Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Aurélien Tchouameni, Darwin Nunez & Dusan Vlahovic



11:06 · WED 06 October 2021

Read the latest football gossip and carry rumors from national newspapers with Sporting Life’s Paper Talk.


  • Manchester United fully support Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and have no plans to sack him.
  • David Beckham said his iconic free kick against Greece was the moment England fans “forgave me”.
  • Arsenal won their battle against FIFA in the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the variable sale clauses the Gunners inserted when selling some of their players.
  • Liverpool and Chelsea will have to pay £ 34million to land young Monegasque midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni.
  • Chelsea fans will be relieved to learn that the club have inserted a £ 40million buyout clause into Tino Livramento’s Southampton contract.
  • Manchester United sent in scouts to watch Benfica striker Darwin Nunez but he flopped last time around.
  • Antonio Rudiger’s Chelsea contract talks are “on hold” after the German was “disappointed” with the Blues’ latest offer, according to reports.
  • Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat has confirmed his intention to sign forgotten Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos for just £ 2.5million.
  • Manchester United’s training ground will be turned into a potato farm if war breaks out thanks to an incredible legal clause.
  • Manchester City cult hero Shaun Goater offers to help bring Erling Haaland to the Etihad.


  • Roman Abramovich is expected to visit Chelsea on a rare trip to London.
  • Manchester City are trying to persuade the EFL to let the clubs make five substitutions in this season’s Carabao Cup.
  • Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott showed encouraging signs on the road to recovery from a broken ankle at Leeds by posting a picture of him on an exercise bike.
  • Unvaccinated England stars appear set to compete in next year’s World Cup in Qatar after at least five Three Lions players reportedly refused to receive the Covid vaccine.
  • Premier League clubs are worried that their English stars will play on the plastic pitch in Andorra, leaving Gareth Southgate with a selection headache for Saturday’s clash.
  • Manchester United are reportedly in the process of tying two other backstage staff members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to new contracts.
  • Ninety-four percent of Newcastle United Supporters Trust members have called for Steve Bruce’s resignation.
  • Gary Lineker has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United ended in his backyard.
  • William Saliba is expected to be integrated into Arsenal’s first team from next season after his loan at Marseille ends, according to reports.
  • The tax authorities will have to “get their hair cut” and write off millions of pounds in Derby County debt if a deal is to be reached to save the Championship club.
  • Premier League clubs fear losing the battle for their South American stars to be released from international duties early, in time to line up for the next round of top-level games.
  • Premier League players are encouraged to get vaccinated while on international duty in what could turn into a clash between the club and the country.
  • Stoke faces a battle to retain teenage striker Emre Tezgel amid growing interest led by Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
  • The Glazers have put 9.5 million more Manchester United shares on the New York Stock Exchange – valued at $ 186.86 million (£ 137.12 million) – although a statement makes it clear that the club “will not receive any proceeds from the sale.”


  • Liverpool have been denied a request to move their next game to Watford to an evening kick-off to give them a chance to field Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino.
  • England manager Gareth Southgate will be forced to take Andorra’s plastic pitch into account when selecting his side for the final World Cup qualifying game, with Harry Kane’s ankles seen as one of the main issues of concern.
  • Arsenal have reached a deal with crisis-hit Derby to defer a payment worth more than £ 1.4million for former midfielder Krystian Bielik.


  • A footballer has been arrested for assaulting a referee and appearing to render him unconscious during a match in Brazil.
  • Tottenham and Arsenal have both been put on red alert after Fiorentina issued a statement on Tuesday morning confirming star man Dusan Vlahovic snubbed a new contract with the club.
  • Alex Telles explained how a new haircut led to his much-needed improved form for Manchester United in his second season at Old Trafford.
  • Barcelona are said to be set to face Arsenal for the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City in January despite the current financial crisis.
  • Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is said to be in danger of being ‘ousted’ from the German national team after falling down the pecking order this season.
  • Liverpool transfer target Kacper Kozlowski claims he is “unimpressed” by a slew of top clubs looking to sign him.



  • Manchester United are among the Premier League clubs still trying to persuade a number of their players to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Harry Winks wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur on loan in January in an attempt to revive his career.


  • Liverpool could look to repeat their transfer raid of former RB Salzburg players for the fourth time as Karim Adeyemi continues to impress for the Austrian champions this season.
  • Tottenham could be the last Premier League big hitter to take a step for PSG striker Mauro Icardi.


  • Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has launched a scathing attack on Real Madrid, accusing the club of “disrespect” while discussing a possible transfer of Kylian Mbappe.
  • Raheem Sterling is targeted by Barcelona for a loan in January.
  • Chelsea are reportedly aiming for a move for Christopher Nkunku as Thomas Tuchel contemplates reunion with the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster.
  • Kylian Mbappe has revealed he plans to retire from the France squad this summer.


  • Celtic have opened contract negotiations with Scotland defender Greg Taylor.


  • Charlie Mulgrew has revealed he is desperate for a World Cup recall and has said his career in Scotland is not over.



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