Wednesday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip including Sterling, Parrott and Henderson

The latest football gossip and transfer rumours
The latest football gossip and transfer rumours

Raheem Sterling's new mega-money deal at Manchester City is one of the big stories in Wednesday's Paper Talk.

DAILY MAIL

  • Manchester City have opened talks with Raheem Sterling over a new mega-money deal - just 12 months after he signed his latest contract.
  • Bayern Munich are preparing a shock move for Tottenham striker Troy Parrott... and want Dean Henderson as a long-term successor to Manuel Neuer.
  • Manchester United's stars have been told not to go outside for more than 10 minutes at a time when they play Astana in Kazakhstan as the temperature will be around minus 20 degrees.
  • Kylian Mbappe's mum and agent has told Real Madrid 'he will not sign a new PSG deal' as the Spanish giants aim to land the £342m star next summer.
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THE SUN

  • Neymar has snubbed Paris Saint-Germain's attempts to extend his contract as he eyes a return to Barcelona.
  • Arsenal scouted Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai against Wales with an eye to making him Granit Xhaka's replacement.

THE MIRROR

  • Tottenham Hotspur's compensation for sacking manager Mauricio Pochettino and his staff could reach the £19.6m figure that Manchester United had to pay Jose Mourinho and his team in December 2018.

Mourinho replaces Pochettino at Spurs


THE TIMES

  • Manchester City's wage bill rose by £55 million last year - the biggest annual leap in the club's history - to overtake Real Madrid in the list of the world's top payers.
  • Newcastle United's St James' Park is being considered as a possible venue to host one of England's warm-up games for Euro 2020.
  • Chelsea go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to try to overturn their transfer ban - but may not find out the verdict until just before the January transfer window opens.
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DAILY EXPRESS

  • Pep Guardiola won't be leaving Manchester City any time soon, claims the Manchester City boss' agent.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • A Doctor studying the link between dementia and football has urged clubs to introduce regular cognitive testing for players and to ban kids heading the ball.
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THE SCOTTISH SUN

  • Former Fulham manager Felix Magath is not in running for the Hearts job. It's believed a foreigner is in the frame to replace Craig Levein.
  • Celtic want to re-sign Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama on loan in January.
  • Rangers are keeping tabs on Dunfermline ace Kevin Nisbet, according to reports.

OTHER

  • West Ham's board are worried about their recent slump but Manuel Pellegrini is safe from the sack, for now, partly because of the £180m outlay the club has made in the transfer market since his arrival. (Evening Standard)
  • West Ham captain Mark Noble is winning his fitness battle to return in time for their crunch clash with Tottenham this weekend. (Evening Standard)
  • Chelsea are unable to recall Ethan Ampadu from his RB Leipzig loan, despite a lack of playing time in Germany. (Evening Standard)
  • Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes will not force through a move away from the club in January, despite interest from Manchester United and Tottenham. (Evening Standard)
  • Djibril Sidibe has admitted he is considering a permanent move to Everton when his season-long loan from Monaco concludes. (Liverpool Echo)
  • In-demand Scouse 17-year-old Joe Gelhardt of Wigan has claimed that Everton and Liverpool have both rejected signing him on several occasions. (Liverpool Echo)
  • Norwich have been linked with a move for former Aston Villa target Jack Butland. (Birmingham Mail)
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