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Martin Odegaard and Harvey Barnes featured in today’s papers (Adam Davy/Michael Regan/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

01/03/2021

What the papers say The Mirror reports Harvey Barnes is getting plenty of interest around the league after a run of form in which he has scored nine goals in 25 games while also setting up four more. The attention of Manchester United and Liverpool has seen Leicester begin talks with the one-cap England winger about a new contract, despite him already being on the books at King Power Stadium until the end of the 2023-24 season. Barnes was carried off on a stretcher during Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal and is set to be out for at least six weeks with a knee injury.

Georginio Wijnaldum, left, and Gleison Bremer feature in today’s transfer speculation (Nick Potts/Nick Potts/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

26/02/2021

What the papers say Georginio Wijnaldum might leave Liverpool for Paris St Germain or Inter Milan in the summer, according to Le Parisien. The 30-year-old Dutch midfielder’s contract expires in June, and Liverpool will likely lose him for nothing if they do not sign him to a new deal. While the Reds are eager to agree fresh terms with him, PSG and Inter are circling with potentially lucrative offers to lure Wijnaldum away.

Erling Haaland/Tammy Abraham (Liam McBurney/ Rui Vieira/ PA)
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Football rumours from the media

25/02/2021

What the papers say The race for Erling Haaland continues to heat up, with reports Borussia Dortmund are willing to release the wunderkind forward early. The 20-year-old Norway international has a £70m release clause in his contract that is set be activated in June 2022. However the Daily Star says the club would be willing to make Haaland available as early as the next transfer window – albeit with a mammoth asking price of up to £150m.

Paulo Dybala/ Reiss Nelson (Martin Rickett/ Adam Davy/ PA)
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Football rumours from the media

24/02/2021

What the papers say Paulo Dybala‘s future at Juventus may not be set in stone. The 27-year-old, who has endured an injury-plagued season, currently has 18 months left on his contract with the Italian giants. The Daily Mirror says the fact the club have not already agreed terms on a new deal for the Argentina forward could signal a split is imminent between the two parties, with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham believed to be among the clubs monitoring the situation.

Sergio Aguero and Dean Henderson (Michael Regan/Martin Rickett/PA).
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Football rumours from the media

23/02/2021

What the papers say Juventus and Inter Milan are keen on signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, according to the Sun. City’s record goalscorer has been plagued by illness and injury this season and his deal expires in the summer. The Argentinian has already reportedly spoken to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid about a summer move, but now the two Serie A giants appear to have joined the race for his signature as well.

Harry Kane and Nigel Pearson (PA)
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Football rumours from the media

22/02/2021

What the papers say Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be eyeing a reunion with Harry Kane at Paris St Germain. The Daily Mirror reports the pair have maintained a close relationship since Pochettino left Spurs in 2019, and Kane is believed to be the French giant’s number-one target if either Kylian Mbappe or Neymar leave the club in the summer.

James Rodriguez and Lionel Messi feature in today’s transfer gossip (Paul Ellis/Mike Egerton/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

19/02/2021

What the papers say Manchester City remain keen to sign Lionel Messi but have slashed their contract offer for the superstar by a whopping £170million, the Daily Mirror reports. It means the five-year deal City put forward six months ago would now be worth £430m to Messi, who could leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the season. Paris St Germain, however, may provide Pep Guardiola’s outfit with stiff competition for his signature.

Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan feature in today’s football rumour mill (Adam Davy/Martin Rickett/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

18/02/2021

What the papers say Arsenal are keen to make the loan spells of Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan permanent, the Sun reports. Spain midfielder Ceballos, 24, is on loan from Real Madrid while Australia goalkeeper Ryan, 28, joined from Brighton. Manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly been pleased with their contributions so far and is eager to tie them to the club permanently.

David Alaba and Adrien Rabiot (Adam Davy/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

17/02/2021

What the papers say Everton are lining up another move for Adrien Rabiot over the summer, reports the Daily Mail. The Toffees were linked with a deal last summer and Carlo Ancelotti is keen on the 25-year-old midfielder who is currently on the books of Juventus, and will make an offer worth £26million.

Swansea manager Steve Cooper and Norwich star Max Aarons feature in today’s transfer gossip (Simon Galloway/Nigel French/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

16/02/2021

What the papers say Swansea manager Steve Cooper is being eyed as a replacement for Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace, The Sun reports. The 73-year-old Hodgson’s contract expires in June, an the Eagles are considering replacements. While they have had an eye on Sean Dyche, he is likely to sign a new deal with Burnley. Aside from some impressive work with Swansea, the 41-year-old Cooper makes appeal as a former ex-England under-17 coach with a strong knowledge of up-and-coming players.

