Regional Paper Talk: Ajax forward Justin Kluivert dismisses Manchester United links
Last Updated: 05/02/18 2:42pm
A round-up of the top football stories and transfer gossip making the back pages of Monday's regional newspapers.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Justin Kluivert insists a move to Manchester United 'wouldn't make sense for now' amid speculation he could leave Ajax.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has tried to sell Karim Benzema to Manchester United according to reports in Spain.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Italy have conceded defeat in their attempts to convince Chelsea coach Antonio Conte to become their manager for a second time.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that France head coach Didier Deschamps urged him to leave Arsenal ahead of this summer's World Cup.
Javier Hernandez says he'll give West Ham 100 per cent of his dedication, having angled for a move away in the January window.
German publication Bild have reported Liverpool target Leon Bailey will not be sold for anything less than £44m this summer.
Gerard Deulofeu believes he is a "more complete" player than he was when he played for Everton and hopes his latest loan spell at Watford can propel him to the World Cup finals this summer.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits that the Blues miserable season is already a "write off" and wants to be able to prepare for the 2018/19 campaign as soon as possible.
Newcastle's January striker target Nicolai Jorgensen has suggested he is open to a summer move to the Premier League.
Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers are interested in Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson, according to reports, with his Black Cats deal up in the summer.
Chris Coleman admits he is having to battle against the negativity of Ellis Short's absentee ownership and the wreckage of last season's relegation.
Melbourne City wanted to keep Ross McCormack longer - but couldn't reach an agreement with Aston Villa.
West Ham United owner David Sullivan has claimed that Stoke City turned down a £25m bid for Joe Allen last month.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City midfielder Seb Larsson is reportedly in talks over a move back to Sweden at the end of the season.
Nigel Adkins has underlined Michael Dawson's role as Hull City captain, but says he expects him to be missing for at least another week.
Lewis Cook revealed there was no language barrier between Lys Mousset and the rest of the squad - even if the striker pretended there was at times.
Riyad Mahrez will be welcomed back into the Leicester City squad with open arms, team-mate Marc Albrighton has stated.
Claude Puel says he is planning the immediate future for Leicester City without Riyad Mahrez.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Defender Matthew Pennington had urged Leeds United to keep faith with Thomas Christiansen and resist any "finger-pointing" before the club's head coach was dismissed on Sunday night.
Andreas Weimann was keen to help Derby County's promotion bid only hours after attending the birth of his second child.
Nottingham Forest reportedly made an audacious bid to try to sign striker Jordan Rhodes from Sheffield Wednesday on transfer deadline day.
Aitor Karanka is confident new goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon will enjoy an "amazing" loan at Nottingham Forest.
Jack Colback is already convinced Nottingham Forest have a squad that can compete with the best in the Sky Bet Championship.
Ashley Fletcher believes he still has a long-term future at Middlesbrough despite being allowed to head out on loan in the January transfer window.
Swansea City target Daniel Opare has been told he can seek a new employer "in the short term" after falling out with his club FC Augsburg.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton may have to look elsewhere in their search for an out-of-contract striker, after losing out on Dutchman Michiel Kramer.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Will Grigg insists Wigan Athletic made a real 'statement of intent' to the rest of Sky Bet League One by keeping hold of their prize assets on deadline day.
Chris Hughton believes extra competition up front after Brighton's January business has spurred on Glenn Murray.
Samir Carruthers has been told he can still play a key role for Sheffield United during the remainder of the Sky Bet Championship season, despite being made available for a loan move last month.
David Wagner revealed both Joe Lolley and Martin Cranie wanted to leave Huddersfield Town in the January transfer window.
Monaco loanee Terence Kongolo will play a big part in Huddersfield Town's survival battle in the Premier League, says David Wagner.
Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has declared Sam Allardyce as one of the best managers he has worked with and said the squad were not happy when he departed Selhurst Park.
Russell Martin is confident striker Alfredo Morelos won't be distracted by the talk surrounding his future at Rangers.