Paper Talk: Man Utd to pounce on midfield duo; Spurs eye Chelsea man

Ryan Gravenberch TEAMtalk

Manchester United are ready to pounce on moves for two midfielders, Arsenal are all set to spend £23million on a midfielder, while Zurt Zouma is on Tottenham’s radar, all in the papers.



Manchester United are being mentioned as suitors for Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

Gravenberch was linked with United earlier this year by Transfermarketweb and after apparently turning down a new deal in Amsterdam, United are on alert.

The 18-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in Dutch football and has been likened to Paul Pogba by former Ajax colleague Justin Kluivert.

“He is the new Paul Pogba,” Roma winger Kluivert told DAZN. “He is very good and very young. He is truly a top player.”

Gravenberch’s contract is set to expire in June 2021 and, according to Calciomercato, he’s rejected their new offer under the guidance of super agent Mino Raiola.

United, Roma and AC Milan are also watching developments, as per the Daily Express.

Meanwhile, United have joined PSG and Manchester City in the pursuit of Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, 22, who has a €50m release clause, according to French sources Actu Foot and La Source Parisienne.



England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet asked to quit Leicester City. (Mirror)

Kurt Zouma TEAMtalk

Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma at Tottenham (RMC Sport)

Liverpool will not rival Chelsea in the battle for Timo Werner’s signature as the 24-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker closes in on a move to Stamford Bridge. (Evening Standard)

Bayer Leverkusen sensation Kai Havertz is open to the possibility of a move over to the English Premier League (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona will only be able to use money from sales of players to make other signings this summer (ESPN)

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic will meet with Sevilla officials to discuss a potential return to the club at the end of the season (Mundo Deportivo)

Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali wants to complete a transfer to Inter (Sky Italy)

RB Leipzig are closing in on the signing of Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica (Bleacher Report)

Real Madrid have been linked with a summer move for Tottenham winger Son Heung-min (Don Balon)

Inter want Alexis Sanchez to remain at San Siro beyond the end of the season (Calcio Mercato)


Arsenal are prepared to meet Feyenoord’s £23million asking price for Orkun Kokcu (Voetball international)

Tottenham are waiting for Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, to decide whether he will see out the rest of the season or leave the club before it is complete. (Sky Sports)

The agent of Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele has played down suggestions that the France international could leave Camp Nou (L’Equipe)

Everton centre-forward Moise Kean has emerged as a transfer target for Roma, (Calciomercato)

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has insisted that he is focused on helping the Reds win the Premier League title and not concerned with transfer speculation (Sky Sports)

Manchester City are close to signing young Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Diogo Pinto when he turns 16 later this month (Record)

Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff has not trained this week amid uncertainty over his future at the club, with Serie A side Udinese reportedly offering wages of £30,000-a-week for the 20-year-old, who is out of contract this summer. (Mail)

Manchester City are looking to open contract talks with 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia amid interest from his former club Barcelona.(Mail)

Manchester United are preparing to offer 19-year-old English full-back Brandon Williams a major new contract, with an improvement on his current £4,000-per-week salary after impressing this season. (Athletic)




Liverpool could wrap up the Premier League title at 21:00 BST on a Sunday night at Everton as their first two games back are both being moved to evening kick-offs. (Mail)

Kieran Tierney TEAMtalk

Arsenal may be willing to sell Scottish defender Kieran Tierney, 23, to Leicester City, just 12 months after he moved to the Emirates. (Express)

Manchester United believe Paul Pogba’s mouthwatering midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes will hold the key towards the Frenchman’s long-term future (Daily Mail)

St Mirren have made a bold bid to sign Celtic keeper Craig Gordon (Scottish Sun)

Derby and Leeds are said to have been left stunned after it was allegedly proposed by the head of UK’s football police that their Championship match should be relocated more than 160 miles away to Southampton. (Daily Telegraph)

Premier League clubs believe there is a genuine chance of fans being able to attend games again by September. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have been put on alert after Wolves reportedly lowered the asking price for striker Raul Jimenez. (Daily Mirror)

Pep Guardiola has reportedly spoken to Arsenal flop Ismael Bennacer over a £50m move to Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)