Manchester United could attract one star from three clubs in January, while Manchester City want new contracts for key partners – all in the latest Paper Talk.
HENDERSON WANTS TO LOAN MAN UTD
Manchester United Goalkeeper Dean Henderson is looking to leave the club on loan in January, according to a report.
The 23-year-old has played only three times since returning to Old Trafford in recent months. But he hasn’t started in the Premier League yet, with David de Gea United’s No 1 company.
Indeed, his only appearances were in the Carabao Cup and Champions League. But if United progress in both competitions it is likely De Gea will keep his place.
Therefore, Sun on Sundays claiming that Henderson will ‘seize’ the opportunity to secure more game time. Chief among the stopper’s concerns is his place in the England squad.
The goalkeeper earned his first cap recently but knows that, without playing time, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate could look elsewhere.
What’s more, the newspaper noted three other players who deserved to take his place. Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale, Aston Villa’s Sam Johnstone and Southampton’s Alex McCarthy all play regular Premier League football.
Because of this, Henderson reportedly ‘kicked his heels’ and became ‘impatient’.
As for where he could move, Sun on Sunday say that Leeds and Brighton could see at a glance. Bournemouth has also registered an early interest.
But while the Red Devils may face a struggle to keep Henderson in January, United will determine his future.
AND THE REST OF PAPER TALK
Gabriel Jesus queued up for a new contract at Manchester City (Star on Sunday)
City also want to tie up Raheem Sterling after Pep Guardiola’s Etihad extension (Sunday Mirror)
Another priority pressing Guardiola is finding a replacement for striker Sergio Aguero (Sunday Telegraph)
Meanwhile, Man Utd will go ahead with plans to sell Sergio Romero in January (Sunday Mirror).
Eyes united Everton supremo Marcel Brands as ideal candidate for sporting director role at Old Trafford (Sunday on Sunday)
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud targeted for Inter Miami boss David Beckham (Sunday Mirror)
Giroud is also a target for Inter Milan, as is Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool (Corrierre dello Sport)
Juventus’ interest has put United at risk of losing Iceland starlet Isak Bergmann Johannesson (Sunday Mirror)
Harry Kane praises the influence of Gareth Bale and Joe Hart on Tottenham (football.london)
The Jeff Astle Foundation has heard from about 30 new families of former professionals with dementia this month (Sunday Telegraph)
Inter head coach Antonio Conte says Christian Eriksen has had enough opportunities to adapt to his team (Goals)
But amid talk of a swap deal with Arsenal for Dane, Gunners midfielder Granit Xhaka is delighted in north London. (Transfer market)
United have genuine interest in bringing Eriksen back to the Premier League (Corrierre dello Sport)
Football lawmakers are under increasing pressure to end the recent Premier League handball controversy (Mail on Sunday)