Paper Talk: United chasing £30m Meunier; shock Sanchez suitors

Date published: Sunday 29th October 2017 8:11

Jose Mourinho will bid £30million for a right-back in January and Liverpool are watching a Mexican starlet, all in today’s papers.



Jose Mourinho is lining up a £30million January move for Belgium full-back Thomas Meunier, according to a report.

The 26-year-old is second choice right-back at Paris Saint-Germain and is understood to be concerned at his first-team prospects. Dani Alves is the preferred right-back at PSG and even though Meunier and Alves have both made six Ligue 1 starts, Meunier is believed to be worried over his World Cup prospects.

The Daily Express reports Mourinho will try and sign the player in January – a player he has been tracking since last summer – and Meunier is open to a fresh challenge to get him back in the thoughts of Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

Meunier is under contract at PSG until 2020, but they are likely to be open to selling the player after investing in  Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the summer.



Manchester City decide against making a bid for Arsenal’s 28-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez in January, preferring to sign him on a free in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri wants to make a £30m move for Chile international Sanchez in January. (Sun on Sunday)

Eddie Nketiah is set for a massive 650% increase on his salary in new five-year Arsenal deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Ex-Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Southampton boss Alan Pardew has rejected an offer to take over at Dynamo Kiev. (Sun on Sunday)

Brighton could make a £5m offer for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone. (Sun on Sunday)

Kevin de Bruyne will become the highest-paid player in Manchester City’s history when he signs a new £250,000-a-week contract. (Star on Sunday)

Benjamin Mendy has handed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola a boost by making an early start to his rehab from knee surgery. (Star on Sunday)

David de Gea is still waiting to learn when he will receive an improved pay deal at Manchester United. (Star on Sunday)

Lionel Messi could play for Catalonia if FIFA recognises the country and he switches allegiances. (Sun on Sunday)

Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright would like David Unsworth to be given an extended run in charge of the side, while major shareholder Moshiri would prefer a bigger name to replace Ronald Koeman. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are planning to bring in former England, Crystal Palace and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce. (Sun on Sunday)

Barcelona believe they can sign 25-year-old Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho for £132m in the January transfer window with a down payment of £75m. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool’s board have told manager Jurgen Klopp he will be allowed to re-invest the entire fee from the sale of Coutinho. (Sunday Mirror)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Besiktas’ 26-year-old Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, who is valued at £20m. (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte still wants to sign a left-back in January with Tottenham’s Danny Rose and Alex Sandro of Juventus remaining his top targets. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool target Zeca is ready to take his current club Santos to court in order to cancel his contract. (Sunday Mirror)

Leicester, West Brom and Aston Villa will try to tempt Michael Carrick away from Manchester United in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Watford are eyeing up Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic, who is yet to make a first-team appearance this season. (Sunday Mirror)

Sheffield Wednesday are tracking Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, who plays in Portugal for Feirense. (Sunday Mirror)

Brighton CEO Paul Barber says the club will not break spirit for any player or agent. (Sunday Mirror)

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is “worried” about Marouane Fellaini’s contract situation. The 29-year-old Belgium midfielder’s deal expires at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Everton are interested in signing Sheffield United’s teenage centre-back Sam Graham. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona and Argentina defender Javier Mascherano, 33, is set to leave the club at the end of the season and has plans to play in the MLS. (Sport)

Liverpool are tracking Club America’s 17-year-old Mexican midfielder Diego Lainez. (ESPN)

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