Manchester City could play a huge part in deciding Jadon Sancho’s fate this summer, while Paris Saint-Germain want to raid Tottenham at the end of the season – all in the latest Paper Talk.
MAN CITY CRUCIAL IN MAN UTD’S SANCHO PURSUIT
Manchester City’s fate in Europe is set to play a huge part in Manchester United‘s chase for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
United have been tracking Jadon Sancho since last summer and their interest in the Borussia Dortmund winger has spiralled since missing out on a deal at the end of last season.
The 19-year-old is Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target but he will not come cheap, with Dortmund demanding over £100million for his signature – according to the Sunday Mirror.
Such a price tag is potentially a problem for United – if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League – which will hand them an extra £50million, a welcome bonus after announcing rising debts earlier in the week.
As such, the newspaper claims that fifth-placed United’s hopes of signing Sancho will depend largely on whether City’s two-year European ban – imposed in February – is upheld, with City’s appeal to be heard between June 8-10.
United were unbeaten in 11 matches – five in the Premier League – before the season was brought to a halt and if the ban is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, a fifth-placed finish would send the Red Devils into the Champions League.
Of course, Solskjaer’s side will look to qualify for the competition on their own terms but it would be a huge boost if City remain banned from European competition for the next two seasons.
AND THE REST
Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing up Tottenham‘s Danny Rose – on loan at Newcastle – and Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt as they search for a new left-back (Star on Sunday)
Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has revealed how ex-Red Devils boss abruptly told him his time at Old Trafford was up (Sunday Mirror)
Southampton could be forced to sell their top talent if they are unable to find a new owner before the transfer window re-opens (Star on Sunday)
Premier League clubs could lose around £70m in commercial revenues if the police and Government enforce their plans to play the remaining matches at neutral grounds (Sunday Telegraph)
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has opened up about the hurt he felt for a long period after his goal drought at the World Cup in 2018 (Sunday Mirror)
Ex-City midfielder Yaya Toure has been criticised after reportedly misleading a Brazilian club in transfer talks (Sunday Mirror)
A group of Brighton players asked the club to tone down their outspoken opposition to Project Restart last week as they felt it belittled their chances of staying in the Premier League on merit (Mail on Sunday)
Harry Redknapp is being sought after by Nigeria to become the country’s next manager (Star on Sunday)
Mike Ashley is interested in purchasing an EFL club after the takeover of Newcastle gets ratified by the Premier League next week (Sunday Mirror)
Small print in Manchester United’s latest quarterly financial results reveal the Premier League giants chose to defer their £10m VAT bill to the UK Government for a year (Mail on Sunday)
Burnley’s Jack Cork claims most Premier League players back the return to football, despite their initial concerns over Project Restart (Sun on Sunday)
Kepa Arrizabalaga could move to Valencia this summer while Chelsea are looking to sign Ajax’s Andre Onana as a replacement for the Spaniard (Sunday Express)
Owen Hargreaves says that RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner would be a good fit for Liverpool (Star on Sunday)
The Premier League is considering reverting to a more flexible loan market to allow clubs further down the football pyramid to cope (Sunday Mirror)
Ainsley Maitland-Miles is set to leave Arsenal this summer as part of Mikel Arteta’s squad rebuild (Star on Sunday)
Manchester United are hoping Argentine giants Boca Juniors and Estudiantes will become embroiled in a £12m bidding war for Marcos Rojo (Sunday Mirror)