a transfer battle with Hector Bellerin keen on reviving his interest in leaving the club at the end of the season.
Senior Manchester United officials are concerned they are suffering the consequences of David de Gea's status as the club's highest earner as Dean Henderson's frustrations grow over the goalkeeping situation at the club.


daily mail
Tottenham could put defender Matt Doherty up for sale this summer.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admits that Liverpool have taken liberties and fallen into the trap of expecting to win games, with their Premier League title defence up in smoke following four defeats on the trot.
British efforts to stage the entirety of this summer's Euro 2020 tournament have been boosted by news that large venues such as Wembley will be permitted to host 10,000 fans from May 17.
Vinicius Junior has expressed a desire to 'stay at Real Madrid forever' and says he does not want to leave the La Liga champions on loan following interest from a host of clubs.
National League North and South clubs have held talks about setting up a new league just days after the decision was made to declare the season null and void.


daily mirror
Sergio Aguero is a Bosman target for Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Juventus and Inter Milan this summer.
Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has hailed the return to form of Jadon Sancho following his notable dip amid ongoing transfer speculation last summer.
Hector Bellerin is reportedly weighing up his future at Arsenal as Paris Saint-Germain prepare to rekindle their interest in the right-back.
Pablo Mari triggered a payment worth nearly £1m during Arsenal's 1-0 defeat by Manchester City in the Premier League.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea will fall "a fraction short of top four" this season, despite Thomas Tuchel going unbeaten in his first six Premier League games in charge.
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus has played down speculation linking him with Liverpool despite admitting he "can't say" what will happen in the summer.


daily star
Manchester United are planning to release four goalkeepers at the end of the season - and sell current No.1 David de Gea.


the sun
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is reportedly attracting the interest of Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham.
Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Radu Dragusin's contract stand-off with Juventus ahead of a possible free summer transfer, according to reports.
Brighton have opened talks to extend Alexis Mac Allister's contract.


the times
Aston Villa have banned their players from taking part in fantasy football competitions following concerns over the leaking of Jack Grealish's injury.
Manchester United have refused to sanction a clause that would permit West Ham United to automatically sign Jesse Lingard for a set price at the end of the season.


scottish sun
Jim Goodwin says all of Scottish football is hoping Hamilton and Hibs stars will escape Covid-19 after the SFA's linesman blunder.


daily record
Scottish football bosses are braced for bad news on Tuesday despite Boris Johnson giving a tentative green light for the Tartan Army to fill Hampden to the rafters this summer.
Scotland star Declan Gallagher has turned down a move to Major League Soccer.



Former Leicester and Watford boss Nigel Pearson is on the brink of taking over at Bristol City after advanced talks with the Championship side. (Bristol Post)

Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, has told English clubs he will demand a £78m package to move this summer. (Star)

Manchester United are considering a bid for AC Milan's Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21. (Fichajes, via Team Talk)

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Bayern Munich over a potential 30m euros (£25.9m) deal for Bayern Munich and Germany defender Niklas Sule, 25. (Fichajes, via Caught Offside)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the club are keen to extend Sule's contract, but it all rests on their financial position. (Football London)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 28, is prepared to hand in a transfer request in order to leave the club this summer. (Todo Fichajes)

Arsenal are targeting a move for Club Brugge and Ivory Coast midfielder Odilon Kossounou, 20, this summer. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are monitoring Juventus and Romania Under-21 centre-back Radu Dragusin, 19, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Newcastle. (Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

However, Dragusin has been tipped to extend his contract with Juventus, which expires at the end of the season. (Football Italia)

Liverpool could offer Japan midfielder Takumi Minamino, 26, in an exchange deal for Sevilla's Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 26. (La Razon, via Star)

German midfielder Florian Neuhaus, 23, has cast doubt over his future at Borussia Monchengladbach after recent links with Liverpool. (Goal)

West Ham could be set for a summer battle with AC Milan for Sevilla's Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 23. (Il Milanista, via Sport Witness)

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 27, is expected to begin talks over a new contract with Juventus in the next few days. (La Stampa, via TuttoJuve)

Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 23, who could play for Spain or England, has been given a vote of confidence by his goalkeeping idol Iker Casillas, the former Spain international. (Argus)

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne, once of Lazio, has signed up for Italy's version of I'm A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! (Sun)


 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
24th February 2021



the sun
Juan Mata is being tracked by Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan as his Manchester United future hangs in the balance.
Benjamin Mendy has been fined £1,000 after driving without insurance or a licence when cops pulled him over in his £475,000 Lamborghini.
Arsenal are in talks with whizkid Miguel Azeez over a new long-term deal.
Manchester United could be offered Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva in the summer if Edinson Cavani's contract is not renewed.
Premier League chiefs are in no rush to force through a decision on allowing fans into the last games of the campaign.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon is set to leave Celtic in the next 24 hours.
Steve Clarke has begged Nicola Sturgeon to let the Tartan Army into Hampden for this summer's Euros.
Fraser Hornby's season could be over after scans discovered a serious tear in his thigh.


daily mail
Tottenham have made Burnley's Nick Pope their first choice to replace Hugo Lloris if he leaves this summer.
Manchester United wonderkid Shola Shoretire was released by Man City aged 10 after the club learned he had trained with Barcelona.
Football has been given the go-ahead to host expansive test events in April ahead of the planned reopening of stadiums on May 17.
The Premier League could block supporters from attending matches on the final day of the season due to concerns over sporting integrity.
Mino Raiola has revealed that only four Premier League clubs can sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and insisted that the sought-after star is like the Lewis Hamilton of football.
Premier League clubs have delayed refunding hospitality clients despite the ban on supporters attending matches.


daily mirror
The widow and children of World Cup 1966 winner Nobby Stiles have donated his brain to science to research sports-related dementia.
Paulo Dybala's future with Juventus is hanging in the balance after the latest declaration by a Bianconeri chief.
Inter Milan ace Romelu Lukaku says he "loves" life in Italy and is entirely content with his current situation.


daily telegraph
Newcastle United are set to make a goalkeeping change ahead of their pivotal clash against Wolves this weekend with Martin Dubravka replacing Karl Darlow for the first time in a league game this season.
Vaccine passports for stadiums have been revived by Government as part of a three-pronged strategy to ramp up crowd numbers for the great summer of sport.


the times
Players are being urged to show their support for referees by clapping them on to the pitch as a new campaign called "Give The Ref A Hand" is being launched in grassroots football with the hope that it will also be taken up by the professional game.
The chances of a "home" British and Irish Lions tour taking place this summer have risen significantly with the news that the UK government is seriously considering a request to underwrite the business plan.


daily record
Scottish football chiefs were left in a state of 'bemusement' on Tuesday night after Nicola Sturgeon appeared to plunge a red light into the roadmap that could allow the Tartan Army back into Hampden this summer.
Former Dundee manager Neil McCann will replace John Robertson as Inverness boss on a temporary basis.
KV Oostende chief Gauthier Ganaye reckons it is "absolutely crazy" Scotland boss Steve Clarke hasn't recalled Jack Hendry yet.


Argentina forward Paulo Dybala's future at Serie A champions Juventus is uncertain and the 27-year-old could be sold this summer. (Mirror)

Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham are among those monitoring Dybala's situation. (Goal)

Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are leading the race to sign Manchester United's English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23. (Sky Sports)

But Spurs could turn towards Burnley's English goalkeeper Nick Pope, 28, if Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain make a move for Hugo Lloris. (Mail)

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of signing Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Eurosport)

Blues owner Roman Abramovich will give Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel £260m to spend in the next transfer window, regardless of whether the club qualifies for the Champions League. (Tutto Mercato, via Star)

Everton have entered the race to sign Norwich full-back Max Aarons, 21. (Farbizio Romano)

West Ham will only listen to offers in excess of £100m for 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (Talksport)

Manchester United could be given the chance to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's 25-year-old Portugal striker Andre Silva in the summer transfer window. (Sun)

United will only move for Silva if they decide not to extend the contract of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34. (Metro)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side made an approach for Monaco's French defender Benoit Badiashile, 19, last summer. (Mirror)

Badiashile says he does not regret rejecting United. (RMC Sport, via Independent)

West Ham will look to make the loan signing of Manchester United's Jesse Lingard permanent but Leicester City are also monitoring the 28-year-old. (Eurosport)

Fiorentina's Serbia centre-back Nikola Milenkovic, 23, is Borussia Dortmund's number one defensive target. (Sky Sports Germany - in German)

Manchester United are also interested in signing Milenkovic. (Express)

Aston Villa are linked with a move for Sheffield United's 23-year-old Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge. (Eurosport - via Teamtalk)

Arsenal will listen to offers for English midfielder Reiss Nelson, 21, at the end of the season. (CBS, via Mirror)

The Gunners are in talks with their English youth international Miguel Azeez, 18, over a new long-term deal. (Sun)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
25th February 2021



daily mail
Manchester United are continuing to monitor Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde though will be reluctant to meet his £68m buy-out clause.
Premier League clubs have branded the Government's new quarantine rules 'illogical' - and are considering running meals-on-wheels services for self-isolating players and staff.
Marcus Rashford is at the centre of a multimillion-pound scramble as the world's leading sportswear giants try to prise him away from Nike.
Cardiff City have accused Nantes of backdating a cheque to obscure the fact they owned Emiliano Sala.
The PFA will partner with the Sporting Memories Foundation as their efforts to tackle dementia accelerate.


daily mirror
Chelsea have more belief and a renewed confidence under Thomas Tuchel, says Edouard Mendy.
Arsenal have closed their Hale End academy after a senior member of staff tested positive for Covid-19.


daily telegraph
Steve Clarke has emerged as a frontrunner to succeed Neil Lennon at Celtic.
Rugby Australia has made a dramatic "game-changing" intervention in the deliberations over the future of the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa by making an offer to underwrite the costs of relocating the series down under.
Joe Root, Stuart Broad and James Anderson could all face disciplinary action for angrily confronting the umpires on a disastrous day for England in Ahmedabad.


daily star
Manchester United are ready to hijack Liverpool's plans to make a big for Leeds forward Raphinha.
Manchester United could be offered the chance to sign Eintracht Frankfurt star Andre Silva, but only if Edinson Cavani leaves the club.
West Ham are keen to bring Manchester United outcasts Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard to the London Stadium on a permanent basis this summer.



daily express
Liverpool are reportedly growing more concerned that Jordan Henderson's season could be over following his groin injury against Everton.
Liverpool are considering a summer move for Torino defender Gleison Bremer, with the player hugely admired by both Jurgen Klopp and Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports.
West Ham will face competition from Leicester if they move to sign Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal this summer.


the sun
Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma are tracking Juan Mata as his Manchester United future hangs in the balance.
Tiger Woods' family fear he may get hooked on painkillers as he recovers from his horrific car crash.
Alan Pardew says he took the plunge into Bulgarian football because for once he fancied fighting for silverware instead of survival.
Youri Tielemans has left European giants like Liverpool gutted by pledging his long-term future to Leicester City.
Norwich rejected a £20m move from Roma for defender Max Aarons.


the times
Premier League clubs may lobby the government to make an exception for the return of fans by shifting the planned date from May 17 to May 15.
A 16-year-old footballer from a Premier League club has received a nine-month doping ban after being found in possession of a banned growth hormone when he was 15.


scottish sun
John Kennedy is the odds on favourite to become the next Celtic manager.


daily record
Shamed Rangers trio Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey and Bongani Zungu could all be free to face Livingston next week despite being fined by cops for a recent high-profile Covid rule breach.



Manchester United are reluctant to meet the £68m buyout clause for Sevilla's 22-year-old French centre-back Jules Kounde. (Mail)

Manchester City are considering offering Borussia Dortmund in excess of £100m for Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and USA midfielder Giovanni Reyna, 18, in the summer. (90min)

Dortmund could be willing to sell Haaland this summer - a year before his £70m release clause becomes active - but would demand up to £150m. (Star)

Chelsea's England striker Tammy Abraham, 23, is unwilling to enter contract talks while the club continues to be linked with Haaland. (Metro)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he keeps in touch with Haaland, who he coached during his time at Molde. (Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, agent Jorge Mendes is ready to offer United a £30m-rated striker to replace Edinson Cavani, 34, amid ongoing uncertainty over the Uruguayan's future. (Mirror)

West Ham will face competition from Leicester City if they try to make Manchester United's 28-year-old English midfielder Jesse Lingard's move permanent. (Express)

Manchester United value English goalkeeper Dean Henderson at £40m should they decide to sell the 23-year-old. (Express)

Henderson has become increasingly frustrated at a lack of playing time at Old Trafford. (Sky Sports)

Norwich City hope to receive up to £35m for English full-back Max Aarons, 21, who is a target of Manchester United. (Metro)

Everton are also considering a move for Aarons. (Sky Sports)

Everton are yet to make contact with Norwich over a deal for Aarons and anticipate competition from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. (Mail)

Norwich rejected a bid from Roma for defender Aarons in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Crystal Palace's Dutch full-back Patrick van Aanholt has opened talks with an unnamed Champions League club. The 30-year-old is out of contract at Palace in the summer. (Football Insider)

Manchester United will not trigger the one-year extension in 32-year-old Spanish midfielder Juan Mata's contract. (MEN)

Serie A sides Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma are keen on signing Mata once he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. (Sun)

Sunderland will attempt to sign Wolves' English defender Dion Sanderson, 21, on a permanent basis at the end of the season. (Mail)

Tottenham plan to sell goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on a permanent deal this summer. The Argentina international, 29, joined Spanish club Elche on loan at the end of the January window. (Football Insider)

Scotland manager Steve Clarke, 57, and former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, 43, are among the favourites to replace sacked Neil Lennon at Celtic. (The Sun)

Huddersfield Town are hopeful they can finalise a deal for former Everton striker Oumar Niasse. The Senegalese, 30, is currently a free agent. (Yorkshire Live)

Borussia Dortmund are to sign French centre-back Soumaila Coulibaly, 17, from Paris St-Germain. (Sport Bild - in German)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
26th February 2021




daily mail
Georginio Wijnaldum's Liverpool future is still in doubt after Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan reported their interest in the midfielder.
Premier League referees are paying for their mistakes, with yearly performance-related bonuses of up to £50,000 taking a hit with each error.
UEFA are reportedly planning to take the Champions League final to New York as part of plans to widen the competition's global appeal.
Inter Milan striker Martin Satriano is 'flattered' to be linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea.


the sun
Manchester United have opened talks over a deal for Fiorentina star Nikola Milenkovic, according to reports.
Inter Milan are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak after five senior staff members tested positive for the virus.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been taking ballet lessons to help his strength and stamina in the club's Premier League title hunt.
UEFA bosses have told the planned Euro 2020 hosts they still expect the tournament to be played in 12 nations this summer.
Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland is wanted by 10 clubs after a stunning season in Germany.
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Borussia Dortmund look set to land wonderkid Soumaila Coulibaly from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
Jesse Lingard believes he has come of age for West Ham after lacking "focus and concentration" at parent club Manchester United.


daily star
Maurizio Sarri incredibly agreed a return to Chelsea after Frank Lampard's sacking last month, according to reports in Italy.
Chelsea are making progress in their pursuit of Erling Haaland after pitching their project to the Borussia Dortmund star's representatives, according to reports.
Liverpool are reportedly weighing up a swoop for Torino defender Gleison Bremer in the summer transfer window.


daily mirror
Marcus Rashford is at the centre of a multi-million-pound tug-of-war between current sponsors Nike and rivals Puma.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has doubled down on the "reservations" surrounding his old club signing Martin Odegaard.
PSG's sporting director Leonardo is unsure whether Moise Kean will remain in Paris citing a difficult transfer market as an issue.


daily express
Manchester United are still hopeful Paul Pogba will sign a new contract with the club, according to reports.
Bayern Munich's David Alaba will prioritise a move to a team that intend to play him in central midfield, according to reports.


the times
The judge at the centre of a doomed Rangers fraud investigation is set to be called as a witness at a £5m damages action brought by the club's administrator.


daily record
Rumoured Celtic manager target Rafa Benitez has announced he will only take a job in Europe as he ruled out a lucrative posting in the Middle East.


Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo says is nearly time for a decision to be made as the club attempts to agree a new deal with 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe. (France Bleu - in French)

PSG's talks with Brazil forward Neymar, 29, are "on the right tracks", according to Leonardo. (Mirror)

Manchester City are set to be Chelsea's main competitor as they attempt to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Star)

Paris St-Germain and Inter Milan are interested in signing Liverpool's Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, as a free agent this summer. (Le Parisien - in French)

The Reds will pursue a striker in the summer transfer window. (Echo)

Manchester United plan to offer West Ham United either English midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 32, or 29-year-old English defender Phil Jones in a potential deal for the Hammers' 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (90min)

Burnley would want about £50m for England goalkeeper Nick Pope, 28. (Lancs Live)

French forward Odsonne Edouard, 23, is set to leave Celtic and is being linked with several Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa. (Birmingham Live)

Inter Milan's 20-year-old Uruguayan forward Martin Satriano says he is flattered by interest from Arsenal and Chelsea and would like to move to the Premier League one day. (Mail)

Greek side PAOK could be willing to sell Manchester United target Christos Tzolis for £17m. The 19-year-old Greek winger has attracted interest from Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)

Norwich City's £35m asking price for 21-year-old English full-back Max Aarons may put Manchester United off a deal. (Express)

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri agreed to return to Stamford Bridge in January before the Blues appointed Thomas Tuchel as Frank Lampard's successor. (RAI Sport, via Star)

Roma are considering making Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish striker Borja Mayoral's loan move permanent. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan are concerned a club will trigger the 50m euro (£43m) buyout clause included in 23-year-old Algeria winger Ismael Bennacer's contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
27th February 2021



daily express
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has approved the signing of Erling Haaland, according to reports.
Liverpool chief Michael Edwards is preparing to launch a £26m summer bid for Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, according to reports.


daily mail
Rafa Benitez emerged as a surprise candidate for the Bournemouth job before they appointed Jonathan Woodgate as their new manager.
Arsenal midfielder Willian has revealed he wanted to stay at Chelsea, but was forced to leave due to a disagreement over his contract.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City face competition from Bayern Munich and Juventus to sign teenage Toronto sensation Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty.
Kylian Mbappe's potential arrival at Real Madrid later this year would spell the end of Eden Hazard's time at the LaLiga giants, according to reports.
England are considering a formal complaint about the Ahmedabad pitch that saw the third Test descend into a farce lasting barely more than five sessions.


the sun
Hector Bellerin could leave Arsenal in the summer as he will have Mikel Arteta's blessing to do so.
Chelsea players are using a microwave oven to warm their boots before matches.


daily mirror
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as a summer target for Monaco.
Principle investment firm RedBird Capital is reportedly on the verge of acquiring a 10 per cent stake of Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group.


daily telegraph
Harry Kane is likely to stay at Tottenham for at least another year due to a growing sense the Covid pandemic will mean Europe's top clubs will have little money to spend.


daily star
Alex Telles is facing uncertainty over his Manchester United future as the club are eyeing a "swap deal" with Inter Milan for midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.


scottish sun
Dundee United winger Cammy Smith could be set for a switch to America - with Indy Eleven ready to offer him a deal.


Manchester United may turn their attention to Villarreal's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24, as a more affordable option than Sevilla's 22-year-old French defender Jules Kounde. (Eurosport)

United will use their Europa League last-16 meeting with AC Milan to watch Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 27, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Express)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would be interested in a move to Tottenham, should the Premier League club decide to replace Jose Mourinho. (Bild, via Express)

England striker Harry Kane, 27, is set to stay at Tottenham for at least another year. (Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says the Bundesliga club may have to 'give up a player' due to the financial implications caused by the pandemic. (Handelsblatt, via Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal's France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, has emerged as a summer target for Ligue 1 side Monaco. (Mirror)

Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa claims he has an agreement to sign two top players who want to win the Ballon d'Or should he be elected. (El Larguero, via Mail)

Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, 25, could leave Arsenal this summer as part of an agreement with manager Mikel Arteta. (ESPN)

Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Rodrygo, 20, who could be allowed to leave the La Liga side for £50m in the summer. (Diario Gol, via Team Talk)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been given the green light by the club to sign in-demand Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga club, however, doubt the 20-year-old will want to join the Premier League side. (Bild, via Sun)

However, Haaland will likely decide to spend another season in Germany. (TalkSport)

Arsenal's Brazil winger Willian, 32, says he wanted to stay at Chelsea but the Blues would only offer him a two-year deal, rather then three. (UOL Esporte, via Mail)

Austria defender David Alaba, 28, who has told Bayern Munich he will leave at the end of the season, is intent on joining a club that will play him in the centre of midfield rather than defence. He has been linked with Real Madrid, while Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested. (Le Parisien, via Star)

Manchester City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 30, says Manchester United began talks to sign him from Borussia Dortmund two or three years before his move to City. (Sky Sports, via Mirror)

Toronto FC's 16-year-old midfielder Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty has caught the attention of number of European giants, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Juventus interested in the Canadian. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Signing US international midfielder Weston McKennie on a permanent deal from Schalke is a priority for Juventus despite the 22-year-old having yet to trigger a clause in his loan which obliges the Turin club to buy him. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich are the latest to distance themselves from a move for Norwich City's Max Aarons, with Everton's hopes of of signing the 21-year-old English defender boosted as a result. Norwich's £35m asking price for Aarons was previously reported to be putting Manchester United off a bid. (Bild, via Sport Witness)

Everton are considering Aarons as a long-term replacement for club stalwart and 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
28th February 2021



sunday mirror
Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss with increasing doubts over the German's long-term Anfield future.
Klopp is refusing to even contemplate selling Mo Salah after seeing the Egyptian star prove he is priceless to Liverpool during this season from hell.
Pep Guardiola's toxic relationship with super-agent Mino Raiola will not stop Manchester City from joining the £100m race with rivals Manchester United to sign Erling Haaland.
Mikel Arteta admits he is under pressure amid Arsenal's rebuild.
Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne has tipped his old international team-mate Roy Keane for the vacant manager's job at Celtic.


sunday telegraph
Harry Kane is increasingly expected to remain at Tottenham Hotspur for at least next season with a growing sense that Europe's biggest clubs will have little money to spend in the Covid-hit transfer market.
The Government is to come under pressure from sports to bring forward the return of fans in line with the April 12 reopening of pub gardens and shopping centres.
Rory Burns has been rebuked by England chiefs after a spat between men and women players over a tongue-in-cheek social media post by Alex Hartley.



SUN ON SUNDAY
Eric Bailly is in talks over a new long-term Manchester United contract - with just 16 months left on his deal.
Manchester United target Nikola Milenkovic is 'open' to a summer switch to Old Trafford, according to reports.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he once tried to sign Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes for PSG.

Former Chelsea youngster Todd Kane has warned youngsters being loaned out year after year to leave Stamford Bridge.
Lautaro Martinez has pledged his future to Inter Milan after his move to Barcelona fell through.
Troubled football legend Paul Gascoigne has admitted he is back on the booze.
Former star jockeys Darryll Holland and Kieren Fallon are to make a sensational jump into the training ranks.


mail on sunday
Tottenham will have to pay Jose Mourinho £35m if they decide to sack him.
'Tough' Gareth Bale is 'unjustly' criticised, believes Tottenham and Wales team-mate Ben Davies.
With Europe's elite drooling over Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, it's now or never for Harry Kane to leave Tottenham, says Danny Murphy.
England's Six Nations clash against France has been thrown into doubt after players were accused of breaking their bubble to visit a waffle restaurant.


Leicester City are in advanced talks over a new deal with 23-year-old England midfielder Harvey Barnes, who has been watched by Liverpool and Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool are lining up Rangers boss and former Reds captain Steven Gerrard to replace manager Jurgen Klopp, who could be tempted to become Germany's manager if the job becomes available. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United will have to pay Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani £1.75m if they do not trigger the option of a further year to the 34-year-old's deal with them. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's uneasy relationship with agent Mino Raiola will not prevent the club from trying to sign his 20-year-old client, Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, from Borussia Dortmund. (Sunday Mirror)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, says he held talks with Barcelona but that they are "in the past" and he is going to sign a contract extension with Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Goal)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he fought hard to sign Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, while he was manager of Paris St-Germain. (Metro)

Borussia Monchengladbach's German midfielder Florian Neuhaus, 23, says he is very relaxed about his future despite being linked with Premier League clubs Tottenham and Liverpool. (football.london)

Real Madrid will be open to offers for France defender Raphael Varane, 27, in the summer if talks over extending his contract beyond 2022 do not work out. (AS, via Mail on Sunday)

Real Madrid believe 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odergaard, who is on loan at Arsenal, has a big part to play for them in the future. (Marca)

Everton are monitoring 19-year-old Senegal forward Abdallah Sima, who plays for Slavia Prague. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers are among a number of clubs interested in 19-year-old Wigan and Scotland Under-19 striker Kyle Joseph, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham do not plan to offer United States centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is on loan at Bournemouth, a new contract beyond the end of the 23-year-old's current deal, which runs out in the summer. (Football Insider)

Juventus are looking at signing Lyon's Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 27, and 26-year-old Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, who is on loan at Marseille from Napoli. (Tuttosport - in Italian)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
1st March 2021



daily mirror
Leading Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has his sights set on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta as the club's next manager.
Sergio Aguero - out of contract this summer and without a new deal on the table - has been warned his legendary status will count for nothing when it comes to deciding his Manchester City future.
Carlo Ancelotti has told Richarlison: 'You'll play where I tell you!'
Ajax star Dusan Tadic was pelted with coins as he attempted to board the team bus following Sunday's 1-1 draw with PSV.


the sun
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane has slammed Manchester United for their 'boring' performance in their goalless draw against Chelsea on Sunday.


scottish sun
Callum Davidson has vowed that St Johnstone will arrange a town party in Perth this summer to celebrate their Betfred Cup glory.


the guardian
The United States Soccer Federation has voted to repeal a controversial 2017 policy that had required players stand for the national anthem.


daily record
Celtic defender Stephen Welsh has urged captain Scott Brown to continue playing at Parkhead beyond this term season when he will decide on his future.
Slavia Prague have been warned that "ruthless" Rangers could blow them away in the Europa League, with Alfredo Morelos earning a rave review in a leading Czech sports newspaper.
Enzo Maresca has been linked as a candidate to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic.


daily mail
Tammy Abraham is finding life tough under Thomas Tuchel, the German boss has revealed, after the forward was left out of Chelsea's squad to play Manchester United.
The newly-formed Sheffield Wednesday Supporters Trust has launched an application for Hillsborough to be granted Asset of Community Value (ACV) status.
Former Arsenal defender Gabriel broke down in tears following Valencia's 3-0 defeat to Getafe, complaining about their decline this season.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is remaining coy over the future of club captain Sergio Ramos.


the times
The LTA has written to the government calling for a package of measures to help the sport recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that a third of indoor community tennis centres are at risk of permanent closure.


Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham says he "aspires" to bring in players such as Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, and Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, to the Major League Soccer club. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich have made a 45m euro (£39m) offer for Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Caught Offside)

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini wants to hold talks with Chelsea about the £26m option to turn 23-year-old England centre-back Fikayo Tomori's loan to the Serie A side into a permanent move as they feel it is "very high". (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid have joined Manchester City and Juventus in showing an interest in Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is on the shortlist of Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta to take charge at the Nou Camp. (Mirror)

Paul Lambert could be in line to take over as manager of Celtic after leaving his job at Ipswich Town by mutual consent. (Scotsman)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Egypt forward Mohamed Salah "is a very important player" for the club and he hopes the 28-year-old "will be that for a very long time". (Liverpool Echo)

Burnley and Newcastle United are monitoring Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares, with Italian side Napoli also interested in the 21-year-old Benfica player. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says the Goodison Park outfit signed French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 28, from Watford on the back of a suggestion from the club's director of football, Marcel Brands. (Liverpool Echo)

Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy is keen on signing Scottish striker Jordan Rhodes in the summer when the 31-year-old's contract runs out at Sheffield Wednesday. (Sun)

Blackburn Rovers want £25m for 24-year-old English striker Adam Armstrong, whose contract runs until summer 2022. (Mail)

Carlisle get £10,000 every time Manchester United pick Dean Henderson, 23, as part of the deal the League Two club negotiated when they sold the English keeper to the Old Trafford club when he was 14. (Sun)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
2nd March 2021



the sun
The Premier League is becoming swamped with players hooked on sleeping pills, The Sun can reveal.
FIFA is already flogging tickets for the Qatar World Cup Final for a whopping £42,270.
Newcastle midfielder Kyle Scott has travelled to the US to try to win a move to FC Cincinnati.
Real Madrid hope Gareth Bale's form will persuade Tottenham to extend his stay for the final year of his contract next term.
Manchester United youngster Iestyn Hughes is wanted by other Premier League teams on a free transfer, according to reports.
Nigeria are trying to persuade Bournemouth star Arnaut Danjuma to switch allegiances from the Netherlands.


daily mirror
Liverpool may be without prolific forward Mohamed Salah for the start of the next Premier League season as Anfield chiefs prepare for crunch talks later this month.
Manchester United can no longer attract the world's best players, according to their former striker Andy Cole.
Folarin Balogun's future looks increasingly set to be away from Arsenal with the forward set to leave the club over a lack of minutes.
Mason Greenwood is running out of time to win a place in England's senior squad for this summer's Euros.
Manchester United transfer target Andre Silva, currently at Eintracht Frankfurt, has admitted he is flattered to have been linked with the club.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is "wanted" by Real Madrid - but the club's former president Ramon Calderon doubts that they have the finances to sign him.
Liverpool look set to be beaten by Bayern Munich to Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly as Jurgen Klopp's defensive frustration continues.


daily mail
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta reportedly wants Mikel Arteta to take charge of the club should Ronald Koeman not stay on next season.
Premier League clubs have discussed reforms to the transfer window that would permit players under the age of 21 to leave on loan after deadline day.
Liverpool lead Inter Milan in the race to sign Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul, according to reports in Italy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of a return to Old Trafford with AC Milan next week by injury - but he is fit enough to be a guest star on Italy's biggest song contest.
Mauricio Pochettino believes Kylian Mbappe is already among 'the best in the world' and claims he has the 'potential' to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.


daily telegraph
Chelsea are facing interest from Premier League and European rivals in top scorer Tammy Abraham with the club yet to open negotiations with him over a new contract.
The Rugby Players' Association will consider bringing criminal prosecutions to stem the rising tide of social media abuse against leading rugby figures.
Fears of a second consecutive 'null & void' season in tiers three to six of English women's football are growing, with some clubs having still only been able to play one league match this term.


daily express
Manchester United are targeting Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann this summer.
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has backed the appointment of Steven Gerrard as Jurgen Klopp's replacement, according to reports.
Liverpool have emerged as a leading contender to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as they look to resolve their defensive issues.


the times
Liverpool are likely to return to Budapest to play their Champions League round-of-16, second-leg tie with RB Leipzig barring a late change of heart from the German authorities.


scottish sun
Former Celtic star Paul Lambert says nothing could convince him to replace Neil Lennon at Parkhead.


daily record
Former Rangers defender David Robertson is in the frame to become the next boss of Ayr United.


