Press Gossip - 2021

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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
Fair enough. Thank you
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
1st December 2021




daily telegraph
Roberto Mancini has emerged as a wild card candidate to take over at Manchester United next summer.
Thomas Tuchel has issued Andreas Christensen with an ultimatum to sign the contract that Chelsea have twice thought they had agreed.


daily mail
Ralf Rangnick must convince an FA panel of his managerial credentials to secure a work permit, although Manchester United remain optimistic the German will be able to take charge of his first game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Arsenal star Gabriel fought off a robber wielding a baseball bat who tried to steal his £45,000 Mercedes from his garage.
Thomas Tuchel insists Saul Niguez was not a signing forced on him by the club.
Kalvin Phillips has flatly denied any notions of a rift between him and Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Real Madrid are growing ever more optimistic about their chances of signing Antonio Rudiger this summer, reports claim.
Max Kilman is on the radar of England manager Gareth Southgate after a series of impressive performances for Wolves this season.
The chances of the Ashes schedule being reworked have increased massively after Western Australia premier Mark McGowan took a hard-line stance on Omicron variant measures.


the guardian
Kick It Out has accused beIN Sports of amplifying homophobia and questioned whether members of the LGBTQ+ community should travel to Qatar for the World Cup after a former Egypt footballer said homosexuality was "against human nature" during a punditry appearance for the Qatari broadcaster.


daily express
Ousmane Dembele has issued a contract ultimatum to Barcelona as a potential move to Newcastle United gathers pace.
Arsenal are more likely than Tottenham to sign Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski in January, according to reports.
Chelsea have received a boost in their hopes of signing Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, reports in Italy claim.


the independent
Bruno Lage has insisted his transfer plan is clear and vowed Wolves will not waste their money in the January sales.


daily mirror
Lionel Messi has fallen ill with a stomach bug just one day after he was presented with a seventh Ballon d'Or.
Cristiano Ronaldo's bodyguards are under investigation on suspicion of working illegally in Portugal, according to local reports.
New Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly implemented a "wheel of misfortune" at his previous club RB Leipzig to punish misbehaving players.
Mohamed Salah has revealed he had to quit Chelsea to find his footballing level because the Blues wanted him to change his game.


the sun
Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Bryan Robson was his greatest captain.
Barcelona have reportedly offered Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United in the hope of signing Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani.
Thomas Tuchel has delivered a stark ultimatum to Andreas Christensen over his contract stand-off with Chelsea, saying there is "no good news".
Real Madrid are growing ever more optimistic about their chances of signing Antonio Rudiger this summer, reports claim.
Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford are targeting Rangers star Joe Aribo.
Tottenham are reportedly preparing a mega January bid for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
Liverpool target Adama Traore could be on the move for as little as £20m with Wolves reportedly slashing his asking price.
Manchester United are competing with Everton and Southampton for Anderlecht's Spanish star Sergio Gomez.


daily record
Celtic have been told it'll cost around £10m if they want to activate an option to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent deal.


scottish sun
Some Bundesliga matches could proceed without fans as early as this weekend after local politicians in Germany brought forward plans to discuss how football should respond to the emerging Omicron Covid-19 variant.



Italy head coach and former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has emerged as a candidate to be appointed Manchester United manager next summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign Brazil winger Philippe Coutinho, 29. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are optimistic about their chances of signing Chelsea and Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28. (Goal)

Barcelona have a "total agreement" in place to sign Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, but hope City will lower their asking price of £60m. (Sport)

Chelsea and Liverpool are both eyeing a move for 22-year-old Barcelona and Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo. (Sport)

Ajax want to sign Tottenham and Netherlands forward Steven Bergwijn, 24, on loan. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Flamengo and Brazil forward Gabriel Barbosa wants a return to Europe with Arsenal, West Ham and Newcastle keen on the 25-year-old who had spells with Inter Milan and Benfica. (90min)

Chelsea have received a transfer boost with Juventus having pulled out of the running to sign Monaco's France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 21. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester City have stepped up their efforts to extend the contract of Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 30, who has 18 months left on his current deal. (Sun)

Manchester City and England midfielder Jack Grealish, 26, says he hopes to return to former club Aston Villa one day and will not celebrate if he scores against the Midlands side when he faces them on Wednesday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Burnley will not allow England defender James Tarkowski, 29, to leave in January. (Football Insider)

Brentford, Crystal Palace and Watford are interested in 25-year-old Rangers and Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo. (Mail)

Gavin Strachan, 42, has rejected an offer to become manager of League Two Hartlepool United to remain first-team coach at Celtic. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says the club are not planning to make any signings during the January transfer window but he has not ruled out the prospect of players leaving. (Goal)

 

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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
From The Athletic - Badically Justin Cochraine was the driver behind this initiative where we send out some players on short term work experience at lower league clubs. JC's relationship with some of those clubs made it easier to setup the partnership.

I can't post link so Google Manchester United pro experience.
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
2nd December 2021




daily express
Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick will reportedly be given a huge £8.5m bonus if he convinces Erling Haaland of a move to Old Trafford.
Manchester City are sensationally willing to allow Ferran Torres to leave and join Barcelona in January, reports claim.
Relegation favourites Newcastle are reportedly 'testing the ground' for a move for Italy star Lorenzo Insigne.
Neil Lennon claims that Brendan Rodgers is an elite manager, amid rumours linking the Leicester City boss to Manchester United at the end of the season.


daily telegraph
Ralf Rangnick started his reign as Manchester United interim manager on Wednesday by assessing the facilities of Old Trafford but has not yet spoken to his stand-in Michael Carrick.
Scottish Rugby was on Wednesday night seeking the removal of "despicable" Twitter posts falsely linking the tragic death of Scotland forward Siobhan Cattigan to the coronavirus vaccine.
Players in the men's Hundred competition will receive a 20 per cent pay rise in 2022, with the total spending per team rising to £1m, while salaries for women's players will more than double.
Commonwealth Games chiefs have offered to meet with Tom Daley to discuss his concerns over nations' records on LGBT rights ahead of Birmingham 2022.


daily mail
Aston Villa are making plans to strengthen in the January transfer window but Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is not thought to be on their radar at this stage.
Prospective buyers of Derby County believe that unless HMRC agrees to quarter the £29m it is owed - a deal that would risk setting a dangerous legal precedent - then the club is in serious danger of being liquidated.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened up on his furious on-field bust-up with Romelu Lukaku in a San Siro derby back in January and admitted taunting over his mother's alleged 'voodoo rituals'.
The start of the Ashes could become a complete washout, with storms now forecast to hit Brisbane for the first four days of next week's opening Test.


daily mirror
The Manchester United board have faith in Ralf Rangnick to turn their season around and are ready to hand the German coach up to £100m in January to strengthen his squad.


the sun
Tottenham are eyeing five young talents from across Europe to bolster Antonio Conte's squad, including Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella and Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
Jesse Lingard's potential move to West Ham in January has moved one step nearer after David Moyes admitted he needs to strengthen his attacking options.
Cristiano Ronaldo's bodyguards are under investigation for working illegally in Portugal, it was reported.
Trevoh Chalobah hobbled out of Chelsea's clash against Watford with a suspected hamstring injury.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to swoop for Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.


daily star
Brighton manager Graham Potter is a surprise potential candidate to replace Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United when the German leaves Old Trafford at the end of the season.


the times
Leicester Tigers are on the brink of signing Handre Pollard as a replacement for George Ford.
Swimming coaches at clubs in England have been banned from weighing teenagers after fears were raised that "weight-shaming" can lead to eating disorders and depression.
The UK has landed a major athletics event with Glasgow being named as the host city for the World Athletics Indoor Championships in 2024.


scottish sun
Rangers are set to lose highly-rated youngster Leon King to Steven Gerrard and Aston Villa amid interest from other Premier League clubs, it has been claimed.
Former Rangers star Alex Rae reckons £10m is not enough for Nathan Patterson to leave Ibrox amid interest from Everton.


daily record
In-demand Ryan Kent insists he is concentrating on life at Rangers despite being tipped for a move to Aston Villa.



Barcelona are interested in signing Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer. The Chelsea captain, 32, is out of contract in the summer. (Marca)

Everton could sack manager Rafael Benitez or director of football Marcel Brands by the end of the week. (Football Insider)

Incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick is keen for Manchester United to make a summer move for Chelsea's Germany forward Timo Werner, 25. (Bild, via 90min)

Rangnick will receive a 10m euros (£8.5m) bonus if he convinces Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, to sign for Manchester United. (Bild - in German)

Rangnick will be given a transfer budget of up to £100m to strengthen the Manchester United squad in January. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig and France right-back Nordi Mukiele, 24, is a target for Manchester United. (90min)

Wolves have cut their asking price for winger Adama Traore, with Liverpool interested in the 25-year-old Spain international. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are open to selling Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, to Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Jorginho's agent says the 29-year-old Italy midfielder has not held negotiations with Chelsea over a contract extension. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, is edging closer to a move to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - via Manchester Evening News)

Leicester City are planning a January move for Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan, 25. The South Korea international is on loan at Molineux from RB Leipzig. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid are the preferred destination for Robert Lewandowski if the Poland striker, 33, leaves Bayern Munich next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, 22, from Benfica. (Record - in Portuguese)

Rangers have emerged as a surprise contender for Paris St-Germain's Xavi Simons and are considering making an offer to sign the Dutch midfielder, 18, in January. (AS - in Spanish)

West Ham are expected to move in January for Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard, 28, and Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, 29. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are not interested in signing Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez, 24. (Mail)

Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 32, is considering a move to Tottenham. (Sport 1)

England Under-21s striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, has turned down a new contract offer from Arsenal. (Sky Sports)
 

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From The Athletic - Badically Justin Cochraine was the driver behind this initiative where we send out some players on short term work experience at lower league clubs. JC's relationship with some of those clubs made it easier to setup the partnership.

I can't post link so Google Manchester United pro experience.
Thanks appreciate it.
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
3rd December 2021




daily mail
Arsenal are plotting a £60m move for Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer when it appears they will lose Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer.
Ferran Torres has reportedly moved closer to the Manchester City exit door amid reports in Spain Pep Guardiola has told him he will not stop a move to Barcelona.
Gabriel Barbosa remains committed to Flamengo despite being linked with a move to the Premier League in January, according to his agent.
Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with highly-rated young Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo.
Robert Lewandowski has, according to reports in Spain, told his agent to prioritise a summer move to Real Madrid.
Xavi has been given the go-ahead to boost his Barcelona squad in January.
Australian professional footballer Josh Cavallo has admitted he was 'not enjoying life' pretending to be straight and would worry about coming out to his friends and family during matches. He also revealed he has not heard anything from world governing body FIFA since he went public in October.


the times
Edinson Cavani wants to leave Manchester United and join Barcelona when his contract expires next summer.
Premier League clubs will draw up plans to fight proposals to give more money to the Championship via a transfer tax, with chairmen arguing it could mean propping up the likes of relegation favourites Newcastle United - now owned by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.


the sun
Cristiano Ronaldo could face questioning by investigators looking into Juventus' transfer dealings amid talk of a secret agreement over wages deferred at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Manchester United star Alex Telles is being tracked by both Inter and AC Milan.
Everton may reportedly axe boss Rafa Benitez or director of football Marcel Brands as a power struggle engulfs the club.
Thibaut Courtois could be tempted into making a surprise move to Newcastle - but only if the price is right.
Reports in Spain claim Isco, a possible transfer target for Arsenal, has refused to warm up while on the subs' bench during Real Madrid's last three games.
Chelsea are battling with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Ajax for the signature of FC Copenhagen wonderkid Roony Bardghji.
Saul Niguez fears he is caught in a trap at Chelsea as his dream loan move turns into a nightmare.
John Barnes reckons Wolves star Adama Traore could be a good buy for Liverpool if he's willing to sit on the bench.
Lionel Messi's four-star MiM Sitges Hotel has reportedly been ordered to be demolished after it was found not to meet city standards, with a court order pending.


daily mirror
Edinson Cavani is set to lead a six-man exodus at Manchester United as Ralf Rangnick begins his reign at Old Trafford.
Barcelona have issued a contract "ultimatum" to Ousmane Dembele, who is free to speak to overseas clubs in January and has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United.
Agents are worried January could be a quiet month for transfers despite Newcastle United's new owners being likely to make some significant moves.


daily telegraph
Newcastle United's new owners are sure they will be able to bring in their targets in January and are yet to find any reluctance from rival clubs to deal with them.
The 20 Premier League clubs want an emergency meeting this week to outline their stance in opposition to the independent regulator proposed in Tracey Crouch MP's government-led review, and row back on what many see as chief executive Richard Masters' acceptance of it.
Steve Redgrave is out of the running to become British Rowing's new performance director after he failed to make the final round of interviews.


daily star
Former West Ham striker Marlon Harewood has revealed he "could have been killed" by triad gangsters during a spell in Chinese football after some dressing room banter was misunderstood.


daily express
Arsenal have identified Benfica striker Darwin Nunez as a possible alternative to Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic as hopes of a move for the latter begin to wane.
Newcastle are targeting four English stars, including Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks and Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard, as part of their January squad rebuild.
Hasan Cetinkaya, the vice-president of Belgian Second Division club KV Westerlo, has revealed his dream to have close friend Eden Hazard play for the club before his retirement.



THE SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers have become the first Scottish club to partner with the Football Business Academy after being praised for their "ambitious vision".
PSG wonderkid Xavi Simon appears unlikely to join Rangers despite reports in Spain linking him with the Ibrox club.



Arsenal want Everton and England forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 24, to replace French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 34, wants to join Barcelona in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle are targeting four England players in January, namely Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 25, Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, 27, and Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier, 31. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United's Brazil left-back Alex Telles, 28, is being tracked by both Inter and AC Milan. (Sun)

Arsenal are now challenging Juventus for the signing of Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, from Fiorentina. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund have refused to confirm whether the contract of Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, has a release clause of between 75m and 100m euros (£63.7m-£85m). (Sport 1)

Plans are in place for Pep Guardiola to manage New York City FC when his Manchester City contract expires in 2023. (90min)

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Porto and Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 24. (Marca)

New Tottenham manager Antonio Conte wants to take full control of their recruitment process in January, in tandem with managing director Fabio Paratici. (Football Insider)

Spurs are set to offer 34-year-old France keeper Hugo Lloris a new contract which will run until summer 2023. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy is in line to be offered an improved deal by Chelsea. The 25-year-old's current contract runs until 2025. (Football Insider)

Ousmane Dembele's agent is advising the France forward against signing a new deal with Barcelona, as Manchester United and Newcastle are interested in the 24-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, has asked to leave Manchester City and has an agreement in place over a five-year contract with Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club's financial situation means they have to sell players before they can bring any new arrivals in. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham are interested in signing Manchester City and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 26. (90min)

The agent of Flamengo and Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa, who has been linked with Arsenal and West Ham, has played down the prospect of the 25-year-old moving in January. (Mail)

Former Spain midfielder Isco, 29, will leave Real Madrid in January if an offer is received that benefits both parties. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Brighton centre-back Connor Goldson, 28, has rejected a contract extension at Rangers as the Englishman hopes to return to the Premier League in January. (Football Insider)

Middlesbrough are one of a number of Championship clubs looking to sign England Under-21 striker Folarin Balogun, 20, on loan from Arsenal in January. (Standard)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
4th December 2021



  • Manchester United want current NY Red Bulls boss Gerhard Struber, previously manager of Barnsley, to become Ralf Rangnick's assistant.
  • Chelsea are set to offer goalkeeper Edouard Mendy a bumper new contract which will see him pocket £100,000 per week.
  • Bacary Sagna has revealed he only quit Arsenal for Manchester City back in 2014 because he did not feel wanted at The Emirates.
  • Deontay Wilder is sure the best moments of his career are still to come despite his brutal defeats at the hands of Tyson Fury.
  • Pep Guardiola is reportedly being lined up to take over at New York City FC whenever his time as Manchester City manager comes to an end.
  • Yorkshire players are threatening to quit the county in protest at the dismissal of Martyn Moxon, Andrew Gale and the remaining coaching staff.
  • Everton supporters are planning a walkout protest against Rafa Benitez's management during the Monday Night Football clash with Arsenal.
  • Brest midfielder Romain Faivre believes he would cost Newcastle around £15m should they turn their interest in him into an actual offer.
  • Real Madrid are pondering making an offer to Jesse Lingard when he can speak to foreign clubs about a pre-contract agreement in January, leaving Manchester United fearing they will lose him for nothing.
  • A report in Italy claims Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, a target for multiple Premier League clubs, does not want to leave the Serie A club in January.
  • Premier League clubs are on red alert after Paris Saint-Germain placed seven players on the transfer list, including full-back Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Alcantara's brother Rafinha.
  • Newcastle are looking to find a loan club for striker Dwight Gayle, who is surplus to requirements at St James' Park.
  • The Football Association has asked Amnesty International to discuss Qatar's human rights record with England's players ahead of the World Cup finals.
  • Everton will hold an emergency board meeting this weekend when owner Farhad Moshiri is in the UK, with Rafa Benitez's Goodison Park future top of the agenda.
  • UEFA will change the format of European qualification for the Women's World Cup and European Championship from 2023 to try and avoid so many one-sided encounters.
  • Hibs midfielder Josh Campbell has admitted it came as a surprise to him when he was offered a new long-term contract after being out of the first-team picture for more than two years.


Manchester City are tracking Fiorentina's Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic. The 21-year-old has scored 19 goals for club and country this season. (La Repubblica)

Barcelona have held talks with Manchester City about signing Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, in January. Torres has scored nine goals and provided three assists in 28 Premier League games for City. (ESPN)

However, Barca president Joan Laporta says the club's financial position means they cannot make any signings as things stand. (Marca)

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has called an emergency board meeting, with the future of boss Rafael Benitez set to be discussed. (Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in signing Lille's Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, who is valued at around £34m. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that English centre-back Nat Phillips, 24, could leave the club in January. (Goal)

Lille's Canada forward Jonathan David, 21, is on Arsenal's radar. The Gunners have been linked with Everton's England forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin but David - leading scorer in Ligue 1 - also fits the profile the Gunners are after. (London Evening Standard)

Everton are weighing up a move for Zenit St Petersburg's Iran forward Sardar Azmoun, 26, who has previously been linked with West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal. (90min)

Inter Milan's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, is close to terminating his contract with the Italian club. Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are convinced they will sign Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is out of contract next summer. (AS)

Real, meanwhile, are prepared to sell Spain midfielder Isco, 29, who has won the Champions League four times during eight years at the club. (90min)

Manchester United could approach New York Red Bulls' Austrian coach Gerhard Struber to be Ralf Rangnick's assistant. The pair worked together at Red Bull Salzburg. (Sun)

Aston Villa's England youth midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, 18, needs to be "realistic" and stay at the club, says former England defender Danny Mills. Chukwuemeka has made four Premier League appearances but is reported to be frustrated by a lack of playing time. (Football Insider)

Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, will not be leaving in January. De Jong has been linked with several clubs including Manchester City. (Sky Sport Italy)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe says English forward Dwight Gayle, 32, is in his plans after the player was linked with a return to Championship side West Brom, where he scored 24 goals on loan in 2018-19. (Birmingham Live)

Wrexham are lining up a move for former Arsenal, West Ham and England midfielder Jack Wilshere. The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth at the end of last season. (Football Insider)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
5th December 2021



  • Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has turned down an offer to become Newcastle United's director of football after the club could not match his ambitious plans.
  • Premier League clubs are considering clauses in new contracts to ensure players are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Yorkshire are facing claims within the club that the decision to sack the entire coaching staff over the Azeem Rafiq case was based on "money rather than morals".
  • Ralf Rangnick has targeted turning Manchester United into "pressing monsters" but has warned he will need time like his coaching apprentice, Jurgen Klopp, had at Liverpool.
  • John McGinn is still on Manchester United's radar as they prepare for a new future under Ralf Rangnick.
  • Amadou Haidara will become Ralf Rangnick's first signing next month - if Manchester United pay his £32m release clause now.
  • Rafa Benitez is open to selling keeper Jordan Pickford to raise funds at Everton - but the asking price makes that hard.
  • Wolves left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri is a shock £30m target for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Eddie Howe wants Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier plus Burnley's Ben Mee and James Tarkowski at Newcastle.
  • Ralf Rangnick plans a dinner date with Sir Alex Ferguson to thrash out how to drag Manchester United back to their feet.
  • Newcastle United have been told their fans' banners in support of the Rainbow Laces campaign must not be used to 'try to quell the debate' about their ownership by Saudi Arabia.
  • Mikel Arteta has insisted there is no rift between him and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Yaya Toure is a phone call away from gaining a coaching role with Arsenal.
  • An Egyptian football manager has died at the age of 53 after suffering a heart attack while celebrating his team's stoppage-time winner.
  • Jose Mourinho has emerged as a potential target for Everton if they decide to pull the plug on Rafa Benitez's reign.
  • Everton's board is divided over the future of Benitez - but the Spaniard is safe while he still has the full backing of club owner Farhad Moshiri.
  • Yorkshire have approached Darren Gough about their vacant director of cricket role but believe they may struggle to persuade him to succeed the sacked Martyn Moxon.
  • Yorkshire are facing another crisis in the form of a player revolt after the county sacked 16 employees, including their entire coaching staff.


