Manchester United are ready to go back in for a previous target after a major change of heart from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while a trio of big names have been linked with the Sheffield Wednesday job, according to Wednesday’s transfer gossip.
GREALISH BACK ON THE RADAR OF MAN UTD
Manchester United could reportedly still sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa next summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were strongly linked with the Villa playmaker last summer. They eventually decided against a move for two reasons. Firstly, they were unsure if Grealish would slot in immediately into their side. Secondly, the £80m fee Villa were demanding was reported to be too high.
However, the Manchester United Evening News, via the Daily Star, claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a major change of heart. The report claims Grealish’s electric start to the season has forced a re-think from the United boss. He reportedly now sees the player as a ready-made star for United.
Grealish has five goals and five assists so far this season. Dean Smith’s side have enjoyed thumping wins over Liverpool and Arsenal so far and look set for a strong season. Another of their big guns, Ollie Watkins, has here vowed how he can still reach another level.
For Solskjaer though, it looks like a case of ‘here’s what you could have won’.
Grealish’s loyalty was rewarded with a new deal in the summer, while his form may now even have seen his price rise.
But the report claims he is now back among United’s top targets and a firm summer 2021 bid could be in the offing.
It’s also suggested Paul Pogba could be sold to the highest bidder to help fund a deal for Grealish.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY WANT TONY PULIS
Tony Pulis is the frontrunner to succeed Garry Monk at Sheffield Wednesday. Phil Neville and Sol Campbell have also been named as contenders. (The Times)
Jude Bellingham is in line to make his senior debut at Wembley after his remarkable England call-up. (Daily Mirror)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should not be sacked despite Manchester United’s poor form this season, according to Andy Cole. (Daily Express)
The FA will be required to foot the bill if their UEFA Nations League clash against Iceland is played at a neutral venue. (Daily Mail)
Mason Mount insists he is not a ‘teacher’s pet’ for club or country and will not let persistent scrutiny affect his form. (Daily Mail)
DE BOER DISCUSSES VAN DE BEEK SITUATION
Holland manager Frank de Boer insists he isn’t concerned about Donny van de Beek’s peripheral role at Manchester United. (Daily Mail)
Nicolas Pepe has taken a swipe at Mikel Arteta by claiming he has not been able to produce his best football at Arsenal. That’s due to a lack of minutes this season. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United have told Mason Greenwood to improve his attitude if he wants to be offered a new and improved deal at Old Trafford. (Daily Star)
Mansfield Town chief Carolyn Radford has claimed that she was attacked by armed robbers dressed as police officers in Portugal. (Daily Star)
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge after just 33 minutes of Premier League action this season. (Daily Star)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Arsenal sporting director Edu has already held talks with RB Salzburg over a deal for £22m-rated Dominik Szoboszlai. (The Sun)
Lower division clubs are set to finally accept the £50m Premier League bail-out this week – after the top flight agreed to look after Championship clubs as well. (The Sun)
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters angered the Big Six by failing to back calls for another vote on five substitutes. (The Sun)
Paris Saint-Germain have opened the door to a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo. (The Sun)
Wayne Rooney has been giving tips to England Under-21s newbie Lee Buchanan. (The Sun)
Chris Coleman has opened the door to a Wales return. (The Sun)