Press Gossip - 2021


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
10th June 2021

daily telegraph
Everton are considering a shock move for former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.
Gareth Southgate is considering playing Luke Shaw at centre-back against Croatia this weekend in a move that could see England start their European Championships campaign with four full-backs in the team.
England have been preparing for their next major tournament penalty shootout for the past three years with assistant manager Steve Holland keeping a league table of the country's takers.
England fans will stop booing players for taking the knee once they understand it is "about equality" and "not a political gesture", the head of the Football Association proclaimed on Wednesday.
Inter Milan are under pressure to agree a deal to sell right-back Achraf Hakimi, who is among Chelsea's targets, by the end of the month to ease their financial crisis.

daily mirror
Arsenal have joined Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign Brighton's £50m-rated defender Ben White.
Frank Lampard is back in the frame for the Crystal Palace job.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will reject any new offer from Spotify tycoon Daniel Ek.
Rio Ferdinand is fully expecting Manchester United and Manchester City's stars to be tapping up their clubs' prime transfer targets while away on England duty.

the times
Jiri Chytry, the Czech Republic's assistant manager, hopes there will be no "bad blood" between them and Scotland when they line up at Hampden Park on Monday.

the sun
David De Gea expects to stay at Manchester United next season and be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No 1.
Rio Ferdinand confidently predicted Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to Manchester United this summer.
Chelsea can sell 13 squad players and still raise £210m in transfer funds to land Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi.
Galatasaray have joined the race for Newcastle's Jacob Murphy.
Bournemouth's failure to bounce back into the Premier League may end up costing them the chance to nab Scott Parker as manager.
A car gifted to a Manchester City kit man by Sergio Aguero is on sale for £23,000 on eBay just days later.
UEFA has suspended its disciplinary investigation into Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus following a Swiss court warning.

daily mail
Tottenham have prioritised the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram with negotiations at an advanced stage, according to reports.
Norwich City are in talks with Southampton to re-sign Angus Gunn - son of club legend Bryan.
Leeds are interested in Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed ahead of next season.
Liverpool's defensive duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have stepped up their recovery from knee injury and filmed themselves working out in Portugal on Wednesday.
Crystal Palace want their managerial vacancy filled as a matter of urgency and Steve Cooper and Sean Dyche are among the other managers the club have an interest in.
Spain's squad will be vaccinated by the army ahead of their Euro 2020 opener with Sweden after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid-19.

daily express
An unnamed club is attempting to hijack Southampton's move for Brest full-back Romain Perraud.

daily star
Emiliano Martinez has insisted that he is doing a lot better after help from doctors after he suffered from a loss of consciousness during Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Colombia on Wednesday.
West Ham are set to step up their pursuit of Jesse Lingard following his Euro 2020 heartbreak with England.

the guardian
The International Olympic Committee has offered to source as many doctors and nurses as needed from around the globe to ensure the Tokyo Olympics is safe - and to help Japan fight a fourth wave of Covid infections.

daily record
Rangers deputy chairman John Bennett wants Scotland's top clubs to compete in the Carabao Cup.
Ange Postecoglou waved an emotional goodbye to the Yokohama F. Marinos fans as he prepares to embark on his new journey at Celtic.

scottish sun
Celtic hope to appoint Ange Postecoglou within 48 hours - after he waved goodbye to Japan with a defeat.
New Dundee United boss Tam Courts has confirmed his interest in Charlie Mulgrew.
Former Rangers youngster Nathan Young-Coombes has penned a deal with EPL new boys Brentford.

Chelsea want to sign Inter Milan and Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi. The 22-year-old has been subject of a bid from Paris St-Germain. (Times, subscription required)

If Chelsea sign Hakimi they could then listen to offers for English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, or Tino Livramento, with Aston Villa interested in the English right-back, 18. (Guardian)

Paris St-Germain are monitoring the situation of France forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, who has a year left on his contract Barcelona. (Marca)

Barcelona are weighing up a move for Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, who is seen as an ideal replacement for Dembele if he does not renew his contract. (Sport)

If talks to sign Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, break down, Manchester United could turn their attention to Hudson-Odoi, Dembele or re-signing Juventus' Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36. (Mail)

Former Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is a serious contender for the vacant Everton job. (Mail)

Inter Miami's managing owner Jorge Mas confirms that he and co-owner David Beckham have had talks with Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, about joining the team as part of his playmaker's 10-year contract negotiation with Barcelona. (Miami Herald)

Brazil forward Neymar, 29, made it a condition when he signed his new contract with PSG that they would not sell France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, this summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham are in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach's French winger Marcus Thuram - son of World Cup winner Lillian - ahead of a possible summer move. (RMC Sport - in French)

Incoming sporting director Fabio Paratici will tell Harry Winks that Tottenham will listen to offers for the English midfielder, 25, this summer. (Football Insider)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, expects to stay at Manchester United beyond the summer. (Sun)

Arsenal have joined Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United in wanting to sign Brighton and England defender Ben White, 23. (Mirror)

Roma are closing to completing the signing of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, from Arsenal. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

