Paper Talk: Arsenal, Spurs battle for Scotland international star

Date published: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 8:31 - Oli Fisher

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Arsenal are competing with Spurs for the signing of a Scotland international, while Man Utd are closing in on a historic appointment, according to Tuesday’s papers.



Arsenal are ready to battle their north London rivals Spurs for the signing of Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser this summer, a report claims.

Fraser has been a key cog in Eddie Howe’s side once against this season, amassing eight goals in 36 appearances and helping the side steer well clear of relegation trouble once again.

However, the Mirror claims that the south coast club may do well to hang on to the Scotland international beyond the summer, with the Gunners and Tottenham both tracking him.

With Aaron Ramsey leaving for Juventus on a free transfer when his Arsenal contract expires this summer, Unai Emery will be desperate to bolster his midfield.

Fraser arrived at Bournemouth from SPL side Aberdeen for just £400,000 back in 2013, when they were in League One.



Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has signed a pre-contract agreement with Paris Saint-Germain and is poised to join the club on a free transfer this summer. (Daily Record)

Manchester United are refusing to bow to Herrera’s wage demands, despite the growing threat of the Spain midfielder leaving on a free transfer. (Telegraph)

Tottenham could smash their transfer record with a £50m bid for Everton’s England international defender Michael Keane, 26, who has also been watched by Arsenal. (Express)

Tottenham have no plans to sign a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer. Club captain Hugo Lloris, 32, was the subject of criticism following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool. (Mail)

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has accused football’s governing bodies of failing black players in the fight against racism. (Mirror)

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is to hold talks with Andy King over the 30-year-old midfielder’s future. (Leicester Mercury)

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has dismissed reported interest in defender Nathan Ake, 24, who has been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

Arsenal have made Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, 25, a summer transfer target. (Mirror)

Arsenal are in advanced talks with Brazilian club Ituano over a £6.5m deal for 17-year-old winger Gabriel Martinelli, who has been monitored by more than 20 leading European clubs and had a recent trial at Manchester United. (Sun)

Manchester United are closing in on the appointment of their first technical director, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer playing a part in the recruitment process. (London Evening Standard)

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s childhood team-mates in Norway claim the Manchester United manager supported rivals Liverpool when he was growing up. (Sun)

Queens Park Rangers have held talks with ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood as they search for a new manager following the sacking of Steve McClaren. (Times)

Manchester United want Spanish midfielder Juan Mata to become a club ambassador at the end of his playing career. The 30-year-old is still to agree a new contract with the club and his present deal expires at the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi admits he is devastated at being unable to play for the club. The 21-year-old has been unable to get a work permit in the UK since signing for the Reds from Nigeria’s Imperial Academy in the summer of 2015. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says that the loyal support shown by fans since he arrived at St James’ Park will come into his thinking when he decides whether to sign a new contract. (Newcastle Chronicle)



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