Forward news and rumors: Man City to ‘start talks’ with Erling Haaland in January
Posted On October 13, 2021
What the newspapers say
Talks between Manchester City and Erling HaalandManagement of is expected to begin in January. The Times says 21-year-old agent Mino Raiola will meet with City officials to discuss the attacker’s arrival at the Etihad this summer. The Norway international is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2024, but his deal is expected to include a £ 64million release clause that can be triggered from 2022.
Stay at the Etihad, where The Sun reports Rahim sterling wants assurances on his future before talks continue with City. The England forward has only started four of the Blues’ 11 appearances this season, with the 26-year-old expressing concern about his time on the pitch as he enters the final two years of his current contract.
Would a return to the Emirates be on the agenda for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Arsenal are keen to re-sign the Liverpool midfielder following his exit from north London in 2017, according to the Mirror, which reports the Reds will sell him in January if they can get the right price.
The Mail quotes Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as Liverpool start signing talks Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer in summer. The French winger, 24, is out of contract with Barcelona at the end of the current campaign.
Manchester United became the latest club to express interest in Monegasque talents Aurélien Tchouameni, according to the Express. The newspaper reports that the Red Devils will compete with Chelsea and Juventus to sign the 21-year-old midfielder, who recently teamed with United’s Paul Pogba for France against Spain in the Nations League final.
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Players to watch
Sam johnstone: The 28-year-old England and West Brom goalkeeper is being considered by Southampton, Tottenham and West Ham, according to Hampshire Live.
Clement Lenglet: Spanish media Sport.es reports that the 26-year-old French and Barcelona defender is set to be Newcastle’s first signing since the club’s takeover.
Sergio Reguilon: L’Express cites Defensa Central as reporting that Real Madrid are keen to bring 24-year-old Tottenham full-back back to the Bernabeu before next season.