Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool, Leeds all chasing Prem wonderkid

Date published: Sunday 11th April 2021 9:00 - Robert McCarthy

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Manchester United, Liverpool and Leeds are all chasing a highly-rated centre-back prospect, while Sunday’s transfer gossip also claims that Arsenal are ready to gatecrash West Ham’s bid to sign an Old Trafford star.


Manchester United, Liverpool and Leeds are all reportedly locked in a transfer battle for Sheffield United prospect Kyron Gordon.

The 18-year-old, who plays in central defence, is one of the brightest prospects coming through at Bramall Lane and is being earmarked for a move to a Premier League giant.

The Mail on Sunday reports that United, Liverpool, Leeds and Everton are all keen on the youngster, who has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blades.

But with Sheffield United almost certainly heading back to the Championship, there is expected to be a firesale in south Yorkshire.

Despite not yet being regarded as a first-team regular, due to his age, Gordon is considered more of a project.

However, his potential has sparked what could turn into a bidding war for his future. The player has more than a year left on his contract, so the Blades will receive a fee.

United are known to be the in the market for a new centre-back, although they would prefer a much more experienced option alongside Harry Maguire.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are also expected to be busy this summer. But with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez expected back next season, Gordon is seen as one for the future on Merseyside.

The talented youngster would arguably get more game time at Leeds or Everton, leaving him with a difficult decision if the Blades do decide to cash in.

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Jesse Lingard, West Ham

Arsenal plan to hijack West Ham’s bid to sign resurgent England international Jesse Lingard this summer. (Daily Star Sunday)

Tottenham defender Joe Rodon reckons Jose Mourinho puts the boot into his players to teach them about being serial ‘winners’. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United want to bring ‘keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop. (Sun on Sunday)

Mikel Arteta is facing growing resentment from players upset they are being blamed for Arsenal’s problems instead of him. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Declan Rice. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani is reportedly close to agreeing his Boca Juniors transfer. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham and Borussia Dortmund are both reportedly keen on signing Spartak Moscow star Jordan Larsson. He is the son of Celtic legend Henrik. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool are reportedly close to capturing RB Leipzig’s centre-back Ibrahima Konate. (Sun on Sunday)


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Liverpool have made their interest in Barcelona midfielder Pedri known. That has prompted Barca to offer the 18-year-old Spain international a new deal with a release clause of around £350m. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United have added Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves to their list of transfer targets.

Kevin De Bruyne saved himself more than £8m by negotiating his new Manchester City contract himself. (Sunday Mirror)

Super-agent Mino Raiola is planning to make Erling Haaland the first £1m-a-week footballer. (Sunday Mirror)

Edinson Cavani’s situation is being complicated by a £2m pay-off that Manchester United will have to pay if they fail to trigger a one- year contract extension. (Sunday Mirror)

David de Gea’s time at Manchester United looks to be coming to an end this summer with Dean Henderson appearing to come out on top in their battle for the No 1 shirt at Old Trafford. (Mail on Sunday)

Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly made Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly his number one target after rumours that Yerry Mina wants to leave Everton for Serie A. (Mail on Sunday)

Luis Suarez is considering leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window to return to his former club Liverpool, according to reports in Spain. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle are monitoring Wolves defender Dion Sanderson, who is on-loan with North East rivals Sunderland. (Chronicle)


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