Paper Talk: Chelsea eye Ivorian; Man Utd back in for £40m man

Date published: Tuesday 8th August 2017 11:15

Manchester United and Inter Milan are back in the trail of Danny Rose, while Chelsea could beat United to the signing of Serge Aurier, all in Tuesday’s papers.



Manchester United and Inter Milan have reignited their interest in Danny Rose, according to a report.

And Tottenham are bracing themselves for approaches for the full-back despite Rose’s knee injury, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 27-year-old injured his knee in January and has been sidelined ever since – which has put paid to any move so far.

Rose, who is rated in the £40m bracket by Tottenham, is believed to be closing in on a return to training after undergoing surgery and he could be back in action next month.



United have Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw to play at left-back but none of them are said to be Mourinho’s first choice and he could look to make a move for Rose in January.

The report claims Inter were watching Rose last season, before he was injured.

Rose has a contract until 2021 and is on a reported £70,000-a-week at Tottenham – a salary he could double with a move to Old Trafford.



Chelsea are ready to rival Man Utd to sign Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, according to reports.

Both the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph claims Antonio Conte has targeted the full-back as he looks to add some depth to his depleted squad.

Conte, who is also in the hunt for Virgil van Dijk, is looking for competition for Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso, and has turned to £27m-rated Aurier.

Aurier has been tracked by United with reports last month claiming a deal had been agreed with the player with United waiting on Aurier’s appeal against an assault conviction.

The player is currently banned from entering the UK after the 24-year-old was found guilty of assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub in September last year.

He was denied entry to the UK last October, missing a Champions League game at Arsenal, when border control authorities revoked a visa that had initially been granted.

And his chances of moving rest entirely on the player’s appeal against the conviction.



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will refuse to sanction any deal allowing attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho to move to Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)

The Reds will not be able to hold on to 25-year-old Coutinho this summer, says club legend Graeme Souness. (Sky Sports)

Brazil international Coutinho has “got to go” to Barca, says ex-England striker Ian Wright. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Liverpool are set to resurrect their £60m move for Virgil van Dijk after the Southampton defender, 26, handed in a transfer request. (Daily Star)

Arsenal should have signed Van Dijk as well as midfielder Nemanja Matic, who moved from Chelsea to Manchester United for £40m, because the club lacks leadership on the pitch, according to former Gunners striker Ian Wright. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Stoke City hope to announce the £7m signing of Porto centre-back Bruno Martins Indi before Saturday’s Premier League opener at Everton. The 25-year-old Netherlands international spent last season on loan at the Potters. (Stoke Sentinel)

Stoke’s record signing Giannelli Imbula, who struggled to make an impact following his £18.3m move from Porto in January, has agreed terms with Champions League semi-finalist Monaco. (L’Equipe)

Leicester City are set to announce the signing of Coventry City’s Leicester-born forward George Thomas, 20, for £450,000 plus add-ons. (Coventry Telegraph)

Valencia are preparing a deal to tempt Arsenal’s Brazilian defender Gabriel, 26, to Spain. (Evening Standard)

Turkish side Trabzonspor want to sign Tottenham’s France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, on loan. (Evening Standard)

Sunderland are hopeful of signing Aston Villa’s 30-year-old Scotland striker Ross McCormack before the transfer deadline. (Sunderland Echo)

Celtic and Nice want to sign Manchester City’s former Fulham midfielder Patrick Roberts, 20. (Manchester Evening News)

Hull City are interested in signing 33-year-old former Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Wolves. (Hull Daily Mail)

Blackburn Rovers want to sign Leeds United’s Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, 26. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Bournemouth forwards Harry Cornick, 22, and Joe Quigley, 20, are close to joining League One side Blackpool. (Daily Echo)

Swansea are targeting Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson. (Mirror)

Spurs striker Vincent Janssen is a target for French side Marseille. (Mirror)

Bournemouth fancy £20m-rated Napoli midfielder Jorginho. (Mirror)

David Wagner wants Dimitri Cavare as promoted Huddersfield’s 10th signing of the summer and they are closing in on a £1.8m deal for the 22-year-old Rennes right-back. (Mirror)

David Silva will not renew his Manchester City contract when it expires in 2019, according to reports, and is negotiating a move back to his native Spain with Las Palmas. (Sun)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has dropped a major hint he is set to join Liverpool after the England international liked an Instagram post suggesting he was heading for a £28m Anfield switch. (Sun)

Mohamed Elneny has shot down reports he will leave Arsenal this summer. (Sun)

Crystal Palace and Southampton are leading the chase for Benfica’s £8m-rated defender Andre Almeida. (Sun)

Rafa Benitez has warned Newcastle to sign a striker before the transfer window shuts or face the consequences. (Sun)

Liam Bridcutt will remain Leeds captain, despite being axed from their squad to play Bolton. (Sun)

Sergio Ramos says Jose Mourinho never grasped the way things worked at Real Madrid, ahead of Super Cup final showdown with Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have had a £36m bid for Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto rejected and Chelsea could soon join the race for the midfielder. (Daily Mail)

PSG want another marquee signing to partner world-record arrival Neymar, with Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho their top targets. (Daily Mail)

Kieran Trippier is set to miss the start of the Premier League season as Tottenham sweat on the full extent of the ankle injured in a friendly against Juventus.  (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has accepted he won’t be signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic this summer. (Star)

A consortium led by ex-Arsenal and England star Tony Adams has struck an agreement to buy Crystal Palace for £200m. (Star)

Antonio Conte has been reassured that Chelsea will sign at least three more players in the transfer window with the club ready to rival Manchester United for PSG right-back Serge Aurier and move for Virgil van Dijk. (Telegraph)

Manchester United remain frontrunners to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the winter, says Jose Mourinho. (Daily Express)

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