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September 24, 2018

What the papers say Chris Smalling looks set to commit his future to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star. The 28-year-old has been subject of rumoured interest from Arsenal, but Jose Mourinho is not keen on letting the former Fulham defender leave on a free when his deal ends in 12 months time.

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September 21, 2018

What the papers say Manchester United are said to be among the admirers of Ajax star Frenkie de Jong, according to The Sun. Scouts from Old Trafford travelled to France earlier this month to see the 21-year-old in action for Holland’s Nations League match against France, the paper says, promoting speculation Jose Mourinho is ready to battle Tottenham and Barcelona in January.

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Football rumours from the media: Arsenal eye Argentinian duo

September 20, 2018

What the papers say Arsenal have their sights on Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon, the Mail reports. Changes at the Emirates appear aloft following the appointment of Raul Sanllehi as head of football, with the new recruit reportedly interested in signing Pavon, who featured for Argentina at the World Cup this summer.

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September 19, 2018

What the papers say Plans to bring Jay Rodriguez back to the Premier League have hit a snag, according to The Sun. Burnley were hoping to bring the 29-year-old to Turf Moor, but Championship side West Brom have rejected their opening offer, leaving the Clarets pondering an increase on their £12million bid.

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September 18, 2018

What the papers say Uncertainty is building over Raheem Sterling’s future at Manchester City amid reports contract negotiations have reached a deadlock. The Guardian says the forward is looking for a basic wage rise to at least £220,000 a week, and with his current deal due to run out in the summer, both sides are likely to want a resolution soon.

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September 12, 2018

What the papers say Paris St Germain are hopeful they will be able to keep hold of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City, the Daily Mirror reports. The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has also previously been linked with Liverpool and Barcelona.

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September 11, 2018

What the papers say Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell is on the radar of Tottenham, according to the Telegraph. The 21-year-old has been added to England’s squad for the Switzerland friendly and could have the eyes of Spurs on him as they consider a move next January, when the defender will have two years remaining on his Foxes contract, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

September 10, 2018

What the papers say Manchester United have their sights on Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, according to The Sun. It has long been thought the forward could join up with Barcelona, but reports suggest Jose Mourinho is hoping to tempt the 24-year-old to the Premier League with a £107million offer in January.

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September 7, 2018

What the papers say Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been noticed by Pyramids FC and could be heading for a new start with the little-known Egyptian side, the Mirror says. Citing a report by Record, it says the former Manchester United forward could be swapping LA Galaxy for Africa in the next few days.

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Football rumours from the media: Pogba’s Man Utd future put on hold until summer

September 6, 2018

What the papers say After weeks of ‘will-he, won’t-he’ speculation, Paul Pogba has reportedly agreed to stay at Manchester United – for now at least – after a ceasefire with Jose Mourinho. According to the Daily Mirror the £89 million record signing has put his Spanish ambitions to one side and will not press for a move until at least next summer. Relations between Mourinho and the Frenchman are said to remain imperfect, although they have reached an understanding over how the playmaker’s future at Old Trafford will play out. After a reported last-ditch attempt to head to Barcelona failed over the summer, it is claimed Pogba is almost certain to make a fresh bid to leave next year.

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Football rumours from the media

September 5, 2018

What the papers say The future of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba continues to be the subject of speculation following reports that he wants to leave Old Trafford. The Sun says the France international is desperate to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane in the future – with the former Real Madrid coach having been touted as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho should he be sacked. But the paper also claims Barcelona are interested in trying to bring Pogba to the club and could make a fresh bid in January.

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Football rumours from the media

September 4, 2018

What the papers say Watford are gearing up for contract talks with head coach Javi Gracia following a perfect start to the season, the Daily Mail reports. The paper says the club are keen to reward the Spaniard, whose contract runs out at the end of this season, and want to resolve any uncertainty surrounding his future. The club fear interest in the 48-year-old may intensify after the side’s impressive start to the campaign, the paper adds.

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Football rumours from the media

September 3, 2018

What the papers say Goalkeeper David De Gea is reportedly holding out for a salary of £350,000-a-week before committing his future to Manchester United. The Sun reports that the 27-year-old believes his earnings should put him on a level with the likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, with the club said to be playing hardball on his demands. De Gea’s current deal runs out next summer.

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Football rumours from the media

August 31, 2018

What the papers say Two of Leicester’s Premier League winners are expected to leave the King Power ahead of the international transfer window closing, the Leicester Mercury reports. Right-back Danny Simpson and midfielder Andy King are said to be allowed to leave and have not yet featured for the Foxes this season.

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