Press Gossip - 2021

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Monday's Newspapers:
25th October 2021




daily mail
David Beckham is under fire over reports he has signed a deal worth £150m over 10 years to become the face of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and an ambassador for the emirate.


daily mirror
Jesse Lingard fired back at fans allegedly hurling abuse at him from the touchline as United slumped to an embarrassing defeat against Liverpool.
Antonio Conte is reportedly open to becoming the next Manchester United manager - but only if the club demonstrates willingness to win the Champions League.
Bayern Munich are set to insist that star player Joshua Kimmich is vaccinated against Covid due to his status as a "role model".


daily star
Aston Villa star Matty Cash has been pictured at the Polish Embassy in London as he begins the process of switching his international allegiance from England.
Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo had the chance to buy Brentford or Charlton Athletic but opted against investing after deeming them too expensive.
Kepa Arrizabalaga may soon end his Chelsea nightmare with Italian giants Juventus reportedly eyeing a swoop for the 27-year-old goalkeeper.


daily express
Mohamed Salah is now the highest-scoring African player in Premier League history after overtaking Didier Drogba following his hat-trick versus Manchester United.


the sun
Everton plan to step up their move for Stoke's giant centre-half Harry Souttar.


daily record
Rangers will look to strike a deal with Nigeria that ensures Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey can play against Celtic on January 2.



Everton and West Ham are among those keen on signing Inter Milan's Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, 32. However, there is also interest from Bundesliga clubs for the player. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Newcastle United would have to produce an "exceptional and extraordinary" offer to tempt Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to take over as manager. (Chronicle Live)

Midfielder Angelo Fulgini of Ligue 1 side Angers is attracting the interest of Premier League clubs after the 25-year-old Frenchman scored against Paris St-Germain last weekend. (Sun)

Brazilian full-back Marcelo has told Real Madrid that he will leave the club at the end of the season, with Brazilian club Fluminese a likely destination for the 33-year-old. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

West Ham manager David Moyes has warned that any club would have to pay over £100m to stand any chance of signing England midfielder Declan Rice. (Sky Sports via Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have made an enquiry over the availability of Porto winger Luis Diaz but Newcastle, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have also contacted the 24-year-old's representatives. (Nicolo Schira on Twitter)

French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 24, says a crisis meeting with chairman Daniel Levy saved his Tottenham Hotspur career. (Sun)

Talks between Paul Pogba and Manchester United over the French midfielder's contract renewal have been put on hold until April by the 28-year-old's agent Mino Raiola. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan have reached an impasse in contract talks with Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie as the 24-year-old continues to be linked with top clubs across Europe. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger is tipped to leave Stamford Bridge next summer with the 28-year-old German linked with Juventus, Manchester City, Tottenham and Paris St-Germain. (Wettfreunde - in German)

Arsenal duo Konstantinos Mavropanos, 23, and Matteo Guendouzi, 22, who are on loan at Stuttgart and Marseille respectively, are expected to make the moves permanent next summer. (Football London)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
26th October 2021




the sun
Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers are being sounded out as successors to under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could take over as Norway manager if he gets sacked by Manchester United after a short break, reports suggest.
Donny van de Beek has changed his agent to increase his chances of leaving Manchester United, according to reports.
American businessman Chris Kirchner has made a £50m bid for Derby County.
Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged Raheem Sterling to commit his future to Manchester City - and get back to doing what he does best.
PSG star Marquinhos has hinted that Chelsea were indeed interested in signing him last summer.


daily mail
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned his players to brace themselves for a week of intense external pressure as he issued a heartfelt rallying cry to his disgraced Manchester United players following the embarrassing loss to Liverpool.
Manchester United are remaining silent amid growing speculation over the future of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Premier League footballers are being targeted by individuals offering fake vaccination certificates.
Chelsea are set to reward Trevoh Chalobah for his breakout season with a new contract.
Crystal Palace are likely to escape FA sanctions for the controversial banner unfurled by supporters condemning Newcastle's new Saudi Arabian owners on Saturday.
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has set his sights on the England No 1 shirt for the 2022 World Cup.
Leicester City have officially submitted a planning application for the expansion of the King Power Stadium - meaning they could become the 10th largest club in the Premier League if it is approved.


the guardian
Antonio Conte would be open to discussing taking over at Manchester United if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were sacked, while it emerged on Monday that several players are questioning whether the Norwegian can take the team any further.
Unvaccinated tennis players could be allowed to travel to Melbourne and compete at the Australian Open, according to an email sent to WTA players that appears to contradict previous federal and state government advice.
Thomas Tuchel has revealed his admiration for Andreas Christensen, whose Chelsea future is in doubt after talks over a new contract stalled.


the times
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears that he will be sacked as Manchester United manager after his side's humiliating 5-0 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday, which left a number of senior players losing confidence in their manager.
Andreas Christensen's future at Chelsea has become uncertain as negotiations over a new contract have stalled.
Andy Murray has left the door open for a U-turn on his decision to skip this year's Davis Cup finals and despite not being named in Great Britain's squad, he admitted that he could yet be persuaded to appear in Innsbruck next month.


daily telegraph
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was clinging to his job on Monday night after Manchester United's hierarchy held crisis talks over the manager's future and the team's collapse amid serious concerns about how their season is unravelling.
The Metropolitan Police are under fire for investigating whether an offence was committed by football fans who unfurled a banner opposing the Saudi takeover of Newcastle United at a match.
Joey Barton will escape formal sanctions after sparking outrage by comparing a poor performance by his Bristol Rovers side to the Holocaust.


daily mirror
Manchester United chiefs are considering sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Sunday's humiliation by Liverpool.


daily record
Under-fire St Mirren chairman John Needham has been blasted by the club's own charity partners over his offensive Rangers tweets.
Summer signings Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide are already fighting for their Celtic futures.


scottish sun
Jackie McNamara believes one signing was enough to ensure Celtic legend status for Wim Jansen - Henrik Larsson.
Celtic target Daizen Maeda has broken his silence on interest from the Hoops and insisted he is only concentrating on his own club for now.
Ian Holloway revealed Charlie Adam was labelled 'selfish' by Blackpool's players in their Premier League relegation campaign.


Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, wants a £500,000-a-week contract to stay with the Reds. (Football Insider)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fighting to save his job as Manchester United manager and the 48-year-old Norwegian had already lost the faith of a number of his squad, even before Sunday's 5-0 defeat against Liverpool. (ESPN)

Manchester United's hierarchy are giving serious consideration to dismissing Solskjaer before their next game at Tottenham on Saturday. (Manchester Evening News)

Frenchman Zinedine Zidane is not keen on the top job at Old Trafford despite being out of work after leaving Real Madrid in May. The 49-year-old has his sights set on managing either Paris St-Germain or the France national team, but neither position is available. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

No matter who is in charge at Manchester United next season, the club are expected to pursue Inter Milan and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 24, Juventus' 24-year-old Italy forward Federico Chiesa, and Atletico Madrid's England defender Kieran Trippier, 31. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'are a team of individuals', says Micah Richards
Norwegian under pressure after 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Manchester City and Bayern Munich are both interested in trying to sign Barcelona's 24-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle United have set their sights on signing Aston Villa and Zimbabwe midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, 27, in January. (Football Insider)

Former Newcastle and England Under-21 defender Ryan Taylor, 37, says the Magpies should approach Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, 41, about the managerial vacancy at St James' Park. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea's English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 22, is close to agreeing a new long-term contract after establishing himself in the first team this season. (Football.London)

Barcelona's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman, 58, will find his position in danger if his side fail to win all their next three games. (Marca)

Newcastle United face competition from Juventus in their attempts to lure France forward Ousmane Dembele to the North East from Barcelona after the 24-year-old's agent contacted both clubs about a potential move. (Sport - in Spanish)

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek has decided to change his agent as he seeks to leave Manchester United this winter, with Everton, Newcastle and Juventus interested in the 24-year-old. (Metro)

Chelsea's contract talks with 25-year-old Denmark centre-half Andreas Christensen have stalled amid a two-month lack of contact between both parties over a new deal. (Goal)

Manchester City academy director Jason Wilcox will hold further talks with Newcastle United about taking up the newly created role of director of football at St James' Park. Discussions with the former Blackburn and England winger come after the Magpies spoke with ex-Arsenal forward Marc Overmars, who is working as technical director at Ajax. (Star)

Tottenham, Aston Villa and Everton are interested in signing Stoke City and Australia defender Harry Souttar, 23. (Football Insider)

 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
27th October 2021




daily star
Mauricio Pochettino remains as Manchester United's number one choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Norwegian be relieved of his duties.


daily mail
Newcastle are willing to make Erik ten Hag one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League but the Dutchman is reluctant to leave Ajax.
Tottenham star Dele Alli's position in Nuno Espirito Santo's plans has been thrown into uncertainty with the midfielder set to be omitted from the squad to face Burnley on Wednesday.
Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Jose Mourinho did not like him at Manchester United because he 'played under Pep Guardiola' and that Zlatan Ibrahimovic quit Old Trafford over the Special One's style of play.
Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has insisted that there is 'no update' in regards to the midfielder's ongoing contract situation at Manchester United.
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is still set to go ahead in January 2022 despite some parts of the Cameroon tournament needing 'urgent attention' just months ahead of its kick-off.
Eden Hazard has been told to 'put up' with the reality that Carlo Ancelotti 'prefers other players' as the Real Madrid coach issued a warning to the Belgian amid his limited playing time at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale is set to return to training in a boost for Wales.


daily mirror
Barcelona retain hope of snaring Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a replacement for doomed boss Ronald Koeman.
Manchester City have been linked with a transfer move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong next summer.


the sun
Furious Paul Pogba snubbed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United's loss against Liverpool and has shelved contract talks.
Jude Bellingham's brother Jobe could follow the England star to Borussia Dortmund as the Germans eye a transfer raid on Birmingham.
Liverpool legend John Barnes has named Mo Salah as the best player in the world... but still warned Liverpool to be careful offering him a new contract.
Arsenal and Tottenham have received a boost in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti after Torino boss Ivan Juric announced he will not sign a new deal.
Arsenal are struggling to convince William Saliba that his future is at the Emirates and could be forced to cash in on the young defender in the summer.
PSG must do more to get the best out of 'isolated' Lionel Messi, says Thierry Henry.
Phil Neville has admitted David Beckham is frustrated with Inter Miami's MLS struggles.


daily telegraph
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has effectively been given three games to save his job as Manchester United manager.


the times
The firm Hawk-Eye has told FIFA that its technology to detect offsides automatically is "ready to go" and it is on course to be used at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next year.
The former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says that allowing officials to wear body cameras could help to deter coaches, parents and players from abusing them, which can result in some quitting the game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain in charge of Manchester United for Saturday's match away to Tottenham Hotspur but the Norwegian knows that his long-term future at the club is still under threat following last weekend's thrashing by Liverpool.


the guardian
Two organisations at the heart of European football have broken ranks with UEFA, calling for complete reform of governance to prevent the recurring threat of a Super League.


daily record
Rangers coach Michael Beale is reportedly wanted by Cardiff City as their next boss.


scottish sun
Tony Ralston is on course for a new Celtic contract.



Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, ignored manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being sent off in the 5-0 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday and the Frenchman has stalled negotiations over a new deal with the club. (Sun)

Manchester United have drawn up a four-man shortlist to replace under-fire manager Solskjaer, including Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, Leicester's Brendan Rodgers and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. (Sun)

But Paris St-Germain's Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino, 49, remains Manchester United's number one choice to replace Solskjaer. (Star)

Solskjaer has three games to save his job. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle are willing to offer Ten Hag a salary of £6m-a-year after tax but the Dutchman, 51, is reluctant to leave Ajax. (Mail)

Newcastle have also not given up hope of luring back former boss Rafael Benitez, with the Spaniard, 61, now in charge at Everton. (Football Insider)

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, 48, is prepared to accept the manager's position at Newcastle, but the club's new owners are still mulling over their decision. (Fabrizio Romano, via Chronicle)

'I want to enjoy the time I have left as Barcelona manager'
Ronald Koeman: Barcelona manager wants to enjoy his time at Camp Nou

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, has been left out of the squad to face Burnley in the Carabao Cup, putting his future in fresh doubt. (Mail)

Barcelona retain hope of securing Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp, 54, as a replacement for current boss Ronald Koeman. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal are struggling to convince William Saliba that his future is at Emirates Stadium and could be forced to cash in on the French defender, 20, who is impressing on loan at Marseille. (Sun)

Arsenal are also preparing to compete with Manchester City to secure the signing of 29-year-old Spain defender Sergi Roberto from Barcelona on a free. (Fichajes, via talkSPORT)

Football agent Mino Raiola has been rejected by Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek after he approached the 24-year-old Dutch midfielder to be his new representative. (Mike Verweij, via Express)

Chelsea have been offered 22-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus look to get him off their huge wage bill. (Goal, via Star)

Brazil defender Marcelo, 33, intends to stay in Europe after his departure from Real Madrid at the end of the season was announced. (TNTSports - in Portuguese)

Aston Villa, AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are among the clubs interested in River Plate's Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 21. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Barcelona have told French winger Ousmane Dembele, 24, he has one month to accept their latest offer to extend his contract, which expires next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
28th October 2021




daily mirror
Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the chase for Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United.


the sun
Manchester United will be forced to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a hefty £7.5m to sack him now.
Manchester United have received a rare boost with Raphael Varane expected to return early from injury.
Former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov believes Antonio Conte could 'handle' replacing under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Chelsea could lose Thiago Silva next summer after the defender was offered an emotional return to his first club Fluminense, according to reports.
Liverpool are among the Premier League giants eyeing Jude Bellingham - but have been warned he will cost mega money.
Mo Salah has been added to Egyptian schools' curriculum in a move designed to inspire the nation's children.


daily mail
Chelsea are considering moves for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde and Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt as the Blues look to revamp their defensive options, according to reports.
Liverpool are reportedly ready to use the offer of a lucrative signing-on fee to get Mohamed Salah to agree to a new long-term deal, becoming the club's highest earner in the process.
Manchester United have 'accepted' Paul Pogba will not agree to a new contract and have prepared themselves to lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to reports.
The Premier League has told clubs that strict Covid restrictions are set to be relaxed once vaccine levels reach 85 per cent.
The Premier League will come under increased pressure to allow five substitutes per team, per game after football's law-making body backed a proposal for the temporary rule to become permanent.
Beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the support of his highest-profile player in Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese superstar encouraging his team-mates to get behind the Norwegian.
The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 after the government confirmed on Wednesday it would help fund a bid to host the Grand Depart for the world's most-celebrated bike race.


daily express
Super agent Mino Raiola is reportedly set to travel to Juventus for a meeting with the Serie A club's management in November, with the future of Paul Pogba among the topics up for discussion.
Liverpool director Michael Edwards could be forced to do battle with Bayern Munich for the services of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans next summer, according to reports.
Newcastle United have reportedly stepped up their interest in German wonderkid Florian Wirtz by sending a scout to watch him in a recent game for Bayer Leverkusen.


daily telegraph
Football's temporary five substitute allowance since Covid-19 is expected to become permanent after lawmakers extended the increased allowance on Wednesday.
Eddie Jones' consulting role with Suntory Sungoliath has come under further scrutiny after Samu Kerevi, Australia's star centre, opted to stay with his Japanese club side rather than tour with the Wallabies and potentially face England at Twickenham.
England players on Wednesday night described how taking the knee had become "integral" to their cricket as divisions grew over Quinton de Kock's refusal to observe the anti-racism gesture.
Golf's governing bodies have backtracked over proposals to allow cash prizes in handicap competitions over fears that actual money would make rule-breaking and rule-bending yet more irresistible for the cheats and bandits.


scottish sun
Ex-Celtic flop Marvin Compper has been appointed assistant manager at Lokomotiv Moscow.



Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the battle to sign Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25, in a £60m deal. (Star)

Manchester United are prepared for France midfielder Paul Pogba to leave when his contract ends next summer, and believe it is more beneficial keeping the 28-year-old until the end of the season than selling him in January. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain have joined the race to sign Leeds winger Raphinha, 24, after receiving glowing references from his Brazil team-mate Neymar. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool are one of the clubs expressing an interest in signing England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, from Borussia Dortmund. (Sport1, via Sun)

Barcelona have offered former midfielder Xavi, who is coach of Al Sadd in Qatar, the role of manager after the Nou Camp club sacked Ronald Koeman. (Goal)

Marc Overmars will leave Ajax to become Newcastle's director of football in January or February. (De Telegraaf via Voetbal Primeur - in Dutch)

Manchester United will be forced to pay manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a £7.5m severance package if they sack him now. (Sun)

Manchester United players turned on Solskjaer during a dressing room inquest. (Times - subscription required)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, has attempted to rally the Manchester United dressing room and encouraged team-mates to support Solskjaer. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle had a scout watching Bayer Leverkusen's attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, 18, as the Germany international played against Cologne on Sunday. (Bild - in German)

Borussia Dortmund are in contact with Chelsea over the future of Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, and USA winger Christian Pulisic, 23. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea are looking at making moves for Sevilla's French defender Jules Kounde as well as Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, both 22, as they fear Germany's Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Denmark's Andreas Christensen could leave the club. (Eurosport, via Metro)

Liverpool plan to use a signing-on fee to help Mohamed Salah, 29, become their highest earner but reports the Egypt forward is asking for £500,000 per week in a new contract are inaccurate. (Teamtalk)

Michael Edwards is planning to leave his role as Liverpool's sporting director at the end of the season and the 41-year-old Englishman does not have a new job lined up. (Football Insider)

Fiorentina director Joe Barone has not ruled out selling Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic in January, with the 21-year-old unwilling to extend his deal with the Serie A club beyond June 2023. (Football Italia)

Barcelona have made an initial enquiry about Monaco's Brazilian full-back Caio Henrique, 24. (AS - in Spanish)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
29th October 2021



daily mail
Newcastle's new owners are looking at Watford forward Ismaila Sarr as a potential first new signing in January but the Hornets appear determined to hang on to their biggest asset.
Newcastle and Chelsea have reportedly been alerted to the possibility of signing Eden Hazard in January with the Belgian attacker struggling for game time at the Bernabeu.
Wayne Rooney says Manchester United's struggling stars lack effort and commitment, and has also stopped short of giving his backing to under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Harry Maguire will lead Manchester United players' public fight-back on Saturday after the crisis club's week from hell. The United skipper is scheduled to be grilled by broadcasters ahead of the crunch game at Tottenham, the club's first outing since Sunday's humiliating 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool.
The SPFL is set to offer Scotland's top clubs a vote on the introduction of VAR before the end of February.
Turkish media tycoon Acun Ilicali is reported to have agreed a £30m fee to take control of Hull City and he is set to bring in a new Turkish coach and a number of players from the country as well.


the sun
Arsenal are on red alert after Switzerland star Denis Zakaria stalled on signing a new contract with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
Manchester United have been boosted in their hopes of signing Kingsley Coman next summer with Bayern Munich now reported to be "determined" to sell the France winger.
Donny van de Beek and Eric Bailly are seeking assurances over their respective futures at Manchester United after being frozen out of the first-team picture.
Aston Villa are in pole position to land in-demand River Plate striker Julian Alvarez, who has been scoring at nearly a goal-a-game for the Argentinian side this season.
Lens star Jonathan Clauss, who is being tipped for a first France call-up at the age of 29, has revealed it was his childhood dream to play for Chelsea and would relish playing in the Premier League.
Eddie Nketiah is set to snub the offer of a new contract with Arsenal unless he receives more playing time.
Chelsea are interested in West Brom teenager Leonardo Cardoso, who is yet to sign his first professional contract at The Hawthorns.
January signing Omar Rekik was one of six young Arsenal players given the chance to train with the first team as Mikel Arteta looks for his next breakthrough star.


the times
Premier League clubs are set to force through new rules that mean any sponsorship deals connected to a club's ownership must reflect the true market value.


daily telegraph
Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba in January and are fully prepared for the midfielder to leave at the end of the season for free when his contract expires.
Barcelona are closing in on the appointment of Xavi Hernandez as their new head coach following the sacking of Ronald Koeman on Wednesday night.


daily express
Neymar has urged Paris Saint-Germain to go into battle with Liverpool for the signature of Leeds midfielder Raphinha.
Former Newcastle midfielder Geremi has thrown his hat into the ring to become the club's new sporting director.
Chelsea believe they will have to sell three players in order to finance a return for Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard.
Dele Alli is being tipped for a January departure from Tottenham.
Andy Murray will join Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters 1000 after being handed a wildcard entry into the event.


daily mirror
Ronald Koeman will receive a pay-off of £10m after he was sacked mid-flight by Barcelona president Joan Laporta on the way back from Wednesday's defeat by Rayo Vallecano.
Former England rugby union star James Haskell has abandoned his plans for a career in MMA and will instead try his hand at becoming a stand-up comedian.


the guardian
The Premier League has agreed to meet Amnesty for talks over a new owners' test in the wake of Newcastle's turbulent Saudi takeover.


daily record
Henrik Larsson could remain as part of Barcelona's backroom staff if Xavi Hernandez takes over as manager despite the likelihood of him bringing multiple members of Al-Sadd staff with him.


scottish sun
Joe Hart epitomises everything Callum McGregor believes is good about Celtic right now.



