Transfer news and gossip: James Maddison shouldn’t rush Man United move, Mourinho could replace Zidane at Real Madrid

21 Sep

A round-up of the latest football gossip…

Man United have reportedly let PSG manager Thomas Tuchel know they are keeping an eye on him – FULL STORY

Florentino Perez is considering Xabi Alonso as a potential replacement for manager Zinedine Zidane if he decides to sack him. (Mundo Deportivo)

Jose Mourinho and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri are also being lined up as replacements for Zidane, if the Frenchman is sacked. (Marca)

Mikel Arteta is ‘already an incredible manager’ and Pep Guardiola says he could even replace him at Man City – FULL STORY

Tuchel is reportedly under consideration by Man United
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James Maddison could play for Tottenham or Man United, but should not rush into a decision yet, according to his former coaches – FULL STORY

Loris Karius will only discuss his Liverpool future at the end of the season – FULL STORY

Wolves are in advanced talks with 33-year-old midfielder Joao Moutinho about a new two-year contract at Molineux. (Telegraph)

Watford hope to beat Hull to the signing of Malmo’s 19-year-old striker Kevin Harletun, who will be available for a compensation fee of around £140,000 when his contract expires in November. (Sun)

Liverpool are monitoring of 20-year-old striker Donyell Malen, who has scored 10 goals in 12 appearances for PSV this season (Calciomercato)

Man United have opened talks with 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes over a new deal at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Daniel Levy admits Spurs could have spent more on players in the transfer window – FULL STORY

Newcastle are interested in their 25-year-old Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron’s former Atlanta United team-mate and Venezuela striker Josef Martinez, 26. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Thomas Meunier, who was linked with Arsenal and Man Unite in the summer, admits he is frustrated by his lack of game time at PSG. (RMC Sport, via Mirror)

Marco Silva says Everton are exploring the possibility of signing a central defender in the January transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will take on a technical role at FIFA in the coming weeks, but still wants to return to football management. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, has asked his team-mates to improve with the Eagles struggling for form. (Sun)

Transfer news and gossip: James Maddison shouldn’t rush Man United move, Mourinho could replace Zidane at Real Madrid

21 Sep

A round-up of the latest football gossip…

Man United have reportedly let PSG manager Thomas Tuchel know they are keeping an eye on him – FULL STORY

Florentino Perez is considering Xabi Alonso as a potential replacement for manager Zinedine Zidane if he decides to sack him. (Mundo Deportivo)

Jose Mourinho and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri are also being lined up as replacements for Zidane, if the Frenchman is sacked. (Marca)

Mikel Arteta is ‘already an incredible manager’ and Pep Guardiola says he could even replace him at Man City – FULL STORY

Tuchel is reportedly under consideration by Man United
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James Maddison could play for Tottenham or Man United, but should not rush into a decision yet, according to his former coaches – FULL STORY

Loris Karius will only discuss his Liverpool future at the end of the season – FULL STORY

Wolves are in advanced talks with 33-year-old midfielder Joao Moutinho about a new two-year contract at Molineux. (Telegraph)

Watford hope to beat Hull to the signing of Malmo’s 19-year-old striker Kevin Harletun, who will be available for a compensation fee of around £140,000 when his contract expires in November. (Sun)

Liverpool are monitoring of 20-year-old striker Donyell Malen, who has scored 10 goals in 12 appearances for PSV this season (Calciomercato)

Man United have opened talks with 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes over a new deal at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Daniel Levy admits Spurs could have spent more on players in the transfer window – FULL STORY

Newcastle are interested in their 25-year-old Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron’s former Atlanta United team-mate and Venezuela striker Josef Martinez, 26. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Thomas Meunier, who was linked with Arsenal and Man Unite in the summer, admits he is frustrated by his lack of game time at PSG. (RMC Sport, via Mirror)

