⛳⛳ VETLAND SPORTS DAILY UPDATE MONDAY EDITION
📅📅 2ND DECEMBER 2019
📌📌Valverde on Ballon d’Or: Let’s just give it to Messi and the problem is solved!
📌📌Sarri: ‘I hope Ronaldo win’s Ballon d’Or
📌📌If Messi wins Ballon d’Or there are no losers, says Van Dijk
📌📌‘Man City will fight until the last day’ – Stones
📌📌’I want to play’ – Rakitic hints at Barcelona departure if game time doesn’t continue
📌📌Watford sack Quique Sanchez Flores after just 85 days in charge
📌📌PSG clash with Monaco postponed due to heavy rain
📌📌Messi nets late winner to put Barca top of LaLiga
📌📌Bayern chief Rummenigge backs Flick after first Bundesliga loss
📌📌Ribery ankle ligament injury confirmed by Fiorentina
📌📌Guardiola claims Man City at ‘good level’ despite dropping precious points at Newcastle
📌📌Hakimi gets an assist in 10-man Borussia Dortmund’s victory against Hertha Berlin
📌📌Zaha and Schlupp goals inspire Crystal Palace’s fourth straight win against Burnley
📌📌’He has Arsenal DNA’ – Kroenke has full faith in interim boss Ljungberg after Emery firing
📌📌‘Coutinho would be a good option for Man Utd’ – Red Devils ‘need a No.10’, says Kleberson
📌📌’Italy are not favourites’ – Mancini singles out ‘solid’ Wales in Euro 2020 Group A
📌📌Osimhen fires Lille back to winning ways against Dijon
📌📌Bayern Munich boss Flick ´annoyed´ after defeat to Bayer Leverkusen
📌📌Low happy to see Germany in ‘group of death’ after Euro 2020 draw
📌📌Vieira labels Arsenal job ‘very complicated’ amid links to position
📌📌Courtois is the world´s best goalkeeper – Martinez
📌📌’Man Utd should sign Lewandowski for young players to learn from’ – Solskjaer urged to bring in Bayern star
📌📌’No one fails to respect to me’ – Ancelotti rejects claims of Napoli player revolt
📌📌Messi is an ‘advantage’ in tight matches, says Barcelona coach Valverde
📌📌Atsu assist secures Newcastle a point at home to Manchester City
📌📌Ibrahimovic still weighing up offers, says AC Milan director Massara
📌📌Aubameyang’s brace: Arsenal star’s impressive Premier League record
📌📌’Ronaldo’s next step is to recover brilliance’ – Juventus boss Sarri happy with striker’s recovery
📌📌Ljungberg encouraged by Arsenal style despite draw at Norwich
📌📌Conte proud of Inter´s journey to top spot in Serie A
📌📌’We should have done better’ – Solskjaer bemoans Man Utd inconsistency after Villa draw
📌📌Bayern Munich were interested in Liverpool’s Mane – Rummenigge
📌📌Ancelotti denies Napoli players have turned against him amid winless streak
📌📌’It’s hard to explain’ – Stones frustrated as Man City suffer fresh title setback
📌📌Alisson: Liverpool deserve to win Premier League
📌📌Man Utd star Lingard reveals Ronaldinho advice that has helped shape his career
🏴PREMIER LEAGUE STATS🏴
📝📝Only two Premier League teams remain unbeaten away from home in the Premier League so far this season; Liverpool and Sheffield United.
📝📝Only two teams have started a Premier League season by winning 40 points from the opening 14 games:
•Man City (2017/18)
📝📝Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is unbeaten in his last 26 Premier League meetings with English managers, winning each of the last 16 in a row.
📝📝Only Leicester (6) have kept more Premier League clean sheets than Burnley this season (5), while only Watford (7) have failed to score in more games than Crystal Palace (6).
📝📝Since the start of last season, Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided more assists than any other Premier League defender (17), while Virgil van Dijk has scored more Premier League goals than any other defender.
📝📝Dele Alli has scored two goals in a Premier League game for the first time since April 2018 (vs Chelsea), and for the first time in a Premier League home game since January 2017 (also vs Chelsea).
📝📝Moussa Sissoko has scored his first Premier League goal in 69 appearances, since netting against Huddersfield in September 2017.
📝📝Alisson is the first Liverpool goalkeeper to be sent off in a Premier League game since Doni vs Blackburn in April 2012.
