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Alan 11:53 Fri Feb 1
Friday newspapers

Manchester United are monitoring Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, who left Manchester City to join the German club, with a view to making a summer move for the 18-year-old England international. (Metro)

Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill, 33, turned down moves to Juventus, Monaco and Fulham on transfer deadline day. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal pulled out of a deadline-day deal for Barcelona's 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom. (Mirror)

Talks between Schalke and Tottenham for Spurs' Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen, 24, fell through on Thursday. (Football.London)

Manchester United and Ecuador defender Antonio Valencia, 33, turned down the chance to join Fulham and Newcastle United. (Sun)

Southampton turned down loan offers from four Premier League clubs for striker Charlie Austin, 29. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri refused to travel on the team bus following his side's 4-0 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday. (Mail)

Sarri asked the Blues players if he was the cause of their poor recent away form during a lengthy team meeting following the defeat by the Cherries. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard was singled out for criticism during the meeting, with Sarri accusing the 28-year-old Belgium international of failing to follow instructions. (Telegraph)

Manchester City are set to open talks about a contract extension with England midfielder Fabian Delph, 29. (Sun)

Udinese have ended their interest in Derby's English midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 32. (Derby Telegraph)

Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah will remain at Emirates Stadium after a potential loan move to Augsburg fell through for the 19-year-old England Under-21 forward. (Football.London)

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk said he could sense the nervousness at Anfield during the Premier League leaders' 1-1 draw with Leicester City - but the Netherlands international, 27, added that the anxiety is "not really necessary at the moment". (Guardian)

Tottenham and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 26, believes his team can beat Liverpool and Manchester City to the title. (Express)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Jacob Steinberg

Well that was a waste of time. Peter Crouch joined Stoke from Burnley. Or was it the other way round? The Mill can’t be bothered to find out; it spent deadline day in a state of torpor, bored witless by the absence of anything happening, other than one Sky Sports News reporter morphing into a snowman and Jim White linking himself with a £100m move to Manchester United as the 11pm cut-off approached. Cancel deadline day.

A total farce. It’s done. Jumped the shark. Lost its spark. Time to move on. After all, today’s gossip columns are full of tales of signings that, er, didn’t happen. For instance, Chelsea couldn’t get rid of Gary Cahill, who turned down various loan moves, apparently because he likes listening to The Liquidator blaring out before Chelsea home games. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino will be absolutely delighted to see Vincent Janssen beaming at him when he arrives for Tottenham training today.

And even West Ham couldn’t shift Lucas Pérez or Javier Hernández. So we find ourselves concerned with things that aren’t going to happen. Arsenal aren’t going to sign Malcolm from Barcelona. Bayern Munich are cooling their interest in Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi. Tom Huddlestone’s dream of a loan move to Udinese is over. Eh?

But just as the Mill was thinking of announcing its retirement from the tittle-tattle game, its eyes fell upon a juicy morsel: Manchester United are plotting a £90m raid for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, formerly of Manchester City. That would appear to rule them out of spending £100m on Jim White. Bah!

All future transfer windows have been cancelled until further notice. We end on an amusing note. Apparently Maurizio Sarri was so disgusted with his players after Chelsea’s 4-0 humbling by Bournemouth that he refused to join them on the bus home. Instead he gorged on Toblerone and drove to Dundee in his bare feet. The beleaguered Chelsea manager faces a long journey to make it to Stamford Bridge in time for Saturday afternoon’s game against Martin from Wakefield’s Huddersfield Town.

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Texas Iron 3:59 Fri Feb 1
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Thanks Alan 1:04 Fri Feb 1
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Tomshardware 11:56 Fri Feb 1

Tomshardware 11:56 Fri Feb 1
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Thanks Alan.

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