Paper Talk: Tottenham line up Liverpool target to replace Eriksen

Date published: Friday 4th October 2019 8:10

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Tottenham have been linked with David Neres to replace Christian Eriksen, whose agent is heading for Madrid this weekend, all in the papers.

 

SPURS IN FOR NERES

Calciomercato claim Spurs are plotting a move for Ajax attacking midfielder David Neres.

Only last week Neres was linked with Liverpool, by the very same outlet, which may well suggest they’re having a wild stab in the dark about the 22-year-old Brazilian’s future.

Spurs though do look increasingly likely to lose Christian Eriksen with the Daily Star claiming the Denmark international’s agent expected to travel to Spain for talks with Real Madrid this weekend.

Neres helped the Dutch giants to the last four in the Champions League and hit 12 goals and 15 assists last season.

Neres, who can play all across the front line, has scored twice this season and his contract with Ajax currently runs until 2023.

Man Utd have also been mentioned as suitors previously but Neres signed a 12-month extension to his contract over the summer to quell the speculation.

Yahoo journalist Jorge Nicola (via Sport Witness) revealed in the summer that United did present an offer for Neres before he signed his new deal, but Ajax want €70m for him.

 

 

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Man Utd will step up their moves for strikers Mario Mandzukic and Callum Wilson in January (Sky Sports)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has refused to rule out a potential exit for £350,000-a-week German Mesut Ozil in January. (Sun)

Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra could leave Vicarage Road in January (Calciomercato)

Former Southampton and Leicester boss Claude Puel will be named as Saint-Etienne’s new head coach on Friday (RMC)

Former England manager Fabio Capello has revealed he tried to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on loan when he was Juventus manager. (Sky Sports Italia)

Mexican winger Uriel Antuna has signed a contract extension with Manchester City (Fox Deportes)

Inter Milan did not include a buy-out clause in Alexis Sanchez’ loan deal in a bid to fend off interest from other clubs. The Nerazzurri decided to postpone the transfer fee discussion due to it delaying the move for the Manchester United forward. (Calciomercato)

The Football Association has asked Manchester City for information on the hacking dispute with Liverpool in a significant escalation of the controversy. (The Times)

Arsenal have been accused of loaning Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma despite knowing that he was injured. (Mirror)

Arsenal can land RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano for a cut-price fee when his transfer release clause drops in the summer. (Mirror)

Egypt’s coach has handed Liverpool a boost by confirming he will not pick Mohamed Salah for the side’s next match against Botswana on October 14. (Mirror)

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker believes his England career is over at the age of just 29. (Daily Star)

Newcastle United supporters have written to the club over fears Manchester United fans have taken seats in the home end for their game at St James’ Park on Sunday. (The Times)

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hopes to be reunited with 31-year-old forward Willian at Juventus. But Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed the Brazilian is in “conversation” with the club over a new contract. (Calciomercato)

Bournemouth and Wales winger Harry Wilson is a doubt for the weekend after picking up a knock during an accidental collision with Artur Boruc in training. (Sun)

Real Madrid considered making Antonio Conte their head coach last year, before ex-Chelsea boss returned to management with Inter Milan. (Fichajes.net)

LA Galaxy are reportedly monitoring Rangers’ Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos, 23. (Star)

Norwegian Martin Odegaard, 20, is aiming for a return to Real Madrid amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. The highly-rated midfielder is currently on loan at Real Sociedad. (Goal)

Former Brighton boss Chris Hughton has turned down an offer to take over at struggling Championsip side Stoke. (Mirror)

Former Macclesfield Town manager Sol Campbell has been interviewed for the vacant Southend United job. (Football London)

Leicester City have been linked with a move for Turkish teenager Burak Ince. The 15-year-old midfielder has already attracted interest from Manchester City, Lille and Freiburg. (Fotospor)

Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski made a tongue-in-cheek comment aimed at old rivals Tottenham by claiming Serge Gnabry should be Arsenal’s player of the month. Ex-Gunner Gnabry scored four a

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