Paper Talk: Argentina attacker wanted by Liverpool, Chelsea

Date published: Thursday 5th October 2017 11:15

Liverpool and Chelsea are tracking unwanted Paris Saint-Germain forward Javier Pastore, while Robin van Persie is on the move and the race is on to sign Ross Barkley, all in today’s papers.

 

PASTORE UP FOR GRABS

Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly interested in Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore.

El Gol Digital claim the Argentina international has been told he can leave the big-spending Ligue 1 club in January.

Inter are new suitors for Pastore, claims the report which labels Chelsea and Liverpool as “long-term admirers”.

The 28-year-old will be available for a £26million fee after falling down the pecking order after the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The French capital club will allow Pastore to leave for a reasonable fee to ensure they strike a quick deal to ensure they meet Financial Fair Play regulations.

 

AND THE REST

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, says he could “never rule out” leaving for a Spanish club, such as Real Madrid. (Various)

Spurs will again compete with Chelsea in January to sign Everton’s 23-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich will appoint Jupp Heynckes, the 72-year-old who led them to the treble in 2013, as their new manager. (Bild)

Manchester City will beat Manchester United to sign New York City midfielder Jack Harrison. Pep Guardiola’s side have first refusal on the 20-year-old because of their ties with the MLS club. (Sun)

Fenerbahce’s 34-year-old forward Robin van Persie will return to Feyenoord, the Dutch club where he began his career. (Aksam)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, is determined to succeed at the club after Eden Hazard advised him to stay with the side in the summer. (DH.BE)

Forwards Ben Woodburn, 17, and Roberto Firmino, 26, are set to sign new long-term contracts at Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United are close to agreeing a new contract with midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29. (Transfermarketweb)

Crystal Palace and Fulham are keen on 18-year-old defender Lex Allan, who plays for Bostik League South team Sittingbourne and has recently been training with Championship side Millwall. (Kent Online)

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to hand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a vote of confidence by starting him in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. (Daily Telegraph)

Roberto Martinez has moved to reassure Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that he will not take any unnecessary risks with the fitness of Romelu Lukaku. (Daily Telegraph)

Inter Milan are considering signing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott in January. The 28-year-old has been with the Premier League side since 2006. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been given a near £1m bonus despite the club missing out on the top-four. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims he is a better manager now than in previous spells at Chelsea and Real Madrid. (Express)

Toni Kroos believes he was right to snub Manchester United and then club Bayern Munich in favour of Real Madrid. (Sun)

Victor Lindelof has dismissed speculation that he does not see eye to eye with Jose Mourinho. (Sun)

Alexandre Lacazette has revealed he only became a star striker because his mum thought it was less risky than being a goalkeeper. (Sun)

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