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The race for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong is hotting up with a decision set to be made on his future soon, the Mirror reports. Manchester City have been in the running to land the £60million-rated player, but could now face competition from Barcelona and Paris St Germain, the paper says, with both clubs said to be prepared to table more wages than City to see the deal over the line.
After seemingly falling out of favour with Unai Emery, Arsenal are prepared to consider offers for Mesut Ozil, the Mirror says. Inter Milan have reportedly shown interest in a loan deal for the 30-year-old, but the star’s £350,000-a-week wages could hinder any potential move, the paper reports.
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Kalidou Koulibaly: The Napoli defender looks to be staying right where he is – for now, Italian newspaper Corriere del Mezzogiorno says. Reported in the Daily Star, it says the 27-year-old will not be moving to Old Trafford next month as the Serie A club do not want to lose their player midway through the season. However, the possibility of lining up a future deal appears to still be on the table.