📝📝Liverpool have equalled their longest ever unbeaten run in the top-flight, also going 31 games without defeat between May 1987-March 1988.
📝📝Chelsea played their 250th Premier League London derby – the Blues have won more such games than any other side in the competition (128).
📝📝Chelsea have failed to score at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League for the first time under Frank Lampard.
📝📝Ismaila Sarr is the 27th different Senegalese player to score a Premier League goal – among African nations, only Nigeria (31) have had more different scorers in the competition.
📝📝Wolves are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games (W4 D4), last having a longer run in the top-flight in April 1973 (9 games).
📝📝Watford have now sacked two permanent managers during the 2019-20 season (Gracia, Sanchez Flores), making this the earliest a side has seen two permanent managers leave after the start of a Premier League season, overtaking Southampton in 2004-05 (Dec 8th).
📝📝Arsenal are without a win in their last six Premier League games (D4 L2); this is their longest such streak within a single season since December 1994 under George Graham.
📝📝Bernd Leno has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League so far this season.
📝📝Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in 21 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions this season (15 goals, 6 assists); the most of any Premier League player.
📝📝Since his Premier League debut in February 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 27 goals in games played on a Sunday; more than any other player has scored on a day of the week in this time.
📝📝Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 10 goals in 11 Premier League games against newly-promoted sides.
📝📝Jack Grealish has been directly involved in seven goals in the Premier League this season (three goals and four assists); the most of any English midfielder.
📝📝Jamie Vardy has scored in six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since his record-breaking 11-match run in November 2015, while he has also scored six goals in his last seven league games against Everton.
📝📝Only Jamie Vardy (15) has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than Kevin de Bruyne (4 goals, 9 assists).
📝📝Everton have conceded more 90th minute goals than any other Premier League team this season (4).
🇮🇹SERIE A STATS🇮🇹
📝📝Ciro Immobile has now scored more league goals (17) than any other player in Europe’s top five divisions this season.
📝📝Leonardo Bonucci and Sergio Ramos are the only two defenders to have scored 2+ goals in all the last 7 campaigns in the top-5 European Leagues.
📝📝Only Angelillo for Inter in 1958/59 and Borel for Juventus in 1933/34 have scored 17 goals in fewer team matches than Immobile this season for Lazio in Serie A’s history.
📝📝Inter have two players with 8+ goals scored (Lautaro Martínez and Romelu Lukaku) in the first 14 games played in Serie A this season for the first time since 2001/02, with Christian Vieri and Mohammed Kallon.
📝📝No other AC Milan’s player has scored more goals than Theo Hernández (3) in the current Serie A campaign (level to Piatek).
📝📝 Inter have won 12 of their first 14 games played in a single Serie A campaign for the first time in their history, at the 88th season in the competition.
📝📝A team managed by Carlo Ancelotti hasn’t won for six consecutive games in the top-5 European Leagues for the first time since December 2010, when he was in charge with Chelsea.
📝📝Justin Kluivert is the youngest among strikers who have scored 3+ goals in Serie A this season.
📝📝Roma have won their 400th games away from home in Serie A.
📝📝Lionel Messi has scored his first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano and his 30th across all competitions against Atlético Madrid.
📝📝Diego Simeone is winless in his managerial LaLiga career against Barcelona (GP16 D6 L10). In fact, FC Barcelona are the opponent they have faced the most times without winning.
📝📝This has been the first time this LaLiga season, Real Madrid won back-to-back away games.
📝📝Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos has been involved in six goals this season (3 goals, 3 assists), only one fewer than the last season.
📝📝Willian Jose has scored seven goals in LaLiga this season, more than any other player without providing an assist (level with Luis Suárez).
📝📝Sevilla have won three consecutive LaLiga games for the first time under Julen Lopetegui.
📝📝Getafe have scored four goals from a set piece in a single game for the first time in LaLiga ever.
📝📝Piqué has been shown 10 yellow cards in his 17 appearances in all competitions this season, three more than in the entire 2018-19 season (52 apps).
📝📝Lionel Messi’s game by numbers vs. Atlético Madrid:
23 duels contested
9 take-ons completed
3 shots attempted
2 tackles made
2 shots on target
1 match-winning goal
📝📝Keepers with the most clean sheets in LaLiga since last season.
