What the papers say
The most popular topic in England as always is football. Every day something new to hear, rumors, or already finished deals. Newest rumor on this day is that Newcastle has reportedly locked its sights on New Zealand international Chris Wood. The Telegraph reports the club is hoping the Burnley striker will sign this week and help solve their firepower problem.
Jean-Philippe Mateta is close to leaving Crystal Palace after 18 months, the Evening Standard reports. The paper says the striker could be moving to St Etienne after an underwhelming stint with the Premier League club.
Elsewhere, the Liverpool Echo reports comments made by former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given on Premier Sports that he advised Liverpool’s Caoimhin Kelleher to leave the club on loan during the transfer window. Given told the broadcaster he didn’t think the back-up goalkeeper was getting enough games as Alisson Becker‘s number two. For Kelleher, this option would be a jackpot, because he would get much more playing minutes, and definitely, he will be in starting lineup.
And The Sun runs a report originally published by L’Equipe that Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has held talks with Marseille over a free transfer in the summer. The Bosnian player has made just two appearances for Arsenal this term.
Players to watch
Tanguy Ndombele: The Athletic reports that the 25-year-old France midfielder is hoping to move away from Tottenham this month. If you haven’t decided what to bet on today , maybe you should bet on Ndombele moving away from Hotspurs.
Kylian Mbappe: Le Parisien reports that Paris St Germain’s 23-year-old France forward is yet to turn down a move to Real Madrid.