Paper Talk: Man Utd duo near £70m Juve moves; BVB eye Hammers man

Date published: Saturday 17th March 2018 9:25

Manchester United could lose two stars to Juventus this summer, while Liverpool target Alisson has seemingly set his sights on a move elsewhere, according to Saturday’s newspapers.

 

JUVENTUS MAKE MARTIAL THEIR TOP SUMMER TARGET

Juventus have met with Anthony Martial’s representatives as they bid to force through a move for the Manchester United attacker.

The Daily Mirror claims Juve officials are stepping up their hunt for the player after initially meeting with his agent earlier this month prior to their Champions League win against Tottenham at Wembley.

United reportedly value Martial at around £60million could sanction the sale if the player, who has found his first-team prospects limited since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, asks to leave.

Jose Mourinho would prefer to keep the former Monaco star but may be backed into a corner if the player and his agent make the move – and if Juventus meet their asking price.

Martial might not be the only United star heading to Turin this summer either, with reports also suggesting the Serie A leaders are also close to agreeing a £10million swoop for Matteo Darmian.

The double deal will be worth around £70million (€80million) to United.

 

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AND THE REST

Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been linked with a move to Liverpool but the 25-year-old appears to favour a switch to Real Madrid (Daily Express)

Manchester United would have been better off signing Geoffrey Kondogbia instead of Paul Pogba, according to Valencia coach Marcelino (Daily Express)

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has been backed to have a strong end to the Premier League season by Spain coach Julen Lopetegui (Daily Express)

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has confirmed Manchester United are interested in him (The Sun)

West Ham midfielder Domingos Quina is a target for Borussia Dortmund (The Sun)

Jurgen Klopp claimed Manchester City could be running scared over their Champions League clash (The Sun)

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has apologised to Hammers fans for the chaotic scenes at London Stadium last weekend. She described the fan protests and multiple pitch invasions as “one of the most painful days in the history of the club” (The Sun)

Antonio Conte has fired yet another stunning blast at Chelsea’s board to provide another clear indication he is heading for the Stamford Bridge exit (Daily Mail)

Everton are prepared to pay Jack Wilshere a staggering £8m signing-on fee to move to Goodison Park this summer (The Times)

Premier League clubs are divided on the issue of whether the competition should take action against Wolverhampton Wanderers if they are promoted to the top flight (The Times)

Brentford are in line to receive a £1m bonus payment from Burnley after James Tarkowski’s call-up to the England squad this week (The Times)

Watford are refusing to pay compensation to Marco Silva despite their former manager threatening legal action against the club (The Times)

Dietmar Hamann says Bayern Munich have been in contact with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino over their soon-to-be-vacant managerial position (Daily Mirror)

Wolves hope to beat off competition from Arsenal in an audacious move for AC Milan striker Andre Silva should they secure promotion to the Premier League (Daily Mirror)

Leroy Sane believes Manchester City can win the Champions League if they get past Liverpool in the quarter-finals (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is confident there will not be an exodus of his star players should his side fail to finish in the Premier League top four (Daily Telegraph)

Michael Appleton is emerging as a serious contender to take over at West Bromwich Albion in the summer, as the club prepare for likely relegation to the Championship (Daily Telegraph)

Sam Allardyce has said he wants to implement “a change of mentality” as his Everton side look to halt their dreadful run of form, with the Toffees currently on a six-match losing streak across all competitions (The Independent)

Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has admitted his frustrations with life back at Deportivo La Coruna (Daily Star)

 

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