Saturday’s Top Stories: Sterling, Rice, Pogba, Messi, Keita, Rudiger, Lacazette

Saturday's Top Stories: Sterling, Rice, Pogba, Messi, Keita, Rudiger, Lacazette

  • Barcelona will attempt to sign England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, on loan from Manchester City in January after failing with a bid to bring him to the Nou Camp during the summer. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Derby boss Wayne Rooney is set to pocket around £21m after liquidating his image rights company. (Daily mirror)

 

  • Manchester United have made West Ham’s Declan Rice their top transfer priority next summer. The 22-year-old England midfielder is keen on a move to Old Trafford and was frustrated that the Hammers’ £100m valuation priced him out of a move during the last transfer window. (Independent)

 

  • Raheem Sterling has lost his place in Manchester City’s leadership group and been replaced by Rúben Dias following a vote by players and staff.(The times)

 

  • Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says the 28-year-old France midfielder could re-join Juventus when his Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season. (Rai Sport via Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

 

  • Inter Miami striker Gonzalo Higuain says the MLS club have ambitions to sign Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi when the 33-year-old forward’s Paris St-Germain contract runs out in 2023. (ESPN Argentina – in Spanish)

 

  • Liverpool have opened talks with 26-year-old Guinea midfielder Naby Keita over a new contract. His current deal expires in 2023. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Brazilian forward Kayky, 18, has started training with Manchester City after they brought forward his move from Fluminense, which was originally set to be completed in January. (Manchester Evening News)

 

  • Tottenham could renew their interest in 28-year-old Germany defender Antonio Rudiger if he fails to extend his deal at Chelsea beyond next summer. (Express)

 

  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says there are “many reasons” for Rudiger to leave but that the centre-back is not being distracted by speculation. (Mail)

 

  • Tuchel has played down talk that Chelsea tried to sign England striker Harry Kane, 28, from Tottenham, but said he expected him to join Manchester City.(Guardian)

 

  • Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, is considering switching his international allegiance from England to Ghana. (Mail)

 

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says 30-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose contract runs out next summer, wis in his plans and will play an “instrumental” part this season. (Metro)

 

  • Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has left Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, out of his provisional squad for matches in October because of a lack of playing time. (Manchester Evening News)

 

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  • Former referee Mark Clattenburg has revealed the moment he threw a football boot towards Jose Mourinho after a disagreement over a penalty that wasn’t awarded to Manchester United against Stoke in 2017.(The sun)

 

  • Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, is “worn out” and his move to Paris St-Germain from Liverpool in the summer was a “mistake”, according to a close friend. (L’Equipe – in French)

 

  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche hopes a number of players will commit to the club after he signed a new deal. (Times – subscription required)

 

  • Spain defender Sergi Roberto, 29, will sign a contract extension with Barcelona in the next week after a deal was agreed with club president Joan Laporta. (Marca)

 

  • Streaming platform DAZN is stepping up efforts to buy BT Sport, meaning it would take over the pay-TV channel’s rights to show live Premier League football. (Times – subscription required)

 

  • Juventus are interested in signing Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, on loan from Real Madrid, but the La Liga side would prefer to sell him. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Dani Alves, the 38-year-old Brazilian former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St-Germain defender, has held talks with Flamengo after leaving left Sao Paulo over a wage dispute.(Torcedores – in Portuguese)

 

  • Manchester City could launch a move for Harry Kane in the January transfer window with more details emerging around his failure to depart Tottenham over the summer. (Daily express)

 

  • New PSG forward Lionel Messi is on the search for a new home and could move into a castle outside Paris called the Pink Palace worth £41m where the French president stayed.(The sun)

 

  • Chelsea are providing support to ‘shocked’ Reece James after a break-in which saw thieves steal his Champions League and Euro 2020 medals by carrying off a heavy safe from his Surrey home.(Daily Mail)

 

  • It has been revealed that Liverpool are unlikely to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland in 2022 despite saving funds this summer. (Daily mirror)

 

  • Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Chelsea held talks with Harry Kane’s representatives, even though he thought the Tottenham Hotspur striker would join Manchester City.(The daily telegraph)

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