Marcus Rashford is contracted to Manchester United until 2023.

But the Red Devils are still planning to renew Rashford's deal in Manchester.

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Manchester United are set to hand Marcus Rashford a lucrative new contract, according to the Daily Star.

Rashford has impressed on and off the pitch at Old Trafford since making his United debut in 2015.

The 23-year-old – contracted until 2023 – is in line to be rewarded with a bumper £300,000 deal.



- Diario AS reports Rennes and France sensation Eduardo Camavinga is edging closer to a transfer to LaLiga champions Real Madrid. The 18-year-old midfielder has also been linked to United and Paris Saint-Germain, but Madrid – also a possible destination for Juventus target Paul Pogba – are tipped to prise the Frenchman to the Spanish capital. 

Barcelona are willing to sell Philippe Coutinho, claims ARA. It comes amid the club's financial issues due to the coronavirus pandemic.

- Corriere dello Sport says Fiorentina want Napoli outcast and soon-to-be free agent Arkadiusz Milik. The Poland international has also been linked to Roma, Atletico Madrid and Juventus.

- Parma's Gervinho and Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul are among the players wanted by Inter, according to Tuttosport.

Barcelona could not compete financially with Paris Saint-Germain if the French champions approach Lionel Messi, presidential candidate Agusti Benedito has conceded.

Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi failed in an attempt to engineer a move away from Camp Nou in the close season but is due to become a free agent at the end of this campaign, meaning he is able to open talks with other clubs from next month.

Manchester City and Inter have been strongly linked with the Argentina international, but reports from Spain last week suggested PSG are the frontrunners for Messi's signature, although his father and agent Jorge has since labelled that speculation "false".

Neymar recently hinted he would love PSG to bring his former team-mate to the Parc des Princes, and Benedito - in the running to succeed Josep Maria Bartomeu in January's presidential election - acknowledges Barca have a huge battle on their hands.

PSG have huge backing from their Qatari owners and are determined to build a team that can dominate in Europe.

"When I heard Neymar [say he wants to play with Messi], I said, 'Holy s***, watch out for these guys'," Benedito told Marca.

"If PSG wanted him, economically we would not be able to compete. I hope that the day will come when Messi will say that after 20 years at Barcelona, he wants to continue."

Benedito added: "We would all like him to continue at Barcelona. He is the best player in the world. I heard Messi say he wanted to leave [earlier this year] and a decision like that is not made because he got up on the wrong side of bed.

"The first thing will be to change his opinion, because if we have to compete with other teams in Europe with their eyes on Messi... if the issue is economic, we are not going to be able to."

Barca's finances have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with the Catalan giants recently announcing salary payments to their players had been delayed.

Fellow presidential candidate Emili Rousaud last week talked up Barca's chances of keeping hold of Messi on a reduced contract, but Benedito is concerned about the state of the club's finances.

"Barcelona are going through a very, very, very difficult economic and financial situation," he said.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to challenge Chelsea for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

Rice, 21, has been linked heavily with a move to Stamford Bridge, but no deal came to fruition during the close season.

United are apparently ready to join the race for the England international.



Manchester United could make a move for West Ham midfielder and Chelsea target Rice at season's end, according to the Daily Express.

The report says United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be a fan of Rice, who spent some of his childhood in Chelsea's academy.

Rice has played every minute of the Premier League campaign for West Ham so far.


- Struggling for game time at Liverpool, Divock Origi may be set for a January move. The Athletic reports the Premier League leaders are prepared to listen to offers for the forward at the beginning of 2021, with Wolves reportedly interested.

- Staying at Anfield, reports Liverpool are interested in Roma defender Roger Ibanez, who is also linked to Paris Saint-Germain. Ibanez is on loan at the Giallorossi from Atalanta.

- Yet to play for Napoli this season, Arkadiusz Milik is expected to make an exit. Goal reports the Serie A side want €15million if the striker is to leave in January amid interest from rivals Juventus and LaLiga title hopefuls Atletico Madrid, with Milik coming out of contract at season's end.

