Paper Talk: Tottenham agree monumental deal as Levy pulls off transfer masterstroke; Arsenal cleared to sign Sweden winger

Paper Talk: Tottenham agree monumental deal as Levy pulls off transfer masterstroke; Arsenal cleared to sign Sweden winger

Tottenham appear to have secured the signing of an in-demand Serie A star, Liverpool have worries over Sadio Mane, while Monday’s transfer gossip claims Arsenal are clear to land a Sweden winger.

VLAHOVIC DEAL ‘AGREED’ FOR TOTTENHAM

Tottenham have reportedly won the race to sign Dusan Vlahovic after Daniel Levy agreed to break the club’s transfer record to sign the striker.

The Fiorentina striker is one of the hottest properties in European football, having scored 21 goals last season. He also has 10 goals in 13 games so far this season to underline why the likes of Juventus and Arsenal are also keen.

And with Vlahovic having turned down a new deal, Fiorentina also recently admited his sale looked likely in the January window.

However, the Daily Express, citing il Corriere dello Sport, claims it is Tottenham who will sign the striker.

They report that the striker had looked likely to join Juventus. However, knowing they don’t want to sell to a Serie A rival, Spurs chairman Levy has reportedly pulled off a masterstroke.

He’s reportedly vowed to match any offer Juve make for the Serbian striker, ensuring La Viola don’t miss out on a penny of Vlahovic’s transfer fee.

They have already gifted Federico Chiesa to the Old Lady and hope to avoid a repeat at all costs. And sensing that opportunity, Levy has seemingly stepped in to win the race.

And the striker is reportedly happy to move to north London where he will work under respected Italian coach Antonio Conte.

Harry Kane is the only out and out striker in Conte’s squad. But his struggle for form at club level, together with ongoing speculation on his future, means it was essentially from a Tottenham point of view that Vlahovic will be signed.

LIVERPOOL WORRYING OVER SADIO MANE INJURY

Liverpool forward in action verus Norwich in their 3-0 victory 2021

Liverpool are holding their breath over Sadio Mane’s fitness with the forward having picked up a knock playing for Senegal against Togo. (The Sun)

The possibility of Michael Carrick being appointed as new Rangers manager has been mooted by Charlie Adam. (The Sun)

Italy hero Gianluigi Donnarumma admits he’s ‘hurting’ and feeling ‘disturbed’ at failing to displace Keylor Navas as PSG No 1. (The Sun)

Arsenal are considering whether to loan out Folarin Balogun with the 20-year-old needing of some match experience. Middlesbrough are leading the charge, claims a report. (The Sun)

Kevin Campbell claims West Ham star Michail Antonio would make a ‘real difference’ to Arsenal’s frontline. (The Sun)

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is backing Tottenham target Dusan Vlahovic to become ‘one of the greats’. (The Sun)

RABIOT DISMISSES NEWCASTLE TRANSFER TALK

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus F.C.) celebrates with Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa during Serie A game at Spezia

Adrien Rabiot has quickly dismissed speculation linking him away from Juventus in a major blow to Newcastle’s transfer plans. (The Sun)

Manchester United are willing to let goalkeeper Dean Henderson leave on an 18-month loan deal. (The Sun)

England players are planning to hold summit talks on how they can have a positive impact on human rights issues in Qatar. (The Times)

Manchester United hope Zinedine Zidane’s close relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane could persuade him to join the club. However, the Frenchman has no desire to make the move midway through the season. (Daily Mirror)

Wolves are planning to make Hwang Hee-chan’s loan deal from RB Leipzig permanent amid interest in the South Korean from Liverpool and Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been severly criticised by the Spanish press after making his 100th senior international appearance for Wales on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)

ARSENAL TOLD THEY CAN SEE KULUSEVSKI

Dejan Kulusevski, Sweden

Juventus are reportedly willing to sell Arsenal target Dejan Kulusevski with Massimiliano Allegri not a big fan of the Sweden international. (Daily Express)

Antonio Rudiger insists he is fully focused on performing well for Chelsea amid reports linking him with Bayern Munich. (Daily Express)

Newcastle surprisingly have one of the most sustainable squads in all of Europe’s top five leagues, joining powerhouses Manchester City and Liverpool in the rankings, claims a new study. (Daily Mail)

Aaron Ramsey is aiming to be back in the Premier League by the time Wales tackle their World Cup play-off early next year. (Daily Mail)

Kylian Mbappe admits he could leave PSG next summer as the French superstar edges towards Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Erik ten Hag wants to stay at Ajax for the foreseeable future following speculation linking him with jobs at Manchester United and Newcastle. (Daily Mail)

AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Barcelona manager Xavi is plotting a transfer move on Chelsea for Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Daily Mail)

Xavi believes Mohamed Salah is the key to his Nou Camp rebuild, with Barcelona reportedly ready to launch a serious effort to wrestle the Egyptian from Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish reckons Rangers should hire Frank Lampard over Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (The Scottish Sun)

Ryan Christie is backing Ange Postecoglou to lead Celtic to sustained success. (The Scottish Sun)

Stoke are likely to firm up their interest in Hearts defender John Souttar. That’s after his brother, Harry, suffered a knee injury on international duty. (The Scottish Sun)

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is already preparing a backroom team to help him take over at Rangers. The Dutchman is now awaiting the call to discover if his dream return to Glasgow is on. (The Scottish Sun)

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