Britain is ready to offer to host the whole European Championship this summer, says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is also set to announce funding for a joint UK and Ireland bid to host the 2030 World Cup. (Sun)

West Ham hope to sign striker Tammy Abraham, 23, from Chelsea in the summer, with two other English players, Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, 21, and Brentford's Ivan Toney, 24, also on their list of goalscoring options. (Star)

Spurs look likely to be given the opportunity to sign Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, permanently from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. (Express)

Eintracht Frankfurt's Portuguese striker Andre Silva, 25, says he is flattered to be linked with a possible move to Manchester United. (Mirror)

Reading's English left-back Omar Richards, 23, will join Bayern Munich on a four-year deal this summer. (Sky Sports)

French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, looks set to leave Arsenal this summer. (Football London)

Premier League clubs have discussed changes to the transfer window that would permit players under the age of 21 to leave on loan after deadline day. (Mail)

Manchester United can no longer attract the world's best players, says the club's former striker Andy Cole. The 49-year-old adds that United could miss out on Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Mirror)

This summer could be "now or never" for England striker Harry Kane, 27, if he wants to leave Tottenham to take the next step in his career, says former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy. (Talksport)

English defender Gary Cahill, 35, says he has no concerns about his future at Crystal Palace despite being out of contract this summer. (Evening Standard)

French goalkeeper Illan Meslier, 20, might leave Leeds if they do not keep improving, says former midfielder Danny Mills. (Football Insider)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says his French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 28, was not on his own summer recruitment list last year. (Goal)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 20, will join Barcelona in the summer. (Marca)

Leicester City could face competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Aston Villa for Celtic's former France Under-21 striker Odsonne Edouard, 23. (Leicester Mercury)

Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson, 26, says there was interest from Leeds United last summer before the Frenchman decided to move to Villa Park in January. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 22, says he wants to stay at Bramall Lane next season - even if they are relegated - after West Ham were linked with a move for the England Under-21 international. (Sheffield Star)

Newcastle midfielder Kyle Scott, 23, has travelled to the US to try to win a move to FC Cincinnati. He has played for England, the Republic of Ireland and the US at youth level. (Sun)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
3rd March 2021



daily telegraph
Real Madrid are facing a battle to keep Raphaël Varane this summer and expect Manchester United to renew their interest in the France international centre-back.
A £300m package to help save summer sport will be announced in the Budget on Wednesday, Telegraph Sport can reveal, with English cricket set to be among the big winners.


daily express
Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum has reportedly already shaken hands over a move to Inter Milan in this summer's transfer window, according to a report from Italy.
Tottenham majority owner Joe Lewis has reportedly ordered chairman Daniel Levy to make the club self-sustainable.
Chelsea are considering a summer bid for teenage Saint-Etienne midfielder Lucas Gourna-Douath, according to reports.


the sun
Manchester United could be without Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the whole of next January if he chooses to represent DR Congo at international level.
Boris Johnson's offer to stage the whole of Euro 2020 has been welcomed by European football chiefs.
Manchester City star Ruben Dias says Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were his childhood inspirations.
Former Chelsea player Michael Essien has come in for a barrage of abuse after declaring his support for gay rights in Ghana.
Real Madrid could free up funds for a Kylian Mbappe swoop if they offload Gareth Bale to Tottenham.
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a stunning free transfer for AC Milan star Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Everton and Fulham are keeping tabs on Stuttgart ace Silas Wamangituka, who has been compared to Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.
West Ham are preparing to launch an offer to land Tammy Abraham after his brutal Chelsea snub, according to reports.


daily mail
Gareth Bale is reportedly set to demand Real Madrid honour and pay up the remainder of his £600,000-per-week salary, even if he never plays for them again.
The Premier League are lobbying Government for permission to stage two rounds of matches with a stadium capacity of 25 per cent in May without the need for prior test events.
Staff from Premier League clubs have contacted a Norwegian fantasy football 'insider', asking him to hide their identities as they could face punishment for inadvertently leaking team news.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved to temper expectations of a free-spending Manchester United this summer, given the economic impact of Covid.
Plans for a home Lions tour are taking shape with proposed warm-up fixtures against Japan, the Barbarians, South Africa 'A' and the USA.


daily mirror
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has revealed why he dropped Ross Barkley and replaced him with a teenage rookie against Leeds with Barkley pushing for a recall.
Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City are in a great position to reclaim the title from Liverpool.


daily star
Chelsea could miss out on a £35m transfer boost with Aston Villa reportedly weighing up a U-turn on Ross Barkley.
Former Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique has urged Jurgen Klopp to sign Erling Haaland as Kylian Mbappe will be 'too expensive'.
Midfielder Paul Pogba, defender Eric Bailly and academy graduate Axel Tuanzebe are the players whose futures are up in the air.



Real Madrid are willing to sell France centre-back Raphael Varane to Manchester United after conceding the 27-year-old will not sign a new deal at the Bernabeu. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham's on-loan forward Gareth Bale, 31, will insist Real Madrid honour the final year of his £600,000-a-week contract, even if the Wales international leaves the Spanish champions in the summer. (Mirror)

Chelsea are still monitoring Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma's situation at AC Milan, and may potentially make a move if the 22-year-old does not sign a new contract with the Serie A club. (Eurosport)

Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany midfielder Jonas Hofmann, 28, has hinted Chelsea - managed by his former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel - are interested in signing him. (Ruhr Nachrichten via Mail)

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta says Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, will leave the club if he does not win the 7 March election. Messi's current deal expires in the summer. (Marca)

Barca and Atletico Madrid have been ordered to make massive salary cuts as the cost of Covid continues to hit La Liga. (Sun)

Leeds United are determined to keep hold of 24-year-old winger Raphinha, amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. (Mirror)

Manchester United must "move heaven and earth" to sign Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland or Paris St-Germain's 22-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe, says former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand. (Mirror)

Dortmund are lining up Sevilla's Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri, 23, as a potential replacement for Norway forward Haaland. (Eurosport)

An Australian-based consortium is preparing a bid to buy League One club Wigan Athletic. (ESPN)

England manager Gareth Southgate says it "would be an amazing experience for everyone" if the UK and the Republic of Ireland won the right to host the 2030 World Cup. (Talksport)

Arsenal have made an enquiry with Celtic for 23-year-old French striker Odsonne Edouard. (Transfer Window Podcast, via Football London)

The Football Association is confident 21-year-old Valencia forward Yunus Musah will choose to represent England instead of the United States or Italy. (Mail)

Aston Villa are unsure whether to pursue a permanent move for on-loan Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, with boss Dean Smith not convinced the 27-year-old Englishman is worth the Blues' £35m asking price. (Football Insider)

Instead, Villa should sign Sheffield United's 23-year-old Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge - who has been linked to the Birmingham club - says former England striker Emile Heskey. (Birmingham Mail)

Leeds United's French goalkeeper Illan Meslier, 21, is attracting interest from "some big clubs" after impressing in the Premier League this season, says his agent. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, has all the attributes to become a world-class player, according to his former Hammers team-mate Sebastien Haller. (Talksport)

Blackburn Rovers and Republic of Ireland defender Derrick Williams, 28, is serving a quarantine period in Los Angeles as he prepares to complete a move to MLS side LA Galaxy. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim, prince of Malaysian state Johor, has expressed an interest in purchasing Spanish club Valencia from Singapore businessman Peter Lim. (ESPN)
 

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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)

WTF? Why did he not get loaned out then?
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Thursday's Newspapers:
4th February 2021




daily mail
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has earmarked Manchester City's Sergio Aguero as a potential statement arrival this summer.
Steve Bruce and Matt Ritchie were involved in a sensational training ground showdown in which the Newcastle boss physically confronted the winger and barged into him after being called a 'coward' by the player.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he is ready to block Bruno Fernandes from going on international duty with Portugal next month.
Premier League bosses have held crunch talks to resolve the chaos set to be caused by this month's controversial international break.
Premier League clubs have accused the FA of an error in implementing new immigration rules that may have prevented them signing young foreign players during the January window.
Premier League chiefs have reinforced their commitment to combating racism during three days of talks.
Paul Scholes has challenged Jack Grealish to prove himself at the highest level and seal an exit from Aston Villa.
Jamaica are plotting an audacious move to call-up 10 English stars to their senior squad, including Michail Antonio, Demarai Gray, Max Aarons and Nathan Redmond, ahead of next year's World Cup in Qatar.


the sun
David de Gea is a doubt for Manchester United's clash with Man City after missing the bore draw with Crystal Palace for 'personal reasons'.
Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs keeping tabs on Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Arsenal are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Brighton sensation Tariq Lamptey.
Chelsea were snubbed by Leeds keeper Illan Meslier when they tried to sign him in 2018, according to his agent.
Mikel Arteta is keeping a "very close eye" on Arsenal's loaned-out centre-backs Dinos Mavropanos and William Saliba.
Ex-Barcelona and Stoke star Bojan Krkic is in talks with a number of Indian Super League clubs, reports claim.


daily mirror
Borussia Dortmund "assume" that Erling Haaland will remain at the club beyond this summer according to head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl.
Joan Laporta has issued a stern ultimatum to Barcelona's members to vote for him in the upcoming election if they want to see Lionel Messi at the club next season.
Arsene Wenger has compared Kylian Mbappe to Pele as he insisted his France team will retain the World Cup next year.


daily star
Erling Haaland is only considering six clubs as ponders his next move - and they include Manchester United and Liverpool.
Manchester United's pursuit of Raphael Varane could end up derailing Liverpool's hopes of signing Kylian Mbappe.
Arsenal are reportedly targeting Eintracht Frankfurt's Andre Silva to replace star striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.


daily express
In-demand Dortmund striker Erling Haaland would prefer to join Real Madrid over Manchester United and Chelsea, according to reports.
Rangers chiefs are reportedly concerned about the future of manager Steven Gerrard, with the 40-year-old linked with a return to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's successor.
AC Milan director Frederic Massara has revealed the club are yet to decide whether they will activate Fikayo Tomori's release clause but the Italian giants are adamant the £26m figure is too steep.
Donny van de Beek was reportedly offered the chance to leave Manchester United on loan in January but the Red Devils blocked the move in hope that things would work out for their £34m signing.



GUARDIAN
Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will not release players for international duty this month if they are required to quarantine for 10 days on their return.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has said his infamous Super Bowl trophy toss during the team's boat party celebrations seemed like a "fun thing to do at the time".


scottish sun
Celtic have been linked with a move for 20-year-old Dutch right back Milan van Ewijk.
John Hartson has revealed Rangers tried to sign him after he left Celtic.
James Keating is set to sign a pre-contract with Raith.


Chelsea target Erling Braut Haaland - Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old Norway striker - has said there are six clubs he would consider joining, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City the only sides from the Premier League. (Bild, via Sun)

Dortmund plan to keep hold of Haaland beyond the summer, according to head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are considering Brighton's England Under-21 defender Tariq Lamptey, 20, and Norwich's English full-back Max Aarons, 21, to replace Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, who has been heavily linked with Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Chelsea would get an unknown percentage of any fee Brighton receive for Lamptey after negotiating a sell-on clause in the move which took the defender from Stamford Bridge to the Seagulls in January 2020. (Express)

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has earmarked Manchester City's Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 32, as a potential statement arrival this summer. (Mail)

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta says he is "fully focused" on managing Arsenal amid speculation linking him with Barcelona - but admits talks are yet to begin over a new contract to stay at the Emirates. (ESPN)

Arteta says contract talks with 29-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose current Arsenal deal runs until 2023, will start "soon". (Mail)

Former England winger Ashley Young, 35, hopes to lift the Serie A title with Inter Milan before making a return to first club Watford on a free transfer this summer. (Mirror)

Boss Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool would find it harder to attract players this summer if they were to miss out on Champions League qualification. (Goal)

Everton's Brazil forward Richarlison, 23, will stay at Goodison Park even if the Toffees are unable to seal Champions League qualification this season, says manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Liverpool Echo)

AC Milan director Frederic Massara has revealed the club are yet to decide whether they will activate England defender Fikayo Tomori's release cause - but the Italians are adamant Chelsea's £26m price tag on the 23-year-old is too high. (Express)


Rangers are increasingly nervous about rumours Klopp could leave Liverpool, with the Scottish side's manager Steven Gerrard tipped to return to Anfield as the German's successor. (Football Insider)

Celtic are considering offering their manager's job to Stoke boss Michael O'Neill. (90min)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cautioned over the amount of money the club will have to spend during the summer as the Old Trafford outfit prepare to announce their latest round of financial results. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United have contacted Inter Milan over an alleged missed payment relating to bonuses from 27-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku's move to Italy - but would be willing to wipe out the outstanding debt if they are given Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, or Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 26, instead. (Corriere dello Sport)

Premier League bosses have held talks to resolve the quarantine chaos set to be caused by this month's controversial international break. (Mail)

West Ham United's London-born striker Michail Antonio, 30, is said to be among a host of Premier League players who are applying for a Jamaican passport. (90 Min)

Aston Villa are planning upgrades at Villa Park to ensure the stadium is part of the UK and Republic of Ireland's World Cup 2030 bid. (Express & Star)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
5th March 2021



the times
Steve Bruce would be entitled to a compensation package of more than £4m if Newcastle United decide to sack their under-pressure head coach.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to hand Dean Henderson an extended run in the Manchester United first team after David De Gea was granted leave to be with his partner for the birth of their first child.
South America football chiefs have been asked to consider moving this month's World Cup qualifiers to Europe or other countries not on the "red list" with leading clubs insisting they will not release stars for international duty if they have to quarantine, according to sources.


daily mail
Referee Craig Pawson was withdrawn from Liverpool's game against Chelsea just two hours before kick-off after a close contact tested positive for coronavirus.
Newcastle United's players are alarmed at the number of days off Steve Bruce continues to schedule amid their fight for Premier League survival.
Chris Wilder's future at Sheffield United is being threatened by disagreements with the club's owners over key issues such as recruitment and the state of the training ground.
Mesut Ozil's horrendous start to life at Fenerbahce took another turn for the worse after missing a simple chance before going off injured in the 1-1 draw against Antalyaspor.
Championship stars Ivan Toney and Max Aarons will reject any approaches to represent Jamaica because they believe they can achieve England call-ups.
Leicester City believe they have won the race to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Leicester have renewed their interest in Ismail Jakobs and have been joined by Brighton in monitoring the Cologne prospect.
Sir Lewis Hamilton's preparations for the new season have been rocked by the surprise departure of his right-hand man and friend, Marc Hynes.


the sun
Chelsea are reportedly preparing a 'monstrous' contract offer for Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Arsenal reportedly face a transfer battle with Juventus for Lyon star Houssem Aouar.
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Leeds striker Patrick Bamford insists he would 'relish' competing with Erling Haaland for a starting place if the Norwegian joined the club.

Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he nearly came to blows with former Manchester United team-mate Ruud van Nistelrooy over his treatment of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United legend Lee Sharpe has revealed he is 'still not quite sure' about Bruno Fernandes.
West Ham are reportedly eyeing up a £13m move for Besiktas striker Cyle Larin in the summer to replace Sebastien Haller.


daily mirror
Arsenal are ready to rival Liverpool in the race for RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate.
Ashley Young hopes to lift the Serie A title with Inter Milan before aiming to secure his dream move to Watford on a Bosman.
Gareth Southgate is considering Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett for an England call-up this month.
Leeds target Romain Perraud has admitted he is a fan of their big rivals Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp has dropped a big hint he has no intentions of ending his Liverpool contract early amid recent speculation surrounding his exit.


daily telegraph
Marcus Rashford may have to consider undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury after the European Championship finals with England this summer.



GUARDIAN
Manchester United have confirmed they accessed a £60m draw-down of their available £200m credit line in order to cover a soaring net debt of £455.5m as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


daily express
Liverpool have the opportunity to snap up Kalidou Koulibaly this summer with Napoli prepared to drastically drop the price they previously demanded from Manchester United, according to reports.
Bayern Munich chief Herbert Hainer has warned all suitors interested in Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland - including Manchester United and Chelsea - that his side have the spending power to capture the striker this summer.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has decided to halt the club's pursuit of Bayern Munich star David Alaba, according to reports.
Manchester United are already reportedly looking at alternative destinations for Andreas Pereira next season, with Lazio unlikely to trigger their £23m option to buy.


scottish sun
Police have been put on alert for Rangers fans partying if their team clinches the league title this weekend.
Steve Evans has backed Frank Lampard to be the next Celtic manager.


daily record
Steven Gerrard will be in the Rangers technical area for the potential title winning trip to Parkhead - if the Scottish FA stick to the same disciplinary timescale they used when banning Hearts boss Robbie Neilson after a red card offence earlier in the season.
Barry Ferguson has called for Alfredo Morelos to stay put at Ibrox and blast his market value into a new stratosphere in next season's Champions League.
Patrick Thistle are keen to take Rangers youngster Adam Devine on loan until the end of the season.


Arsenal are among a number of clubs considering a summer move for RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate. (Standard).

Konate is one of six deals the Gunners are working on, with the club also willing to sell France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, for the right price. (Football.London)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a long-term admirer of Aston Villa and England's 25-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish, but the Premier League leaders are set to focus on signing a deeper-lying midfielder - as well as a striker and left-back - in the summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United's Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, is set to sign a new contract that will double his wages to around £200,000 a week. (Sun)

Leicester City are close to clinching a £15m deal for Celtic's 23-year-old French forward Odsonne Edouard, who Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers sees as a long-term replacement for 34-year-old former England striker Jamie Vardy. (Mail)

Egypt defender Ahmed Elmohamady, 33, will leave Aston Villa on a free transfer in the summer as the club have no plans to offer him a new deal. (Football Insider)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder's position is under serious threat. The Englishman and Blades owner Prince Abdullah are disagreeing over the club's transfer policy and the hierarchy's plan for a director of football. (Mail)

Napoli have reduced their asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly to around 45m euros (£38.7m), with Bayern Munich believed to be ahead of Liverpool and Manchester United in the race for the 29-year-old Senegal defender. (Il Mattino - in Italian)

Manchester United are looking for an alternative club for midfielder Andreas Pereira, 25, this summer because Lazio are not expected to take up the option to turn the Brazilian's loan into a permanent deal. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Leicester City have renewed their interest in long-time target Ismail Jakobs, 21, but the Foxes face competition from Brighton who are also monitoring Cologne's Germany Under-21 international. (Mail)

Financial pressures could force Valencia to sell 24-year-old Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes, who is a West Ham target, in the summer. (O Jogo, via Sun)

Juventus have identified Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, 29, as a 'Plan B' option if they fail to sign fellow Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23, from Sassuolo. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Meanwhile, Juve's in-demand 19-year-old Romanian defender Radu Dragusin, who was previously linked with a move to Crystal Palace, is set to sign a new deal with the Turin club. (Goal)

Eintracht Frankfurt have said they will not stand in the way of sporting director Fredi Bobic, 49, if he chooses to leave, with Manchester United, West Ham and Hertha Berlin linked with the German. (Bild, via Team Talk)


 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
6th March 2021




the guardian
Harry Maguire is unlikely to be summoned to court for his appeal hearing in Greece this year amid a backlog in the country's judicial system because of the coronavirus pandemic.


the sun
Dean Henderson expects to be Manchester United No1 next season - with David de Gea facing an uncertain future at the club.
Arsenal lost almost £48m in the last financial year - in a downturn blamed on the coronavirus pandemic.
FIFA has confirmed it wants 'robo linesmen' to call offsides at next year's World Cup finals.
Toni Kroos has slammed fans who branded him a 'Nazi' for criticising Mesut Ozil's racism claims.
Marek Hamsik will join IFK Goteborg on Monday, following former boss Rafael Benitez out the door at Dalian Pro.


daily mail
Liverpool and Manchester United, the architects of Project Big Picture, have been kept off the working group charged with delivering the Premier League's strategic review into the competition's structure and governance.
FIFA have approved the introduction of a new VAR-Lite system which could allow the game-changing technology to be introduced in the English Football League.
Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have joined the growing band of Premier League bosses unwilling to let players join their national teams for matches in 'red list' countries later this month.
Brazilian midfielder Oscar has revealed his plans to return to Chelsea to 'finish' off his career.
Arsenal were close to sealing moves for Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Christian Pulisic before the trio made their names in Germany, claims former Gunners scout Steve Morrow.
Loris Karius is keen to see out the final year of his Liverpool contract away from Anfield, with the goalkeeper hopeful of staying at Union Berlin for another season.


the times
Manchester United will have to pay Sporting Lisbon another £4.2m if Bruno Fernandes wins the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award.
UEFA's president Aleksander Ceferin is hoping to avoid a divisive vote between rival British-Irish and Spanish-Portuguese bids for the 2030 World Cup and find an agreement that would mean only one European bid going forward.
The first race of the 2021 Formula One season will only permit fans who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19, in a first for a major sporting event.
Paolo Odogwu and Ollie Lawrence have been held back from playing for their clubs this weekend by the England management, a decision that suggests they may be in Eddie Jones's thoughts to play against France in the Six Nations next Saturday.


daily telegraph
Chelsea and Tottenham are ready to join Liverpool in stopping their players meeting up with their international teams this month if they have to quarantine on their return in a move that could prompt a snowball effect among Premier League clubs.
The prospect of the British and Irish Lions proceeding with their tour of South Africa as scheduled this summer remains a live option after the board requested more information and time before making a final call.


daily star
Marcus Rashford will wait until after Euro 2020 this summer before considering undergoing surgery on an ongoing shoulder injury.


daily record
John Kennedy insists Celtic won't be letting Odsonne Edouard leave on the cheap and roundly dismissed talk of former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers bagging the frontman for Leicester City for a cut-priced £15m.
Ally McCoist insists Holyrood will move heaven and earth to stage the Euros at Hampden - because it would be too important politically for the plug to be pulled by UEFA.
Rangers star Ianis Hagi has been chosen in a list of 22 Romanian players who are on notice for an impending call-up to the international side.


Manchester United have been scouting Bayer Leverkusen's Burkina Faso centre-back Edmond Tapsoba, 22, after receiving a tip-off from a well-respected figure in Germany. (Express)

United have also held talks over the status of Leverkusen's Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, 23, along with Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan. (Express)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will listen to offers for Adama Traore, 25, at the end of the season but will probably have to accept a lower fee for the Spain winger than the £70m they were hoping for last summer. (Mail)

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Europe's most in-demand striker, Norway's 20-year-old Erling Braut Haaland, from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Metro)

Real Madrid believe Manchester City will be their main obstacle in the pursuit of £100m-rated Haaland but are optimistic they can tempt him to the Bernabeu. (AS, via Mail)

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer says the Bundesliga giants will have the financial muscle to compete for the signature of Haaland despite reports declaring they have no interest in the striker. (Mirror)


Chelsea could receive a cash boost if Brighton's 20-year-old England Under-21 defender Tariq Lamptey signs for reported suitors Arsenal. (Sun)

English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, expects to be Manchester United number one next season - with David de Gea facing an uncertain future at the club. (Sun)

However, Manchester United are also considering recruiting a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer in a move that places a question mark over the futures of both De Gea and Henderson. (Daily Record)

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris says England playmaker Dele Alli, 24, "switched on" after failing to secure a move away from the club in January. (Standard)

Brazilian winger Raphinha, 24, says he is "really happy" at Leeds United as transfer interest mounts from the likes of Liverpool. (Mirror)

Leeds have joined Tottenham and AC Milan in the race to sign Real Madrid's Spain winger Lucas Vazquez, 29, on a free transfer. (Sport Witness, via the Sun)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has told France Under-21 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, he has played his last game for the Gunners and will be sold at the next opportunity. (Football Insider, via Mirror)

Ipswich Town are planning a summer move for Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Josh Windass, 27, who played under new Ipswich boss Paul Cook at Wigan. (Football Insider)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
7th March 2021



the sun on sunday
Paris Saint-Germain are tracking David de Gea's Manchester United situation ahead of an ambitious summer raid.
Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane as alternatives to Erling Haaland.
Manchester United have reportedly already held transfer talks with Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly willing to pay David Alaba's £400,000-a-week wages when he becomes a free agent this summer.
Mo Salah is reportedly exploring a potential exit from struggling Premier League champions Liverpool.
Brighton are set to join the auction for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong - and give West Ham a run for their money.
Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul are looking to break the pay-per-view record 'by a long shot' - making it the richest fight of all time.


mail on sunday
Jack Grealish is confident he will be fit to return to Aston Villa's team at Newcastle on Friday after a four-match absence.
West Ham are among the clubs monitoring Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic.
Derby boss Wayne Rooney is confident his side have enough in their armoury to avoid being dragged back into a Championship relegation fight after a 1-0 defeat by Coventry.
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has admitted Erling Haaland moving to the German giants is 'very much possible'.
Celtic are closing on Wigan Athletic's highly-rated young striker Kyle Joseph.
Wolves defender Dion Sanderson is attracting interest from Sheffield United, Brighton and Crystal Palace.
Martin Johnson says England must learn to 'keep their hand out the cookie jar' and fix their wretched discipline.


sunday mirror
Paul Pogba's Manchester United future is believed to be as unclear as ever amid silence from agent Mino Raiola.
Southampton striker Danny Ings has hinted he wants to play for Liverpool in the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's American owners have got his back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears opponents are neutralising Manchester United - by man-marking Bruno Fernandes.
Granit Xhaka has apologised to Arsenal fans after his costly mistake in the 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.
West Ham boss David Moyes is still hoping Michail Antonio can earn an England call-up.
Aston Villa are talking to defender Ezri Konsa about a new deal in a bid to fend off interest from other Premier League clubs.


sunday express
Raphinha is reportedly attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.


sunday mail
Slavia Prague wonderkid Abdallah Sima insists they must stop Rangers star Alfredo Morelos.


sunday times
The planned British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa will now take place in Britain and Ireland. That is the only conclusion to be drawn after Westminster government sources told the Lions committee that they are backing the "home" tour.


Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick says a deal for Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, is "very much possible". (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke is not expecting any big offers in the summer for Haaland or 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain are tracking David de Gea's situation at Manchester United and may make a summer move for the Spain goalkeeper, 30. (Sun)

Liverpool will challenge Real Madrid for the signing of PSG's French forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, if Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, leaves the Premier League club. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona's limited finances mean they cannot afford a move for Wolves' 25-year-old Spain forward Adama Traore. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are in the dark over 27-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba's future, with no current dialogue between the club and his agent Mino Raiola. Pogba's deal is due to expire at the end of next season. (Star)

Manchester United have registered an interest in signing Leeds' 24-year-old Brazilian winger Raphinha during this summer's transfer window (UOL Esporte - in Portuguese)

Manchester United are set to compete with Atletico Madrid this summer to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's 25-year-old Portugal forward Andre Silva. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

West Ham have joined RB Leipzig and Roma in monitoring versatile Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic, 23, who Stuttgart are willing to sell for about £15m. (Mail)

Chelsea are planning to open talks with Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, over a new deal, but Tottenham would be interested if the Blues fail to reach an agreement. (Football Insider).