- Manchester United are expected to see some exits in January. The Athletic reports Newcastle United are interested in a loan move for Marcos Rojo, while goalkeeper Sergio Romero is set for a departure to Spain.

Paul Pogba may be about to experience a case of deja vu as he drifts towards the Manchester United exit door.

When the mercurial midfielder waved goodbye to Old Trafford in 2012, the Frenchman headed to the bright lights of Turin to make his name at Juventus.

Fast forward eight years and it seems the 27-year-old Pogba is edging closer towards retracing his own footsteps in an attempt to relaunch his career.



Manchester United star Paul Pogba is a "top target" for Juventus in 2021, according to journalist Carlo Garganese.

Serie A champions Juve have already began talks with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola, and a deal could be done as soon as January.

Raiola claimed Pogba's United career was over in an interview with Italian outlet Tuttosport last week, prompting links to Juve, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

If an agreement cannot be reached in January, the player United paid £89million for four years ago could be set for a Serie A return in the off-season.



- United will have to wait until the end of the season to bring in any new recruits, according to the Manchester Evening News. But reports from Todo Fichajes in Spain suggest the Red Devils are set to reignite their interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez as a potential Pogba replacement. United are said to be preparing a £63m (€70m) offer for the Spaniard.

- With Liverpool and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum still yet to come to agreement on the terms of a new contract, Le10Sport reports that the Reds are lining up Lille's former Bayern Munich and Swansea man Renato Sanches to come in and fill the Dutchman's shoes.

- Liverpool are shopping for centre-back reinforcements after losing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term injuries. Barcelona seemed primed to sign Manchester City fringe player Eric Garcia but Spanish outlet Diario AS says Liverpool are ready to swoop for the summer free agent.

- Arsenal are eying a move for Porto midfielder Fabio Viera, who has a £27m (€29.9m) release fee in his contract, according to Record. Meanwhile, Defensa Central are reporting that Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has put Lyon's Houssem Aouar and Madrid's Isco on his January wish list.

- One of Europe's brightest young prospects, Hungarian attacker Dominik Szoboszlai, will complete his move from Salzburg to RB Leipzig after a medical on Thursday, Fabrizio Romano reports. Arsenal, Madrid and Bayern Munich had shown interest in the 20-year-old.

Thomas Tuchel said he "will never stop believing" in Angel Di Maria despite once again leaving the attacking midfielder out of Paris Saint-Germain's starting line-up.

Di Maria has been in and out of the PSG XI of late and was again named among the substitutes for Wednesday's 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over Lorient at the Parc des Princes.

The Argentina international was introduced for the final 19 minutes, at which point the reigning champions were already two goals ahead against their 10-man opponents thanks to Kylian Mbappe's penalty and Moise Kean's strike.

Di Maria had 18 touches of the ball during his time on the pitch – none of those inside the opposition box - and failed to get a shot away.

And PSG head coach Tuchel told Di Maria to improve his attacking displays if he is to force his way back into regular contention.

"I feel like Angel has lost some things that were easy for him before, but that's how it is," Tuchel said at his post-match news conference. 

"We changed the structure in the last minutes against [RB] Leipzig, in Manchester, against [Istanbul] Basaksehir here, and in Montpellier. 

"We were a little stronger in this structure in 5-3-2. It's a little easier for Rafinha in this position, in the midfield, he is more decisive. But it is a decision of the moment."

PSG have won five and lost three of the eight Ligue 1 matches Di Maria has started this season, compared to five wins, one draw and one defeat in the seven matches without him included from the beginning. 

"I'm never going to stop believing in Angel. It is in my head, it is in my heart, even if at the moment it is less easy," Tuchel added. "He tried again today, but he lacks that spark."

Rafinha, selected in a midfield three alongside Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye, played a joint-high four key passes and was involved in both of PSG's goals.

The former Barcelona man picked out Mbappe in the build-up to PSG's penalty, which the prolific forward converted, and teed up Kean for the second.

