A top Liverpool attacking target has demanded assurances over a summer move to Anfield, while Tottenham are ready to pay £72m for a Leicester star, according to Saturday’s papers.
LIVERPOOL TARGET WANTS TRANSFER GUARANTEES
Liverpool transfer target Samuel Chukwueze wants guaranteed playing time in order to quit Villarreal for Anfield.
Chukwueze has enjoyed a superb breakout season under Javier Calleja at the Estadio de la Ceramica, leading to talk of the forward making a big-money summer move.
Jurgen Klopp, who is preparing his side for Saturday night’s Champions League final, is said to have targeted the 20-year-old as a replacement for Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield – with the Swiss star failing to fully convince in his limited opportunities with the Reds.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been reported as potential destinations for the Nigeria international, but Chukwueze wants guarantees that wherever he ends up he will get significant playing time.
“I don’t want to rush to join any club, but if I were to leave, it must be the right club who are ready to give me playing time,” Chukwueze said.
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AND THE REST
Arsenal are willing to pay a percentage of Mesut Ozil’s £350,000 weekly wages in order to push a transfer through in the summer window (Daily Express)
Eden Hazard will be given the No 7 shirt previously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo upon his signing for Real Madrid, according to reports (Daily Express)
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill could soon be joining John Terry at Aston Villa (Daily Express)
Napoli and Juventus are the frontrunners to sign James Rodriguez from Bayern Munich (Daily Express)
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are Real Madrid’s second and third choice targets, should the club fail to entice Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu this summer (The Sun)
Manchester United are closing in on what could be a £71m deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes (The Sun)
Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng will speak to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus and will not hold out for a move to the Premier League (The Sun)
West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is being targeted by Valencia in an £8m transfer (The Sun)
Barcelona are one of a number of clubs interested in Middlesbrough striker Cristhian Stuani (Daily Mail)
Jonny Williams is set to be offered a deal at Swansea after his Charlton contract expires this summer (Daily Mail)
Atletico Madrid are planning to take legal action against Barcelona over their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, according to reports (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to block Ed Woodward’s potential decision to sign Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld (Daily Star)
Emerson Palmieri will not be leaving Chelsea this summer, according to the player’s agent (Daily Star)
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to pay £72m for Leicester midfielder James Maddison (Daily Star)
Liverpool are set to make a decision soon over pursuing transfer targets Timo Werner and Nicolas Pepe (Daily Star)
Tottenham are locked in negotiations with Real Betis over Giovani Lo Celso as an £88m demand is made (Daily Star)
Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez want the club to sign Neymar over Antoine Griezmann (Daily Star)
Aston Villa are expected to complete a £6m deal for Birmingham winger Jota over the next 48 hours (Daily Star)
Rangers winger Eros Grezda is set to hold talks with Steven Gerrard about his future at the club (Daily Record)
Newcastle will launch a £20m bid for Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos during the summer window (Daily Record)
Motherwell have stuck a £3m-plus price tag on their head of young player of the year David Turnbull, who is wanted by Celtic and Bristol City (Daily Record)