Paper Talk: Chelsea starlet to join Liverpool; Brazilian to PL?

Date published: Friday 17th February 2017 8:02

Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke is ready to join Liverpool in a surprise summer switch, while Everton and Leicester are both keen on signing a Brazilian, according to Friday’s newspapers.


Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez plans to quit the club after a row with his team-mates following Wednesday’s humbling 5-1 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.

The fuming frontman let rip at his team-mates after they completely collapsed in the second half on the last 16, first-leg tie, according to The Sun.

Angry Gunners assistant boss Steve Bould reportedly hurled a water bottle against a wall as players blamed each other for their shambolic defeat.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claims that Juventus and PSG are ready to do battle for the signature of Sanchez this summer.

Arsenal fear that their star forward has already made up his mind to leave following a lengthy contract stand-off and Wednesday night’s mauling has heightened the speculation.


Premier League duo Everton and Leicester are eyeing up a summer move for Hamburg midfielder Walace.

Hamburg only signed the 21-year-old defensive anchorman for a fee of around £8million from Gremio in the January window but are now bracing themselves for summer offers, according to the Daily Mirror.

Current champions Leicester were one of the clubs Hamburg initially beat to the signing of the Brazil international, who won Olympic gold with his country in Rio last summer, while Lazio were also said to be keen.

Walace, who marked his Hamburg league debut with a goal against high-flying RB Leipzig last week, has now also emerged as a target for Ronaldo Koeman’s Everton, with the Toffees chief looking to revamp his midfield ahead of next season.


Arsene Wenger is preparing to leave Arsenal at the end of the season – and make a complete break from the club in the process (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal fear Alexis Sanchez has decided to leave the club, with Juventus and PSG ready to do battle for his signature (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke is ready to join Liverpool in a surprise summer switch (The Sun)

Forward Pedro has changed his mind and is looking to stay with Chelsea after all (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho has been urged to buy Atalanta star Franck Kessie by international colleague Eric Bailly (The Sun)

Melbourne Victory manager Kevin Muscat has emerged as a shock contender to replace Mark Warburton as Rangers chief (The Sun)

Matz Sels is looking to seal a loan move to an English club in a bid to convince Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez that he has a future at St James’ Park (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have begun actively working on the succession plan to Arsene Wenger ahead of his likely exit this summer (Daily Telegraph)

Lucas Perez, 28, is prepared to leave the Gunners this summer in order to fulfil his dream of playing for Spain at the 2018 World Cup (Goal)

Manchester United and Chelsea target James Rodriguez insists that he wants to extend his stay at Real Madrid (Metro)

Chelsea are also keen on Torino forward Andrea Belotti, but Bayern Munich have made a bid for the talented 23-year-old (La Stampa, via Daily Express)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is a summer target for Serie A giants Juventus (Tutto Mercato Web, via Daily Star)

Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic should join Manchester United, according to former Croatia star Dario Simic (Vercernji, via IB Times)

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