Manchester United are ready to fork out £200m to land two attacking stars in January, while Bobby Duncan has revealed the real reason for leaving Liverpool – all in Friday’s papers.
UNITED PLANNING £200M DOUBLE RAID
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the 19-year-old duo as his priority targets, with United ready to move swiftly when the window re-opens, to try to land them ahead of their rivals, according to the Daily Mirror.
Both are likely to cost United close to £200million, with Borussia Dortmund and England winger Sancho valued at £100m and RB Salzburg and Norway frontman Haaland at £85m.
Sancho is currently having a difficult time at Dortmund, with United alerted to his potential availability in January, rather than next summer, when they had planned to move for him.
As for Haaland, United hope his relationship with Solskjaer, who managed him at Molde, can give them a head start over their rivals in the race to sign one of Europe’s most prolific young strikers.
Haaland, son of former City and Leeds midfielder Alf-Inge, has already scored 22 goals in 16 appearances this season – including seven in the Champions League.
United have had Haaland watched several times this season, with Solskjaer sending one of his senior scouts, Simon Wells, to assess the youngster in recent weeks.
If United were successful in their pursuit of Haaland, one option would be to loan him back to RB Salzburg for the remainder of the season, delaying his permanent move until next summer.
AND THE REST
The father of Moise Kean admits he should never have sent his son to Everton – and is desperate for him to quit Goodison Park in January (The Sun)
Tottenham No 1 Hugo Lloris is targeting a return to football as early as January after his horror elbow injury (The Sun)
Danilo has laid into Manchester and the City fans by claiming they lack passion and the food on offer is poor (The Sun)
Brendan Rodgers has received another windfall from Liverpool four years after they gave him a £15m pay-off, with his former club paying him £3.75m to buy the house on Merseyside that he has been renting to Jurgen Klopp since the German replaced him at Anfield (Daily Mail)
Gareth Southgate is considering switching formations for the European Championship, which could involve a return to three at the back due to worries over his side’s defending (Daily Mail)
Neil Warnock is not ready to retire after leaving Cardiff City by mutual consent earlier this week (Daily Mail)
Bobby Duncan insists he left Liverpool to play first-team football and not for the money (Daily Mail)
Hull City are refusing to pay Barnsley a £200,000 final transfer fee instalment for defender Angus MacDonald who was diagnosed with cancer.
West Brom fear they may have to cash in on Nathan Ferguson in January to avoid losing him for minimal compensation next summer (Daily Mail)
Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has admitted he has ‘dreams to fulfil’ as he continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League (Daily Mail)
Leroy Sane’s Manchester City team-mates are increasingly convinced the Germany winger will leave the club for Bayern Munich next year (Daily Telegraph)
Michael O’Neill has left the door open to stepping away from Northern Ireland before a potential Euro 2020 play-off next year (Daily Telegraph)
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have any injury worries, despite Juventus’ claim that he’s in pain, according to Portugal boss Fernando Santos (Daily Express)
Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann believes the tactics of coach Ernesto Valverde has been a factor behind his difficult start to life at the Nou Camp (Daily Express)
Hearts have announced a profit of £1.6m for the financial year ending June 30, largely due to the contribution of £3.25m from unnamed benefactors (Daily Record)
Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara insists he is ignoring rumours linking him with a move away from Ibrox (Daily Record)
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard could miss over half of his side’s Euro qualifiers next year after revealing his Olympics dream (Scottish Sun)
Steve Clarke has joked he’d only be tempted away from the Scotland job by Real Madrid (Scottish Sun)