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Date published: Saturday 19th October 2019 10:08

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Liverpool and Chelsea are watching Lewis Cook, and Manchester United have two midfielders and a striker on their radar for January, all in the papers.

 

COOK ON THE MENU FOR LIVERPOOL, CHELSEA

Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in 22-year-old Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Leeds star only returned to action last month having been sidelined since December with knee-ligament damage.

Cook has been capped by England and both Premier League clubs are monitoring his progress this season with a view to making a move for him.

The tabloid say: “He has even been likened to Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson given his running, passing ability and leadership qualities.”

 

AND THE REST

Manchester United are considering making a January move for former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can (Sky Sports)

United are also interested in Leicester City’s English midfielder James Maddison, 22, and Lyon’s 23-year-old France forward Moussa Dembele in what could be a treble swoop. (ESPN)

Several Tottenham players believe Mauricio Pochettino’s intense training is partly to blame for their poor start (Daily Mail)

Atletico Madrid will enter the race to sign Edison Cavani (L’Equipe)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he will “protect” Christian Pulisic and not loan out the Chelsea man (various)

Chelsea are eyeing Chievo Verona midfielder Emanuel Vignato (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter Milan are worried Manchester United will undermine their efforts to sign Nemanja Matic by triggering an extension clause in his contract (Corriere dello Sport)

Massimiliano Allegri has been approached by a third party to gauge his interest in replacing Marco Silva at Everton (Transfer Window Podcast)

Dries Mertens is hopeful he can extend his Napoli contract, which expires next June, but if a deal can’t be reached he will consider his options (Sky Sports Italia)

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano with the Bundesliga side ready to sell him for a cut-price fee next summer (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has told Manchester United to forget about signing star midfielder John McGinn (Daily Mirror)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped a huge hint that he could retire from football after LA Galaxy’s play-off game this Sunday (The Sun)

Tottenham and Manchester United are set to battle it out for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria (Star)

David Luiz has made the bold claim that Arsenal can challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title this season (Daily Mirror)

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Manchester United have cooled their interest in Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic (ESPN)

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is hoping to sign either Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona or Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Calciomercato)

Manchester City want to give England forward Raheem Sterling a new contract – less than 12 months after the 24-year-old signed his current deal. (Metro)

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, says some people at the club do not want Brazil forward Neymar, 27, to re-sign. (Metro 95.1)

 

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, has rejected an offer to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami side. (L’Equipe)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil believes he has been made a scapegoat at the club. The German, 31, says he will stay at the club until the end of his contract in 2021. (The Athletic)

Newcastle are in talks with Sean Longstaff, 21, and his brother Matty, 19, in a bid to agree deals to keep the siblings at St James’ Park amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

Crystal Palace’s former England defender Gary Cahill, 33, says “quitting was never an option” after falling out of favour at Chelsea last season. (Times)

Former USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann is in line for a return to management with Ecuador. (Sun)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says the club could be forced to sell midfielder Kalidou Koulibaly. Manchester United are interested in the 28-year-old Senegal international. (Talksport)

Manchester United made a bid for Juventus’ 21-year-old Turkey defender Merih Demiral before signing 26-year-old England centre-back Harry Maguire. (Sky Italia)

 

 

 

Leicester City and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 23, is a transfer target for Besiktas. (Calciomercato)

Al-Sadd and Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah, 27, is being monitored by Leeds, Lille and Marseille. (Le Buteur)

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says there is nobody more desperate to see Arsenal’s loanee forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, succeed at Elland Road than him. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Everton defender Lewis Gibson wants to rejoin Newcastle. The 19-year-old is an academy product of the Magpies. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has hinted he will retire after LA Galaxy’s play-off game at the weekend. (Sun)

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