Paper Talk: United rival Everton for striker, Kante wants Arsenal

Date published: Monday 16th May 2016 8:46

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N’Golo Kante has his heart set on a move to Arsenal, while Manchester United and Everton look set to battle it out for Saido Berahino this summer.

MAN UTD AND EVERTON JOIN BERAHINO CHASE

Saido Berahino looks set to be the subject of another summer transfer tug-of-war after Everton and Manchester United joined the chase for him, report The Sun.

The West Brom striker was the subject of intense interest from Tottenham last summer, although they were unable to get a deal done with the Baggies determined to keep their star man.

However, Berahino has since had a relatively poor season and, with just one year left on his contract at The Hawthorns, he is expected to get the move he clearly craves this time around.

Whether or not the Spurs ship has sailed, though, remains to be seen. Their interest appears to have cooled considerably, and Harry Kane is firmly established as the main man at White Hart Lane. Newcastle were also thought to be interested last summer, but their relegation from the Premier League will surely put him out of their reach for the time being.

That, according to the report, will see Manchester United and Everton lead the chase for the 22-year-old, with the latter said to be especially keen in ensnaring him should Romelu Lukaku leave Goodison Park this summer.

KANTE TO CHOOSE ARSENAL

The word from France, apparently, is that Leicester City enforcer N’Golo Kante has decided he’d quite like to join Arsenal this summer.

The 25-year-old Parisian was a huge hit for the surprise Champions during his debut season in England, battling and tackling and intercepting his way onto the PFA Player of the Year shortlist.

However, he is believed to have a £2omillion release clause in his Foxes contract, and plans on taking advantage of it to get a move to the Emirates.

AND THE REST

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is looking to sign three players this summer to bolster his Arsenal side (Various)

John Terry “wants to stay” at Chelsea next season, but has admitted that the terms of the new deal the club have offered him outline “a different role” for him at Stamford Bridge (Various)

Crystal Palace have received a pre-FA Cup final boost with Alan Pardew confirming both Wilfired Zaha and Yannick Bolasie will be fit to face Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday (South London Today)

Everton’s plans to build a new stadium at Walton Hall Park have been abandoned after opposition from the local council and Mayor (Liverpool Echo)

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic says he “hopes” to stay at Newcastle United next season despite their relegation to the Championship (Evening Chronicle)

Manchester United and Chelsea have been handed a boost by Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann ruling out a move to Real Madrid (Daily Star)

United have not yet entered the race for Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus, though, who is believed to be up for grabs this summer for around £20million (Express)

West Ham are facing a battle to keep hold of starlet Reece Oxford with Arsenal and Manchester City keeping a close eye on the 17-year-old (Daily Mail)

Liverpool expect to complete the signing of Croatian midfielder Piotr Zielinski from Udinese this week (The Sun)

Sunderland hope to make DeAndre Yedlin’s loan move from Tottenham permanent this summer, with a £2million bid likely to secure the full-back’s services (Daily Mirror)

Ryan Shawcross has urged Stoke to kick on next season, urging the club’s board to”spend a bit of money” to add to their already talented squad (Stoke Sentinel)

West Ham have emerged as rivals for Swansea in the race to sign Cardiff centre-back Bruno Ecuele Manga this summer (Le 10 Sport)

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has promised to sign “two or three very good players” this summer but has backed his current players to kick on again next season (L’Equipe)

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