Paper Talk: Tottenham line up incredible £110m double deal

Date published: Sunday 19th May 2019 9:33

Tottenham are set to end their long transfer wait with an exciting £110m double swoop, while Wolves could seriously upset Newcastle by moving for a striker, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Tottenham are ready to end their long transfer wait by swooping for two of European football’s brightest prospects.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the Champions League finalists are ready to move in for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Roma prospect Nicolo Zaniolo during the summer window.

France midfielder Ndombele is rated in the €100m (£87m) bracket by Lyon, but Tottenham believe they can talk Lyon into selling for a fee of around £70m – which would still represent a club-record windfall for the Ligue 1 giants.

Ndombele has caught the eye this season with some brilliant performances in midfield, his form seeing him linked with Juventus, Manchester United and PSG among others.

The same paper also claims Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also likes the look of Roma playmaker Zaniolo, who would cost around £40m. While the youngster has struggled to replicate his fine early season form, Pochettino has seen enough to believe the young Italian would prosper in the Premier League.

Spurs will have gone 18 months without signing a player by the time the summer transfer window opens, with Lucas Moura – in January 2018 – the last new player brought in by the club.

But a £110m double raid for two of Europe’s star men would certainly mark the end of that drought in some style.


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Wolves have opened talks with West Brom over a permanent move for Salomon Rondon – dealing Newcastle’s hopes of keeping him a huge blow (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are ready to make a move for striker Alexis Claude-Maurice from Ligue 1 side Lorient (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City and Liverpool have joined clubs who have been scouting Inter Milan youngster Sebastiano Esposito at the European U17 Championships (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa are already preparing to begin talks to buy loan stars Tammy Abraham, Tyrone Mings and Axel Tuanzebe if they are promoted (Sunday Mirror)

Middlesbrough are interested in Den Haag winger Sheraldo Becker, with the Dutchman out of contract in the summer (Sunday Mirror)

Paris Saint-Germain are determined to sign Chelsea’s France international midfielder N’Golo Kante this summer (Sunday Mirror)

Bristol City are set to sign attacking midfielder Sammie Szmodics from Colchester United (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will clear some squad players out in order to sign Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer. The duo are also wanted by Mancheter United (Sunday Times)

Chelsea are interested in signing Marco Asensio and Edinson Cavani, should their transfer ban be lifted this summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea will pursue £40m-rated Ajax star David Neres if their transfer ban is overturned (The Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United are confident they will keep Marcus Rashford by trebling his wages to £300k per week (Daily Star Sunday)

Real Madrid are preparing to swoop for Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Star Sunday)


Brentford have made an enquiry for Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper David Raya as Daniel Bentley might leave Griffin Park (Mail on Sunday)

Crystal Palace have put a £60m price tag on 21-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a bid to deter Manchester United’s interest (Mail on Sunday)

Everton want £20m for England U21 winger Ademola Lookman, as they look to sell about 15 of their squad this summer (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea will offer England international winger Callum Hudson-Odoi the number 10 shirt vacated by Eden Hazard this summer in a bid to persuade him to sign a contract, with fresh talks scheduled for this month (Mail on Sunday)

Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United he must hand in a transfer request if he wants to force through his dream move to Real Madrid (The Sun on Sunday)


Arsenal want Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, but only want to pay £40m for the Ivory Coast international – half the value Palace have placed on him (The Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are favourites to bring Atletico Madrid holding midfielder Rodrigo to the Premier League – but manager Pep Guardiola may have to sell Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus first (The Sun on Sunday)

Antoine Griezmann’s lawyer will meet with Barcelona this weekend to thrash out terms of a £108m move from Atletico Madrid (The Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal and Chelsea could return half of their tickets for the UEFA Europa League final in Baku with many fans deciding not to travel (The Sun on Sunday)

AC Milan are plotting a summer move for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi (The Sun on Sunday)

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves is holding out for offers from Premier League clubs this summer after past bids from Manchester City and United (The Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham will have to give Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri assurances of their spending power if they want him to replace Mauricio Pochettino (Sunday Express)

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Southampton are preparing a move for Charlton midfielder Joe Aribo despite Arsenal and Manchester City watching the 22-year-old in recent months (Sunday Express)

PSG are ready to encourage David de Gea to see out the rest of his Manchester United contract and then join them on a free transfer (Sunday Express)

Unai Emery will trigger the release clause of £31m-rated Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas (Sunday Express)

Manchester United have the edge over Barcelona and Manchester City in attempts to sign Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt (Sunday Express)

Manchester United are looking to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as a potential replacement for David de Gea (Daily Record)


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