Paper Talk: Man City close on European starlets; Arsenal eye Bundesliga ace

Date published: Monday 12th February 2018 8:15

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Manchester City are closing in on signing a talented duo this summer, while Arsenal are chasing a German international, according to Monday’s papers.



Manchester City are closing on deals to sign a pair of European starlets, a report in the Times claims.

The Premier League leaders are chasing Netherlands U20 defender Philippe Sandler who currently plays at Dutch side PEC Zwolle.

Sandler has already made 21 appearances for Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie and plays predominantly as a centre-back, but can also fill in as a defensive midfielder.

Meanwhile, they are also close to signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Claudio Gomes, the paper claims.

The 17-year-old was promoted from PSG’s U19s to their B team in the summer and has played five times in the UEFA Youth League for them.

The central midfielder also captains France’s U18 side, and has scored once in seven appearances for his country.




Toby Alderweireld’s Tottenham future is in fresh doubt after he was left out of the Champions League trip to Juventus (Telegraph)

Luis Enrique has decided he will manage in the Premier League next season and is waiting on Chelsea and Arsenal (Sun)

Rafael Benitez failed in a late move to bring in England No 1 Joe Hart to boost his goalkeeping options and instead signed Martin Dubravka (Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has identified Schalke’s Germany international Max Meyer as one of his main summer transfer targets (Star)

Stefano Okaka does not have a long-term future at Watford and they will look to offload the striker in the summer (Mirror)

Stefano Okaka: At the double for Watford v Everton

Liverpool are winning the race for Manchester United and Tottenham target Pinchi (Sun)

Everton boss Sam Allardyce says January signing Cenk Tosun is taking longer to adapt to the Premier League because of England’s cold weather (Times)

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan will have less influence over transfers, according to boss David Moyes (Guardian)

Signs on and off the pitch suggest David Moyes will be staying at West Ham for the long term (Mirror)

Wolves striker Joe Mason could follow team-mate Jack Price to Major League Soccer (Mirror)



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