"Whenever he plays, Rafa is decisive, he is reliable," Tuchel said. "He gives what he can for the team and that is very important. 

"He's always up to speed, in every game. He's not afraid to play, he sets the pace. When he can be decisive, he is there. We are very happy with him.

"I like him a lot because he does easy things. If it is necessary to play in one touch, he does so.

"If we need to stay compact, he allows us to do that. He thinks for the team. He's a good player who is used to playing in a team that has possession. It's a good time for him."

Marco Verratti was another high-profile omission from the PSG side, which Tuchel put down to the midfielder – used 11 times in all competitions this season – needing a rest.

"It is clear that we are using him too much and we have decided to let him rest tonight," he said. 

"We saw against Lyon that for concentration and energy it was not easy for him in the last match. That's why we decided to start with Herrera, Gueye and Rafinha."

It was a much-needed victory for PSG on the back of Sunday's 1-0 home loss to Lyon, lifting them up to second in the table and still within a point of Lille ahead of next weekend's trip to the league leaders.

Tuchel, who is unsure if Neymar will be back in time for the top-of-the-table clash, hinted he could stick with a five-man defence after successfully seeing off Lorient.

"The problem against Lyon was us, our performance," Tuchel said. "The important thing is the energy and the effort that we put in to animate the structure. 

"We want to improve our game and today I have the impression that the 3-5-2 gives us more stability even if we lost Danilo to injury tonight, Abdou Diallo in the last match, and that it will be difficult to find the three central defenders at Lille."

Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean were on target for Paris Saint-Germain as they profited from Andreaw Gravillon's costly red card to beat Lorient 2-0 in Wednesday's Ligue 1 clash.

PSG entered the game four points adrift of Lille following the league leaders' earlier 2-0 win at Dijon and took time to get going, even if Ander Herrera did come closest to a first-half breakthrough when striking the crossbar.

However, Gravillon was dismissed for bringing down Mbappe early in the second half at the Parc des Princes and the PSG forward brushed himself down to convert the subsequent penalty.

Kean fired in a second goal nine minutes later and PSG were under little threat from that point on as they climbed to second, ahead of Lyon, going into Sunday's huge top-of-the-table showdown with Lille.

Yoane Wissa got in behind Danilo Pereira early on but the makeshift PSG defender blocked the shot - sustaining an injury in the process that forced him off - and Sergio Rico had a simple save to make.

Lorient put three goals past Nimes last weekend to end a four-game goalless losing run and they wasted another good chance to open the scoring in Paris, Terem Moffi racing clear but pulling his shot wide of the far post.

PSG hit the crossbar late in the first half through Herrera's curler, though they only had to wait until six minutes into the second period to open the scoring thanks to Mbappe's 11th league goal of the campaign.

Mbappe burst past Gravillon and was brought down by the visiting defender, who was issued a straight red card and further punished by his opponent drilling the penalty underneath Paul Nardi.

A big chance went begging for Mbappe almost instantly but PSG again carved their opponents open with an hour played, a fine team move culminating in Rafinha releasing Kean to convert past the onrushing Nardi.

Layvin Kurzawa joined Herrera in hitting the crossbar at the end of a counter 10 minutes from time but it mattered little as Lorient could not muster a response, Adrian Grbic coming closest to beating Rico when hitting the post late on.

Memphis Depay is only thinking about the prospect of winning silverware for Lyon amid suggestions Paris Saint-Germain are ready to rival Barcelona for the forward's signature.

The 26-year-old is out of contract with Lyon at the end of the campaign and has been strongly linked with a move to Barca since ex-Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman took over in the close season.

He has scored six goals in 14 Ligue 1 matches this term and, according to French outlet Le Parisien, PSG want the Dutchman to link up with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in 2021.

Depay recently suggested he was open to reuniting with Koeman at Camp Nou but, questioned on his future at a news conference on Tuesday, he took a different approach.

"To be honest, we have a great team here," he said. "I don't know what will happen next year. I'm a Lyon player, the captain, and I'm here to win things, games and being important.

