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Football rumours from the media

18/09/2018

What the papers say Uncertainty is building over Raheem Sterling’s future at Manchester City amid reports contract negotiations have reached a deadlock. The Guardian says the forward is looking for a basic wage rise to at least £220,000 a week, and with his current deal due to run out in the summer, both sides are likely to want a resolution soon.

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Football rumours from the media

12/09/2018

What the papers say Paris St Germain are hopeful they will be able to keep hold of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City, the Daily Mirror reports. The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has also previously been linked with Liverpool and Barcelona.

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Football rumours from the media

11/09/2018

What the papers say Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell is on the radar of Tottenham, according to the Telegraph. The 21-year-old has been added to England’s squad for the Switzerland friendly and could have the eyes of Spurs on him as they consider a move next January, when the defender will have two years remaining on his Foxes contract, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

10/09/2018

What the papers say Manchester United have their sights on Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, according to The Sun. It has long been thought the forward could join up with Barcelona, but reports suggest Jose Mourinho is hoping to tempt the 24-year-old to the Premier League with a £107million offer in January.

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Football rumours from the media

07/09/2018

What the papers say Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been noticed by Pyramids FC and could be heading for a new start with the little-known Egyptian side, the Mirror says. Citing a report by Record, it says the former Manchester United forward could be swapping LA Galaxy for Africa in the next few days.

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Football rumours from the media: Pogba’s Man Utd future put on hold until summer

06/09/2018

What the papers say After weeks of ‘will-he, won’t-he’ speculation, Paul Pogba has reportedly agreed to stay at Manchester United – for now at least – after a ceasefire with Jose Mourinho. According to the Daily Mirror the £89 million record signing has put his Spanish ambitions to one side and will not press for a move until at least next summer. Relations between Mourinho and the Frenchman are said to remain imperfect, although they have reached an understanding over how the playmaker’s future at Old Trafford will play out. After a reported last-ditch attempt to head to Barcelona failed over the summer, it is claimed Pogba is almost certain to make a fresh bid to leave next year.

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Football rumours from the media

05/09/2018

What the papers say The future of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba continues to be the subject of speculation following reports that he wants to leave Old Trafford. The Sun says the France international is desperate to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane in the future – with the former Real Madrid coach having been touted as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho should he be sacked. But the paper also claims Barcelona are interested in trying to bring Pogba to the club and could make a fresh bid in January.

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Football rumours from the media

04/09/2018

What the papers say Watford are gearing up for contract talks with head coach Javi Gracia following a perfect start to the season, the Daily Mail reports. The paper says the club are keen to reward the Spaniard, whose contract runs out at the end of this season, and want to resolve any uncertainty surrounding his future. The club fear interest in the 48-year-old may intensify after the side’s impressive start to the campaign, the paper adds.

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Football rumours from the media

03/09/2018

What the papers say Goalkeeper David De Gea is reportedly holding out for a salary of £350,000-a-week before committing his future to Manchester United. The Sun reports that the 27-year-old believes his earnings should put him on a level with the likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, with the club said to be playing hardball on his demands. De Gea’s current deal runs out next summer.

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Football rumours from the media

31/08/2018

What the papers say Two of Leicester’s Premier League winners are expected to leave the King Power ahead of the international transfer window closing, the Leicester Mercury reports. Right-back Danny Simpson and midfielder Andy King are said to be allowed to leave and have not yet featured for the Foxes this season.

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Football rumours from the media

30/08/2018

What the papers say Four Liverpool players are on the way out of Anfield, including striker Divock Origi who is wanted by Besiktas, according to the Daily Mirror. Other departures could include Lazar Markovic who could head to Belgium, Sheyi Ojo is close to joining Reims on loan, while Pedro Chirivella is wanted by Rosenborg, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

29/08/2018

What the papers say Real Madrid are back in the hunt for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, with the Spanish giants looking to make a bid for the England international as part of a raft of transfer activity next summer, the Daily Mail reports.

