Paper Talk: Arsenal, Chelsea in for Man Utd star; Klopp’s £10m swoop

Date published: Sunday 12th March 2017 9:06

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.

 

ARSENAL AND CHELSEA BATTLE FOR LINGARD

Chelsea will battle Arsenal to land Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports on Sunday.

It’s claimed United could allow the England winger to leave this summer and Antonio Conte is leading the race to sign him.

The Sun on Sunday claims Lingard’s ability to play as both a wing-back and a forward make him an attractive prospect for Conte, who is looking for cover for Victor Moses, who was recently rewarded with a new deal.

Lingard has just over a season left on his current Manchester United deal and it’s felt an offer of £12m could persuaded United to sell if the player’s new deal fails to be signed.

Arsenal have also been tracking his progress and could move for Lingard if they lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer, though Arsene Wenger has stated his belief that the player is happy at the Emirates.

 

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.

 

AND THE REST

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)

Joe Hart: May not return to the Premier League

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: Discusses Real Madrid

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)

 

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