Paper Talk: Tottenham stars in demand; Everton want Arsenal ace

Date published: Sunday 6th August 2017 10:16

Also, Everton switch striker targets, Man City look to sell forward, and Manchester United are warned off Gareth Bale, according to Sunday’s rumours.

TOTTENHAM STAR TO REPLACE NEYMAR

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is the target Barcelona have settled on to replace Neymar, according to the Sunday Express.

The La Liga giants are still stung by Paris Saint-Germain essentially forcibly taking Neymar from them by activating his £198million release clause last week.

They reportedly have several names on their list to plug the gap left by the Brazilian, including Premier League star names Philippe Coutinho and Eden Hazard.

However, Barcelona are confident they can offer Alli a salary with which Tottenham cannot compete, making him the most achievable name on their wishlist.

ARSENAL STRIKER ON EVERTON RADAR

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is a target for big-spending Everton – if they cannot prise Olivier Giroud away from the Gunners instead.

The Toffees have been eyeing Giroud all summer but he apparently wants to dig in at Arsenal and battle for his place, despite the recent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.

That, according to the Sunday People, has seen Ronald Koeman turn his attentions to Giroud’s team-mate Danny Welback, who has struggled to establish himself at the Emirates.

DIER IN DEMAND

Eric Dier: Disappointed with Liverpool loss

Bayern Munich will rival Manchester United should Tottenham make Eric Dier available, report the Sun on Sunday.

Man Utd have held a long-standing interest in the England midfielder, though whether that still persists since they signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea remains to be seen.

However, Bayern Munich are now reportedly ready to test Tottenham’s mettle too.

Tottenham have already made one big sale this summer, allowing Kyle Walker to join Manchester City in what was, then, a world-record deal for a defender.

At the same time, Spurs have come under fire from their supporters for failing to make any transfer inroads this summer, with top target Ross Barkley deemed too expensive for the moment.

AND THE REST

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Barcelona all want to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are hoping to sign 31-year-old former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona (Sun on Sunday)

Thomas Vermaelen: Surprised by Barca move

Real Madrid have told Gareth Bale he is “the future of the club”, which appears to rule out any move to Manchester United (Observer)

Chelsea are still hopeful of beating Liverpool to the signature of Southampton’s 26-year-old Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (Evening Standard)

Massimiliano Allegri has told Chelsea they have “no chance” of signing Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro from Juventus (ESPN FC)

Swansea City have been told they must pay £13m if they want to re-sign striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City (Sunday Mirror)

Wilfried Bony: Swansea City want striker back from Manchester City

Barcelona want Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, who is also being targeted by Arsenal (Metro)

Newcastle are targeting West Ham goalkeeper Adrian, though the Hammers are keen to keep him (Sky Sports)

A Chinese buyer has expressed an ­interest in buying out some of Manchester United’s shareholders (Sunday Times)

Stoke City are closing in on Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who is a free agent since leaving Schalke (Sentinel)

West Bromwich Albion will not sell Belgian winger Nacer Chadli to Swansea City, despite interest from the Welsh club (Express & Star)

Nacer Chadli: Carves open Hammers defence

Baggies boss Tony Pulis wants Everton’s Gareth Barry to replace Darren Fletcher, who moved to Stoke this summer (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela, 24, is set to re-join Penarol (Manchester Evening News)

Guillermo Varela: Takes pride in playing for United

Aston Villa’s French defender Jordan Amavi is wanted by Marseille on loan with a view to a permanent deal if he proves his fitness. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton’s 19-year-old forward Ademola Lookman is wanted by Derby County on loan (Mail on Sunday)

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