Manchester City want to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, but Everton are also keen on the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Aston Villa are talking to English defender Ezri Konsa, 23, about a new deal in a bid to stave off interest from Premier League sides including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. (Mirror)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is planning on signing reinforcements for 34-year-old striker Jamie Vardy this summer. (Goal)

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre is tipped to take over at Lyon at the end of the season, when current boss Rudi Garcia's contract expires. (Sun)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
8th March 2021



daily telegraph
Chelsea are planning to offer Andreas Christensen a new contract following the defender's superb run of form under head coach Thomas Tuchel.
Controversy around Nike's 'super shoe' technology looks set to grow after a new long jump prototype helped two athletes set personal bests at the European Indoor Championships this weekend.


the sun
Wigan are set to be taken over by Bahraini-funded group Phoenix 2021 - and backed by solid Middle East cash.
Arsenal have reportedly offered a new contract to starlet Kido Taylor-Hart as they look to fend off interest from abroad.
Blackburn are ready to go foreign if they decide to dump Tony Mowbray as boss.
Brighton are set to join the auction for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong - and give West Ham a run for their money.
Chelsea midfielder Luke McCormick may have played his way into a move to Millwall.
Leeds have a surprise new celebrity fan - in the shape of rapper LL Cool J.


daily mirror
Liverpool have a four-man transfer shortlist to replace their misfiring top three ahead of the summer transfer window.
UFC star Conor McGregor is set to walk away with a share of £110m after selling part of his lucrative whiskey brand.


daily express
Manchester United are set to make Raphinha a top transfer target this summer.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will be sold in the summer transfer window if he does not commit to fresh terms in the Spanish capital.
Former Manchester City and England defender Joleon Lescott believes that Tammy Abraham could leave Chelsea at the end of the season amid a lack of game time under new boss Thomas Tuchel.


daily mail
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has urged Ollie Watkins and Ezri Konsa to aim for England call-ups after shining in Premier League.
Chelsea right-back Reece James insists he has no complaints over missing games amid Thomas Tuchel's squad rotation.
Manchester United have axed US company Toppan Merrill who published their financial results a day early during a test run.
West Ham have struck while the Irons are hot by becoming the first Premier League club to sell season tickets.
A number of users on Football Index, a virtual gambling platform, have lost 'life-altering' amounts of money, ranging in the thousands, after jaw-dropping share price crashes on the site.
On Monday's International Women's Day, UK Coaching is calling for more women to enter coaching.
Liverpool should cash in on Mohamed Salah if he wants to leave Anfield, according to ex-striker Robbie Fowler.


the times
Ryan Christie claimed every Celtic player was hurting badly as their ten-in-a-row campaign petered out in a goalless draw against Dundee United.


scottish sun
Celtic interim boss John Kennedy brushed off talk of a Rangers guard of honour following the Hoops' draw with Dundee United.


daily record
Celtic loanee Olivier Ntcham was hooked at half-time as Marseille were humiliated by fourth-tier Canet Roussillon in the French cup.



Liverpool should cash in if Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, is unhappy at the club, says former Reds striker Robbie Fowler. (Mirror)

It is "inevitable" the Reds will lose one of their front three of Salah, Senegal's Sadio Mane, 28, or Brazilian Roberto Firmino, 29, this summer, says former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino. (Talksport)

Former Rangers chairman Dave King insists there is no chance of manager Steven Gerrard leaving Ibrox to become Liverpool manager in the near future. (Glasgow Times)

Chelsea are planning to offer Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 24, a new contract. (Telegraph)

Wolves, Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Aston Villa have scouted Burnley's English midfielder Josh Brownhill, 25, in recent months. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool might follow in the footsteps of Manchester United in attempting to become a publicly listed company, says football finance expert Kieran Maguire. (Football Insider)

Chelsea defender Reece James says he has no complaints over the rotation policy of Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, with the 21-year-old England defender accepting "you can't always play". (Metro)

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, is set to come out of international retirement and could be called up to the Sweden squad this month. (Mail)

Former Lazio midfielder Marek Hamsik, 33, is set to join IFK Gothenburg. The Slovak had been playing in China at Dalian Professional. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Norwich City full-back Max Aarons, 21, says his focus is England and he currently has no interest in switching allegiance to Jamaica. (Norwich Evening News)

Chelsea's English midfielder Luke McCormick, 22, is wanted by Championship side Millwall. (Sun)

West Ham are set to push ahead with tying manager David Moyes down to a new long-term contract, amid concern that other clubs are taking an interest. (Teamtalk)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi won his first league title as a coach, after guiding Al Sadd to the QNB Stars League trophy in Qatar. (Marca)

France coach Didier Deschamps says it would be wrong to question Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann's place in the national team. (beIn Sports via Sport - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
9th March 2021



daily telegraph
Jurgen Klopp has the full backing of Liverpool's American owners to lead the club's revival from their wretched form regardless of the Merseysiders' catastrophic title defence.
Manchester United have been given a significant boost after it emerged that Marcus Rashford suffered no ligament damage to his ankle during Sunday's 2-0 derby win.
The Football League has been urged to "wage war" on the Premier League as clubs warn half the Championship is perilously close to collapse amid bail-out turmoil.


the sun
Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly are demanding answers from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with their Manchester United futures in doubt.
Thierry Henry admits he dreams of becoming Arsenal manager one day.
European chiefs could ban transfers between the biggest clubs - to try to level up football.
Fans could get to hear VAR advice to referees after football's lawmakers agreed the idea has merit.
Philippe Coutinho will be one of the names up for sale in the summer as Barcelona look to lower their wage bill, according to reports.
Deontay Wilder is 'biding his time' for a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury that will earn him a staggering £60m, according to Derek Chisora.


daily mail
Police have launched an investigation after two men snuck into Fulham's ground and a mobile phone was taped to a broadcaster's platform ahead of the club's clash with Tottenham last week.
Real Madrid remain determined to offload Gareth Bale despite his return to form, in a potential boost for Tottenham, to fund their own attempts to sign either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester United will hold talks with Edinson Cavani over his future amid claims the Uruguay star wants to leave Old Trafford for Boca Juniors.
Lawmakers IFAB say referees can caution players for screaming if they feel it is an attempt to deceive them, after Alexandre Lacazette's melodramatic reaction to being fouled was widely mocked.
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa 'has been offered a £2.6m-a-year contract' by Portuguese club Benfica.


daily express
Manchester United are reportedly open to offers for David de Gea this summer, but they are concerned Gianluigi Donnarumma's future could 'close off' a potential suitor for the Spanish goalkeeper.
Arsenal should take a chance on Brighton's Tariq Lamptey despite a lack of experience as an out-and-out right-back, according to Gunners legend Nigel Winterburn.


daily mirror
Lucas Moura has insisted attack is the best form of defence for Tottenham's top-four hopes this season.
Edinson Cavani has reportedly turned down the offer of a Manchester United contract extension in order to return to South America.
Gini Wijnaldum insists his focus is only on "fixing" Liverpool despite his continued contract impasse at Anfield.
Morgan Schneiderlin says the "hurt" and "regret" caused by missing out on Euro 2016 convinced him to leave Manchester United.


the times
Real Madrid hope that Gareth Bale's improved form with Tottenham Hotspur will make it easier to offload the Wales forward and help to fund a big-name attacking signing this summer.
The financial cost of relegation to Newcastle United would be even more devastating because the club's first-team players do not have relegation clauses in their contracts.
The Football Association is planning to appoint a chairwoman for the first time in its 157-year history - Debbie Hewitt the former chief executive of the RAC is understood to be a leading contender.
Walter Smith, the former Rangers manager, has warned them that their next priority has to be securing a lucrative place in the group stage of the Champions League.
John Hartson, the former Celtic striker, does not believe the outgoing champions should afford Rangers a guard of honour when the sides meet on March 21 as there is no precedent for such an action between the two clubs.
Eddie Jones is confident England are ready to get a grip on their disciplinary issues after revealing several players called him during their week off to accept personal responsibility for needless penalties conceded in the defeat by Wales.


scottish sun
Stephen Glass has been installed as the early frontrunner to take over as the new Aberdeen boss.


daily record
Scottish football authorities have been ordered to attend crisis talks with the Government as fears grow rival fans may smash the lockdown rules at the upcoming Old Firm showdown.
Former Celtic player John Collins has declared his interest in returning to Parkhead as director of football, declaring "I've got the skillset".
Top-six chasing St Mirren have made moves to try and extend the contracts of Jamie McGrath and Marcus Fraser.


Manchester City will not pursue a deal for Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, this summer because of the France international's wage demands, with Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, or Inter Milan's 27-year-old Belgium international Romelu Lukaku seen as alternatives. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Haaland will have the pick of Europe's elite sides to choose from this summer, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus also interested in signing him. (ESPN)

Real Madrid hope Gareth Bale's upturn in form at Tottenham will make it easier to offload the 31-year-old Wales forward on a permanent deal in the summer. (Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp retains the full support of the club's owner, Fenway Sports Group, despite their recent poor form. (Times - subscription required)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum's contract at Liverpool runs out in the summer but the 30-year-old says there is "no news" about his future and the priority at the moment is turning around the Reds' form. (Mirror)

Manchester United have made Leeds' Brazilian forward Raphinha, 24, their top summer transfer target. (Todofichajes via Express)

France's 24-year-old winger Kingsley Coman, who has been linked with Manchester United, has rejected Bayern Munich's first offer of a contract extension. (Mail)

The agent of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has offered the 29-year-old France international to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry says he would like to manage the Gunners but is on a "learning curve" and knows "if you're not successful, you're not going to have those types of opportunities". (FourFourTwo)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, has decided to leave Manchester United at the end of the season and sign for Boca Juniors. (Ole - in Spanish)

Arsenal will reportedly move to sign former Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi on a free transfer this summer when the 26-year-old's contract expires at Marseille. (Star)

Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool are interested in 23-year-old Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham captain Mark Noble has agreed a new one-year contract. The 33-year-old's current deal expires at the end of this season. (Standard)

Norwich have already approached Tottenham about extending the loan of England U21 midfielder Oliver Skipp, 20, to the end of next season. (Football Insider)

Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 32, has been offered a 3m-euro-a-year contract at Benfica. (Goal)

Celtic have offered a pre-contract to Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph, 19, as they look to fend off growing interest from Tottenham. (Football Insider)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
10th March 2021



daily mail
Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are all on alert to chase Christian Pulisic, with a summer Chelsea exit on the cards.
Raul Jimenez has been allowed to train with his team-mates again as he attempts to return to action for Wolves before the end of the campaign.
The NHS Choir will perform the national anthem ahead of the Carabao Cup final as football honours the health service's work during the pandemic.
Manchester United will listen to offers for David de Gea this summer, according to reports.
Andrea Pirlo insisted he would not have done anything differently after Juventus crashed out to 10-man Porto in the Champions League.
The governing body of British Olympic skiing and snowboarding are charging athletes up to £33,500 a year when they become a part of their programme.


the sun
Bruno Fernandes has demanded assurances about Manchester United's transfer plans before he commits to a new long-term deal.
Arsenal are set to fight with FIFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over clauses in two transfer deals.
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund have switched their attention from Newcastle to Inter Milan.
Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa could be 90 minutes away from a dramatic England World Cup call-up.
Harry Maguire reckons people are misguided if they think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is too much of a Mr Nice Guy.
West Ham are steeling themselves for another transfer market kicking on out of favour Felipe Anderson.
Wolves have set their sights on a cut-price summer swoop for Schalke midfielder Omar Mascarell.
Christian Pulisic will look to quit Chelsea this summer unless he gets proper game time.


the times
Manchester City have offered Kevin De Bruyne a new contract after he rejected their first proposal.
Edinson Cavani's father yesterday claimed that his son wants to quit Manchester United and sign for Boca Juniors because he has been upset by the FA's decision to ban him over a social media post.
Professional rugby union players are suffering a "totally unacceptable" level of brain injuries with one concussion happening almost every match on average in England, MPs have been told.
The England captain Owen Farrell will be paid the same during the Six Nations as Paolo Odogwu, the uncapped Wasps centre, after senior players voted to restructure the pay deal so that all squad members receive an equal share of a £2.1m pot.


daily mirror
Liverpool look set to be without the injured Roberto Firmino for their second trip to Budapest to take on RB Leipzig.
Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly are both demanding answers from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about their Manchester United future.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas believes it is "very unlikely" that Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool and move to Spain.


daily star
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hopes he can persuade Sergio Aguero to remain at the Etihad next season.


daily telegraph
Clubs across Europe are expected on Wednesday to turn their fire on new proposals drawn up by the Champions League elite to revolutionise the European game and hand more money and power to the established old guard.
Leading England internationals are believed to be at the centre of an investigation by tax officials into Gallagher Premiership clubs' payments to image-rights companies.


daily express
Crystal Palace are plotting moves for Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram and Chelsea starlet Conor Gallagher as they prepare for a major squad overhaul this summer.


the guardian
Pep Guardiola has said he is unlikely to consider Sergio Aguero's long-term Manchester City future until the international break this month, with the club's record goalscorer out of contract at the end of the season.


daily record
Stephen Glass is the early frontrunner for the Aberdeen manager's job despite the likes of Shaun Maloney being interested.
The heads of Scotland's nine elite academy clubs are demanding Holyrood gives Hampden a clear commitment to kickstarting kids' football.


scottish sun
Steven Davis is ready to sign on for another season at Rangers.
Stephen Glass has emerged as frontrunner to replace Derek McInnes at Aberdeen.


Manchester United will listen to offers for 30-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea this summer with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ready to make Dean Henderson his number one. (90min via Mail)

However, United are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 28. (Sky Sports)

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, wants to know about Manchester United's plans in the transfer market before committing to a new deal at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Manchester City have made Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne a new contract offer after the 29-year-old rejected their first deal, and hope an agreement can be reached by the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

United States forward Christian Pulisic, 22, has struggled for game time under Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and that has alerted Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United. (Mail)

Arsenal are reportedly ready to capitalise on the turmoil at Inter Milan by tabling a bid for 22-year-old Morocco full-back Achraf Hakimi. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Manchester City are keen on Villarreal's Spanish defender Pau Torres, 24. (Manchester Evening News)

Crystal Palace are plotting moves for Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram, 27, and Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, as they prepare for a major squad overhaul this summer. (Express)

Schalke's Spanish midfielder Omar Mascarell, 28, has emerged as a summer transfer target for Wolves. (Caught Offside)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hopes he can convince Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, to stay with the club beyond this season. (Star)

Real Madrid are showing an interest in signing Manchester City and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 30. (FootMercato - in French)

Celtic and Scotland centre-back Jack Hendry, 25, a reported target for Aston Villa, would cost about £10m to sign this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Barcelona have reached a verbal agreement with Bayern Munich for Austria defender David Alaba, 28. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Inter Milan have contacted the agent of Real Betis' Algeria defender Aissa Mandi, 29, a reported Liverpool target in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Celtic have sounded out West Ham manager David Moyes about taking over at Parkhead. (Give Me Sport)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
11th March 2021




daily mirror
Barcelona have reportedly submitted a formal offer to Sergio Aguero as they aim to convince Lionel Messi to stay at Camp Nou.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan this summer.
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici admits Cristiano Ronaldo's contract is "not on the agenda" after the Italian club were dumped out of the Champions League.
Jack Grealish will be assessed again on Thursday and remains doubtful for Aston Villa's trip to Newcastle on Friday.


the sun
Arsenal transfer target Patrick van Aanholt is open to a switch from Crystal Palace when his contract expires in the summer.
Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly been joined in the race for Sporting Lisbon's Nuno Mendes by Juventus and AC Milan.
Barcelona have reportedly reached a verbal agreement with David Alaba but they will have to sell first due to the club's £1bn debt.
Portsmouth are eyeing up a free swoop for Manchester United defender Max Taylor as he continues his fightback from cancer.
Fulham are confident of convincing all their loan stars to stay - if they beat the drop.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he has been 'a bit unfair' on Christian Pulisic.
Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are reportedly leading the race to sign Arsenal target Andre Silva.


