Manchester United are ready to move for an outstanding Norwich City midfielder, while Tottenham could hijack Arsenal’s bid to sign an Atletico Madrid winger, according to Friday’s papers.
MAN UTD TARGET NORWICH STAR TO BOLSTER MIDFIELD
Manchester United have reportedly added Norwich City ace Todd Cantwell to a four-man British transfer shortlist.
The attacking midfielder has been one of the shining lights in what has been a tough return to the Premier League for the Canaries, scoring six goals for Daniel Farke’s men.
Cantwell is said to have been monitored by Manchester City for a number of years, while Tottenham are also believed to be tracking his progress.
But now United have joined the race for the 21-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.
The publication says United have added him to a list of midfield targets which also includes Leicester City’s James Maddison, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United.
All four fit the profile of young, British talent that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels will benefit the Old Trafford club over the next decade.
Solskjaer has had to rethink United’s January transfer plans after injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba left him with a dearth of quality in central midfield.
McTominay is out for two months with knee ligament damage, while Pogba has had to have an operation on an ankle and foot problem and will be sidelined for at least a month.
AND THE REST
Manchester United are looking at Sean Longstaff and Emre Can to help deal with an injury crisis in midfield (Daily Mail)
Mino Raiola has hit out at Manchester United again, insisting he didn’t force them to buy back Paul Pogba (Daily Mail)
Goalkeeper Ben Foster has saluted Watford for hiring Nigel Pearson, saying: “We just needed somebody to stick a rocket up us” (Daily Mail)
Aston Villa are keen on Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland as well as a striker with Wesley and Tom Heaton facing significant spells out of action (Daily Mail)
Barcelona have been hit by a legal battle with their own midfielder Arturo Vidal. The Chilean’s lawyers filed a complaint to Spain’s player’s union (AFE) last month citing an unpaid bonus of £2m (Daily Mail)
Paul Pogba’s Manchester United career is over with both player and club desperate for a parting of the ways (The Sun)
Rangers face a fight to keep Glen Kamara after Sheffield United became the latest club to show interest in the midfielder. Arsenal, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Aston Villa and Leeds are also keen (The Sun)
Ryan Giggs says Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba and reveals he ‘feels sorry’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (The Sun)
Aberdeen’s former Manchester City defender Shay Logan has revealed that he has been secretly training to become a plumber (The Sun)
Chelsea and Tottenham are in contact with Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent as transfer talks ramp up over a potential £100m deal for the Napoli star (Daily Star)
Manchester United coach Michael Carrick is urging Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign Newcastle star Sean Longstaff (Daily Star)
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played down speculation on his future by saying: “The English press likes to talk a lot. For now, I’m here. I’m 100 per cent here.” (Daily Star)
Arsenal are battling rivals Tottenham to sign Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid in January, according to latest reports (Daily Mirror)
West Ham are eyeing two ex-Premier League keepers with three other stars on their January transfer wish list (Daily Star)
Cesc Fabregas has sent a message of support to Mesut Ozil after the German’s starring role in Arsenal’s win over Man Utd (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United are aiming to bring in an attacking midfielder in this month’s transfer window, with James Maddison and Jack Grealish among their key targets (The Independent)
Sheffield United have joined the race for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze and want to wrap up a deal to keep him away from their Premier League rivals (Daily Telegraph)
Barcelona will target Leicester star Ricardo Pereira if Manchester United complete the transfer of Nelson Semedo (Daily Express)
Manchester United have slapped a £150m asking price on the head of Paul Pogba but are ready to cash in this month if Real Madrid or Juventus come knocking (Daily Express)
West Ham are reportedly targeting a £20m move for Brazilian striker Gabigol in the January window as David Moyes looks to improve his attacking options (Daily Express)
Barcelona are preparing to reignite their interest in PSG and Brazilian forward Neymar (Daily Express)
Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston has taken a swipe at Celtic fans who claim their rivals are a new club (Scottish Sun)
Former Celtic star Jackie McNamara insists Rangers boss Steven Gerrard shouldn’t be criticised for his wild celebrations at Parkhead (Daily Record)