Three clubs are ready to rival Manchester United for a cut-price Tottenham playmaker, while Bournemouth are closing in on a Liverpool star, according to Tuesday’s papers.
TRIO TO RIVAL MAN UTD FOR CUT-PRICE ERIKSEN
Juventus, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are all interested in signing Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen for a cut-price £50m after the English transfer window shuts.
Reports surfaced on Monday that Spurs are willing to halve their price for the Dane, after Daniel Levy seemingly priced the playmaker out of a summer move with his £100m plus valuation.
It’s been widely reported that a switch to Manchester United could be on the cards, although it would appear that Spurs would only be happy to accept £50m after the English window has shut – which would rule the Old Trafford club out of any move.
Eriksen hinted over the summer that he was considering a fresh challenge, having spent six years in north London, with his contract running out next summer and a new deal seemingly not on the agenda.
However, for Spurs to let the 27-year-old leave they would need to bring in a replacement before Thursday, with Real Betis star Giovani Le Celso and Sporting Lisbon goal machine Bruno Fernandes both known to be on their radar.
Reports on Monday, though, suggested that Betis had pulled the player on a potential switch to Tottenham due to a disagreement over the fee, while Fernandes still appears more likely to move to Manchester United.
It would certainly be a strange decision for Levy to opt to sell Eriksen after Thursday, if a replacement is not signed before, and that would surely not improve the mood of an already tetchy Mauricio Pochettino.
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Paulo Dybala’s move to Manchester United broke down over demand for £15m payment to agent to buy his image rights from a third party (Daily Mail)
Galatasaray have entered negotiations with Chelsea over a potential loan deal for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (Daily Mail)
Bournemouth are close to a deal to sign Wales winger Harry Wilson, 22, on a season-long loan from Liverpool (Daily Mail)
Teenage defender Goncalo Cardoso is having a medical with West Ham ahead of a move from Boavista (Daily Mail)
Everton have put together what they consider to be a £100m package to sign Wilfried Zaha (The Sun)
Norwich have joined Brighton in the race to sign Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater (The Sun)
Portugal defender Joao Cancelo was in Manchester on Monday night to undergo a medical ahead of his move to Manchester City (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham’s proposed deal to sign Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham could stall as French giants Marseille consider a late move for the youngster (Daily Express)
Liverpool have received a motivational speech from a German surfer about managing stress and dealing with panic as part of their preparations for the new season (The Times)
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Daniele Rugani have been hit by Wolves making a £30m offer for the Juventus centre-back (The Times)
West Ham are trying to do a deal for Basel striker Albian Ajeti, who is being eyed as back-up to £45m record signing Sebastien Haller (Daily Star)
Lille’s Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia and Swedish defender Emil Krafth are the deals in question for Steve Bruce as he looks to bolster his ranks at Newcastle (Daily Star)
Kyle Lafferty has revealed his lacklustre approach to training had played a major role in his return to Rangers being cut short after only a year by Steven Gerrard (Daily Record)
Brentford’s Rico Henry is being lined up by Celtic if Kieran Tierney seals his move to Arsenal (Scottish Sun)
Scott McKenna has handed in a transfer request in a bid to leave Aberdeen (Scottish Sun)
James Forrest insists he doesn’t need a big money move away from Celtic as he eyes new contract at Parkhead (Scottish Sun)