daily express
Arsenal are reportedly keen on Danish wonderkid Zidan Sertdemir - but will face intense competition for the youngster.
Chelsea chiefs reportedly think that Timo Werner could sensationally quit the club this summer - just 12 months after his move from RB Leipzig.
Bruno Fernandes could reportedly prove key in Manchester United's pursuit of Leeds winger Raphinha with the attacking midfielder still in 'daily contact' with his former Sporting team-mate.
Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland could be on his way to Barcelona and not Manchester United at the end of the season, according to reports.


daily mail
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman insisted Lionel Messi could not have 'doubts' over the direction the club was heading in as speculation surrounding the star's future ramped up following their Champions League exit.
Newcastle have agreed to sign left-back Matthew Bondswell after he terminated his contract at RB Leipzig.
Everton have offered bodyguards to players in the wake of the horrific attack on Robin Olsen's home.
Massimiliano Allegri has turned down the manager's job at Arsenal and Chelsea since leaving Juventus due to problems with his mother, according to one of his friends.
Silverstone has been chosen to pioneer a revolutionary new sprint race at this year's British Grand Prix.


daily telegraph
West Brom players face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent if the club are relegated from the Premier League.


daily record
Slavia Prague coach Jindrich Trpisovsky has admitted it will be a dream come true to meet Steven Gerrard, never mind beat him in the last 16 of the Europa League.
Former Celtic midfielder Scott Allan believes interim boss John Kennedy will be the players' choice for the next permanent boss.
Steven Pressley has thrown his hat in the ring for the Aberdeen job - and reckons he fits Dave Cormack's DNA for the job.


scottish sun
Celtic's forgotten American Andrew Gutman has signed for MLS outfit Atlanta United.
Morton have appointed ex-St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson as manager until the end of the season.


daily star
Marcos Alonso says Thomas Tuchel has given him a new lease of life.


the guardian
Proposed reforms to the Champions League would have a "devastating" effect on English football according to the Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish, as clubs from around Europe speak up against the plans.


the times
Premier League clubs have been warned that the terrifying ordeal suffered by Robin Olsen shows they must start taking the security of their players more seriously before someone is killed by armed raiders.
Most of Ferrari's team members in Bahrain for Formula One testing have taken up the offer of Covid-19 vaccinations from the Kingdom despite the head of the sport urging them not to.



arcelona have offered a contract to Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 32, who is out of contract at Manchester City at the end of the season. (Tycsports - in Spanish)

Chelsea may look to sell Germany striker Timo Werner this summer just a year after the 25-year-old's £54m move from RB Leipzig. (Football Insider)

Austria defender David Alaba's agent has denied the 28-year-old, whose contract with Bayern Munich runs out in the summer, has agreed a deal to join Barcelona. (Goal)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, 34, is going to wait until the end of the season before deciding his future, despite the Uruguayan's father indicating he wanted to sign for Boca Juniors. (ESPN)

A potential contract extension for Cristiano Ronaldo is "not on the agenda" for Juventus right now, says the club's sporting director Fabio Paratici. (Express via Sky Italia)


Real Madrid will listen to offers for defender Raphael Varane this summer. The France international, 27, is believed to be interested in a move to the Premier League. (AS - in Spanish)

Liverpool are keeping an eye on Santos' 16-year-old Brazilian winger Angelo Gabriel. (Sport Witness)

Craig Dawson, 30, is three Premier League starts away from activating a clause that will turn the English defender's loan at West Ham from Watford into a £2m permanent deal. (Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle are set to sign England Under-18s left-back Matthew Bondswell on a free transfer following the 18-year-old's departure from RB Leipzig. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Portuguese forward Eder is attracting the interest of Brighton with the 33-year-old set to leave Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Spanish businessman Erik Alonso is close to agreeing a takeover of Championship side Derby. (Athletic - subscription required)

Former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick says he would be interested in replacing Germany manager Joachim Low, who will leave the role after this summer's European Championships. (Sky Sports)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
12th March 2021



daily mail
Chelsea are interested in Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman as doubts emerge over the future of Christian Pulisic.
Sergio Aguero fears his Manchester City career is being allowed to fizzle out - and is frustrated by the lack of clarity around his future.
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish faces a race against time to prove his fitness for England's World Cup qualifiers this month.
Former Tottenham assistant manager Jesus Perez has insisted he will return to the club with ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino 'for sure'.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly plotting an audacious swoop for Juventus star and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Napoli will look to roll back the years by reuniting their former manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho this summer.
Former Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli has sensationally claimed that signing Cristiano Ronaldo was a mistake which the Italian giants should not have made.
Sergio Ramos has mischievously declared that he would welcome Lionel Messi at Real Madrid next season.


the sun
Lionel Messi has demanded proof that new Barcelona chief Joan Laporta can fund major transfers as Man City wait in the wings.
Fulham want to turn Ruben Loftus-Cheek's loan move from Chelsea into a permanent arrangement.
Manchester United's new football director John Murtough turned down the chance to join Inter Miami before landing the top job at Old Trafford.
Craig Dawson is 135 minutes away from becoming a £3m permanent player at West Ham.


daily mirror
Nemanja Matic has opened the door to a Manchester United exit insisting he would "think about" a Benfica return.


daily express
Sheffield United are reportedly asking for £22.2m this summer for midfielder Sander Berge, with Arsenal and Tottenham interested.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has stressed that Cristiano Ronaldo is not solely to blame for Juventus' Champions League exit at the hands of Porto on Tuesday night.


daily star
When Manchester City sold Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid in 2019, they future-proofed the deal by insisting on an 'anti-Man Utd clause' in the player's contract.


scottish sun
Stephen Glass will bring in Celtic skipper Scott Brown as his No 2 if he lands the Aberdeen job.
Jack Ross has confirmed keeper Ofir Marciano will quit Hibs when his deal expires in the summer.
Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists he's ready to get back into management.
Juventus scout Matteo Tognozzi is interested in becoming Celtic director of football.


daily record
Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in becoming the next Aberdeen manager.
Celtic are erecting extra security fencing at the front of their stadium ahead of next week's Old Firm match against Rangers.


daily telegraph
GB Football has issued a grovelling apology after Birmingham City goalkeeper Hannah Hampton was left "in floods of tears" when she was informed she was not going to the Olympics shortly before kick-off in a league game.


the times
Avram Glazer, Manchester United's co-chairman, stands to earn a windfall of about £71m after he put five million of his shares in the club up for sale last night.
Owen Farrell sought advice from a leading referee on how to improve his communication as England embarked on a week-long drive to win over match officials in the run-up to tomorrow's Six Nations game against France.
UK Athletics is to appoint two new case officers tasked with revisiting historic complaints and looking into any fresh allegations as part of a crackdown on sexual misconduct and abuse.


the guardian
Football supporters from across Europe have added to the growing concern over Champions League reforms, claiming proposed expansion will "cement the dominance of elite clubs in perpetuity".



Paris St-Germain are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo's situation at Juventus and looking at the possibility of signing the 36-year-old Portuguese forward if he decides to leave Turin. (Le Parisien - in French)

Argentina striker Lionel Messi, 33, will play two more seasons in Europe before joining MLS side Inter Miami, with his chances of staying at Barcelona beyond the end of this season rated at 50-50. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Chelsea are eyeing Bayern Munich's France winger Kingsley Coman, 24, as a potential replacement for Christian Pulisic, should the 22-year-old United States international indicate he wants to leave Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Arsenal, West Ham, Everton and Brighton are in talks to sign 18-year-old Scotland youth defender Ibane Bowat from Fulham. (TeamTalk)

Gianluigi Donnarumma's agent Mino Raiola is said to have begun talks with Chelsea and Manchester United about the 22-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper's future. The Italy international's contract at the San Siro expires in the summer. (Transfer Window Podcast, via Football London)

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, 32, has said he would consider returning to Benfica if approached, although the Serbia international insists he is happy at Old Trafford. (Sport TV, via Sun)

Wolves have room to negotiate if they choose to pursue permanent deals for 29-year-old Brazilian striker Willian Jose, who is on loan from Real Sociedad, French full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 19, a loanee from Angers, and 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder Vitinha from Porto. (Express and Star)

Barcelona have offered a contract to 30-year-old Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who is expected to leave Liverpool on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

France defender Raphael Varane, 27, is negotiating a new deal with Real Madrid, with Manchester United also interested in the defender. (Marca)

United also have Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27, and 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland on their radar as potential replacements for 25-year-old Frenchman Anthony Martial. (Mirror)

Inter Milan have also held talks with Wijnaldum's agent, but progress has stalled as the club pursue other targets. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Joan Laporta, who was named Barcelona president for a second time after winning the club's election on Sunday, has made in-demand 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland his top target for the summer. Laporta wants to build Barca around the Norwegian and Lionel Messi, whose deal is set to expire in the summer. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is being lined up for a return to Napoli as manager, a move that could see Chelsea midfielder Jorginho also make a return to the Italian club. (Radio Kiss Kiss, via Express)

Juventus are also considering a summer move for the 29-year-old Italy international. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Arsenal's 23-year-old Greece international defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, who has impressed Stuttgart bosses during his loan spell, is not prepared to give up on his future with the Gunners and make his move to the Bundesliga club permanent. (Bild, via Mirror)

The Premier League is writing to clubs asking for feedback from managers, directors of football and captains on VAR with a view to implementing improvements to the technology next season. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
13th March 2021



daily mail
Manchester United are reluctant to enter into a bidding war for Erling Haaland this summer, with Manchester City now favourites to sign the Dortmund striker.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both targeting a move for Roma defender Gianluca Mancini.
A deal confirming the £200m battle of Britain between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is just days away.
Juventus are reportedly prepared to accept as little as £25m for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thomas Tuchel insists he has no interest in policing his Chelsea players with hefty fines like predecessor Frank Lampard.
Premier League stars are facing retrospective multi-million-pound tax bills following a HMRC clampdown on the payment of agent fees.


the sun
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has sensationally refused to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo's return.
Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Villarreal star Pau Torres, who has a £56m buyout clause.
Martin Odegaard has hinted at a possible north London stay after stating he feels at 'home' at Arsenal.
Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba is reportedly keen on keeping his buyout clause below £130m to remain in control of his future.
Manchester City ace Kyle Walker has shelled out £40,000 on a Doberman guard dog after a series of raids on footballers.
Wayne Rooney has filmed a biopic celebrating his 20-year career in football - including some of his off-pitch exploits.


daily mirror
Manchester City legend Pablo Zabaleta is in talks with the club about returning to the Etihad.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has yet to receive a formal offer from Barcelona.


the times
Dean Henderson is likely to start in goal for Manchester United against West Ham United on Sunday even though David de Gea is back in England after the birth of his daughter.


daily telegraph
England manager Gareth Southgate is sweating on the fitness of Tammy Abraham after Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he is worried about the striker's ankle problem.


daily express
Tottenham could be set to lose Harry Kane to Manchester City with the striker determined to find a new club at the end of the season, according to reports.
Manchester United target Raphael Varane could be set to stay at Real Madrid despite recent speculation over his immediate future, according to reports.
Manchester United are interested in signing Villarreal star Pau Torres as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks for options to strengthen his backline.
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic has conceded he would struggle to turn down a move to Liverpool as he expressed his love for the Premier League champions.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown is desperate for his former club to find the next Marc Overmars, Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit.
Barcelona have reportedly put five players up for sale in a bid to raise funds and beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of Erling Haaland.


daily star
PSG have a structured plan to bring Lionel Messi to the club this summer, according to reports.
When Manchester City sold Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid in 2019, they future-proofed the deal by insisting on an 'anti-Man United clause' in the player's contract.
Bayern Munich are reportedly in the running to prise Raphinha away from Leeds this summer - which will come as music to Chelsea's ears amid their pursuit of Kingsley Coman.


scottish sun
Former Morton skipper Jim McAlister has moved to Rangers in a behind-the-scenes role.


daily record
Celtic are ready to offer Scott Brown a new one-year contract as Stephen Glass steps up his bid to make him his assistant at Aberdeen.



Manchester City are eyeing a potential move for Atletico Madrid's 21-year-old Portugal striker Joao Felix as a possible replacement for Sergio Aguero, who is out of contract in the summer. (Eurosport)

Manchester City are also leading the chase for 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland. (Mail)

But Barcelona are making Haaland their top target this summer despite other clubs already having made a move. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Lionel Messi's father is set to travel to Barcelona on Monday to discuss the 33-year-old Argentina forward's future at the club with president Joan Laporta. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has spoken to Real Madrid about the possibility of the 36-year-old Portugal forward returning to the Bernabeu from Juventus. (El Chiringuito, via Marca)

Discussions between Brazil forward Neymar, 29, and Paris St-Germain over a new four-year contract continue, with both sides optimistic a deal can be struck. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Manchester United will listen to offers for Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are uncertain whether to extend Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani's contract, with staff at the club frustrated over the 34-year-old's fitness situation. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United and Chelsea both want to sign Roma and Italy defender Gianluca Mancini, 24. (Express)

Montpellier president Laurent Nicollin is hoping to persuade 29-year-old Algeria striker Andy Delort, who has previously been linked with Newcastle United and Wolves, to remain at the club by promoting him to captain next season. (Midi Libre, via Team Talk)

Crystal Palace remain interested in Chelsea's England Under-21 midfielder Conor Gallagher, having come close to signing the 21-year-old on loan last summer before he joined West Brom. (Football London)

Brighton have expressed interest in 33-year-old Portuguese striker Eder, who scored the winner in the Euro 2016 final. The former Swansea forward will be a free agent in the summer when his contract with Lokomotiv Moscow expires. (Sports Express, via Sun)

Liverpool turned down a January approach from Nottingham Forest for English centre-back Nathaniel Phillips, 23. (Football Insider)

Bayer Leverkusen lead Arsenal in the race to sign Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Paris St-Germain when the 27-year-old's contract expires in the summer. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Slavia Prague forward Jan Kuchta is being monitored by West Ham, who have joined Premier League rivals Newcastle United, Southampton and Brighton in scouting the Czech 24-year-old. (Team Talk)

Las Palmas have an agreement in place to make 22-year-old Spanish forward Rafa Mujica's loan move from Leeds United permanent in the summer. (Sport, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the club have started talks with Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly, 26, over a new contract, with his current deal set to run until the end of next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick, 56, has dismissed speculation he is being lined up to replace Joachim Low as Germany manager. (Goal)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
14th March 2021



sunday mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won a new £9m-a-year contract at Manchester United.
Davinson Sanchez puts his resurgence at the heart of Tottenham's defence down to hard work and humility.
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged goalkeeping rivals David de Gea and Dean Henderson to show him who should be his No 1.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he played a key role in appointing John Murtough as Manchester United's first football director.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he "would take" Cristiano Ronaldo in his side as questions mount over his Juventus future.

