Paper Talk: Wolfsburg want United man; United, Spurs chase full-back

Date published: Friday 21st July 2017 11:45

A Manchester United and Tottenham target wants to leave France, while Aleksander Kolarov will leave Man City for Roma with two new full-backs heading for The Etihad, all in the papers.



Wolfsburg and Inter Milan both want to take Anthony Martial on loan from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

The French forward endured a frustrating season last time out, where he scored just eight times from a total of 42 appearances, 27 of which were from the bench.

After being shunted out on to the wing to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Martial again faces a difficult task in proving his worth to Jose Mourinho after the club forked out £75million to sign Romelu Lukaku.

Earlier this week Martial’s cousin, a journalist based in Paris, confirmed Inter’s interest

“I can confirm Inter’s interest in Anthony,” his cousin wrote on Twitter.

“However, he’s focusing solely on Manchester United. His thoughts are fixated on pre-season with United.”




Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier, according to a report.

The Independent claims United’s failure to get Fabinho on board has meant they are looking into signing 24-year-old right-back Aurier.

Aurier has been left out of the PSG squad for their game against Tottenham in the US in the International Champions Cup, with coach Unai Emery confirming the player wants to leave.

“‘I spoke with Serge to tell him that I wanted him to stay,” Emery told L’Equipe, 

“He told me that he wants to leave and he preferred staying in Paris to prepare for his departure.”

PSG are expected to go with Dani Alves as first choice right-back from his arrival from Juventus, and PSG could accept around £25million for Aurier, who is also interesting Tottenham.


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Manchester City have had a £44.5m bid for left-back Benjamin Mendy rejected by Monaco. The Ligue 1 side are demanding £54m for the 23-year-old. (Daily Mail)

City will complete the signing of 26-year-old right-back Danilo from Real Madrid on Friday. (Marca)

Barcelona have bid £72m for Liverpool’s Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, rejected by the Reds. (Various)

Arsenal are increasingly confident midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, will sign a new contract. (Sun)

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Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is open to a move to West Ham – if they can agree a fee with Arsenal. (Daily Star)

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge doubts AC Milan can afford £43m Renato Sanches. (Daily Mail)

Everton are keeping tabs on Sheffield United attacking midfielder David Brooks. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho will hold crunch talks with boss Ed Woodward over Manchester United’s transfer activity. (Daily Mirror)

Michael Carrick says only a Premier League title challenge will be good enough for Manchester United this season. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have asked to be kept informed of Riyad Mahrez’s situation at Leicester City, but the Foxes will have to lower their £50m asking price for the 26-year-old forward for Spurs to make a move. (Standard)

Leicester players are ready to “dig out” Mahrez if he does not put in 100% effort, says midfielder Andy King. (Leicester Mercury)

Virgil van Dijk is pushing Southampton to give him a dream move to Liverpool this summer. (Sun)

Juventus want Nemanja Matic but are unwilling to meet Chelsea’s £40m asking price. (Sun)

Everton are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Feyenoord’s 16-year-old prospect Joshua Zirkzee. (Sun)

Manchester United have still not met Inter Milan’s valuation of Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, 28. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea are lining up a £10m bid for Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in 17-year-old Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho. (Independent, Sun)

Fenerbahce will hold talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for Lucas Perez. (Daily Express)

Turkish club Antalyaspor are ready to meet Arsenal’s demands for Jack Wilshere. (Daily Express)

Chelsea could sell defender Andreas Christensen to Sevilla for £13.4m. (Daily Express)

PSG have sent director of football Henrique Antero to London to try and seal the signing of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. (Daily Star)

Diego Costa could join AC Milan on loan before leaving Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in January. (Daily Star)

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 28, will become West Ham’s highest-paid player following his medical at the London club on Friday. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace are planning a new bid for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, 22, after their opening offer of £16m was rejected. (ESPN FC)

Fulham target Diego Rolan could make the Cottagers wait until the final days of the transfer window to sign him. The Bordeaux striker, 24, is holding out for a move to the Premier League or Spain.(Sky Sports)

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed Aleksander Kolarov is poised to join Roma. (Various)

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Bournemouth winger Max Gradel has told the club he wants to join Toulouse. The Cherries have already rejected a loan offer from the French club for the 29-year-old.(L’Equipe, via Talksport)

Stewart Downing’s anticipated departure from Middlesbrough has been delayed as Birmingham City continue to try to strike a deal for the 32-year-old midfielder. (Gazette)

Newcastle United have agreed to sell 33-year-old striker Daryl Murphy to Nottingham Forest for £2m. (Sky Sports)

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