Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Chelsea are believed to be prepared to stump up a hefty amount in order to lure Dean Henderson away from Manchester United. The Manchester Evening News reports the Blues are willing to offer the 23-year-old goalkeeper, who has starred on loan at Sheffield United, £170,000 a week to secure his services.

Staying with Chelsea, the Daily Mail says the club will also try to sign Barcelona and Germany keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Citing a report in Mundo Deportivo, the paper says the Blues are willing to offer Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga as part of any potential deal.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United – Premier League – Amex Stadium
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce could be given a chance to prove himself under potential owner Henry Mauriss (Mike Hewitt/NMC Pool)

Current Newcastle manager Steve Bruce will reportedly be given a lifeline if potential owner Henry Mauriss gains control of the club. According to the Daily Telegraph, Mauriss, who is the rival bidder to the Saudi Arabia-led consortium trying to buy the club, is willing to allow Bruce a chance to prove himself should his takeover attempt be successful.

Meanwhile the Magpies’ on-loan Austria winger Valentino Lazaro is believed to be having doubts about whether he elects to make his move from Inter Milan permanent. The Chronicle says the 24-year-old is unhappy with his lack of playing time ahead of crunch talks with the club next week.

Social media round-up

West Ham take Declan Rice transfer stance after Chelsea explore swap deal https://t.co/0s8N4FKRsYpic.twitter.com/Xgb1NNqkOA

— Daily Star Sport (@DailyStar_Sport) July 22, 2020

Players to watch

Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain – UEFA Champions League – Group A – Emirates Stadium
Paris St Germain’s Alphonse Areola, on loan at Real Madrid, could be looking to move to an English club (Adam Davy/PA)

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Everton have expressed interest in the Southampton midfielder, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Alphonse Areola: The Paris St Germain goalkeeper, currently on loan at Real Madrid, could soon be on his way to an English club, with Marca reporting the France international has purchased a home in London.

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