Paper Talk: Arsenal to sacrifice Aubameyang to fund striker move
Arsenal are willing to sacrifice Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in order to fund a move for a top young striker, while Friday’s transfer gossip has claims that Manchester City want an Atletico Madrid star in a swap deal for Bernardo Silva.
STRIKER CHANGE FOR ARSENAL
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a surprise transfer move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and will sell a top star to fund the deal.
The Gunners are seeking to upgrade their attacking options after a poor season in front of goal, with a new striker high on Mikel Arteta’s shopping list.
It appears the man they want to solve their goalscoring woes is England man Calvert-Lewin, with Fichajes reporting the Gunners have entered the race to sign the 24-year-old.
The Toffees star, who is England’s squad for the Euros, has previously been linked with Manchester United. However, it would appear that Arsenal are now looking to strike a deal.
But to do that they must sell first, and both the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror claim that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be sacrificed to fund the transfer.
The reports add that there are currently offers from PSG and Juventus on the table for the Gabon forward.
It’s believed that a transfer could happen quite quickly, with Arsenal then stepping up their bid to land Calvert-Lewin.
The Goodison Park star has scored 53 goals in 173 appearances for Everton, including 21 in all competitions last season.
No fees are mentioned in the report, although Calvert-Lewin has previously been valued at £80million.
CITY CONSIDERING ATLETICO SWAP DEAL
Manchester City will launch a bid for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix this summer as part of a swap deal for Bernardo Silva. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United are closing in on a £75m deal for Jadon Sancho. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United have made an opening bid of £50m for Real Madrid central defender Raphael Varane, but the Spanish giants will demand £80m. (Daily Mirror)
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is facing a massive fans backlash, as he stands on the brink of a hugely controversial managerial appointment in Rafa Benitez. (Daily Mirror)
Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini had been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer but he now looks set to stay in the Italian capital. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is monitoring the situation of Real Sociedad and Sweden striker Alexander Isak. (Daily Express)
MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
On-loan West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard is due to hold talks with Manchester United over his future when he returns for pre-season training next month. (Daily Star)
Leicester City will step up their efforts to land Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka in a £30m deal this summer. (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester United are not planning to make a move for Sergio Ramos when he leaves Real Madrid at the end of this month. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City captain Fernandinho has agreed a new one-year contract. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal have made contact with Ajax keeper Andre Onana’s agent over a possible transfer, according to reports. (The Sun)
Italy international Jorginho will stay at Chelsea beyond this summer, according to his agent. (The Sun)
Crystal Palace have made contact with representatives of Lucien Favre as they step up the search to replace Roy Hodgson. (The Guardian)
Leicester are hoping Youri Tielemans will sign a new contract with the club amid speculation over his future. Both Man Utd and Liverpool have been linked with the Belgium star. (Leicester Mercury)
Dundee United are trying to stop Rangers from muscling in on their St Andrews training facility in pre-season. (Daily Record)
Croatia hope to welcome back Rangers star Borna Barisic against Scotland next week. (Daily Record)