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Manchester United to prioritise centre-back signing in January - Paper Talk

Plus: Erling Haaland will be fit to face Liverpool next weekend; Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Dusan Vlahovic in January; Tottenham and Newcastle have joined the race to sign Motherwell midfielder Lennon Miller; Derek Adams could be set for a third spell as Ross County boss

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Monday's newspapers...


Manchester United will prioritise the signing of a new central defender in January.

Reported incoming scout Marcel Bout has made it his mission to find the next Erling Haaland or Jude Bellingham for Newcastle United.

Former Arsenal chief David Dein has accused Mikel Arteta of damaging the Gunners' image with his stinging rant against VAR, and instead of backing him up with a club statement, he says he would discipline the Spaniard if he was still in charge.

Manchester United legend David Beckham is keen to make former Red Devils star David De Gea the next major signing at Inter Miami.

PSG forward Hugo Etike is set to turn his back on France thanks to the influence of Samuel Eto'o.

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Rico Lewis could make his England debut at left back on Monday night against North Macedonia after Kieran Trippier's withdrawal from the squad.

Everton's next set of accounts will come under fresh scrutiny after the Premier League confirmed that clubs can be punished for breaching profit and sustainability rules in consecutive seasons.


Erling Haaland will be fit to face Liverpool next weekend with the Manchester City striker's latest injury not considered to be serious, according to reports.

Bruno Fernandes has dispelled rumours linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia by explaining how 'happy' he is at Manchester United despite the club's difficult run of form.

Roberto Firmino's father passed away on Saturday night during a family trip to Dubai.

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Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced

The Premier League's 'Big Six' are set to profit further with plans to reportedly alter the distribution of prize money.

Ukraine head coach Serhiy Rebrov has criticised UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin after he said it would be a 'disaster' if Italy fail to qualify for Euro 2024.

Everton fans have raised more than £33,000 to go towards protests over their 10-point deduction handed down by the Premier League, with supporters' groups set to produce banners and flags for their next game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Gabriel Jesus has made a welcome return from injury with Brazil ahead of a crucial run of fixtures at club level for Arsenal.

PFA chief executive Maheta Molango has claimed that international players are at 'breaking point' after a new report revealed that those involved in last year's World Cup spent an average of eight days longer out through injury following the mid-season tournament in Qatar.

Tottenham are keen on a move for Barcelona's Raphinha in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.

Reece James has insisted that he 'hasn't felt this good in a long time' having finally recovered from a lengthy lay-off due to injury.


Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic
Image: Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic

Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Dusan Vlahovic in January, according to reports.

Manchester City are being warned they could face their D-day over financial fair play as early as next year - and "all hell will break loose" if they lose.

Barcelona have suffered a massive blow after wonderkid Gavi hobbled off with a serious looking knee injury while playing for Spain.

The first winter World Cup cost Premier League clubs a whopping £255m in "lost" wages.

Ivan Toney was on target for Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to triple Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid wages in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford.

Bologna are interested in signing Tottenham forward Alejo Veliz on loan, according to reports.

Real Madrid legend Luka Modric looks set to leave the club this summer, according to reports.


Kai Havertz rues a missed chance against Manchester United
Image: Kai Havertz has had a difficult start at Arsenal but scored for Germany from an unusual position

Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann has hinted at Kai Havertz playing as a left-back again in the future after his performance during the 3-2 defeat to Turkey last night.


Mohamed Salah was escorted off of the pitch while on international duty with Egypt over the weekend.

Tottenham and Newcastle have joined the lengthy queue of clubs jostling to sign Motherwell midfielder Lennon Miller in January.

Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign sought-after defender Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.

Arsenal are reportedly set to be forced to alter their January transfer plans as they are no longer leading the race for Fluminense star Andre.


The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' are at odds with rivals over the long-awaited £130m pyramid rescue package as a wealth-gap row reignites after the Everton crisis.

Premier League clubs are waiting nervously to find out whether or not their England stars avoid injuries on North Macedonia's controversial pitch.


Steve Parish has insisted there have been no talks between Dougie Freedman and Manchester United.


Celtic forgotten man Marco Tilio will consider a January loan if he doesn't get first-team action before January.

Fenerbahce president Ali Koç has reportedly performed a sensational U-turn and green lit an exit for Ryan Kent after crunch talks with manager Ismail Kartal.


Derek Adams could be set for a stunning third spell as Ross County boss.

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