"This is my main goal. If I start thinking about my future, I might lose my focus. I am 100 per cent with Lyon. What will happen in the future, we'll see. 

"That's what I've always said. I can't say anything about it. I'm here now, a lot of clubs might be interested."

Depay has revived his career since joining Lyon from Manchester United in January 2017, scoring (49) and assisting (36) a combined 85 goals in 115 Ligue 1 appearances.

That is a tally bettered only by PSG star Mbappe (113 in 104 appearances) over the same timeframe, with Neymar fifth on the list from far fewer appearances (79 in 59).

Depay has created 35 goalscoring chances in 14 Ligue 1 appearances this season – the most of any player, with team-mate Leo Dubois next highest on 33.

Thomas Tuchel said it is "not impossible" that Neymar could return to action for Paris Saint-Germain in this weekend's Ligue 1 clash against Lille. 

The Brazil superstar, who has three goals and as many assists in seven Ligue 1 appearances this season, was taken from the field on a stretcher late in Sunday's surprise 1-0 defeat to Lyon. 

It was initially reported Neymar, who was in tears as he left the field, had sustained a broken ankle as a result of the tackle that saw Thiago Mendes sent off following a VAR review.

However, a club statement on Monday revealed examinations on the injury were "reassuring" and that further tests would be carried out. 

While he is not fit enough for PSG's clash with Lorient on Wednesday, Tuchel is holding out hope Neymar will return before the mid-season break, which starts after his side's meeting with Strasbourg on December 23. 

"I can only say that it's not impossible for him to play again [before the break]," Tuchel told a media conference on Tuesday. 

"We will all try all we can for the Lille game, but we will have to wait for his test results tomorrow. Then we will be able to offer more details."

Tuchel also provided an update on the fitness of Kylian Mbappe, whom he described as being in a "red zone" after he only played the final 25 minutes at the weekend. 

While Tuchel is not convinced Mbappe will be able to play in all three of PSG's games over the next week, he is confident Ligue 1's top scorer will be fit enough to start against Lorient. 

"I don't know if he can play in all three games," the German said. "We will have to see how his muscles respond. 

"But ahead of the most recent training session I felt that he could start for us tomorrow, but we have had many surprises in the final training sessions this season, so I am taking it with caution."

PSG's defeat to Lyon was their sixth in 20 matches in all competitions this season, their worst total at this stage since 2009-10 when also losing six times.

They enter their midweek clash with Lorient third in Ligue 1, a point behind Lille and Lyon in a wide-open title race, with Marseille a point behind and boasting two games in hand.

Prior to this match, the last time PSG were outside the top two this far into a season was ahead of their 23rd match in 2016-17 when also third.

Tuchel accepts a big improvement is needed from his side against Lorient, whom they have defeated in their last nine Ligue 1 outings, their joint-best current run against any opponent, tied with Angers and Metz.

"Everyone thinks the pressure is enormous, but honestly, I work with a team and staff and for me, what is expected of us is already the maximum," he said. 

"It's not possible to feel greater pressure from you or from the outside. We always stay positive. It's football, sport, it's a challenge.

"I don't know the standings exactly. It wasn't a good enough performance in the last game, but we are the favourites and that is not going to change.

"I hope everyone now understands that this is not enough. After the Champions League success with a lot of pressure, maybe it was a decompression phase for a few days.

"Maybe I would have changed more but I didn't do that, I trusted the players. I decided to leave the team almost unchanged, but we weren't mentally ready to play this game."

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's father and agent Jorge has categorically denied meeting with Paris Saint-Germain officials.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner's future has been a hot topic of debate since trying to secure a move away from Camp Nou in the close season.

Barca blocked Messi's exit but he is due to become a free agent at the end of the campaign and has been strongly linked with the likes of Manchester City, Inter and PSG.

Spanish outlet El Chiringuito claimed on Monday that PSG are the frontrunners to sign the 33-year-old after holding talks with Jorge at the Qatari consulate in Barcelona last week.

Jorge hit out at similar suggestions in November and was quick to dismiss the latest reports in an Instagram post.

