Paper Talk: Arsenal close to signing; Man Utd want England man

Date published: Saturday 8th June 2019 9:40

Arsenal are closing in on Yannick Carrasco, Man Utd are considering Eric Dier and Tottenham are trying to haggle over the price tag of Tanguy Ndombele, all in the papers.



Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier is on Manchester United’s summer hit list, according to The Times.

The paper claim that a defensive midfield replacement for Nemanja Matic is being sought with 20-year-old Declan Rice and Dier of Tottenham Hotspur on a list of candidates.

United also “want to sign” Sean Longstaff from Newcastle United, but they see him as one for the future and the 21-year-old has pledged his allegiance to the Geordies.



Arsenal are reportedly ‘one step away’ from completing their first deal of the summer with Yannick Carrasco closing in on a move to the Emirates (Daily Star)

West Ham utility man Reece Oxford is set to join Augsburg (Daily Star)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will sign a three-year deal to become Juventus manager next week. (Guardian)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer turned his attention to Daniel James after being quoted over £40million to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser (Daily Express)

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko plans to stay with the Blues next season (L’Equipe)

Mauro Icardi wants to return to Inter next season but the club are not factoring him into their plans for 2019-20 (

Andreas Pereira is in line for a new four-year deal at Manchester United (The Sun)

Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be handed an audition for the role of England’s first-choice right back (The Times)

Aboubakar Kamara will be back in a Fulham shirt next season after clear-the-air talks with Scott Parker  (The Sun)

Everton face another fight to keep hold of Idrissa Gueye with PSG to reignite their £30m transfer interest  (The Sun)

Real Madrid may prioritise signing Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, over Manchester United and France’s 26-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba. (Independent)

But the La Liga club could potentially target Manchester United midfielder Pogba in a bid to send Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. (Mirror)

In another potential swap deal, Real Madrid could be set to offload James Rodriguez as part of a deal to land Pogba, after the 27-year-old asked Bayern Munich not to take up their option to buy him, once his loan deal with the German club finishes at the end of June. (Star)

Football agent Mino Raiola could have his three-month worldwide ban lifted before the summer transfer window. The Court of Arbitration for Sport are considering suspending the ban. (Mail)

Barcelona have denied reports they will swoop for legendary Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after the 41-year-old announced he would leave Paris St-Germain this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Buffon wants to cap off his career by winning Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020 with Italy. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been in contact with Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier more than once in a bid to persuade him to join the Gunners. (Star)

Barcelona will turn their attentions to Manchester United’s England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, if they fail in their moves to sign Antoine Griezmann or Neymar. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid want to bring Chelsea and Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 28, back to his homeland. (Goal)

Tottenham are considering a £50m swoop for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The 22-year-old, who has been hailed as the new N’Golo Kante, is also a target for Manchester United. (Sun)

Fulham’s England Under-21 winger Ryan Sessegnon, 19, has told the club he will not sign a new contract and has set his heart on a move to Tottenham. (Guardian)

Liverpool are to rival Tottenham and Manchester United for the signing of 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon. (Record)

Lille’s Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe will snub the Premier League in favour of a move to Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old is on Liverpool and Manchester United’s radar. (Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax this summer – and are willing to double Barcelona’s offer (Mirror)

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay Sampdoria £44m for 22-year-old Italy defender Joachim Andersen and Belgium winger Dennis Praet, 25. (Star)

West Ham and Arsenal are both interested in Eibar’s Spanish midfielder Joan Jordan, 24. (Marca)

Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is set to join Olympiakos after snubbing the chance to be Vincent Kompany’s first Anderlecht signing (Daily Mail)

Frenkie de Jong has urged Ajax and Netherlands team-mate Matthijs de Ligt to join him at Barcelona this summer (Daily Mail)

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West Ham are interested in Newcastle’s former England Under-21 midfielder Isaac Hayden, 24. (Star)

Everton have joined Arsenal in the race to sign 27-year-old Togo defender Djene Dakonam from Getafe. (Marca)

Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has been appointed the club’s loan player coordinator. (Sun)

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