Paper Talk: Man Utd scout duo; Arsenal want youngsters

Date published: Monday 18th April 2016 10:59

William Carvalho: Linked with Liverpool switch

Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on two Sporting Lisbon and Portugal stars, while Arsene Wenger is looking to add young players to his Arsenal squad.


Manchester United had scouts at Sporting Lisbon’s 1-0 victory over Moreirense over the weekend to watch long-term target William Carvalho but also Joao Mario, according to reports from Portugal.

Carvalho has been watched by United for several years and is seemingly still on their radar ahead of Jose Mourinho’s likely appointment this summer, but Mario is a much newer addition to the club’s list of possible transfer targets having stood out this season for Sporting.

Carvalho, 24, is a holding midfielder and has also been linked in the past with Arsenal, while Mario, 23, is a left winger. Both players are full Portugal internationals.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revived his interest for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, 19, and also wants Fulham’s prodigious talent Ryan Sessegnon, 15 (Daily Mirror)

The future of Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been placed in further doubt after the Brazilian withdrew from the squad to face Manchester City (Daily Telegraph)

Antonio Conte has added Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes, on loan at Empoli, to his list of Chelsea targets (Emanuele Guilianelli)

Manchester City want Juventus striker Alvaro Morata as a replacement for Wilfried Bony (Daily Star)

Tottenham are willing to battle Barcelona for £6million Pescara forward Gianluca Lapadula after watching the Italian net another sensational goal against Cesena this weekend (Daily Mirror)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is ready to rival Tottenham in a £20million chase for West Brom striker Saido Berahino this summer

Bournemouth are stepping up their interest in Southend’s Daniel Bentley, who is also wanted by Everton and Norwich City (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh is being lined up for a return to former club Bordeaux (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa want David Moyes as their next manager, but the former Everton and Manchester United boss is waiting to see what other options arise in the summer (Daily Mail)

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