Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including Dejan Lovren, Nacho Monreal and Neymar

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

A look at the highlights from Thursday's back pages.

THE SUN

  • Roma are set to make a late £15m bid for Liverpool's out-of-favour defender Dejan Lovren
  • Arsenal are prepared to allow Nacho Monreal to join Real Sociedad this week if the veteran full-back asks to leave.
  • Tiemoue Bakayoko is pushing to be allowed to rejoin AC Milan after being frozen out at Chelsea.
  • Arsenal youngster Sam Greenwood is a shock target for Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan.

DAILY MIRROR

Gareth Southgate during England's clash with Switzerland
Gareth Southgate during England's UEFA Nations League clash with Switzerland
  • Gareth Southgate is set to shake up the England squad with Harry Winks in line for a recall.

DAILY MAIL

  • Neymar's move to Barcelona is on the brink of collapse after Ousmane Dembele's agent said his player wouldn't be leaving the Nou Camp.
  • Asmir Begovic has revealed he wants to leave Bournemouth after falling out with boss Eddie Howe over his lack of playing time.
  • England legend Paul Gascoigne has backed James Maddison as the creative heir to his position in the national team.

GUARDIAN

  • Jurgen Klopp has cast doubt on Liverpool's chances of retaining the Champions League because the competition has never been stronger.

DAILY EXPRESS

Neymar: Expected to return to Barca after two years at PSG
Neymar: Brazilian to return to Barca after two years?
  • Barcelona are planning on announcing the signing PSG star Neymar on Thursday with transfer talks ongoing.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

  • Celtic are set to move for Leicester ace Fousseni Diabate before the transfer deadline.
  • Kilmarnock have rejected a bid worth under £1m from Sunderland for Greg Taylor, according to reports.
  • AIK Stockholm have revealed Celtic have handed back 1,000 tickets for their Europa League clash.
  • Celtic are targeting Salzburg full-back Gideon Mensah after his proposed move to Barcelona broke down.

DAILY RECORD

  • Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne has urged fans of his old club to cut out the sectarian singing in Sunday's Old Firm showdown.

REGIONALS

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Real Sociedad are pushing hard to sign Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal before Monday's European transfer deadline.
  • Barcelona director Jordi Bordas says there is still no agreement to sign Neymar, but claimed a transfer was 'closer' after talks in Paris on Tuesday.
  • Reiss Nelson is confident he is ready to seize the opportunity to become a first-team regular for Arsenal this season.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

  • Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Maarten Stekelenburg from Everton, according to reports.
  • Liverpool's brand new home strip is the most popular in the United Kingdom, having almost doubled in demand from last season.
  • Everton are yet to rule out Jean-Philippe Gbamin needing surgery on his injured quadriceps.
  • Everton youngster Anthony Gordon continued his fine recent form with a wondergoal against Mansfield Town on Tuesday night.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Matty Longstaff could make his competitive debut for Newcastle United's first team against Leicester after impressing Steve Bruce 'enormously' since his appointment as the club's new head coach.
  • Newcastle United are unlikely to risk either Miguel Almiron or Joelinton in the League Cup clash against Leicester City. It means that Japan striker Yoshinori Muto could get his chance to lead the line against the Foxes.
  • Sunderland are set to do battle with Scottish champions Celtic to sign Kilmarnock left-back Greg Taylor.
  • Sheffield Wednesday's caretaker manager Lee Bullen has ruled out the sale of Sunderland target Morgan Fox.

OTHER

Scotland Oliver Burke celebrates scoring
Scotland Oliver Burke celebrates scoring
  • West Brom boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Rekeem Harper and Oliver Burke will both 'definitely' be staying at the club. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Giannelli Imbula has been offered a way out of his Stoke City nightmare. The 26-year-old is in demand with Italian top-flight side Lecce, according to reports. (Stoke Sentinel)
  • Brad Smith admits he is unsure where his future lies from the end of November. The Australian full-back is currently on loan from Cherries at MLS side Seattle Sounders, with his stay in America recently extended having initially joined the club in August 2018 on a deal until June this year. But he is now set to stay Stateside for the remainder of the MLS season, which culminates in November. (Bournemouth Echo)
  • Javi Gracia wants to help Danny Welbeck return to his top form, after the new Watford signing played his first full game for the club against Coventry City on Tuesday evening. (Watford Observer)
  • Brighton's Jurgen Locadia could make a loan move to the Bundesliga. The Argus understands a move to Hoffenheim is "a possibility" ahead of the summer window closing across Europe. (The Argus)
  • David Luiz says there is "no better opportunity" than a north London derby for Arsenal to prove their mettle after a dispiriting defeat at Liverpool put the brakes on their impressive start to the season. (Football.London)

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Portsmouth celebrate John Marquis' goal against QPR
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