Press Gossip - 2021

Mark Pawelek

Full Member
Apr 9, 2014
Kent, near London
the sun
Brandon Williams' loan move to Southampton has hit the skids because of the size of the loan fee, as Manchester United are understood to be looking for more than £2m to let another club borrow the versatile full-back.

Defender Brandon Williams, 20, could see his loan move to Southampton in jeopardy due to Manchester United's financial demands. (talkSPORT)
I don't see how £2m is a massive loan fee for a premier league player.


Full Member
Jun 25, 2013
In hibernation

Been my "go to" thread for years. Breakfast wouldn't be the same without it. Thanks Christinaa.
I started reading it last silly season, I don’t have twitter and wouldn’t bother going through different papers. I’m on the caf every day though, so it’s great! :)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
16th July 2021

The Sun

Manchester United are close to completing a double defensive swoop for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier worth £68m.
England star Jadon Sancho is set to be given the freedom of his London borough - just days after teammate Bukayo Saka was recommended for the same honour.
Brighton are planning to reopen talks with Solly March over a new contract ahead of next season.
Arsenal have been forced to undertake a deep clean of their training ground after a swell of positive coronavirus tests inside the academy.
Juventus appear ready to firm up their interest in Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.
Tottenham are reportedly considering a swoop for Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has clubs 'putting out feelers' over a transfer, according to his new boss Julian Nagelsman.

daily telegraph
Arsenal are interested in Tammy Abraham who Chelsea have already offered to a number of clubs as part of their search for a new striker.
Brentford are close to signing Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer for around £13.5m, in what will be a record deal for the Premier League club.

daily mirror
West Ham have established a plan that they hope will be able to see of the interest of Manchester United and Chelsea in star midfielder Declan Rice.
Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has emphasised his commitment to his club amid Arsenal transfer rumours.
PSG are considering offering star man Kylian Mbappe a mega-money contract to convince him to remain at the club.

daily mail
Lee Carsley is set to be named the new England Under 21 manager after the FA offered the former Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder a two-year contract.
Manchester City are closing in on the £11m sale of striker Lukas Nmecha to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Manchester United are planning to step up their pre-season preparations with a camp at England rugby union's training HQ Pennyhill Park from next week.
Atletico Madrid are ready to join the race to sign Jesse Lingard if Manchester United decide to let him go this summer.
Pressure is mounting on the Premier League to revise how it uses VAR after the 'light-touch' approach at Euro 2020 won widespread praise.
Everton have swooped to sign Sunderland striker Francis Okoronkwo after agreeing a deal worth up to £1m for the highly-rated 16-year-old.
Wolves are signing defender Dion Sanderson to a new long-term contract and will send him on loan to Championship side Birmingham City.
Serie A clubs will no longer be able to wear primarily green kits from the 2022-23 campaign onwards following a change in regulations.

daily star
Manchester United are on the verge of announcing Jadon Sancho as their marquee signing of the summer after previously confirming a £73m deal with Borussia Dortmund, and all eyes will now be on what shirt number the winger will wear.
Chelsea and Manchester City have both turned down the chance to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Juventus have rejected an £85m bid from Chelsea for Federico Chiesa, according to reports.

daily record
Celtic are being made to sweat as they wait to discover if 20,000 fans will be allowed into next week's Champions League showdown with Midtjylland.
Rangers target Joey Veerman has been urged by his mentor to ignore the lure of Italy and seize a Champions League stage at Ibrox.
Celtic's pursuit of Rennes duo Sacha Boey and Brandon Soppy has been played down by sporting director Florian Maurice.

scottish sun
Al-Hilal are poised to offer Celtic star Ryan Christie a life-changing offer to move to the Gulf after targeting him to replace Italian midfielder Sebastian Giovinco.
James Forrest is set to give Celtic a Champions League boost by returning to training.
Dave Martindale has warned Scottish football could be facing a player crisis after shutting down Livingston.

Tottenham could make a move to sign Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 25, but will have to meet his £26m release clause to get the Italy international. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea's 23-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham, who the Blues have also made available to Tottenham and Inter Milan. Chelsea are tracking Spurs' England striker Harry Kane, 27, and Inter's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 28. (Telegraph)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti wants club bosses to sign Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, from Liverpool if a deal for Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, cannot be struck this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham want 28-year-old England striker Danny Ings but face difficulties as Southampton are reluctant to do business with the north London club. (Standard)

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have been linked with Manchester United's 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is also wanted by West Ham where he impressed on loan last season. (90min)

Fiorentina are looking to fend off interest in Dusan Vlahovic from Liverpool and Tottenham by tying the 21-year-old Serbia striker down to a new contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Real Madrid have accepted that 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane will not sign a new deal and are waiting for an offer from Manchester United. (Goal)

Alternatively, United's deal for Varane is all but done, with Atletico Madrid's 30-year-old England defender Kieran Trippier also on the brink of a move to the Red Devils. (Sun)

Arsenal are set to rival Tottenham in the race to sign France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 23, from Lyon. (Le10Sport - in French)

Juventus will press ahead with their attempts to sign 24-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.(Sun)

Everton are willing to listen to offers for six first-team players including Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, 30, to help raise funds for new manager Rafael Benitez to rebuild the squad. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham have made a breakthrough in talks with Bologna over a deal for 22-year-old Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu and the move is expected to be completed this month. (Football Insider)

Premier League newcomers Brentford are preparing to table a club-record £13.5m offer for Celtic's Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 23. (Sun)

Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, 26, is wanted by Italian champions Inter Milan and Jose Mourinho's Roma, with Napoli making the Euro 2020-winning Italy international their preferred choice as they also consider a move for Uruguayan Mathias Olivera, 23, from Getafe. (Calciomercato)

Signing Arsenal's Joe Willock, 21, on a permanent basis remains Newcastle United's top priority this summer after the England Under-21s midfielder spent time on loan at St James' Park last season. (Chronicle)

AC Milan have rejected a £34m bid from Paris St-Germain for 23-year-old French midfielder Theo Hernandez. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Inter Milan insist Euro 2020-winning Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella is "untouchable'" amid rumours linking the 24-year-old with Liverpool and Manchester United. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Everton are set to sign 16-year-old English striker Francis Okoronkwo from Sunderland in a deal worth up to £1m. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
17th July 2021

daily telegraph
Harry Kane's England team-mates believe he could refuse to return to pre-season training with Tottenham in a bid to try to force a move to Manchester City.
Manchester City are in line to raise around £100m through transfer deals this summer before the potential sale of any senior players.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signalled his intention for Manchester United to play a more attack-minded system next season that could see a move away from the regular midfield partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay.

the sun
Inter Milan are stepping up their pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin - but do not want to commit to paying a fee.
Frank Lampard has been backed to be Gareth Southgate's England successor - despite it sounding 'ridiculous'.
Mauro Icardi is reportedly 'open' to leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Juventus.
Juventus are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, according to reports.

the times
Borussia Dortmund are ready to miss out on millions to keep Erling Haaland amid interest from Chelsea, with the Premier League club willing to pay big money to sign the striker this summer before his £65m transfer clause becomes active in 2022.
The FA will categorically deny it was under-prepared for the scenes of mayhem at last Sunday's Euro 2020 final at Wembley when it issues an update on its investigation next week.

daily mail
A group of Newcastle fans protested outside No 10 Downing Street on Friday demanding better communication as to why the club's £300m Saudi takeover was rejected by the Premier League.
Aston Villa have had an approach for Northampton teenager Caleb Chukwuemeka rebuffed.
Daniel Farke has praised Billy Gilmour for settling into life quickly at Norwich as he made his debut for the club just hours after taking part in his first training session.
Barcelona suspect Real Madrid are behind their failure so far to tie wonderkid Ilaix Moriba down to a new deal, according to reports.
Liverpool's teenage sensation Mateusz Musialowski has signed his first professional contract with the club.

daily mirror
Manchester City have made Raheem Sterling available for transfer this summer as part of a squad overhaul from boss Pep Guardiola.
Amanda Staveley has insisted a Saudi funded takeover of Newcastle United is still on.
Arsenal are reportedly "ready to pounce" should Martin Odegaard become available this summer.

daily record
Rangers have reportedly all but closed the door on an Alfredo Morelos summer exit with the Champions League qualifiers in mind.
Saint-Etienne are reportedly turning their attention away from Zinedine Ferhat amid reported interest from Rangers.
Celtic's quest to sign Carl Starfelt has taken a twist as the defender returned to training with Rubin Kazan.

daily express
Liverpool are determined to sanction several sales this summer to help boost Jurgen Klopp's transfer budget.

the guardian
Lee Carsley looks likely to succeed Aidy Boothroyd as the England Under-21 manager after the Football Association identified the former Republic of Ireland midfielder as their preferred candidate.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, and Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish, 25, remain Manchester City's top summer targets and the Premier League champions are determined to sign both England internationals. (Athletic - subscription required)