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Football rumours from the media

28/08/2018

What the papers say Gary Cahill is eager to stay at Chelsea despite having yet to feature in new boss Maurizio Sarri’s Premier League squad this term. The Telegraph says the 32-year-old would rather fight for a place at Stamford Bridge than seek a loan or permanent move elsewhere, shooting down speculation of a transfer to Turkey.

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Gossip: Simon Mignolet wants Liverpool exit

27/08/2018

What the papers say Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is keen to leave Anfield by the end of the month after falling down the pecking order at last season’s Champions League finalists, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Football rumours from the media

24/08/2018

What the papers say While there isn’t an opening for the top job at Manchester United yet, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is eyeing the role should Jose Mourinho leave, the Mail reports. The Frenchman has reportedly suggested he would like to replace Mourinho, who is facing a big test after the disappointment of a lack of transfer activity at Old Trafford this summer.

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Football rumours from the media

22/08/2018

What the papers say Chelsea are facing a battle to keep two of their stars as the European transfer deadline looms, according to the Daily Mirror. Real Madrid are ready to make a final bid for Eden Hazard, the paper says, while Marcos Alonso is said to have been earmarked as a late target for Atletico Madrid. The Blues have insisted Hazard is not for sale at any price, but the European champions want to prove their desire to land the 27-year-old as part of a longer-term plan, the paper adds. Atletico are said to be keen on Alonso as a potential replacement for Paris St Germain target Filipe Luis.

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Football rumours from the media

21/08/2018

What the papers say Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko could be heading to Real Betis on a season-long loan, according to The Sun. The Ukrainian midfielder, 21, played 14 games for City last season and is likely to get more playing time with the Spanish club than with the crowded Etihad squad.

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Football rumours from the media

20/08/2018

What the papers say Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is in talks to move to Turkish side Besiktas, according to the Daily Mirror. Jurgen Klopp is ready to let the German leave Anfield, the paper says, with Besiktas interested in a loan deal that could lead to a permanent contract. Karius, who was at fault for two goals in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May, had been facing an uncertain future after Liverpool signed Alisson this summer.

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Football rumours from the media

17/08/2018

What the papers say Arsenal do not appear to be sweating over the prospect of losing Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with interest coming in from clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Chinese Super League clubs. According to the Mirror, the Gunners are confident they can convince the 27-year-old – who is in the last year of his current contract – to agree to a new deal at the Emirates.

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Football rumours from the media

16/08/2018

What the papers say Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld is on a shortlist to possibly replace Jerome Boateng at Bayern Munich, according to the Mirror. The German giants are thought to be considering possible moves should interest in Boateng from Paris St Germain create space for a new centre-back at the Allianz Arena.

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Football rumours from the media

15/08/2018

What the papers say England international Harry Maguire could soon be earning £75,000 a week as part of a new deal at Leicester, the Mail reports. It is thought the 25-year-old is close to agreeing a contract which will see his salary increase by £30,000 a week. Leicester are said to be keen to keep the centre-back at the King Power Stadium amid rumours of interest from Manchester United following his impressive performances for England at the World Cup this summer.

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Football rumours from the media

14/08/2018

What the papers say Delays in Christian Eriksen signing a new contract at Tottenham have put Paris St Germain on high alert, according to the Express. While Spurs want to keep their star player, PSG have long held an interest in the 26-year-old Denmark midfielder and are said to be considering a £100million move.

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Football rumours from the media

13/08/2018

What the papers say Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko could be heading for AC Milan on a season-long loan, The Sun reports. Despite having only spent one season in the Premier League, the move could become permanent for the French midfielder, who has struggled to make the starting XI since moving from Monaco last year.

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Gossip: Man United tell Jose Mourinho to forget ‘quick fixes’ in transfer market

10/08/2018

What the papers say After being left frustrated by a lack of deadline-day activity, Jose Mourinho has reportedly been told there will be no more “quick fixes”, and that Manchester United need to become more like Manchester City in the transfer market. The Daily Mirror claims the United board have warned he must stop demanding over-priced older players to fill gaps, and instead focus on working with the club’s young talent and develop youth players.

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