Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours

Monday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip including Chilwell, Shaw, Sancho, Coutinho and McKennie

Monday's football gossip includes Manchester United's targeting of a new left-back and Chelsea's pursuit of a Real Madrid striker.


  • Left-back Luke Shaw could be offloaded by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United turn their focus towards Leicester's Ben Chilwell.
  • Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc has issued a warning to Manchester United over their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
  • Alexis Sanchez's future is still very much up in the air as Inter Milan and his parent club Manchester United attempt to reach an agreement over the player.
  • Liverpool have been told to re-sign Philippe Coutinho - but should first expect an apology from the Brazilian for the way he left.
Luke Shaw could exit Old Trafford this summer


  • American midfielder Weston McKennie is set to leave Schalke this summer with Chelsea and Liverpool interested.
  • Administration stricken Wigan are desperately trying to offload players after two potential buyers were put off by their £19m payroll.


  • Kai Havertz will reportedly only join Chelsea as long as they qualify for next season's Champions League.
  • Norwich feel they are in good shape for the future despite their relegation.
  • Viv Anderson claims racism has made its way back into football.


  • The FA is hoping that grassroots football will return by this weekend. Guidelines for staging amateur games for both adults and children will be published in the next few days if the FA gets the go-ahead from the government.


  • Pep Guardiola has admitted he is uncertain if Manchester City will have their two-year ban from European competition quashed when the verdict is delivered on Monday.
  • David de Gea could have another decade at the top, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


  • Chelsea are interested in signing Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic.


  • Chelsea winger Willian has rejected a lucrative three-year deal with Inter Miami in the MLS and wants to stay in Europe.
  • The Welsh Rugby Union is believed to be close to an agreement with its English counterpart to secure the use of Twickenham.


  • Leigh Griffiths has been reassured his Celtic career is not over - as he vowed to prove his critics wrong.
  • Celtic have denied making a move for Israeli goal machine Shon Weissman.
  • Steven Naismith insists he will be ready for Scotland's next five games - even if Hearts have not played by then.
  • Hearts have called a halt to their search for a new sporting director with the appointment set to be delayed until next year.


  • Celtic defender Jack Hendry is set to sign a one-year loan deal with KVV Oostende.
  • Long-standing kitman Tam McCourt is set to be axed as part of Hibs' savage cost-cutting exercise - just days after the club splashed out on three signings.

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