Villa playmaker Grealish, however, is still expected to sign a new deal with the West Midlands club. (Birmingham Mail)

Real Madrid will have to "put up with" Wales forward Gareth Bale for another season as they have not received any offers for the 32-year-old who spent last season on loan at Tottenham. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Brighton over a deal for England defender Ben White, 23, which is worth about £50m. (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace hope efforts made to strengthen the squad under new manager Patrick Vieira will be enough to convince Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 28, to remain at the club. (Standard)

Inter Milan have stepped up efforts to sign Spanish defender Hector Bellerin from Arsenal, but the Italian champions want the 26-year-old on a one-year loan with option to make it permanent next summer, while the Gunners want about £15m. (Sun)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, who has been linked with a return to Manchester United and a move to Paris St-Germain, is set to remain at Juventus next season with talk of a potential new one-year deal which could include a pay cut. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo could turn to his former club Wolves in search of summer recruits, with Ivory Coast defender Willy Boly, 30, and 25-year-old Portugal forward Daniel Podence linked with a move to north London. (talkSport)

Arsenal remain interested in Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, after his loan spell last season and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is ready to pounce if Real Madrid are open to letting him go again. (Athletic - subscription required)

Burnley have beaten European champions Chelsea in the race to sign 34-year-old Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey after his Crystal Palace exit. (Football Insider)

Harry Wilson is among 10 players that Liverpool want to sell and will accept £10m for the 24-year-old Wales forward, who has been linked with Brentford, West Brom and Benfica. (Mirror)

Sassuolo are lining up Liverpool's 25-year-old Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic as a potential replacement if Italy international Manuel Locatelli, 23, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Juventus, leaves this summer. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, who has been linked with Barcelona as part of a swap deal for 30-year-old Antoine Griezmann, has Liverpool and Manchester United interested in him as well. (AS - in Spanish)

Atletico remains frontrunners to sign Griezmann, but Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have been made aware that the France forward has been made available for a "low fee". At least two unnamed Premier League clubs have spoken to his agent in the past month. (90min)

Liverpool could be tempted to make a move for Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 23, who has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United. (ESPN)

England defender Kieran Trippier, 30 is optimistic about joining Manchester United from Atletico Madrid this summer and made plans to relocate before Euro 2020 began. (Manchester Evening News)

Valencia are among a number of Spanish clubs interested in Leeds United's 27-year-old forward Helder Costa. (Athletic - subscription required)

Aston Villa have had an approach for Northampton Town's 19-year-old English forward Caleb Chukwuemeka rejected. (Mail)

AZ Alkmaar's Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners has attracted interest from Jose Mourinho's Roma, French club Rennes and Arsenal, who see the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for Roma-linked Switzerland international Granit Xhaka, 28. (De Telegraaf - via Team Talk)

North Macedonia defender Ezgjan Alioski, 29, is poised to join Galatasaray as a free agent on a three-year deal after turning down two offers of a new contract from Leeds United. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
18th July 2021

the sun on sunday
Chelsea will make an ambitious £50m bid to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich after failing in their attempts to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
David de Gea will cut short his holiday next week to return to Manchester United training in an attempt to regain the No 1 spot from Dean Henderson.
AC Milan are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid's former Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz.
Manchester United-bound Kieran Trippier is in talks to buy a £3m mansion - from England team-mate Raheem Sterling.
Conor Gallagher will be allowed out on loan by Chelsea - with Crystal Palace and Newcastle scrapping for him.
Chelsea are ready to send young defender Henry Lawrence to Wigan in the footsteps of Reece James.
Liverpool defender Ben Davies is set to leave Anfield without kicking a ball.
Sheffield United's plans for the new season are in chaos after the first-team squad was forced to self-isolate.
Watford are trying to tempt Blackburn into selling Adam Armstrong by offering cash plus striker Andre Gray.

daily star sunday
Arsenal are set to go on a £100m spending spree with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar set to join Ben White in signing for the club next week.
Manchester United will block Jose Mourinho signing Alex Telles for Roma on a loan deal because they want to sell the defender on a permanent deal.
Manchester United were offered Vinicius Jr in their negotiations with Real Madrid over the signing of Raphael Varane.
Among other clubs, Chelsea have been tipped to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez this summer amid doubts over his future at the Wanda Metropolitano.

mail on sunday
Chelsea will have to make Erling Haaland the highest-paid player at the club if he were to join from Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal are hoping to complete the signing of midfielder Albert Lokonga before they fly out for their US pre-season tour next week.
Jack Grealish is reportedly reconsidering his much-touted £100m move to Manchester City.
Brighton are working to sign Spanish international left wing-back Marc Cucurella from Getafe.
Everton's new manager Rafa Benitez has said he plans to continue working until he's 70, dismissing the notion that his 18-month stint in China marked an end to his career at the highest level.

sunday telegraph
Brentford could be the only Premier League club spared Covid passports under plans to roll them out at all-seater venues where crowds exceed 20,000.

scottish sun
Celtic are lining up a return move for Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Sunderland are lining up a shock move for controversial Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

sunday mirror
Raphael Varane will land a lucrative payrise with his proposed move to Manchester United with the club prepared to more than double his current salary at Real Madrid.
Manchester United want to keep Paul Pogba at the club for the rest of his career.
Liverpool will soon open talks with Jordan Henderson over a new long-term contract at the club.
Liverpool are thought to be at the 'final stages' of an agreement with goalkeeper Alisson over a new contract which will see him commit his long-term future to the club.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is adamant Southampton won't be pressured into selling Danny Ings, but admits the situation regarding his contract is "not perfect".
Lionel Messi has broken an Instagram record with the most-liked picture of all time in the wake of Argentina's Copa America victory over Brazil.

sunday times
England players are planning to write a collective letter of complaint to the FA about the way their families were caught up in the mayhem at last Sunday's Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is seeking to secure a transfer fee of €50m (£42.9m) for Raphael Varane after refusing to meet the France international's demands to be made one of the club's best-paid players.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou revealed last night that James Forrest, Mikey Johnston, Kyogo Furuhashi and Kristoffer Ajer won't feature at all in the first leg of Tuesday's Champions League second qualifying round against FC Midtjylland.

sunday express
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta expects "some new faces" in the squad on the club's tour to Florida next week.

sunday mail
Udinese and Watford are set to rival Celtic for transfer target Brandon Soppy, according to a French report.

Manchester United are expected to make a formal offer for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 28, this week, but are not prepared to meet the £50m price tag for a player who has one year left on his contract. (Daily Mail)

France international Varane is in high demand, with Chelsea considering joining United and Paris St-Germain in the race to sign the centre-back. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United have also been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid's Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior, 21, as the Spanish side try to raise funds before making a move for Paris St-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe. (Mirror)

Harry Kane's England team-mates believe the 27-year-old may not attend Tottenham pre-season training in a bid to force a move to Manchester City this summer. (The Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham want to sign Roma attacking midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 25, although it is unclear whether or not the Italy international would be keen on a move to England. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Fenerbahce are in talks with West Ham over a £2m deal for the Hammers' 31-year-old Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko. (Football Insider)

England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 31, is set to sign a new deal with Liverpool. The Reds captain's current deal at Anfield runs until 2023. (Mirror)

Brazilian left-back Alex Telles has played down talk that he could leave Manchester United this summer by saying it is "a pleasure to be at" Old Trafford. The 28-year-old, who joined United from Porto last year, has been linked with Roma and Inter Milan. (Goal)

Romelu Lukaku's agent Federico Pastorello has assured Inter Milan fans that the Belgian striker, 28, will not leave the San Siro this summer despite financial issues at the Serie A champions. (FCInterNews - in Italian)

Mauro Icardi is open to leaving Paris St-Germain for Juventus this summer. The Argentine striker, 28, spent seven years in Serie A with Inter Milan before joining the French side in 2019. (Footmercato - in French)

Juventus have also expressed interest in re-signing Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who has struggled for game time since joining Barcelona from the Italian giants in 2020. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool may have to move quickly if they are to beat Borussia Dortmund to the signing of PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen. In order to buy the 22-year-old, Jurgen Klopp would first have to offload fringe players from the squad. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace are set to beat Leeds in the race to sign Peterborough's Portuguese forward Adler Nascimento, 16, who also previously attracted interest from Wolves and Brighton. (Daily Mail)

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has passed a medical before the 34-year-old Bosnian's proposed move to Everton. (Talksport)

Brexit could help Manchester United land 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Tripper, as La Liga regulations surrounding British players have recently expired. (Daily Express)

While Brexit might boost United's transfer hopes, Gareth Bale, 32, faces an uncertain future after his loan spell at Tottenham ended, as Real Madrid are only permitted to have three non-European Union players in their squad in line with La Liga regulations. (Mirror)