27 – Jan Oblak
20 – Marc-André ter Stegen
16 – David Soria
15 – Jordi Masip
15 – Tomas Vaclík
📝📝Bayern have now lost more Bundesliga games at home this season (2) than they did in the whole of the last campaign (1).
📝📝Thomas Müller has scored his first Bundesliga goal after 1356 minutes, ending his longest ever goal drought in the competition.
📝📝Bayern Munich loses for the first time in a game in which Thomas Müller scores (before 82 wins, 5 draws).
📝📝Leverkusen win for the first time since October 2012 in Munich (back then a 2-1) and have won the last two matches against Bayern in the Bundesliga.
📝📝Andre Hahn is only the second player after Stefan Effenberg in August 1991 to miss a penalty and get sent off later in the same game in the Bundesliga.
📝📝Since the beginning of the previous season no other player has scored as many direct free-kicks in the Bundesliga as Jonathan Schmid (4).
📝📝Timo Werner has now been directly involved in more Bundesliga goals than any other player this season:
📝📝Jadon Sancho has now scored in each of his last three appearances for Dortmund across all competitions:
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
📌📌 WEEKEND’S RESULTS
🏴🏴 England – Premier League
FT Newcastle United 2-2 Manchester City
FT Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace
FT Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United
FT Liverpool 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
FT Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 AFC Bournemouth
FT Southampton 2-1 Watford
FT Norwich City 2-2 Arsenal
FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Sheffield United
FT Leicester City 2-1 Everton
FT Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa
🇫🇷🇫🇷 France – Ligue 1
FT Strasbourg 1-2 Lyon
FT Reims 1-1 Bordeaux
FT Nimes 1-1 Metz
FT Montpellier 4-2 Amiens
FT Lille 1-0 Dijon
FT Nice 3-1 Angers
FT Nantes 2-1 Toulouse
FT Rennes 2-1 Saint-Etienne
Pst Monaco -:- Paris Saint-Germain (due to heavy rain fall)
🇩🇪🇩🇪 Germany – 1. Bundesliga
FT Hoffenheim 1-1 Fortuna Duesseldorf
FT Hertha Berlin 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
FT FC Koeln 1-1 Augsburg
FT Paderborn 2-3 Leipzig
FT Bayern Munich 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen
FT Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 Freiburg
FT Wolfsburg 2-3 Werder Bremen
🇮🇹🇮🇹 Italy – Serie A
FT Brescia 0-3 Atalanta
FT Genoa 0-1 Torino
FT Fiorentina 0-1 Lecce
FT Juventus 2-2 Sassuolo
FT Inter 2-1 SPAL 2013
FT Lazio 3-0 Udinese
FT Parma Calcio 1913 0-1 AC Milan
FT SSC Napoli 1-2 Bologna
FT Hellas Verona 1-3 Roma
🇪🇸🇪🇸 Spain – LaLiga
FT Deportivo Alaves 1-2 Real Madrid
FT Real Sociedad 4-1 Eibar
FT Mallorca 1-2 Real Betis
FT Valencia 2-1Villarreal
FT Sevilla 1-0 Leganes
FT Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Granada
FT Espanyol 2-4 Osasuna
FT Getafe 4-0 Levante
FT Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
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📍📍 FIXTURES TODAY
📆📆2ND DECEMBER 2019
⏰⏰TIME IN GMT
🇩🇪🇩🇪 Germany – 1. Bundesliga
19:30 Mainz 05 -:- Eintracht Frankfurt
🇮🇹🇮🇹 Italy – Serie A
19:45 Cagliari -:- Sampdoria
TABLE AND TOP SCORERS
🏴 Premier league Table
14 Matches played
1. Liverpool 40(+20)
2. Leicester City 32(+24)
3. Manchester City 29(+23)
4. Chelsea 26(+8)
5. Tottenham Hotspur 20(+3)
8. Arsenal 19(-1)
9. Manchester United 18(+4)
18. Southampton 12(-17)
19. Norwich City 11(-15)
20. Watford 8(-19)
🇪🇸 Spanish La Liga Table
15 Matches played
1. Barcelona 31(+20)
2. Real Madrid 31(+19)
3. Sevilla FC 30(+5)
4. Real Sociedad 26(+8)
5. Athletic Club 26(+8)
6. Atlético Madrid 25(+7)
18. Celta de Vigo 13(-20)
19. Espanyol 9(-18)
20. Leganés 6(-17)
🇮🇹 Italian Serie A Table
14 Matches played
1. Inter Milan 37(+18)
2. Juventus 36(+13)
3. Lazio 30(+19)
4. Roma 28(+11)
5. Cagliari 25(+11)
6. Atalanta 25(+13)
7. Napoli 20(+5)
11. Milan 17(-4)
18. Genoa 10(-13)
19. SPAL 9(-12)
20. Brescia 7(-16)
🇩🇪 German Bundesliga Table
13 Matches played
1. Borussia M’gladbach 28(+13)
2. RB Leipzig 27(+21)
3. Schalke 04 25(+8)
4. Bayern München 24(+16)
