Paper Talk: Man Utd’s £51m ‘priority’; Reds v Spurs for Marega

Date published: Saturday 18th March 2017 10:03

Manchester United have a new striker priority this summer and will launch a ‘mad bid’ to sign him, while Liverpool will rival Spurs for a £34m-rated Mali striker, according to Saturday’s newspapers.

 

MANCHESTER UNITED TO LAUNCH HUGE MBAPPE BID

Manchester United are preparing an ‘insane’ offer for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain.

The Monaco striker has emerged as the club’s No 1 priority this summer, with the club now ready to put any thoughts of signing Antoine Griezmann on the backburner in favour of landing the teenager.

The 18-year-old has scored 17 times this season and has seriously caught the eye during Monaco’s rise to the top of Ligue 1 and into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Having been compared with Thierry Henry, however, Mbappe, will not come cheap.

According to Don Balon, via the Daily Express, United are planning a ‘mad’ offer to lure him to Old Trafford this summer and beat the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid to his signature.

The player has a £51million release clause in his contract and it’s claimed United are eager to act fast and get a deal wrapped up for a player, who this week earned a first senior call-up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad.

 

LIVERPOOL TARGET MOUSSA MAREGA

Moussa Marega: Interesting Spurs and Liverpool

Liverpool are battling Tottenham to land Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to reports in Germany.

Bild, via the Daily Star, claims both clubs are keen to land the £34million-rated Malian, branded the ‘Jamie Vardy of Portugal’.

The German newspaper have likened the 25-year-old to Leicester sensation Vardy following his rise from obscurity to the big time.

The player has shone since moving to Porto, scoring 12 times this season and having a £34million buy-out clause inserted in his contract.

And the paper claims Jurgen Klopp is keen on the powerful striker having sent scouts to make regular checks on him.

 

AND THE REST

Kasper Schmeichel: Linked with Liverpool

Real Madrid are plotting a move for Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (Daily Express)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is targeting Leicester goalkeeper Schmeichel (Daily Star)

Andreas Pereira, currently on loan in La Liga with Granada, says he is in regular contact with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho (Daily Express)

Italian striker Pietro Pellegri has snubbed interest from Manchester United to sign a new contract with Genoa (Daily Star)

Antonio Valencia has revealed Jose Mourinho tried to sign him when he was in charge at Real Madrid (Daily Star)

Sam Allardyce has lauded Mamadou Sakho’s impact at Crystal Palace – but admits making his loan deal permanent will be tough

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not want to leave, says Gunners’ first-team coach Boro Primorac (The Times)

Ryan Giggs has revealed his thoughts on Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and says the Spaniard will now know how big his job really is at the Etihad (Daily Telegraph)

Granit Xhaka is a marked man and a victim of his own reputation, says Arsene Wenger

Manchester City are hoping to complete a £30m summer swoop for Roma defender Antonio Rudiger (Daily Mirror)

Pep Guardiola admits he has not picked Vincent Kompany because he doesn’t trust the Manchester City skipper to stay fit (Daily Mirror)

Ronald Koeman: Wants more from Lukaku

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has urged Toffees fans not to boo contract rebel Romelu Lukaku (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has admitted the Europa League is now his side’s priority (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has backed Vincent Janssen to fill the void left by crocked Harry Kane (Daily Mirror)

WATCH: Antonio Conte insists he is happy at Chelsea and wants to stay at Stamford Bridge for ‘many years’ despite Inter Milan being willing to offer him a £13m-a-year salary (The Sun)

John Terry will not be offered a new contract at Chelsea, paving the way for his move to the United States or China (The Sun)

Marco Verratti: A target for Premier League clubs

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and PSG midfielder Marco Verratti are Barcelona’s top two summer transfer targets (The Sun)

Slaven Bilic is limping towards the end of the season, like West Ham, because he needs a hip replacement (The Sun)

Harry Redknapp is keen on the Middlesbrough job with the veteran boss thinking he can keep the Premier League strugglers in the top flight (Daily Mail)

Former Middlesbrough and Italy forward Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, wants to become Boro’s new manager after Aitor Karanka was sacked (The Sun)

Tony Pulis believes Arsene Wenger wishes to stay in charge of a football club until his final days and should already go down as the finest manager in Arsenal’s history (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have hired Brazil’s former chief scout as they renew their focus on unearthing young South American talent (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham’s South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 24, is wanted by Spanish club Sevilla and Italian side Inter Milan (London Evening Standard)

Aston Villa’s Spanish midfielder Carles Gil, 24, is keen to turn his loan at Deportivo La Coruna into a permanent move. Gil joined the Spanish club last July (Marca)

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