Were Trippier to join United, Atletico Madrid will move for Norwich and England Under-21 full-back Max Aarons, who may cost the Spanish champions about £25m. (Mirror)

Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has rejected several offers with the 21-year-old Spaniard determined to stay and fight for his place at the Nou Camp under Ronald Koeman. (Sport - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
19th July 2021

daily express
Brighton are set to put some of their pending £50m windfall into a move for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard.
Manchester United remain strongly linked with a move to sign Declan Rice from West Ham, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may stand in the way of what could have been the original plan.
Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham have been given the green light to fight for Houssem Aouar this summer.
Chelsea are reportedly trying to negotiate a loan deal with Bayern Munich to complete the capture of Kingsley Coman.
Juventus and PSG are reportedly considering a sensational swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi.

daily mail
Erling Haaland says he is 'sad' to see his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho join Manchester United.
Birmingham City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for Covid-19.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly interested in a move for Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot.
Manchester City are set to offer Riyad Mahrez a new contract after the winger played a starring role in the club's Premier League-winning campaign.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed reports that defender Joe Gomez has suffered an injury setback.
Jose Mourinho has started filming Roma training with a drone and installed a pitchside screen 'to show players their mistakes in real time' as he gears up for his first season back in Serie A.
There are cries of 'one rule for us, another rule for them' from Olympic veterans left furious at what they perceive to be the double standards of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

daily telegraph
Everton are closing in on deals for Demarai Gray, Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic as Rafael Benitez makes his first moves in the transfer market this summer.
Wayne Rooney has warned his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will be under pressure to deliver silverware for Manchester United in the new season.
The British and Irish Lions will be given free rein on whether to take a knee before the first Test against South Africa on Saturday, says Anthony Watson.

the sun
Steve Bruce confirmed Andy Carroll has left hometown Newcastle for a second time.
Manchester City could be set for another £20m windfall with Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera attracting Premier League interest.
Emile Smith Rowe appears to have leaked his own Arsenal squad number for 2021-22 - with the in-demand midfielder given the No 10 shirt.
Facundo Pellistri has revealed that he wants to stay and fight for his place at Manchester United - despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing that he plans to loan him out.

daily mirror
Arsenal are reportedly looking to move Alexandre Lacazette on this summer in a bid to raise funds for future transfer dealings.
Atletico Madrid are determined to keep hold of Kieran Trippier - but have drawn up a two-man transfer shortlist should Manchester United sign him.

daily record
Celtic have agreed a £4.5m deal for Sweden international Carl Starfelt - but are now waiting to see when they can get him into the country.
Free agent Ethan Ross is looking to win a dream move to the English Premier League with Southampton.
Alfredo Morelos has not asked for a transfer or indicated he wants to leave Rangers.
New Rangers man Nnamdi Ofoborh insists he will be back after his career was put on hold following scans revealing an issue with his heart.
A surprise Celtic switch for Fraser Forster looks to be off the table with Southampton reportedly offering him another chance to become number one.

the guardian
Juventus will hold further talks with Sassuolo in the next few days over the possible signing of the Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, a player who is also coveted by Arsenal.

There have been no developments with Saul Niguez's proposed move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona and the Spain midfielder's agent has been contacting several clubs, with Liverpool and Manchester United possible destinations for the 26-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are willing to pay Sassuolo's £34m asking price for their Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23. (Fabrizio Romano via Sun)

Chelsea are "leaving no stone unturned" in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, although the chances of a swap deal for the Norwegian are said to be low. (Sky Germany - in German)

The Blues have also offered England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, to Bayern Munich in a swap deal for the German club's 25-year-old French winger Kingsley Coman. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal have entered the race to sign Norwich's 21-year-old English full-back Max Aarons - also linked with Bayern Munich - with the Gunners keen to land a replacement for Spaniard Hector Bellerin, 26. (Express)

Everton are closing in on a deal to sign English winger Andros Townsend, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace and would become Rafael Benitez's first signing as Toffees boss. The club are also pursuing Bayer Leverkusen's English winger Demarai Gray, 25. (Mirror)

Everton are also one of two clubs, along with Premier League rivals West Ham, to have approached Barcelona over a deal for 26-year-old French defender Clement Lenglet. (AS - in Spanish)

Juventus will have to pay £43m in order to land Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. The Serie A side have identified the 24-year-old, who has two years left on his City contract, as one of their top targets. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus are also exploring a potential loan move for Paris St-Germain's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, 27, as cover for injured Brazilian Arthur Melo, 24. (La Repubblica via Football Italia)

Barcelona are interested in signing Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches on a loan deal with an option to buy. The 23-year-old is valued at £30m by the French champions, a price Barca cannot afford to meet. (AS - in Spanish)

Barca may also freeze Philippe Coutinho out of first-team action if they fail to offload the Brazilian playmaker, 29, this summer. Coutinho is 10 games away from activating a clause which would see the La Liga club pay Liverpool an extra £17.1m, having signed him from the Premier League side in January 2018. (AS - in Spanish)

Brighton will see if a deal can be done for Celtic's 23-year-old French forward Odsonne Edouard, who is in the final year of his contract. (Express)

And Brighton have also expressed interest in Barcelona and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 30, who has also been linked with Wolves and West Ham. (Sport - in Spanish)

Cristiano Ronaldo posted "decision day" on Instagram the day after L'Equipe reported that the transfer of Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 28, from Paris St-Germain to Juventus depends on whether the Portugal forward, 36, leaves Juve. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are the main interested party regarding Kieran Trippier but Atletico Madrid are keen to keep hold of the England right-back, 30. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says 28-year-old English attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, who impressed during a spell on loan at West Ham last season, is in his plans "at the moment". (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal are looking to sell French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, to raise transfer funds for this summer. (Mirror)

Inter Milan want to sign PSV Eindhoven defender Denzel Dumfries but can only afford to commit to a loan deal for the Netherlands international, 25. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Mallorca's Argentina Under-17s midfielder Luka Romero, 16, will have a medical with Lazio on Monday. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich are keen to sell French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for £17.1m this summer. The 26-year-old, who has been linked with Juventus and Napoli, has a year left on his deal with the Bundesliga champions. (L'Equipe via Get French Football News)

French winger Thomas Robert, son of former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert, is training with Burnley as the 20-year-old hopes to join their Under-23s squad. (Sun)

Burnley are set to sign Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey on a free transfer after the 34-year-old left Crystal Palace following the end of his contract. (Mail)

Newcastle United have agreed to sell French defender Florian Lejeune to Alaves, with the 30-year-old having spent last season on loan at the Spanish club. (Chronicle)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
20th July 2021

the times
Talks between Liverpool and captain Jordan Henderson over a new contract have stalled, leading to speculation over his long-term future at the club.
Luton Town assistant manager Mick Harford has revealed he has prostate cancer and is to step back from his duties while he undergoes treatment.
Alun Wyn Jones is set to cap an incredible return to fitness from a dislocated shoulder by being named in the Lions starting XV for the opening Test against South Africa.

daily mail
Facebook, the owners of Instagram, have been criticised for taking no action against 31 accounts that posted racist abuse toward Lewis Hamilton after his British GP win.
Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Atalanta defender Cristian Romero and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini as Nuno Espirito Santo closes on his first signings.
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic has emerged as a possible target for Chelsea should they miss out on other options this summer.
Manchester United hope to have Raphael Varane's signature tied up by the end of July.
Leicester City are keen to tie Youri Tielemans down to a new contract to fend off interest from Liverpool in their Belgium midfielder.
The Football Association will seek life bans for any yobs found to have broken into Wembley before the Euro 2020 final.
Atletico Madrid are targeting Wolves striker Rafa Mir, who impressed during a loan spell in Spain with Huesca last season.
Derby County supporters are demanding assurances from club bosses that the Championship side will not go into administration this season after their latest takeover setback.
Arsenal are the latest team to sign up for a cryptocurrency with the $AFC Fan Token set to launch on the platform.

daily star
Red Bull are considering an official protest about the perceived leniency of Lewis Hamilton's punishment for colliding with Max Verstappen during Sunday's British Grand Prix.
British athletes have spoken of fear in the camp as Covid-19 threatens their Olympic Games dreams with members of the team already having to isolate.

the sun
Villarreal are still leading the chase for Arnaut Danjuma after having a £13m bid turned down last month, but interest is coming from Premier League clubs Southampton and Aston Villa.
Manchester United will spend time in Scotland ahead of their Premier League season opener, training at the St Andrews University facilities used by Dundee United.

daily express
Paul Pogba will let his contract run down and make a decision on his Manchester United future next summer as Juventus ponder trying to tempt him back to Turin.
Mikel Arteta is a keen admirer of Wolves' £35m-rated midfielder Ruben Neves, seeing him as a "significant upgrade" on Arsenal's current crop of midfielders.

