Paper Talk: Liverpool, Spurs learn sky-high price for target; new Fellaini link

Date published: Tuesday 27th March 2018 8:30

Barcelona and Monaco are weighing up moves for two Manchester United men, while Manchester City have lined up a club-record summer swoop on Real Madrid, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Barcelona are eyeing a shock swoop for Luke Shaw following his bust-up with Jose Mourinho.

That’s according to the Daily Mirror, who believe the Spanish giants could turn to the struggling Manchester United star in their hunt for a new left-back.

Shaw is refusing to sign a new deal at Old Trafford amid claims he feels bullied by Mourinho. As things stand, the player currently has just 12 months left to run on and could be available for a relatively-modest fee this summer.

And the Mirror believes that has alerted Barca, who feel Shaw could be a good value addition and are weighing up a summer move.

It’s suggested Barca want Shaw to replace Lucas Digne, who has failed to impress since signing from PSG and compete with regular left-back Jordi Alba.

Shaw’s fall-out with Mourinho has also seen the player linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, but a move to Spain would massively appeal given his agent Jonathan Barnett is well connected in LaLiga as he also represents Gareth Bale.

Meanwhile, French champions Monaco are the latest club to reveal their interest in United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

The 30-year-old Belgian is out of contract in the summer and is expected to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer. He’s been linked with Fenerbahce, Roma, PSG and Arsenal.


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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is eyeing a stunning £75m raid for Real Madrid star Isco this summer (The Sun)

An England fan was sent to Jesse Lingard’s hotel room after he was mistaken for a hairdresser (The Sun)

Manchester United could axe up to nine first-team players at the end of the season (The Sun)

Simon Mignolet says he will fight for his place in the Liverpool team and will not be forced out of the club (The Sun)

Gareth Southgate’s decision to play Kyle Walker at centre-back came after a chat with Man City boss Pep Guardiola (The Sun)

Eliaquim Mangala has received a League Cup winners medal from Man City despite being on loan at Everton (The Sun)

Huddersfield boss David Wagner is in talks over a new contract at Huddersfield amid speculation over his future and links to Southampton (The Sun)

Wagner will delay making a decision on his future until the end of the season amid more Southampton reports (Daily Star)

Liverpool target Dani Ceballos has been told he can leave Real Madrid this summer. The 21-year-old midfielder is also interesting AC Milan and Juventus

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has suggested he could stay at Old Trafford because of the “great affection and respect” he receives in England (Daily Express)

Norwich are demanding a staggering £25million for midfielder James Maddison, who is a reported target for Tottenham, Man City, Everton and Liverpool (The Sun)

Liverpool are concerned that Joe Gomez’s ankle injury could rule him out of their Champions League quarter-final against Man City (Daily Mail)

Daniel Sturridge has returned to training with West Brom following a hamstring injury (Daily Mail)

Peter Beardsley is on the Wembley VIP list for England against Italy despite being under investigation at Newcastle for bullying and racism (Daily Mail)

Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training ground is officially England’s preferred base in the south-east over Arsenal’s London Colney (Daily Mail)

Gareth Southgate will make changes against Italy tonight because he does not want to risk World Cup injuries (Daily Mirror)

Sir Alex ­Ferguson and Glenn Hoddle are facing multi-million pound bills after investing in a failed tax avoidance scheme (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to sign Celtic’s £25m-rated defender Kieran Tierney (Daily Mirror)

Steve McClaren is not interested in the Scunthorpe job after deciding to wait until the end of the season before making his next move (Daily Mirror)

Ronaldinho has revealed he was 48 hours away from joining Manchester United in 2003 (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are angry with England for allegedly pushing Jack Wilshere too hard while he was with the national team (Daily Star)

Lewis Cook’s grandfather stands to make £17,000 if his grandson makes his England debut against Italy after placing a bet (Daily Telegraph)

The FA is planning a review aimed at avoiding England playing Friday-night friendlies in ‘stag-do’ destinations following the trouble in Amsterdam (Daily Telegraph)

England will have only one match to practice with the World Cup ball because of the FA’s commercial commitments to Nike (The Times)

Fulham’s young star Ryan Sessegnon will earn his first cap for England’s U21s tonight against Ukraine (The Times)

Scott Brown will give money from his Celtic testimonial to the family of Liam Miller (Daily Record)

Scott McTominay did not travel with the Scotland squad after complaining of a tight calf muscle (Daily Record)

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