Paper Talk: De Gea to sell up; Barca want Spurs’ assist king

Date published: Sunday 23rd April 2017 10:35

Christian Eriksen: Tipped to join Barcelona this summer

Barcelona are reportedly looking to lure a Tottenham star to Spain, while Jose Mourinho is weighing up a move for a PSG central defender, according to Sunday’s papers.


Barcelona want to reportedly take Christian Eriksen from Tottenham as part of their summer revamp.

Eriksen has been outstanding for Spurs, particularly in the second half of the season, and has played a major part in their efforts to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title.

The Dane has scored 11 goals but has the highest number of assists in Europe’s top leagues this season and Barca are keen to sign the 25-year-old to provide the ammunition for their outstanding attacking talent.

The Sunday Mirror claims that Barca will use their former player Michael Laudrup, a legend of Danish football, to try and convince Eriksen to swap the Premier League for La Liga next season.

Eriksen, however, only signed a new deal at Tottenham last September and is said to be very happy at a club that is clearly going places under the leadership of one of the best young managers in the game in Mauricio Pochettino.


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering a move for Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos this summer.

The 22-year-old is rated as one of the game’s best young central defenders but it would take a bid of around £58million to land the Brazil international, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.

Marquinhos, who joined PSG from Roma in 2013, has just two years left on his current contract although he has revealed that talks are underway over a renewal.

The defender was roundly criticised for his performance as PSG let in six goals in their humiliating Champions League exit to Barcelona last month, but that has not stopped Mourinho declaring his interest in the player.


Pep Guardiola has admitted he would love to sign Alexis Sanchez, while Manchester United are also keen (Sunday Mirror)

Paris Saint-Germain have joined the hunt to sign Manchester United and Chelsea target Kylian Mbappe, but are only winning to pay fellow French side Monaco £33m (The Sun on Sunday)

Sead Kolasinac will join Arsenal this summer, with either Nacho Monreal or Kieran Gibbs set to leave the Gunners (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are closing in on Torino striker Andrea Belotti but they will have to meet the £84m release clause inserted in his contract last December (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, but the 22-year-old’s agent is in talks with Spanish giants Real Madrid (Don Balon)

David de Gea has put his £3.85m house up for sale, with Real Madrid ready to step up their interest in the Manchester United star (Sunday Express)

Manchester United are cautiously optimistic about their chances of prising Eric Dier away from Tottenham as they prepare a formal move for the £40m rated England man (Sunday Telegraph)

Arsenal are stepping up their bid to sign Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto after scouting him for almost a year (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea will offer Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi a £4.2m contract to quit Italian football for the Premier League next season (Sunday Express)

Everton face competition from Chelsea and Monaco to sign £21m-rated Youri Tielemans from Belgian side Anderlecht (The Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool are plotting a shock £8million summer move for Hull’s Scotland international left-back Andrew Robertson (The Sun on Sunday)

Everton are keen on signing young Burnley striker Daniel Agyei (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea have been swamped with requests for their loan stars as Middlesbrough lead the chase for striker Tammy Abraham (Sunday Mirror)

Stoke star Marko Arnautovic has revealed he rejected a move to Everton – despite personal pleas from Toffees boss Ronald Koeman and striker Romelu Lukaku (The Sun on Sunday)

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian is a target for Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao as they eye a £3m move at the end of the current campaign (Sunday Mirror)

Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will visit the world’s top knee specialist as he faces career-saving surgery (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are in advanced talks with a wealthy Chinese consortium for a multi-million pound investment (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are preparing a £20m bid for Swedish star Emil Forsberg. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has been brilliant for Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig this season (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United target Serge Aurier has met with Barcelona representatives over a possible £17m move away from PSG this summer (The Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham are considering a summer move for 19-year-old Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel (The Sun on Sunday)

West Brom have expressed an interest in Tottenham misfit Kevin Wimmer as Tony Pulis looks to bolster his defence for next season (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has said he is happy to stay in Serie A with Roma (Sunday Express)

Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is a target for Aston Villa, Sunderland, Wolves and Cardiff (Mail on Sunday)

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