RB Leipzig's Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 27, who has previously been linked with a move to Tottenham, wants to leave the Bundesliga club and could leave for around £15m in the summer. (Athletic, subscription required)

Burnley have agreed a new contract with manager Sean Dyche, 49, who set to be backed in the summer transfer window. (90min)

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is back in the frame for the Crystal Palace job after talks with ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo collapsed. (Mirror)

West Ham have stepped up efforts to sign Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal from Manchester United after the 28-year-old England midfielder missed out on selection for the European Championship. (Sun)

Porto are the front runners to sign Liverpool's Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic after he spent last season on loan at the club. The Portuguese side, however, face competition from Germany and Italy for the 25-year-old signature. (Athletic, subscription required)

Leicester City are up against Wolfsburg and Lyon in attempt to sign Bournemouth's 24-year-old Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma. (Voetbalzone - in Dutch)

Southampton are close to finalising a deal for Brest's 23-year-old French left-back Romain Perraud - who has previously been linked with Leeds - but an unnamed club may yet hijack the move. (Express)

Belgium and former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 33, is set to extend his stay at Chinese Super League club Shandong Taishan. (La Derniere Heure, via Calciomercato - in Italian)

Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez, 32, is willing to listen to all types of offers as he prepares to leave Bayern Munich. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leeds United are keen on signing Fulham's 26-year-old English midfielder Harrison Reed in the summer. (Mail)

Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez, 36, could join Spanish second division side FC Cartagena after leaving Leeds. (Marca - in Spanish)

Newcastle's English winger Jacob Murphy, 26, is wanted by Galatasaray. (Sun)

Southampton's English goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 25, is close to joining Norwich. (Athletic, subscription required)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has made Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 27, his top transfer target. (Goal - in Italian)

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, 35, hopes he can recommence contract talks with Real Madrid and is open to a one-year contract extension after previously holding out for a longer deal. (AS)

Deportivo Alaves are keen to renew the loan stay of Manchester United's 19-year-old Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri. (Noticias de Alava - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
11th June 2021

the sun
Manchester United expect to announce the £91m transfer of Jadon Sancho after the Euros.
Harry Maguire is targeting England's final group stage game at Euro 2020 to recover from injury.
Everton are reportedly considering activating a clause to bring Nikola Vlasic back - two years after selling him.
Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuit of Marcel Sabitzer, with reports suggesting he could be the next player to leave RB Leipzig.
Declan Rice is on course to follow in the footsteps of Bobby Moore, says Slaven Bilic.
Burnley are making a stunning new £12m bid for Stoke City centre-back Nathan Collins.
Norwich are being linked with Armenia right-winger Norberto Briasco after losing star man Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa.

daily mail
Manchester United have had an opening offer of £67m rejected by Borussia Dortmund for winger Jadon Sancho.
England's players will share bonuses worth up to £12m if they win the European Championship, but will not receive any of the money until autumn.
Every Euro 2020 match at Wembley will be given an exemption from lockdown rules with senior figures in Government and sport close to agreeing up to 45,000 fans in the knock-out stages, even if Prime Minister Boris Johnson delays Freedom Day.
Everton have added former Lyon boss Rudi Garcia to their new manager shortlist, according to reports.
Tottenham are among the clubs interested in handing Sheffield United 'keeper Aaron Ramsdale a Premier League reprieve.
Play-off hero Emiliano Marcondes is attracting interest from clubs in England, France and Germany after the midfielder left Brentford at the end of his contract.

daily express
Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly weighing up moves for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.
Manchester United are prepared to bid for Kingsley Coman if Borussia Dortmund play hardball over Jadon Sancho.
Tyrone Mings feels England need to be better versed in the "dark arts" if they are to go deep into the tournament this summer.
Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Belgian youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga after Granit Xhaka moved a step closer to the exit.

daily star
Harry Maguire is facing up to the prospect of missing all three of England's group games at the Euros.
Massimiliano Allegri has asked Juventus chiefs to buy him a new centre-forward this summer - and Harry Kane is reportedly on their shortlist.
Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has promised Olivier Giroud a move away from the club this summer - despite handing him a new one-year contract last week.
Lionel Messi has reportedly held 'serious talks' with David Beckham over a move to Inter Miami.

daily telegraph
The Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca is hopeful of wrapping up a deal to become the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur this week.
David Moyes was on the brink of signing a new three-year contract at West Ham United on Thursday night, ending any prospect of him returning to Everton.
Wembley is on the brink of being almost half full for the knock-out stages of the European Championship - regardless of the Prime Minister's lockdown update next week.
The Duke of Cambridge is believed to have been thanked by the head of European football for his help breaking up the Super League rebellion during a special meeting ahead of the European Championship.

the times
Overseas players and managers at Premier League clubs who take part in breakaway competitions such as a European Super League will have their work permits revoked under new rules.

scottish sun
Galatasaray are preparing a £1m-plus bid for Hibs defender Ryan Porteous.
Gavin Rae saw Ange Postecoglou transform Australia's footballing fortunes first-hand - now he expects him to do the same for Celtic.
Hamilton have won the race to land Kieran MacDonald.

