Tuesday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including Gareth Bale holds crisis talks with agent

Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages
Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages

Gareth Bale flies to London for crisis talks with his agent as speculation surrounding a move away from Real Madrid grows - get all the latest from Tuesday's back pages here.

THE GUARDIAN

  • Liverpool plan to hold back Joel Matip until after the next international break due to an ongoing knee injury.
  • Liverpool's James Milner says he is not a fan of VAR and believes it is ruining the atmosphere of Premier League games.
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DAILY EXPRESS

  • Eden Hazard has revealed he spoke with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez a year before he secured a move to the Bernabeu from Chelsea.
  • Thomas Muller has jokingly rejected talk of a move away from Bayern Munich, in light of speculation linking him to a transfer to Manchester United.

DAILY MAIL

  • Inter Milan will target a summer move for Jan Vertonghen after Tottenham say he is not for sale in January.
  • Napoli are expecting Manchester United to complete the signing of Red Bull Salzburg's Erling Haaland after pulling out of the race for his signature.
  • Danny Rose took a prominent role in organising a team bonding meal for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
  • Manchester United are planning a move for Lille youngster Boubakary Soumare, according to reports.
  • Manchester City are eyeing Mikel Oyarzabal as a replacement for Leroy Sane according to reports.
  • Jack Grealish's dream of playing for England next month looks set to be scuppered by a calf issue.
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  • Gareth Bale flew to London to meet with his agent on Monday sparking more speculation that the Wales international remains unsettled in the Spanish capital.

THE SUN

  • Arsenal are confident Eddie Nketiah will succeed at Leeds but have tools at their disposal to recall the striker if he continues to miss out under Marco Bielsa.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has generously sent boots to the entire Portuguese women's U17 side - urging them to go and achieve their dreams.
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DAILY MIRROR

  • Premier League chiefs will hold VAR talks with referees on Thursday after another weekend of mayhem.
  • Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic could reject a move to Manchester United in January in favour of a lucrative move to Qatar Stars League side Al Duhail.

DAILY STAR

  • Real Madrid will not pursue Paul Pogba or any of Zinedine Zidane's other targets in January by order of club president Florentino Perez.

DAILY RECORD

  • Newcastle are closing in on a deal for 16-year-old Queen's Park midfielder Reagan Thomson.

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