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Man Utd winger Jadon Sancho has missed a number of training sessions after being exiled - Paper Talk

The top stories and transfer rumours from Saturday's newspapers...

THE SUN

Jadon Sancho has missed a number of training sessions since being exiled from Manchester United's first team. The winger is understood to still be on full pay and the club have not fined him for missing training as he has always had a reason.

Marcus Rashford is a doubt for Manchester United's clash with Bournemouth.

Wolves defender Jonny Castro Otto has been banned from the first team until the end of January.

Nottingham Forest's woes are piling up - following a litter warning from Fulham's local council. A security lanyard belonging to Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis was hurled into a bush outside Craven Cottage on Wednesday after the Midlands club was trashed 5-0.

Mikel Arteta says the fun police are making football soulless and fears managers will have to be fenced in to curb their enthusiasm.

Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with a sensational transfer to Barcelona.

Manchester United could decide "in just months" on whether or not to bring back Mason Greenwood, as bosses consider a dramatic U-turn.

Barcelona are considering a swoop for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, according to reports

DAILY MIRROR

Arsenal centre-half William Saliba says Aston Villa's title charge is no surprise to him - and he is bracing himself for one of their toughest games of the season.

Former Arsenal player Mesut Ozil has called Tottenham 'Bottle Job FC' in a brutal swipe at Ange Postecoglou's side.

Valencia are holding out for £34m for midfield talent Javi Guerra amid interest from Manchester United and Juventus, it has been claimed.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

The DP World Tour will not be rushed into ripping up its Ryder Cup eligibility rules and will instead see where the merger negotiations go in the wake of Jon Rahm's £450m LIV move before bowing to Rory McIlroy's demands.

A high ranking official has pointed the finger of blame at Patrick Cantlay for the £450m Jon Rahm defection that has knocked the PGA Tour onto the back foot in the Saudi merger negotiations.

Henry Arundell will not be available for England in the forthcoming Six Nations unless he chooses to leave Racing 92 at the end of the season and sign a hybrid contract with Bath and the Rugby Football Union.

DAILY MAIL

Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United are reportedly set for talks today over a potential swap deal that could see the Red Devils outcast Jadon Sancho return to the German club.

Everton defender James Tarkowski has invited football fans to 'come watch us play' after the Toffees climbed out of the relegation zone in beating Newcastle on Thursday night - but would be 10th without their points deduction.

New footage has emerged from Everton's 3-0 win last night showing Jordan Pickford making an obscene gesture to Newcastle fans.

Saudi Arabia are weighing up holding the 2034 World Cup in summer, despite the extreme heat expected in the Middle East at that point in the year.

Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall is being tracked by Championship duo Leicester and Middlesbrough ahead of the January transfer window.

Richard Cockerill is set to beat his former England boss Eddie Jones to the Georgia head coach position after his shock departure from Montpellier.

Mohammed ben Sulayem was on Friday night hanging on to his position as the most powerful man in world motorsport.

THE ATHLETIC

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that the club are discussing contract extensions for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, and Hannibal Mejbiri.

Vinicius Junior is making good progress in his recovery from his hamstring injury and is expected to return to play for Real Madrid in mid-January.

Botafogo owner and president John Textor wants Brazilian league games annulled for 'possible manipulation' after his side missed out on winning the title.

The United States and Mexico have confirmed their joint-bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup.

Argentina will kick off the 2024 Copa America against one of Canada or Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday, June 20.

THE GUARDIAN

Jadon Sancho is likely to leave Manchester United in January due to his refusal to apologise to Erik ten Hag for questioning the Dutchman's explanation for why he was left out of September's loss at Arsenal.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Palmeiras for Estevao Willian and are keen to strike a deal before other sides pounce.

Tottenham and Chelsea target Rayan Cherki has been put up for sale in the January transfer window for just £8.5m by Lyon.

SCOTTISH SUN

John Park has left Rangers following the arrival of new director of football recruitment Nils Koppen.

Edinburgh City could be forced to field a team of kids against Stirling Albion tomorrow - amid fears they could be heading for administration.

DAILY RECORD

John Lundstram hinted he's had dialogue with Rangers over the possibility of extending his contract beyond the summer, but the midfielder was keen to give little away.

Rangers boss Philippe Clement has confirmed that he will try and sign a striker in January following Danilo's injury.

Brendan Rodgers has called for grass pitches to be one of the minimum standards for playing in the Scottish Premiership.

Hibs have banked a bumper £1.2m transfer fee for Ellias Melkersen after the striker completed a permanent move to Norwegian club Strømsgodset.