Saturday's Paper Talk: Football news and transfer gossip, including Koulibaly, Morgan and Ozil

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip and transfer rumours

According to the Daily Star Liverpool are still interested in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Lots more too in a busy edition.

THE TIMES

  • A member of the Abu Dhabi royal family who has previously been involved in failed takeovers of Liverpool and Newcastle United has approached the EFL about permission to buy Derby County.
  • Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led impassioned calls for the Premier League to reintroduce the use of five substitutes amid fears over the mental and physical health of players.
  • Wes Morgan is being lined up by Leicester City to take on an executive role when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.
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DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Huss Fahmy has become the latest high-profile executive to leave Arsenal as the club continues to drastically restructure its internal operations.
  • Rick Parry has told Jamie Carragher: 'Project Big Picture is not dead'.
  • The Rugby Football Union has cancelled all competitive adult leagues for the 2020-21 season, ruling out everything from the third tier down in the men's game and the second tier down in the women's game across England.
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THE SUN

  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has insisted he "did his best" to involve Mesut Ozil at the club.
  • Matteo Guendouzi has revealed Mesut Ozil helped convince him to leave Arsenal for Hertha Berlin.
  • The Premier League is set to be a massive loser in the Brexit battle amid fears Europe's top talents will not be given visas, says Karren Brady.
  • Harry Toffolo is set to start his 100th consecutive EFL match and is dedicating it to the woman he loves.
  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane claimed Karim Benzema's incredible tunnel bust-up with Vinicius Jr was a "good thing".
  • Barcelona are to launch a fresh Eric Garcia transfer bid in January - with the Man City defender set to reject Pep Guardiola's 'seduction'.
  • The Football Policing Unit 'strongly object' to calls to overturn the alcohol ban in football stadiums.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Luke Shaw is set for an England recall next week, ending a 26-month international exile.
  • Sergio Romero faces an uncertain future at Manchester United following the collapse of his move to Inter Miami.

DAILY MAIL

  • EFL clubs are furious with the Professional Footballers' Association for trying to block their salary cap proposals.
  • Jack Grealish has been doing extra gym work to withstand heavy tackles and add strength to Aston Villa's excellent start to the season.
  • Castore have made their move in the Premier League market after reportedly agreeing a deal to supply kits for Newcastle United.
  • Out-of-favour Christian Eriksen says only boss Antonio Conte can explain why he is not getting regular game time at Inter Milan.
  • Bayern Munich defender David Alaba's future at the European champions is in doubt, coach Hansi Flick said on Friday, with months-long contract talks having made no progress towards a new deal.
  • Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is set for a surprise return to management with APOEL Nicosia.

DAILY STAR

  • Liverpool are reportedly still interested in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has offered an insight into Mauricio Pochettino's mindset, claiming the manager will be getting "impatient" and targeting a job at a "big team" in the Premier League.
  • Arsenal are keeping an eye on the progress of Dominik Szoboszlai as they consider a move for the Red Bull Salzburg attacker in the next 12 months.
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SCOTTISH SUN

  • Hearts have won every game they have played this season - but Steven Naismith insists nobody is assured of facing Hibs on Saturday.
  • Aberdeen's Shay Logan - who is also a plumber - faces a club probe over claims he fired foul-mouthed abuse at a rival handyman.

DAILY RECORD

  • Celtic linked QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel is edging towards a new deal at Loftus Road, according to his boss Mark Warburton.

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