Paper Talk: Mourinho makes £58m Martial decision; Ben Woodburn link

Date published: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 8:10

Manchester United may be set to cash in on a key forward this summer, while Steven Gerrard is eyeing a move for a Liverpool starlet, according to Wednesday’s papers.

 

MAN UTD OPEN UP TO WINGER SALE

Manchester United are reportedly willing to listen to offers for star man Anthony Martial this summer.

A report from the Daily Mail claims that United are open to the idea of letting the Frenchman leave Old Trafford this summer, but they would prefer him to be sold abroad.

Chelsea and Spurs have been credited with interest in Martial, but the Red Devils are wary that selling him to a direct rival could come back to haunt them.

Napoli and Juventus have also been linked with a move for the former Monaco man, though it is anticipated that his £65k-a-week wages could be a stumbling block.

The Manchester Evening News reported on Monday that Jose Mourinho is looking to revamp his defence with a £55million move for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.

However, the report claims that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants a forward who can also play on the wing or at No.10 and Spurs may well insist that Martial is thrown into any prospective deal.

 

AND THE REST

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering a move for 18-year-old Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. (Guardian)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering taking a break from football if he is sacked by the club. (Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri could end up at Chelsea, with the Italian Serie A side in talks with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti. (The Sun)

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants to sign 18-year-old Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn on loan. (Daily Express)

AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 25. (Sky Italia)

Unai Emery will have little say on transfers when he is appointed as Arsenal’s next manager. (Mirror)

Emery intends to make midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, central to his plans with the Gunners despite the Wales player being linked with a move away. (Sky Sports)

Assistant coach Mikel Arteta is set for a new deal at Manchester City after missing out on the Arsenal job. (Telegraph)

Barcelona remain confident that Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann 27, will sign for them in the summer having given his word. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Arsenal are plotting a move for Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26. (Mail)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are all interested in 17-year-old Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman. (ESPN)

AC Milan: Yet to agree contract with young keeper

Former European champions AC Milan could face exclusion from next season’s Europa League as a result of breaching Financial Fair Play rules. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is confident defender Jamaal Lascelles will remain at St James’ Park despite interest from some of the top six clubs. (Newcastle Chronicle)

West Brom midfielder James McClean, 29, suggests he is keen for a summer move, following the club’s relegation. (Irish Mirror)

James McClean: New deal

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, is being tracked by Turkish side Besiktas. (Fotospor via TalkSport)

Swansea have held talks with Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter over their vacant managerial post. (Mail)

New York City manager and former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has denied reports he is set to join Nice as manager. (Goal)

Brighton are closing on Paris St-Germain’s Malian defender Moussa Sissako, 17. (RMC- via Mirror)

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