Marco Silva says Everton are exploring the possibility of signing a central defender in the January transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will take on a technical role at FIFA in the coming weeks, but still wants to return to football management. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, has asked his team-mates to improve with the Eagles struggling for form. (Sun)

Transfer news and gossip: James Maddison shouldn’t rush Man United move, Mourinho could replace Zidane at Real Madrid

21 Sep

A round-up of the latest football gossip…

Man United have reportedly let PSG manager Thomas Tuchel know they are keeping an eye on him – FULL STORY

Florentino Perez is considering Xabi Alonso as a potential replacement for manager Zinedine Zidane if he decides to sack him. (Mundo Deportivo)

Jose Mourinho and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri are also being lined up as replacements for Zidane, if the Frenchman is sacked. (Marca)

Mikel Arteta is ‘already an incredible manager’ and Pep Guardiola says he could even replace him at Man City – FULL STORY

Tuchel is reportedly under consideration by Man United
AFP or licensors

James Maddison could play for Tottenham or Man United, but should not rush into a decision yet, according to his former coaches – FULL STORY

Loris Karius will only discuss his Liverpool future at the end of the season – FULL STORY

Wolves are in advanced talks with 33-year-old midfielder Joao Moutinho about a new two-year contract at Molineux. (Telegraph)

Watford hope to beat Hull to the signing of Malmo’s 19-year-old striker Kevin Harletun, who will be available for a compensation fee of around £140,000 in November. (Sun)

Liverpool are monitoring of 20-year-old striker Donyell Malen, who has scored 10 goals in 12 appearances for PSV this season (Calciomercato)

Man United have opened talks with 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes over a new deal at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Daniel Levy admits Spurs could have spent more on players in the transfer window – FULL STORY

Newcastle are interested in their 25-year-old Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron’s former Atlanta United team-mate and Venezuela striker Josef Martinez (Newcastle Chronicle)

Steven Pressley told talkSPORT he knew James Maddison was destined for the top when he first saw him

Thomas Meunier, who was linked with Arsenal and Man Unite in the summer, admits he is frustrated by his lack of game time at PSG.

Marco Silva says Everton are exploring the possibility of signing a central defender in the January transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will take on a technical role at FIFA in the coming weeks, but still wants to return to football management. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, has asked his team-mates to improve with the Eagles struggling for form. (Sun)

James Maddison could go on to play for Tottenham and Manchester United after going from washing Coventry manager’s car to Premier League stardom

20 Sep

The high standards James Maddison continues to maintain has seen a meteoric rise from the lower spectrum of the Football League to Premier League stardom.

The Leicester City no.10 scored seven goals and provided seven assists in 35 league appearances last season – his first in the top flight since a £24m move from Norwich last summer.

The 22-year-old was the only player to create 100 goalscoring chances in the Premier League in 2018/19, the first English player to reach a century or more since Leighton Baines six years earlier.

Maddison is now an established Premier League player
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That impressive run of form has seen Maddison linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium already, with Manchester United and Tottenham both huge admirers.

This comes as no surprise to his former Coventry manager, Steven Pressley, who handed Maddison his first ever senior start as a 17-year-old in a League Cup tie with Cardiff City in August 2014.

It was ‘tough love’ as far as the pair’s relationship was concerned – Maddison has previously gone on record saying how ‘massive’ the Scot has been in his development.


Brendan Rodgers accepts Man United could be ‘too hard to refuse’ for James Maddison


Pressley, now in charge of Carlisle United, instilled the type of values and ethics into Maddison he does with every youngster he works with, in the hope he’d go on and have a long, distinguished career.

However, there was one occasion when Maddison didn’t meet those standards and felt the wrath of Pressley, who ensured the youngster wouldn’t make the same mistake again.

Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT.com, he explained the incident: “I remember James was out of line on one particular occasion, so I made him wash my car.

“As a young lad breaking through at Rangers I had Archie Knox, Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man, giving me the perfect football education – washing his car and cleaning his boots.

