Raúl de Tomas, Dusan Vlahovic, Samuel Umtiti – Nach Welt

Read the latest football gossip and transfer rumors from the national papers with Sporting Life’s Paper Talk.


  • Arsenal fell through a deadline to sign Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas after being told he was unavailable for less than his £62million release clause.


  • Erling Haaland has traveled to Monaco to finalize a new transfer plan while his agent Mino Raiola recovers from the recent surgery.
  • Dejan Kulusevski wears the number 44 shirt as a tribute to former Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj, a player he has adored since seeing him in action as a teenager. But he will have to ask new Tottenham team-mate Dane Scarlett for that number now that his move to London is complete.
  • Dusan Vlahovic will stay at Cristiano Ronaldo’s old Turin mansion after his move to Juventus.


  • Watford had turned down a loan offer for goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United on deadline day.
  • Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is set to make his boxing debut at a celebrity event in April at the O2.


  • Arsenal had almost struck a deal with Barcelona to sign defender Samuel Umtiti until the player fractured his foot in training and required surgery.
  • The disgraced Africa Cup of Nations referee Janny Sikazwe, who was twice blown up early for the end of a match between Tunisia and Mali, has broken his silence on the incident, claiming he was suffering from hallucinations and had heat stroke can die.
  • Arsenal fans turned to technical director Edu on social media over frustration at a lack of transfer deals in January.


  • Arsenal appear to have missed out on signing Romanian sensation Kevin Ciubotaru, who will join Rangers’ academy instead.


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