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Manchester United on red alert with Matthijs de Ligt’s Bayern Munich future in doubt – Paper Talk

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Monday’s newspapers…

DAILY MIRROR

Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich is back in doubt – putting Manchester United back on red alert.

Kieran Trippier says Newcastle have not given up hope of another top-four finish and a Champions League encore.

Kalvin Phillips has criticised Pep Guardiola’s handling of him after the Manchester City boss called him overweight.

Bayer Leverkusen chief Simon Rolfes says he is “sure” Xabi Alonso will still be their manager next season, despite the 42-year-old being heavily linked with a return to Liverpool.

Rasmus Hojlund has become the second-youngest player in Premier League history to score in five consecutive games.

Kevin De Bruyne’s spectacular return to form after such a long lay-off has surprised even his Manchester City team-mates.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has opened up on just how close Lionel Messi came to re-signing for Barcelona last summer before he signed with Inter Miami.

DAILY MAIL

Brazilian side Santos are plotting a move to bring Neymar Jr back to the club after he recovers from his knee injury and finishes his ‘experience in Saudi Arabia’.

Manchester United will consult fans before deciding whether to refurbish Old Trafford or demolish the club’s iconic home.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly learning German ahead of potentially taking the Bayern Munich job.

A private meeting of Premier League and Championship clubs which took place last week was set up by Burnley chairman Alan Pace.

Newcastle United are weighing up a summer deal for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly.

Paul Jewell is among a large group of ex-pros who have written to sports minister Stuart Andrew to urge government intervention in the ongoing dementia scandal.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo has admitted he would ‘love’ Kylian Mbappe to come to the club in the summer and labelled the forward as ‘one of the best in the world.’

DAILY EXPRESS

Man City defender John Stones has high hopes for another magical season despite Pep Guardiola’s scepticism.

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Gary Neville says Arsenal have a really good shot at the title if they can stay composed and controlled following big wins in the Premier League

Liverpool and Chelsea appear to have been handed a boost in their pursuits of Newcastle playmaker Bruno Guimaraes.

DAILY STAR

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Some West Ham fans left before half-time, after seeing their team concede four goals vs Arsenal

West Ham fans streamed out of the London Stadium in their thousands before half-time after their side was put to the sword by rampant Arsenal.

THE SUN

Declan Rice refused to celebrate after scoring for Arsenal against West Ham.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says it was great to make history as his side recorded their joint-biggest margin of victory in an away Premier League game with a 6-0 victory against West Ham

Anthony Martial is set to be offered the chance to return home to France when his Manchester United contract expires this summer, with former club Monaco and Marseille among those showing interest.

Barcelona are set to make a series of high-profile players available for transfer this summer, according to reports.

Arsenal and Chelsea have sent scouts to watch Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams amid an impressive season.

THE ATHLETIC

Jude Bellingham is expected to be sidelined until early March after suffering a sprained ankle during Real Madrid’s LaLiga victory over Girona.

Manchester United insist they will work with Norman Whiteside to find him a new seat at Old Trafford after the former player’s wife branded the decision to move him an “absolute disgrace”.

Brighton winger Simon Adingra has been named best young player at the Africa Cup of Nations after his prominent part in Ivory Coast winning the tournament.

THE TIMES

George Turner, the Scotland hooker, made history in Saturday’s Six Nations game against France by becoming the first elite male player to be sent for a head injury assessment after his “smart” mouthguard flagged a potentially concerning level of head impact in a tackle.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada said Ireland played like the All Blacks in their 36-0 win over his side.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Brendan Rodgers is convinced people are desperate for him and his Celtic players to fail but has told them they won’t succeed.

Tony Docherty slammed Liam Gordon for the challenge that put Michael Mellon in hospital.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers spoke after his side’s Scottish Cup win vs St Mirren and on ignoring criticism

DAILY RECORD

Sebastien Haller completed a fairytale comeback as the cancer survivor fired the Ivory Coast to African Cup of Nations glory on home soil.

Mohamed Diomande insists he will not buckle under the weight of his hefty £4.5m price tag as he looks to repay Rangers for handing him his big break.

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