Manchester United are looking to finally sign Fabinho in January, while Alexandre Lacazette could be close to committing his future to Lyon.
UNITED STILL WANT FABINHO
The transfer window has only just closed but Manchester United are already looking towards January.
Monaco right-back Fabinho was linked with a switch to Old Trafford all through the summer and Jose Mourinho is still keen to land the defender.
Both the Sunday Express and Daily Star on Sunday report that United will be looking to seal a £15million deal after Christmas.
Monaco’s Champions League involvement strengthened their hand before the deadline last week but Mourinho remains keen to bolster his options at right-back, despite Antonio Valencia’s impressive start to the season.
LACAZETTE TO COMMIT TO LYON
Arsenal failed in their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette this summer and the Lyon striker could be about to become even more difficult to lure away from France.
The Sun on Sunday repeat a report in L’Equipe claiming Lyon have made Lacazette a new five-year contract offer that would see the forward’s pay packet rise to £85,000 a week.
The Gunners could easily better the 25-year-old’s salary but the report also claims his buy-out clause would rise to £59million. Given Arsene Wenger was unwilling to go above £30million for Lacazette this summer, it is unlikely the Arsenal boss would pay double that sum any time soon.
Another forward to reject the Gunners this summer was Jamie Vardy, who tells the Guardian that it was an “easy” decision to reject the offer as both his “head and his heart” wanted to remain with Leicester.
AND THE REST
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start his coaching badges in the New Year – in preparation of becoming a manager when he retires. (The Sun on Sunday)
Wayne Rooney should be like an ‘older brother’ to the rest of his England team-mates if he wants to be a successful captain, according to former Bolton skipper Jay-Jay Okocha. (The Mail on Sunday)
Gary Neville has called for an investigation after former top referee Mark Halsey made the explosive claim that he was told by superiors to overlook some controversial incidents. (The Mail on Sunday)
Tony Pulis’ future at West Brom is hanging in the balance with the Baggies manager “50-50” to be in charge come the end of the international break. (Sunday Express)
Marcelo Brozovic will sign a new contract at Inter Milan – but it will earn him less than a deal with Chelsea. (Sunday Express)
Benik Afobe believes Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is the main reason best friend Jack Wilshere has joined him at Dean Court. (Sunday Express)
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes his Hoops stars are rightly red-hot favourites going into Saturday’s Old Firm clash. (Sunday Express)
A source close to Tony Pulis admitted it is only “50-50” that he will be in charge at West Brom come the end of the international break. (Sunday Express)
Liverpool were stunned on transfer deadline day when Croatian Ante Coric, 19, turned down a medical ahead of a £15m move from Dinamo Zagreb. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Man City’s Vincent Kompany has undergone a series of blood tests for the medics to give the thumbs-up on a welcome return to action. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Steven N’Zonzi pulled out of a £25m move to Leicester before the transfer window closed last Wednesday. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Harry Kane is in talks with Tottenham over a bumper new deal to become the club’s highest-paid player. (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United are plotting a move for Antoine Griezmann next summer as the Red Devils plan to spend big again. (Sunday Mirror)
Pep Guardiola has “humiliated” Yaya Toure with a Champions League snub, says Man City outcast’s agent. (Sunday Mirror)
Everton’s new majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has questioned his club’s failure to land major transfer targets this summer. (Sunday Mirror)
Leicester an England striker Jamie Vardy says it was an “easy” decision to reject an offer from Arsenal this summer, as both his “head and his heart” wanted to remain with the Foxes. (The Guardian)