Odsonne Edouard and Hugo Lloris could be on the move (Jeff Holmes/Neil Hall/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

15/02/2021

What the papers say Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, with his former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino keen to lure him to the French giants, according to Football Insider. The Spurs number one will enter the last year of his contract this summer, and Pochettino is reportedly still in regular contact with the 34-year-old. Lloris is said to have a close relationship with Pochettino that is far stronger than that which he enjoys with current Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.

Mohamed Salah and Jose Mourinho (Jon Super/Matt Dunham/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

12/02/2021

What the papers say The managerial merry-go-round might not be starting up just yet, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Jose Mourinho‘s job at Tottenham is safe despite a recent run of bad results. Spurs beat West Brom last weekend but face a tricky game against Manchester City on Saturday.

Will Jadon Sancho be heading for the Premier League? (Nick Potts/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

11/02/2021

What the papers say Jadon Sancho, who has consistently been linked with a move to Manchester United, is among a list of players which Borussia Dortmund will look to sell in the summer, writes the Daily Mirror. Winger Sancho, 20, is admired by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but a move last summer broke down.

John Stones and Kieran Gibbs (Peter Powell/Martin Rickett/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

10/02/2021

What the papers say The defensive capabilities of John Stones have impressed Manchester City bosses so much that negotations over a new deal for the 26-year-old will begin in the summer, according to The Times. The England centre-back was almost sold at the end of the last season but has since become an important part of City’s charge to the title.

David Alaba and Ibrahima Konate (Adam Davy/John Walton/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

09/02/2021

What the papers say David Alaba could be heading to the Premier League when his contract expires at Bayern Munich, the Daily Telegraph says. The paper said Chelsea could beckon for the 28-year-old, but his demands of a £400,000-a-week contract are proving a sticking point.

Ross Barkley and Jadon Sancho (Naomi Baker/Mike Egerton/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

08/02/2021

What the papers say Aston Villa will be looking to make their loan move of Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley permanent, writes the Sun. The 27-year-old has impressed during his temporary spell under Dean Smith, with the paper suggesting they will have to pay £40million.

Erling Haaland is a man in demand according to the papers (Liam McBurney/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

05/02/2021

What the papers say Manchester City are reportedly planning a swoop for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland in the summer. City are ready to rival Manchester United and Chelsea for the Norway star, according to the Mirror. The paper says City plan to move early with an offer of £100million, rather than wait a year for the 20-year-old’s £66m release clause to kicks in.

Jadon Sancho and Shola Shoretire (Nick Potts/Martin Rickett/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

04/02/2021

What the papers say The asking price for Jadon Sancho has dropped significantly as Borussia Dortmund try to tempt Manchester United to resume negotiations, according to the Mirror. The Bundesliga giants refused to sell the 20-year-old England international for anything less than £108million in the summer transfer window, with the Red Devils only able to raise £93m due to the pandemic’s financial impact. Germany’s SportBILD reports Dortmund are now willing to accept £88m for the winger, as the club seeks to recoup some of its overall losses.

Dele Alli and Daniel Sturridge (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

03/02/2021

What the papers say Midfielder Dele Alli was not allowed to leave Tottenham for Paris St Germain due to Spurs’ ongoing injury woes. The Telegraph reports chairman Daniel Levy pulled the plug on the move as he wants cover due to a growing injury list and a dip in form. The England international, 24, has struggled to find a regular place in Jose Mourinho’s squad, although Tottenham say he is currently nursing a calf injury.

Diego Costa and Marcelo are in the latest football rumours (Nick Potts/Martin Rickett/PA)
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Football rumours from the media

02/02/2021

What the papers say Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of signing centre-back Marcelo from Lyon have been dashed. The defender was seen as essential cover following injuries at Anfield to Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip  and Joe Gomez, but the Sun says his club could not spare him due to their own injury crisis. The paper also reports the 33-year-old was unimpressed after the Reds offered him a six-month contract until the end of the season.

Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny is set to sign for Celtic (Jon Super/PA)
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Celtic close in on Jonjoe Kenny loan deal

01/02/2021

Everton right-back Jonjoe Kenny is poised to sign a loan deal with Celtic after the Scottish champions were gazumped by Liverpool in their pursuit of Preston defender Ben Davies.