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Haaland 'wants €50m-a-year' at PSG (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Ligue 1 side favourites to sign striker on huge contact

PSG are now favourites to sign Erling Haaland and are preparing to meet his immense wage demands, report Gazzetta dello Sport.

Haaland has been linked with clubs all across Europe, with his agent Mino Raiola touting his services but demanding a €50 million-a-year salary for his client.

He is available for €75 million next summer when his release clause activates at Borussia Dortmund, and PSG could swoop should Kylian Mbappe leave when his own deal ends.

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Martinez addresses Barcelona talk


Roberto Martinez says he has still not been contacted by Barcelona over the manager's job - but has not ruled out taking the job if it is offered.

The Belgium national coach is a front runner to succeed the under-fire Ronald Koeman, and is well admired by the hierarchy at Camp Nou.

“There is absolutely nothing - and there has been no contact with Barcelona. I want to fulfil my contract, but many things may arise along the way,” he told HLN.

'Bayern don't need Haaland if Lewandowski stays fit'


Bayern Munich do not need to sign Erling Haaland so long as Robert Lewandowski maintains his form and fitness, according to Mario Gomez.

Former Bayern and Germany striker Gomez told Abendzeitung: “What you hear and read about salary, I can’t imagine Bavaria going along with that. If you extend with Kimmich and Goretzka, the pillars of the future, you can hardly bring in an external player who then earns a lot more.

"Although Joshua might even accept that, given Haaland’s worth. But if Lewandowski stays so fit, Bayern doesn’t need Haaland anyway."

Koeman 'has one game to save his job'


Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman will be in charge to face Atletico Madrid this weekend however the board will seriously consider his position during the international break, report Sport.

It means defeat to the Liga champions would surely seal Koeman's fate, with Barca having endured a poor start to the season including losing both of their opening Champions League fixtures.

His status as a club legend from his playing days has given him some leeway, however this could run out after the weekend's action.

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Arsenal youngster Henry-Francis signs first pro contract


Midfielder Jack Henry-Francis has signed his first professional deal with Arsenal.

The 18-year-old has played for the club's U23s and featured for the first team in their pre-season friendly against Hibernian in July.

He is also a Republic of Ireland international at youth level.

West Ham 'target Lewis-Potter'


West Ham are keen on Hull City midfielder Keane Lewis-Potter, according to Teamtalk.

Lewis-Potter, who has 20 goals in 85 games for the Tigers, has impressed in the Championship and could follow the same path as Jarrod Bowen, who has starred for the Hammers since joining them from Hull.

David Moyes is eyeing attacking talent from England's second tier, as Bowen is linked with a potential switch to Liverpool.

Spurs 'keep tabs on Pochettino with Nuno future uncertain' (Football Insider)


Tottenham could try and tempt their former boss should they sack the ex-Wolves manager

Spurs would sack Nuno and re-appoint Mauricio Pochettino given the opportunity and are keeping tabs on the PSG coach, claim Football Insider.

Nuno was only appointed in the summer, but a heavy defeat to rivals Arsenal has put him under significant pressure already.

Pochettino remains well regarded at Spurs, however his position at PSG means a return is very unlikely at present.

Inter wanted Raspadori and Scamacca - Sassuolo CEO


Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has claimed Inter wanted to sign both Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca in the summer, but the club do not need to sell their stars.

Carnevali told Corriere dello Sport: “Marotta asked me for both, but we gamble on young players and for this reason, we sold [Francesco] Caputo. Now Giacomo and Gianluca will have more chances to show their qualities.

“Our club do not need to sell at all costs and we do certain operations only when we deem it appropriate, also taking into account the good of the boys.”

Klopp 'on Barcelona shortlist' (El Nacional)


The Liverpool manager is one of four coaches wanted to replace Ronald Koeman

Barcelona have shortlisted Jurgen Klopp as a potential replacement for Ronald Koeman as manager, according to El Nacional.

Barca bosses are huge admirers of the Liverpool coach and could even appoint a stop gap until the end of the season in order for them to pursue the 54-year-old.

However it remains to be seen whether Klopp would leave Anfield for a club currently mired in financial trouble and struggling in the Champions League.

Kessie could leave Milan in January


PSG and Liverpool target Franck Kessie could leave AC Milan in January, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

His contract expires at the end of the current season, meaning he can enter negotiations with non-Italian clubs in January unless an extension is confirmed.

Milan have reportedly offered Kessié a new €6.5m-a-year deal, but the midfielder wants at least €8m.

West Ham told McKennie will cost £35m


Football Insider reports that Juventus have put a £35 million ($47m) asking price on Weston McKennie, with West Ham keen on the USMNT star.

The Hammers are said to have already held talks regarding the United States international, but his current club are demanding almost double what they paid for the 23-year-old if he is to leave Turin.

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Herrera back on Barcelona’s radar


Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera is back on Barcelona’s recruitment radar, claims Defensa Central.

The Spain international has seen a move to Camp Nou mooted for some time and the 32-year-old could see a deal put in place as he faces fierce competition for places in France.

Nketiah wants out of Arsenal


Eddie Nketiah wants regular first team football and is ready to push for a move away from Arsenal in January, reports Ekrem Konur.

Leeds, Brentford and Aston Villa are all said to be keen on the England U21 international striker.

Nkunku offered to Real Madrid


Real Madrid have, according to Defensa Central, been offered the chance to sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku.

The 23-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain star has struggled for consistency in Germany, but has made a flying start to the 2021-22 campaign and could seek out a new challenge next summer.

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Werner considering Chelsea future


Timo Werner is considering his Chelsea future, reports the Telegraph.

Werner could leave Stamford Bridge if he doesn't lock down a more regular role under Thomas Tuchel.

The German joined Chelsea just last season, but struggled in front of goal as the Blues went on to win the Champions League.

Phillips nears new Leeds deal


Southgate not surprised by Sancho's struggles


Gareth Southgate says he's not surprised that Jadon Sancho has struggled since his big money summer transfer.

Sancho has yet to truly find his feet at Manchester United and Southgate says he understands why he's struggled since his move.

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Van de Beek to make another attempt to leave Man Utd (Daily Mail)


The midfielder is ready to depart in search of more playing time

Donny van de Beek is set to make another attempt to leave Manchester United this February, reports the Daily Mail.

The Dutchman was visibly frustrated on the bench as he wasn't involved in Man Utd's recent Champions League win over Villarreal.

Van de Beek is desperate to move on in search of playing time with one eye already on next winter's World Cup.

Traore nears new Wolves deal


Adama Traore is nearing a new deal with Wolves, reports the Daily Mail.

The Spanish winger is set to be offered a new contract that would see him earn around the same amount as the club's high earners, Raul Jimenez and Joao Moutinho, both of whom collect about £100,000 a week.

Traore was the subject of interest from Tottenham this past summer and currently has a deal that runs through 2023.

Rudiger happy at Chelsea amid contract uncertainty


FC Cincy to appoint Albright


FC Cincinatti is set to appoint Chris Albright as the club's general manager, according to the Post Cincy.

Albright is set to join the club following the dismissal of Gerrard Nijkamp on August 6, which was followed up by the departure of Jaap Stam earlier this week.

Albright is currently the technical director of the Philadelphia Union, as he helped usher in top young players like Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie as the club won the Supporters' Shield last season.