Paper Talk: Arsenal swoop for Russian; Man Utd reserve keeper exit

Date published: Sunday 11th June 2017 1:53

Arsenal are set to announce the signing of a Russian midfielder, while one of Manchester United’s brightest prospects is attracting interest from Portugal, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Arsenal are closing in on their second signing of the summer with the £10m capture of 21-year-old midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow.

Just days after the free transfer capture of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke, the Gunners are expected to announce the £10million sign of Golovin from the Russian Premier League’s runners-up.

Russian newspaper Sports RU claims the deal has already been agreed and is expected to be announced in the coming days.

Arsene Wenger is believed to have struck the deal ahead of rival interest from Chelsea, with the move expected to see the player loaned back to the club for the forthcoming season.

Golovin netted three times, and set up four more goals, in 20 league appearances for the club and is contracted to CSKA until 2021.



Manchester United could face a battle to keep promising goalkeeper Joel Pereira at the club this summer, with Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon all keen on the 20-year-old.

The Sunday Mirror believes a move to Benfica looks the most likely with the club seeking a new No 1 following the sale of Ederson to Manchester City this week.

But Porto, who have decided to let Liverpool-linked Iker Casillas leave the club in order to reduce their wage bill, are also monitoring the situation, with Sporting a third potential destination if the Lions cash in on Rui Patricio this summer.

Pereira has been branded Portugal’s best keeper of the next generation by Jose Mourinho and is clearly rated by the United boss, having been given his Premier League debut in the final match of the season against Crystal Palace.

But he remains third choice at United behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero and his suitors know he could he could be lured away by the promise of regular first-team football.



Liverpool have expressed their interest in signing Dusan Tadic from Southampton as they seek reinforcements for Jurgen Klopp’s first Champions League campaign as manager at Anfield (Sunday Times)

Liverpool are reportedly willing to bid £40m for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Daily Star on Sunday)

Real Madrid are looking at AC Milan teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma as an alternative to Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (Sunday Mirror)

James Rodriguez: Wants United's number 10 shirt

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has put Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez on his wanted list (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham are ready to move for Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are closing in on a £20m deal for Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen and hope to sign the midfielder in the next 10 days (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City have no intention of reviving their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk, now Liverpool have dropped out of the bidding (Sunday Mirror)

Joe Hart: Question marks over his distribution

Joe Hart fears no one will want to sign him as he considers life away from Manchester City ahead of next season (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham are ready to offer Manchester City outcast Hart a Premier League lifeline (The Sun on Sunday)

Leeds are weighing up an approach to their former forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink about a return to Elland Road as they step up their manager search (Sunday Mirror)

Paul Lambert has emerged as a candidate to fill the vacant manager’s role at Sunderland (Sunday Mirror)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to join MLS side LA Galaxy following his release from Manchester United (The Sun on Sunday)

Alvaro Morata has told Gareth Bale to join him at Manchester United – as the Real Madrid star closes in on a £64m deal (The Sun on Sunday)

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has revealed his intention to return to Italy (The Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are ready to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in their history if he can be prised away from Arsenal (Daily Star Sunday)

Marseille are set to step up their interest in Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko (Sunday People)

West Ham are looking to offload Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass just months after paying Hull £10m for him (Sunday People)

West Brom have lined up Everton midfielder James McCarthy as a replacement for ex-captain Darren Fletcher (Sunday People)

Chelsea are closing in on a £35m deal to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco with the midfielder expected to travel to England to complete the switch (Sunday Telegraph)

Beaten Champions League finalists Juventus have targeted three players, with Bayern Munich’s 26-year-old winger Douglas Costa, Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 28, and 22-year-old Lazio forward Keita Balde on the summer wishlist (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal face a test of their pulling power as they chase Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe with Real Madrid lurking (Mail on Sunday)

Everton will hold talks with Malaga to sign striker Sandro Ramirez ahead of a £5.2m transfer to Goodison Park (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal look set to miss out on Henry Onyekuru with West Ham hoping to conclude a £7m deal this week (Mail on Sunday)

Lazio are considering a £9m offer for Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon, 26 (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic are weighing up a move for Blackburn winger Connor Mahoney. Nottingham Forest and Wolves have also expressed interest in the 20-year-old who is out of contract at Ewood Park (Mail on Sunday)

Huddersfield Town have asked about Reims central defender Julian Jeanvier. The 25-year-old was voted best defender in the French second division last season can also play at left-back (Mail on Sunday)

AC Milan are set to pull out of a move for Diego Costa due to the Chelsea forward’s wage demands (Sunday Express)

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has personally reassured transfer target 
Graham Dorrans that he’ll do everything in his power to get him to Ibrox (Sunday Express)

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