Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including a Naby Keita boost for Liverpool

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

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

THE SUN

Paul Pogba and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Paul Pogba stayed put at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United
  • FA chief Greg Clarke has slammed social media companies over racist abuse aimed at players.
  • Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe decided against buying Chelsea because the stadium problems would take too long to resolve.
  • Paul Pogba remained a Manchester United player for another year thanks to sportswear giants Adidas, who acted as 'peacemakers between the player, his agent and the club', it has been claimed.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Liverpool could be boosted by the return of Naby Keita next weekend once the international break is over.
  • Newcastle were interested in making Quique Sanchez Flores the successor to Rafa Benitez during the 2016/17 season.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants Inter defender Milan Skriniar to solve his injury crisis in January.
  • Chelsea have begun talks over a new long-term contract for left-back Emerson Palmieri because of interest from former boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
Quique Sanchez Flores
Quique Sanchez Flores: Watford's new manager

DAILY MAIL

  • Andrew Robertson has revealed the Scotland squad held a crisis summit in the wake of the home Euro 2020 defeat to Russia.
  • Javi Gracia's fate was sealed on Thursday after Watford's owners called a meeting to axe the beleaguered Spaniard.
  • Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is reportedly set to be handed a bumper new contract despite ongoing interest from several of Europe's elite clubs.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Harry Kane scores his penalty against Bulgaria
Harry Kane scores his penalty against Bulgaria
  • Harry Kane has set his sights on scoring 30 England goals before targeting Wayne Rooney's record.

DAILY STAR

  • Liverpool have no plans to offer Virgil van Dijk a new contract, despite reports to the contrary.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Barcelona are plotting to offer a 'life contract' to star man Lionel Messi.
  • England left-back Danny Rose is keen to stay and fight for his place at Tottenham despite being made available for transfer in the summer. Spurs signed 19-year-old left-sider Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham and Rose is determined to fight for his place.

OTHER

Philippe Coutinho (Picture: Bayern Munich Twitter)
Philippe Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona
  • Manchester City reportedly rejected the opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, according to the latest reports from Spain. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Granit Xhaka has offered Xherdan Shaqiri the Switzerland captaincy in a bid to end their rumoured feud and see the Liverpool playmaker return to the national squad. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Montenegrin-born Serbia forward Slobodan Tedic. (Manchester Evening News)
  • AZ Alkmaar technical director Max Huiberts has revealed that his side have an 'agreement to partly become the owner' of Man City youngster Félix Correia. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Manchester United favourite Dimitar Berbatov believes Christian Eriksen will 'get his head down' and continue to perform for Tottenham despite speculation about his future in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has reiterated his criticism of Paul Pogba and claims the midfielder must do more at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)
Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Pep Guardiola: In conversation at the Etihad
Mauricio Pochettino (left) has had a difficult start to the season
  • Mauricio Pochettino is having a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy in the capital on Friday and there could be plenty on the agenda. (Football London)
  • Stefan Johansen chose West Brom over a host of clubs on the continent in January, the midfielder has claimed. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target Dani Olmo has demanded answers from his current club, Dinamo Zagreb, for preventing the striker from getting his dream move. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Manchester United have reportedly sent scouts to monitor one-time Wolverhampton Wanderers target Ruben Dias. Wolves were linked with a stunning swoop for the Portugal centre back, although they were priced out of a move with Benfica demanding an eye watering fee. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Former Leicester and Southampton manager Claude Puel is in the running to take over at Sporting Lisbon. (L'Equipe)
  • Matteo Darmian, who completed a move to Parma this summer, says he has no regrets over his move to Manchester United. (Football Italia)

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England v Bulgaria analysis: Three Lions continue steady evolution

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