Manchester United could look to let Wayne Rooney leave, while a Mexico midfielder is being lined up by Jose Mourinho. Rooney Off? Manc...
Manchester United could look to let Wayne Rooney leave, while a Mexico midfielder is being lined up by Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United could look to offload captain Wayne Rooney in the summer, according to a report.
Rooney has a huge contract until 2019 at Old Trafford but after a poor start to the season his future at United looks pretty bleak and the England skipper could turn into a bit-part player for club and country.
A fortnight away from turning 31, Rooney is on a colossal £300,000-a-week and United face the prospect of having to pay up the remaining years on his contract.
Publicly, Rooney insists he has no intention of leaving United before his deal expires and say he remains committed to the club.
PSG Move For Celtic Strike Sensation
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele's brace in his team's 3-3 Champions League draw against Manchester City has prompted Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain to prepare a move for the player, according to the Express.
The French giants are reported to have watched the 20-year-old for Les Bleus' Under-21 outfit, and want to re-sign the former Fulham striker four years after he left for England.
PSG are determined to add more French talent, but could come up against Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Hull City in the race to sign Dembele.
Chelsea Could Hand Man United Windfall
Manchester United will have the consolation of up to 20 percent from Burnley's potential sale of Michael Keane to Chelsea, the Mirror has announced.
Chelsea are monitoring the situation and such an event could cushion the blow of one of United's former academy products joining their title rivals.
Leicester were well short of the mark this summer when they had an £11 million bidknocked back, though the Clarets have to be wary that with just 18 months remaining on his current deal, the 23-year-old's value is starting to diminish.
Milan Back Out Of Cesc chase
Chelsea appear to be at a crossroad with Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard does not look to be a good fit for Antonio Conte, but AC Milan will not be one of the clubs ready to offer the 29-year-old an escape route.
Conte craves disciplined positioning, relentless running and hard work, which seems beyond Fabregas for an entire game -- at least at this stage in his career.
￼Cesc Fabregas does not appear to be a good fit for Antonio Conte's Chelsea, but a move to AC Milan is unlikely.
Riccardo Montolivo is out for six months because of knee ligament damage, but manager Vincenzo Montella claims the Spaniard cannot replace him.
"We're looking for a player who has the characteristics that Montolivo has, who can also operate in a defensive-midfield two," Montella said. "Fabregas? He doesn't have those characteristics."
Milan Ready To Swoop For Brazil International
Lucas Lima has been attracting a lot of attention with lucrative offers arriving from China, but it's Milan who are ready to swoop for the Santos playmaker, says Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Rossoneri made enquiries this summer -- as did Crystal Palace with a €15m offer -- but will return in January for the Selecao international, with his agent Edson Khodar likening him to one of manager Montella's former star players at Fiorentina.
"Milan wanted him already in the summer," Khodar said. "In January negotiations can be reopened. For Montella, [he is] a new Borja Valero."
Manchester United have been put on red alert by news of Reece Oxford’s denial that he is about to sign a new contract at West Ham. (Mail)
Gareth Southgate is the Football Association’s favoured candidate to be the next full-time England manager and he could seal the position with a win against Scotland next month. (Daily Mail)
Despite England having performed disappointingly in the first two of Southgate’s four matches as interim boss, the FA have been impressed by his approach to the job. (Guardian)
Wales forward Gareth Bale is about to sign a new contract at Real Madrid, keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2022. (Cadena Ser)
Liverpool have told Paris Saint-Germain that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale at any price. (Sun)
Cristiano Ronaldo is also set to sign a new deal at Real. The 31-year-old Portugal forward will sign a five-year deal worth £20.8m a year. (Sport)
Former Italy defender Gianluca Zambrotta, now the manager of Delhi Dynamos, has said he would love to take Manchester United’s ex-Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, to India. (Indian Express)
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, 28, says that manager Pep Guardiola has told him he would “love” to lead the striker’s national team Argentina. (TyC Sports)
Aguero also revealed that Guardiola has shut down the wi-fi at City’s training ground in a bid to encourage team bonding. (Guardian)
Italy striker Simone Zaza, 25, could be set to exit West Ham just two months after joining from Juventus on loan, as the London club will have to pay £10m for him if he plays a certain number of games. (Mirror)
AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has dismissed rumours linking Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, with a move to the Serie A club. (Corriere della Sera)
Chelsea’s interest in Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco has forced Atletico Madrid to try to drive up his buy-out clause. (Sun)
David de Gea was being lined up as Gianluigi Buffon’s long-term replacement at Juventus after the club’s relegation for match-fixing in 2006 – only for the legendary Italian to stay. (Sun)
Gordon Strachan, 59, may step down from his position as Scotland manager before next month’s visit to Wembley. (Mirror)
Inter Milan could make a move for Manchester City’s Argentina right-back Pablo Zabaleta, 31. (Calciomercato)
Hull City have joined Crystal Palace and Swansea in chase for Scottish starlet Jai Quitongo. (Mail)
Arsenal and Germany defender Per Mertesacker, 32, has discussed the possibility of rejoining Werder Bremen, according to the German club’s captain Clemens Fritz. (Bild)