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)