Paper Talk: Man Utd track Zivkovic; Isco reveals talks

Date published: Saturday 16th September 2017 10:38

Manchester United have scouted a Benfica winger, while Inter Milan are chasing long-term Arsenal and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot, all in the papers. 

 

INTER CHASE ARSENAL, SPURS TARGET

Inter Milan are back on the trail of Tottenham and Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot, according to a report.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is wanted by the Serie A side three years after they tried to sign the 22-year-old, according to Calciomercato.

Adrien Rabiot: Linked with Tottenham move again

Rabiot’s current contract expires in June 2019 and both Arsenal and Tottenham are understood to be keeping tabs on the player, who has come up through the ranks at PSG and is homegrown.

 

UNITED TRACK WINGER

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sent scouts to watch Benfica’s Serbia winger Andrija Zivkovic.

Portuguese paper O Jogo report that Mourinho has been alerted to the player after his backroom team started scouting Benfica after the two teams were drawn together in Champions League Group A.

The 21-year-old, who signed for €6.5million from Partizan last summer has played three times for Benfica this term and claimed as assist on the back of a good debut season.

Last term the right winger made 24 appearances, scoring once and grabbing 11 assists as Benfica claimed the league title.

 

AND THE REST

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says forward Lionel Messi is already playing under the terms of his new contract with the club, even though the 30-year-old has yet to sign it. (8TV)

Liverpool starlet Sheyi Ojo has revealed he snubbed Premier League clubs to join Fulham on loan to make sure he clocked up vital games. (The Sun)

Isco has confirmed that there were talks with La Liga rivals Barcelona during this summer’s transfer window.  (The Sun)

Jack Butland says the Stoke fans would understand if he followed his ambition and moved to a bigger club. (Daily Mirror)
Jurgen Klopp insists there was no viable alternative to Virgil van Dijk after he failed to sign the Southampton centre-half. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder Dele Alli, 21, needs to keep his focus on his football as six of football’s biggest agencies try to sign him up. (Telegraph)

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal do not have a complex about Chelsea or any away games against the top six in the Premier League. (Various)

Jurgen Klopp has said he trusts Liverpool’s defenders to improve and justify his decision not to sign further reinforcements in the summer transfer window. (Guardian)

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, says he is concentrating on trying to win trophies with Spurs while the Belgium international’s father and agent sort out his contract. (Talksport)

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is open to a move to the Premier League, but Real Madrid are likely to rival any bid for the 21-year-old Germany international. (Don Balon)

Everton defender Michael Keane, 24, says former club Manchester United “showed a lot of interest” in signing him in the summer but he chose a switch to Goodison Park from Burnley for more first-team football. (Times)

Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, 26, says Belgium team-mate and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, would be a good addition for the French club. (La Parisien)

PSG forward Julian Draxler, 23, wants to move to Barcelona after losing his place to Neymar but a move in January could be in doubt as he played against Celtic in the Champions League and would be ineligible to play for another team in the competition this season. (Don Balon)

Manchester United should sign Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane, 24, and Borussia Dortmund’s 28-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says former United striker Louis Saha. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, 24, says Manchester United were interested in signing him in the summer but that he “didn’t think twice” about switching from Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich and Germany forward Thomas Muller, 28, has admitted he considered leaving the Bundesliga champions for Manchester United in 2015. (Kicker)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is confident defender and captain Jamaal Lascelles, 23, will soon sign an improved contract. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears academy midfielder Brahim Diaz, 18, could be tempted by a move to Real Madrid. (Daily Express)

Manchester City and France left-back Benjamin Mendy, 23, would not have left Monaco if Chelsea was his only option, says Monaco’s vice president Vadim Vasilyev. (L’Equipe)

West Brom’s Chinese owners have rejected an approach from a US investor to buy the club. (Bloomberg)

Everton have to sign a number nine in the January transfer window to stand any chance of qualifying for Europe, says former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves. (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 23, will reject a move to Barcelona in order to sign for Real Madrid. (Don Balon)

Former Newcastle midfielder Nolberto Solano, 42, is being lined up as the next manager of Gillingham (TEAMtalk)

 

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