Paper Talk: Man Utd chase 18-goal French striker; Tottenham target LaLiga marksman

Date published: Monday 15th April 2019 8:36

Moussa Dembele TEAMtalk

Manchester United are interested in signing a former Celtic striker, while Spurs have a LaLiga hitman on the their list of targets, all in the papers.



Manchester United are interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to a report.

The Daily Mirror claims the 22-year-old former Celtic frontman is on the radar of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after hitting 18 goals in all competitions this season.

There are no other details on the story in the tabloid other than that United are “desperate to improve their striking options” and Dembele has been impressing in Ligue 1.

Dembele forced his way out of Parkhead and he completed a £19.7m move to Lyon in August 2018, signing a five-year deal.



Antoine Griezmann will depart Atletico Madrid to join the next club Jose Mourinho manages (Don Balon)

Newcastle target Kenny Lala has poured cold water on a possible move from Strasbourg (Canal Football Club)

Barcelona have pulled out of the race for Luka Jovic (Mundo Deportivo)

Spurs have Celta Vigo’s Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez on their radar (Daily Mail)

Bruno Fernandes TEAMtalk

Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain scouts were all present watch Sporting Lisbon captain Bruno Fernandes at the weekend (Record)

Manchester United were one of 11 clubs to send scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes (O Jogo)

Representatives from Manchester United, Juventus and Paris St-Germain were at Aves to watch Sporting Lisbon’s 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (A Bola)

Tottenham are tracking Osijek FC goalkeeper Marko Malenica as manager Mauricio Pochettino prepares to shuffle his options between the posts. (Star)

Arsenal want to sign Tottenham’s Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30. (talkSPORT)

Pogba Solskjaer TEAMtalk

Paul Pogba’s agent has been told by Manchester United that the midfielder will not be allowed to leave Old Trafford (Marca)

Juventus lead the race for Benfica star Joao Felix (Gianluca DiMarzio)

West Ham’s 20-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice is a target for Real Madrid, according to former Hammers defender Scott Minto. (Stadium Astro)

Manchester United will have to pay £95m to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, although the 27-year-old Denmark international reportedly wants to join Real Madrid. (Express)

Inter Milan have opened preliminary talks about signing Eriksen, whose contract expires in 2020, from Spurs for £130m. (Tuttosport)

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi is set to leave Inter this summer. The 26-year-old could make a £52m move to Real Madrid. (AS)

Liverpool and Bayern Munich target Timo Werner will not sign a new contract with RB Leipzig. The Germany forward, 23, is out of contract at the Bundesliga club at the end of the season. (Sky Germany)

Alexander Isak: Joins Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea will compete with Real Madrid for Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak. (Sun)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the club could sell valuable players during the summer. The Frenchman wants to make big changes to his squad after a disappointing La Liga season. (Sky Sports)

Zidane has dismissed suggestions he will sell French striker Karim Benzema, 31. (Marca)

Real Madrid will only let 25-year-old France defender Raphael Varane leave for the 500m euros (£437m) release clause in his contract. (RAI Sport)

Bayern Munich are interested in Roma’s 19-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Bild)

Lille president Gerard Lopez says 23-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, of interest to Manchester United, will leave the French club in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Leicester City have taken three non-league teenagers on trial to help develop the team in the future. Guiseley midfielder Dylan Barkers, Hastings United defender Jamie Fielding and Hastings midfielder Adam Lovatt have all joined the club. (Leicester Mercury)

Brighton have signed 16-year-old English midfielder Odell Offiah, who is the nephew of rugby league legend Martin Offiah, on a two-year scholarship deal. (Express)

Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic, 26, is wanted by Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce, with the Bosnia-Herzegovina international set to leave Goodison Park for £9m in the summer. (Sun)

Fulham captain and midfielder Tom Cairney, 28, has backed caretaker boss Scott Parker to become the club’s manager on a permanent basis. (Telegraph)

A new business consortium backed by European money is ready to offer to buy Huddersfield Town in a £50m deal. (Star)

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