As ever, it’s Manchester City at the forefront of transfer speculation after the weekend with Pep reportedly hot on the tails of not one but two England stars from Premier League rivals Leeds United and West Ham.
Manchester United are also in the conversation but their main focus appears to be Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo, but they could face competition for that particular signature.
Newcastle United’s defeat to the Red Devils has once again highlighted the need for further recruitment at St James’ Park and they could look to La Liga for a new centre back.
Also in the paper’s are Brunely’s Dwight McNeil, who discussed his summer transfer window and the speculation surrounding potential moves from Turf Moor, and Arsenal’s defender Ben White, who has named the former Brighton teammate he considers “one of the best centre backs in the Premier League.”
All that and more in Monday morning transfer runour round-up.
5. Everton monitoring Scotland star
Everton will have a "clear run" at signing Rangers' full back Nathan Paterson in January after city rivals Liverpool ended their interest in the highly rated 19-year old (The Sun)
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6. Rodriguez contract deterring potential suitors
James Rodriguez is earning £250,000 a week at Everton and that astonishing figure is apparently preventing the club from offloading him. The Toffees tried to move the Colombian on last summer but a move never materialised (Football Insider)
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7. Newcastle interested in Diakhaby
Valencia will look to sell Mouctar Diakhaby in January and Newcastle United could be the front runners for the centre-backs signature. However, Leicester City are also rumoured to be interested on the 24-year old Frenchman (Deporte Valenciano)
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8. Pep wants Phillips at City
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is desperate for the club to sign Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips. However, it could be next summer before any bid is made for the England midfielder (Fichajes)
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