Chelsea and Newcastle United are among the Premier League clubs who have been alerted to the possibility of signing Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, from Real Madrid in January. (ESPN)

Newcastle's new owners have identified Watford's Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 23, as an early transfer target. (Mail)

Newcastle's hopes of signing Barcelona's 24-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele have received a boost as the La Liga club will need to pay former boss Ronald Koeman £10m following his dismissal. (Express)

Manchester United would have to pay manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5m if they decide to sack the Norwegian. (Sun)

United are losing interest in appointing former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte as Solskjaer's replacement because of how much the Italian would cost. (Star)

West Ham are understood to be in talks with Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky over the potential sale of a 27% stake in the club, with a view to a possible full takeover in the future. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City made an approach to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last year prior to the 28-year-old's move to Premier League rivals Chelsea in August, the player's agent says. (Telegraph)

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has asked Chelsea's hierarchy to sign another forward in January to ease the pressure on Lukaku. (Transfer Window Podcast via Express)

Arsenal could face competition from Barcelona in their bid to sign Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling. (Football.London)

The Gunners are also monitoring the situation of Borussia Monchengladbach's 24-year-old Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria, who could be available on a free transfer next year. (Sun)

Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso will not extend his contract with the German club beyond next summer and Tottenham are interested in signing the 27-year-old France international. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse is a target for Newcastle United in the January transfer window, despite the 26-year-old signing a new deal with the Saints in the summer. (Football Insider)

Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 27, have been seeking assurances over their futures at the club. (Sun)

Chelsea are confident Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, will sign a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge. (Football Insider)

Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne says he is focused on playing after being asked about his future at Napoli. The 30-year-old's current contract with the Serie A side runs out next summer. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Juventus have joined the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg's 19-year-old German forward Karim Adeyemi. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham are open to letting England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, leave the club in January. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea are looking at trying to sign highly rated 16-year-old midfielder Leonardo Cardoso, who has represented Portugal and England at youth level, from West Brom before he commits to a professional deal with the Baggies. (Football Insider)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
30th October 2021



the sun
Tottenham could let Dele Alli leave the club as soon as January and there is likely to be interest in the England midfielder from Newcastle United.
Jose Mourinho is plotting a double defensive swoop on Manchester United to try and bring Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot to AS Roma.
Manchester United are looking at other options as possible replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as first choice Antonio Conte's "abrasive" nature is causing the board concern.
Reports in Spain suggest Real Madrid are planning a summer swoop for both Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland.
Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only clubs Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly would be interested in joining.
John Terry has been supported in the betting to become the next Newcastle manager and is now in the top five in the market.
Under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to go 'all in' at Tottenham to spark a Manchester United fightback.
Manchester United are plotting a raid for Real Madrid's Marvel - tipped to be the new superhero of Spanish football.


daily mail
Barcelona want to get rid of on loan Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong after only two months and could cancel their loan agreement in January to make room for a different signing.
Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek has engaged a new agent to secure his exit from Old Trafford.
Former AC Milan, Rangers and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is the latest high-profile name being 'considered' by Newcastle to become their next manager.
Jamie Vardy is aiming to become Arsenal's all-time nemesis on Saturday with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insisting the striker could have played for all the top clubs in England.


the independent
Emiliano Martinez tops Tottenham's wish list if Hugo Lloris leaves this summer.


daily mirror
Days off are a thing of the past for Newcastle United players with caretaker boss Graeme Jones taking the opposite approach to Steve Bruce.
Mikel Arteta has promoted six academy graduates to first-team training ahead of Arsenal's match against Leicester on Saturday.


daily star
Manchester United want a British manager to take over if they decide to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers their No 1 target.
Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to be keen on playing for Portugal at the 2026 World Cup, by when he will be 41 years old.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has admitted he should have sacked Ronald Koeman before Wednesday's loss to Rayo Vallecano.


daily express
Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly made a decision to leave Arsenal at the end of his contract, with reports in Spain hinting that Atletico Madrid will finally sign the player they have long been linked with.
Super agent Jorge Mendes is pushing for his client Gennaro Gattuso to become Newcastle's next manager, according to reports in Italy.
Newcastle are reportedly prepared to meet Aaron Ramsey's huge wage demands as the club's new owners plan their first marquee signing.


daily telegraph
Former Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi says Liverpool's team is a "masterpiece" without any real superstars but feels Manchester United look like they are "thrown together on the pitch."


the times
Three weeks after the Newcastle United takeover, the new owners have still not been registered as directors of the club with Companies House.
Manchester United's managing director Richard Arnold has been the firm favourite to step into the executive vice-chairman's position when Ed Woodward leaves the club at the end of the year, but it is not a done deal yet.
Fifa is facing a hefty bill for the use of vanishing spray by referees at free kicks after Brazil's Superior Court found football's world governing body guilty of patent infringement.
The Saudi Arabian authorities have told Formula One teams that there will be no restrictions on dress at the grand prix in Jeddah in December after initially warning that women who attended would have to cover up.
Eddie Jones' decision to axe defence coach John Mitchell last year came after the now Wasps coach went to watch son Daryl play cricket for Middlesex against the head coach's orders.


daily record
Rangers and Celtic target Siriki Dembele is unlikely to be allowed to leave Peterborough in January and could instead sign a pre-contract agreement to move next summer.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou insists Tom Rogic's injury blow has underlined his need to bolster his midfield resources in January.



Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba in January and are fully prepared for the 28-year-old France midfielder to leave at the end of the season for free when his contract expires. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss. (ESPN)

Liverpool want Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, to agree a new contract before the January transfer window opens. (Football Insider)

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, wants to still be playing for Portugal in the 2026 World Cup. (Sun)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will allow Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, to leave the club if he wants to go. (Marca)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Barcelona legend Xavi is ready to take charge of the Spanish club, saying his former team-mate has more managerial experience than he did when he took the job. (Goal)

Xavi will try to make Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman, 25, one of his first signings if he becomes Barcelona manager. (Sport)

Arsenal's Spanish boss Mikel Arteta - a former Barcelona youth player - has ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Barcelona manager's job. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are interested in signing Manchester United's Jesse Lingard. The 29-year-old England midfielder has been linked with a move to St James' Park in January. (Sun)

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has been linked with a move to Liverpool. The 28-year-old Germany defender is out of contract next summer and is yet to sign a new deal with the club. (Express)

Aston Villa and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 29, tops Tottenham's wish list if 34-year-old France international Hugo Lloris leaves next summer. (Independent)

Former England defender and Chelsea captain John Terry is in the running to become the next Newcastle United manager. It would be the 40-year-old's first managerial position. (Mirror)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says French defender William Saliba, 20, could fight for a place in the Gunners squad when he returns from his loan at Marseille next season. (Goal)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has called Belgium international Youri Tielemans "one of the best midfielders in Europe" with Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich linked with the 24-year-old. (Mirror)

Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 30, says he would only leave the club for three teams in the world - Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona. (Sport Witness)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez - the 24-year-old who was wanted by Manchester City - is set to sign a new contract at Inter Milan. (Manchester Evening News)

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira said it was a "joy" to work with 21-year-old English midfielder Conor Gallagher, on loan from Chelsea, but said it was too early to discuss a permanent transfer. (Independent)

Newcastle United caretaker boss Graeme Jones has suggested he is guaranteed to be at least assistant manager of the club in future - regardless of who is appointed as head coach. (Chronicle)

Arsenal are interested in signing Club Bruges and Netherlands winger Noa Lang, 22, and have received a boost with Borussia Monchengladbach ending their interest in the player. (Football.London)

Manchester United are keeping tabs on 18-year-old Real Madrid defender Marvelous Antolin Garzon. The Spanish wonderkid has been billed as a future star in Spain. (Bernabeu Digital)



 

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31st October 2021



Newcastle
are interested in Real Madrid and Germany's 31-year-old midfielder Toni Kroos. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

The Magpies aren't concerned by Aaron Ramsey's wage demands as they consider signing the 30-year-old Wales midfielder from Juventus in January. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)

Newcastle want Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to be the club's new manager but face a struggle to convince him to move. (Mirror)

Liverpool are considering a move for Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool will let German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 28, leave for free in January - he has not played for the club since 2018. (Mirror)

Tottenham face competition from Bayern Munich to sign Nantes forward Randal Kolo Muani at the end of the season. The French forward, 22, is out of contract in the summer. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Donny van de Beek's Manchester United team-mates encouraged the Netherlands midfielder, 24, to change agent in a bid to force a move away from Old Trafford. Conversations have taken place with Everton and Wolves over a loan deal. (Mail)


Liverpool are keen on Leicester and England winger Harvey Barnes, 23. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham have joined Leeds in the race to sign Espanyol's Spanish striker Raul de Tomas, 27. (Sport Witness, via TEAMtalk)

Manchester City's 19-year-old star James McAtee is being closely followed by Manchester United and Liverpool, with the English midfielder yet to sign a new contract at the club. (Sun)

Crystal Palace will cut short striker Jean-Philippe Mateta's loan deal in January. The 24-year-old Frenchman is on loan until the end of the season from Mainz but is not in manager Patrick Vieira's plans. (Sun)

Antonio Conte does not want to take charge of a team mid-season. The former Chelsea and Inter boss has been linked with the manager's job at Manchester United and Newcastle United. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Newcastle United's owners reportedly face a struggle in trying to convince Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to join the club due to their current position in the Premier League. (Mirror)

Derby want to sell Scotland keeper David Marshall, 36, in the January transfer window. (Sun)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
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sunday telegraph
Tottenham are not thought to be considering an immediate change of head coach but next weekend's trip to Everton is now looking crucial for Nuno Espirito Santo's future.
Daniel Kretinsky, the Czech billionaire negotiating the purchase of a 27 per cent stake in West Ham, will propose a partnership between the club and Sparta Prague which he has co-owned for 17 years, as a potential player development line for the Premier League side.


the sun on sunday
Manchester City are growing increasingly uneasy over outside interest in talented youngster James McAtee, who has been dubbed the Salford Silva.
Wayne Rooney's Derby County are looking to move out Scotland international David Marshall in the next transfer window.
Patrick Vieira will clear striker Jean-Philippe Mateta to leave Crystal Palace in the next window and cut short his loan.
Birmingham want to keep Australian midfielder Riley McGree for the rest of the season.
Liverpool academy stars including Elijah Dixon-Bonner and Billy Koumetio were watched by 32 scouts last week.
Theo Hernandez is set to snub Manchester City and PSG and sign a new long-term deal with AC Milan, according to reports.


mail on sunday
England players have become embroiled in a dispute with the FA over tax payments, with their bonus for reaching the Euro 2020 final slashed from £7.8m to £5.25m.
Newcastle United's sponsors have been accused of 'turning a blind eye to homophobia' with their silence over the club's Saudi-led takeover.
Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen could be allowed to resume his football career in England if he was to pass an assessment by a sports cardiologist acting on behalf of the FA.
Manchester United missed out on PSG defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye last summer as they weren't able to make a firm offer because Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard all stayed.
Newcastle United's new owners have been forced to keep Sports Direct signage up inside St James' Park due to legal clauses inserted by former owner Mike Ashley ahead of the club's sale.


sunday times
Newcastle United will accelerate the process of appointing a new manager and sports director after the Saudi Arabia-led £305m takeover of the club.
Ross County have lodged a strongly worded protest with the Scottish Premiership after their home match with Hibernian was called off on Saturday at less than four hours' notice.
sunday mirror
Anthony Martial's wife has hit back at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's claim that her husband is injured after he was left out of Manchester United's matchday squad to face Tottenham.
Liverpool are hoping to cut their losses on Loris Karius by letting the struggling goalkeeper leave for free in January.
Donny van de Beek has tasked his new agent with getting him out of Manchester United in January.
Newcastle's new owners will have to launch a compelling charm offensive to lure Ajax coach Erik ten Hag to Tyneside.

sunday mail
Ross County could seek compensation from Hibs as they count the cost of the late postponement of Saturday's Premiership clash.




Newcastle are interested in Real Madrid and Germany's 31-year-old midfielder Toni Kroos. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

The Magpies aren't concerned by Aaron Ramsey's wage demands as they consider signing the 30-year-old Wales midfielder from Juventus in January. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)

Newcastle want Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to be the club's new manager but face a struggle to convince him to move. (Mirror)

Liverpool are considering a move for Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool will let German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 28, leave for free in January - he has not played for the club since 2018. (Mirror)

Tottenham face competition from Bayern Munich to sign Nantes forward Randal Kolo Muani at the end of the season. The French forward, 22, is out of contract in the summer. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Donny van de Beek's Manchester United team-mates encouraged the Netherlands midfielder, 24, to change agent in a bid to force a move away from Old Trafford. Conversations have taken place with Everton and Wolves over a loan deal. (Mail)

Liverpool are keen on Leicester and England winger Harvey Barnes, 23. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham have joined Leeds in the race to sign Espanyol's Spanish striker Raul de Tomas, 27. (Sport Witness, via TEAMtalk)

Manchester City's 19-year-old star James McAtee is being closely followed by Manchester United and Liverpool, with the English midfielder yet to sign a new contract at the club. (Sun)

Crystal Palace will cut short striker Jean-Philippe Mateta's loan deal in January. The 24-year-old Frenchman is on loan until the end of the season from Mainz but is not in manager Patrick Vieira's plans. (Sun)

Antonio Conte does not want to take charge of a team mid-season. The former Chelsea and Inter boss has been linked with the manager's job at Manchester United and Newcastle United. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Newcastle United's owners reportedly face a struggle in trying to convince Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to join the club due to their current position in the Premier League. (Mirror)

Derby want to sell Scotland keeper David Marshall, 36, in the January transfer window. (Sun)


 

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Monday's Newspapers:
1st November 2021




daily telegraph
Nuno Espirito Santo is on the brink of being sacked as Tottenham head coach following urgent talks on Sunday, with Daniel Levy furious after their capitulation against Manchester United.
Newcastle United's board are expected to make a final recommendation to chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan this week in a bid to have a new manager ready to start work during the international break.


daily mirror
Paulo Fonseca is back in the frame to take control at Spurs despite the club opting for Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of his Portuguese countryman back in June.
Newcastle United have already been turned down by some of their big managerial targets.
James Rodriguez lost his cool after he was given his marching orders for Al-Rayyan as he chased the referee to protest the decision.


the sun
Kevin De Bruyne is sweating on his place ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
Tottenham fans clashed with each other after their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Juventus are willing to part ways with Aaron Ramsey to fund a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, reports suggest.
Tottenham are reportedly eyeing Nantes star Randal Kolo Muani as a replacement for want-away striker Harry Kane.
Liverpool are reportedly preparing for life without Mo Salah by considering a double swoop for Leicester star Harvey Barnes and Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic.
Manchester United have been handed a boost amid their interest in Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, reports suggest.
Newcastle's new owners are reportedly planning an audacious swoop for Real Madrid's Toni Kroos.


the times
Sergio Aguero is set to spend at least another day in hospital after having cardiological tests following Barcelona's draw against Alaves on Saturday.
January 1 will herald a historic moment for English football: after more than 25 years, fans are set to be legally allowed to stand at four grounds in the Premier League and one in the Championship.


daily express
Tottenham will reportedly consider appointing Paulo Fonseca or Sergio Conceicao if they are to part company with Nuno Espirito Santo.


daily mail
Steve Bruce was seen enjoying a holiday in Dubai as he was pictured for the first time since his Newcastle sacking earlier this month.
PSG are reportedly refusing to rule out the possibility that they could rescind Sergio Ramos' contract and let him walk away from the club for nothing as his injury nightmare continues.
Newcastle United's new owners have been forced to keep Sports Direct signage up inside St James' Park due to legal clauses inserted by former owner Mike Ashley ahead of the club's sale.
Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Donny van de Beek in January as the Manchester United midfielder desperately tries to end his Old Trafford nightmare.
Newcastle's new regime has been reaching out to agents who have large numbers of academy players on their books.


daily record
Determined Blackburn Rovers will ramp up their interest in Aberdeen star Ryan Hedges again in January.
Hearts' PA system was 'hacked', leading to The Sash being played at Tynecastle during the FOH open day.


scottish sun
Hibs are unhappy with the SPFL after being made to play their Ross County game this Wednesday despite losing half of their squad to Covid.



Barcelona are interested in taking Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, on loan. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham are working hard on a deal that would see Antonio Conte replace Nuno Espirito Santo as manager. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao, 46, is also under consideration to replace Nuno as Tottenham boss. (Standard)

Ryan Mason, 30, will be placed in interim charge of Tottenham until Christmas. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid are looking closely at Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, as well as Chelsea and Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28, as potential new signings. (Marca)

Paris St-Germain are also monitoring Pogba's situation at Manchester United. (Le10 Sport - in French)

France left-back Theo Hernandez, 24, is set to snub a move to Manchester City in favour of signing a new deal at AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United missed out on signing PSG and Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 32, last summer because they weren't able to make a firm offer with several players staying at the club. (Mail)

Arsenal are still keeping tabs on Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 25, despite not signing him after a two-year loan spell. (El Nacional, via Teamtalk)

Nice and France Under-21 forward Amine Gouiri, 21, is a target for Manchester City. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Fiorentina and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic wants to join Juventus. The 21-year-old has been linked with Manchester City. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Liverpool would have to pay close to 80m euros if they wish to sign Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Pedro Goncalves, 23. (Record, via Sport Witness)

Everton and Aston Villa are the leading the race to secure the transfer of Tottenham and England midfielder Harry Winks, 25, in January. (Caughtoffside)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi would like four new signings from club president Joan Laporta if the 41-year-old was to take over as boss at the Nou camp. (El Nacional - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
2nd November 2021




the sun
Antonio Conte will be   given £150m to revive Tottenham in the transfer window.
Chris Wilder is set to make his return to management and take over from the sacked Markus Schopp as Barnsley boss.
Referee Alan Young is braced for the axe after forgetting to play injury time in Leyton Orient's chaotic win over Hartlepool on Saturday.


daily star
Jude Bellingham swiftly deleted a mocking tweet responding to speculation that he had been telling people he would be joining Liverpool next summer.
Liverpool have been told they will have to stump up the full £67.5m release clause set in Pedro Goncalves' relatively new contract if they want the Sporting Lisbon striker.


daily mail
Jack Harrison has revealed he received a ticking off from old friend and mentor Frank Lampard for allegedly singing a song mocking him after Leeds United won promotion to the Premier League.
Paulo Fonseca is being lined up by Aston Villa as they consider possible replacements for under-pressure boss Dean Smith, whose side is on a four-game losing streak.


daily mirror
Borussia Dortmund's head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl believes star striker Erling Haaland will still be at the club beyond the summer.
Reports in Spain are hinting that Arsenal want Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos back in January but will face competition from Real Betis.


the times
Atletico Madrid have sold fewer than 200 tickets for Wednesday's Champions League game against Liverpool amid coronavirus concerns after the previous Anfield meeting between the sides was blamed for a huge spike in cases.


the guardian
England players have struck a new pay deal with the Rugby Football Union that will see Eddie Jones's squad earn around £70,000 each if they win all three of their autumn internationals.
Formula One will hold six sprint race meetings next season, the sporting director, Ross Brawn, has confirmed.


daily record
Ross County have been told to put their bill into SPFL chiefs after the late cancellation of Saturday's clash with Hibs.
Contract talks are continuing between Dundee United and goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist as well as a number of younger players including Chris Mochrie and Louis Appere.
Jack Ross will be forced to field a team of Hibs kids against Ross County after 10 first-team stars were ruled out due to Covid.
Celtic fans could face a late scramble to get to Budapest if they're given the 11th hour green light to get access to the Ferencvaros clash on Thursday.


scottish sun
Aaron Hickey has revealed he would love a Scotland call-up.



Newcastle United plan to announce their new manager this week, with Villarreal's former Arsenal boss Unai Emery emerging as the latest leading contender. (Mirror)

Emery says he does "not know anything" about the speculation linking him with the managerial post at Newcastle. (Metro)

Antonio Conte is set to sign a £20m contract as Tottenham manager, with Spurs players ready for the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss to take training on Tuesday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Conte has asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for a transfer budget of about £237m to buy six Serie A-based players he has identified. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham are set to pay Nuno Espirito Santo a severance package worth £14m - but a clause in the Portuguese coach's contract would have allowed Spurs to sack him for free at the end of the season if they had failed to finish in the top six of the Premier League. (Sun)

Aston Villa have made informal contact with former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as they consider potential replacements for Dean Smith. (Mail)

Al Sadd have told Barcelona officials they will have to visit Qatar to agree a deal for Xavi to take charge of the club he played for. (AS - in Spanish)

Xavi has already given Barcelona a list of four players he wants to sign, including Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, who is out of contract at the end of this season. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are the favourites to sign Pogba when his contract runs out next summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool and Arsenal are among five clubs who have made offers to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid in January, along with Juventus, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, with the German club the favourites to sign the Spain attacking midfielder, 25. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

AC Milan are preparing to offer Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, a contract extension on the same terms as his current deal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are considering a move for Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal will make an offer to sign Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, on loan from Real Madrid. (Express)

Chelsea will make a decision in January over whether to cut short Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour's season-long lean spell at Norwich City. The 20-year-old has been struggling for first-team football at the Carrow Road club. (Goal)

Juventus may be forced to sell Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30, or United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 23, to fund moves for Fiorentina's Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, and Borussia Dortmund's Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 32. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain are contemplating rescinding the two-year contract of Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 35, who joined on a free transfer from Real Madrid in July but is yet to play for the French club because of a calf problem. (Le Parisien, via AS)

PSG are set to make an offer to sign Portugal defensive midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, from Sporting Lisbon. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

Brazil forward Vinicius Jr says he wants to renew his contract with Real Madrid, with the 21-year-old adding he is still on the same deal he signed at 16. (TNT Brazil, via Marca)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
3rd November 2021




the sun
Harry Kane is ready to abandon all plans to quit Tottenham - after the arrival of new boss Antonio Conte.
Tottenham could be delayed in having Conte pitchside as the club wait for his visa to be approved.
Tottenham are 'close' to agreeing a £165,000-a-week deal with AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports.
Manchester City have held talks over acquiring a minority stake in Russian giants Spartak Moscow.
Brighton have received a huge boost as Dan Burn's injury is not as bad as first feared.
Fabio Carvalho has turned down a 'massive' contract offer from Fulham.


daily mail
Limited funds will be made available for Antonio Conte to strengthen Tottenham's squad in January, but he is likely to sell players to raise funds for his primary targets, including Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg rushed to the aid of a collapsed man outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night as the midfielder was confronted with another distressing health drama.
Daniel Farke's position as Norwich manager is under mounting scrutiny following his side's winless start to the Premier League season.
Barcelona are expected to announce Xavi Hernandez as their new coach on Thursday but the club's supporters might have to wait until after the international break to see him in the dugout.
Sol Campbell has revealed he will spend time with former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace as he looks to get back into management.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne is a contender for the vacant manager's job at Barnsley.


the times
Unai Emery is on the brink of becoming Newcastle United's new manager and could be in charge of their Premier League game away to Brighton on Saturday.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke said he expected Kieran Tierney to be fit in time for the vital World Cup qualifying ties in Moldova on November 12 and against Denmark at Hampden three days later.


daily express
Juventus wonderkid Mohammed Ihattaren is considering retiring at the age of just 19 because of personal reasons.


daily star
Christian Eriksen is said to be 'tempted' by a return to Ajax where he might be able to continue his playing career with a heart defibrillator fitted.


the guardian
After 109 years, modern pentathlon's governing body has voted secretly to remove horse riding and replace it with cycling.


scottish sun
Steve Clarke is ready to throw 'pest' Jacob Brown in for a shock Scotland debut in the World Cup crunch in Moldova.



