Paper Talk: Chelsea to pip Liverpool, Man Utd to superstar

Date published: Sunday 22nd December 2019 9:34

Chelsea will beat their rivals to the signing of a teenage superstar, while one key reason for Mikel Arteta’s Manchester City exit is revealed – all in Sunday’s newspapers.



Chelsea will beat the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United to the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho because they are willing to meet his valuation, according to a report.

All three Premier League sides have been heavily linked with a move for the English international, who has scored 12 goals and assisted 13 others in 24 appearances this term.

According to the Sun on Sunday, however, it is Stamford Bridge that is looking like the most likely destination Sancho will end up as they are ready to pay his £120m valuation.

The newspaper says that the price tag has put Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and his seniors from making a move, although Blues owner Roman Abramovic is not scared to make a serious statement.

Chelsea are free to resume their spending in January after their two-window transfer ban was cut short and it is claimed that boss Frank Lampard eyes Sancho as a key addition.

Lampard is said to be aware of the attacking void left in his team by the exit of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer and believes Sancho could be the man to fill that gap.

However, Dortmund reportedly want to keep the attacker until the end of the season, meaning a deal in January before a brief loan spell back in January could be the best option for all parties.

Sancho’s recent form has come after he endured a tough spell with his Bundesliga employers earlier in the season, when he was dropped and fined following a series of incidents.




Mikel Arteta agreed to take over at Arsenal after failing to receive assurances that he would become Pep Guardiola’s successor at Manchester City (Sunday Mirror)

Arteta has been told that his prime target this season is to get Arsenal into the Champions League qualifying places in the Premier League (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to turn down a move to Manchester United in January, despite being out of contract in North London in the summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea have agreed to sign young Norwegian talent Bryan Fiabema after he impressed the club while on trial (Metro)

French club Bordeaux have joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who is instead targeting a move to Inter Milan (Sun on Sunday)


The Blues have launched an ambitious £44m raid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco (Sun on Sunday)

Madrid have gone cold on the prospect of signing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in January after the emergence of Fede Valverde (Mail on Sunday)

Los Blancos and Manchester City have made initial contact with Paris Saint-Germain after defender Marquinhos’ contract stalls with the French champions stalled (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he was “slightly disappointed” at losing out to Lionel Messi for this year’s Ballon d’Or (Sunday Mirror)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has warned Rangers that he is prepared to mount a serious title charge by adding four new players to his squad in January (Sunday Mail)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is willing to work with controversial agent Mino Raiola (Sunday Mirror)

One of the players Celtic could sign is Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes, who could move to Parkhead on loan (Scottish Sun)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is willing to work with controversial agent Mino Raiola (Sunday Mirror)

Solskjaer has insisted that he has the final say on all business conducted by the club (The Observer)


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