Manchester United expect to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho after Euro 2020 and have already agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old. (Sun)

United are prepared to bid for Bayern Munich's French winger Kingsley Coman, 24, if Dortmund play hardball over a move for Sancho. (Sport1, via Express)

Juventus are interested in signing Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, but a major stumbling block will be the price tag Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has set for the 27-year-old, who has indicated he wants to leave the club. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have begun talks with representatives of 28-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba about a new contract. (Sky Sports)

Pogba, talking before France's European Championship campaign, has refused to rule out a move to Paris St-Germain as speculation about his future continues. (Mirror)

Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 30, is keen to wait and see if Barcelona are genuinely interested in him before making a decision on his Manchester City future. (Sun)

West Ham manager David Moyes is on the verge of signing a new three-year contract with the club, ending the prospect of a return to Everton. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Italian champions Inter Milan have offered 35-year-old English midfielder Ashley Young a new one-year contract, putting plans of a potential return to boyhood club Watford in serious doubt. (Sun)

AC Milan have agreed a two-year deal with France and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, 34. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in giving Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale a chance to stay in the top flight. Wolves are also interested in the 23-year-old. (Mail)

Real Betis' Chilean boss Manuel Pellegrini is the latest name linked with the Everton job after Carlo Ancelotti's departure for Real Madrid. Former Manchester City and West Ham manager Pellegrini is being considered, along with ex-Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez and former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo. (Mail)

Everton have also made contact with former Lyon boss Rudi Garcia about the vacancy at Goodison Park. (L'Equipe - in French)

Liverpool are preparing to make a move for Lazio's Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp identifying the 26-year-old as his top target to replace Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum after his move to Paris St-Germain. (Il Messaggero, via Team Talk)

Everton and Tottenham are both looking to make a move for 23-year-old Uruguay winger Diego Rossi, who is expected to cost about £10m from US Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Arsenal have been linked with Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, with the 21-year-old Belgian also attracting interest from Monaco, Sevilla and Bayer Leverkusen. (Sudinfo - in French)

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are also keen on RB Leipzig's 22-year-old US right-back Tyler Adams. (Athletic, subscription required)

Marseille are preparing to make a move for Barcelona's 28-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Fenerbahce are interested in signing Liverpool's 25-year-old left-back Kostas Tsimikas, with the Reds open to letting the Greece international leave on loan. (Fotomac, via Sport Witness)

Fulham's former England Under-19 defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 23, who is wanted by Arsenal and Newcastle, will be able to leave Craven Cottage for £10m this summer because of a release clause in his contract. (Mail)

Barca have already "taken steps" to try to sign Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini from Roma, but face competition from Liverpool and Atalanta for the 24-year-old's signature. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

West Bromwich Albion have made contact with former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes about the managerial vacancy at The Hawthorns after the collapse of talks with David Wagner. (Football Insider)

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are poised to battle it out for the signature of Napoli's 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who has rejected two contract extension offers from the Italian club. (AS - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
12th June 2021

daily mirror
Raheem Sterling is set to start England's Euro 2020 opener against Croatia as Gareth Southgate keeps faith with the Manchester City forward.
Gareth Southgate's team will be allowed two water breaks with temperatures expected to soar above 30 degrees on Sunday.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus they will still face punishment for continuing to form part of a proposed European Super League despite the organisation's disciplinary proceedings coming to a temporary halt.

the guardian
Everton will hold further talks with Nuno Espirito Santo this weekend that could conclude with the former Wolves manager being appointed.
The Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus is a potential summer transfer target for Liverpool as they consider replacements for Georginio Wijnaldum.

daily mail
Arsenal are interested in a summer move for Ben White and have held initial talks but Brighton have put a £50m price tag on the defender.
Gareth Southgate will not face the England chop even if his side flop at Euro 2020 this summer.
Roberto Mancini played down talk about Italy becoming contenders for the European Championships after beating Turkey 3-0 by saying there's a 'long way to go' to Wembley.
Football Association diversity chief Paul Elliott has delivered an impassioned plea for supporters attending Sunday's crunch clash against Croatia not to boo players taking a knee.
Kylian Mbappe has cast doubt over his long-term future at Paris Saint-Germain after admitting he does not know if the club is the best place for him.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to undergo a medical with Paris Saint-Germain, paving the way for him to join the French giants as a free agent.

the sun
Borussia Dortmund have reportedly rejected Manchester United's proposed Ballon d'Or clause in any deal for Jadon Sancho.
Arsenal are holding talks with Kieran Tierney over a contract extension
Fulham have rejected a £16m bid from Dynamo Moscow for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

daily express
Anthony Martial has been offered to Real Madrid as his agent looks to move him on from Manchester United.
Arsenal have reportedly contacted Manchester United to ask about the future of Donny van de Beek.
Jadon Sancho has revealed his proposed £80m move to Manchester United has been the talk of the England players in the build-up to Euro 2020.
Arsenal are one of four clubs keeping tabs on Sassuolo's Manuel Locatelli, with Edu looking to engineer the capture a new central midfielder ahead of next season, according to reports.
New Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has asked the club to pursue a move for Chelsea forward Timo Werner this summer, according to reports.

