Paper Talk: Surprise double striker link for Man Utd; Arsenal to offload Ozil

Date published: Wednesday 7th August 2019 7:56

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Manchester United are looking at two strikers as they contemplate a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, while Arsenal could finally offload Mesut Ozil with surprise suitors emerging, all in the papers.



With Romelu Lukaku’s future at Manchester United seemingly over, the club have been linked with two strikers.

Sky Sports Italia report that United are considering a surprise move for former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente. The 34-year-old Spanish forward is currently available on a free transfer.

Llorente had two years with Spurs scoring 13 goals in 66 appearances, although he managed just two goals in the Premier League.

There is no real rush with that one for United though as he can be signed outside the transfer window.

United have also made an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to Yahoo Sports France.

The 23-year-old former Celtic star hit 51 goals in 94 appearances before moving to Lyon in August 2018 for around £30million. The former Fulham striker scored 20 goals in all competitions last season, but a move for the player would depend on whether Inter Milan can get a deal done for Lukaku.

The striker has trained with Anderlecht in Belgium the last two days with United refusing to comment on the situation.



Tottenham have reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, for a fee in the region of £62m. (Sky Sports Italia)

Dybala is set to begin contract talks with Tottenham before Thursday’s transfer deadline. (Goal)

Dybala is reportedly willing to lower his wage demands in order to secure a move to Manchester United before Thursday’s transfer deadline. (Mirror)

Tottenham also remain keen on signing Barcelona’s 27-year-old Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, while Arsenal were never interested. (ESPN)

DC United are set for talks with representatives of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, as they seek a replacement for Derby-bound Wayne Rooney. (Mirror)

Manchester United have stepped up their attempts to secure a deal for Tottenham’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Telegraph, Independent)

United’s late decision to chase Eriksen comes amid doubts over whether their French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, will still be at the club at the end of the transfer window. (Standard)

Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet is set for a move to Leicester City. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal have reportedly beaten Wolves and agreed personal terms with defender Daniele Rugani. (The Sun)

Serge Aurier has been targeted for a move back to France – sparking a Tottenham move for a right-back.  (The Sun)

Manchester City will confirm the signing of Joao Cancelo from Juventus on Wednesday after the 25-year-old Portugal defender successfully passed his medical. (Star)

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Arsenal have had a £55m bid for 20-year-old French centre-back Dayot Upamecano rejected by Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. (Bild)

Arsenal prospect Emile Smith-Rowe could be the key to the Gunners landing Dayot Upamecano (Daily Mail)

RB Leipzig have told Arsenal that they have no intention of cashing in on Upamecano, who has a release clause of £92m. (Mirror)

Real Madrid’s strategy to sign Paul Pogba has angered the Manchester United hierarchy (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool have no intention of selling midfielder Brazil midfielder Fabinho, despite rumours linking the 25-year-old with a late move to Real Madrid. (Echo)

Crystal Palace have rejected a £70m bid from Everton for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26. Everton had included Turkey forward Cenk Tosun, 28, and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 28, in the offer. (Mail)

Palace are close to agreeing a deal to sign McCarthy from Everton for a fee of up to £8.5m. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are said to have stolen the march on Thiago Maia’s signature after he seemed close to joining Genoa from Lille. (Mirror)

Burnley look set to rival Marseille for Nates’ French midfielder Abdoulaye Toure (France Football)

Paris St-Germain have offered Brazil forward Neymar, 27, to Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid. The club are determined not to let Barcelona sign their former player. (Sport)

Manchester United’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, has not returned to Carrington for first team training amid speculation surrounding his future at the club. (Mirror)

Lukaku once again trained with Anderlecht Under 18s on Tuesday, despite having not been given permission by United to stay in Brussels. (Mail)

Manchester United and Manchester City both sent scouts to watch 19-year-old Norwegian midfielder Hakon Evjen in action for Bodo/Glimt. (TV2)

Everton are on the verge of signing Monaco’s French defender Djibril Sidibe, 27, on loan. (Mail)

Watford have rejected a second bid of £36.7m from Everton for French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 26.

Watford are believed to be close to agreeing a fee with Rennes for 21-year-old Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr. (Sky Sports)

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Bruno Fernandes has told Sporting Lisbon that he wants to leave the club and has already agreed personal terms with Tottenham. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham is reportedly considering making Carlo Ancelotti the first manager of his MLS franchise Inter Miami. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City have beaten Manchester United and Liverpool to sign highly-rated 14-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Kane Taylor. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are worried that midfield star Ilkay Gundogan could join Premier League rivals Liverpool. (Daily Express)


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