Paper Talk: Arsenal eye double raid on Serie A giants

Date published: Wednesday 20th February 2019 8:24

Arsenal are weighing up a double raid on Serie A giants Roma, while more details have emerged about the future of Maurizio Sarri, according to Wednesday’s papers.

 

ITALIAN JOB FOR ARSENAL 

Premier League side Arsenal are targeting a double raid on Serie A giants Roma, according to reports.

The Daily Express, which cites a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato, claims that the Gunners are eyeing midfielder Steven N’Zonzi once again.

They are expected to face competition from Spurs to land the former Stoke and Sevilla star, though their chances could be significantly boosted if they lure another man to the Emirates first.

Roma director Monchi is apparently a target for Arsenal as they seek to appoint a replacement for Sven Mislintat, but he is not the only candidate for the job.

Former Gunners legend Marc Overmars – currently the director of football at Ajax – is also in the running for the job, reports claim.

If the north London side manage to appoint Monchi, their chances of landing N’Zonzi from Roma would be vastly increased.

Roma only signed the Frenchman last summer, but they could be tempted to try and recoup some of the £25m they spent on him given him inconsistent form.

The 30-year-old had found himself behind the experienced Daniele De Rossi in the pecking order, until the veteran suffered an injury.

 

AND THE REST

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is monitoring West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 20, Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, and Leicester’s 22-year-old left-back Ben Chilwell as he looks to buy young British talent in the summer. (Sun)

German side Bayern Munich have joined the growing list of clubs monitoring Palace’s England Under-21 international Wan-Bissaka. (Mail)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will be sacked if they lose Sunday’s Carabao Cup final to Manchester City. (Mirror)

The Blues would be able to sack Sarri for £5m – the cheapest pay-off for a manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. (Sun)

Chelsea have identified former midfielder and Derby manager Frank Lampard and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as potential replacements for Sarri. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund winger Jaden Sancho, 18, their top summer transfer target but feel they would need Champions League football next season to bring the England international back to the Premier League. (Mirror)

Manchester City are set to offer French defender Aymeric Laporte, 24, a new contract as a result of his fine form this season. (Times)

Manchester United’s 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, who is out of contract in the summer, is expected to sign a new three-year deal with the club worth £100,000 a week. (Sun)

Arsenal are monitoring developments with Burnley’s 26-year-old Englandgoalkeeper Nick Pope as they assess replacements for 36-year-old Czech Petr Cech, who will retire at the end of the season. (Mail)

Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal with Espanyol for their 16-year-old Spanish left-sided player Oscar Tarensi which could cost an initial £260,000 in compensation. (Mail)

 

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