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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are reportedly closing in on a mega £90million deal for Manchester United target Antonio Silva.

United scouts were sent to watch the Benfica wonderkid earlier on this month, but he could now be snatched up by PSG after impressing the French giants.

Meanwhile, former Aston Villa star Gabriel Agbonlahor has slammed Phillippe Countinho's form this season.

Agbonlahor believes Coutinho should apologise to Steven Gerrard over his sacking as the Liverpool legend put a lot of faith into him.

AndEddie Howe's side are the latest club to be linked with a move for in form winger Leandro Trossard.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Sil the deal

    Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Benfica star and Manchester United target Antonio Silva.

    According to Le10Sport, PSG are impressed with Silva's performances and are willing to make a £90million bid.

    That sort of offer could be enough to lure the centre-back to Parc des Princes.

    Real Madrid, Manchester City, Napoli and Valencia are also interested in the Portuguese ace – along with United

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds united behind struggling Marsch

    The Leeds United board are understood to be standing by their under fire manager Jesse Marsch despite the Elland Road crowd turning on the American.

    Boos rang out from the home fans at the end of yesterday's 3-2 defeat by Fulham, a fourth defeat in succession and an eighth game without a win.

    The result leaves Leeds in the Premier League relegation zone, and Marsch odds-on with the bookmakers to be the next manager to be shown the door.

    However, the 48-year-old was defiant despite the latest loss.

    "I'm here for the long term," he said afterwards.

    "I love this club, I'm investing everything I have to try to make us better.

    "I understand the frustrations from the fans and we are equally, if not more, frustrated. We are doing everything we can and we are together.

    "The board and I are unified. We have had clear discussions that we are together."

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners cool interest in N’Dicka

    Arsenal have reportedly cooled their interest in January transfer target Evan N’Dicka after centre-back Gabriel penned a new deal at the Emirates.

    The Express believe that the Brazilian contract extension means that the Gunners are less likely to enter the market for a defender when the transfer window reopens.

    The Premier League leaders had been heavily linked with Eintracht Frankfurt ace N’Dicka, who they were hoping to pick up for a bargain £7m.

    However, Gabriel’s decision to pledge his future to the Londoners until at least 2027 will now see Mikel Arteta, Edu and co. look elsewhere for squad reinforcements.

  • Sam Dymond

    United will allow Ronaldo exit

    Manchester United will not stand in the way of Cristiano Ronaldo if he continues to press for a move, according to The Athletic.

    They reveal that Erik ten Hag is preparing for showdown talks with the legendary forward this week.

    Should Ronaldo insist that he still wants to quit Old Trafford, the club will allow him to explore options ahead a of January transfer.

    However, the Dutch boss will allow Ronaldo to rejoin the Manchester United squad this week – but only if he shows remorse for his latest tantrum, and accepts that he is no longer a guaranteed starter.

    The 37-year-old refused to come on as a sub in the midweek win over Tottenham, and then stormed off down the tunnel before the final whistle.

  • Sam Dymond

    Coutinho should apologise to Gerrard

    Philippe Coutinho has been told to apologise to sacked Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard by one of the club's former stars.

    Speaking in his role as a pundit for talkSPORT, Gabriel Agbonlahor said the Brazilian had let his former boss down with a series of a sub-par performances this season.

    "Coutinho was his man and he didn't perform for him," announced the former Villa Park favourite.

    "Coutinho owes Gerrard an apology, for me, for the way he performed, Gerrard backed him."

    The 30-year-old initially flourished after joining the West Midlands outfit on loan in January, but has floundered since they forked out to bring him in permanently from Barcelona.

    Coutinho has yet to register a goal or assist so far this campaign, and hasn't started a game since the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest two weeks ago.

  • Sam Dymond

    Good morning footy fans

    Crystal Palace will hold talks with Wilfried Zaha over a new long-term contract, which will be a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea – who have been linked to the star.

    That is according to Palace manager Patrick Vieira, who is adamant Zaha, 29, won’t be leaving for free in June when his contract runs out.

    Vieira said: “Wilfried knows what the club think about him, and we know what he thinks about the club.

    “There will be discussions taking place [over a new contract] but for myself and for the club what is important is for him to play at this level and to be consistent and to help those young players around him to grow and we will see what will happen.

    “If Wilfried Zaha has a good day, the team will have a good day.

    “He’s an important player on and off the field, he’s got the experience and today he was really good in possession and out of possession he worked really hard.”

    England ace John Stones is expecting a World Cup baby with his entrepreneur girlfriend.

    The Man City centre-back, 28, is expected to be named in the Three Lions squad for Qatar.

    And he could be lifting more than the Jules Rimet trophy if Gareth Southgate’s boys win it.

    Stones’ partner, Olivia Naylor, 33 — who has just launched her children’s clothing brand, Moosh — is due to give birth to their first child together towards the end of December.

