Paper Talk: Tottenham ready £50m bid to beat Man Utd to winger

Date published: Sunday 3rd February 2019 9:52

Tottenham are ready to bid big for a Man Utd attacking target, while Man City are chasing two new full-backs – all in Sunday’s papers.



Tottenham are reportedly preparing a £50m summer bid for Bournemouth midfield sensation David Brooks as they look to beat off interest from other clubs including Manchester United.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was said to have been monitoring the Wales star’s progress while at Sheffield United last season but it was the Cherries who sealed a bargain £11.5m deal for the Blades attacker.

The 21-year-old, who began his career in Manchester City’s academy, has taken the Premier League by storm this season – prompting several big clubs to sit up and take notice.

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Indeed, the report in the Daily Mirror claims that United have been regularly watching the youngster and are readying a bid of their own – although it is Spurs who are prepared to offer big money, despite not buying a single player in the last two windows.

Brooks, who has already won nine senior caps for Wales, is currently out for a round a month after picking up an ankle injury in last week’s hammering of Chelsea at the Vitality.


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Chelsea could join the race with Manchester United and Real Madrid at tempting Mauricio Pochettino into quitting Tottenham Hotspur this summer (Sunday Express)

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West Ham missed out on Maxi Gomez and Michy Batshuayi in January because they were unprepared to pay either of the duo £80,000 a week (Sunday Express)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he goes for a drink and a chat with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson following every match of his own Old Trafford managerial reign (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is set to be available on a free transfer this summer (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley feels boss Rafa Benitez should now sign a new three-year ­contract after he delivered the Spaniard’s top January transfer target (Sunday Mirror)

Premier League chiefs will be urged to change the rulebook next season – despite Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool did not ­deliberately tamper with the Anfield pitch (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United’s old boys association have hit a brick wall in their attempts to honour club legend Jimmy Murphy with a statue outside the Stretford End at Old Trafford (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering homegrown pair Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ben Chilwell in a stunning £80m summer raid (Sun on Sunday)

Crystal Palace defender Wan-Bissaka could soon be an England squad member after Gareth Southgate made three checks on him over the last month (Sun on Sunday)

Mesut Ozil’s £350,000-a-week contract at Arsenal, signed only 12 months ago, was a “panic” deal, according to Gunners great Ray Parlour (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham’s search for a London Stadium naming rights deal is back on after behind-the-scenes changes and a thaw in relations with the London Legacy Development Corporation (Sun on Sunday)

Crystal Palace will renew their efforts to sign Chelsea defender Gary Cahill when he becomes a free agent in the summer (Sun on Sunday)

Agent Mark McKay is involved in a row with Everton over commission he claims to be owed in connection with the signing of Henry Onyekuru in 2017 (Sun on Sunday)

Recent Fulham signing Ryan Babel is heading for a date with the Court of Arbitration for Sport after former club Al-Ain took their battle over a severance package to the final tier of justice available (Sun on Sunday)

Leeds United hope to bring Aaron Lennon back to Elland Road in the summer (Sun on Sunday)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is determined to keep hold of Liverpool winger Ryan Kent and wants the club to sanction a permanent move for him (Sun on Sunday)

James McClean faces an uncertain future at Stoke City after a swap deal with Nottingham Forest for Ben Osborn fell through (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa are looking at Nottingham Forest midfielder Joe Lolley as a replacement for Jack Grealish, should he leave the club if they fail to win promotion (Sun on Sunday)

Ajax are fighting to keep Marc Overmars away from Arsenal after the Gunners stepped up their efforts to make the Dutchman their first technical director (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed it would be a dream to stay at AC Milan and not return to his parent club (Daily Star Sunday)

John Doolan has emerged as a contender for a shock return to Hibernian (Scottish Sun)

Former Rangers captain Lorenzo Amoruso reckons Celtic could be Premier League champions in just two years if they moved to England (Daily Record)


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