“I’ve taken those standards that Archie set me into my managerial career, so that day I explained to James that what I was doing wasn’t a punishment, but instead was there to help him grow.

“He knew I loved him as a player and a man, and as a manager once you give a player that sort of commitment they buy into it and learn from their mistakes – and that’s exactly what he did.”

Pressley recalls Maddison’s first training session with Coventry’s first team, which he says left a number of his senior players stunned at the latter’s talent.

“I remember that day like it was yesterday,” he laughs. “James was 16 years of age but was demanding the ball at every opportunity from the older lads and dictating the training game – some of them couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

“He had that arrogance and belief, even at that age, that every top player needs to reach the very top.

“He’s technically different class, the only thing I had to assist James with was his understanding of the game without the ball.

“I also stressed to him the commitment he had to show day in day out and the sacrifices he had to make to have a career of longevity.”

He continued: “I remember when James left Coventry and I received a call from his parents. They thanked me for everything that I did for him and that meant a lot to me.

“As a manager knowing you’ve played a big part in a player’s development is incredibly rewarding and the only recognition that I personally truly need.”

Leicester only signed Maddison in a £24m deal from Norwich last summer, but already he is attracting interest from the big boys

Even before Pressley came on to the scene it was evident Maddison had a special talent.

Former Jamaica striker Paul Hall, who has been heavily involved with the development of young talents such as Ebere Eze and Ilias Chair in his role as QPR’s Under-23s coach, said the ‘little cheeky chappy’ was a cut above the rest in Coventry’s youth team when he was at the club.

“He was very, very good. James was always the smallest kid in the team, but the most technically gifted without a doubt,” Hall, Maddison’s Under-13 coach at the Sky Blues, said.

“He was a little cheeky chappy, who had that little glint in his eye. You could always see he was a player of real quality.

“He understood the game at a very young age, his awareness and technical ability was superior to his peers.

“One thing that made James stand out from the rest was his passing range, that aspect of his game was incredible, really.

“He would always challenge you as a coach, the best players always do. I’d give him some advice on how to improve on certain aspects of his game and he’d come back to me and try and do it better. He was a good listener – and that’s still the case now.

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Maddison burst on to the scene as a 17-year-old at Coventry
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“Every now and then we exchange messages and I say congratulations if he’s had a good game and if something hasn’t gone as well as he’d have liked I’ll offer my opinion and he always messages back.

“That speaks volumes of the guy. He epitomises the word loyalty – he’s someone who hasn’t forgotten his roots.

“James always played with a smile on his face, so to have been a real player in his development is something I take great pride in.”

While interest in Maddison continues to intensify in the here and now, the big boys were plotting their move for the wonderkid all the way back in 2014.

Arsenal and Liverpool attempted to land Maddison when he was on Coventry’s books, but an injury scuppered a Premier League transfer.

Pressley said a visit to QPR to watch an Under-23 game a year earlier had reaffirmed his belief the youngster had what it took to get to the very top.

“I was walking down the stairs at half-time about to grab a cuppa and I bump into none other than [QPR manager] Harry Redknapp.

Coventry boss Pressley signs new four-year deal
Steven Pressley was the man who gave Maddison his senior debut for the Sky Blues
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“He went to me ‘Who is that player, Steven? He’s different class’. I nodded in agreement.

“When you’ve got a manager who has worked with some of the very best in the world saying that about a player you know he’s got half a chance of making it to the top.

“I said to people at the club at the time that we had a very special talent on our hands and as you say the rest is history, really.”

So just how much can Maddison achieve in the game? And should he resist a potential move to a top-six club and stay at Leicester which could ultimately aid his development further?

“I think James is at the perfect club at this moment in time, working under an excellent manager who has a proven track record for nurturing youth,” Pressley stated.

“I know the wee man is very ambitious and he’ll want to play at the very top sooner rather than later, but my message to him would not to be in any rush to leave Leicester anytime soon.

