Football rumours from the media

The future of a World Cup winner and one of Europe’s most promising strikers is being discussed on Wednesday.

By Press Association Published: 21 October 2020 - 6.23am

What the papers say

Mesut Ozil may be out of favour at Arsenal but the Daily Mail reports the German will look to see out his contract at the Emirates. Ozil was left out of the Gunners’ Premier League squad, but the paper says the 32-year-old will continue to be paid his £350,000-a-week wages until his deal expires, despite the club’s eagerness to cut their losses.

However, the Daily Star reports that the MLS may come to Arsenal’s aid, suggesting DC United could look to take the World Cup winner when the January transfer window opens. The franchise, who used to have Wayne Rooney on their books, finished bottom of their conference in the curtailed MLS season.

Erling Haaland would be keen to link up with Norwegian team-mate Martin Odegaard at Real Madrid and snub a move to the Premier League, the Sun says. Haaland, who has been in stunning form at Borussia Dortmund, is being courted by Europe’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United.

Neymar was heavily rumoured to be looking to leave Paris St-Germain
Neymar was heavily rumoured to be looking to leave Paris St Germain (Mike Egerton/PA)

Neymar wants to sign a new deal with Paris St Germain, reports the Sun. The Brazil international was previously reported to be looking to leave the Parc des Princes – and potentially push for a return to Barcelona – but the paper suggests he is now looking to extend his deal past 2022.

Ismalia Sarr and Troy Deeney will remain with Watford and help the Hornets’ push for a return to the Premier League, the London Standard reports.

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Players to watch

Antonio Rudiger: The Chelsea defender is wanted by a number of clubs, including Tottenham and Everton, says Calciomercato.

Bruno Fernandes is wanted by two LaLiga sides
Bruno Fernandes is wanted by two LaLiga sides (PA Wire via ABACA)

Bruno Fernandes: Real Madrid and Barcelona are keen on the Manchester United midfielder, says AS.

Edin Dzeko: Inter Milan will look to make a move for the Roma striker in January, reports Il Messagero.