Paper Talk: Rivals join Man Utd for Schalke forward; WBA’s £11m raid

Date published: Tuesday 14th November 2017 9:27

Breel Embolo: Joined Schalke from Basel

Manchester City are considering a move for a long-term Manchester United target, while Tottenham are plotting a shock raid on Premier League neighbours Watford, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester City have joined the long list of admirers of Schalke forward Breel Embolo, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claims City are keeping a close eye on the striker and had scouts check on his performances for Switzerland as they edged past Northern Ireland to reach the World Cup finals.

The report doesn’t specify when City might make the move, but it’s presumed they are keeping an eye on the market amid concerns Sergio Aguero is ready to quit the club at the end of the season and return to La Liga, possibly with Real Madrid.

City’s neighbours United have had a long-term interest in the striker and were close to making a bid on him during his days at Basel.

Embolo since went on to sign for Schalke, where he has just returned to action after suffering a serious knee injury early on last season.


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