An £86million goal machine looks set to snub Man Utd in favour of a move to City, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce are chasing a Chelsea star – all in Thursday’s papers.
TEEN GOAL SENSATION KEEN ON CITY MOVE
Erling Haaland’s dad has hinted that the £86m-rated RB Salzburg striker will snub a move to Manchester United to join rivals Manchester City.
Alf-Inge Haaland, a former Man City player himself, has revealed that his son dreams of playing in the Premier League.
While United are desperate to add the 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star for some much-needed firepower, he’s more likely to join the reigning champions, according to his dad.
Alf-Inge told talkSPORT: “He was a Leeds fan and a [Manchester] City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan.
“He followed me but that’s what you do in your youth.
“There’s a difference between being a supporter and having it as a job. But he was born in Leeds.
“I think at one stage he would like to play in the Premier League. When that’s going to happen, I don’t know. It’s a very tough league.
“Up to now he’s ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He’s built for the Premier League at one stage, I think.
“Whether that happens now or at a later stage, we don’t know.”
Speaking of his son’s £86m price-tag, Alf-Inge added: “There are always stories. He’s at Salzburg and he’s at a fantastic club and playing in the Champions League, so in a way there’s no hurry.
“But Salzburg have shown in the past they’re sort of a middle-step club and if they’re going to recruit players in the future they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players, otherwise nobody would like to go there.”
Haaland Jnr scored his seventh Champions League goal in just four games on Tuesday night, in what is his first full season at Salzburg.
AND THE REST
Arsene Wenger is set to be offered the Bayern Munich manager’s job until the end of the season (The Sun)
Liverpool keeper Alisson has called on the world’s leading players to take a stand against fixture chaos (The Sun)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to give Manchester United whizkid Daniel James a rest (The Sun)
Fenerbahce are weighing up a January move for Chelsea’s Pedro (The Sun)
Arsenal have suffered a fresh blow, with defender William Saliba suffering another serious injury (The Sun)
Real Madrid have begun discussions with Napoli over the transfer of midfielder Fabian Ruiz, despite interest from Man Utd and Man City (The Sun)
Chris Hughton will snub any advances from managerless Stoke as he holds out for a Premier League role (The Sun)
The PFA has vowed to ‘robustly defend’ sacked Derby captain Richard Keogh (Daily Mirror)
Ajax star Quincy Promes has opened the door to a Premier League move after impressing in his side’s thrilling 4-4 Champions League draw with Chelsea (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is prepared to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £73m to spend in the January transfer window (Daily Express)
United think they can lure Tottenham star Christian Eriksen to the club in the January transfer window (Daily Express)
The Premier League has introduced an app for their players in a bid to improve mental and physical wellbeing (Daily Mail)
Napoli will take legal action against their own players who refused the chairman’s orders to attend a training retreat (Daily Mail)
Liverpool U23 coach Neil Critchley is set to take charge of the first team’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa next month (Daily Mail)
Reece James’ dad missed his record-breaking moment for Chelsea on Tuesday night as he was busy coaching Hanworth Villa’s U18 side to a famous FA Youth Cup victory over Gillingham (Daily Mail)
Inter and AC Milan are in talks over a new £630m stadium nine miles away from their iconic San Siro home (Daily Mail)
Leeds United’s owner, Andrea Radrizzani, travelled to Paris last night for further talks on a takeover by Qatar (The Times)
Leicester’s James Maddison is set to be called up by England despite last month’s casino controversy (The Guardian)
West Ham’s alarm at their recent slump has raised doubts over the future of Mario Husillos, the club’s director of football and one of Manuel Pellegrini’s closest allies (The Guardian)
Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, says he nearly joined Leeds United before signing for the Blades again on loan from Manchester United (Yorkshire Post)
Brendan Rodgers has revealed Arsenal bid for Kieran Tierney in his first week as Celtic boss (Daily Record)
Derek McInnes has emerged as one of the leading candidates to take over the vacant manager’s post at Stoke City (Daily Record)
Alfredo Morelos has been named in the Colombia squad for their double header against Peru and Ecuador later this month (Daily Record)
Callum McGregor has insisted he wants to be at Celtic for life after signing a new five-year deal (Daily Record)