11pm Transfer news LIVE: Guardiola and Silva in Man City bust-up, Messi could be banned from UK, Schweinsteiger announces retirement – The Sun

THE transfer window is drawing ever closer and a number of teams will be looking to make sweeping changes to their squads.

Chelsea will hope to make up for lost time if their ban is overturned, while underachievers Tottenham and Man Utd will also be keen to dip into the market.

  • TOTTENHAM will battle Liverpool for the signing of Erling Braut Haaland, according to the Daily Star.

    The source claims the two Premier League giants are keen to secure his signature in 2020.

    Haaland has attracted a wide range of interest after scoring 18 goals in just 11 games for Red Bull Salzburg this season.

    Manchester United and Juventus are also said to be monitoring the 19-year-old.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly lining up moves for Declan Rice and Kalidou Koulibaly.

    Goal claims that Red Devils chiefs are already drawing up new transfer targets despite doubts over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future.

    Regardless of who will be in charge next summer, United chiefs are keen on restoring the club to the top level by bringing in two top defensive targets.

    West Ham anchorman Rice was targeted by Solskjaer in the previous window, but instead remained in East London where he continues to play a key role in Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

    Napoli centre-back Koulibaly has also been in United’s crosshairs for some time.

  • EXCLUSIVE by Martin Blackburn: PEP GUARDIOLA will step down if it all goes wrong at Manchester City — and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak knows it.

    The champions tough start to the season continued with a 2-0 home defeat by Wolves on Sunday, which leaves them eight points behind leaders Liverpool.

    Discussing his close relationship with Khaldoon in new book ‘Pep’s City: The  Making  of a Superteam’, Guardiola said: “He knows I’d step aside if things weren’t going to plan.

    “I’ll give everything to avoid that and make every effort to move things forward. No coasting.”

  • PEP GUARDIOLA reportedly lost his cool with captain David Silva earlier this season following Manchester City's sluggish start to the season.

    The champions are eight points behind leaders Liverpool after their 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves on Sunday.

    But cracks begun to show during the clash with Tottenham back in August, with Guardiola giving Silva a rollicking for his 12-minute cameo in the 2-2 draw, according to the Daily Mail.

    The publication claims that the Spaniard had decided to alter his famed perfectionist rants at his players over the summer for a more relaxed approach.

    But after his side dropped points for the first time of the season against Spurs, Guardiola reportedly said:“David, you didn’t give us enough running. Where were the legs?”

  • TOTTENHAM may have no choice but to sell Harry Kane if things at the club do not improve, according to former defender Alan Hutton.

    He told Football Insider: “I think a lot of the boys’ heads have been turned. They got to the Champions League final which was great, expectations were big for this season, a lot of stuff’s going on behind the scenes.

    “I know there’s a lot of talk about Harry Kane and moving on and wanting to win things, I do think as a player you do want to win things. It’s going to be a massive talking point in the next six months or so depending on how things end up at Tottenham.

    “As a player, you obviously always want to win, these questions are going to crop up more and more depending on how results go over the next few weeks.”

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