Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool in pole position to land Barcelona star

Date published: Sunday 6th September 2020 9:33

Antoine Griezman; Sergio Busquets TEAMtalk

Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal are on alert after a top Barcelona star reportedly became available, while Tottenham are eyeing a shock deal, according to Sunday’s paper gossip.

 

BARCA STAR UP FOR GRABS AFTER MESSI U-TURN 

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all reportedly on alert following the news that Antoine Griezmann could be available again.

The France striker’s future at Barcelona looks in serious doubt after Lionel Messi decided to change his mind over wanting to quit the club this summer.

According to the Mail on Sunday, that means Griezmann’s hopes of taking on the Messi role, as promised by Ronald Koeman, are now in tatters.

The report suggests the 29-year-old has been a long-term target for Jurgen Klopp’s men, although it is not thought the Reds are looking to bring in any attacking players this summer – unless one their big three leaves.

Man Utd are also mentioned as suitors, and that appears to make more sense – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still on the hunt for a right-winger.

Griezmann has the ability to play through the middle or out wide, and his addition would certainly take the pressure off United wonderkid Mason Greenwood.

Arsenal are also mentioned as a potential destination, despite the fact that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to have committed his future to the club.

The Gunners could be looking at Griezmann as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, who has been tipped to head to LaLiga since the turn of the year.

 

SPURS PLOTTING SURPRISE WATFORD RAID

Ismaila Sarr, Will Hughes Watford

Jose Mourinho is considering a surprise move for Watford midfielder Will Hughes. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool have told Barcelona it will cost them £15m to land Gini Wijnaldum. (Sunday Mirror)

Kostas Tsimikas is expected to miss Liverpool’s opening game of the Premier League season after testing positive for coronavirus. (Sunday Mirror)

Lionel Messi is still on strike – 24 hours after the Argentine struck an uneasy truce with Barcelona. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea will step up their attempts to land ‘keeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes this week. (Sunday Mirror)

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Liverpool and Man Utd. (MEN)

 

CHELSEA KEEPER TALKS AT CRITICAL STAGE

Edouard Mendy Rennes

Talks between Chelsea and Rennes over a move for the French side’s Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy have reached a critical stage. (Sun on Sunday)

Antoine Griezmann wants Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona after the Argentine’s sensational transfer U-turn. (Sun on Sunday)

David de Gea teased Manchester United fans by posting a selfie with transfer target Sergio Reguilon on Instagram. (Sun on Sunday)

Sheffield United will bring in Scotland forward Oliver Burke this week as part of a swap deal with West Brom for Callum Robinson. (Mail on Sunday)

Luis Suarez has been asked to train on his own by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman as he prepares to leave the La Liga club for Juventus. (Mail on Sunday)

 

AND MORE GOSSIP

Dayot Upamecano

 

 

Manchester United are preparing to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig next year with a £38m release clause becoming active in June 2021. (Daily Star Sunday)

Leeds are close to securing a £17m deal for Croatia Under-21 centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 18, from Dinamo Zagreb. (Mail on Sunday)

Kalvin Phillips has revealed Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa got all shirty after his midfield maestro’s shock England call-up. (Daily Star Sunday)

Dani Ceballos claims a conversation with Mikel Arteta was enough to convince him to return to Arsenal for a second time. (Daily Star Sunday)

Newcastle have made a bid of £20m for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and want to finalise a deal before next weekend’s Premier League season-opener against West Ham. (Sunderland Echo)

Celtic are still in the hunt for Paris Saint-Germain left-back Mitchell Bakker with Neil Lennon planning another bid for the 20-year-old. (Sunday Mail)

Ian Maxwell blasted the Czech FA last night for taking to Twitter to announce that Monday’s Scotland game was off. (Sunday Mail)

 

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