Todd Cantwell: Leicester join race for Norwich midfielder – Paper Talk

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Monday’s national newspapers…


Leicester have joined the transfer war for £15m-rated Norwich ace Todd Cantwell with Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle, Leeds and Roma also keeping tabs on the midfielder.

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes slammed rumours linking him with a transfer to Barcelona.

Manchester United are interested in signing Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports.

Marseille have reportedly held talks with forgotten Arsenal man Sead Kolasinac over a free transfer in the summer.


Jurgen Klopp said that the outbreak of Covid-19 that led to the postponement of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal contained false-positive results.


Newcastle United are holding talks with Monaco over a move for £35m-rated centre-back Benoit Badiashile.

Tottenham are looking to offer around £18m for Wolves winger Adama Traore.

AC Milan are showing interest in a loan for Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga.

Leeds United are in discussions over a new contract for midfielder Adam Forshaw and remain in the market for another midfielder on loan but Ross Barkley is looking to stay at Chelsea as it stands.

Traore nearly scored a contender for goal of the season

Blackburn Rovers are trying to sign Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville on loan.

Bournemouth are talking over a £1m move for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Joe Rothwell, who also has interest from Rangers.

Covid has substantially dampened January transfer window activity so far – especially when it comes to loan deals for younger players.

A number of Premier League clubs are planning foreign trips during the forthcoming winter break, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi among the popular destinations.

New Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold wants to leave the football decisions to the football department – who will still report to him – as he tries to turn things around.

Tottenham will listen to offers for Tanguy Ndombele who was substituted in their FA Cup tie with Morecambe on Sunday and left to a chorus of boos.

PA - Amad Diallo

Derby County are keen to sign Manchester United’s Amad Diallo on loan, as Wayne Rooney turns to his former club to bolster his squad in the January transfer window.


Edinson Cavani, whom Barcelona are reported to be interested in signing, has informed Ralf Rangnick he will not depart Manchester United during this transfer window.


Ben White has sung the praises of Arsenal team-mate Takehiro Tomiyasu and potentially ended the Gunners pursuit of former Brighton team-mate Tariq Lamptey in the process.

Ralf Rangnick has told his Manchester United players to up their work-rate and intensity levels if they want to be a top team.

Dusan Vlahovic’s next club will reportedly be a Champions League team as Arsenal and Tottenham pursue the Fiorentina striker.

Ralf Rangnick

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.


Antonio Conte personally refused the chance to sign Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho for Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.

Chelsea plan to recommence talks with Lyon in the coming days about the prospect of cutting Emerson Palmieri’s loan short with the French club.


Scottish football’s plan to bring back fans has been left hanging in the balance after the Scottish Government stopped short of giving it the green light over the weekend.

Celtic are closing in on a permanent deal for Jota as they also line up a move for Aussie ace Riley McGree.

Motherwell boss Graham Alexander has urged Hampden chiefs to close the ‘strange’ loophole that allows Bosman signing targets to play against their future employers.

Gerrard insists he will park any emotions ahead of his return to Liverpool.


Udinese are set to return with a second offer for Celtic defender Stephen Welsh.

Middlesbrough are set to offer Rangers defender Jack Simpson a route out of Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard has made a move for Dundee United wonderkid Kerr Smith.

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