What the papers say A “delighted” Gareth Bale is not planning to leave Real Madrid, according to his agent after a meeting with the Welshman in London this week. The encounter sparked talk that the 30-year-old winger was departing for either China or Manchester United, but Jonathan Barnett told The Independent that his client is “delighted to play in Madrid”. Barnett added: “China? Don’t believe everything you hear.”
What the papers say Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is closing in on a move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Express. The Croatia striker, 33, has reportedly been targeted by Red Devils’ boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and could boost the Red Devils’ attack in January.
What the papers say Manchester United are prepared to pay £130million for Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell and midfielder James Maddison, The Sun reports.
What the papers say Mesut Ozil fears he has played his last game for Arsenal as he does not appear to be in Unai Emery’s plans, the Daily Mirror reports.