Paper Talk: Spurs could lose £120m duo to as Arsenal, Man Utd lurk

Date published: Sunday 14th April 2019 9:44

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Spurs could lose two key players to Premier League rivals this summer, while talks are intensifying over a potential Chelsea sale, according to Sunday’s papers.



Manchester United are ready to triple the wages of Christian Eriksen to bring the Denmark international to Old Trafford this summer, a report claims.

Spurs want to keep the midfielder, but moneyman Daniel Levy may decide to offload the 27-year-old with his contract expiring in 2020.

It means Spurs will need to tie him down to another long-term deal to protect his value or else sell him this summer, with Inter Milan and Juventus linked recently.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to offer Eriksen a stay in the Premier League, as The Mirror claim that he has made him a top target for the summer.

The report claims that ‘United bosses are willing to treble Eriksen’s weekly wage to £240,000-a-week’ to lure the playmaker to Manchester.

Even with just a year left on his deal they’d ‘have to pay a hefty transfer fee up to £95million or more’, with Daniel Levy ready to play hard ball and try avoid losing a prized asset to a Premier League rival.

However, Spurs have apparently begun looking for Eriksen’s successor, and Leicester’s James Maddison is ‘on their list of potential successors’.



Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be given a club-record £200m to spend during the summer transfer window. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, is being linked with a £25m move away from Spurs – with Premier League rivals Arsenal interested in the Belgian international. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United will rival Manchester City for Crystal Palace’s £40m-rated English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. (Mail on Sunday)

United are also after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The 27-year-old Senegal player is valued at £110m. (Sunday Express)

Barcelona could make another move for Chelsea winger Willian. The La Liga side previously had a £55m bid for the Brazilian, 30, turned down. (Sunday Telegraph)

Chelsea have held “exploratory” talks with three potential buyers regarding a proposed £2.5bn sale, with US and Asian-based finance groups and Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe interested. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 26, has emerged as a shock transfer target for Inter Milan, with the Italian giants considering a huge summer spending spree. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham are monitoring Celta Vigo’s Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez. The 22-year-old, who has a £43.5m release clause in his contract, is keen to play for a club in European competition. (Mail on Sunday)

French midfielder Paul Pogba is set to be offered the Manchester United captaincy in a bid to put a stop to ongoing Real Madrid rumours. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid have made contact with West Ham youngster Declan Rice. (Sky Sports)

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Pre-Season Friendly between Preston North End and West Ham United at Deepdale on July 21, 2018 in Preston, England. (Photo b Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to reunite with Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, and is prepared to bring the 29-year-old Englishman to King Power Stadium on a free transfer. (Sun on Sunday)



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