the guardian
Sir Dave Brailsford has admitted the stress on his health could force him to step down as team principal of the Ineos Grenadiers. Brailsford has been treated for cancer and had a heart scare in the last two years.

daily record
Rangers are set to miss out on America de Cali striker Santiago Moreno, who is instead set to make a move to MLS and join either Atlanta United or Portland Timbers.
Burnley are continuing to take a look at Airdrie winger Thomas Robert, son of former Newcastle star Laurent, on an extended trial and could make a move for him in the coming days

Jordan Henderson's future at Liverpool is uncertain, with contract talks with the England midfielder, 31, failing to progress over the close season. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea know West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, is keen to join them and they will approach the Hammers to find out what it would take for a deal to be done. (Express)

Meanwhile, Chelsea's England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, is staying to fight for his place - ending hopes of him moving to Bayern Munich as part of a swap deal for France winger Kingsley Coman, 25. (Sun)

Manchester City are interested in Sporting Lisbon and Portugal left-back Nuno Mendes, 19, but are unwilling to meet the £50m asking price. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid are adamant England full-back Kieran Trippier, 30, is not for sale amid interest from Manchester United - but the Spanish club would replace him with Wolves and Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo, 27, or Napoli and Italy right-back Giovanni di Lorenzo, 27, if he does leave. (AS)

Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced talks over a deal for Atalanta's Argentina centre-back Cristian Romero, 23. (Football.London)

Wolves have been handed a chance to sign Barcelona and Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite, 30. (Mail)

Arsenal remain outsiders in their pursuit of Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, despite their willingness to match Sassuolo's £34m demands - with the 23-year-old set to choose Juventus due to their Champions League status. (Mirror)

Real Madrid and France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, is open to a move to the Premier League and Manchester United are confident personal terms will not be a problem. (Guardian)

United are "inching closer" towards finalising a deal for Varane. (Manchester Evening News)

Alternatively, Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis has rejected a £30m bid from Manchester United for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 30. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

United are willing to be patient in their pursuit of Rennes' French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, as they look to drive down the fee. (The Athletic - subscription required)

United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, and Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, are among the players who could move on free transfers next summer as a result of the financial impact on clubs caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (ESPN)

Bournemouth's Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, 24, is wanted by Spanish club Villarreal. Danjuma scored 15 times in 33 Championship games in 2020-21. (Sun)

Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, has his mind set on a move to Manchester City or Manchester United, but the south coast club are yet to receive an enquiry for him. (Talksport)

Everton are interested in Burnley winger Dwight McNeil, 21, in a deal worth £25m, but face competition from Aston Villa. (Liverpool Echo)

Burnley have shown interest in Lyon's Ivory Coast left-back Maxwel Cornet, 24. (L'Equipe - in French)

Brighton & Hove Albion are lining up a £15m move for Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips, 24, to replace Arsenal-bound Ben White. (Talksport)

Newcastle United and Brentford are looking at Midtjylland's Jens Cajuste, 21, after Rennes' pursuit of the Sweden midfielder came to a standstill. (RMC Sport - in French)

Southampton, Leeds United and West Ham have all shown interest in signing Manchester City's £20m-rated Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera, 23. (Sun)

Liverpool's Nigeria Under-23 forward Taiwo Awoniyi, 23, is having a medical at Union Berlin after the two clubs agreed a £6.5m fee. Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 25, is finalising a £10.5m move to Porto.(Goal)

Barcelona have been offered the opportunity to sign Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, with the Spanish club offering France defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, as part of a swap deal. (Sport via Express)

Leeds are considering a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers' Spain winger Adama Traore, 25. (90 min)

Chelsea youngster Lewis Bates is attracting interest from Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton, with the England Under-19 midfielder having just one year left on his contract. (Mail)

Fulham are the most likely to sign Liverpool and Wales winger Harry Wilson, with the 24-year-old accepting he needs to move on a permanent basis for his career. (Goal)

Bournemouth are favourites to sign Scott Dann, 34, on a free transfer after the defender left Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)

Sheffield Wednesday are in talks to sign English free agent Jack Hunt, 30, but face competition from Cardiff and Blackpool. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
21st July 2021

daily mirror
Paris Saint-Germain have turned their attention to Paul Pogba and hope to be able to secure the Manchester United midfielder this summer for £50m with his contract beginning to run down.
Gareth Bale is ready to delay his plans of playing in MLS to see out his contract with Real Madrid.
Edgar Davids has been fired by Portuguese club Olhanense after seven months in charge with chairman Luis Torres branding his reign as "a disaster".
Martin Braithwaite's agent launched a furious attack on Jorge Mendes after his client was linked with a move to Wolves.

the sun
Agent Andrea D'Amico claims Arsenal have made an opening £34m offer for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli.
Chelsea are prepared to let Tammy Abraham join Arsenal on loan to speed through a deal.
Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Jesse Lingard's situation at Manchester United.
Dennis Praet has told Leicester City he is not prepared to sit on the bench again next season.

daily mail
A group of investors, including former QPR chief executive Phillip Beard, have seen a £400m takeover bid for West Ham turned down by the club's current owners.
Arsenal could offer fringe players Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Leicester City as part of an offer for James Maddison.
Crystal Palace have made an enquiry for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, who finished last season on loan with Liverpool.
Martin Braithwaite's agent Hasan Cetinkaya has launched an attack on Jorge Mendes after the Barcelona striker was linked with a move back to England with Wolves.
Antonio Conte is reportedly waiting for an offer from a club in Europe after being approached by the Netherlands to take over as their national team head coach.

daily star
Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Jordan Henderson, should stalled contract talks with Liverpool end in him leaving the club as early as this summer.
European champions Chelsea are planning to include striker Tammy Abraham as part of a deal to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
A message on Instagram posted by Everton winger Bernard to team-mate Lucas Digne suggests the Brazilian could soon be on his way out of Goodison Park.

daily express
Davinson Sanchez could potentially be involved in any deal with Atalanta for goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and defender Cristian Romero.
Barcelona have turned their attentions to Paulo Dybala and Juventus as possible partners for a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann after the collapse of a deal with Atletico Madrid.
Lyon have increased their asking price for Houssem Aouar, who is a possible target for multiple Premier League clubs including Liverpool, to in excess of £25m.

daily record
Rangers have rejected a £600,000 offer from West Ham for teenage winger Kai Kennedy.
Rangers are facing less competition for Nimes midfielder Zinedine Ferhat with Strasbourg reportedly joining Saint Etienne in pulling out of the race for his signature.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a target for Paris St-Germain this summer and the Ligue 1 side are seeking to sell players to raise the £50m they believe will secure a deal. (Mirror)

United are yet to be contacted by PSG over a possible move for 28-year-old France international Pogba. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid's France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, is keen for a move to Manchester United to be completed within the next few days. (AS - in Spanish)

Wales forward Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States but the 32-year-old plans to see out the remaining year of his contract at Real Madrid. (AS, via Mirror)

PSG could sell up to nine players to try to raise money and offer Kylian Mbappe the same salary as 29-year-old Brazil forward Neymar. The club want to persuade the France striker, 22, to extend his contract with them. (L'Equipe, via Marca)

Barcelona are desperately trying to sell players in order to fund a new contract for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, before the start of the season. (Guardian)

Arsenal have made a £34m bid for Sassuolo's 23-year-old Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli. (Sky Italy, via London Evening Standard)

The Gunners are willing to offer Leicester City a number of players - including 21-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson - as part of a deal to sign England midfielder James Maddison, 24. (Mail)

Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Barcelona's Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, 31. (Mundo Deportivo, via Sun)

Chelsea might make a bid of £135m for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (ESPN, via 90 min)

England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, has been linked with leaving Chelsea but appears set to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are close to agreeing a deal with Sevilla for Spanish winger Bryan Gil, 20, which will see Argentine forward Erik Lamela, 29, move to the La Liga club. (Sky Sports)

Spurs will pay £21.6m for Gil, plus performance-related add-ons. (Guardian)

Manchester United are open to making two more major signings before the transfer window closes in six weeks' time, with Atletico Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier among their top targets. (Manchester Evening News)

United remain keen on signing Trippier, 30, despite Atletico Madrid demanding in excess of £18m. (TalkSport)

Juventus are considering a shock swap deal which would see Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, join PSG in return for their 28-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi. (L'Equipe via Star)

Juventus have set a £35m asking price for Turkish 21-year-old defender Merih Demiral, who has been linked with a move to Everton. (Goal)

Leeds United are favourites to sign Chelsea's English 18-year-old midfielder Lewis Bate. (Mail)

Bayer Leverkusen's 25-year-old English winger Demarai Gray had a medical on Tuesday as he moves closer to signing for Everton. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are looking at former Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, 29, as potential third-choice cover this coming season. (Telegraph)