    Tottenham could make a bid for Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni, reports suggest.

    Bastoni, 23, rose to prominence with the Serie A giants while under current Spurs boss Conte.

    According to Inter Live, the North Londoners could make a €50million (£43m) offer for the centre-back during the January transfer window.

    Transfer insider Dean Jones, previously stated that the Italy international would be a “dream signing” for Tottenham manager Conte and chief Fabio Paratici.

    However, Spurs could face competition as the 23-year-old is also being monitored by both Manchester United and Manchester City.

    Newcastle have joined Chelsea in the chase for Brighton main man Leandro Trossard, according to reports.

    The Belgian, 27, is having a breakout campaign in front of goal, scoring six and assisting two in the Premier League.

    However, his contract with the Seagulls is up at the end of the season meaning he can agree a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January.

    He can also wait until the summer to join a Prem team on a free transfer.

    An option for Brighton to avoid losing Trossard for free is sanctioning a sale in January.

    And according to transfer expert Graeme Bailey, on the Talking Transfers podcast, Newcastle will rival Chelsea for Trossard’s signature and have named the amount they’d be willing to spend.

  • Jon Boon

    Maguire boost

    Harry Maguire is ready for a Manchester United return to boost his England World Cup prospects.

    United’s captain has been out for a month since injuring his hamstring during the Three Lions’ 3-3 Nations League draw with Germany.

    But defender Maguire will be back in full training this week after missing the last seven games.

    And his recovery could not come at a better time for boss Erik ten Hag after fellow defender Raphael Varane damaged a hamstring at Chelsea on Saturday.

    England manager Gareth Southgate will be delighted to see Maguire, 29, in Qatar.

    But Frenchman Varane was in tears and is likely to miss next month’s tournament.

  • Jon Boon

    Zaha talks

    Crystal Palace will hold talks with Wilfried Zaha over a new long-term contract, which will be a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea – who have been linked to the star.

    That is according to Palace manager Patrick Vieira, who is adamant Zaha, 29, won't be leaving for free in June when his contract runs out.

    Vieira said: "Wilfried knows what the club think about him, and we know what he thinks about the club.

    "There will be discussions taking place [over a new contract] but for myself and for the club what is important is for him to play at this level and to be consistent and to help those young players around him to grow and we will see what will happen.

    "If Wilfried Zaha has a good day, the team will have a good day.

    "He’s an important player on and off the field, he’s got the experience and today he was really good in possession and out of possession he worked really hard."

  • Jon Boon

    Stones expecting

    England ace John Stones is expecting a World Cup baby with his entrepreneur girlfriend.

    The Man City centre-back, 28, is expected to be named in the Three Lions squad for Qatar.

    And he could be lifting more than the Jules Rimet trophy if Gareth Southgate’s boys win it.

    Stones’ partner, Olivia Naylor, 33 — who has just launched her children’s clothing brand, Moosh — is due to give birth to their first child together towards the end of December.

  • Jon Boon

    Harsh sending off

    Villarreal star Alex Baena was brutally sent off after lifting his shirt to pay an emotional tribute to the club's late vice-president, Jose Manuel Llaneza.

    Llaneza, who passed away after a battle with leukemia earlier this week, was one of the driving forces behind Villarreal's growth over the past three decades.

    The club has even announced that a space has been set up in the town hall where fans can pay their respects to Llaneza.

    Villarreal took on Almeria at home on Sunday and fell behind after 31 minutes.

    But the Yellow Submarine got themselves back on level terms through Baena in the second half.

    The midfielder, who was already on a booking, lifted his shirt revealing a message of thanks to Llaneza.

  • Jon Boon

    Cover boy Mount

    Mason Mount has been dubbed "Britain's most eligible bachelor" as the Chelsea star posed on the front cover of Tatler Magazine.

    The Blues and England midfielder, 23, is forging a career in modelling and has given fans a rare insight into his love life.

    Stamford Bridge's golden boy got suited and booted for the front cover shoot while revealing he doesn't have time to date due to his commitment to football.

    Mount was in a relationship with model Chloe Wealleans-Watts, 23, who he met back in 2017.

    The pair have split but it is not known when they went their separate ways.

    When asked about his relationship status, Mount told Tatler: "Football is my priority."

  • Jon Boon

    Spurs could bid for Bastoni

    Tottenham could make a bid for Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni, reports suggest.

    Bastoni, 23, rose to prominence with the Serie A giants while under current Spurs boss Conte.

    According to Inter Live, the North Londoners could make a €50million (£43m) offer for the centre-back during the January transfer window.

    Transfer insider Dean Jones, previously stated that the Italy international would be a “dream signing” for Tottenham manager Conte and chief Fabio Paratici.

    However, Spurs could face competition as the 23-year-old is also being monitored by both Manchester United and Manchester City.

