Paper Talk: Walcott fee scares suitors; Kane opens Real talks

Date published: Saturday 6th January 2018 9:54

Real Madrid have held transfer talks with Harry Kane, while Newcastle look set to sign Joe Hart and have also been in talks over three strikers, according to Saturday’s newspapers.



Real Madrid have opened talks with Harry Kane’s agents over a summer move to the Bernabeu, according to reports.

The England striker is expected to be offered a new deal at Tottenham that would more than double his pay to £200,000 a week amid interest from the reigning European champions.

But that offer would likely be dwarved by what Kane could earn in Spain, with reports in Diario Gol – via the Daily Express – suggest the player will double those potential earning to £400,000 a week.

And the paper claims Kane would be tempted by the move  – especially given the money being talked about – as well as the chance to further his career and trophy prospects.

Any deal for Kane would not come cheap, however, with Tottenham valuing the striker – currently regarded as one the world’s best – at around the £150million mark.

Real could look to offset the cost by offering Spurs the chance to sign old boys Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.


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Liverpool have contacted Leicester City as Jurgen Klopp plots a swoop for Riyad Mahrez (The Sun)

Southampton have made a £17.5m bid for Monaco striker Guido Carrillo to boost their attack (The Sun)

Arsenal are holding out for £30m for Theo Walcott, with Southampton leading the chase for their former player (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has ruled out the prospect of Arsenal signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in January (The Independent)

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has rejected a second contract offer amid Real Madrid interest (Daily Star)

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi admits Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij could leave the club in the summer (Daily Star)

Stoke have warned West Ham that Joe Allen is not for sale with the Potters desperate to avoid a repeat of Marko Arnautovic (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle are eyeing a surprise January move for Joe Hart after the England goalkeeper lost his place at West Ham (Daily Mirror)


David Moyes has sought to reassure Hart that he will give him opportunities to revive his career at West Ham before the World Cup (The Guardian)

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for Moussa Sissoko, who has disappointed since joining from Newcastle for £30m in 2016 (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have enquired about Troy Deeney, but were shocked by Watford’s £20m valuation of the 29-year-old (Daily Mirror)

Watford are the front-runners to take Islam Slimani on loan, but Newcastle are also interested in the out-of-favour Leicester striker (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle United are interested in signing Danny Ings as the Kenedy deal moves closer to completion (Daily Telegraph)

Philippe Coutinho is set for a move to Barcelona as Liverpool demand £145m to allow their superstar to leave Anfield (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are lining up a £35m swoop for Alexis Sanchez after losing Gabriel Jesus for two months (Daily Mail)

Roy Hodgson hopes Chelsea’s signing of Ross Barkley will increase Crystal Palace’s chances of signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a permanent deal (Daily Mail)



PSG have joined the chase for £30m Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon as Tottenham face a battle to land the left-back (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have triggered year-long contract extensions with Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Daley Blind (Daily Mirror)

Andy Carroll is the shock name on Chelsea’s list of targets for January – he is wanted as backup for Alvaro Morata (The Sun)

Ipswich striker David McGoldrick is wanted by Cardiff to boost their Premier League push (The Sun)

Ryan Bertrand hopes to quit Southampton this month, putting Manchester City on high-alert (The Sun)

Nottingham Forest U18 striker Keith Asare is a target for Borussia Dortmund (The Sun)

Southampton left-back Sam McQueen could join Leeds, Reading or Brentford on-loan (The Sun)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been in touch with Real Madrid to warn them about Barcelona’s imminent signing of Philippe Coutinho (Daily Star)

Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign Chelsea central defender David Luiz (Daily Star)

Chelsea have offered Arturo Vidal a four-year contract worth £13.4m per season to leave Bayern Munich (Daily Star)

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has issued a hands-off warning to West Ham over star defender Lewis Dunk, but winger Jamie Murphy is joining Rangers in a £1m deal (Daily Star)

Celtic are set to complete the signing of Lewis Morgan before sending him back to St Mirren on loan (Daily Express)

Liverpool could be in the driving seat to sign Leon Goretzka after relations between Schalke and Bayern Munich took a turn for the worse (Daily Express)

Sunderland are set to seal the loan signing of Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn (Daily Mail)

Marseille are interested in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere but the 26-year-old wants to remain with the Gunners (Daily Mail)

Watford are ready to sell captain Troy Deeney and want to replace him with Bournemouth’s Benik Afobe (Daily Mail)

Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue is wanted by Fiorentina (Daily Mail)

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is wanted by Reading (Daily Mail)

Barcelona are prepared to spend £140m to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool (Daily Telegragh)

Newcastle and Burnley are interested in signing Spanish midfielder Jonathan Viera, 28, from Las Palmas (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea want Diego Simeone to replace Antonio Conte as head coach if the Italian leaves at the end of the season (The Times)

James Tarkowski could be tempted to leave Burnley even though he has sign a new four-and-a-half year contract (The Times)

West Brom boss Alan Pardew has been told he must sell players before he can buy any in the transfer window (The Times)

Besiktas are interested in Leicester and Algeria striker Islam Slimani (Leicester Mercury)


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