England striker Harry Kane, 28, will abandon plans to quit Tottenham after the arrival of Antonio Conte as their new manager. (Sun)

Conte is set to make AC Milan's 24-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie his first signing as Tottenham manager. (Metro, via Sportitalia)

Conte also wants Tottenham to sign Inter Milan's Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 29, in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester United's Paul Pogba prefers a return to Juventus over joining Paris St-Germain or Real Madrid when the France midfielder, 28, becomes a free agent next summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Erling Braut Haaland has decided to leave Borussia Dortmund and his agent wants the Norway striker, 21, to join Barcelona. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Borussia Dortmund, though, are confident they will keep Manchester City and Chelsea target Haaland, despite a £64m release clause that is believed to kick in next year. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard could join Newcastle in the January transfer window, with Carlo Ancelotti prepared to let the 30-year-old Belgian leave. (Star)

Newcastle are planning a free transfer swoop for Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic as the Croatia defensive midfielder, 28, is out of contract next summer. (Sun)

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is being pushed for the Newcastle manager's job by caretaker boss Graeme Jones, who was previously the Spaniard's assistant with the national side. (Football Insider)

Tottenham, West Ham and Southampton are all chasing West Brom's England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28, whose contract expires next summer. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are also ready to rival Juventus for Fiorentina's Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are preparing an offer to sign Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, on loan with an option to buy. (Star)

Christian Eriksen is open to rejoining Ajax in January as the Danish midfielder, 29, is unable to play for his current club Inter Milan having been fitted with a heart defibrillator. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain do not want to rescind Spain defender Sergio Ramos' two-year contract with them and could not do so even if they wanted to. The 35-year-old joined the French club on a free transfer from Real Madrid in July but is yet to play for them because of injury. (Marca)

England youth international Fabio Carvalho has turned down a 'massive' offer to stay with Fulham and the 19-year-old winger, who has been linked with Real Madrid, is now set to be out of contract at the end of the season. (Sun)

Rotherham boss Paul Warne is a contender to take over as manager of Championship side Barnsley, who are looking to replace sacked head coach Markus Schopp. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
4th November 2021




the sun
Barcelona are reportedly ready to accept a January loan offer from Newcastle United for midfielder Philippe Coutinho which will include an option to buy.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been warned Erling Haaland's £64m transfer could actually cost more than a quarter of a billion pounds.
Ebere Eze could make a shock return to the Crystal Palace squad this weekend against Wolves, only six months after sustaining a serious Achilles injury.
Newcastle are interested in Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule, according to reports in Germany.
Everton are set to make a January move for Real Mallorca midfielder Iddrisu Baba after sending scouts to watch the £10m rated player in action.
Sergey Kovalev is demanding a rematch with Canelo Alvarez after revealing he had only six days of rest, following a bruising win over Anthony Yarde, before going into training for their 2019 fight.


daily mail
Marouane Fellaini has revealed he cried when learning that David Moyes - who had brought him to Old Trafford from Everton - had been sacked by Manchester United in 2013.
Chelsea goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has admitted he is "in awe" of midfielders N'Golo Kante and Jorginho when he works with them in training.
Antonio Conte will reportedly pick up nearly £2m from Inter Milan after his next managerial role proved not to be with one of their Serie A rivals.
Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho are at risk of being axed by Gareth Southgate for England's final World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino after struggling for game-time at Manchester United.
Barcelona remain keen on signing Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in January.
Danny Ings is set to miss out on a reunion with former club Southampton with Aston Villa worried he will not recover from a soft tissue injury in time.
Derby County will learn next week whether their appeal against a 12-point deduction has been successful.
Uwe Rosler has emerged as a contender for the vacant manager's post at Championship Barnsley.


daily star
Newcastle United are set to appoint Eddie Howe as their new manager despite "reservations" about the former Bournemouth boss.
Paris Saint-Germain officials are said to be concerned at the lack of French being spoken by manager Mauricio Pochettino and star signing Lionel Messi.
West Ham are set to open talks with defender Ben Johnson over a new contract with his current deal expiring in 2022.


daily express
Inter Milan are determined not to let former boss Antonio Conte take any of their players to Tottenham in January with Nicolo Barella and Alessandro Bastoni already having been linked.
Brazilian club Palmeiras are ready to make an offer to Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, whose contract at Old Trafford only runs until the summer.


daily telegraph
Tottenham's players were "buzzing" after their first training session held by new manager Antonio Conte.
Bath's kit manager Steve Middleton has been banned for a game after swearing at a referee during their recent defeat by Wasps.


the times
Chief constable Mark Roberts, the man in charge of football policing in the UK, has admitted his concerns over a "headlong rush" into safe standing being introduced in England and says identifying racist abusers could also become far more difficult as a result.
Ryan Kent is set to return to the Rangers squad for the first time since suffering an injury against Lyons on September 16 when Steven Gerrard's side face Brondby in Denmark.


daily record
Kawasaki Frontale star Reo Hatate, who can play anywhere down the left flank, is being lined up as Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou's next arrival from Japan's J-League.
Antonio Conte's Chelsea No 2 Angelo Alessio appears unlikely to join his Tottenham backroom staff with current club - Indonesia's Persija - confident he will stay with them.



Newcastle are expected to make a move for former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, with Barcelona keen to offload the 29-year-old Brazil international. (Sport)

Manchester United plan to scout Monaco's highly-rated French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 21, as they step up their search for a replacement for 28-year-old France star Paul Pogba. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe may demand an Olympics clause be inserted into any potential contract with Real Madrid after the 22-year-old publicly expressed his desire to represent France at the Paris Games in 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

Brazilian side Palmeiras are interested in signing Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, 34, when the Uruguayan's contract ends next summer. (Daily Express)

Villarreal manager Unai Emery, 50, turned down a move to Newcastle because the club wanted a clause in his contract which would allow them to sack him if the Magpies are relegated at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City have told Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, 48, they would be interested in him taking over from Pep Guardiola when the 50-year-old Spaniard leaves the Premier League champions. (The Transfer Podcast via Leicester Mercury)

Tottenham are leading the race to sign 21-year-old Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, with the Serbian open to a move to the Premier League. (La Nazione - in Italian)

Barcelona are hopeful of tying France winger Ousmane Dembele, 24, down to a new three-year contract by the end of November. Dembele, whose current deal expires next summer, is said to have agreed a pay cut. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Everton are considering a move for Real Mallorca and Ghana midfielder Iddrisu Baba, 25, in January. (Fichajes via Daily Mail)

Wolves plan to "accelerate talks" with RB Leipzig to turn 25-year-old South Korea striker Hwang Hee-chan's loan into a permanent deal. The Midlands club could also revive their attempts to sign Portugal international Renato Sanches, 24, from French club Lille. (Birmingham Mail)

Barcelona will move for 24-year-old Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in January, but may only be able to afford a loan deal for the Frenchman. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool director of football Michael Edwards, a key cog in the Reds' recent success and instrumental in signing the likes of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, could move to German side RB Leipzig in January. (Sport Bild via Daily Mail)

West Ham right-back Ben Johnson, 21, is to be offered a new contract by the Premier League club after recently breaking into David Moyes' starting XI. (Daily Star)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
5th November 2021




daily mirror
Sir Alex Ferguson ruined Manchester City's hopes of signing Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer in a phone call with the Portuguese star which lasted only 20 seconds.
Arsenal's hopes of signing £60m-rated Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak have been boosted by the Sweden international's admission that he would love to play in the Premier League.
Newcastle are reportedly trying to hijack Marseille's move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
Former lightweight world champion Viktor Kotochigov has suffered burns after being the victim of an acid attack while in England for a training camp.


daily mail
Another former Yorkshire cricketer of Asian heritage has come forward with fresh claims of racial misconduct at the county, dating back to the early 2000s.
Kyle Walker is a major doubt for Manchester City's derby clash with United on Saturday after suffering a foot injury.
Manchester United and Barcelona are monitoring Manchester City's James McAtee as his contract enters its last 18 months.
Southampton are monitoring £15m-rated Red Bull Salzburg striker Chukwubuike Adamu.
Only five Premier League clubs have ditched single-use plastic bottles at their training grounds, with neither Tottenham nor Chelsea - who played in the first net zero carbon match in September - are on that list.
A West Ham fan lost a finger in the away end at Genk celebrating his side's second goal in their 2-2 Europa League draw.


the sun
Chelsea are plotting a January move for Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai, the man dubbed "Hungary's Virgil van Dijk".
Cristiano Ronaldo could make Manchester his permanent home after his playing days come to an end.
Barcelona have joined Brazilian side Palmeiras as a potential suitor for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, if he becomes a free agent next summer.
Newcastle have made Barcelona star Marc-Andre ter Stegen their number one transfer target, according to reports.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in luring highly-rated teenager James McAtee away from rivals Manchester City.


daily telegraph
Bowling guru Troy Cooley, one of the masterminds of England's 2005 Ashes victory, has joined Chris Silverwood's set-up in a massive boost ahead of this winter's series in Australia.


daily star
Manchester United will not be offering a coaching role to Cristiano Ronaldo despite his previous admission it would be a "retirement dream".


daily express
Xavi and his current club Al-Sadd are set for an ugly stand-off as rumours over his impending move to manage Barcelona continue to swirl.


daily record
Travelling Rangers fans were left furious after only two turnstiles were opened for the Europa League clash at Brondby and also criticised Danish police for "out of order" tactics.
Victor Wanyama is keen on a return to Celtic and revealed a loan move from Southampton last season broke down over finances.



Roma boss Jose Mourinho has identified English midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea and Tottenham's Harry Winks, who are both 25, as transfer targets. (Corriere dello Sport, in Italian)

Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 22, says he is "very happy" at Spanish club Real Sociedad but "one day it would be nice to play in England". (Independent)

Arsenal have set their sights on Isak, who is currently impressing with the La Liga leaders. (Sun)

Manchester United do not have plans to offer Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, a coaching role at the club following reports he was keen to take up such a role when he retires. (Star)

Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie's future in Turin is in doubt amid reported interest in the 23-year-old from Tottenham. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Inter Milan are ready to block former manager and new Tottenham boss Antonio Conte signing any players from them, with the Serie A side's director Piero Ausilio saying "we won't consider any possible exit" in January. (Sky Italia, via Express)

Newcastle United are keen to take 22-year-old French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi away from Marseille, where he is currently on loan from Arsenal. (Mirror via Foot Mercato)

Barcelona are prioritising a move for RB Leipzig and Spain playmaker Dani Olmo, 23. (AS - in Spanish)

Southampton, along with Monaco and a number of Bundesliga clubs, are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg's Nigerian-born Austrian striker Chukwubuike Adamu, 20. (Mail)

Liverpool are confident of beating a number of clubs to the signing of England youth international Fabio Carvalho, with the 19-year-old winger's contract at Fulham running out next summer. (Teamtalk)

Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, 22, says he nearly joined Tottenham before signing for their north London rivals Arsenal in the summer. (DAZN Japan, via Goal)

Atletico Madrid plan to offer a deal to 28-year-old Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, who will be out of contract at Inter Milan next summer and has been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barnsley, Derby County, Millwall and Luton Town are among the clubs interested in signing 20-year-old English winger Jack Clarke from Tottenham in January. (Teamtalk)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
6th November 2021



daily express
Arsenal have edged ahead of fierce rivals Tottenham in the race to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.


the sun
AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho is ready to raid two of his former Premier League clubs - Chelsea and Tottenham - to try and sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Harry Winks.
Shaun Wright-Phillips feels Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette would be a perfect January signing for Manchester City as they look for additional attacking options.
Ousmane Dembele is set to snub Manchester United and Chelsea to stay with Barcelona, even if that means him taking a pay cut on his next contract.
Atletico Madrid's interest could make it difficult for Manchester United and Newcastle in their pursuit of Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic.
Juan Roman Riquelme claims Man Utd striker Edinson Cavani phoned Argentine club Boca Juniors to beg for a transfer in January.
Manchester United and Newcastle United are reported to have ended their interest in bringing Eden Hazard back to the Premier League from Real Madrid.
Ademola Lookman wants to switch his international allegiance from England to Nigeria but is yet to convince new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr he is worthy of a call-up.
Former Tottenham and Newcastle star David Ginola has signed up for the 2021 edition of I'm A Celebrity along with Paralympics star Kadeena Cox.


daily mail
Paris Saint-Germain expect Sergio Ramos to finally start training next week after a long-term absence with a calf injury.
Real Madrid are considering which fringe players they might have to offload to finance a lucrative contract for impending Chelsea free agent Antonio Rudiger.
Granit Xhaka will not be available to train fully with Arsenal until the New Year after a slow recovery from a knee ligament problem.


daily mirror
Real Madrid have unveiled hi-tech plans for the new Santiago Bernabeu stadium and hope to be considered as a host for NFL games in the future.


daily telegraph
Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale is being investigated by bosses over alleged antisemitic social media messages as the county's crisis deepens.


daily star
Antonio Conte left it until the last minute to take the Tottenham job as he was holding out hopes that Manchester United would sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


the guardian
Everton boss Rafa Benitez doesn't expect to have much money to spend in January.


daily record
Aaron Hickey could be on his way to AC Milan, whose technical director Paolo Maldini has identified the Bologna left-back as a future star.
Albian Ajeti is set to end his horror spell with Celtic in January and could be replaced in Ange Postecoglou's squad by Yokohama F. Marinos striker Daizen Maeda.



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Dundee United defender Charlie Mulgrew says he will not give up in his bid to get back in to Steve Clarke's Scotland squad.



Real Madrid are looking at signing Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28, on a free transfer when his Blues contract runs out next summer and could offer the Germany international a deal worth £200,000-a-week. (AS, via Mail)

Newcastle United have made Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 29, a transfer priority. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Officials from Arsenal and Fiorentina met in London this week to discuss a deal that would see 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic join the Gunners. (Express)

France midfielder Paul Pogba let Manchester United know he would be open to signing a new deal with the club in 2019, but the Old Trafford side decided against offering him a new contract. The 28-year-old's current deal runs out next summer. (Mail)


New Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants to sign his former player, Inter Milan and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea want to sign Fenerbahce and Hungary defender Attila Szalai, 23. (Sun)

Barcelona will look to cut short 31-year-old Netherlands striker Luuk de Jong's loan deal from Sevilla in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Incoming Barca boss Xavi wants to make Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman, 25, his first signing. (Sport - in Spanish)

Serbia forward Luka Jovic, 23, is pushing for a move away from Real Madrid in January. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, was linked with a move away from Manchester City in the summer, but says he is "feeling happy right now" at the club. (Sky Sports)

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen has been linked with Liverpool in the past and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is an admirer of the 24-year-old English player. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
7th November 2021




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Liverpool are keen to win the massive race for Dundee United wonderkid Kerr Smith.
Aston Villa will put Denmark's national coach Kasper Hjulmand on their 'watch list' of future managers.
Wales chief Rob Page is fancied at Cardiff as they look for a new manager.
Borussia Monchengladbach are considering a January bid to offer Eddie Nketiah a way out of his Arsenal frustration.
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira wants to hijack Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa's move to Italian high-fliers Napoli.
Newcastle want to sign Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha when the winter window opens.
Manchester United's Phil Jones is on the radar of an incredible 13 clubs - despite not kicking a ball in anger for the best part of two years.
Antonio Conte must move Heaven and Earth to sign Giorgio Chiellini and let him run the show at Tottenham, says Harry Redknapp.
Japanese giants Rakuten are in the market to buy a club in England after they severed ties with Barcelona.
Chelsea are facing a fight to keep hold of another of their brilliant young players with teenager Ben Elliott being tracked by a trio of Premier League rivals.


mail on sunday
Manchester United are reportedly one of four clubs to have rejected the chance to sign Eden Hazard as his struggles at Real Madrid continue.
Antonio Conte's sensational move to take over as Tottenham manager is earning him £13m a year - the third-highest in the game.


sunday telegraph
Gareth Southgate has questioned why Jurgen Klopp has been "having a swing" this season and insists he does not know what has warranted public criticism from the Liverpool manager.
Yorkshire are considering releasing the bombshell Azeem Rafiq racism report by Wednesday, with two more former England internationals now fearing they have been named in it.
Tyson Fury's next defence of the World Boxing Council heavyweight title is likely to be ordered on Tuesday to be against Dillian Whyte, yet there is no guarantee he will decide to defend the crown against his British rival.


sunday mirror
Antonio Conte has told his Tottenham players they must give him 100 per cent every single day if they want to feature in his team.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes Eric Dier could be the main beneficiary from Tottenham's new era under Antonio Conte.
David Moyes fully understands why Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been casting admiring glances at Jarrod Bowen.
Man City have been urged to make a January transfer swoop for Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette.


sunday express
Dusan Vlahovic's prospective move to Arsenal could be thrown into disarray as a pledge made to Tottenham boss Antonio Conte may be used to scupper the transfer.
Antonio Conte has drawn up a shortlist of transfer targets for 2022 with Tottenham's director of football Fabio Paratici, according to reports.


scottish sun
John McGinn spent a rare weekend off taking in the Kilmarnock vs Partick Thistle Championship clash.


sunday mail
Steve Clarke believes getting to the World Cup play-offs will equal Scotland's achievement of reaching Euro 2020.
Johnny Russell says he'll never turn his back on Scotland despite being snubbed again by Steve Clarke.



Real Madrid will insert a 1bn euro release clause when they renew the contract of Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 21, at the end of the season. (AS in Spanish)

Manchester United have former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick on their list of candidates if they sack Ole Gunner Solskjaer and the German is interested in taking over at Old Trafford. (Christian Falk, Bild Sport head of football)

Newcastle United's move to appoint Eddie Howe as their new boss has stalled after they failed to reach an agreement with Jason Tindall to be his number two. (90 Min)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has been linked with going back to former club Inter Milan to sign some of their players but the Serie A club's manager, Simone Inzaghi, says he has not thought about the rumours and "it's too early to think about January". (Football Italia)

'Something simply has to change at OId Trafford - but will Solskjaer be there to do it?'

Real Sociedad and Spain midfielder Mikel Merino, 25, is an option Liverpool are considering in order to strengthen their midfield next summer, with Borussia Dortmund's England international Jude Bellingham, 18, appearing to be too expensive for the Reds. (Fichajes.net - in Spanish)

Everton manager Rafael Benitez has played down the chances of the Goodison Park club being able to embark on a spending spree in January. (Times - subscription required)

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is set to be named as Genoa's new manager after the Italian club sacked Davide Ballardini. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)

Former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has agreed to take over at Middlesbrough following the departure of Neil Warnock from the club. (Teesside Live)

Juventus could make a move for Borussia Dortmund and Belgium midfielder Alex Witsel, 32, in the January transfer window. (Bild, via 90 Min)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says it is up to Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne if he stays at the Serie A club, with the 30-year-old's contract running out next summer. (Calciomercato)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
8th November 2021




daily mail
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is said to be prominent on the list of targets for Aston Villa's new boss.
Frank Lampard has emerged as the favourite to become Daniel Farke's replacement at Norwich City after the German manager was sacked by the Canaries on Saturday.


daily telegraph
Aston Villa are considering Steven Gerrard and Ralph Hasenhuttl to take over as their new manager, after sacking Dean Smith.
Norwich's sporting director Stuart Webber will spearhead the search for Daniel Farke's replacement, after agreeing to commit his own future to the Premier League club.
Yorkshire are considering releasing the bombshell Azeem Rafiq racism report by Wednesday, with two more former England internationals now fearing they have been named in it.
England captain Owen Farrell rejoined the squad at Pennyhill Park on Sunday after his PCR test result for Covid-19 was determined to be a false positive.
Eddie Jones has warned English rugby's golden boy, Marcus Smith, against falling into the same traps that have derailed tennis player Emma Raducanu's momentum since the teenager won the US Open in sensational fashion.


daily mirror
Manchester United are reportedly set to miss out on their pursuit of Velez Sarsfield wonderkid Thiago Almada.
Georgina Rodriguez took the family on an outing to watch Cristiano Ronaldo Jr in action for Manchester United's academy.
Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm has slammed his former employers, insisting Antonio Conte's new side don't have an "old school leader".
Derby County's appeal against a 12-point deduction is unlikely to be successful but a further punishment is expected to be more lenient than first thought.


the sun
Steven Gerrard and Roberto Martinez top Aston Villa's wishlist to replace axed Dean Smith.
Newcastle have opened talks to try and snap up England international Kieran Trippier, it's claimed.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been named Person of the Year for getting poorer children reading.
Football clubs in England have racked up tax debts of £140m-plus in the pandemic.
Liverpool have identified former Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino as an alternative transfer to Jude Bellingham, reports say.


scottish sun
Motherwell goal hero Kevin van Veen has accused Aberdeen skipper Scott Brown of trying to get him sent off.



