Paper Talk: Juventus want Crystal Palace star; Arsenal want Gotze

Date published: Friday 15th June 2018 8:13

 Arsenal are one of several clubs tracking Mario Gotze, Man Utd want to keep Anthony Martial and Juventus want a Crystal Palace man, all in Friday’s papers.



Mario Gotze wants to move to England to revive his career, according to an exclusive in the Daily Mirror.

There’s very little detail other than that, while Sky Sports had the same story ahead of the tabloid.

Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are among the clubs tracking the German playmaker, while Sky claim Marseille and Valencia are also interested.

Dortmund paid £22m to Bayern Munich last summer to bring him back to Signal Iduna Park and they will want that money back if they sell him this summer.

The paper also report Leicester and Newcastle have made tentative enquiries for Gotze, who they claim would cost around £18million.

The 26-year-old, who was a target for Liverpool in the past, has two years left on his Dortmund deal.

The attacking midfielder made 23 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund last season, scoring twice and providing a further four assists.



Manchester United are determined to stop Anthony Martial from departing over the summer (The Times)

Ashley Young, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson are set to start for England against Tunisia. (Daily Telegraph)

Aston Villa are under pressure to raise up to £50million in player sales with James Chester wanted by Brighton and Stoke.  (Daily Telegraph)

A secret deal has already been struck over a potential UK-wide 2030 World Cup bid.  (Daily Telegraph)

Gareth Bale will make a decision on his Real Madrid future after determining manager Julen Lopetegui’s plans for him (Times)

Raheem Sterling will operate centrally alongside Harry Kane when England play Tunisia. (Guardian)

England are set to hand World Cup debuts to nine players in their opener against Tunisia. (Daily Mirror)

Marcelo Bielsa has signed a deal with Leeds United to become the Championship club’s new head coach (Buenos Aires Times)

Leicester are lining-up Lokomotiv Moscow giant Solomon Kvirkvelia as their third summer signing. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 27, is a major summer target for Barcelona, who want him as a replacement for Andres Iniesta. (Sun)

Chelsea have turned down an £18m bid from Arsenal for Brazil defender David Luiz, 31. (Le 10 Sport)

Chelsea are also reportedly preparing a move for Juventus’ Italian defender Daniele Rugani. The 23-year-old’s agent met with Juventus chiefs on Thursday. (Football Italia)

Liverpool will battle Chelsea and Paris St-Germain to the signature of Porto’s Brazilian left-back Alex Telles, 25. (Le Parisien)

West Ham are considering a move for Manchester United’s 29-year-old English defender Chris Smalling. New boss Manuel Pellegrini has been given a £70m transfer budget. (Metro)

The Hammers are also moving closer to signing English defender Alfie Mawson, 24, and Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 33, from Swansea. The Swans previously rejected bids from West Ham for both players. (Sky Sports)

West Ham have also offered £25m plus £5m in add-ons for Lazio’s Brazil winger Felipe Anderson, 25. (Mail)

Patrick van Aanholt: Moved to Palace

Juventus are planning to bid for Crystal Palace’s Dutch defender Patrick van Aanholt, 27, should Brazilian defender Alex Sandro, 27, complete a move to Manchester United. (Sun)

Newcastle want £20m for Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. The 23-year-old spent time on loan at Fulham last season. (Sky Sports)

Roma president James Pallotta says he was joking when he suggested the club’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, 25, could be set for a move to Real Madrid. (Various)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has hinted he could leave the club with a post on Instagram. The 26-year-old Englishman’s contract expires at the end of June. (Telegraph)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he will “take bets” on Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, remaining at the club next season despite him being linked with a move to Real Madrid. (ESPN)

Aston Villa are under pressure to raise up to £50m in player sales over the next two transfer windows and could lose key stars including English midfielder Jack Grealish, 22, Wales centre-back James Chester, 29, and Ivory Coast forward Jonathan Kodjia, 28. (Telegraph)

Premier League newcomers Fulham want to sign Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan, 24. (Bristol Live)

The FA wants to limit loan deals for British and Irish players between top-flight clubs after Brexit. It is attempting to reach an agreement with the Premier League and the government over new immigration rules for players. (Times)


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