The top stories and transfer rumors from Monday’s newspapers have been revealed. According to the Daily Mirror, there is uncertainty about Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich, with Manchester United on high alert. Kieran Trippier says Newcastle is optimistic about a top-four finish and a Champions League repeat. Kalvin Phillips criticizes Pep Guardiola’s treatment of him.
In the Daily Mail, Santos plans to bring back Neymar Jr after his recovery and his experience in Saudi Arabia. John Stones of Everton hopes for another magical season despite Pep Guardiola’s doubts. Gary Neville believes that if Arsenal stays composed and controlled, they have a chance at the title.
The Daily Star reports that Martin Odegaard had an outstanding game against West Ham, while West Ham fans left the London Stadium after their team was defeated 6-0 by Arsenal. Mikel Arteta of Arsenal says it was great for the team to have such a big victory under his management. Declan Rice of West Ham did not celebrate after scoring against them, according to The Sun. The Daily Telegraph reports that Italy’s head coach compared Ireland’s performance to the All Blacks. Brendan Rodgers of Celtic believes 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 Ivory Coast win the African Cup of Nations title.