Paper Talk: Man Utd eye Silva; Chelsea’s £86m Carrasco raid

Date published: Thursday 19th January 2017 8:09

Manchester United will spend £70million on a supply line for Antoine Griezmann, while Chelsea are hot on the trail of Yannick Carrasco, all in today’s papers.



Manchester United are planning to make a £70million move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva this summer, according to a report.

The 22-year-old is the man that Jose Mourinho wants to load the bullets for Antoine Griezmann, who is another summer target, report The Sun in an exclusive.

Real Madrid are also keen on the attacking midfielder and United face a battle to sign Silva, who is managed by the agent of Mourinho, Jorge Mendes.

“United already plan to land Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann at the end of the season in an £85m deal,” says the tabloid and they will also spend big on Silva.

He joined Monaco from Benfica for £14million deal after a loan-spell in the Principality. He can play across the midfield and has 4 goals and 4 assists this season.

The Portugal international joined Monaco from Benfica in January 2015 for £14million after a loan-spell in the Principality and is under contract until June 2020.

The playmaker can play across the midfield and has scored four goals and created four assists this season.

United were reportedly keeping an eye on Silva back in May 2016, according to Spanish title Super Deporte.

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Chelsea are among a number of clubs keen on Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco, according to the Daily Star. 

The report claims Chelsea are interested the 23-year-old winger as are both Manchester giants, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

The forward only penned a new new Atletico deal in October though and is under contract with the club until 2022, but if fellow stars Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro move on then Belgium star Carrasco may also decide to depart.

Carrasco is believed to have an £86million buyout clause in his current contract.

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Chelsea and Liverpool are among a group of Premier League clubs interested in Genk’s Leon Bailey. (Sun)

Marseille are preparing a third bid for West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, after having a £20m offer rejected. (Sky Sports)

Payet, who has been forced to train with West Ham’s youth team, is willing to take a pay cut to rejoin the French side. (Mirror)

Hammers winger Michail Antonio, 26, is set to sign a five-and-a-half-year contract worth £70,000 a week. (Guardian)

Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and defender Kieran Gibbs 27, despite all three having just 18 months left on their current deals. (Evening Standard)

The Gunners have rejected Juventus’ interest in Alexis Sanchez as they continue contract renewal talks with the 28-year-old forward.(Mirror)

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 35, is to retire from football when his Bayern Munich contract expires at the end of the season. (Bild)

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Tottenham left-back Ben Davies, but Spurs want at least £20m for the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Manchester United are looking to bring Ajax’s Danish sensation Kasper Dolberg to Old Trafford this summer. (Sun)

Andros Townsend is fighting to save his Crystal Palace career – and could be ready to make a sensational return to Newcastle. (Mirror)

West Ham have made a shock move for Southampton’s want-away captain and centre-back Jose Fonte. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to offer Mamadou Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature. (Mail)

Southampton have been rebuffed in a request to take Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool. (Mail)

Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of Swedish teenage forward Alexander Isak from AIK. (Mail)

Sunderland boss David Moyes is eyeing up a move for £8.5m-rated Montpellier star Ryad Boudebouz. (Sun)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has had a stunning £10m offer for Jordan Rhodes turned down by Middlesbrough. (Sun)

Burnley are weighing up a move for Norwich City winger Alex Pritchard. (Sun)

Barcelona are braced for a £44m Chinese Super League bid for Arda Turan. (Sun)

Robbie Keane has confirmed that he is being lined up by Championship clubs. (Sun)

Aston Villa have had a £6m bid for Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, rejected. (Mail)

Manchester City are hopeful that summer signing Gabriel Jesus, 19, will finally receive clearance so that the forward can play in time for Saturday’s match with Tottenham. (Guardian)

Hull are close to signing Olympiakos’ 25-year-old right-back Omar Elabdellaoui. (Sky Sports)

Burnley have made a £7.5m bid for Hull’s 29-year-old midfielder Robert Snodgrass. (Mail)

The Clarets are also close to completing a £3.5m deal for Barnsley’s 26-year-old defender Marc Roberts. (Guardian)

Swansea and Everton are interested in signing Young Boys’ 27-year-old attacking midfielder Yoric Ravet. (L’Equipe)

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in talks to become the next manager of Norway. (Romsdals Budstikke)

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