QPR coach Paul Hall was Maddison’s Under-13 coach at Coventry
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“It’s a great football club and it’s giving him a brilliant football education.

“He’s improving all the time so I think it will only benefit him in the long run spending more time working with a manager of Brendan Rodgers’ calibre.”

Hall added: “James can go right to the very, very top. There is no doubt in my mind about that.

“If Manchester United or Tottenham come calling then that would be very hard for him to turn that down, as that would be an incredible opportunity.

“I think people forget footballers have very short career spans and you have to embrace the journey that you’re in.

“One thing I do know is that with his attitude, quality and commitment that he’s always displayed he won’t look out of place in any of those big sides – he has what it takes to be a real star.”

James Maddison: Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers accepts move to Manchester United could be ‘too hard to turn down’

19 Sep

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has accepted that a potential move to Manchester United could be ‘too hard to turn down’ for James Maddison.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly has his eye set on a 2020 swoop for the England playmaker, who has two assists to his name already in the Premier League this season.

James Maddison has caught the attention of big clubs already this season
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The Red Devils boss is eager to land the brightest British talents in the game, having already acquired Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Maddison’s former team-mate Harry Maguire over the summer.

And now Maddison, believed to be valued at around the £70m mark, is the Norwegian’s next target in sight.

The Foxes will be reluctant to lose Maddison anytime soon though, having only signed him in a £24million move from Norwich last summer.

However, Rodgers understands that the 22-year-old will have a dilemma on his hands should a club of United or Liverpool’s stature come calling for his services when the transfer window reopens in the new year.

Brendan Rodgers accepts it would be difficult for Maddison to turn down a potential move to Manchester United
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“I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been at Liverpool where I understand the draw of that type of club,” he explained.

“Liverpool and Manchester United are two of the biggest clubs by far.

“There’s other great clubs, there’s big clubs, but those two, in terms of worldwide status, are above the other clubs.

“There are other great clubs that are trying to catch them up but those two, in my experience, are a level above.”

 

He added: “Whenever a player gets an opportunity to go to a club like that, to experience that type of pressure, that expectation – and of course there’ll be a financial side to it as well, let’s be real – that as a package in a short career is maybe something that is too hard to turn down.

“I understand it, I get it.”

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James Maddison urged to make Manchester United transfer by fans impressed with his display for Leicester

17 Sep

Manchester United fans have pleaded with James Maddison to ‘come to United’ following his impressive performance at the weekend.

Despite Leicester losing 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, Maddison starred in midfield and was the best player on the pitch for much of the match.

Maddison is enjoying a fine season with Leicester
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Following the game, the 22-year-old posted a picture of himself in action on Instagram and was inundated with a series of messages from Red Devil supporters urging him to make the switch.

One read: ‘Pack your bags mate. You’re welcome to play here all year!’ while another said: ‘Hope you can play more at old Trafford next season.’

‘Soon land at OT,’ read one, with one fan very optimistic Maddison will be at United long before next summer.

‘See you there in Jan,’ it said.

United are keeping tabs on Maddison as they consider a summer move for him, having failed to land him in the most recent transfer window.

However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to bring an attacking midfielder to the club and Maddison is believed to be one of his key targets, the Manchester Evening News report.

He has recorded two assists so far this season and earned a call-up to the England squad for the recent Euro 2020 qualifying matches, but did not appear against either Bulgaria or Kosovo.

Maddison has often been singled out for praise by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers who likened him to former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

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How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side could look with transfer targets Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho and James Maddison

17 Sep

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revolution at Old Trafford is set to go up a notch next summer, as the Manchester United boss plots another raid on English talent.

Following the arrivals of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the most recent transfer window, the Red Devils are reportedly interested in signing Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho, and James Maddison ahead of next season.

Sancho has emerged as one of England’s brightest stars
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Man United did not replace Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez, who both joined Inter Milan, and Solskjaer desperately requires more fire power in attack.

