Chelsea are eyeing a Barcelona star as another goalkeeper target buys a house in London, while an Arsenal striker is ready to freeze contract talks – all in the latest Paper Talk.
BLUES EYEING ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ TER STEGEN RAID
Chelsea are eyeing an “impossible” move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, according to reports.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is reportedly keen to find a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Lampard is unsure about the Spaniard’s longevity in the role.
Several reports have linked the likes of Ajax’s Andre Onana and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak with a move to west London.
Now, Mundo Deportivo claims Barca’s Ter Stegen is the Blues’ “impossible dream”.
The Spanish source says that while Chelsea are aware of the difficulties they will face in trying to sign the Germany, they are willing to try.
Chelsea are willing to include Kepa in a deal as well as significant monies for the 28-year-old.
Despite Barca’s willingness to balance their books with several sales this summer, however, Ter Stegen is one player they will keep hold of.
Renewing the goalkeeper’s contract, which runs out in 2022, is a “priority” for the Barcelona board.
PSG ‘KEEPER BUYS A HOUSE IN LONDON
Elsewhere, reports have also linked Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonso Areola with a move to Chelsea.
The Frenchman spent this season on loan at Real Madrid but only made four LaLiga appearances.
As such, Madrid are unwilling to make his move permanent and PSG are also looking to get him off their wage bill.
Now, the Daily Star has revealed that Areola has bought a house in London with his family, heightening speculation over a move to the Blues.
AND THE REST FROM PAPER TALK
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy to freeze Arsenal talks amid continued interest from Barcelona (Sport)
The Saudi-backed £300million takeover of Newcastle has hit further roadblocks and has “stalled indefinitely” (Daily Mirror)
Steve Bruce would remain Magipes boss if Henry Mauriss is instead successful in his takeover bid (The Telegraph)
On-loan Newcastle winger Valentino Lozaro is unsure if he will stay on at St James’ Park (Chronice)
Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann wants the club to add more creativity in the summer window (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham’s Eric Dier says he is “really happy” to have extended his contract in north London (Daily Star)
The FA have confirmed that Bury AFC will compete in non-league next season after a push from football fans in the town (Daily Star)
Manchester City are close to adding French club Troyes FC to their portfolio (Daily Mail)
England will fastrack Jude Bellingham into the Under-19s or Under-21s set-up following his move to Borussia Dortmund (Daily Mail)
Brentford star Said Benrahma says links with Chelsea and Arsenal are giving him confidence (Daily Mail)
West Ham will make Thomas Soucek’s move permanent when they clinch Premier League safety (The Telegraph)
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title win is one of the biggest stories in football (The Guardian)
Matt Doherty believes Adama Traore can ensure Wolves finish in a Europa League spot again (Daily Express)
Nigel Pearson will earn a £1million bonus if Watford stay in the Premier League, despite the Hornets sacking him (The Times)