scottish sun
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou could turn to trusted Aussie 'keeper Mathew Ryan as his first signing.
Nathan Patterson has vowed he has learned his lesson after last season's Covid-19 row.

daily star
West Ham star Tomas Soucek claims comments he made about Ondrej Kudela's ban for racially abusing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara were "misunderstood" and "didn't come across how he meant them".

the times
The temporary rule change to allow football clubs to make five substitutions instead of three - used in most competitions globally but not the Premier League - could become permanent.
Wimbledon officials are in talks about securing similar status to Euro 2020 matches to allow 50 per cent capacity at the All England Club for the tennis championships even if the government delays the easing of restrictions.

Liverpool are in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach to sign Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus, 24. (Sport1 - in German)

Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has agreed in principle a two-year deal to take charge at Tottenham. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are preparing a move for Brighton and England centre-back Ben White, 23. (Athletic)

The Gunners are also keeping an eye on 23-year-old Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli after his impressive campaign with Sassuolo. (Sky Sport Italia, via Metro)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, will become the second highest earner at Manchester United, behind goalkeeper David de Gea, if he completes a move from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Mail)

Sevilla have offered Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos, 35, a five-year deal. Ramos is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer. (esRadio - in Spanish)

Chelsea are interested in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, but Manchester United and Juventus remain the favourites to sign the Spain international. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 32, is open to leaving Bayern Munich. (AS - in Spanish)

Everton are considering re-signing Croatia striker Nikola Vlasic, 23, from CSKA Moscow - two years after they sold him. (Star)

Tottenham and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 28, has agreed personal terms with Paris St-Germain. (Football Insider)

England full-back Danny Rose, 30, is close to joining Watford after leaving Tottenham. (Watford Observer)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, is close to completing a free transfer to Paris St-Germain. He will leave AC Milan this summer when his contract expires. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham will have his Borussia Dortmund contract automatically renewed by two years to 2025 when he turns 18 later this month. (Bild - in German)

Arsenal have opened talks with Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 24, over a contract extension. (Football.London)

Arsenal will firm up their interest in Brighton and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, this summer. (90min)

Burnley have made a £12m bid for Stoke and the Republic of Ireland's 20-year-old defender Nathan Collins. (Sun)

Fulham have turned down a £16m bid from Dynamo Moscow for Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 26. (Sun)

Besiktas want to sign Sevilla and Netherlands striker Luuk de Jong, 30. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona made contact with Germany boss Joachim Low earlier this year before confirming Ronald Koeman would remain their manager. (Bild via Marca - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
13th June 2021

sunday mirror
Florian Neuhaus has emerged as a potential target for Liverpool as they look to replace recently departed Georginio Wijnaldum.
Bournemouth have made another ambitious move for Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in their search for a new manager.
David de Gea is reportedly "in the dark" about his Manchester United future, with crunch talks planned with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Barcelona have dropped a massive hint they will sign Netherlands international forward Memphis Depay as a free agent this summer.
Prince William praised referee Anthony Taylor for his role in the aftermath of Christian Eriksen collapsing on the pitch during Denmark's clash against Finland on Saturday.
Matthijs de Ligt reckons the Netherlands are reaping the rewards of Memphis Depay's miserable Manchester United experience.

daily star sunday
Everton are closing in on a deal to land Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager and owner Farhad Moshiri believes the club can finalise an agreement this weekend.
Romelu Lukaku had a touching tribute to Christian Eriksen after scoring against Russia at Euro 2020.
Juan Mata will have to take a significant pay cut to stay at Manchester United.

mail on sunday
Manchester United will continue talks with Borussia Dortmund over the weekend as they attempt to reach a compromise and strike a deal for Jadon Sancho.
Christian Eriksen has spoken to his Denmark team-mates from hospital following his shock collapse during his country's Euro 2020 match with Finland.
Manchester City's interest in signing Sporting Lisbon defender Nuno Mendes has been shelved until after the Euros.
Arsenal are reportedly set to strengthen their interest in Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma.
Arsenal are reportedly tracking Anderlecht star Albert Sambi Lokonga as the Gunners look to bolster their midfield ahead of a pivotal 2021-22 campaign.
England's players will not receive any match fees from the Football Association during Euro 2020 - a decision that could cost charities £250,000.
Free agent Matty James is being chased by a trio of clubs, with Bristol City, Swansea City and Cardiff all interested.
Oleksandr Zinchenko admits Manchester City's Champions League final defeat was one of the toughest days of his career but believes playing at the Euros will help him move on.

the sun on sunday
Jesse Lingard has held a candid meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and told him: My heart still belongs to Manchester.
Crystal Palace will make a £15m bid for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as they close in on a new boss.
Ashley Barnes has been hit with a £13,000 fine and a ban for drink-driving.
Aaron Ramsey has revealed his time at Juventus has been 'very difficult and frustrating' as his club future was plunged into more doubt.
Manchester United target Kingsley Coman reportedly wants to quit Bayern Munich this summer.

