Paper Talk: Arsenal rival Man Utd for Benfica ace; Everton eye new boss

Date published: Monday 5th March 2018 8:25

Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester United in the chase for a Benfica star, while a Chelsea attacker has denied talk that he wants to quit the club, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Manchester United target and Benfica ace Andrija Zivkovic take on Maritimo at the weekend.

The Serbian winger scored in the 5-0 demolition job at the Estadio da Luz, with Gunners talent scouts watching on, according to a report in The Sun.

Both Arsenal and United are keen to land the 21-year-old forward in the summer transfer window and his performance over the weekend has certainly heightened those rumours.

The Serbia international helped his club win a Portuguese league and cup double last season and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is said to have sent scouts to Portugal on a regular basis ever since.

However, United observers have also been regularly spotted at the Estadio da Luz.

Zivkovic is under contract at Benfica until at least 2021, with the club valuing him at what would be a bargain £6.3million.


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Chelsea’s Brazilian forward Willian says he wants to stay at the Premier League club, despite interest from Manchester United

Everton are set to offer Arsene Wenger an immediate return to Premier League management if he is sacked by Arsenal (Daily Star)

The Blues are also interested in bringing former Arsenal player Mikel Arteta into the managerial set up (Daily Mirror)

Anthony Martial claims Paul Pogba is the ‘best midfielder in the world’ and predicts his compatriot will win the Ballon d’Or in the next five years (Daily Star)

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says that criticism of his move to Anfield from Arsenal is “stupid” (Daily Mirror)

Chris Brunt admits West Brom’s players have not done enough this season and that the blame should not all fall on manager Alan Pardew (Daily Express)

Sam Allardyce admits Everton are drifting as he battles to save his job (Daily Express)

Riyad Mahrez has finally broken his silence on his deadline day frustration after the first goal since the now infamous strike and says he will give everything for Leicester (Daily Telegraph)

Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry says he would “always say yes” if he was asked to replace Wenger (Evening Standard)

Dimitar Berbatov has blasted his coach David James after Kerala Blasters missed the playoffs (The Sun)


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