However, Aston Villa are also keen on English keeper Bettinelli as competition for Emiliano Martinez and Jed Steer. (Mail)

Manchester City might still have a decision to make over whether academy star Liam Delap should be loaned out this season, with Preston North End understood to be interested in the 18-year-old English striker. (Manchester Evening News)

Germany Under-21 striker Lukas Nmecha, 22, says he joined Wolfsburg from Manchester City as he did not think his chances of regular football with the Premier League champions were very good.(Kicker - in German)

Brentford are set to beat Aston Villa to the signing of 18-year-old English goalkeeper Matthew Cox from AFC Wimbledon. (Football Insider)

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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
22nd July 2021

daily star
Manchester United are nearing agreement on terms with Raphael Varane which will see the Real Madrid defender double his current wage.
Chelsea have made an enquiry about Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi after failing to get anywhere in their efforts to bring in Italy team-mate Federico Chiesa.
Lukas Nmecha, who recently joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, says one of the main reasons for his decision to leave Manchester City was because they will be "getting another top striker".

the sun
Manchester United are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.
Newcastle striker Callum Wilson vowed to reclaim his place in the England squad insisting he has "unfinished business".
Arsenal pulled out of their pre-season trip to America because they feared being forced to quarantine in Orlando.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been targeted by Leicester, Southampton and Burnley as Mikel Arteta shakes up his Arsenal squad.
Liverpool are targeting a transfer for West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen, according to reports.

daily express
Chelsea are reportedly still in secret talks behind the scenes over the signing of former player Romelu Lukaku.
Barcelona are preparing to make an offer for Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, although Arsenal are believed to still be top of the list of clubs trying to sign him.
Liverpool have made signing a new midfielder a priority after Jurgen Klopp's change of heart about his transfer plans this summer.

daily mirror
Manchester United star Donny van de Beek will reject offers from other clubs this summer as he's determined to stay at the Red Devils.
Police are studying CCTV evidence of a youth they think might have caused damage to a mural of Marcus Rashford in Withington earlier this month.
Sir Andy Murray is sure the Tokyo Games will be the most important Olympics in history and lead sport out of the pandemic catastrophe.

the times
Sheffield United have told Arsenal they will need to raise their offer for England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to £32m after two previous bids were rejected by the Championship club.
A policeman who challenged ticketless fans during chaotic scenes at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley this month has accused senior officers of a reluctance to use force because of concerns over "brand image".
A surge in Covid-19 infections in Rome has been blamed on an open-top bus procession by the national football team that drew thousands onto the streets after Italy's Euro 2020 win.

daily mail
Premier League players and staff are facing compulsory Covid vaccinations under a Government plan to keep sport going if there is a winter lockdown. Proof of a negative test will no longer be sufficient as part of the proposal.
Chelsea are contemplating the idea of bringing Eden Hazard back to the club from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.
Chelsea have held initial talks with Robert Lewandowski's agent over a summer move to the Premier League from Bayern Munich according to a report in Germany.
Manchester United have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves.
Newcastle have opened talks with Southampton over a £4m deal for midfielder Mario Lemina.
Barcelona's cash crisis continues to take hold with Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto all rejecting requests to take pay cuts.

daily record
Sheffield United full-back George Baldock remains a priority target for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou, who has also asked Derby about the availability of Nathan Byrne.
Rangers are furious that Celtic have been allowed 18,500 fans for their friendly against West Ham on the same day the Ibrox club can only host 8,500 against Brighton.

scottish sun
Rangers transfer target Joey Veerman has hit out at his club Heerenveen over their £8m asking price for him.
Former AEK boss Manolo Jimenez has urged Ange Postecoglou to stick by blunder keeper Vasilis Barkas.

Chelsea have spoken to the agent of Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 32, about a possible move to Stamford Bridge. (Bild, via Sun)

Arsenal are preparing a bid of £30m for Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 23. (Talksport)

However, the Gunners have been told to raise their offer for Ramsdale to more than £32m after having two offers rejected. (Times)

Chelsea are willing to let English striker Tammy Abraham join Premier League rivals Arsenal on loan. Tottenham and West Ham are also keen on the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, is open to leaving Chelsea this summer and would ideally prefer a return to the Bundesliga. (90min)

Liverpool could sell English centre-back Nat Phillips, 24, Welsh winger Harry Wilson, 24, Belgian forward Divock Origi, 26, Wales full-back Neco Williams, 20, and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, as they look to raise £60-70m. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool have identified West Ham's 24-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen as a potential transfer target. (Athletic, subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, but the French club will need to sell players first. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are leading Arsenal in the race to sign Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 24, for £35m from Wolves this summer. (Talksport)

United remain in discussions with Real Madrid's France defender Raphael Varane, 28. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile, United have offered Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka £200,000-a-week to sign when the 26-year-old's Bayern Munich deal expires next summer. (Mail)

But Real Madrid have also already made contact with Gortezka about a move. (Bild, via Marca)

Aston Villa are in advanced talks to sign Norwich City's 23-year-old English midfielder Todd Cantwell. (Football Insider)

Villa are also ready to move for Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, who is valued between £25m-£30m. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are negotiating with Schalke over a deal for Turkey defender Ozan Kabak, 21. He could cost £10m-£12m. (Guardian)

Everton have joined the list of clubs interested in 28-year-old England forward Jesse Lingard's situation at Manchester United. (Sun)

West Ham manager David Moyes will target Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley, 27, if the club cannot sign Lingard. (90min)

Newcastle United are likely to pay £13m if they are to sign 21-year-old Sweden midfielder Jens-Lys Cajuste from FC Midtjylland. (Chronicle)

Newcastle have also revived talks over a £4m move for Southampton and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 27, and hope to reach agreement this week. (Mail)

West Brom's Brazilian playmaker Matheus Pereira, 25, has attracted fresh interest from clubs in the Premier League and Bundesliga. (Express and Star)

Leeds United are close to signing Chelsea's 18-year-old English midfielder Lewis Bate. The Blues are expected to include a sell-on clause, but not a buy-back option. (Leeds Live)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, is determined to stay at Manchester United this summer despite interest from clubs in Italy, Spain and Germany. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus are close to agreeing a deal with Sassuolo for Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23. (Corriere dello Sport, in Italian)

Barcelona are facing a wage bill crisis and could be forced to make £441m worth of cuts to meet La Liga's salary cap. (Star)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
23rd July 2021

the sun
Daniel Levy has given Tottenham's Harry Kane the green light to join a Premier League rival, opening the door for a possible £160m move to Manchester City on a weekly salary of £400,000.
Bernardo Silva could be the player sacrificed by Manchester City if they go ahead with a potential move for Kane and potentially also revisit their interest in Aston Villa's Jack Grealish.
Nice have entered the race to sign Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, who is also a potential target for Newcastle United.
Chelsea and Manchester City are closely monitoring a contract stand-off between Barcelona and young midfield star Ilaix Moriba.
Phil Neville has the backing of David Beckham - despite Inter Miami slumping to their sixth defeat on the spin.
The Italian FA has decided Christian Eriksen can only return to Serie A action if he is deemed fit enough to play.
Jack Wilshere is 'surprised' that Gabriel Martinelli didn't get more game time at Arsenal last season.

daily star
Paul Pogba has turned down a £50m contract offer presented to his agent Mino Raiola by Manchester United.
Paul Pogba could pocket £500,000-per-week at French giants PSG if the Parisians and the Red Devils can strike a deal to take the midfielder back to France.
Tottenham have asked to be kept updated over Antoine Griezmann but currently have no plans to bid for him.

daily mail
Liverpool are considering a move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be out of contract next summer, according to reports in Italy.
Granit Xhaka's drawn-out move to Roma appears to be getting close with the final details of a £17m deal being ironed out.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has emerged as a potential target to join Chelsea's stable of goalkeepers.
Tottenham have reportedly bid £34m plus £8m in add-ons for Atalanta defender Cristian Romero.
Chelsea called off a behind-closed-doors friendly against League of Ireland side Drogheda United on Thursday because of a possible positive Covid-19 case in their squad.
Premier League clubs are still in the dark on heading limits this season despite top-flight chiefs having had the data from a landmark mouthguard study since the start of June.
Liverpool are leading the race to sign Newcastle United prospect Bobby Clark.
Paulo Dybala's agent will hold talks with Juventus early next week regarding a new contract at the club, according to reports.

daily mirror
Manchester United and Real Madrid remain around £10m apart in their respective valuations for France centre-back Raphael Varane.
Former Arsenal defender David Luiz is set to join Mario Balotelli at ambitious Turkish Super Lig side Adana Demispor.
Players in Australia and New Zealand are calling on national associations to reverse their controversial decision to withdraw from the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

the times
The Premier League is on course to secure a pandemic-busting increase in overseas TV rights despite having to settle for a cut-price deal in China.
Fans should be given a "golden share" in their clubs that would allow them to veto any attempt to change the club's name, sell off the stadium or join a breakaway Super League, the interim findings of an independent review into football have stated.

