Paper Talk: Mourinho sets sights on £50m striker reunion

Date published: Sunday 25th November 2018 9:27

Jose Mourinho TEAMtalk

Manchester United are in severe danger of losing David De Gea on a free transfer, while Chelsea and Arsenal are hoping to sign an unwanted Man Utd midfielder, all in Sunday’s papers.



The Mail on Sunday report that Paris Saint-Germain will sign Manchester United’s David De Gea at the end of the season.

The Spain No.1 is out of contract in June 2019 and so far contract talks between the parties have not gone well.

United have an option to extend De Gea’s contract by 12 months, but so far they have been unwilling to proceed with that in favour of trying to tie De Gea to a new long-term contract.

Now PSG are ready to offer the 28-year-old player a £300,000 a week deal and the French champions will “get around financial fair play restrictions” by selling Neymar to Real Madrid with Thomas Tuchel set to build his team around Kylian Mbappe.

The report claims Jose Mourinho has already been looking for a replacement for De Gea with Everton’s England No.1 Jordan Pickford on his radar.




Juventus could face a challenge in their bid to bring United’s Paul Pogba, 25, back to Italy – with Inter Milan also considering a move for the France midfielder. (Tuttosport)

Ivan Perisic Inter Milan

Inter could offer United two of manager Jose Mourinho’s long-term targets – Slovakia ­defender Milan Skriniar, 23, and 29-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic – as part of a deal. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is a target for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract at St James’s Park. (Sun on Sunday)

Benitez, 58, though has insisted he is not considering a move away from Tyneside. (Sunday Mirror)

Benitez will be contacting the Football Association to seek an explanation because he feels he has been treated differently to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over comments made about referees. (Sunday Telegraph)

Columbus Crew and USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 23, could be brought in by Manchester City as a back-up to Brazil international Ederson, 25. (Sun on Sunday)

Guardiola says Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 33, will need to be rested during City’s busiest stretch of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea believe Belgium forward Eden Hazard will leave Stamford Bridge, and they have already started planning for life without the 27-year-old. (OK Diario)

Southampton boss Mark Hughes says chants from Saints fans about his future at the club during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat by fellow strugglers Fulham were “predictable”. (Mail on Sunday)

AC Milan’s Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, could be going back to Juventus at the end of the season. The 30-year-old moved on loan in August but budget concerns mean Milan may not take up their option to pay 36m euros (£32m) to make the deal permanent. (Corriere dello Sport)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could join Milan on a six-month loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy.(Gazetta dello Sport)

Juan Mata TEAMtalk

Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 30, is set to be offered a new three-year deal to stay at Old Trafford, following interest from Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star Sunday)

Inter Milan and Wolves are interested in signing Manchester City’s French centre-half Eliaquim Mangala, 27, on a free transfer next summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Wolves are also considering a move for Monaco winger Keita Balde, who is on loan at Inter Milan – but West Ham are also interested in the 23-year-old Senegal international. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is “100% not for sale” in January. Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus are thought to be interested in the 21-year-old Portugal international. (Sunday Telegraph)

Arsenal legend Alan Smith claims it would be “no surprise” if Unai Emery decides to sign a new centre-back in the near future. (Standard)

Norway wonderkid Odin Thiago Holm will head to Manchester United for a trial after Christmas (Sunday Sun)

Aston Villa, Bristol City and Stoke City are all interested in Burnley’s third-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton (Sunday Sun)

Birmingham City could lose Australian signing Cameron McGilp at the end of the season because of a potential transfer embargo (Sunday Sun)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be offered two of his dream targets – Inter Milan duo Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic – if he’s ready to cash in on Paul Pogba (Daily Star on Sunday)

Andreas Pereira is keen to stay in England if Manchester United decide to cash in on him in January, with Arsenal watching his situation ahead of a possible £10m offer (Daily Star on Sunday)

Chelsea will rival Arsenal in a bid to sign Pereira in the summer (Mirror)

Andreas Pereira TEAMtalk

Wolverhampton Wanderers want Monaco winger Keita Balde amid reports that his loan at Inter Milan could be cut short (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle are ready to launch a £15m raid on MLS to sign Paraguay international Miguel Almiron (Sunday People)

Christian Benteke is set to pledge his future to Crystal Palace despite interest from Galatasaray (Sunday Express)

Cesc Fabregas is receiving interest from Besiktas, but AC Milan remain favourites to sign the Chelsea midfielder (Sunday Express)

West Ham are set to launch a January move for £25m-rated Hertha Berlin midfielder Valentino Lazaro (Sunday Express)

Crystal Palace and Huddersfield are keen on Groningen winger Ajdin Hrustic (Sunday People)

Fulham’s new manager Claudio Ranieri could reunite with four of his former Leicester charges – Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth, Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki are all on his January shopping list (Sunday People)

Preston are keeping tabs on Middlesbrough goalkeeper Connor Ripley, who is earning rave reviews with Accrington Stanley (Sunday Sun)

Inter Milan want to hijack Juventus’ move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba with a £200m mega-deal (Sunday Mirror)

Jose Mourinho wants West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic to fire Manchester United into the Premier League’s top four  (Sunday Mirror)

Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough are set to battle it out for the signing of Southend midfielder Dru Yearwood (Sunday Sun)

AFC Wimbledon want Kevin Nolan as their new manager (Sunday Sun)

Jose Mourinho wants to bring Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to Old Trafford (Sunday People)

Lorenzo Pellegrini TEAMtalk

Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini remains on Manchester United’s wanted list but Jose Mourinho will wait until the summer when a £26.5m release clause can be triggered (Sunday People)

Spanish giants Barcelona have become the first sports team in history with average basic first-team pay of more than £10m a year. (Mail on Sunday)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he is willing to fall out with people at the Scottish Premiership club to keep 22-year-old Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox amid interest from China (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are ready to bid £15m for Brentford defender Ezri Konsa (Sunday Sun)

Liverpool and England striker Dominic Solanke, 21, will not be joining Rangers on loan in January. (Talksport)


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