Football rumours from the media Dec 28, 2019

What the papers say

Raheem Sterling has opened contract talks with Manchester City over improving his current £300k-a-week deal, the Daily Mirror reports.

Bayern Munich are preparing a shock move for 17-year-old Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott, according to the Daily Mail.

Republic of Ireland v New Zealand – International Friendly – Aviva Stadium
Could the Republic or Ireland’s Troy Parrott could be on the move? (Brian Lawless/PA)

Manchester United could have to pay up to £85million to sign Salzburg’s Leeds-born Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, the Evening Standard reports.

Tottenham’s compensation for sacking Mauricio Pochettino and his staff could reach the £19.6million figure that United had to pay Jose Mourinho and his team in December 2018, the Daily Mirror says.

Mauricio Pochettino File Photo
Mauricio Pochettino left Tottenham on Tuesday night (Nick Potts/PA)

The Daily Mail reports that Bayern Munich are monitoring Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who has impressed for the Blades over the past season and a half while on loan from the Red Devils.

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Jonny Hayes: Swansea and Stoke want Celtic’s 32-year-old Republic of Ireland winger as his contract comes to an end, The Sun’s Scottish edition reports.

Celtic v Motherwell – Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership – Celtic Park
Celtic’s Jonny Hayes is wanted by Championship clubs Swansea and Stoke (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Bruno Fernandes: Manchester United could be set to clinch a £65million deal to sign the Sporting Lisbon midfielder, according to reports at Portuguese outlet O Jogo.

Gianluca Busio: The Sporting Kansas City youngster has caught the eye of Manchester United, Fiorentina and Inter Milan, ESPN says.

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