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Alan 1:25 Fri Mar 13
Friday newspapers

Arsenal are preparing a summer bid for Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey. The Ghana midfielder, 26, has a £45m release clause in his contract. (Telegraph)

Juventus will rival Arsenal and Tottenham for the free signing of Chelsea forward Willian, although the 30-year-old Brazil playmaker would prefer to stay in London. (Tuttosport via Sport Witness)

Phil Neville is considering resigning as England Women's manager after a run of eight defeats in 12 matches. (Mail)

Manchester United are no closer to securing long-time target Paulo Dybala, 26, with the Argentina forward opening contract talks at Juventus with a view to staying in Turin. (Star)

Arsenal expect their next two matches to be postponed after head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus. (Mirror)

Premier League clubs do not want to release their players for the international break later this month because of coronavirus concerns. (Mail)

Uefa and the European Clubs Association will propose Euro 2020 be postponed for a year to give European leagues delayed because of coronavirus time to complete their seasons this summer. (Mirror)

Vitesse Arnhem are interested in signing Chelsea's England Under-21 midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, on loan for next season. (Sun)

Everton are interested in signing Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 26, from Torino. (Calciomercato- in Italian)

The English Football League is supporting West Brom in their dispute with Barcelona over the Spanish club's signing of 16-year-old England youth forward Louie Barry, who has since joined Aston Villa. (Express and Star)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is open to making Odion Ighalo's loan a permanent deal. The Nigeria striker, 30, has scored four goals in eight appearances since joining from Shanghai Shenhua in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Lawn Tennis Association performance director Simon Timson is to take up a similar role at Manchester City. (Mail)

Incoming Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, 26, hopes to persuade the club to sign Nigeria goalkeeper Andre Onana, 23, from his current club Ajax. (Mail)

Last year's finalists Liverpool are set to lose out on £30m after being dumped out the Champions League at the Last-16 stage. (Star)

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Ben Fisher

Atlético Madrid’s victory over Liverpool did not sit quite right with some, notably Jürgen Klopp who bemoaned the absence of Proper Football at Anfield, and yet clinical finishing and a dogged defensive display set the pulse racing for others, with Arsenal’s tails wagging at the performance of Thomas Partey in particular. The Ghana midfielder ticks all the boxes from an Arsenal perspective and, with a reported release clause of £45m to boot, the club are braced for bids this summer.

Things are going so well for Odion Ighalo at Manchester United that the club are seriously considering dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on making the Nigerian striker’s temporary stay at Old Trafford permanent. The 30-year-old has rattled in four goals in eight appearances, including a sweet opener in the trouncing over Lask on Thursday. “Odion has done really well – we need those qualities for next season so let’s see,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Getting a striker through the door might not be quite so straightforward for Everton, but Carlo Ancelotti could play a pivotal role in luring Italy and Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who is expected to cost north of £50m.

The future of Willian remains clear as mud and, with Tottenham joining the queue for the winger’s tricks and flicks, the Brazilian may yet spark a good old fashioned bidding war. Chelsea are loth to offer Willian a long-term contract at 30, but Juventus might, and Arsenal could make a play for the forward, who is out of contract this summer. Staying on the subject of Chelsea, it says here that incoming Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech wants goalkeeper André Onana to join him in London. Onana’s reputation has blossomed and he might just solve Frank Lampard’s conundrum over Kepa Arrizabalaga with Willy Caballero also set to become a free agent.

If Ziyech can sweet-talk Onana to Stamford Bridge, the Cameroonian will doubtless boost Rihanna’s royalties if nothing else. Heading in the other direction could be Conor Gallagher, whose reward for spiffing stints at Charlton and Swansea this season could see him farmed out to Burnley or Vitesse Arnhem, previously home to Mason Mount, Nemanja Matic, Dominic Solanke, Charly Musonda, Fankaty Dabo, Tomas Kalas, Jamal Blackman, Eduardo, Lucas Piazon … the list goes on.

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chiff 5:45 Fri Mar 13
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Thanks Alan

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blueeyed.handsomeman 4:54 Fri Mar 13
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THankYou Alan

ted fenton 3:19 Fri Mar 13
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eusebiovic 1:44 Fri Mar 13
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May your earholes turn into arseholes and shit down the back of your neck, Thanks Alan

The Stoat 1:28 Fri Mar 13
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