Manchester City could ask Barcelona to let them have Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, if the Spanish club want to sign England winger Raheem Sterling, 26. (El Nacional)

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is likely to turn down a move to Arsenal in January because the 21-year-old Serbia international is waiting for other offers. (Football Italia)

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has opened talks with Norwich City about becoming the Carrow Road club's new manager. (Football Insider)

It is 'almost impossible' former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane would take over as manager of Manchester United if the Old Trafford side dismiss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (AS - in Spanish)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is, however, willing to replace Solskjaer at United, although the 48-year-old would prefer to wait until the end of the season. (Caught Offside)

Portugal playmaker Bruno Fernandes, 27, is one of the senior Manchester United players who feel they are not getting enough direction from Solskjaer and his coaching staff, while international team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, has been alarmed by the drop in standards at Old Trafford since he left to join Real Madrid in 2009. (Mail)

Aston Villa's list of possible replacements for the sacked Dean Smith include Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is also in the running to take over at Villa. (Times - subscription required)

Wolves boss Bruno Lage says Adama Traore's contract situation at the club would not stop him picking the Spain winger for the Molineux side. The 25-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal. (Mail)

Wolves are the club who are most interested in Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches and they could make a move for the 24-year-old in January. (Fichajes.net)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos is not planning to leave Paris St-Germain, according to the 35-year-old's brother and agent Rene. The centre-back joined the French club on a free transfer in the summer after leaving Real Madrid but has yet to play for them because of an injury. (El Mundo, via Goal)

Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic's deal runs out next summer and, speaking about contract renewals, the Series A side's director, Beppe Marotta, says "players care about Inter and want to continue here". (DAZN, via Football Italia)

Crystal Palace are hoping to beat Napoli to the signing of 25-year-old Fulham and Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who has starred on loan for the Italian side this season. (Sun)

Barcelona will make a move for highly-rated RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi in January. The 19-year-old, who has three Germany caps, has also attracted interest from Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Real Madrid are set to put six players up for sale to lower the club's wage bill - Wales winger Gareth Bale, 32, 30-year-old Belgium attacker Eden Hazard, 33-year-old Brazilian Marcelo, Spain playmaker Isco, 29, Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, and 24-year-old Spanish defender Jesus Vallejo. (AS - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
9th November 2021




daily mail
Aston Villa will make a formal approach to Rangers to speak to Steven Gerrard this week and are determined to make him their next manager.
Manchester United players and staff were surprised to be given a week off after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flew back to Norway with his family on Monday.
Ed Woodward is in talks over taking a consultancy role at Manchester United following his departure.
Saul Niguez's move to Chelsea has failed to live up to expectations so far with the on-loan midfielder increasingly fed-up at being marginalised, according to reports.
Watford have agreed a deal to sign Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye from Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam for £5m.
New Genoa boss Andriy Shevchenko is eyeing a move for Chelsea's Christian Pulisic and Manchester City ace Oleksandr Zinchenko, according to reports.
Michael Vaughan is set to commentate on the Ashes despite being suspended by the BBC following allegations he used racist language towards Azeem Rafiq.


daily telegraph
Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has emerged as the leading contender to become Newcastle United's new director of football.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer headed to Norway on Monday for a short break with his family with Rio Ferdinand calling for the Manchester United manager to "hand over the baton" and leave Old Trafford.
Eddie Howe's was the stand-out interview from all the potential managers Newcastle looked at with one witness labelling it "superb".
Yorkshire staff were sent images of the Grim Reaper via email and had their car tyres slashed as public outrage over the Azeem Rafiq case escalated into death threats over the weekend.
Dual Grand National hero Tiger Roll will aim to emulate Red Rum by completing a historic hat-trick in next year's Aintree showpiece, at the grand age of 12 - as long as he is not given too much weight to carry.


the guardian
Frank Lampard held talks with Norwich City on Monday as the club's search for a new manager goes on.
UK Athletics is on a potential collision course with two of the country's leading sprinters, who are considering defying orders from the governing body to cease contact with their coach after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him.


the sun
Roberto Martinez is keen on taking the Aston Villa job but Steven Gerrard has emerged as the club's leading candidate to replace Dean Smith.
Manchester United's pampered stars have a team of technicians to tune in their TVs and fix their computers when they crash.
Thomas Tuchel is facing his first test of man-management at Chelsea with Saul Niguez frustrated at a lack of first-team games.
Kylian Mbappe wants to play for Jurgen Klopp ahead of Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports.
Joe Cole has urged Gareth Southgate to hold his nerve and keep playing three of the Premier League's top stars together - Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.
Newcastle face a fight to sign Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette with defending LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid keen on a free transfer, reports say.
Dagenham & Redbridge's FA Cup clash with Salford City had to be stopped while medics rushed to a fan who had collapsed in the crowd.
Azeem Rafiq has been given the green light to name everyone in cricket race row.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones has been slammed for making 'sexist' comments about US Open champion Emma Raducanu.


daily mirror
Ralf Rangnick is reportedly a short-term option for Manchester United if they sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Juventus are ready to let Aaron Ramsey return to the Premier League on a free transfer in January.
Metropolitan Police are investigating a reported stabbing that is believed to have occurred in the aftermath of a non-league match between Park View FC and Newbury Forest in north London.


scottish sun
Christopher Jullien is pushing towards a Celtic comeback by the end of the month.
Former Liverpool ace Jermaine Pennant revealed that he came close to signing for both Celtic and Hibs in the past five years.


daily record
Rangers face an anxious 48-hour wait to discover if Aston Villa will make an official approach to open signing talks with boss Steven Gerrard.
Rangers are watching St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark's contract situation closely.
Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has confirmed Tony Mowbray has spoken to him to confirm Blackburn's interest in Ryan Hedges.



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects he will still be in charge of Manchester United for their next match after the international break, at Watford. (Guardian)

Rio Ferdinand, six times a Premier League winner with Manchester United, has urged his old club to sack Solskjaer after a poor run of form. (YouTube, via Mirror)

Watford and Newcastle are keen on taking Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones on loan, with a host of Championship clubs also interested in the 29-year-old. (Sun)

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has turned down the chance to join Newcastle. (Athletic, subscription required)

Ed Woodward is in talks over taking a consultancy role at Manchester United when he steps down as executive vice-chairman next month. (Mail)

Aston Villa have made Rangers manager Steven Gerrard their number one choice to succeed Dean Smith, although Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is interested in the role. (Sun)

Smith, sacked by Aston Villa at the weekend, could be handed an immediate return to football, with Norwich City interested in him becoming their next manager. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is also in the frame for the Norwich job, along with Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl. (Sky Sports)

Juventus are willing to let Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey leave for free in January despite having 18 months remaining on his contract. (Calciomercato, in Italian)

Tottenham will have to pay Fiorentina £60m to beat north London rivals Arsenal to the signing of Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (La Nazione, via Express)

Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, is prepared to stay with Chelsea for the full duration of his season-long loan from Atletico Madrid, despite only playing for two minutes in the Premier League since the deal began in August. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, says he is now happy to stay at the club after trying to leave during the summer transfer window. (PA Media, via Mail)

Newcastle United want to sign Lazio and Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 26, when the winter window opens. (Sun)

Southampton, Brighton and Brentford are all interested in Chelsea's English midfielder Ben Elliott, 19. (Sun)

Former Barcelona Femeni boss Lluis Cortes is a contender for the Manchester City Women's job if the club decide to replace Gareth Taylor. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Chelsea technical director and ex-Nigeria international Michael Emenalo has emerged as the leading contender to become Newcastle United's new director of football. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Craig Shakespeare could join Claudio Ranieri's coaching team at Watford following his exit from Aston Villa. Shakespeare was Ranieri's assistant at Leicester when they won the Premier League in 2016. (Football Insider)



 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
10th November 2021




daily telegraph
Steven Gerrard is interested in becoming Aston Villa's next manager, and the club are set to make an official approach to Rangers.
The biggest change for Emile Smith Rowe this season has been off the pitch, where he has swapped takeaways and chocolate for the nutritional meals of a private chef.
The Rugby Football Union was reviewing its Covid protocols on Tuesday night after Joe Marler's positive test caused more upheaval leading up to Saturday's match against Australia.


the sun
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign at Manchester United is hanging by a thread and the question now is when not if he will be sacked by the club.
Ralf Rangnick has become the front-runner to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
Paul Pogba could have played his last game for Manchester United.
An Italian radio station is boycotting Jose Mourinho over the 'unpleasant and inappropriate' treatment of a journalist.
Michael Holding has slammed the ECB for failing cricket 'terribly' over the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.
Lionel Messi could sensationally return to Barcelona in 2023, according to reports in Spain.
West Ham want to build their future around Declan Rice as they eye Champions League football.
Newcastle legend Malcolm Macdonald is in talks over an ambassadorial role after being banned by Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce.
Jack Wilshere has revealed Eddie Howe has a bizarre training ground rule that states players cannot sit on footballs.
A player described as 'an ex-Yorkshire fast bowler' is the latest from the county to be accused of racism.


daily mail
Arsenal's attempts to land highly-rated Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic have reportedly hit a bizarre stumbling block due to the player's agents refusing to hold talks.
Sevilla fear that Manchester United could be planning a swoop for defender Jules Kounde in January, according to reports in Spain.
Arsenal and Manchester United target Franck Kessie has reportedly rebuffed a fresh contract offer from AC Milan.
London is closer than ever to staging a Formula One race after funding was secured to build a circuit in the city's East End.
Frank Lampard will be keen on taking the vacant Aston Villa job, according to his uncle and former manager Harry Redknapp.
Edinson Cavani has suffered another setback after he confirmed he is getting treatment for a tendon injury.
The Premier League and EFL are no closer to resolving key differences on how to share the wealth of the game with just a week before a major review of football governance is set to be published.
Ryan Fraser will be asked to explain why he pulled out of Scotland's crucial World Cup qualifiers this week - only to then train with Newcastle.
Juventus have added Manchester United outcast Anthony Martial to their five-man shortlist of strikers seen as back-ups for priority target Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.


daily star
Barcelona stars remain disgruntled with teammate Phillipe Coutinho, accusing him of downing tools amidst rumours of a potential move to Newcastle United.


daily express
Reece James says he is getting advice from Kyle Walker about how to follow in his footsteps and become England's first-choice right back.
Newcastle are considering a cut-price January move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in Italy.


daily mirror
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a return to management after three years and counting away from the dugout after leaving the Gunners in 2018.


the times
England's top-flight clubs face being obliged to have all new sponsorship deals approved by the Premier League before they can be announced under a plan being drawn up to tighten rules on "related party" commercial contracts.
Mason Mount looks certain to miss England's World Cup qualifier against Albania after undergoing an operation to remove his wisdom teeth.


scottish sun
Celtic will have just 1,500 fans backing them against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.
Ange Postecoglou wants Celtic to be ready to swoop for their January signing targets as soon as the transfer window opens.


daily record
Benjamin Siegrist insists he's loving life at resurgent Dundee United as talks over extending his Tannadice contract continue.



Everton and Newcastle United are interested in signing Juventus and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30. (Goal)

Manchester United are prepared to sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, in the January transfer window, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season. (Star)

Aston Villa will need to pay Rangers £2m if the Premier League side decide to appoint Steven Gerrard as manager. (Express)

Newcastle United's new manager Eddie Howe is targeting Atletico Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier, 31, in January. (Express)

Barcelona players are disgruntled with Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, accusing the 29-year-old of downing tools amid rumours of a potential move to Newcastle. (Star)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is the favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss. (Eurosport)

Manchester United are hoping to beat Chelsea to sign 22-year-old France defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla. (AS via Express)

Liverpool are interested in West Ham United's English winger Jarrod Bowen, 24, but will not make a move for him in January. (Mirror)

Newcastle United could land France forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, on a free transfer if the winger refuses to sign a new deal with Barcelona. (Express)

But Barcelona are prepared to offer Dembele a contract which is linked to how much time he can spend on the pitch. (Sport)

Genoa boss Andriy Shevchenko wants to sign Chelsea and United States winger Christian Pulisic, 23. (Secolo XIX - in Italian)

Barcelona should re-sign Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, in 2023 when his Paris St-Germain contract ends, says former club president candidate Victor Font. (Marca)

West Ham would reject bids as high as £100m for England midfielder Declan Rice as they want to build their future around the 22-year-old. (Sun)

Arsenal's attempts to land 21-year-old Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic have hit a stumbling block as a result of the Serbia player's agents refusing to hold talks. (Mail)

Newcastle have entered talks with representatives of 26-year-old Bayern Munich and Germany central defender Niklas Sule. (Newcastle World)

German side Borussia Monchengladbach are considering a January bid for Arsenal's former England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 22. (Sun)

Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, is top of West Ham's shortlist. The 26-year-old Argentina striker is playing for Serie A side Verona, on loan from Cagliari. (Express)

Former United States and Swansea City boss Bob Bradley, 63, is set to become the manager of Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. (AS)
 

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11th November 2021



the sun
Premier League clubs could invoke an "anyone but Newcastle" transfer policy, such is the anger at their takeover by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.
Liverpool are keen to make a triple transfer in January with Marcelo Brozovic, Arnaut Danjuma and Gleison Bremer on their radar as replacements for key players heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Eddie Howe wants to make Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey his first signing as Newcastle United manager.
Newcastle are looking to add Michael Edwards to their backroom staff now the Liverpool transfer guru has announced he will leave the Anfield club at the end of the season.
West Ham and Newcastle are set to go head to head in a battle for the signature of Marseille's Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car, previously a target for Liverpool.
Andreas Christensen says he has 'no idea' if his Chelsea deal will be extended past the season.
Manchester City have reportedly made an enquiry to RB Leipzig over attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku.
Newcastle are reportedly lining up an ambitious £13m move for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot.


the times
Aston Villa hope to name Steven Gerrard as their new manager in the next 48 hours after agreeing a £3m compensation package with Rangers.
Jack Grealish is to be assessed by England having reported that he felt unwell hours after Declan Rice had withdrawn from Gareth Southgate's squad due to illness.


daily express
Aston Villa will push to recruit Rangers assistants Gary McAllister and Michael Beale should they agree terms to make Steven Gerrard their new manager.
Arsenal are ready to revive their interest in RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams, with the revelation in Germany he can be signed for £34m because of a clause in his contract.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has apparently asked Spurs transfer chief Fabio Paratici to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Manchester United's director of football John Murtough is reportedly interested in bringing RB Leipzig playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai to Old Trafford, according to reports.


scottish sun
Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be a candidate to take over as Rangers head coach if Steven Gerrard leaves the club for Aston Villa.
Eddie Howe has insisted he didn't reject the Celtic job.


daily mail
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson wants to leave the club if he is unable to oust David de Gea from the No 1 shirt.
Saul Niguez hopes the international break is just what he needs to revive his Chelsea loan spell.
West Ham are ready to make a move for Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, after a series of impressive displays on loan with Hellas Verona.
Karim Benzema will remain available for France selection even if he is found guilty over a sex tape blackmail charge against former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
Bayern Munich have sent scouts to watch prolific West Brom striker Reyes Cleary.
Super agent Jorge Mendes is keen to add Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho to his stable and set him up with a move to Liverpool.
Antonio Conte has banned ketchup and mayonnaise from the Tottenham training ground canteen as he was disappointed with the squad's conditioning when he took over earlier this month.
Derby face near-certain relegation to League One with Wayne Rooney's side set for a further nine-point deduction, taking the total loss to 21 points.
Seventeen EFL clubs will wear their away kits at home to support a homeless charity campaign on Boxing Day, with more likely to follow, in a move which will embarrass the Premier League.
Juventus and Spain striker Alvaro Morata has admitted the fierce recent criticism of his performances has left him not wanting to get out of bed.
Ben Chilwell has revealed how a pep talk from Thomas Tuchel proved crucial in helping him banish the memory of a frustrating summer.


daily mirror
Edinson Cavani and Raheem Sterling are on Barcelona's transfer shortlist as they try to improve their squad for new head coach Xavi in January.
Chelsea have stopped talks with Andreas Christensen over a new contract after "goalposts changed" during discussions with the defender's representatives.
Jack Rodwell has agreed a move to Australia to try and salvage his career, and he is set to join Western Sydney Wanderers on a two-year deal.
Rangers are targeting Swansea boss Russell Martin as their next manager.
John Stones has revealed Gareth Southgate told him his England place was safe despite falling down the pecking order at Manchester City.


daily telegraph
A delegation of Yorkshire staff wrote to the county's board last month to complain that they had failed to stand up to Azeem Rafiq's "one man mission to bring down the club" and question the spinner's past behaviour.
Sale Sharks are increasingly confident of signing the England fly-half George Ford who is mulling a shock move away from Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers.


daily star
Manchester United are increasingly confident Brendan Rodgers will be their next manager thanks to a clause in his contract applying to clubs in the Champions League.
Antonio Conte is reported to have asked Tottenham to bring Gareth Bale back to the club in January for a second loan spell.
Mino Raiola has revealed teenager Mohamed Ihatteren, currently on loan at Sampdoria from Juventus, wants to retire from football at the age of 19 because of mental health problems.
Newcastle are planning to beat Manchester United to the signature of Atletico Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier in January.
Jose Mourinho might be looking to spoil the party as former Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey has been offered to AS Roma despite being heavily linked with Newcastle.



Paul Pogba wants to renew his contract with Manchester United but the 28-year-old France midfielder is demanding he overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo to become the Premier League's highest-paid player. (L'Equipe, via Metro)

Barcelona are preparing to bolster their forward line in January with Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, Manchester United's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 34, and 25-year-old German international Timo Werner of Chelsea all being considered. (Marca, via Mirror)

Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, 34, could be set for a move back to Barcelona despite the Argentina forward having only quit the La Liga giants for Paris St-Germain three months ago. (Star)

Aston Villa will pay Rangers around £3m in compensation if Steven Gerrard becomes their new manager. (Times - subscription required)

Rangers are looking at bringing in Swansea boss and former Scotland international Russell Martin if Gerrard leaves. (Mirror)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, who has been linked with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, is believed to have a release clause in his contract that allows him to leave if a club in the Champions League makes a move for him. (Star)

Newcastle are eyeing up a move for Juventus' France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, in the January transfer window. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)

But Newcastle may find it difficult to buy or loan players from Premier League clubs in January because some top-flight teams do not want to do business with them. (Telegraph - subscription required)

England keeper Dean Henderson, 24, wants to leave Manchester United at the end of the season if he cannot overtake Spain stopper David de Gea, 31, as the first choice at Old Trafford. (Mail)

Liverpool are lining up a triple January transfer swoop to cover for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita when the trio head off to the Africa Cup of Nations, with Inter Milan's Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 28, among those being considered. (Star)

Super-agent Jorge Mendes is wooing Fulham's 19-year-old England youth international midfielder Fabio Carvalho and is trying to fix him up with a move to Liverpool. (Mail)

Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic remains a priority target for Juventus, despite interest from Premier League clubs in the 21-year-old Serbia international. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Bayern Munich scouts have been watching 17-year-old West Brom striker Reyes Cleary, who has scored 14 goals in 12 games this season. (Mail)

Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, has told Chelsea fans not to worry about his future despite his contract expiring in the summer. (Standard)

Christensen's Chelsea future hinges on whether or not an impasse over the terms and length of his proposed new contract can be broken. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus have offered Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30, to fellow Serie A side Roma on loan. (Calciomercatio - in Italian)

 

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Friday's Newspapers:
12th November 2021




the sun
Gareth Southgate has been offered a double-your-money £6m contract to remain as England manager but the FA fears there will be Premier League suitors after Qatar 2022 if a deal is not agreed in time.
Manchester United hope to steal AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie from under the nose of Barcelona on a free transfer next summer.
RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo and Manchester City forward Ferran Torres are on Xavi's shopping list for his first transfer windows since taking over as Barcelona head coach.
Chelsea have reportedly been told they will need to find £42m to beat Manchester City, Juventus and Real Madrid to the signature of Monaco's in-demand midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.
League Two side Barrow have been unable to get in contact with striker Dimitri Sea after he failed to return to training from a brief spell back at home in France.
Sam Allardyce has not ruled out taking another job in the game.
Paris Saint-Germain's women's team will train behind closed doors on Friday and they have also cancelled their planned press conference following the arrest of Aminata Diallo in connection to an attack on a team-mate.
West Ham will trigger an extension to defender Angelo Ogbonna's contract if he is ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told he needs back-up from his backroom if he is going to survive as Manchester United manager by Sam Allardyce.
Dutch sensation Ryan Gravenberch has dealt a blow to Manchester United and Liverpool - by declaring his aim to sign a new contract with Ajax.


daily mail
Mercedes are considering having Lewis Hamilton take another grid penalty in Brazil this weekend as their engine worries continue to threaten his bid for an eight drivers' championship.
Premier League clubs have rejected plans to wear their away kits at home matches over Christmas to raise awareness for homeless charity Shelter.
Newcastle United are confident they will be able to agree sponsorship deals with Saudi Arabian companies by the end of November and will soon have all Sports Direct branding removed from St James' Park.
Everton have placed chief medic Danny Donachie on leave, with boss Rafa Benitez ordering a review of the club's medical department in the wake of a series of long-term injuries.
Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that Man City spent just 10 minutes training on tactics ahead of their 2-0 victory over Manchester United.
Former Germany manager Joachim Low was honoured by supporters and players before their World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein.
The Met Police have increased the number of officers on duty at Wembley on Friday night after the crowd disturbances that marred England's World Cup qualifying draw against Hungary last month.


daily mirror
Matteo Guendouzi has admitted he does not want to return to Arsenal at the end of his loan spell with Marseille, where he sees his long-term future.
Manchester United could use Edinson Cavani as a bargaining tool in their bid to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
Mauricio Pochettino's recent comments appear to suggest he has very little interest in the Manchester United manager's role should it become available anytime soon.
Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has been handed his first transfer budget at the club but a major dent has been made due to sacking Ronald Koeman.
Jose Mourinho has instructed a Roma club chief to pursue a deal for Diogo Dalot, a player he signed during his Manchester United tenure.


daily star
Liverpool's star full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has named Eden Hazard as the toughest player he has faced in a Reds shirt.


daily express
Chelsea officials have growing fears that they will lose defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer next summer with contract talks at an impasse.
Arsenal could soon be given a clear run at the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City after Barcelona's scouts were instructed to halt their preparations for the January transfer window, according to reports.


daily telegraph
England captain Harry Kane has launched a strong defence of using his brother, Charlie, as his agent during this summer's failed attempt to leave Tottenham and will continue with his family representing him.
Eddie Howe arranged the first away trip as Newcastle United manager on Thursday - with a staff-bonding session at the pub.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is set to move to Florida in an effort to rebuild her heptathlon career, linking up with new coach Petros Kyprianou.


the guardian
Harry Kane has admitted for the first time that his turbulent summer took a toll on him mentally.
Steve Clarke has aimed a thinly veiled swipe at Ryan Fraser after the Newcastle winger pulled out of his Scotland squad for Friday's crucial meeting with Moldova.


the times
Barcelona are considering a move for Raheem Sterling when the transfer window opens in January.
Sale Sharks have confirmed their interest in bringing England fly-half George Ford to the club ahead of the 2022-23 season.


scottish sun
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has emerged as frontrunner to replace Steven Gerrard.
Lorenzo Amoruso believes Giovanni van Bronckhorst would be the perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard.


daily record
St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is one of the candidates being considered by Rangers after a series of impressive displays from his side, with competition coming from Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Derek McInnes.



Manchester City are willing to sell forward Raheem Sterling and value the 26-year-old England international at about £45m. (Metro)

Arsenal have been given a boost in their quest to sign the England winger with Barcelona reportedly stopping their preparations for the transfer. (Express)

New Barcelona boss Xavi will have less than €10m (£8.6m) to spend on strengthening his squad in January. (ESPN)

Newcastle are targeting three Manchester United players in January - Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, and English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 24. (Mirror)

Real Madrid want Leicester's Nigeria international defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 24, in January. (Leicestershire Live, via Fichajes)

Tottenham are not planning a move for Wales and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, despite reports linking the 32-year-old with a return to north London. (Football London)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot in January, a player he bought during his time at Old Trafford. The 22-year-old Portuguese defender has struggled to establish himself at the Red Devils since arriving in 2018. (Calciomercato - via Mirror)

Sevilla are tracking Manchester United's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, who has made just two Premier League starts this season, and 30-year-old Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette. (Mirror)

Spurs are interested in signing 21-year-old Juventus and Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are also looking at Kulusevski, who has been out of favour at Juventus this season. (Sky Italy - in Italian)

French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 22, wants to stay at Marseille when his loan from Arsenal ends. (RMC, via Mirror)

Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has been linked with a move to Manchester United. The 21-year-old France midfielder has made 20 appearances this season. (Express)

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is being monitored by a number of Premier League clubs with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all interested in signing the 21-year-old Serbia forward. (Talksport)

German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 33, has been told to focus on football rather than "commercial interests" by Fenerbahce president Ali Koc. (Fenerbache TV, via Goal)

Barcelona will not be re-signing 38-year-old Brazilian right-back Dani Alves, who is a free agent and was linked with the club. (Goal)

Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig and USA midfielder Tyler Adams, 22. (Mirror, via Sport Bild)

Fenerbahce's 23-year-old Hungarian central defender Attila Szalai is wanted by both Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. (CNN Turk, in Turkish)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
13th November 2021




the sun
Barcelona could make an offer to Atletico Madrid for midfielder Saul Niguez if he is recalled from a loan spell with Premier League side Chelsea in January.
Brendan Rodgers has been put forward as the No 1 candidate to take over at Manchester United.
Paulo Fonseca is not giving up on his dream of managing in the Premier League despite missing out on roles at Tottenham and Newcastle.
Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be spending an eye-popping £256m a year on wages.
Football refs are using an online tracker to make sure they get home safely after being abused at matches.
Real Madrid are interested in making a January move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who could be available for £52m.
Valencia are considering an approach to Wolves for Adama Traore according to reports in Spain.
Wesley Sneijder's 15-year-old son Jessey has signed his first professional contract with Dutch side FC Utrecht.