  • Newcastle United have prioritised the signing of England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard in January and are prepared to make the 28-year-old, whose contract with Manchester United runs out in the summer, the club's highest earner. (Times - subscription required)

    New Newcastle boss Eddie Howe wants to sign Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier, 31, as well as Burnley's English defenders Ben Mee, 32, and James Tarkowski, 29. (Sun on Sunday)

    Everton could make a move for former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, currently in charge at Roma, if they decide to sack manager Rafael Benitez. (Mirror)

    Everton boss Benitez is open to selling England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 27, with Tottenham interested. (Sun on Sunday)

    Aston Villa and Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 27, has been identified by Manchester United as a replacement for France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28. (Sun on Sunday)

    Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has admitted 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who is rumoured to have a £75m buyout clause in his contract, can leave the club "under certain conditions". (Sunday Mirror)

    Barcelona are willing to offer 24-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele, 28-year-old France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 29, or French defender Clement Lenglet, 26, as part of a deal to sign Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, from Manchester City - but the English side are not keen on any of them. (Marca - in Spanish)

    Tottenham have joined Manchester United and Newcastle United in wanting to bring in Dembele, whose contract with Barcelona runs out in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

    Manchester United have no interest in signing Coutinho from Barcelona, but are interested in Barca's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

    Italian club Juventus are also trying to sign Dembele and Barcelona are not ruling out Paris St-Germain entering the fray for the forward. (Sport - in Spanish)

    Umtiti is one of the options being considered by AC Milan as they look to reinforce their defence following an injury to Denmark centre-back Simon Kjaer, 32. (Sport - in Spanish)

    Former Chelsea sporting director Michael Emenalo has rejected the chance to become director of football at Newcastle. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)

    Arsenal and Totttenham are interested in Juventus midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, 21, and want the Sweden international on loan with an option to buy rather than a permanent deal. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

    Leeds United have agreed a deal with Espanyol to sign striker Mateo Joseph Fernandez from the Spanish club. The 18-year-old was born in Spain, but qualifies for England through his parents. (Mail on Sunday)

    Wolves' French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 20, is a £30m target for Paris St-Germain. (Sun on Sunday)

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is open to former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure gaining coaching experience with the Gunners. Toure, 38, is currently working with Tottenham. (Sunday Mirror)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
6th December 2021




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Angry Everton fans are planning a walkout in the 27th minute against Arsenal to send a message to owner Farhad Moshiri as he returns to Goodison Park for one of the most crucial games in his five-year reign.
Rafa Benitez was given the ultimate backing by Farhad Moshiri on Sunday night as Everton's owner allowed director of football Marcel Brands to quit.
A number of EFL clubs were left 'seriously unimpressed' following a recent group call with Twitter to discuss the fight against online abuse.
Footballers earning north of £100,000 a week and set to leave their clubs on a free transfer this summer may have to lower their expectations, with insiders claiming the market is the flattest in years.
Referee Felix Zwayer has explained his decision-making after two controversial penalty calls led to Bayern Munich beating Borussia Dortmund and Jude Bellingham referencing the official's involvement in a past match-fixing scandal.
Mohamed Salah has reiterated his desire to stay at Liverpool and urged the club to solve the contract impasse that has alerted Barcelona.
Britain is in line to host one of the four groups in the Davis Cup finals next year after being given a wildcard straight into the 16-team event in 2022.


daily telegraph
Yorkshire are on the brink of appointing Darren Gough as their new director of cricket and his appointment could be announced on the same day Yorkshire's sacked staff meet with lawyers to discuss taking legal action en masse.


the sun
Leeds could face an FA probe after Sergi Canos appeared to be hit by an object after scoring Brentford's second at Elland Road.
Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha is caught up in an alleged rental scam.
Southampton are lining up a shock move for 40-year-old former Chelsea star Willy Caballero to solve their goalkeeping crisis.
Jose Mourinho is a shock managerial target for Everton if they sack Rafa Benitez, according to reports.
Chesterfield mercilessly mocked Paul Scholes as they celebrated knocking Salford out of the FA Cup by mimicking him chewing his daughter's toenails.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has called Donny van de Beek's lack of progress at Manchester United a 'mortal sin' - despite being linked with the Red Devils job.
Eden Hazard is reportedly looking for a move back to the Premier League with West Ham and Everton leading the race to secure his signature.


the times
Chris Silverwood has confirmed that Ben Stokes is ready to play in the first Test of the Ashes series despite the England all-rounder having not appeared in a competitive fixture since July 26.


daily star
Lionel Messi was completely omitted from Brazil's top five picks in this year's Ballon d'Or vote, despite landing a record seventh award.


daily express
Fiorentina would prefer to sell Dusan Vlahovic to the Premier League over striking a deal with Juventus in a major boost for Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City, it has emerged.
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has been snubbed by Rangers star Borna Barisic ahead of the January window.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe vowed to "play for a big club" whatever transfer decision he makes in the summer.


daily mirror
Lionel Messi has been 'ordered to demolish' his luxury Barcelona hotel after a £26m oversight.
Jude Bellingham is now the subject of a criminal complaint after his post-match remarks about referee Felix Zwayer following Borussia Dortmund's defeat by Bayern Munich in 'Der Klassiker'.


scottish sun
Jota looks almost certain to be out of Celtic's Premier Sports Cup final against Hibs at Hampden on December 19.



France striker Kylian Mbappe has not ruled out staying with Paris St-Germain, who rejected an offer from Real Madrid for the 22-year-old during the summer. Mbappe's deal with PSG runs out in the summer. (Amazon Prime, via Goal)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, 29, has reiterated he wants to stay at the club but "the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue". The Egypt forward's deal runs out in summer 2023 and he is in negotiations over a new contract. (MBC Masr TV, via Liverpool Echo)

Spain international Fabian Ruiz is a target for Liverpool, who want to bring in the 25-year-old Napoli midfielder next summer. (Fichajes)

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has been linked with taking over at Manchester United and the Dutchman says he is ready for the "challenge" of managing a foreign club. (De Volkskrant, via Mirror)

Barcelona will ask France winger Ousmane Dembele to tell them by 31 December if he is going to sign a new contract with them, with the 24-year-old's current deal running out in the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Southampton are considering making a move for 40-year-old Argentine keeper Willy Caballero, who is a free agent after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season. (Talksport)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Ajax and Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico, 29, to strengthen their left-back spot. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Belgium forward Dries Mertens says he hopes Napoli will take up the option to extend his deal for another season, with the 34-year-old's current contract ending next summer. (Sky Sports Italia - in Italian)

Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi has denied the club offered Michael Emenalo the job of director of football or sporting director after reports he had turned them down. (Star)

Southampton and Norway winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 27, who has been linked with Arsenal and Leicester City, says he and his family are settled with the south coast club. (Hampshire Live)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
7th December 2021




the sun
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is ready to offer £20m to make Stoke hotshot Tyrese Campbell the first signing of the Saudi era at St James' Park.
Former Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber has rejected the chance to become close friend Ralf Rangnick's assistant at Manchester United and will instead stay at New York Red Bulls.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told fans 'I tried my best' after a chance encounter with a group of supporters at a sushi takeaway.
Joey Barton could still face an FA ban - despite being cleared of attacking a rival boss.
Joe Root will warn his England team to brace themselves for pure hatred when the Ashes battle begins.


the times
Yorkshire could be relegated from Division One of the County Championship and up to eight individuals may be banned from all involvement in cricket as part of the ECB's investigations into racism at the club.
Chris Armas, the former head coach of New York Red Bulls, is set to become the first addition to Ralf Rangnick's backroom staff at Manchester United.
Thomas Tuchel has been given a boost by Mateo Kovacic returning to his injury-hit Chelsea squad, with the midfielder set to be available for selection this weekend.


daily telegraph
The Football Association is pledging £3.6m to new research and clinical advice for recently retired players who face an elevated risk of dementia.


daily mail
Leeds are being investigated by the FA after Brentford's Sergi Canos appeared to be struck by an object thrown from the crowd at Elland Road on Sunday.
European rugby authorities are still uncertain whether this weekend's first set of Heineken Cup fixtures will go ahead in full with doubts over Bristol's clash with Scarlets remaining.


daily mirror
Newcastle are prepared to double Ben Mee and James Tarkowski's salaries to tempt them to quit Burnley.
Lille forward Renato Sanches says he will evaluate any offers that are sent his way and says "maybe" it is Arsenal and AC Milan who are interested in him.
Barcelona have made one final attempt to extend Ousmane Dembele's deal at the Nou Camp, with bonuses to make him potentially the highest-paid player at the club.


the guardian
A global investigative network intended to tackle sexual abuse across all sports is due to be established by FIFA and a United Nations agency next year in the wake of the scandals in Afghanistan and Haiti revealed by the Guardian.
Norwegian top-flight club Tromsø have released a kit featuring a QR code that puts the spotlight on human rights issues in Qatar with just under a year until the World Cup there.


scottish sun
Scottish clubs have been handed a "hugely significant" boost after a plan to hammer potential foreign transfers was halted.





Chelsea's
Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, is in advanced talks with Barcelona over a move this summer. (El Nacional, via Daily Mail)

Manchester United have joined Premier League strugglers Newcastle United in the race to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, with the 24-year-old France international having made a decision over his future. (Mundo Deportivo, via Express)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is lining up Stoke's 21-year-old English striker Tyrese Campbell as the first signing of the Saudi era at St James' Park. (Sun)

Newcastle are also prepared to double the salaries of Burnley's English defenders Ben Mee, 32, and 29-year-old James Tarkowski to tempt them to quit the Clarets. (Mirror)


New Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is eyeing up a move for Barcelona's Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, as he looks to begin the rebuilding process at Old Trafford. (El Nacional, via Daily Star)

Chelsea's move for Fenerbahce's 23-year-old defender Attila Szalai is a "done deal", according to his Hungary boss Marco Rossi. (Mirror)

Norwegian winger and Arsenal transfer target Mohamed Elyounoussi, 27, has insisted he and his family are happy with life at Southampton. (Sun)

Leicester City scouts were in attendance for Juventus' 2-0 win over Genoa at the weekend to watch French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, and 27-year-old Italian international Federico Bernardeschi. (CalcioMercato, via Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United are exploring the possibility of hiring former United States international midfielder and two-time Major League Soccer head coach Chris Armas, 49, as part of Ralf Rangnick's staff. (ESPN)

AC Milan's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, has expressed his ambition to remain with the Serie A club for the rest of his playing career. (Star)

Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot, 22, has delivered a defiant message and insists he is ready to "give everything" at Manchester United in a blow to potential suitors. (Daily Mail)

Lionel Messi has begun to question whether Mauricio Pochettino is up to the task of being Paris St-Germain manager after the 34-year-old Argentina forward registered concerns over his tactics and ability to control the dressing room. (L'Equipe, via Mirror)

Arsenal look set to sanction a January loan exit for 20-year-old England youth international forward Folarin Balogun - despite facing the prospect of losing 32-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for up to a month during the Africa Cup of Nations. (Express)

Championship side Bournemouth are one of a number of clubs linked with a possible January move for Balogun. (Bournemouth Echo)







 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
8th December 2021




daily mirror
Liverpool lead the race to sign Jude Bellingham next summer and hope to exploit their Premier League rivals' obsession with Borussia Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland.


the sun
Roberto Mancini has denied he'll be Manchester United's next boss.
Gerhard Struber has turned down Manchester United as their search for an assistant for Ralf Rangnick goes on.
Ralf Rangnick has told Manchester United's fringe players 'prove to me you have a future here'.
Antonio Rudiger is on the verge of joining Real Madrid, according to reports.
West Ham are considering a loan bid for Nathan Ake after being rocked by the news Kurt Zouma faces months on the sidelines through injury.
Brazilian legend Ronaldo has told critics to stop having a go at Neymar over his partying - and defended the outgoing lifestyle.


daily telegraph
Premier League clubs are on the brink of agreeing new rules for commercial deals that will open the door for Newcastle United's owners to land their first major endorsement from Saudi Arabia.
Leeds United have been dealt an injury blow with fears Kalvin Phillips will be out for two months with a hamstring injury.
Tottenham Hotspur are waiting to find out the full severity of a coronavirus outbreak before deciding whether to ask for their Premier League trip to Brighton to be postponed.


daily mail
Robert Lewandowski has clarified that he is grateful for Lionel Messi's kind words at last week's Ballon d'Or ceremony, insisting that he was not aggrieved by any perceived lack of sincerity during the Argentine's acceptance speech.
The Premier League are braced for Tottenham to request the postponement of Sunday's game at Brighton after their Covid outbreak.
Manchester City are left sweating over the fitness of Phil Foden again after he was forced off during their Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig with another ankle problem.
Leeds could lose star midfielder Kalvin Phillips until February and be without Patrick Bamford in the shorter term after he injured a hamstring celebrating Sunday's late equaliser against Brentford.
Jamie Vardy is ready to spearhead Leicester's bid for a place in the Europa League knockout stages as he is set to start a fixture in the competition for the first time this season.
Newcastle United have hired an external recruitment firm to help in their search for a director of football.
Kheira Hamraoui is set to return to training with the Paris Saint-Germain women's team a month after she was dragged from a car and beaten on the legs with an iron bar.


daily star
Manchester United ace Dean Henderson could be set for another loan spell away from the club with Ajax interested in a move for the 24-year-old.
Newcastle United's hopes of signing Ousmane Dembele have been dealt a big blow following reports that Manchester United have entered the race for the Barcelona forward.


daily express
Manchester City star Ferran Torres could be denied his dream move to Barcelona in the wake of reports that the two clubs are miles apart in their valuations of the striker.
Chelsea could lose their captain Cesar Azpilicueta at the end of the season, with reports claiming that Barcelona want to lure him to the Nou Camp on a free transfer.
Georginio Wijnaldum is ready to quit Paris Saint-Germain and seal a January return to the Premier League, according to reports.


the times
West Ham's bid to break into the Premier League's top four has suffered another setback after Kurt Zouma seriously injured his hamstring.
Premier League clubs are to push for a new regulator that is part of the FA instead of a government-imposed watchdog.


daily record
Celtic's supporters liaison officer laughed off former Hearts chairman Leslie Deans' comment that the clubs should replay their Premiership clash because of refereeing decisions and objects thrown at Barrie McKay.


Liverpool are leading the race to sign 18-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are favourites to sign Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, who is getting closer to leaving Chelsea as a free agent at the end of the season. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham have also expressed an interest. (Independent)

Manchester United and Liverpool face competition from Atletico Madrid for 18-year-old American striker Ricardo Pepi. (CBS, via Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah's situation is "completely normal" as the club seek to finalise new contract terms with the 29-year-old Egypt forward. (Guardian)

Liverpool are interested in 28-year-old Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, whose contract expires at the end of the season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Barcelona have contacted Chelsea over possible deals for Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany forward Timo Werner, 25 - but Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is reluctant to let either leave. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona hope a compromise can be reached with Manchester City to allow them to sign Spain forward Ferran Torres for £38m. City want £51m for the 21-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Fenerbahce have denied that the club's 23-year-old Hungarian centre-back Attila Szalai is close to joining Chelsea. (90min)

Ajax are considering a move for Manchester United's English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 24, on loan in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Ajax are also interested in signing 24-year-old Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham. (Times)

Lille's 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches is open to a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners may face competition from AC Milan. (L'Equipe, via Mail Online)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will target a forward in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 26, is frustrated with his lack of playing time at Arsenal and will assess his options in January. (Football.London)

Atletico Madrid's 22-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix could leave the La Liga club. (AS - in Spanish)

West Ham are considering a loan bid for Manchester City and the Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 26. (Sun)

Brighton want to sign Besiktas and Canada striker Cyle Larin, 26. (Teamtalk)

West Ham face being without 27-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma for 12 weeks because of a hamstring injury. (Times - subscription required)

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, also has a hamstring injury and the England international could be out for two months. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Italy boss and former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, who has been linked with taking over at Manchester United, has denied reports of a move back to the Premier League. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)

Former Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar, who is currently Ajax chief executive, believes "that one day the moment will arrive" for him to take up a role Old Trafford. (RTL, via Metro)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
9th December 2021




daily star
Everton have opened talks with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey to add competition for Newcastle United, who reportedly want to sign the Wales international in January.


the sun
Premier League clubs fear they could be banned from using unvaccinated players under the government's new Covid-19 crackdown.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was carried off on a stretcher after colliding with advertising boards in worrying scenes at the end of Manchester United's draw against Young Boys.
Kalvin Phillips is ready to snub Manchester United for Liverpool in the summer.
Manchester United and Liverpool are set to lock horns over American teenage striker Ricardo Pepi.
Chelsea are in talks with Barcelona over loan deals for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, according to reports.
Arsenal could move for Georginio Wijnaldum as PSG's ex-Liverpool midfielder ponders a swift Premier League return.
Arsenal representatives are preparing to fly out to Italy to try and secure the transfer of Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski.
Tyson Fury is set to fight in the United Kingdom for the first time since 2018, with Old Trafford and the Principality Stadium favourites to host a potential clash with Dillian Whyte.


daily mail
Roberto Mancini has ruled out becoming Manchester United's next manager after reports emerged of a "verbal agreement" he had made with the club.
Georginio Wijnaldum is willing to return to the Premier League on loan in January, if PSG sanction a temporary deal.
Liverpool are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach's Denis Zakaria as they target a swoop for the defensive midfielder this January, according to reports.
Manchester City are confident of calling on Phil Foden against Wolves after an ankle scare in midweek.
Newcastle United are keen on signing Tottenham defender Joe Rodon, who could be on his way out of the club as early as January.
Nicky Hammond is in the running to become part of Newcastle United's transfer team.
Highly-rated Colorado Rapids winger Dantouma Toure is currently training with Arsenal, according to reports.


the times
David Moyes wants to sign defensive reinforcements for West Ham United in January after the loss of the centre back Kurt Zouma to a hamstring injury.


daily mirror
Marcelo is set to bring down the curtain on a trophy-laden 15-year career with Real Madrid.
United States U17 international Dantouma Toure is reported to be training with Arsenal after a similar spell on trial in Scotland with Rangers.
Former Sheffield United player Terry Kennedy, forced to retire in 2018 because of a serious injury and now a builder, has won £1m on the National Lottery with a ticket he almost left behind in the shop.


daily telegraph
Charlton Women are set to rebrand as Charlton Ladies but the move, reported to have been led by owner Thomas Sandgaard, has been labelled as "insulting" by players.


daily express
A report in the Netherlands has dropped a heavy hint that Manchester City want Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to take over if Pep Guardiola leaves in 2023…should the Dutchman still be available.
AC Milan have entered the race to sign Lille defender Sven Botman, who is also reported to be a target for Liverpool and Newcastle.
Chelsea could try and tempt Lucas Digne away from Everton in January although the Frenchman has denied reports that he is unsettled at Goodison Park.
Flamengo have emerged as possible candidates to make a move for Arsenal outcast Pablo Mari, although technical director Edu is reportedly not keen on letting him move to Brazil.


daily record
Inter Milan are keen to end Luka Jovic's torrid time at Real Madrid and could make a move for the striker in January.


scottish sun
Neil Lennon is on the shortlist for the Ipswich Town job, according to reports.
A section of Celtic's support is planning a silent protest when they play Real Betis on Thursday over the potential appointment of Bernard Higgins to a senior role with the club.



