Paper Talk: Monday's football transfer rumours and gossip from the back pages

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

We take a look at the latest stories hitting the back pages, including Manchester United battling it out with Barcelona for a Rennes wonderkid.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Chelsea will battle Barcelona for £70m-rated Reinier Jesus from Flamengo if their transfer ban is lifted.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Aston Villa have no plans to sell John McGinn to Manchester United in January - and would only allow him to depart in the summer if an eye-watering offer was lodged.
  • Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of eight long-term transfer targets.
  • Eden Hazard has tipped Frank Lampard to be the best manager in the world after his flying start at Chelsea.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Maurizio Sarri was right to substitute him twice for Juventus - as he was playing injured.
  • Simon Mignolet has revealed that he left Liverpool because he didn't feel he could fight Alisson for the No.1 shirt.
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DAILY MAIL

  • Alexis Sanchez could return from injury for Inter Milan quicker than was initially anticipated.
  • Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi says he is not interested in Karim Benzema playing for his side after the striker begged France to let him represent another nation.

THE TIMES

  • New Hibernian manager Jack Ross says he didn't fail at Sunderland.

THE SUN

  • Arsenal have also made contact with the father of Reinier Jesus, Spanish reports claim.
  • Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Hartlepool's giant young keeper Brad Young.
  • Arsenal are lining up a £43m January transfer swoop for Villarreal centre back Pau Torres.
  • Manchester United are preparing to battle it out with Barcelona to land Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.
  • Michy Batshuayi insisted he wants to remain at Chelsea despite not being a "full-fledged starter".
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THE SCOTTISH SUN

  • Rod Petrie's plea for an SPFL shutdown before Scotland's Euro play-off will fall on deaf ears.
  • Greg Taylor feels his Scotland team-mates are beginning to fully appreciate the abilities of manager Steve Clarke.
  • Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard is on Crystal Palace's radar in January as they hunt for a new striker.
  • Borna Barisic has revealed he almost quit Rangers last season but is so glad he didn't.
  • Stoke City are eyeing a January move for Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove.
  • Hibs and St Johnstone 'could be set to battle it out' for ex-Celtic star Efe Ambrose.

DAILY RECORD

  • Steve Clarke's plea to scrap top-flight Sunday games ahead of Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off is set to fall on deaf ears if the Old Firm progress in Europe.
  • John Hughes wants to speak to Falkirk about replacing Ray McKinnon as manager a decade after he first left the Bairns.
  • Lewis Morgan reckons the Hibs squad should get ready for lift-off under Jack Ross as his old gaffer will get the Easter Road men flying again.

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