The future of various players is the focus of Monday’s top stories and transfer rumors. The DAILY MIRROR reports that Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich is in doubt, putting Manchester United back on red alert. Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier says Newcastle has not given up hope of another top-four finish and a Champions League encore.
In addition to these stories, the DAILY MAIL reports that 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’. Meanwhile, the DAILY EXPRESS highlights Man City defender John Stones’ high hopes for another magical season despite Pep Guardiola’s scepticism.
The DAILY STAR covers Martin Odegaard’s majestic display as Arsenal trumped West Ham 6-0. West Ham fans streamed out of the London Stadium in their thousands before halftime after their side was put to the sword by rampant Arsenal. Another report from THE SUN states that Declan Rice refused to celebrate after scoring for Arsenal against West Ham.
The DAILY TELEGRAPH emphasizes Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada saying Ireland played like the All Blacks in their 36-0 win over his side. Meanwhile, THE SCOTTISH SUN highlights Brendan Rodgers convinced people are desperate for him and his Celtic players to fail but has told them they won’t succeed.
Finally, the DAILY RECORD concludes the records by reporting that Sebastien Haller completed a fairytale comeback as a cancer survivor by firing the Ivory Coast to African Cup of Nations glory on home soil.