Juventus and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be on his way to Everton in January, with the Serie A side happy to sell the 30-year-old who has featured just five times this season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

That is a blow for Newcastle, who had hoped to make Ramsey one of their first signings under their new owners. (Star)

Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, will turn down a move to Manchester United in favour of joining Liverpool. (Sun)

Several Chelsea players are unhappy the club has not extended Cesar Azpilicueta's contract, with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona interested in the Spain defender, 32. (Eurosport)

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, 33, is set to end his 15-year stay at the Spanish club when his contract expires next year and rejoin Brazilian side Fluminense.(Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are willing to consider loan offers for former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in the January transfer window. The 31-year-old Netherlands international is open to a return to the Premier League and is a potential target for Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle, another of Wijnaldum's former clubs, could also pursue a move for the Dutchman in January. (Marca)

Newcastle have settled on a five-man target list for the January transfer window, which includes Arsenal and Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 29. (Mirror)

Everton boss Rafael Benitez dropped Lucas Digne, 28, for the win over Arsenal after a row and the France left-back could now be sold in January. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal are plotting a move for Everton and Brazil forward Richarlison, 24. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has said he is "looking forward" to working with Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani for the rest of this season. The 34-year-old has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in January. (Manchester United)

West Ham boss David Moyes will prioritise signing a defender in January after injuries to Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna. (Mail)

The Hammers are linked with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, 27. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are hoping to secure a deal for 21-year-old Juventus and Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski. (La Repubblica, via Sun)

Besiktas want to terminate the season-long loan of Miralem Pjanic and send the Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder, 31, back to Barcelona.(Zurnal - in Bosnian)

Flamengo want to re-sign Spanish centre-back Pablo Mari, 28, from Arsenal.But Gunners technical director Edu does not want to sell him to a South American side. (Torcedores - in Portuguese)

AC Milan have joined the race to sign Lille defender Sven Botman. Liverpool and Newcastle are both keen on the 21-year-old Dutch centre-half but face competition from the Serie A side in January. (Sky Sports Italia)

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips has said he wants the chance to play more first-team football. West Ham are considering a move for the 24-year-old Englishman as David Moyes prioritises signing a defender in January. (Evening Standard)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
10th December 2021




daily mail
Antonio Rudiger is set to become one of football's highest-paid defenders, potentially earning up to £400,000 a week if he leaves Chelsea as a free agent next summer.
Chelsea team-mates are said to be "bewildered" that the club has not offered a new contract to Cesar Azpilicueta who, like Rudiger, is free to leave in the summer.
Premier League players have brought in a self-imposed ban on using camera phones at their Christmas parties.
Liverpool are monitoring West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen as a future transfer target, according to reports.
Leeds United defender Junior Firpo says he lost his appetite for football while playing under Ronald Koeman's management at Barcelona.
Sergino Dest is keen on leaving Barcelona after losing his spot since Xavi's appointment as manager, and hopes Bayern Munich will firm up their interest in him.


daily telegraph
Clubs have been advised to group players together on team buses based on their vaccination status and keep goalkeepers apart from the rest of the squad as the Omicron variant threatens more disruption to football in the UK.


the times
Sports clubs and events may be allowed to carry out spot checks rather than monitor every fan for proof of vaccination against coronavirus or a negative test result.
Ange Postecoglou, the Celtic manager, has admitted that the outlook is "not good" for Kyogo Furuhashi, who was injured in their Europa League victory against Real Betis.


the sun
Ajax have told Newcastle to "stop calling" about Marc Overmars, who has agreed a contract extension to stem rumours of him becoming director of football at St James' Park.
Antonio Rudiger is reported to have agreed a contract with Real Madrid and could be the first of multiple Chelsea defenders to leave the club next summer.
Manchester United have been handed a boost with Raphael Varane set to return to full training on Friday.
Kalvin Phillips is being lined-up for surgery on the shoulder injury which almost wrecked his Euro 2020 dream.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has emerged as a possible January target for Newcastle.
Danny Rose has been told he is not fit enough by unhappy Watford boss Claudio Ranieri.
Former Newcastle midfielder Rob Lee has urged his old side to sign English trio Jesse Lingard, James Tarkowski and Kieran Trippier in January.
Hundreds of Leicester fans missed the first 20 minutes of their Europa League clash with Napoli after police escorted their coaches in the wrong direction.
Benfica fans have made a mocking website in which each click sends under-fire manager Jorge Jesus one step closer to Brazilian club Flamengo, who he is being linked with.


daily mirror
Ralf Rangnick is keen on bringing RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara to Old Trafford and the Bundesliga side are concerned about a release clause in his contract.
Vinicius Junior says there is no point experts putting price tags on his head because he is feeling comfortable at Real Madrid and has no intention of seeking a move.
Clement Lenglet is facing criticism from Barcelona supporters after being pictured smiling and laughing with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski after their Champions League defeat on Wednesday.


daily express
Barcelona are reported to have placed midfielder Frenkie de Jong, goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and defender Sergino Dest on the transfer list.


daily record
Former Celtic winger Lewis Morgan is set to complete a move to MLS with the New York Red Bulls.
Hibs look set to be left disappointed if they move for Alex Neil as Jack Ross' Easter Road replacement - with the bookies' favourite viewing his future down south.
St Johnstone are close to sealing a permanent deal with Ali Crawford, who is currently on loan with the Perth club from Bolton Wanderers.


scottish sun
Celtic are reported to have agreed a deal to bring another Japan star to Glasgow, with Gamba Osaka's Yosuke Ideguchi set to join Ange Postecoglou's squad.
Scotland No.2 John Carver is a shock name in the frame for the Hibs job.



Real Madrid are confident Chelsea and Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28, will sign a pre-contract deal with them in January and join on a free transfer next summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland's agent says he has "clear ideas" about where the 21-year-old Norway striker, who has been linked with several high-profile clubs, should go. (Sport1, via Goal)

Barcelona are interested in England striker Marcus Rashford but there are question marks over whether the Spanish club could afford the 24-year-old, who Manchester United might be willing to sell for the right offer. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Chelsea are targeting a move for Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 29. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Manchester City and England midfielder Phil Foden, 21, has been valued at £128m and is among the most expensive players in the world. (Mail)

Manchester City are looking to offer Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo, 27, a new contract in early 2022. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham have seen an audacious £21m bid for Belgium star Eden Hazard, 30, rejected by Real Madrid. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Liverpool have scouted both Leeds and Brazil winger Raphinha, 24, and West Ham's English forward Jarrod Bowen, 24, for potential January moves. (Liverpool Echo)

The Reds are also monitoring Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona boss Xavi is set to approve a January clear-out with Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, United States full-back Sergino Dest, 21, and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 29, all set to be made available. (Gerard Romero, via Sun)

Barca will also look to offload Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 29, and France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 28. (Sport - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Germany striker Karim Adeyemi, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Liverpool. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain are looking to offload players in January, including Argentina forward Mauro Icardi, 28, Brazilian midfielder Rafinha, 28, and Senegal centre-back Abdou Diallo, 25. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required)

Everton and Newcastle United are interested in a move for 31-year-old Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who could leave PSG on loan in January. (90 Min)

Real Madrid and Brazil winger Vinicius Junior, 21, has reiterated his desire to stay with the La Liga side, warning club bosses not to put an asking price on him. (Vamos, via Marca)

Manchester United are one of the clubs possibly interested in Vinicius Junior. (Mirror)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
11th December 2021




daily mirror
Brighton are edging closer to securing a £20m deal to sign Blackburn and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz.
Ralf Rangnick broke off talks to become Arsene Wenger's replacement as Arsenal manager in 2018 when the Gunners made a decision to extend Mesut Ozil's contract.


the sun
Chelsea are lining up a move for currently injured Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana as a possible replacement for impending free agent Antonio Rudiger.
Manchester City are reportedly looking at Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares as they seek to strengthen that area of the pitch.
Donny van de Beek's unhappy Manchester United stay seems set to be extended with Everton no longer interested in him after director of football Marcel Brands' departure.


daily mail
Tottenham face a fixture dilemma after UEFA asked them to move one of their remaining Premier League games in December to accommodate the Europa Conference League clash with Rennes which was called off on Thursday because of an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
Joao Felix has reportedly been told he can leave Atletico Madrid "if a suitable offer arrives" as four Premier League clubs mull over launching a bid.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is turning his attentions to Real Madrid's Casemiro as he looks to bolster his options in central midfield.
Emerging Watford star Emmanuel Dennis had interest from Arsenal and Manchester United before his move to Vicarage Road, according to his agent.
Arsenal are set to loan out Folarin Balogun in January, according to academy manager Per Mertesacker.
Barcelona were forced to hold "crisis talks" after their embarrassing early exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Javier Mascherano is set to make his first steps into management by taking over as coach of Argentina's U20 side.


daily telegraph
Brighton are in talks to sign Poland midfielder Kacper Kozlowski and hope to complete a deal early in the January transfer window.
German clubs might see an impact in their January spending because of the financial hit of crowds not being allowed in a number of Bundesliga cities.
QPR and Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Rangers centre-back Jack Simpson.


daily express
Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund, according to a report in Germany.
Denis Zakaria could face a choice between Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Roma if he decides to leave Borussia Monchengladbach.
Manchester City are reported to have been in contact with super-agent Jorge Mendes over the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix.


daily star
West Ham have seen an "offensive" offer for Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard summarily rejected by the Spanish giants.
Liverpool are ready to meet Barcelona midfielder Gavi's £43m release clause as he continues to be at an impasse with the club over a new contract.


daily record
Former Dundee United midfielder Scott Fraser could be on the move in January, with Swansea City interested in the player now at Ipswich Town.



THE SCOTTISH SUN
Scottish clubs are facing more Covid-19 chaos under new Government regulations which would force an entire team bus worth of players to isolate if there is a single case found.
Tony Watt is set to quit Motherwell at the end of the season after contract talks broke down.
Dundee boss James McPake has emerged as candidate to take over as Hibernian manager.
Rangers have warned supporters against taking pyrotechnics to Tynecastle for Sunday's huge Scottish Premiership clash.



Real Madrid are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo's situation at Manchester United. The La Liga club believe a deal for the 36-year-old Portugal forward could be struck in January following Ralf Rangnick's arrival at Old Trafford. (Football Insider)

Manchester United interim manager Rangnick has advised the club to monitor RB Leipzig's Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara, 23, Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, and 26-year-old Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (ESPN)

Chelsea are weighing up a possible move for Leicester and France Under-21 defender Wesley Fofana, 20, with Germany's Antonio Rudiger, 28, and 25-year-old Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen yet to sign new contracts at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Rudiger is set to become one of football's highest-paid defenders if he decides to leave Chelsea, with several European clubs willing to quadruple his current salary. (Mail)

Brighton are moving closer to reaching a £20m deal with Championship club Blackburn Rovers for 22-year-old Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz. (Mirror)

The Seagulls have also held talks over a deal for Poland midfielder Kacper Kozlowski, 18, to join them from Pogon Szczecin in January. (Daily Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool are prepared to activate the 50m euros (£42.6m) release clause of Barcelona's 17-year-old Spanish midfielder Gavi. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Newcastle United, Barcelona, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Manchester United's 26-year-old France forward Anthony Martial. (Mirror)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club is moving in the right direction and the first team will be strengthened in the January transfer window. (Marca)

Barcelona have increased their bid for 21-year-old Manchester City and Spain winger Ferran Torres to 45m euros (£38m) with a further 15m euros (£12.8m) in add-ons. (Sport - in Spanish)

The La Liga side have also explored the possibility of signing three Chelsea defenders on free transfers next summer - Rudiger, Christensen and Spain's Cesar Azpilicueta, 32. (Mirror)

Barca have also targeted 21-year-old River Plate and Argentina striker Julian Alvarez, who has a 25m euros (£21.3m) release clause. (Sportitalia via AS)

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is keen to leave Juventus in January, with Everton and Newcastle both interested in the 30-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia)

Manchester City are interested in Arsenal's 21-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares, who has impressed since joining in the summer from Benfica. (ESPN, via Metro)

Arsenal are prepared to offer 80m euros (£68m) for Fiorentina's 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic. (Sport Mediaset, via Metro)

The Gunners are under pressure to sell English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, who is growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of playing time. (Mail)

Tottenham and Netherlands forward Steven Bergwijn, 24, is open to joining Ajax in January having failed to work his way into Spurs boss Antonio Conte's plans. (De Telegraaf via Football-Oranje)

West Ham have had a bid of £21m rejected by Real Madrid for 30-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard. (El Nacional, via Mail)

The Hammers will open new contract talks with English forward Jarrod Bowen, 24, next year amid interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool. (90min)

Norwich City's 21-year-old English right-back Max Aarons is among Roma manager Jose Mourinho's January transfer targets. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Sociedad's Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 26, is a target of La Liga rivals Barcelona. The former Manchester United player's contract expires at the end of the season. (Sport - in Spanish)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
12th December 2021



sunday mirror
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has put himself in the frame to become Manchester United's next manager - by turning a bunch of Premier League *journeymen into Champions League record-breakers.
Jurgen Klopp has once again given his blessing for Steven Gerrard to replace him as Liverpool boss as the Aston Villa manager returned to Anfield.
Everton's former director of football Marcel Brands has written to members of Rafael Benitez's squad to wish them luck for the rest of the season.
Premier League clubs are waiting to hear whether they will lose their players to the Africa Cup of Nations earlier than first feared.
Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott remains on track to return next month from a serious ankle injury.


the sun on sunday
Mino Raiola wants £47m in commission for a deal involving Erling Haaland - and Manchester City have not ruled out coming up with the cash to land the striker.
Covid-hit Tottenham could yet be handed a European KO reprieve.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after he was axed for disciplinary reasons for the second time this year.
Real Madrid are looking to bring Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Bernabeu, according to reports.
Liverpool will sell Nat Phillips in the window - and will not do a loan deal for their cult hero centre-half - with West Ham keen.
Chelsea's need to cover up a potential central defensive crisis has seen them add Torino's Gleison Bremer to their list of possible targets.
Leeds are checking out Blackburn goal machine Ben Brereton Diaz - but the asking price is putting off bidders.
Brighton are ready to recall keeper Christian Walton from Ipswich and sell him to a Championship club.
Portsmouth are ready to swoop for AFC Wimbledon left-back Nesta Guinness-Walker in the transfer window.
Lewis Hamilton is set for a bumper £4m bonus if he wins the F1 world title on Sunday.


mail on sunday
On at least 10 occasions in recent years, an individual football agent has been paid at least £10m for his role in moving a player between one European club and another, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found, with £5m-plus commissions twice as common.
Fans have been warned to expect huge delays outside stadiums when Covid passes come into force this week.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future at Arsenal is in fresh doubt after he was dropped from their 3-0 win over Southampton because of a disciplinary breach.
Barcelona have emerged as the favourites to sign Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer next year, with the Spaniard's Chelsea team-mates now fearing that their captain's days at Stamford Bridge are numbered.
French clubs Lyon and PSG are ready to offer forward Anthony Martial an escape route from Manchester United.
Newcastle United have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Manchester United star Jesse Lingard.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno received a phone call from Gunners legend Jens Lehmann to check he was OK after the German lost his No 1 spot to Aaron Ramsdale.


sunday express
Aaron Ramsey will reportedly cost Everton or Newcastle £42m, even if Juventus allow him to leave on a free transfer in January.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is willing to accept a reduced salary in order to join Barcelona in the January transfer window, according to reports.


scottish sun
SPFL clubs have called for clarity as confusion reigned over new team coach Covid rules.
David Turnbull says Celtic should target winning the Europa Conference League.


sunday mail
Kyle Lafferty has urged Connor Goldson to sign a new contract at Rangers and get them into the Champions League.


sunday times
Tottenham Hotspur face being kicked out of the Europa Conference League after failing to fulfil their game against Rennes on Thursday because of Covid-19 sweeping through the playing squad and backroom staff at the club.


sunday telegraph
Exeter are bracing themselves for a double blow with international forwards Jonny Hill and Sam Skinner both heading towards the exit door in the summer.



Newcastle have made contact with Manchester United over a possible January deal for England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28. (Sun)

Manchester United have drawn up a four-man shortlist in case 34-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani joins Barcelona, including Norway's Erling Braut Haaland, 21, Portugal's Joao Felix, 22, Germany forward Timo Werner, 25 and Sweden's Alexander Isak, 22. (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur have joined Manchester City and Manchester United in closely monitoring the situation of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen. The 25-year Denmark centre-back is out of contract at the end of this season, although the Blues still hope he will sign a new deal. (Daily Star)

Ajax manager Erik ten Haag, 51, has jumped to the top of Manchester United's shortlist as the Premier League club continue to consider the options for their next permanent manager. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have made Real Madrid winger Rodrygo one of their main transfer targets and are willing to pay €80m (£68m) for the 20-year-old Brazil forward. (El Nacional via Daily Mirror)

Everton plans in the January transfer window may change following Anthony Martial's agent saying the 26-year-old France forward wants to leave Manchester United. (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester City are unlikely to have funds to strengthen their squad next month, says Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers. (Leicester Mercury)

Southampton will assess injuries to Albania striker Armando Broja, 20, and former England Under-21 forward Adam Armstrong, 24, before deciding whether they need to sign another attacking option in January. (Southern Daily Echo)

Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, will return to Serie A before the end of his career, his agent has said. (Tuttosport, via Goal)

Inter Milan have not held any contract discussions with Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 29, amid interest from Tottenham and Newcastle. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid have identified Leicester and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 25, as a replacement for Brazil star Casemiro, 29. (Naija)

Juventus are set to listen to offers for United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 22, Wales star Aaron Ramsey, 30, and Brazilian Arthur, 25, in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Brighton are set to beat Manchester City, Liverpool and AC Milan to the signing of 18-year-old Polish midfielder Kacper Kozlowski for £8m from Pogon Szczecin. (Mail)

Barcelona will target a move for 26-year-old Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj when his Real Sociedad contract expires next summer. (Mail)

The Catalan club have also set their sights on Manchester United's France striker Martial, 26, as an alternative to Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris-St Germain and Argentina forward Mauro Icardi's wife and agent is holding talks with Juventus over a potential return to Italy for the 28-year-old. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Spain midfielder Pedri, 19, says he is happy at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester City. (Tuttosport - in Italian)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
13th December 2021



daily mirror
Edwin van der Sar has poured cold water on speculation he will succeed Ed Woodward in an executive role at Manchester United in the near future.
Andreas Pereira has become the latest Manchester United player to go public with their desire to leave Old Trafford on a permanent basis.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho is planning alternatives with Diogo Dalot's situation at Manchester United transformed under Ralf Rangnick.
A number of Arsenal stars thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should have never been given the captain's armband in the first place.
Liverpool have been handed a major blow in their race to sign Karim Adeyemi in the transfer window after the Red Bull Salzburg striker's latest comments.


daily telegraph
Manchester United's match against Brentford on Tuesday night has been thrown into doubt after a scheduled training session on Sunday was impacted by a number of positive Covid-19 tests.
Leicester Tigers' continued excellence puts Steve Borthwick in the frame to be next England head coach.


daily mail
Tottenham have returned to first-team training following the Covid outbreak that wrecked their schedule last week.
Arsenal are facing a battle to hold onto rising strike starlet Khayon Edwards amid mounting interest from clubs in England and abroad - including London rivals Chelsea.
Chelsea have reportedly entered the transfer race to sign Torino defender Gleison Bremer.
Brentford have opened talks with Gremio over a £9.5m deal for Brazilian right back Vanderson.
Tony Mowbray admitted Blackburn may not be able to keep hold of star striker Ben Brereton Diaz if a Premier League suitor comes calling in January.


daily express
Aaron Ramsey will reportedly cost Everton or Newcastle £42m in wages, even if Juventus allow him to leave on a free transfer in January.


the sun
Tottenham could survive in the Europa Conference League as UEFA's Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body could decide to change the rules to allow the match to be played after the December 31 deadline.
Landon Donovan believes US football should use the EFL as a yardstick to grow its game across the pond.
Two fans were arrested after New York City winger Jesus Medina was hit by a beer can thrown from the crowd.
William Saliba has refused to reveal where he will be playing next season as he snubbed a question over his Arsenal future.
Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski was taken off after just 19 minutes against Empoli as he appeared to be struggling to breathe.
Joshua Kimmich has 'expressed regret' after refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine - and then catching the disease.
Rarmani Edmonds-Green is attracting interest from Championship trio Preston, Cardiff and Barnsley.


scottish sun
Ryan Porteous is a shock £1m January transfer target for FC Krasnodar.
Kyle Lafferty has urged Connor Goldson to pen fresh terms at Rangers as he issued a 'just another player' warning about England.


daily record
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has emerged as a possible candidate to replace Jack Ross as Hibs boss.
Motherwell staff and players were all forced to travel separately to Celtic Park on Sunday as SPFL clubs scramble to sort out the covid confusions - taking 35 cars.