Jurgen Klopp has blocked Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez from going to the Euros this summer.
Pablo Zabaleta can see Barcelona forward Lionel Messi linking up with Sergio Aguero next season - but at Barcelona rather than Manchester City.


the sun on sunday
Roy Keane is keen on managing Celtic and making a sensational return to Scottish football.
Manchester United's new technical team will hold a transfer summit with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week to nail down their targets for the summer.

Thomas Tuchel has come up with a clever 'secret' trick to fool the opponents of Chelsea - asking his players to use code words when they attack.
Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has claimed Thomas Tuchel must sign Erling Haaland this summer to add a much-needed 'sparkle of magic'.
Sheffield United will not replace Chris Wilder permanently this season, with Paul Heckingbottom and Jason Tindall in temporary charge.


mail on sunday
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a final veto on transfers in Manchester United's new recruitment regime but incoming football director John Murtough will also be able to block transfers he does not think are viable.
Marcus Rashford is hopeful of being fit for England but Patrick Bamford could miss out on a call-up to add to Gareth Southgate's lengthy attacking injury list.

Mohamed Salah's Liverpool team-mates reportedly made fun of the Egypt forward following his agent's tweet reacting to him being substituted against Chelsea.
Liverpool are inviting offers for Champions League hero Divock Origi, who is the club's second longest-serving player after Jordan Henderson.
Jamie Vardy drank almost an entire bottle of port the night before he broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's goalscoring record in 2015, former Leicester team-mate Ritchie De Laet has revealed.


sunday times
James Forrest played a major role in opening up Scotland's path to the Euros, and having recovered from his ankle injury, the Celtic winger is desperate to step into the promised land this summer.


daily star sunday
Manchester United have put Burnley keeper Nick Pope on their summer shopping list.
Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester City are set for a transfer scrap over Bayern Munich ace David Alaba.


sunday express
Manchester United are keen on signing goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and central defender Alessio Romagnoli from AC Milan, according to reports.
Manchester United are set to target Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga should Paul Pogba opt to leave the club this summer, reports in Spain claim.

Toby Alderweireld might not have a future at Tottenham beyond this summer, according to Danny Mills, who believes Jose Mourinho will want two additions at centre-back.


sunday telegraph
Anti-doping chiefs were on Saturday evening facing a race against time to unmask the mystery cyclist for whom banned drugs were ordered before the 2012 Olympics amid fears they had only two months left to do so.


scottish sun
Nir Bitton returned to the pitch for Celtic while James Forrest stepped up his recovery in a bounce match win against Kilmarnock at Lennoxtown.
Billy Dodds has joined the coaching staff at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.


daily record
Steve Clarke is braced for Austria asking UEFA to move their World Cup qualifier away from Hampden.
Rangers insist long-serving kitman Jimmy Bell is there to stay despite Jim McAllister joining the Ibrox side.


Manchester United have added Burnley keeper Nick Pope to their summer transfer list, although they could face competition from Tottenham for the 28-year-old England international. (Star on Sunday)

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo says it is "natural there are rumours" about Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo's future at the club after their Champions League exit but that the 36-year-old has "always done well" for the Serie A side. (Football Italia)

Ronaldo, who has been linked with a return to Real Madrid, says his focus in on finishing the season strongly with Juventus. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are set to give manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer a new deal, with his current contract due to enter its final year later this month. (Sunday Mirror)

Solskjaer will hold a transfer summit with Manchester United's new technical team - with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, France forward Anthony Martial, 25, and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, all facing the chop. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is on Paris St-Germain's list of transfer targets and the Ligue 1 club have made contact with the 27-year-old France international's agent. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum's contract with the club runs out in the summer and a deal taking the 30-year-old Dutch international to Barcelona is "95% done". (Football Insider)

Barcelona are not planning to remove manager Ronald Koeman following Joan Laporta becoming the club's president for a second time. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona want to sell Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 28, so they can pay Liverpool the remaining debt from his 2018 transfer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Manchester City could enter the fray for Austria defender David Alaba, whose contract at Bayern Munich ends in the summer, as the 28-year-old's wage demands might prove beyond Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Star on Sunday)

Tottenham are looking at a move for Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, with the 28-year-old Denmark international's contract with the south coast club running until summer 2022. (Sunday Mirror)

Leeds United are interested in a move for 30-year-old Dutch left-back Patrick van Aanholt, whose contract with Crystal Palace runs out in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

French defender Malang Sarr, 22, is targeting winning a place in the Chelsea first-team when he returns to the club from his season-long loan at Porto. (L'Equipe, via Metro)

Roy Keane wants the Celtic manager's job. The former Republic of Ireland assistant manager finished his playing career at the club. (Sun on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:

The Ides of March
15th March 2021


daily telegraph
Wolves will receive a £12m financial injection from Liverpool this summer as part of the deal for Diogo Jota, who returns to Molineux on Monday for the first time.
Head coach Eddie Jones says England's leaders silenced their critics and then revealed captain Owen Farrell was under instructions not to engage with referee Andrew Brace against France.


the sun
Sergio Aguero is set to join Joan Laporta's Barcelona revolution this summer, according to reports, with a deal understood to be 'very close'.
Arsenal have asked to be 'kept informed' of Yves Bissouma's situation at Brighton, according to reports.
Arsene Wenger has joked that Harry Kane made the 'wrong decision' joining Tottenham after his brief stint at Arsenal as a kid.
Premier League aces are to be enlisted to encourage Brits under 30 to get the Covid jab.
Brazil striker Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa has been detained by police for flouting coronavirus restrictions at an illegal casino in Sao Paulo.
Fans will be able to watch the Betfred World Snooker Championship live next month after a government green light.
Tom Curry is racing to become the world's best No  7 - thanks to the help of Richie McCaw and George Smith.


daily mail
Ed Woodward has sold his Cheshire home and relocated to London, but sources insist he remains '100 per cent involved' at Manchester United.
Cardiff City academy manager James McCarthy has been suspended amid the club's fresh investigation into 'non-recent' bullying claims
Barcelona wonderkid Ilaix Moriba's father has revealed he cancelled his son's flight to Manchester ahead of a proposed move to Pep Guardiola's City side.
Manchester City want to get ahead of Real Madrid in the transfer race to sign Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Nuno Mendes, according to reports.
Leeds United have reportedly set their sights on Liverpool starlet Yasser Larouci as Marcelo Biesla prepares to reinforce his options at left-back this summer transfer window.
Joan Laporta is reportedly facing a crisis at Barcelona just one week after being elected as the club's president, with news that his financial vice-president Jaume Giro has resigned.
Japan is considering limiting spectators for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics to 50 per cent of venue capacity due to risks posed by the spread of Covid-19, the Sankei newspaper reported on Sunday.


daily mirror
Thomas Tuchel has backed Chelsea's misfiring forwards, claiming he has no plans to buy another striker this summer.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly prepared to offload four players this summer as he seeks to boost the coffers available at the club for transfers.
Barcelona are reportedly keen to push Philippe Coutinho out of the exit door this summer as a matter of urgency in order to clear debt they still owe to Liverpool for his transfer.
Liverpool's Nat Phillips admits he was "jealous" watching his teammates win the Premier League last season, but he is hoping to be involved in future successes.
Leeds have savaged UEFA's plan to expand the Champions League to 36 teams, claiming most top-flight clubs are opposed to the idea.
Angel Di Maria was taken off while Paris Saint-Germain were in the middle of a game with his family the victims of a violent robbery, according to reports in France.


the times
Roy Keane, the former Manchester United captain, is reported to have expressed an interest in the vacant Celtic job as the club continues its search for a permanent successor to Neil Lennon who resigned last month.
Rangers supporters are to be billed for damage caused by the crowd who flouted lockdown restrictions and gathered in Glasgow city centre.
Aaron Ramsey is a significant injury doubt to play for Wales in their 2022 World Cup group E qualifying matches against Belgium and the Czech Republic starting a week on Wednesday.
Sir Alex Ferguson and the League Managers' Association will today join forces with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to support the city's "Shining a Light on Suicide" campaign, encouraging people to talk about a taboo subject.
There will be no International Cricket Council sanctions for India's governing body after the pitch ratings for their recent Test series with England found that none were below average.


daily express
Christian Pulisic has decided to ignore links to Manchester United and Liverpool as he wants to fight for his place at Chelsea.
Arsenal have held talks with the entourage of Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan N'Dicka over a summer move and Brighton's Yves Bissouma has also been the subject of several lines of enquiry from the Gunners.
Arsenal have reportedly made a decision not to send Gabriel Martinelli out on loan this summer.


scottish sun
Alfredo Morelos has revealed he had a heart-to-heart meeting with Steven Gerrard after his hopes of a big-money move died.
The family of rail tycoon Alan McLeish has pumped over £1m into Rangers.
Derek McInnes has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant Sheffield United job.


daily record
Scotland are set to play hardball with the Austrian FA over a plan to pull the plug on this month's Hampden World Cup showdown.


Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, represents the "future" of Juventus, according to the Serie A side's director, Fabio Paratici. (ESPN)

Barcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero but the 32-year-old's free-transfer arrival in the summer could depend on whether the Nou Camp club can convince his fellow Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, to stay with them. (AS)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could look to offload 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 32-year-old Spain forward Juan Mata, 21-year-old Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and English defender Phil Jones, 29, to add to his £80m summer budget. (Metro)

Wolves will receive £12m from Liverpool this summer as part of the deal which saw Portugal forward Diogo Jota, 24, join the Anfield club in September. (Telegraph - subscription only)

American midfielder Christian Pulisic, 22, linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, wants to fight for his place at Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano via Express)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the club are prioritising achieving a Champions League place through the Bundesliga as they try to keep Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, for "as long as possible". (Welt am Sonntag, via Goal)

Manchester City have approached Sporting Lisbon about defender Nuno Mendes as they look to move ahead of Real Madrid in trying to sign the 18-year-old Portuguese. (AS, via Mail)

Arsenal are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt's French defender Evan N'Dicka, 21, and have also asked to be kept informed about 24-year-old Brighton and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma's situation. (Express)

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, is confident of signing a new deal with the club, despite what the Argentine described as "a bit of financial difficulty" at the Italian side. (Sky Sports Italia, via Goal)

Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen was linked with leaving Inter Milan in January but the 29-year-old says he is now happy at the Serie A side. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Chelsea want at least 20m euros (£17m) for Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, with Inter Milan and Napoli interested in signing the 26-year-old. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Barcelona teenager Ilaix Moriba's father said he cancelled his son's flight to Manchester when the 18-year-old Spaniard was close to joining Manchester City in 2019. (Sport)

Pay-per-view games could stay, with the EFL in talks to continue offering fans the chance to watch their team's home matches online even after supporters return to grounds. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
16th March 2021



daily telegraph
Fans of the big clubs outside London, including Manchester United and Manchester City, face potential shutout for the FA Cup final as a 20,000-strong crowd pilot could be predominantly restricted to local spectators.
The report into whether English football's child sexual abuse scandal was covered up has found no evidence of an institutional conspiracy or paedophile ring in the game.
For a second year in a row, 292 teams across a total of 30 women's leagues in England have had their seasons curtailed because of the pandemic.
England are considering the biggest reform of central contracts since they were introduced in 2000 with new deals in place as early as the end of the summer.


the sun
Chelsea have reportedly joined the race for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.
Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has been called up by Spain - dealing a blow to Chelsea outcast Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Manchester United could save nearly £1m per week by ditching five of their stars, including David de Gea and Edinson Cavani.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be stripped of the captaincy after being dropped by hard-line Mikel Arteta.
Matteo Guendouzi has vowed to fight for his Arsenal career once his Hertha Berlin loan spell comes to an end.
Barcelona are reportedly set to reward Ousmane Dembele with a new contract after seeing the attacker finally find some form.
Manchester United are reportedly the clear favourites to snare Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic for £30m.


daily mail
Arsenal will explore the option of keeping Martin Odegaard at the Emirates Stadium next season.
Southampton striker Che Adams is contemplating an international career with Scotland despite previously playing for England.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was angered by Mikel Arteta's decision to axe him from the team to face Tottenham because of his late arrival - but influential squad members support the Arsenal manager's shock call.
Chelsea risk allowing key defender Antonio Rudiger to enter the final year of his contract amid growing uncertainty over his future.
Paris Saint-Germain's squad are to receive 24-hour security at the expense of the club in wake of burglaries on the homes of Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos.
Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin has made a surprise visit to Monaco as he recovers from a groin injury.
Yunus Musah has committed his international future to the USA in what is a major blow for England.
Saudi Arabia has emerged as the most likely location to host the highly anticipated undisputed showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Cricket chiefs are unhappy with the Government after the sport was denied pilot events to test the return of large audiences this summer, an omission which will mean England's Test series against New Zealand will likely take place in front of meagre crowds.


the times
Jude Bellingham and Reece James are in line for a call-up to Gareth Southgate's senior England set up, according to Aidy Boothroyd.
England are hoping that Jordan Pickford will declare himself available for their World Cup qualifiers but have placed the West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on standby.
A frustrated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the Emirates Stadium without doing a warm-down with the other unused substitutes after the north London derby on Sunday.


daily mirror
Manchester United have reportedly made Erling Haaland their No 1 transfer target with new football director John Murtough seemingly already hard at work.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits he's at a loss to explain the nature of Eden Hazard's latest injury as the Belgian has been forced out of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Atalanta.


daily star
Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek wants to quit Old Trafford after less than one season with the English giants.
Former Arsenal ace Stephan Lichtsteiner has started a new career as a trainee watchmaker.


daily record
On-form Che Adams has committed his international future to Scotland.