daily telegraph
Hector Bellerin is prepared to leave Arsenal this summer but the club have yet to receive an official bid for the Spain right-back.
Southampton are close to signing Dynel Simeu from Chelsea after his contract expired at Stamford Bridge.
Brighton's move for Getafe wing-back Marc Cucurella has hit a stumbling block as his Spanish club are insisting on his full buy-out clause being paid.
Fulham are interested in landing Tom Trybull on loan from Norwich City for the season.
Management simulation game Football Manager is to incorporate women's football for the first time, in what Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has described as a "watershed moment" for the sport and the football gaming industry.

the guardian
Crystal Palace could join the race to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard with his mentor Said Algoun having joined the South London club's staff.

daily express
Chelsea target Presnel Kimpemba is considering his future at Paris Saint-Germain after the high-profile arrival of Sergio Ramos.

daily record
Manchester City have set a hefty loan fee for centre-back Ko Itakura, one of a number of defensive players of interest to Celtic along with Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Anderlecht goalkeeper Hendrik van Crombrugge has revealed it would be a dream to join Celtic.

scottish sun
Fraser Forster has opened the door on a possible return to Celtic after rejecting a new cut-price contract with Southampton, and the club could also be in the running to sign defender Moritz Jenz for £1m from Swiss club Lausanne-Sport.
St Mirren have rejected a £300,000 bid from Wigan for midfielder Jamie McGrath.

Harry Kane is set to leave Tottenham and join Manchester City in a £160m deal - a Premier League record - which would earn the 27-year-old England striker £400,000 a week. (Sun)

City are prepared to offer one of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, 24, Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez, 30, Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 26, or England attacker Raheem Sterling, 26, as part of a deal to tempt Spurs into selling the England captain. (FourFourTwo)

Spurs are interested in Atalanta defender Cristian Romero and have reportedly bid £34m plus £8m in add-ons for the 23-year-old Argentine player. (Mail)

Atalanta are interested in signing Spurs' Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez, 25, as part of a deal for Romero. (Gianluigi Longari for Sportitalia)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, is set to reject Paris St-Germain's latest contract offer and has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, despite the French club's pursuit of 28-year-old Manchester United midfielder and international team-mate Paul Pogba. (Marca - in Spanish)

Pogba is expected to leave Manchester United this summer after rejecting a £350,000-a-week deal with the Premier League club who are not prepared to let him run down his contract and leave for free in 2022. (Mirror)

Manchester United are also struggling to reach an agreement with Real Madrid to sign France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28. The La Liga club are demanding £50m for the defender with United only willing to pay £40m. (Mirror)

AC Milan are keen to sign Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 28, on loan from Chelsea. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Liverpool are one of several European clubs weighing up a potential move for AC Milan's Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 24. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Newcastle are confident of securing Southampton and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 27, after holding talks with a number of midfield targets who are out of the club's price range. (Northern Echo)

Eden Hazard, 30, has made it clear that a return to Chelsea is out of the question after Spanish media reported the Belgium midfielder had been offered to the Blues as Real Madrid look to offload him. (Mirror)

Arsenal have been told by Sheffield United to raise their offer for 32-year-old Aaron Ramsdale to more than £32m after having two bids rejected for the goalkeeper. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea have opened talks with 21-year-old English right-back Dujon Sterling over a new contract. Chelsea's development squad coaches are understood to be impressed with Sterling's recovery and return to full fitness following a career-threatening injury. (Football.London)

Chelsea are also interested in Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 34, who is a free agent after his Manchester United contract expired, as the Blues continue their search for a third-choice keeper to provide cover for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is close to completing a move to Roma, with the Serie A club keen for the Switzerland captain, 28, to join in time for their pre-season tour of Portugal next week. (Mail)

Aston Villa could make an offer for River Plate's 21-year-old Argentina forward Julian Alvarez over the next week. (TNT Sports - in Spanish)

Tottenham and United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 23, is the subject of interest from Newcastle, who are keen to land a centre-back after Brentford won the race to sign Celtic's Norway international defender Kristoffer Ajer, 23. (90Min)

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Newcastle prospect Bobby Clark. The 16-year-old midfielder is the son of former Newcastle and Sunderland midfielder Lee. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
24th July 2021

daily telegraph
Manchester United are anticipating an approach from Paris Saint-Germain for Paul Pogba before the close of the transfer window next month.
Manchester City remain determined to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer but have no intention of paying £160m for the England striker.
The government's independent fan-led review of football governance has formally recommended the introduction of a new 'Independent Regulator for English Football' (Iref) - with powers to block any future European Super League and police club ownership.

daily mail
Premier League and EFL clubs face a potential battle with the PFA over proposals to insert vaccination clauses into player contracts.
Chelsea have been forced to bring a premature end to their pre-season camp in the Republic of Ireland after a possible positive Covid-19 test from one of their players.
AC Milan are reportedly pushing to sign Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech on loan, with the Morocco international wanting to know if he figures in Thomas Tuchel's plans moving forward.
Brentford have announced the signing of midfielder Myles Peart-Harris from Chelsea on a four-year contract, continuing the exodus of young players from the club.
Everton and Crystal Palace are weighing up moves for Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba before the close of the transfer window.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp played down the chances of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez making their long-awaited comebacks from injury during the club's pre-season tour of Austria.
Leeds United hope to complete the signing of Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson next week, pending a work permit.

the times
Harry Kane believes Tottenham Hotspur are willing to sell him this summer in what he considers is a shift in the club's position.

the sun
Arsenal will not be offering a new contract to Alexandre Lacazette and are inviting bids for their former record signing while the Gunners push ahead with a move for Chelsea's Tammy Abraham.
Fulham are closing in on a £10m move for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.
Crystal Palace have rivalled Leicester by making a move for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, according to reports.
Manchester City are ready to play the long game in their bid to sign England captain Harry Kane.
Barcelona will host Juventus in a pre-season friendly in August, which could see Lionel Messi face off against Cristiano Ronaldo once again.
Manchester United are reportedly reassessing Facundo Pellistri's place in the squad after he impressed in pre-season.
Chelsea starlet Dujon Sterling could be set for a first-team role after impressing during pre-season.
Bournemouth's mega-rich owner could be considering selling up.

daily mirror
Manchester United have signed 35-year-old defender Paul McShane to play for and coach the club's U23s side.
Barcelona have set themselves an end date of August 15 to get their financial issues sorted and to have Lionel Messi's new contract signed and delivered to La Liga.
Sir Alex Ferguson has already given his blessing for Manchester United to sign Raphael Varane.

daily record
In-demand Jonson Clarke-Harris is interested in joining Rangers amid a host of teams across Europe circling around the free-scoring Peterborough striker.
Ukrainian winger Marian Shved has left Celtic after two-and-a-half years of Parkhead limbo.
Rangers fans have been given an 11th-hour attendance increase for their friendly double header this weekend.

scottish sun
Brighton are poised to step up their interest in Odsonne Edouard and are ready to launch a £20m bid for the Celtic striker.

daily express
Arsenal are ready to meet Tammy Abraham's wage demands to bring the Chelsea forward to the Emirates this summer.

Chelsea are poised to submit a £130m bid for Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 22, after owner Roman Abramovich gave his blessing to proceed with what would be a club-record deal. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan are demanding at least £102.5m from Chelsea for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, if the Blues are unable to sign Haaland. (Metro)

Manchester City have reached an agreement with Jack Grealish and are ready to offer Aston Villa £90m for the England attacking midfielder, 25. (Football Insider)

Manchester City say reports they have agreed a £160m deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane are nonsense. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham maintain they have no intention of selling the 27-year-old England captain this summer. (Football London)

Although Kane is increasingly confident Tottenham are willing to let him move on. (Times)

Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Kane of £350,000 a week and are willing to bid as much as £120m. (Star)

Manchester United anticipate a formal approach from Paris St-Germain this summer for France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28. (Telegraph)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told PSG he does not intend to sign an extension to his contract, which runs to 2022, and wants to leave the club this summer or next. (AS - in Spanish)

Rennes' France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga favours a move to Spain after talks between Manchester United and the 18-year-old's representatives were described as "not encouraging". (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona believe if Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, leaves Juventus this summer, the Italian club would be willing to take their France forward Antoine Griezmann on loan, with an option to buy the 30-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barca president Joan Laporta says the club "value Antoine a lot" but "there's a market for Griezmann" and the Spanish club are "open to all proposals". (Goal)