Barcelona are planning moves for Chelsea and United States winger Christian Pulisic, 23, Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Spain full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, 32. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leeds United remain keen on a deal for Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 22, despite Blackburn Rovers putting a £25m price on him. (Sun)

West Ham are targeting English defender Nathaniel Phillips, 24, as a replacement for injured Italian Angelo Ogbonna, 33, but Liverpool are demanding £10m to let him go. (Sun)

Bayern Munich's French winger Kingsley Coman, 25, is stalling on signing a new contract at the Allianz Arena, and if he does not, his international team-mate Ousmane Dembele, 24, who is approaching the end of his Barcelona deal, represents a viable alternative. (Christian Falk)

Real Madrid have no plans to sell Brazilian forward Rodrygo, 20, despite links to Liverpool.(Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham have opened contract talks with French goalkeeper and club captain Hugo Lloris, 34, before his current deal expires next summer. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 26, is a target for Serie A clubs AC Milan - who are looking for players ready to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic - and Atalanta. (Tutto Mercatao - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain and Lyon are considering a move for France striker Anthony Martial, whose agent has said the 26-year-old wants to leave Manchester United. (90 Min)

Lyon are also keen on signing Villarreal's Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma, 24. Manchester United and Barcelona are also believed to be monitoring his progress. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea are close to agreeing a new deals with Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, and Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 37. (Metro)

Newcastle United will turn their attention to Bournemouth's English defender Steve Cook, 30, after being priced out of a deal for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, 29. (Sun)

Everton, Leicester City and Newcastle want 30-year-old Sweden defender Pontus Jansson, whose contract at Brentford runs out in the summer. (Guardian)

Brentford are in talks with Gremio with a view to signing Brazilian right-back Vanderson, 20, in a £9.5m deal in January. (Mail)

Manchester United and Portugal defender Diogo Dalot, 22, was a target for Roma and former boss Jose Mourinho but his recent appearances under Ralf Rangnick make a transfer unlikely, meaning the Serie A club are looking at alternatives including Norwich and England's Max Aarons, 21, and RB Leipzig and Germany's Benjamin Henrichs, 24. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal and France defender William Saliba, 20, has said he would "prefer not to speak about" his future, with a permanent move to Ligue 1 side Marseille rumoured. (RTL, via Mirror)

Arsenal are struggling to keep English striker Khayon Edwards, 18, who has scored 14 goals already this season and has just six months left on his contract. Chelsea, Leeds, Southampton, Brighton and Newcastle are all monitoring developments, along with numerous clubs in Germany. (Mail)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
14th December 2021




daily mail
Premier League clubs are fearful of mass postponements and the potential need for another lockdown due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant and the slow progress of vaccinating players.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's latest disciplinary breach has compounded long-standing concerns about his suitability as club captain from senior coaching staff.
Edinson Cavani's brother has dropped a hint that the striker could be looking to leave Manchester United in the near future.
Phil Jones has reportedly asked to play for Manchester United's Under-23 side in an attempt to build match sharpness, having impressed interim-manager Ralf Rangnick.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta reportedly met up with super agent Mino Raiola amid rumours linking the Spanish giants with Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba.
Manchester City's sister club in America are braced for Premier League interest in MLS top goalscorer Valentin Castellanos.
Sam Allardyce has claimed that Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher could end up like Jesse Lingard if he doesn't play regularly for Chelsea when he returns to his parent club next summer.
Mercedes will get one shot at overturning the race result and Max Verstappen's drivers' championship title - and will not be able to take their claim to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
F1 bosses hope to save under-fire race director Michael Masi from the axe as they consider how to protect the Australian after his controversial decision allowed Max Verstappen to pass Lewis Hamilton for the title.


daily telegraph
Tottenham have been hit by a new positive coronavirus case among their first-team squad, with the club also suffering a fresh outbreak among their Under-23s.
A group of women MPs have called for an "immediate change to the law" after it emerged that women's football matches in the UK are not covered under football banning order legislation like men's league matches.


daily mirror
The father of Frenkie De Jong has confirmed five of the "top European clubs" have enquired about signing the Barcelona playmaker, but cast doubt over suggestions he could join Manchester United.
It's well documented that Erling Haaland is in fact a fan of Leeds United, but the generational talent almost ended up playing his football at Elland Road before he was snapped up by Red Bull Salzburg.
Andy Robertson says he has no problem with Liverpool's Champions League redraw against Inter Milan.


daily star
Manchester United are reportedly considering a January move for Marseille's Boubacar Kamara.


daily express
Newcastle United director Amanda Staveley 'raised eyebrows' among her Premier League counterparts at a recent summit regarding the proposed owners' charter.
Manchester United staff have been left 'emotional' after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent them Christmas gifts, reports say.


the times
The Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has said that the club may have concerns about signing a player next month who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Ben Stokes' fitness and Ollie Pope's fragility give England cause for concern in their middle order.


the sun
Liverpool striker Divock Origi is said to be at the centre of a transfer tussle between Serie A sides AC Milan and Atalanta.
Brentford have made contact with Braga over Portuguese wonderkid Francisco Moura.
Dundee captain Charlie Adam has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his car allegedly hit a tree.
Wayne Rooney's £150,000 Land Rover was daubed with graffiti after he parked it in a busy Christmas market.
Former Manchester City star Nicolas Otamendi had a belt put around his neck during a violent robbery at his home in Portugal on Monday morning.


scottish sun
Dave King wants a sensational return to the Rangers board.
Former Rangers star Andrei Kanchelskis has finally revealed why he did his iconic salute in a Scottish Cup semi-final annihilation of Ayr United... it was to gain height to look for Billy Dodds in the penalty box.


daily record
Former Rangers chairman Dave King wants to become a board member at the club once again.
KV Oostende are keen on a £1m move for Hibs' cup final star Ryan Porteous.
Graeme Mathie is set to return to football with Ayr United.



Real Madrid have emerged as favourites to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger after positive talks with the 28-year-old German about joining on a free next summer. (Guardian)

England midfielder Dele Alli's Tottenham career could be coming to an end as new boss Antonio Conte does not see the 25-year-old in his plans. (The Athletic, via Star)

Newcastle have made Lille centre-back Sven Botman, 21, a priority signing in the January transfer window, with Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, 28, also on Eddie Howe's wishlist. (Guardian)

Edinson Cavani's brother has indicated the striker is nearing an exit from Manchester United, with a move to Brazil potentially on the cards for the 34-year-old Uruguayan. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona, Juventus and Brazilian club Corinthians are interested in signing Manchester United's Cavani. (Marca)

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong's father says Europe's "top five clubs" have enquired about signing his 24-year-old son but a move to Bayern Munich or Manchester United might not appeal to the Netherlands international because "it's often bad weather there". (Algemeen Dagblad, via Goal)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta held a meeting with football agent Mino Raiola in Italy. Raiola represents 28-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract at Manchester United runs out in the summer, and 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has been tipped to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano, via Mail)

Manchester United are prepared to compete with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the chase for Porto winger Luis Diaz, 24. (Fichajes, via Team Talk)

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says France striker Anthony Martial should speak to him or the club about his future after the 26-year-old's agent said he wanted to leave Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the club will not be spending large sums in the January transfer window. (Talksport)

Burnley are to hold further talks with English defender Ben Mee about extending the 32-year-old's contract. (Mail)

Forgotten Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis, 23, has emerged as a January transfer target for resurgent Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Birmingham Live)

Brentford have made contact with Braga over a potential January move for Portuguese left-back Francisco Moura, 22. (Sun)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
15th December 2021



DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United are looking at midfield options in the transfer market as Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford is uncertain with six months left on his contract.

Victor Lindelof is undergoing a series of precautionary investigations following his substitution against Norwich with breathing difficulties but Manchester United are confident the problem is not related to the Covid outbreak at the club.

Paul Pogbas contract at Manchester United is due to expire next summer

Burnley are in talks with Ben Mee over extending his contract at Turf Moor


Newcastle United have remained in the relegation zone following the club's Saudi Arabian takeover but they are pushing ahead with attempts to land England full-back Kieran Trippier in January.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left in the dark over his Arsenal future after being stripped of the captaincy following a series of disciplinary breaches.



Premier League footballers will undergo a dramatic ramping up of Covid testing from Wednesday with lateral-flow tests to be taken at training grounds before they get out of their cars in a bid to fight the growing outbreak of the virus.


Lewis Hamilton has been warned that Max Verstappen is nowhere near his peak and that the world title the 24-year-old Red Bull driver claimed in hugely controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi on Sunday "will not be his last".

Bryony Frost's call for racing to clean up its act over bullying has been answered, with the sport's major stakeholders joining forces to tackle abuse following the ordeal she endured in confrontations with fellow jockey Robbie Dunne.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the 'leadership group' will share the club's captaincy following the decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captain's armband

Bath are closing in on the appointment of Johann van Graan as their new head coach for next season.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney could make a sensational return to Everton if Rafa Benitez is forced out.

Premier League clubs have been cancelling their Christmas parties amid rising Covid-19 cases.

Manchester United are surprise entrants in the race to sign Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea.

Newcastle are reportedly keen on signing Arsenal flop Konstantinos Mavropanos in a bid to bolster their defensive options in January.

Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to sign Napoli hot-shot Lorenzo Insigne.

West Ham are among a host of European clubs keeping tabs on £15m-rated New York City hot-shot Valentin Castellanos.


DAILY MIRROR

Newcastle have appointed Liverpool analyst Mark Leyland to their backroom staff, according to reports.



DAILY MAIL

Clubs across the Premier League are considering whether they can dock players' wages if they are forced to self-isolate because they have not been vaccinated.

Premier League players will be forced to report to club training grounds for PCR tests on Christmas Day as part of a massively increased screening programme designed to save the festive programme from the threat of an Omicron shutdown.

Newcastle and Manchester City are considering legal action against new rules to restrict related-party sponsorship that were approved by the Premier League on Tuesday.

Barcelona will avoid playing wonderkid Yusuf Demir until February due to contract issues surrounding his playing appearances.
Covid passes mandatory at sporting events as government plans approved


Brentford goalkeeper Matthew Cox has been robbed of a dream professional debut against Manchester United and the opportunity to become the Premier League's second youngest ever goalkeeper due to the Covid outbreak.

Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful of luring Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards to the Bernabeu when he waves goodbye to Anfield at the end of the season.

EFL club Carlisle United have announced that fans will not need to provide Covid certification to enter their Brunton Park stadium after reducing the capacity to 9,999.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is furious with Real Madrid for going after Antonio Rudiger and could now pull the plug on any potential deal to bring Eden Hazard back to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Spain.

Kylian Mbappe is free to talk to other clubs from January 1 but Real Madrid are reportedly ready to put negotiations on hold until March as a goodwill gesture to Paris Saint-Germain.

THE INDEPENDENT

Barcelona could offer a solution to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's problems, as the Spanish club are looking for a striker in January, and the Arsenal forward is a player they are considering.

DAILY EXPRESS

Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to ask Manchester United if they are interested in taking any of their players in exchange for Anthony Martial.

Inter Milan have reportedly made it clear to their Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool that Lautaro Martinez is not for sale, while warning the Reds that several other European giants are also interested in the Argentine international forward.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers are one of three clubs named as potential destinations for Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen in January in an Italian report.

SCOTTISH SUN

Ange Postecoglou wants Celtic to go all out to land his Japanese targets in time to face Rangers on January 2



Newcastle have made initial enquiries about Dele Alli, with Tottenham willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old midfielder. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are looking at midfield targets with Paul Pogba, 28, likely to leave for free when the France midfielder's contract expires in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid want to explore the possibility of an exchange deal with Manchester United for 26-year-old France striker Anthony Martial. (Eurosport)

Manchester United are not expecting Jesse Lingard to leave in the January transfer window as the 28-year-old England midfielder approaches the last six months of his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been angered by Real Madrid's pursuit of the Stamford Bridge club's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, and could call off attempts to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, back from the Spanish club. (El Nacional, via Mail)

Barcelona are considering a move for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy - but the 32-year-old's wages could be a stumbling block. (Independent)

West Ham are prepared to push ahead with a move for Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips in January, despite a recent injury for the 24-year-old English defender. (Standard)

West Ham also have hope of a deal for Nikola Milenkovic as an apparent agreement between the 24-year-old Serbia defender and Fiorentina's owner means he is likely to be on the move. (Teamtalk)

Fiorentina have set a price of 100m euros (£85m) for their Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Gazzetta dello Sport - subscription required)

West Ham are tracking New York City's Argentine striker Valentin Castellanos, 23. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all thought to be monitoring French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 20, but Wolves would receive only 50% of any transfer fee due to a sell-on clause. (Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has confirmed the club are in talks with Everton to decide whether 21-year-old English defender Lewis Gibson should continue his loan stint at Hillsborough once he recovers from injury. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona are plotting a raid for Chelsea's Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, 19, who is on a season-long loan with Championship side Coventry. (Football Insider)

Leicester City are interested in Swansea's 22-year-old Dutch forward Joel Piroe. (Swansea Independent)

Chelsea will not be able to recall England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, from his loan at Crystal Palace in January because of a clause in his season-long deal saying they could only do so if he played in fewer than 50% of the Selhurst Park club's matches. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid have approached Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards, who will leave the Anfield club at the end of the season, about taking on a similar role at the Bernabeu. (Independent)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
15th December 2021



DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United are looking at midfield options in the transfer market as Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford is uncertain with six months left on his contract.

Victor Lindelof is undergoing a series of precautionary investigations following his substitution against Norwich with breathing difficulties but Manchester United are confident the problem is not related to the Covid outbreak at the club.

Paul Pogbas contract at Manchester United is due to expire next summer

Burnley are in talks with Ben Mee over extending his contract at Turf Moor


Newcastle United have remained in the relegation zone following the club's Saudi Arabian takeover but they are pushing ahead with attempts to land England full-back Kieran Trippier in January.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left in the dark over his Arsenal future after being stripped of the captaincy following a series of disciplinary breaches.



Premier League footballers will undergo a dramatic ramping up of Covid testing from Wednesday with lateral-flow tests to be taken at training grounds before they get out of their cars in a bid to fight the growing outbreak of the virus.


Lewis Hamilton has been warned that Max Verstappen is nowhere near his peak and that the world title the 24-year-old Red Bull driver claimed in hugely controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi on Sunday "will not be his last".

Bryony Frost's call for racing to clean up its act over bullying has been answered, with the sport's major stakeholders joining forces to tackle abuse following the ordeal she endured in confrontations with fellow jockey Robbie Dunne.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the 'leadership group' will share the club's captaincy following the decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captain's armband

Bath are closing in on the appointment of Johann van Graan as their new head coach for next season.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney could make a sensational return to Everton if Rafa Benitez is forced out.

Premier League clubs have been cancelling their Christmas parties amid rising Covid-19 cases.

Manchester United are surprise entrants in the race to sign Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea.

Newcastle are reportedly keen on signing Arsenal flop Konstantinos Mavropanos in a bid to bolster their defensive options in January.

Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to sign Napoli hot-shot Lorenzo Insigne.

West Ham are among a host of European clubs keeping tabs on £15m-rated New York City hot-shot Valentin Castellanos.


DAILY MIRROR

Newcastle have appointed Liverpool analyst Mark Leyland to their backroom staff, according to reports.



DAILY MAIL

Clubs across the Premier League are considering whether they can dock players' wages if they are forced to self-isolate because they have not been vaccinated.

Premier League players will be forced to report to club training grounds for PCR tests on Christmas Day as part of a massively increased screening programme designed to save the festive programme from the threat of an Omicron shutdown.

Newcastle and Manchester City are considering legal action against new rules to restrict related-party sponsorship that were approved by the Premier League on Tuesday.

Barcelona will avoid playing wonderkid Yusuf Demir until February due to contract issues surrounding his playing appearances.
Covid passes mandatory at sporting events as government plans approved


Brentford goalkeeper Matthew Cox has been robbed of a dream professional debut against Manchester United and the opportunity to become the Premier League's second youngest ever goalkeeper due to the Covid outbreak.

Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful of luring Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards to the Bernabeu when he waves goodbye to Anfield at the end of the season.

EFL club Carlisle United have announced that fans will not need to provide Covid certification to enter their Brunton Park stadium after reducing the capacity to 9,999.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is furious with Real Madrid for going after Antonio Rudiger and could now pull the plug on any potential deal to bring Eden Hazard back to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Spain.

Kylian Mbappe is free to talk to other clubs from January 1 but Real Madrid are reportedly ready to put negotiations on hold until March as a goodwill gesture to Paris Saint-Germain.

THE INDEPENDENT

Barcelona could offer a solution to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's problems, as the Spanish club are looking for a striker in January, and the Arsenal forward is a player they are considering.

DAILY EXPRESS

Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to ask Manchester United if they are interested in taking any of their players in exchange for Anthony Martial.

Inter Milan have reportedly made it clear to their Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool that Lautaro Martinez is not for sale, while warning the Reds that several other European giants are also interested in the Argentine international forward.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers are one of three clubs named as potential destinations for Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen in January in an Italian report.

