Paper Talk: Arsenal plotting stunning raid on Man Utd for Liverpool target

Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford

Arsenal are plotting a sensational raid on Manchester United for a Liverpool attacking target, while West Ham are chasing a pair of Shakhtar Donetsk stars and Everton are ready to cash in on one of their top players this summer – all in Sunday’s papers.


Arsenal are reportedly ready to launch a stunning move for Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford.

The 24-year-old attacker is said to be considering his future at Old Trafford after being left out of the Manchester derby earlier in the month.

The winger has slipped down the pecking order at his boyhood club since Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho both arrived last summer.

His complete loss of form and confidence has been apparent in recent weeks. Indeed, Rashford has started just 10 of United’s 29 Premier League outings this season.

To that end, the forward is being tipped to revive his career elsewhere.

Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with moves for Rashford. However, the Daily Mirror states that Arsenal are now firmly in the running for his signature.

Arsenal needing new attacking recruits

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will need new attacking talent on board this summer after letting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave in January.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will also be out of contract this summer, with Rashford viewed as a perfect alternative.

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Talk of Rashford’s Old Trafford exit ramped up last week when he clashed with fans outside the stadium. The incident happened after the Red Devils crashed out of the Champions League to Atletico Madrid.

To add insult to injury, the player was then left out of the England squad for friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

And with his Three Lions place now under threat for the Qatar World, Rashford is expected to leave to land more game time.


West Ham are reportedly keen on loan moves for Ukraine-based forwards David Neres and Lassina Traore.

Lassina Traore Shakhtar Donetsk

Neres and Traore play for Shakhtar Donetsk and could move during a special loan window set up for players in the country. However, Shakhtar feel offers from other clubs may be more appealing, according to The Sun.

Clubs from France, Spain and Brazil are also in the running to sign the duo. However, the report adds Shakhtar fear that the Hammers, who already have a settled squad, could minimise the players’ opportunities and risk lowering their value.

That makes the likes of Lyon, Marseille, Real Sociedad and Corinthians more appealing to the Ukranian outfit.


Everton are reportedly willing to cash in on Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the end of the season, leaving both Arsenal and West Ham on red alert, as reported in The Sun.

The England striker’s form has dipped dramatically since his return from injury.

It had been hoped his return would galvanise an Everton side battling relegation but that’s not been the case.

The 25-year-old has been on Arsenal’s radar for some time, with the Gunners in need of new attacking recruits.

As for the Hammers, boss David Moyes wants a partner for Michail Antonio. The West Ham forward often shoulders their attack but often struggles with injuries due to his high workload.

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Wolves are said to be ready to hand midfielder Ruben Neves a bumper new deal in a bid to ward off transfer interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

The club’s star midfielder has excelled this season, helping Bruno Lage’s men in their battle for European football.

Ruben Neves, Wolves midfielder during the Premier League game against West Ham at the London Stadium

However, the 25-year-old has just over two years left on his contract, prompting plenty of interest from Premier League rivals.

But despite that, the club’s technical director Scott Sellars in sure a new deal can be struck.

He told the Express & Star: “Ruben is having a fantastic season and everybody should take a pat on the back in terms of how well he is playing.

“We’re obviously talking to him and we all know how much he loves playing for the club. We know how much he has settled here, but he is also an ambitious young man.

“As with all players, you try and have an open dialogue with them and their representatives. That is to come to the best scenario for the club and the player.

“Rightly so, elite clubs all over Europe will have Ruben on their radar. But we have an excellent relationship with him and will do things properly, and collaboratively, when the time is right.”