Paper Talk: Everton chase Ivory Coast defender; Liverpool go for Torres

Date published: Tuesday 3rd April 2018 8:22

Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing Spain Under-19 winger Ferran Torres, David de Gea is set to sign a huge new deal and Chelsea could lose nine first-team players in the summer, report the papers.

 

LIVERPOOL, CHELSEA TRACKING WINGER

Liverpool are Chelsea are both pondering making a summer move for Valencia winger Ferran Torres, according to a report.

The Daily Mail report both clubs have been regularly scouting the 18-year-old winger over the last year or so.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are believed to have made enquiries for the Spain U19 star, who only turned 18 in February.

Torres has made nine first-team appearances for Valencia this term and is under contract until 2020.

The report claims Valencia “expect offers this summer” and they have apparently set his release clause at £21.9million.

 

AND THE REST

Manchester United’s 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea is set to sign a new five-year contract worth £350,000 a week. (Sun)

Tottenham are optimistic that manager Mauricio Pochettino and six of his senior players will sign new deals in the next few months. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain are prepared to offer Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, the £10m-per-season five-year contract he wants, with the Belgium international set to leave Spurs after talks over a new deal collapsed. (Mail)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola plans to field a weakened team in Saturday’s derby against Manchester United, when victory would seal the Premier League title for City. The Spaniard could instead prioritise the Champions League quarter-final at Liverpool on Wednesday. (Express)

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said there is no hurry for Bayern Munich to make James Rodriguez’s transfer from Real Madrid permanent. (ESPN)

Derek McInnes, Craig Shakespeare, Michael Appleton, Dean Smith and Graham Potter are the leading contenders to be appointed West Brom manager in the summer. (Times)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is unhappy that the club look set to miss out on Champions League qualification but is reluctant to sack manager Antonio Conte, who has one year left on his contract worth £9.5m. (Express)

Leicester are lining up a £22m summer move for Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira. (Sun)

Sadio Mane has launched a robust defence of himself after a controversial display at Crystal Palace where he was branded a “cheat”. (Daily Mirror)

Bristol City are confident they will be able to secure the signing of Norwich winger Marley Watkins in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is a target for La Liga sides Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face the prospect of losing up to nine first-team players this summer. (Telegraph)

Spain and Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso, 27, says the Blues’ struggles this season are down to them missing the “consistency” and “luck” that helped them to the Premier League title last season. (Star)

Everton will have to compete with three Spanish clubs if they want to sign ADO Den Haag’s 24-year-old Ivory Coast defender Wilfried Kanon. (Sun)

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says Real Madrid have no chance of signing the German club’s 29-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. (Marca)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says he will manage outside Italy in his next job. (Telegraph)

Mario Balotelli’s agent is in discussion with English clubs, with the 27-year-old Italy striker’s contract with French club Nice set to expire this summer. (Mirror)

Former Chelsea, Everton and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o, now with Turkish club Konyaspor, threatened two media outlets with legal action after they – as an April Fool – reported the 37-year-old was planning to run for president in his native Cameroon. (Facebook)

Barcelona’s 23-year-old France defender Samuel Umtiti says he has not started talks over extending his contract, amid “interest from various clubs”. (Canal Football Club via Sport)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, believes he deserves the Footballer of the Year award because of his consistency but admits Liverpool rival Mohamed Salah, 25, has had an “incredible” season. (Mirror)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 24, is a doubt for the first leg of his side’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Wednesday. (Times)

 

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