Paper Talk: Man Utd close on £60m duo; Arsenal eye City target

Date published: Sunday 4th February 2018 9:56

Manchester United are already closing in on deals for two arrivals this summer, while Liverpool are plotting a surprise move for a rejuvenated Arsenal star, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign winger Justin Kluivert from Ajax in the summer, according to reports.

The Sunday Mirror claims Mourinho sees the 18-year-old son of former Dutch striker Patrick as a really good investment, given he knows the player personally since the Portuguese coach’s days as Barcelona coach.

The paper reckons a £10million deal in already well down the line, though the package would be come with many incentives and could end up costing the club £25million dependent on how the teenager does at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has a good relationship with the player’s father Patrick and it’s suggested he has convinced Kluivert snr that a move to Manchester United would be a logical next step for his son.

Ajax want to keep Kluivert, but would not stand in his way if Man Utd come calling so have reluctantly opened talks over a summer deal.

Meanwhile, United are plotting a summer swoop for Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal, according to the Mail on Sunday. The paper claims Mourinho is frustrated by his lack of options in the centre of the pitch and is confident of luring the Chilean to Old Trafford in a deal that would set the club back around £50million.


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Liverpool want Jack Wilshere – if he rejects a new deal at Arsenal (The Sun)

Manchester United will move for Jordan Pickford if David De Gea leaves at the end of the season (The Sun)

Chelsea face a huge battle over Thibaut Courtois’ future – and want Joe Hart as his replacement (The Sun)

Riyad Mahrez has been offered help from the PFA over his bitter row with Leicester (The Sun)

Arsenal want £15m for defender Rob Holding as he heads for the exit at the end of the season (The Sun)

An Arsenal fan protest against manager Arsene Wenger fell flat because of bad weather on Saturday (The Sun)

West Ham co-chairwoman Karren Brady says she hates the Championship and says it is like an ‘abyss’ (The Sun)

Celtic and Rangers will battle it out in the summer for Sunderland youngster Ethan Robson (The Sun)

Tottenham’s England striker Harry Kane is ready for a move to Real Madrid but his club and international team-mate Dele Alli is not, according to ex-Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness (Sunday Times)

Antonio Conte still wants a full-on clash with Jose Mourinho later this month – and Chelsea bosses won’t try to stop him (Sunday Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has claimed the Premier League is so strong even Bill Shankly would be happy with fourth (Sunday Mirror)

Klopp insists striker Sadio Mane is not jealous of fellow forward Mohamed Salah and that the Senegalese and the Egyptian “are best friends” (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has stopped key coach Mikel Arteta joining up with Wales (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects Manchester City to be even stronger next season (The Observer)

Hugo Lloris has backed his Tottenham team-mates to harass Liverpool into submission (The Observer)

Edin Dzeko says he snubbed Chelsea in order to stay at Roma because of his “unreal” life in Italy, though the 31-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina forward says the Blues’ interest was a “compliment” (Mail on Sunday)

Tottenham can be a real threat to Manchester City, according to Glenn Hoddle (Mail on Sunday)

Antonio Conte has taken a fresh swipe at Chelsea’s transfer policy (Mail on Sunday)

Everton fans left at half-time as their side crashed 5-1 at Arsenal, who were 4-0 up at the interval (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell and Brighton forward Anthony Knockaert were involved in a heated tunnel bust-up on Saturday (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists he needs two or three more world-class players to compete with Manchester City (Sunday Telegraph)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to follow Roy Hodgson and manage into his 70s (Sunday Telegraph)

Ross Barkley is set to miss Chelsea’s trip to Watford after suffering an injury that could prompt further questions over the club’s record of hamstring problems under head coach Antonio Conte (Sunday Telegraph)

Arsenal and Chelsea have joined Manchester City in the battle for a summer deal for Riyad Mahrez (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester City are working on a new contract for Gabriel Jesus (Daily Star Sunday)


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