THE SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers will open talks with Giovanni van Bronckhorst about their managerial vacancy on Saturday.
Frank Lampard is a perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard at Rangers, according to Harry Redknapp.
Jermain Defoe has hinted he plans to stay on at Rangers after Steven Gerrard's exit.


daily mail
David Moyes' hopes of signing a new striker for West Ham in January are being undermined by Michail Antonio's excellent form as his main targets all want regular starting roles.
Amanda Staveley is set to hand new Newcastle boss Eddie Howe a £200m transfer war chest to spend over the next three years without breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
Minority shareholder Jamie Reuben was an instrumental figure in Newcastle's appointment of Eddie Howe this week.
Gareth Southgate could close in on the £6m that Fabio Capello earned as England manager if he is able to guide the country to World Cup glory.
Marcus Rashford has been training with Manchester United's U18 players during the international break to try and increase his fitness levels after withdrawing from the England squad.
Rangers' new manager will be asked to cut the club's wage bill and work with a smaller back-room team than the departing Steven Gerrard, with the impending period of financial retrenchment a factor in the former England captain's decision to leave for Aston Villa this week.


daily express
Karim Adeyemi's agent is reported to be shopping his client to Barcelona in a blow to Liverpool, who had hoped to secure the highly-rated RB Salzburg striker's signature.
Hakim Ziyech wants to quit Chelsea in January, with reports in Germany hinting that Borussia Dortmund want to bring the winger to the Bundesliga.


daily mirror
Teden Mengi looks likely to be granted a loan move by Manchester United in January, with Derby expected to be among those interested in the defender.
Ousmane Dembele fell foul of new Barcelona boss Xavi and faces being fined for arriving three minutes late for a pre-training get together on Friday.


daily telegraph
An investigation has revealed Muslim cricket fans are being put off going to watch Yorkshire play due to their inaction during Azeem Rafiq's racism case.


daily star
Arsenal hope that Takehiro Tomiyasu's positive start to life at the Emirates will help them in their efforts to sign another player from Bologna - Sweden midfielder Mattias Svanberg.
Manchester United are forcing goalkeeper Dean Henderson to stay at the club in January because of injury and performance fears about current No 1 David de Gea, who struggled during the second half of the 2020-21 season.


the times
Raheem Sterling would consider a loan move to Barcelona should he fail to break back into the Manchester City team by January.
The Football Association is braced for a 20 per cent reduction in income from overseas TV rights for FA Cup games because of the pandemic and the collapse of the rights market in China.
The Premier Golf League, the British-based group behind plans for a new super league, have written to Rory McIlroy for help after being thwarted in their efforts to sit down with PGA Tour chiefs.


daily record
Celtic and Rangers are both interested in Newcastle United's teenage midfielder Joe White, who will be out of contract at the end of the season.
Aston Villa are set to renew their interest in Rangers star Glen Kamara now that Steven Gerrard is at the helm.



Barcelona are keen on Chelsea's Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, and could make a move to sign the former RB Leipzig player on loan in January. Werner has started just four Premier League games this season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City will resist any approach from Barcelona to sign Raheem Sterling, 26, in January. Barca have been linked with a move for the England forward, who has started just three Premier League games this season. (ESPN)

Sterling would be open to a loan move to the Nou Camp provided he remains a bit-part player at City. (Times - subscription required)

City are also prepared to test Tottenham's resolve in January by reviving their interest in England striker Harry Kane having failed to lure the 28-year-old to Etihad Stadium in the summer. (ESPN)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers leads a four-man shortlist to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Mail)

England boss Gareth Southgate is close to signing a contract extension, worth around £5m a year, that will see the 51-year-old lead the Three Lions to the end of Euro 2024. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Rangers and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, 43, has unfinished business at Ibrox amid links with replacing Steven Gerrard as manager. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 28, could join Borussia Dortmund in January, 18 months after joining Blues from Ajax for £33m. (Mirror)

Sevilla are determined to keep France defender Jules Kounde, 23, until next summer despite interest from Manchester United. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham are interested in Club Bruges' Belgium forward Charles de Ketelaere but face competition from AC Milan for the 20-year-old's signature. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Wolves' Spanish winger Adama Traore, 25, is wanted by Valencia. (Sun)

Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot hopes to stay at Manchester United despite interest from Roma, who are managed by Jose Mourinho, the coach that brought the 22-year-old to Old Trafford in 2018. (Caught Offside)

Dean Smith, sacked by Aston Villa last Sunday, is set to make a quick return to management with struggling Norwich City after Frank Lampard dropped out of the running. (Sun)

England keeper Dean Henderson, 24, is looking to leave Manchester United after losing the number one shirt to David de Gea. Henderson has made just one start for the Red Devils this season. (Mail)

Paulo Fonseca has not given up on his dream of managing in the Premier League despite the 48-year-old Portuguese coach missing out on the Tottenham and Newcastle jobs. (Sun)

Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke, 50, says he did not receive a response when he contacted his former club about the managerial role before Steven Gerrard's appointment. (Sky Sports)


 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
14th November 2021




the sun on sunday
Brendan Rodgers has moved a step closer to the Manchester United job by going house-hunting in Cheshire.
Manchester United will let 'keeper Dean Henderson go out on loan for 18 months.
Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United for £10m in January - less than half the price they valued him at in the summer.
Gareth Southgate has issued an SOS plea to Prem clubs: Help me take a fit England to the World Cup.
Crystal Palace loanee Conor Gallagher is set to be called up to the England squad in place of Chelsea clubmate Mason Mount.
Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo is confident he will land a top job at Newcastle.
Newcastle head of recruitment Steve Nickson is staying in the Toon revolution.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is at the top of new Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder's shopping list.


sunday times
Manchester United are working to persuade Zinédine Zidane to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's as the Premier League club's manager after a series of debilitating results and performances under the Norwegian.
Rangers hope to name Giovanni van Bronckhorst as their new manager this week after meeting the Dutchman in London.


mail on sunday
Real Madrid are reportedly closely monitoring Paul Pogba's situation as the Manchester United midfielder is no closer to signing a new contract.
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has savagely criticised Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, insisting their money is not enough to guarantee European success.
Barcelona manager Xavi is reportedly looking to bring Thiago Alcantara back to the club.
Arsenal are reportedly willing to sanction the sale of club record signing Nicolas Pepe.
New Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is reportedly ready to raid former club Rangers for Ryan Kent, according to reports.
Serbia's players have reportedly been offered a €1m to beat Portugal in their World Cup showdown on Sunday.


sunday telegraph
Gareth Southgate wants his England players to stay outside Doha, Qatar's capital and only metropolitan hub, for a quieter, more secluded basecamp at the 2022 World Cup finals in one year's time.
Essex have been plunged deeper into cricket's racism crisis as executives confirmed fresh allegations of abuse had been raised by a player at the club in 2001.


daily star sunday
Manchester United are resigned to Cristiano Ronaldo playing on with Portugal after next year's World Cup finals.
Manchester United didn't appoint Antonio Conte to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because he demanded a £250m transfer budget for 2022.
Mauro Icardi reportedly wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain following his lack of action on the pitch, as well as a series of furious bust-ups with wife Wanda Nara off of it.


sunday express
Chelsea have emerged ahead of Liverpool as the frontrunners to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Jules Kounde is happy at Sevilla and will not leave the Spanish club in the January transfer window, according to reports.


sunday mirror
Senior Manchester United players reportedly want the club to replace struggling manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Mauricio Pochettino is open to returning to the Premier League in a major boost for Manchester United.
Arsenal are plotting another overhaul with six first-team players set for January exits.
Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac limped out of Bosnia & Herzegovina's World Cup qualifier against Finland following a nasty challenge.
La Liga chair Javier Tebas has revealed Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are plotting to revive the European Super League.


scottish sun
Rangers' kit manufacturers Castore are set to take over as Aston Villa's kit manufacturers next season, it has been claimed.
Former Scotland Under-21 keeper Andy McNeil has rubbished claims that Gio van Bronckhorst flopped in China.



Manchester United are willing to sell England midfielder Jesse Lingard for £10m in January. (Sun)

New Barcelona manager Xavi wants the club to re-sign Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 30, from Liverpool. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino would welcome a return to the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are working on a deal to persuade former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager at Old Trafford. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona are considering a loan move for 23-year-old Chelsea and United States midfielder Christian Pulisic. (Sport - in Spanish)

Inter Milan and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, who hasn't played since suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020, wants to return to former club Ajax. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 26, is a key target for new Newcastle manager Eddie Howe, who was previously Ake's manager at Bournemouth. (90min)

Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 24, is on the radar of Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are still monitoring Manchester United and France's 28-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Real Madrid could go head-to-head for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany playmaker Florian Wirtz, 18. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Chelsea are drawing up an offer for 21-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. (TuttoJuve - in Italian)

Chelsea have made a £34m bid for Real Madrid and Brazil defender Eder Militao, 23. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Roma are stepping up negotiations with Manchester United over a loan deal with option to buy for Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 22. (Corriere dello Sport, via Football Italia)

On-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, is set to be called up to the England squad to face San Marino as a replacement for 22-year-old Chelsea team-mate Mason Mount. (Sun)

Leeds United have made contact with Arsenal and England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah over a return to Elland Road. The 22-year-old previously spent six months on loan with Leeds before being recalled. (Tuttomercato)

With new manager Steven Gerrard at the helm, Aston Villa are interested in Rangers and Finland midfielder Glen Kamara, 26. (Record)

Gerrard also wants to bring 25-year-old Rangers winger Ryan Kent to Villa. (Metro)

Arsenal and England U21 striker Folarin Balogun, 20, says he is open to a move away from the Gunners to secure first-team football. (Mirror)


 

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Monday's Newspapers:
15th November 2021




the sun
Liverpool are holding their breath over Sadio Mane's fitness after the star picked up a knock playing for Senegal against Togo.
Rangers should consider having Michael Carrick as their next manager, says Charlie Adam.
Italy hero Gianluigi Donnarumma is 'hurt' and 'disturbed' at failing to displace Keylor Navas as PSG No 1.
Arsenal could loan out Folarin Balogun with the 20-year-old in need of some match experience.
Kevin Campbell says West Ham star Michail Antonio would make a 'real difference' to Arsenal's frontline.
Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has backed Arsenal and Tottenham target Dusan Vlahovic to become 'one of the greats'.
Adrien Rabiot has shut down speculation linking him away from Juventus in a major blow to Newcastle's transfer plans.


the times
England players plan to hold summit talks on how they can have a positive impact on human rights issues in Qatar.


daily mirror
Manchester United hope Zinedine Zidane's close relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane could persuade him to join the club.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been slammed by the Spanish press after making his 100th senior international appearance for Wales on Saturday.


daily express
Antonio Rudiger has insisted that he is fully focused on performing well for Chelsea amid reports linking him with a summer move to Bayern Munich.
Juventus are open to the idea of selling Dejan Kulusevski with Massimiliano Allegri not a big fan of the Sweden international.


daily mail
Newcastle surprisingly have one of the most sustainable squads in all of Europe's top five leagues, joining powerhouses Manchester City and Liverpool in the rankings, according to a new study.
Aaron Ramsey is aiming to be back in the Premier League by the time Wales tackle their World Cup play-off early next year.
Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he could leave Paris Saint-Germain next summer as the French superstar edges towards a free transfer to Real Madrid.
Erik ten Hag has committed his future to Ajax for the foreseeable future following speculation linking him with potential jobs at Manchester United and Newcastle.
Barcelona manager Xavi is plotting a transfer move for Chelsea stars Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports in Spain.
Xavi believes Mohamed Salah is the key to his Nou Camp rebuild, and Barcelona are reportedly set to launch a serious effort to wrestle the Egyptian away from Liverpool.
Greek football has been dragged into a corruption scandal after the car of a judge in charge of a case involving officials from the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF) was smashed with a metal bar.


scottish sun
Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish reckons Rangers should hire Frank Lampard over Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Ryan Christie has backed Ange Postecoglou to lead Celtic to sustained success.
Stoke are poised to firm up their interest in Hearts defender John Souttar - after his brother suffered a knee injury on international duty.


daily record
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is already preparing a backroom team to help him take over at Rangers as he waits for the call to discover if he's landed his dream return to Glasgow.



Tottenham and Manchester City have been told they can sign 21-year-old Fiorentina and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic in January, but only if they pay £70m. (Sun)

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, has decided to leave Manchester United in January. (Metro)

Wolves are eyeing a deal for Van de Beek. (Birmingham Live)

Manchester United put off a move for now-Tottenham manager Antonio Conte because of his £250m transfer budget demands. (90min)

Manchester United hope Zinedine Zidane's close relationships with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane could persuade him to join the club as manager. (Mirror)

Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde is a target for Manchester United and the Old Trafford club could pay the 23-year-old France international's 80m euro release clause to beat Chelsea to his signing. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona are planning moves for three Chelsea players - Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 28, England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, and United States midfielder Christian Pulisic, 23. (Catalan Daily Sport, via AS)

Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Chelsea's Ziyech and have been in touch with the player's camp. (Bild, via Inside Futbol)

Manchester United will allow England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 24, to leave on an 18-month loan deal. (Sun)

Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, is of interest to Newcastle United. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are monitoring Napoli and Italy striker Lorenzo Insigne, 30. (Marca)

Real Madrid will battle with Chelsea for 21-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham have turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid and Belgium winger Eden Hazard, 30, and instead want 32-year-old Wales international Gareth Bale, whose contract with the Spanish side runs out next summer. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, says he is "happy" at Paris St-Germain but hinted he could leave amid links to Real Madrid.(Mirror)

Wolves want to make South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan's loan deal from RB Leipzig permanent amid interest in the 25-year-old from Liverpool and Manchester City. (Mirror)

Napoli want to agree a permanent deal for Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. The Cameroon international, 25, joined the Italian club in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal and England U21 striker Folarin Balogun, 20, is a target for Middlesbrough. (Sun)
 

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16th November 202
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daily telegraph
A number of Manchester United's fringe players feel misled about their playing prospects this season amid growing frustration about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reluctance to rotate despite a dire run of results that have left his future hanging in the balance.
Marylebone Cricket Club is to roll out anti-racism training for its staff and members, as campaigners attempt to educate the sport's "blazer brigade".


daily mail
Immigrant workers in Qatar are paid a measly £12 for 11-hour days spent building the nation's 2022 World Cup stadiums in inhuman conditions - and they are dying in the burning heat.
David Beckham is under increasing pressure to reverse his decision to be a 'face' of the Qatar World Cup due to the poor treatment of migrant workers.
Glenn Hoddle has opened up about the foul-mouthed attacks he received from Sir Alex Ferguson when he was England manager after he upset the Scot with his use of Manchester United players on international duty.
Roberto Mancini bullishly claimed that Italy are 'still a great team' despite missing out on automatic qualification to next year's World Cup this past week.
Dean Smith is set to bring star midfielder Todd Cantwell in from the cold after he sealed his quickfire return to management with Norwich.
Michael Vaughan's sponsors began distancing themselves from the former England captain on Monday.
The players' union has employed a new five-strong legal team to help players on both sides of the fence as English cricket braces itself for an avalanche of discrimination claims.


the sun
Two of Newcastle's first-team coaches - Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew - have left the club as the Eddie Howe revolution starts to gain momentum.
Olympic legend Usain Bolt has slammed Manchester United for relying so heavily on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is reportedly set to be questioned by police investigating the attack on Paris Saint-Germain women star Kheira Hamraoui.
Phil Neville has started ripping up his Inter Miami squad to help David Beckham realise his dream of challenging for MLS honours.
Leicester's former record buy Nampalys Mendy says he wants to quit the club in January.
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber believes manager Graham Potter is going nowhere.
Contract rebel Antonio Rudiger claims he is fully focused on performing for Chelsea despite being a reported transfer target for Bayern Munich.
Barcelona reportedly hope to secure a January loan move for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling but are being constrained by their financial situation.


daily mirror
Martin Odegaard will find himself in an awkward position at Arsenal should Edu's reported £80m transfer plan come to fruition.
Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek could be offered a Premier League escape by the likes of Everton and Newcastle United.
Ashley Cole wants to become a top flight manager - and merge the best qualities of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Arsene Wenger.
Barcelona have begun working behind the scenes to sign Mohamed Salah from Liverpool as Xavi and Joan Laporta look to pull off a major coup, according to reports in Catalonia.


daily express
Newcastle United have set their sights on Hellas Verona duo Giovanni Simeone and Antonin Barak ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports.
Chelsea target Erling Haaland could end up signing a new and improved contract at Borussia Dortmund if he agrees a sponsorship deal with Puma in the new year, according to reports.
Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech has reportedly made a decision about his future, with the midfielder wanted by Borussia Dortmund.


the times
Amnesty International has said that it is "more important than ever" for England's players and staff to use their position to raise human-rights concerns about Qatar after securing qualification for next year's World Cup.


daily record
Hibs boss Jack Ross has lined up a friendly with Dundee on Tuesday to get minutes into his ring-rusty stars ahead of their League Cup semi-final.


scottish sun
Celtic will swoop for Shamrock Rovers ace Danny Mandroiu in the January transfer window.
Hibs are set to land former Blackburn boss Steve Kean as their new academy director.



Barcelona are "working silently" on a deal to lure Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah to the Nou Camp, with new boss Xavi wanting the 29-year-old "at all costs". (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Barca are also monitoring Cesar Azpilicueta's situation at Chelsea. The Spain full-back, 32, is in the final eight months of his contract and the Spanish side are targeting free agents as a result of their financial difficulties. (ESPN)

Barca's bid to sign England winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City on loan in January "doesn't look easy" because of their financial situation and the 26-year-old's wages. (Sport - in Spanish)

Juventus are keen to offload 21-year-old Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski and while a swap deal with Arsenal for Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 26, has been suggested, the Italian club prefer cash. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle United are keen on Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 21, who is also wanted by Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City as well as Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich. (El Nacional, via Sun)

Aston Villa want to sign Rangers defender Nathan Patterson following Steven Gerrard's arrival as manager from the Scottish champions - but face competition for the Scotland right-back, 20, from Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (90min)

Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to make a quick return to management in the Premier League after being sacked by Tottenham but his agent is also teeing up a move to France with Lyon and Lille possible destinations. (Sun)

Leeds United, Wolves and Burnley are considering a move for Reading's 26-year-old former England Under-21 midfielder John Swift, who has also been a long-time target of Sheffield United. (Sheffield Star)

AC Milan have joined Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in pursuit of France Under-21 forward Mohamed-Ali Cho, 17, from Angers. (L'Equipe - in French)

France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, and former England Under-21 forward Eddie Nketiah, 22, are set to leave Arsenal when their contracts expire in the summer. (Football London)

Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach are interested in Nketiah, who has told Arsenal he wants to leave the club. (Mail)

Newcastle United hope the lure of first-team football will improve their chances of signing England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, from Manchester United in January - with West Ham also interested.(Northern Echo)

Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 29, has told friends he is interested in leaving Inter Milan to join Tottenham in January. (Football Insider)

Sevilla's France centre-back Jules Kounde, 23, says Chelsea's failed bid to sign him in the summer has had an impact on his performances this season. (Telefoot, via Goal)

Senegal midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 29, wants to leave Leicester City but says he "has to be patient" to get his wish. (APS, in French)

Birmingham City have offered a professional contract to England Under-18 midfielder George Hall, 17, as they look to fend off interest from Leeds United. (Football Insider)

Inter Miami coach Phil Neville has cut 10 players from his squad after missing out on the MLS play-offs and his son Harvey, 19, is set to be promoted to the first-team squad for next season. (Sun)

Napoli are working to extend the contract of 22-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, whose current deal runs until 2025. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid want to extend 36-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric's contract by a year so it runs until 2023. (Marca)

Juventus are expected to announce an extension to Argentina forward Paulo Dybala's contract by the end of the month, having already agreed a deal with the 28-year-old. (Tuttosport)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
17th November 2021




the sun
Everton could make a January move for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers if they cannot resurrect a loan agreement for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Ex-Arsenal star Lauren is working for his old boss Arsene Wenger again after taking up a job at FIFA.
Ex-Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has finally called time on his extraordinary playing career aged 38.
Wayne Rooney is ready to battle on as Derby boss despite already looking doomed to relegation.
Conor Gallagher says Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is behind his rise to become an England international.
New Barcelona boss Xavi is looking to weave some more magic by snapping up Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer.
Manchester United and Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Erling Haaland after it was reported Real Madrid have 'accepted he is going to the Premier League'.


daily mail
Emi Martinez is determined to be the world's best goalkeeper and is using performance targets pinned up in his locker to help him on his way, according to Aston Villa goalkeeper coach Neil Cutler.
Iran have been accused of playing a man as a goalkeeper for their women's national team against fierce rivals Jordan who have demanded a 'gender verification' probe.
Gareth Southgate is close to signing a new contract after England secured World Cup qualification on Monday night.
Arsenal have question marks over the fitness of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he returned from international duty early following an injury scare.
Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of this weekend's visit of Arsenal after striker Sadio Mane took part in team training on Tuesday.
Argentina's players unfurled a giant banner in support of Sergio Aguero prior to their 2022 World Cup qualifier with Brazil on Tuesday night.
Chelsea refused to include an option to buy Conor Gallagher when entertaining loan offers for England's latest debutant last summer.
England fly-half George Ford has told Leicester he will leave the club at the end of the season to join Sale.


daily mirror
Gareth Southgate has confirmed he is ready to sign a new deal with England.
Liverpool's owners are set to add to their empire by purchasing National Hockey League team the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to widespread reports in America.
Liverpool have been dealt another injury blow with the club's doctor confirming Curtis Jones is set to miss a number of weeks as he continues his recovery from an eye injury.
Barcelona have agreed to terminate their technical secretary's contract amid rumours he's in talks to join Newcastle.


the times
England plan to host two high-level friendly matches at Wembley Stadium in March to begin their preparations for the World Cup finals.
Roma manager José Mourinho is considering launching a bid to sign Diogo Dalot from Manchester United in the January transfer window.


daily record
Rangers could be without a manager for Sunday's Hampden clash with Hibs - despite holding a second round of signing talks with top target Giovanni van Bronckhorst in Holland.
Hibs are interested in bringing Stuart Findlay back to the Scottish Premiership from Philadelphia Union.
Liverpool have sent Scotland captain Andy Robertson for a scan on his hamstring injury.
Hearts have announced a £2m profit in their annual accounts.


scottish sun
Giovanni van Bronckhorst will find out within 24 hours whether he's the new Rangers boss.
Andy Halliday reckons Steven Gerrard could make moves for Rangers stars Connor Goldson, Glen Kamara, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo.


daily express
Fiorentina believe star striker Dusan Vlahovic already has an agreement in place with his next club, according to reports in Italy.
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has reportedly expressed his desire to leave the club on a permanent basis.
Barcelona could be set to rival Liverpool for the signature of Wolves forward Adama Traore in January, according to reports.


daily star
Arsenal will risk the wrath of their supporters by allowing William Saliba to hold transfer talks with Marseille, according to reports.



