Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to re-sign a former star in a £70m deal, while Bayern Munich want an Arsenal to replace one of their long-established players, according to Sunday’s papers.
WILFRIED ZAHA RETURN ON CARDS FOR ARSENAL
Manchester United are lining up a £70m summer move to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha for the second time.
That’s according to an exclusive in The Sun on Sunday, who claim the winger is back on the club’s radar after he failed to shine during his first spell at the club in 2013.
The Ivory Coast winger has since emerged from his troubled first spell at Old Trafford to become one of the Premier League’s more-feared opponents to defenders, such is his pace and trickery, and it’s claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he now has the mental strength to succeed at Old Trafford.
Zaha looked destined for a move to Arsenal over the summer only for the Gunners to opt instead for Nicolas Pepe. And while that move is yet to bear fruit for the Gunners, Zaha was left kicking his heels, though remains keen to quit Selhurst Park.
United negotiated a 25% sell-on clause for Zaha when allowing him to rejoin Palace in 2014, meaning any deal to re-sign him could cost them less than his market value.
However, Palace would still be looking for a fee of around £70m for Zaha, having also sold Aaron Wan-Bisska to United over the summer for £50m.
AND THE REST
Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno is on Bayern Munich’s radar as a target to be their next No 1 to replace Manuel Neuer (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester City and Liverpool are among the big clubs tracking West Brom starlet Rico Richards (The Sun on Sunday)
Burnley are ready to pull the plug on Danny Drinkwater’s loan spell at Turf Moor and send the midfielder back to Chelsea in January (The Sun on Sunday)
Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman wants a move to the Premier League after proving his fitness with Marseille (The Sun on Sunday)
Preston will ask a stunning £3.5m ‘transfer fee’ for in-demand boss Alex Neil (The Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool will escape punishment from football chiefs if fans attack the Manchester City bus on Sunday (The Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool and Arsenal are chasing Quincy Promes after the Ajax star opened the door to a Premier League move (The Sun on Sunday)
Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez has been cleared to play in Sunday’s La Liga game at Athletic Bilbao after being excused from working at a polling station in Spain’s parliamentary election on the same day (Mail on Sunday)
The Champions League could return to terrestrial television from 2021 following a six-year absence, with ITV having submitted bids for several packages ahead of Monday’s deadline (Mail on Sunday)
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly set to drop players’ wages by a quarter as the club’s civil war continues to erupt behind the scenes (Mail on Sunday)
UEFA are reportedly assessing the suitability of New York as a host for the 2024 Champions League final (Mail on Sunday)
Premier League clubs this will week demand that match officials should be allowed to consult pitchside monitors when using VAR (Mail on Sunday)
Tottenham are ready to make a £50m move for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay (Sunday Mirror)
Arsene Wenger’s return to management will hinge on whether Bayern Munich see him as a short-term fix (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made £70m-rated Lazio midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic a priority signing if the club’s transfer ban is lifted (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United are shock contenders to sign Ajax’s £50m-rated keeper Andre Onana – just two months after handing David de Gea a new £350,000-a-week contract (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City are set to give Giovanni van Bronckhorst the chance to put himself in the frame to replace Pep Guardiola by appointing him coach of their sister club in New York (Sunday Mirror)
Virgil van Dijk believes Liverpool’s Champions League success healed the scars of their Premier League heartbreak (Sunday Mirror)
Juventus will offer Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, Germany midfielder Emre Can, Italy defender Daniele Rugani and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi in exchange for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (Sunday Express)
Chelsea want £5m from any club wanting to sign France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, in January (Sunday Express)
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof in his squad to face Brighton (Sunday Express)
Arsenal have made contact with the representatives of Juventus defender Merih Demiral with a January transfer possibly in the pipeline (Sunday Express)
James Milner will target a return to Leeds should his talks over a new contract collapse at Liverpool (Sunday Express)
Nottingham Forest are planning a raid for Dundee United star striker Lawrence Shankland (Scottish Sun)
Burnley are lining up a £1m January move for Celtic star Nir Bitton (Scottish Sun)
Celtic defender Hatem Abd Elhamed faces a race against time to be fit for the Betfred Cup final against Rangers (Sunday Mail)
Aston Villa star John McGinn admits he had his “heart set” on joining Celtic in the summer of 2018 (Sunday Mail)