Manchester United are ready to make a move for a major Liverpool target, while Man City have a special plan in place for Raheem Sterling – all in the papers.
MAN UTD TO MOVE FOR LEIPZIG ACE
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly stepped up his interest in signing German international hitman Timo Werner, may may be forced to wait until the summer.
RB Leipzig frontman Werner has become one of Europe’s most sought-after forwards and Solskjaer is keen to strengthen his forward line after allowing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez join Inter Milan over the summer.
Werner, 23, has been with Leipzig for the past three seasons, scoring an impressive 68 times in 124 appearances in all competitions.
He has been a long-time target for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and only signed a new four-year deal at the start of this season, but that has not stopped Premier League interest.
The Sunday Express claims that Werner is on Solskjaer’s shopping list and would be a longer-term solution for his misfiring forward line than veteran Juventus star Mario Mandzukic.
The Croatian is believed to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, despite terms being agreed on a switch to AC Milan.
AND THE REST
Manchester City plan to make Raheem Sterling the Premier League’s best-paid player to ward off Real Madrid (Sunday Express)
Chelsea have added Ukraine international Ruslan Malinovskyi to Frank Lampard’s list of potential summer transfer targets (Sunday Express)
Manchester United are bracing themselves for a third takeover bid from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman after a £3bn offer was rejected (Sunday Mirror)
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has revealed he came close to joining Everton this summer but insists he wants to remain with the French club (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea arrived at the Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad amid reports he has not given up hope of playing against Liverpool on Sunday (Sunday Mirror)
An Aston Villa fan was ejected from their Premier League game against Brighton after directing homophobic gestures at away fans (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United have ‘cooled their interest’ in Mario Mandzukic ahead of the January transfer window as the club won’t panic after poor start (Sunday Mirror)
Dani Ceballos has reportedly held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about potentially staying at Arsenal (Daily Star Sunday)
Manchester United pan to splash a £300m transfer kitty in a bid to rebuild the squad as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes a big summer (Mail on Sunday)
Paris Saint-Germain are set to hijack Real Madrid’s move for Christian Eriksen next summer (Mail on Sunday)
Massimiliano Allegri would deliver the Premier League title within two years if he took over at Manchester United, says Luciano Moggi (Mail on Sunday)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘says he would RESIGN’ as Manchester United manager if their shocking form continues (Sun on Sunday)
Tottenham will make West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson their top target for the problem right-back slot (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan refused to show his players any footage of Liverpool’s matches because it will terrify them (Sun on Sunday)
Dan James is on a special muscle-building programme to increase his strength (Sun on Sunday)
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has made a personal check on Ecuador’s rising star Jose Cifuentes (Sun on Sunday)
Savo Milosevic has urged Partizan Belgrade fans: Don’t shame our club with racism when Manchester United come to town (Sun on Sunday)
Crystal Palace want Scottish starlet Scott Banks in January – despite his troubles for club and country (Sun on Sunday)
Jamie Murphy admits he did think about walking away from Rangers after Steven Gerrard suggested a loan move (Scottish Sun)
QPR are ‘weighing up’ a £1.5m transfer swoop for Hearts starlet Aaron Hickey (Scottish Sun)
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says it will be impossible to find better players than he already has in January (Sunday Mail)