5. Borussia Dortmund 23(+9)
16. Hertha Berlin 11(-9)
17. Köln 8(-16)
18. Paderborn 5(-16)
🇫🇷 French Ligue 1 Table
15 Matches played
1. PSG 33(+22)
2. Marseille 28(2)
3. Angers 24(+0)
4. Montpellier 23(+6)
5. Bordeaux 23(+4)
14. Monaco 18(-3)
18. Dijon 15(-7)
19. Nîmes 12(-6)
20. Toulouse 12(-13)
⚽⚽ TOP SCORERS
🏴 Premier League Top Scorers
Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
Sergio Agüero (Man City)
Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
Raheem Sterling(Man City)
Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)
Teemu Pukki (Norwich)
Danny Ings (Southampton)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
🇪🇸 Spanish La Liga Top Scorers
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
9 Goals s
Lucas Pérez (Alavés)
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Loren Morón (Real Betis)
Willian José (Real Sociedad)
Daniel Parejo (Valencia)
Maxi Gómez (Valencia)
🇮🇹 Italian Serie A Top Scorers
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan)
Luis Muriel (Atalanta)
Francesco Caputo (Sassuolo)
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Duván Zapata (Atalanta)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
🇩🇪 German Bundesliga Top Scorers
Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Timo Werner(RB Leipzig)
10 Goals scored
Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg)
7 Goals scored
Marcus Thuram (B Mgladbach)
Milot Rashica (Werder Bremen)
Amine Harit (Schalke)
6 Goals s
Gonçalo Paciência (Frankfurt)
Nils Petersen (Freiburg)
🇫🇷 French Ligue One Top Scorers
Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
Ben Yedder (Monaco)
Habib Diallo (Metz)
Victor Osimhen (Lille)
Memphis Depay (Lyon)
Islam Slimani (Monaco)
Ángel Di María (PSG)
Mauro Icardi (PSG)
Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
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🇪🇺🇪🇺Euro 2020 – Draw
Euro 2020 begins in Rome on June 12.
👉👉Marca: An image has surfaced on social media that Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or on Monday.
👉👉Mundo Deportivo: Leaked Ballon d’Or results appear to confirm Lionel Messi as winner ahead Virgil van Dijk with Cristiano Ronaldo fourth respect.
👉👉Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele will travel to Qatar for a period of rehabilitation on his thigh injury.
👉👉Luis Enrique has called for an end to the reported negativity between him and former Spain boss Robert Moreno.
👉👉Liga side Real Betis have been linked with a shock move for Arsenal midfielder Mohammed Elneny, according to reports in Estadio Deportivo
👉👉Barcelona have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl ahead of the 2020-21 season.
👉👉Real Betis midfielder Sergio Canales has agreed a new contract with the club, extending his current deal until 2023.
👉👉Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has highlighted Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham as an outstanding emerging talent.
👉👉Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez was left speechless as Lionel Messi netted a late winner, as Barcelona dug out a 1-0 La Liga win at the Wanda Metropolitano.
👉👉Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic believes Italy “are one of the candidates to win” Euro 2020 and the former Lazio boss is relishing a Rome return.
👉👉There are reports Vincenzo Montella will be fired as Fiorentina coach after a home defeat to Lecce, with Gennaro Gattuso the favourite.
👉👉Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is planning a major overhaul of the squad next summer, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.
👉👉Milan are reportedly hoping to unveil Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the club’s 120th anniversary celebration on December 15, but there are new contract developments.
👉👉Fabio Grosso will reportedly be sacked as Brescia coach after less than a month in the job and replaced by his predecessor, Eugenio Corini.
👉👉AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez rules out playing for Spain, focused on playing alongside his brother for France.
