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November 13, 2018

What the papers say Samir Nasri‘s Premier League return hangs in the balance as he haggles over wages, the Daily Mail reports. The 31-year-old free agent had looked set for a six-month deal at West Ham, with an option for another year, but the club have baulked at his £95,000-a-week wage demands, the paper says. Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claims there are concerns over Nasri’s lack of fitness. The paper says there are fears he is so out of shape that he might not be ready to play by the start of January, with West Ham not keen to saddle themselves with another highly-paid player unable to play.

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November 12, 2018

What the papers say Juventus are preparing a bid for Paul Pogba, and will offer Manchester United the choice of one of three stars to get the deal over the line, the Daily Express reports. Juve bosses are ready to give United the option of either Alex Sandro, Mario Mandzukic or Medhi Benatia as they step up their attempts to re-sign Pogba, the paper claims.

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Football rumours from the media

November 9, 2018

What the papers say Chelsea are considering a £35million bid for Callum Wilson, according to The Sun. The Bournemouth striker, who has earned his first England call-up, has been linked with the club following an impressive start to the season, with Maurizio Sarri said to be plotting a January swoop.

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November 8, 2018

What the papers say Juan Mata is eager to return to Spain and head back to Valencia if he leaves Manchester United this summer, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper says a report in France indicates the Spaniard, whose contract is up at the end of the season, is waiting to see if Valencia get in touch before speaking to other clubs.

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November 7, 2018

What the papers say Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has blocked a move by West Ham to take Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan, the Daily Mirror reports. The midfielder is wanted by Manuel Pellegrini in the January transfer window but Sarri has ruled out the 22-year-old from going anywhere this season, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

November 6, 2018

What the papers say Southampton are set to fire Mark Hughes as manager if they do not win Saturday’s home match against Watford, the Daily Mirror reports. The Saints have just one league victory so far this season. Potential replacements for Hughes include Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Gordon Strachan, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

November 5, 2018

What the papers say Aaron Ramsey could be heading to Germany in the summer, according to the Express. The Arsenal midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and Bayern Munich have expressed an interest in signing the 27-year-old.

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Football rumours from the media

November 2, 2018

What the papers say Chelsea could be making a U-turn on their interest in Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, the Star says. Amid rumours that Ramsey’s contract will not be renewed by the Gunners next season, Chelsea were thought to be among a number of clubs keeping tabs on the midfielder. But with in-form Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressing at Stamford Bridge, the paper says the Blues hierarchy do not see a new midfield signing as a priority.

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Football rumours from the media

November 1, 2018

What the papers say Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund are eyeing Manchester City youngster Phil Foden in a £175,000 deal, the Daily Mail says. It is suggested the England Under-21 could be tempted by the switch having seen the progress made by Jadon Sancho and his hunt for first-team football.

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Football rumours from the media: PSG interested in Alexis Sanchez

October 31, 2018

What the papers say Alexis Sanchez is on the radar of Paris St Germain for a move next summer, the Sun says. The 29-year-old attracted interest from the Ligue 1 champions before he joined Manchester United from Arsenal. The paper claims PSG are expected to lose one of Neymar or Kylian Mbappe next year and Chile international Sanchez is an option to be the replacement.

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Football rumours from the media

October 30, 2018

What the papers say Real Madrid are hoping to bring Mauricio Pochettino to Spain as their new manager after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, The Sun says. Santiago Solari is standing in for the meantime, but Los Blancos are said to want the Tottenham boss by the end of the month as they look to revive their season after a bad run of form that ended in a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.

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Football rumours from the media

October 26, 2018

What the papers say Alexis Sanchez could already be eyeing a move away from Old Trafford, the Mirror reports. The 29-year-old, who joined Manchester United in January, could be in line for a transfer in the new year, with Paris St Germain the forward’s top target, the paper says. The speculation comes as the £500,000-a-week star has recently dropped down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, starting just two of United’s last eight games.

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Alex Sandro to Manchester City? Football rumours from the media

October 25, 2018

What the papers say Juventus’ Alex Sandro is on the radar of Manchester City, The Sun reports. City scouts are said to have travelled to rivals Manchester United to see the 27-year-old in action in Tuesday’s Champions League match at Old Trafford. With Juventus reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, there could be scope for Sandro to move away from the Italian club come January.

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Football rumours from the media

October 24, 2018

What the papers say Chelsea are said to have suffered a double transfer blow, with their pursuits of Mauro Icardi and Krzysztof Piatek both set to fail. According to the London Evening Standard, it is believed Argentina international Icardi would only consider leaving Inter Milan for Real Madrid, while Genoa are understood to have ruled out the possibility of selling Poland international Piatek in the new year.

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Football rumours from the media: Chelsea eye Mauro Icardi and Krzysztof Piatek

October 23, 2018

What the papers say Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is looking to his home country for reinforcements, according to the Mail. The Italian has reportedly identified Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi as a main target, although the Argentinian apparently has a £97.9million release fee that is not active until the summer. The paper also claims Sarri wants to bring Genoa forward Krzysztof Piatek to Stamford Bridge and he is seen as a more realistic January addition.

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Football rumours from the media: Slavisa Jokanovic given two games to save job

October 22, 2018

What the papers say Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is running out of time at Craven Cottage, according to the Mirror. It is claimed the Cottagers could move on from the boss that led them to promotion back to the Premier League if results do not improve in the next two games. Fulham have lost their last three games and are without a Premier League win since August.

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Football rumours from the media: Alexis Sanchez linked with Man Utd exit

October 19, 2018

What the papers say Alexis Sanchez could be ready to leave Manchester United less than a year after his headline-grabbing move from Premier League rivals Arsenal. The Daily Mail claims the Chile forward’s representatives have been looking for potential buyers for the 29-year-old. Sanchez has scored just four goals in 25 games for the Red Devils since his signing – and the paper claims manager Jose Mourinho is unhappy with the player’s performances.

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Football rumours from the media

October 17, 2018

What the papers say Real Madrid are ready to swoop for Raheem Sterling after his impressive England display in Seville, the Mail reports. The Manchester City forward bagged a brace in the 3-2 Nations League victory over Spain on Monday, putting Madrid on alert. Sterling has 18 months remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, with negotiations said to be continuing with the Premier League club.

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Football rumours from the media: PSG join chase for Man United midfielder Pogba

October 3, 2018

What the papers say Paris St Germain have joined the race to sign Paul Pogba, according to the Sun. The paper says PSG are keen to land the 25-year-old midfielder, who is claimed to be desperate to leave Manchester United unless manager Jose Mourinho goes. However, the Ligue 1 champions could face tough competition as Barcelona are also reportedly keeping tabs on the World Cup winner.

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Football rumours from the media

October 2, 2018

What the papers say Paul Pogba has reportedly told his team-mates that he will leave Manchester United in January if Jose Mourinho is still manager. The Sun says the France World Cup winner is fed up of arguing with the Portuguese following a number of run-ins and has told people close to him that he is better off not playing in a Mourinho team.

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