Manchester United want a Premier League star in January, while a key Manchester City man is set to stay until the end of the season – all in the latest newspapers.
MAN UTD WANT MADDISON
Manchester United are planning an audacious move for Leicester midfielder James Maddison in the January transfer window, according to reports.
The England international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer, but it was teammate Harry Maguire who moved up north in a mega-money move.
Previous reports have suggested that Maddison – who has three years left on his current deal at the King Power Stadium – is close to agreeing new terms with the Foxes.
However, the Daily Star claims that such reports are “wide of the mark” and that the Red Devils will press ahead with their efforts to bring him in next month.
It is claimed that United want to make Maddison one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old currently earns £50,000 a week at Leicester but could earn triple that if he secures a move to Old Trafford.
Maddison has been in fine form for the Foxes so far this term, having scored eight goals and assisted three others in 20 appearances.
AND THE REST
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has won the battle to keep winger Leroy Sane at the club until the end of the season (Daily Star)
City have begun to identify new defensive additions, despite Guardiola insisting that he will not sign anyone in January (The Telegraph)
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants to bring in a defender, a midfielder and another forward in January (Daily Star)
Brighton’s Dale Stephens says that yoga is helping him and his players keep fit during the busy Christmas schedule (Daily Star)
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis says he is ready to spoil Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge on Boxing Day (Daily Star)
Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is to attend a personal hearing next year to contest his charge of racist abuse (The Telegraph)
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says he is ready to face Southampton after suffering alleged racist abuse on Sunday (Daily Mail)
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits that plugging his side’s defensive gaps will cost them some of their attacking prowess (Daily Mail)
Jesse Lingard says complacency could be behind Manchester United’s poor record against sides in the bottom half of the Premier League table (Daily Mail)
Pablo Zabaleta is to be handed a rare West Ham start against Crystal Palace due to the suspension of Ryan Fredericks (Daily Express)
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti insists he is ready to support struggling striker Moise Kean (Daily Mirror)
England boss Gareth Southgate says he is preparing for the Three Lions’ European Championships campaign in tandem with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (Daily Mail)
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool could be unstoppable this season (Daily Mirror)