Paper Talk: Man Utd v Arsenal for PSG star; Spurs eye £50m Ajax star

Arsenal have made it a three-way chase for a PSG defender, while Wolves are looking to land a Premier League legend this summer, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

ARSENAL JOIN HUNT FOR PSG LEFT-BACK

Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign out-of-favour PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

The Gunners are already looking at transfer targets for next season despite so far failing to announce who Arsene Wenger’s successor at The Emirates will be.

And Metro, via RMC claims that Kurzawa is high on the list, given his ability to play as a full-back or wing-back.

The 25-year-old is reportedly being lined-up to replace Sead Kolasinac, who has struggled to impress since making a free transfer move from Schalke last summer.

The France international is also been viewed as Nacho Monreal’s long-term successor, with the 32-year-old having just one year remaining on his contract.

Kurzawa started the season as Unai Emery’s first-choice left-back, but the rise of Yuri Berchiche has seen him struggle for game time in the second half of the campaign.

However, the player himself remains confident in his ability, saying: “I know what I can do, and don’t think I have performed to the best of my ability this season. It is a problem for me.

“I have never been satisfied with my displays this year, and I have felt annoyed when I have gone home after games.”

Jose Mourinho is also on the hunt for a new left-back, with Matteo Darmian, Luks Shaw and Daley Bling all being to leave United, while Chelsea were said to have been in talks with the player in January before opting to sign Emerson Palmieri instead.

 

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AND THE REST

Leroy Sane is ready to follow Gabriel Jesus in delaying Manchester City contract talks until after the World Cup (The Sun)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar held secret talks with Real Madrid officials in March. The Brazilian is said to be desperate to leave the French capital (Daily Express)

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has bought club staff VIP tickets to see Noel Gallagher in concert after their title win (The Sun)

An Arsenal fan has turned down a £1,000 bid for the special tie Arsene Wenger gave his son at his final home game (The Sun)

Arsenal have ditched Luis Enrique from their final five candidates for new manager, which includes Max Allegri, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira, Leonardo Jardim and Julian Nagelsmann (Daily Mirror)

Paris Saint-Germain are pushing hard to sign Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon ahead of Man Utd, Tottenham and Man City (Daily Mirror)

Norwich midfielder James Maddison will spark a £25million summer scramble for his signature after being told his knee injury is not as bad as first feared (The Sun)

Wayne Rooney has told Everton he wants to join MLS side DC United, with a £12.5m deal now close to being agreed for the former England captain (Daily Mail)

The 32-year-old’s £300,000-a-week salary at DC United will be paid by three clubs (The Sun)

US reports say DC United are cautiously optimistic they can convince England’s all-time leading goalscorer to join them (Washington Post)

But some English press have Premier League newcomers Wolves are among the favourites to sign the Everton forward this summer (Birmingham Mail)

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Porto’s Diogo Leite this summer, with the 19-year-old Portuguese defender also wanted by Manchester City and Arsenal (Guardian)

Stoke City are prepared to take a substantial hit on £18m flop Kevin Wimmer as they prepare for life in the Championship (Daily Telegraph)

Southampton will open talks with Mark Hughes next week about signing a new long-term contract as manager (Daily Telegraph)

Emre Can is losing his bid to be fit for Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid with a back injury (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are monitoring developments with Ajax’s£50m-rated  teenage centre-back Matthijs de Ligt (Daily Mail)

Cardiff have set their sights on Crystal Palace’s Scottish midfielder James McArthur (Daily Mail)

Newcastle and Celtic are keen on West Brom’s 28-year-old defender Craig Dawson, with the Englishman valued at £15m (Daily Mail)

Morocco fear dirty tricks are at play by FIFA in their bid to stage the 2026 World Cup (Daily Mail)

Steve McClaren is set to become the new Queens Park Rangers manager with Ian Holloway on the brink of the sack (Daily Mail)

Leicester, Newcastle and Watford want Hannover’s 25-year-old German striker Niclas Fullkrug (Leicester Mercury)

 

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