Paper Talk: Liverpool, Arsenal chase £40m Butland

Date published: Sunday 11th February 2018 9:25

Stoke keeper Jack Butland is in demand, Everton want to replace Sam Allardyce and Liverpool want a Deportivo striker, all in Sunday’s papers.



England and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is a £40m target for Liverpool, according to a report.

The Sun on Sunday claim Jurgen Klopp wants the England man as his number one next season after showdown talks with Simon Mignolet last month.

The Reds keeper has been dropped as Klopp’s number one and is set to leave in the summer, per the report, with Klopp intent on bringing in the 24-year-old.

Stoke’s Butland has made no secret of his intentions to get to the top, but Liverpool will face competition from Arsenal, who are also looking for a new number one.

Arsene Wenger recognises that Petr Cech’s time as the club’s first choice is coming to an end and the Frenchman wants Butland too.

Butland has had his share of injuries but he’s missed just three Premier League games this term and he is expected to be one of England’s three goalkeepers at the World Cup.


Liverpool boss Klopp is ready to go for Deportivo La Coruna forward Oscar Francisco García Quintela (Pinchi) 22, this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea want manager Antonio Conte to leave the club in the summer by mutual consent, rather than have to sack him now. (Sunday Telegraph)

Lionel Messi believes Pep Guardiola can lead Manchester City to Champions League glory. (Sunday Mirror)

Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea to stick with him and not react in “a stupid way”. (Observer)

Everton are targeting Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca to take over from current manager Sam Allardyce in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are ready to sell £30m England defender Michael Keane, 25, after just one season. (Sunday People)

Manchester City have agreed a £50m deal to sign 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Jose Mourinho is fighting a losing battle to keep Ander Herrera at Manchester United with AC Milan and Atletico Madrid battling it out to sign the midfielder. (Sunday Express)

Borussia Dortmund have slapped a £90m price tag on United States winger Christian Pulisic.  (Sunday Express)

Arsenal and Tottenham could move in after Abdoulaye Doucoure stalled on signing a new deal with Watford. (Sun on Sunday)

Cardiff, Sunderland and Norwich are tracking Wigan centre-back Donervon Daniels.Man Utd striker Marcus

Marcus Rashford made £2.2m from sponsorship deals in a year. (Sun on Sunday)

Promotion-chasing Wolves are keen on Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling. (Sun on Sunday)

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, who is under contract at Manchester City until 2023, will end his career playing in Major League Soccer, according to his agent. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool have turned their attention to Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey. (Sunday People)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid that Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, is not leaving the club. (Various)

Brazil striker Roberto Firmino, 26, says he sees his long-term future at Liverpool. (Esporte)

Tottenham are confident Mauricio Pochettino will remain as their manager, despite interest in the Argentine from Real Madrid. (Sunday People)

Wigan defender Donervon Daniels, a 24-year-old centre-back from Montserrat, is being tracked by Cardiff, Sunderland and Norwich. (Sun on Sunday)

Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 29, hopes to make his move from Leicester to Newcastle permanent. (Leicester Mercury)

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, says Manchester United are the biggest club in England, and he has joined them in order to “win everything”. (Sky Sports)

Germany boss Joachim Low has dismissed speculation he could take over at Bayern Munich next season after the World Cup. (Sky Sports Germany)

Steve McClaren: Surprised by return to Derby

Former England boss Steve McClaren is fronting a group of investors who are trying to buy a football club – with Leeds United one of his possibilities. (Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is ready to quit at the end of the season, rather than go through another transfer window under owner Mike Ashley. (Mail on Sunday)

New West Ham signing Patrice Evra was one of the first players to console boss David Moyes after the Scot was sacked by Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)


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