SCOTTISH SUN

Ange Postecoglou wants Celtic to go all out to land his Japanese targets in time to face Rangers on January 2



Newcastle have made initial enquiries about Dele Alli, with Tottenham willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old midfielder. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are looking at midfield targets with Paul Pogba, 28, likely to leave for free when the France midfielder's contract expires in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid want to explore the possibility of an exchange deal with Manchester United for 26-year-old France striker Anthony Martial. (Eurosport)

Manchester United are not expecting Jesse Lingard to leave in the January transfer window as the 28-year-old England midfielder approaches the last six months of his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been angered by Real Madrid's pursuit of the Stamford Bridge club's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, and could call off attempts to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, back from the Spanish club. (El Nacional, via Mail)

Barcelona are considering a move for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy - but the 32-year-old's wages could be a stumbling block. (Independent)

West Ham are prepared to push ahead with a move for Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips in January, despite a recent injury for the 24-year-old English defender. (Standard)

West Ham also have hope of a deal for Nikola Milenkovic as an apparent agreement between the 24-year-old Serbia defender and Fiorentina's owner means he is likely to be on the move. (Teamtalk)

Fiorentina have set a price of 100m euros (£85m) for their Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Gazzetta dello Sport - subscription required)

West Ham are tracking New York City's Argentine striker Valentin Castellanos, 23. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all thought to be monitoring French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 20, but Wolves would receive only 50% of any transfer fee due to a sell-on clause. (Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has confirmed the club are in talks with Everton to decide whether 21-year-old English defender Lewis Gibson should continue his loan stint at Hillsborough once he recovers from injury. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona are plotting a raid for Chelsea's Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, 19, who is on a season-long loan with Championship side Coventry. (Football Insider)

Leicester City are interested in Swansea's 22-year-old Dutch forward Joel Piroe. (Swansea Independent)

Chelsea will not be able to recall England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, from his loan at Crystal Palace in January because of a clause in his season-long deal saying they could only do so if he played in fewer than 50% of the Selhurst Park club's matches. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid have approached Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards, who will leave the Anfield club at the end of the season, about taking on a similar role at the Bernabeu. (Independent)
Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to ask Manchester United if they are interested in taking any of their players in exchange for Anthony Martial. -- Haha ummmm yeah guys, how about that Joao Felix fella
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:16th December 2021


THE SUN



Manchester United are currently reported to be the "only serious bidder" for Erling Haaland but have been told they must qualify for the Champions League to have a chance of signing him next summer.


Juventus have splurged a record £150m-per-year on wages with seven stars on more than £160k-a-week - double pay of latest signings.


Tommy Fury has been warned he may never get the chance to fight Jake Paul, missing out on what could have been the payday of a lifetime.


DAILY MAIL

English football's leaders are not expecting the government to make good on an Online Harms Bill for at least another 12 months despite promises it would happen much sooner.

The Premier League is going to 'crash' unless players are fully vaccinated, the UK's top sports cardiologist has warned.

Manchester United sent goalkeeping scout Tony Coton to check on Leeds United's Illan Meslier on Tuesday night - and watched him concede seven at Manchester City.

The Football League must introduce mandatory twice-weekly Covid testing this week in order to safeguard the Christmas fixture schedule, say EFL clubs.

Newcastle United are promising to make Kieran Trippier one of their leading earners if he completes a January move to St James' Park from Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal fear stripping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captaincy could end up costing them financially with rivals potentially believing they can play hardball and get the striker in a cut-price deal.

Paris Saint-Germain are "seeking to hijack" Real Madrid's move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, who will be free to speak with European teams in just over two weeks.


Barcelona are keen on Chelsea's teenage left-back Ian Maatsen who impressed last season on loan with Coventry City.

Manchester United target Amadou Haidara has revealed he was a supporter of the Premier League club when growing up.

THE TIMES

The Premier League will insist on daily mandatory lateral flow tests for all players and staff before training, asking people to remain in their cars until they return a negative result.

The organisation representing Europe's top clubs has warned Fifa that they may not release players for the Africa Cup of Nations and potentially other international matches next month.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United's Covid-19 outbreak has reached a total of 19 positive cases and there are fears about their Saturday Premier League date with Brighton.

Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester City manager, has accused the Premier League of showing bias towards his club's rivals and being unduly influenced by television companies after a request to postpone Thursday night's game against Tottenham Hotspur was turned down.

England are set to take on New Zealand at Twickenham next November meaning Eddie Jones' side will face all of their France 2023 World Cup pool rivals during their autumn campaign.


DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United's charitable foundation will provide 400,000 meals for local families this winter, repeating their gesture from last year.

Atletico Madrid are ready to capitalise on Anthony Martial's unhappiness by submitting a swap deal for the wantaway Manchester United forward.

Inter Milan could terminate Christian Eriksen's contract six months after his cardiac arrest to allow him to find a club, potentially back at home in Denmark.


Image:Barcelona are plotting a loan swoop for Alexis Sanchez
Eden Hazard has made a dramatic U-turn on his Real Madrid future as he is now 'open' to a return to Chelsea.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger confirmed he was considering leaving the club before Thomas Tuchel was appointed manager in January.

DAILY EXPRESS

Barcelona are reported to be in advanced talks to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club on loan with the club ending Luuk de Jong's loan spell from Sevilla so he can join Inter Milan.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's demotion as Arsenal captain has presented transfer chief Edu with even greater urgency to complete the signing of Dusan Vlahovic.

DAILY STAR

Jose Mourinho has promised a matchday AS Roma jacket to a 23-year-old fan who suffered two hearts attacks after collapsing during their Serie A clash with Spezia on Monday. The fan remains in intensive care but is reported to be improving.


Image:Valentin Castellanos is making waves in the MLS
West Ham United are one of several European clubs keeping a sharp eye on New York City striker Valentin Castellanos who is currently making waves in MLS.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was reportedly already plotting his exit from Arsenal before he was stripped of the captaincy.

Manchester United's new interim boss Ralf Rangnick could be the key to bringing Antonio Rudiger to Old Trafford over the summer.

DAILY RECORD

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder does not expect Paddy McNair to leave the club as rumours of a return to Celtic continue to swirl.

Hamilton are set to open 2022 by signing defender Danny O'Reilly from Drogheda United.

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has insisted Calvin Ramsay is one of the best young right backs in Europe. Liverpool, Manchester United, Leicester City and Everton are amongst a string of top English Premier League clubs who are all keeping a close eye on the teenage defender.

Rangers are set to recall Josh McPake from Morecambe amid interest from a string of English clubs who are keen to take him back down south.

Hibs are expected to confirm the appointment of Shaun Maloney as their new manager over the next 48 hours - but he won't be in place for Sunday's Premier Sports Cup Final.




Newcastle United are increasingly confident of signing England defender Kieran Trippier, 31, from Atletico Madrid next month. (Football Insider)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he will contact Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Gabon striker, 32, was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy. (Mirror)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is open to offers for Aubameyang but the Gunners may have to wait until the summer to let him leave as they would prefer bringing in a replacement first. (Mail)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is trying to sign 30-year-old Italy international forward Lorenzo Insigne, whose contract at Napoli runs out in the summer. (Repubblica, via Football Italia)

Barcelona are preparing a move for Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Sport)

Manchester City are interested in Haaland but may not be willing to spend enough to get him. (Manchester Evening News)


Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are set to move for 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic after he rejected the "highest contract in Fiorentina history". (Talksport)

Chelsea's 28-year-old Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, who has six months remaining on his contract, has confirmed he was considering leaving the club before Thomas Tuchel was appointed manager in January. (Sky Sports via Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says England defender Joe Gomez, 24, will not join Aston Villa in the January transfer window. (Express)

RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, 23, has fuelled rumours linking him with Manchester United after praising the club's interim manager Ralf Rangnick. (Bild via Express)

West Ham are among the European clubs interested in signing Feyenoord's 24-year-old Argentine defender Marcos Senesi. (90min)

Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez, 32, could return to Barcelona on loan, with 31-year-old striker Luuk de Jong, who is currently on loan at Barca from Sevilla, moving to Inter. (Sport)

Defender Nat Phillips, 24, is prepared to leave Liverpool in January in search of regular football. (Sky Sports via Liverpool Echo)

Middlesbrough are in advanced talks to sign two mystery strikers on loan next month. (Football Insider)

Juventus are interested in signing Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 28, from Paris St-Germain.(Tuttosport via Football Italia)
 
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Friday's Newspapers:
17th December 2021




Daily Mail


Newcastle out to snatch Dusan Vlahovic from under noses of Premier League rivals - Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News | Sky Sports
DAILY EXPRESS

Newcastle United are hoping to flex their transfer muscles against the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United and beat them to the signing of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in a deal that could top £100m.

Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso have reportedly told their agents to find new clubs for them in January.

Tottenham's managing director Fabio Paratici is casting an eye over Fiorentina's Serbian star Nikola Milenkovic, according to reports.


Chelsea are reportedly being put under increasing pressure by Antonio Rudiger's entourage, with a contract standoff threatening to run into the January transfer window.

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney responded to speculation suggesting he could replace Rafa Benitez as Everton manager, stating he has had "no communication" with the club.


THE SUN
Borussia Dortmund are keeping an eye on Hakim Ziyech's situation at Chelsea, where he is reported to be unhappy with his amount of playing time.
Dean Henderson is ready to leave Manchester United and could do so in January as rumours about interest from Dutch giants Ajax continue to swirl.
Barcelona's hopes of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could depend on him keeping a promise he made to his grandfather that he would one day play for their fierce rivals Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho is set to raid Chelsea for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to reports.

DAILY MAIL
Xavi has told his Barcelona bosses not to pursue a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba after meeting with his agent Mino Raiola.
Everton have condemned homophobic chants from the club's supporters during their Premier League game at Chelsea.

DAILY MIRROR
Arsenal are interested in Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, along with Barcelona and Juventus, according to a report in Spain.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Anthony Elanga is set for a new deal at Manchester United after impressing Ralf Rangnick.

THE TIMES
Unvaccinated players are thought to be fuelling football's Covid fixture crisis, with the EFL confirming yesterday that 25 per cent of footballers across its three divisions are refusing to get jabbed.
A British and Irish bid for Euro 2032 has emerged as a tempting alternative to plans to stage the 2030 World Cup.

THE INDEPENDENT
The Premier League is insistent on continuing the season without any pause, despite an increasing number of English clubs being willing to back Thomas Frank's call for a circuit break until at least December 26.

DAILY STAR
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson had to be treated for a head injury in hospital after a clash with an opponent while he was playing for Belgian side OH Leuven.

DAILY RECORD
Rangers are facing fresh competition from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin for the signature of Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen.
Robbie Neilson has urged league chiefs to keep the Scottish football show on the road over the Christmas period despite rising panic levels over the new covid wave.

SCOTTISH SUN
St Johnstone target Daniel Cleary has announced he will be leaving his current club Dundalk.
Tam Courts has defended Dundee United's Christmas knees-up in Newcastle.



Manchester United are interested in a move for Chelsea's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, and are hopeful that Ralf Rangnick can help them beat Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich to his signing. (Bild, via Mail)

Rudiger, who is out of contract in the summer, is planning to quit Chelsea after he was offered less than the £140,000 a week that England midfielder Mason Mount, 22, has been offered to sign a new deal. (Football Insider)

With Rudiger and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, nearing the end of their contracts at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea could turn their attention to 26-year-old Germany and Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule and Sevilla's 23-year-old French defender Jules Kounde as replacements. (Football London)

Neither ManchesterUnited nor Paris St-Germain have not opened talks over Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, and the situation around the 24-year-old remains "quiet". (Fabrizio Romano)

Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, has warned Barcelona that he won't consider a move to the Nou Camp unless the club are playing in the Champions League next year. (Sport, via Star)

Manchester United have a ready-made replacement if 26-year-old French forward Anthony Martial leaves as Swedish winger Anthony Elanga, 19, is set for a new deal after impressing new boss Ralf Rangnick. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is set to approach his former club Chelsea with an offer for 25-year-old England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. (Il Romanista, via Sun)

Arsenal are interested in Juventus' Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo, 25, as well as the Italian side's 21-year-old Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Everton are interested in signing Dynamo Kiev's Ukraine international left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, 25, for £20m. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United have identified Leeds United's Illan Meslier as the best young goalkeeper in England - but when they sent goalkeeping scout Tony Coton to watch the 21-year-old Frenchman, he conceded seven at Manchester City on Tuesday. (Mail)

Everton are among a number of Premier League clubs chasing Metz's French right-back Fabien Centonze, 25. (Football Insider)

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has urged the club to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Gabon striker, 32, was stripped of the captaincy. (Sun)

Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell has warned Manchester United and Chelsea that 21-year-old France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni will not come cheap. (Tuttosport, via Metro)

Newcastle United's scouting department have been keeping a keen eye on talent in the Championship, with Luton's 23-year-old English striker Elijah Adebayo a possible target. (Newcastle Chronicle)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
18th December 2021



Daily Mirror

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial appear likely to be the first two players cast aside by Manchester United in January but Martial's £30m price tag is putting some suitors off.


Everton have formally agreed a £17m deal for Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, paving the way for the departure of Lucas Digne who has been targeted by both Leicester and Newcastle in the January transfer window.

Barcelona have stepped up their efforts to seal a January deal for Manchester United's Edinson Cavani as they make him a mega-money contract offer.


Qatar SC have terminated the contract of winger Youcef Belaili, a day after he scored the goal for Algeria which knocked Qatar out of the FIFA Arab Cup.



THE SUN

Juventus are lining up a January loan move for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial.

Arsenal are keen on Juventus pair Arthur and Dejan Kulusevski according to reports in Italy.

Cadiz and Elche are hoping to bring Diego Costa back to Spain after he helped Brazil's Atletico Mineiro to a domestic league and cup double.

Chelsea have sent scouts to watch FC Copenhagen wonderkid Roony Bardghji, who recently became the youngest goalscorer in Denmark's top division.


DAILY MAIL

Christian Eriksen's agent says the Denmark international, who was released by Inter Milan on Thursday, dreams of returning to professional football and is in good health.

Tottenham have had to train using mannequins because of the amount of players forced to isolate through positive tests for Covid-19.

Liverpool have invited Toronto starlet Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty for a trial as Europe's top clubs continue to track the 17-year-old, already a senior Canada international.

Barcelona are set to cancel their loan deal with Rapid Vienna for highly-rated winger Yusuf Demir and not take up the option to sign the 18-year-old for £8.5m.

Porto fans have reacted with fury to stories that the club has spent £150,000 to employ a witch doctor in a bid to help them win the Portuguese title.

England fans planning on travelling to next year's Qatar World Cup will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid to avoid a lengthy spell in quarantine.

A Premier League star is refusing to be vaccinated against Covid as his family are vegan.


THE GUARDIAN

The Premier League will hold emergency meetings next week with club owners and team managers to discuss the escalating disruption caused by Covid, with some clubs set to express their desire for a Christmas 'firebreak' of fixtures.


DAILY EXPRESS

Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele have attracted Premier League interest as Barcelona look to remove high earners from their wage bill to finance a move for Man City's Ferran Torres.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood is reportedly unhappy with team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo



DAILY STAR

Mason Greenwood is reportedly frustrated with Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo because of the Portugal star's "undroppable" status within the squad.


DAILY RECORD

Rangers could be in the market to sign another Romania star, with attacking midfielder Olimpiu Morutan being linked with a move to Ibrox.

Jason Cummings' Dundee career could be over after he was sent home from training on Friday after appearing dressed as The Joker at an event in Glasgow the previous day.



Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 26, wants to leave Old Trafford as soon as possible, his agent says. (Manchester Evening News)

Martial could reportedly join Juventus in January on a loan deal until the end of the season. (Sun)

Newcastle United's new owners have been advised to make a move for Martial to boost the Magpies' attacking options. (Transfer Window Podcast)

Everton have agreed a fee with Dynamo Kyiv to sign Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, 25, for £18m. (Mail)

Liverpool have put a £15m price tag on 24-year-old English centre-back Nat Phillips. (Athletic)

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 24, is open to signing for Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, is Barcelona manager Xavi's main target for the January transfer window. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Ajax have all sent scouts to FC Copenhagen to watch 16-year-old Swedish midfielder Roony Bardghji. (Goal)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen to add Juventus and Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo, 25, to his Gunners squad in January. (FourFourTwo)

Chelsea are interested in AC Milan and France left-back Theo Hernandez, 24, as cover for injured England defender Ben Chilwell. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Leeds United have been dealt a January transfer setback after English midfielder John Swift, 26, said he wants to stay at Reading. (Reading Chronicle)

Newcastle United have decided to terminate 21-year-old English midfielder Matty Longstaff's season-long loan with Aberdeen. (Chronicle)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
19th December 2021



SUNDAY EXPRESS

Sergio Aguero: Barcelona forward announces retirement from football at 33 due to heart condition diagnosis


Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim has emerged as a surprise candidate to become the next permanent Manchester United manager, according to reports.

Barcelona want to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford as a replacement for Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero cries during a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from football on Wednesday due to a heart condition

Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.

Tottenham have been put on red alert after AC Milan star Franck Kessie told the club he does not wish to extend his contract.

West Ham are ready to make a move for Liverpool's deputy striker Divock Origi in January.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Manchester City are ready to rocket Bernardo Silva alongside the highest earners in their history to keep him at the Etihad and double his wages to around £300,000-a-week.

Newcastle are willing to pay a hefty loan fee of around £6million to tempt Manchester United striker Anthony Martial to St James' Park, and are also eyeing ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Leeds have targeted Juventus's £20m American midfielder Weston McKennie to boost their survival fight.

Southampton are setting up a surprise raid for Angers super kid Mohamed-Ali Cho - who is already in the £20million bracket.

Newcastle have put Brighton's Dan Ashworth high up their list to become director of football.

Nottingham Forest are looking into a surprise loan swoop for Newcastle's forgotten midfielder Sean Longstaff.

Burnley owner Alan Pace has told Premier League stars who refuse Covid jabs to find a new job.


MAIL ON SUNDAY

Pressure will grow on unvaccinated footballers at the Premier League's emergency meeting on Monday after a raft of fixtures again fell by the wayside due to Covid infections.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said clubs will be reluctant to sign unvaccinated players as the Covid crisis continues to affect top-class sport nearly two years into the pandemic.

This season's Carabao Cup is set to be disrupted by coronavirus, with the possibility of staging the semi-finals over one leg instead of two now being considered, according to reports.

West Brom forward Rayhaan Tulloch could be allowed out on loan next month amid increasing interest from League One clubs.

EFL chairman Rick Parry has ruled out a 'circuit-breaker' to momentarily suspend the season because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.


SUNDAY MIRROR

Ralf Rangnick is adamant that it is too early to have finalised his plans for his first window as Manchester United boss.


DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Juan Mata is increasingly keen to leave Manchester United, so he can join Spanish giants Barcelona.

Manchester City are set to hand full-back Joao Cancelo a bumper new contract extension.

Newcastle United have reportedly tabled a nine-figure bid for Arsenal target and Serie A top scorer Dusan Vlahovic.

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo has become the new majority owner of former club Cruzeiro, beating out a bid from Liverpool



Juventus are interested in Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, with his future at Emirates Stadium in doubt after being stripped of the captaincy. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Leeds United are looking at signing Juventus' Weston McKennie but it will cost about £20m to sign the 23-year-old United States midfielder. (Sun)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is Barcelona's top target for the January transfer window but Barca want assurances that the 34-year-old Uruguay forward is fully recovered from injury before committing to a deal. (Sport - in Spanish)

Winger Juan Mata remains a transfer target for Barcelona, with the 33-year-old Spaniard struggling for playing time at Manchester United. (Star)

Manchester United are prepared to rival Chelsea in the race to sign France defender Jules Kounde, 23, from Sevilla. (AS - in Spanish)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the club are not close to making a signing in January but, if they were, he would be reluctant to bring in a player who is not vaccinated against Covid-19. (Mirror)

Newcastle are keen on a loan move for Manchester United's France striker Anthony Martial, 26, in January, while Inter Milan's Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 35, is another target. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo is not giving up on France star Kylian Mbappe, 22, signing a new contract despite links to Real Madrid. Mbappe can discuss a pre-contract with clubs outside France in January. (AS, via Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain are preparing to test Barcelona's resolve to keep Spain midfielder Gavi, 17. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

However, Barcelona manager Xavi says Gavi is "the future of the club" and that the teenager "has no ceiling". (Marca, via 90 Min)

Newcastle have been tipped to sign Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, when he is made available for loan in January. (Football Insider)

Another Newcastle target, Lille and Holland defender Sven Botman, 21, is unsure about leaving the French champions in January. (90min)

Manchester City will open talks over an improved contract for 27-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo in the new year. (Star)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has spoken to Inter Milan and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 34, about joining the London club. The pair won Serie A titles during their time together at Juventus and Inter. (La Tercera - in Spanish)

Napoli have identified a list of potential January targets, including Tottenham and Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez, 25. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Bayern Munich will join the race to sign Leeds and Brazil forward Raphinha, 24, next summer. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal are interested in a deal to sign Juventus and Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 21. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants Tammy Abraham, 24, to help convince his former Chelsea and England team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 25, to move to the Stadio Olimpico. (Star)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, "dreams" of playing football again after his Inter Milan exit, his agent has said. (Mail)

Watford are keeping tabs on Sampdoria and Gambia defender Omar Colley, 29, with Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri keen to strengthen his backline in January. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)
 

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  • DAILY MAIL

    Mino Raiola has claimed that rumoured Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt is open to leaving Juventus, according to reports.