"False. Yet another invention," he posted over a screenshot of the transfer rumour. "I've been in Argentina since September. #Fakenews."

Argentina international Messi scored as Barcelona returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Levante in LaLiga on Sunday.

That took Messi to 449 goals in the Spanish top flight and he is one shy of becoming the first player to reach 450 with just one club in the top five European leagues.

However, he has yet to assist a goal and has scored just five times in 11 LaLiga outings this term - three of those from open play - at a rate of a goal every 189 minutes.

That compares to a goal every 115 minutes last season (25 in 33 games), on top of 21 assists - the most of any player in the division, Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal being next highest with 11.

Messi will be looking to improve on those figures when Barca host leaders Sociedad, having been involved in 14 goals in 10 home league meetings with Wednesday's opponents, including four goals and two assists in his last five such outings.

Neymar's medical examinations on the ankle injury he sustained in the loss to Lyon are "reassuring" but the Paris Saint-Germain forward will undergo further checks.

The Brazil superstar was taken from the field on a stretcher late in Sunday's surprise 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat at Parc des Princes and was in noticeable discomfort after a challenge from Thiago Mendes.

It was initially reported Neymar, who was in tears as he left the field, had sustained a broken ankle as a result of the tackle that saw Mendes sent off following a VAR review.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel told Telefoot after the game: "No news, he's with the doctors and we have to wait for the exams tomorrow."

PSG have now offered an update following the initial scans, with a club statement revealing: "The medical examinations carried out on Neymar Jr are reassuring following his twisted ankle in Sunday's game against Lyon. 

"Further examinations will be carried out in 48 hours."

Neymar has three goals and as many assists in seven Ligue 1 appearances for PSG, whose setback against Lyon saw them slip to third.

Barcelona may face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for Memphis Depay.

Depay, 26, has been heavily linked with a move to the LaLiga giants, where his former Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman is in charge.

But his impressive displays for Lyon have unsurprisingly caught the eye of their Ligue 1 rivals.



PSG are interested in Lyon star and Barcelona target Depay, according to Le Parisien.

The report says Depay is appreciated by PSG's players, particularly stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Depay, who has scored six goals in 14 games for Lyon this season, is out of contract at the end of the campaign.



- Staying at PSG and they could seemingly also compete for the signature of another Lyon star. RMC Sport reports PSG are still interested in midfielder Houssem Aouar, who has been heavily linked to Arsenal.

- Isco's future looks to be away from Real Madrid. Marca claims the LaLiga giants are pushing the midfielder, who is contracted until 2022, out amid links to Arsenal and Everton.

- Everton are also linked to Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli. The Daily Star reports they are ready to make a loan move for Alli – who has struggled for game time this season – in January.

- After being thrashed by Stuttgart, Borussia Dortmund sacked coach Lucien Favre. Gianluca Di Marzio reports the Bundesliga club already have an agreement in principle with Borussia Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose to take over ahead of 2021-22.

- Papu Gomez's Atalanta career appears to be over. Sky Sport reports the attacker, who has been at the club since 2014, could leave in January amid a tense relationship with coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Thomas Tuchel revealed Kylian Mbappe was in a "red zone" and at risk of injury after coming on in Paris Saint-Germain's loss to Lyon.

Mbappe came off the bench in the 65th minute as defending champions PSG were downed 1-0 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Making matters worse for PSG, Neymar was carried off on a stretcher in the closing stages after a tackle that saw Thiago Mendes sent off.

Asked about Mbappe starting on the bench, PSG head coach Tuchel said the star was at risk of injury.

"For Kylian, it was the medical recommendation," he told a news conference.

"He couldn't play for more than 25 minutes. He played 30 minutes, that was already too much. The medical staff said no for him to start the game, and no for more than 25 minutes.

"He was in a red zone and was at risk of injury."

Neymar was involved in only one shot against Lyon (one chance created), his lowest tally in a Ligue 1 game he started since November last year.

Tino Kadewere's first-half goal was enough for Rudi Garcia's men, who are second in the table – equal on points with Lille and one ahead of PSG.

