Friday football paper talk and headlines

December 25, 2020 Off By Oha
the guardian
  • Paper talk on this Friday.
  • Marcus Rashford is to turn his focus to the social security safety net and will hold talks with the welfare secretary to discuss a £6bn-a-year boost to universal credit payments.
  • German third-tier side Dynamo Dresden said they sold more than 72,000 “ghost” tickets for the cup match at home to Darmstadt on Tuesday, even though it was played in an empty stadium.
daily mail
  • Manchester United will extend Jesse Lingard’s contract to ensure the midfielder cannot leave for nothing in 2021.
  • Southampton could be missing up to four key players for their Boxing Day trip to Fulham.
  • Manchester United are planning to offer Mason Greenwood a new contract in 2021.
daily telegraph
  • Liverpool hope Thiago Alcantara will be available for his first-team return next week, as manager ­Jurgen Klopp’s injury problems show signs of easing.
  • Parliamentary pressure was intensifying on Wednesday night on football authorities to tackle the national game’s dementia crisis with stronger safety protocols and comprehensive care for suffering former players.
  • Just when Glasgow Warriors coach Danny Wilson thought things could not get any worse along comes a news strain of coronavirus to make his job even more daunting, as if that were possible.
the sun
  • England and Tottenham football star Danny Rose is under arrest tonight after a high-speed crash at 4am.
  • Paper talk on Arsenal flop Shkodran Mustafi could be set for a shock January move to Barcelona.
daily mirror
  • Liverpool have signed the Birmingham City youngster Calum Scanlon to further bolster the club’s academy.
  • Arsenal are considering a move for Real Madrid outcast Vinicius Jr, according to reports.
  • Arsenal’s £27m exile William Saliba wants to go out on loan – but the Gunners do not want him to join a club doing better in the Premier League.
  • Nicolas Pepe has been accused of “cheating” Mikel Arteta by former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan after his latest performance for Arsenal.
  • Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has deleted his Twitter account following his error in his side’s 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City.
daily express
  • Liverpool are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo, but face a race against time to get a deal over the line.
  • Manchester United want to make four signings in the coming window to improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
daily star
  • Barcelona’s famous Nou Camp stadium could be demolished, should Agusti Benedito be named the club’s new president.
scottish sun
  • Peterborough director of football Barry Fry says Rangers are keeping tabs on Karamoko Dembele’s older brother Siriki.