Paper Talk: United offer star as bait for Pulisic; Prem trio eye Yaya

Date published: Wednesday 9th May 2018 8:28

Manchester United are ready to offer Anthony Martial in a bid to land a top Borussia Dortmund star, while Everton are eyeing a stunning new boss appointment, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are reportedly ready to use Anthony Martial as bait in a deal to land Borussia Dortmund and United States winger Christian Pulisic.

The France striker will be allowed to leave Old Trafford this summer after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho and United hope they can use the former Monaco man to snare Pulisic.

The versatile 19-year-old attacker is regarded as one of the best young talents in European football and is also attracting interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.

However, the Daily Mirror claims that Mourinho will offer Martial as part of a deal for a player who is rated at £40million.


The one stumbling block would be the United star agreeing to move to Germany, as Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus are all keen on signing him should he wish ti stay in England or head to Serie A.

As for Pulisic, the attacker can play as a natural winger or through the middle and would arguably give United more flexibility than Martial.


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Barcelona are keen to secure the future of France defender Samuel Umtiti, who has a £52m release clause in his contract – but Manchester United are still keen to sign the 24-year-old (The Sun)

Everton are lining up Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to replace Sam Allardyce this summer (Daily Star)

Porto coach Sergio Conceicao has been identified by Everton as a replacement for Allardyce if the 63-year-old leaves Goodison Park (The Times)

Manchester City have revived talks over trying to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez after a deal collapsed in January (The Times)

Everton’s Wayne Rooney is eyeing a sensational switch to Washington with DC United (Daily Mail)

It would require a “massive offer” from China or the United States for former England captain Rooney to leave Everton this summer, says manager Sam Allardyce (Liverpool Echo)

Pep Guardiola has refused to commit his long-term future to Premier League champions Manchester City (Daily Star)

Arsenal’s players are growing increasingly frustrated at Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s injury problems (Daily Mail)

Everton, Burnley and Championship winners Wolves are among the clubs interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 34, this summer (Daily Mirror)

Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to keep on his backroom staff as he prepares for an immediate return to management (The Independent)

England will announce the World Cup 2018 squad next week – even though FIFA do not need them to (Daily Mirror)

QPR want Steve McClaren as manager after the club’s 16th-place Championship finish under Ian Holloway (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to break the club transfer record for a new striker this summer (Daily Express)

Wolves want to sign AC Milan and Portugal striker Andre Silva this summer (Sky Sport)

Yaya Toure says putting Manchester United in City’s shadow is his greatest achievement (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle are not interested in signing Leicester and Algeria forward Islam Slimani on a permanent deal after his disappointing loan move (Chronicle)

Bournemouth are interested in signing Porto defender Diogo Queiros this summer (Guardian)


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