Manchester United are weighing up a £125m double raid on Atletico Madrid, while Arsenal have plans in place to replace Alexis Sanchez a...
Manchester United are weighing up a £125m double raid on Atletico Madrid, while Arsenal have plans in place to replace Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to Sunday’s papers.
Premier League Clubs Keen On Onyekuru
West Bromwich Albion have joined the queue of clubs keen on Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru.
Manager Tony Pulis has already instigated discussions over a deal for Gent winger Moses Simon but has Oneykuru high on his list also.
The 19-year-old forward is in the running to be Belgium's player of the year, alongside Everton target Youri Tielemans of Anderlecht, and has drawn scouts from Liverpool, Southampton, Bournemouth and Celtic.
The Scottish champions tried to sign him for £1m in January but Eupen want £6.8million for the Nigeria international who has scored 12 goals this season and can play on the wing or as a second striker.
Man United Plot Barkley Swoop
Ross Barkley continues to stall on a new Everton contract and the Mirror reports that Manchester United plan to take advantage by making an offer this summer.
The 23-year-old has shown glimpses of world-class potential this campaign, and with one year remaining on his current deal, the Toffees face a tough decision at the end of the season.
Ronald Koeman is reportedly ready to sell the England international should he not accept a contract worth £100,000 a week.
Chelsea were knocked back in 2015 with a £35 million offer and as things stand, the Red Devils may have a chance of signing the player for that amount if the contract standoff continues.
Manchester United are prepared to test Everton's resolve by bidding on Ross Barkley this summer.
Chelsea Ready To Let Costa Go
Diego Costa is set to be given the green light to cash in and move to the Chinese Super League, claims the Express, but only if Chelsea secure a huge fee and a top-class replacement.
Tianjin Quanjian were rebuffed in January after offering the Spain international a £30m-per-year deal and they'll return this summer. Competition will come in the form of Guangzhou Evergrande, but manager Fabio Cannavaro is likely to win the race should they stump up the required £90m fee.
If the Blues can first secure a replacement, likely to be Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata -- who admitted his intrigue at working with Antonio Conte in the future -- for a fee likely to be around £50m, then Costa's move will be pushed through.
Mourinho Plots Double Atletico Swoop
Jose Mourinho not only wants Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid's star striker who has been persistently linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Man United could also try to take Jan Oblak from Los Colchoneros, according to the Star.
Griezmann would likely be the signing of the summer and would command an £85m fee, but United have growing concerns over David De Gea's future, which has led to several scouting sessions to check on Oblak.
The Slovenian goalkeeper would command £40m and Mourinho sees the 24-year-old as the ideal replacement if Real Madrid return again for the Spain No. 1.
If United do indeed lose De Gea to Los Blancos, Mourinho's men stand a chance of signing Joe Hart to fill the void, writes the Mail, with Chelsea also a potential landing spot if Thibaut Courtois emerges as Madrid's goalkeeping target.
Zinedine Zidane would prefer Courtois, and though the Blues are reluctant to lose the Belgian, they may soften their stance if Los Merengues do business with them for Morata.
Hart made another clanger on loan at Torino on Saturday -- his fifth error that has led to a goal in Serie A this season -- failing to claim a cross before Simy Nwankwo equalised in the 1-1 draw vs. Crotone.
City will sell despite Claudio Bravo's nightmare season, but only at a lofty £25m, which could prove a sticking point for potential buyers.
Arsenal Line Up Sanchez And Ozil Replacements
Arsenal are preparing for life without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil and will reportedly complete a £50m double swoop for Porto forward Yacine Brahimi and Schalke playmaker Max Meyer to replace the pair.
Ozil and Sanchez, who are both out of contract in the summer of 2018, could leave the Gunners at the end of this season, particularly if the club wants to recoup any money for them before they more than likely exit on free transfers next year.
Ozil has refused to discuss his future plans until the end of what has been a shocking campaign for Arsene Wenger’s men, while Sanchez was dropped earlier in the season after a training ground row and is said to be unhappy with life at The Emirates.
Should, as expected, the pair leave then Arsenal are being tipped to sign Porto star Brahimi, who is rated at £35m and is also a target for AC Milan and Inter Milan, and Schalke midfielder Meyer, who has been dubbed the German Dele Alli, and is available for £15m, according to the Sun on Sunday.
Manchester United are willing to match any offers from America or China to keep hold of Zlatan Ibrahimovic next season (Daily Star Sunday)
Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool will keep Philippe Coutinho out of the clutches of La Liga giants Barcelona (Sunday Mirror)
Barcelona are planning for life without Neymar by drawing up stunning shortlist of world-class stars with Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Marco Verratti all being linked with a switch to the Nou Camp (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is involved in a battle with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois over who moves to Real Madrid this summer – with England No 1 Joe Hart set to replace the winner (The Mail on Sunday)
Jose Mourinho is set to make a shock move to bring Everton playmaker Ross Barkley to Manchester United this summer (Sunday Mirror)
Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema is considering accepting a move to Arsenal potentially worth £300,000 a week (Sunday Express)
Tottenham will offer Dele Alli a new contract worth £40m in a bid to ward off interest from Real Madrid (Sunday Mirror)
Burnley want Leeds centre-back Kyle Bartley to replace Michael Keane next season (The Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool are set to battle Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic (Sunday Mirror)
Real Madrid midfielder Isco says he wants to stay at the Spanish club, despite rumours he will be sold this summer (AS)
West Ham and Everton are interested in signing Manchester City’s injury prone captain Vincent Kompany (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea will allow Diego Costa to leave in the summer and have lined up Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata to replace him (Sunday Express)
Manchester City had the chance to sign Juventus striker Paulo Dybala in 2015, but instead opted to buy Wilfried Bony from Swansea (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal will be able to confirm transfers as soon as Arsene Wenger says he is staying at the club, with Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac intended as the first signing of a major revamp at The Emirates (The Mail on Sunday)
Granada boss Tony Adams will make a move for Everton’s Phil Jagielka this summer (Sunday Mirror)
Southampton want Leeds defender Pontus Jansson to replace the outgoing Virgil van Dijk (The Sun on Sunday)
Everton are ready to offer Swansea’s £30m-rated midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson £140,000-a-week to move to Goodison Park (Sunday Express)
Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Stoke City and Aston Villa are all interested in midfielder Guessouma Fofana, who plays for French Ligue 2 side Amiens (The Mail on Sunday)
West Ham will make a move for Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic if they sack Slaven Bilic at the end of the season (Sunday Express)
Bayern Munich are emerging as rivals to Liverpool for long-term target Christian Pulisic, with the Mirror reporting that Spurs are also in the running. Borussia Dortmund would consider offers upward of £30m for the U.S. international, who has shone in the Bundesliga this season despite being just 18 years old.
Everton and West Ham are lining up offers for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, according to the Mirror. The 31-year-old has endured a nightmare couple of seasons with a litany of injuries, which could tempt City to sell if sufficient offers arrive. Ronald Koeman has highlighted defensive recruits this summer with Las Palmas' Mauricio Lemos, reportedly worth around £25m, another target.