All the top news and transfer rumors from Friday’s papers…
the daily star
Liverpool and Chelsea are set to battle it out for Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after his price was revealed.
Chelsea supremo Todd Boehly has been identified as a potential buyer for NFL team Washington Commanders.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could end up sensational in the Premier League with Manchester United thanks to his improved form and contract status – as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
THE DAILY MIRROR
Gerard Pique’s decision to retire is said to save Barcelona £46m and comes after claims the defender had a row with manager Xavi over a lack of game time, plus a leak of the player’s contract.
Barcelona right-back Hector Bellerin has called on the club to take inspiration from Arsenal’s patience with Mikel Arteta in their approach to Xavi.
Erling Haaland has been warned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic not to let Pep Guardiola’s “ego” ruin his Manchester City career.
Jorginho is not interested in joining Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season and wants to sign a contract extension with Chelsea instead.
Wales have sent medical staff to Los Angeles and Nice to ensure Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are fit for the World Cup.
West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Brentford are all chasing Lyon striker Tete, who is on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, ahead of a potential move in January.
Ben Chilwell is out of the World Cup and will miss a large part of the season amid suspicions he has torn his hamstring.
Heung-Min Son suffered four fractures to his eye socket as surgery to save his World Cup took place on Friday.
Barcelona and Netherlands striker Memphis Depay has strongly denied reports that he is delaying his return from injury on purpose in order to prioritize his fitness for the World Cup.
Mikel Arteta wants to add to his Arsenal squad in January and a winger is believed to be the club’s number 1 priority, with Orlando City’s Facundo Torres and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk two possible targets.
Leicester are still hoping to convince Youri Tielemans to sign a new contract and end the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Tottenham’s transfer chiefs have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi in January.
Manchester United have been offered fresh hope that a deal will be struck for Joao Felix in January, with Atletico Madrid now said to be ready to sell their under-performing striker.
Manchester City and Liverpool could have the chance to sign Wolves playmaker Matheus Nunes for a cut fee following his slow start to the season.
A group of 40 England fans are being paid by Qatar to attend the World Cup, with instructions to deliver positive messages about the experience, sing certain songs when asked and report critical posts on social media.
THE DAILY RECORD
Ange Postecoglou is not afraid of losing top stars as he says sales can help Celtic grow and improve in the Champions League.