Paper Talk: Tottenham agree €60m deal for top target

Date published: Monday 5th August 2019 9:02

Giovani Lo Celso; Paulo Dybala

Tottenham are finally set to announce the signing of a €60m midfield target, while Man Utd are set to sign a Monaco wonderkid, according to Monday’s papers.



Tottenham have finally agreed a €60m deal for Giovani Lo Celso with Real Betis.

Spurs have been chasing the Argentine playmaker all summer, but it would appear they are finally set to strike a deal for the highly-rated star.

Duncan Castles in the Daily Record reports that Spurs will pay an initial €52m, with a further €8m due in performance-related variables.

Lo Celso, 23, is being viewed as a long-term replacement for Christian Eriksen in north London, with doubts still surrounding the Dane’s future.

The Argentina international is currently in Morocco on a pre-season tour but is expected to fly back over the next few days to complete a deal.

The expected arrival of Lo Celso is certain to end Tottenham’s pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, with reports claiming that it was always likely to be one or the other arriving and not both.


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Manchester United will complete the £9m signing of Monaco wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri on Tuesday, according to reports in France (The Sun)

Liverpool are considering Southampton’s English goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and 32-year-old Spanish former West Ham keeper Adrian as potential replacements for Belgium international Simon Mignolet (Liverpool Echo)

Everton’s £10m-rated defender Mason Holgate is at the centre of a three-way fight between Burnley, Bournemouth and Sheffield United (The Sun)

Bournemouth’s Harry Arter is set to join his brother-in-law Scott Parker at Fulham in a season-long loan (The Sun)

Newcastle United will not be making a move for their former striker Andy Carroll (Daily Mirror)

Samuel Umtiti has had Manchester United transfer talks as Barcelona are willing to agree a quickfire sale (Daily Express)

Watford have rejected a £32m bid from Everton for French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure (Daily Express)

Bruno Fernandes has also been struck off the transfer to-do list by Manchester United shortly after the Paulo Dybala pursuit was abandoned (Daily Star)

Manchester United insist Paul Pogba will start the season with them after Real Madrid finally made an offer for the World Cup winner last week – a derisory £27.4m plus Colombia forward James Rodriguez (The Times)

Leicester City are considering either Burnley’s English defender James Tarkowski or Bournemouth’s Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake as a replacement for England international Harry Maguire (Sky Sports)

Manchester City are set to complete the £32m signing of Juventus and Portugal defender Joao Cancelo with Brazil right-back Danilo heading in the opposite direction (Daily Mail)

Joao Cancelo

Alexandre Lacazette is facing a race against time to prove his fitness for Sunday’s opener against Newcastle after missing Arsenal’s final pre-season clash against Barcelona (Daily Mail)

Fulham are ready to issue lifetime bans to two fans who allegedly attacked and racially abused the sister of their defender Cyrus Christie (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are set to include English midfielder Josh Onomah in their £30m deal for Fulham and England Under-21 defender Ryan Sessegnon (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are set to sign Spain midfielder Victor Camarasa – who spent last season on loan at Cardiff City – from Real Betis on a season-long loan, with an obligatory option to buy for £13.7m (Independent)

Glenn Middleton will undergo a Hibernian medical on Monday ahead of loan move from Rangers (Daily Record)

Midfielder Greg Tansey has quit St Mirren after claiming his position was “untenable” when the club asked him to pay for an operation (Scottish Sun)


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