Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all targeted Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, while Diego Costa’s future seems no clearer, all in Friday’s papers.
BAYERN READY HUGE ALEXIS DEAL
Bayern Munich are ready to trump Arsenal’s £300,000-a-week contract offer to Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror reports Bayern will make the Chile star their highest paid player by offering the 28-year-old £350,000-a-week as part of a £40million deal.
Arsenal are desperate to keep the player, but will demand around £50million for him if he decides to leave.
Sanchez said: “I’m looking at what my agent is doing.
“For now, I’m focused on the [Confederations] Cup in Russia and trying to do well.
“The truth is that my agent will see to it. He knows and he will sit down with the club to look for the best option for me.”
CHELSEA CHASE EVERTON MIDFIELDER
Chelsea have made enquiries about signing Everton mifielder Idrissa Gueye, according to a report.
Antonio Conte is keen on signing the 27-year-old midfield enforcer, but Everton do not want to sell the Senegal midfielder, according to Bleacherreport.com.
Gueye, who plays in a similar style to Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, is a player Conte believes will fit straight into his system.
Chelsea need to strengthen their squad with Champions League football to play next term, but Everton who are close to losing Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley are desperate to keep the player.
Gueye, who made 35 appearances in 2016-17, has a contract until 2020, but Everton official are keen to extend that already after a superb debut season at Goodison.
Manchester United and Arsenal have also shown “some interest” in Gueye, according to the report.
AND THE REST
Paris St Germain are favourites to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. (France Football)
Chelsea’s Diego Costa, 28, is in talks over a £40m move to AC Milan after the Spain forward revealed the Premier League champions want to sell him. (Daily Mirror)
Blues boss Antonio Conte’s decision to get rid of his top-scorer by text and Costa going public on the private exchange has shocked the Chelsea board and is set to cost the club millions. (Daily Mail)
Costa has pleaded with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to save his career at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)
Diego Costa had already decided he did not want to play for Antonio Conte any more, even before the text message that ended his Chelsea career. (Daily Express)
Manchester United will make a take-it-or-leave bid of £60m for Real Madrid ace Alvaro Morata. (Daily Star)
Cristiano Ronaldo has fuelled talk he could be set to leave Real Madrid in the near future by revealing “nothing is impossible.” (Sun)
Bristol City are eyeing a move for Birmingham’s Ryan Shotton as a possible replacement for Aden Flint. (Sun)
Arsenal could be forced to lower their £15m asking price for Kieran Gibbs as they struggle to sell the left-back. (Sun)
Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell Manchester United target Gareth Bale in order to fund a move for Monaco ace Kylian Mbappe. (Sun)
Pep Guardiola’s move for Kyle Walker is on the verge of collapsing as Tottenham slap £60m price tag on star. (Sun)
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Manchester United and AC Milan are in a tug of war over Italy and Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to reports in Italy. (Daily Mail)
David Wagner wants to make Aaron Mooy Huddersfield’s £12m record buy – as he is “the heart” of the team. (Sun)
Garry Monk is a shock contender to replace Claude Puel as Southampton boss. (Daily Star)
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is in talks over a move back to Brazil with Gremio. (Daily Star, Mirror)
Lille have offered Claudio Bravo the chance to leave Manchester City following Ederson’s move to the Etihad. (Daily Mirror)
Jose Mourinho’s hopes of signing Alvaro Morata for Manchester United have been boosted after the striker’s agent claimed he could leave Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace have spoken to highly-rated former Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino in their hunt for a new manager. (Daily Mirror)
Midfielder Martin de Roon is set to join Lazio from Middlesbrough in a £12m deal. (Daily Star)
Norwich are signing Bosnian midfielder Mario Vrancic in a £650,000 deal from German side SC Darmstadt 98. (Daily Star)
Bayern Munich will offer Arsenal’s 28-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez £350,000 a week as they look to beat Manchester City to his signature. (Daily Mirror)
Alexis Sanchez has said that his future now rests on talks between his agent and Arsenal, with Bayern Munich emerging as the front-runners to sign the Chile striker. (Daily Telegraph)
Southampton will not let Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, leave for less than £70m. Chelsea and Manchester City are interested after Liverpool pulled out of the race. (Daily Mail)
Southampton have told Virgil van Dijk that he is not for sale this summer and believe that their complaint over Liverpool’s conduct – which may still result in a formal Premier League investigation – has shown how serious they are about their stance. (Telegraph)
Arsenal are confident Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 22, will stay at the club despite reports he could move to Barcelona this summer. (London Evening Standard)
Brighton are looking to bring in Australian keeper Matthew Ryan, 25, who is at Valencia but spent last season on loan in Belgium at Genk. (The Argus)
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is wanted by Southampton, who are close to sacking Frenchman Claude Puel after one season in charge. (Independent)
Brighton, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke are interested in signing Arsenal’s England defender Kieran Gibbs, 27, although the Gunners could be forced to lower their £15m asking price. (London Evening Standard)
Norwich City will sign Darmstadt’s Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Mario Vrancic, 28, for around £650,000. Vrancic made 23 appearances as Darmstadt finished bottom of the Bundesliga in 2016-17. (Bild)
Wolves are close to signing Portuguese defender Roderick Miranda, 26, from Rio Ave for £2.5m. Miranda missed just one game as Rio Ave finished seventh in Portugal’s top flight in 2016-17. (Express & Star)