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“I should be scoring more goals”— Man City’s Grealish, Liverpool’s Arthur Melo to Start With U21, Griezman Returns to ATM Squad, Other Football Updates

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Abiala Dahunsi

Antoine Griezmann finally started for Atletico Madrid on Sunday night against rivals Real amid reports that a cut-price £22m deal with Barcelona had been agreed to bring an end to him having to come off the bench to avoid a £35m clause in his loan contract.(Daily Mail)

Furious Juventus fans called for Thomas Tuchel to become their new head coach after turning on Max Allegri during the surprise defeat by Monza.(Daily Mail)

Oliver Kahn has dismissed talk that Bayern Munich are considering removing Julian Nagelsmann as head coach after their winless run was extended to four games and led to talk that Thomas Tuchel might be approached to take over.(Daily Mail)

Arthur Melo has asked to play for Liverpool’s U21 side in a bid to get up to speed and secure more of a role in Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League line-up after the international break.(Daily Mail)

Inter are in talks with Chelsea to re-sign Romelu Lukaku on loan at the end of the season for another year for €8m. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Angel Di Maria issued an apology to Juventus fans after he was sent off during their shock defeat to Serie A minnows Monza on Sunday.(The Sun)

Marcos Rojo was handed an additional suspension for his red card during Boca Juniors’ clash with River Plate last week, with a one-match playing ban supplemented by authorities banning him from captaining his club for a month.(The Sun)

Barcelona are set to revert to a badge they used in the 1970s from next season.(The Sun)

Wayne Rooney has admitted life at DC United is “boring” without wife Coleen and his children being in Washington alongside him.(The Sun)

Chelsea are closing on an agreement with Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund to take up a similar role at Stamford Bridge under new boss Graham Potter.(The Guardian)

Wolves defender Nathan Collins waited after Saturday’s red card for a horror tackle on Jack Grealish to apologise to the Manchester City and England star.(The Guardian)

Charlie Savage impressed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag during a U21 game on Friday night and was asked to train with the first-team squad the following day.(Daily Mirror)

A total of 12 Manchester United players returned from the Europa League trip to face Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova with a reported case of food poisoning.(The Sun)

Leicester City could face a bill of up to £10m if they decide to sack Brendan Rodgers with Brentford’s Thomas Frank a likely candidate to replace him along with former Burnley boss Sean Dyche.(The Sun)

Chelsea are set to appoint Christoph Freund as their new sporting director after agreeing terms with Red Bull Salzburg (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus were looking at appointing Roberto de Zerbi if they sacked Max Allegri, and wanted to hijack Brighton’s move for the Italian manager. (Times – subscription required)

Real Madrid have cooled their interest in 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe and will no longer chase the PSG star if he has no interest in signing. (Marca – in Spanish)

Thomas Frank says he is “very happy” at Brentford after being linked with the Leicester manager’s job. (Sky Sports)

France’s 21-year-old defender William Saliba has indicated he would sign a new contract at Arsenal if the club offered him fresh terms. (Sky Sports)

Celtic are interested in Maccabi Tel Aviv and Israel Under-21s attacking midfielder Oscar Gloukh, 18, and could make an £8m bid in January (Record)

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, says he has been told by club owner Todd Boehly he still has a future at Stamford Bridge, despite being sent on loan to Bayer Leverkusen. (Mail)

Manchester United target Cody Gakpo, 23, has endured a “difficult” start to the season after the Netherlands winger was linked with moves away from the club, claims PSV sporting director Marcel Brands (ED – in Dutch)

West Ham target Dan-Axel Zagadou, 23, is set to join Stuttgart after the French defender left Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Kicker – in German)

Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 23, rejected offers from several Premier League clubs before signing his new contract at Barcelona until 2026. (Sport – in Spanish)

Sean Dyche and Nathan Jones are among the early favourites to be Cardiff manager after Steve Morison was sacked on Sunday. (Wales Online)

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