Paper Talk: Dortmund defender set for London move; Bale for sale

Date published: Thursday 8th June 2017 12:21

Gareth Bale will be sold this summer, while Tottenham are chasing a £15million move for a Borussia Dortmund defender, all in the papers.



Mauricio Pochettino is chasing Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter, according to an exclusive report on Thursday.

The Independent claims the 23-year-old is a target for Spurs and is available for around £15million as Pochettino looks to rebuild his defence.

Kyle Walker is expected to leave, while the futures of Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld are also in doubt and Ginter has been targeted.

Matthias Ginter: Not leaving Borussia Dortmund

The player is believed to be open to a move, but will hold talks with new Dortmund boss Peter Bosz.

Hoffenheim are also keen on the player, who can play in a defensive midfield role.

The report also claims Spurs are also negotiating with Espanyol over a deal for on-loan goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

Lopez has a £5m buyout in his loan deal and Spurs want him as back-up for Hugo Lloris.



Real Madrid will put Gareth Bale up for sale this summer as they prepare to make room for Kylian Mbappe, according to a report.

Monaco star Mbappe is believed to be Zinedine Zidane’s top target, but Real may have to sell to raise the £100million fee that Monaco are holding out for.

And Don Balon claim Zidane will allow Bale to leave Los Blancos to free up the cash to spend on Mbappe.

The report claims club president Florentino Perez would rather sell Karim Benzema and keep Bale, while Zidane is open to offloading the former Spurs man.




Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, will stay at the club this summer after Spanish side Real Madrid decided they will keep Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla as their two keepers next season. (Marca)

Man Utd have had a £52.4m bid for striker Alvaro Morata, 24, rejected by Real Madrid. (Sky Sport Italy)

United boss Jose Mourinho must activate the £87m release clause if he wants to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, 23, who scored 28 goals last season. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton manager Claude Puel is likely to be sacked but a decision will not be made until the club complete their search for a potential successor. (Telegraph)

Chelsea will offer £48m plus midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, to sign 30-year-old Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. (Sun)

The Blues will offer Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, a wage of more than £150,000 a week to secure an £80m return to Stamford Bridge. (Evening Standard)

Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, will reject moves away from the club this summer and sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions. (Le Parisien)

Manchester United are ready to hand Real Madrid an ultimatum over striker Alvaro Morata. (Daily Mirror)

Wayne Rooney is in danger of pricing himself out of an emotional return to Everton. (Daily Star)

David Moyes is being lined up for a swift return to work as the next Scotland manager. (The Times)

Willy Caballero, who has been released by Manchester City, is understood to favour a move to Chelsea over Newcastle. (The Times)

Lazio star Felipe Anderson admits he dreams of playing for a team like Manchester United. (Daily Star)

Arsenal are willing to pay Lyon £35m for Alexandre Lacazette if Alexis Sanchez leaves the Emirates. (Daily Star)

Watford are confident of landing Schalke defender Dennis Aogo on a free transfer.  (Daily Star)

Swansea are keen on Sampdoria’s Colombian striker Luis Muriel who bagged 11 goals in Serie A last season.  (Daily Star)

Kyle Walker may be priced out of a move to Manchester City after Tottenham raise their price dramatically. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are not giving up on Mohamed Salah despite opening talks for fellow winger Gelson Martins. (Daily Mirror)

Dani Alves has told Juventus: Give me a new deal or I’m off. (Sun)

Pep Guardiola will look to put down some roots in Manchester by opening talks over a new deal. (Sun)

Milan fear the reason Gianluigi Donnarumma has not signed a new contract is because he is waiting to join Real Madrid. (Sun)

Chelsea are adamant in-demand Michy Batshuayi can only leave after they sign a new striker. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are set to miss out on Hamburg’s teen strike sensation Jann-Fiete Arp. (Daily Mirror)

Reported Manchester United target Radja Nainggolan has refused to rule out a move to Old Trafford from Roma. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona have made Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, 22, their number one transfer target this summer and are preparing to make a £40m move. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace, West Brom, Brighton and Birmingham City are all interested in signing full-back Ferland Mendy from Le Havre. The 21-year-old is valued at £7m and has one year remaining on his contract. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Fenerbahce over the transfer of David Ospina. (Daily Express)

Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out leaving Real Madrid saying ‘Nothing is impossible’. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are searching for new shirt sponsors, despite having two years left on their current Emirates deal.  (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Leicester star Riyad Mahrez. (Telegraph, Daily Express)

Aberdeen could yet hold on to manager Derek McInnes as Sunderland consider Garry Monk for their managerial vacancy. (Daily Record)

West Brom are looking at signing Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 30, in a cut-price £2m deal. (Sun)

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