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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Arsenal could look to sell Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka in January after he was stripped of the captaincy, according to the Daily Mirror.

Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Burnley and England Under-21 winger Dwight McNeil – having released him from their youth set-up five years ago, The Sun reports.

Sheffield United v Burnley – Premier League – Bramall Lane

Burnley’s Dwight McNeil (front) and Sheffield United’s George Baldock battle for the ball (Danny Lawson/PA)

Leicester are considering a £20million transfer swoop for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis, the Daily Mirror says.

Manchester United and Tottenham have reportedly held talks with Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana’s management, according to the Daily Express, who quote Netherlands paper De Telegraaf.

Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Johan Cruijff ArenA

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana (Adam Davy/PA)

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John McGinn: Aston Villa will turn down any offer made by Manchester United for the Scottish midfielder, the Birmingham Mail says.

Kai Havertz: Barcelona will watch the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, 20, in this week’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid, according to ESPN. The German is also, reportedly, a Manchester United target.