Wednesday's Paper Talk: Football rumours and transfer news including Eriksen, Lingard, Koulibaly, Chong and Ings

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

Paper Talk has the latest football transfer gossip as the transfer market speeds, with Jesse Lingard wanting to escape Manchester United and PSG looking to make a late move for Inter bound Christian Eriksen

THE SUN

  • Manchester United are close to signing Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly but any deal will not happen until the summer.
  • Arsenal have made a further enquiry about the availability of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie but might face competition from West Ham.
  • Fenerbahce are threatening to delay Manchester United's pursuit of Bruno Fernandes by making an offer for potential part-exchange player Marcos Rojo.
  • Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Marseille wonderkid Isaac Lihadji.
  • Wales manager Ryan Giggs banked a £400,000 bonus for securing their Euro 2020 place.
Jesse Lingard: Manchester United midfielder celebrates his goal against Astana in the Europa League
Jesse Lingard has been offered to four clubs as he looks to leave Manchester United

DAILY MIRROR

  • Paris Saint-Germain are ready to launch a late bid to snatch Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen from under Inter Milan's nose.
  • The agent of Manchester United's Dutch winger Tahith Chong has been spotted at Inter Milan with the player set to leave Old Trafford.
  • Southampton striker Danny Ings is set to be named in Gareth Southgate's next England squad.

DAILY MAIL

  • Inter Milan are prepared to offer Tahith Chong regular playing time in Serie A to secure the services of the Manchester United starlet and have met with his agent.
  • Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo, which could leave the door open for Manchester United to make their move.
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DAILY STAR

  • Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has been offered to four clubs, including Inter Milan, as new agent Mino Raiola attempts to get him out of Old Trafford.
  • Tottenham are phoning Max Aarons' representatives 'every day' to try and secure a deal for the Norwich defender.
  • Watford face having to play four games in nine days to fit in with the winter breaks being taken by opponents Wolves and Manchester United and because of their FA Cup third-round replay with Tranmere being rearranged.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Chelsea are 'desperate' to complete a deal for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who could cost them in the region of £47m.

THE GUARDIAN

  • Chelsea's Conor Gallagher is set to join Swansea City for the second half of the season after spending the first four months with Championship rivals Charlton.
  • Tottenham winger Jack Clarke is set to complete a loan move to QPR.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Jack Grealish will be part of Gareth Southgate's England squad after a superb first half of the season with Aston Villa.
  • The Football Supporters' Association has slammed greedy clubs and the FA after Wolves fans were charged £55 to see their team face Manchester United in their third-round replay - Premier League away ticket price caps do not apply in that competition.
  • Manager Pep Guardiola has no intention of quitting Manchester City at the end of this season and fully intends to see through his contract that runs until 2021.
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Check out our preview of Wednesday's action in the third round of the FA Cup

DAILY RECORD

  • Rangers defender Lewis Mayo has opened talks over a loan move to Partick Thistle after being told he could leave on loan.
  • Rangers' Northern Ireland defender Danny Finlayson and Scottish left-back Matthew Shiels are set for loan spells with American side Orange County.

SCOTTISH SUN

  • Aberdeen have won the race to sign St Johnstone winger Matty Kennedy, beating off competition from Hearts.
  • Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo has requested a loan move away from the club in January.
  • Israel will prepare for their Euro 2020 play-off in the north of England to avoid Scottish spies.

OTHER

Liverpool have no interest in signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. (Liverpool Echo)

  • Chelsea are reassessing their defensive transfer targets after cooling their interest in Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake. (London Evening Standard)
  • African billionaire Aliko Dangote has sensationally claimed he is looking to buy Arsenal in 2021. (London Evening Standard)
  • Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is hoping to have his future resolved this week after being given the green light to head out on loan again. (London Evening Standard)
  • Manchester City have ruled out any chance of John Stones leaving to join Arsenal in this transfer window. (Manchester Evening Standard)
  • Manchester City are willing to let young winger Ian Carlo Poveda leave the club as he enters the last six months of his contract. (Manchester Evening Standard)
  • Wages are believed to be the stumbling block over any potential move to bring back Christian Benteke to Aston Villa. (Express & Star)
  • Leeds United are still awaiting a response from Southampton after making an improved offer for Che Adams. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
  • Hull City are close to concluding a deal to make West Ham United playmaker Martin Samuelsen their second new arrival of the January transfer window. (Hull Daily Mail)

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