Real Madrid are plotting an £80million summer move for a Manchester United man, Arsenal and Liverpool will chase Julian Draxler and the Gunners are back in for Thomas Lemar, all in the Sunday papers.
REAL TARGET MARTIAL
Real Madrid are planning to a make an £80million bid for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial next summer, according to a report.
The Sunday Mirror claims the France forward has been identified by Zinedine Zidane as a player who can breathe some life into an ageing forward line.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, Karim Benzema is 30 next month, Luka Modric is 32 and Gareth Bale has been plagued by injuries, and Zidane wants to add some youth to his squad.
Martial, 21, has had a rocky time at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho after bursting onto the scene in September 2015 after arriving from Monaco in a transfer which could top £60million.
He was subbed in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Brighton with Mourinho claiming Martial, as well as Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford were well below par.
That was only his fifth start of the season in the Premier League and with Mourinho suggesting he started with too many forwards against Brighton, then places in attack may well be few and far between in the coming weeks.
Martial, who is under contract until 2019, was recently recalled to the Didier Deschamps’ France squad.
AND THE REST
Paris St-Germain are the favourites to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The French club want him to replace their Brazil forward Neymar, 25, who is likely to leave for Real Madrid next season. (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is set to open talks with Barcelona, although Manchester United are also keen to sign the 29-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)
Emre Can has agreed terms with Juventus, which will see him move for free in the summer. (Tuttosport)
Martin O’Neill is top of a three-man shortlist to become Everton’s new manager. (Sun on Sunday)
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke will turn down a move to the Chinese Super League to stay and help the club fight relegation. (Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool and Arsenal are to battle for Julian Draxler’s signature, with the PSG star unable to earn a starting role under Unai Emery. (Sunday Mirror)
The Premier League’s average weekly wage has risen above £50k, making it the highest-paid league in world football. (Mail on Sunday)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has given up hope of winning the Premier League title race – after only 13 games. (Sunday Express)
Tottenham are eyeing Bologna star Adam Masina as Danny Rose’s replacement, amid rumours of a move to Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)
Liverpool will not let Andy Robertson out on loan in January, despite the summer signing from Hull hardly featuring so far this season. (Sun on Sunday)
Jose Mourinho has admitted that his Manchester United side do not score enough goals, but that still won’t force him to rush Zlatan Ibrahimovic back into the side. (Sunday Telegraph)
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reiterated Gareth Bale’s importance to his team amid serious interest from Manchester United. (Sunday Telegraph)
Chelsea are considering an approach for Stoke’s 24-year-old goalkeeper Jack Butland, as contract talks with keeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, have stalled. (Mail on Sunday)
Arsenal are expected to launch a new bid for Monaco’s 22-year-old winger Thomas Lemar in January, but it will be well below the £90m they offered in August. (Mail on Sunday)
Stoke are planning to make a £2.5m bid for Augsburg’s 27-year-old Ghana right-back Daniel Opare. (Sun on Sunday)
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane suggested he is planning to add to his squad in the next transfer window, but says that no players will leave. (Marca)
Napoli forward Dries Mertens, 30, says Barcelona were interested in signing him earlier this year, but he turned the move down. (Het Laatste Nieuws)
Watford intend to report Everton to the Premier League should the Merseyside club’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri continue with his pursuit of Hornets boss Marco Silva. (Sunday Times)
However, Everton’s search for a new manager has opened up a boardroom rift between Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright with the club’s owner eager to appoint a big name at odds with the latter’s desire for a hungry young boss. (Sunday Mirror)
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, 31, has urged the club to go all out to sign 27-year-old Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. (Don Balon)
Chelsea poised to beat Arsenal and Manchester City to the signing of Hamburg’s highly-rated 17-year-old striker Jann-Fiete Arp. (Metro)
Newcastle are keen to secure a loan deal for out-of-favour Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 22, and help the him revive his career on Tyneside. (Sunday Mirror)