Paper Talk: City, Marseille eye Arsenal star; £40m Sturridge

Date published: Monday 1st May 2017 2:00

Liverpool are hoping for a fee of around £40m if Daniel Sturridge leaves Anfield this summer, while Marseille and Man City are keen on Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny, according to Monday’s papers.

LIVERPOOL WANT HUGE FEE FOR INJURY-PRONE HITMAN

Liverpool will reportedly place a £40m valuation on striker Daniel Sturridge if the England international indicates he would like to leave Anfield this summer.

The price tag is incredible given that Sturridge has hardly featured from the start for the Reds this season due to constant injury issues.

However, according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool feel there will be plenty of competition for the 27-year-old, who has scored 59 goals in 115 games for the Anfield outfit.

One club who have been strongly linked with a move for Sturridge is West Ham but even they are likely to be put off by such a high asking price.

MARSEILLE AND MAN CITY EYE ARSENAL STAR

Laurent Koscielny is reportedly being chased by Ligue 1 side Marseille as well as Premier League rivals Manchester City.

The news will come as a potential blow to Gunners fans, with the France star considered to be Arsenal’s best defender and a real linchpin of the side.

According to the report in The Sun, the 31-year-old is said to be becoming frustrated at Arsenal’s inability to challenge for the Premier League title and could look for an alternative home this summer.

A return to France makes perfect sense, given that Koscielny has spent the last seven years of his life in England, but City are also an attractive option, with Pep Guardiola looking to revamp his side during the course of the summer transfer window.

AND THE REST

Manchester United are trying to jump to the front of the queue of top clubs chasing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, with Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham also said to be interested (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has expressed his frustration at his lack of playing time this season, amid Manchester United interest (Metro)

James Rodriguez will join Manchester United in part exchange for David De Gea, according to Spanish reports (The Sun)

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel could find himself in a tug-of-war between Manchester United and Manchester City this summer after changing agent (The Sun)

Manchester City have reportedly tabled an offer to sign Real Madrid star Keylor Navas (Daily Star)

Brighton boss boss Chris Hughton will make a loan move for Chelsea goal machine Tammy Abraham, who has spent a prolific season with Bristol City (The Sun)

Antoine Griezmann will become Atletico Madrid’s highest paid player – and will also have his £84m buy-our clause increased – if he signs a new deal to ward off Man Utd interest (The Sun)

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero faces tests on Monday that could confirm whether he will miss the rest of the season (Daily Mirror)

Pep Guardiola is prepared to offer striker Kelechi Iheanacho to Borussia Dortmund in any deal to try and sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (The Sun)

Chelsea are continuing to lead the chase for Tiemoue Bakayoko despite increasing competition for the Monaco midfielder (Daily Mail)

Everton are jumping the queue for promising Nigerian Henry Onyekuru – and plan to beat their rivals to the £7m signature of the KAS Eupen winger (The Sun)

Romelu Lukaku will snub Man United boss Jose Mourinho to realise his dream of returning to Chelsea (The Sun)

Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been linked with a surprise move to Newcastle, but the 23-year-old has insisted he will never sign for the Black Cats’ fiercest rivals (Sunderland Echo)

Veteran midfielder Yaya Toure could be offered one more year in a shock change of heart by Pep Guardiola (The Sun)

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