    Premier League clubs will on Monday consider triggering a Christmas circuit-breaker at an emergency summit.

    FIFA are ready to block UEFA's proposals to launch an expanded Nations League also featuring South American countries as their battle for control of the international calendar intensifies.

    Pep Guardiola amazed people at the vaccination centre next to the Etihad Stadium when he strolled in recently and asked for his booster jab.

    Manchester United fans will get to use safe standing in the away section first at Old Trafford after Burnley failed to take their full allocation for their December 30 Premier League clash.
    • Jurgen Klopp questioned why Tottenham did not have hand sanitiser available in their press room ahead of his post-match comments after Liverpool's 2-2 draw.


      THE SUN

    • Man Utd target Erling Haaland appeared to signal his Borussia Dortmund exit by waving goodbye to fans
    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been granted Portuguese citizenship after finding a link through his Jewish heritage.

    Paris Saint-Germain have not given up hope of convincing Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe to stay at the Parc des Princes.

    Sergio Aguero jetted home to Argentina to spend Christmas with his family three days after announcing his retirement.

    DAILY MIRROR

    There is a feeling the majority of clubs want to play on amid the Premier League meeting over the Covid crisis on Monday.

    Newcastle United are plotting a sensational loan move for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial as they look to ease relegation worries.

    Arsenal defender Rob Holding has been praised by campaign group Kick It Out for reporting the alleged racist abuse of team-mates during his side's victory at Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday.

    DAILY STAR

    Romelu Lukaku will eye a return to Italy sooner rather than later if he does not live up to expectations at Chelsea.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Leeds have issued a temporary suspension to the supporter arrested on suspicion of directing racist abuse towards an Arsenal player at Elland Road, and will put in place a lifetime ban if the charge is proven.

    The EFL could be forced to stage the Carabao Cup semi-finals over one leg instead of two if this week's quarter-finals fall victim to the deepening coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the game.

    DAILY EXPRESS

    Aston Villa have submitted a proposal to Liverpool to sign centre-back Joe Gomez, according to report


    Manchester United star Edinson Cavani only wants to join Barcelona on a short-term contract, according to reports.

    THE GUARDIAN

    Duisburg's match against Osnabrück in the German third tier has been abandoned after racist abuse was aimed at a visiting player.

    SCOTTISH SUN

    Hibs defender Paul McGinn has accused referee John Beaton of "letting Celtic score" when the game should've been called back for a substitution.



Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21. (Bild - in German)

Real Madrid are dreaming of teaming Haaland up with Kylian Mbappe. The 22-year-old France forward can discuss a pre-contract and plot an exit from Paris St-Germain in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City are set to reward Bernardo Silva's fine start to the season with a new contract, doubling the 27-year-old Portugal midfielder's wages. (Sun)

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho looks set to stay at Manchester City in January, with Atletico Mineiro's hopes of landing the 36-year-old fading. (Sport Witness)

Fiorentina's 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, who has been linked with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle, has rejected the club's latest contract offer. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Atletico Madrid will let England defender Kieran Trippier, 31, move to Newcastle for £15m if they can sign a replacement. (Mail)

Barcelona have offered Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 29, to both Tottenham and Newcastle. (Mirror, via Goal)

Newcastle will also test Everton's resolve for keeping unhappy French full-back Lucas Digne, 28. (CaughtOffside)

Matthijs de Ligt's agent, Mino Raiola, says the Netherlands defender, 22, is ready to leave Juventus for the next step in his career. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Chelsea have set their sights on a deal to sign Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 24, from Wolves. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Paul Pogba has played his final match for Manchester United and will leave the club in January. Real Madrid have been linked with the France midfielder, 28, who is out of contract in June. (Football Insider)

Juventus are interested in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Serie A side are looking to take the 32-year-old striker on loan, with the view to signing him permanently in June. (Tribal Football, via Tuttosport)
 

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21st December 2021




DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Jesse Lingard is expected to see out the remainder of the season at Manchester United before leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer.
  • Managers and players have been left angry with their clubs and the Premier League for rejecting a 'festive firebreak' amid the upsurge in coronavirus cases which they believe will put safety at risk.
  • Newcastle United are set to make a formal complaint to the Premier League over the standard of officiating in their last three games after a series of controversial decisions went against Eddie Howe's side.
  • Tottenham Hotspur are set to seek legal advice over UEFA's decision to effectively throw them out of Europe even though the club are not planning to appeal.

THE SUN
  • Real Madrid are serious contenders to beat Manchester City and United in the race for superstar Erling Haaland.
  • Manchester United will fight to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford next month amid interest from Barcelona.
  • Barcelona have approved a £1.3billion renovation of the Nou Camp despite the club being in financial crisis.
  • Premier League matches could again take place behind closed doors, according to reports.
  • Tottenham's Europa Conference League exit has seen English clubs slip behind their French and Dutch counterparts in UEFA's rankings.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left puzzled at the lack of hand sanitiser available ahead of his post-match press conference at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

DAILY MAIL
  • Premier League players and coaches are on a collision course with their own club executives over the drive to continue playing amid the Covid outbreak that has wrecked the fixture schedule.
  • The Premier League are in the dark over the spread of the Omicron variant among their clubs as Covid threatens to wreak havoc with the Christmas and New Year schedule.
  • Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
  • Barcelona have been alerted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's exile at Arsenal and would be interested in signing him on loan next month.
  • Arsenal are considering signing three Juventus stars in the upcoming January transfer window, according to reports.
  • Maurizio Sarri wants to be reunited with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at Lazio, according to reports.




Newcastle United are keen to bolster their attacking options in January with Manchester United's 26-year-old French striker Anthony Martial and Inter Milan's Bosnian front man Edin Dzeko, 35, on their shortlist. (Sun)

Manchester United are close to bringing highly rated French midfielder Boubacar Kamara, 22, to Old Trafford from Marseille for what would be Ralf Rangnick's first signing as interim manager. (FourFourTwo)

Manchester United have joined the race to sign River Plate and Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 21. (Ole - via Metro)

Real Madrid are in talks with Antonio Rudiger in a bid to sign the 28-year-old Germany defender when his contract with Chelsea expires in June. (Rudy Galetti)

Everton have agreed a £17m deal for Dynamo Kyiv and Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, 22, paving the way for out-of-favour French defender Lucas Digne, 28, to leave the Toffees amid interest from Newcastle and Leicester. (The Mirror)

Everton could be offered Juventus and Brazil midfielder Arthur, 25, as part of any deal for the Italian club to sign Digne. (Sport Mediaset - via Football Transfer Tavern)

Arsenal are eyeing a move for two Juventus players - Arthur and Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski, 21. (Marca)

Newcastle and West Ham are monitoring the situation of Tottenham's English midfielder Dele Alli, 25. (Eurosport)

Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman, 25, who is a transfer target for Liverpool and Manchester United, is negotiating a contract extension with the Bundesliga champions. (Bild)

'Terrible decisions
'Standard of refereeing not acceptable' - Shearer
Newcastle have offered Lyon attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta £181,457 per week to move to St James' Park, which the 24-year-old Brazilian has turned down as the move would not be a 'step up in quality' from Lyon. (Foot Mercato - in French)

The Magpies are also interested in French striker Moussa Dembele, with Lyon open to selling the 25-year-old if a suitable offer is made for him.(Daily Mail)

Erling Braut Haaland's agent Mino Raiola has denied claims that the 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker has a pre-agreement to make a move to Real Madrid in the summer. (NOS - via Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

The transfer of Gremio full-back Vanderson to Brentford is on the verge of collapsing after Ligue 1 side AS Monaco stepped in and made a €12m offer for the 20-year-old Brazilian. (Globo Esporte - in Portuguese)

Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Ferran Torres but have not yet finalised a deal for the 21-year-old Spanish forward with Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham have made an approach for Rubin Kazan and Georgia forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 21. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa have made an offer for Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez, 24. (CalcioMercato)

Juventus are eyeing a move for a striker in January with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, Manchester United's Edinson Cavani, 34, and Paris St-Germain's Mauro Icardi, 28, all on their shortlist. (Tuttosport)
 
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Wednesday's Newspapers:
22nd December 2021



DAILY MAIL
Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick has spoken to Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland as he pushes to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker.
United defender Phil Jones is a potential target for Benfica in January.
Spanish giants Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez.
West Ham, Everton and Brentford are all in the running to try and capture Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson, who is reportedly valued at £20m by the Sky Bet Championship club.
Tottenham are keen on signing Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet in January.
Premier League stars fear club executives have secretly disregarded their health concerns as acrimony over the decision not to enforce a Covid 'circuit-breaker' intensifies.
Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has claimed that he will be fit to play in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next month, despite suffering a horrific facial injury while playing for Napoli last month.

SUN
Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola has hinted the goal machine might stay at Borussia Dortmund in a huge blow to Manchester United.
Arsenal were without Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers against Sunderland after the trio tested positive for Covid-19.
Chelsea have been given a huge boost with Jorginho back in training on the eve of their Carabao Cup quarter-final at Brentford.
Arsenal want to use next month's Africa Cup of Nations as a period to reset relations with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea are reportedly looking to snap up former Manchester United youngster Deji Sotona.

THE GUARDIAN
Everton are set to make a third attempt to sign Rangers and Scotland full-back Nathan Patterson.

DAILY EXPRESS
Newcastle have been unsuccessful in their approach for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta ahead of the January transfer window.
Man Utd have been linked with a move to sign Julian Alvarez from River Plate.
Everton are reportedly "working" on a deal to sign former Liverpool nemesis Philippe Coutinho.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Newcastle are the front runners among clubs wanting to sign Wales defender Joe Rodon on loan from Tottenham in January, with Leeds and Watford also watching the centre-back.
Watford's search for a centre-back has also seen them look at Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac.
Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers are going head to head for Iceland winger Albert Gudmundsson, who is available on a free transfer next summer.
England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone looks increasingly like running his contract down at West Brom, with West Ham at the front of the queue to land him on a free transfer in the summer.
Premier League clubs were left fearing they will be forced behind closed doors after Boxing Day as the Prime Minister refused to provide crowd guarantees beyond Christmas.
Almost 200 former and current players, including Gary Lineker, Frank Lampard, Andy Cole, Kevin Keegan, Edwin van der Sar and Fabian Delph have demanded the Professional Footballers Association publish what is alleged to be a highly-critical report into how the union has been run.


DAILY MIRROR
Ralf Rangnick has reportedly put a sudden block on Jose Mourinho's plan to reunite with Diogo Dalot.
Steven Gerrard has been given the green light to bring in a new midfielder at Aston Villa after Marvelous Nakamba's injury blow.
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea feature in a Boxing day edition of Beat The Market
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea feature in a Boxing day edition of Beat The Market

THE TIMES
Every club sponsorship deal worth more than £1m a year will have to be submitted to the Premier League to be checked that it is not an "associated party" transaction, according to new regulations sent to top-flight clubs.
Liverpool have described the fixture schedule in which they will play twice in 55 hours as "absurd" and explained why they had called for a break in the Premier League season.
Celtic have called for the Scottish Premiership's winter break to be brought forward to minimise the effect of new Covid-19 restrictions on crowd numbers.
Stephen Glass has conceded that Ryan Hedges looks set to leave Aberdeen but has warned the Welsh winger that the "grass is not always greener".
The Welsh government's decision to ban fans from sporting events was described as "devastating" for professional rugby by David Buttress, chairman of the Dragons.

THE INDEPENDENT
Thomas Tuchel has urged the public not to start a witch hunt against unvaccinated Premier League players.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic have been backed by nine Premiership rivals in a bid to bring the winter break forward - but Rangers aren't one of them.



Real Madrid are monitoring Liverpool and England centre-back Joe Gomez, 24. (Mail)

Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all keeping track of Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman, 25. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool are contenders for the signature of Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Sky Germany)

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has spoken to Haaland's father, Alfe-Inge Haaland, about the possibility of signing the forward next year. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 26, wants to join Sevilla on loan. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, wants to stay at the club despite Barcelona showing interest in signing the Spain defender when his contract expires in the summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United have contacted River Plate over a £17m deal to sign 21-year-old Argentina forward Julian Alvarez. (Ole - in Spanish)

Tottenham Hotspur and Roma are vying for the signature of Hoffenheim and Germany midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 26. (Sky Germany)

Manchester United are interested in signing Lazio's Serbia midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, 26. (Il Messaggero - in Italian)

Chelsea had a £72m bid for Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, 27, rejected in the summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Brazil centre-back Marquinhos will sign a new contract at PSG until 2026 or 2027. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton will make a third attempt to sign Rangers and Scotland right-back Nathan Patterson, 20. (Guardian)

Newcastle United are targeting six players, including two loans, in a busy January transfer window. (90min)

The Magpies are the front runners among clubs wanting to sign Wales centre-back Joe Rodon on loan from Tottenham in January, with Leeds United and Watford also monitoring in the 24-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Brighton are also interested in Rodon, who wants more regular first-team football. (Times - subscription required)

Brentford, Everton, Newcastle and West Ham are all keen on Nottingham Forest's 20-year-old attacking midfielder Brennan Johnson, who the Championship club value at £20m. (Mail)

Aston Villa have received four offers for 25-year-old Brazil striker Wesley, who is on loan at Club Brugge. (HLN - in Dutch)

West Ham United and Barcelona lead the race to sign Real Sociedad's Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 26, whose contract expires in the summer. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)
 

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23rd December 2021



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Arsenal transfer target Dusan Vlahovic has been lauded by Micah Richards as he declared the Fiorentina star is the complete striker.

Charly Musonda revealed he told Chelsea he would play for free in a last ditch effort to stay with the club.

Rebecca Welch is to rewrite history again as the first female referee to take charge of an FA Cup third-round game.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

The Premier League will face more furious responses from players and managers on Thursday over accusations of putting welfare at risk with its congested festive fixture list.

Anthony Martial held talks over his future with Ralf Rangnick on Wednesday as the France striker eyes a move away from Manchester United next month.

Tottenham and West Ham fans clashed outside the stadium before their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie.

Oldham Athletic's controversial owner says he will overturn bans dished out to three supporters if they "apologise to everyone in the club" and start "behaving like proper fans".

England are considering a recall for Zak Crawley as part of a rejigged top six for the make-or-break Boxing Day Ashes Test.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea are considering a £30m move for Barcelona full back Sergino Dest.

Chelsea face a conundrum on whether to keep Conor Gallagher or cash in on his enhanced reputation, with loan coach Carlo Cudicini claiming there has been interest from abroad for his services.

Ousmane Dembele is reportedly ready to go against his agent's advice and end speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Barcelona.


DAILY STAR

Liverpool could pip their rivals to the £64m signing of Erling Haaland with Mohamed Salah reportedly demanding the club bring him to Anfield.


DAILY MAIL

Scores of Premier League footballers, who have tested positive for Covid-19, are now back in contention for selection during Christmas after ministers cut the period of isolation.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to bring in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe to replace Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

Liverpool have reportedly identified Porto winger Luis Diaz as a potential target to solve their Africa Cup of Nations crisis in January.

Napoli are reportedly weighing up a potential move for Everton left-back Lucas Digne.


THE TIMES

The Professional Footballers' Association is demanding urgent talks with the sport's leaders about the fixture congestion and increasing demands on players.

Everton are ready to resurrect their interest in the Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson when the January transfer window opens.


SCOTTISH SUN

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed Kyogo Furuhashi and Tom Rogic could miss the rearranged Old Firm clash due to international duty.



Newcastle United face competition from Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign England defender Kieran Trippier, 31, from Atletico Madrid. (90min)

Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, after he was stripped of the captaincy this month. (ESPN)

Tottenham want to sign a right wing-back and a forward in January, and they are looking to offload both Irish defender Matt Doherty, 29, and England midfielder Dele Alli, 25. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Rangers are battling it out to sign West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28. (Teamtalk)

France striker Anthony Martial, 26, has held talks with Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick as he tries to secure a move away from Old Trafford in January. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund are looking to double the salary of 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland as they attempt to keep him for one more year beyond next summer. (Marca)

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is interested in signing Finland midfielder Glen Kamara, 26, from former club Rangers. (Teamtalk)

Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for 21-year-old United States defender Sergino Dest, with Bayern Munich monitoring his situation. (ESPN)

Canada striker Jonathan David, 21, who has been linked with Arsenal and West Ham, will leave Lille next year, his agent has said. (Radio Canada - in French)

Real Madrid are also interested in David, with the Spanish club looking to strengthen their squad for next season. (Marca)

Napoli are looking to sign Everton and France full-back Lucas Digne, 28, who has been tipped to leave Goodison Park in January. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah's contract runs out next summer and the English forward could leave the Gunners in January. Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Ham are among his admirers, while clubs in Germany and France are also interested in the 22-year-old. (Mail)

Watford are interested in signing Arsenal's Bosnian full-back Sead Kolasinac, 28, in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund will try to sign Jude Bellingham's brother, Jobe, 16, in a bid to convince the England midfielder, 18, to stay at Signal Iduna Park. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are struggling to offload France defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, because both players don't want to give up their lucrative contracts at the Nou Camp. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool are monitoring Porto and Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 24, as a replacement for Sadio Mane, 30, who heads off to the African Cup of Nations with Senegal next month. (FourFourTwo)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
24th December 2021



DAILY EXPRESS
  • Tottenham hope to beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be able to speak to suitors in January as an impending free agent.
THE SUN
  • Barcelona have tabled fresh terms to Ousmane Dembele and are increasingly confident the Newcastle United and Manchester United target will stay at the Nou Camp.
  • Ajax and Barcelona are talking about a possible swap deal which would see Sergino Dest return to Amsterdam and Noussair Mazraoui move to Catalonia.
  • Arsenal's renewed interest in using striker Eddie Nketiah more frequently might not pay dividends with a January move to West Ham or Brighton still possible.
DAILY STAR
  • Brentford target Vanderson is reported to have written an apologetic email to the Premier League club after snubbing them at the 11th hour to join Monaco in January.
  • Romeo Beckham has broken with family tradition and signed a clothing deal with Adidas' competitors Puma.
DAILY MAIL
  • Chris Armas' arrival at Manchester United could give the club a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig star Tyler Adams after they worked together for three years at New York Red Bulls.
  • England supporters could end up at "glamping" sites in Saudi Arabia as World Cup 2022 organisers continue to explore options for hosting many more people than Qatar could ever hope to accommodate.
  • John Barnes feels Frenkie de Jong's blend of defensive awareness and attacking impetus would make him an ideal signing for Manchester United.
  • Mohamed Salah is reported to have demanded Liverpool sign another attacking option during long-standing talks over a new contract.
  • Edinson Cavani could be on his way to Brazil, with Corinthians interested in the unsettled Manchester United striker.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Gordon Taylor's final year at the PFA saw him take home more than £3m in pay, which included £1.4m in bonuses.
  • Emergency talks are underway to try and save Women's Championship side Coventry United.
  • Manchester United could follow the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid by building a second stadium to host their women's and academy teams.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
  • Feyenoord are attempting to sign Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman, who has been a long-time target for Rangers.
  • Rangers striker Kemar Roofe is facing five driving charges and will stand trial next summer.
  • Stoke City are in pole position to sign Hearts defender John Souttar.
DAILY RECORD
  • Dunfermline are considering a move for full-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, who has been a free agent since leaving Livingston in the summer.
  • Partick Thistle are trying to sign James Maxwell, currently out on loan with Ayr United, from Rangers on a permanent basis.


