Liverpool ‘enter race' for Erling Haaland as Chelsea ‘target Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt'

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Erling Haaland keeps his cool to score the winner from the penalty spot (Martin Meissner/AP)

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What the papers say

The queue for Erling Haaland continues to grow, with reports suggesting Liverpool are eyeing a summer move for the prolific Borussia Dortmund forward. The Liverpool Echo, citing Mundo Deportivo, says the Reds are looking to potentially beat the 21-year-old’s wealth of other suitors, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, to a deal.

Chelsea are believed to have a new number one target in the form of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt. The Daily Mirror reports Blues bosses have turned their attention to the 22-year-old Holland international, after the club were unable to secure Jules Kounde in the summer window.

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Arsenal have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Club Brugge winger Noa Lang, according to the Daily Express. The paper says Italian giants AC Milan are preparing to rival the Gunners’ reported £20million offer for the 22-year-old.

The Daily Mirror says Barcelona are monitoring Brighton goalkeeper Carl Rushworth. According to the paper, Barcelona sent a scout to visit Walsall, where the 20-year-old is currently on loan, following a string of impressive performances. The Spanish club previously sent scouts to watch him as a teenager when he was on loan at non-league Worthing.


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Social media round-up

#MCFC ‘reject’ £15million bid for teenager Liam Delap from Borussia Dortmundhttps://t.co/mHpVJXBjmy pic.twitter.com/wgHVmdj1Lp

— Daily Star Sport (@DailyStar_Sport) September 22, 2021

Anthony Martial lined up for Premier League move after Man Utd ‘put striker on transfer list’https://t.co/pLu3VUDKbE

— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) September 22, 2021

Players to watch

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Antonio Rudiger: Bild reports Bayern Munich are interested in the Chelsea defender, but he would prefer to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Loris Karius: The German publication also says the Liverpool goalkeeper is wanted by Basel.

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