Real Madrid will not try to sign Kylian Mbappe in January and will instead target the France striker next summer, when the 22-year-old will be out of contract with Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, will snub Newcastle United in January as he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Wolves are ready to sell Spain winger Adama Traore in January as talks over a new deal continue to stall, and his former club Barcelona could rival Liverpool for the 25-year-old's signature. (90min)

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is determined to return to the Premier League this season and is keeping an eye on Leicester City in case Brendan Rodgers replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Eurosport)

Wayne Rooney is set to remain in charge of Derby County despite the Rams being deducted a further nine points and facing almost certain relegation after admitting breaches of accounting rules. (Sun)

Real Madrid could move for Manchester United's Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek in January as they hope the 24-year-old will be available for a low fee because of his lack of game time. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona are set to offer Red Bull Salzburg 40m euros (£33.8m) for Karim Adeyemi - but Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign the 19-year-old Germany forward. (Sport1 - in German)

Burnley are willing to let James Tarkowski's contract expire next summer rather than cashing in on a deal in January - with West Ham and Newcastle keen on the England centre-back, 28. (Football Insider)

Everton could make a £5m move for Calum Chambers, 26, in January if they can't resurrect a loan agreement for fellow Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24. (Sun)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is considering a move to sign Portugal defender Diogo Dalot, 22, from former club Manchester United.(Times - subscription required)

Chelsea could try to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni in January in a deal which would see the 21-year-old French midfielder then join them in the summer. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea refused to include an option for teams to buy England midfielder Conor Gallagher in the summer when looking at loan deals for the 21-year-old. Gallagher joined Crystal Palace for the 2021-22 season and recently earned his first full England call-up. (Mail)

New Norwich City manager Dean Smith is plotting a reunion with Aston Villa's Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane, 30, in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have told Dean Henderson they will allow him to go out on loan until 2023 - but the England goalkeeper, 24, would rather leave on a permanent deal. (90min)

Leeds United are considering making a move for Middlesbrough's 22-year-old English midfielder Marcus Tavernier in January. (Teamtalk)

Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons will consider leaving Paris St-Germain when his contract expires next summer, with Spanish and German clubs keeping tabs on the 18-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus plan to meet Matthijs de Ligt's agent to discuss the Netherlands defender's future. The 22-year-old is contracted until 2024 but the long-time Barcelona target could be offered an extension. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Nottingham Forest are lining up a move for Hearts' Scotland centre-back John Souttar, 25, and hope to beat Rangers to his signature in January. (Football Insider)

Belgium midfielder Alex Witsel could leave Borussia Dortmund in January and Italian club Juventus are interested in the 32-year-old. (Sky Sports Germany)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
18th November 2021




the times
Newcastle United are targeting Inter Milan duo Stefan de Vrij and Marcelo Brozovic as well as Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha as they look to strengthen their squad in January as a first significant sign of their increase in wealth after the club's takeover last month.
County chiefs are set to push for the removal of the chief executive of the ECB after the governing body's failures to tackle racism in cricket.
Manchester City have signed a curious partnership deal with a mysterious start-up cryptocurrency company whose executives' names do not appear to have any online presence.
Cristian Romero has suffered a suspected thigh injury and will be assessed when he returns to Tottenham Hotspur today.


daily mirror
Tottenham are on a transfer collision course with Premier League rivals Aston Villa over Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie - with Aaron Ramsey also being lined up for a Juve exit by Newcastle.
Manchester United's wage bill has risen by nearly 25 per cent following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp is hopeful Jordan Henderson will be given the all clear for Saturday's visit of Arsenal after the Liverpool captain joined in with parts of team training on Wednesday.
Chelsea's hopes of retaining Antonio Rudiger have taken a dent, with Bayern Munich reportedly willing to give the defender a £200,000-a-week deal to move to Bavaria.
France legend Lilian Thuram fears sport's whistleblowers on racism are still living in fear of being 'eliminated'.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refused to rule out the possibility of Lionel Messi joining Xavi and Dani Alves in returning to the Camp Nou before retiring.
An ex-Championship footballer who was forced to retire due to injury has bagged himself a life-changing £1m on the National Lottery.


the sun
Chelsea fans were left in shock after hearing that their season tickets are set to triple to almost £4,000 after the club upgraded their facilities at Stamford Bridge.
Exeter's place in the second round of the FA Cup is under threat after an investigation was launched into why they used six substitutes in their replay win over Bradford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sure he can turn around Manchester United's fortunes and will not walk away from Old Trafford.
Barcelona plan a January fire sale to fund a move for Raheem Sterling.
Arsenal are reportedly only willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette a short-term deal as he approaches the end of his contract.
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has posted a cryptic tweet hinting he's ready to leave as Manchester United and Chelsea circle.


daily mail
Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has dropped the strongest hint yet the French midfielder could leave Manchester United, declaring 'December is the month of dreams.'
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be out for several weeks after picking up a calf injury while away on international duty with Wales.
South American football chiefs have suspended two referees, including a VAR official, for failing to punish Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi after he elbowed Brazil winger Raphinha in the face and caused his mouth to bleed.
Arsenal will be boosted ahead of their Premier League trip to Liverpool on Saturday, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back training with the first team.
Roma director Tiago Pinto has refused to rule out a January transfer window swoop for out-of-favour Manchester United starlet Diogo Dalot.
The Premier League is to launch a 'powerful' directory of non-white and female elite coaches in a move that increases the pressure on clubs to comply with diversity targets.
Barcelona are ready to let Frenkie de Jong leave the Nou Camp for £75m in January, with Manchester City touted as a possible destination, according to reports.
The International Football Association Board are not considering introducing temporary concussion substitutions, with the game's lawmakers instead set to extend their trial of extra permanent substitutions.
The family of a former Qatar World Cup media chief urged FIFA to act on Wednesday after he was arrested and taken into custody.
Arsenal will be boosted ahead of their Premier League trip to Liverpool on Saturday, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back training with the first-team.
Yorkshire's founding Asian cricket league has severed ties with the Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB) and ECB as both bodies stand accused of 'neglect and preferential treatment'.


daily telegraph
Andrew Gale, Yorkshire's suspended head coach, is expected to be sacked imminently after Azeem Rafiq's damning testimony that he was a chief protagonist in the county's racism scandal.


the independent
England are likely to start their 2022 World Cup cold, as Gareth Southgate warned that the demands of the calendar mean there will not be time for any friendly matches or even a proper warm-up camp.


daily express
Arsenal's hierarchy have reportedly put in place a clearly-defined strategy for the upcoming transfer windows.
Manchester United chiefs have reportedly made the decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with decisive action likely to be taken as soon as a suitable replacement has been lined up.
Conor Gallagher reportedly has doubts over his prospects of breaking into the Chelsea team next season - despite receiving assurances from the Stamford Bridge hierarchy amid his dazzling form at Crystal Palace.


daily star
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski reportedly 'asked' defender Matty Cash about Aston Villa and the Premier League amid interest from English clubs.


daily record
Celtic chairman Ian Bankier survived a dramatic vote on his re-election after a stormy AGM in which he launched a remarkable blast at the Scottish government.


scottish sun
Celtic chairman Ian Bankier says it was Peter Lawwell who was integral to landing Ange Postecoglou - not Dom McKay.



Manchester United and Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, whose release clause enables him to leave for £64m next summer, with Real Madrid accepting the 21-year-old Norway forward will move to the Premier League. (Sun)

Real plan to compete with Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain by adding Haaland and PSG's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, to an attack that already features Brazil's Vinicius Junior, 21. (AS - in Spanish)

Newcastle United are planning to sign Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 29, and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 28, from Inter Milan in January, plus Lazio's Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 26. (Times - subscription required)

Paul Pogba's agent has hinted the France midfielder, 28, will leave Manchester United in January, before his contract expires in the summer. (Rai, via Goal)

Manchester United are set to challenge Barcelona for the signing of RB Leipzig's Spain winger Dani Olmo, 23. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Chelsea are interested in Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana and are a little ahead of Manchester United in attempting to sign the 20-year-old French centre-back. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Barcelona are lining up a move for Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech but face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the 28-year-old Morocco international. (Sport, via Metro)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, has been angered by Chelsea's latest contract offer, which is short of his wage demands by £60,000 a week. (Bild, via Sun)

Arsenal are only willing to offer France striker Alexandre Lacazette a short-term deal as the 30-year-old approaches the end of his contract next summer. (Athletic, via Sun)

Villarreal are planning to resist all offers for Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma in January, with Liverpool keeping tabs on the ex-Bournemouth forward, 24. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have started their succession planning to replace manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers their preferred candidate. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has responded to an approach from Manchester United by saying he will be available at the end of the season. (Bild, via Express)

New Barcelona coach Xavi wants to keep France forward Ousmane Dembele but has told the 24-year-old it is "now or never" to establish himself at the club as his contract expires next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Barca president Joan Laporta will "not rule out" the possibility of Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 34, and Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta, 37, following their former team-mate Dani Alves in returning to the club. (Marca - in Spanish)

Frank Lampard was interviewed for the Aston Villa manager's job but former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who was named Dean Smith's successor last week, was always the overwhelming choice. (Sun)

England Under-18 captain Sammy Braybrooke will sign a professional deal with Leicester City despite interest from Germany in the 17-year-old midfielder. (Athletic, via Leicester Mercury)

Germany keeper Manuel Neuer has started talks about extending his contract with Bayern Munich and the 35-year-old wants a deal until at least 2025. (Sport1 - in German)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 32, faces being sidelined for three weeks with a calf injury after joining up with Wales during the international break. (Marca)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
19th November 2021




daily mail
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held crisis talks with his senior players - including Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes - on Thursday as he tried to salvage Manchester United's season - and save his job.
Ferran Torres is ready to step up his rehabilitation from injury, with the Manchester City striker hoping for a return to action before New Year.
Chelsea have been given another injury boost this week with striker Timo Werner returning to training following a hamstring problem.
Dementia in football and other sports is still years away from being recognised as an industrial disease.
The EFL have accepted the need for independent regulation of football for the first time ahead of the publication of the government's fan-led review next week in a dramatic move that will increase tensions with the Premier League.
Newcastle are prepared to give Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel a huge £190,000 a week contract, which would blow Juventus' offer out of the water, say reports.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he will 'watch Aston Villa games a bit closer' now after Steven Gerrard moved to the Midlands club last week.
Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour were both 'close' to breaking through into Chelsea's first team before being sent out on loan, according to Petr Cech.
Tom Harrison is set to leave the ECB next year after putting plans in place to tackle cricket's racism crisis and ward off the threat of Government regulation.


daily telegraph
Antonio Conte is eyeing Jordan Pickford as he looks at British goalkeepers for his long-term plans at Tottenham.
Holland international Quincy Promes, 29, has been charged with attempted manslaughter over a stabbing at a family gathering last year, Dutch prosecutors have announced. The Spartak Moscow forward has denied involvement in the incident.
Chelsea have not made any decisions over the future of Hakim Ziyech, but are likely to be reluctant to loan the winger out in January.
World Rugby will hit Rassie Erasmus with a significant increase in his ban if the Springboks director of rugby follows through on his veiled threat that he could find his way inside Twickenham for South Africa's match against England on Saturday.
Tom Harrison will be fighting for his job as England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive on Friday as the game teeters on the brink of civil war over the Azeem Rafiq scandal.
Sir Alastair Cook has been condemned for his "silence" over the racism scandal to have engulfed England and Essex after failing to respond to questions about it.
UK Athletics has issued a rare lifetime ban to a coach accused of sexual abuse of athletes.


the sun
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be ready to roll the dice and gamble against Watford by bringing in two of Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho.
Solskjaer is sure he can turn around Manchester United's fortunes and will not walk away from Old Trafford.
Arsenal have been handed another boost ahead of their trip to Liverpool - with Thomas Partey fit and available to start.
Claudio Ranieri has compared management to sky diving.


daily express
French football icon Emmanuel Petit has revealed Zinedine Zidane is learning English amid links to the Manchester United job.


the independent
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has shrugged off the latest transfer speculation surrounding defender James Tarkowski.


daily record
Stephen Glass has revealed Aberdeen will make one final push to keep Ryan Hedges - and they want him to make a decision before the January transfer window opens.
Ange Postecoglou has told his frozen out Celtic stars they can still fight their way back into his plans.


scottish sun
Robbie Neilson fears Hearts could lose John Souttar following his Scotland heroics.
Ange Postecoglou will join Celtic chairman Ian Bankier in questioning Scottish referees - if he ever feels the need.


the guardian
The chaos and crowd trouble at July's Euro 2020 final have harmed but "not put the kibosh" on the combined British and Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup, the sports minister, Nigel Huddleston, has insisted.
Fifa will not intervene in the case of Abdullah Ibhais, a former employee of Qatar's World Cup committee who is on hunger strike after being detained by police in Doha.
The Rugby Football League has approved the game-wide introduction of mouthguards that could detect whether or not a player is at risk of a concussion or head trauma.



Manchester United and Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, whose release clause enables him to leave for £64m next summer, with Real Madrid accepting the 21-year-old Norway forward will move to the Premier League. (Sun)

Real plan to compete with Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain by adding Haaland and PSG's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, to an attack that already features Brazil's Vinicius Junior, 21. (AS - in Spanish)

Newcastle United are planning to sign Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 29, and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 28, from Inter Milan in January, plus Lazio's Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 26. (Times - subscription required)

Paul Pogba's agent has hinted the France midfielder, 28, will leave Manchester United in January, before his contract expires in the summer. (Rai, via Goal)

Manchester United are set to challenge Barcelona for the signing of RB Leipzig's Spain winger Dani Olmo, 23. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Chelsea are interested in Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana and are a little ahead of Manchester United in attempting to sign the 20-year-old French centre-back. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Barcelona are lining up a move for Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech but face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the 28-year-old Morocco international. (Sport, via Metro)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, has been angered by Chelsea's latest contract offer, which is short of his wage demands by £60,000 a week. (Bild, via Sun)

Arsenal are only willing to offer France striker Alexandre Lacazette a short-term deal as the 30-year-old approaches the end of his contract next summer. (Athletic, via Sun)

Villarreal are planning to resist all offers for Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma in January, with Liverpool keeping tabs on the ex-Bournemouth forward, 24. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have started their succession planning to replace manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers their preferred candidate. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has responded to an approach from Manchester United by saying he will be available at the end of the season. (Bild, via Express)

New Barcelona coach Xavi wants to keep France forward Ousmane Dembele but has told the 24-year-old it is "now or never" to establish himself at the club as his contract expires next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Barca president Joan Laporta will "not rule out" the possibility of Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 34, and Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta, 37, following their former team-mate Dani Alves in returning to the club. (Marca - in Spanish)

Frank Lampard was interviewed for the Aston Villa manager's job but former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who was named Dean Smith's successor last week, was always the overwhelming choice. (Sun)

England Under-18 captain Sammy Braybrooke will sign a professional deal with Leicester City despite interest from Germany in the 17-year-old midfielder. (Athletic, via Leicester Mercury)

Germany keeper Manuel Neuer has started talks about extending his contract with Bayern Munich and the 35-year-old wants a deal until at least 2025. (Sport1 - in German)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 32, faces being sidelined for three weeks with a calf injury after joining up with Wales during the international break. (Marca)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
20th November 2021




the sun
Jesse Lingard looks to be on his way to West Ham in the New Year in a £10m move.
Newcastle have been warned Brentford hotshot Ivan Toney is on a revenge mission on Saturday.
Former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is 'unhappy' at Real Madrid, according to Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez.
Luke Thomas is trying to learn from "unstoppable" wing-backs Ben Chilwell and Reece James - but hopes to shut them down on Saturday when Chelsea visit the King Power.
Ex-Manchester United player Giuseppe Rossi has returned to football by signing for Serie B outfit SPAL.


daily telegraph
Azeem Rafiq has been urged to co-operate with an investigation into his harrowing testimony that he had been pinned down and had red wine poured down his throat as a young Muslim cricketer.
Tom Harrison, the England & Wales Cricket Board's beleaguered chief executive, received reluctant backing from the counties on Friday after apologising for the handling of the Azeem Rafiq scandal.
Pat Cummins is poised to lead Australia into the Ashes after Tim Paine dramatically resigned as captain on Friday following a 'sexting' scandal.
Tyson Fury is considering fighting Dillian Whyte at Cardiff's Principality Stadium in March as his promoters enter talks for an all-British heavyweight clash.


the times
Manchester City have suspended a partnership with a cryptocurrency company after questions were raised about the identities of several executives said to represent the firm.


daily mail
Eddie Howe will FaceTime each player before the Brentford game after being diagnosed with Covid-19 ahead of his Newcastle opener.
Joe Cole has likened Declan Rice to Steven Gerrard, as the ex-Chelsea star became the latest pundit to laud the displays of the West Ham star by insisting 'the sky is the limit' for the midfielder.
Manchester United will only let go of Diogo Dalot - amid interest from Roma - if the Red Devils can secure a deal for Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier, according to reports.
Emmanuel Petit has revealed Zinedine Zidane is 'learning English' amid links to the Manchester United job.
Manchester United will only let go of Diogo Dalot - amid interest from Roma - if the Red Devils can secure a deal for Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier, according to reports.
Old Trafford legend Bryan Robson says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should ask for more help from Sir Alex Ferguson to solve his problems at Manchester United.
The ECB has placed an indefinite suspension on the England team's media activities in Australia while the race storm continues to swirl around the game.


daily express
Turkish giants Galatasaray have reportedly "stepped up" their efforts to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is keen on signing Manchester United playmaker Jesse Lingard on a free transfer, according to reports.


daily mirror
Manchester United's preparations for their make-or-break Premier League clash with Watford got off to a poor start, with players left stranded in a car park for almost an hour.
Manchester United are 'ready' to make a £60m bid for Real Madrid star Federico Valverde, according to reports in Spain.
Gareth Bale was abused by a group of Real Madrid fans after he returned to the club's training facilities on Friday following the international break.
Liverpool could be willing to sell Mohamed Salah if a "silly offer" is lodged in the next 12 months, according to ex-Reds defender Glenn Johnson.


the guardian
Plans are being developed within football for the creation of a permanent workers' centre in Qatar that would support the rights of migrant labourers, as the game seeks to leave a positive legacy after the 2022 World Cup.


scottish sun
Neil McCann could be set for a sensational Rangers return as part of new boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst's backroom team.



Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard could be on his way to West Ham in January in a £10m deal. Contract talks between United and the 28-year-old have recently broken down, with Hammers boss David Moyes keen to sign Lingard on a permanent basis. (Sun)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is also interested in signing Lingard when he becomes available on a free transfer in the summer. (Express)

Meanwhile, Tottenham are leading Inter Milan and Juventus in the race to sign 27-year-old Bayern Munich and France midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who will also be available on a free in the summer. (Football Italia)

Manchester United are interested in signing Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier. United are prepared to sell Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot, 22, to Roma if the 31-year-old England full-back joins. (Manchester Evening News)

The Old Trafford side are also planning to let France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, leave, with Real Madrid his most likely destination. (Marca, in Spanish)

Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are transfer targets for new Barcelona boss Xavi who is looking to sign the pair on free transfers. Azpilicueta, 32, and Christensen, 25, are both out of contract next summer. (Express)

However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is hopeful of some "good news in the next days" regarding Christensen's contract. (Football London)

Morocco forward Hakim Ziyech has been linked with leaving Chelsea in January but Tuchel says there are "no thoughts" at the club about selling the 28-year-old. (Independent)

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic could be on his way to Liverpool as the 23-year-old American winger's game time continues to be limited at Stamford Bridge. (Star)

West Ham are interested in Germany and Hertha Berlin centre-back Niklas Stark, 26. (Sport1, in German)

Arsenal have agreed a deal to allow Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 29, to leave for Galatasaray. (Vatan, in Turkish)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a loan move for 20-year-old Welsh defender Neco Williams. Despite rumours that his short-term future lies away from Anfield, Klopp has hinted there may be a role for him in the side. (Mirror)

Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has been linked with Newcastle United and Tottenham with his contract running out in the summer, but the 29-year-old Croatia international says he wants to stay at the Serie A club. (Football Italia)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
21st November 2021




sunday mirror
Zinedine Zidane is the man being lined up by Manchester United to replace under-pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester City have no interest in loaning Raheem Sterling out in January and will not let the England forward leave until they have a replacement.
Eric Dier says Tottenham training sessions have become more gruelling since Antonio Conte's arrival and are much more like those run by Mauricio Pochettino.
Birmingham City have rejected an enquiry from former Watford owner Laurence Bassini to buy the debt-ridden Championship club.


sunday telegraph
Manchester United plan to place Darren Fletcher in interim charge of first-team affairs if a decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is made.


the times
Manchester United have decided to dismiss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager after a humiliating 4-1 defeat away to Watford.


the sun on sunday
Newcastle will step up their interest in Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic but could become embroiled in an auction with other Premier League clubs.
Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from professional football in the next few days, with the Barcelona striker taking medical advice to quit because of a heart problem.
Manchester United will have to pay £7.5m in severance pay should they decide to remove Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his role as manager.
Chelsea are not planning to loan out Hakim Ziyech in January but they would reportedly listen to permanent offers to the forward, who has failed to make a significant impact in the Premier League.
Manchester United are hoping to sign Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer from Barcelona once his contract expires next summer.
Steven Gerrard's first aim as Aston Villa boss is to find a new left-back to compete with current incumbent Matt Targett.


sunday express
New Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard wants to snatch Borna Barisic from his former club Rangers as one of his first signings, according to reports.
Long-term Liverpool target Jeremy Doku's father has admitted his son could be on the move in January, although it appears a deal with Barcelona is off the table because of their financial issues.
Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani could move to Barcelona in January after growing 'frustrated' by Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford.


mail on sunday
Leeds United are keeping tabs on Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley and could make a move for the midfielder in January.


daily star sunday
Mason Mount has grown 'frustrated' and is feeling 'under appreciated' at Chelsea because of his treatment compared to other high-profile stars at the club.
Manchester United are ready to loan out young forward Amad Diallo for 18 months to a club in Europe.


the observer
Football faces being rocked by a new racism scandal after Black and Asian referees revealed the scale of abuse and prejudice they claim is holding them back from reaching the highest levels of the game.
The ECB has been urged to launch a national inquiry into racism at all levels of cricket after a tumultuous week for the sport.



