Manchester United have settled on Marcus Rashford’s replacement and are ready to bid £43m, while Tottenham want a Sheff Utd defender, according to Tuesday’s Paper Talk.
MAN UTD TO BID £43M FOR LYON ACE
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be reluctant to rely on Anthony Martial until the end of the season, after the forward missed a great chance to equalise in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.
Mason Greenwood, 18, is still considered one for the future, despite showing that he is more than capable of stepping up at times during the current campaign.
That has led United to look into Europe in their search for a new frontman, and according to Foot Mercato, they have settled on trying tio complete a deal for 23-year-old former Fulham hitman Dembele.
United reportedly scouted Dembele in action against Nantes on the weekend, a game in which the striker notched his 11th goal in 19 Ligue 1 game this term.
Despite Lyon president Michel Aulas saying that he will not allow the sale of Dembele in the January window, the report claims that if a big enough offer comes in then the French side could be willing to do a deal.
And the report adds that United are ready to test the water with a £43m offer as they look to strengthen their central striking options after Rashford suffered a double stress fracture to his back.
AND THE REST
Crystal Palace have received a major boost after Wilfried Zaha told the club he wants to stay at Selhurst Park until the end of the season (Daily Mail)
Danny Rose was involved in a heated exchange with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after being left out of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford (Daily Mail)
Moussa Dembele’s future at Lyon could be back up in the air after the club was able to secure a possible replacement in the form of Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi (Daily Mail)
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are on red alert after Porto defender Alex Telles told the club he does not intend to sign a new contract (Daily Mail)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is safe in his position as Manchester United manager even if the club fails to qualify for Europe at the end of this season (The Sun)
Wolves will swoop for Portuguese pair Daniel Podence and Nelson Oliveira as well as teen sensation Leonardo Campana (The Sun)
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen is a matter of days away from completing his move to Inter Milan (The Sun)
Sporting Lisbon assistant coach Emanuel Ferro has played down the prospect of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who has been linked with Manchester United, leaving the club in January (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United have joined the race to sign Edinson Cavani, who has handed in a transfer request at PSG (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham are preparing to make a bid for Sheffield United’s English defender Jack O’Connell and he is seen by Spurs as being a long-term replacement for Belgium international Jan Vertonghen (Daily Star)
Everton defender Mason Holgate is in line for his first call into the senior England squad after impressing Gareth Southgate’s coaching staff in recent weeks (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Atletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes are on the wane over shared ownership clauses being insisted on by the Brazilian club (Daily Mirror)
Ed Woodward is facing calls to be sacked as Manchester United are forced into a rethink of their transfer business because of Marcus Rashford’s injury (Daily Star)
AS Roma owner James Pallotta, who is currently in the process of selling the Serie A club, is interested in taking over either Newcastle United or Leeds United according to reports in Italy (Daily Star)
Burnley have had a second bid for defender Dael Fry turned down by Middlesbrough (Daily Star)
Leicester City have been linked with a move for Fenerbahce and Germany attacker Max Kruse (Leicester Mercury)
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is expecting to sign 18-year-old Scottish winger Scott Banks from Dundee United in the next few days (Football.London)