There’s nothing quite like a good transfer story to get the anticipation going – and thankfully, we have a lots of those today.
Huge money moves, big name transfers and a group of Caley Jags stars who are refusing to shave their face – all for a good cause of course.
Here are today’s top stories…
- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out signing the “exceptional” Parkhead striker Moussa Dembele (Daily Record)
- Newcastle and Derby County might make shock January bids for Rangers midfielder Josh Windass. (The Sun)
- Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has told the club’s fans that there is no cause for panic despite recent losses to Celtic and Rangers in Glasgow (Press and Journal)
- Celtic target Dalington Nagbe is looking to move away from the USA. The Portland Timbers playmaker was a guest of the Hoops for their Champions League clash with Barcelona and a move to Parkhead could be on the cards (Goal USA)
- Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark admits he is bracing himself for January bids for Ivorian forward Souleymane Coulibaly, but warns it will take “crazy money” for the club to consider selling him (The Sun)
- Hibernian manager Neil Lennon is looking at former Everton midfielder Leon Osman and ex-Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant as potential signings (Daily Record)
South of the Border
- Arsenal’s Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, want new contracts that match 23-year-old Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba’s £290,000-a-week salary (Evening Standard)
- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken to Sanchez about a move to Etihad Stadium (El Mercurio)
- Chelsea could be be punished with a record fine after being charged with failing to control their players in the aftermath of their 3-1 victory over Manchester City on Saturday (Times)
- Former Manchester United and England ace Paul Scholes, 42, has started a fast-track course to pave the way for a move into management (Sun)
The Scottish premiership’s finest in the north hope to score for children’s charity ARCHIE Highland this winter.
Star players from Inverness Caledonian Thistle are downing their razors and backing the charity’s Beards for Bairns fundraising campaign.
Members of the Highland capital squad, Welsh international Owain Fon Williams, and striker Ali Sutherland have agreed not to shave for more than a month from Christmas Day, until Burns Night, January 25.
They are encouraging other men from across the Highlands to join them and also take up the Beards for Bairns challenge.