Arsenal will not be offering a new contract to 30-year-old French striker Alexandre Lacazette and are inviting bids of about £15m for their former record signing to help fund a move for 23-year-old Chelsea and England forward Tammy Abraham. (Sun)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has reiterated the club's desire to sign England Under-21 midfielder Joe Willock from Arsenal but says the Magpies are waiting for the Gunners and 21-year-old to make a decision about his future. (Sky Sports)

Rangers manager and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 41, says he was "shocked and surprised" he was linked with becoming Everton manager before Rafael Benitez's appointment and that such a prospect "is never a possibility". (ESPN)

Liverpool are looking to tie forward Mohamed Salah, 29, down to a new deal in the near future with the Egyptian's contract running until the summer of 2023. (Liverpool Echo)

Fulham are closing in on a £10m move for Liverpool's Wales winger Harry Wilson, 24. (Sun)

Bayer Leverkusen have rejected a £30m offer from Aston Villa for 23-year-old Jamaica winger Leon Bailey. (Football Insider)

Manchester City's 24-year-old Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus tops Juventus' list of summer targets. (Calciomercator - in Italian)

Juve are also set to relaunch their attempts to sign 23-year-old Italy and Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli. (Mail)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala's agent is to hold talks with Juventus about a new deal for the 27-year-old, who has a year left on his contract with the Serie A side. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

South American clubs Boca Juniors, Flamengo and Club America have all shown interest in Inter Milan's Arturo Vidal, but the 34-year-old Chile midfielder wants to play for one more European club before returning to Colo-Colo to finish his career. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
25th July 2021

sunday telegraph
Harry Kane is set to miss the start of the Premier League season for Tottenham and step out of the spotlight over his attempt to leave the club.
Tottenham have agreed a deal for Toby Alderweireld to join Al-Duhail in Qatar.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says he "didn't feel loved or appreciated" by FSG and fans on social media when leaving Liverpool.
Premier League football fans who have not been fully vaccinated could be barred from attending matches from October under plans expected to be signed off by ministers.

mail on sunday
Manchester United's hopes of signing teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga took a hit after the 18-year-old's reported preference is for a move to Spain.
Donny van de Beek has snubbed Barcelona and wants to stay and fight for his place in the team at Manchester United.
Harry Kane has weakened his chances of leaving Tottenham this summer by annoying the club's billionaire owner Joe Lewis in the way he's gone about trying to get a move to Manchester City.
Crystal Palace are closing on a £20m deal for Lyon defender Joachim Andersen and remain in talks over a deal for Schalke's Ozan Kabak.
Arsenal hope to confirm the £50m signing of Ben White from Brighton with the defender undergoing a medical this weekend.
Manchester United are exploring a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
Denis Zakaria 'prefers a transfer' this summer rather than signing a new deal at Borussia Monchengladbach, reveals the club's sporting director amid talk of Man City and Arsenal interest.
Aston Villa have had a £25m bid rejected for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
French side Nice are front runners to land Crystal Palace starlet Zion Atta.

sunday mirror
Manchester United are reportedly prepared to sell Anthony Martial now they have landed Jadon Sancho.
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly finally reached a decision on his future at Paris Saint-Germain, with the France international set to be the subject of a major bidding war after his contract entered its final year.
Manchester City are braced for the Harry Kane transfer saga to go all the way to the wire on transfer deadline day.
Raphael Varane reportedly met with Carlo Ancelotti for showdown talks about his Real Madrid future as he reported for pre-season on Friday.
James Maddison is reportedly 'open' to a move to Arsenal with the club also meeting Tammy Abraham's wage demands.

the sun on sunday
Aston Villa are prepared to offer Jack Grealish a club record £200,000-a-week in wages in a bid to keep him out of the  clutches of champions Manchester City.
Manchester United plan to keep Dan James and frustrate his fan club in the rest of the Premier League amid interest from Brighton and Leeds.
Watford have seen a £15m bid for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong turned down.
Noni Madueke has been given a £20m price tag as PSV Eindhoven fight off interest from English clubs.
Aston Villa are making progress in their bid to sign Norwich ace Todd Cantwell, reports suggest.
Chelsea will have to fork out £102.5m to land Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan this summer, say reports in Italy.
Bayern Munich are set to launch a surprise bid for Chelsea forward Timo Werner, according to reports.

sunday mail
Connor Goldson has agreed to extend his Rangers stay by three years as he targets title domination for years to come.
Celtic have submitted a bid for Royal Antwerp defender Aurelio Buta, according to reports.

scottish sun
Rotherham are set to beat Motherwell and Hibs to Hamilton utility man Hakeem Odoffin

Juventus have rejected an £86m bid from Liverpool for Italy winger Federico Chiesa. The 23-year-old joined Juventus on an initial two-year loan in October 2020 before a potential permanent move from Fiorentina.(Repubblica)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are all considering a move for Argentina forward Joaquin Correa, 26, who is expected to leave Lazio this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United may look to sell France forward Anthony Martial, 25, with Tottenham interested in the France forward. (Star)

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, to stay amid interest from Paris St-Germain. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich are interested in 25-year-old Chelsea striker Timo Werner, with the Germany international's former manager from RB Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann, now in charge of the Bundesliga champions. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are set to almost double Portugal centre-back Ruben Dias' salary following the 24-year-old's impressive debut season for them in 2020-21. (Star)

France forward Antoine Griezmann, 30, would only be willing to leave Barcelona if he could return to former club Atletico Madrid. (Sport)

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved says Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, will stay with the club. Ronaldo has one year left on his contract with the Serie A side and has been linked with leaving them. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

PSG and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, says he "didn't feel loved" and was singled out for social media criticism before his departure from Liverpool in June. (Observer)

England captain Harry Kane, 27, is to miss start of Premier League season after his exertions at the European Championship. The Tottenham forward favours a move to Manchester City.(Telegraph)

Arsenal hope to confirm the £50m signing of England defender Ben White, 23, from Brighton after his medical this weekend. (Mail)

The Gunners are also looking at the possibility of signing Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 24, who has expressed a desire to leave Borussia Monchengladbach. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are closing in on a £20m move for Lyon and Denmark defender Joachim Andersen, 25, and remain in talks over a deal for Schalke and Turkey centre-back Ozan Kabak, 21. (Mail)

Watford have had a £15m bid for Adam Armstrong, 24, turned down, with Blackburn holding out for £25m for the former England Under-21 forward. (Sun)

The Hornets' long-serving captain Troy Deeney, 33, was called 'Tom Deeney' on the teamsheet for Saturday's friendly against West Brom. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
26th July 2021

daily mail
Manchester United are exploring a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
Manchester United are preparing a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in addition to their pursuit of Raphael Varane.
Leeds United and Crystal Palace hope to find out next week whether Chelsea are willing to let Conor Gallagher go on loan.
Robert Lewandowski has received Germany's Footballer of the Year award for the second season running after a record-breaking year.
Swansea City captain Matt Grimes is closing on a move to Fulham.
Robin Olsen's move to West Ham is reportedly back on after a transfer to Lille is understood to have fallen through.
Roma's pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has reportedly hit a roadblock, with the two clubs unable to agree a fee.

the sun
Manchester City are focused on a stunning double swoop for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish - despite more Financial Fair Play allegations.
Manchester United are losing patience in their pursuit of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael   Varane.
Liverpool will not be making any more signings until some non-homegrown players leave the club.
Toby Alderweireld has landed in Doha ahead of his £13m move to Al-Duhail from Tottenham.
Tottenham star Erik Lamela has been spotted at Sevilla's ground ahead of a reported swap deal involving Bryan Gil.
Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea duo Ross Barkley and Conor Gallagher - even if they secure Arsenal's Joe Willock.

daily mirror
Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of agreeing a fee with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane as talks have "intensified" over the weekend.
Arsenal are willing to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15m.
Hector Bellerin appears to be heading closer to the Arsenal exit door following reports Mikel Arteta is set to leave him out of his starting XI for the opening game of the season.
Liverpool's pre-season matches suggest that Philippe Coutinho's role is returning to Jurgen Klopp's line-up.
Fernando Torres is set to complete another return to former club Atletico Madrid to fulfil his role as a coach.
Juventus will meet the Sassuolo hierarchy next week as they look to thrash out a deal for Manuel Locatelli.

daily express
After a few weeks of a slow going in the transfer market, Liverpool are now going all out to sign Euro 2020-winning attacker Federico Chiesa.
West Ham could look to Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to boost their midfield this season.
Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic could be tempted by a move to Tottenham, according to reports.

daily star
Anthony Martial's Manchester United days are all but over after Jadon Sancho's move to Old Trafford was finally sealed.
Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has confirmed that Kalidou Koulibaly is "on the market" as Manchester United's search for a centre-half continues.
Jack Grealish is reportedly reconsidering a potential transfer to Manchester City after his struggle for playing time at this summer's Euro 2020 tournament.
Chelsea are reportedly 'open' to selling Timo Werner - and have not given up hope of bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.

the independent
Football fans have warned that plans to exclude supporters who are not fully vaccinated against coronavirus from attending Premier League matches from October could cause "chaos" at some clubs.

daily record
Celtic are keeping tabs on Derby defender Lee Buchanan.
Ipswich Town are pushing ahead in their bid to land Rangers defender George Edmundson on a permanent deal.

scottish sun
Ange Postecoglou says he would love to keep Ryan Christie at Celtic.
Liam Boyce insists he's confident Hearts can get their season off to a flier against Celtic this weekend.

