Paper Talk: Man Utd contact top Man City target

Date published: Saturday 9th February 2019 10:00 - Matthew Briggs

Manchester United have been in touch with Manchester City target Tanguy Ndombele, while Tottenham and Liverpool want West Ham’s Declan Rice, all in the papers.



After missing out on Jorginho and Frenkie de Jong, Man City boss Pep Guardiola remains on the hunt for a holding midfielder.

City are understood to be tracking Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, but there is bad news coming from France because Le10 Sport say that Manchester United have joined in the race for his signature.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has valued Ndombele at €80million, but the report claims United have contacted the 22-year-old.

Guardiola made a bid for the player last summer, but was ultimately disappointed, while his other target Jorginho signed for Chelsea.



Sandro Tonali TEAMtalk

Liverpool and Chelsea are to battle it out for the signature of Brescia’s 18-year-old Sandro Tonali this summer (Inside Futbal)

Chelsea and Manchester United could be locked in a battle to sign Douglas Costa this summer (Daily Star)

Milan Skriniar TEAMtalk

Milan Skriniar and Inter Milan have reached an agreement over a new contract (Corriere dello Sport)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery will use some of his summer warchest to sign Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted he will not stand in 28-year-old forward Eden Hazard’s way if he decided to leave the club for Real Madrid this summer. (Star)

Barcelona are lining up a summer bid for Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona are open to hearing out offers for Philippe Coutinho with Man Utd and Chelsea interested (Marca)

Paulo Dybala is weighing up his options as he has to choose whether to become a Juventus legend or head to Real Madrid (Tuttosport)

Christian Eriksen has rejected a contract offer from Tottenham worth £110,000 per week (Football London)

Cesc Fabregas believes his former team-mate Hazard will draw an end to the saga over his potential transfer and sign a contract extension at Chelsea. (Independent)

Real Madrid may be willing to use Isco as part of a swap deal with Chelsea if it lowers the price on Eden Hazard (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are set to make a £35m bid for West Ham’s Irish midfielder Declan Rice, 20, despite competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool. (Daily Express)

Bayern Munich have taken the lead in the pursuit of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe (Le10Sport)

Matthias Ginter: Not leaving Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham and Arsenal are both watching Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Matthias Ginter (Sky Sports News)

David Wagner has joined Brendan Rodgers among the leading contenders to replace Rafa Benitez as Newcastle manager if he leaves the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. (The Times)

Norwich defender Ben Godfrey has been attracting the attention of Man Utd and Arsenal and is rated at £10m (Daily Mirror)

Former England captain Stuart Pearce has questioned the length of the new four-year contract Manchester United have given defender Phil Jones, 27. (Manchester Evening News)

Goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is close to signing a new five-year deal to stay at Manchester United. (Metro)

Defensive midfielder Adrien Tameze, 25, said he rejected a January move to either Cardiff City or Watford because he wanted to keep working with Nice manager Patrick Vieira. (Sport Witness)

Tottenham’s hopes of playing at the new White Hart Lane this season appear to be fading after manager Mauricio Pochettino said it would be “tough” for them to move in by May. (Various)

The Premier League want Tottenham to play at least five league games at their new stadium this season or stay at Wembley for the rest of the campaign. (Standard)

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given the “best possible audition” to land the Manchester United job on a permanent basis. (TalkSPORT)

Joao Felix TEAMtalk

Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all interested in 19-year-old Benfica playmaker Joao Felix. (TalkSPORT)

Bayern Munich are preparing to bid for 23-year-old Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, a player who is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester City and Barcelona. (Le 10 Sport, via Metro)

Cengiz Under TEAMtalk

Roma are prepared to triple the salary of 21-year-old right winger Cengiz Under to fend off transfer interest from Tottenham and Arsenal. (CalcioMercato)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has dismissed any suggestions his side will spend a huge amount of money in the summer. (TEAMtalk)

Tottenham, Inter Milan and AC Milan are monitoring the performances of Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, 28. (Calcio Mercato)

Former West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has revealed he never really wanted to move to the club. (Mais Futebol, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United missed out on the chance to sign 20-year-old Red Bull Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano after changing the terms of their offer. (Radio CRC)

Championship sides Norwich City, Leeds United and West Brom all sent scouts to watch 19-year-old Motherwell midfielder Jake Hastie play against St Mirren on Wednesday. (Record)


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