Paper Talk: Bayern eye Celtic star, Man City ready to bid big

Date published: Sunday 19th February 2017 10:05

Moussa Dembele: Happy at Celtic

Bayern Munich are ready to make a big bid for Celtic hotshot Moussa Dembele while Manchester City are ready to make a £100million offer for Lionel Messi, according to Sunday’s newspapers.

BAYERN PREPARING SHOCK BID FOR CELTIC STAR

Bayern Munich are preparing a massive £30million offer for Celtic’s in-demand forward Moussa Dembele.

Dembele has been in brilliant form for the Scottish Premiership giants this season, scoring 26 goals in 40 games, and that has also alerted several Premier League sides.

The 20-year-old joined Celtic from Fulham last summer, after an expected move to Tottenham failed to go through in the previous winter window.

Since then the France Under-21 international has gone from strength to strength, highlighted by his back-to-back hat-tricks earlier this month, and that has alerted Bundesliga giants Bayern, according to the Sunday Mirror.

MAN CITY READY TO MAKE BID FOR MESSI

Manchester City are lining up £100million deal for Lionel Messi with the forward’s Barcelona future still uncertain.

Messi’s father and adviser, Jorge, is currently in Barcelona but does not want to speak to Nou Camp bosses over the possibility of extending his contract, which has has only 16 months left, reports the Sunday Mirror.

And it could well be the case that Barca are thinking now is the time to cash in on the 29-year-old, especially as fellow Nou Camp superstars Luis Suarez and Neymar have already signed new contracts at the club.

The potential arrival of the Argentinean would certainly be a huge coup for City, and the Premier League, but it will almost certainly cost them in wages, with Messi already earning £20million-a-year after tax.

AND THE REST

Adam Lallana will seal a new four-year contract, worth £31.2m, at Liverpool this week (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho will be offered a new five-year deal to oversee the £1 billion transformation of Man United (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham have entered the race to land highly-rated PSG left-back Fode Ballo-Toure (Sun on Sunday)

Leicester have taken Stafford Rangers forward Josh Gordon on trial – as they look for the new Jamie Vardy (Sun on Sunday)

Marouane Chamakh’s career appears to have hit a new low as he prepares to sign for Italian second tier relegation-strugglers Vicenza (Sun on Sunday)

FA bigwigs are bizarrely telling non-league refs: Do not grow a beard if you want to be promoted (Sun on Sunday)

Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon has caught the eye of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with German World Cup winner Mario Gotze over a summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are ready to offer goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel an ­escape route out of Leicester City (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal’s two main backers are at war over who should succeed Arsene Wenger in the summer (Sunday Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp is on Barcelona’s wanted list as under-fire Luis Enrique prepares to exit the Spanish giants (Sunday Mirror)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a £30million transfer target for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona want Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Luis Enrique at the helm this summer (Sunday Express)

Liverpool are ready to make a move for highly rated Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell (Sunday Express)

Everton are ready to go head to head with Manchester City as the battle to land Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford starts to gather pace (Sunday Express)

Jose Mourinho has ruled out trying to force Luke Shaw out of Manchester United this summer and insists the young defender will be given a full chance to prove his worth (The Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea have begun discussions with French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco over the transfer of Portugal’s attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva (Sunday Times)

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has distanced himself from speculation over replacing Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal (London Evening Standard)

Liverpool are also close to bolstering their academy ranks with the signing of 16-year-old France youth international Yasser Larouci (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle are reportedly eyeing up a summer move for 19-year-old Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke (Chronicle)

Manchester United will face competition from Arsenal if they want to sign 24-year-old Inter Milan and Colombia defender Jeison Murillo (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea target and Italy forward Federico Bernardeschi, 23, is set to be offered a new contract by Fiorentina with a huge buyout clause (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Express)

Manchester City and Arsenal remain interested in Juventus’ 16-year-old Italian forward Moise Kean (Calciomercato via Caught Offside)

Leicester, Everton and West Ham sent scouts to watch Brazilian Ludogorets winger Jonathan Cafu, 25, in the Europa League this week (Mail on Sunday)

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