Friday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including Chelsea's interest in England full-back Ben Chilwell

The latest football gossip and transfer rumours
The latest football gossip and transfer rumours

A look at the latest news and gossip from Friday's back pages.

DAILY MIRROR

Tottenham celebrate Christian Eriksen's (right) goal in the north London derby at Arsenal
Tottenham celebrate Christian Eriksen's (right) goal in the north London derby at Arsenal
  • Spurs hope to sell Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid in January to prevent him leaving for free next summer.
  • Raheem Sterling admits England are already dreaming about winning Euro 2020 next summer.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping tabs on Rostov's Norwegian star Mathias Normann as the under-fire Manchester United manager looks to bolster his midfield ranks.

DAILY MAIL

  • Chelsea have emerged as frontrunners for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
  • Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has admitted the club's owners are seeking fresh investment in the club.

England to secure Euros spot

England can secure their spot in the Euro 2020 finals with victory over the Czech Republic on Friday night. George Pitts is backing them to do so.

Our preview and best bets for Czech Republic v England
Our preview and best bets for Czech Republic v England


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Manchester United will make up to four signings in each of the next two summer transfer windows with the realisation that they are around six players short of challenging for major honours.
  • England's players were not briefed on how to respond to monkey chants by Montenegro fans before their match there.

THE SUN

  • England fans travelling to watch the side take on Czech Republic have been warned they will not be allowed to watch the game if they smell of alcohol.

Euro 2020: Friday preview & tips

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Our best bets and preview for Friday's Euro 2020 action
Our best bets and preview for Friday's Euro 2020 action


OTHER

Former goalkeeper and Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar
Former goalkeeper and Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar
  • Manchester United have sounded out Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as a potential January transfer target - leaving Celtic rubbing their hands at a huge potential cash windfall. (Evening Times)
  • Kieran Tierney will prove to be a bargain for Arsenal at £25m, according to former striker John Hartson. (London Evening Standard)
  • AFC Wimbledon are expected to raise around £2.5m to help pay for their new stadium at Plough Lane after 5,200 people invested in a crowdfunding scheme. (London Evening Standard)
  • Edwin van der Sar believes Manchester United are lacking strong characters in the dressing room after their poor start to the new season. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Youngster James Garner sent Manchester United's first-team coaches another reminder of his abilities with a goal for England's U19s on Wednesday. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Manchester City chief Omar Berrada claims winning the Premier League is a better measure of a team than success in the Champions League. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Club-record signing Rodri has explained how his role at Manchester City differs to his job at Atletico Madrid and he has credited manager Pep Guardiola for instilling in him a willingness to learn a new way of playing. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Ex-Liverpool player Emre Can has spoken out about his Juventus situation after making just three appearances so far this season. The Germany international is unhappy after playing a combined 78 minutes for the Serie A champions this term. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Atlanta United president Darren Eales believes Miguel Almiron will go on a goalscoring run once he ends his Newcastle United goal drought. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips has confirmed he is interested in taking over as Sunderland's next manager. (Newcastle Chronicle)
  • Harry Maguire believes his £80m transfer fee represented "a good deal" for both Manchester United and Leicester City. (Leicester Mercury)
  • Dennis Praet has enjoyed his start to life at Leicester City after leaving behind "boring" training sessions in Italy. (Leicester Mercury)

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