Paper Talk: Man Utd close in on targets; Aurier wanted in London

Date published: Saturday 10th June 2017 10:44

Manchester United will spend around £130million on strikers Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti, while their three other targets are revealed and Tottenham want a France star, all in the papers.

 

MOURINHO WANTS MORATA AND BELOTTI

Jose Mourinho wants to sign Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Torino’s Andrea Belotti in a bid to revamp his forward line, claim reports.

The Independent says Mourinho wants Morata and Belotti on board “in the next two weeks”, while he has targeted three other players.

United have agreed terms with Morata and are hoping to agree a fee of around £60m with Madrid for the player, while Tuttosport report United have lodged a bid of around £70m for Belotti.

There were suggestions that Belotti was a back-up option if United failed to agree a deal for Spain star Morata, but now it appears Mourinho wants to sign both players.

Numerous sources report that Sweden centre-half Victor Lindelof is now fully expected to join United after this international break, while Monaco midfielder Fabinho and Ivan Perisic of Inter are the other players on Mourinho’s shopping list.

 

SPURS CHASE AURIER

Serge Aurier: A reported target for both Manchester clubs

Tottenham are interested in Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier, according to the Daily Mirror.

Mauricio Pochettino will move for the 24-year-old France international if Kyle Walker leaves White Hart Lane.

Manchester City want England defender Walker and are expected to make a move for the £60m-rated player in the next month.

Aurier has two years left on his contract with PSG and “is eager to explore his options abroad despite being offered a new deal at the club”.

AND THE REST

Real Madrid’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has agreed to join United and is waiting for the two clubs to agree a fee of around £60m before making the move to Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

Morata’s representative, Juanma Lopez, had talks with Real Madrid representatives on Friday to pave the way for the former Juventus player’s move to United. (Guardian)

West Ham are trying to sign £17m-rated Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore. (Daily Mirror)

Bertrand Traore: On the fringes at Chelsea

Leicester forward Ahmed Musa is set to leave the club this summer with Fenerbahce lining up a £17.4m move.  (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have released Vurnon Anita while opening talks with Yoan Gouffran over a new contract. (Daily Mail)

Sean Dyche remains the favourite for the Crystal Palace job despite them sounding out Frank de Boer. (Star)

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is weighing up a £7.5m move for Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite. (Sun)

Liverpool starlet Joe Gomez is a target for new Premier League rivals Brighton. (Sun)

Arsenal are fighting to keep starlet Chris Willock with Manchester City circling as his contract expiry nears. (Sun)

Manchester United are interested in beating Liverpool to the signing of Sporting Lisbon forward Gelson Martins. (Sun)

Wigan, Portsmouth and Bradford are in a three-way tussle for Leyton Orient striker Gavin Massey. (Sun)

AC Milan are reluctant to meet Diego Costa’s wages of £200,000-plus a week as the Chelsea striker seeks a new club after being told he is no longer part of Antonio Conte’s plans. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea must pay Juventus £52m for Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 26, who has three years left on his contract with the champions of Italy. (London Evening Standard)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk held talks with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and received videos on how he would be used in the Reds team prior to the Anfield club ending their interest in the 25-year-old. (Yahoo Sport)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, says his agent “will see” to his future as he concentrates on playing for Chile in the Confederations Cup. (Independent)

Manchester United will sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof on a five-year deal after the 22-year-old plays for Sweden against Norway on Tuesday. (Sun)

West Ham are trying to sign Chelsea’s 21-year-old Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore for £17m. (Daily Mirror)

But the Hammers face competition from fellow top-flight side Everton for Bertrand Traore, while Borussia Monchengladbach, Lille, Lyon and Schalke are also interested in him. (Daily Express)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield will try to sign Leeds United’s New Zealand forward Chris Wood, 25, for £15m. (Sun)

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Newcastle United are closing in on the £8.7m signing of French defender Florian Lejeune, 26, from Spanish club Eibar. (Marca via Newcastle Chronicle)

Leicester City are close to signing non-league defender Sam Hughes, 20, from National League side Chester for £125,000. (Leicester Mercury)

Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford, 23, will put talks about his future on hold as he concentrates on playing for England Under-21s at the European Championships in Poland. (Daily Mail)

Black Cats owner Ellis Short wants to sell the club and the Stadium of Light oufit are in positive talks with a prospective German consortium. (Times)

Aston Villa have had a £500,000 bid for Stoke’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33, turned down but the Championship club remain confident a deal can be done. (Sentinel)

Brighton will listen to offers for Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood, 26, just one year after signing him from Reading. (Argus)

Norwich City are interested in signing defender Sean Raggett, 23, who helped Lincoln City win promotion to the Football League and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2016-17. (Eastern Daily Press)

Former Sunderland and England striker Kevin Phillips, 43, is the new favourite to take charge of the Black Cats. (Sunderland Echo)

Bolton want to sign Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi, 25, after the former England Under-21 international’s successful loan at Wanderers in 2016-17. (Bolton News)

Newcastle United’s Scotland defender Grant Hanley, 25, and Middlesbrough’s Spanish defender Daniel Ayala, 26, are both wanted by Sheffield Wednesday. (Sheffield Star)

Reading hope manager Jaap Stam will sign a new two-year contract when he returns from holiday.(Reading Chronicle)

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