Antonio Conte is stepping up his efforts to land another Manchester United player, while Inter and AC Milan have joined the race for an Arsenal star – all in Tuesday’s papers.
INTER STEP UP INTEREST IN MAN UTD STAR
Manchester United star Nemanja Matic could be on his way out of the club as Antonio Conte looks to step up his interest in signing the midfielder in a bargain deal.
The Serbian has seen his first-team appearances take a hit since the start of the season, with Scott McTominay preferred as United’s defensive midfielder instead.
It comes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to uphold a policy of playing the youngsters at Old Trafford, while Matic has often struggled when he has been given the nod.
And according to Corriere dello Sport, Matic could be set to reunite with former Chelsea boss Conte at Inter Milan.
The San Siro outfit have already looked to Manchester in the summer, after signing Alexis Sanchez on loan and Romelu Lukaku in a big-money deal.
And Matic could be the third to join after reports in Italy stated that Conte was keen on signing him to bolster his midfield.
The 31-year-old’s contract expires in the summer, meaning the Red Devils may offload him for cheaper than the £40m they paid Chelsea in 2017.
AND THE REST
Inter Milan and AC Milan have joined the transfer race for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil (Daily Mirror)
Jamie Carragher has tipped Steven Gerrard to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss (Daily Mirror)
The Premier League has confirmed that Martin Atkinson will be the referee for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday (Daily Mirror)
Luka Modric has begged unhappy Gareth Bale not to quit Real Madrid after insisting he plays a vital role for the Spanish giants (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United co-owner Kevin Glazer is set to sell his 13 per cent stake in the club (The Sun)
Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny has reportedly been targeted by AC Milan for a £13m move in January (Daily Mail)
Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would want ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra – who he coached in Turin – to join his backroom staff at Old Trafford if he is appointed manager (Daily Mail)
Leicester and Aston Villa are among five Premier League clubs plotting a move for former Manchester City defender Omar Elabdellaoui on a free transfer from Olympiacos (Daily Mail)
Arsenal would have signed Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann in 2017 had they finished in the Champions League qualifying slots, it has been claimed (Daily Express)
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is not planning any January transfers to fix the defence amid links with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano (Daily Express)
Bournemouth youth team manager Carl Fletcher is in talks to become Leyton Orient boss (Bournemouth Echo)
New Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson will reportedly spearhead a move for Hearts defender Aaron Hickey (Daily Record)
Mauricio Pochettino has decided he wants out of Tottenham – and has set his sights on the Manchester United job (Daily Record)
Celtic look set to name Nick Hammond as their new full-time head of recruitment (Scottish Sun)
Scotland boss Steve Clarke is set to step up his interest in former England star Steven Caulker (Scottish Sun)