Paper Talk: Spurs trio in £110m Man Utd link; Chelsea winger raid

Date published: Monday 15th May 2017 12:30

Tottenham are fearing a triple raid by Manchester United for three of their stars, while Riyad Mahrez has hinted at a move to another Premier League club, according to Monday’s newspapers.

 

TOTTENHAM FEARING TRIPLE MAN UNITED RAID

Tottenham are reportedly fearing a huge £110m swoop from Manchester United for Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose.

United boss Jose Mourinho has pledged to double the wages of the England trio to more than £100,000 a week to lure them to Old Trafford this summer as he plans a major overhaul of his squad.

Walker, who is rated at £40m, is the most likely of the three to leave after he fell out with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino over concerns with his fitness this season.

The 26-year-old has been in and out of the side in recent weeks and has also been linked with a move to United’s rivals Manchester City and German giants Bayern Munich.

Rose has been injured for the majority of the second half of the campaign but up until that point had arguably been the club’s player of the season and had become England’s first choice left-back. He is rated at around £30m.

Mourinho has also been a long-term admirer of Dier, 23, and would love to have a player of his versatility at Old Trafford.

Dier is seen as a successor to Michael Carrick at the base of United’s midfield but his ability to also play at the back four means you are getting two players in one.

The former Sporting Lisbon star, who cost Spurs just £4m when he signed in 2014, is now valued at a whopping 10 times that amount.

Any negotiations for the three are likely to prove very difficult for United, however, as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy insists that none of his players are for sale, according to the report in the Daily Star.

MAHREZ HINTS AT MOVE TO LONDON

Leicester star Riyad Mahrez has sparked rumours he is keen on a move to Chelsea after being caught calling them an ‘incredible club’.

The 26-year-old had an incredible season as Leicester lifted the Premier League title in 2015-16 but has form dipped alarmingly in the first half of this campaign as the Foxes really struggled and ended up sacking boss Claudio Ranieri.

His form has lifted again since Craig Shakespeare took the reins at the KP Stadium and that has once led to talk that he could on his way of Leicester this summer.

Ahead of the game against Man City last weekend, during which Mahrez had a penalty disallowed for making a double connection with ball, French TV channel SFR Sport captured a snippet of a conversation between Mahrez and Islam Slimani, as reported in The Sun.

The striker turned to his club and country team-mate en route to the changing rooms and said: “Hey, Chelsea are champions.”

Mahrez responded by saying: “They’re an incredible club, a real club.”

Although it could be deemed that the Algerian was just making an observation, the fact that Leicester will not be playing in Europe next season has led to fresh speculation that he will look to move on this summer.

AND THE REST

Man United boss Jose Mourinho is facing another battle with Ajax as both clubs vie to sign Malmo forward Pawel Cibicki (The Sun)

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is set to make an ambitious move for 30-year-old Napoli winger Dries Mertens this summer (The Sun)

PSG striker Edinson Cavani says Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez would be “welcome” at PSG should the 28-year-old decide to join the French giants this summer (Standard)

Arsenal have completed the signing of FC Schalke 04 left-back Sead Kolašinac on a five-year deal, according to reports in Germany (The Sun)

Manchester United are reportedly interested in a summer move for Benfica keeper Ederson (Daily Star)

Dele Alli says “anything can happen” as speculation persists linking him with a move away from Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

Michy Batshuayi could be on his way out of Chelsea, with West Ham, Marseille and Monaco all said to be interested in the striker (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are ready to offer veteran midfielder Yaya Toure a one-year contract extension (Daily Mirror)

Michael Carrick is in talks over staying at Manchester United next season as a player and coach of the Under-23 side (The Sun)

Chelsea winger Willian has committed his future to the club after being linked with a shock switch to Manchester United (Daily Express)

Pep Guardiola has joined the race for Italian keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has told friends he is moving to the Premier League (The Sun)

Everton believe they have beaten Sevilla and Tottenham in the race to sign Malaga frontman Sandro Ramirez (The Independent)

Liverpool are set to announce the signing of Hull’s Scotland full-back Andrew Robertson when the summer transfer window opens (The Sun)

Manchester United target James Rodriguez appeared to wave goodbye to home fans during Real Madrid’s final home game of the season on Sunday (The Sun)

Borussia Monchengladbach have revealed they would be open to signing Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen (Daily Express)

Former England manager Steve McClaren has moved a step closer to taking up a new role at Huddersfield as he watched their play-off clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday (The Sun)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has warned the club’s supporters not to expect them to spend big in the summer (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are chasing France Under-20 full-back Nordi Mukiele, having sent a scout to watch the 19-year-old Montpellier ace in action last week (The Sun)

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