Paper Talk: Suarez, Barkley and Forster targeted

Date published: Sunday 3rd April 2016 8:40

Luis Suarez: Wanted by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

Luis Suarez: Wanted by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

Manchester City apparently want to sign Luis Suarez, Manchester United want Everton’s Ross Barkley, while Chelsea are eyeing Fraser Forster.


Pep Guardiola believes he can persuade Luis Suarez to leave Barcelona this summer to join him at Manchester City, claims the Sunday Express.

Suarez is represented by the Media Base Sports agency run by Guardiola’s younger brother Pere, apparently leading the soon-to-be City boss to believe a major coup can be pulled off.

Guardiola had wanted to sign Suarez for Bayern Munich two summers ago, but the Uruguay forward instead signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp in what has recently revealed to have been a £65million transfer.

Barca are due to pay a final installment of around £13million for the 29-year-old at the end of July, but the Catalans want City to pay that for them as part of any deal, the Express says.


Manchester United want to strengthen their midfield again this summer and have made Everton’s Ross Barkley their top target, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

United spent close to £40million on Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger last summer, but the former is apparently free to leave Old Trafford after just a year, while the latter has struggled for fitness and top form.

United boss Louis van Gaal has described Everton striker Romelu Lukaku as a “potential candidate” for all the top clubs courtesy of his fine goalscoring record this season, but it is apparently £45million-rated Barkley the Dutchman would most like to prise away from Goodison Park.


Chelsea will target Fraser Forster if Thibaut Courtois wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are to be offered €90m (£72.1m) to sell Diego Costa to the Chinese Super League this summer (Sunday Times)

Everton and Liverpool will lead the chase for French striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer (Sunday People)

Everton could face competition from Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, who has also been watched by Manchester City (Daily Star Sunday)

Everton are targeting Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku (Sunday Mirror)

Pep Guardiola wants to sign Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte for Manchester City – even though he is currently out with a major injury (Sunday People)

Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has moved a step closer to joining Arsenal by beginning house hunting in London (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham have joined the race for Ajax forward Anwar El Ghazi, who has previously linked with Liverpool and Chelsea would cost around £12million (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham are weighing up a move for Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, who could be allowed to leave Zenit Saint Petersburg for £20million (Sun on Sunday)

Watford’s Odion Ighalo is on West Ham’s summer wish-list as they look to land a big-name striker (Sun on Sunday)

Leicester plan to offer 25-year-olds Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante £80,000-a-week contracts this summer in a bid to keep them at the King Power Stadium (Mail on Sunday)

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