Paper Talk: Simeone on Arsenal job; Real eye Man City quartet

Date published: Thursday 26th April 2018 8:21

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Real Madrid are targeting a raid on Manchester City for four top stars, while Arsenal are ready to rival Man Utd and Chelsea for a Roma midfielder, according to Thursday’s papers.



Real Madrid are reportedly considering moves for four Manchester City players – forwards Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, playmaker Kevin de Bruyne and defender John Stones.

Real supremo Florentino Perez is preparing a big overhaul of the playing staff at The Bernabeu after a poor season domestically, while the long-term future of boss Zinedine Zidane is also in doubt.

According to the Manchester Evening News it would appear that four City stars are very much on Perez’s radar.

Reports in Spain claim that Real are preparing a £70million bid for Sane, while the La Liga giants are also said to be willing to pay up to £175m to land De Bruyne.

Sterling has enjoyed the best season of his career to date, prompting City to offer him a bumper new deal, and although Stones has struggled to earn a regular starting spot during the second half of the campaign it would appear that Pep Guardiola has no plans to let him leave.

Indeed the MEN states that City will tell the La Liga giants in no uncertain terms that the quartet are not for sale at any price.


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Arsene Wenger says he wants to manage another top European club after he leaves Arsenal (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool have told Real Madrid that £200m will not get them Mohamed Salah (Daily Mail)

Roma sporting director Monchi has defended the sale of Salah to Liverpool, insisting the Italian club had no option because of financial fair play pressures (The Guardian)

Crystal Palace want to sign Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker, 23, from Anderlecht (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are rivaling Chelsea and Manchester United for the signature of Roma’s Radja Nainggolan (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are among the clubs showing in an interest in Hull forward Abel Hernandez, with the 27-year-old Uruguayan’s contract expiring this summer (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger has claimed it would be “even better” if Arsenal went for a former player to succeed him as manager (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are set to battle rivals City for the £50m-rated Napoli midfielder Jorginho (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he has had no contact with Arsenal over their soon-to-be-vacant managerial position (Daily Mirror)

Mauricio Pochettino’s summer wish list includes Sporting Lisbon’s Gelson Martins, Southampton’s Cedric Soares and Wolves’ Ruben Neves (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are hoping to persuade Fulham’s 17-year-old English full-back Ryan Sessegnon to move to Old Trafford (The Times)

Defenders Alfie Mawson and Lewis Dunk are David Moyes’ top transfer targets this summer for West Ham (Daily Star)

Manchester United want Jonny Evans back from West Brom this summer for a cut-price £3m (The Sun)

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian will force an exit from the club this summer if Moyes stays on as manager (The Sun)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is prepared to let France forward Anthony Martial, 22, leave in the summer (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham have decided against signing Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart in the summer (Metro)


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