A trio of European clubs are looking to pinch one of Man City’s brightest stars, while Arsenal are keen on two of Europe’s top young talents, according to Sunday’s papers.
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Borussia Dortmund are reportedly looking to make a sensational move for Manchester City youngster Phil Foden.
The Bundesliga giants are said to be looking to team England Under-21 star Foden with Jadon Sancho, although PSG and RB Leipzig are also monitoring his situation, according to the report in the Mail on Sunday.
Foden, 18, has been at City since the age of six and is still be expected to sign a new contract with the club, with his current deal running out in 2020.
But the level of interest in him on the continent is an indication of the Sancho affect, with Bundesliga and Ligue 1 clubs knowing that they can offer young English players better opportunities to play first-team football.
City boss Pep Guardiola has, however, repeatedly stressed that Foden will be integrated into the starting XI in time – with the youngster already being used as a sub three times in the Premier League this season.
Foden is also a big City fan and it seem highly unlikely that he would switch clubs at this stage of his career, especially with Guardiola involving him in the first team at such a young age.
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Bayern Munich starlet Joshua Kimmich has praised the effect of Pep Guardiola on his career (Mail on Sunday)
Claude Puel is fighting for his future at Leicester City amid concerns from ownership over the atmosphere at the club’s training ground (Sun on Sunday)
Antonio Valencia will be free to negotiate a move away from Old Trafford on March 1 unless Manchester United commit to a new deal or exercising their option on his current contract (Sun on Sunday)
Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has emerged as a possible replacement should Reading decide to move on from under-pressure head coach Paul Clement (Sun on Sunday)
Norwich are hoping to sign Everton youngster Antony Evans when the January transfer window opens (Sun on Sunday)
West Brom are looking to add funds for January purchases by selling Scotland winger Oliver Burke (Sun on Sunday)
Joey Barton will get rid of Fleetwood striker Bobby Grant after a disagreement between the pair (Sun on Sunday)
Gareth Southgate has backed misfiring Marcus Rashford to rediscover his scoring touch (Sunday Mirror)
Jordan Henderson insists Adam Lallana can be the creative spark England need (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal are keen on two of Europe’s top young talents – Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz (Sunday Mirror)
Henderson also disagrees with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp over the UEFA Nations League (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to renew his interest in Croatia pair Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea have offered N’Golo Kante a new contract to stave off growing interest in the France midfielder (Sunday Mirror)
Rafa Benitez fears Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will sack him before the end of the season (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United will join the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey when he becomes a free agent next summer (Daily Star on Sunday)
Manchester City will have first refusal if Jadon Sancho moves on from Borussia Dortmund, with a sell-on fee if he signs elsewhere (Daily Star on Sunday)
Spain are set to offer the chance of senior international football to Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, who is yet to feature above U21 level for France (Daily Star on Sunday)
Everton pair Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse could be on their way to Turkey in January, with both players interesting Galatasaray (Daily Star on Sunday)
Gareth Bale will resist any attempt made by Real Madrid to force him into a move to Manchester United next summer (Sunday Express)
Luke Shaw is on the verge of agreeing a five-year contract extension with Manchester United (Sunday Express)
Chelsea are determined to beat off competition from Napoli to sign Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek (Sunday Express)
Aaron Ramsey has been told he will only get the chance of a dream move to Juventus if the Serie A side miss out on their top target, PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot (Sunday Express)
Kenedy would love another chance to star at Chelsea under new boss Maurizio Sarri (Sunday Express)