Paper Talk: Spurs eye Liverpool star; Matic wants shock move

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 7:39

Nemanja Matic, Chelsea

Nemanja Matic will reportedly snub interest from Juventus in the hope of making a move to Manchester United, while Tottenham have made one of Liverpool’s midfielders one of their top summer targets, according to Tuesday morning’s papers.

 

MATIC FANCIES MAN UNITED MOVE

Nemanja Matic wants to leave Chelsea and will snub reported interest in him from Juventus in the hope of joining Manchester United

According the Daily Mail, Matic would prefer to stay in England and wants to follow former manager Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford, should the Portuguese coach be appointed this summer.

The 27-year-old showed little emotion after he scored for Chelsea in their 3-2 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday – and the paper takes that as a tell that the Serbian wants to leave Stamford Bridge after a frustrating season.

Juventus have sounded out Matic but have yet to make an offer for the Serbia international.

The Serie A champions and Chelsea’s transfer plans are intertwined over potential targets Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado while Juve also like Oscar.

Though interested in a move to Turin, he is keen to stay in England if the chance arises and is waiting to see if Manchester United begin negotiations with Jose Mourinho in the next month.

Should United push for the Portuguese then Matic would be interested in following him to Old Trafford.

But it may take a big fee to persuade Chelsea to sell to their Premier League rivals and former manager.

SPURS TARGET SHOCK SWOOP FOR LALLANA

Liverpool: Yet to prove his worth

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 27, his former player at Southampton, in a £20m move, according to reports in The Sun.

The Tottenham boss will ask chairman Daniel Levy to make the Liverpool midfielder one of his top priorities when the window opens – and believes the Reds will sell their man if they land one of their own summer targets, namely unsettled Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze.

Poch worked with Lallana at Southampton during his spell at St Mary’s – and now wants him for a Premier League title challenge next season.

It will be the SECOND time Pochettino has tried to land the 27-year-old after attempting to buy him when he first arrived at White Hart Lane.

He had just left Saints and it wasn’t possible to raid his old club for talent, with Lallana heading to Anfield in a £25million deal.

Lallana has established himself in the England squad and is a regular for Jurgen Klopp this season.

He has started 36 games in Liverpool’s mammoth season and has played a big part in reaching the Europa League final.

But German coach Klopp is ready to reshape his squad next season and may listen to offers at the right price.

 

 

AND THE REST

Theo Walcott: Future under the spotlight

West Ham will offer Theo Walcott regular first-team football in a bid to lure him away from Arsenal (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are in discussions to sign Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, who is valued at £40m, and midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, who is available for £20m (France Football)

LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, has reiterated his intention to return to Liverpool “sooner rather than later”

Arsenal have made an offer for Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding (Daily Mail)

Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, is close to agreeing a move to the Chinese Super League, where he will earn £12m a year, making him one of the highest paid players in the world (The Sun)

Aston Villa have been scouting Hajduk Split’s Bosnia midfielder Tino-Sven Susic, 24, who may be available for a fee of £4m (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, says he will reveal his next move “soon”, having been linked with a move to Manchester United (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, is happy to wait until the summer for his future to be decided

Lazio say midfielder Lucas Biglia, 30, is not for sale after the £15m-rated Argentine was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United (Mediaset)

Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 22, is in talks with United manager Louis van Gaal over his future at Old Trafford (The Sun)

Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick says Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 24, is the “sort of player” the club need to sign (Daily Star)

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam believes team-mate Jack Butland, 23, will go on to play for one of England’s “big” clubs (BBC Five Live)

Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela, 24, is keen to stay at the club for another year after finally earning a regular starting spot this season (Tycsports)

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 25, has told friends he is prepared to reject lucrative offers from the Premier League to stay at the La Liga club. The Frenchman has been closely monitored by Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City (Daily Telegraph)

Jose Enrique’s career at Liverpool is officially over after he was released early from his contract

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is off crutches but says there is still no chance of playing at Euro 2016

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino still wants to sack Steve Evans but is in no rush (Daily Mail)

Thierry Henry is set for a promotion in the Arsenal academy to U18s coach (Daily Mail)

FIFA are enlisting Jose Mourinho to advise Gianni Infantino to help put the governing body’s focus back on football (Daily Mail)

West Ham will bid £25m for Christian Benteke this week if they fail to land Michy Batshuayi (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea target Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s talks over a new Borussia Dortmund deal have stalled (Daily Mirror)

Danny Welbeck will miss Euro 2016 with a knee injury with Theo Walcott or Andros Townsend possible replacements (The Guardian)

West Ham will put bids in for Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Lacazette and Christian Benteke and pursue whichever offer is accepted first (The Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has told England manager Roy Hodgson he will be 100 per cent fit for Euro 2016 (Daily Telegraph)

John Terry has hired Stamford Bridge to host his own Chelsea farewell game after being sent-off in his final competitive appearance (Daily Telegraph)

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