What the papers say Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona as they bid to bring midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Spanish website Sport says United are in the hunt for the Croatian. They might face a battle, however, with Inter Milan also expressing an interest in the 31-year-old.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Declan Rice is England’s best holding midfielder and a player who is improving with every game.
Declan Rice insists West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will be just as demanding for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie at Oxford as he was ahead of the victory over Manchester United.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini believes everyone must respect Declan Rice’s decision over his international future.
Gareth Southgate is pleased by the way England’s youngsters are progressing and believes the frenetic win against Kosovo will serve them well.
England midfielder Declan Rice says the shine was taken off the Euro 2020 qualifying win over Kosovo by their defensive lapses.
Declan Rice has revealed his switch from the Republic of Ireland to England led to threats against him and his family – something manager Gareth Southgate always feared could happen.
Mason Mount is calling on the experience of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard as he looks to build a career for club and country.
What the papers say Italian giants Juventus are keeping an eye on the Manchester United trio of David De Gea, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic in the lead-up to the January transfer window, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Having signed Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal for free after his contract expired, Juve are drawing up a shortlist of players who will also be free agents if they fail to sign new contracts. Manchester City’s David Silva and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen are on the list, but Gazzetta says so too are goalkeeper De Gea, defender Bailly and midfielder Matic. De Gea has had months of talks about a new contract at Old Trafford but is yet to sign. Bailly is recovering from the serious knee injury he suffered in pre-season and 31-year-old Matic has dropped down United’s pecking order this year.
Mason Mount cannot wait to line up alongside old friend Declan Rice once again as the talented youngster prepares to follow in Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s footsteps by playing for England.