Manchester United are set to pay the £40m needed to sign Idrissa Gueye, while there could be tears of despair and joy in the Steel City if Sheffield United land a Sheffield Wednesday favourite, according to Sunday’s newspapers.
IDRISSA GUEYE TO LEAVE EVERTON; MAN UTD KEEN
Manchester United have informed Everton they will meet the £40m asking price for midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
The Mail on Sunday claims the Senegal battler will play his final match for the Merseysiders on Sunday, with the club ready to cash in on the 29-year-old for £40million.
The paper claims both United and PSG are in the running for the former Aston Villa midfielder, but that United are favourites with a route into the first team far clearer at Old Trafford than it would be at the Ligue 1 giants, who are expected to soon announce the capture of Ander Herrera.
And according to the Mail, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to replicate the success Paul Pogba had with N’Golo Kante with France by signing Gueye to play a similar role for United and thus allowing their record signing to find his consistent best form.
Gueye regularly tops the charts for tackles per game and Solskjaer wants United to meet the £40m fee on his head as he thinks the signing will be key to unlocking Pogba’s true ability.
It does seem strange that Everton would cash in on one of their star names, but, having stopped him signing for PSG last summer, perhaps there is an agreement that exists between the clubs allowing him to move on this time around.
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder could tee up a shock move for Fernando Forestieri at local rivals Sheffield Wednesday (The Sun on Sunday)
Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba are at the centre of a cash-for-goals conflict ripping Manchester United’s dressing room apart (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester City’s stars are in line for a £20m bonus if they land the domestic treble (The Sun on Sunday)
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to offer Rafa Benitez a deal worth up to £15m – but only for one year (The Sun on Sunday)
Southampton are going to ask Huddersfield about a price for midfielder Aaron Mooy (The Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal cannot screen the Europa League final at the Emirates because they are improving facilities for rich fans (The Sun on Sunday)
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing a reunion with Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe (The Sun on Sunday)
Fernando Llorente is set to leave Tottenham on a free transfer despite his Champions League heroics (The Sun on Sunday)
Harry Maguire is set to play his final match for Leicester before a £60m four-way summer tug of war (The Sun on Sunday)
Pep Guardiola has assured Manchester City he has no plans to quit as manager of the club for at least two years amid fears he could be tempted by a move to Juventus this summer (Sunday Express)
Tottenham and Everton are set to discuss a shock swap deal involving left-backs Danny Rose and Lucas Digne (Daily Star Sunday)
Arsenal have moved to secure new deals for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Mail on Sunday)
Liverpool will earn more Premier League prize money than Manchester City (Mail on Sunday)
Asmir Begovic is set to leave Bournemouth this summer over a lack of playing time (Mail on Sunday)
Eddie Howe is lining up a big-money move for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland but teenage keeper Mark Travers wants to be the Cherries number one (Mail on Sunday)
Tottenham have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race for £35m-rated Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes (Sunday Mirror)
Mesut Ozil will not leave Arsenal this summer and the German will stay at the Gunners until the end of his contract (Sunday Mirror)
Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are both ready to step up their chase for the £70m-rated Everton striker Richarlison (Sunday Mirror)
Nice boss Patrick Vieira has set his sights on bringing back Olivier Giroud to France this summer (Sunday Mirror)