Manchester United and Tottenham target Jack Grealish has decided which club he wants to join, while Juventus are looking to sign a key Chelsea man, according to Sunday’s Paper Talk.
GREALISH DECIDES ON SUMMER MOVE
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has reportedly already agreed provisional terms with Manchester United over a summer move to Old Trafford.
Grealish has also emerged as a potential target for Manchester City, having come close to joining Tottenham last summer, but is believed to favour United as Villa brace themselves for a summer transfer battle for the attacking midfielder.
The 24-year-old, who looks certain to be called up by England boss Gareth Southgate next month, has been in inspirational form for his boyhood club on their return to the Premier League.
And, according to a report in the Sunday Mirror (via Goal), Grealish has already approved the outline of a deal to join United in the summer, despite one pundit claiming the move could be problematic for United.
The report says no formal talks have yet taken place between the two clubs, but that Grealish has been house-hunting in anticipation of the move.
The report adds that the player will sign a long-term contract worth far more than the reported £100,000-per-week deal he currently earns at Villa Park.
Mirror Sport revealed this week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was poised to prioritise a huge summer bid for Grealish after James Maddison moved closer to penning a new deal at Leicester.
AND THE REST
Tottenham’s exiled left-back Danny Rose will be watched by French giants Paris Saint-Germain when he turns out for Newcastle (Sun on Sunday)
Bayern Munich have ruled out a move for Juventus and Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo because they consider the 35-year-old forward too old (Sun on Sunday)
Everton want to sign Wigan striker Joe Gelhardt – the youngster dubbed as the new Wayne Rooney (Sun on Sunday)
Mauricio Pochettino is still on Manchester United’s radar and is hopeful of getting the job at Old Trafford, but the only way United will ditch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is if they finish outside the top six (Sunday Mirror)
The Carabao Cup is in danger of being killed off by proposed changes to the Champions League (Sun on Sunday)
Marcus Rashford is holding talks over a multi-million tie-up with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports management company (Sunday Mirror)
Wigan and United States’ left-back Antonee Robinson, 22, is a possible summer target for Chelsea (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined the growing list of admirers coveting Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish (Sunday Mirror)
Emmanuel Petit says Manchester City and Manchester United should forget about signing Lionel Messi because the forward “isn’t suited” to the Premier League (Sunday Mirror)
Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri could make a move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, the 28-year-old Italy international he has worked with at Napoli and the Blues (Daily Star Sunday)
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, linked with Manchester United and Chelsea in last month’s transfer window, is open to a move to England when his contract at Paris St-Germain expires in the summer (Daily Star Sunday)
Raheem Sterling believes he can return to fitness for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid, who are closely watching the Manchester City forward’s availability (Sunday Telegraph)
Pep Guardiola is keeping tabs on Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez as he looks to overhaul his defensive options ahead of next season (Mail on Sunday)
Roma are upset that Manchester United have increased their asking price to £17m for former England central defender Chris Smalling, 30, who is on loan with the Italian club this season (Sunday Express)
Philippe Coutinho has been told he can leave Barcelona in the summer for a bargain £77m (Sunday Express)
Celtic are lining up a summer deal for Cardiff City’s Josh Murphy after Neil Lennon tried to sign the £11m winger on transfer deadline day (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
Celtic boss Neil Lennon believes Leigh Griffiths is now ready to shine for Scotland again (Sunday Mail)