Paper/Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd eye £80m swap for Chelsea star

Date published: Sunday 6th May 2018 10:04

Manchester United are eyeing an £80million swap deal for a Chelsea star, while there will be a three-way battle for Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to Sunday’s papers.



Manchester United are plotting a huge £80m transfer swap with Chelsea of Willian-plus-cash deal for Anthony Martial.

Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of Willian from his time as Stamford Bridge chief, while the Blues are said to be keen on Martial.

However, a report in the Sunday Mirror claims that Old Trafford bigwigs would only consider selling the Frenchman to the Londoners if Willian is part of the deal.

Along with Nemanja Matic, Willian was one of two Chelsea players Mourinho wanted to sign when he joined United in the summer of 2016, just six months after leaving Stamford Bridge.

But he faces a real battle to persuade his former employers to let Willian go.

As for Martial, the attacker has struggled for starts since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez and is said to be stalling over a new deal at Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old, who cost United £36million when he joined from Monaco, is also attracting interest from Juventus, while Tottenham have also been stronlg linked with a move for Martial in the past.


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Manchester United have agreed an £80m deal with Lazio for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Sun on Sunday)

Wilfried Zaha is ready to quit Crystal Palace and seek European football, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City pursuing the forward (Sun on Sunday)

Maurizio Sarri is to resign as Napoli head coach amid Chelsea links (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Mohamed Salah says he knew he has to leave Chelsea just four months after joining the club, when Jose Mourinho took him off at half-time in a game against Norwich in 2014 (Sun on Sunday)

David Moyes is targeting Jack Butland as his big summer signing, and is ready to spend £30m to bring the Stoke keeper to the London Stadium (Sun on Sunday)

Joe Gomez is a major doubt for the World Cup after the England and Liverpool midfielder suffered a devastating ankle injury (Sun on Sunday)

Real Madrid are considering a bid for PSG’s former Barcelona forward Neymar, after being told the 26-year-old Brazil international would be happy to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo (Marca)

Borussia Dortmund could abandon a move for Tiemoue Bakayoko because Chelsea want £53m for the 23-year-old France midfielder (Sport 1)

Chelsea are closing in on £30m transfer of winger Adama Traore from Middlesbrough (Sunday Mirror)

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has opened the door to an Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri job swap by praising the Chelsea boss (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City are lining up a £50m transfer raid for Matthijs de Ligt to be Vincent Kompany’s successor (Sunday Mirror)

Celtic have joined the race for £15m-rated West Brom defender Craig Dawson (Sunday Mirror)

Jordan Henderson has pledged Liverpool will take their adventurous attacking style into the Champions League Final against Real Madrid (Sunday Express)

Chelsea’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata says his debut season has been made incredibly difficult by a mystery pain in his back (Marca)

Arsenal and Tottenham are also interested in France international Anthony Martial (Mail on Sunday)

Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling needs to take a leaf out of Lionel Messi’s book if he wants to take the step to the next level (Mail on Sunday)

Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney admits he is flattered by interest from Bournemouth but says he remains committed to the six-year contract he signed with Celtic this season (Mail on Sunday)

Steven Gerrard says he wants to seek the advice of Liverpool and Rangers icon Graeme Souness before he starts work at Ibrox (Mail on Sunday)

The pressure has been piled on Claude Puel after Leicester fans turned on the manager in front of the club’s board during their defeat to West Ham on Saturday (Mail on Sunday)

The FA have told Gareth Southgate he is expected to at least guide England out of the group stage at this summer’s World Cup (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has confirmed he will be leaving Juventus and quitting Italian football this summer (Sky Sport)

England have worked out why they have such a poor record in penalty shoot-outs – they take their spot-kicks too quickly (Sunday Telegraph)

Pep Guardiola backs Fabian Delph for England World Cup call-up, saying “I think he deserves it” (Sunday Telegraph)

Jurgen Klopp is ready to strengthen Liverpool squad this summer – irrespective of the Champions League result (Sunday Telegraph)


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