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Paper Talk: Shock swap deal talk in £360m Mbappe transfer; Liverpool winger leaving Anfield

Kylian Mbappe is a £360m target for Juventus, who could offer Cristiano Ronaldo as part of the deal, while a Liverpool man is on his way out at Anfield, all in the papers.



Juventus are apparently plotting a monster £360m move for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.

That’s the latest from Italian outlet Tuttosport, (via the Mirror) who suggest Cristiano Ronaldo could go the other way as a makeweight.

The Old Lady are willing to spend £360m on Mbappe, which would be a world record, topping the £200m PSG paid for Neymar.

However, Juve’s wage bill would not be able to accommodate Ronaldo and the Frenchman, who is currently on £360,000-a-week in Paris.

Any deal therefore may well see Ronaldo head to PSG.

Ronaldo was linked with a move to PSG in the summer and agent Jorge Mendes “held talks” with the Ligue 1 winners about the potential for a deal.


Mbappe has scored 92 goals in 127 games for PSG and is considered the heir apparent to Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.



Chelsea will look at selling N’Golo Kante so they can make a move for Declan Rice at West Ham (Daily Star)

Juventus will reignite their interest in Lyon star Houssem Aouar (Calciomercato)

Bournemouth striker Joshua King admits he has no idea where he’s likely to be playing for the rest of the season. (TV2)

Juventus are planning a £360m move for Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, and the Serie A side could send Cristiano Ronaldo the other way. (Mirror)

USA star Giovanni Reyna is set to be handed a lucrative new deal by Borussia Dortmund (BILD)

Norwich City expect Todd Cantwell to stay at the club past tomorrow’s deadline for the domestic window (Sky Sports)

Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus will battle it out to sign RB Leipzig’s Luka Sucic (Calciomercato)

German club Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, who was linked with Manchester United during the summer, in the January transfer window. (Sport Bild)



Chelsea have identified Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 22, as a potential transfer target. (Tutto Mercato Web)

Chelsea were apparently willing to pay Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, £1m a week in a £225m transfer in 2014. (Sky Sports)

Wilson loan

Cardiff City have agreed a deal to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on loan, with Derby County and Nottingham Forest also chasing the 23-year-old. (Football Insider)

Arsenal want to beat Manchester United to the £35m signing of 23-year-old Villarreal defender Pau Torres in January. (Express)

Middlesbrough are attempting to complete a deal to sign winger Yannick Bolasie, 31, on loan from Everton. (Sky Sports)

Championship side Swansea City want £18m from Tottenham for 22-year-old Wales centre-back Joe Rodon. (Telegraph)

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, has denied criticising manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team-mates when they were thrashed 6-1 by Tottenham prior to the international break. (Sport TV)

Derby County owner Mel Morris says manager Phillip Cocu will not be sacked if the Rams lose to Watford on Friday as he also denied reports linking ex-England striker Wayne Rooney, 34, with replacing the Dutchman. (Talksport)

Juventus are reportedly in advanced negotiations with David Alaba’s representatives over a free transfer next summer following the expiration of his contract at Bayern Munich. (Daily Mail)

Maguire does not want a rest

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire has no intention of asking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a break, leaving any decision over a possible lay-off firmly with the Manchester United boss. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are ready to send midfielder Matt Smith out on loan before Friday’s transfer deadline, with a number of Championship and League One clubs chasing his signature.  (Daily Mail)

Wolves will test their players for Covid-19 on Friday amid anxiety in Portugal after Cristiano Ronaldo was revealed to have the virus on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)

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Mesut Ozil was handed a lucrative Saudi Arabian escape route, but the Arsenal outcast opted to stay at the Gunners. (The Sun)

Chelsea plotted a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma before completing a deal for Edouard Mendy, according to reports. (The Sun)

UEFA has admitted the delayed Euros cannot go ahead as planned due to coronavirus with the format set to be changed and some host cities set for the axe. (The Sun)

Manchester United would reportedly consider appointing Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked in the near future. (Daily Star)

Butland deal


Crystal Palace are set to make a late move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland in the EFL domestic window. (Telegraph)

Newcastle United Supporters Trust have called for the club to stop taking money from season-ticket holders who have been unable to attend games since March. (Telegraph)

Mesut Ozil looks set to be left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad this season.(Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have been tipped to make a Friday transfer swoop to sign Watford ‘keeper Ben Foster to replace Adrian. (Daily Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly made it clear to club officials that Adama Traore is high on his wishlist when the transfer window reopens.  (Daily Express)

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