Arsenal and Chelsea are vying to sign a versatile Manchester United star, while Liverpool are confident of beating their rivals to a £10...
Arsenal and Chelsea are vying to sign a versatile Manchester United star, while Liverpool are confident of beating their rivals to a £10million left-back, according to Sunday’s papers.
Liverpool Confident Of Sessegnon Deal
Jurgen Klopp is ‘confident’ of taking Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon to Liverpool in a £10m deal this summer, according to multiple reports on Sunday.
Both The Sun on Sunday and the Daily Star Sunday claim Klopp is expected to land the 16-year-old this summer, with the player seen as a long-term solution to their left-back issues.
The Reds have been forced to play James Milner there this season, with Klopp recently admitting his confusion over the versatile star’s best position these days.
Sessegnon, however, looks set to move to Anfield with the papers suggesting the Reds will beat both Everton and Tottenham to his signature.
Sessegnon scored twice on Saturday as Fulham continued their late bid to reach the Championship play-offs with victory at table-toppers Newcastle.
United Braced For Lingard Interest
Manchester United face a battle to keep Jesse Lingard, claims the Sun, who detail how Chelsea and Arsenal are ready to move for the winger.
Antonio Conte has a masterful plan to sell the 24-year-old a role as both a wing-back and a forward, with his versatility clearly appealing.
Arsenal also have an interest in the England international as the Red Devils prepare to persuade the youth team product to stay.
Lingard has just one year remaining on his deal and could be available at a cut-price rate come the summer.
Boro Slaps £30m Price-Tag On Gibson
Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson is a major target for Chelsea, with the Express reporting that it will take £30 million for the Blues to win the race for the 24-year-old.
The Boro star is also a target for Manchester City, who have discussed pairing Gibson alongside John Stones at the back.
Despite Aitor Karanka's side scrapping it out at the foot of the Premier League, Gibson has emerged as a fine defender.
With Gary Cahill the wrong side of 30 and David Luiz set to turn 30 next month, adding youth to build Conte's defence of the future is a priority and Gibson is a prime candidate.
LA Look To Lure Ibra Away From Old Trafford
We knew it would take a lot of money to convince Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Man United and join the LA Galaxy, but the Express is reporting the striker could expect to earn £15m ($18.25m) a year if he were to move to California.
Having scored 26 goals already this term, Man United surely would have been cut adrift from the race for a top four finish without him.
Ibrahimovic discussed moving to the Galaxy last summer before opting to head to Old Trafford, which suggests the lifestyle could appeal to the 35-year-old.
If United could secure a world-class forward such as Antoine Griezmann, it would soften the blow, but given how well-suited Ibrahimovic has been to English football, Jose Mourinho will surely do everything within his power to keep the veteran for another year.
Madrid Set Deadline For De Gea
Real Madrid have told David De Gea he must tell them by May whether he wants to head back to Spain, claims the Mirror.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been phenomenal over the last few years and had a transfer to the Spanish capital in 2015 botched at the last minute. Real, however, have been trying to resurrect the deal ever since.
Should De Gea continue to play his football at Old Trafford, then Zinedine Zidane could land Thibaut Courtois, with the Chelsea shot stopper thought to be his second choice as a high-profile replacement for Keylor Navas.
Joe Hart has emerged as a shock target for Southampton once his loan move from Torino expires and the England No. 1 returns to Manchester City, claims the Sun.
The Saints are growing anxious that Fraser Forster may opt to leave this summer.
Everton have been suggested as potential suitors for Forster, which would leave Claude Puel targeting his Three Lions teammate as a potential replacement.
West Ham will swoop for Pablo Zabaleta if his Manchester City contract expires this summer, according to the Mail.
The 32-year-old could offer Slaven Bilic a solution to the headache right-back position, with the former Espanyol defender searching for a longer term deal with better guarantees about playing time after being moved in and out of the City side by Pep Guardiola.
Real Madrid will offer Alvaro Morata plus cash for Chelsea star Eden Hazard this summer (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United are in advanced talks over a deal for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman (Daily Star Sunday)
Southampton have joined the chase for England keeper Joe Hart amid fears Fraser Forster will leave (The Sun on Sunday)
Lionel Messi will sign a new contract at Barcelona, worth £35m a year (The Sun on Sunday)
West Ham are planning to sell Andy Carroll in the summer – and replace him with Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (Daily Star Sunday)
David de Gea has cut off all contact with Real Madrid about a potential summer move and Manchester United now want to try and persuade him to sign a new contract at Old Trafford (Daily Star Sunday)
Bayern Munich chief Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly set to win the race for Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez (Daily Star Sunday)
Inter Milan are leading the race to sign Chelsea target Domenico Berardi from Sassuolo (Daily Star Sunday)
Jose Mourinho must convince Zlatan Ibrahimovic that Manchester United can win the title to keep him next season (Sunday Mirror)
Ibrahimovic has been been offered around £15million a season to quit Manchester United and move to LA Galaxy (Sunday Express)
Winston Reid is in line for a West Ham contract extension worth more than £70,000 per week (Sunday Mirror)
Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola’s future is hanging by a thread as the club’s owners consider a change (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City are considering a summer move for Swansea’s Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32 (Don Balon)
Chelsea and Manchester City are leading the chase for Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Sunday Mirror)
Tottenham have made Everton midfielder Ross Barkley their top summer transfer target (Sunday Mirror)
Swansea will not sell midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for anything less than £30m. West Ham and Everton are interested in signing the 27-year-old (Daily Star Sunday)
West Brom and Stoke City have sent scouts to watch Udinese striker Jakub Jankto, 21 (Tutto Mercato Web)
Yaya Toure says winning the Champions League at Manchester City would be Pep Guardiola’s greatest achievement (Sunday Mirror)
Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea will send scouts to watch Celtic’s Moussa Dembele against Rangers on Sunday (Mail on Sunday)
Alan Irvine, who took charge of Norwich City’s Championship match against Blackburn on Saturday, has said he does not want the vacant manager’s job on a full-time basis (Norwich Evening News)
Former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham says forward Harry Kane, 23, and midfielder Dele Alli, 20, do not need to leave the club to win trophies as he did (London Evening Standard)