Paper Talk: Man Utd officials discuss raid for Tottenham star

Date published: Tuesday 7th January 2020 8:25

Senior Manchester United figures have discussed the potential signing of a Tottenham star, while Spurs have put together a deal to entice a La Liga target to North London – all in Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United officials have discussed the potential of signing Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks this month, according to reports.

Having been a regular under former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, Winks has found game time hard to come by under Jose Mourinho.

The England international has only completed 90 minutes twice since the Portuguese took over and an appearance in the FA Cup on Sunday was his 20th appearance of the campaign.

According to The Athletic, senior figures at Old Trafford have talked about a raid for the 23-year-old by the end of January.

The Red Devils are struggling in midfield due to injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba, which have left the club short of options.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have also reportedly been alerted by Winks’ situation at Spurs as they look to address their midfield options.

Fernandinho turns 35 in May and David Silva has already confirmed that he is to leave the Etihad at the end of the season.




Tottenham are considering a loan move for Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar that would include a £51m option to buy (The Independent)

Manchester City are keen on signing Inter Milan’s defender Milan Skriniar, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also said to be interested (Daily Mirror)

Inter have made a £20m bid for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, although boss Antonio Conte ideally wants Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal (Daily Mirror)

Inter are leading Aston Villa and Newcastle in the race to sign Chelsea attacker Olivier Giroud this month (The Telegraph)

Everton have registered their interest in St. Etienne defender Wesley Fofana, who is on the radar of a host of European clubs (Daily Star)

Newcastle and Villa are considering a move for Brighton striker Glenn Murray in a deal that would last until the end of the season (The Guardian)

Burnley are among the clubs keeping tabs on Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna (Daily Mail)

Paul Ince has urged Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba in January (Daily Mail)

Mario Gotze is set to leave Borussia Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are holding off on signing another goalkeeper to give Orjan Nyland a chance to have a run in the team (Daily Mirror)


Sheffield Wednesday are leading the race to sign Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah after his return from a loan at Leeds United (The Sun)

Rangers goalkeeper Nicky Hogarth is set for a loan move to Stirling Albion until the end of the season (Daily Record)

Russell Martin admits he would love to sign his former Norwich and Rangers team-mate Graham Dorrans at MK Dons (Daily Record)


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