All the top stories and transfer rumors from Sunday’s national newspapers…
STAR ON SUNDAY
Anthony Martial is to be offered a longer deal at Manchester United with boss Erik ten Hag impressed with his form.
Antony has effectively gone “on strike” by refusing to play for Ajax as he looks to force through a move to Manchester United before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Chelsea are weighing up offering Ross Barkley a huge pay-off to get him off their wage bill. Barkley has one year left on his contract and is well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Aston Villa are swooping for experienced West Ham centre-half Craig Dawson to solve their defensive worries.
Manchester United will send Czech stopper Matej Kovar out on loan when they get a new reserve goalkeeper.
Manchester City’s owners have given Pep Guardiola to spend £100m on transfers…when the January window opens.
Everton and Leeds United are set to battle it out over a £15m deal for Wolves striker Hwang Hee-Chan.
Crystal Palace have turned their attention to Leicester’s Boubakary Soumare with fading hopes of a return to Selhurst Park for Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher.
Ajax are ready to approach Aston Villa in a bid to line up Anwar EL Ghazi as a replacement for Brazilian winger Antony if he leaves for Manchester United.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted Liverpool’s thumping win over Bournemouth was a direct response to their loss against Manchester United.
Conor Gallagher left Thomas Tuchel furious as new boy Raheem Sterling scored twice to ensure the 10 men claimed a battling 2-1 win over Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal have emerged as favorites to sign Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio before Thursday’s deadline and deal yet another transfer blow to Manchester United.
Liverpool have made a formal offer to Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong according to reports in Spain, just as it looked like the Dutchman would be staying in Catalonia.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Manchester United are awaiting the outcome of a board meeting at Ajax before making their next move for winger Antony.
Wolves are stepping up their bid to land Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic who has scored 24 goals in 60 appearances for the German club.
Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side that they cannot always rely on great comebacks if they continue to allow opponents early goals.
Dele Alli has been warned by Everton manager Frank Lampard that he needs to rediscover his focus during his season-long loan at Besiktas or could see his career falter.
Thomas Tuchel rejected the chance to add Cristiano Ronaldo to his Chelsea squad after speaking with former Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick.
EFL clubs fear going out of business due to the cost-of-living crisis with some expecting their bills to quadruple and owners now being asked to pay for energy bills rather than buy new players.
Aston Villa have held talks with Southampton over defender Jan Bednarek as they look to find a replacement for long-term injury victim Diego Carlos.
LIV Golf has joined the anti-trust lawsuit being brought by players against the PGA Tour, although the number of stars in an amended complaint has dropped to seven after Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer, Jason Kokrak and Pat Perez withdrew their names.
Leeds are ready to increase their bid for Zurich star Wilfried Gnonto after their first offer fell £2.5m short of the Swiss champions’ demands.
Liverpool still have the opportunity to move for RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer after reports that the Austrian will not be moving to Bayern Munich.
Liverpool have been warned they will have to stump up £100m if they want to sign Wolves’ midfield maestro Ruben Neves.
The Welsh Rugby Union will face allegations of a “sexist and toxic” culture at an employment tribunal, with complaints being directed at multiple high-profile figures within the sport.
Kookaburra balls could be used in the County Championship from next year after Sir Andrew Strauss revealed he would like to experiment with different brands to improve preparations for international bowlers when they play overseas.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst will hold crunch talks with Alfredo Morelos on Sunday about his future.
Mateusz Zucowski’s fruitless spell at Rangers is closing on a conclusion as he is in talks over a return to Poland with Lech Poznan.