Paper Talk: Chelsea’s Bale offer; Bundesliga ace is No 1 Arsenal target

Oli Fisher

Arsene Wenger has chosen his number one summer target for Arsenal, while details of Michy Batshuayi’s January move have been revealed in Monday’s papers.



Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will prioritise a deal for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

The Star claims that Arsenal are ready to steal a march on their Prem rivals and secure Meyer in the summer.

The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer meaning he could be snapped up on a free transfer.

However, the Gunners will face competition for his signature from the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, the report claims.

Schalke CEO Christian Heidel recently said: “Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the summer.

“Max is very happy here, Schalke is his home, we will try to make it him as comfortable financially as possible.

“He is playing the best season of his life, and the coach has found a position for him that Max didn’t believe he could play.

“Personally, I didn’t think he could either.”



Real Madrid are poised to offer Chelsea £100million – plus Gareth Bale – to get hold of Eden Hazard (Sun)

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is expected to snub Paris St Germain in hope that he will be able to return to the Premier League (Mirror)

West Ham hope to sign 21-year-old Saint Etienne midfielder Jonathan Bamba on a pre-contract this summer (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl is a potential long-term replacement for Yaya Toure at Manchester City (Mirror)

Manchester United and Huddersfield are sweating on possible FA action after fans invaded the pitch after Romelu Lukaku’s goal on Saturday (Sun)

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is a summer target for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez (The Mag)

Chelsea refused to let Michy Batshuayi join Borussia Dortmund permanently because they still feel he has a future at Stamford Bridge (Mirror)

Alan Pardew has two games to save his job as West Brom manager following a torrid week for the Albion (Sun)

On-loan winger Andre Carrillo will make his loan move from Benfica to Watford permanent in the summer (Mirror)