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December 11, 2019

What the papers say Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea are among six clubs interested in Paris St Germain’s Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the Daily Mirror reports.

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December 10, 2019

What the papers say Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay is staying put at Old Trafford, despite Celtic having been keen to take him on loan and numerous Premier League sides expressing interest. The Sun reports Manchester United want to hand the 23-year-old academy product a  £60,000-per-week contract, which is double his current salary, after 18 appearances this season.

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December 9, 2019

What the papers say Chris Smalling is being hunted by numerous Premier League clubs but Arsenal are the favourites, according to the Daily Mirror. Gunners scouts and England manager Gareth Southgate were at the San Siro on Friday to watch the centre-back shut out Inter Milan in a 0-0 draw with Roma. The on-loan player lost his spot at Manchester United when Harry Maguire was brought in over the summer. The 30-year-old is due back at Old Trafford next year but could instead go to north London.

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December 6, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in January after the Dane rejected them in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

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December 5, 2019

What the papers say Patrick Vieira is now favourite to become Arsenal’s next manager, according to the the Daily Mail, which is quoting French newspaper Nice-Matin.

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December 4, 2019

What the papers say Tottenham are willing to listen to offers of less than £40million for Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, the Evening Standard says.

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December 3, 2019

What the papers say The list of candidates to replace Unai Emery in the Emirates hotseat has grown to 12, reports the Daily Mirror. Emery left Arsenal after a run of seven games without a win, and the club has drawn up a shortlist of a dozen including former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, Mikel Arteta and Max Allegri.

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December 2, 2019

What the papers say Inter Milan could make a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window, reports the Daily Star. Aubameyang, who has 10 goals in 14 Premier League appearances for the struggling Gunners this season, is out of contract next year and Arsenal could look to cash in rather than see the Gabon international leave on a free transfer.

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November 27, 2019

What the papers say Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is favourite to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal, according to The Daily Mail. While former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked to the Gunners, Nuno has reportedly impressed the Arsenal hierarchy with the job he has done at Wolves and his agent, Jorge Mendes, is said to have a close relationship with the Londoners’ head of football Raul Sanllehi.

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November 26, 2019

What the papers say Leicester are planning a raid on manager Brendan Rodgers’ old club Celtic for defender Kristoffer Ajer, according to website 90min. The 21-year-old Norway international was originally a midfielder but was converted into a central defender by Rodgers. The Foxes, who sold centre-back Harry Maguire to Manchester United last summer, are now said to be preparing a £20million bid to lure Ajer south in January.

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November 25, 2019

What the papers say Striker Rhian Brewster could be leaving Liverpool on loan in January, the Daily Star reports. The 19-year-old has only played three hours of first-team football, during the Carabao Cup, this season and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is happy to let him leave for a spell. Leeds, Crystal Palace, Swansea and Aston Villa are all possible destinations.

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November 21, 2019

What the papers say Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale will be one of the first targets for Jose Mourinho as he takes over at Spurs, Spain’s AS reports. The publication says the Portuguese manager wanted to sign the Wales international from Real Madrid during his time in charge of Manchester United. However, rival Spanish outlet Marca reports Real have ruled out a January exit. Bale has come in for criticism since celebrating with a flag bearing the words “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order” after his country qualified for Euro 2020.

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November 20, 2019

What the papers say Raheem Sterling has opened contract talks with Manchester City over improving his current £300k-a-week deal, the Daily Mirror reports.

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November 19, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United have become latest top Premier League side to eye up a move for Reading rising star Danny Loader, the Daily Mail reports. The 19-year-old forward has been a regular for England at various youth levels.

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November 18, 2019

What the papers say Manchester City are reportedly weighing-up a move for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman if the German champions sign Leroy Sane in the summer of 2020, the Daily Mirror says.

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November 15, 2019

What the papers say Newcastle are interested in signing Arsenal’s Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka on loan in January, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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November 14, 2019

What the papers say Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho wants to leave the German side, with  Liverpool among the clubs showing interest in the 19-year-old England winger, the Daily Mail reports.

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October 31, 2019

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.”

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October 30, 2019

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.

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October 29, 2019

What the papers say The Daily Mail reports that Gareth Bale flew to London on Monday to meet his agent amid reports the Welsh international is looking to leave Real Madrid. The paper says the meeting was routine but that will do little quell the ongoing speculation that the forward wants to leave the Spanish giants. The 30-year-old had been linked with a move to China during the summer, and his appearance in the British capital comes less than 48 hours before Madrid face Leganes in LaLiga.

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October 28, 2019

What the papers say The money demanded by Borussia Dortmund is significant but the Daily Mirror reports that Manchester United are prepared to meet it for the services of Jadon Sancho. The England forward has been long rumoured with a return to Manchester, where he was part of City’s youth academy. The German club, where the 19-year-old has prospered, want £100m for the teenager.

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October 25, 2019

What the papers say Jack Rodwell, who has had spells at Everton and Manchester City and was released by Blackburn after last season, could soon be plying his trade in Serie A, reports the Daily Mail. The 28-year-old midfielder, who has three England caps, could be an option for Roma after their squad was struck with injuries.

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October 24, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United’s bid to sign Mario Mandzukic has moved a step closer, reports the Daily Mirror. Mandzukic currently plays his club football with Juventus, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking to improve his side’s attacking options after Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez left Old Trafford over the summer.

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October 23, 2019

What the papers say Jadon Sancho, who already has three goals for Borussia Dortmund this season, is top of Liverpool’s transfer wishlist, reports the Daily Mirror. Sancho, 19, was on the books of Manchester City as a youth and could return to England over the summer.

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October 22, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United may be thwarted in their efforts to bolster their midfield with James Maddison, reports the Daily Mail. The paper says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to the Leicester man to help turn around fortunes at the club, but the Foxes are keen to hold on to the 22-year-old and will offer the Englishman a new contract.

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October 21, 2019

What the papers say Chelsea, who have been banned from signing players until summer 2020, are drawing up a wishlist with Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi featuring highly, reports the Daily Express. The Ukrainian, 26, only moved to the Serie A side in the summer and has been capped 24 times for his country.

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October 18, 2019

What the papers say Nemanja Matic may leave Manchester United in January, with Inter Milan keen to sign him in the January transfer window, The Sun reports. Matic has fallen out of favour with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, having been left on the bench five times. Inter manager Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen his midfield to capitalise on a strong start to the season. Matic is believed to be keen to leave United, but not until his contract ends next summer.

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October 17, 2019

What the papers say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could face the sack within two weeks, with Manchester United to replace him with Massimiliano Allegri, according to Italian reports. Tuttosport says ex-Juventus boss Allegri is close to signing a deal, and wants to be on his way to Old Trafford within the next fortnight, to give him as much time as possible to turn United’s season around. Reports say Solskjaer will be sacked if United lose to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. Allegri would be keen on signing Juve’s Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic if he joins United, Tuttosport says.

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October 16, 2019

What the papers say Tottenham have contacted Jose Mourinho over potentially becoming their new manager amid speculation Mauricio Pochettino could head to Manchester United, the Daily Express reports. The paper says United have been keen on Pochettino for several years and considered approaching him in 2014 before appointing Louis Van Gaal. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggling, Pochettino is said to be the club’s main target should they decide to look for a new boss, with Spurs looking at Mourinho, who has been out of work since being sacked by United last December.

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October 3, 2019

What the papers say Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to leave the club, but Spurs will not sack him because they would have to pay him £32million, according to the Daily Mail. The paper says that Tottenham players have seen the Argentinian become “noticeably distant” at the club’s training facilities. The report follows Spurs’ 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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