Chelsea To Send Cesc Fabregas Out On Loan In January + Other Stories


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Chelsea are set to send Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, out on loan in January. (Times – subscription required)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says contract negotiations will take place with 29-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi “in the next couple of months”. (Telegraph)


Lyon are set to offer a new deal to 25-year-old France striker and West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette. (Daily Mirror)

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The Sun’s front page carries a story stating that England and Scotland players will not be allowed to wear poppies during their 11 November World Cup qualifier to commemorate Armistice Day

Shanghai SIPG boss Sven-Goran Eriksson says he will not be signing Manchester United’s 31-year-old England forward Wayne Rooney. (Sun)

The Blues are keen to sign 27-year-old Paris St-Germain’s Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)

Real Madrid insist Gareth Bale’s new six-year deal is half of the post tax £360,000-a-week sources close to the Wales forward claim he will earn.(Sun)

Manchester United have no intention of selling 27-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January. (Squawka)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 29, suggests he will not leave Paris St-Germain after holding talks with the French club about his future. (Le Parisien – in French)

Metro’s back page previews Barcelona’s Champions League visit to Manchester City

France international Hugo Lloris is Tottenham’s “best ever goalkeeper” according to former club striker Teddy Sheringham. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are considering a January loan bid for 24-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco. (Daily Mirror)

Dutch manager Frank de Boer will be sacked by Inter Milan on Tuesday. (Football Italia)

When this player was born, the Spice Girls were number one in the UK with Spice Up Your Life. He’s certainly spiced up the Manchester United attack since his debut last season – so happy 19th birthday to Marcus Rashford.

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Anthony Martial tweets his best wishes to team-mate and birthday boy Marcus Rashford

It might have escaped your notice, but Monday was also Halloween. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez posted a fitting photo on his Instagram account.

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Alexis Sanchez with a little princess and Robocop?

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva was one of several Liverpool players to dress up for the occasion – quite an effort as you can see.

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Lucas Leiva – top left in case you were wondering – gets in the Halloween spirit along with his family

Manchester United’s world record signing Paul Pogba turned out as a “killer rabbit” – a self-styled #Pogbunny – for a video which sees him dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller wearing a rabbit mask.

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This is what Paul Pogba does in his spare time

As for Chelsea, they used the spooky day to recall the “ghost goal” scored by Liverpool’s Luis Garcia that knocked the Blues out of the 2005 Champions League at the semi-final stage. The Reds, of course, went on to win the title.


And the man himself? Well, he wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass, posting this photo on his Instagram account…

Luis Garcia

Barcelona’s 21-year-old defender Marlon missed his team’s flight to Manchester on Monday morning after forgetting his passport. (Daily Mirror)