Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and John Stones are among the players linked with transfers in Sunday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL READY TO SELL STURRIDGE
Liverpool are willing to listen to offers of around £25million for Daniel Sturridge, claims the Sunday Mirror, with Jurgen Klopp increasingly frustrated with the striker’s injury record.
Sturridge has started only three games in the Premier League this season and has managed only 106 minutes under Klopp since the German took over at Anfield in October.
The 26-year-old was again absent when Liverpool drew 2-2 with Exeter in the FA Cup on Friday night, with the Reds hierarchy now seemingly ready to cut their losses on the England international.
ARSENAL IN XHAKA AND RABIOT TALKS
Already poised to announce the signing of Mohamed Elneny, the Daily Star Sunday claims Arsenal are hoping to spend another £52million on two more players, Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka and Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot, who also plays in midfield.
Xhaka, 23, will cost £37million, it is said, while the mother of Rabiot, 20, who is also his agent, is apparently in London on Sunday to discuss a £15million transfer for her son.
The newspaper does not explain why Arsene Wenger wants to sign three midfielders this month but says he has decided to act having missed out on Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who he was willing to spend £42.2million on.
BARCA TARGET RAMSEY AND STONES
Perhaps one explanation for Arsenal’s apparent interest in three midfielders this month is that according to the Sunday Express, Barcelona are preparing a £50million summer offer for Aaron Ramsey.
The Catalans are also apparently willing to spend a similar amount on Everton defender John Stones, who Gerard Pique praised earlier in the season.
‘Both players couldn’t help but be tempted by moves’ to the Nou Camp, the newspaper adds.
LUKAKU TO LEAVE EVERTON BUT SNUB MAN UTD
Romelu Lukaku is also set to leave Everton in the summer, according to the Sun on Sunday, and wants to join either Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid.
Manchester United are interested in the striker, the newspaper claims, but Lukaku would apparently prefer a move away from the Premier League, though it is said the 22-year-old would eventually like to return to Chelsea, where he feels he has unfinished business.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has ruled out allowing any of his stars leaving Goodison Park this month, but Lukaku could generate up to £50million worth of funds for the Toffees.
AND THE REST
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is high on Manchester United’s wanted list (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been put on alert about a potential £70m summer move for the Bayern Munich centre-forward Robert Lewandowski this summer, with the Polish striker considering his future with the German champions (Independent on Sunday)
Felipe Anderson’s £35million move to Manchester United is being held up over a £1.75million pay-off due to the player (Daily Star Sunday)
Tottenham are poised to try again to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino with a £20million package that includes Andros Townsend (Daily Star Sunday)
Tottenham want to take Loic Remy on loan – but doubt Chelsea will do business with them over the French striker (Sunday People)
Manchester City will join the fight for Eden Hazard if he leaves Chelsea in the summer (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United have slapped a £24million asking price on Marouane Fellaini (Sunday Mirror)
Everton are preparing a bid of £21million to sign Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko (Mail on Sunday)
Everton boss Roberto Martinez is planning a shock double swoop for Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and Swansea winger Jefferson Montero (Sun on Sunday)
Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City bosses he wants to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte if he takes over at the Etihad Stadium (Sunday Express)
Wilfried Bony will be offered a Swansea City return to end his Manchester City nightmare (Sun on Sunday)
The Swans are also set to make a stunning bid for AC Milan and ex-Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong (Sun on Sunday)
Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic wants a weekly wage of more than £100,000 to extend his contract (The Independent)
Stoke City outcast Steve Sidwell is a loan target for two of his old clubs – Fulham and Reading (Sunday Mirror)
Everton, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Derby are among the clubs looking to make a move in May for Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Sunday Mirror)
Birmingham City expect to seal a loan move for Sunderland’s Will Buckley (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United’s England Under-20 midfielder Ben Pearson is joining Preston for £100,000 (Sunday Mirror)