the observer
The Denmark coach, Kasper Hjulmand, paid tribute to his players after they completed their Euro 2020 group match against Finland despite witnessing Christian Eriksen being given CPR on the pitch shortly before half-time.

scottish sun
Callum McGregor hopes to impress new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou at the Euros.
Arsenal have opened talks aimed with persuading Kieran Tierney to sign a contract extension with the Gunners.

sunday mail
Greg Stewart posted a heartfelt Rangers farewell on social media after leaving his boyhood heroes.
Leicester City have joined the race for one of Europe's top young strikers - RB Salzburg frontman Patson Daka - as they continue their quest to land Odsonne Edouard.

Everton and Leeds United are both in the frame to sign Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, with the 33-year-old Brazilian not in the plans of new Real manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Sunday Mirror)

Bournemouth have made another attempt to sign Arsenal great Patrick Vieira as their new manager, having previously interviewed the French 44-year-old in February. (Sunday Mirror)

Leicester City have joined Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in the race for RB Salzburg's 22-year-old Zambia striker Patson Daka. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham are competing with Fiorentina for Stuttgart's 23-year-old Argentine forward Nico Gonzalez, with the Serie A side already bidding about £21.5m. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Newly appointed Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is keen to sign Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan, who he previously managed when in charge of the Australian national team. Arsenal, where Ryan spent time on loan last season, remain interested in the 29-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are working on a new deal for 21-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho including "more success bonuses" after Borussia Dortmund rejected an initial bid last week. The Bundesliga club want a transfer fee of £77.5m and add-ons that could take the overall deal to £86m. (Sunday Times, subscription required)

Arsenal have made contact with Manchester United about a move for 24-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek. (90min)

Atletico Madrid have put a £30million price tag on Kieran Trippier in a bid to put off Manchester United with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen for the 30-year-old England right-back to provide competition for Aaron Wan Bissaka. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put French striker Anthony Martial, 25, up for sale because of his poor attitude, with Real Madrid linked to the forward. (Transfer Window Podcast, via Sunday Express)

While Trippier is keen on a return to the Premier League, Atletico boss Diego Simeone has no intention of letting the defender leave the Spanish capital for at least another year. (Daily Star Sunday)

Belgium striker Romeu Lukaku has downplayed any potential move back to Chelsea this summer, insisting he is happy at Inter Milan. (HLN, via Mail on Sunday)

Burnley are attempting lure 35-year-old English defender Ashley Young back to the Premier League with the offer of a one-year deal and option of a further 12 months. Young, who has previously been linked with a return to Watford, has already been offered a new one-year deal by Italian champions Inter Milan. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City have shelved plans to try sign 18-year-old left-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon until after the European Championship, leaving Real Madrid to make a move for the Portugal international. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona will tell 24-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele to either sign a new contract or leave the club. (ESPN)

Wolves' newly appointed head coach Bruno Lage has been told that Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves, 24, and 25-year-old Spanish forward Adama Traore have been put up for sale in attempt to reinvest in the squad. (90min)

Barcelona are poised to offer 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Ilaix Moriba a long-term deal, having previously been linked with a potential move following interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Marca)

Everton are interested in signing 31-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Neto from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leeds United have held preliminary talks with Club Bruges about signing 21-year-old Dutch forward Noa Lang. (Football Insider)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, has cast fresh doubt over his long-term future at Paris St-Germain, after admitting he does not know if the club is the best place for him. (France Football, via Mail on Sunday)

France winger Kingsley Coman, 24, has asked that he be given a wage that matches prolific Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski as he looks to renew his contract with the Bundesliga club. (Marca)

Coman is not satisfied with the salary that he has been offered by Bayern and wants to leave. (Sky Germany - in German)

Leeds United are attempting to hijack Norwich City's deal for Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn after a fee for the 25-year-old had been agreed. (Football Insider)

Rivals Bristol City, Cardiff City and Swansea City are all interested in free midfield agent Matty James, 29, who will be leaving Leicester City this summer after nine years at the club. (Mail)

Barcelona are optimistic that they will have a deal for 27-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay, who is out of contract with Lyon, completed in the coming week. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barca are also poised to make a move for 23-year-old Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez after the ended talks of a new deal with Inter Milan. (Sport - in Spanish)

Lazio's long-serving 34-year-old Romania defender Stefan Radu could follow manager Simone Inzaghi to Inter Milan, who have chosen not to renew Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov's deal at the San Siro. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
14th June 2021

the sun
England's stars all had cardiac screening tests prior to the Euros to reduce the risk of the horror collapse which felled Christian Eriksen.
David de Gea is sweating over his Spain place at Euro 2020 after Luis Enrique refused to name the Man Utd ace as his No 1.
James Rodriguez has played down rumours he is set to quit Everton after admitting that he doesn't think he'll return to Real Madrid.
David Brooks hopes to use the Euros to remind everyone he still has Premier League quality.
Leicester City are considering a shock move for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.
Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly interested in a reunion with Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga.