Manchester United are accelerating their attempts to persuade former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane to take over as manager. United have apparently increased their financial offer to the 49-year-old Frenchman to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling has told the club that he wants a loan move to Barcelona in January. The 26-year-old has started just three games this season and has asked City to sanction the move. (90 min)

Manchester City are not willing to let Sterling leave the club on loan and will only listen to offers for the forward if they can sign a replacement. (Mirror)

England midfielder Mason Mount, who is in talks with Chelsea over a new deal, does not feel as "appreciated" as the club's high-profile stars and the 22-year-old could be prepared to leave if the situation does not change. (Star)

Arsenal are looking to sign RB Salzburg teenager Karim Adeyemi. The 19-year-old German striker has emerged as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, but the Gunners have been told they will have to wait until the summer to make their move. (Mirror)

Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. The 24-year-old France forward will enter the final six months of his contract in the coming weeks, with United interested in a deal. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

But Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany says the club have been in talks with Dembele over a new deal and that the forward wants to stay with the Nou Camp side. (Sport, in Spanish)

Jesse Lingard's preferred move away from Old Trafford is a short-term loan to a Premier League club in January with a view to a permanent move in the summer. The 28-year-old Manchester United and England midfielder's contract talks recently broke down with the club. (Mirror)

Leicester City have identified former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard as a candidate to replace Brendan Rodgers as manager after the Foxes fell to 12th in the Premier League table following their 3-0 defeat by the Blues on Saturday. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham have made Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, one of their top targets for January with director of football Fabio Paratici and boss Antonio Conte both recognising the need for Spurs to bolster their defence. (Football Insider)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is planning to hold talks with on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher about his future. The 21-year-old Palace and England midfielder has scored four goals and registered two assists in 10 Premier League appearances this season. (Four Four Two)

Paris St-Germain have dropped their interest in Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, and will instead pursue the signing of 21-year-old Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

England midfielder Harry Winks has emerged as a top target for Newcastle United with new Magpies boss Eddie Howe keen to address his side's lack of creativity. Winks, 25, has started just one Premier League game for Tottenham this season. (Mail)

West Ham are preparing to launch a second bid for Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo. Bayo, 23, has scored seven goals in 12 games this season with Southampton, Brighton and Brentford all keen on the Frenchman. (Sun)

Aaron Ramsey, 30, will try to earn more playing time at Juventus but the Wales midfielder will look to return to the Premier League if he fails to do so. (Mirror)

Leeds United could make a move for English midfielder Ross Barkley in January as they monitor the 27-year-old's situation at Chelsea. (Mail)

Serie A rivals Roma and Juventus are weighing up a possible January move for Paris St-Germain and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
22nd November 2021




the sun
Manchester United have contacted Brendan Rodgers about becoming their new boss and are prepared to pay £8m in compensation to land the Leicester chief.
Zinedine Zidane has rejected the chance to become Manchester United manager and could take over at Paris Saint-Germain if Mauricio Pochettino quits for Old Trafford.
Crisis club Derby County are a staggering £83m in debt and anxiously awaiting a saviour with their bank accounts at worryingly low levels.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure from Manchester United means the club has now spent £38m on sacking managers since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013.
Tyson Fury has given Dillian Whyte a three-month deadline to get his legal row with the WBC sorted and secure their big domestic showdown.


daily mirror
Old Trafford icon Sir Alex Ferguson is "leading the charge" for Mauricio Pochettino to be appointed as Manchester United's next manager despite Zinedine Zidane being favourite for the role.


daily mail
Mauricio Pochettino is ready to quit Paris Saint-Germain straight away and take over as Manchester United boss.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to have rejected the chance to revamp his coaching staff before being sacked by Manchester United.
Manchester United want to bring James McAtee, who spent part of his youth career with the club, back from Manchester City, while Everton are also keen on the teenager.
Newcastle want to make Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks one of their key signings in January.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle all want Aaron Ramsey, with the Wales midfielder seemingly on his way out of Juventus in January.
Neither Ed Woodward nor the man touted as his successor, Richard Arnold, were at Vicarage Road as Manchester United lurched to another low under their watch.
The Premier League are lining up Peter McCormick as the interim replacement for outgoing chairman Gary Hoffman, who announced last week he is to step down.
A number of clubs across the Premier League and EFL have banned staff from wearing fancy dress at their forthcoming Christmas parties.


daily express
Laurent Blanc could be handed the managerial reins at Manchester United on a temporary basis while they wait to secure one of their main targets next summer.
Brendan Rodgers called a meeting with Leicester City players to discuss links with the vacancy at Manchester United and is said to have reiterated his commitment to the Foxes.
Manchester United players are reported to be "furious" with the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking was dealt with by the club.
Newcastle United have the chance to take full advantage of the chaos surrounding Manchester United by making a double transfer swoop.


daily telegraph
Azeem Rafiq is facing an ECB investigation over the exchange of messages with another cricketer in which he used antisemitic slurs.


the independent
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is driven by the desire to "go down in history" for his individual contribution to the club.


daily record
Celtic are ready to sign loan star Jota on a permanent deal by exercising the £6.5m option which was part of the transfer agreement with Benfica last summer.
Sparta Prague are in turmoil ahead of their crucial Europa League clash with Rangers on Thursday after an overwhelming 4-0 domestic defeat at the hands of Slovacko.



Paris St-Germain's Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino is Manchester United's number one choice to take over as manager next season. Ajax head coach, Dutchman Erik ten Hag, is said to be second choice. (Sky Sports)

Former Tottenham boss Pochettino is open to joining the Red Devils next summer. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have also made contact with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and are prepared to pay £8m in compensation to the Foxes. (Sun)

Ten Hag responded to rumours that he will replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United by saying that he has heard "nothing" about the club's interest in him. (Manchester Evening News)

Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes is pushing Manchester United to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui. The Spaniard is contracted at Sevilla until 2024 but Mendes, who represents Cristiano Ronaldo, wants him to take over at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Spain head coach Luis Enrique has denied rumours linking him to Manchester United. (Goal)

Solskjaer, who was sacked by Man Utd on Sunday, tuned down the chance to make changes to his backroom staff, despite some senior players reportedly losing faith in their methods. (ESPN)

Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount. The 22-year-old is in talks with the Blues over a new deal, though it is said he "does not feel appreciated" and could be prepared to leave. Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also interested. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham could make a move for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 22. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

New Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard wants to sign Croatia left-back Borna Barisic, 29, from former club Rangers. (Daily Record)

Everton manager Rafael Benitez says the club will look to sign players in January as English winger Demarai Gray, 25, became the latest addition to their injury list in Sunday's defeat by Manchester City. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says defender Antonio Rudiger will not be distracted by contract talks. The German, 28, is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to talk to other clubs from January. (Independent)

PSG forward Lionel Messi, 34, is not planning on returning to Barcelona after president Joan Laporta suggested the Spanish club could re-sign the Argentina captain in the future. (AS)

New Barcelona boss Xavi is interested in signing Algeria striker Baghdad Bounedjah, 29, from former club Al-Sadd in Qatar. (Sport - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
23rd November 2021




daily express
Manchester United have already opened talks with Mauricio Pochettino about a mid-season move to Old Trafford and further discussions are expected when he is in the city this week with PSG.
Paris Saint-Germain players believe Zinedine Zidane's arrival as the club's next head coach is "imminent".
Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher is reportedly keen to go back to his parent club at the end of the season.
Chelsea are reportedly now confident Mason Mount will stay at the club after making a 'breakthrough' in talks over a new contract.


the sun
Manchester United are said to be lining up a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as a replacement for Paul Pogba.
Arsenal risk losing Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer after putting talks over a new contract on hold until May.
Arsenal are on the trail of Romania U21 attacking midfielder Ianis Stoica, who plies his trade at home with FCSB.
Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin stunned a lifetime Magpies fan by randomly giving him a £2,000 watch before Saturday's draw with Brentford.
Diogo Dalot is keen to take whatever chance he can to impress Michael Carrick while he remains in charge of Manchester United's first team.
Lille midfielder Renato Sanches has confirmed he is ready for another big-club move amid links with Liverpool and Arsenal.
Newcastle and Burnley are set to compete with Leeds for the signature of Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley.
Frank Lampard's former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris has described his dismissal from the club as "super harsh".
Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui has slammed rumours linking him with the Manchester United job as 'absurd'.
Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to break the bank to sign whizkid Pedri from Barcelona.
Gareth Southgate has promised he will prove wrong the doubters who continue to brand him as a failure in club management.
Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to keep all four of Chelsea's out-of-contract defenders this summer.


daily mail
Tottenham are lining up a move for West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as a replacement for Hugo Lloris, whose contract expires in the summer.
Conor Gallagher is keen to return to Chelsea once his loan spell with Crystal Palace - impressive enough to lift him into the England squad - is over and is not putting himself in the shop window.
Everton legend Tony Hibbert is set to return to football by turning out for French 10th-tier side ES Louzy, near where the 40-year-old now runs a successful carp fishery.
Manchester United face paying out millions after they handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's coaching staff new three-year contracts only weeks before sacking him.
Slovakian cycling great Peter Sagan was fined £4,000 for injuring a policeman while he was being arrested in Monaco last year for breaking a lockdown curfew.
Cricket's newly formed equality commission has received complaints about racism involving every first-class county over the last fortnight in another stark illustration of the problems facing the sport.


daily telegraph
Growing friction between Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo could open the door for Manchester United to swoop for the former Tottenham boss.
Roman Abramovich will not end his three-year run of non-attendance at Chelsea games, despite being in London when the Blues face Juventus on Tuesday.
Fizzy drinks, sauces and puddings have all been banished from the canteen menu at Aston Villa since Steven Gerrard's arrival as manager.
A drunken rugby fan left a six-year-old boy in tears after vomiting on him during Wales' victory over Australia on Saturday, with authorities now pondering an alcohol clampdown at the Principality Stadium.


daily star
Real Madrid are targeting a surprise move for Chelsea and England attacking midfielder Mason Mount after reports he is feeling "unappreciated" at Stamford Bridge.
Lionel Messi is eager to stay at Paris Saint-Germain despite reports in the past week suggesting the Argentine was eyeing a return to Barcelona.


daily mirror
Manchester United will have to pay Paris Saint-Germain around £10m in compensation to secure an immediate deal to make Mauricio Pochettino their next manager, a figure which would half by the summer of 2022.
Old Trafford chiefs also face another set of payouts, potentially running into the millions, to get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's backroom team.
Fenway Sports Group are set to take their empire to above £6bn of net worth by securing a deal to buy the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Roma youngster Felix Afena-Gyan has insisted he was not offended by a remark, initially taken to be racist by some, made towards him in a video in which he received a gift of shoes from Jose Mourinho.
Teenage Barcelona star Ansu Fati had his house broken into and robbed while he watched Xavi Hernandez's first match as manager at the Nou Camp, it has been claimed.


the times
Gareth Southgate will not receive a pay rise as part of his new contract unless he delivers on-field success with England.
Australia's cricket chiefs are agonising over whether to give disgraced former captain Steve Smith the vice-captaincy for the forthcoming Ashes series.
Robbie Dunne will face a disciplinary panel next Tuesday having been charged with the bullying and harassment of his fellow jockey, Bryony Frost.


daily record
Rangers great Richard Gough has slammed current skipper James Tavernier for leaving post-match duties after the Premier Sport Cup semi-final defeat by Hibs to fellow defender Connor Goldson.


scottish sun
Aberdeen's Funso Ojo will have to serve a suspension for his controversial red card at Dundee United because rules will not allow the Scottish FA to overturn it.
John Souttar could be on his way out of Hearts at the end of the season with prolonged talks over a new deal seemingly not coming to a positive conclusion - he will be free to speak to other clubs from December 1.


the guardian
Portuguese authorities investigating the payment of commissions exceeding €20m related to football transfers searched the headquarters of FC Porto and its president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa on Monday as part of "Operation Red Card".



Paris St-Germain players believe manager Mauricio Pochettino will leave for Manchester United and expect Frenchman Zinedine Zidane to replace him. (Marca, in Spanish)

Manchester United will have to pay 10m euros (£8.4m) if they want to prise Argentine Pochettino, 49, away from PSG. (Mirror)

PSG have contacted Zidane, 49, who is keen on taking over as manager should Pochettino depart. (ESPN)

Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui, 55, has branded rumours linking him with Manchester United as "absurd". (Mirror)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is considering delaying his Old Trafford departure to help find Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's successor. The 50-year-old is due to leave his role at the club at the end of this year. (Sky Sports)

Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is said to be "very keen" on the short-term managerial role at Manchester United. The 60-year-old Englishman made more than 300 appearances for United as a player. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool striker Mo Salah is close to signing a new long-term contract at the club. The 29-year-old Egyptian will enter the final year of his current contract next summer, with the club keen to finalise terms. (Teamtalk)

Arsenal will not discuss a new contract with 30-year-old French forward Alexandre Lacazette until the end of the season, despite knowing they risk losing him for nothing in the summer. Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Marseille and Newcastle are all interested in the striker. (Sun)

Chelsea are confident England midfielder Mason Mount will sign a new long-term contract with the club. The 22-year-old has been linked with Manchester City and Real Madrid. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich want to sign 18-year-old Barcelona wonderkid Pedri, despite the Spanish midfielder having a 1bn euro release clause. (AS, in Spanish)

West Ham are working on a deal to sign Sparta Prague and Czech Republic striker Adam Hlozek, 19. (Football Insider)

Lille midfielder Renato Sanches says he is "ready" to leave the club for a fresh challenge. Arsenal and AC Milan are among the clubs interested in the 24-year-old Portugal star, who was close to signing for Barcelona in the summer. (L'Equipe, in French)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants Germany's Antonio Rudiger, 28, Denmark's Andreas Christensen, 25, Brazilian Thiago Silva, 37, and Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, to sign new deals with the club. All four defenders are out of contract in the summer. (Goal)

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic is said to be a target for multiple clubs in January, with Villarreal's Unai Emery looking into a potential move for the striker. The 27-year-old Serbia international has scored 21 goals in 18 games this season. (Mirror)

Barcelona could terminate Samuel Umtiti's contract. The French defender, 28, has failed to agree a cut to his £208,000-per-week salary amid the club's financial struggles. (Sport, in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are set to offer Germany defender Niklas Sule a new contract, scuppering the hopes of top Premier League clubs who planned to sign the 26-year-old on a free transfer. (TZ, in German)

Arsenal are interested in Romanian forward Ianis Stoica. The 18-year-old currently plays for FCSB in Romania's Liga I. (Sun)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
24th November 2021




the sun
Real Madrid's hopes of signing Kylian Mbappe in the summer could come to an end if Mauricio Pochettino leaves PSG and is replaced by Zinedine Zidane.
Real Madrid are keen on signing Manchester City left-back Pedro Porro, who has been sent out on loan ever since he joined the club in 2019 and is yet to make a first-team appearance.
Liverpool, Leicester City and Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Olympiakos revelation Aguibou Camara, who has impressed in the Europa League this season.
France legend Youri Djorkaeff thinks managing under pressure at PSG is intense - because the club have 'no history' of top honours.
Home-town hero Pau Torres refused to give up on Villarreal despite multi-million pound interest from Tottenham this summer.


daily mail
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is targeting Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier as his first January signing.
Newcastle's hopes of signing Divock Origi on loan from Liverpool are set to be dashed by Jurgen Klopp.
Jesse Lingard is one of few Manchester United fringe players who still want to leave Old Trafford in the wake of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure as manager.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka would be open to returning to Borussia Monchengladbach.
The game's lawmakers will discuss a request to increase half-time intervals from 15 minutes to 25 so that football can introduce Super Bowl-style entertainment midway through matches.


daily telegraph
Kalvin Phillips suffered a minor head injury when he fell down some stairs during Leeds United's Christmas party in London on Sunday, but he was able to return to training on Tuesday.
Thiago Alcantara has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool amid reports new Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández wants to tempt the midfielder back to the Nou Camp.


daily mirror
Manchester United stars expect Mauricio Pochettino to be their next boss.
Former Peterborough and Charlton winger Marcus Maddison is hoping to make a comeback to the professional game after retiring earlier this year at the age of 27 and indicating at the time that he had fallen out of love with football.


daily express
Almeria will not budge from their £60m price tag for striker Umar Sadiq, one of dozens of players to be linked with a January move to Newcastle United.
Leeds United expect to complete the signing of Espanyol's teenage forward Mateo Joseph in the early stages of the January window and remain keen on Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley.
Liverpool are not prepared to let striker Divock Origi - a target for Newcastle - leave in January because of their numerous departures for the Africa Cup of Nations.


daily star
Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards plans to tie Mohamed Salah down to a new contract before departing the club next summer, according to reports.
Barcelona's new boss Xavi wants to bring striker Baghdad Bounedjah to the Nou Camp from his former club Al-Sadd.


daily record
Rangers legend Dick Advocaat has resigned as manager of Iraq's national team.
Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman is being tipped for a move from the Eredivisie club in January as Rangers mull making an offer.


scottish sun
Dundee United look like missing out on a sell-on clause with Hearts defender John Souttar appearing to be likely to leave Tynecastle on a free transfer for Rangers, Celtic or one of nine English clubs showing interest.



Manchester United are ready to abandon their search for an interim manager if they can get Mauricio Pochettino from Paris St-Germain now. (Guardian)

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, another possible Manchester United target, wants to take over at PSG if Pochettino leaves for Old Trafford. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who is a director on the club's football board, will have no role in their search for a new manager. (ESPN)

Liverpool and Barcelona are both interested in Chelsea and United States winger Christian Pulisic, 23. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Liverpool, Leicester and Newcastle are monitoring 20-year-old Guinea striker Aguibou Camara, who plays for Olympiakos. (Sun)

Barcelona are looking at Chelsea's Morocco international Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany striker Timo Werner, 25, as alternative options to Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 26. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund are preparing a new deal for striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, in a bid to convince the Norway international to stay. (Sky Deutschland, in German)

Newcastle are interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel, 32, and the Belgium international, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is open to a move. (Sport1, in German)

The Magpies also want to sign England full-back Kieran Trippier, 31, from Atletico Madrid. (Mirror)

Newcastle hope to convince Bayern Munich head of recruitment Laurent Busser to join the club. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Belgium's 26-year-old forward Divock Origi, who is a target for Newcastle, will not be allowed to leave Liverpool in January. (Northern Echo)

Leeds United are considering a January loan move for Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 27. (Express)

Real Madrid are interested in Manchester City's 22-year-old Spain full-back Pedro Porro, who is on a two-year loan deal with Sporting. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

New Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has sanctioned the January sale of Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore, 26. (Football Insider)

Gerrard wants to sign Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24, from Villarreal. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

But Torres, who turned down a 60m euro (£50.4m) move to Tottenham in the summer, is happy to stay at his hometown club for now. (Guardian)

Liverpool and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 30, has dismissed speculation linking him with a move back to first club Barcelona. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 29, would be interested in returning to Borussia Monchengladbach when his contract ends in 2024. (Mit Geredet, via Mail)

Burnley, Brighton, Norwich, West Brom, Sheffield United and Blackburn have all watched English striker Rhys Healey, 26, who plays for Ligue 2 club Toulouse. (Teamtalk)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
25th November 2021




the sun
Manchester United have had an approach for Mauricio Pochettino knocked back by PSG.
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel wants to see Steve Bruce as the interim manager of the club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a whopping £26m during his trophyless reign as Manchester United manager.
Chelsea have put a £42m price tag on their out-of-favour winger Christian Pulisic.
Jack Grealish kindly offered free tickets to Manchester City fans ahead of the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
England legend John Barnes has been banned from driving after being caught speeding in his BMW with an expired licence.


daily telegraph
Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell is set to miss the rest of this year as he waits to find out whether or not he has suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament damage.
Manchester United will appoint an interim manager as soon as possible from a five-man shortlist featuring Ralf Rangnick, Ernesto Valverde, Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia as they bid to save their season.
Paris Saint-Germain are adamant that Mauricio Pochettino will not be allowed to leave the club before the end of this season.
Steven Gerrard is utilising the power of social media to build team spirit at Aston Villa by setting up an Instagram account for his players.
World Rugby has approved an amendment to the game's eligibility laws which will see players no longer permanently tied to one Test team and able to switch to play for another country, which could open the door for Mako and Billy Vunipola to play for Tonga in the future.


daily mail
Chelsea are set to make a 'monster' £84m bid to sign Juventus forward Federico Chiesa according to reports.
Eddie Howe has not given up hope of leading Newcastle for the first time at Arsenal on Saturday.
Erling Haaland would be 'devastating' in Liverpool's attack but is still most likely to end up at Manchester City, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich - one of five unvaccinated players at the club whose wages have been docked - has tested positive for Covid-19.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Kylian Mbappe 'could easily' sign for Newcastle following their Saudi-led takeover last month.


the times
Paris Saint-Germain are unwilling to allow Mauricio Pochettino to join Manchester United in the middle of the season.


daily express
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has held discussions with the club about signing Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, reports say.
Chelsea are apparently refusing to panic over Mason Mount's future amid reports that he could quit Stamford Bridge to sign for rivals Liverpool.


daily star
Mauricio Pochettino will have to wait at least six months to land his dream job as Manchester United boss.


daily mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at loggerheads with his own coaches, including Michael Carrick, over the formation he insisted on using at Manchester United, according to reports.
Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has criticised the way Real Madrid fans have treated his client after more than eight years of service in the Spanish capital.
Rugby League coach Kevin Sinfield has quashed talks of a knighthood following his exceptional efforts to raise money for research into motor neurone disease - and called on the Government to fund research into the condition.


scottish sun
Cameron Carter-Vickers has told Celtic he is up for talks over a permanent move.



Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, is tipped to leave when his contract expires in the summer, with Newcastle United among the clubs who could make a move for the World Cup winner. (Express)

Chelsea's Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, have emerged as alternatives to Manchester City's England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, for Barcelona in January. (ESPN)

Manchester United have had an initial approach for Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino rejected by the French club. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Tottenham boss Pochettino, 49, will have to wait six months at least before he can become United manager. (Star)

New Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has held discussions with the club about signing Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 27. (Transfer Window podcast, via Express)

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre and ex-Lyon boss Rudi Garcia have been interviewed by Manchester United about becoming their interim manager. (Telegraph)

Ralf Rangnick, the former RB Leipzig manager, and former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca are also on the Old Trafford shortlist. (Mail)

A mural at Old Trafford of sacked United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been taken down. (Sun)

Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic, 23, but the Blues will not sell to a Premier League rival and the Spanish club cannot afford the 50m euro fee required to sign the United States winger. (El Nacional, in Catalan)

Chelsea have held talks with Fenerbahce and Hungary defender Attila Szalai, 23. (Football Insider)

Wolves will listen to offers for Spain winger Adama Traore, 25, in January. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid fans have been "disgusting" to Wales forward Gareth Bale, according to the player's agent Jonathan Barnett. Bale, 32, has a contract with Real until next summer. (Marca)

Arsenal's France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 30, is being tracked by Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Newcastle and AC Milan. His contract expires in the summer. (Calciomercato)

The Gunners are keen to sign Lille's Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, in the January transfer window. (Football London)

Manchester United's England forward Jesse Lingard, 28, still wants to leave Old Trafford despite former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's exit. (Star)

England midfielder Mason Mount, 22, has no concerns over his Chelsea contract situation and wants to win more trophies with the club. (Telegraph)

Newcastle are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Atletico Madrid's England defender Kieran Trippier, 31. (Sun)

Aston Villa's former England Under-20 forward Keinan Davis, 23, is wanted by Norwich City, who are managed by ex-Villa boss Dean Smith. (Football Insider)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, 43, could take charge of his new club's game at Arsenal on Saturday despite testing positive for Covid-19 last week. (Mail)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
26th November 2021




daily telegraph
Manchester City will step up their attempts to secure Raheem Sterling to a long-term contract following his goalscoring return to Pep Guardiola's team and interest from Barcelona.
Ralf Rangnick was Manchester United's overwhelming choice to take over as interim manager after making a huge impression during an interview for which he had less than 24 hours to prepare.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has spoken with Arsene Wenger about a possible return to the club, with the Spaniard hoping to bring his former coach "much closer" to his old team.
Some senior figures at Leicester are rumoured to also share the concerns of fans, and feel their drop-off extends further back than this season.
Leading scientists have rejected speculation that the Covid vaccine is linked to the recent on-field collapses of three footballers, as sporting pundits came under attack for fuelling hesitancy about the jab.
Golf's simmering power struggle is set to detonate with the European Tour ready to refuse requests from some of its top players to accept seven-figure appearance fees to play in Saudi Arabia next year.


the sun
Ralf Rangnick had a painful introduction to English football 42 years ago - three broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Manchester United are bringing in Ralf Rangnick as interim boss - despite the German snubbing a similar role at Chelsea in January.
Ugly scenes broke out in Leicester's Europa League win over Legia Warsaw as away fans attacked police.
Liverpool and Juventus have sent scouts to watch Olympiacos wonderkid Aguibou Camara in action against Fenerbahce.
Newcastle have joined a long list of teams hoping to sign Benfica youngster Darwin Nunez.
Switzerland boss Murat Yakin has sent the Northern Ireland national team 20lbs of chocolate as a thank-you for helping them to reach the World Cup.
Tyson Fury has again urged Anthony Joshua to step aside and allow him to fight Oleksandr Usyk.


daily express
Manchester United did not consult Sir Alex Ferguson before deciding to appoint Ralf Rangnick as the club's new interim manager.
Newcastle transfer target Axel Witsel is reportedly preparing to bid farewell to team-mates at Borussia Dortmund ahead of a possible January transfer.


daily mail
Oleksandr Zinchenko is on Newcastle's list of January targets as Eddie Howe attempts to keep them in the Premier League.
Steven Gerrard plans to boost Aston Villa's performances by deploying the 'unit coaches' he used to great effect while manager of Rangers.
Steven Gerrard expects to welcome back key midfielder Douglas Luiz for Aston Villa's clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The new regime at UK Athletics have pulled a U-turn by rehiring one of the key members of staff who departed under the previous CEO Joanna Coates.
Exeter are highly likely to ditch their Native American-style logo after 'overwhelming' support for change from their members - but will keep their 'Chiefs' name.


the times
Fifa is set to announce that it will test technology to automatically detect when players are offside at next week's Arab Cup in Qatar, in what is being seen as a dry run for the 2022 World Cup.
Bath are to appoint a defence coach as they seek to turn around a miserable start to the season that has left them bottom of the Gallagher Premiership table after losing their first seven games.
Doubts are growing over the future of Johanna Konta because of uncertainty surrounding the former British No 1's participation in the Australian Open.


daily mirror
Raphinha has reaffirmed his commitment to Leeds, claiming he can fulfil his ambitions at Elland Road.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly opened negotiations to appoint Zinedine Zidane as their next manager in an update of great importance to Manchester United.
Oxford boss Karl Robinson has called up women's player Beth Lumsden to train with the men after going without 13 players during a crisis time for the club



Manchester City will step up their efforts to secure 26-year-old England winger Raheem Sterling, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, on a long-term contract. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United have joined a number of clubs, including Tottenham and Newcastle United, in wanting to sign 21-year-old Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain held talks with Zinedine Zidane as they prepare for the possibility of manager Mauricio Pochettino joining Manchester United. (Le Parisien, via Metro)

Ralf Rangnick, who is set to become interim manager of Manchester United, initially rejected an offer before agreeing to new terms. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United still want Pochettino to take over as manager next summer, despite the prospective arrival of Rangnick. (90 Min)

Manchester City's left-sided Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko, 24, is on Newcastle's list of January targets. (Mail)

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 26, is a target for Manchester United as a possible replacement for 28-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea have made a breakthrough in contract talks with their Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, who is set to become a free agent next summer. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are looking at making a move for Basel striker Arthur Cabral but will have to sell some players before making a move for the 23-year-old Brazilian. (Goal)

Croatia winger Ivan Perisic's contract at Inter Milan runs out in June 2022 and the 32-year-old says "everything is possible, we will see in a couple of weeks" when asked about his future. (Mediaset Infinity, via Football Italia)

Inter Milan are hopeful that Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic will sign a new contract, with the 29-year-old's deal running out in the summer. (90 Min)

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli, 56, will sign a new contract for a further two years on Friday. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
27th November 2021




daily mail
Erik ten Hag is the alternative target for Manchester United if their No 1 choice, Mauricio Pochettino, does not become the club's new manager next summer.
Newcastle United are "in pole position" to land Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele, according to reports in Spain.
Barcelona are set to turn their attention to Manchester City's Ferran Torres, with the Spain international said to be interested in a return home because of a lack of first-team chances.
Ed Woodward is set to leave his position as Manchester United's executive vice-chairman as planned in April with managing director Richard Arnold lined up to succeed him.
The Premier League have risked further tension with Newcastle by extending their ban on related-party sponsorship deals until the middle of next month.
Derby's administrators Quantuma are resisting the temptation to save money by cutting Wayne Rooney's salary as they regard the manager as the club's biggest asset in their attempts to find a buyer.
EFL clubs have been irritated by Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow's erroneous claim this week that the Premier League have lent the lower divisions £250m to help them through the pandemic.


the sun
Ralf Rangnick has not ruled out becoming Manchester United's permanent boss in the summer.
Arsenal could sell club-record buy Nicolas Pepe after England youngsters Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka stole his spot.
Tattooed footballers net 42 per cent more goals than players without inkings, a study found.
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has signed a deal that could open the door to a full takeover of West Ham.
Tottenham have been sent a bottle of ketchup by a cheeky sauce company after Antonio Conte's banning of the condiment.
Juventus are hoping Liverpool's upcoming international call ups will tempt them into making a January offer for Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.


daily mirror
Manchester United are ready to launch a January move to tempt Vinicius Junior away from Real Madrid, but a deal could cost them more than £100m, according to reports in Spain.


the guardian
Carney Chukwuemeka has decided his future is not with Aston Villa by turning down a new contract, with Liverpool and Manchester United set to go into battle for his signature.


daily telegraph
Ralf Rangnick's training ground revolution could see a custom-made clock installed at Manchester United's Carrington complex to drive the significant changes that are anticipated from the new interim manager.
Antonio Conte has warned his Tottenham Hotspur players that he is watching their every move and preparing to speak to the club about which members of his squad will be good enough to fulfil his demands.
Covid is a more likely cause of surge in footballers collapsing with heart problems than vaccines, scientists believe.
The BBC was on Friday night under mounting pressure to reverse its decision to suspend Michael Vaughan after Azeem Rafiq said the "you lot" furore had been blown out of proportion.
World Rugby has confirmed it will carry out a review into the behaviour of water-carriers and other support staff as well as issuing a written warning to Australia head coach Dave Rennie.


the times
The RFU has for the first time included "head impact prevention" in its annual report as one of its key issues to be addressed.


daily record
Jota has given Celtic fans confidence he will stay at the club after admitting his loan spell is already the "best moment" in his career.
Celtic's move for versatile Japan star Reo Hatate is getting closer, with the 24-year-old's contract set to expire in January.



Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland's preferred destination if he leaves Borussia Dortmund next year is Real Madrid, although the 21-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future. (Goal)

Newcastle United are leading the chase to sign France winger Ousmane Dembele, with Manchester United also interested in the 24-year-old whose contract with Barcelona runs out next summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester United will turn to Ajax coach Erik ten Hag in the summer if they fail to lure Mauricio Pochettino from Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

Barcelona are desperate for attacking reinforcements in January and are considering moves for Manchester United's 28-year-old England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard and 34-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani. (Mundo Deportivo, via the Sun)

Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25, will reject a move to rivals Manchester United next summer to remain at Elland Road. (Star)

Manchester United are close to appointing Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season and the German will be involved in the process of choosing his permanent successor at Old Trafford. (Star)

Manchester City's Ferran Torres is a target for Barcelona and the Nou Camp club have agreed a deal with the 21-year-old Spain forward but have yet to come to an arrangement with the Premier League club. (Marca)

City are also said to have made contact with Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema, 33. (Mirror)

Scotland boss Steve Clarke says he will call his England counterpart Gareth Southgate before their World Cup play-off with Ukraine in March. (Times - Subscription required)

Mikel Arteta has denied Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for 26-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe in January. (Metro)

Aston Villa will prioritise signing a centre-back and defensive midfielder in January as manager Steven Gerrard looks to strengthen his side. (Football Insider)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte, whose side suffered an embarrassing loss to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League, says he is making "evaluations" about his players before speaking with the club. (Mirror)

Fulham's Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 27, has been lined up for a dream move to Juventus. (Tuttosport, via the Sun)

English midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, 18, will not sign a new contract at Aston Villa, putting the Premier League's biggest clubs on alert, including Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. (Guardian)


 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
28th November 2021



the sun on sunday
Manchester United believe Ralf Rangnick's imminent arrival at Old Trafford will give them an edge in the race to sign Erling Haaland next summer.
United have added Sporting Lisbon's young manager Ruben Amorim to the list of possible candidates for the long-term role at Old Trafford.
West Ham boss David Moyes will make a final bid to sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
Spanish giants Sevilla lead the race for Blackburn's red-hot Chile international striker Ben Brereton Diaz.
Burnley want to snatch England Under-20 centre-half James Hill from fellow Lancashire side Fleetwood.
Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Borja Mayoral's lack of game time under Jose Mourinho at Roma.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is pulling the scouts to his games - with French side St Etienne joining the hunt for him.
American businessman Chris Kirchner flies in to watch Wayne Rooney's Derby County on Monday - and try to get answers on his takeover bid.
Patrice Evra claims the first professional deal he signed with Sicilian club Marsala made him the "property" of a Mafia godfather and denied him the chance to sign for AS Roma who would not deal with the gangster.


mail on sunday
Manchester United have checked on Fiorentina goal machine Dusan Vlahovic but his club want £55m.
Everton are close to finalising a new long-term contract for highly-rated defender Jarrad Branthwaite ahead of sending him out on loan in January.
Real Madrid are no longer considering a summer swoop for Paul Pogba, according to reports in Spain.
Riyad Mahrez says he is not surprised to see Algeria team-mate Said Benrahma succeed in the Premier League as his current form for West Ham continues to impress.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he made a mistake earlier in his managerial career by leaving Watford to join Reading.


sunday mirror
Alexandre Lacazette admits his agents are already sounding out potential suitors as the clock winds down on his Arsenal career.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has made a defender his priority and could raid his former club Liverpool for Joe Gomez.
Reports in Italy are hinting that clubs will wait until next summer to try and sign in-demand Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic because of a likely drop in asking price to around £34m.


sunday express
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was confronted by a pitch-invading fan after his side's comfortable win over Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
Reports in Spain have indicated that Ferran Torres has asked Pep Guardiola to allow him to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona.


daily star sunday
Kalvin Phillips has boosted Liverpool's hopes of signing him by turning down the chance to talk to Manchester United because of their status as Leeds United's fiercest rivals.


sunday telegraph
Donny van de Beek and Dean Henderson could leave Manchester United in January as part of a Ralf Rangnick rebuild.
Jesse Lingard could re-open previously-collapsed talks over a new contract at Old Trafford if Ralf Rangnick makes more use of him than previous Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskkaer.


scottish sun
Callum McGregor has urged Celtic to make sure it's an unhappy homecoming for Scott Brown.


sunday mail
Reports in Romania claim that Ianis Hagi is being watched by Lyon ahead of a January move.
Rangers great Kenny Miller expects Steven Gerrard to try to secure two of his former Ibrox stars in Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent.



Manchester United believe Ralf Rangnick's expected arrival at Old Trafford will give them the advantage in the race to sign Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Mirror)

West Ham manager David Moyes is set to make a final bid to sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski with the 29-year-old Englishman due to become a free agent in the summer. (Sun)

Fiorentina have put a £55m price tag on Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic in a bid to hold off interest from Manchester United - but the 21-year-old is not expected to make any move in January. (Mail)

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette has said that his agents are considering options with the 30-year-old French striker's contract set to expire in the summer. (Telefoot via Athletic)

Real Madrid will not be signing Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba next summer despite being heavily linked to the 28-year-old. (Marca - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain have no intention of letting Mauricio Pochettino leave for Manchester United halfway through the season, but they are open to negotiations at the end of the season. (Goal)

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, could be on the move to Newcastle in the January transfer window - although the Brazilian had initially rejected a move to the Premier League club (El Nacional)

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will be the only English club he will ever manage. (Manchester Evening News)

French forward Nabil Fekir, 28, is close to an agreement with Real Betis over a new contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace are watching Spanish striker Borja Mayoral with the 24-year-old struggling for game time while on loan at Roma from Real Madrid. (Sun)

Arsenal and Tottenham are both in contention to sign 21-year-old Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says there could be "one or two" incomings at Villa Park during the January transfer window. (Birmingham Mail)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
29th November 2021




daily express
New Tottenham boss Antonio Conte and director of football Fabio Paratici have reportedly earmarked Fiorentina hitman Dusan Vlahovic as the 'ideal heir' to Harry Kane.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is reportedly open to a Premier League return - but he has ruled out joining Newcastle or his former club Tottenham.


daily mail
Liverpool are considering signing Porto winger Luis Diaz in January.
Daniel Sturridge's career at Perth Glory took an unexpected turn as the ex-England forward pulled out of his side's game against Western United after suffering cramp from the four-hour flight to the match.


daily mirror
Anthony Martial has emerged as a January target for Barcelona as they look to add to their attacking options for the second half of the season.
Andreas Pereira was left heartbroken on Saturday after his error cost Flamengo dearly in the final of the Copa Libertadores, but he had the support of former Manchester United teammate Memphis Depay after the game.
Mohamed Elneny's father has played down talk that his son's contract with Arsenal, which expires at the end of the season, was about to be terminated early.
Reports in Italy have hinted that Juventus will allow Dejan Kulusevski, who has been a target for Arsenal, leave in January as he is unhappy at his amount of playing time.


the guardian
Rangers fans who held up play for 10 minutes by pelting the Livingston goalkeeper Max Stryjek with snowballs on Sunday have been criticised by the Livingston manager David Martindale.


the sun
Newcastle United want to beat Jose Mourinho's Roma to sign Austrian star Florian Grillitsch in the window.


the times
England fear the spread of the new Covid variant will lead to far tighter restrictions for the players and their families during the Ashes.



Real Madrid's Croat midfielder Luka Modric, 36, is open to the idea of linking up with Manchester City when he becomes a free agent next summer. (SuperDeporte - in Spanish)

Newcastle are in a race with Roma to sign Hoffenheim's Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 26, in January. (Sun)

Bayern Munich and Barcelona are both interested in signing French defender Boubacar Kamara, 22, from Marseille. (Footmercato's Santi Aouna on Twitter)

French forward Ousmane Dembele has rejected Barcelona's latest contract extension offer and the 24-year-old looks almost certain to become a free agent. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal have again been named as one of the clubs wanting to sign Raheem Sterling in January. England winger Sterling, 26, has expressed his desire to leave Manchester City for more first-team football. (Transfer Window Podcast, via Express)

Fulham are making a big push for Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini, 25, and could meet the £18m price for the Ivory Coast-born player. (Sun)

Manchester City are said to have no intention of selling Spanish striker Ferran Torres, 21, for less than 70m euros (£59m). (Marca - in Spanish)

If Torres moves to Barcelona, it could open the door for RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo, 23, to make a switch to Etihad Stadium. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Former Aston Villa striker Kevin Phillips believes his old club should sell Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi, 26, instead of Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore, 26, in January. (Football Insider)

Southampton are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz. Sevilla have been leading the race to sign the 22-year-old so far. (Sun)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
30th November 2021




the times
Ralf Rangnick is targeting £33m midfielder Amadou Haidara to implement his pressing style at Manchester United.
Ralf Rangnick's first Champions League match in charge of Manchester United could be switched to a neutral venue due to fears over the spread of the Omicron variant.
Barcelona have confirmed that they have held talks with Manchester City about the possibility of signing Ferran Torres.
The Premier League has pledged to investigate the growing links between cryptocurrency companies and clubs amid fears about the lack of regulation in the industry.


daily mail
The Premier League are seeking urgent clarification from the government about their clubs' exemption from travel restrictions amid fears that next week's Champions League and Europa League ties could be affected by the spread of the Omicron Covid variant.
Tottenham have been dragged into the fraud allegations against Juventus, with Italian police investigating the transfer history of summer signing Cristian Romero and the role of the club's managing director Fabio Paratici.
Arsenal are hopeful Bukayo Saka has avoided significant injury after he was forced off against Newcastle.
James Justin's return to action for Leicester has been pushed back to next month after he suffered 'a reaction' to his recovery from a serious knee injury.
Juventus could be relegated to Serie B and have their 2020 top-flight title stripped off them due to their investigation into capital gains, a consumer rights watchdog in Italy has claimed.


the guardian
Secret talks between the Premier League and the EFL have been held to discuss removing the controversial parachute payments system, with alternatives set to be put to top-flight clubs for consideration.


the sun
Manchester City have stepped up their efforts to extend Riyad Mahrez's contract.
Kylian Mbappe looked furious after finishing ninth in the 2021 Ballon d'Or vote.
Cristiano Ronaldo may be banned from driving his £17m fleet of supercars to Manchester United training under Ralf Rangnick.
Roman Abramovich attended his first Chelsea game at Stamford Bridge for over three years during the draw against Manchester United.
Federico Chiesa is being monitored by Chelsea and Bayern Munich, according to reports.
Chelsea forgotten man Malang Sarr is reportedly set to be thrown a career lifeline by Inter Milan.
Manchester United are pioneering a new approach to getting their youngsters a taste of first-team football.


daily express
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba recently spoke with Paris Saint-Germain club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi during a brief meeting in France, according to reports.
Arsenal have lined up Ianis Stoica, dubbed as 'the next Kylian Mbappe', to replace Alexandre Lacazette.


daily star
Manchester United may have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their new interim coach, but it has since emerged that Paris Saint-Germain were willing to part ways with their top target Mauricio Pochettino if their demands were met.
Barcelona are reportedly targeting former Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu as a possible replacement for Sergio Aguero in 2022.


daily record
Celtic are trying to push through a deal to bring in Reo Hatate for the opening of the January window and a potential debut against Rangers.
Rangers have told confused supporters they still have no information on the ticket allocation for the club's Europa League clash against Lyon - just 10 days before the game.



Barcelona are keen to sign Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Executives from Barcelona spoke to Torres' representatives at Monday's Ballon d'Or ceremony. (Sport, in Spanish)

Barca are also interested in Manchester United's France forward Anthony Martial, 25. (Marca, in Spanish)

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, recently spoke to Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi but the French club insist it was nothing more than a chance meeting. (Athletic, subscription required)

Manchester United are set to watch RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara with a view to a possible move for the 23-year-old Mali international in January. (Mail)

West Ham are interested in 24-year-old Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips. (Football Insider)

Wolves could lower their asking price to about £20m for their 25-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore, who has 18 months left on his contract - and that could alert Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Leeds are considering a move for Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz, 28, who has one cap for the Dominican Republic. (Fichajes.net, in Spanish)

Chelsea's Malang Sarr, 22, is being targeted by Inter Milan. The France Under-21 defender has only made three appearances since joining in 2020. (SportMediaset via Sun)

Newcastle are willing to spend "crazy money" to sign Inter Milan and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 29. (Athletic, subscription required)

Newcastle have joined AC Milan in showing an interest in signing 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches from Lille. (Calciomercato, in Italian)

Flamengo are considering a January move for Arsenal's 28-year-old Spanish centre-back Pablo Mari. (Football London)

Nuno Espirito Santo wants a quick return to management following his sacking by Tottenham but a Premier League club is more likely than a reported move to Ligue 1. (Le10 Sport, in French)
 

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Anyone have details on what this story is talking about?? -- Manchester United are pioneering a new approach to getting their youngsters a taste of first-team football
 

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Anyone have details on what this story is talking about?? -- Manchester United are pioneering a new approach to getting their youngsters a taste of first-team football
I wondered about that myself

I wondered if the paper picked up that RR scrapped u23 footy at his previous clubs. U18 then loan, first team or gone. I wonder I’d they are assuming that we are copying that

edit: anyways let’s not clutter up this thread. Open a thread in the United forum if you want to discuss further