Paper Talk: £65m star pleads for Man Utd; Arsenal sweat over Barca man

Date published: Thursday 9th August 2018 7:56

A Manchester United target is ready to push for a Deadline Day move to Old Trafford, while Arsenal’s bid to sign a Barcelona attacker is set to go down to the wire, according to Thursday’s newspapers.



Harry Maguire has asked Leicester if they will sanction his dream move to Manchester United.

The England defender has found himself a man in demand this summer after his heroic performances in the World Cup and has since found himself near the top of Jose Mourinho’s wanted list.

United are believed to have had two bids rejected by the Foxes for the former Hull and Sheffield United defender and Sky Sports reckons they will return with a third – believed to for £65m – to try and get the deal done before the 5pm deadline.

But with the Daily Mail adamant that Leicester are determined not to sell, Sky believes Maguire may try and take matters into his own hands and ask club bosses to sanction his dream move in order to get the deal across the line.

United have been linked with a host of defenders, with Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng also in their sights.


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Arsenal want to take Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele on loan for the season – but their hopes for a deal could be pushed all the way to the 5pm deadline (Daily Mirror)

Christian Eriksen is Real Madrid’s No 1 choice to replace Luka Modric, should he leave the club this summer (Daily Mirror)

Joe Hart is set for a debut on Thursday in injury-hit Burnley’s Europa League tie against Istanbul Basaksehir (Daily Mirror)

Tammy Abraham is set to stay at Chelsea – and take on an increased role – despite interest from around the Premier League (Daily Mirror)

Jordan Henderson says Liverpool will hit the ground running this weekend as they start their bid to take Manchester City’s crown (Daily Mirror)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust opposition to Stan Kroenke’s full takeover of the club (Daily Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho is increasingly worried Manchester United will not sign the central defender he has been demanding before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea are preparing for an exodus of squad players after tying up the signings of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are furious with Barcelona after their late bid for Paul Pogba with just two days left of the transfer window (The Sun)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard fears losing key players with James Tavernier and Josh Windass linked with moves to England (The Sun)

Wolves are plotting a deadline day swoop for £22m PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa  (The Sun)

Stoke City have made a shock late £8m swoop for Swansea’s Sam Clucas  (The Sun)

Daniele Rugani’s agent claims Juventus rejected a “really big bid” from Chelsea for the defender  (The Sun)

Leicester are considering taking Danny Drinkwater back from Chelsea, just a year after selling the 28-year-old midfielder for £35m, while Everton and West Ham are also keen (The Independent)

Manchester United have been accused of pressuring staff into misleading fans about the availability of tickets in an attempt to sell memberships (Daily Mail)

Manchester United target Jerome Boateng is poised to resurrect his move to PSG (Daily Mail)

West Ham are considering a last-minute Deadline-Day move for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente (Daily Mail)

Watford have been offered the chance to sign Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia from Lille (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are still locked in talks with Swansea over the transfer of striker Jordan Ayew (Daily Star)

Jack Grealish will not try to force his way out of Aston Villa after his proposed move to Tottenham hit the rocks (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho is becoming increasingly concerned by the damage he feels the agent Mino Raiola is doing to Manchester United (The Times)

Chelsea are ready to hand Kepa Arrizabalaga his debut away to Huddersfield Town on Saturday (The Times)

FIFA is planning to introduce a standardised global transfer window (The Times)


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