Paper Talk: Liverpool move for centre-back; United go for Kroos

Date published: Thursday 28th April 2016 8:17

Neven Subotic: Liverpool target

Neven Subotic: Liverpool target

A Borussia Dortmund centre-back looks Liverpool bound and Manchester United are back on the trail of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

LIVERPOOL MOVE FOR SUBOTIC

Neven Subotic looks set to join Liverpool in the summer, according to reports in Germany.

Revier Sport report that Subotic will leave Dortmund and sign for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

Klopp is a big fan of the centre-back after working with him in the Bundesliga and with Kolo Toure’s contract set to expire and Mamadou Sako facing a six-month ban for failing a drugs test the German is looking to recruit an experience defender.

The 27-year-old defender former Serbia international has made 251 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since making his debut in 2008 after signing from Mainz.

UNITED LINE UP KROOS 

Manchester United are back on the trail of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, according to the Mirror.

And the tabloid believe that the chase for Kroos means that raises more questions about Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford tenure. The Dutch boss apparently pulled the plug on United’s deal for Kroos two years ago when David Moes was in charge. However, Moyes was sacked and Van Gaal immediately blocked the move for the Germany midfielder when he took over in the summer of 2014.

The fact that United are back in for the 26-year-old may be sign that Van Gaal’s time at United is almost up. Former Real boss Jose Mourinho has been widely tipped to takeover the United hotseat in the summer and although Mourinho left the Bernabeu before Kroos signed for the Madrid giants, Mourinho is believed to be a fan of the player.

The report also claims that United are also in the hunt for a new striker with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on their shopping list.

Toni Kroos, Real Madrid

AND THE REST

Arsenal are lining up a move for Paris St-Germain’s Sweden international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34. (Daily Star)

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has also made Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, a top transfer target this summer.(Sun)

Kante has been told by Leicester he can leave the King Power Stadium this summer – but only if they have a replacement lined up. Manchester City are the latest of Europe’s biggest clubs to join the chase for the Foxes midfielder. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are keen on Stoke’s Mark Hughes, with the axe looming for current boss Roberto Martinez. (Mirror)

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is the surprise name at the top of Arsenal’s list of potential successors to Arsene Wenger. (Sun)

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is a summer transfer target for Italian giants Lazio. (Mirror)

Manchester United will not move for Borussia Dortmund’s Germany defender Mats Hummels, 27, a former target, because of the improved form of Daley Blind, 26. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over signing Liverpool target Hummels. (Guardian).

Barcelona are considering putting defender Marc Bartra, 25, on the transfer list this summer – and he will be available for just £9.3m, with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool interested.(Marca)

The Spanish champions are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 24, to replace Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 23, who is tipped for a summer transfer.(Marca)

Arsenal are facing a fight to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, with Bayern Munich plotting a swoop for the Chile ace. (Mail)

Leicester are plotting a raid for Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena with Southampton also keen. (Mail)

Chelsea believe £26m-rated Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan will be incoming manager Antonio Conte’s first signing. Talks between both clubs are at an advanced stage. (Mail)

Tottenham are lining up summer moves for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi and Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen, 24, has agreed terms on a new four-year contract, but he is waiting for manager Mauricio Pochettino to commit to the club before finalising the deal. (Squawka)

Championship promotion-chasers Middlesbrough have joined several Premier League clubs in the race to sign £12m-rated Gent striker Laurent Depoitre, 27.(Daily Mail)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are considering a summer move for Chelsea defender Baba Rahman, 21. (Fanatik)

Jose Mourinho’s agent was in Manchester on Tuesday night to discuss outgoing Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s managerial future, not to sort out Mourinho’s move to Old Trafford. (Daily Star)

Italian champions Juventus plan talks with Chelsea over a permanent deal for Colombian loan signing Juan Cuadrado, 27, and will also attempt to sign Stamford Bridge team-mate Oscar, 24. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will have revolutionary stem cell therapy in a bid to be fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg. (Sun)

Everton defender and Manchester City and Chelsea target John Stones, 21, added to speculation over his future by attending Manchester City’s Champions League draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday. (Daily Express)

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