Paper Talk: Man Utd, City, Chelsea & Spurs links

Date published: Sunday 31st January 2016 3:49

Danny Rose: Tottenham left-back linked with Manchester United

Manchester United want Danny Rose, Chelsea could move for Antoine Griezmann, while Manchester City are favourites to sign John Stones, according to the newspapers.


Manchester United have identified Tottenham left-back Danny Rose as an ideal stop-gap signing to cover for Luke Shaw, according to the Sunday People.

United have had scouts present at Spurs’ last four games, the newspaper claims, with Shaw a long-term absentee, Ashley Young likely to be out until the end of March and Marcos Rojo recovering from shoulder surgery.

Rose started on the bench in two of those games, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has preferring Ben Davies, and that has apparently encouraged United to believe they could land the former England Under-21 international.

However, Mauricio Pochettino is said to be unwilling to sell any more players in January after letting Andros Townsend join Newcastle United. Furthermore, Spurs do not want to help a club competing with them for a Champions League place.

The Daily Star Sunday, meanwhile, also says United have had scouts at the last four Spurs games and are ‘eyeing their full-backs’. The newspaper doesn’t state which ones specifically but does say the Red Devils are building dossiers on Harry Kane and Dele Alli.


Chelsea will move for £60million-rated Antoine Griezmann in the summer if Eden Hazard pushes to join either Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.

Griezmann has previously been deemed off-limits by Atletico Madrid, the Mail on Sunday says, but the Spanish club could allow the France forward to leave this summer to generate funds for a squad rebuild ahead of a possible two-window transfer ban.

PSG are also interested in the 24-year-old, but the French club and Real Madrid are both monitoring Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge too.

Should the Belgium playmaker be allowed to leave, it is said to be Griezmann that Chelsea will look to replace him with.


Manchester City are emerging as the favourites ahead of Chelsea to sign Everton defender John Stones this summer, according to the Sunday Mirror and Daily Star Sunday.

Stones was the subject of several offers from Chelsea in the summer, but while the Londoners retain an interest in the 21-year-old, it is not as keen as it was when Jose Mourinho was in charge, the Sunday Mirror says.

The Londoners are almost extremely unlikely to be able to offer Stones Champions League football, with Everton officials now expecting City to lead the chase to sign a player that apparently wants to stay in the Premier League rather than move abroad.


Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton were all represented at Friday night’s match between Marseille and Lille, believed to be watching Marseille striker Michy Batshauyi and winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (Mail on Sunday)

Copa America winning boss Jorge Sampaoli is on a Chelsea short list to become their next manager in the summer and wants to sign Alexis Sanchez (Sunday Express)

Everton are on the brink of signing Lokomotiv Moscow’s Oumar Niasse for £13.5million (Sun on Sunday)

David De Gea will be Real Madrid’s top target in this summer’s transfer window (Sunday People)

Michael Carrick may quit Manchester United this summer, with clubs in the Premier League and abroad keen, though the Red Devils will offer him a contract to stay at Old Trafford (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United’s problems have spread from the pitch to behind the scenes with the owners the Glazers demanding cuts of 15 per cent in most departments (Sunday Express)

Michael Appleton has been asked to shape the future of Manchester United as their new academy chief (Sunday People)

Manchester City hope to unveil Pep Guardiola on a pre-season tour of China as they look to boost their popularity (Sunday Mirror)

Pep Guardiola’s wife, Cristina, was given a VIP guided tour of St Bede’s College in Manchester on Saturday (Daily Star Sunday)

Tottenham will make one last attempt to sign Saido Berahino from West Brom before the transfer deadline (Sunday Mirror/Daily Mail)

Tottenham have rejected the chance to sign Fernando Torres in the final days of the January window (Football Insider)

Newcastle United are lining up a late deal for Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis as they are not confident about their hopes of signing Loic Remy from Chelsea (Sunday Telegraph)

Leicester City have had a £11.5million offer accepted for Chelsea striker Loïc Rémy (beIN Sports)

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has joined Swansea City in the race for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle (Sunday People)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is making a dramatic late move for Dynamo Kiev star Andriy Yarmolenko (Sun on Sunday)

Stoke City have scrapped a club record move for Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula and rejected a £10million offer for Mame Diouf (Sunday Telegraph)

West Brom expect to finally nail an £8million deadline-day deal for Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips (Daily Star)

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is optimistic Arsenal outcast Mathieu Debuchy will join his Premier League basement boys on loan (Daily Star Sunday)

Sunderland will consider rekindling their bid to sign Andre Ayew in the summer after being frustrated in their efforts to sign the Swansea City forward in this window (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool are in talks with super-agent Jorge Mendes over a new deal for Joao Teixeira (Daily Star Sunday)

West Ham United striker Nikica Jelavic will be the latest Premier League name to head for a final pay day in China once Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike completes his loan move from Fenerbahce (Mail on Sunday)

Wolves are considering a shock swoop for West Brom left back Sebastien Pocognoli (Express & Star)

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