WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Alan 1:26 Thu Oct 21
Thursday newspapers

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, is open to a move to Newcastle United when his contract runs out at the end of the season. The France international, 24, joined the Catalan club in a £117m deal in 2017. (Goal)

Newcastle held an interview with former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca on Wednesday as the 48-year-old Portuguese emerges as a leading candidate to replace Steve Bruce. (Mail)

Fonseca was first approached by representatives of Newcastle's new owners in the summer and they have now reopened talks with him. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Magpies' new owners have not made a final decision, though, with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre, Rangers' Steven Gerrard and ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe still being considered. (Guardian)

Newcastle are interested in signing 24-year-old England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are interested in signing Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund, says Blues boss Thomas Tuchel. (Bild via Sun)

Manchester City are in the hunt for Fiorentina's highly-rated Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Tuttosport via Manchester Evening News)

City and local rivals Manchester United are both considering challenging Barcelona in the race for 23-year-old RB Leipzig and Spain striker Dani Olmo. (Christian Falk on Twitter)

Leicester's Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24, has turned down the offer of a contract extension, putting Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich on alert. (90 mins)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti wants the La Liga club to bring Spain defender Sergio Reguilon back to the club by activating a buy-back clause in the deal which saw the Bernabeu outfit sell the 24-year-old to Tottenham. (El Nacional, via Mirror)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called his players to an emergency meeting on Monday after the 4-2 defeat by Leicester City, with his side responding by coming back from 2-0 down to beat Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham have joined a growing list of clubs - which includes Premier League rivals West Ham - monitoring 27-year-old Genk striker Paul Onuachu. The Belgian club want £20m for the 6ft 7in Nigeria international. (Mail)

Brighton are looking at Clermont's Guinea striker Mohamed Bayo, 23, who is rated at £10m by the French Ligue 1 club and has been likened to Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku. (Argus)

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 27, threatened to push through a transfer request after he heard Manchester United were one of 12 clubs that signed up to the proposed European Super League. (The Athletic)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 27, is "very close" to signing a new contract with Italian giants Juventus, says the club's vice-president Pavel Nedved. (Football Italia)

Sheffield United are still interested in signing Barcelona's 22-year-old Spanish winger Alex Collado after failing to tie up a move in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness)

Sky Paper Talk

daily telegraph

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the list of Newcastle United's potential targets under their new Saudi Arabian ownership.
England are considering dropping Dawid Malan, the world No 1 T20 batsman, for Saturday's World Cup opener against the West Indies as concerns grow about his form and suitability to conditions in the UAE.
USA have launched a bid to host the 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup insisting they are 'confident of filling NFL stadiums'.
Eddie Jones suffered a double blow on Tuesday when he lost Anthony Watson and Luke Cowan-Dickie to injury for England's autumn international campaign.
Rugby has been urged to consider immediate law changes after new research suggested a link between multiple concussions and significantly worse brain function in older age.

the times

Paulo Fonseca, the former Roma manager, has held talks with Newcastle United's board of directors after the dismissal of Steve Bruce.

the sun

The European Super League is back on - with a host of new rules following an incredible backlash to the original plan earlier this year.
Bukayo Saka has been cleared to play for Arsenal against Aston Villa on Friday after limping off during Monday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.
Wilfried Zaha is set to return for Crystal Palace to face Newcastle this weekend after illness.

daily mirror

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly ready to raid Tottenham by triggering Sergio Reguilon's buy-back clause.

daily mail

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Chelsea's interest in Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland next summer.
Bruno Fernandes threatened to push through a transfer request after he heard that Manchester United were one of 12 clubs that signed up to the proposed European Super League, according to reports.
Life after Steve Bruce at Newcastle United could begin with the signing of Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.
Barcelona have secured Ansu Fati's services for the next six years with a new contract that includes a £1bn buy-out clause.
Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer has attracted the attention of Jamaica thanks to his eye-catching displays this season.
Max Verstappen will today be named the most popular Formula One driver in the world.
Yorkshire have missed a deadline set by the ECB to send the governing body the full findings of the independent review into racism allegations made by Azeem Rafiq.

scottish sun

Steven Gerrard should jump at the chance to join Newcastle United if he's offered the job in the wake of the sacking of Steve Bruce - because it's an upgrade on Rangers, according to Jose Enrique.

daily record

Alfredo Morelos insists the love of Rangers supporters could keep him at Ibrox "for years to come".

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BillyJenningsBoots 3:47 Fri Oct 22
Re: Thursday newspapers

got my days all mixed up thought the Thread was for Fridays Newspapers!!!!

*checks underpants are on the right way round

Russ of the BML 3:15 Fri Oct 22
Re: Thursday newspapers
BillyJenningsBoots 1:05 Fri Oct 22

Report for what match?

BillyJenningsBoots 1:05 Fri Oct 22
Re: Thursday newspapers
What no West Ham match report?

Thanks otherwise Alan

Texas Iron 4:30 Fri Oct 22
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With Kind Regards 4:41 Thu Oct 21
Re: Thursday newspapers
Thanks Alan 2:00 Thu Oct 21

Thanks Alan 2:00 Thu Oct 21
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147man 1:39 Thu Oct 21

147man 1:39 Thu Oct 21
Re: Thursday newspapers
Thanks Alan

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