👉👉Galatasaray have entered into negotiations to sign Nigerian attacker Henry Onyekuru from AS Monaco.
🎱🎱Juventus could make a triple swoop on Chelsea with Emerson Palmieri, Willian and Pedro all in their sights. Forwards Willian and Pedro are both out of contract next summer and would be free to strike a pre-contract agreement with the Bianconeri in January.
🎱🎱Rivals Juventus and Internazionale will go head to head in the battle to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, labelled ‘the new Andrea Pirlo’. Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has already opened talks with Brescia president Massimo Cellino.
🎱🎱Barcelona midfielder Vidal, 32, is growing increasingly frustrated with his bit-part role in Catalonia and hopes to be reunited with Antonio Conte, his former coach at Juventus, in January. Conte is now Internazionale coach and has been keen on the Chilean since the summer.
🎱🎱Inter are more likely to sign Manchester United outcast Nemanja Matic than Barca’s Vidal in January. The 32-year-old would cost less than €25m (£21.3m) and could even sign on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to make the deal permanent.
🎱🎱Cagliari have opened talks with Roma about signing their 18-year-old midfielder Alessio Riccardi.
🎱🎱After addressing the Napoli squad on Saturday, president Aurelio De Laurentiis spoke with Belgian forward Dries Mertens about extending his contract at the San Paolo. The 31-year-old will become a free agent next summer.
🎱🎱A 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin in Jurgen Klinsmann’s first match as Hertha coach has saved Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre’s job – for now. The Swiss remains under pressure at the Westfalenstadion.
🎱🎱Bayer Leverkusen captains Lars Bender has advised star midfielder Kai Havertz not to worry about his next move, with some of Europe’s biggest clubs lining up for the German playmaker. “He should be free as long as possible,” Bender said. “And when the time comes, he should make a decision and not shake it.”
JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE
🎱🎱Despite claims to the contrary over the summer, Barcelona had no intention of bringing Neymar back to the Nou Camp from Paris Saint-Germain, despite reports of multiple offers for the Brazilian forward.
🎱🎱Paris Saint-Germain have yet to offer Kylian Mbappe a new deal amid reported interest from Real Madrid.
🎱🎱The former agent of PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, Donato Di Campli, says Barcelona offered €100m (£85m) for the Italian in 2017 but the Parisians turned the offer down.
🎱🎱 Former Juventus coach Max Allegri is interested in the Paris Saint-Germain job, if Thomas Tuchel leaves the French capital. The former Borussia Dortmund boss has the club’s backing for now but knows he will be removed from his position if he fails to meet expectations this season.
🎱🎱Inter defender Milan Skriniar is a target for PSG to replace the ageing Thiago Silva at centre-back next summer. But the Slovenian defender has played down speculation linking him with a move away from San Siro. “My future? I do not understand why someone who is not my agent is talking about that. It only creates confusion,” he said.
🗞🗞Manchester United have reportedly made contact over a possible January transfer for Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal. (Mirror)
🗞🗞Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could follow Unai Emery out of Arsenal. (Sun)
🗞🗞Marco Silva may be the next Premier League manager facing the axe after Leicester defeat. (Telegraph)
🗞🗞Brendan Rodgers, linked with the vacant Arsenal manager’s job, has suggested there is a exit clause in his contract at Leicester. (Mirror)
🗞🗞Real Madrid were ready to offer Jose Mourinho £12m not to take another job and just wait for Zinedine Zidane to leave, but the Portuguese had his heart set on the Tottenham role. (Sun)
🗞🗞Arsenal’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is a January transfer target for Inter Milan. (Star)
🗞🗞Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, the 27-year-old Brazil international on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, hopes to remain with the German club. (Marca)
🗞🗞QPR’s England Under-21 midfielder Eberechi Eze’s dream move to Tottenham could be off following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. Chelsea, Leicester and West Ham have also been watching the 21-year-old. (Sun)
🗞🗞Tottenham and Argentina international midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 23, on loan from Real Betis, is considering another move. (Marca)
🗞🗞Liverpool have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in tracking Lyon’s French forward Mathis Rayan Cherki, 16, who has already made his Ligue 1 and Champions League debuts. (90 Min)
🗞🗞Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Jack Grealish for his performance in Aston Villa’s draw against Manchester United but remained coy over a potential move for the 24-year-old English midfielder. (Metro)
