Wednesday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip including Abraham, Owen, Eriksen, Sessegnon,Cakir and Willian

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

Wednesday's Paper Talk has the latest football gossip, including Nigeria's hope Tammy Abraham will switch allegiance and play at international level for them rather than England.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Christian Eriksen if the Tottenham playmaker does not sign a new deal.
  • Chelsea winger Willian is wanted by his old boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with the player in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
  • Nigeria want Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to play for them rather than England and say the 21-year-old expects to give them a decision by April 2020. Abraham has played for England at friendly level but can switch allegiance as he is yet to play a competitive game.
Tammy Abraham celebrates his first Premier League goal
Tammy Abraham celebrates his first Premier League goal

DAILY MAIL

  • Lincoln manager Danny Cowley has turned down Huddersfield over the vacant manager's role at the Sky Bet Championship club, but remains in talks with Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is facing charges of aggravated assault against his former partner.
  • Free-agent Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed he turned down lots of clubs this summer because they did not "excite him".
  • Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor's £14m-rated goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The Reds watched the 23-year-old Turkey international during a 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce last weekend.
  • Manchester United are keeping tabs on young Benfica duo Ruben Dias and Florentino Luis.
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THE SUN

  • Manchester United will make an approach for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in January, in the hope of signing the midfielder for a cut price fee.
  • Tottenham are trying to sign Fulham's rising star Steven Sessegnon - less than a month after signing his twin brother.
  • Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who turns 70 in October, wants to return to management - 16 months after the Frenchman ended a near 22-year reign as Gunners boss.
  • Manchester United centre-half Lee O'Connor has moved to Celtic on a four-year deal.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Michael Owen has claimed that former Three Lions manager Fabio Capello "finished my England career".
  • Owen also says former international team-mate David Beckham let the national team down by being sent off against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.
  • Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing Wigan's 17-year-old English forward Joe Gelhardt, who has made three first-team appearances.
  • Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham faces a tricky decision over his international future after Nigeria made an ambitious bid to lure him away from England.

DAILY RECORD

  • Freed Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans will take time to weigh up his options before he decides his next move.
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