Paper Talk: Man Utd to sell major star; Bayern chase Chelsea ace

Date published: Tuesday 30th May 2017 8:07

Manchester United could sell one of their big names to help fund their summer recruitment, while Chelsea’s Willian is wanted by two of Europe’s biggest clubs, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.

 

MANCHESTER UNITED ‘WILLING TO SELL’ ANTHONY MARTIAL’

Manchester United would be prepared to sell Anthony Martial this summer if the club receives a suitable offer, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Independent claims the French winger could be the man to make way as Jose Mourinho bids to re-shape his forward line at Old Trafford next season.

Although the paper says the official line from the club is that record teenage signing Martial is “not for sale”, they cite club sources, who believe any addition to the wide forward spots this summer will mean they are ‘open to offers’ for the former Monaco star.

We reported last week how West Ham and Lyon were keen to sign the player, either on a season’s loan, or in a permanent deal, though you could throw Tottenham into the mix if Martial does become available.

 

WILLIAN EMERGES AS UNITED’S PLAN B AS BAYERN ENTER RACE

Willian: Winger was linked with a move to Man Utd

Manchester United are ready to turn to Chelsea star Willian if their efforts to sign Ivan Perisic continue to stall.

The Croatian winger has emerged as a genuine target for Jose Mourinho in recent days, but Inter Milan’s £48million valuation is a reported £15million more than United are willing to spend.

With no agreement in sight, the Independent claims United will switch attention to prising Willian from Chelsea if their pursuit for Perisic ends in failure.

Willian discussed his prospects of joining Manchester United earlier this month, and it seems United have some work to do before making that deal a reality.

To further complicate the matter, The Sun claims the Brazilian winger is also a major target for Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga champions are looking to replace Douglas Costa, who has been told he can leave this summer, while Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, both 34, are both possibly preparing for their last seasons at the club.

 

AND THE REST

Roy Hodgson wants the chance to succeed Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager (The Sun)

AC Milan have told Gianluigi Donnarumma to hurry up and decide on his future as Manchester United and City plot their moves for the teenager (The Sun)

Sevilla have joined Deportivo La Coruna in the race to sign Arsenal’s want-away striker Lucas Perez (The Sun)

Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny will stay in Serie A – but will join Napoli instead of Roma (The Sun)

Liverpool are to go head to head with Roma as they fight it out for Barcelona star Rafinha (The Sun)

Wes Brown is wanted by League Two side Crewe. The 30-year-old is expected to be released by Blackburn (The Sun)

Tottenham are bracing themselves to lose Danny Rose this summer – with Manchester United favourites to get him (Daily Mirror)

France international Moussa Sissoko, 27, has been warned by his national team manager Didier Deschamps that his World Cup hopes will be in tatters if he continues playing a bit-part role at Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

Ederson will complete his record £35m switch to Manchester City in the next 24 hours as Pep Guardiola steps up his £300m Blues overhaul (Daily Mirror)

City are confident that the 23-year-old is the perfect goalkeeper to fit Pep Guardiola’s unique system (The Independent)

Arsenal are preparing a last push to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – worth a combined £30m-per-year (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has declared “I could be leaving” and tips Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as his ideal replacement (Daily Mirror)

M’Baye Niang has opted against joining Watford permanently following the end of his loan spell (Daily Express)

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has downplayed talk of a summer move, amid interest from Liverpool (Daily Express)

Chelsea have made tentative enquiries about Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng but their primary target remains Southampton’s £50m-rated Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mail)

Manchester City want a buy-back clause inserted in the contract for Kelechi Iheanacho if they are to sell the 20-year-old. West Ham are hopeful they can win the race for his signature this summer (Daily Mail)

Athletic Bilbao want to sign Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal this summer. The new Bilbao coach Jose Angel Ziganda has previously coached Monreal at youth level (Daily Mail)

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has raised the possibility of the Rossoneri making a double swoop for strikers Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti this summer (Daily Mail)

Chelsea will have to pay £48m if they want to prise Croatian winger Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan as Antonio Conte seeks to bolster his squad ahead of their title defence next season (Daily Mail)

Bournemouth are close to finalising the transfer of Asmir Begovic from Chelsea for a fee of around £15m (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger will be handed at least £100m to spend in the transfer market if he agrees to stay at Arsenal (Daily Star)

Ryan Sessegnon: Set for summer Liverpool switch

Tottenham are the favourites to sign Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon (Daily Star)

Rangers defender Philippe Senderos has been offered the chance to relaunch his career after his Ibrox nightmare in his Swiss homeland with Servette (Daily Record)

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is edging closer to sealing deals for Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack (Daily Record)

Ander Herrera will rebuff any advances from Barcelona by committing his future to Manchester United (The Times)

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