Paper Talk: Big guns chase Spurs’ young strike sensation

Date published: Saturday 14th September 2019 10:22

Juventus are just one of the teams chasing young Spurs star Troy Parrott, David De Gea has signed a new deal and two Man Utd targets look set to nail down their futures, all in the papers.

 

PARROTT IN DEMAND

Tottenham and Republic of Ireland Under-21s forward Troy Parrott is a target for Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, claims a report.

Calciomercato report that Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus are tracking the 17-year-old, but they will have competition from Real and Bayern

Parrott enjoyed a week to remember. The academy prospect scored three times for Republic of Ireland Under-21s and was named in Spurs’ Champions League squad.

Mauricio Pochettino said: “I think he needs time, we need to be relaxed. We cannot put his name in the spotlight every day because we’re not going to help him by doing that.

“He’s still so young. The best way to help him is to be calm and relaxed about him. If he’s going to be involved, perfect. If he’s going to be involved with the Under-23s instead, perfect.

“Sometimes he’ll train with us, good. Now it’s a process where he needs to be relaxed. If we put too much pressure we’re going to force or push him to make a mistake and that’s what we don’t want.”

 

AND THE REST

AC Milan considered the possibility of pursuing Keita Balde during the summer transfer window. (Calciomercato)

Juventus forward and Man Utd target Mario Mandzukic is edging closer to a potential move to join LAFC in Major League Soccer (Calciomercato)

Lazio midfielder and Man Utd target Sergey Milinkovic-Savic is close to sealing a new deal with the Biancocelesti in the next few days. (Ill Messagero)

Barcelona may switch their attentions to Paris St-Germain’s 20-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe after missing out on Brazilian team-mate Neymar, 27. (Mundo Deportivo)

West Ham outbid Bayern Munich in order to sign 25-year-old French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer in a club-record deal worth up to £45m. (Mail)

Watford sacked Javi Gracia because he was unable to tighten up their defence and was reluctant to play several of the club’s summer signings. (Sky Sports)

Super-agent Mino Raiola is targeting Wilfried Zaha as his next client as he gets set to sack current representative Will Salthouse. (Daily Mail)

Wolves owners Fosun are looking to attract fresh investment to help bankroll their ambitious attempts to break into the Premier League’s top six. (Daily Mail)

Everton boss Marco Silva insists Michael Keane can move past England howler and benefit from the experience. (Daily Mail)

The EFL are planning to close the sale-and-lease-back loophole that has allowed several Championship clubs. (Daily Mail)

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s season could face more disruption with rumours heading into the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was offered to AC Milan and Inter this summer (The Sun)

Huddersfield Town had to quadruple their initial offer in order to lure Danny Cowley from Lincoln City as manager this week. (Daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp TEAMtalk

Jurgen Klopp has challenged his Liverpool players to rediscover their winning mentality and take it through to Christmas. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has opened up on how he holds a certain amount of jealousy towards other managers in regards to the transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Zinedine Zidane has denied Gareth Bale’s suggestions he was made a “scapegoat” at Real Madrid and insisted that everyone at the club shares responsibility. (Daily Mirror)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has dismissed the possibility of Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio joining the club. (Various)

Pep Guardiola has no plans to bring in a new defender in January to cover for injured Aymeric Laporte – at the moment. (Various)

Velez Sarsfield have inked Man City target Thiago Almada to a new deal that will run through June 2023.

Peyter Crouch has backed Liverpool to beat Manchester United to Jadon Sancho’s signature next summer. (Mail)

Manchester United have decided to offer defender Victor Lindelof a new contract after summer interest from Barcelona. (Express)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is replaceable and other goalkeepers can “fill the void” as contract negotiations with the Spain international continue. (Marca)

David De Gea TEAMtalk

De Gea, 28, has reportedly signed a new five-year deal at Old Trafford. (Daily Record)

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, wants to sign a new contract at Tottenham with his current deal expiring at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Spurs have also offered midfielder Christian Eriksen a new contract worth £230,000 a week to tempt him to stay amid interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid. (Mail)

Southampton are interested in signing 18-year-old Belgian midfielder Yari Verschaeren from Anderlecht. (Calciomercato)

Cardiff’s Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba, 34, is a candidate to succeed Neil Warnock when he steps down as manager next year. (South Wales Evening Post)

Leeds United offered captain and Scotland defender Liam Cooper, 28, a new contract in order to fend off interest from Premier League clubs. (Football Insider)

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is hopeful midfielder Emile Hojbjerg will sign a new contract with the 24-year-old Denmark international’s current deal due to expire at the end of next season. (Daily Echo)

Manchester City and Manchester United are both interested in signing young Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, 20. (Mirror)

Virgi Van Dijk TEAMtalk

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says he tried to sign Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 28, while manager at Hull. (Guardian)

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has “all the conditions” to be successful as manager at Stamford Bridge. (Sky Sports)

Former Valencia boss Marcelino claims he is “absolutely certain” that last season’s Copa del Rey win led to his sacking by the La Liga club earlier this week. (ESPN)

Valencia and Benfica are interested in signing Crystal Palace’s 15-year-old English midfielder Jadan Raymond, who has yet to sign professional terms at Selhurst Park. (Mail

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