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Monday Papers: Pep Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan, Harry Maguire

What the papers say After winning the domestic treble, Manchester City appear ready to hand boss Pep Guardiola a bumper deal to keep him at the club for at least the next five years. According to the Sun, the 48-year-old – who still has two years remaining on his current contract – could see his annual salary rise from £15million to £20million. Sticking with Manchester City and Ilkay Gundogan looks set to commit his future to the club, the Mail reports. The midfielder is reportedly hoping to re-open negotiations to extend his time at the Etihad Stadium beyond 2020. Not my worst season… 🤪🎱 #FACup 🏆 #EPL 🏆 #LeagueCup 🏆 #CommunityShield 🏆 pic.twitter.com/HKvEJJIsRU — Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) May 18, 2019 Meanwhile, with Vincent Kompany‘s departure confirmed, City are turni...

SFA to name new Scotland manager on Monday

Hampden chiefs will wait no longer than Monday to identify Alex McLeish’s replacement. The Scottish Football Association will step up their hunt for the next Scotland boss over the weekend and could yet turn to Derek McInnes. Hampden chiefs have decided they cannot afford to wait any longer than Monday to identify the man they want to be Alex McLeish’s replacement. The squad for next month’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers with Cyprus and Belgium is due to be announced on Tuesday, May 28, and the SFA wants to give the new man in charge at least a week to draw up his first selection. It appeared Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke had moved into pole position to land the role after Aberdeen vice-chairman Dave Cormack claimed Reds manager McInnes had told his current employers he ...

Monday Papers: Philippe Coutinho, Andre Gomes, Declan Rice

What the papers say With Eden Hazard yet to publicly announce his decision on his Chelsea future, the club are keeping tabs on Barcelona‘s Philippe Coutinho, the Mirror reports. Rumours continue to swirl around links between Hazard and Real Madrid, and should the 28-year-old opt to walk away from Stamford Bridge, the Blues could look to Coutinho as a replacement, the paper says. Andre Gomes joined Everton on loan last year (Martin Rickett/PA) A question mark remains over whether Everton can persuade loanee Andre Gomes to stay at Goodison Park, according to the Liverpool Echo, with boss Marco Silva reportedly extremely keen to secure a permanent deal for the Barcelona midfielder this summer. 🙌🏼 The players salute the travelling fans after the final whistle at Craven Cottage. Thank you...

Monday Papers: Moussa Dembele, Mauro Icardi, Daniel Sturridge

What the papers say Manchester United are eyeing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele ahead of a potential summer transfer, the Daily Mirror reports. United are keen to bolster their attacking options and the 22-year-old has impressed in France this season, the paper says. Arsenal are also said to be keeping tabs on the former Celtic player. Chelsea are reportedly set to go head-to-head with Real Madrid for 19-year-old Alexander Isak. The Swedish youngster, currently playing for Borussia Dortmund, has been likened to compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the Mirror reports that the Blues have scouted the teenager several times. Meanwhile, several clubs – including Manchester United – have been put on alert amid reports Mauro Icardi could be sold on the cheap this summer, The Sun claims. Reports in Spa...

Monday Papers: Marco Asensio, Naby Keita, Harry Maguire

The latest comings and goings from Liverpool make the Monday papers. What the papers say Liverpool‘s hopes of signing Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio have taken a hit by Zinedine Zidane’s return to the LaLiga club, according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old had fallen out of favour under the previous management regime in the Spanish capital, but Zidane is said to be ready to resist any bids from the Reds this summer. Meanwhile, one player who could be heading towards the exit at Liverpool is midfielder Naby Keita, with Sun reporting the club are happy to accept a loss on the £48million they paid RB Leipzig in 2017. Naby Keita is already being linked to a Liverpool exit (Peter Byrne/PA) Jurgen Klopp’s side will miss out on signing Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, with Barcel...

Scholes set to be named Oldham boss on Monday

The League Two side have announced a press conference for 2pm. Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes is set to be appointed as Oldham’s new manager. The Sky Bet League Two side have called a press conference for 2pm on Monday at which Scholes is expected to officially launch his managerial career. Scholes was cleared to take up the position when the EFL decided that the 44-year-old’s 10 per cent stake in National League club Salford would not represent a conflict of interest. Oldham sacked Frankie Bunn in December and academy coach Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge. The Latics, whose 3-0 win at Crawley on Saturday was their first in the league since New Year’s Day, are 14th in League Two and currently nine points off the play-off places. Read N...

Arsenal ‘to resume talks with Denis Suarez on Monday’

Arsenal and Barcelona will reportedly resume talks over a move for Denis Suarez on Monday, with the Gunners eager to seal a six-month loan deal. Arsenal are still in the running to sign out-of-favour midfielder Denis Suarez from Barcelona, according to a report. The Gunners appeared to hit a brick wall in negotiations with the Spanish champions earlier this week as it emerged that they have no money to spend in the January window. Boss Unai Emery has pleaded with the club to bring in the 25-year-old on an initial loan deal, however, with the option to make it a permanent transfer in the summer. Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira claims that talks between all three parties are to resume on Monday, but it remains to be seen whether Barca are willing to offload the Spain internatio...

Real Madrid ‘to sack Julen Lopetegui on Monday’

Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui will reportedly be sacked by the club on Monday, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte lined up as his replacement. Real Madrid will reportedly sack manager Julen Lopetegui on Monday following the club’s 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Barcelona in El Clasico this afternoon. Los Blancos have made their worst start to a season since 2001-02, with the defeat at the Camp Nou meaning that they have now lost four of their last five La Liga games. Madrid sit ninth in the table as a result, already seven points behind champions and leaders Barcelona having also recorded their lowest-scoring start to a season since 2004-05. Reports before the Clasico suggested that Lopetegui could be sacked regardless of the result, but the heavy nature of the defeat is unde...

Adama Traore ‘to have Wolverhampton Wanderers medical on Monday’

Adama Traore will undergo a medical with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday ahead of completing an £18m switch from Middlesbrough, according to a report. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 22:44 UK Last Updated: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 22:47 UK Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly moved a step closer to signing Adama Traore from Middlesbrough for a club-record fee. The 22-year-old has remained on Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo‘s transfer list, despite Boro knocking back a previous offer of £12m. Sky Sports News suggests that a deal has now been struck, and the tricky winger will undergo a medical with the Premier League new boys on Monday. Barcelona academy product Traore, who scored five and assisted 10 more in 36 Championship outings...

Newcastle United ‘to complete Salomon Rondon deal on Monday’

© Reuters A report claims that Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon will complete his move from West Bromwich Albion to Newcastle United before the end of Monday. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 20:10 UK Last Updated: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 20:11 UK West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon has reportedly undergone a medical with Newcastle United and will complete his move between the two clubs on Monday. The Venezuela international has a £16.5m release clause in his contract and is a long-term target for Rafael Benitez at St James’ Park. Following plenty of speculation, Sky Sports News suggests that the transfer saga will come to an end within the next 24 hours as Rondon is now on Tyneside to finalise a deal. A separate report indicat...

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