Spurs transfer part of Juve investigation
Zapata strike sinks sorry Juve as Atalanta stay unbeaten on the road in Serie A
27/11/2021 AT 16:02
Barcelona confirm Torres pursuit
Ferran Torres of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Wycombe Wanderers
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Paper Round’s view: Not often clubs are so open about it, with quotes at least. There is talk he could cost at least £40m, so where exactly is this money coming from at Barca? Best perhaps to wait and see if this goes ahead first, before wondering how on earth the debt-ridden club are still making such transfers possible.
Rangnick’s Pogba mission
Despite Lionel Messi’s seventh Ballon d’Or win largely dominating proceedings on Monday night, a trio of Tuesday’s papers in the UK opted to highlight how Ralf Rangnick’s appointment at Manchester United will have a major say on Paul Pogba’s future. The Express, Star and Mirror went with Pogba and Rangnick on their back page, stating United’s new interim boss – and then consultant for two years – will have to make the French midfielder’s future one of his priorities given his contract expires in the summer.
Paper Round’s view: Bit of a stretch turning Rangnick’s arrival into Pogba, but the midfielder will be used to seeing his face on the back pages for no reason by now. This is nothing new, and it’s hard to see Rangnick’s appointment changing much – what will matter are the contract offers that come in from January. PSG? Real Madrid? Barcelona? We’ll find out soon.
Chelsea, Bayern eye Chiesa
Paper Round’s view: Juve missing out on the Champions League. It almost happened last season, but still it would send major shockwaves around Italian football if it actually occurred this time around. Napoli are doing their best to stay ahead of Inter and Milan, and with Atalanta not far behind Juve really have work to do. Fail to finish fourth and it might not just be Chiesa considering his options.
Sarr to Inter?
Paper Round’s view: A hat-trick of appearances, two in the League Cup and the other in the Premier League against Brentford when Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva were both out, is perhaps not enough to convince Sarr he has a future at Chelsea. That said, Rudiger could leave on a free and Silva is well and truly in ‘veteran’ status, so there could yet be room if Tuchel believes Sarr has the potential to one-day replace them.
UEFA Europa Conference League
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