🗞🗞Juventus director Fabio Paratici has revealed that his side are not interested in signing Barcelona’s Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (Mail)
🗞🗞Juventus have yet to decide whether to sell Turkey defender Merih Demiral, 21 – linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal – or Italy midfielder Daniele Rugani, 25, thought to be a target for Arsenal, Wolves and West Ham. (Calciomercato)
🗞🗞Leicester’s Turkey international defender Caglar Soyuncu, 23, linked with Manchester City, is not leaving the King Power Stadium any time soon, his agent has said. (Leicester Mercury)
🗞🗞Barcelona could look to Germany midfielder Julian Weigl to help strengthen their midfield in the summer, with the Catalans weighing up a move for the £21m-rated Borussia Dortmund man. (Mail)
🗞🗞Newcastle’s English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27, wants to finish his top-flight career with the Magpies and has revealed his desire for a new deal. (Newcastle Chronicle)
🗞🗞Aston Villa have been linked with a move for LA Galaxy’s French winger Romain Alessandrini, 30. (Birmingham Mail)
🗞🗞Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has paid a visit to Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina – the first club he ever played for between 1989 and 1994 – as he considers his next move. (Mail)
🗞🗞Atalanta’s Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, on loan at Parma this season but linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham, has revealed he is a Chelsea fan. (Talksport)
⏩⏩ SUNDAY PAPER TALK
🔰🔰Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, would have to repay his £12.5m pay-off if he takes another Premier League job this season. (Sunday Express)
🔰🔰Pochettino has been advised not to jump straight back into management at Arsenal by friends who believe he should wait for a better job. (Sunday Telegraph)
🔰🔰Arsenal may wait until the summer to land their top managerial target Brendan Rodgers, but the Leicester boss regards the Gunners post as his dream job. (Star on Sunday)
🔰🔰Manchester City assistant boss Mikel Arteta is the man Arsenal want to replace Unai Emery. (Sunday Mirror)
🔰🔰West Ham are monitoring Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg as a potential replacement for Manuel Pellegrini. (Star on Sunday)
🔰🔰Everton want Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, a boyhood Toffees fan, to succeed under-fire manager Marco Silva. (Sunday Mirror)
🔰🔰Everton would put former Toffees striker Duncan Ferguson temporarily in charge if Silva is sacked before Wednesday’s Merseyside derby. (Mail on Sunday)
🔰🔰Real Madrid are planning a £70m bid for Arsenal’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, with Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 28, included as part of the deal. (Eldesmarque, via Star)
🔰🔰Chelsea are keeping tabs on Zaha and Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, as they initiate plans to bolster their wing options. (Sunday Express)
🔰🔰Spain’s 31-year-old striker Diego Costa, who joined Atletico Madrid from Chelsea in 2018, will join Flamengo in a £25m deal. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)
🔰🔰Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to battle to sign Lyon and Holland midfielder Memphis Depay, 25. (Sunday Express)
🔰🔰Paris St-Germain have yet to offer a new contract to France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20. (Le10Sport – in French)
🔰🔰Manchester City are targeting Leicester and Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 23. (Sunday Times – subscription required)
🔰🔰England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 25, insists the Everton players are right behind manager Marco Silva and do not want to see him sacked. (Observer)
🔰🔰Former Manchester United and West Ham striker Javier Hernandez would be open to a move to the MLS. The 31-year-old Mexico international joined Sevilla in September. (LA Times)
🔰🔰Sheffield United will move for former England goalkeeper Ben Foster, 36, if Watford are relegated at the end of the season. (Sun on Sunday)
🔰🔰Aston Villa are ready to sell Ivorian striker Jonathan Kodjia, 30, in January. (Football Insider)
🔰🔰Inter are preparing to make a move for Atalanta’s Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, who is on loan at Parma this season. The 19-year-old has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal. (Inside Futbol)
🔰🔰Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is expecting another transfer window of interest in Ivorian forward Wilfried Zaha, 27, in January. (London Evening Standard)
🔰🔰Celtic plan talks with Israel midfielder Nir Bitton to ensure he does not run down his contract. The 28-year-old has been linked with Burnley. (Glasgow Evening Times)
🔰🔰Chelsea’s USA midfielder Christian Pulisic, 21, has admitted he “wore a Chelsea jersey around the house all the time” during pre-season while itching to begin the next chapter of his career in west London. (Goal)