Man Utd are ready to go all in on a Bundesliga attacker, while Newcastle are set to make a loan move for a Chelsea star – all in Monday’s papers.
MAN UTD READY TO SPLASH THE CASH FOR SANCHO
Manchester United are reportedly prepared to meet Borussia Dortmund’s demands as they attempt to sign Jadon Sancho.
England international Sancho is expected to have a £100million price tag slapped on him, at the very least, but that will not put United off making a move, according to the Daily Mirror.
The flying winger moved to the Bundesliga giants in 2017 after failing to earn regular game time at Manchester City and has gone on to
score 18 times and provide 30 assists in 68 appearances for Dortmund – prompting several of Europe’s biggest hitters to sit up and take notice.
Sancho has previously been strongly linked with Real Madrid, who are still searching for Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term replacement, while United’s sustained interest comes after they gave up hope of bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premier League.
The potential arrival of Sancho at Old Trafford also fits in with the ethos of current Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wants to sign young, hungry homegrown talent to build the club’s future around.
AND THE REST
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has dismissed speculation the club will sell Thomas Muller in the January window but didn’t rule out the player leaving in the summer (Daily Express)
Philippe Coutinho has admitted the Bundesliga is a ‘difficult’ league to get to grips with, but insists he is happy with both his and his side’s performances at the start of the season (Daily Mirror)
Alexandre Lacazette has liked an Instagram post criticising Arsenal manager Unai Emery and club captain Granit Xhaka after the 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace (Daily Mail)
Didier Drogba has backed Sadio Mane to be a front-runner for the Ballon d’Or and hopes the Senegalese winger can become only the second African to win the award (Daily Mail)
Wolves defender Willy Boly will see a specialist on Tuesday after suffering a suspected ankle fracture in training (Daily Mail)
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is planning a loan bid for Chelsea’s 19-year-old England Under-20 defender Reece James (The Sun)
Southampton have made Erik Stoffelshaus a major contender to take over as sporting director – and help save their season (The Sun)
Chris Wilder admits a glowing reference from Eddie Howe helped persuade him to add Lys Mousset to his newly promoted Sheffield United squad (Daily Telegraph)
Filip Helander reckons Rangers produced their best performance of the season in Porto but admits the win over Motherwell was arguably the worst (Scottish Sun)
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is looking to bolster his midfield options in the free transfer market (Scottish Sun)
Jason Naismith is adamant every Hibs player is hurting over their horror run (Scottish Sun)
Angry Derek McInnes apologised to his own supporters for Aberdeen’s “awful” display as they crumbled against Celtic (Daily Record)
Alex Bruce is desperate to prove his long-term worth to Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio (Daily Record)