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March 20, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United will face competition from other top European clubs in their bid to bring Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford, the Daily Mirror says. The release clause for the Atletico Madrid World Cup winner will fall £70million over the summer according to the paper.

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March 19, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira could be heading for a loan spell next season, The Sun reports, as the Red Devils look to tie him down for the long term. After agreeing a 12-month renewal option last week, United hope a season-long loan will persuade the 23-year-old to commit to a new four-year deal at Old Trafford, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

March 18, 2019

What the papers say The international break may prove a crucial time for Maurizio Sarri, with Roman Abramovich said to be poised to bring in a new manager. According to the Express, Sunday’s disappointing performance against Everton has put Sarri under more pressure and could lead to the manager being shown the exit door before the domestic season resumes, less than a year after he arrived at Stamford Bridge.

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March 15, 2019

What the papers say The battle for Adrien Rabiot is hotting up with Manchester United now showing an interest in the France international, The Sun says. The 23-year-old Paris St Germain midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and has already held discussions with Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, it is reported.

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March 14, 2019

What the papers say World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba wants to remain at Old Trafford, backtracking on a decision he made earlier in the season to stay with the Red Devils according to the Sun. The paper says the 25-year-old has held talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which have convinced him to stay.

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Football rumours from the media

March 13, 2019

What the papers say There are fears Andy Carroll‘s career at West Ham could be over, the Daily Mirror reports. The 30-year-old’s ankle injury has prompted concerns he could be out for the rest of the season, which, with his current contract due to expire in the summer, could end the striker’s hopes of getting a new deal, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

March 12, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United are set to sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent contract during the international break, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper says the Norwegian is the only name in the running for the job after impressing since his return to Old Trafford in December.

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March 11, 2019

What the papers say Jose Mourinho could find himself back in football management this week, with Real Madrid interested in bringing the Portuguese to the Bernabeu, the Daily Mirror reports. Current boss Santiago Solari is under pressure after a shock Champions League defeat to Ajax and it is reported the former Manchester United manager will return to the LaLiga side on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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Football rumours from the media

March 8, 2019

What the papers say Ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane looks to be in high demand, with his former club, Chelsea and Juventus all hoping to land the Frenchman, The Sun says. Chelsea are hoping the 46-year-old will replace Maurizio Sarri at the end of the season, the paper says, but Real need a reversal of fortunes after crashing out the Champions League – with Zidane having already proved his credentials there, lifting the trophy three times with the Spanish side.

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Football rumours from the media

March 7, 2019

What the papers say Jose Mourinho looks almost certain to be Real Madrid’s next manager, the Telegraph says. The former Manchester United boss was previously at the helm of the Spanish giants before joining Chelsea in 2013 and looks in line to replace Santiago Solari after Real’s disappointment at being eliminated from the Champions League by Ajax in a home defeat.

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Football rumours from the media

March 6, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United are looking to make a £120million move for Paulo Dybala if Romelu Lukaku leaves in the summer, The Sun reports. The Argentinian Juventus star has impressed Old Trafford scouts, and has been identified as a player who could help United challenge for the Premier League title, the paper claims. Juventus are reportedly reluctant to sell the 25-year-old but could be tempted if an offer around the £120million mark came in.

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Football rumours from the media

March 5, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United are preparing to fight Paris St Germain for Jadon Sancho, which could lead to the Borussia Dortmund winger becoming the first £100million English footballer, the Daily Telegraph claims. The 18-year-old is the top summer forward target for both clubs after impressing following his £8million move to Dortmund in August 2017 and the Bundesliga leaders know interest from both clubs will drive his price higher, the paper says.

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Football rumours from the media

March 4, 2019

What the papers say Liverpool are set to target Uruguay forward Maxi Gomez, according to The Sun. The paper says former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has told friends at Anfield that his international team-mate is the real deal. The Celta Vigo player is also wanted by Chelsea in a £35million summer deal, the paper adds.

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Football rumours from the media

March 1, 2019

What the papers say With Claudio Ranieri’s reign over at Fulham, talks is now moving to who is in line to replace him. According to the Mirror, Bristol City’s Lee Johnson and Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke are the front runners to take the helm in the summer, as it was announced Scott Parker will take up the caretaker role until the end of the season.

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Chelsea placed under transfer embargo

February 22, 2019

Chelsea and the Football Association have been sanctioned by FIFA’s disciplinary committee for breaching regulations over the transfer of minors, the world governing body has announced.

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Football rumours from the media

February 18, 2019

What the papers say Zinedine Zidane has three key conditions that need to be met if he is to take over at Chelsea from under-pressure Maurizio Sarri, The Sun reports. They are said to be: 1. Sign Eden Hazard on a new deal that would make him the squad’s central figure. 2. Free up £200million for team improvements. 3. Be a deciding voice alongside director Marina Granovskaia.

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