Paper Talk: Mourinho to sanction De Gea swap deal; Hernandez exit talks

Date published: Saturday 3rd February 2018 10:26

Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to sanction a huge summer swap deal at Manchester United, while Arsene Wenger has revealed his Alexis Sanchez regrets, all in Saturday’s papers.

 

MOURINHO HAPPY TO SANCTION MAN UTD SWAP DEAL

Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to let David de Gea join Real Madrid, if he gets Marco Asensio in return.

De Gea has been continually linked with a return to Madrid ever since a proposed switch to The Bernabeu fell through at the last minute in 2015.

The Spain star, along with Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois, are Real’s main targets to replace Keylor Navas and according to a report on Don Balon, Mourinho is ready to let the outstanding stopper leave as long as Asensio moves in the opposite direction.

The report goes on to state that Mourinho is a such a big fan of the 22-year-old Real starlet that he is prepared to lose one of his prized assets to make the deal happen.

Asensio has started only nine la Liga games this season, scoring four times and also chipping in with four assists, for a Real side that has really struggled in the defence of their league title.

For De Gea it would mark a return to the city where he made his name with Atletico before switching to Old Trafford in 2011 for a bargain £18.9 million.

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AND THE REST

Raheem Sterling claims referees are allowing Premier League stars to be ‘butchered’ (Daily Star)

Arsene Wenger has finally admitted he made a £60m mistake not selling Alexis Sanchez last summer (Daily Mirror)

West Ham’s Javier Hernandez admits he did ask for a January transfer but has vowed to give everything for the club now he is staying (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City do not know when they will see Riyad Mahrez again following their refusal to let him move to Manchester City (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Vicente Guaita – however, he cannot join the club until July (The Sun)

Leicester are on red alert over Daniel Opare’s fall-out with Augsburg (The Sun)

Michail Antonio apologised for the late show that saw him dropped – but assures fans he is totally committed to West Ham (The Sun)

Thousands of West Ham fans plan to march in protest against the board before their home game against Burnley in March (The Sun)

Ronald Koeman is set to be named new Netherlands boss (The Sun)

Leicester did not want to sell Islam Slimani to West Ham because the former Premier League champions are still annoyed over comments made by Karren Brady (Daily Mail)

Pep Guardiola is affording his Manchester City stars four days off as they sail towards clinching the Premier League title (Daily Mail)

Manchester City starlet Tosin Adarabioyo is at the centre of an international tug-of-war between England and Nigeria (Daily Mail)

Arsenal sold Theo Walcott on the cheap as a goodwill gesture due to the winger’s long service, according to Everton manager Sam Allardyce (Daily Telegraph)

Jurgen Klopp says a second consecutive top-four finish will represent a successful season for Liverpool (Daily Telegraph)

Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan says he could spend his entire career at the club, having beenlinked with Chelsea (Sky Sports Italia)

Chelsea have suffered a blow in their search for a successor to Antonio Conte, with Diego Simeone making it known that he does not want to be considered for the head coach’s job at Stamford Bridge (The Times)

 

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