AC Milan hope to sign Chelsea and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool are eyeing a move for Real Madrid and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 19. (El Nacional - in French)

Newcastle United have made contact with the representatives of Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, even though the Spanish side are still trying to extend his contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham are considering a move for Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22. (4-4-2 via Sun)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says there is a "cloud" hanging over the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah. France forward Lacazette, 30, and former England Under-21 forward Nketiah, 22, are both out of contract at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Nketiah, 22, wants to leave for regular first-team football despite the Gunners being keen to extend his contract. (Mail)

Sevilla have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, from Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brazilian club Corinthians are also interested in signing Cavani, who is unhappy at his lack of game time. (Mail)

Barcelona's £849m debt will not stop them completing the £55m signing of Manchester City's 21-year-old Spain forward Ferran Torres. (Mail)

City originally wanted £70m for Torres before settling for £55m, which will be paid in four instalments - the first one to be paid next summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has decided Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn, 24, still has a future at the club despite interest from clubs overseas. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are interested in a move for Barcelona and USA defender Sergino Dest, 21. (El Nacional - via Metro)

Ralf Rangnick could be set to contact former club RB Leipzig for Malian midfielder Amadou Haidara, 23, as he seeks a replacement for Nemanja Matic, the 33-year-old Serb, at Manchester United. (Mirror)

Juventus are keen on signing Manchester United's French forward Anthony Martial, 26, and Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32. (Gazzetta dello Sport, subscription required)

Martial's £240,000-a-week wages is making his departure from United complicated. (The Athletic)

Juventus are also interested in a surprise move for Fulham's 27-year-old Serb striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. (90min)

Tottenham are leading the race to sign AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie. The north London side will have to fight off interest from Paris St-Germain, who are also keen on the 25-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brentford are in talks with Nottingham Forest over a January deal for 20-year-old Wales winger Brennan Johnson. (90min)
 

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THE SUN
Newcastle are looking to add two key defenders in January with Lille's Sven Botman being one of those, although they will face competition from AC Milan

Newcastle and AC Milan battling over Lille defender Sven Botman - Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News | Sky Sports Frenkie De Jong and Philippe Coutinho are part of a list of five players Barcelona will look to offload in January to finance their move for Manchester City's Ferran Torres.

Real Madrid could offer Eden Hazard to Lille in a swap deal to bring Canada international Jonathan David to the club.

West Ham are lining up Nice's strongman defender Flavius Daniliuc to give their ailing defensive corps a boost in January.

West Brom are keen on Orlando City striker Daryl Dike after being impressed by his loan spell last season with Barnsley.

Newcastle and AC Milan battling over Lille defender Sven Botman - Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News | Sky Sports
DAILY MAIL

Tottenham are considering a January move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie according to a report in Italy.
Ander Herrera is hopeful there is still time for Kylian Mbappe to agree a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, who risk losing one of their stars for nothing in the summer.

Gianluigi Buffon says he has no intention of retiring, despite turning 44 next month, and still wants to play in either Mexico or the USA.

Newcastle and AC Milan battling over Lille defender Sven Botman - Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News | Sky Sports
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Jose Mourinho's Roma over a deal which would see Ainsley Maitland-Niles join the Serie A club on loan.

Juventus are reported to be "unconvinced" by Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they look to strengthen their attacking options in January.

Linfield's teenage striker Callum Marshall is set to complete a move to West Ham.

Newcastle and AC Milan battling over Lille defender Sven Botman - Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News | Sky Sports
DAILY EXPRESS
Chelsea are drawing up plans to make a move for Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, potentially as early as January.

Tottenham are looking at making three significant free transfer signings, including Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

Arsenal have added Sevilla's Youssef En-Nesyri to their list of potential striker signings, although injury has kept him out for the majority of the 2021-22 season so far.

Newcastle and AC Milan battling over Lille defender Sven Botman - Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News | Sky Sports
DAILY STAR
Chelsea are ready to make their move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in January if they offload Antonio Rudiger before the expiration of his contract.
Gianluigi Buffon has hit out at former Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming the now Manchester United player adversely affected the Turin club's DNA. :lol:

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Ashes legend Glenn McGrath believes England have been "too nice" in the first two Tests against Australia and fears the series could get even uglier for Joe Root's men.

DAILY RECORD
Tony Watt is set to sign for Dundee United in the summer after the Motherwell forward agreed terms on a pre-contract.



Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will save the money from the sale of 21-year-old Spain forward Ferran Torres, who is set to join Barcelona in a deal worth up to £55m, to help finance a summer move for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle United will not pursue a move for 26-year-old Manchester United and France striker Anthony Martial because it would cost them £6m to take him on loan for the second half of the season. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have identified Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri as a possible transfer target. With Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dusan Vlahovic expensive options, the Gunners have scouted the 24-year-old Moroccan as an alternative striker. (Express)

Tottenham are willing to let England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, go out on loan in January, while Republic of Ireland right-back Matt Doherty, 29, can leave on a permanent deal. (Evening Standard)

France winger Ousmane Dembele, 24, has agreed to a new five-year contract with Barcelona, on reduced terms, and will sign the deal next week. (Sport)

Roma are in talks to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, on loan during the January transfer window. (ESPN)

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, linked with a move to Manchester United, wants to extend his contract with Leeds United. (Mail)

Orlando City and United States striker Daryl Dike, 21, is wanted by a number of English clubs, including West Ham, Newcastle, Brighton, Leeds and West Brom. (Team Talk)

Atletico Madrid expect to receive a bid for 31-year-old England right-back Kieran Trippier from Newcastle United in January. (ESPN)

West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton are among the sides interested in Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah, 22. (Mail)

France defender Clement Lenglet, 26, wants to stay at Barcelona, despite losing his starting spot this season. (Marca)

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe says he will not let any of his fringe players, including English striker Dwight Gayle, 32, and Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 29, leave on loan in January because of his side's small squad. (Chronicle)

Southampton look set to extend the contract of former Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The 40-year-old signed a short-term deal at St Mary's until 5 January earlier this month. (Mail)

Six Championship clubs - Bournemouth, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and West Brom - have contacted Aston Villa about signing 23-year-old English striker Keinan Davis in January. (Football Insider)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
26th December 2021


THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Ralf Rangnick will step up his efforts to land £60m-rated German super-kid Florian Wirtz.


Newcastle are making a dramatic bid to sign Marseille midfield star Boubacar Kamara - from under the noses of Premier League rivals.


Jose Mourinho is taking on old club Tottenham for Manchester United's young midfielder Charlie Wellens.



Crystal Palace remain focused on Eddie Nketiah - in case his move to Germany falls through.


Racists who abuse footballers online will be banned from grounds for up to 10 years.

Burnley are ready to test the water with a bid for Sunderland's midfield dynamo Dan Neil.


MAIL ON SUNDAY

The fresh drive to persuade the 16 per cent of Premier League vaccine sceptics to get the jab will see new rules in 2022 to incentivise good practice, so that elite football is at least better prepared for when the next variant comes along to disrupt the programme.

Tottenham's Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace is set to be postponed following a Covid outbreak in the Eagles camp, according to reports.


Football is pleading with the government not to lock out spectators in the new year unless Covid data is clear a national health emergency requires a fan ban.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is positive that uncertainty over the future of many of his first-team squad will not affect the spirit in the dressing room and hamper the club's battle to remain in the Premier League.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Liverpool have struck an agreement with the Egyptian FA, with Mohamed Salah now set to be available for the January 2 trip to Chelsea.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Real Madrid players believe Antonio Rudiger is set to move to the Spanish club on a free transfer at the end of the season with Chelsea yet to receive any encouragement over his Stamford Bridge future.

David Moyes has identified Lloyd Kelly as the man to ease West Ham United's defensive injury crisis, but the Premier League club face a battle to persuade Championship promotion chasers Bournemouth to sell in January.

SUNDAY TIMES

Pep Guardiola fears a refusal to wear face masks by fans could result in football being played behind closed doors in the New Year.

Nemanja Matic claims Manchester United players are adapting to new manager Ralf Rangnick despite the fixture chaos that has accompanied his arrival as manager.

Joe Lewis, the Aberdeen goalkeeper, insists that his team-mates are in exactly the same situation as unhappy supporters after the latest lockout because they get no say in the matter either.

THE OBSERVER

Rafael Benítez has held talks with several of Everton's brightest academy prospects to convince them to commit their long-term futures to the Goodison Park club.

Mikel Arteta hopes Arsenal will be active during the January transfer window as they size up their prospects of a return to Champions League football.

SCOTTISH SUN

Ange Postecoglou has revealed signing Cameron Carter-Vickers permanently is a New Year priority.

SUNDAY MAIL

Rangers are keeping tabs on Spanish kid Pablo Torre at Racing Santander.


Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City target Dusan Vlahovic could price himself out of a January move because the 21-year-old Fiorentina striker wants £200,000 a week. (Star)

Manchester United have identified 18-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz - dubbed 'the next Kai Havertz' - as a transfer target. (Express)

Aston Villa and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 29, is on Manchester United's list of potential successors to David de Gea, 31. (Star)

Despite numerous rumours about Newcastle's January plans, head coach Eddie Howe says the side must be "realistic" about its options in the transfer window. (Express)

Rafael Benitez is confident that 18-year-old Everton striker Lewis Dobbin will sign a new contract at Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool are interested in West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen, 25, and Leeds' Brazilian winger Raphinha, 25. (Liverpool Echo)

After spending £150m in the summer, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be investing more in the January transfer window. (Express)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
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DAILY MIRROR

Gareth Bale is set to be transfer listed by Real Madrid in the January window along with Isco, Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and club captain Marcelo.

Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly rejected Arsenal's latest contract offer - leaving boss Mikel Arteta with a striker dilemma ahead of the January transfer window.



Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on Steven Gerrard for Aston Villa's exciting style of football despite their defeat against Chelsea.



John Terry is set to return to Chelsea after five years away by taking up a coaching role.


DAILY STAR

Arsenal are reportedly 'ready to sell' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window and already have two replacements eyed up - Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United have opened the door for Anthony Martial to leave Old Trafford - but only if the deal is right for the club.


Roma have offered a six month loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles with the prospect of the transfer becoming permanent for £8.4m.

Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson are key to Newcastle's Premier League survival hopes, says boss Eddie Howe.

Thomas Tuchel revealed he was unable to enjoy Chelsea's comeback victory at Aston Villa because of worries over his players' health and safety as he let rip at English football chiefs again.

THE SUN

Manchester United will have to compete with Chelsea for Wolves star Ruben Neves in January.

Liverpool may have to wait until next summer to land Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma.

Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is targeting four German wonderkids for potential transfers - Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, Borussia Monchengladbach's Luca Netz, RB Leipzig's Eric Martel and Bochum's Armel Bella-Kotchap.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen, Leeds star Raphinha and Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.

Real Madrid are confident that they are on the verge of signing Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is aiming to sign Rangers star Glen Kamara in the January transfer window.

West Ham are set to rival Newcastle in the cut-price transfer race for James Tarkowski, according to reports.

Liverpool have made an approach for RB Salzburg star Karim Adeyemi, according to reports.

Italy Euro 2020 hero Federico Chiesa reportedly turned down a move to Liverpool last year in favour of joining Juventus.

DAILY EXPRESS

Tottenham are leading the race to sign Franck Kessie, with talks at an advanced stage.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Ralf Rangnick believes serious consideration should be given to whether clubs sign unvaccinated players.

Newcastle United are leading among the clubs looking to sign Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon on loan during the January transfer window.


Hull City are among the clubs who face an investigation from the EFL after calling off their Championship match against Blackburn Rovers during a chaotic Boxing Day when the fixture list was hit by Covid-19 outbreaks.

Watford have made an enquiry over USA international George Bello as they step up their attempts to land a left-back during the January transfer window.

Rangers and Celtic are going head to head for Iceland winger Albert Gudmundsson who is available on a free transfer next summer.

England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone looks increasingly like running his contract down at West Brom, with West Ham at the front of the queue to land him on a free transfer in the summer.

Former Manchester United winger Deji Sotona is set to head back to the Premier League from Nice after seeing a move to Chelsea fall through during the last window.

USA centre-back Walker Zimmerman has attracted interest from Championship clubs chasing promotion in the second half of the season.

THE GUARDIAN

Ralf Rangnick says Manchester United have a "higher ratio" of double vaccinated players than the Premier League average, and the club would hesitate before signing any player not vaccinated against Covid.


THE TIMES

Ricardo Pereira, the Portugal right back, will be out for up to two months as Leicester City's injury list increased to nine players on Sunday.

The fourth and fifth Ashes Tests scheduled for Sydney and Hobart next month could be moved to minimise the risks of members of England's touring party being forced into lengthy periods of isolation.

DAILY RECORD

Motherwell assistant manager Chris Lucketti has admitted Tony Watt could leave the club in January after being left out of the 2-1 Boxing Day win over Livingston.

Rangers have confirmed their B team match against Celtic has been postponed - as the clash in the Lowland League is put off for another day.

SCOTTISH SUN

A furious James McPake has claimed the SPFL put lives at risk by making Dundee play Aberdeen.


ales international forward Gareth Bale, 32, and Spain midfielder Isco, 29, are the main candidates to leave Real Madrid in January, with the contracts of both players running out in the summer. (Marca)

Real Madrid are increasingly confident of signing France striker Kylian Mbappe from Paris St-Germain and, although the 23-year-old can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from 1 January, his future will not be decided until March - after the Champions League last-16 tie between the two clubs. (AS, via Mail)

Real Madrid also expect Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, to join on a free transfer at the end of the season. With only six months left on his contract, the Spanish club are hopeful of meeting Rudiger's wage demands. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Wolves and Portugal's Ruben Neves, 24, has emerged as Manchester United's latest target because Ralf Rangnick wants a new midfielder. (Mirror)

Manchester City forward Ferran Torres, 21, is in his native Spain and will have a medical on Monday before completing his move to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, 34, is also a target for Barcelona and the Catalans have made seven players available to finance their moves. (Marca)

Manchester United are targeting four promising German players as potential transfers. Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz, 18, Borussia Monchengladbach's 18-year-old left-back Luca Netz, 19-year old RB Lepizig midfielder Eric Martel and VfL Bochum centre-back Armel Bella-Kotchap, 20, are all on interim manager Ralf Rangnick's wanted list. (Sun)

Newcastle United are planning to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara. The 22-year-old Frenchman is a free agent at the end of the season, with Manchester United and Chelsea also interested. (Sun)

England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, is set to leave Arsenal to join Italian side Roma on loan. (Goal)

Leeds United winger Raphinha, 25, is unlikely to make a January move to Bayern Munich. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

West Ham boss David Moyes is interested in signing English centre-back Lloyd Kelly, 23, from Championship promotion-chasers Bournemouth to help deal with his side's defensive problems. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has suggested England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, will return to Stamford Bridge to fight for a place in the Blues side following the end of a season-long loan at Crystal Palace. (Metro)

Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry is set to return to the club to help with youth development. The 41-year-old left his role as assistant to then-Aston Villa boss Dean Smith in the summer to pursue a career in management. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani admits the club may need to sell key players to achieve its long-term goals. (Forbes, via Leeds Live)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
28th December 2021


THE SUN

Barcelona misfit Samuel Umtiti has emerged as a £17m target for relegation-haunted Newcastle.

Bayern Munich are stepping up their interest in Leeds star Raphinha to rival Liverpool.


Manchester United are not currently negotiating a January Paul Pogba sale, according to reports.


Liverpool could raid Serie A for midfield reinforcements next summer and are tracking Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.

Lucas Digne could be on his way to Newcastle next month - but only if Eddie Howe inspires a quick improvement.

Former Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos is reportedly set for an £8.5m January transfer from Real Madrid to Real Betis.


DAILY MAIL

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly approved the pursuit of Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

Blackburn are offering a sensational £10m bonus to their squad if they secure Premier League promotion this season.

Only 0.3 per cent of fans have been unable to show their Covid status when asked, according to recent Premier League data.

Ferran Torres has reportedly passed his Barcelona medical ahead of his £55m switch to the Nou Camp once the January transfer window opens.

Real Madrid are willing to include Eden Hazard in a bid for Chelsea star Reece James, according to reports.


Three football stars have the Spanish tax authorities on their case, with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona legends Dani Alves and Samuel Eto'o owing more than £3m combined.

Watford are confident Tuesday's game against West Ham will go ahead despite further Covid issues.

France have become the latest nation to limit spectators at football matches with new Covid rules announced on Monday limiting outdoor gatherings to just 5,000 people.

Blackburn are offering a sensational £10m bonus to their squad if they secure Premier League promotion this season.

A bizarre clause in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's contract has explained the midfielder's lack of game time at Arsenal.

THE GUARDIAN

Antonio Conte has described the Covid situation in the Premier League as "a big mess" but says clubs are trying their best to deal with the fallout from positive cases.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Lewis Hamilton is taking a "social media break", according to his younger brother, who expressed his concerns that social platforms have become "a very toxic place".

A police force formally apologised on Monday to the family of Dalian Atkinson, six months after an officer was jailed over the footballer's death.

DAILY STAR

Newcastle are reportedly 'in the mix' for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang though the frozen-out Arsenal forward is believed to be eyeing up a different destination.

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing young Manchester United defender Charlie Wellens.

DAILY MIRROR

Philippe Coutinho has reportedly moved one step closer to joining Arsenal after Mikel Arteta gave the green light to pursue a transfer.

DAILY RECORD

Blackburn Rovers have opened pre-contract discussions to snap up Hearts star John Souttar on a free transfer.


Jonny Hayes has his fingers crossed Aberdeen can keep in-demand Calvin Ramsay and Ryan Hedges next month - so they can help catapult the club back into the European fight.

Injured Celtic star David Turnbull is set to miss two months of football, according to a report.

SCOTTISH SUN

Ange Postecoglou has no plans to take any days off during the winter break as he ramps up Celtic's title bid.

Paul Hartley has emerged as a contender for the vacant Kilmarnock job.

THE TIMES

England may be allowed to field only fully vaccinated players when they face France in the Six Nations Championship in March as a result of new restrictions that were announced last night.


Tottenham are leading the race to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, whose contract with AC Milan runs out in the summer. Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in the 25-year-old but Spurs have already held talks with Kessie's camp. (Express)

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe does not want to make a move for Tottenham's 25-year-old English midfielder Dele Alli as he wants to strengthen other parts of his team in January. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are ready to compete with Liverpool to try to sign Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, from Leeds United in the summer. (Sport Italia, via Express)

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says no club has yet shown interest in France forward Anthony Martial, 26. (Sport Bible)

Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea and England right-back Reece James, 22, and could try to tempt the Blues by offering Belgium winger Eden Hazard as part of any deal. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Tottenham are interested in Juventus and United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 23. If Spurs are successful, Juve would have space for 21-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who is also a target for Chelsea. (Express)

Real Madrid's priority is to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund next summer but the Spanish club are looking at Fiorentina's 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic as an alternative if they miss out. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is a target for Napoli, who are managed by ex-Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Barcelona want to offload Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho and the 29-year-old's preferred option is a switch to Arsenal. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, is close to reaching a loan agreement with Roma, which would be Jose Mourinho's first signing of the new year. (Mirror)

French club Lille want at least 30m euros (£25m) if they are to sell 21-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Italy striker Andrea Belotti is set to leave Torino when his contract with the Serie A side runs out in the summer, with AC Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina interested in the 28-year-old. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)
 

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WEDNESDAY'S NEWSPAPERS:
29th December 2021


THE SUN


Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique to speak to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a potential move after being left unhappy at Manchester United

Real Sociedad are hoping to persuade Manchester United to release Juan Mata as a free agent in January.



Eric Bailly has flown back to Manchester United from the Ivory Coast and is in contention for the game against Burnley.

Barcelona are pondering a move for Chelsea pair Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen, according to reports in Spain.


DAILY MAIL

In-demand Fiorentina hot shot Dusan Vlahovic is keen on a move to the Premier League, but Arsenal have reportedly now been ruled out of the race.

