A complex series of full-back deals could be done Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham this summer, while Liverpool want a £50m-rated Serie A talent, according to Thursday’s newspapers.
COMPLICATED FULL-BACK MERRY-GO-ROUND SUGGESTED
Frustrated Luke Shaw is ready to leave Manchester United in the summer after being given little playing time by new boss Jose Mourinho, reports the Daily Mirror.
Shaw has been given little playing time under Mourinho and is ready to ask to leave the club in the summer – with the paper suggesting Tottenham are keen on his signature.
They suggest Shaw could come in as a direct replacement for Danny Rose, who is being linked with a £50million move to Manchester City, with Gael Clichy set to leave the club in the summer. Clichy wants to stay in the Premier League and could yet find himself moving to Spurs too.
Shaw’s inactivity at Old Trafford comes despite Denis Irwin insisting his chance will come.
Meanwhile, City could land both new left and right-backs, with the Independent claiming that in addition to Rose on the left, they could pip United to Monaco star Fabinho.
The player’s father claims the Brazilian could snub United for City because the player has a ‘soft spot’ for the Citizens, and as reported by the Independent.
LIVERPOOL PLOT £50M RAID ON NAPOLI STAR
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is considering a move for Lorenzo Insigne, according to reports in Italy.
The German is a long-time admirer of the Italy forward, but he was always considered an unlikely target. However, after the 25-year-old’s contract talks with Napoli stalled, the Reds boss is ready to rival Arsenal for his signature this summer, claims calciomercato.
The playmaker’s current contract runs until June 2019 but talks over an extension have stalled – leading to claims he could be the subject of a bid from Liverpool this summer.
Klopp plans to shake up his squad this summer and could raise funds by selling Daniel Sturridge, for which he could raise half of Insigne’s £50million asking price.
However, Arsenal are also known to be keen, with Insigne also earmarked as a possible replacement for the wantaway Alexis Sanchez.
AND THE REST
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants two more years at Manchester United (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United will try to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 23, if they fail to tempt Atletico Madrid to part with Antoine Griezmann, 25, this summer (Daily Star)
Chelsea are not worried over suggestions manager Antonio Conte will ditch the club in the summer after just one season, amid reports Inter Milan want to take him back to his native Italy (Daily Mirror)
Conte wants to sign a wing-back in the summer, despite Victor Moses, 26, agreeing a new deal with the Blues (Daily Telegraph)
Leeds boss Garry Monk, 37, is wanted by Rangers as a replacement for departed manager Mark Warburton (Daily Star)
Borussia Dortmund pair Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic have opened up on rejecting moves to Liverpool (Daily Mirror)
Wayne Rooney would consider a return to Everton this summer as the curtain comes down on his Manchester United career (Daily Mail)
Arsenal risk losing midfielders Jack Wilshere, 25, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, as well as 27-year-old defender Kieran Gibbs. The Gunners have yet to make formal contract offers to the England trio, whose deals expire in the summer of 2018 (London Evening Standard)
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is on Barcelona’s shortlist as Luis Enrique announces he will leave at the end of the season (Daily Mail)
Arsenal are giving a trial to a 17-year-old midfielder from Chile dubbed the ‘the next Alexis Sanchez’. Marcelo Allende plays for second division side Deportes Santa Cruz (The Sun)
Michy Batshuayi is set to leave Chelsea this summer if he cannot be convinced that his future at Stamford Bridge will involve first-team football (Daily Mail)
Liverpool have made a bid for 17-year-old Santos forward Rodrygo, but the teenager has concerns about moving to Europe (Daily Express)
Michail Antonio is in line for a new deal at West Ham as a reward for turning into one of Slaven Bilic’s most reliable stars this season (Daily Mail)
Leicester have sent scouts to watch Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, as the club continue to work on summer targets despite their managerial uncertainty (Daily Mail)
The Football Association have hatched a plan to pluck the best African players in academy football to play for England after losing Alex Iwobi and Wilfried Zaha (Daily Mail)
Simone Zaza’s audition for a new permanent club appears to be going better in Spain than it did in England as Valencia are keen on signing the forward (Daily Mail)
Chelsea are leading the race for Lyon starlet Willem Geubbels after making contact with his father (Daily Star)
Reading have joined Norwich in the race for Arsenal youngster Nathan Tella (Daily Star)
Manchester City and Liverpool are monitoring West Ham whizz-kid Ajibola Alese (The Sun)
Southampton are set to launch a move for Leeds defender Pontus Jansson this summer (Daily Star)
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is preparing to offer up a reality check by telling chairman Daniel Levy that he will need a stronger squad to keep the club punching above their weight next season (Daily Telegraph)
Barry Hearn has launched a scathing attack on the man he sold Leyton Orient to, after the club was issued with a winding-up order that could drive them into extinction (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City expect a number of European clubs to bid for Sergio Aguero this summer but will only let the player leave for a near world record transfer fee (The Independent)
Andy Carroll’s future at West Ham has been thrown into serious doubt after the club attempted to sell the England striker to China behind his back (The Times)
John Terry is ready to finish his career in America – with LA Galaxy favourites to sign him (The Sun)
Victor Lindelof was scouted again by Manchester United in Benfica’s win at Estoril (The Sun)
Barcelona are set to bid £70m for Marco Verratti this summer (The Sun)
Marseille are ready to spend £100m on Porto stars Andre Silva and Yacine Brahimi (The Sun)
Rui Patricio has hinted at a move away from Sporting Lisbon – as Watford eye a shock move for the Euro 2016 winner (The Sun)
Stewart Robertson insists Rangers were right not to rush in to appointing a new boss – and revealed Ibrox chiefs are closing in on their man (Daily Record)
Celtic shot-stopper Logan Bailly rejected a chance to ease Raith Rovers’ goalkeeping crisis (Daily Record)