Here are the top stories and transfer rumors from Monday’s newspapers:
According to the Daily Mirror, there is doubt over Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich, with Manchester United on alert. Kieran Trippier says Newcastle is hopeful for a top-four finish and Champions League encore. Kalvin Phillips slams Pep Guardiola’s treatment of him. The Daily Mail reports that Santos plans to bring Neymar Jr back after his recovery and his experience in Saudi Arabia.
For the Daily Express, John Stones still hopes for another magical season despite Guardiola’s scepticism. Gary Neville claims that if Arsenal remains composed and controlled, they have a good shot at the title.
Another report from the Daily Star states that Martin Odegaard had an amazing game against West Ham. West Ham fans left the London Stadium after their team was defeated 6-0 by Arsenal. Mikel Arteta says it was great for Arsenal to have such a big victory under his management. The Sun says Declan Rice didn’t celebrate after his goal against West Ham, while the Daily Telegraph reports that Italy’s head coach compared Ireland’s performance to the All Blacks. Brendan Rodgers of Celtic says people want him to fail, according to The Scottish Sun. Finally, The Daily Record reports that Sebastien Haller saw a fairytale comeback as he helped the Ivory Coast secure the African Cup of Nations title.