Monday’s newspapers have revealed their top stories and transfer rumors. The Daily Mirror reports that there is doubt over Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich, with Manchester United on alert. Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier has expressed hope that Newcastle can secure a top-four finish and a Champions League encore.
According to the Daily Mail, Santos plans to bring Neymar Jr back after his recovery and his experience in Saudi Arabia. John Stones of Everton still hopes for another magical season despite Pep Guardiola’s scepticism, while Gary Neville believes Arsenal can win the title if they remain composed and controlled.
In other news, Martin Odegaard had an amazing game against West Ham, with West Ham fans leaving the London Stadium after their team was defeated 6-0 by Arsenal. Mikel Arteta praised the big victory under his management, while Declan Rice did not celebrate after scoring a goal against West Ham. Italy’s head coach compared Ireland’s performance to the All Blacks, while Brendan Rodgers of Celtic believes people want him to fail. Finally, Sebastien Haller helped Ivory Coast secure the African Cup of Nations title with a fairytale comeback.