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23/10/2020

What the papers say Rumours of a new signing for Liverpool to replace the injured Virgil van Dijk feature in the papers, with the Daily Star saying Jurgen Klopp will look to make a £30m move for Ozan Kabak from Schalke in the January transfer window.

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22/10/2020

What the papers say Liverpool could look to enter the transfer market in January to shore up their defence after Virgil Van Dijk’s injury, the Sun says. The paper reports that Brighton’s Ben White will be among their top targets, with the Seagulls demanding at least £50m for the 23-year-old.

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21/10/2020

What the papers say Mesut Ozil may be out of favour at Arsenal but the Daily Mail reports the German will look to see out his contract at the Emirates. Ozil was left out of the Gunners’ Premier League squad, but the paper says the 32-year-old will continue to be paid his £350,000-a-week wages until his deal expires, despite the club’s eagerness to cut their losses.

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20/10/2020

What the papers say Tottenham will push to keep Son Heung-min by offering the South Korean a new deal following his fine run of form, the Daily Mail reports. The forward is said to currently be on a deal worth around £150,000-a-week with his contract due to enter its final two years next summer.

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19/10/2020

What the papers say Wolves are looking odds-on to keep hold of Adama Traore, reports the Sun. The 24-year-old has played a starring role for the Molineux outfit since joining in 2018 with Liverpool and Barcelona said to be keen on the Spanish forward, but the paper reports Traore will sign a new deal worth £100,000-a-week.

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16/10/2020

What the papers say The exile of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal is expected to continue until next year. The midfielder has not played for the Gunners in seven months despite being the club’s most highly paid player. The Daily Mail says the 32-year-old will be omitted from Mikel Arteta‘s 25-man Premier League squad on Tuesday, ensuring he stays off the pitch for at least the rest of 2020. It comes just days after it was reported the former Germany international was not interested in leaving the Emirates to go to Saudi Arabia and join Al-Nassr.

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15/10/2020

What the papers say Jorginho will begin talks with Chelsea about a contract extension, according to the Daily Express. The Italy midfielder, who is currently at Stamford Bridge until 2023, was linked to Arsenal and Napoli during the summer. The paper cites Italian outlet AreaNapoli as reporting the Blues are willing to secure the 28-year-old on a new long-term contact.

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14/10/2020

What the papers say Manchester United players still support Paul Pogba despite the midfielder expressing his ‘dream’ to join Real Madrid. The Manchester Evening News says the 27-year-old remains popular at Old Trafford, where his team-mates consider him the club’s best player with senior United sources telling the paper that Pogba is “highly regarded” by all.

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13/10/2020

What the papers say Pep Guardiola‘s desperation for a left-back could see Manchester City go after Nicolas Tagliafico in January. The 28-year-old has impressed in recent years at Ajax and had been considered as an option at the Etihad during the summer. The Sun reports City will make a move for the Argentina defender, who is valued at about £20 million, but face competition from local rivals Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.

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12/10/2020

What the papers say The Daily Mail reports Bournemouth have rejected West Ham’s offer for Josh King. The Hammers tabled a bid £13million for the striker, who has already held talks with the London side as he enters the last year of his contract at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries reportedly want at least £17.5m for the 28-year-old and are said to be annoyed he has spoken with West Ham, who insist the parties have not agreed personal terms.

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09/10/2020

What the papers say Manchester City are reportedly close to convincing Kevin de Bruyne to sign a new contract with the club. The Times says the club are eager for the 29-year-old midfielder to remain at Etihad for another five years and although nothing has yet been signed, it is understood that both parties are happy with how talks are progressing.

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08/10/2020

What the papers say The Daily Mail reports Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is set for a move to the MLS. The 33-year-old missed out on joining Everton on deadline day and it is believed he now has his heart set on a fresh start in the US.

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07/10/2020

What the papers say The coronavirus pandemic is reportedly to blame for Manchester United’s decision not to follow through on signing Jadon Sancho. The Guardian says Borussia Dortmund’s £108million asking price, combined with his wage demands and the fee wanted by his agent, would cost almost £227m – a figure club bosses were not prepared to pay amid the economic uncertainty of the pandemic.

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06/10/2020

What the papers say Despite a busy deadline day, Manchester United chiefs have reportedly already taken the first steps to prepare for a potential switch of manager. According to the Daily Star, the club have sounded out Mauricio Pochettino‘s camp about his interest in taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The paper says Solskjaer has been put on notice about the need for quick and drastic improvement, with the Red Devils prepared to bring Pochettino on board during the next international break in November if there is no significant turnaround in the club’s fortunes.

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05/10/2020

What the papers say Matteo Guendouzi’s time at Emirates Stadium could soon be coming to an end. The Daily Mirror reports the Arsenal midfielder is poised for a deadline day move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

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02/10/2020

What the papers say Dele Alli could stay with Tottenham, after the club rejected a loan offer from Paris St Germain, according to The Guardian. Alli had been thought to be on his way out of Spurs, amid the arrival of Gareth Bale and the impending loan spell of Carlos Vinicius to bolster the club’s attacking options. But while Alli was offered to PSG, the French’s club’s proposal of £1.5million to secure him on loan was rejected by Spurs. However, The Daily Telegraph also reports PSG may be tabling a second bid for the 24-year-old.

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01/10/2020

What the papers say Chelsea are on the verge of a deadline day clear-out, with defenders Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek possibly leaving the club, according to the Daily Star. With manager Frank Lampard having added heavily to his Blues squad for this season he is now said to be in the business of offloading. Alonso, 29, and Rudiger, 27, appear to have fallen out of favour at the club, while 24-year-old Loftus-Cheek may be loaned out to gain more playing time.

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30/09/2020

What the papers say Manchester United have opened talks with veteran striker Edinson Cavani over the possibility of him joining the club on a free transfer, the Daily Mail reports. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for more firepower following his side’s lacklustre start to the season and has turned his sights on the Uruguayan, who is now a free agent after the expiration of his contract with Paris St Germain. The news comes amid reports that United’s highest bid so far for Jadon Sancho – £91.3million – has been rejected by Borussia Dortmund.

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29/09/2020

What the papers say Bayern Munich are set to enter the contest to sign Norwich right-back Max Aarons, the Daily Mail reports. The Canaries rejected an offer from Barcelona of a loan deal with an option to buy the 20-year-old, since the Championship club wanted a guaranteed fee. Now Bayern are considering a bid after missing out on Ajax full-back Sergino Dest, who Barcelona have picked up instead.

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28/09/2020

What the papers say Manchester United have made a surprise move towards luring midfielder N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, the Daily Mirror reports. United have contacted Kante’s advisers about a move, but the deal will hinge on the France star accepting a pay cut from his £300,000-a-week salary. Chelsea have spent £200m this transfer window and are reportedly open to selling. Kante is also attracting interest from his former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

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25/09/2020

What the papers say Manchester United are ready to go all in for Jadon Sancho, according to the Daily Mirror. The Red Devils will make a final offer of £90million to Borussia Dortmund for the England winger, who has made it clear he wants to join national team-mates Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood at Old Trafford. The Bundesliga club had said the deadline to sign the 20-year-old had passed, but United are confident their offer is large enough to get their man.

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24/09/2020

What the papers say Alex Telles has made it clear he wants to leave Porto for the Premier League. The Daily Telegraph reports the Brazil left-back ‘has signalled his determination’ to shift to Manchester United. The 27-year-old has a £36.6 million release clause in his contract but will be free to foreign clubs from January, prompting Old Trafford bosses to attempt to secure him for less.