Manchester United have spoken to Atletico Madrid about signing Antoine Griezmann next summer, w...
Manchester United have spoken to Atletico Madrid about signing Antoine Griezmann next summer, while Liverpool are hot on the trail of one of Italy’s brightest prospects, according to Sunday’s newspapers.
United Lay Groundwork For Massive Griezmann Move
Manchester United are ready to break the world transfer record again next summer in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, the Mirror claims.
United spent £89.3 million on Paul Pogba in August but are already laying the groundwork for another massive move knowing that others could attempt to rival their interest in Griezmann.
The 25-year-old France international, who won the Golden Boot at Euro 2016, is aware of United's interest and Atletico's status as a selling club if big enough offers are tabled.
Bale Wants Level Wages With Ronaldo
Gareth Bale will ask to be paid a gross wage of £750,000 a week, the same amount as Cristiano Ronaldo, in order to sign a new six-year contract with Real Madrid, the Times reports.
Bale currently takes home £525,000 a week before tax but wants a significant increase to reflect his level standing in the squad with Ronaldo, who is also negotiating an extension to his current deal. That will net the Wales international £20 million a year after tax.
Hart Hopes For Permanent Home Away From City
Joe Hart is keen to leave Manchester City on a permanent basis at the end of his season-long loan at Torino, with a return to the Premier League his preferred option, though he would also be open to staying abroad.
Hart "feels let down" by Pep Guardiola, who "never gave him a proper chance" to prove himself at City, according to the Sunday Express.
Hart's nine-year association with City, which included two Premier League titles and a run to the Champions League semifinals, was brought to an abrupt end by Guardiola this summer, resulting in the 29-year-old's temporary move away.
Klopp Keen To Add More Goal-Scoring Firepower
Liverpool might be one of the Premier League's top scoring sides, but Jurgen Klopp wants to add more firepower to his squad and is lining up a £19.5 million bid for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to Calcio Mercato.
Belotti, a 22-year-old Italy international who has a contract until 2020, has caught Klopp's eye after notching five goals in five Serie A games so far this season and 17 in 40 games since joining from Palermo in 2015.
It is claimed that Klopp is keen to move fast to secure Belotti's interest due to rival interest from Arsenal.
Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was Everton's hero in their 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester City, saving penalties from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, but that doesn't mean his place in the Toffees' team is assured, according to the Sun.
Ronald Koeman is lining up a move for Sunderland's Jordan Pickford and wants the 22-year-old to become his long-term No. 1 at Goodison Park.
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Arsenal defender Kristopher Da Graca when his contract ends next summer. The Sun claims that the 18-year-old Swede is trying to break into the Gunners' under-21 side without much luck and could opt to join the French champions in an effort to speed up his chances of playing regular senior football.
Chelsea will give Porto midfielder Ruben Neves until the first week of November to decide if he wants to join them in the January transfer window, the Mirror reports. The Blues are not alone in their interest, with Liverpool and Valencia also keen, but they are prepared to pay £24 million and exchange a player for the 19-year-old, who is valued at £35m.
Borussia Dortmund scouts have been spotted watching Manchester City midfielder Bersant Celina, who is on loan to FC Twente. The Kosovan has a long-term contract at City, and the Sun claims Guardiola is a big fan, but Dortmund's interest could be tempting if they can offer the 20-year-old guaranteed playing time.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no plans to strengthen his squad in January (Sunday Mirror)
Sunderland are set to hand goalkeeper Jordan Pickford a bumper new deal to fend off interest from Manchester City (Sunday Mirror)
Andy Carroll could find himself in hot water again after he was pictured drinking in an east London pub on Saturday afternoon (Sunday Mirror)
Crystal Palace plan contract talks with Joe Ledley and Martin Kelly to ward off possible interest (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea want young Porto defensive midfielder Ruben Neves in January, but are demanding an answer now (Sunday Mirror)
Joe Hart has played his last game for Manchester City and will leave the club permanently next summer – because he feels let down by Pep Guardiola (Sunday Express)
The way is clear for Gareth Southgate to be the next England manager after Roberto Mancini admitted he had not had any contact with the FA (Sunday Express)
Tottenham are eyeing a move for Romelu Lukaku’s younger brother Jordan, a left-back currently with Lazio (The Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal face a fight to keep young Swedish centre-back Kristopher Da Graca from a move to Paris Saint-Germain (The Sun on Sunday)
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is being eyed up by Everton to become their long-term No 1 (The Sun on Sunday)
Pickford is to be handed a wage increase by the Black Cats in an attempt to keep him at the club (Sunday Mirror)
Liverpool are set to lose the race to sign Uruguay whizkid Joaquin Ardaiz, who is edging towards a move to continental Europe (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester City rising star Bersant Celina, currently on loan with FC Twente is being chased by Borussia Dortmund (The Sun on Sunday)
New Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is working on a January loan deal for Middlesbrough forward Jordan Rhodes (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United’s Netherlands winger Memphis Depay, 22, is set to move to AC Milan in January (Sunday Express)
Newcastle United are keen on Partizan Belgrade’s 19-year-old defender Nikola Milenkovic and could make a move in January (Newcastle Chronicle)
Everton boss Ronald Koeman, 53, is shaping his career to manage Barcelona, according to Telegraph chief football writer Sam Wallace (BBC Radio Five Live)