Paper Talk: Prem trio approach Morata; United target Ligue 1 duo

Date published: Sunday 30th April 2017 10:06

Manchester City could sell Joe Hart to Manchester United this summer, while two clubs have already held talks with Virgil van Dijk over a summer move, all in Sunday’s papers.


Man City will allow Joe Hart to join Man Utd this summer as long as United match the goalkeeper’s valuation, according to reports.

United have placed Hart, who is on loan at Torino, on their list of potential targets if they lose David de Gea to Real Madrid in the summer.

The Daily Mirror claims City will allow Hart to become the first player in 21 years to join United.

Pep Guardiola has apparently made his mind up that England keeper Hart, 30, does not have a future at The Etihad and according to a City source the report claims: “Nothing will be ruled out with regard to Joe.

“But we know there will be lots of interest from both home and abroad and we won’t accept anything less than the true market value.”


Arsenal and Man City have both held talks with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to reports.

The Daily Star claims hat representatives of the Dutch defender have been in talks with both clubs as they compete for his signature this summer.

Liverpool and Everton are also keen on the 25-year old centre-back, but the report claims City and the Gunners are at the head of the queue.

Van Dijk, who is currently missing with a foot injury, signed for Saints from Celtic for £13million in 2015 and is contracted until 2022.


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Real Madrid have agreed to sell midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, to Manchester United in exchange for goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Don Balon)

Real striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has had multiple offers to leave the La Liga side next season, including approaches from Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United. (AS)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, will only join United if Jose Mourinho’s side qualify for the Champions League. (Sunday Mirror)

Atletico are planning to thwart any move for Griezmann by offering the France international new terms which could send his guaranteed earnings as high as £10.1million a year, while pushing his release clause above the current 100m euros figure. (Sunday Times)

Manchester United are ready to spend £80m on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 30, and Monaco’s Portugal international attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva, 22. (Sunday Express)

Promoted Newcastle have made a shock move for Jordan Pickford, 23 – goalkeeper of relegated local rivals Sunderland. (Sunday Sun)

Pep Guardiola wants to bring Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker, 26, to the Etihad but Spurs want £50m for the England player.(Sunday Sun)

Arsenal have opened talks with Southampton over defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, with Liverpool and Everton also interested. (Sunday Star)

Chelsea are still the favourites to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, despite interest from Bayern Munich and Juventus.(Mail on Sunday)

Blues boss Antonio Conte believes it might be impossible to keep Eden Hazard, 26, at Stamford Bridge if Real Madrid make an offer for the forward. (Sunday Times)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has told midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, he will be sold if he does not sign a new £100,000-a-week contract. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen says he is not leaving Tottenham despite a disappointing season. The 22-year-old has scored twice in 24 Premier League appearances. (Sunday Sun)

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Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are both interested in signing Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning, 20. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants to permanently sign winger Christian Atsu, 25, who has been on a season-long loan with the Magpies from Chelsea.(Sunday Express)

Leicester and Southampton have registered an interest in Galatasaray winger Bruma, 22, according to his representatives.(ESPN)


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