daily mail
Alexis Sanchez is set to miss Chile's group stages at the Copa America after picking up a foot injury in training ahead of the competition.
Arsenal supporters were left furious at the club's season ticket price freeze which sees their number of games reduced to 21 from 26 due to their failure to qualify for European football next year.
The PFA has contacted ex-Ipswich midfielder Alan Judge to see if he wants to take action over his acrimonious departure from Portman Road.
Daley Blind said he considered not playing in the Netherlands' Euro 2020 opener after seeing his former Ajax team-mate and friend Christian Eriksen collapse after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark on Saturday.
Swansea have had an approach for Millwall's England under-17 prospect Abdul Abdulmalik rejected, while Arsenal and Rangers have also watched the exciting forward.

daily star
Jadon Sancho was excluded from the Euro 2020 matchday squad for England's opener against Croatia due to a UEFA ruling.

daily record
Steve Clarke led his players back into Glasgow on Sunday for a date with destiny 23 years in the making - and warned them not to lose focus amid the hysteria at Hampden.
Ipswich Town are considering a £350,000 move for Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist.
Celtic's Vakoun Bayo looks set to return to Parkhead with Toulouse unlikely to exercise their purchase option on the striker.

scottish sun
Aberdeen are set to move for Brighton kid Teddy Jenks on a one-year loan deal.
Dundee United could be set to make a move to land Liam Kelly ahead of Premiership rivals Motherwell.

daily express
Former Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has urged Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana to snub a move to Arsenal this summer and wait for Real Madrid or Barcelona to come calling.
Chelsea have reportedly shown their interest in signing Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan, but it will take more than £51.5m to sign him.

daily mirror
Kylian Mbappe has admitted that the very public disagreement between him and Olivier Giroud has affected his Euro 2020 build-up.

daily telegraph
UEFA has come under attack from Denmark's head coach for giving players the "wrong" options which led them to resume their match against Finland after Christian Eriksen's collapse.

Leicester City are plotting a move for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, and while the Foxes are yet to make a firm approach for the 29-year-old, there is talk of a potential £17m bid or possible loan switch for the Brazilian. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham are set to appoint former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new manager on a three-year deal. (Guardian)

Real Madrid are set to offer Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, 35, a new contract as they fear French defender Raphael Varane, 28, plans to leave the club. (AS - in Spanish)

Leeds United are interested in signing Lyon left-back Maxwel Cornet, but have baulked at the £20m asking price for the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Sun)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has asked club bosses to make a move for Chelsea's 25-year-old German striker Timo Werner. (Fichajes, via Express)

Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 33, will have to take a pay cut of £70,000 a week if he wants to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of his contact this month. (Star)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is open to selling 29-year-old German goalkeeper Bernd Leno this summer if a first-choice replacement can be found. (Mirror)

Chelsea have made an improved offer for Inter Milan's 22-year-old Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi, including £43m cash plus 26-year-old Italy international Emerson Palmieri as a makeweight in the deal. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said he will do "whatever is right for the club" regarding summer transfers, which includes England striker Harry Kane's desire to leave Spurs in the summer. (Goal)

Liverpool lead the race to sign Juventus' Argentine defender Cristian Romero, who has previously been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United after impressing on loan at Atalanta. (Calciomercato - via Team Talk)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, is said to be "in the dark" about his Manchester United future ahead of crucial talks with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his future at Old Trafford. (Mirror)

Southampton and West Ham are the latest Premier League clubs to be linked with Boavista forward Alberth Elis, with Brighton and Watford previously showing interest in the 25-year-old Honduras international. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Borussia Dortmund will trigger a clause in Jude Bellingham's contract when he turns 18 later in June, which will extend the England midfielder's deal with the Bundesliga club until 2025. (Bild, via Sun)

Arsenal are keen to sign French midfielder Nabil Fekir from Real Betis, but offers from the Gunners are well short of what the La Liga club want for the 27-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace are poised to table a £15 million offer for Chelsea's 21-year-old English midfielder Conor Gallagher, who is keen to remain at Stamford Bridge after impressing while on loan at West Brom last season. (Sun)

West Ham, Southampton and AC Milan are in contention to sign 24-year-old Dominican defender Junior Firpo from Barcelona, with the Catalan club inclined to sell to a Premier League side rather than take Milan up on a loan deal with an option to buy. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, has told Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he wants to remain with the Red Devils after a successful loan spell at West Ham last season. (Sun)

Juventus and World Cup-winning Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, is poised to rejoin Serie B side Parma, 20 years after he left the club. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Tottenham's 31-year-old French midfielder Moussa Sissoko is on the radar of Serie A side Napoli. (Sky Italia - via Team Talk)

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke wants to sign Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing, with the 25-year-old Dane expected to leave the Cherries after their failure to clinch Premier League promotion. (Mirror)

