Paper Talk: Saints looking to ‘pinch’ Walcott; Koeman going it alone

Date published: Friday 6th October 2017 11:17

A Premier League club are hoping to sign Theo Walcott for £12million in January and Liverpool have scouted a young Germany midfielder, all in today’s papers.



Arsenal will sell Theo Walcott in January and his former club Southampton are hoping to bring him home, according to a report.

Both Walcott and Mesut Ozil, both 28, will be sold in January and Saints have targeted Walcott as the man to get them back among the goals, according to the Daily Express.

Walcott is yet to start a Premier League game this season and has been omitted from the England squad and reports suggest the player is open to a move away from The Emirates.

The former Saints youngster has 18 months left on his current £110,000-a-week Arsenal contract and there are no plans to extend that.

Walcott, who cost £5million in 2006, has scored 107 goals for the Gunners in 388 appearances and the Saints “would look to pay about £12-15million for the player who came through their youth system”.

Inter Milan are also interested in the player, while Everton and West Ham are also tracking his situation in north London.



Mesut Ozil is only willing to play for Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United if he leaves Arsenal, but he could yet agree a new deal. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain will move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, when his contract expires in the summer, and sell striker Edinson Cavani, 30. (Le Parisien)

Paris Saint-Germain are working on fulfilling Neymar’s ‘wish’ and securing a summer deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. (Daily Mail)

Uruguay international Edinson Cavani could be a target for Real Madrid in January. (Don Balon)

Tottenham and Liverpool are both interested in 24-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who is on loan at Valencia. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Daily Mail)

Liverpool could move for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, 18, after their scouts watched him score four goals for Germany Under-19s. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, says he is happy at the club, despite not finalising a new contract with the Premier League side. (Sky Sports)

Kevin De Bruyne has torn into Chelsea over their controversial loan system, saying that is the reason why he left. (Daily Star)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left enraged by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who has refused to pay him the same wages as Lionel Messi and Neymar, reports say.  (Daily Star)

Jarred Bowen has pledged to stay at Hull despite interest from Premier League clubs Stoke, West Brom and Newcastle.  (Daily Star)

Wolves, Derby and Leeds are eyeing January moves for Liverpool’s Danny Ings.  (Daily Star)

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to pair Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, with Eric Dier, 23, if he succeeds in bringing the midfielder to the north London club in January. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 22, says he would “love” to play in the Premier League one day, and grew up supporting Liverpool. (RMC radio)

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar, 26, says he would be open to returning to the club. The Brazil international joined Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in January. (PL Brasil)

Brazil forward Lucas Moura, 25, has been advised by former Chelsea defender Alex to leave Paris St-Germain and join Arsenal. (L’Equipe, via London Evening Standard)

Fenerbahce could move for Manchester United defender Daley Blind, 27. (Hurriyet)

Manchester United fan Thomas Meunier seems sure to spark interest from Jose Mourinho after admitting he is unhappy with his fringe role at PSG. (Sun)

Ronald Koeman has alienated himself from staff at Everton’s training ground. (Sun)

Southampton have renewed a pay-day style loan with an Australian bank. (Sun)

Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 31, says Barcelona refused to let him join Everton last summer. (Derniere Heure, via Sun)

Burnley striker Chris Wood, 25, says he did not refuse to play for Leeds United before his £18m move to the Clarets. (Independent)

Leicester summer signing Adrien Silva, 28, has trained with his new Foxes team-mates for the first time, despite the midfielder not being allowed to play a competitive game until January. (Leicester Mercury)

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says they are facing a battle with Nigeria to keep striker Tammy Abraham, 20, and winger Sheyi Ojo, 20. (Daily Star)

Forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has urged Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 25. (Don Balon via Express)

Gareth Southgate has pocketed a £250,000 bonus for sending England to next year’s World Cup. (Daily Mirror)

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