Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, September 5: Man United to sell defender in January, Arsenal target offered huge new deal

5 Sep

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…


Manchester United are willing to sell full-back Matteo Darmian in January and Juventus are keen to take the Italy international back to his homeland. (Various)

Former Manchester City youngster Adrien Rabiot admits he wants a Premier League return – but not right now. The Paris Saint-Germain ace spent a few months with the Citizens in 2008 before joining the French champions in 2010. Rabiot was linked with a move to Manchester United last January. (The Sun)

Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette has been offered a new contract at Lyon. The new terms will give the 25-year-old striker £85,000-a-week and will include a buy-out clause of £59million. (L’Equipe)

Tony Pulis is due back at West Brom on Monday to take training with the Premier League club, who expect him to continue as boss. Pulis, 58, missed Saturday’s 1-0 friendly win over Delhi Dynamos at The Hawthorns to watch another match. It fuelled speculation Pulis, in charge since January 2015, could be leaving after a frustrating transfer window under the club’s new Chinese owners. (Daily Mirror)

Eddie Howe has had Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in camp for less than a week but claims the on-loan England star has already taken Bournemouth to another level. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona are to report Brazilian club Santos to FIFA for breaching a transfer agreement, according to reports in Catalunya. The Spanish champions are angry that Santos virtually disregarded their first option deal on young forward Gabriel Barbosa, who joined Inter Milan last week. (Daily Mirror)

Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson is a January target for Bundesliga outfit HSV. (WalesOnline)

Chris Coleman has conceded his head was turned ‘a little’ by an approach from Hull during the summer but resisted a Premier League move because he is still ‘desperate’ for more success as Wales manager. (Daily Mail)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Slovakia 0-1 England: Three Lions struggle but Lallana scores late winner

Slovakia 0-1 England: Three Lions players rated and slated!

‘He was brilliant!’ – Sam Allardyce on Wayne Rooney’s England performance

Premier League 2016/17: Teams who have made the least percentage of backward passes so far this season

Six footballers to take early retirement for non-injury-related reasons, including Dani Osvaldo and George Best

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