Monday’s newspapers are abuzz with top stories and transfer rumors. One of the biggest buzzes is around Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich, with Manchester United on alert. According to the Daily Mirror, there is doubt over whether de Ligt will be able to continue playing for Bayern beyond the next season. Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier of Newcastle has said that they are hopeful for a top-four finish and a Champions League encore next season.
In other news, Kalvin Phillips has slammed Pep Guardiola’s treatment of him, according to the Daily Mail. Santos plans to bring Neymar Jr back after his recovery and experience in Saudi Arabia, reports the same paper. John Stones of Everton still hopes for another magical season despite Guardiola’s scepticism about his abilities. Gary Neville claims that if Arsenal remains composed and controlled, they have a good shot at winning the title next season.
The Daily Star reports that Martin Odegaard had an amazing game against West Ham United in their 6-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday night. Meanwhile, Declan Rice didn’t celebrate after scoring a goal against West Ham from the penalty spot, according to The Sun. Italy’s head coach compared Ireland’s performance to that of the All Blacks in their recent World Cup match against New Zealand. Brendan Rodgers of Celtic says that people want him to fail, according to The Scottish Sun. Finally, Sebastien Haller helped the Ivory Coast secure their first African Cup of Nations title in 32 years after coming back from a two-goal deficit against Egypt in the final match held in Cameroon on January 15th 2022.