Paper Talk: Real Madrid make cash offer, plus Bale for Pogba

Date published: Saturday 26th October 2019 10:25

Real Madrid have made an offer for Paul Pogba, while Chelsea want an AC Milan striker when their transfer ban is lifted, all in the papers.



Real Madrid are willing to offer Manchester United £90million plus Wales forward Gareth Bale for Paul Pogba, according to a report in Spain.

El Desmarque claim that Real are desperate to get their hands on the France midfielder, but they want the 26-year-old France midfielder to prove form and fitness on the field.7

Calciomerato suggest that Real are planning to offload Bale and Colombia’s James Rodriguez, 28, to fund a summer move for Paris St-Germain’s France international forward Kylian Mbappe.

Real want Pogba and Mbappe to inject new life into Zinedine Zidane’s men and Le Parisien claim the relationship between Mbappe and PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has grown increasingly distant over the last year.



Chelsea are ready to make a bid for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek if their transfer ban is lifted in January (Calciomercato)

Lazio have lined up Rangers hero Rino Gattuso after their Celtic defeat left Simone Inzaghi fighting for his job (Scottish Sun)

Manchester United and Barcelona are reportedly targeting Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez. (The Sun)

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Southampton are ready to wield the axe on Ralph Hassenhutl after the St Mary’s humiliation against Leicester brought his position to a head. (Daily Mail)

Southampton have no plans to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, contrary to media reports elsewhere (Daily Echo)

Thomas Muller has distanced himself from reports linking him with a move to Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City have sacked the media firm behind an advert aimed at recruiting social media influencers to boost the appeal of their European matches. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace have pocketed a £22.5m windfall ahead of the January transfer window, after striking a deal with an Australian bank.  (Daily Mail)

Nathan Ake has been linked with a £40m return to Chelsea but Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe isn’t concerned. (Various)

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Athletic Bilbao’s centre-back Unai Nunez, who has a £30m release clause inserted into his contract.  (Daily Mail)

West Ham have beaten off Juventus and Bayern Munich to land 17-year-old Manchester United starlet Ademipo Odubeko. (The Sun)

James Milner believes there is a Fergie Factor in the way Jurgen Klopp has transformed Liverpool. (The Sun)

Gareth Barry’s hopes of playing for West Brom at the age of 39 are on hold. (The Sun)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez plans to do everything in his power to secure Mbappe’s transfer to the Bernabeu next summer. (AS)

Bayern Munich are considering a January move for Athletic Bilbao’s Spain defender Unai Nunez and have held talks with the 22-year-old, who has been linked with Arsenal and Everton. (

Advisors of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, are trying to persuade the former Germany international to move to the MLS. (Mail)

However, it is also reported that Ozil is prepared to play the long game at Arsenal and outlast manager Unai Emery at the club. (Star)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says they could yet take up their option to buy back Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, 21, who signed for Aston Villa in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Guardiola is worried his Manchester City squad does not have the depth to cope with the gruelling winter fixture schedule. (Manchester Evening News)

Brazil international midfielder Willian, 31, has no plans to return to his homeland when his contract expires at the end of the season, despite reports linking him with Barcelona, and hopes to remain with Chelsea. (Metro)

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is hoping to see England striker Tammy Abraham, 22, and England Under-21 defender Fikayo Tomori commit to new contracts at Stamford Bridge. (

Italian side Roma will decide next week whether to sign former England midfielder Jack Rodwell, 28. Rodwell is available as a free agent after leaving Blackburn in the summer. (Sun)



Manchester United are in talks with Roma over making 29-year-old defender Chris Smalling’s season-long loan deal at the Serie A side permanent. (Express)

Norwich manager Daniel Farke says the club tried to buy Manchester United and Wales winger Daniel James, 21, from Swansea in the summer. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has said reports that Jose Mourinho is top of the club’s list of managers to succeed Lucien Favre are “without any substance”. (ESPN)

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 24, has not been affected by rumours of a return to Chelsea and remains part of the long-term plans for the south coast club. (Daily Echo)

Wolves are keen to agree a new contract with French defender Willy Boly, 28, who has less than two years remaining on his current deal. (Mail)

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent believes Arsenal could make a remarkable move to sign Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, on a free transfer in 2020 if the Belgium defender does not sign a new contract. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists Wilfried Zaha was “not very close” to joining Arsenal this summer as the Ivory Coast forward, 26, prepares to face the Gunners this weekend. (Football.London)

Unai Emery has insisted Arsenal made the right decision by choosing to sign Nicolas Pepe, 24, instead of Ivory Coast team-mate Zaha over the summer. (Mirror)

IFK Gothenburg head coach Poya Asbaghi is one of the names under consideration to become the next manager of Barnsley. (Sky Sports)

Manager Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s summer signings – France international Tanguy Ndombele, 22, Argentine Giovani Lo Celso, 23, and English defender Ryan Sessegnon, 19 – will need at least 18 months before they can regularly produce their best football for the club. (Telegraph)

Napoli and Juventus missed the chance to sign Salzburg’s Leeds-born Norway striker Erling Haland, 19 – who has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City – for 4m euros when he was playing for Norwegian side Molde. (Calciomercato)


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