Paper Talk: Arsenal, Tottenham join scrap – but £40m Belgian wants Man Utd

Date published: Tuesday 30th April 2019 8:22

The race is on to sign a Leicester star – but the player only has eyes for Manchester United, while Sheffield United want two quickfire signings to kick-start life in the Premier League, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.

 

TIELEMANS RACE HOTS UP – BUT PLAYER HAS EYES FOR MAN UTD

Leicester loanee Youri Tielemans is ready to spark a £40m summer scramble between Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham for his signature, according to reports.

The midfielder has impressed since joining the Foxes on loan from Monaco and news that he is looking to make a permanent move to the Premier League this summer has alerted a number of high-profile suitors.

According to the Daily Star, both Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to battle it out with Leicester to sign him from the Ligue 1 side – but reports in his native Belgium claim the midfielder will wait and see if Manchester United bid on him as that’s the side he wants to join.

A move to Old Trafford was even suggested by Gary Neville earlier this week – and Het Laatste Nieuws claims the player will get his wish, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be impressed by a player, who doesn’t turn 22 until next week, and whose transfer fee is well within their reach.

Tielemans was keeping his cards close to his chest when questioned about his future earlier this week, telling the Leicester Mercury: “I am feeling the love of the fans.

“After I scored I heard them sing my name and chant ‘sign him up’ so it is fantastic to play in this atmosphere.

“I hope it will be the same in the last two games and then we will see.

“I am just enjoying every day here and we will see what happens in the summer, after these next two games.

“All I can say is I am doing my very best to play at a high level and I will keep on going until the end of the season and finish these last two games well and then we will see.

“There is no option to buy. Like I said, we will see.”

 

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