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Paper Talk: Arsenal hope to beat Chelsea to the signing of West Ham's Declan Rice in the summer

Plus: Newcastle look into the signings of Chelsea trio Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hakim Ziyech; Borussia Dortmund to offer Jude Bellingham a new contract, making him one of their top earners; Arsenal turn their attention to Dusan Vlahovic after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday's newspapers...


Liverpool are braced for a summer of significant changes but Jurgen Klopp will not be among them, with the manager intent on overseeing the improvements needed to make the club a force again.

Arsenal have made Declan Rice their top target this summer and are growing in confidence that they can beat Chelsea to the England midfielder's signature.

Declan Rice celebrates West Ham's equaliser

Everton are set to implement improved security procedures and protocols for the showdown with Arsenal next month, a fixture which has been categorised as high-risk.

Chelsea's policy of signing players on lengthy contracts should help the London club as it attempts to meet UEFA's new financial fair play (FFP) targets, but has been described as a "risky strategy" by football finance experts.

Football's lawmakers will be pressed to deal with "grey areas" over offside decisions after a series of incidents, culminating in a controversial goal in the Manchester derby.

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Helen MacNamara, one of the Premier League's leading executives, has left the organisation after less than two years in the post.

England's defence coach Kevin Sinfield has held talks with Owen Farrell about improving the fly-half's tackle technique.


Newcastle are looking at the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielders Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, as well as winger Hakim Ziyech this month.

Chelsea's enormous transfer spend has set off alarm bells inside the club's highly-rated academy and alerted German clubs to the possibility of trying to sign some of the club's best home-grown youngsters.

Everton's hopes of securing vital investment into the club or a full takeover have been dealt a blow after Maciek Kaminski stepped back from talks with Farhad Moshiri.

Eddie Jones held 14-month-long secret talks with Australia while with England.


Wolves have agreed a fee in the region of £4.5m for the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.


Tottenham manager Antonio Conte's position is increasingly uncertain with the club's worrying form emerging as a key factor in deciding the Italian's long-term future.

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes will be sidelined for a matter of weeks rather than months after a scan on his injured ankle revealed no serious damage.

Borussia Dortmund want to keep Jude Bellingham at the club and are hoping to offer him a new contract to make him one of their top earners, although they would struggle to turn down bids in excess of £133m.

Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring against Stuttgart for Dortmund

Al Nassr are reportedly negotiating a deal to bring PSG's Keylor Navas to the club to team up with his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga is wanted by Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona are open to selling Raphinha during the January transfer window, but only if the interested party agrees to pay £100m for his services, according to reports.

Everton have asked Rennes about taking their winger Kamaldeen Sulemana on an initial loan as Frank Lampard is keen on reinforcing his attacking line.

Leeds have put talks over a move for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi on hold as they take stock of their squad and Jesse Marsch's future.

Young Ukrainian star Marta Kostyuk said she will not shake hands with Russian or Belarusian players at the Australian Open if they don't stand firmly enough against the invasion of her homeland.


Brighton have contacted New York City FC and Girona about a move for Argentine forward Valentin 'Taty' Castellanos, as they seek to evolve their forward line.

William Saliba insists he is "so happy" at Arsenal as contract talks continue behind the scenes of an increasingly convincing Premier League title bid.


Arsenal target Facundo Torres has confirmed the Gunners made contact over a transfer as he awaits further talks.

Graham Potter will have to drop first-team stars from Chelsea's Champions League squad list to register Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Benoit Badiashile to face Borussia Dortmund in February.

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Chelsea head coach Graham Potter was full of praise for his new signing Mykhailo Mudryk and believes he can be a fan favourite.

RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl has now confirmed forward Christopher Nkunku will join free-spending Chelsea this summer.

Chelsea are yet to make a bid for Moises Caicedo, Brighton have confirmed, amid intense interest in the midfielder.


Arsenal have turned their attention to Dusan Vlahovic after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, according to reports.

Dusan Vlahovic celebrates scoring Serbia's  second goal

David Wagner is lining up a reunion with Tommy Smith at Norwich - if Max Aarons leaves in January.

Manchester United are in talks with Marcus Rashford over a new five-year, £300,000-a-week contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly make his Saudi Arabian debut as captain as he prepares to face off with old rival Lionel Messi.

David Moyes admits it "wouldn't be the end of the Earth" if he was sacked by West Ham.

Manchester United are holding transfer talks with Inter Milan over a move for Denzel Dumfries, according to reports.

Tottenham have been offered Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma but face competition from several other clubs, according to reports.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle are set to battle it out to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen, according to reports.

Borussia Dortmund want Youssoufa Moukoko to make a decision on his future this week.


Arsenal have been offered Leandro Trossard after losing out on long-term target Mykhailo Mudryk - but face competition from north London rivals Tottenham for the Brighton star.

Marco Reus' agents were spotted watching Manchester United's win over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon as the Borussia Dortmund star weighs up his future.


Rangers have had a bid for Swansea winger Morgan Whittaker knocked back.

Kevin Nisbet is back on Celtic's transfer radar.

Morton have failed in a bid to bring in former Celtic star Nadir Ciftci.

Giorgos Giakoumakis' agent is set to fly into Glasgow this week to finalise his exit from Celtic.


Rangers have targeted Swansea's Morgan Whittaker - and the winger is keen to become part of Michael Beale's Ibrox revolution.

The SFA and SPFL have confirmed that they will look to "mitigate" the impact of weather on Hampden ahead of the Viaplay Cup showdown between Rangers and Celtic next month.

Christian Ramirez has flown back to America as he waits for Columbus Crew to strike a deal with Aberdeen.

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