Midfielder Bernardo Silva is looking to leave Manchester City, and both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are keen to sign the 26-year-old Portuguese international. (Duncan Castles on Twitter)

Leeds United have been linked with Rangers' 28-year-old Croatian left-back Borna Barisic. (Football Insider)

Juventus' Romania defender Radu Dragusin remains a transfer target for Crystal Palace, who have already made an offer for the 19-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
15th June 2021

daily telegraph
Raheem Sterling will hold talks over his Manchester City future after the European Championship and is not interested in the prospect of being used as a bargaining tool.
Gareth Southgate has given his England players the green light to use the long ball during the European Championships, despite an on-pitch argument over it between Jordan Pickford and John Stones during the victory over Croatia.

daily express
Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is keen on a move for Brighton and Hove Albion playmaker Pascal Gross, according to reports.
Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Roma playmaker Lorenzo Pellegrini this summer, according to reports.

the sun
Manchester United have escaped any punishment for their clash with Liverpool being called off because fans stormed Old Trafford.
Raheem Sterling's thrilled mum celebrated his England goal by calling their old neighbours to say he had achieved his dream.

daily mail
UEFA have reminded their television directors to cut away from potentially serious injuries after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest, amid disputed claims that the Danes were told they may have to forfeit the match.
Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly looking to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on a one-year loan.
Leicester are close to making Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare their first summer signing with a deal even possible this week.
Everton have held talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for midfielder Matheus Nunes.
Italy stars could be asked to take basic first-aid courses during Euro 2020 after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch at the weekend.
England's players were left frustrated at being denied water breaks during Sunday's 1-0 win over Croatia, a game played in stifling conditions that left many of them gasping for breath.
Football league clubs are calling for an independent regulator, a ban on B teams in national competitions, protection for the Carabao Cup a and tougher test for potential owners to prevent clubs from going out of business and protect the game.

daily mirror
Aaron Ramsey has performed a U-turn on his future as he claims he is looking for a club where he can "feel good again."
The Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM) has called on UEFA to investigate the actions of Austria striker Marko Arnautovic and what he said to North Macedonia star Ezgjan Alioski.

the guardian
An investigation into possible corruption during the Olympic boxing competition at Rio 2016 is to be led by Professor Richard McLaren, the man who uncovered the full extent of Russian state-sponsored doping.
Mo Farah has been given a last-ditch chance to reach the Tokyo Olympics in a hastily arranged invitational 10,000m race at the British Athletics' Championships in Manchester on 25 June.

daily star
Manchester United could try luring Tottenham into letting Harry Kane go by offering a player-plus-cash that would rid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Anthony Martial.
Manchester United's executive co-chairman Joel Glazer has insisted the club's board has "heard" Gary Neville 's criticism and his "good ideas" won't be ignored.
Jadon Sancho believes he is finally set to sign for Manchester United this summer after patiently waiting for more than a year.
Simon Kjaer is being considered for the captain's armband at AC Milan after helping to save Denmark team-mate Christian Eriksen.

daily record
Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass will have to play the waiting game in his bid to land US striker Christian Ramirez.
Kilmarnock are closing in on a deal for Jason Naismith as the summer rebuild in Ayrshire gathers pace.

scottish sun
New boss Ange Postecoglou is on course to join up with Celtic next week.
Celtic are close to making Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke their first signing under new boss Ange Postecoglou, according to reports.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, has once again refused to rule out a move away from Juventus before his contract ends next year. He has been linked with his former club Manchester United, with the Italian side hoping to cash in on the veteran player. (Express)

England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, will hold talks with Manchester City after Euro 2020 to discuss his future at the club. (Telegraph)

England winger Jadon Sancho expects to become a Manchester United player, despite Borussia Dortmund rejecting a £67m bid for the 21-year-old. The Bundesliga side are holding out for £77m with add-ons. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are now favourites to sign England and Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish this summer as they look to beat both Manchester clubs to the 25-year-old's signature. (Fichajes via Mirror)

Manchester United are among several clubs interested in Paris St-Germain and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 34. (Marca)

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka's transfer from Arsenal to Jose Mourinho's Roma is not expected to be finalised any time soon because the two clubs have reached a 'stalemate' in negotiations for the 28-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport via Express)

Juventus and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey looks set for a Premier League return. The 30-year-old has been linked with Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Everton, as well as former club Arsenal. (Calciomercato - in Italian

Liverpool are interested in Brighton's German midfielder Pascal Gross, 30. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle United have added Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips to their list of targets, but may have to compete with Burnley for the 24-year-old English centre-back who is unlikely to play regularly when the likes of Virgil van Djik, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip return from injury. (Mail)

Arsenal's Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 24, has been tipped as a potential Manchester City player by Neil Lennon, his former boss at Celtic. (Times - subscription needed)

Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane is set to leave the Spanish giants, with both Manchester United and Paris St-Germain interested. The 28-year-old's preference is the Ligue 1 side, who would need to pay around 60m euros (£51.5m) for the France defender. (El Confidencial, via Caught Offside)