There are currently just two senior strikers at Old Trafford, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, and the latter has missed the last two games with a knock.

With Solskjaer just one injury away from a crisis up front, reports claim his attentions have already turned to Bournemouth’s Wilson.

The 27-year-old England international already has three goals this season and his stock continues to rise.

Wilson scored a brace against Everton on the weekend
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Meanwhile, ESPN also reports that Man United will step up their bid to sign long-term target Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, despite the 19-year-old recently signing a new contract.

And it is understood the Red Devils will be knocking on Leicester’s door again next summer, this time for star attacking midfielder Maddison.

Should they be successful in their pursuit of the English trio, we’ve taken a look at several ways Man United could line-up next season.


While Sancho and Maddison would walk into the side, it’s difficult to justify a place for Wilson in Manchester United’s strongest starting XI.

The Bournemouth man will be 28 next summer, six years older than Rashford and four years older than Martial.

With Solskjaer’s dedication and commitment to youth, it’s hard to see Wilson being anything but third-choice up front.

Also, age aside, it’s highly debatable whether Wilson is a better-quality striker than Rashford or Martial.


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Sancho’s potential arrival would likely come at the expense of Martial or Dan James, with Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata at risk of dropping out of the fold entirely.

Solskjaer likes to rotate between a 4-3-3 formation and a 4-2-3-1 shape, and the latter could see Maddison pushed into a more advanced No. 10 role, with Rashford utilised on the wing to accommodate Martial.

Still, though, no room for Wilson.


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Bournemouth are one of the few teams who still operate with a traditional 4-4-2 formation – and it helps Wilson thrive.

The leg-work of Josh King allows for Wilson to focus all his energy on getting into goalscoring areas, hence why he is so prolific for the Cherries.

Perhaps Solskjaer is plotting a dramatic change in formation?

Also, with continued speculation around the future of Paul Pogba, Maddison could represent a direct replacement for the Frenchman as a box-to-box midfielder, rather than a No. 10.


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How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side could look with transfer targets Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho and James Maddison

17 Sep

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revolution at Old Trafford is set to go up a notch next summer, as the Manchester United boss plots another raid on English talent.

Following the arrivals of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the most recent transfer window, the Red Devils are reportedly interested in signing Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho, and James Maddison ahead of next season.

Sancho has emerged as one of England’s brightest stars
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Man United did not replace Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez, who both joined Inter Milan, and Solskjaer desperately requires more fire power in attack.

There are currently just two senior strikers at Old Trafford, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, and the latter has missed the last two games with a knock.

With Solskjaer just one injury away from a crisis up front, reports claim his attentions have already turned to Bournemouth’s Wilson.

The 27-year-old England international already has three goals this season and his stock continues to rise.

Wilson scored a brace against Everton on the weekend
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Meanwhile, ESPN also reports that Man United will step up their bid to sign long-term target Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, despite the 19-year-old recently signing a new contract.

And it is understood the Red Devils will be knocking on Leicester’s door again next summer, this time for star attacking midfielder Maddison.

Should they be successful in their pursuit of the English trio, we’ve taken a look at several ways Man United could line-up next season.


While Sancho and Maddison would walk into the side, it’s difficult to justify a place for Wilson in Manchester United’s strongest starting XI.

The Bournemouth man will be 28 next summer, six years older than Rashford and four years older than Martial.

With Solskjaer’s dedication and commitment to youth, it’s hard to see Wilson being anything but third-choice up front.

Also, age aside, it’s highly debatable whether Wilson is a better-quality striker than Rashford or Martial.


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Sancho’s potential arrival would likely come at the expense of Martial or Dan James, with Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata at risk of dropping out of the fold entirely.

Solskjaer likes to rotate between a 4-3-3 formation and a 4-2-3-1 shape, and the latter could see Maddison pushed into a more advanced No. 10 role, with Rashford utilised on the wing to accommodate Martial.

