Paper Talk: Real attacker wants Liverpool move; Arnautovic hint

Date published: Monday 11th June 2018 8:29

A top Real Madrid star has threatened to quit the club over Liverpool’s reported interest, while a Manchester United defender is being tipped to join Everton, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio has reportedly threatened to quit the club amid interest from Liverpool.

Asensio is highly thought of at The Bernabeu and has tipped as Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term replacement at the La Liga giants.

However, talk of PSG superstar Neymar arriving at Real is said to have irked the Spain star, who is now seriously considering his future at the club.

The report in the Daily Star (via Diario Gol) claims that the 22-year-old has told Real chiefs that he wants out unless he is given certain guarantees about his future.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the former Real Mallorca star and could be ready to swoop for the player after Nabil Fekir’s imminent Anfield switch was cast into serious doubt.

Liverpool will, however, face strong competition for Asensio, with Juventus and PSG also keen on the playmaker.


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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a shock swap deal with PSG to bring in Kylian Mbappe (Daily Star)

Liverpool and Chelsea have both shown an interest in Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (Daily Mail)

Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 31, says “there is no problem whatsoever” at AC Milan after being linked with a move to Manchester United (Daily Mail)

England will have a 13ft steel fence put around their training ground after the FA requested more security in Russia (Daily Mail)

Roma goalkeeper Alisson, 25, is “very happy” at Roma despite Liverpool’s interest, says his Brazil goalkeeping coach Claudio Tafferel (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United target Marko Arnautovic has cast doubt over his future at West Ham saying no talks have taken place at London Stadium (Daily Mirror)

Leicester and Everton are ready to slug it out for Norwich’s England U21 midfielder James Maddison (Daily Mirror)

Watford expect to wrap up the £11.7m signing of Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu on a four-year contract this week (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is wanted by Everton after just one season at Old Trafford (The Sun)

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea’s 27-year-old France midfielder N’Golo Kante, whose agent has met the Ligue 1 champions’ sporting director (The Sun)

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Freiburg and Turkey centre-back Caglar Soyuncu (The Sun)

Dele Alli has promised to stay cool and not let England down at World Cup after learning from mistakes (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool are to reassess their list of transfer targets after calling off Nabil Fekir’s move from Lyon (Daily Telegraph)

Serie A giants Inter Milan could make a move for Chelsea and Italy defender Davide Zappacosta (Football.London)

Barcelona left-back Joel Lopez, 15, has agreed terms with Arsenal (Sport)

Roma goalkeeper Alisson says he wants his future to be decided before the start of the World Cup amid links with Liverpool (Daily Express)

Newcastle are unlikely to move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, despite rating the 22-year-old former Englishman – who is valued at £30m – highly (Chronicle)

However, the Magpies are considering a move for 28-year-old West Brom and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, who has a £16m release clause at The Hawthorns (Northern Echo)

Wolves are preparing a bid for Sunderland’s 23-year-old Northern Ireland international Paddy McNair, who can play in defence or midfield (Northern Echo)

Gareth Bale is to wait for new a Real Madrid boss to be named before deciding his future (The Independent)

Premier League newcomers Wolves are also interested in Leeds’ English goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Birmingham Mail)

Rangers are ready to play hardball with Bruno Alves by refusing to release the World Cup-bound centre-back from his contract for Vitoria Guimaraes (Daily Record)

Roma striker Umar Sadiq is on Steven Gerrard’s transfer radar for Rangers (Scottish Sun)


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