Leicester City's acquisition of French midfielder Boubakary Soumare could finally be completed this week. Wolves and Everton are also admirers of the 22-year-old, who plays for Ligue 1 champions Lille. (Mail)

Burnley defender James Tarkowski is hoping to secure a move to West Ham this summer. The 28-year-old England centre-back featured 36 times last season for Burnley. (Football Insider)

Everton are interested in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, 22. An initial fee of £15m is being considered for the Brazilian, with bonuses that will take the fee up to £17m. (Record, via Daily Star)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
16th June 2021

daily mirror
Everton have held further talks with Rafa Benitez about their vacant manager's position.
Bernardo Silva is eyeing a way out of Manchester City this summer amid frustrations of a lack of playing time.
Xherdan Shaqiri claims he will make a decision on his Liverpool future after Euro 2020.
Paul Pogba may have breached UEFA's Covid rules for going into the crowd to hand his shirt to a fan after France's 1-0 win over Germany, and could now face a punishment.

the sun
Marko Arnautovic could be booted out of Euro 2020 after UEFA launched a formal probe into accusations of racism.
Aaron Ramsdale was back in Bournemouth when he received his dream Euros call.
Sheffield United forward Lys Mousset was fined £5,000 and banned for six months after crashing his Lamborghini into parked cars.
Rio Ferdinand believes Christian Eriksen is unlikely to play football again after his cardiac arrest.
Yaya Toure has shocked fans by announcing he has joined Russian Premier League club Akhmat Grozny as assistant manager.

daily telegraph
Scott Parker is set to leave Fulham later this week, with Bournemouth lining up a move to appoint him as their new manager.
Golf's Open Championship and rugby league's Challenge Cup final were on Tuesday night close to being named the next pilot events for the return of crowds to sport.

the guardian
South African teams will be able to take part in the European Champions Cup as early as next year following the launch of the United Rugby Championship in place of the Pro14.
Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics must eat alone, be tested daily, and refrain from talking in confined spaces such as elevators under tough and joyless new Covid rules announced by organisers on Tuesday.

the times
Anfield and Wembley are among a number of grounds which have been asked to trial seats with safety rails, in response to concerns about the safety of fans standing during matches.

daily mail
Manchester City have no desire to negotiate swap deals with Barcelona for squad players this summer despite interest in Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits it's 'no secret' Wilfried Zaha wants to leave this summer, but has reiterated the club is under no pressure to sell unless the right offer comes in.

daily record
Former Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko is in line for a dramatic return to Parkhead.
Neil Doncaster can't wait to attend Ibrox for the unfurling of the league flag next month - one year on from Rangers trying to have him suspended.

England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, expects to stay at Manchester City next season despite being linked with a move away from the Premier League champions. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva would like to leave the club this summer but manager Pep Guardiola is reluctant to let the 26-year-old Portugal international go. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United have offered 36-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo £17m a year to return to the club from Juventus in a deal that could see France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, move the other way. However, Ronaldo's preferred option is a switch to Paris St-Germain. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Juventus are looking to hold talks with midfielder Aaron Ramsey's representatives as they try to offload the 30-year-old Wales international, although there has been no contact with former club Arsenal. (Goal)

Everton have held further talks with ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez over the club's vacant managerial position despite positive talks with former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo. (Mirror)

Wolves' Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio, 33, has agreed a move to Roma. (Football Insider)

Barcelona have held talks with France forward Ousmane Dembele's representatives about extending the 24-year-old's contract with them but no progress was made after the first meeting. (Marca)

Arsenal are monitoring Ajax keeper Andre Onana but have yet to make an offer as rival interest grows in the 25-year-old Cameroon international - who is currently serving a nine-month ban for a doping violation. (Goal)

Anderlecht have rejected a bid of about £13.5m from Arsenal for 21-year-old Belgium midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and want closer to £18m. (Mail)

Aston Villa are keen on re-signing Inter Milan defender Ashley Young, 35. (Athletic)

Red Bull Salzburg and Zambia striker Patson Daka, 22, is "very keen" to join Liverpool this summer. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid expect to beat Liverpool to the signing of Udinese and Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 27. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Brighton are keen to extend English striker Danny Welbeck's spell at the club and are in talks about extending the 30-year-old's contract. (Brighton Argus)

France winger Kingsley Coman, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, is unlikely to leave Bayern Munich as he will be part of new manager Julian Nagelsmann's plans and the German club would want £60m for the 25-year-old. (Goal)

Sevilla sporting director Monchi has played down speculation linking Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos with a return to the club and says he thinks the 35-year-old "is in talks about staying with Real Madrid". (Sky Italia, via Marca)

Fulham manager Scott Parker is set to leave the club this week and is fellow Championship side Bournemouth's number one target to take over as their new manager. (Telegraph)

Fulham have drawn up a list of potential replacements for Parker which includes Swansea City boss Steve Cooper, Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael and former Cottagers assistant coach Javier Pereira. (90 Min)

Norwich City and Southampton are the leading contenders to sign 24-year-old Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong, who has one year left on his Ewood Park contract. (Mail)