Arsenal are reportedly the frontrunners to land Philippe Coutinho on loan next month, with the Barcelona outcast understood to prefer a move to the Emirates over their Premier League rivals.

Newcastle are interested in a loan for Brazil international forward Gabriel Barbosa after Benfica refused to sell Darwin Nunez in January.


Image:Aaron Connolly could be on his way to Middlesbrough
Ross Barkley could make a sensational return to Goodison Park next month with Everton interested in the Chelsea star.

Queens Park Rangers are front runners to sign experienced defender Steve Cook from Bournemouth - although Nottingham Forest are also interested.

Former Manchester City defender Cameron Humphreys-Grant, now at Belgian club Zulte Waregem, is weighing up a return to England amid interest from a number of Championship clubs including Derby, Cardiff, Birmingham and Blackburn.

Brighton forward Aaron Connolly is closing in on a loan move to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.

THE GUARDIAN

Everton's Lucas Digne has been linked with a move to Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel lines up as left wing-back replacement option for the injured Ben Chilwell.

Thomas Tuchel has said he will not stop standing up for his Chelsea players after conceding he has "zero per cent" understanding as to why the Premier League is set to muddle through a chaotic winter with only three substitutes.


Image:Georginio Wijnaldum has started just nine Ligue 1 games this term for PSG
DAILY STAR

Manchester United are targeting Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

Newcastle United are reportedly set to make a sensational swoop for PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum - just six months after the ex-Liverpool ace left the Premier League.

West Ham are reportedly weighing up a move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick to ease the burden on Michail Antonio.

DAILY MIRROR

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne is set to snub a move to Tottenham - in favour of a mega-money transfer to MLS side Toronto FC.

Raphinha will not push for a January move from Leeds despite being wanted by Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

Chelsea could be forced to sign a left wing-back after Ben Chilwell underwent knee ligament surgery which could rule him out for the rest of the season.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers "lead the race" to sign Paris Saint-Germain youngster Xavi Simons, according to reports.

Robbie Neilson insists his in-demand Hearts stars like John Souttar and Craig Halkett are under a transfer window lockdown unless clubs pay big money for them.

SCOTTISH SUN

Karamoko Dembele is set to return to Celtic training next week, according to reports.


France striker Kylian Mbappe says he will not be moving to Real Madrid in January and will be staying at Paris St-Germain until at least the end of the season. The 23-year-old's contract with the Ligue 1 side runs out in the summer. (CNN)

Leeds United winger Raphinha has been linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich, but the 25-year-old Brazil international will not push for a move in January. (Mirror)

Barcelona have not given up on trying to sign Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, from Chelsea. (Sport - in Spanish)

Everton have discussed a potential move to sign 28-year-old English midfielder and former player Ross Barkley on loan from Chelsea during the January transfer window. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are considering trying to sign Everton's 28-year-old France left-back Lucas Digne, with the Blues likely to be without England defender Ben Chilwell, 25, for a lengthy spell because of a knee injury. (90 Min)

Chelsea could recall 27-year-old Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri from his loan at Lyon, or 19-year-old Dutchman Ian Maatsen from Coventry City. (Goal)

Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick, 25, is a target for a number of Premier League clubs - he has been watched by Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham and West Ham in recent months - but Bayer Leverkusen are in no hurry to sell a player who is under contract until 2025. (90 Min)

Manchester City will not sign a replacement for Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, following his move to Barcelona in January in order to give more game time to young players such as 19-year-old English forward Cole Palmer. (Times)

Arsenal will have to pay Lyon £38m to sign 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Globo, via Football.London)

Newcastle are lining up a move for France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, with Barcelona keen to offload the 28-year-old. (Marca)

Newcastle are also interested in bringing in Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa in January, but the 25-year-old would prefer to stay with Flamengo. (Mirror)

Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil striker Wesley has received offers from Internacional and Sao Paulo to return to Brazil in January. (Mail)

Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, whose contract at Napoli runs out in the summer, is tempted by an offer from Toronto FC, and the Major League Soccer side are pushing to sign the 30-year-old in January. (Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia)

Insigne could be prepared to choose Toronto over a move to Tottenham and Inter Milan. (Mirror)

Juventus want to change the terms of the contract extension agreed with 28-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, who will be free to leave when his deal runs out in the summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

QPR are ahead of Nottingham Forest in trying to sign 30-year-old English defender Steve Cook from Bournemouth. (Mail)

Middlesbrough are closing in on a move to sign Republic of Ireland forward Aaron Connolly, 21, on loan from Brighton. (Mail)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
30th December 2021


THE SUN


Ousmane Dembele has rejected a new contract at Barcelona following a furious meeting with club bosses - as two Premier League clubs contacted the winger over a free transfer.


David Beckham is in line for a knighthood after having his finances cleared by the taxman.



Chelsea are reportedly ready to push through a deal for AC Milan star Theo Hernandez next month.



Denis Zakaria has told Borussia Monchengladbach he will quit the club in the summer - with Arsenal already expressing an interest.


Napoli want to sign Axel Tuanzebe - despite the fact the Manchester United defender is currently on loan at Aston Villa.

Brazilian outfit Fortaleza are reportedly set to offer a contract to Jack Wilshere.

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland's future is expected to finally be decided in February.


Norwich are open to selling Todd Cantwell next month.

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles has reportedly agreed personal terms with Roma.

Ralf Rangnick will stick by his struggling Manchester United centre-backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane despite their horror show against Newcastle.


DAILY EXPRESS

Juventus have slapped a price tag of around £29.4m on Arsenal and Tottenham target Dejan Kulusevski ahead of the upcoming January transfer window, according to reports.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is keen on launching a move for out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.


DAILY MAIL

The Premier League will not change the rules on Covid-led postponements despite a backlash from managers and pundits.

Hugo Lloris is open to rejoining Nice when his Tottenham contract expires next summer amid interest from his boyhood club, according to reports.

Manchester United have a contingency plan in place in case Edinson Cavani leaves next month, with the club reportedly lining up a swoop for Mauro Icardi.

THE TIMES

Chris Silverwood is expected to pay the price for England's humiliating Ashes defeat by losing his job as head coach at the end of the series.

The Premier League will consider exploring the possibility of rearranging matches on Champions League nights in an attempt to clear the growing backlog of fixtures.

England head coach Eddie Jones has received a triple boost from the Gallagher Premiership with the news that Jamie George, Owen Farrell and Man Utd Tuilagi are on course to be fit for the Six Nations.

DAILY STAR

Arsenal are reportedly the preferred destination for out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window.

Chelsea have ramped up their pursuit of Everton left-back Lucas Digne on loan for the remainder of the season.

DAILY MIRROR

Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has made a brutal assessment of the Gunners' transfer strategy since he left the club in 2018 with legendary manager Arsene Wenger.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Everton full-back Lucas Digne's chances of a January exit have increased with Italian clubs Inter Milan and Napoli registering their interest in the out-of-favour left-back.

Joe Root retains the backing of the England and Wales Cricket Board to carry on as England's Test captain beyond the Ashes series.


DAILY RECORD

Leicester City are considering a January move for Aberdeen's rising star Calvin Ramsay.

Craig Gordon could yet make a dramatic return to England as reports suggest the Hearts keeper is being eyed by clubs in the Championship and League One.

Rangers have been linked with a move for American midfielder James Sands as Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks to add some versatility to his squad in January.

Fernandy Mendy is swapping Montrose for Mohamed Salah after the Alloa stopper earned a dream Africa Cup of Nations call-up for Guinea-Bissau.

Celtic-linked winger Hannes Wolf is on the brink of being cut loose at Borussia Monchengladbach.


DAILY STAR

Chelsea have ramped up their pursuit of Lucas Digne on loan for the remainder of the season but Everton are reluctant to sanction any temporary deal.


SCOTTISH SUN

Celtic have reached an agreement to sign striker Daizen Maeda from Yokohama F Marinos.


Mega-rich Newcastle are ready to fight for Calvin Ramsay after Watford launched an auction for the Aberdeen kid.

Aussie side Central Coast Mariners want to give Jason Cummings a Dundee escape route.

Ange Postecoglou has revealed Celtic's Christopher Jullien is finally set to end his year-long injury hell.



Borussia Dortmund are looking to put together a deal to try to persuade Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland to stay with them, with the 21-year-old's future at the club set to be decided by the end of February. (Bild, via Mail)

Manchester City will wait until the summer to add a striker to their ranks, with the club retaining an interest in Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane and also having Haaland among their list of targets. (ESPN)

Barcelona's hopes of extending France winger Ousmane Dembele's contract have suffered a blow with talks having broken down. The 24-year-old's current deal runs out in the summer. (Gerard Moreno, via 90 Min)

Newcastle United hope to complete a deal to bring in Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier, 31, next week and, after an injury to 29-year-old English striker Callum Wilson, will also try to sign a forward in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have asked about the availability of 24-year-old France left-back Theo Hernandez, who AC Milan will not consider selling for less than 60m euros (£50.5m). (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Wolfsburg's French centre-back Maxence Lacroix, 21, Fenerbahce's Hungarian Attila Szalai, 23, and Sevilla's France international Jules Kounde, 23, are among the defenders Chelsea could target in January. (Express)

Paris St-Germain still believe they can tie France forward Kylian Mbappe to a new deal. The 23-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is free to negotiate with clubs outside France from January. (National)

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has told England keeper Dean Henderson he will not be allowed to leave the club in January, with Tottenham monitoring the 24-year-old's situation. (Manchester Evening News)

United have entered the race to sign Leeds United's 25-year-old Brazil forward Raphinha. (Fichajes, via Manchester Evening News)

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, 35, is open to a return to former club Nice when his contract with the London club runs out in the summer. (Foot Mercato, via Mail)

Sevilla have little room to increase their offer for France striker Anthony Martial after Manchester United rejected the Spanish club's move to take the 26-year-old on loan. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mirror)

Liverpool and Newcastle are interested in Olympiakos' 20-year-old Guinean forward Aguibou Camara. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Besiktas are in talks to sign Turkey striker Cenk Tosun from Everton on loan. The 30-year-old's contract with the Goodison Park club runs out in the summer. (Fanatik - in Turkish)

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that 25-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, who has been linked with Arsenal, Leicester City and Everton among others, will leave the club when his contract runs out in the summer. (90 Min)

Napoli are interested in signing Manchester United defender Alex Tuanzebe and the 24-year-old's season-long loan to Aston Villa could be cut short so he can join the Italian side. (Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia)

Manchester United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick could look to Barcelona's 22-year-old Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, potentially available for £30m, to solve his side's defensive problems. (El Nacional, via Mirror)

Juventus would be willing to sell 21-year-old Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski for 35-40m euros (£29m-34m) in January, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich the main contenders. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
31st December 2021



THE SUN


Barcelona are hoping to sign Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte next summer, after completing the transfer of fellow Spain international Ferran Torres from the Premier League champions earl

Mafia bosses are targeting top UEFA referees with cyber-crime attacks to try to fix football matches.

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona in January as Xavi looks to bolster his attack.

Brighton youngster Zak Sturge has turned down a contract extension from the club amid transfer interest from Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.

DAILY MAIL

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be reprimanded by the Football Association for questioning the impartiality of referee Mike Dean following the draw versus Brighton but he has escaped a formal investigation

Italy has joined France in making vaccination compulsory for anyone wanting to play outdoor team sports, meaning Premier League players will need to be jabbed in order to move to Serie A this January.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to miss at least Arsenal's next five matches after being called up to the Gabon side ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Footballers at EFL clubs will no longer take Covid tests on matchdays in a bid to stop last-minute postponements of games, but public health experts have questioned the move as all 72 clubs continue to battle surging cases.

DAILY MIRROR


Image:Alvaro Morata is wanted by Barcelona head coach Xavi
Juventus have rejected a swap deal from Barcelona involving Memphis Depay as head coach Xavi targets Spaniard Alvaro Morata.

Premier League clubs stand to lose millions because of a huge drop in attendances.

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost has spoken in opposition to the sport's reverse-grid format idea, arguing Lewis Hamilton's exploits last season should not be taken for granted in the long term.

THE TIMES

Kyle Walker has recovered from illness and is set to return to the Manchester City squad for Saturday's match against Arsenal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

England wing Anthony Watson is to leave beleaguered Bath at the end of the season when his contract expires, although he has not yet committed to another club.

Arsenal could be left with a skeleton coaching staff for their match against Manchester City on New Year's Day, with Mikel Arteta not alone in testing positive for Covid-19.

DAILY STAR

The WBC has confirmed the purse split for Tyson Fury's heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte with the Gypsy King set for a massive 80 per cent share.

Lyon are planning to offload Xherdan Shaqiri, who is on a reported £3.5m-a-year at the Ligue 1 club, just six months are signing the Swiss winger from Liverpool in the summer.

SCOTTISH SUN


Image:Craig Gordon's current deal at Tynecastle runs out at the end of the season
Hearts are confident Craig Gordon will be one of the club's first out-of-contract players to agree new terms.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers could let defender Jack Simpson leave on loan in January, with a number of Championship clubs potentially interested.

Celtic are set to complete the signings of Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi in a triple New Year swoop.


Liverpool are interested in Arsenal and England winger Bukayo Saka, 20, whose contract at Emirates Stadium expires in 2024. (Transfer Window podcast, via Express)

Liverpool have also made a contract offer to AC Milan's 25-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, whose deal at the San Siro expires at the end of this season. (Ansa - in Italian)

Barcelona want to sign 27-year-old Manchester City and Spain defender Aymeric Laporte next summer. (Sun)

Newcastle are closing in on Lille's £30m-rated Dutch defender Sven Botman, 21, as a key piece of their January transfer business. (Mail)

The Magpies are also monitoring Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, with West Ham and Everton also interested in the 31-year-old. (Sun)

The agent of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed rumours the 36-year-old wants to leave Manchester United. (Sky Sports, via Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal have identified Real Sociedad and Sweden's Alexander Isak, 22, and Lille and Canada's Jonathan David, 21 as possible options to bolster their forward line. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Juventus' Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28, Inter Milan's 29-year-old Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij and Inter's 32-year-old Croatia forward Ivan Perisic could be tempted to join Tottenham in January. (Football.London)

Chelsea are edging towards a deal for Monaco's 21-year-old French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who may be a cheaper option than West Ham and England's Declan Rice, 22. (Daily Telegraph's Matt Law on the London is Blue podcast, via Chelsea Chronicle)

Newcastle have put together a "monster" contract offer for Barcelona's unsettled French winger Ousmane Dembele, 24. (Rudy Galetti on Twitter)

Newcastle are also preparing an offer for Roma's 28-year-old French midfielder Jordan Veretout. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Watford have enquired about a deal to sign Aston Villa's 26-year-old English defender Kortney Hause in January. (Football Insider)

Lyon have rejected Chelsea's attempt to recall 27-year-old Italian left-back Emerson Palmieri, who is on loan at the Ligue 1 side. (L'Equipe, via Get French Football News)

Leeds are interesting in signing 26-year-old Argentine striker Giovanni Simeone, currently on loan at Verona from Cagliari, in the summer. (L'Arena, via Sport Witness)

Barcelona have made 29-year-old former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid, their top target for January. (AS - in Spanish)

However, Juventus have rejected the offer of a swap deal from Barcelona for Morata involving Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 27. (Football Italia)

Juventus' Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is Barcelona manager Xavi's top transfer target. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray says the club are not looking to sell 22-year-old Chile international striker Ben Brereton. (Lancashire Telegraph)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
1st January 2022



THE SUN


Tottenham are lining up a shock move for Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann according to a report in Spain and could have him for a
17M fee


Hotel rooms in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup finals are almost sold out, leading to significant concerns about the lack of accommodation for November's tournament.

Tottenham could secure Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski in a swap deal involving midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

Barcelona are planning a meeting with Chelsea pair Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen's agents.

Azpilicueta's plans to build a new seven-bedroom house on the site of his Surrey mansion have been dashed because of a roost for two protected species of bats.


DAILY MAIL

Tottenham are ready to make a lucrative offer for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be free to negotiate with clubs outside Italy on Saturday.

Newcastle are reportedly growing in confidence that they can sign Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid to become their first signing of the January transfer window.

Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay River Plate striker Julian Alvarez's £17m release clause.

Liverpool have been urged to sign Leeds United star Raphinha as cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Bakary Sako has revealed he is trying to persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang to rejoin Saint-Etienne.

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is the priority signing for Barcelona boss Xavi in January.


DAILY MIRROR

Inter Milan's ultras have unveiled banners telling Romelu Lukaku they do not want him back at the club because he "ran away" last summer to take Chelsea's riches.

Manchester City have given youngster Jayden Braaf the green light to seek a permanent exit from the club in January.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to have talks on his Arsenal future next week. Roma are interested in a potential loan deal in January with an option to make it permanent but nothing has been agreed with the Serie A club.

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Marseille ace Boubacar Kamara, according to reports.

DAILY STAR

Arsenal are in talks with Lyon over a move for £38m-rated midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, a key target for the club's technical director Edu.

Kylian Mbappe has decided to postpone his talks to join Real Madrid until next summer in a bid to show respect to his current club, Paris Saint-Germain.


DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United have been warned the situation could turn "ugly" if a deal cannot be found for Anthony Martial to leave the club on loan in January with Sevilla his favoured destination.

Manchester United and Manchester City dealt blow as Real Madrid are 'leading contenders' to sign Erling Haaland.

Newcastle could be forced to pay huge wages to Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele if they are to lure him to St James' Park in January.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Rory Burns spent countless hours in the nets during the Melbourne Test in a bid to save his Test career by changing his unorthodox batting technique.

Romelu Lukaku has no intention of trying to quit Chelsea, but faces an awkward meeting with head coach Thomas Tuchel who has rejected the striker's claims in the interview that shocked the European champions and could land the club record signing a fine.

THE TIMES

Napoli are targeting Axel Tuanzebe as Everton get set to sign £17m left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says he wants to keep on-loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe until at least the end of the season.


DAILY RECORD

Sunderland are in talks over a loan deal with Manchester City for winger Patrick Roberts.

Rangers are preparing a renewed effort to tie down Connor Goldson on a new deal.

Ange Postecoglou's Celtic transfer drive continues at full throttle as talks opened over a permanent deal for Cameron Carter-Vickers.


Tottenham want to sign 29-year-old Barcelona and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho on a free transfer, but the Catalans are holding out for a £17m fee amid possible interest from Everton and Arsenal. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Meanwhile, Tottenham are set to offer AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, a lucrative deal to tempt him to sign a pre-contract agreement to join in the summer. (ESPN)

Manchester United are ready to pay the £16.8m release clause to sign River Plate's Argentina striker Julian Alvarez in January, having edged ahead of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan in the race for the 21-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle are close to agreeing a deal for Atletico Madrid's England right-back Kieran Trippier, 31, with clauses around possible Premier League relegation among the final details to be ironed out. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Lille's Dutch centre-back Sven Botman, 21, is Newcastle's top defensive target in the January transfer window. (Mail)

Lingard? Trippier? Isak? Who will Newcastle sign in January?

Real Madrid are aiming to sign both Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, and Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, in the summer. (ESPN)

Chelsea will have to offer Germany central defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, a higher weekly wage than any other Blues player to convince the Tottenham target to extend a contract that expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Rudiger wants a signing-on bonus of more than £16m to run down his Chelsea contract and sign for Real Madrid as a free agent in the summer. (ABC - in Spanish)

Tottenham remain interested in 25-year-old Wolves and Spain attacker Adama Traore. (Fabrizio Romano on YouTube)

Arsenal are to hold talks with England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, over his future at the club. The player is also wanted by Everton and Roma. (Mirror)

Manchester City are prepared to allow 19-year-old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf to leave the club in January, with a number of clubs interested in a cut-price deal as he nears the end of his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland are close to a deal for 24-year-old Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts. The Englishman is currently on loan at French side Troyes. (Football Insider)