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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Football rumours from the media

Marouane Fellaini is reportedly ready to leave Manchester United
Marouane Fellaini is reportedly ready to leave Manchester United

What the papers say

Marouane Fellaini is reportedly ready to leave Manchester United after rejecting a new deal. According to the Express, the midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer, does not plan on extending his stay. The paper says the Belgium international has begun looking for a new team, and has already been approached with an offer from China.

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi has reportedly agreed a new two-year deal at the club. The Sun says the 29-year-old centre-back has been rewarded for his solid performances this season, having started all but two of City's games across the Premier League and Champions League.

Tottenham are ready to join the race for both Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Manchester United's Luke Shaw, the Express reports. The paper says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring in reinforcements after his side slipped out of the top four.

Arsenal will go head to head with Chelsea in a £30 million battle for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, according to the Express. The paper says Chelsea have been tracking the 20-year-old for some time, with manager Antonio Conte keen for reinforcements along his front line, while Arsenal want him as an extra wide man after losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer.

Social media round-up

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@DailyStar_Sport: Arsenal and Liverpool in bidding war for PSV star Hirving Lozano

Players to watch

Stefan De Vrij: The Liverpool target has reportedly been told he can leave Lazio during the January transfer window. The Mirror says reports in Italy claim Lazio chiefs have told the Dutchman he is free to move on in the new year if someone meets their valuation. Jurgen Klopp is believed to have been eyeing up the 25-year-old as he looks to bolster his defensive ranks.

Ben Woodburn: Sunderland and Leeds United are looking to make a bid for the Liverpool youngster, according to the Mirror. The paper says Jurgen Klopp is prepared to allow the 18-year-old out on loan for the rest of the season to give him substantial playing time.

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