Paper Talk: Tottenham offer duo in swap bid for Serie A striker

Date published: Tuesday 28th January 2020 8:27

Tottenham have offered the choice of two players in their bid to land a new striker, while Man City are ready to pay £80m to land a defensive target, according to Tuesday’s Paper Talk.



Tottenham are still trying to find a way to get a deal done for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to reports.

The Times has reported that Spurs have offered Milan the chance to sign one of two players in exchange for the Poland international, who is also wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United.

Those players are Argentine duo Juan Foyth and Erik Lamela.

Foyth signed for Tottenham in 2017, while Lamela has been at the club since 2013 and is one of Tottenham’s longest-serving players.

Milan are said to be considering Tottenham’s offer, with the north London club unwilling to pay Milan’s £25million asking price for Piatek.

Spurs are in the market as Harry Kane continues his recovery from a serious hamstring injury that will keep him out until April at the earliest.

Piatek is not the only attacker on Jose Mourinho’s radar, however, with PSV’s Steven Bergwijn closing in on a move to the north London club, while a deal to bring in Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose appears to be fading.



Kylian Mbappe is open to a move to Liverpool but the PSG superstar will set the Reds back £253m (The Sun)

Watford boss Nigel Pearson is making a shock move for Burnley’s out-of-favour centre-back Ben Gibson (The Sun)

Manchester United and Tottenham are locked in talks with Islam Slimani as both clubs look to sign the Leicester forward (The Sun)

Everton have reportedly made a move for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino (The Sun)

Manchester United are discussing a deal to bring former PSG transfer guru Antero Henrique in to oversee the club’s transfer activity (The Sun)

Arsenal are braced for an offer from Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this week (Daily Mail)

Japanese side Vissel Kobe are reportedly plotting a move for Chelsea’s Pedro (Daily Mail)


Leicester City striker Islam Slimani has asked to end his loan at Monaco after Manchester United made a shock enquiry for him (Daily Mail)

Championship leaders West Brom are in talks with Sheffield United over a potential move for Republic of Ireland striker Callum Robinson (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are planning on recalling Alexis Sanchez from his loan spell at Inter Milan (Daily Express)

Liverpool are in talks over a Premier League victory parade and have already agreed a route with the city council due to road closures (Daily Express)

Manchester United are reportedly keen on a summer move for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell, who Chelsea also like the look of (Daily Express)

Manchester City are willing to pay £80m for Real Madrid transfer target Milan Skriniar (Daily Star)


Steven Nzonzi is set to ignore interest from West Ham and Aston Villa to join Rennes on loan from Roma for the remainder of the season (Daily Star)

Arsenal could be set to enter talks with Atletico Madrid over the future of Thomas Lemar after he was left out of their latest matchday squad (Daily Star)

West Ham are weighing up a bid for Tottenham’s Argentina defender Juan Foyth. The Hammers are also in talks with Slavia Prague over a deal for Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek (The Guardian)

Tottenham and England full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters are expected to leave Spurs on loan before the transfer deadline (Evening Standard)

Stoke will have to start bidding at a minimum of £3m to land Dundee United’s Lawrence Shankland before the end of the week (Scottish Sun)

Hearts defender Christophe Berra has been offered the chance to return to England with Salford City (Daily Record)

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Rangers hope to offload Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones this week to allow manager Steven Gerrard to make one new signing (Daily Record)


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