Paper Talk: Tottenham schedule meeting with int’l wanted by Man Utd; Liverpool interest in ‘Serbian Zlatan’

Date published: Friday 16th April 2021 8:41 - Matthew Briggs

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Tottenham have ramped up their interest in a defender and will meet with his representatives as they look to hammer out a deal, while Dusan Vlahovic is on the radar of Liverpool and Man Utd, all in the papers.



Tottenham are serious about signing Fulham and Denmark defender Joachim Andersen.

According to a report in Denmark from BT, Andersen’s representatives are set to meet with Spurs officials next week to hammer out a deal. Anderson 24, has impressed while on loan at Fulham and his future with Lyon looks bleak.

The Ligue 1 club has just extended the contracts of centre-backs Marcelo and Jason Denayer. It means that Anderson will be allowed to leave with previous reports suggesting in the Telegraph claiming Lyon are prepared to sell Andersen for just £25m.

Spurs know their is rival interest in the player after his solid displays for relegation-threatened Fulham.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace are also interested in the player.

However, the Danish outlet claim Andersen could still remain at Fulham if the club survives in the Premier League. The Dane “has a close relationship” with boss Scott Parker, who has made the player his captain.

Andersen said recently: “It’s not so often that a loan player is the captain of a club. Of course, it’s a huge honour and something I didn’t expect.

“It’s not something I’m unfamiliar with because in the youth teams for Denmark I was always the captain.”


Christian Kouame, Dusan Vlahovic, Fiorentina

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the club eyeing up a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, who brands himself the ‘Serbian Zlatan Ibrahimovic’. (Daily Star)

Manchester United have held talks about a blockbuster deal for Erling Haaland with Mino Raiola (Express)

Inter are ready to enter the race to sign Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese. (Calciomercato)

Luca Modric has reached an agreement with Real Madrid over a new contract. (AS)

Chelsea forward Timo Werner faces a race to prove his worth to Thomas Tuchel ahead of the summer (Evening Standard)

Erik Lamela looks more and more likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer and he could be heading to Napoli (Calciomercato)

AC Milan are happy with Fikayo Tomori’s performances since the centre-back joined them on loan from Chelsea and want him permanently (Fabrizio Romano)

Phil Foden has decided to part ways with the social media company that runs his Twitter account over a contentious message to Kylian Mbappe in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final triumph over Borussia Dortmund. (Telegraph)

The £305m Saudi Arabia-backed bid to buy Newcastle United will be re-submitted if the club wins its arbitration case against the Premier League. (Telegraph)



Norwich City will sell right-back Max Aarons to Everton if they meet his £30m valuation (Football Insider)

Ligue 1 and Eredivisie clubs are looking to sign 18-year-old Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Thimothee Lo-Tutala (Foot Mercato)

Barcelona and Real Madrid may be priced out of a deal for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. The 20-year-old wants a salary of £30m a year. (Goal)

Manchester United are ready to step up their interest in Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, but the Italian side want at least £38m for the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are putting pressure on Kylian Mbappe to sign a new deal, but the France forward, 22, does not want the contract to be too long. (L’Equipe)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says the club are “open” to selling 21-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean, who is on loan at PSG. (Mail)

Real Madrid are not prepared to sell 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan at Arsenal until the end of the season. (Marca)

Sead Kolasinac is willing to take a 50 per cent pay cut to make his loan move to Schalke permanent this summer (The Sun)


Eddie Nketiah Arsenal warm up

West Ham are hopeful they will be able to sign Arsenal and England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 21, this summer. (Evening Standard)

Wolves will try to sign Benfica’s Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius this summer after Tottenham chose not to make the 26-year-old’s loan permanent. (TVI24)

Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with France’s 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has decided not to extend his contract at Rennes. (Marca)

Bayern Munich are considering Massimiliano Allegri as manager Hansi Flick’s potential replacement. Allegri has been without a role since leaving Juventus in 2019. (Sport Mediaset)

Barcelona will let France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 27, leave this summer, with AC Milan and Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli, 26, a possible replacement. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


Manuel Locatelli Lazio v Sassuolo January 2021

Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli says he would consider a move abroad. The 23-year-old has been linked with Manchester City. (Corriere dello Sport)

Arsenal could also target Locatelli again, having first scouted him five years ago. (Football.London)

Watford are set to offer former winger Ashley Young, 35, a one-year deal if they are promoted back to the Premier League. The English player’s contract at Inter Milan runs out this summer. (Mail)

Barcelona are considering a move for RB Leipzig and Spain striker Dani Olmo, 22, who played at the Catalan club’s academy. (Sport)

Atletico Madrid are interested in 19-year-old Italian midfielder Nicolo Rovella, who is on loan at Genoa from Juventus, plus Udinese’s Argentine right-back Nahuel Molina, 23. (Mundo Deportivo)

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Netherlands boss Frank de Boer has told Virgil van Dijk to forget about playing in this summer’s European Championships and instead focus on his Liverpool comeback. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal face losing Eddie Nketiah after convincing Folarin Balogun to sign a new deal at the Emirates. (Daily Mirror)

Paul Pogba says Granada’s players were trying to get him sent off during his fleeting appearance for Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals. (Daily Mirror)

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