Paper Talk: Man Utd plot Man City raid; Arsenal target trio

Date published: Sunday 7th May 2017 10:10

Manchester United plot a sensational raid on Manchester City, while there is a North London battle brewing to sign Wilfried Zaha, according to Sunday’s papers.

 

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MAN UTD WANT £55MILLION CITY STAR

Jose Mourinho hopes to pull off a sensational move that would see Man City striker Segio Aguero cross the Manchester divide and join United.

Man Utd are on the look-out for a new senior striker following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s potentially career-ending injury, and Aguero features prominently on their list of targets, report the Sun on Sunday.

The report claims that Aguero has been deemed surplus to requirements at City by boss Pep Guardiola, with Brazilian Gabriel Jesus the man the Spaniard wants to spearhead his Etihad revolution.

A fee of £55million has been suggested for the 28-year-old Argentine, who has plundered a remarkable 120 goals in 178 games for City.

Should Aguero be allowed to leave, though, there will be no shortage of takers, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich all being credited with an interest in the past.

 

 

TOTTENHAM AND ARSENAL IN ZAHA TUG-OF-WAR

North London rivals Spurs and Arsenal will go head-to-head in the hope of signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha this summer, say the Sun on Sunday.

Zaha has recovered from a disastrous spell at Manchester United to return to prominence at Palace, his first club, and has played a key role as Sam Allardyce guided the Eagles to safety.

Allardyce is reluctant to let the Ivory Coast international leave, and has claimed any deal to sign him will not come cheap, but may choose to cash-in to help fund his own plans to freshen up his squad.

Spurs have tried to sign him before, but the report claims Arsenal may hold the edge if they are willing to include Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson in any deal.

AND THE REST

Arsenal want Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy to spearhead their revamp for next season (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona want Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace Luis Enrique (Sunday Express)

Chelsea have put £20million Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi top of their summer wishlist (Sunday Mirror)

Crystal Palace want Sunderland defender Lamine Kone (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City are willing to pay £50million to land Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro (Sunday Mirror)

Rafa Benitez will remain at Newcastle following assurances over summer spending, and has targeted Hull defender Harry Maguire (Sunday Telegraph)

Chelsea appear to have won the race for £50million Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk (Sunday Mirror)

Ajax’s Davy Klaasen is Everton’s top summer target, and they also want £25m AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal have joined Tottenham in the race to sign wantaway Everton midfielder Ross Barkley (Mail on Sunday)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted his time in England is over following his serious knee injury and is preparing his family for a move to the United States (Various)

Pep Guardiola has urged Alexis Sanchez to resist Arsenal pressure for him to move abroard this summer in the hope they can land him themselves (Sunday Mirror)

Stoke hope to sign Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore this summer (Sunday Mirror)

Yaya Toure may sign a new deal at Manchester City, but will need to take a significant pay-cut to stay (Sunday Telegraph)

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is wanted by Fenerbahce, while the Hammers hope to make a double-raid on Sunderland for Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe (Sunday Express)

Manchester City flop Eliaquim Mangala is a £20million target for Real Madrid (Sunday Express)

The Gunners have joined the race to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti (Sunday Express)

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