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02/04/2020

What the papers say West Ham are set to make a surprise bid for Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite, even though the striker only joined Barcelona in February. The Daily Mail reports the Hammers want the former Middlesbrough and Leganes striker to add firepower to their attack as they face Premier League relegation. The 28-year-old joined the Catalan giants for £15 million, and after appearing just three times without scoring a goal the club are willing to let him go for a similar amount.

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01/04/2020

What the papers say Manchester United might use Paul Pogba, 27, as bait to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus. The Holland international has not impressed since signing with the Italian giants last summer for £67.5million from Ajax. The Daily Star reports the centre-back, 20, has started just 15 Serie A matches amid knee and shoulder injuries, making him a prospect for United as they look to offload Pogba to his desired destination of Turin and recruit some young talent.

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31/03/2020

What the papers say Jack Grealish‘s recent off-field trouble may turn out to be a positive for James Maddison, according to the Daily Star. The paper says Manchester United had been prepared to pay up to  £70million for Aston Villa captain Grealish, 24, but after his recent indiscretion the club may attempt to sign 23-year-old England midfielder Maddison from Leicester instead.

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17/02/2020

What the papers say Raheem Sterling will stay at Manchester City despite the looming threat of a two-year European football ban for the club, reports the Daily Mirror. Real Madrid are reported to be keen to snare the England forward for £150million in the wake of the sanction, but the 25-year-old will not be leaving Pep Guardiola’s side, according to the paper.

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14/02/2020

What the papers say Juventus are the latest club to show interest in Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham, the Daily Mail reports. The 16-year-old has attracted the attention of major clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Now the Italian giants are being linked to the youngster, with the club having had strong English links in the past through the likes of Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Patrice Evra. Bellingham cannot be offered a professional contract by Birmingham until his 17th birthday in June, and currently earns £145 per week as a scholar at St Andrew’s.

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13/02/2020

What the papers say Liverpool have joined the list of clubs eager to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the Daily Mail reports. Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have so far featured in speculation about the £100million-rated 19-year-old’s future home. But now Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly hoping his connections with his old club Dortmund help him land one of football’s hottest commodities in the summer.

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12/02/2020

What the papers say Speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United has been reignited by a public appearance linked to a prominent figure connected to the club by Mauricio Pochettino. The Daily Mail has published photos of the former Tottenham boss at the Brentford-Leeds match on Tuesday night, nearby United PR man Neil Ashton. The pair did not sit together, but Pochettino walked into the seating area at Griffin Park just in front of Ashton, who heads a PR firm for whom United are a major client.