Barcelona are ready to offer one of their first-team regulars in a bid to land Mesut Ozil, while Manchester City are set to rival Liverpool for a defender, all in Monday’s papers.
BARCA KEEN ON SWAP DEAL FOR ARSENAL ACE
Barcelona are strongly considering a January move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and and could offer Andre Gomes in part exchange.
Ozil is out of contract in the summer and is expected to attract interest from Barca and Manchester United in the New Year as the Gunners look to cash in on one of their top stars rather than lose him for nothing.
Arsenal have been criticised in the past for selling their top stars to Premier League rivals and it is thought that they would prefer to do business with the Catalan giants, particularly if they get a player in part-exchange.
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Portugal international Gomes has been a regular for Ernesto Valverde’s men this season, despite being heavily linked with a move to Tottenham on transfer deadline over the summer.
Barca have turned their attentions to Ozil after being put off by Liverpool’s asking price for Philippe Coutinho and believe they can land the German for a fee of around £20million, plus 24-year-old Gomes, according to the report on the Daily Star.
AND THE REST
Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool in January to save his World Cup dream (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola could spark a tug-of-war for £65m-rated Virgil van Dijk after confirming he will target a new defender in January (Daily Mirror)
Danny Rose is in line to return for Tottenham to face Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night (Daily Mirror)
Hugo Lloris has warned his Tottenham team-mates to forget the title and start worrying about finishing in this season’s top four (Daily Mirror)
Rafa Benitez says Paul Pogba has a long way to go before he can be viewed as a great player like Steven Gerrard (Daily Mirror)
Kevin De Bruyne has revealed Pep Guardiola has left Manchester City’s former underachievers believing they can defeat anyone (Daily Mirror)
Arsene Wenger has said Manchester City are unstoppable in this season’s title race because their players are out of this world (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup have been hit by a rival bid from Everton (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola will not allow any of his Manchester City stars to take things easy (Daily Express)
Barcelona have made an offer for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as they aim to secure the player’s signature, according to reports (Daily Express)
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo discussed his own transfer plans with Antoine Griezmann after the Madrid derby, according to reports (Daily Express)
Antonio Conte has been named as first choice to be the national manager by Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio (Daily Express)
Danny Rose is fuming at being left out of the Spurs squad for Saturday’s north London derby defeat (The Sun)
Bournemouth are preparing a January bid for Reading’s 19-year-old full-back Omar Richards (The Sun)
Sam Johnstone is being eyed by West Brom – and could end his Aston Villa loan early (The Sun)
Jose Mourinho will be manager of Man United until at least 2020 (Daily Star)
Manchester City will battle Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea for Schalke star Leon Goretzka with Bayern Munich and Juventus also in the hunt (Daily Star)
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has dismissed speculation that he was set to join Inter Milan in the summer (The Independent)
Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is entitled to a £1m bonus if the club returns to the Premier League (Daily Star)