Paper Talk: Arsenal & Everton battle; Leicester eye Leeds star

Date published: Thursday 27th October 2016 7:47

Arsenal and Everton will compete to sign one of England’s most promising youngsters, while Leicester have their sights set on Leeds’ left-back, according to today’s papers.


Arsenal and Everton are set to do battle for highly-rated Hull defender Josh Tymon in January, with Arsene Wenger and Ronald Koeman keen admirers of the 17-year-old.

Tymon impressed at left-back in the League Cup win over Bristol City on Tuesday and is expected to make his Premier League bow at Watford on Saturday with Andy Robertson sidelined through injury.

According to both the Daily Mirror and The Sun, Arsenal and Everton were already monitoring Tymon’s progress in Hull’s development squad, and regard the player as one of England’s best prospects.

The youngster has yet to sign his first professional contract at the Tigers, and both interested parties are prepared to meet whatever compensation fee Hull demand.



– Arsenal are also interested in Middlesbrough’s England under-20 winger Harry Chapman, 18, who is on loan at Sheffield United (Daily Mirror)

– Leicester are monitoring 23-year-old Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor, who is out of contract in the summer, as a long-term replacement for Christian Fuchs (Daily Mirror)

– Mamadou Sakho has accepted defeat in his bid to persuade Jurgen Klopp he still has a future at Liverpool and could leave Anfield in January, with Lille interested in the defender (Daily Mirror)

– Stoke’s Glen Johnson has emerged as a shock target for Barcelona, who are desperate for cover in the position (Mundo Deportivo)

– Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City are also on the Spanish giants’ radar (Mundo Deportivo)

– Schalke want to activate their option to sign on-loan Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb permanently, in a deal which will see the Bundesliga outfit pay £17million for the 21-year-old (Daily Mirror)

– Wigan could offer Ryan Giggs a chance to cut his teeth in management following the sacking of Gary Caldwell (Daily Mail)

– Paul Ince believes he is the right man to turnaround Wolves’ fortunes and hopes to succeed Walter Zenga as manager of his former club (Daily Mirror)

– Former Premier League manager Nigel Adkins could take over League Two outfit Grimsby Town (The Sun)

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