Paper Talk: Solskjaer earmarks £65m Mourinho target; Tottenham fancy Jota

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 8:07

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Manchester United are confident of signing Harry Maguire this summer, while Spurs will send scouts to watch Portugal U20 winger Jota this week, all in the papers.



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to build his Manchester United defence around Harry Maguire, according to the Daily Star.

The tabloid claim United are confident of signing the Leicester man this summer in a £65million deal after the England centre-back slipped through the net last summer.

Jose Mourinho was in the market for a central defender in 2018 and Maguire was believed to be one of his main targets, but Leicester stood firm and the 26-year-old signed a new contract with the Foxes in September.

Maguire, who is paid around £80,000 a week at Leicester, will double his wages at Old Trafford and is now understood to be willing to move to further his career.

The defender only joined the from Hull in a deal rising to £17million in June 2017 and wasn’t willing to leave so soon after signing.



Chelsea are considering Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, 45, or former club favourite and current Derby boss Frank Lampard, 40, to replace 60-year-old Italian Maurizio Sarri as manager. (Sun)

Liverpool have joined Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in showing an interest in Chelsea’s 18-year-old English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Bild)

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, 27, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. (Talksport)

Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias is a summer transfer target for Everton (El Desmarque)

Tottenham will watch Benfica winger Jota, 29, when he plays for Portugal U20 against England U20 this week (Record)

Stephane Lichtsteiner is in talks with Arsenal over a contract extension. (Star)

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Matthijs de Ligt has told agent Mino Raiola to secure him a move to Barcelona this summer (Mundo Deportivo).

Atletico Madrid are planning to bid for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, should Antoine Griezmann leave the club and join Paris Saint-Germain this summer (Tuttosport)

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane refused to discuss his future amid growing speculation he could leave this summer (Le Parisien)

Manchester City are set to win the race to sign Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix in a deal worth £105m. (Sun)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to revive his interest in Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon this summer. (Sun)

Fulham have set their sights on appointing David Wagner as their new manager, but not until the end of the season. (Independent)

Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba, 26, has revealed he was a boyhood Arsenal fan as he hinted he could be interested by a move away from the Allianz Arena. (Bild)

West Ham winger Felipe Anderson, 25, is Real Madrid’s £65m fall-back option if they fail to attract first-choice target Eden Hazard from Chelsea. (Sky Sports)

Everton are keen on signing Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 29, who is on loan at Newcastle from West Brom. (Star)

Paris St-Germain have made a move to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, with the 29-year-old Spaniard out of contract in the summer. (Sun)

AC Milan have opened talks with Cagliari for their highly-rated midfielder Nicolo Barella, 22. (Sky Italia, via Sempre Milan)

Chelsea are considering ending Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain’s loan deal at the end of the season, meaning the 31-year-old would return to Juventus. (Marca)

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A Real Madrid move for Paris St-Germain attacker Neymar, 27, could set in train a series of moves including Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, 25, heading to Atletico Madrid. (Calcio Mercato)

Manchester City are hoping to sign Benfica’s 16-year-old attacking midfielder Ronaldo Camara. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are weighing up a move for the Sporting Lisbon captain and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24. (Star)

Inter are ready to rival Everton for Barcelona and Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes. The 25-year-old is currently on loan at Goodison Park. (Sport)

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi could leave the San Siro for £43.4m with Real Madrid and Juventus interested in the 26-year-old. (Marca)

Liverpool will not cut short German goalkeeper Loris Karius’ loan spell at Besiktas and recall the 25-year-old to Anfield. (Mirror)

The Reds will not spend huge amounts in the summer transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

The agent of Inter Milan’s Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 24, has claimed Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in signing his client. (Goal)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola travels to see the club’s owner Sheikh Mansour and shows him videos of a transfer target to get the green light to make a big-money signing. (Goal)

Fenerbahce are hoping to take Leicester City’s Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 22, on loan next season. (Leicester Mercury)


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