Manchester United are ready to take drastic measures to ship Alexis Sanchez to Roma, while Tottenham fear one of their top stars is planning to leave on a free, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.
UNITED DESPERATE TO OFFLOAD SANCHEZ
Manchester United may pay some of Alexis Sanchez’s wages if the Chile forward agrees to make a loan move to Roma.
The 30-year-old faces being banished to the club’s reserves unless he agrees to a move abroad before the September 2 deadline.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to get rid of the £505,000-a-week flop and while Roma want him on loan, they are refusing to pay his huge salary.
The report in The Sun claims that United will have to fork out another £8.6million in wages until the January transfer window if Sanchez does not leave.
Solskjaer has not been keen on the Chile forward since day one, having watched from afar as he failed to spark for United.
The former Arsenal star has also reportedly proved to be a negative influence behind the scenes, particularly during Jose Mourinho’s reign.
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AND THE REST
Real Madrid have upped the ante in their pursuit of Neymar – after offering Isco, Raphael Varane and Marcelo to Paris Saint-Germain as part of a swap deal (The Sun)
Barcelona’s trip to Paris on Tuesday in a bid to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Neymar appears to have been in vain with their opening offer of £74m plus Philippe Coutinho turned down (Daily Mail)
Jack Wilshere is paying for physiotherapist Declan Lynch to come over from Ireland to work with him twice a week in private sessions (Daily Mail)
Jan Vertonghen was so furious about his omission from Tottenham’s season opener some of his team-mates were surprised he stayed to watch the game (Daily Mail)
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is being discussed by former club Monaco as a loan target (Daily Mail)
Manchester United midfielder Ethan Hamilton is discussing a loan move to Southend (Daily Mail)
Tottenham fear they could now lose Toby Alderweireld for nothing next summer (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United will not entertain any offers for Paul Pogba before the close of the European transfer windows early next month (Daily Telegraph)
Chris Wilder has told Sheffield United’s unwanted players to “go and get a club” after venting his anger at those he fears are happy to keep picking up their wages despite having no prospect of first-team football (Daily Telegraph)
Newcastle United are in talks about handing Sean Longstaff a new contract, which could be worth as much as £80,000 a week (The Times)
Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are expected to return to Arsenal training in the coming days (The Times)
MLS side DC United are one of the clubs who have made an offer to former England striker Daniel Sturridge, who is a free agent after leaving Liverpool at the end of last season (ESPN)
Bournemouth want to offer Ryan Fraser a lucrative new long-term contract to stay at the club (Daily Record)