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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, November 20: Liverpool face big competition for Van Dijk, Harry Kane commits to Spurs and MORE

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, November 20, 2017 Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online… Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has revealed he is in regular contact with Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and hopes his fellow Brazilian will “work with us”. (Telefoot) ​Manchester City will compete with Liverpool for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror) Tottenham are preparing to receive a £40million bid from Manchester United for left-back Danny Rose in January. Speculation over Rose’s future was reignited this weekend after he was dropped from the squad to face…

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Review: Bryan Cranston stars in Network at The National Theatre ★★★☆☆

To say Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 movie Network is a bit gimmicky, would be like describing a mass murderer as a bit naughty. There are more production bells and whistles in his 119-minute (no interval) show than on one of Lady Gaga’s more outré outfits. The Belgian director and his designer Jan Versweyveld have turned the National Theatre’s expansive Lyttlelton stage into a shiny contemporary landscape with a massive screen acting as a backdrop for a set, divided into three principle components. They are: A…

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Transfer rumours and paper review: Arsenal nearing £60m deal for Lyon ace, Spurs want Watford starlet

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir. A deal worth more than £60m for the French attacker is “almost done”, paving the way for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to leave. (Daily Star) Spurs are keeping tabs on Watford starlet Richarlison. The 20-year-old Brazilian forward has made an instant and impressive impact in England since his summer move to Vicarage Road. And his displays are now being closely monitored by Tottenham. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are in talks with Benfica over 16-year-old star Umaro…

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Transfer rumours and paper review: Tottenham to swoop for West Ham star? Juventus eyeing Arsenal ace?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers… Manchester United will invoke options to extend the contracts of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Daley Blind until the end of next season. The quartet are out of contract next summer but United will move to secure the players’ immediate futures and bolster their transfer values by triggering clauses that extend their deals by a further 12 months. (Daily Telegraph)  Diego Simeone wants to build his new Atletico Madrid midfield around Ander Herrera and will move for the 28-year-old at the end of this…

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Mum wins legal review over police keeping son's naked photo details

The mother of a schoolboy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl has won the right to a judicial review over a police force’s refusal to delete his name from its records. The boy, aged 14 at the time, was not arrested or prosecuted by Greater Manchester Police. His mother said she was concerned police could release the information to potential employers when he is older. The boy sent the naked photograph over social media to a girl at his school. The girl then shared the image,…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, November 9: Real Madrid target Kane, Coutinho to PSG, Barcelona star in Liverpool return?

Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online… Real Madrid have made Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane their first choice to replace France forward Karim Benzema. (Diario Gol) Neymar is doing his best to convince Liverpool playmaker, Brazil team-mate and close friend Philippe Coutinho to join him at Paris Saint-Germain. (Le 10 Sport) Meanwhile, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi believes team-mate and fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano could return to Liverpool. (Diario Gol) Manchester City are set to lose Sergio Aguero when his contract runs out in 2019. The club’s record goal scorer…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, November 8: Everton want Simeone, Real Madrid target Premier League stars, Ozil to stay at Arsenal?

Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is reportedly Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s top target to become the club’s new manager. (Sky Sports) Real Madrid are poised to make an offer for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, who is out of contract next summer. (Daily Express) The 29-year-old was left out of the team for United’s trip to Chelsea at the weekend, fuelling speculation the Spanish giants could make a bid for their former youth player in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)…

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