Paper Talk: Liverpool to cut losses on midfielder; Chelsea scout duo

Date published: Thursday 12th December 2019 8:22

Liverpool are ready to listen to offers for a young midfield star, while Chelsea sent scouts to watch two strikers on Tuesday night, according to Thursday’s newspapers.



Liverpool are reportedly ready to listen to permanent offers for Allan Rodrigues de Souza.

The midfielder is currently on loan at Fluminense, having failed to obtain a UK work permit, and seemingly has no future at Anfield – as reported by UOL, via Sport Witness.

Allan has already been loaned out to various other clubs, including Eintracht Frankfurt, Apollon Limassol and Hertha Berlin.

Fluminense are believed to be keen to keep the 22-year-old on loan, but that would mean him having to extend his current Reds deal, which expires next summer.

Sao Paulo have also entered the race for the midfielder, suggesting Allan’s days on Merseyside are numbered.




Mikel Arteta wants to become Arsenal’s new boss – but not until he is given guarantees by the club’s hierarchy (The Sun)

Chelsea reportedly sent scouts to watch strikers Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner in Champions League action on Tuesday night (The Sun)

Everton are ready to slug it out with Arsenal for Carlo Ancelotti – and the Gunners need to make their move quickly (The Sun)

West Ham have been hit by a dressing room split ahead of the game Manuel Pellegrini needs to win to save his job (The Sun)

Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Thomas Lemar after both the coaching staff and the board have given up on him, according to reports (The Sun)

Chelsea are ready to make a big-money move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to reports (Daily Mirror)

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has ruled out making a move for Paul Pogba in the January transfer window (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City are moving closer to securing England midfielder James Maddison, who has been linked with Manchester United, to a new long-term deal (Daily Mirror)

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has left the door ajar for Manchester United to sign Lautaro Martinez in January (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have been told that they can sign Saul Niguez in January – if they splashed an ‘astronomical transfer fee’ (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are showing the most interest in a transfer for Bayer Leverkusen’s Germany playmaker Kai Havertz (Daily Express)

US billionaire Todd Boehly will submit a new bid for Chelsea, despite the club insisting Roman Abramovich will not sell (Daily Telegraph)

Wolves have joined the Premier League race for Hwang Hee-chan, the Red Bull Salzburg forward (Daily Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund have joined the clubs monitoring Mauricio Pochettino, who will be one of the most in-demand managers in football when he decides to return to the game (Daily Telegraph)

Bournemouth are confident they can hang on to manager Eddie Howe – at least until the end of the season (Daily Telegraph)

Former Newcastle and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has rejected an approach from West Ham to become their new manager (Daily Star)

Manchester City are considering a January move for Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti as they aim to get their faltering season back on track (Daily Star)

The FA are running out of options to host England’s final Euro 2020 warm-up match against Romania, with St James’ Park now ruled out due to fears over the pitch (Daily Mail)

Cristiano Ronaldo was left irate at a pitch invader who grabbed him by the neck following Juventus’ win over Bayern Leverkusen on Wednesday night (Daily Mail)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has £150m to spend on strikers in January (The Guardian)


Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is in the advanced stages of finalising a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge (The Times)

St Mirren’s 14-year-old starlet Dylan Reid is being targeted by Benfica and Bayern Munich (Scottish Sun)

Steven Gerrard has revealed he’s got a queue of players begging to take Rangers penalties (Scottish Sun)


Rangers will demand an explanation from Fare over an offensive online post that outraged supporters (Daily Record)

Steven Gerrard says Ryan Jack’s Betfred Cup tears show Rangers fans how much he cares (Daily Record)

Dean Campbell is set to give Aberdeen a boost by signing a new long-term contract (Daily Record)


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