Manchester United are close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid to sign France defender Raphael Varane, 28, for about 50m euros (£42m). (Marca)

Alternatively, United fear Varane may be using their interest to secure an improved deal at Real. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, United are also preparing a bid for Sevilla's 22-year-old defender Jules Kounde, a France team-mate of Varane's. (Mail)

Manchester City hope to make progress in their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, 27, and 25-year-old fellow England forward Jack Grealish of Aston Villa by the weekend. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund appear set to seal a £26m move for Liverpool target Donyell Malen, 22. They view the PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands forward as a direct replacement for England forward Jadon Sancho after the 21-year-old's move to Manchester United. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

West Ham United could move for Liverpool's England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 27, if they are unable to sign West Brom's 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Pereira. (Express)

Argentina winger Erik Lamela, 29, is close to finalising his move from Tottenham to Sevilla, with Spain winger Bryan Gil, 20, moving in the opposite direction. (Marca)

Newcastle United may turn to Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 27, if they fail to sign his compatriot Joe Willock, 21, from Arsenal. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Inter Milan insist Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, is not for sale amid interest from Chelsea. (Mirror)

Manchester United are considering using France forward Anthony Martial, 25, in a swap deal to land Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21. (Mundo Deportivo, via 90min)

United believe they may be able to sign Spain midfielder Saul Niguez from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid for about £45m. The 26-year-old has also been linked with Barcelona and Juventus. (Mail)

Brighton & Hove Albion are set to make a £20m offer to Celtic for 23-year-old French forward Odsonne Edouard. (Mail)

Juventus have scheduled new talks with Sassuolo as they step up their pursuit of Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who has also been linked with Arsenal. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain have held talks with Kalidou Koulibaly's agent as they consider a move for the 30-year-old Napoli and Senegal defender. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Spain midfielder Isco, 29, will not be offered a new contract by Real Madrid. His current deal expires next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, is pushing for a loan move to Newcastle. The former England Under-21 international sees it as a chance to play regular first-team football. (Northern Echo)

And finally, Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 20, showed off his vocal talents by belting out a karaoke classic at a bar in Norwich, where he is on loan this term. (Sun)


Full Member
May 13, 2021
AZ Alkmaar's Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners has attracted interest from Jose Mourinho's Roma, French club Rennes and Arsenal, who see the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for Roma-linked Switzerland international Granit Xhaka, 28. (De Telegraaf - via Team Talk)
This one has legs. He said in an interview he's in talks with multiple clubs.

I feel like he needs more space and time on the ball than he'd get in the PL, would do better in France or Italy.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
27th July 2021

daily express
Tottenham face a battle with Wolves if they are to finalise a surprise move for former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is likely to leave Juventus this summer.
Kieran Trippier is still hopeful of joining Manchester United before the end of the summer transfer window, according to reports.

daily mail
Barcelona are yet to receive any official bids for Antoine Griezmann amid interest from a number of clubs including Manchester City and Chelsea.
Marcus Rashford will hold talks with Manchester United on Tuesday to decide on a plan to deal with his shoulder injury - surgery would most likely keep him out until October.
Swansea have held talks with former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris about their managerial vacancy.
Manchester City defender Pedro Porro, signed for £11m in 2019 and sent out on loan ever since, says he has never spoken to Pep Guardiola since joining and joked that he wonders if the City boss even knows who he is.
England prop Mako Vunipola is set to be named in the British & Irish Lions starting XV for the second Test against South Africa.
Rugby League chiefs offered to spend £500,000 so players and staff from Australia and New Zealand were made as comfortable as possible in England but the countries still withdrew from this year's World Cup because of Covid-19 concerns.

daily telegraph
Derby County midfielder Jason Knight could miss up to three months with an ankle injury in training which was caused by Rams head coach Wayne Rooney.
Newcastle United are hoping to sign Manchester United centre back Axel Tuanzebe as Steve Bruce pushes the club's hierarchy to finally make a breakthrough in the transfer market after more delays in their attempt to re-sign Joe Willock from Arsenal.

daily mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to offload a number of first-team players at Manchester United this month, according to reports.
Arsenal goalkeeper Deyan Iliev has completed another loan move, joining Slovakian Super League club SKF Sered for the 2021-22 season.
Forgotten Manchester City defender Pedro Porro has amazingly claimed that he has never spoken to Pep Guardiola - despite being on the club's books for nearly two years.
Ronaldinho has made a plea to Lionel Messi and wants him to stay at Barcelona.

the sun
Manchester United star Donny van de Beek has returned to training ahead of the new Premier League season.
Gabriel Barbosa, better known as Gabigol, is attracting interest from the Premier League and open to a move after rediscovering his scoring touch in Brazil.
Arsenal are considering a £1m offer to Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira for talented teenage winger Matchoi Djalo.
Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has expressed his concern over whether Ben White will make an immediate impact at the Emirates.
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson is on the verge of a loan transfer to Altay S.K., according to reports.

the guardian
Rassie Erasmus has been warned to make his complaints through the "proper channels" after lashing out on social media about Mako Vunipola's behaviour towards Cheslin Kolbe.

daily record
Dermot Desmond has been getting personally involved in Celtic's transfer business as the club looks to bolster Ange Postecoglou's squad.
Rangers could be back in with a chance of signing America de Cali winger Santiago Moreno after his planned move to Portland Timbers stalled.

scottish sun
Leigh Griffiths has not travelled to Denmark for Celtic's Champions League qualifier with Midtjylland.
Paul Lambert has urged Celtic fans not to fear the worst for the new season - despite their side's weekend thrashing by West Ham.

Manchester United will sign Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane on a four-year deal with an option of a fifth year, but a date for the 28-year-old's medical is unclear because of quarantine restrictions. (Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle are pushing to sign former England Under-21 defender Axel Tuanzebe, 23, from Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Juventus are keen to sell Aaron Ramsey this summer as the Wales midfielder, 30, is seen by the club as a financial burden. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Ben White is expected to have his Arsenal medical on Wednesday with a £50m deal for the England defender, 23, having been agreed with Brighton last week. (Sky Sports)

Romelu Lukaku is happy at Inter Milan and the Belgium striker, 28, is not planning on leaving the club this summer, despite interest from Chelsea. (Express)

Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for eight members of their squad, including France forward Anthony Martial, 25, Wales winger Daniel James, 23, and England defender Phil Jones, 29. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace are close to completing the signing of 25-year-old Lyon and Denmark defender Joachim Andersen, who had a spell on loan at Fulham last season. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are stepping up their attempts to sign Atalanta's Argentine centre-back Cristian Romero, 23, for £40m. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa's bid to sign Bayer Leverkusen's Jamaican winger Leon Bailey has been complicated by Leicester, Everton, Wolves and Southampton showing an interest in the 23-year-old, who could be available for £30m. (90min)

Juventus have told Cristiano Ronaldo they expect him to stay at the club this season. The Portugal forward, 36, has been linked with a move as he has just one year left on his contract. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona are yet to receive any contact from clubs interested in signing France forward Antoine Griezmann, 30. (Marca - in Spanish)

Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to leave Liverpool this summer, with Napoli and Lazio among the clubs keen to sign the Switzerland winger, 29. (Goal)

Arsenal are considering a move for Portuguese winger Matchoi Djalo, 18, who is available for about £1m from Pacos de Ferreira. (Sun)

West Ham are keen on signing Denmark defender Jens Styger Larsen, 30, who is in the final year of his contract at Udinese and would cost £4.2m. (Football.London)

Former West Ham and Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic, 32, will arrive in Italy this week - the Austrian is completing a move from Chinese side Shanghai Port to Bologna. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Leeds United and Crystal Palace are interested in signing Chelsea and England Under-21 midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, on loan. (Leeds Live)

Arsenal and Iceland goalkeeper Alex Runarsson, 26, is set to join Turkish side Altay on loan for the rest of the season. (Football.London)

Newcastle's Japan striker Yoshinori Muto, 29, is in talks to join Greek side Aris Salonika, after spending last season on loan at Spanish club Eibar. (Newcastle Chronicle)

League One Wycombe are in advanced talks to sign Welsh striker Sam Vokes, 31, from Championship side Stoke. (Football Insider)

Stoke are interested in signing Aston Villa's English striker Keinan Davis, 23, on a loan deal. (Birmingham Mail)