  • Jon Boon

    Guimaraes baby joy

    Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes hasn't slept for TWO DAYS after welcoming the birth of his first child and then beating Spurs in the Premier League.

    The 24-year-old Brazilian's fiance Ana Lidia Martins gave birth to their first child, Matteo, on Friday night.

    He told Sky Sports: "They've been amazing days for me, to become a father for the first time. It's been incredible. I've had two days without sleep.

    "I would stay home but I love to be here with these guys. They make me happy and proud, and I think we deserved it today.

    "It was one of the best days of my life [Matteo's birth]. I'm very happy and proud. It's been like a dream. I don't have words because it's amazing what has happened in my life.

    "I say thanks to my family. It's been difficult but it's all worth it."

  • Jon Boon

    Newcastle join Trossard race

    Newcastle have joined Chelsea in the chase for Brighton main man Leandro Trossard, according to reports.

    The Belgian, 27, is having a breakout campaign in front of goal, scoring six and assisting two in the Premier League.

    However, his contract with the Seagulls is up at the end of the season meaning he can agree a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January.

    He can also wait until the summer to join a Prem team on a free transfer.

    An option for Brighton to avoid losing Trossard for free is sanctioning a sale in January.

    And according to transfer expert Graeme Bailey, on the Talking Transfers podcast, Newcastle will rival Chelsea for Trossard's signature and have named the amount they'd be willing to spend.

  • Jon Boon

    Schmeichel booed by fans

    Nice keeper Kasper Schmeichel was booed by his own fans ahead of their clash with Nantes on Sunday evening.

    The Dane, 35, left Leicester to join the French outfit in the summer after more than a decade at the King Power Stadium.

    But he has endured a nightmare first few months at the club.

    And when his name was read out before their home match with Nantes, the shot-stopper was booed by his own supporters.

    They then proceeded to cheer substitute keeper Marcin Bulka in a pointed gesture to replace Schmeichel.

    Nice went on to draw the game 1-1 as a stoppage-time Nicolas Pepe penalty salvaged a point for Nice.

  • Jon Boon

    Peep peep!

    Newcastle hold on to get all three points.

    Big blow for Spurs, as the Toon go into the top four with a stunning win.

    Tottenham couldn't find an equaliser in that second half, after getting back into it with Kane.

    It finishes Spurs 1-2 Newcastle.

  • Jon Boon

    Liverpool chase Moukoko

    Liverpool will face competition in their pursuit of signing Youssoufa Moukoko, according to reports.

    The Borussia Dortmund starlet, 17, is being tracked by a host of top clubs.

    But The Reds are the best positioned to land him, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

    They report this despite interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, and from Paris Saint-Germain.

    Jurgen Klopp's interest in the attacker is said to be quite acute, with him being impressed by his younger compatriot's performances.

    While he has mostly appeared off the bench for his club this season, Moukoko has still returned a stellar goal record.

  • Jon Boon

    1-2

    Spurs are back in it!

    And, of course, it's that man Harry Kane who has given them a lifeline.

    Will Conte's side get an equaliser?

  • Jon Boon

    0-2

    Newcastle are really taking the game to Spurs.

    This time it's Miguel Almiron with a superb finish from a tight angle.

    Conte is livid, Spurs have it all to do now.

  • Jon Boon

    0-1

    Newcastle have taken the lead against Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    A VAR check rules that Callum Wilson didn't impede Hugo Lloris, who was in no man's land.

    Wilson looped his effort brilliantly over Lloris from 30 yards.

  • Jon Boon

    Arteta can’t hide disappointment

    Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal should have got more than a point at St Mary’s.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, the Spaniard was asked if he was asked if he was unhappy with the draw.

    He replied: “Yes I am, especially with the big chances we created.”

  • Jon Boon

    Piers Morgan reminds us

    Despite dropping two points at the St Mary’s, they are still two points clear of Man City.

    And Sun columnist Piers Morgan has tweeted the same sentiment.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton

    It has FINISHED at St Mary's Stadium and Southampton have taken two points from Arsenal.

    The Gunners still lead the top flight but they have only stretched their lead at the top to two points.

  • Alex Cole

    Valverde scores long-distance screamer for Real

    Real Madrid star Federico Valverde scored an incredible long-range goal in his side's win over Sevilla.

    The Uruguayan midfielder was outside the box on the right-hand side when he received the ball from Marco Asensio, took one touch and fired into the top corner from distance.

    Valverde's right-footed strike left Sevilla goalkeeper Bono rooted to the spot as he scored the last goal of the game making it 3-1 to the LaLiga table toppers.

    Watch it HERE.

  • Alex Cole

    Live Premier League scores

    Some surprising live scores in the Prem this afternoon:

    Aston Villa 4-0 Brentford (74′)

    Leeds 1-2 Fulham (74')

    Southampton 1-1 Arsenal (75′)

    Wolves 0-3 Leicester (78′)

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