Paper Talk: Arsenal chase £35m Brazilian; Palace talk to Italy striker

Date published: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 8:26

Arsenal have entered the running for a £35million Tottenham target, while a Liverpool outcast could find himself on the move to Italy with Roma, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in a £35m battle for PSG winger Lucas Moura after the Gunners had a change of heart over the deal.

The Gunners had decided they would only pursue the Brazilian on a loan deal, but Tottenham’s decision to rival Napoli in an effort to sign the player on a permanent deal means the Gunners have now changed their stance.

And the Daily Express reckons Arsene Wenger wants the Brazilian to form a new-look attacking line-up at Emirates Stadium alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil providing the supply line in behind.

PSG are looking to sell Moura this month for a fee of around £35million. The player has admitted he is unhappy by his lack of playing time and wants to move to enhance his chances of making Brazil’s World Cup squad.


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Roma director of football Monchi has hinted that a raid for Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge might still be on the cards if Edin Dzeko is sold (Daily Star)

Newcastle are working on a deal to bring Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro to St James’ Park (Daily Express)

Moussa Dembele is eyeing a move away from Celtic this month (Daily Express)

Manchester City want Aymeric Laporte and are considering meeting the Athletic Bilbao star’s £60m release clause (The Sun)

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 39, is in talks to become the next Oxford United manager (The Sun)

Chelsea have agreed a £50m double transfer deal for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri of Roma (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have offered Dzeko a £7m-a-year contract to return to the Premier League (Daily Express)

Borussia Dortmund are demanding Olivier Giroud in part exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – or they will put the deal off until the summer (Daily Mirror)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Wanted by AC Milan this summer

Alex McLeish fancies a return to the Scotland job after Michael O’Neill snubbed the SFA (Daily Mirror)

The president of UEFA has revealed talks will begin on plans to curb financial excesses in football, which could lead to a form of salary cap being introduced across the European game and strict limits placed on agents’ fees (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham will be without Andy Carroll for three months after the striker underwent surgery on a foot injury (The Guardian)

The Hammers also face being without attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini, 24, for six weeks because of a hamstring injury (The Times)

Crystal Palace have opened talks with Inter Milan over an £8.5m deal for Italy forward Eder, 31 (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are set to secure the loan signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy in the next 24 hours (Daily Mail)

Eric Dier has welcomed Tottenham’s determination to resist even world-record bids for their prize asset Harry Kane (Daily Mail)

England U21 international Jack Harrison is ready to swap New York City FC for Stoke City this month, but has insisted that no deal is done yet to take him back to his hometown club (The Independent)


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