All the top stories and moving quotes from Tuesday’s newspapers…
Manchester United are ready to break the transfer record for goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
Harry Kane was jeered by Brentford fans who chanted “you let your country down” during their clash with Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Chelsea have given a boost in their pursuit of the transfer of Youssoufa Moukoko.
Chelsea are also considering a surprise move to sign Joao Felix on loan in the January transfer window.
Dele Alli had little to celebrate on Christmas Day as he was on the bench for Besiktas’ match with Gaziantep.
Manchester United boss Anthony Elanga is being targeted by Everton ahead of the January transfer window.
Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu is “close” to joining Atletico Madrid ahead of the January transfer window.
St Mirren midfielder Ethan Erhahon is set to leave the club at the start of January, with League One sides Portsmouth and Forest Green both interested.
Jesse Lingard says he still doesn’t know why he was frozen out at Manchester United ahead of his return with Nottingham Forest.
Arsene Wenger returned to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since leaving as Arsenal manager in 2018.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter is expected to be without at least seven first-team players as the club attempt to start a Premier League revival.
Newcastle United are set to be without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for another eight weeks with a calf injury.
Arsenal have launched their bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk by making a £55m offer to the Ukraine club.
THE MIRROR OF THE DAY
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly willing to undergo a medical at Al-Nassr ahead of a move that would see him earn £173m a year.
Rafael Leao opened up on his enthusiasm for Arsenal – as Mikel Arteta promised he “could take a hit” in the January transfer window.
Arsenal could face a battle to sign Italian youngster Ibrahima Bamba, who currently plays in Portugal for Vitoria Guimaraes, with PSG, Club Brugge and Atalanta also interested in the 20-year-old.
Jude Bellingham could be in for a host of Premier League suitors for £60m in the summer as rumors of a release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract continue to swirl.
The Glazers’ sale of Manchester United means the club will be able to bring in new blood on loan in January, with the possible loss of long-term goalkeeper Cody Gakpo to rivals Liverpool the first potential in a series of transfer setbacks.
Shocking reports coming out of Spain claim that Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is so unimpressed by Emiliano Martinez’s performance at the World Cup that he will consider selling the Argentina goalkeeper and could replace him with Morocco’s Yassine Bounou.
New details on Karim Benzema’s acrimonious departure from France have emerged, with it reportedly causing tension with Antoine Griezmann, while others fear it will have a negative impact on Qatar.
Manchester United’s ongoing pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has reportedly hit a major roadblock after the Catalan club reaffirmed their commitment to the player.
Fabio Capello has called Cristiano Ronaldo ‘arrogant’ while insisting the Portugal captain is a ‘must’ for his country during the 2022 World Cup.
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set for another spell on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury.
Tottenham’s shaky defensive display against Brentford on Boxing Day could see them speed up their moves for RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol and Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro.
Newcastle United are ready to tempt Barcelona flop Memphis Depay into a Premier League return, although it has been reported that the Dutchman is keen to stay at Camp Nou until the end of his contract this summer in order to secure a lucrative signing fee. .
Kilmarnock’s January transfer window plans have been outlined as boss Derek McInnes looks ahead to a big month for the club.
Celtic have until the end of the season to decide whether to sign Moritz Jenz permanently, according to reports.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
Joseph Parker wants a “triple revenge” with fights against Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce if he can beat Jack Massey on the Eubank Jr-Smith card next month