A Real Madrid playmaker will disappoint Manchester United and Tottenham by signing a new deal, while West Ham are set to renew their interest in a midfielder in January, according to Saturday’s newspapers.
REAL STAR TO SNUB PREM DUO
Spain midfielder Isco will finally put talk to bed of a potential move to the Premier League by penning a bumper new contract at Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old was strongly linked with Manchester United and Tottenham throughout the course of the summer transfer window, despite being a pivotal player in Real’s La Liga and Champions League triumphs last season.
The Spain star hasn’t always been first choice at The Bernabeu but ended the last campaign in stunning form and has done likewise since the start of this season.
His new contract is expected to be announced in the coming days and will come as a blow to both United and Spurs, according to the report in The Sun.
HAMMERS TO RENEW CARVALHO INTEREST
West Ham will return with a January bid for midfielder William Carvalho despite an ongoing dispute with Sporting Lisbon.
The Hammers face a courtroom battle over claims by Sporting that they never made an official bid for their £35million-rated player.
Sporting director Nuno Saraiva branded David Sullivan a ‘liar’ — prompting West Ham’s co-owner to make a call to his lawyers.
But that will not be enough to stop the Hammers trying to prise the Portugal international away with a fresh bid in the New Year.
A Hammers insider told The Sun: “There’s a problem between the clubs at the moment but never say never. The board and manager know a player when they see one.
“The player himself would obviously prefer to be here in the Premier League than over there. So watch for developments.”
AND THE REST
Jurgen Klopp insists that the Liverpool fans will forgive Philippe Coutinho for his transfer window antics (Daily Mirror)
Marcus Rashford wants his partnership with Romelu Lukaku to be like that of Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola says Jadon Sancho ‘shook hands’ on a new deal at Manchester City before joining German giants Borussia Dortmund (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero must get used to being rotated at Manchester City (Daily Mirror)
Real Madrid feel they will sign Spain goalkeeper David de Gea from Manchester United next summer (Daily Express)
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says new signing Fernando Llorente has given everyone a lift in the dressing room (Daily Mail)
Slaven Bilic’s future at West Ham could be on the line after the Hammers manager said he laughed at Sporting Lisbon’s criticism of owners David Sullivan and David Gold (Daily Express)
Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, could return to Chelsea on Monday to face his punishment for spending the summer in Brazil (Daily Telegraph)
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare says he is disappointed by Danny Drinkwater (Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal’s principal transfer negotiator Dick Law has decided to step down from his position at the end of the month (Daily Telegraph)
Sunderland did not receive any bids for Ivory Coast centre-back Lamine Kone or Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong in the transfer window (Newcastle Chronicle)