Ryan Giggs persuades Manchester United over a £20million raid, while Arsenal receive word from Real Madrid about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – all in the latest Paper Talk.
MAN UTD TO GO AFTER JOE RODON
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sanctioned a move for Swansea City defender Joe Rodon after receiving transfer advice from Ryan Giggs, according to reports.
It has previously been claimed that United – alongside Manchester rivals City – are expected to be one of the bidders for the 22-year-old when the transfer window re-opens.
However, the Sunday Mirror claims that Norwegian manager Solskjaer has been convinced by Giggs’ efforts after his fellow United legend’s successful recommendation of Daniel James last summer.
The newspaper adds that United will let go of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling to free up space and funds to go after Rodon.
Rojo and Smalling are out on loan at Estudiantes and Roma, respectively, after struggling for game time in the past year.
Giggs handed Rodon his Wales debut in September and has been impressed by his compatriot’s progress both at club level and on the international stage.
AND THE REST
Real Madrid have told Arsenal that they must make a decision on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s future by June 15 (Star on Sunday)
Liverpool could make a move for Arsenal full-back Bukayo Saka with the young star’s contract talks on hold (Sun on Sunday)
Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has said that he hopes to manage in the Premier League one day (Sunday Express)
Former Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier will cost Premier League clubs £20million if they want to bring him back to England from Atletico Madrid (Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool are plotting a loan move for Tottenham’s club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele, who has suffered a fractious relationship with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho (Foot Mercato)
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has said that defender Harry Maguire is showing solid leadership at Old Trafford (Sunday Express)
United have offered a £1,200 per week contract to 16-year-old Sunderland prospect Joe Hugill (Sunday Express)
Liverpool are prepared to offer a bumper new contract to Sadio Mane that would see the Senegal international end his career at Anfield (Sunday Express)
United are considering replacements for David de Gea as they are unhappy about the Spain international (Sunday Mirror)
Tottenham lead United in the race to sign Thomas Meunier, who is expected to become a free agent this summer (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling could miss out on a bumper new deal due to the current financial uncertainties in the sport (Star on Sunday)
The Premier League’s bottom six will tell Monday’s meeting of the league’s shareholders that the season can only be completed if relegation is scrapped (Sunday Mirror)