Tottenham and Chelsea are potential contenders to sign Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 27, from Juventus. (France Football, via Sport Witness)

Paris St-Germain's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes has confirmed he was told by club bosses "not to talk about Lionel Messi" amid transfer speculation linking the Barcelona's 33-year-old forward with a move to the French capital. (Le Journal du Dimanche - in French)

Chelsea are considering including 25-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner in a part-exchange deal with Borussia Dortmund to bring Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, to Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will focus on Haaland as a top-priority signing, while any approach for Tottenham's 27-year-old England forward Harry Kane is now seen as unlikely. (Manchester Evening News)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, wants to leave Manchester United after less than a season at Old Trafford and has requested a meeting with club bosses. (Star)

Arsenal are looking at keeping Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, at Emirates Stadium next season, with the London club exploring both another loan or permanent move for the Norway international. (Mail)

Plans to allow 20,000 fans to watch the FA Cup final at Wembley may be restricted to local supporters to mitigate unnecessary travel, meaning fans based outside London would be unable to attend. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea hope to agree a new contract with Antonio Rudiger, 28, before this summer's Euros to avoid allowing the Germany defender to enter the final year of his current deal. (Mail)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says reports that Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, wants to return to the Spanish club this summer could be true. (Sky Italia, via Sky Sports)

Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza is keen to move to the Premier League and is being monitored by a number of clubs, including Southampton, Tottenham, Leicester, West Ham, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Wolves. Boupendza's Gabon international team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also spoken to Arsenal about the 24-year-old. (90 min)

Barcelona are ready to offer a new contract to France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, who has previously been linked with a potential move to Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton forward Che Adams, 24, is considering switching his international allegiance to Scotland despite representing England at youth level. (Mail)

West Brom are among a number of clubs monitoring the progress of Newport's English defender Priestley Farquharson, 24. (Football Insider)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
17th March 2021


daily express
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will reportedly make it his mission to beat Manchester United to the signing of Erling Haaland this summer.
Celtic have been backed to go back in for Ben Davies this summer just months after he joined Liverpool.
Manchester United are ready to focus on a new striker instead of a centre-back because of Edinson Cavani, according to reports.


daily star
Liverpool are looking at Sheffield United star Sander Berge as a direct replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is 'close' to signing a new contract with Manchester United, though he will still be paid far less than what Jose Mourinho was.


the sun
Liverpool's £50m training ground is hated by players who wish they could quit 'Windy Harbour' for Melwood.
Leeds will plot an ambitious move to land Massimiliano Allegri if Marcelo Bielsa quits this summer.
Manchester United have opened talks with the agent of Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic over a £30m summer move.
Inter Miami owner David Beckham is reportedly eyeing a move for Real Madrid star Marcelo.
Arsenal have been warned that any deal for Eintracht Frankfurt star Evan N'Dicka will 'certainly not be cheap'.


daily mail
FIFA are set to release a report on their trials of game-changing limb-tracking technology which would instantly identify offsides, replacing VAR-drawn lines.
Leeds United are maintaining an interest in Torino centre back Nicolas N'Koulou.
Arsene Wenger wants to see the football season run from March until November - and wants major tournaments to take place every two years.
Crystal Palace prospect Jesurun Rak-Sakyi looks set to sign for either Borussia Monchengladbach or Schalke after turning down the offer of a professional contract.
Manchester United reportedly believe Sporting Lisbon wideman Pedro Goncalves can be a cheaper alternative to Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho in their search for a right-sided attacking player.


daily mirror
Manchester United have received a boost in the race for Jules Kounde - with Sevilla lowering their asking price to around £50m.
Former Spurs star Christian Eriksen admits he has dealt with the "hardest season of his career" at Inter Milan.
Jesse Lingard is back on the England manager Gareth Southgate's radar after his impressive return to form with West Ham.


daily record
Scotland boss Steve Clarke left the door open to a shock move to Celtic this summer by refusing to rule himself out of the running for the vacancy.
Celtic keeper Vasilis Barkas has been left out of the Greece squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Georgia.
Rangers loanee Josh McPake is attracting interest from the English Championship.


scottish sun
Nicola Sturgeon has provided hope to the Tartan Army that they will be able to get inside Hampden to cheer on Scotland for the Euros - as well as the Scottish Cup final.


the times
Borussia Dortmund do not want Jude Bellingham to be selected by England amid concerns he would have to quarantine upon his return to Germany and miss crucial games in the Champions League.
A pitch expert from Wales has been drafted in to try to improve the surface in Albania's national stadium before their World Cup qualifier against England on March 28.
The Great Britain athletics team has been hit by nine positive Covid-19 tests, a week after being forced to isolate on their return from the European Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland because a staff member contracted the virus.


Manchester United have started talks with the agent of Fiorentina's 23-year-old Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool are contemplating a summer move for 23-year-old Norway midfielder Sander Berge from Sheffield United. (Eurosport)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, is more likely to rejoin Manchester United than return to Real Madrid if he leaves Juventus this summer. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is making the signing of Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund his personal mission this summer. (Star)

Sporting Lisbon's Portugal Under-21 winger Pedro Goncalves, 22, has been identified by Manchester United as a cheaper alternative if they fail to bring 20-year-old England international Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United's pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, 22, has been boosted with the Spanish club lowering their asking price for the Frenchman to around £50m. (Sun)

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, says he will work hard to get back in boss Mikel Arteta's plans after his loan deal at Hertha Berlin finishes at the end of this season. (France Football - in French)

Tottenham are keen to offload 24-year-old Colombia international Davinson Sanchez in the summer and are already looking for a replacement for the centre-back. (Football Insider)

Leeds United are maintaining an interest in Torino and Cameroon centre-back Nicolas N'Koulou, 30. (Mail)

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Palmeiras' 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Menino, who is also wanted by Atletico Madrid. (UOL, via Sport Witness)

Former Leicester right-back Danny Simpson, 34, is on trial with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday as he bids to find a new club after leaving Huddersfield last summer. (Leicester Mercury)

Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, could follow up the reversal of his international retirement with Sweden with a new deal with AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Norwich City have been linked with a move for 26-year-old German centre-back Sebastian Schonlau, whose contract with Bundesliga 2 side Paderborn expires in the summer. (Westfalen Blatt, via Eastern Daily Press)

Hibernian have told 16-year-old striker Ethan Laidlaw that he will be allowed to move to the Premier League, with the Scot having already spent time on trial with Leeds United. (Football Insider)

Juventus could swap Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, 27, with Barcelona's 29-year-old French international striker Antoine Griezmann. (Calciomercato)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
18th March 2021


daily mail
Sergio Aguero is on Chelsea's watchlist while Barcelona have already made contact with the Manchester City striker over a free transfer.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and the rest of Europe's elite are battling to land £63m Sporting Lisbon youngster Nuno Mendes.
Manchester City have announced plans to reduce the capacity of the Etihad Stadium by around 1,100 seats in order to fit new electronic advertising hoardings.
Fans are expected to be allowed to attend the final of the UEFA Champions League due to be held in Istanbul in May, according to reports.
The PFA's move to appoint Maheta Molango as their next chief executive is under scrutiny amid major concerns about the recruitment process.
Premier League players can eat together at their training grounds again after strict coronavirus curbs banning the use of canteens were lifted.
Sport England are calling on grassroots organisations to give both sexes equal opportunities to play competitive sport when it returns later this month.


the sun
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly keen on a reunion with Serge Aurier at Paris Saint-Germain.
Ajax legend Ronald de Boer claims Donny van de Beek is 'not happy' at Manchester United but denies the player wants a transfer.
Diego Maradona has been cleared of dodging £34m in tax - four months after he died.


daily mirror
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has named Robert Lewandowski as the best player he has ever coached.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has given his club a boost by returning to training and hopes to keep his spot in the England squad for the upcoming internationals.
Manchester United's embarrassing mix-up which cost them dearly in the race to sign Erling Haaland was down to a John Murtough blunder.
Dennis Bergkamp is desperate to return to football coaching - and has suggested he would jump at the chance of returning to former club Arsenal.
Phil Neville has reportedly agreed verbal terms to bring former England and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs to Inter Miami.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly tasked his agents to begin working on a deal to take him back to Real Madrid this summer.


daily express
Liverpool and Everton are reportedly among a number of clubs interested in signing Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic.
Leeds captain Luke Ayling is reportedly under consideration for an England call-up, as Gareth Southgate looks to reward the right-back for his club form.
Barcelona will only sign Sergio Aguero this summer if Lionel Messi decides to leave the club, according to reports.


the times
UEFA's plans to ensure every game at the delayed Euro 2020 finals is held in front of supporters have provoked a backlash from the German government.
Sergio Aguero is open to joining another Premier League club if Manchester City do not renew his contract. His deal runs out this summer and City have not offered him an extension.


scottish sun
RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch has thrown his name into the hat for the Celtic job - admitting it would be an honour to boss the Hoops.
Slavia boss Jindrich Trpisovsky has branded Allan McGregor a genius and claimed the Rangers 'keeper's save in Prague was better than Gordon Banks' stop from Pele.


daily record
Brighton want to give Celtic youngster Vincent Angelini the chance to win a move to the English Premier League.
Crocked Celtic defender Christopher Jullien has refused to rule out a move away from the Premiership side.
Assistant coach Sergio Porrini is hoping these World Cup qualifiers will finally see Albania cap Flo Kamberi.



Borussia Dortmund are interested in Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 25, and may bid for him in the summer. Origi, who scored in the Champions League final two seasons ago, could be available for £12m. (Football Insider)

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero is keen to stay in the Premier League next season. Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer, 32, is out of contract this summer and is yet to hear anything about a new deal for next term. (Sun)

Former Arsenal and England defender Kieran Gibbs, 31, has verbally agreed to join Inter Miami at the end of the season on a two-and-a-half-year deal once his contract expires at West Brom. (ESPN)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, 53, says when he leaves the club he will take a year off from football. (Bild Sport - in German)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, feels "loved" at Manchester United but wants to start more matches, says Netherlands boss Ronald de Boer. (Talksport)

Joan Laporta - beginning a second spell as Barcelona president - says he will he try to convince Argentina forward Lionel Messi to stay at the club. The 33-year-old, who will set a new Barcelona appearance record when he plays his next game, is out of contract at the end of the season. (Goal)

Arsenal and Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 28, wants to sign a new contract and says he did not think his Gunners career was over when they sent him on loan to Besiktas last season. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, has revealed Paris St-Germain and Tottenham wanted to sign him on loan last summer. (Times - subscription required)

Juventus are prepared to sell Argentina forward Paulo Dybala with Tottenham and Chelsea both offered the chance to sign the 27-year-old. (Star)

West Ham striker Michail Antonio, 30, has decided his international future lies with Jamaica, rather than with England. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 21, still has a future at Old Trafford next season after impressing during his current loan spell with AC Milan. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley, 43, is set to be appointed the new manager of League One side Portsmouth. (The News)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
19th March 2021



daily mail
Manchester City are emerging as favourites to sign Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish this summer.
Solicitors acting for Football Index 'traders', who have lost money on the beleaguered gambling site, have been inundated with requests for help from 5,700 users in just two days.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he did not expect to be handed the Manchester United reins full time.
Michael Keane's agent described Gareth Southgate's decision to leave the Everton defender out of his latest England squad as 'crazy'.
Matt Ritchie refused to be put up for interview by Newcastle United after his training-ground bust-up with Steve Bruce.
Juventus have been left alarmed by Wales' decision to call up Aaron Ramsey for their World Cup qualifiers even though he missed the Italian champions' last match through injury.
England failed with a last-ditch bid to convince Robert Sanchez to turn his back on Spain.
The world players' union has come under fire for refusing to back limits on heading in training.
Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin will spend the final countdown to their heavyweight rematch in the cosy confines of a stunning five-star super yacht.


daily telegraph
Crewe Alexandra sparked fury from child sexual abuse survivors on Thursday night after issuing a "mealy-mouthed" apology for their part in football's worst scandal.
England's Elliot Daly is to start at centre against Ireland - and his future could be in midfield.


the times
A support group representing the survivors of sexual abuse in football has written to the Cabinet Office demanding that Dario Gradi have his MBE taken away.
England may play out their summer Tests on home turf since their plans to tour the United States and Canada are in jeopardy because of Covid-19.


the sun
Inter Milan have been forced into lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak at the club.
Chelsea have 'promised' to break the bank for £130m man Erling Haaland if Thomas Tuchel qualifies for the Champions League, reports say.
Chelsea and Manchester United are both battling for Ilaix Moriba after missing out on the Barcelona wonderkid in 2019, reports say.
Tammy Abraham is to return to Chelsea training on Friday but the striker has still not shaken off a lingering ankle issue.


daily mirror
Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that he plans to take a one year break when he eventually leaves Liverpool.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he has nothing left to resolve with Mikel Arteta and he is keen to draw a line under his recent rap on the knuckles.
Marcelo Bielsa claims he is happy with his strikeforce and has played down Leeds' need to buy a forward this summer.
Boca Juniors are laying the groundwork to facilitate their summer swoop for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports in Argentina.
Eden Hazard has been warned a third operation on his ankle could spell the end for his career as a footballer.


daily record
KV Oostende have opened talks with recalled Scotland star Jack Hendry over a permanent summer switch.
Next season's Premiership champions look certain to go straight into the group stages of the Champions League despite Rangers' elimination from Europe.
Steve Clarke has held a heart-to-heart with Lawrence Shankland and assured him the door is still open for him to make his Euro 2020-bound Scotland squad.
Sir Alex Ferguson has thrown his weight behind Derek McInnes in his bid to bounce back in the game by offering to give the axed Aberdeen boss a reference.


daily star
Jose Mourinho made a beeline for the Dinamo Zagreb dressing room minutes after Spurs were left humiliated and ensured he shook the hands and congratulated the underdogs for their remarkable Europa League comeback.


the guardian
Birmingham City have expressed "great disappointment" that Tottenham have been awarded the win and three points after the Midlands club pulled out of their Women's Super League meeting scheduled for January 10.


Liverpool are considering a £43m move for Inter Milan and Italy centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, 21, who is also wanted by Bayern Munich and Barcelona. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Manchester City are leading the race to sign Aston Villa's England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, who has been a prime target for city rivals Manchester United. (Mail)

In addition, Manchester City are interested in signing Swedish full-back Gabriel Gudmundsson, 21, from Dutch club Groningen. (Calciomercato.com - in Italian)

Manchester United are considering a move for Aston Villa's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in French defender Jules Kounde and Sevilla have dropped their asking price for the 22-year-old to £51m. (El Gol Digital, via Express)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will take a year-long sabbatical from management when he leaves the Reds. (Bild - in German)

Boca Juniors president Juan Roman Riquelme has held personal talks with Manchester United's Edinson Cavani, as the Argentine club step up efforts to sign the 34-year-old Uruguay striker. (Infobae - in Spanish)

Leicester City and Leeds United could make a summer move for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, with Arsenal and Sevilla also linked with the Turkish 20-year-old, who may be made available for the reduced fee of £10m. (La Razon, via Leicester Mercury)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has played down his side's need to add a striker to their squad during the summer. (Mirror)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, will wait until after the European Championship before discussing his future with Chelsea, where he is under contract until June 2022. (Sun)

Former Manchester United attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison, 28, has trained with Sheffield Wednesday, who are considering signing the free agent. The Jamaica midfielder and ex-England youth international, who played for city rivals Sheffield United last season, was released by ADO Den Haag in January. (Sheffield Star)

Tottenham are not looking to take up the £38m option to sign 25-year-old striker Carlos Vinicius on a permanent deal from Benfica. They brought the Brazilian to London on loan with a view to buy last summer. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Tottenham have signalled their interest in signing Schalke's American striker Matthew Hoppe, 20. (Transfermarkt, via 90min)

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney is keen to keep Manchester United's 18-year-old English defender Teden Mengi, 18, on loan with the Rams next season. (Derby Telegraph)

Morocco defender Romain Saiss, 30, has triggered an automatic 12-month contract extension with Wolves after making 20 Premier League starts this season. (Express and Star)

Former France winger Franck Ribery, 37, wants to make a return to the Bundesliga when his contract with Fiorentina expires in the summer. (Bild, via Sun)