Paper Talk: Man Utd v Arsenal for Legia star; Spurs’ striker raid

Date published: Tuesday 5th July 2016 7:30

Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham are considering a move for Slovakia star Ondrej Duda, while Tottenham are closing in on the signings of two strikers, according to Tuesday’s papers.



Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham are in the hunt for £5million-rated Slovakia star Ondrej Duda.

The 21-year-old – who is nicknamed Dudinho – was one of the Slovak stars who helped ruin England’s Euro 2016 by forcing a 0-0 draw with the Three Lions in Nice.

He scored their goal against Wales in a 2-1 defeat.

And now Polish club Legia Warsaw are ready to let him go to the Premier League if their valuation is met, according to reports in the Daily Star.

Duda’s usual position is playing behind the front line as a No.10 or 8 and now the three Premier League teams are weighing up whether to buy the young talent for a relatively modest fee.

The Slovakian has been at Legia since a 2014 switch from boyhood club Kosice.

Duda has 14 international caps and two goals to his name.



Vincent Janssen: Tottenham target

Tottenham are set to finally wrap up the £16million transfer of striker Vincent Janssen this week – and are also looking at two more attacking talents, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

Spurs have been in pole position to sign the Dutchman since he travelled to England to hold talks with them last month.

PSG and West Ham have both tried to hijack the move by meeting the new, £16million asking price set by his club AZ Alkmaar.

But 21-year-old Janssen has rejected them, making it clear that he only wants to join Tottenham.

Tottenham originally met with the player on the basis that the deal would cost them just £12million.

But AZ Alkmaar hiked up the price after the interest from PSG and West Ham. Spurs have since tried to reach a compromise but look set to accept paying the whole amount.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino has made reinforcements up front a priority this summer after the club’s over-reliance on England striker Harry Kane over the past two seasons.

The club are also keen on 20-year-old Roma striker Antonio Sanabria, the Paraguay international who would cost them £11.5million.

Spurs are also interested in £11.3million River Plate striker Lucas Alario.

The 20-year-old made 26 appearances for Argentinian side River Plate last season, scoring 11 goals and providing three assists.

Despite interest from elsewhere, his agent, Pedro Aldave, says Alario will choose Spurs if they meet his release clause.

Aldave said: “Today Alario is at River. There was only one proposal, from Genoa, and interest of Tottenham. If Tottenham pays the clause, Alario is going.”



Axel Witsel: In high demand this summer

Jose Mourinho has made the signing of France international midfielder Paul Pogba his top priority as Manchester United manager and his new club are prepared to shatter the world record transfer fee to bring the player to Old Trafford (Daily Telegraph)

England striker Harry Kane will agree a new record £5m-a-year contract with Tottenham this week (The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi could be on the verge of a shock move to Manchester United after reports claimed he had flown to England for talk

Crystal Palace have made an improved club-record £31.5m bid for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke

Leicester are set to smash their transfer record for the second time in a week, with CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa set to complete a £16.6m move

Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus, a player dubbed the next Neymar (The Sun)

Manchester United and Liverpool are both interested in signing Porto midfielder Ruben Neves

Everton believe they have won the race to sign £28.5m Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Zenit (Daily Mirror)

Harry Redknapp would welcome talks with the FA over the England job (Daily Mirror)

Graziano Pelle has been offered a whooping £150,000-a-week to move to Chinese club Shanghai Greenland (Daily Star)

Gylfi Sigurdsson expects to hold contract talks with Swansea this summer after starring at Euro 2016 with Iceland (Daily Star)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is targeting a reunion with Graziano Pelle and is also considering a move for Wales hero Hal Robson-Kanu (Daily Mail)

Pep Guardiola’s phone call convinced Ilkay Gundogan to swap Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City this summer (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have accepted a £2.5m offer from Norwich for Sergi Canos (Daily Express)

Barcelona have reportedly asked Wolfsburg about signing Arsenal transfer target Ricardo Rodriguez (Daily Express)

Manchester United will miss out on Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan this summer as he opts to stay in Turkey (Daily Express)

The FA believe Sam Allardyce is the only Englishman with credible prospects of succeeding Roy Hodgson as England manager (The Independent)

Manchester City are close to completing another deal, thought to be the £40m move for Schalke’s Germany winger Leroy Sane, 20 (Manchester Evening News)

Fenerbahce want to sign Newcastle forward Siem de Jong, 27 (Haberturk)

Former Aston Villa forward Charles N’Zogbia, 29, is trying to resurrect his career by training with Sunderland (Birmingham Mail)

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