Euro Paper Talk: Jadon Sancho makes major Man Utd exit call as three top suitors hover; Arsenal bid to snatch Senegalese sensation revealed

Man Utd winger Jadon Sancho is wanted by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Al-Ettifaq

Jadon Sancho is wanted by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Al-Ettifaq

Manchester United will part ways with Jadon Sancho in January with three clubs keen on a deal, Arsenal are chasing a hugely-talented Senegalese prospect, while there is a worrying update on Bernardo Silva’s Manchester City future just weeks after he signed a new deal.


Jadon Sancho has reportedly decided he wants out at Manchester United as soon as possible following his clash with Erik ten Hag.

The winger has endured a frustrating time at Old Trafford since a £73m move from Borussia Dortmund in summer 2021, scoring just 12 goals over 84 appearances so far.

To that end, it is safe to say Sancho has had a hard time in living up to his billing as the Red Devils’ fifth most costly signing of all time.

Last season, the player spent a spell away from Old Trafford, undergoing a bespoke training programme in the Netherlands. And while Erik ten Hag has since revealed the player has also endured a difficult spell with his mental health, the pair will have seen the 2023/24 season as the chance for a fresh start.

Having been involved in their first three matches of the season, albeit off the substitutes bench, the outlook appeared good for Sancho.

However, his axing from the squad that lost 3-1 at Arsenal has thrown Sancho back to square one – with the winger claiming he feels ‘scapegoated’ and accusing his manager of concealing the truth over his explanations for his exclusion.

Now with peace talks between the two men failing to see a solution reached, speculation is mounting that Sancho may already have played his final game for Manchester United.

Former England striker Darren Bent reckons Ten Hag’s comments have seen Sancho reach the end of his tether.

“If he had the intention of staying at Manchester United, of wanting to stay at the club, or had a burning desire to stay, you do it in-house,” Bent said on talkSPORT.

Three suitors in the mix for Jadon Sancho signing

Bent continued: “You go to the manager’s office and you say, ‘look, I don’t really like what you did there. If my training standards are not good enough, then just tell me’.

“I’m sure he’s told him before and then we will try and deal with it.

“But the fact he went public tells me he wants out of there. He’s had enough.

‘Maybe the challenge is too big for him, which is a shame because he’s got a lot of ability, he’s got talent. Maybe the Premier League is too quick for him.”

Bent added: “Ten Hag has given him every possible opportunity by the way, by sending him away to try and get himself fit. He’s come back and it hasn’t worked.

“That tells me he’s thinking ‘enough’s enough, get me out of here’.”

With United already looking into possible replacements – former Aston Villa and Everton winger Anwar El Ghazi has been touted as a target – it seems clubs are already queuing up at the chance of bringing in Sancho for what could be a cut-price fee.

The 23-year-old was the subject of a failed move by Al-Ettifaq on the Saudi transfer deadline last Thursday. However, Steven Gerrard’s side remain keen on a potential deal and will reportedly look to resurrect a possible move in January.

With the winter window opening for official business in just 111 days, Sancho is also being linked with a return to the Bundesliga with both Bayern Munich and his former club Borussia Dortmund also keen on a deal, per SportsBILD.

At this stage it is not yet known whether their intentions would be to sign Sancho on loan or on a permanent deal.

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Senegalese star Amara Diouf – who this week became the youngest international footballer at 15 years of age, still looks set to sign Ligue 1 side Metz despite late Man Utd, Arsenal and Barcelona efforts to pinch the deal. (Football Espana)

Manchester City are confident of beating Brighton and Juventus in the race to sign teenage Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco in January. (various)

Real Madrid are willing to commit €240m (£206m) pot of cash to try and secure the signing of PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe in 2024. (Marca)

An unnamed Saudi Arabian side are planning a massive approach to Barcelona in January to persuade them to cash in on Robert Lewandowski. (Esporte 3)

Juventus are taking legal steps to see if they can terminate the contract of Paul Pogba if the player’s doping offences are proved correct. The player has been precautionarily suspended by the Anti-Doping Tribunal having failed a doping test on August 20. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Pogba’s agent Rafaela Pimenta insists the former Manchester United player never intended to break any rules amid the precautionary suspension for doping offences. (Tuttosport)

Mason Greenwood’s long-term future remains likely to be away from Man Utd with the club hoping his spell at Getafe persuades a big club to risk his signing next summer. (various)


Julian Nagelsmann, Louis van Gaal and Felix Magath are all more likely contenders to take the Germany job at this stage than Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. (Sky Deutschland)

Arsenal could resurrect their interest in Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic in January amid reports the Bianconeri are desperate to move the €70m striker on. (Tuttomercatoweb)

The Gunners are also keen on a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomande, having seen a €35m (£30m) summer offer rejected by the Portuguese giants. (Record)

Marc Roca insists he’s loving life with Real Betis but is not yet thinking of a permanent move from Leeds United. (El Desmarque)

AS Roma are blocking a loan approach from Galatasaray for Zeki Celik amid lingering doubts over the quality of loan signing Rasmus Kristensen from Leeds. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Barcelona are keen to sign one of Villarreal’s Alex Baena, Dani Olmo of RB Leipzig or Man City’s Bernardo Silva in 2024. (Mundo Deportivo)

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is also eyeing a move for €35m-rated (£30m) Villarreal attacker Baena as a potential long-term successor to Philippe Coutinho. (various)


Bernardo Silva still wants to quit Man City for Barcelona in 2024 despite putting pen to paper on a new deal to 2026. (Mundo Deportivo)

Man City star Bernardo Silva and Barcelona badge

Barcelona are hopeful of signing Bernardo Silva

Hajduk Split are considering a January approach to sign Tottenham wing-back Ivan Perisic with the player having fallen down the pecking order under Ange Postecoglou. (various)

Atletico Madrid midfielder Pablo Barrios has distanced himself from reports stating he is a target for clubs in Saudi Arabia, making clear his wish to remain in the Spanish capital. (AS)

Chelsea are to sanction a move to Turkey for forgotten defender Malang Sarr with the defender told he has no chance of game-time under Mauricio Pochettino. (various)

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is in no hurry to sign an extension to his Barcelona deal despite a renewal offer. (AS)

Antoine Griezmann has repeated his wishes to play Major League Soccer when the time comes for him to leave Atletico Madrid. (Goal)

Leeds loanee Maximilian Wober is not yet thinking his future as he settles into life with new club Borussia Monchengladbach. (Laola)