Paper Talk

Paper talk

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


Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are all interested in signing Jude Bellingham next summer with the midfielder shining for Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford looked sharp in training following an operation on his shoulder.

Tottenham are facing an injury crisis up front with Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn both doubts for Sunday's game against Chelsea.

Tottenham star Heung-Min Son has admitted he was a Manchester United fan as a kid thanks to South Korean icon Ji-Sung Park.

Ex-Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald is after a new club after a successful kidney transplant.


Pep Guardiola is considering using Phil Foden as a midfielder following the England international's return from the foot injury he suffered during the summer.

The organisers of a proposed new world 12-a-side tournament want to recruit England head coach Eddie Jones and have insisted they have the finances in place to make the project become a reality.

French scrum-half Ludovic Radosavljevic has been banned for 26 weeks after he was found guilty of calling an opponent a "banana eater" and threatening to burn him during a match.


Newcastle assistant boss Graeme Jones and striker Dwight Gayle were involved in a training-ground showdown this week, with captain Jamaal Lascelles forced to step in after tempers flared.

Rangers refused entry to Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon at Ibrox on Thursday, citing security concerns as the reason why the former Celtic pair would not be allowed in to conduct punditry work.

The Government want peace talks with Premier League players to repair the damage caused by a series of public barbs and gaffes from MPs that have alienated the football community.

New Levante centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has slammed former club Schalke after his nightmare spell saw the club relegated from the Bundesliga.


Tottenham could reignite their interest in Antonio Rudiger if the defender doesn't sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham director Fabio Paratici is keen to land Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter, who was linked with a move to north London during the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has been asked to sack manager Ronald Koeman by several of the club's board members, according to reports.

Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino will apparently stay with the Gunners, despite reports linking him to La Liga giants Barcelona.


Napoli fans were involved in violent clashes with police after missiles were thrown by both sets of supporters after their 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Thursday.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed the club are in talks with Jack Wilshere over potentially allowing the former Gunners star to train with his old side once again.

Mohamed Salah showed his dedication to Liverpool as he enjoyed a 3am cooldown in the swimming pool following the Reds' win over AC Milan.


Hibernian are set to part company with sporting director Graeme Mathie.


Steven Gerrard refused to make excuses as he admitted his side are still trying to find top form this season after going down to Lyon at Ibrox.

Ryan Kent has given Rangers cause for concern after limping out of their game against Lyon.

Dundee United will take the wraps off a statue to the legendary Jim McLean outside Tannadice on Saturday.

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