Paper Talk: Man Utd to broker £75m swap deal with Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 5th August 2018 10:23

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Manchester United are ready to broker a swap deal with Chelsea in their bid to land Willian, while the Blues look set to beat Liverpool to an Arsenal star, according to Sunday’s papers.



Manchester United will reportedly offer France forward Anthony Martial to Chelsea in exchange for Brazil winger Willian, with both players valued at £75m.

United boss Jose Mourinho is intent on beating Barcelona to the punch for the Brazilian attacker before the transfer window shuts on Thursday.

And according to the Daily Mirror he will offer wantaway attacker Martial in return to get his man.

Mourinho is said to have lost patience with the French striker, while Willian has been on his radar ever since he took the Old Trafford hotseat back in 2016.

Willian, 29, has irritated new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri by arriving back late from his summer break, citing an expired passport as the reason, although Sarri has admitted that he wants the winger to stay at Stamford Bridge.

United’s board are reportedly reluctant to give up on Martial, but Mourinho is stated to have lost confidence in the attacker and would be happy to trade him.




Manchester United are set to complete a £60m move for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld in the next 48 hours (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are in pole position to sign £75m-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha after Tottenham dropped their interest (Sunday Mirror)

Portugal football chiefs are keeping an eye on Jose Mourinho’s situation at Manchester United and would love to make him national team manager in the future (Sunday Mirror)

Tammy Abraham has had his chances of leaving Chelsea on loan blocked by Maurizio Sarri, as he is not convinced by Olivier Giroud or Michy Batshuayi (Sunday Mirror)

Jose Mourinho is in “panic mode” five days before the transfer window closes after Manchester United’s £35m deal for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina collapsed (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are looking to beat Chelsea to the signing of former Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard after the free agent dropped his wage demands (Sun on Sunday)

Inter Milan have failed in a move to sign Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele (Sun on Sunday)

Benfica have joined the list of teams across Europe interested in a loan deal to sign Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian (Sun on Sunday)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been told by Maurizio Sarri that he is part of his plans and will get game-time at Chelsea this season (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are ready to pip Liverpool to the £35m signing of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey before Thursday’s deadline (Sunday Express)

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Jose Mourinho is not giving up hopes of signing Leicester and England centre-back Harry Maguire, who has been priced up at £80m by his club (Sunday Express)

Agent Mino Raiola will have talks with Manchester United this week over the future of midfielder Paul Pogba, with Barcelona among the teams hovering with interest (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea will hold talks with Eden Hazard over his future on Monday, with a £300,000-a-week contract on the table when he returns from a post-World Cup holiday (Sunday Times)

Tottenham have been told they will have to pay a premium price to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish (Mail on Sunday)

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Jose Mourinho’s awkward tunnel meeting with Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward last week was their first for more than a fortnight (Mail on Sunday)

Leicester are close to signing Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal, 26, from Monaco. The player had also been targeted by Watford and Southampton (ESPN)

Fulham have enquired about signing Real Madrid’s French left-back Theo Hernandez on loan (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic are leaving the door open for Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts to head north for a third loan spell (Scottish Sun)


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