Tuchel said he would have taken a different approach to the game if he had noticed his team's tiredness.

"It's my fault, I didn't feel the fatigue yesterday and that's why I'm surprised with our performance, our mistakes and our spirit today," he said.

"If I had this feeling yesterday, I would have made changes to start with a different mindset. For me, this is the key."

PSG's busy run of games continues at home to Lorient on Wednesday.

Thomas Tuchel is awaiting the results of a scan on Monday after Neymar was carried off on a stretcher at the end of Paris Saint-Germain's loss to Lyon.

Neymar appeared to suffer a serious injury, amid reports of a broken ankle, following a challenge from Thiago Mendes late in Sunday's surprise 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat at home to Lyon.

PSG star Neymar was in tears as he left the field on a stretcher in stoppage time, with Mendes sent off after a VAR review in the French capital.

Asked about Neymar post-game, PSG head coach Tuchel told Telefoot: "No news, he's with the doctors and we have to wait for the exams tomorrow."

Neymar's injury compounded PSG's woes as the French champions slumped to their fourth Ligue 1 defeat of the season and a first home loss to rivals Lyon in the league since 2007 – the visitors snapping a 12-match winless streak.

Tino Kadewere scored the only goal at Parc des Princes, putting Lyon ahead after Karl Toko Ekambi pounced on Presnel Kimpembe's error.

PSG have now lost four of their first 14 Ligue 1 games this season, their worst tally of defeats at this stage since 2009-10, when the club finished 13th.

The result left PSG third in the standings, a point behind leaders Lille and Lyon through 14 games as pressure mounts on Tuchel.

"It's very clear we weren't ready to play a competitive match. We made easy mistakes in dangerous situations," said Tuchel, whose side mustered just seven attempts.

"We didn't play in a disciplined way, we didn't follow the plan. We saw a very mentally tired team after Manchester United, Montpellier and [Istanbul] Basaksehir. It's not a good game in general, I saw a game with a very low level."

Tuchel added: "It doesn't change anything, you can never control the result but this performance is not enough. It's our fault. If we give gifts like that, it means that it's not serious enough because we have the qualities to win every match.

"We're going to push again. We made some steps forward, but today is a big step back."

Neymar suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle injury as Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Lyon in Ligue 1.

PSG, who started with Kylian Mbappe on the bench, are firmly in a title tussle this term, and Thomas Tuchel's side suffered their fourth league defeat of the campaign – and a first home loss to Lyon in Ligue 1 since 2007 – at a wet Parc des Princes.

Tino Kadewere got the only goal, putting Lyon ahead after Karl Toko Ekambi pounced on Presnel Kimpembe's error.

A lacklustre display was compounded in the final minute of stoppage time, Neymar going off in clear pain after injuring his left ankle due to a challenge from Thiago Mendes, who was sent off after a VAR review.


Juventus are planning their move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba's future is again a major talking point after his agent, Mino Raiola, said the France international wanted to leave Old Trafford.

A return to Juve has been touted, and the Serie A champions are seemingly ready to make it happen.



Juventus want Pogba to return to the club from Manchester United on loan next month, according to the Mirror.

The report says the move would include an obligation to buy Pogba, who is contracted until 2022, ahead of next season.

Pogba joined United from Juve for a reported £89million (€105m) fee in 2016.



- Barcelona are still eyeing Georginio Wijnaldum. Mundo Deportivo reports Ronald Koeman wants the Liverpool midfielder, who is out of contract at season's end, but a deal in January appears too difficult.

- Also set to become a free agent is Bayern Munich defender David Alaba. Marca reports Real Madrid are strongly considering the Austria international, who wants to join the LaLiga giants.

- Struggling for game time at Tottenham, Dele Alli looks set for an exit. The Telegraph reports the midfielder will be allowed to leave in January, with Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested.

- Oleksandr Zinchenko is also battling for minutes at Manchester City. The Daily Star reports Wolves are ready to renew their interest in the defender.

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