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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The January transfer window is shut and Premier League clubs can no longer add to their squads for the second half of the season.
The January transfer window closed with anything but a slam on Monday night.
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.
Jack Simpson and Scott Wright will get the chance to play a part in Rangers’ title run-in after the champions-elect rushed through their deadline day signings.
West Brom have completed the deadline day loan signings of England international Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Turkey midfielder Okay Yokuslu.
Celtic left it late to finally make their only signing of the January window as they announced the loan capture of Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny.
West Brom have completed the deadline day loan signing of Okay Yokuslu from Celta Vigo and are closing in on Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Scott Wright and Jack Simpson are both set to complete immediate moves to Rangers.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth was delighted to convince Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh to return to Adams Park on loan for the rest of the season.
West Brom have agreed a deal with Arsenal to take Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan for the rest of the season, the PA news agency understands.
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.