Still, though, no room for Wilson.


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Bournemouth are one of the few teams who still operate with a traditional 4-4-2 formation – and it helps Wilson thrive.

The leg-work of Josh King allows for Wilson to focus all his energy on getting into goalscoring areas, hence why he is so prolific for the Cherries.

Perhaps Solskjaer is plotting a dramatic change in formation?

Also, with continued speculation around the future of Paul Pogba, Maddison could represent a direct replacement for the Frenchman as a box-to-box midfielder, rather than a No. 10.


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Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal’s defense set for boost, Manchester United’s big summer plans to sign English trio, Liverpool’s Van Dijk alternative revealed

17 Sep

talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…

Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison priority signings in the next summer transfer window, with Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson also a target – FULL STORY

AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are all interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Calcio Mercato)

Liverpool would have signed Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly if they had failed to buy Virgil van Dijk in January 2018. (Goal)

Holding could be about to give Arsenal a timely boost at the back
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Rob Holding is ready to give Arsenal a boost by declaring himself fully fit following his 10-month injury hell. (Daily Mail)

Bournemouth are prepared to give Ryan Fraser a new contract worth £100,000 a week, with Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea and Wolves all interested in the 25-year-old Scotland winger. (90min.com)

Celtic could make a move for out of favour Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama in January, says Bhoys boss Neil Lennon. (Team Talk)

Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, but the club is yet to offer the 31-year-old a new deal. (Daily Express)

Gareth Southgate’s England assistant Steve Holland will be in the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to take a closer look at Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. (Daily Telegraph)

Kalidou Koulibaly was on Liverpool’s radar when they signed Virgil van Dijk in January 2018
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Ajax and Netherlands defender Joel Veltman says he wanted to sign for West Ham Unitedthis summer, but the Dutch champions would not let him leave. (NOS)

Bayern Munich will renew their interest in RB Leipzig striker and Liverpool target Timo Werner next summer, believes Michael Ballack. Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are also keen on the 23-year-old. (Goal)

Wolves may bring more Portuguese stars to the club, having sent scouts to watch Porto’s 3-2 win over Portimonense on Sunday. (Sport Witness)

The world’s second-richest man Bernard Arnault is preparing an £890m takeover bid for Serie A side AC Milan. (Daily Mail)

 

Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal’s defense set for boost, Manchester United’s big summer plans to sign English trio, Liverpool’s Van Dijk alternative revealed

17 Sep

talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…

Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison priority signings in the next summer transfer window, with Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson also a target – FULL STORY

AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are all interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Calcio Mercato)

Liverpool would have signed Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly if they had failed to buy Virgil van Dijk in January 2018. (Goal)

Rob Holding is ready to give Arsenal a boost by declaring himself fully fit following his 10-month injury hell. (Daily Mail)

Bournemouth are prepared to give Ryan Fraser a new contract worth £100,000 a week, with Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea and Wolves all interested in the 25-year-old Scotland winger. (90min.com)

Celtic could make a move for out of favour Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama in January, says Bhoys boss Neil Lennon. (Team Talk)

Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, but the club is yet to offer the 31-year-old a new deal. (Daily Express)

Gareth Southgate’s England assistant Steve Holland will be in the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to take a closer look at Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. (Daily Telegraph)

Ajax and Netherlands defender Joel Veltman says he wanted to sign for West Ham Unitedthis summer, but the Dutch champions would not let him leave. (NOS)

Bayern Munich will renew their interest in RB Leipzig striker and Liverpool target Timo Werner next summer, believes Michael Ballack. Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are also keen on the 23-year-old. (Goal)

Wolves may bring more Portuguese stars to the club, having sent scouts to watch Porto’s 3-2 win over Portimonense on Sunday. (Sport Witness)

The world’s second-richest man Bernard Arnault is preparing an £890m takeover bid for Serie A side AC Milan. (Daily Mail)