Paper Talk: Tottenham locked on to defender signing; double Leeds deal

Date published: Friday 9th October 2020 8:27 - Matthew Briggs

Joe Rodon TEAMtalk

Tottenham saw a striker turn down a move to the club, but they are confident of landing a defender before next week, and Leeds are chasing a midfielder and defender in January, all in the papers.



Tottenham are confident that can get a deal done for Swansea centre-back Joe Rodon before the October 16 domestic deadline.

Thee Evening Standard  reporter Dan Kilpatrick say Spurs are “optimistic” they can get secure a move for the Wales defender.

Talks are “ongoing” for the 22-year-old, who played against England at Wembley on Thursday night.

For the time being the two clubs are some distance apart over a transfer fee, but with a week to go before the deadline, the club are hoping they can agree a transfer.

Jose Mourinho was looking for a defender all summer and Milan Skriniar was believed to be a target for the Portuguese boss.


According to Wales Online, Tottenham could include Cameron Carter-Vickers in any prospective deal for Rodon to help them get the deal over the line.



Real Sociedad’s Brazilian striker Willian Jose turned down the chance to join Tottenham before the transfer window shut (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal want to reopen talks with German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, over terminating his contract before the January transfer window. (Mail)

Edouard Mendy has returned to Chelsea after suffering an injury while on international duty with Senegal (various)

Arsenal were left frustrated on deadline day when Bayer Leverkusen walked away from a deal for Sead Kolasinac (Daily Star)

Manchester City are making progress in contract talks with Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. They want the 29-year-old to sign a new five-year deal. (Times)

Man Utd’s Sergio Romero is seeking a fresh start with Major League Soccer as one of the possibilities (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will attempt to sign RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, for £36.5m next summer. Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested. (Bild)



Marko Grujic has suggested Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian may not play for the club again after the Spaniard shipped seven goals in the heavy defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday. (Daily Mirror)

Lyon’s Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, says “certain rules” stopped him joining Barcelona in the transfer window. (AS)

AC Milan have begun negotiations with Hakan Calhanoglu and Gianluigi Donnarumma over new contracts (Calciomercato)

West Ham boss David Moyes wants a midfielder and a left-back – and is considering a £5m swoop for QPR’s Ryan Manning, who can play both positions (Daily Star)



France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, says he is not disappointed at missing out on a move from Lyon to Arsenal. (Mail)

Former Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is a candidate to become Fiorentina manager. (Tuttomercato)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, wants to win the Premier League this season with Tottenham Hotspur, says his agent. (Sky Sports)


Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is reportedly of interest to Atletico Madrid – as well as being linked with a move to Premier League new-boys Leeds United (Hector Gomez)

Leeds United are interested in a move for Ghanian defender Stephan Ambrosius in the January transfer window (Ghana Soccer Net)

French midfielder Michael Cuisance, 21, has dismissed claims a failed medical was the reason for his move to Leeds United collapsing. He eventually joined Marseille, on loan from Bayern Munich. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool will hold talks with winger Harry Wilson over a possible loan move away from the club once the 23-year-old returns from international duty with Wales. (Standard)

Bournemouth will not allow Wales midfielder David Brooks to leave before the end of the domestic transfer window. Sheffield United want the 23-year-old. (Football Insider)

West Ham United are considering a £5m move for QPR’s Irish midfielder Ryan Manning. The 24-year-old can also play left-back. (Star)

The Hammers also want to sign Bournemouth’s Norway striker Josh King, 28, but believe the Cherries should accept lower than their £17.5m asking price. (Guardian)

King, whose valuation could be halved to £10m by the Cherries, has ruled out a move to West Bromwich Albion. (Football Insider)


LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Steve Cook of AFC Bournemouth celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

West Ham are targeting a central defender and Bournemouth’s Englishman Steve Cook, 29, is among several options being explored. (Star)

Manchester United rejected Penarol’s request to immediately take Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 18, back on loan until January following his deadline day move. (Manchester Evening News)

United’s deal to sign Atalanta’s Ivorian winger Amad Diallo, 18, will include a 15% sell-on fee for the Italian club. (Metro)

English full-back Ashley Young, 35, says he would leave Inter Milan and “walk from Italy right now” if it meant he could play for Watford again. (Golden Tales podcast)

Arsenal have started screening their matches for members at Emirates Stadium. They will allow 368 fans into the stadium, who will have to pay £49 per person. (Telegraph)

American football team the San Francisco 49ers want to increase their minority stake in Leeds. The NFL franchise hold a 10% stake, bought in 2018. (NBC Sports)

Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage is said to be one of several businessmen planning to form a phoenix club at the former home of Macclesfield Town, who were wound up last month. (Times)


Kieran Tierney TEAMtalk

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney will have to self-isolate in Scotland for 14 days after team-mate Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19 and he could miss the Man City game. (The Sun)

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pulled out of the Gabon squad with a sprained ankle – making him a doubt for the Gunners’ clash with Manchester City. (The Sun)

Olivier Giroud admits he will consider his Chelsea future in January after featuring just once in the new Premier League season. (The Sun)

West Ham are considering a shock move for Bournemouth centre-back Steve Cook, according to reports. (The Sun)

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