Chelsea are plotting another raid on the Bundesliga by landing a prolific striker, while Barcelona want to sign a Man Utd star on a free transfer next summer, according to Thursday’s paper gossip.
ANOTHER CHELSEA BUNDESLIGA RAID
The Blues have made the Norwegian striker a major target ahead of next season, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, as cited by The Sun.
The Stamford Bridge outfit are ready to splash more cash on the 20-year-old, having already forked out £230million this summer.
Haaland has a release clause of £63m release clause in his Dortmund contract which would facilitate a deal.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has already snared £70m Kai Havertz and £48m Timo Werner from the Bundesliga, and is seemingly ready to raid Germany again.
Haaland has been in sensational form for Dortmund since snubbing Manchester United and signing from RB Salzburg at the start of the year.
He underlined his striking credentials after netting a hat-trick in the 4-0 Nations League win over Romania on Sunday.
That treble made it 51 goals in his last 48 games for club and country and proved why he is in such high demand.
His scintillating form has put Real Madrid on a transfer alert, while United are expected to renew their interest in 2021.
A recent report suggested that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to bring on Haaland and Jadon Sancho next summer.
Solskjaer was left frustrated after failing to bring in top target Sancho over the summer, while Haaland is seen a long-term No. 9 – despite United bringing in Edinson Cavani.
BARCA WANT POGBA ON A FREE
Barcelona are eyeing a move for Paul Pogba once his Manchester United contract expires next summer. (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell Jadon Sancho in January which could put an end to Manchester United’s mid-season plans. (Daily Mirror)
Leeds have been priced out of moves for Derby’s Louie Sibley and Norwich’s Todd Cantwell before Friday’s domestic transfer deadline. (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea are planning to take advantage of Paulo Dybala’s contractual situation at Juventus and sign the Argentine playmaker on the cheap. (Daily Express)
NO COMAN APPROACH FROM MAN UTD
Bayern Munich have insisted that Manchester United never approached them about Kingsley Coman despite him being linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer. (The Sun)
Liverpool want a £1m loan fee for Harry Wilson as Swansea City head the chase for his signature. (The Sun)
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, turned down the chance to leave the Gunners and earn £200,000 per week in the Saudi Professional League earlier this month. (Daily Express)
Andre Ayew’s proposed move to Brighton from Swansea has reportedly hit a snag due to his eye-watering £90,000-a-week wages. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE GOSSIP
David Moyes wanted the bulk of his transfer budget spent on a centre-back, with Brentford forward Said Benrahma never a priority target for West Ham. (Daily Star)
England are lining up a clash against Australia following New Zealand’s decision to scrap next month’s original friendly at Wembley due to Covid concerns. (Daily Mail)
Antonio Rudiger has revealed he wasn’t ready to ‘pack it all in’ at Chelsea, despite being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the recent transfer window. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool are keen to send Harry Wilson out on loan with Swansea and Derby among the EFL clubs interested in the midfielder. (Daily Star)
Martin Dubravka, the Newcastle goalkeeper, has suffered a setback in his recovery from an operation on his heel that may delay his return until December. (The Times)
Charlie Adam has suggested that Nir Bitton caused “a little bit of an issue” and was among players who wanted to leave Celtic during the most recent transfer window. (Daily Record)